Check out these 10 au­to­mo­tive pod­casts worth stream­ing

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the in­ter­net sure has a lot of pod­casts. within the au­to­mo­tive realm, for ex­am­ple, there are many, many op­tions, not all of which are cre­ated equal. Some sleuthing is re­quired.

don­ning a buoy­ant, bright orange dig­i­tal life-jacket, we’ve braved the churn­ing seas of the web to gather in one place the best au­dio ex­pe­ri­ences for au­to­mo­tive en­thu­si­asts. here are 10 au­to­mo­tive pod­casts worth stream­ing.

Ev­ery­day Driver: hosts todd deeken and paul Sch­mucker are on a mis­sion to make the av­er­age per­son care about their car with ev­ery­day driver. what be­gan as a youtube series has since trans­formed into a weekly and some­times twice-a-week pod­cast that touches on car news, as well as an­swers lis­ten­ers’ most press­ing ques­tions, like “is my two-seater car a suitable win­ter driver?” and “if i land a new job, should i im­me­di­ately buy my­self a new car?”

The Smok­ing Tire: want to hear from some of the auto in­dus­try’s most in­flu­en­tial people? the Smok­ing tire’s 90-minute show fea­tures top names in the biz, from pro­fes­sional race-car driv­ers such as Kevin mad­sen, to bound­ary­push­ing speed en­thu­si­asts such as en­gi­neer, en­gine-builder and en­tre­pre­neur bisi ez­e­ri­oha, all in an easy-to-di­gest for­mat.

Mo­tor­cy­cles and Mis­fits: one of the mo­tor­cy­cle world’s lead­ing ladies, liza miller hosts this hi­lar­i­ous and ed­u­ca­tional pod­cast. it’s got F-bombs, fart jokes, lots of cul­tural and tech­ni­cal info per­tain­ing to mo­tor­cy­cling, and of­ten an expert or celebrity guest. Check out the episode with the walk­ing dead’s nor­man reedus for a great first im­pres­sion. The Best of Car Talk: eas­ily the most well known on this list (and the only one with a pe­abody award), Car talk was a call-in ra­dio talk show that aired on npr from 1977 to 2012. to­day, npr continues to re-broad­cast old episodes

as weekly pod­casts. its hosts, tom and ray magliozzi (a.k.a. Click and Clack), a pair of broth­ers and me­chan­ics who are as funny as they are handy, won over en­thu­si­asts and ev­ery­day driv­ers with their com­bi­na­tion of down-toearth hu­mour and ap­proach­able shop talk.

B Squad Hotrod: a pod­cast for am­a­teurs by am­a­teurs, b Squad hotrod fol­lows two sets of broth­ers as they charge head­first into the world of hot-rod build­ing. Se­ri­ously, their le­gal dis­claimer is “if you try any­thing we talk about, that’s your fault, not ours.” if you’re build­ing your first hot rod, or even just think­ing about it, this is a re­source worth check­ing out.

Hooni­verse: whether you’re into mo­tor­cy­cles or pickup trucks, there’s some­thing for you on the hooni­verse pod­cast. the Cal­i­for­nia-based web­site and pod­cast com­bines the col­lo­quial aus­tralian term for reck­less driv­ing, “hooning,” with “uni­verse,” and tar­gets what it calls the “ve­hic­u­lar om­ni­vore.” if it’s got wheels and an en­gine, it’s fair game for the pod­cast hosts at hooni­verse.

CarCast: ever dreamt of spend­ing seven days in sunny SoCal dur­ing mon­terey Car week? it’s not in the cards for ev­ery­one, but twice a

week, CarCast hosts adam Carolla, bill gold­berg and matt d’an­dria of­fer an in­sider look at some of the world’s most sought-after events (yes, in­clud­ing peb­ble beach dur­ing mon­terey Car week). when there’s noth­ing exclusive on the cal­en­dar, the hosts keep things fresh by an­swer­ing lis­tener ques­tions and chat­ting with celeb car en­thu­si­asts. Adventure Rider Ra­dio:

mo­tor­cy­clists with a zest for adventure and travel will ap­pre­ci­ate adventure rider ra­dio. Since 2014, host Jim martin and his wife, el­iz­a­beth, have re­leased an hour-long show each thurs­day from their home stu­dio in bri­tish Columbia. the real-life sto­ries of people adventure tour­ing through re­mote parts of the globe are sure to pro­vide an es­cape from re­al­ity, if not in­spire some lis­ten­ers to buy a bike and hit the road with noth­ing more than a cou­ple of sad­dle­bags.

My First Car: what was your first car? two youtube veter­ans pay homage to that mem­o­rable first ve­hi­cle, with their rel­a­tively young pod­cast, aptly ti­tled my First Car. the show cov­ers lots of auto-re­lated top­ics, but al­ways in­cludes a guest who talks about the first car they ever owned.

CarStuff: hosted by the expert ed­u­ca­tors at howStuff­, CarStuff takes a deep dive into a dif­fer­ent au­to­mo­tive topic each week. episodes in­clude more au­to­heavy top­ics, such as how pedes­trian safety shapes your car, and more gen­eral-in­ter­est stuff, such as the sur­pris­ing his­tory of the crime of jay­walk­ing.

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