Podcasts

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

There are three types of driving distractions, and no one is immune from the dangers associated with each -- young drivers and experienced drivers alike. Join Scott and Ben as they look at what’s happening inside the brain of a distracted driver.

Are motorcycles really more dangerous than cars?

Compared with people driving cars and trucks, do motorcycle riders face a higher risk of death or injury in a crash? Find out what motorcycle manufacturers and some riding gear companies are doing to make your next two-wheeled adventure a lot safer.

Icebreakers and Ice-Strengthened Ships

These purpose-built vessels are tasked with breaking through thick ice in order to keep shipping lanes and ports open during the winter months. But they don’t break the ice the way you probably think they do – there’s a surprising twist.

Abandoned Racetracks

You can find abandoned racetracks scattered across the U.S. — but only if you know where to look. Scott and Ben reveal several lost raceways, including a little bit of racing history from each and the circumstances that led to their downfall.

The Mid Night Club

Formed in 1987 and active until 1999, the Mid Night Club took illegal street racing to a whole new level. Join Scott and Ben as they delve into the clandestine adventures of the Mid Night Club, and find out why they so abruptly disbanded.

How Ice Roads Work

Ice roads are more than just a clever way to truck supplies to isolated areas in the cold winter months. In fact, ice roads have played a meaningful role in history. Join Scott and Ben as they test the ice on this unusual method of transport.

The $1,000 (or less) Good Used Car

Make no mistake: Buying any car is a serious endeavor -- and buying a good used car is an art. In a market full of lemons, overpriced junkers and ticking transmission time bombs, is it really still possible to find a decent used car for under $1,000?

The $10 Million Enzo Ferrari

No, that $10 million isn’t the price of an Enzo Ferrari at auction. But it was (almost) the ransom for Enzo Ferrari’s corpse. Join Scott and Ben to learn the common-link between Elvis Presley, Abraham Lincoln, Charlie Chaplin and now, Enzo Ferrari.

High-Altitude Surveillance Blimps

It’s easy to understand how a high-altitude surveillance blimp could be helpful for military use. But what happens when you bring the same technology to the civilian world? Scott and Ben discuss the pros and cons of these eyes in the sky.

Affordable 1990s Dream Cars

When these cars were brand-new they were simply too expensive for most of us. But now, prices have dropped on a lot of those once unobtainable dream machines of the 1990s. Tune in to see if one of your favorites made the list.