By Dan and Sam
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A podcast conversation about cars and the future of transportation
||CleanEpisode #081 – New Premium SUVs Including an Electric Audi||After a hectic week of travel for Sam while Dan was making an emergency commercial, the guys are back with a bunch of vehicles they’ve driven. Sam spent time with the BMW 230i and Kia Rio EX while Dan was in the BMW X2 and the VW Beetle convertible||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #080 – SUV Extremes, Hybrid Hauling, Mercedes Goes Electric and We Lose Focus||Since the last regular episode, Sam has been in the new Jeep Wrangler with a 48V mild hybrid and a Nissan Kicks. Meanwhile Dan has been hauling stuff in the Hyundai Ioniq and picks up the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Mercedes-Benz revealed the new EQC thi||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #079 – Larry Burns Talks About Autonomy||In this special episode of Wheel Bearings, Sam sits down with Larry Burns, retired SVP of R&D and Strategic Planning at General Motors to talk about his new book, Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car—And How It Will Reshape Our World. Sinc||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #078 – Refreshed Jeep, Affordable Car and Some Unaffordable EVs||This week Dan records his end of the show from the new Kia Rio which proves an affordable new car doesn’t have to be cheap junk. Sam is at home after having driven the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 48V mild hy||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #077 – Hybrids, Some Affordable, Others Not Plus Casey||Lots of electrified vehicles this week as Sam discusses the Lexus LC500h and Honda Clarity Fuel Cell while Dan gets his hands on the new Honda Insight and the Ford Expedition Max Platinum. Casey Liss is also back to talk about the VW Golf R. Everyone||8/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #076 – EPA Rollback, Autonomous Safety, Car & Driver Layoffs, and lots of Listener Questions||This week, Sam describes his time with the impressive Honda Accord Hybrid – perfected just in time for the sedan market to dry up – and Dan gets charmed by the Ford Raptor and Expedition Max. We talk abut the looming fight over relaxin or eve||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #075 – Diesel, Plug-in and Inevitable Conclusions||Since we last turned on the mics, Sam has been in the Ford F-150 King Ranch diesel and the Kia Niro plug-in hybrid. Dan has been sampling Subaru’s new big SUV, the Ascent. The automotive world loses big names to the inevitable. Links FCA CEO Sergio||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #074 – The Last Ford Car, Big Van Road Trip and Climbing Lord March’s Driveway||This week Sam drives what may end up being the last Ford car to Pittsburgh to learn about how Argo AI is helping Ford build the future of transportation. Dan takes a road trip in the biggest of Ford’s passenger carrying vehicles. A lot of very cool||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #073 – Big SUVs, Going Mirrorless, Tariffs and Racing Supras||This week Sam has been in the new Ford Expedition Max, Dan gets a re-run of the Lincoln Navigator and Mazda CX-9. Lots of news including the new Audi e-Tron quattro without mirrors, chargers for GM’s automated Chevy Bolts, rising prices due to the||7/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #072 – A Baby Ford, Kia’s Progress, Care and Feeding of Brands and Bad Tarriffs||This week Sam drives Ford’s new baby SUV, the EcoSport and Dan marvels at the progress of Kia over 20 years after driving the new Sorento. This week Fiat Chrysler held their annual What’s New preview and showed off the latest even faster Chal||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #071 – Insights on Insight, Buying Derilect Buildings and Big SUVs||The delay between episodes is always Dan’s fault. Most of the miles were put on this week via 737-700s and a rental Kia Soul. Sam was busy paying attention to all of the automotive goings-on, including leadership shuffles at General Motors, and For||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #070 – Acura Returns To Its Roots and FCA Has A New Plan||This week Sam really likes the third-generation Acura RDX, Dan likes the Mazda CX-5 and then they try hard not to talk about Tesla and mostly succeed although you can see more of Sam’s opinion on the subject at the link below. The guys also talk GM||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #069 – VW SUVs, Real SUVs, A Plethora of Cars and More Tesla Trouble||We missed last week for reasons we don’t need to get into (OK, it was Dan’s fault) but Sam drove the Volkswagen Tiguan and Atlas while Dan had the new Jeep Wrangler. Sam went to the Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally at Road Am||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #068 – Quirky Subarus and Driver Monitors||This Sam is in California talking autonomous cars at a conference. He’s driven the BMW X3 before the trip and trying out the Cadillac CT6 with SuperCruise in Silicon Valley. Dan has been enjoying the rough edges of the Subaru WRX. The guys discuss||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #067 – Luxury SUVs, Plug-in Minivans and Bad Decisions||Sam spends time with the Range Rover Velar and laments touchscreens that can’t be seen through polarized sunglasses. Dan continues to be impressed by the Genesis G80 and lauds the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as a great family hauler that is also reall||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #066 – Plug-ins, Hybrids, Diesels and AV Safety||After a week off, the guys are back with lots of stuff to talk about. Since the last show, Sam has been in the Mini Countryman Cooper S E (where do they come up with these naming conventions?) and the BMW 530e xDrive while Dan has found himself surprisi||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #065 – Midsize Luxury SUVs, New Electric Utilities and Fast Charging||Since the last show, Sam has spent time with the Volvo XC60 and Mercedes-Benz GLE550e plug-in hybrid. Dan gets an encore with the Nissan Armada and some time with the Dodge Charger GT. As we head into this year’s Beijing Motor Show, images of the n||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #064 – Hatches, Hatches and More Hatches||It’s all hatchbacks this week as Sam talks about the Hyundai Ioniq Electric and trying to find an EV charging station in San Jose. The Toyota Yaris was also surprisingly enjoyable to drive but Dan had the best ride with the VW GTI. The EPA has deci||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #063 – Praising Sedans, Self-Crashing Teslas and Self-Driving Waymo-Jaguars||This week, Dan and Sam come in favor of a couple of very different sedans, the plug-in hybrid BMW 740e and the latest generation Honda Accord. Despite how different these cars are, both feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine under the hoo||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #062 – Death By Uber, Cadillac Goes To 8||This week Car and Driver transportation editor Pete Bigelow drops by get some family car buying advice and discuss the first pedestrian fatality from an automated vehicle. Dan drives the Nissan Armada while same raves about the Kia Stinger and Cadillac||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #061 – We Love Coupes and Wagons, Why Don’t Customers?||This week Dan marvels at the stunning build quality of the beautifully sculpted Infiniti Q60 coupe (something Tesla seems fundamentally incapable of accomplishing). In discussing the Volvo V90, Sam demonstrates why auto journalists love wagons so much (||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #060 – Sedans, Expensive Electric Crossovers and Student Robots||Sam returns from duty as a judge at a FIRST Robotics competition and gives his impressions of the 2018 Toyota Camry. Dan finds himself surprisingly enamored with the Acura TLX A-Spec. Following the Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar i-Pace is officially on s||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #059 – Navigating a Lincoln, Brown Volvo Wagons and Carbon Beds||This week Sam talks about and to the 2018 Lincoln Navigator while Dan shows some love to the auto journalist’s special, the Volvo V90 in brown. The guys then discuss the production launch of the Jaguar i-Pace and some of the unique distinguishing f||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #058 – A Fast Jeep, Driving Assists and a Volvo Triple||Dan and Sam fired up the recorders late Friday night to marvel at the insanity that is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and the combination of practicality and efficiency that is Hyundai’s new Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid. Sam gives a primer on advanced d||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #057 – Casey Returns, More Alfas and an Electric Mini||In this week’s rambling episode, Accidental Tech Podcast co-host Casey Liss returns to talk about his experience with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and compare notes with Sam. Sam also brings up his experience trying to drive the Giulia Quadrifoglio in th||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Podcast for Automotive Enthusiasts
I am so happy Dan Roth started another podcast as I have missed the autoblog podcast dearly. The format is similar and I appreciate Sam's industry insight coupled with Dan's opinions and near encyclopedic knowledge of car platforms.
Smart, full of insight.
Dan and Sam bring years of experience in the automotive journalism to a brand-new podcast which is designed to really dig into a lot of details that other journalists gloss over in favor of talking about how fast the car could go or something simple like that. You will find yourself lost in that fascinating world of technical details and what really makes a car go and how the future of our cars are gonna look like from two guys who are bona fide experts in the automotive field. Plus they are still fantastic enthusiasts and they do like cars that go fast it's just that they don't rely on the simplistic View of automobiles that you'll find a lot of other podcasts and even in the big magazines.
Great Podcast, Dan is a relatable auto enthusiast of a generation with perspective. Also Sam has some deep insights that bring us behind the curtain on the future of the industry. I like their deep “post hole” approach to automobiles vs just scraping the surface to cover the most topics.