PODCASTS

11/16/19 Meet Joe Zolper from TV’s Garage Squad

On Drivers Talk this week we discuss the terrible state of roads in the US, the 2021 Mirai redesign, Harley starts producing their LiveWire and more! We then end with our interview with Joe Zolper from his TV Show “Garage Squad.” Show #1015

11/9/19 The Smart Alternative to Racing Simulators

We cover the latest in the automotive business including Hyundai Theta II’s being recalled, Johann de Nyson’s tough gig at VW, Hummer’s comeback and more! Rick then interviews Johan Schwartz about his race track cheat sheets.

11/2/19 Learn To Conquer the Mountain with Don Alexander

This week we have jeep4x4school.com’s Don Alexander to discuss our trip to Big Bear which is playing on our youtube channel!

10/26/19 Hemmings Auto Auctions: Now Snipe Free!

This week the team calls long distance to South Africa to speak with Keith Rivers as he reports on the Bloodhound LSR Team about going 1000 mph! Jay then calls up Mike Austin from Hemmings to discuss their new auction service!

10/19/19 Waiting for the Next El Camino

The El Camino has been in the news lately, so we’re taking on the possibility of a comeback! We also cover the uncertainty of the industry, McClaren building a super truck and more!

10/12/19 Kia’s Emergence and Ford’s Folly

On this episode we discuss Andretti’s Formula E opinion, the differences between manufacturing gas vs. electric, the rise of trade schools and more! Jay then breaks down the current SUV market and tells us why Kia is making waves.

10/5/19 Super Duty and Titan star at the Texas State Fair

This week we’re talkin’ flawless yacht delivery, no more freezing in Detroit for the NAIAS, autonomous shuttles and just as the title says: the trucks at the Texas State Fair.

9/28/19 Mustang Performance Journalist Evan Smith

On this week’s show we cover the evolution of car subscription services as well as talk to special guest Evan Smith to talk about the state of the Mustang and all things muscle car!

9/21/19 IMSA Prototype Champion Eric Curran

It’s a show about dealerships! This week the team discusses some shady dealership practices and then interviews Eric Curran who runs his own exotic dealership. Did we mention he’s an IMSA Champion and the current go-to driver for testing/sorting these Saleen S1’s?

9/14/19 The Man With 10,000 Cars

This week’s topics include BMW’s ugly grill, 4,000 lost cars, lane monitors and more! Special guest Michael Shanes calls in to talk about his car collection.

9/7/19 Which New Driver Assist Features Annoy You?

On show #1005 we discuss why you see police folks touch tail lights on a traffic stop, truck makers ignoring the RV market, no recall on the Theta II engine that causes fires and more! Rick heads off to Watkins Glen so Jay and Spencer take on the topics of driver assist and the announcement of the Fiat 500 ending production in the US.

8/31/19 Automotive Spy Photography Has Changed

Our topics this week include a Ranger lawsuit, Harley’s Livewire and more! We then cover how Automotive Spy Photography has evolved.

8/24/19 Market Headwinds facing the Electric Car 

On the show this week we cover various topics including a Nissan deep dive, Robert Cumberford shredding the C8, and the underwhelming color changes in new models. We then address your concerns about buying an electric car and what the current challenges are to make EV’s the next era.

8/17/19 Impressions of the C8 with Corvette Mike

This week we talk about Kia’s upcoming truck, your thoughts on a plastic car, an entry level Porsche and more! The show then wraps up with special guest Mike Vietro, aka Corvette Mike, to talk about his thoughts on the new mid-engine C8 Corvette.

8/10/19 RECALL: Hyundai vs. the Center for Auto Safety

This week we cover topics such as Pismo’s dune buggy ban reversal, France declares solar roads are a failure, and more! We then have special guest Jason Levine, the Executive Director for the Center of Automotive Safety on to discuss Hyundai’s fire problems and recalls in general.

8/3/19 Thank You: Show #1000 with Peter Brock

20 years ago I was invited by Rick Titus to start a radio show in Bakersfield. We have always delivered Drivers Talk as America’s car show, in a format that both challenges and educates our magnificent audience. Now, on show #1000, I would just like to thank our listeners around the world and invite them on another fast and informative lap. -JD

7/27/19 The Highs and Lows of Fiat Chrysler

On this episode, the team talks about the over-saturated Crossover market, the bastardization of the Chevy Blazer, “Cars That Failed Because They Were Before There Time” featuring your responses and a deep look at the current state of FCA.

7/20/19 MINI Should Be Sold Consumer Direct By Internet

This week the team tackles Mitsubishi’s new EVO, Silverado fighting RAM in the truck market, Buick vs. Cadillac and finishes it off with a round table on the possibility of MINI selling direct.

7/13/19 Long Distance Motorcycle Touring

Rider Magazine’s own Mark Tuttle gives the best advice on how to get the most out of your Motorcycle Touring trip! The show covers other topics like a NASCAR/Indycar team up, Officiating ruining sports and more!

7/6/19 Jeeps on the John Bull Trail

This week the team covers the latest automotive topics including: a Subaru and Toyota team-up, Fiat dealing with the sales slump, A hot rod Nissan Leaf and our Big Bear rock climbing experience with the Jeep 4×4 school.

6/29/19 Stolen Victory: Ford’s Lemans Disqualification

Rick talks to Ford Racer Ben Keating about his disqualification in Lemans.

6/22/19 Can Mitsubishi Really Come Back?

This week the show starts off with the hottest industry news like the on again off again merger, Indy and NASCAR in the rain, Fisker Karma and more! Cam Benty then joins the show to talk about Mitsubishi’s latest offering, the Outlander Hybrid. Can it compete in today’s market?

6/15/19 Frame-less Pick Ups Are Coming

This week Road Test Editor Cam Benty joins the team in studio to cover the latest in automotive news, the Ford v. Ferrari trailer, Lotus’ new car introduction, your submissions for the ugliest car produced, Unibody pickups and more!