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Car Show! with Eddie Alterman

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Longtime Car and Driver editor Eddie Alterman thinks all cars are great, even the awful ones. But some cars, he says, transcend their "car-ness” and have a story to tell. On Car Show!, Alterman tells those stories. Stories of the vital cars — the ones that have changed how we drive and live, whose significance lies outside the scope of horsepower or miles per gallon. Because some cars are more than just a pile of metal, glass, and rubber. Some cars are rolling anthropology. Launches May 18, with new episodes on Wednesdays. To hear the show ads free, as well as exclusive bonus content, subscribe to Pushkin+ in Apple Podcasts or at pushkin.fm/plus. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. If you’d like to keep up with the most recent news from this and other Pushkin podcasts be sure to sign up for our email list at Pushkin.fm.

Longtime Car and Driver editor Eddie Alterman thinks all cars are great, even the awful ones. But some cars, he says, transcend their "car-ness” and have a story to tell. On Car Show!, Alterman tells those stories. Stories of the vital cars — the ones that have changed how we drive and live, whose significance lies outside the scope of horsepower or miles per gallon. Because some cars are more than just a pile of metal, glass, and rubber. Some cars are rolling anthropology. Launches May 18, with new episodes on Wednesdays. To hear the show ads free, as well as exclusive bonus content, subscribe to Pushkin+ in Apple Podcasts or at pushkin.fm/plus. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. If you’d like to keep up with the most recent news from this and other Pushkin podcasts be sure to sign up for our email list at Pushkin.fm.

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United States

Description:

Longtime Car and Driver editor Eddie Alterman thinks all cars are great, even the awful ones. But some cars, he says, transcend their "car-ness” and have a story to tell. On Car Show!, Alterman tells those stories. Stories of the vital cars — the ones that have changed how we drive and live, whose significance lies outside the scope of horsepower or miles per gallon. Because some cars are more than just a pile of metal, glass, and rubber. Some cars are rolling anthropology. Launches May 18, with new episodes on Wednesdays. To hear the show ads free, as well as exclusive bonus content, subscribe to Pushkin+ in Apple Podcasts or at pushkin.fm/plus. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. If you’d like to keep up with the most recent news from this and other Pushkin podcasts be sure to sign up for our email list at Pushkin.fm.

Language:

English


Episodes

Car Show Season Two: The Tournament

11/28/2022
Car Show will return on November 30 with a 5-episode tournament to determine Eddie’s highly subjective pick for best car of the year. We’re not just talking about performance and spec sheets though – these cars will become future classics, the ones historians and anthropologists will wax on about. Featuring guest judges Matt Farah, Elana Scherr, John Voelcker, Ezra Dyer, Malcolm Gladwell and more. May the best car win! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:02:13

Family Car Shopping with Malcolm Gladwell

7/13/2022
Eddie helps new father Malcolm Gladwell shop for a family car. They put a souped-up crossover, a Swedish luxury wagon, and... a minivan to the test to help him find the perfect balance of comfort, style, and safety. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:15

The Chrysler Minivan and the New American Parent

7/6/2022
Envisioned as the antidote to the dowdy station wagon, the minivan became more stigmatized still, as it gave power and locomotion to a new entity: the helicopter parent. In a two-part series, Eddie examines the evolution of the family hauler, and asks the question: How did we go from kids unbelted in the rear-facing seat of a station wagon to strapped in and facing forward in a minivan, all within the scope of a few years? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:36:39

The Bugatti Veyron: the Quest to Outrun Gravity

6/29/2022
The Veyron is what happens when unlimited money and colossal ego meet the hardest automotive-engineering questions ever raised. It was built to be the fastest production car in the universe and also the most expensive. This is the story of what it takes to create something the world couldn’t imagine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:36

Detours: The Great Muscle Car Debate with Mike Musto

6/27/2022
Eddie sits down with muscle car guru Mike Musto, who didn’t totally agree with Eddie’s take on the Golf GTI being Generation X’s Pontiac GTO, in Car Show episode 6. If you haven’t heard that episode, you might want to listen to it first. Then, Eddie and Mike discuss the ever-expanding definition of the muscle car, the possibility of an electric version, and how car culture breaks down all of those categories anyway. You can find more of Mike Musto on The Hemmings Hot Rod BBQ Podcast. Note:...

Duration:00:26:07

Our First Cars with Lake Bell and Rob Corddry

6/22/2022
Eddie talks to Lake Bell and Rob Corddry about the cars that shaped their adolescent years and turned them into car geeks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:32

The Volkswagen GTI was our Hero ft. Malcolm Gladwell

6/15/2022
Proud VW evangelists Malcolm Gladwell and Eddie agitate for a reappraisal of the VW GTI as a historically monumental vehicle—at least to Gen Xers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:13

The Chevrolet Corvair: How Safety Failed Us

6/8/2022
The Corvair was Motor Trend’s Car of the Year for 1960, yet the car hit bottom just three years later. In this episode, how battles over safety shaped the future of the Corvair, the car industry, and America itself. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:34

The Lunar Rover: The Most Important Car off this Earth

6/1/2022
Why did we send a car to the moon? How did we design something for an environment we knew nothing about? How did we get it up there? Plus: a behind-the-scenes peek at GM’s current lunar rover project. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:49

The Porsche 928: Why Better Isn’t Always Best

5/25/2022
The Porsche 928 was meant to replace the Porsche 911. Instead, it cemented the 911 as the Porsche icon. In this episode, Eddie investigates why the incredibly great Porsche 928 failed so spectacularly, and was never able to win the hearts and minds of the Porsche faithful. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:56

The BMW M5: The Last Best Sport Sedan ft. Malcolm Gladwell

5/18/2022
Malcolm Gladwell joins Eddie to share this ode to sport-sedan purity, before automation and excessive trim ruined everything. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:38:22

The Jeep Wrangler: Saving Democracy, Making Bank

5/18/2022
The Jeep was created in the 1940s to serve the battlefields of World War II. It glided into France on D-Day, it slogged through the Bulge. Today you can find Jeeps cruising the Jersey shore, or parked in someone’s garage next to a Mercedes-Benz S-class. But it still remains true to its military roots. It’s still—defiantly—the most American vehicle of all time. So why does this anachronistic, out-of-step vehicle still sell so well? The answer may surprise you. If you’d like to keep up with...

Duration:00:33:26

Introducing: Car Show! with Eddie Alterman

5/5/2022
Coming soon from Pushkin Industries: a show about why we drive what we drive. Hosted by Eddie Alterman, longtime editor of Car and Driver. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:02:27

Car Show!

4/15/2022
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:00:49