Podcasts

Automotive Easter Eggs

Have you ever noticed the Italian speaking spider under your fuel door or the shark in your glovebox? Those are two real-life examples of hidden, often whimsical, details that automotive designers have included in production cars.

The 100 Best and Worst Cities to Drive in

Traffic congestion and infrastructure are only a fraction of the story. Listen in as Scott and Ben sort-out and explain a recent study of the 100 most-populated U.S. cities. Find out if your city was ranked at the top or bottom in any of the key dimensions, and then learn the overall best and worst cities for drivers.

Nuts and Bolts – August 2017

It’s all the stuff that didn’t make it into earlier CarStuff episodes along with a bunch of unusual car-related news stories, some listener mail and maybe even a few laughs along the way.

Stuff Truckers Know

The world depends on trucks (and truck drivers, of course) to deliver most of the products we use or consume daily. Join Scott and Ben as they attempt to explain why truckers do some of the things they do.

Car Title Loans

Looking for a short-term loan with extremely high interest rates plus the added worry that your vehicle will be repossessed by the lender? If so, a car title loan may be just what you’re searching for!

Amphibious Vehicles

While some amphibious vehicles were developed out of pure necessity, the rest came from talented designers and engineers with some spare time on their hands — and the drive to create a few of the most capable and fun vehicles we’ve ever seen.

How Maglev Trains Work

It sounds like something straight out of science fiction -- gigantic train cars suspended inches above the ground by electromagnets, propelled hundreds of miles an hour down tracks that cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

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.