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!

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GM, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler back Trump on California emissions challenge -

German Gearhead Not an Autobahn Fan -

German Parliament Rejects Autobahn Speed Limits - 

How Verstappen Earned a Grid Penalty -


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:

Oct 17, 2019

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

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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) 

Jalopnik says people like Crossovers because they’re easier to get in and out of:

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.

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Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77:

Vettel vs Leclerc:

Vettel screws Webber over in the Multi 21 debacle of 2013:

Jeremy “Dipshit” Clarkson’s Sun Column:

Jalopnik article on the Nissan IMK:

Sep 19, 2019

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

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Uber and Lyft taking more money from drivers than they say they are:


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?

Bugatti hit 304 MPH:

Jalopnik’s how to article on changing brakes:

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.

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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:

Definitely check out the Professional Awesome blog post on DIY Downforce:

And they have some kickass videos too:

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! -

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!

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Mazda getting rid of touchscreens

The Atlantic - How Self-Driving Cars Could Ruin the American City

CityLab University: Induced Demand

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:


The Automakers Linked to Alabama Anti-Choice Politicians


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.

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Car and Driver’s Alfa Romeo Giulia is … an Alfa Romeo:

VW runs ad claiming manual transmission is an anti-theft feature:

The 1998 Honda Civic is still thieves' favorite target:

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May 2, 2019

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Missing Porsche Dealer Who Stole $2 Million in 911 GT Deposits Caught After Six-Month Hunt

Porsche prepping for Formula E next year:

Formula E’s gamey bullshit:


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.

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Porsche Carbon Brakes not good for track use:

16 Older Performance Cars Slower Than a Toyota Prius in the Figure Eight


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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.

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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:

Dumb Arkansas Car Law on The Drive:

Peugeot’s Return:

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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:

Koenigsegg Jesko:

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:

Ford is planning an electric F-150 pickup truck with a focus on performance:


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.

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Here’s a great breakdown by James Gilboy about the Supra flap on The Drive:

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