Best automotive journalism podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Driven
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Driven captures and tells the stories of talent, innovation and emerging assets that are shaping the way the automtoive and tech industries are changing the way the world moves.More than a century ago, the Detroit region put the world on wheels and changed the transportation landscape forever. The modern automotive industry was built here. Today this ecosystem has grown into the densest cluster of automotive assets on the planet. And while Detroit remains the traditional center of the global ...
 
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DRIVELINE
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Host Daniel Campbell, with Milton Underdue, John Soufia, and Michael Montanti along with friends, drivers, and special guests each week to bring you local and global coverage of concept cars, builds, racing, things that go sideways, and much much more.Instagram: @DrivelinemediaTwitter:@DrivelinemediaFacebook: www.facebook.com/DrivelineMedia
 
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Why We Drive
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Chicago based car talk by Jeremy Scott and Patrick Morgan. Jeremy's involvement in motorsport broadcasting and Patrick's automotive journalism merge together to form "Why We Drive." A podcast dedicated to the best of the automobile. From those moments when you just stop and stare at a pretty body panel, to the times when you're exercizing your right to wring a rental car by its neck, WWD covers all of this, and everything inbetween.
 
The AutoConverse Podcast explores the most progressive people, ideas, and technologies innovating the way we connect and how we get around. Visit us on the web at www.autoconverse.com.
 
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The luxury car market is growing, and so are the number of manufacturers making them. In February 2014, Chinese auto-parts supplier Wanxiang Group purchased assets of Fisker Automotive for $149.2 million in a bankruptcy auction. These assets included design, a plug-in hybrid powertrain, and a manufacturing facility in Delaware. Karma Automotive ...…
 
This episode of Driven’s Startup Spotlight features Alisyn Malek, COO and co-founder of May Mobility, a Michigan-based autonomous shuttle company, about their parterships and deployments. Learn more about how Detroit is the region leading the world in mobility by visiting detroitdriven.us. Sign up for our newsletter while you're there..…
 
In a recent conversation, vAuto executive and used car marketing veteran Dale Pollak explains why he says that calendars do not accurately measure profitability of vehicles. The myth, Pollak states, is that vehicles have diminished profit opportunity as they age according to calendar days. But Pollak says this is not true. In this episode, we s ...…
 
The widespread adoption of electric vehicles is closer than you might think. For this episode of Driven’s Mobility Moments Podcast, we talked with Vince Carioti from Phoenix Contact E-Mobility North America about EVs, charging stations, range anxiety and a lot more. Get ready to be surprised! Learn more about how Detroit is the region leading t ...…
 
We all know that new car shoppers exhibit specific preferences. As they say, "There's Nothing Like that New Car Smell," but how should dealers be spending their paid search dollars to best attract them? In this episode, we explore the smartest ways to capture new car shoppers through paid search, by optimizing and tracking your New, Make Model ...…
 
In our first episode of Season III which kicks off 2019, Ryan and Terry welcome each other back from the holidays. Ryan asks Terry about his interview with Mark Schaefer, Author of the new book Marketing Rebellion. The two talk about humans marketing vs. machines, making connections and relationships. They also talk briefly on the idea of visit ...…
 
In this episode, host Ryan Gerardi struggles with a hoarse voice talking about GM plans to shut down plants and lay off workers in an effort to calibrate for the future of mobility, electric vehicles, and ride sharing, and autonomous driving tech, before voyaging into an extended conversation with Guest Brandon Cauble about localized digital di ...…
 
This episode features our conversation with Author Branding Wilkinson who recently rolled out his first printed book ReThink Selling. ReThink Selling is not a book about how to sell more effectively. It focuses on the intrinsic aspects of your personal success, which in turn impacts your professional success. It’s consistently been in the top 1 ...…
 
Chris, Axle, and Ryan are back for another podcast adventure. This episode opens up with a brief conversation around businesses getting into podcasting. The meat of the episode is on Chris' dilemma in the BDC, sparking on talk about hiring, training, discipline, and leadership. Towards the end we talk about AutoGravity - new approach to vehicle ...…
 
This episode of Driven’s Startup Spotlight features Daniel Ratliff, Principal at Fontinalis Partners which invests in technology companies improving next-generation mobility. Ratliff talks to Driven about the Detroit region's startup ecosystem and what they are looking for mobility companies. This Startup Spotlight was brought to you by Destina ...…
 
Don’t miss this episode of Driven’s Mobility Moments Podcast, where host Claire Charlton explores grant funding available right now for global mobility innovators to test and pilot in Michigan with guest Amanda Roraff, operations manager at PlanetM. Learn more about how Detroit is the region leading the world in mobility by visiting detroitdriv ...…
 
In this week's episode we welcome Carzuz Founder Phil Kandera who recently launched the new media initiative 'Coffee with Carzuz' with Co-Host Massie Center. Their company provides both a B2B and a B2C product, helping to streamline the online auto shopping experience between consumers and retailers. The show opens up with a brief acknowledgeme ...…
 
When a long-standing family business is looking to the future, who do they turn to enhance operational and organizational efficiency? Find out in this conversation featuring David Long from The Niello Company, a West Coast Auto Group founded in 1921. As David explains, "MASSIVE action (even if it is imperfect action) with colossal, consistent, ...…
 
Think your dealership website is up to snuff? In this episode, automotive digital marketing veteran Frank J Lopes joins Host Ryan Gerardi for an impromptu analysis of the homepage of 3 randomly selected dealership websites. Listen in on the elements catching Frank's attention and how they impact the customer. You can also view this session on Y ...…
 
In the light of the recent backlash against CarGurus (by some industry pundits), we decided to conduct an open professional discussion around price increases, features, and benefits for dealers on the CarGurus platform. This conversation features auto retail marketing executives Gray Scott, Chris Leslie, and Dave Rozek. Catch the video replay o ...…
 
Vehicle photos published on the web listing cars for sale typically include dealership logos, phone numbers, website addresses, and other calls to action. But on e-commerce sites, the conventional approach to product photos includes none of these elements. Product photos are plain and simple, letting the shopper focus on the product. Is there a ...…
 
Brace yourself for this week's edition of the ON AIR featuring Alumni Gray Scott, Chris K Leslie, and Paul J Daly alongside host Ryan Gerardi. In this episode we open up acknowledging the death of Marvel Legend Stan Lee. We briefly discuss a new Autonomous Ride Hailing Service being introduced next month by Waymo under a secret name, and we dis ...…
 
When it comes to Paid Search, we are often posed with the question, "What's in a name?" What are the data and best practices for Dealers when it comes to purchasing their own dealership name as a keyword in their PPC Ads? Should Dealers purchase ads with their competitors' names? How does Paid Search stack up to other advertising channels? In t ...…
 
Did you know that leads generated by dealership employees convert 7 TIMES more frequently than company leads? An according to Forbes Magazine, sales reps who use Social Media outsell their peers by 78%. This is the premise behind our conversation in this episode with Ken Potter, President of Build-A-Brand. Build-a-Brand empowers individual sale ...…
 
Technically the third Axle Session but being published before the second, this episode features Axle and Ryan in traditional long form style. It's split into four segments: The first is about disparaging others. The second is about mediocrity. The third is about B2B video marketing. The fourth segment is about Google's new Store Visits in Googl ...…
 
In this week's episode of ON AIR we feature Get Ya Some Radio Show Host Terry Lancaster. The show opens up with a recap of yesterday's midterm elections, and voting. We talk about Uber and Lyft aiming to go public and the economy of ride sharing. This leads into a conversation about emergence where Terry gets super poetic about the idea that hu ...…
 
Spend less on fuel, servicing and tax by plugging this device into your car. ON AIR Host Ryan Gerardi meets with GOFAR Founder & CEO Danny Adams to talk about his company's device that utilizes a technology familiar with Formula 1 racing cars, designed and outfitted for the consumer driver.
 
When a national brands align with Pop Culture, double standards, hypocrisy, and selling out can occur. Is that the case with Genesis aligning with Hip-Hop artist Lil Wayne for the Genesis Halftime Show on ESPN's Monday Night Football. Our Guest today Chip Dorman thinks so, as does your Host Ryan Gerardi. Also in this episode - AutoNation invest ...…
 
The U.S. Army has a legacy of autonomous vehicle design, development, and testing, and this is a big benefit to civilian automobile manufacturing. Here, at the Detroit Arsenal, engineers like Bernie Theisen are hard at work at the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, or TARDEC. We welcomed Bernie for this episode of Dri ...…
 
Customer loyalty in motion. That's what this episode is about. Cathy Nesbit from Harry Robinson Buick GMC and Terry Lancaster from the Get Ya Some Radio Show join Host Ryan Gerardi to talk about customer loyalty inside Cathy's dealership in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Catch the video replay on our YouTube channel in the video titled, The Auto Shopper ...…
 
Are you a live streamer, podcaster, and/or video blogger? Are you thinking about getting into it? If so, then episode is for you. Mike Phillips is all three and he's been at it for years, with multiple shows across several platforms and thousands of fans and followers. Enjoy this conversation from Mike's special guest appearance on our weekly s ...…
 
This episode of Driven’s Startup Spotlight features Kevin Kardel, Corporate Strategy at Molex, leading supplier of connectors and interconnect components. Kardel talks to Driven about Molex’s interest in the Detroit mobility ecosystem, their recent startup acquisition, and their recent move into the PlanetM Landing Zone. This Startup Spotlight ...…
 
This week ON AIR we welcome back Special Guests Frank J Lopes and Mat Koenig. Both are coming off the Auto Retail Fall Conference Tour in Las Vegas with plenty of insight and stories to share. We also get into a discussion about the supposed impending "downturn" in the auto retail business.
 
Beyond the phrase margin compression, what can dealers do about this glaring reality? Progressive dealers understand that margin compression isn’t the problem. It’s a symptom of flaws in your process. And with your strategy. In this episode we meet with three dealers who share tips and best practices for how they are securing their margins in h ...…
 
What is the real story behind CarGurus' new SEM Plus product offering for dealers? Is this a model that gets dealers to pay for CarGurus’ own site traffic? Should 3rd Party Listing Sites even be offering Paid Search to Dealers? In this episode, Chris and Ryan are joined by a new voice - Axle, where the trio talks about inconsistencies coming fr ...…
 
With a household name such as Nike, taking risks with your brand in advertising is a gamble. The reward might be great, depending on the unknown consequences. What can we learn about Nike's decision to make Colin Kapernick their spokesperson, and how do these lessons related to Auto Retail? To discuss this, we welcome long-time fan Amanda Ryan ...…
 
There is little if any debate on the widespread consumption of video on the Web. Two auto dealers that not only understand this but live and breath this in their profession are Bowtie Terrance from Dallas Dodge and El Patronn from Brooklyn Mitsubishi. Combined, the two have hundreds of thousands of followers across Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn ...…
 
Despite all the talk and new technology, buying a car today is not drastically different from yesteryears. The reasons why may vary depending on who you talk with, and some believe that today’s website widgets, often referred to as Digital Retailing software, offer car buyers a better experience.Hubert Vester Auto Group COO Christopher Vester d ...…
 
In this episode we have our interview with Cliff Banks of TheBanksReport.com, recorded last month for AutoConverse ON AIR, our live weekly broadcast, after it was announced that CDK would be partnering with Lyft Concierge and integrating with the new Fortellis platform. Also discussed is Cox Automotive's acquisition of Clutch Technologies for W ...…
 
Driven's Claire Charlton took a trip through time with award-winning automotive journalist John McElroy. He shared some unforgettable moments and offered his take on where we go from here. Join us for this special edition of Driven's Mobility Moments Podcast. Learn more about how Detroit is the region leading the world in mobility by visiting d ...…
 
This week on ON AIR we welcome back Bill Playford and DJ Snyder to talk about Customer Loyalty, Retention, and Repeat Business for Auto Retailers as well as the latest on CDK and Lyft with the Fortellis Platform.
 
This is a special edition friendly month-end update from your Host Ryan Gerardi thanking listeners and contributors for helping the AutoConverse Podcast reach it's monthly goals six consecutive months since we introduced the podcast in March 2018. The episode also includes announcements and upcoming events and activities. The article featured i ...…
 
Please join us as we welcome Dealers United CEO Peter Peterson, and Andrew Myers, now a Dealers United Managing Partner, a result of the recent acquisition of Andrew’s company What’s Next Media, which makes message-based video programs for Auto Dealerships. Through the acquisition, Dealers United will now incorporate all of What’s Next Media vi ...…
 
From simple transit solutions to future-focused mobility there's a lot going on behind the scenes in Detroit. Listen to Mark de la Vergne, chief of mobility innovation, City of Detroit, share the top initiatives on Mobility Moments Podcast. Learn more about how Detroit is the region leading the world in mobility by visiting detroitdriven.us. Si ...…
 
This week ON AIR welcomes Sherri Riggs from DrivingSales. Sherri has been involved with every part of creating television, from marketing and sales, producing, anchoring and reporting. She understands the power behind sharing stories and using entertainment to inform and bolster both people’s personal lives as well as their professional passion ...…
 
Just in time for the weekend, this special edition features the latest long form opining and analysis from Chris K Leslie and Ryan Gerardi. The first several minutes includes a recap of the week from Ryan and a look ahead at things to come this Fall. The bulk of the podcast is Chris and Ryan talking about everything from stretchy pants in your ...…
 
This well fellow E10 Drift commentator/announcer J David Rich joins us, as well as current East 10 drift pro/am points leader Tyler Garlatz.By DRIVELINE.
 
A dynamic campaign aimed at recent STEAM grads will launch this month. Claire Charlton talked with Roger Curtis, director of the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development about what Michigan has that Millennials want. Learn more about how Detroit is the region leading the world in mobility by visiting detroitdriven.us. Sign up for ...…
 
This episode is all about a "Kid from Philly" that goes by Paul J Daly who recently sold the first business he started so that he can shift focus onto his second business, a creative marketing agency called Congruent Story. Paul also launched the Dealers Compressed Podcast earlier this year, his first. In this episode, we analyze a recent Carva ...…
 
This episode of Driven’s Startup Spotlight features Elliot Darvick, General Manager, Michigan and Ohio, of Lyft, a ride-hailing mobility company. Darvick talks to Driven about what Lyft is doing to alleviate some of Detroit’s mobility issues and why they are excited to be a part of the regional ecosystem. You can learn more about Lyft in their ...…
 
This week ON AIR we welcome Lauren Wolfe, Senior Director of Consumer Experience at Drive Motors which provides an Online Checkout tool for auto retailers, or more popularly referred to as 'Digital Retailing.' Lauren discusses with us how the consumer experience in auto retail is evolving, and how her company is working with dealers to help kee ...…
 
This special edition episode features our interview with a Fair.com vehicle subscriber talking in depth about his experience using the app and obtaining his vehicle from the local dealer. The interview begins about 10 minutes in. Prior to that we do a wrap up of highlights from the week and month, and provide a look ahead at the podcasts coming ...…
 
Dealer video and TV ads do not normally stand out as highly creative or exceptional, and one Chicago-area dealer is setting out to change that. In this episode we talk with Gray Scott, VP of Marketing at a High Volume Dealership in Chicago Metro, who recently created a TV ad for the Honda Accord that is targeted directly at Millennials and that ...…
 
Chris K Leslie & Ryan J Gerardi are back for another monthly installment of opinions and analysis of key conversations and developments in the auto and tech industries. The conversation was recorded July 5th, the bulk of which is about video marketing and auto dealers. We talk at length about what it really takes for dealers to be effective wit ...…
 
It is said that most car owners only drive their vehicles 5-10% of the time, which means our cars are just sitting somewhere such as in a garage, a driveway, or a parking lot more than 90% of the time. Well one company believes there’s a market for putting those vehicles to use, and investors seem to agree. The car-sharing start-up HyreCar anno ...…
 
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