The Car and Driver Podcast
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Car and Driver magazine brings its irreverent and no-holds-barred take on cars and happenings in the automotive world. Hear straight talk from Car and Driver’s top editors replete with their unique brand of humor and expert insight, which has made Car and Driver the leader in automotive news.
||CleanSponsored Episode: Innovators of Tomorrow Race for a More Sustainable Future||Toyota Mirai and Horizon Educational combined resources to inspire young scientists||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSponsored Episode: A Peek into the Future With Syd Mead||Master “Visual Futurist” and Illustrator Syd Mead has created visions of tomorrow through his designs for Star Trek, Aliens, Blade Runner and Tron.||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Ep 1: Inside Jay Leno's Garage||Jay Leno currently hosts the popular show Jay Leno's Garage on CNBC.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing this week...||Coming this week: The NEW flagship Car and Driver podcast!||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11.2 – Reviews: Jaguar F-Pace S vs. Porsche Macan GTS - Part 2||Car and Driver editors focus on the Porsche Macan GTS||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11.1 – Reviews: Jaguar F-Pace S vs. Porsche Macan GTS - Part 1||Car and Driver editors focus on the F-Pace||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 -REVIEWS: 2017 FIAT 124 SPIDER ABARTH VS. 2016 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA CLUB||A touch of international intrigue and some striking similarities||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9.5 – Reviews: Small Luxury Crossover Comparison Test – BMW X1||The 2016 BMW X1 is the winner of the Car and Driver small luxury comparison test||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9.4 – Reviews: Small Luxury Crossover Comparison Test – Lexus NX200t F Sport||It’s quiet, comfortable and luxurious but has a distracting infotainment system||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9.3 – Reviews: Small Luxury Crossover Comparison Test - Mercedes GLA 250||The Car and Driver editors review the 2017 Mercedes GLA 250 as a part of their small luxury crossover comparison series||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9.2 - Reviews: Small Luxury Crossover Comparison Test - Infiniti QX30||The Car and Driver editors continue the small luxury crossover comparison test with a review of the 2017 Infiniti QX30||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9.1 - CAR AND DRIVER REVIEWS: SMALL LUXURY CROSSOVER COMPARISON TEST - AUDI Q3 QUATTRO||The Car and Driver editors reviewed the 2016 Audi Q3 Quattro for the small luxury crossover comparison test||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8.3 – CAR AND DRIVER REVIEWS: SUPER CAR COMPARISON TEST – PORSCHE 911 TURBO S||The editors of Car and Driver review the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8.2 – CAR AND DRIVER REVIEWS: SUPER CAR COMPARISON TEST – McLaren 570S||August Super Car Comparison Test||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8.1 – CAR AND DRIVER REVIEWS: SUPER CAR COMPARISON TEST – AUDI R8||The Car and Driver editors review three cars from the August Super Car Comparison issue. First up, the brand new Audi R8.||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7.5 – CAR AND DRIVER REVIEWS: COMPARISON TEST – MAZDA 3||The editors of Car and Driver reveal the winner of the compact sedan category: Mazda 3! Find out why Mazda 3 beat out all of it's competitors in the comparison tests.||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7.4 – CAR AND DRIVER REVIEWS: COMPARISON TEST – HONDA CIVIC||Next up in the compact sedan category: the new Honda Civic! Get the latest analysis and comprehensive review from the Car and Driver editors, and learn why the new Civic represents a return to form for Honda despite some minor imperfections.||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7.3 – CAR AND DRIVER REVIEWS: COMPARISON TEST – CHEVROLET CRUZE||The editors of Car and Driver continue their analysis of the compact sedan category with their take on the Chevrolet Cruze. True to its name, the new Cruze is a standout highway cruiser. How do the experts feel? Find out if this mid-size sedan is...||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7.2 - Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Hyundai Elantra||The Car and Driver editors reviewed the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7.1 - Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Nissan Sentra||The Car and Driver editors review five vehicles from the Compact Sedan category||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 - Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Chevrolet Camaro vs. Ford Mustang||In this comparison test between turbocharged and naturally aspirated engines, we examine two icons of the American automotive industry||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 - Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – McLaren 570S vs. Porsche 911 GT3RS||Join us as we continue the comparison test between turbocharged engines and naturally aspirated engines.||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 - Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Ford F150 V-8 vs. F150 EcoBoost V-6||We continue our comparison test examining the difference between naturally aspirated engines and turbocharged engines||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 - Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test - Naturally Aspirated Engines vs. Turbocharged Engines||Mazda 3 vs VW Golf||5/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2.4 – Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Mid-Size Sedans: New Chevrolet Malibu||Our editors wanted to see how the new Chevy Malibu would do against the establishment in the most hotly contested segment in autodom||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2.3 – Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Mid-Size Sedans: Honda Accord||One of the perennial 10 best winners||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2.2 – Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Mid-Size Sedans: Mazda 6||Join us as we compare the most hotly contested segment in autodom||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2.1 – Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test –Mid-Size Sedans: Toyota Camry||A group of our editors headed out to California to compare the most hotly contested segment in autodom||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1.3 – Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Hot Hatch: Ford Focus RS||There’s a new kid in town.||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1.2 – Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Hot Hatch: Volkswagen Golf-R||Join us as we head to the mountains of France||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1.1 – Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Hot Hatch: Subaru WRX STI||Our editors hit the roads of the renowned Monte Carlo Rally to test one of the most iconic and influential cars||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Message From Editor-In-Chief Eddie Alterman||Eddie Alterman takes a minute out of his travels to say "thank you"||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10: New York Auto Show – Did You Know Your Vehicle Has a Face?||In today’s line-up, we explore Acura’s design challenges||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9: New York Auto Show – Ian Callum: “Designing a Car Is a Voyage of Discovery”||Are Subaru’s fortunes on the rise?||4/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8: New York Auto Show – Mercedes-AMG Will Be Offering 48 Models?||Today we open with a little chat about gas prices and SUVs||4/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: New York Auto Show - Does Battery Size Really Matter?||Today we explain the difference between hybrid, electric battery and hybrid plug-in.||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: New York Auto Show – You Asked, We Listened …Let’s Talk HELLCAT||In today’s episode, hear all about the unveiling of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: New York Auto Show - Maybe Door Handles Can Be Cool?!||We're talking about Hyundai's Ioniq Hybrid, the head-turning Genesis New York concept car, and wondering what took Mitsubishi so long with the Outlander PHEV plug-in Hybrid.||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4: New York Auto Show – What's Up With the Lincoln Navigator Concept Vehicle?||Today we are talking about how the car business creates problems by solving problems||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: New York Auto Show – Camaro ZL1 …Need We Say More?||When is the best time to buy a new car?||3/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: New York Auto Show - Is the Boxster the Perfect Sports Car?||Today we will talk about the emotions that go into car buying, hear what’s up with concept vehicles… and let’s not forget electric cars.||3/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: New York Auto Show – Ready for Cars That Drive Themselves?||Top editors talk about the state of the auto industry, why the New York show is so hot and – whaaat? Maserati enters the SUV market!?||3/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing The Car and Driver Podcast||Learn about the new Car and Driver Podcast from the New York Auto Show.||3/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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If you’re going a year with no podcast, please remove yourself
Podcast was mediocre at best. Now it seems be DOA.
Sponsored episode? How about more REAL ones first?
I've been subscribed to the C&D podcast for a long time now and I have no idea what they want this podcast to be. The format of the podcast has changed several times as if they're starting over each time. They've even titled a recent episode "Season 2, Episode 1" but I have no idea how they decided there was a first season. PLEASE, settle on a format and stick with it!
Also, most podcasts come out once or twice per week but so far, it's been difficult to predict when a new episode will arrive. Just from listening to podcasts, I know that consistency is podcasting 101. Their sporadic delivery of episodes reveals how little the suits at C&D know about gaining a following.
Finally and most importantly, the follow up to a claimed "Season 2 Episode 1" is a "Sponsored Episode". This seems familiar...oh wait, it IS familiar. You'll see a whole page in C&D magazine that gushes about a car but looks like it's part of the magazine only to see the fine print "Sponsored Content". Sorry C&D, you haven't provided enough regular podcast content to make me even consider listening to a Toyota commercial that you pass off as an episode.
Strangely, probably because I'm thirsty for more car podcasts, I'll continue to subscribe in hopes of it improving. However, this has gotten tiring and if things don't improve, I'll move on.