As RV-ers, we clock in a lot of miles on the road, and it helps to have something entertaining to listen to during our travels. So why not fill those hours with more of what we love most - talk about RVs!
Before we dive into our favorites list, let’s go over some basics about podcasts, including what they are and where you can find them. Ready? Let’s get started!
What are podcasts?
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Podcasts are audio programming, very similar to your favorite radio shows. The difference is that Podcasts are digital and online, usually accessed via an app on your phone or through a website. You can subscribe and download episodes of your favorite podcasts to your phone or tablet to listen to without Wifi or consistent cellular service, which is what we recommend when you’re on the road.
Many podcasts follow an episode format where the content is planned out for a “season” of the podcast, very similar to a TV show. It makes for interesting listening, and there are quite a few podcasts that are primarily about RVs and the RV Lifestyle, as well as a myriad of of other topics. We’re pretty certain that you’ll find a podcast that you love listening to.
How do I access podcasts to listen to?
There are multiple ways to get Podcasts on your phone. In fact, if you use a smartphone, it probably already has a Podcast app on it. For Apple iPhone users, look for the Podcast App. For Android users, look for the Google Podcasts App. If you don’t like or want to use either of these, there are other popular Podcast Apps, like Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Castbox, and more! Choose one to download onto your phone, and start browsing for Podcasts. If you want to check out any of the podcasts mentioned below, just search for the title in the Podcast app on your phone, and it should come up.
To listen to podcasts, use the app of your choice, and subscribe to the podcasts you’re most interested in. Subscribing allows the latest episodes to automatically appear in your queue, and you can unsubscribe at any time. If you’re going to be on the road, we recommend that you download the episodes of the podcasts you’d like to listen to. Downloading them means that the audio file is stored on your phone, so you don’t have to rely on Wifi or a cell signal in order to listen to them. Many podcasts put out a new episode on the same day each week for the duration of their season. If you subscribe, each week’s new episode will appear in your podcast app for you to enjoy.
If you really like a podcast, do them a favor and leave them a 5-star review. There’s nothing that helps podcasters more than 5-star reviews from their listeners. It takes just a few minutes and shows your appreciation for their content, which is free to listeners.
Now that we’ve got the basics out of the way, let’s talk about our favorite RV Podcasts - perfect to listen to while you’re on the road or staying home.
RV Family Travel Atlas
This podcast has new episodes every week discussing the RV lifestyle and family travel and all that comes with it. On the show, they often review products as well as interview various personalities from within the industry. Every week, they feature a segment showcasing the motorhome industry, tips and tricks, the campground industry and destination guides.
Some of our favorite episodes include: “Everything you Need to Know about Seasonal Camping” and “RVFTA #83: Becoming a Weekend Warrior, Part One.”
Find out more at https://thervatlas.com/podcast-landing/ or search “RV Family Travel Atlas” in your podcast app to find their episodes and subscribe.
RV Lifestyle Podcast
Another one of our favorite podcasts is the RV Lifestyle. This weekly show has episodes covering topics that range from best practices, to behind-the-scenes manufacturing, to interviews with fellow RVers and much, much more! It’s produced by Mike Wendland, a former award-winning journalist and now full-time grandfather and RV-lifestyle-lover. They even have an episode that came out on March 18, which discusses COVID-19, titled “Camping during the coronavirus crisis.” Make sure to give it a listen!
Find out more at https://rvlifestyle.com/category/podcasts/ or search “RV Lifestyle Podcast” in your podcast app to find their episodes and subscribe.
The RV Miles Podcast
This family-oriented podcast follows Jason and Abby Epperson and their 3 young sons as they live full time in a converted school bus traveling all over the country. In their weekly show, they review some of this nation’s most incredible destinations as well as share some tips, tricks, and gear to make the journey smoother. Additionally, they review the many campgrounds they encounter and any industry news that comes along.
Find out more at https://rvmiles.com/podcast/ or search “The RV Miles Podcast” in your podcast app to find their episodes and subscribe.
Stories from the Road
Stories from the Road is an interview-centric weekly podcast hosted by Sam Nuerminger. He speaks with everyone from the hobbyists, to the full-time RVers on how they came to the motorhome lifestyle, the obstacles they encounter, and the love of the road that keeps them hungry for more every year.
Some of our favorite episodes include, “SftR 076: Today is Someday – Live Your RV Dreams Now with You, Me & the RV” and “SftR 057: Travel, Craft Beer, and Good Conversations with Living a Stout Life.”
Find out more at https://blog.campingworld.com/podcast/ or search “Stories from the Road” in your podcast app to find their episodes and subscribe.
RV Maintenance Tips and Information
This weekly show is delivered from the perspective of Eric Stark, an RV parts dealer, and technician as he, you guessed it, gives maintenance tips and information for your motorhome. This podcast is perfect for all fans of practical RV tips. The show angles specifically towards those do-it-yourselfers hoping to learn how to maintain and repair their own rigs. With all five-star reviews and 61 full-length episodes, this podcast should definitely be added to your queue.
Find out more at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rv-maintenance-tips-and-information-for-the-diy/id998362236 or search “RV Maintenance Tips and Information” in your podcast app to find their episodes and subscribe.
The RV Show USA Podcast
The RV Show USA is advertised as the broadest reaching show of its kind with an audience of more than 200,000 listeners. Now in shorter segments through the podcast, a fan-favorite host Alan Warren, otherwise known as “The RV Wingman,” will continue to connect with RV and camping enthusiasts balancing informative and entertaining content perfect for those living the RV lifestyle. It’s a fun listen!
Find out more at https://thervshowusa.com/rv-show-podcast/ or search “The RV Show USA Podcast” in your podcast app to find their episodes and subscribe.
The RV Entrepreneur
This show is perfect for those wishing they could just pack up their lives and move on the road. Heath and his wife Alyssa did just that and have been living in an RV full time since 2014 and sharing their experiences on their podcast since 2016. The RV Entrepreneur is a weekly podcast where Heath interviews “nomadic entrepreneurs” who made the same transition they did and talk about what it’s like on the road, running a business, and much more. Give it a listen!
Find out more at https://heathandalyssa.com/rv-entrepreneur-podcast/ or search “The RV Entrepreneur” in your podcast app to find their episodes and subscribe.
America's National Parks
We had to add this podcast to our list, just for fun! Our nation’s national parks are some of the greatest places to visit, especially in an RV. And while they’re great for simply enjoying and admiring as a visitor, you may be curious about what goes on behind the scenes. Enter, America’s National Parks Podcast. This weekly show takes you into the action and the nature behind our national treasures and the 417 units managed by the National Park Service.
Find out more at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/americas-national-parks-podcast/id1353308883 or search “America’s National Parks” in your podcast app to find their episodes and subscribe.
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