Episodes

Listener Mail: November 2016  

Have you written an email, tweet or Facebook message to the guys lately? If so, tune in: you may be on the air in our latest listener mail episode.

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You're Doin' It Wrong! Common Traffic Misconceptions  

Is that the 'fast' lane or the passing lane? When should you merge? Why are so many drivers afraid or unable to use their turn signals? Do speeding drivers really get out of tickets on technicalities? Join Scott and Ben as they explore the ins and outs of the driving world's most common misconceptions.

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10 Most Terrifying Manufacturing Defects  

Cars are complex pieces of machinery, and every so often manufacturers slip up by including a component that doesn't work as intended, forcing a recall. Sometimes this can be as simple as a small piece of plastic -- but other times, it can be much, much more dangerous. Tune in to learn more about the most deadly automotive recalls in history.

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Can you really recycle a car?  

It's estimated that 12 to 15 million cars and trucks are sent to the junkyard each year — and that's just in the United States alone. The good news is that a surprisingly high percentage of those scrapped vehicles are completely (or almost completely) recycled.

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London’s Train for the Dead  

In the middle of the 19th century, overcrowded London had a big problem. It needed a way to transport the dead out of the city. The London Necropolis Railway seemed like the perfect, yet spooky, solution.

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When Good Car Companies Make Bad Cars  

These are the ones that the automakers want us to forget — the mechanical equivalent of the black sheep of the family. Join Scott and Ben as they run down a list of some of the worst cars built by the best manufacturers.

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Team CarStuff and the Ohio Valley 700 (Part 2)  

Join Scott and Ben as they conclude their two-part discussion of Rally North America's Ohio Valley 700.

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Team CarStuff and the Ohio Valley 700 (Part 1)  

Team CarStuff recently competed in Rally North America's Ohio Valley 700. Tune in to find out what happened to Scott, Ben, Casey and Noel as they road-tripped across the Northeastern United States.

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A Mystery Show: Autonomous Car Hackers  

In this episode, Ben brings a surprise topic to the podcast studio: autonomous car hackers. Themes of personal safety and even possible criminal activity are points of discussion as the guys sort out the latest autonomous-car news.

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Nuts and Bolts - Team CarStuff  

Where else can you listen to a single podcast that covers a road rally, dragonflies, 'average' sedans and deliberate steam locomotive collisions? Nowhere, that's where. But that's just what Scott and Ben do in the latest episode of CarStuff.

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The Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company (Part 2)  

Things were going well for the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company. Really well. But, as you know, nothing lasts forever. Tune in as Scott and Ben discuss the eventual fate of this once-great American car company.

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The duPont Registry  

For 32 years the duPont Registry has been the go-to magazine for specialty automobiles and a wide assortment of luxury items.

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The Great Danbury State Fair Boat Races  

Learn the story behind the nation's first aquaway and the tiny, fast, custom-built speedboats that raced at the Danbury State Fairgrounds in 1950.

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Is Graham the ideal car crash survivor?  

This is what you get when a crash expert, a trauma surgeon and an artist team up to create a crash-proof human. Tune in to discover the features that make Graham so unique.

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The Rise of Food Trucks  

It’s no secret that food trucks are enjoying national attention here in the States – but why? Where did food trucks originally come from, and how does running one work? Tune in to learn more.

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Board Track Racing  

At the start of the 20th century, motorcycles and cars competed on enormous, steeply banked wooden racetracks called "motordromes." Listen in to find out why these popular tracks quickly earned a much more ominous nickname: "murderdrome."

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What’s it really like to own your dream car?  

Every car buff has their dream vehicle, whether a vintage Porsche, a mean Mustang or a timeless Rolls-Royce. But what’s it actually like to own that Bugatti? Tune in for a closer look at the reality of owning the ideal auto.

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The 93 Rolls Royces of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh  

Some called Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh a messiah, and some called him a cult leader. Beginning in the 1980s, this controversial guru and his followers slowly took over an area of rural Oregon. Yet despite all his spiritual teachings and publications, he’s perhaps best remembered for amassing a collection of nearly 100 Rolls Royces. So what happened to them?

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The Mill Blackbird  

Designed in the same warehouse that once held the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the Mill Blackbird is the world’s first fully-adjustable car rig capable of creating photoreal computer-generated vehicles.

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What's the deal with luxury pickup trucks?  

How much would you pay for a new truck kitted out with all the bells and whistles? It's a question more and more US car buyers are asking as they purchase trucks with amenities previous generations never imagined -- but it leads to a bigger question: How long will the trend persist?

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