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The Cast Away Podcast is about the making of the Australian podcast awards. The Cast Away Awards aim to give Australian podcasters something to aspire towards, increase our sense of community, and raise the profile of podcasting in Australia. They are being organised by a group of people passionate about podcasting, and spearheaded by the host of this podcast, Dave Gertler. This podcast is Dave's way of sharing the journey of Cast Away as it unfolds!
 
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A few years after their critically acclaimed album “Remain in Light”, the band return with their most approachable and radio-friendly record to date, “Speaking in Tongues”. Fuelled by the success of their highest charting single “Burning Down the House” and crowd-pleasers like "Slippery People", "Girlfriend is Better" and “This must be the place” t…
 
In our traditional podcast crossover with the lads from Box of Neutrals we quickly reflect on the confirmation of Sergio Perez at Red Bull before diving into our annual F1 awards, and manage to solve some of F1's problems along the way. Thanks for a brilliant year (podcast wise, at least), hope you've loved all the #content, and we'll be back bigge…
 
Look, we know it was a dud race, you know it was a dud race, let's just agree we won't let it ruin the year and it'll be fine, don't even worry about it. We recap the fantasy league results for the year, test out hindsight in the Superquiz and sizzle our sensational end of year show (coming soon)!
 
Zach is his usual, sparkling self while Rod musters a sleep-deprived, "Medium Energy" performance in review of the eventful Bahrain Grand Prix. Hamilton has COVID, Mazepin joins Haas, and who was "Personality of the weekend"? Stay abreast of all developments in our discord: https://discord.gg/BJey27aMCg…
 
We explain why we're launching a discord for the community (come say hello, link below), as well as reflecting on the remainder of the F1 year ahead, channel the #Influencer inside and suggest recommend some #Content, and in our twitter poll we ask what kind of ice-cream would Daniel Ricciardo be? Discord link: https://discord.gg/BJey27aMCg…
 
Part two of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s epic sit down interview with NASCAR Legend Darrell Waltrip delivers never before told stories and more. Ole DW shares stories about NASCAR tearing down his Junior Johnson Racing machine, suspecting cheating. Some, may call it cheating. Others, call it creativity. DW says that they were not "rule breakers," rather, "…
 
It's been a long time coming! Finally, racing legend Darrell Waltrip joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis at the table for a much anticipated two-part interview. Ole DW discusses his early days on the short tracks of Nashville and how an unknown driver made an instant splash in the big leagues of NASCAR, despite showing up with little-to…
 
Join us to celebrate Lewis Hamilton's record-equalling 7th world championship, delight in the deliciously predictable Turkish Grand Prix headlines, recap the race and fantasy league, remember Sebastian Vettel's triumphs in the Superquiz, and we boot it home with our most on the nose closing thoughts to date.…
 
The NASCAR season is over and a new champion has been crowned. Dale Earnhardt Jr. brings on the 2020 Cup Series champion Chase Elliott to dive into what this accomplishment means for the 24-year-old and how he pulled it off. Plus, the DJD gang reflects on the unprecedented year for the sport. Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis first find out they are …
 
It's a Chad Knaus, few ever get to know. Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits down with the 7-time NASCAR Championship Crew Chief in a wide open interview on the Download. Knaus' journey to becoming Jimmie Johnson's crew chief started in the grassroots midwest wrenching on his father's Late Model racecars. That short track grind taught many valuable lessons tha…
 
We had to walk the tightrope after a technical gremlin literally reached into Rod's computer, pulled out its glistening, silicon heart and ate it right in front of him, regardless we basked in the glory of Mercedes' 7th consecutive championship, retrace their golden path in the Superquiz and scrutinise F1 journalists dinner arrangements.…
 
In a Dale Jr. Download exclusive, we sit down with Kyle Larson for his first interview since being reinstated into NASCAR. In May the use of a racial slur during an online race resulted in Larson's suspension from NASCAR and the loss of his Cup Series ride at Chip Ganassi Racing. Larson opens up about how he used that time to educate himself and ex…
 
We recognise the brilliance of Hamilton as he becomes the winningest driver of all time, speedrun an incredible thread of news stories that happened since last episode, put the Haas drivers under the microscope in the Superquiz and even get around to talking about the Portuguese Grand Prix.
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is pumped to bring a double-dose of guests to the table. And not just any two guests... two of the hottest young racecar drivers in America, Chase Briscoe and Josh Berry. Fresh off the news he is moving up to the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021, Chase Briscoe details how he learned of his dream opportunity racing the #14 for Stewart Ha…
 
Where has Dale Earnhardt Jr. been? Many wondered the reason for this week’s Dale Jr. Download being two days late, but wonder no more. The two-time Daytona 500 champion speaks publicly for the first time since becoming a two-time Dad, and he uses this episode to share news about the newest Earnhardt. Dale Jr. discloses his new daughter’s name, the …
 
Hamilton writes his name alongside one of the absolute greats, so we mark the occasion by retracing his 91st race win, celebrate Ricciardo's triumphant return to the podium, Rod offers a look at the world of F1 supersubs in the Superquiz, things run off the rails when we remember why Stroll didn't race AND wonder what the heck DC was talking about?…
 
With Talking Heads on hiatus, Chris Blackwell from Island Records gambles on Chris and Tina's side project Tom Tom Club — a risk that pays off big time. Exploring a selection of tracks from their first three albums "Tom Tom Club", "Close to the bone" and "Boom boom chi boom boom", this is my first look at the side projects of the band members. Trac…
 
Good times and loads of laughs! That's what you get when you bring longtime friend and former NASCAR racer Hank Parker Jr. to the table for a conversation with Dale Earnhardt Jr. They were born days apart and both had famous fathers, one a world famous Champion Fisherman, the other an icon of the sport of Auto Racing. Their father's friendship led …
 
In one of the most wide-open episodes of all-time, former NASCAR driver Mike Skinner brings a new level of honesty and badassery to the table, in a much awaited conversation with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Skinner holds nothing back as he talks about his rough upbringing and how working in the oil fields of Colorado was the start of a journey that led to s…
 
With 2020 still curbing our enthusiasm for F1 and the world in general we look at the Valtteri “Lucky Boy” Bottas 4.0, why Hamilton was harshly dealt but not in the conspiracy type of way, why Turn 2 needs a rethink and we use the Superquiz to examine some of F1’s most controversial penalties.
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. welcomes America's Crew Chief, Larry McReynolds, to the show to uncover how the heck a Birmingham 'Baby Boy' became one of the most recognizable and trusted names in NASCAR. Larry Mac gives us the low-down on why he was nicknamed "baby boy" early on in a journey to NASCAR that was filled with more ups and downs than an amusement …
 
Back at the table, Dale Earnhardt Jr. brings in one of his drivers, Justin Allgaier, who brings truth and transparency like we've never heard from the driver hungry for his first NASCAR Xfinity Series title. Allgaier opens up about his run-ins with JR Motorsports teammate Noah Gragson and discloses what had him most upset about the situation. What …
 
Rod and Zach return, one jet-lagged and one sleep deprived, to offer their medium-energy perspective on the showstopping Italian Grand Prix that everyone is talking about. Zach, rightly, looks toward Pierre Gasly for inspiration for the Superquiz and Rod reveals some greviances about making podcasts.…
 
Legendary NASCAR racer Ernie Irvan lived to tell his story, barely, and joins the Download for a tell-all interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Irvan discusses his California racing roots and how his missing father led to a journey to stock car country in North Carolina. From welding bleacher seats to daring the local short track scene, Ernie quickly m…
 
Zach may be sunning it up in Italy, but Rod is still in lockdown and that's his excuse for sliding into hysteria. Good thing too, because we extracted everything we could from a snoozer of a race, we take Cyril Abiteboul from zero to hero in the Superquiz, and I guess some more... I zoned out toward the end. Bon appetit.…
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. brings one of NASCAR's hottest young stars, Ross Chastain, to announce a throwback that lights up the Download. The watermelon farmer turned NASCAR driver has been turning heads and making headlines during his journey in the sport. Despite his recent success, he shares the emotions of how it all came crashing down when a sponsor …
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr and co-host Mike Davis are joined by legendary NASCAR crew member, the great Danny “Chocolate” Myers, for a colorful and candid conversation. Chocolate was a longtime gasman for Dale Earnhardt Sr., Richard Childress Racing and the famed number-three; so boy does he have stories! Choc talks about his family racing heritage and how …
 
7-time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. for an exclusive reveal of a special tribute scheme to fellow 7-timers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. The Darlington throwback paint scheme has Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis over the moon. Johnson goes deep on the impact of the scheme and other's who will be throwing back to honor …
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. brings a double-dose of guest badassery to the show with an Indycar star that cheated death, and an agent turned car owner. Open wheel ace James Hinchliffe talks about his sucky go-kart start and his rise to become an Indycar Series winner. He brings us into his headspace on the horrific crash at Indianapolis that nearly ended hi…
 
Chances of a Mercedes clean sweep this season were dashed by the romping Red Bull of Max Verstappen... so why does the 70th Anniversary GP feel so stale? We offer luke-warm takes on the events of the race, someone rightly pulls Rod up for his woeful pronounciation and Zach makes it an episode worth listening to with his 70th Quiziversary.…
 
Featuring special guest Chris Franz, founding member of Talking Heads. In their final collaboration with producer and song-writer Brian Eno, Talking Heads carefully sculpt their musical ideas into their most critically acclaimed album. Featuring a deep dive into the hero track "Once In A Lifetime" we breakdown the groove and lyrical inspiration, an…
 
Childhood friends Dale Earnhardt Jr. and NASCAR Championship Crew Chief Rodney Childers reconnect about racing, crew chiefing and causing trouble as youths. Most know Rodney as Kevin Harvick's pit boss, but prior to his role on the box, he was a winning racecar driver. Childers details how his racing career began with a go-kart and his mom. While d…
 
Imola is IN, Brazil is OUT, what's that all about? Just like isolation, Rod and Zach don't believe in taking a week off so we're back with a look at the F1 news of the week, we answer listener questions, offer some recommendations to help fill your newfound abundance of spare time, Rod announces his side-project podcast, and hopefully you didn't sk…
 
The man only knows one speed in racing and in life; Robby Gordon joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the Download. Dale Jr.& Robby discuss the duo's run-in at Bristol, and what made the driver that Dale Jr. once referred to as "a moving chicane" one of the most fierce and polarizing figures in Motorsports. Gordon reveals that it was the Intimidator who bro…
 
Send us your questions ahead of the next episode: superlicensepodcast@gmail.com Coming at you live-to-tape, adjacent to the Caravan of Courage, it's the Superlicense podcast. If the prospect of rain that never came dampened your enthusiasm for the Hungarian Grand Prix, never fear! We're back with our patented race review and (patent pending) Superq…
 
One of the most innovate individuals to ever grace the NASCAR garage, Hall of Fame Crew Chief Ray Evernham joins Dale Earnhardt Jr on the Download. The two-good friends talk about Ray's racing career on the Jersey Shore. Dale Jr. learns about the horrific crash that left Ray with a severe head injury and a unexpected new career path. Evernham discu…
 
Part-two of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s in-depth interview with Mark Martin is just the tip of the iceberg of this action packed episode. Dale Jr, co-host Mike Davis and producer Matthew Dillner drop the gloves debating the underglow lights being placed on NASCAR Cup Series cars for the All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Paint scheme advocate Dale J…
 
Chris Frantz, founding member of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, joins me to discuss his life and career in music. In this episode we cover his experience writing his first book, an autobiography called "Remain in Love", and in upcoming episodes I'll be sharing his insights into the seminal Talking Heads album Remain In Light, the full Tom Tom Club…
 
We finally have some racing to talk about and Austria was.... worth the wait? Maybe? Granted it was a loooong wait. Ok, but it was good even if Zach had to wait a little longer than the rest of us to catch the final lap. Rod challenges Zach to answer his back-to-back, and we upset some folks on twitter while avoiding the anger of others (aka busine…
 
Finally! NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the Download for the first time. The former Hendrick Motorsports teammates dive into Mark's meteoric rise from local dirt racer to NASCAR front-runner. They discuss how his dad influenced his passion for racing, including letting him drive a tractor trailer at the age of 12 and t…
 
Ok, let's try this again! The post-COVID world looks very different in some key ways, so we're delivering a primer, a spotter's guide if you will, to what to expect when you're expecting a return to racing in 2020. It's not just the cars, but what's around them that's changed, and Zach looks to live and let livery in the Superquiz.…
 
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