We recommend you spend a good seven hours of your 8 hour+ drive to Tuscaloosa listening to this outstanding podcast. S-Town is an award-winning American investigative journalism podcast hosted by Brian Reed and created by the producers of Serial and This American Life. All seven chapters (about one hour each) were released on March 28, 2017. The podcast was downloaded a record-breaking 10 million times in four days and has been downloaded over 50 million times.
S-Town is about Woodstock, AL, which is between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. You pass the exit every time you go to UA.
Can't wait? https://stownpodcast.org.