By Ravi Jain
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A video blog talk show produced during a driving commute through the streets of Boston. (QuickTime)
|1||VideoEpisode Four.One||Ravi unveils a new tag line for DriveTime's impending swan song and flys solo what with his beloved co-host on official DriveTime Maternity Leave, leading to a new segment this week: The DriveTime Maternity Leave Moment. Stalwart guest Christopher Monks||10/28/08||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoEpisode Three.Eight||The long,long wait is over as Ravi and Sonia launch Studio-V from their new digs in the 'burbs for the first time, days before the arrival of "Baby X." Lisa McElaney, President of Vida Health Communications helps allay their jitters with some straight ta||10/23/08||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoEpisode Three.Seven||In a temporal paradox that would make Doctor Who proud, Ravi and Sonia reach across the temporal divide to meet up with an earlier version of Ravi. This Past Ravi informs Future Ravi and Future Sonia about his future solo show at the Artist's Foundation||4/18/08||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoEpisode Three.Six||Ravi and Sonia crack open the Official DriveTime Glovebox to field suggestions for the big DriveTime Finale. Mike Miliard, author of The Boston Phoenix's Sox blog, joins Ravi and Sonia in previewing the upcoming Red Sox season. Ravi pulls out some Oprah||3/24/08||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoEpisode Three.Five||After a lengthy hiatus that had nothing to do with the writer's strike, Ravi and Sonia fire up Studio-V again and drop a DriveTime BombShell HatTrick. Plus, details on Ravi and Sonia's recent anniversary jaunt to NYC which featured some dynamic air-guita||3/12/08||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoDriveTime Extra: Jim's Big Ego||An extra slice of DriveTime for the holiday: the full unedited performance of "Love Everybody" by two-thirds of the band, Jim's Big Ego. Happy Thanksgiving! (QuickTime, 03:13, 664 Mb)||11/21/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoEpisode Three.Four||Just in time for hours of madcap holiday travel -- it's a DriveTime Thanksgiving Music Special! Ravi and Sonia reactivate the Front and BackSeat DriveTime Musical Studio for two-thirds of the band Jim's Big Ego, Jim and Dan. And a special Thanksgiving so||11/20/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoEpisode Three.Three||Ravi and Sonia welcome Holden Lewis from Bankrate.com's Mortgage Matters blog to talk about Baby Jessica, the housing market and a potential "Perfect Storm" a'brewin. (QuickTime, 09:16, 44 Mb)||11/4/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoEpisode Three.Two||Ravi and Sonia enjoy a bit of "Indian Summer" and pop open the International DriveTime GloveBox which yields an interesting proposal. The Official DriveTime Clock is then turned back to spookier times, when Ravi, Sonia and a bike-mounted, "JamieCam" equi||10/21/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoEpisode Three.One||Season Three of DriveTime officially kicks off with a plaintive letter from the DriveTime GloveBox which prompts Ravi to recover a Lost episode of DriveTime from the digital cutting room floor. In this never-before-seen session from June, a helmet-camera||9/2/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoEpisode Two.Twenty||Ravi turns over the guest introductions to Sonia who taps into her heritage to introduce Savvas Spyridopoulos, the producer and organizer of the upcoming Soundscape 2007 -- "a synergistic interaction of sight, sound, and crowd motion." In addition to pro||6/13/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoEpisode Two.Nineteen||The heat is on as Ravi and Sonia close out May with a Memorial Day themed dip into the DriveTime GloveBox which leads Sonia to ponder "Times" after DriveTime. And Ravi laces up his running shoes for a JogTime experience with Joseph Quintanilla and Lisa M||5/28/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoEpisode Two.Eighteen||Ravi and Sonia ponder possible "game-changing" events on DriveTime for May Sweeps before welcoming photographer Abe Morell, who is the subject of the film Shadow of the House, directed by Allie Humenuk. Abe describes how the film came to be and gives Rav||4/29/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoEpisode Two.Seventeen||It's multi-studio madness as Ravi and Sonia kick-off the Boston Cyberarts Festival with founder and director George Fifield. George previews this year's festival, armed with a clip from the Visual Music Marathon. After successfully shuttling their guest||4/23/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoEpisode Two.Sixteen||It's a Patriots Day Holiday Special as Ravi and Sonia unveil the DriveTime Running Cam, employed to accommodate the first-ever out-of-car guest: marathon runner, David Allman. As he tunes up for the Boston Marathon, David shares how people can follow his||4/16/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoEpisode Two.Fifteen||It's T.G.I.G.F. for Ravi and Sonia as they prepare for Greek Easter... and Lamb Lip Soup? Ravi also officially unveils his new weekly sartorial enterprise before welcoming DriveTime Cultural Critic Peter Bebergal back to Studio-V for some politically the||4/8/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoEpisode Two.Fourteen||Ravi and Sonia return after a Heroes-like hiatus for an Opening Day Edition of DriveTime. Boston Phoenix writer Mike Miliard climbs into Studio-V to talk about his Red Sox blog and the star pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. As "Dice-K" always has a translator n||4/2/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoProduction Update||The early onset of Daylight Savings Time throws everything in the DriveTime Production Lot into a tizzy and the end result is a DriveTime Production Update (and no new episode).||3/12/07||Free||View In iTunes|
A podcast, consisting of interviews while carpooling to and from work turns out to be both simple and substantive. The guests have turned out to be quite interesting & I really enjoy each episode. What’s that rattling while studio A idles?
DriveTime is great!
I like Ravi's attempt to add special effects which will keep the episodes fresh and unpredictable. The digital girl in the back seat is one such example. Ravi - let digital girl drive and put yourself in the back seat once in a while. Hope to see more such creativity and humorous interactions with special guest riders like Peter in episode eleven.
great idea - oddly addictive
i downloaded episode 1 because of the great reviews it's getting, and immediately subscribed and downloaded the rest. i imagine it's particularly interesting to those in the boston area, who can better relate to his commute and the guests. however, even not being in the area i find the guests to be entertaining and enjoy ravi's sense of humor. it's just a random idea of recording your commute, but he makes it work.