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Crossthreaded Podcast

A homemade car show by, of, and for the people. Helping you have the most fun for your dollar in cars since 2016. Hosts: Meghann and Jim Hodgson.
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Oct 31, 2019

 

How can we get American highway drivers out of the passing lane? We share a few ideas. If you have any thoughts on how to do it, let us know!

If you dig these shenanigans, be a supporter! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

GM, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler back Trump on California emissions challenge - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-emissions-california/gm-toyota-fiat-chrysler-back-trump-on-california-emissions-challenge-idUSKBN1X728Y

German Gearhead Not an Autobahn Fan - https://oppositelock.kinja.com/freie-fahrt-fur-freie-burger-1557730793

German Parliament Rejects Autobahn Speed Limits - https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/18/german-autobahn-speed-limit-rejected/ 

How Verstappen Earned a Grid Penalty - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmWGNhG0GNw

 

Oct 22, 2019

This is something new we're trying out: taking an automotive industry press release and wading through the marketing speak to see if there's any fun to be had. Let us know what you think!

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Press Release: https://usa.nissannews.com/en-US/releases/release-7dd65c9777bc814a03806c4f63028fc9-new-2020-nissan-titan-debuts-at-state-fair-of-texas#

Oct 17, 2019

Jim lays out his plans for a new motorsport and Meghann reacts. What are your thoughts? Can it work?

If you like these shenanigans, be a supporter! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

We also get into some news, some racing wrapups, and lots of other foolishness. Join us!

America is exercising more, but that’s not slowing down the rising obesity rate (CDC PDF) https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/EarlyRelease201803.pdf 


Jalopnik says people like Crossovers because they’re easier to get in and out of: https://jalopnik.com/the-real-reason-all-these-crossovers-are-selling-like-c-1829595250

Oct 3, 2019

In this episode, we pay tribute to the titans of Car Talk: the Magliozzi brothers aka Click and Clack. We are devastated by the passing of Tom Magliozzi. His legacy lives on in our joy of cars and yours as well.

We also get into Leclerc & Vettel, Bugatti vs. Koenigsegg, and lots more.

Be a Crossthreaded supporter: http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Join us in the CAR BARN: https://discord.gg/b3v48Ah

Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77: https://www.npr.org/2014/11/03/357428287/tom-magliozzi-popular-co-host-of-nprs-car-talk-dies-at-77

Vettel vs Leclerc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ro6a2SkDMM

Vettel screws Webber over in the Multi 21 debacle of 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU_G4fEpaCQ

Jeremy “Dipshit” Clarkson’s Sun Column: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10022396/greta-thunberg-meltdown-wont-help-world/

Jalopnik article on the Nissan IMK: https://jalopnik.com/nissans-imk-ev-concept-is-one-of-the-best-pocket-sized-1838659440

Sep 19, 2019

Thanks to our guest this week, Matthew Garbett of http://ThreadATL.org who chats with us about urban planning! We also get into Uber and Lyft's shady practices.

If you like these shenanigans, join us as a patron at http://patreon.com/crossthreaded 


Uber and Lyft taking more money from drivers than they say they are: https://jalopnik.com/uber-and-lyft-take-a-lot-more-from-drivers-than-they-sa-1837450373

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-two-friends-who-changed-how-we-think-about-how-we-think

https://www.strongtowns.org/

http://threadatl.org

 

Sep 5, 2019

In this episode, we respond to our Patron's request for a video podcast component with Crossthreaded results. We chat about Bugatti, Toyota, the Jesko, and being honest with new car people. Join us!

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Toyota and Porsche MR2? https://www.autoindustriya.com/auto-industry-news/toyota-supra-chief-engineer-wants-to-work-with-porsche-to-revive-mr2.html

Bugatti hit 304 MPH: https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28887863/bugatti-breaks-300-mph/

Jalopnik’s how to article on changing brakes:https://jalopnik.com/heres-how-to-change-your-cars-brakes-all-by-yourself-1654936990

Aug 23, 2019

In this episode, Jim recounts his trip to drive Spa and the Nürburgring. If you're wondering what that trip is like, listen here.

If you like these shenanigans, be a patron at http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

If you want to do a trip like we did, possibly even with us, find out more at http://jzillatrackdays.com

Or if you want to roll your own trip, go direct with http://rsrspa.com or http://rsrnurburg.com

Thanks for listening!

 

Jul 18, 2019

Our guest Mike is one of those guys who has a huge amount of knowledge and wants to share it with you. He was a fantastic interview.

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Here's the Professional Awesome main site: https://professionalawesome.com/

Definitely check out the Professional Awesome blog post on DIY Downforce: https://professionalawesome.com/diy-downforce/

And they have some kickass videos too: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProAwesomeRace

Thanks for chatting with us, Mike!

 

Jul 3, 2019

Our long fanhood of Mazda's IMSA efforts has finally paid off in a 1-2 win for them. Guess who we will get to interview on our podcast!

No one, because they won't return our emails. STILL, we're pleased they won.

Thank you so much for listening and happy 4th!

Holy crap Mazda won an IMSA race! - https://racer.com/2019/06/30/mazda-1-2-in-glen-6-hour-for-stunning-first-imsa-dpi-win/

Jun 20, 2019

Thanks for joining us, guys! On this episode we get into Simone Giertz's amazing Truckla project, whether or not you should attempt to impress your date with a handbrake turn, and the perpetual evil of induced demand. Join us!

We are supported by our amazing patrons! Thank you so much, guys. Join those heroes on http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

If you feel like chatting with other car folks, join us in the car barn! https://discord.gg/b3v48Ah

Mazda getting rid of touchscreens
https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1121372_why-mazda-is-purging-touchscreens-from-its-vehicle

The Atlantic - How Self-Driving Cars Could Ruin the American City https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/how-self-driving-cars-could-ruin-the-american-city/569518/

CityLab University: Induced Demand
https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/09/citylab-university-induced-demand/569455/

Jun 6, 2019

Thanks for listening! On this episode we get into some news, along with some auto makers who are oddly quiet as draconian laws are being written in their adopted home state of Alabama. Why so quiet, guys?

We also have a YAQAP for your listening enjoyment. Thank you for joining us!

Hertz getting people arrested:

https://www.thedrive.com/news/27976/people-are-being-arrested-and-jailed-due-to-hertz-erroneously-reporting-rental-cars-stolen-report

 

The Automakers Linked to Alabama Anti-Choice Politicians https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a27568778/alabama-anti-choice-politicians-automakers/

 

May 16, 2019

In this episode we get into car thefts. We have some statistics for car thefts by model and year, plus a thorough discussion on whether driving a manual transmission makes you a Real Man Dot Com.

Like what we're up to? Be a patron! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Join us on our new Discord chat, the Car Barn: https://discord.gg/b3v48Ah

Car and Driver’s Alfa Romeo Giulia is … an Alfa Romeo: https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a23145269/alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-reliability-update/

VW runs ad claiming manual transmission is an anti-theft feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wApqm7VYlno

The 1998 Honda Civic is still thieves' favorite target: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/the-1998-honda-civic-is-still-thieves-favorite-target-091918.html


Find out more about the NICB and whether  you trust their results at http://NICB.org

May 2, 2019

Thank you guys so much for listening! If you want to be part of these shenanigans, we'd love that. Jump on board with us at http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

NEWS:

Missing Porsche Dealer Who Stole $2 Million in 911 GT Deposits Caught After Six-Month Hunt https://www.thedrive.com/news/27277/missing-porsche-dealer-vp-who-stole-2-million-in-911-gt-deposits-caught-after-six-month-hunt

Porsche prepping for Formula E next year: https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/2019/motorsports/porsche-formula-e-car-test-calafat-spain-17491.html

Formula E’s gamey bullshit:

Formula E FARTBOOST : https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/championship/fanboost

Attack Mode: https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/championship/attack-mode

Apr 4, 2019

Thanks for joining us, folks! On this episode, we sort out a hypothetical cartoon race and reach once again across the chasm of the great beyond.

Thanks for listening!

Be a supporter at http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Porsche Carbon Brakes not good for track use: https://www.autoblog.com/2019/03/24/porsche-carbon-brakes-not-for-race-tracks/


16 Older Performance Cars Slower Than a Toyota Prius in the Figure Eight https://www.motortrend.com/news/16-older-performance-cars-slower-than-a-toyota-prius-in-the-figure-eight/

 

"Shadowlands 4 - Breath" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Mar 21, 2019

Yes. We told you guys we'd be trying some new stuff this year and part of that effort is getting Meghann trained to speak to members of the afterlife. On today's podcast, industrialist Henry Ford talks about being dead, poor people, and haunting Elon Musk.

If you dig what we're doing here, be a patron! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Thanks to Kevin Goreham for improvising from the afterlife.

America's obsession with trucks and SUVs is helping push car-loan payments to a 10-year high: https://www.businessinsider.com/americas-love-for-trucks-suvs-pushes-car-loan-payments-to-decade-high-2019-3

Dumb Arkansas Car Law on The Drive: http://www.thedrive.com/news/26938/new-arkansas-law-redefines-classic-cars-from-25-to-45-years-old-to-snub-all-your-radwood-cars

Peugeot’s Return:
https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/peugeot-brand-will-lead-psas-return-us

"Shadowlands 4 - Breath" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Mar 8, 2019

On this week’s podcast, as you guys know we skipped a week last week because we lost my dad. We’re super upset about it. Remember to spend time with people close to you.

One thing about my dad is he was not a car guy at all. We had terrible cars as kids. Rather than dwell on the negatives I thought we’d reach out to our community to ask if their parents had any terrible cars too.

Go to our Facebook if you want to get in on that thread. It’s never too late to form a support group for bad parent cars.

Bonneville SSE in Road and Track: https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a26253601/the-pontiac-bonneville-sse-mixed-gold-with-plastic/

Koenigsegg Jesko: https://jalopnik.com/the-new-koenigsegg-jesko-gets-a-kind-of-anti-lag-along-1833061455

Feb 7, 2019

We are on a quest to become the greatest automotive podcast in the world. There’s just one problem. We’re not even on the goddamn list. We have a long way to go but I have a plan: Poetry.

On this episode, we give away a 10mm socket to the winner of an automotive poetry contest AND we debut the new YAQAP theme song. Join us!

GM Brands Have Cut Complimentary Maintenance from Three Years to One: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/amp26077592/gm-free-maintenance-reduced/

Ford is planning an electric F-150 pickup truck with a focus on performance: https://www.techspot.com/news/78351-ford-planning-electric-f-150-pickup-truck-focus.html

 

Jan 24, 2019

The new Toyota Supra is out and if you haven't posted a hot take about it on the internet then you are obviously neither FAST nor FURIOUS.

Thank you for listening, and thanks to our amazing patrons for their support!

Here’s a great breakdown by James Gilboy about the Supra flap on The Drive: http://www.thedrive.com/news/25959/why-people-dont-like-the-new-toyota-gr-supra

Can't get enough car content? Check out our pals The Pod Filter. Have a listen to that at https://thepodfilter.podbean.com/

 

Dec 13, 2018

On this episode we delve into whether millennials are KILLING THE CAR. Answer? No. They're not.Wait, was I supposed to make you click first? Crap.

If you dig these shenanigans, why not be a supporter? http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Thank you a million times to everyone who has listened over the last two years. We look forward to bringing you more episodes in 2019! Have a great holiday season, guys!

Nov 29, 2018

Someone backed into Meghann's car and dented the bumper. It wasn't Jim, but Jim did make a TERRIBLE MISTAKE. Oops.

We also get to YAQAP (Your Autotmotive Questions Answered Poorly) among other things. Join us for some laughs.

Nov 20, 2018

A little slow on this one but thank you for joining us, people!

Bring back Momo slowmo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbe5QypCJ0E

Ocon crashes Verstappen out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LSAaVq4Dsw

Gerard Butler lost his first generation Ford Bronco to the fire: http://www.thedrive.com/news/24871/300-star-gerard-butlers-classic-ford-bronco-destroyed-in-malibu-wildfire-along-with-his-home

Toyota replacing melted Tundra owned by nurse in wildfires: http://hooniverse.com/2018/11/13/good-guy-in-a-tundra-helps-save-lives-in-paradise-fire/





Nov 2, 2018

Bwoaaah, well it's the same for everyone. Yeah. Kimi won a race. unbelievable, right? We're pleased. 

Thank you so much for joining us for our car podcast. We hope you're digging it. 

Lexus built a ES 350 F sport with a wine fridge in the back: https://www.autoblog.com/2018/10/29/lexus-sema-cars-wine-dispensing-crossover/

Adam Carolla being a diaper baby: http://www.carcastshow.com/podcast-tank-slappers-and-tire-gauges/


Mazda have announced an EV for 2020 with a rotary engine range extender: https://www.carthrottle.com/post/mazdas-next-rotary-engine-to-be-ev-range-extender/

Oct 18, 2018

Your favorite (?) automotive podcast breaks down the subject of the W racing series with the benefit of the perspective of an Actual Female Person. We also get into a wacky Miata re-body and a wrap-up of our trip to Petit le Mans!

If you dig these shenanigans, be a patron! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Miata-based C1 Corvette Stingray thing? https://jalopnik.com/mitsuoka-is-back-with-the-miata-based-corvette-sting-ra-1829652148

W racing series: http://www.thedrive.com/accelerator/24146/w-series-everything-to-know-about-the-women-only-racing-championship

All-female IMSA team with Katherine Legge: https://www.motorsport.com/us/imsa/news/all-female-imsa-team-to-star-legge-de-silvestro-beatriz/3193966/

Oct 4, 2018

Yes, you can reach the lofty royal heights of the Crossthreaded Charity Monarch! Listen for details on how to ascend.

If you like this podcast and our other shenanigans, become a patron! Find out more at http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Thanks for listening!

Car and Driver’s Alpha Romeo Giulia Quadrofoglio has spent a month in the shop: https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-reliability-update?utm_campaign=socialflowFBCD&src=socialflowFBCAD&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-media

Musk settles with the SEC: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/29/sec-settles-charges-with-teslas-elon-musk-will-remain-as-ceo.html

Jalopnik says Kia Stingers are selling for cheap. Why does this make me sad? https://jalopnik.com/the-cheap-kia-stingers-are-coming-1829355766?utm_source=jalopnik_facebook&utm_campaign=socialflow_jalopnik_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

 

Porsche have revealed a new 935. Basically a 911 GT2 RS but with fancy ass crabon fribe aero shit on it. https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/products/porsche-935-world-premiere-exclusive-new-edition-clubsport-race-car-motorsport-rennsport-reunion-vi-anniversary-70-years-sports-cars-16163.html

 

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