By Jeff Glucker and Blake Z. Rong
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Jeff Glucker (Hooniverse Co-Founder & Executive Editor) is joined by Blake Z. Rong (Autoweek) to chat about cars. Well, that's the idea because it usually devolves into a discussion about life, the universe, and everything... especially beer.Hooniverse \ who-kni-vur-s \ noun;A combination of the words “Hoon” and “Universe”The universe of all things hoon.Your favorite website devoted to a love of all things with wheels and an engine.Hooniverse.comis the place where true automotive enthusiasts spend their time on the Internet.The Hooniverse Podcast is where some of the written voices behind the pages and posts turn into ones that you can actually digest through your ears on an episodic basis.
||ExplicitWe're Getting Old... It's Our 50th Episode!||Blake Z. Rong and Jeff Glucker are back together in the podcast palace... well actually, there at the Smoking Tire podcast palace to record the 50th episode of the Hooniverse Podcast.The main topics range from a variety of Geneva Motor Show rides to the i||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Good Ship Rong Reporting For Duty||Blake Z. Rong is the man in charge for this one, because Jeff Glucker is off galavanting in Colorado. Guest co-host Zack Klapman and Mr. Rong are joined by the general manager of the west coast offices of Gotham Dream Cars Nick Bailey.First they talk abou||2/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitA Bill Caswell Flyby||Our friend Bill Caswell swings by the podcast palace to spend a few minutes talking up his recent adventure taking in the King of the Hammers. After that, Podcast Producer Chris Hayes and host Jeff Glucker dive into some general car chatter. The topics ra||2/19/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSideways at 150... with Chris Cantle||Our guest this week is Road & Track Multimedia Editor Chris Cantle. He's a delightful chap who's rather brilliant with a camera, conned his bosses into spending money on a Miata with 320,000 miles, and was the person riding shotgun when Mad Man Higgins pu||2/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAn interview with Pete Brock||This week Blake and I met up with Pete Brock a the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Through the course of our conversation we touch upon all the obvious high points of his career such as the Daytona Coupé, the original Corvette Stingray and||2/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitHalfway to 90! Wait, that's not a milestone...||Hosts Jeff Glucker and Blake Z. Rong sit down with Matt Farah to chat about all things automotive. Topics in episode 45 range from some of Farah's latest TUNED vehicles, including a pair of delightful Miatas, to the new Chevrolet SS and the Corvette Sting||1/29/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBeetle Mania with Jason Torchinksy||Our guest is Jalopnik.com's own Jason Torchinksy. This fine gent is a lover of all things automobile, including the obscure vehicles that are quite at home within The Hooniverse. We dive into a bit of new car discussion since Jason just drove the new BMW||1/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDETROIT ROCK CITY... we didn't go||The band is back together, as Blake Z. Rong and Jeff Glucker are back in podcast action. This week it's time to chat about all things Detroit Auto Show as there have been a whole lot of interesting vehicles being revealed. This includes the Cadillac ATS C||1/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe name's National... Grand National||Host Jeff Glucker is joined by Zack Klapman from The Smoking Tire and guest Travis Langness from Edmunds.com. The chatter quickly gets into some new car news with discussions on the new Chevrolet Corvette and its optional Video Data Recorder, the leaked C||1/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitIt's the Power of Love||Blake Z. Rong is off to the East Coast practicing his winter V-School skills while visiting family. So that means Jeff Glucker is running the show and his guest this week is Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire.This is the last podcast of 2013, even though it||1/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTime for Tangents!||We have so much to talk about this week, so we wind up rambling way off topic on all of our topics. Blake Z. Rong can't join us on the podcast palace so instead we have producers Zack Klapman and Chris Hayes sitting down to chat all things automotive.Zack||12/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSmooth Jam Auto Talk||Blake Zoidberg Rong kicks off Episode 39 and then they dive right into the launch of the 2015 Ford Mustang. From there the talk devolves into chatter about the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited DRAGON Edition. Additionally, Jeff Glucker talks about driving the Asto||12/11/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMaximum Interview||This week Jeff and Blake sit down with "Maximum" Bob Lutz former head of global product development at General Motors (among many other titles and accomplishments). Inflation, sporting sedans, the VL Destino and BMWs current direction are all discussed||12/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDan Greenawalt of Forza 5 at the XBox One Launch||This week we bring you a special episode of the Hooniverse podcast live from the XBox One launch party in Hollywood with our guest Dan Greenawalt from Turn 10 Studios. Dan is the creative director behind the Forza Motorsport series and talks to us about||11/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSEMA 2013 - Cameron Evans of Red Line Oil||In another installment from SEMA we sit down with Cameron Evans VP/COO ofRed Line Oil. We of course cover all manner of automotive lubrication but also the madness that is SEMA and Cameron's racing experience.||11/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSEMA 2013 - Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC||This week Larry Kosilla über detailer and Managing Director ofAMMO NYCjoins the newly reunited Hooniverse crew at SEMA 2013. Given Larry's background we of course discuss detailing, how he got started and what it's like working on some of the world's m||11/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSEMA 2013 - John Hotchkis||We're live from the SEMA show floor with a legend in suspension design, John Hotchkis.||11/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMaximum Bob||Operating on very little sleep this week I sit down with Blake and we discuss the new Mercedes C Class, we admonish BMW for diluting their brand and Blake talks about his time with Bob Lutz and the demise of Pontiac. In addition I tested about a billion||10/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitNever eat your heroes.||On this episode of the Hooniverse podcast Blake and I discuss our time spent at the Lamborghini Super Trofeo event. Blake made his way out to the Mercedes press day, where he had the opportunity to spend some quality time with the SLS AMG Black, E63 AMG||10/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTangent Riddled||Once again Jeff is traveling so that leaves you with Mr. Blake Zapfino Rong and myself (Chris Hayes). In this episode the tangent filled ramblings of The Smoking Tire Podcast take effect as Blake attempts to put me back on point. We discuss the BMW 3||10/16/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWe're Adults Now||The Hooniverse Podcast just turned 30... that means we have to straighten up, fly right, and act our age.Jeff Glucker and Blake Z. Rong don't though. They're incapable of doing so, and this episode clearly demonstrates that. The duo are back together aft||10/9/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAye, the hot pants.||Alex Kierstein (@HanSolex) of Road & Track joins Blake and myself (Chris) while Jeff galavants about the country filming classic cars. Between the three of us the conversation becomes an esoteric assembly of automotive jargon accented by the occassional||10/2/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitKochtoberfest.||This week on Hooniverse, we replace Jeff Glucker with a man-boy who is living the dream: race car driver Kenton Koch. He's 19 year-old engineering student who's as tall as a control tower, but somehow fits into a Mazda Miata cup car, and wins.We talk with||9/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLet's Get Dynamic||Blake Z. Rong is absent this episode but have no fear because we've got a guest to take his place. Skip Essma from TRD joins us in the podcast palace. He's the Senior Vehicle Dynamics Engineer so he knows his chassis and suspension setups.We chat about so||9/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitKneel before King Tire!||Hosts Jeff Glucker and Blake Z. Rong join forces with guest The Smoking Tire's Matt Farah to bring about podcast pleasure. As usual, it's a discussion of all things automotive that usually delves into bits of random insanity.Matt points out that Jeff soun||9/11/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDesign Discussion Delights... Dozens||We're back at full strength! Jeff Glucker and Blake Z. Rong are both together again after a rigorous month of traveling, staying in luxury hotels, and eating expensive food. Also, we drove some cars.Our guest is Ezekiel Wheeler, formerly of European Car a||9/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPodcastus Interruptus||This "episode" is just relaying a quick message.Jeff and Blake have both been on the road for the better part of a month and will be returning this week. That means we'll be back to recording in the studio and the podcast will resume normal operations.||8/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBlake's Night Time Story Hour||Jeff and Blake have been traveling A LOT, as a matter of fact heir Glücker is still on the road. This predicament necessitated bringing in outside talent (and I use that term loosely) Hooniverse producersZack KlapmanandChris Hayesstep in an attempt to||8/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWe Wuv Wheels! w/ Alan Peltier from HRE Wheels||Wheels make the world go round... or something like that. It makes sense then that we're excited to have Alan Peltier on the podcast. He's the president of HRE Wheels, which produce what many consider to best the best rollers on the planet. Those people w||8/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAnd You Can Take That To The Bank(s)||We've hit the big time folks... our guest today is Gale Banks, the man behind many a powerful engine. Gale joins Jeff Glucker and Blake Z Rong in the podcast palace to talk about some new car news, engines, Mike Ryan's FRIGHTLINER (trademark pending), and||7/31/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLow Key Anniversary 'Cast||Blake treks down to Huntington Beach to casa de Jeff for episode 20. It's a low-key anniversary episode brought to you from Jeff's backyard. Topics include the demise of the M3 coupe, the rise of the Jaguar XFRS Sportbrake, and the fact that there actuall||7/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLost Highway||We're going mobile here. The podcast is going on the road... literally. The guest this week is Travis Okulski from Jalopnik, and he is flying into Los Angeles from New York. Jeff Glucker and Blake Z. Rong decided to pick him up and start recording right a||7/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMotoMan Makes With The Funny||Jeff Glucker and Blake Z. Rong are back in action for Episode 18. Joining them is George Notaras, better known as MotoMan. Topics for discussion include German Beer, MotoMan missing out on a 1973 Pontiac Catalina, the potential revival of TVR, and Blake t||7/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBlake Finally Brings Good Beer!||Jeff Glucker and Blake Z. Rong are back for episode 17. There's something special in the air here because Rong brought a beer that's ACTUALLY GOOD! That's probably why we went over an hour for a change. Eventually we get to talking about cars though, and||6/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThis Is The Ende, Our One True Friend The Ende||Jeff Glucker & Blake Z Rong are joined by special guest Duncan Ende. You might know him from such awesome statements as the fact that he drives kick ass race cars and we don't. Duncan hauls ass for a living, and we slowed him down a bit to get him to chat||6/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitNot FIT For EV Consumption||Jeff Glucker & Blake Z. Rong are joined by Jeff Jablanksy to talk car stuff. Most importantly, we make fun of Blake for running out of juice in a Honda Fit EV. Additional topics include a (quick) discussion of the new Corolla, what it's like to drive The||6/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBuild.Race.Podcast!||Jeff Glucker & Blake Z. Rong are joined in the podcast palace by guest Bill Caswell. The man, the myth, the legend behind the $500 rally car, and a new breed of automotive enthusiast icon. We talk about old cars, new cars, Monaco, the latest Zonda, beer,||6/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSenna's Van||This week Jeff and Blake talk about snazzy pant-suits, the new S-Class, Lamborghini Egoista, Kia Cadenza, Jeff's newly acquired 1984 Mercedes wagon, the Lucas Oil race at Lake Elsinore and pickups we don't get in 'Merica.||5/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Quick and the Consternated||Blake Z. Rong brings the podcastapalooza on the road. He attends Autoweek Fantasty Camp and sits down with fellow journos from the publication. The result is a whole lot of rambling about a whole lot of cars. It's good stuff, and you won't want to miss t||5/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBlake's In Charge!||Get ready for a Blake-A-Palooza! Jeff Glucker is absent from this episode so it's a Blake Z. Rong party. Mr. Rong is joined by Zack Klapman and special guest Corbin Goodwin, the creator of the Zero F**ks Given RX-7. Topics include Zack solving Florida;s||5/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMillin' About The Mille||Jeff Glucker and Blake Z. Rong do their weekly dance discussion switching between new car news and old car excellence. Up this time around is a look at the new 911 Turbo, which Jeff believes is becoming the Nissan GT-R. Blake and Jeff talk about the Mazd||5/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitI'm King of the Moon!||Blake Z. Rong is away driving vintage Lancia cars, so Jeff Glucker is joined by Zack Klapman from The Smoking Tire. Topic this time around include the new Lexus IS, the 2014 Nissan GT-R, updates to the project Pontiac Firebird, and a quick discussion on e||5/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLittle footprints next to big footprints||We have a guest, and her name is Elana (pronounced El-AH-nah) Scherr. I say that because I always pronounce her name wrong even though I've known her for years. In fact, Elana is the person who handed me the keys to one of my favorite cars on the planet.||4/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe "We're funny in this one" Edition||Jeff Glucker and Blake Z. Rong still have a bit of NYC on their minds so the initial topics include the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 and the Porsche GT3. From there though the topics run from Tesla and its new Crazy Calculator (patent-pending) to the Road & Trac||4/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWE'RE ON A BOAT... at the 2013 NYIAS||This is a mega podcast because we're doing it on the road. Coming to you from the back of a boat at the 2013 NY International Auto Show, Jeff Glucker and Blake Z. Rong are joined by Alex Kierstein from Road & Track, Travis Okulski and Raphael Orlove from||4/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLil Red Podcast Express||Jeff Glucker and Blake Z. Rong eschew guests this week to talk new cars, beer, old cars, and whatever else our little hearts can think of. Oh, and we talk about one of the oft-overlooked automotive legends... and it's a truck. I'm talking about the Lil R||4/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitRoll, Roll, Roll Your Rental||Jeff Glucker and Blake Z. Rong are joined in the podcast studio by Tom Morningstar of The Smoking Tire. With the Geneva auto show fresh in our heads, we talk about some of the new supercars that were shown off. From there we move on to talking with Tom ab||3/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitToo Short||Blake Z. Rong is back from Amsterdam and joins Jeff Glucker in the Hooniverse studio for the Hooniverse podcast.. This is a short podcast, but we cram in a ton of topics. Everything from questions for the designer of the C7 Corvette, the proper pronunciat||3/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBe Prepared||Blake Z. Rong ditches us to go Amsterdam, so instead we're joined by Zack Klapman of The Smoking Tire, and the man behind many cool automotive videos you've most likely scene. Topics for this episode include the grand opening of Gotham Dream Cars West an||3/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroduction||The Hoonicast died in the ashes, and it was a glorious death... but the Hooniverse Podcast has risen, and it's ready to soar to new heights. Join Jeff Glucker and co-host Blake Z. Rong as we delve into all things automotive., and plenty of things that do||3/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
Keep it going!!!
Loved the first episode, keep it going. My only complaint is I would like it to be longer.
Hoon is best.
I am without words, for I am not worthy.
Oh great Jeff and Blake, I truly am not worthy of writing a review of you. Thank you, for giving me an hour to bask in your resplendent glory. Truly somniferous is Jeff's brown note reaching baritone. Blake's child like glee and permanent innocence truly makes my heart full of joy.
Thank you, so very much.
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