When people think of LA, they think of Hollywood, palm trees, the beach, beach babes ... and TRAFFIC. I wasn't sure how I'd adjust to all the time spent in the car, and honestly, I was hoping everyone was just exaggerating. I was prepared for it to be similar to taking buses in Rio which just required me to factor in 30 minutes to an hour to get anywhere. And I was right! My commute to work has quickly become my "me" time and I even look forward to it. I've been listening to a wide variety of podcasts that keep me interested and entertained. Especially now that I know my routes by heart, I really get lost in the stories. 

If you too have a commute, check these: Strangers, RadioLab, This American Life, The Moth, Snap Judgement, Mortified, and BackStory 

I highly recommend them all!