Podcasts provide an entertaining and informative way to keep connected to a favorite subject, whether you are driving in the car or even out on a walk. Finding a car-related podcast can be tough because the choices are plentiful and not all podcasts are created equal. I found a number of good ones that I am happy to share with you. If you have a favorite, let me know and I will add it to the list!
This is one of my favorites because the two hosts, Jon Quade and Nick Kubik, are in the automotive business and have a unique perspective on all things automotive. Ironically, their podcast is not meant to be car-related, but it seems they land on that topic often.
The following introduction from their website will give you an idea of what their podcast is all about:
“We’re a couple of funny guys who deliver podcasts about everything… and nothing at all. In fact, that was the inspiration for the podcast!
We are Jon Quade and Nick Kubik, and we have been working together in the “real world” for several years. We got the idea to create this podcast thanks to several co-workers who encouraged us to take our entertaining conversations about everything (and nothing at all) and turn them into a podcast. We think it was a nice way of saying that any time we were in a room together we were a distraction to everyone else. Albeit a good one! So we did, and we just know you’re gonna love it!”
Episodes can be found in all the usual places, and on their website on the EPISODES page. Be sure to check out the one from July 21, 2020 titled “Getting Lucky, Having Lucky and a Vehicle Nanny.”
Everyday Driver – Car Debate is an offshoot of a TV show aptly named “Everyday Driver.” The two hosts from both the TV show and podcast, Todd Deeken and Paul Schmucker, share their love of cars to help listeners find a car that they will love within their budget and needs. Their passion shines on each episode and their knowledge will blow you away.
While Todd and Paul know and appreciate the exotics and supercars, they are realistic in their recommendations. They realize most of us live within a budget, so they do their best to provide a lot of fun alternatives within the listener’s range. As you know, I grew up in an automotive family and spent my whole career in automotive. These guys are so well versed on just about any vehicle segment, that I feel humbled by them.
The video below will give you a good idea what these guys are all about. Once you start listening to their podcast, you will be hooked!
Many of you know Consumer Reports. By their own admission, Consumer Reports works to create a fair and just marketplace for all. As a mission-driven, independent, nonprofit member organization, CR empowers and informs consumers, incentivizes corporations to act responsibly, and helps policymakers prioritize the rights and interests of consumers in order to shape a truly consumer-driven marketplace.
Consumer Reports conducts testing and reviews of many products–including cars. The Talking Cars podcast gathers their automotive experts on each episode to discuss cars, answer buying questions from listeners and share their insights on just about everything automotive.
I enjoy learning about the new vehicles that are in the market. The Consumer Reports team does a thorough and mostly objective job of evaluating their test vehicles (which they buy on their own, thus eliminating testing any specially-prepared vehicles from the OEMs). This is one of only a few automotive podcasts that I listen to on a regular basis.
Check out Talking Cars wherever you listen to podcasts and on their YouTube channel.
It’s interesting how car guys seem to find each other. In early December 2020, Cory from the Garage Talk team reached out to me through Facebook Messenger after reading an article about a mutual car friend. We quickly bonded over our mutual love of cars, and that turned into a guest appearance on their weekly podcast (the episode is on their website as “44. Vehicles Have Nanny’s Too!”).
From their website, here is the background on Matt and Cory from Garage Talk:
Garage Talk was started as a conversation between friends about a shared passion, but it does not end there.
It never fails, every time Matt & Cory get together the conversation will always turn to cars; whether it be the latest news or trends, what is causing woe in the automotive world, or perhaps just to share a bit of joy. This passion for cars turned into Garage Talk: a discussion about all things automotive.
We encourage you to sound off about what excites, drives you mad, or just need to vent about the automotive world. Your can visit our homepage and fill out the form that will shoot us an email with your thoughts and opinions, at GTGarageTalk@gmail.com.
I highly encourage you to check out their podcast and YouTube videos. Expect to see more interaction between Vehicle Nanny and the Garage Talk guys soon!
As I uncover more podcasts worthy of sharing, I will add them here. If you have a favorite that I missed, please let me know in the comments section below.