Gearing up for Thanksgiving also means bracing yourself for daunting days of travel. We’ve told you which books and audiobooks to check out while you’re traveling this week, but there’s plenty more to distract you from the stresses of the road this season.
These albums, podcasts, and shows below will make even your 8-hour bus ride or winter weather-delayed flights much more bearable. Now all you have to do is relax, scroll through our top picks, and just focus on prepping yourself for the major food coma on the horizon.
1. The Weeknd Starboy Album (Releasing 11/25)
2. Prince 4Ever album
This posthumous greatest hits record features 40 of your Prince favorites from “When Doves Cry” to “1999” and the previously unreleased track “Moonbeam Levels.” The album drops just in time for the holidays and as a precursor to a remastered edition of his famous Purple Rain record releasing early next year.
Buy it on Amazon here.
3. Lena Dunham’s Women of the Hour Podcast
5. Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life
The highly anticipated Gilmore Girls revival miniseries airs on Netflix this Friday and will feature four 90-minutes episodes spanning the four seasons. We’ve got all your Gilmore Girl coverage right here in the meantime. Try re-watching a few favorite episodes in preparation for the 25th.
Watch previous episodes on Netflix here.
6. Solange Knowles’s A Seat at the Table album
7. Netflix Original The Crown
8. A Tribe Called Quest’s We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
The Tribe is back, one last time, to give us their sixth and final studio album, We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. It’s a culturally engaging album, much like their previous work, that delves into social issues of today with a signature sound. It’s been seated at number 1 all week on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart.
Listen here on Spotify.
9. Ira Glass’s This American Life Podcast
This American Life is one of the most popular podcasts to date with more than 2 million people downloading each episode. This weekly National Public Radio show from Chicago features host and long-time radio personality, Ira Glass. Each episode is different, but unified by various forms of journalism and storytelling to give a unique perspective of American Life.
Download this week's episode here.