By Dan and Sam
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A podcast conversation about cars and the future of transportation
||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|
||CleanEpisode #045 – Plugged-in Cadillac and Casey Falls In Love||This week a special guest joins Dan and Sam. Casey Liss of the Accidental Tech Podcast and Analog(ue) stops by to share his thoughts on the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Volvo Sensus. Sam ponders the Cadillac CT6 Plug-in and his experience visiting||11/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #044 – Wagons Are The Correct Answer, More Grip Is Better||This week Sam praises Volvo for continuing to build great wagons, Dan plays with a fast BMW and the guys discuss acquisitions, working overtime and more. Links Delphi buys nuTonomy Ford adds grip to the 2018 Mustang GT||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #043 -Form Way Behind Function, Cheap New or Better Used?||This week, Sam talks about driving the Prius Prime which if you can get past the design is a really good and fuel efficient car. Dan ponders Mitsubishi Mirage GT and whether it’s really worth buying a new car when you can something slightly used th||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #042 – Maxi Mini, Family Haulin’, Car Subscriptions & Autonomous Safety||This week, Dan hauls his family around in the Hyundai Santa Fe and Sam ponders how big a Mini can be and still be a Mini. If you have a hard time committing to just one car, subscription services like Passport by Porsche may be the answer for you. Misla||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #041 – SuperCruising Across America, EVs Coming Up Everywhere||We’re back with a regular episode with Sam driving the Acura TLX A-Spec and Dan expounding upon the Subaru Crosstrek Premium. Last week Sam spent a couple of days crossing the heartland in a Cadillac CT6 with his hands mostly off the steering wheel||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode – Zooming Toward An Electric Car Future||Following the big electrification announcements from General Motors and Ford this week, Sam was invited to join host Tom Ashbrook along with Forbes Detroit Bureau Chief Joann Muller, Michael Dunne of Dunne Automotive and Pam Fletcher, executive chief||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #040 – The ADAS and Autonomous Landscape||Between Sam travelling last week and Dan’s family stuff, we weren’t able to get it together for a fresh regular episode of the show. We promise to get back to regular programming in the next couple of days. However, in the meantime, here̵||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #039 – The Off-Road Ford GT, New Jaguars, Stupid Tech||This week Dan and Sam have both recently driven the off-road specialist from Ford Performance, the F-150 Raptor. It’s got visual presence and a great engine, but would your humble hosts actually want to own one? Sam has also driven the Hyundai Elan||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #038 – Grand Touring, Fun Hybrids, Frankfurt and Mazda Cleverness||The guys return after a week away with Dan getting his turn at the Kia Niro while Sam tours in the Lexus LC500. We review the highlights of the Frankfurt Motor Show plus the hideous BMW X7, discuss what the NTSB had to say about a fatal Tesla crash, p||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #037 – Hot Hondas, Acuras, Hyundais, Pizzas and A Not-so Hot Mitsubishi||This week we talk about lots of the vehicles we’ve recently driven. Sam samples a pair of very different Acura hybrids with some shared hardware. He then heads to the track to play with the hottest Civic ever the Type-R and talks with product plann||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #036 – Rome Isn’t Burning, Why Skip The VCs? & Diesel Crossovers||The guys are back with a regular episode wherein we drive sibling vehicles from Korea, the Hyundai Elantra Sport and Kia Niro FE. Sam was wiped out last week after a whirlwind trip to San Francisco for the City of Tomorrow symposium hosted by Ford. Whil||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode: NEMPA MIT Technology Conference – “Stronger, Lighter, Faster”||Sam is recovering from a redeye flight, but we’ll be recording the next episode soon. In the meantime, we’re sharing recordings made during the New England Motor Press Association MIT Technology Conference. Held annually at the Massachusetts Inst||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #035 – Dull Edge, Travis Gets Sued, Mazda Innovates||This week, Sam is again driving a Mazda Miata with brilliant steering while Dan fights the steering in the Ford Edge Sport. Another Hespen Rally is in the books and Sam goes off on a tangent about what happens to engineering development vehicles. Mazda||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #034 – AMG Roadtripping, More Miata Love and EV Frustration||This week Dan takes his turn in the Mazda Miata RF while Sam does a road trip to the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in the Mercedes-AMG E43. While at MBS Sam talked with Nvidia’s director of automotive, Danny Sha||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #033 – Faster, Slower, Fix It Now or Fix It Later||This week Sam is in the slightly quicker Civic, the Si sedan, Dan stays on-road in the off-road Jeep Compass and the guys delve into fixing diesel Volkswagens, regulations for automated driving and whether anyone will ever make any money on self-driving||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #32 – Convertibles, Hybrids, Not Self-Driving and Comcast Hate||This week Sam has driven Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and compares the latest Mazda Miata to the original. Dan spends the week with a very different kind of convertible, the Mustang GT. When the new Nissan Leaf arrives this fall, it will have e-pedal for strong||7/21/2017||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.