Our selection of music and podcasts for travel

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Your exo playlist guide for your daily commute

It's time to discover a wonderful world of playlists and podcasts, specially curated to make your train and bus rides even more enjoyable. Whether you're in the mood to explore unknown musical terrain, or follow captivating stories, we've got you covered. In this guide, you'll find a selection of sounds to set the tone for your journey, whether they're buzzing with energy for the morning, or give off calming vibes for the evening. Get ready to transform your travels into moments of auditory pleasure!

The perfect playlists for your rides

Whether it's a morning bus ride or a train trip, every journey can be accompanied by the right musical soundtrack. Depending on your mood and the time of day, there’s a perfect playlist to energize, soothe, or awaken your mind.

  • To wake up in the morning: start your day with upbeat music. From pop hits to must-have local songs and Quebec rap, these melodies are perfect for injecting a little joy into your morning commute.
  • To snooze a little longer: if you’re looking to prolong the calm feeling of sleep a little, opt for soft and soothing songs. A playlist of laid-back ballads or instrumental music can be the perfect companion for a relaxing commute.
  • To escape: for those moments when you just want to escape in your thoughts, a melancholy playlist can be the perfect choice. Introspective songs with soft melodies are perfect for getting lost in the passing landscape and letting yourself drift into a daydream.

Whether you want to start the day with extra energy, kick back and relax, or get lost in thought, there’s always a playlist to come along on your journey.

Inspiring podcasts for your commute

Transform your commute into a cultural and educational experience with a selection of captivating podcasts. Whether you want to deep-dive into a specific topic or are simply looking to escape with fascinating stories, there's always a podcast to suit your mood.

Podcasts are like a modern, more personal twist on a radio show. They can be funny, moving, surprising, and above all, incredibly human and sincere. Each one allows you to get enthralled by captivating conversations, exciting stories, and immersive experiences. Every episode introduces you to fascinating people who share part of themselves with you in an often vulnerable and authentic way. Ready to get onboard?

For those interested in personal development, motivation, productivity, relationships, and overcoming obstacles, The Mel Robbins Show podcast covers a wide range of topics and shares insights, strategies, and interviews with guests to inspire listeners to make positive changes in their lives and achieve their goals.

If you have a penchant for humour and self-deprecation, The Armchair Expert podcast with actor Dax Shepard and co-host Monica Padman features candid conversations with celebrities and experts about life, relationships, and personal experiences that are light-hearted and fun.

Each podcast is a window into a world of knowledge and entertainment, making each exo journey not just enjoyable, but also enriching.

Our employees’ playlists

Discover the musical treasures and popular podcasts recommended by our Marketing and Communications team. They’ve shared their favourites with you in the hopes of making your travels a little brighter and putting new audible delights on the horizon for you.


  • Le succès par le bien-être with Isabelle Bonin: a podcast that explores how well-being can be the key to personal and professional success.
  • Le show à Félix with Felix Daigle: immerse yourself in the world of Félix Daigle, kinesiologist, entrepreneur, and content creator, for fascinating discussions and captivating interviews.
  • L'Académie du voyage with Bruno Blanchet: a must for travel-lovers, offering advice and adventure stories.
  • Les pires moments de l'histoire with Charles Beauchesne : an intriguing and often surprising look at the less glorious moments from our past.


  • Y2K: a musical journey through the 2000s featuring the hits that defined this decade.
  • Go back to the 00’s: a nostalgic compilation of the songs that marked the first years of the new millennium.
  • RnB Mix: A carefully curated selection of RnB tracks, perfect for relaxing or adding a little rhythm to your day.
  • 2000s mix: an eclectic playlist that will conjure up memories of the iconic trends and sounds of the 2000s.

Are you familiar with any of these?

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Musical treats for your travels

Music has the power to not only shape your day, but to also help you explore unknown territories. But how do you go about discovering new music?

  • Explore themed playlists: Music streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music offer a variety of themed playlists. Whether you're in the mood for jazz, classical music, indie rock, or even world music, there's a playlist for every mood and moment.
  • Use recommendation features: These platforms also offer personalized recommendations based on your previous listening habits. It's a great way to discover artists and genres you might not have found on your own.
  • Participate in online communities: Join music groups on social media or online forums. These communities often share rare gems and can be a source of unexpected musical inspiration.
  • Be curious: finally, curiosity is key. Feel free to listen to songs or artists suggested by your friends, or even ask other exo passengers for recommendations.

Musical discovery is an endless journey, full of surprises and emotions. Let every trip become an opportunity to add new melodies to the soundtrack of your life.

10 audio book ideas

Riding public transit gives you some time to yourself. So why not take advantage to devour a good book or essay you’ve been wanting to read for ages? If you’ve never experienced an audio book, exo has some great suggestions for every taste!

Haute démolition by Jean-Philippe Baril-Guérard
Check out this enhanced audio adaptation of a literary work by one of Québec’s most prolific young authors, featuring the voices of multiple actors and personalities, including Patrice Godin and Jean-Philippe Wauthier. Read by Kim Despatis and Eric Bernier.

Stresse pas minou, a collective led by Joanie Pietracupa
As the year is well underway, take advantage to reassess your stress level alongside Stéphanie Boulay, Gabrielle Lisa Collard and several others.

Ce que je n’ai jamais raconté by Isabele Richer
Enter the world of the Montréal Courthouse and discover the stories behind some of Québec’s most striking trials with legal affairs reporter Isabelle Richer.

Mon année martienne by Farah Alibay
Explore space travel with the woman who made Mars her field of expertise.

The best books published in 2023 according to Apple Books

Apple recently released its list of the most listened-to books in 2023 on its Apple Books platform. Here are their recommendations.

Best Audio Documentary Books

  1. The Woman Within Me by Britney Spears
  2. The Substitute of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
  3. Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia and Bill Gifford
  4. Creativity: An Art of Living by Rick Rubin
  5. Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

Best Audio Fiction Books

  1. Only the Dead by Jack Carr
  2. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
  3. Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
  4. Happy Place by Emily Henry
  5. Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros

Whether you're stuck in traffic, on your way home for some well-deserved rest, daydreaming, or navigating your way around public transit, a good playlist can make all the difference. With these musical suggestions, each trip with exo becomes an opportunity to enjoy some of life’s little pleasures. Remember to review the rules and standards of behavior for an enjoyable and respectful travel experience.

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date: 2024-02-20 7:00:00 PM