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Be honest: You spend your commute scrolling through random Instagram photos, playing Candy Crush and waiting to pull into a subway station with Wi-Fi so you can check your email.

We’re about to make your ride to work a million times better.

Those work emails can wait--here are eight New York City-centric podcasts to make the morning speed by.

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Fast Company

“HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?”

THE GIST: NYC funny lady Julie Klausner (creator and star of the darkly funny Difficult People on Netflix) brings guests to her apartment to chat about their weeks in detail. Hilarity ensues.

LISTEN IF YOU LOVE: Inside Amy Schumer

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“THE BOWERY BOYS”

THE GIST: Besties Tom Meyers and Greg Young are obsessed with New York, and their DIY podcast that traces the city’s unofficial history--like why getting across town has always been such a bitch--is a must-listen.

LISTEN IF YOU LOVE: Watching random documentaries on the History Channel

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“COME TO PAPA”

THE GIST: NYC comedian Tom Papa has low-key, hilarious chats with all the celebrities you?ve always wanted to meet. (Ever heard of Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan and Jerry Seinfeld?) Oh, and sometimes Matt Damon drops by.

LISTEN IF YOU LOVE: Comedy Bang! Bang!

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“THE EATER UPSELL”

THE GIST: We were psyched when Eater, the site devoted to all things food, started interviewing great NYC chefs like Alex Raij and Anita Lo about how they chopped their way to the top. Warning: Do not listen before breakfast.

LISTEN IF YOU LOVE: The Sporkful

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“ASK ME ANOTHER”

THE GIST: It’s NPR’s answer to bar trivia, hosted by Ophira Eisenberg. Plus, it’s the only place you can hear Patrick Stewart recite lyrics from Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.”

LISTEN IF YOU LOVE: Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me! on NPR

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“THE NYPL PODCAST”

THE GIST: Unfiltered chats with massive celebrities? Yes, please. Now the NYPL doesn?t just hook us up with free books; it provides us with the infinite greatness that is ?Jay-Z on Hustling and Forgiveness.?

LISTEN IF YOU LOVE: The New Yorker: Fiction podcast

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sundayspoils.com

“MEDITATION IN THE CITY”

THE GIST: Even if your subway commute is a total beast, put on one of these calming chats by the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York to fill your mind with peace and gratitude. Ommm…

LISTEN IF YOU LOVE: Bob Ross painting happy little trees

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“ASK ROULETTE”

THE GIST: Taped live in New York City, two audience members sit on opposite sides of a partition and ask each other random questions about their lives. It’s silly, a little voyeuristic and surprisingly addictive.

LISTEN IF YOU LOVE: Blind dates

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