10 CNN Podcasts for Your Holiday Trip

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(CNN) – Let’s face it, as much as we love the holidays, the stress and anxiety attached to and reaching our destination.

So whether you’re stuck in line at the airport or stuck in traffic on Grandma’s street, the team at CNN Audio has a selection of listening to podcasts for your upcoming trips.

If you like all things royal…

“When Diana Met…” takes listeners to Princess Diana’s most remarkable meetings with public figures, politicians, dignitaries and celebrities to uncover often-overlooked truths and misconceptions about her life as Princess of Wales. be able to reveal. In the first episode of the series, host Aminatou Soe goes behind the scenes with royal biographer Andrew Morton to watch Princess Diana’s first lunch with Camilla Parker Bowles — and her secret recording of the encounter.

If you like self-improvement…

We always look forward to something, whether it’s for a morning coffee, stuck with customer service or waiting for life-changing medical results. So how can we get better at waiting and make it feel less excruciating… maybe even fun? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with waiting specialist Professor Kate Sweeney. Plus, get the inside scoop from the so-called “King of the Queue” at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s podcast about waiting will give you something to do while you wait.

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If you like travel…

In this showcast from the late Anthony Bourdain’s beloved TV series, relive an episode with two of Canada’s funniest and most prolific chefs/restaurants, Joe Beef’s Dave McMillan and Fred Morin, who take us across Canada by rail Huh. Original airing date: 2013, Season 1

This showcast of Fan Favorite Anthony Bourdain TV Series, "part unknown," When you go astray feed your misguided.

This showcast from the fan favorite Anthony Bourdain TV series, “Parts Unknown,” feeds your wanderlust as you go.

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If you like numbers…

Harry Anten’s uncle is singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka. Depending on how old you are, and your knowledge of pop music, you might know that Uncle Neil wrote and performed a series of Top 40 hits from the 1950s to the 1980s, by only a few dozen artists. A feat accomplished. Anten digs into music chart data to find out about the changing nature of mega-pop hits, how rare Uncle Neil’s success was compared to today, and whether that kind of success will be possible in the future.

If you like bromance…

Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon leave politics at the door and share their favorite Thanksgiving foods as well as the dos and don’ts for a drama-free dinner table. We also get advice from showrunners on how to keep the peace during the holiday (spoiler: the key is to chew more, talk less) in this brand-new episode.

If you like in-depth interviews…

Monica Lewinsky has been many things: White House intern, media punching bag, author, anti-bullying activist and now, producer. She told David Axelrod about her upbringing and her parents’ turbulent divorce, her struggles with mental health after her affair with former President Bill Clinton, the dangers of social media, and how she took back control of her story. Spoke in, most recently as a producer on “Impeachment: American Crime Story”.

If you like history…

Don’t call Eartha Kitt an “angry black woman.” This is how Kitt was portrayed when he spoke truth to power and criticized the Vietnam War and wealth inequality in front of President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady “Lady Bird” Johnson. The bold move cost her career opportunities and even prompted a CIA investigation, but she remained on top nonetheless. Don Lemon talks with CNN senior entertainment writer Lisa Respers France and Kit’s daughter Kit Shapiro about the star’s unshakeable presence on stage and at the White House.

If you like exotic intrigue…

The Kremlin has a long history of allegedly poisoning its opponents. When the head of the Russian opposition Alexei Navalny fell mysteriously ill on an airplane in 2020, Clarissa Ward wondered whether President Vladimir Putin might be behind it. But it can be difficult to prove who gave the poison. Follow him through an investigation that leads to the front door of a Russian agent and hear what Navalny’s poisoning means for the future of the opposition.

If you like political miniseries…

It reads like a movie script. Year? 2003. Mission? Defeat hundreds of challengers to save the state of California and become its leader. But it wasn’t a movie… it was a real-life election for governor that featured adult movie stars, sumo wrestlers and comedians and ended with the election of action star Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hear from Schwarzenegger himself what it was like to live and lead through California’s first remembrance.

If you like mysteries…

At the center of the CIA headquarters is a mysterious statue named Kryptos, encoded with a cryptic message. For more than 30 years, it has stunned entire communities of puzzle solvers. Master cryptologist Alonka Dunin refuses to give up on this challenge and today, she is getting closer and closer to cracking the code.

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