High Speed Stuff Wrap-up: The Audi Shark Concept and Police Chases

Scott Benjamin

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Yup...it's that time again. It's time for me to give you with a quick rundown of what Ben and I have been up to on our High Speed Stuff podcast over the past week. So, without further delay, here's what you can expect to find on iTunes...

On Tuesday, with Discovery's Shark Week well underway, Ben and I felt inspired to do a topic that somehow tied-in with the week-long event. We thought: Cars and sharks...sharks and cars...something sharky...hmmm. Then it hit us. The Audi Shark concept! Notice I didn't say concept car. That's because the Audi Shark concept is actually a hovercraft. I've always been fascinated by hovercraft, so this topic was a lot of fun for me. And I think Ben really got into this one, too. So, is Audi really going to build a hovercraft? And where did this unusual design come from? If you don't already know, I truly think you'll be surprised by the answer. Of course, we spent a little time covering the basics of hovercraft operation, too. We even discussed the idea of using a hovercraft as daily transportation. Would it be practical? What would be the benefits and the limitations? I guess you'll just have to listen to the podcast to learn why we're not all able to drive hovercraft to-and-from work or school everyday.

And before we knew it, it was Thursday, and Ben and I had an entertaining discussion about police chases. I swear to you, this was not inspired by anything that happened over last weekend...seriously. We just both have an avid interest in learning how these things typically unfold -- sometimes even on live television. We talked about the many, many ways that officers are trained to effectively put an end to a high-speed pursuit and, of course, why it's a really bad idea to run in the first place. Man, for some reason I really want to see an episode or two of "COPS" right now.

So anyway, that's what's happening on the High Speed Stuff podcast this week. If you'd like, surf over to iTunes and give it a listen. And as I mention every week: Yes, it's free. Just don't forget while you're there to take the opportunity to browse through some of our older episodes and give us a little feedback. You can also let us know what you think in the comment section below, or if you'd rather send us an e-mail, you can do that, too. Ben always reads the address at the end of each podcast.

Podcast-related stuff: Discovery Channel - Shark Week HowStuffWorks Videos - "How Do They Do It: Hovercraft" HowStuffWorks Videos - "Really Big Things: LCAC Hovercraft" How Police Chases Work New Audi Prices & Reviews - Consumer Guide Automotive