By Dan and Sam
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A podcast conversation about cars and the future of transportation
||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|
||CleanEpisode #056 – Diesel Vans, Cars In Space and Meaningless Statistics||The guys are back after failing to get our collective acts together last week. Dan drove the VW Beetle with a 2.0-liter turbo that makes as much power as many much smaller engines, while Sam drives a three-row utility that actually has room for humans i||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #055 – Compression Ignition Raves, Ranting About Greed and Reckless CEOs||This week, Sam spends quality time with the Dodge Challenger GT AWD and comes away pleasantly surprised. Dan shares his appreciation of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport and its naturally aspirated engine. Mazda invited Sam to California to learn more about||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #054 -New Trucks Will Drive the Profits That Pay for Self-Driving Cars||This week Sam commutes through the winter slog to the Detroit Auto Show in the 2018 Jeep Compass while Dan gets Toyota’s new non-crossover crossover, the CH-R. The guys discuss all of the pickup trucks that debuted at the Detroit show and all the c||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #53 – CES, F-150 Diesel, GM Marketplace, NACTOY||This week Sam is just back from the giant Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. While at CES, he rode in an Aptiv autonomous vehicle and discusses that experience, along with a few other highlights. Dan haas been battle-testing a Hyundai Elantra GT du||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #052 – Winter Driving and Ziggy’s Volvo||As the frigid temperatures continue to encase the midwest and spread to the eastern half of the US this week, Sam has been driving the new Hyundai Elantra GT Sport, his favorite variant of this compact Korean platform. Dan meanwhile has been taking to t||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #051 – Small Utilities and Sedans and Passages of Time||For the final edition of 2017, Dan drives the 2018 Hyundai Accent, Sam gets in the Mazda CX-3 and Larry Vellequette from Automotive News drops by to talk about the end of car collecting. There’s a growing backlash from people tired of drivers tryin||12/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #050 – Phil Berg Stops By To Talk About Garages and Cars||We’ve got another special guest this week as the great Phil Berg visit’s Sam’s basement to tell some stories talk about cars of the past, present and future. In the garage, Phil is driving the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Sam disses the To||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #049 – Talking Porsches, McLarens, Hyundais and Policy With SpaceKatGal||On this week’s edition of the show, Dan and Sam are joined by very special guest Brianna Wu, head of development at game studio Giant Space Kat, congressional candidate and all-around car geek! Bri tells us why she is so passionate about dri||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #048 – LA Auto Show, Driverless in San Francisco, What Is A Station Wagon||After a hiatus while Sam finished off a flurry of travel, the team is back for episode 48. Sam drives the 2017 Mazda CX-5 while Dan gets the Hyundai Ioniq and Mitsubishi Outlander (is it just me or does it seem like Mitsubishi has sent its entire press||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #047 – Hybrids Galore, Trashing Tesla and Uber||The guys are back with some Thanksgiving car chatter after a week of travel for Sam. It’s a full slate of hybrids in the garage. Since the last show, Sam has driven the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the fuel-cell Toyota Mirai. Meanwhile, Dan gives h||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #046 – Comparing Benzes, Driverless In The Desert, Corvette Engine Position||This week, Dan and Sam compare notes on the two Mercedes-Benz cars they drove, the E400 coupe and 2018 S560 4Matic sedan. Sam ponders whether partially automated systems are a good idea and whether everyone should simply take the Waymo path of highly au||11/10/2017||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.