Some of the best broadcasting in motorsports doesn’t happen on TV or the radio. Podcasts are the best way to get long-form interviews and in-depth analysis of the motorsports world. The format is suited perfectly for listening at work, during the commute or even while working out. Here are some of the best podcasts in the motorsports arena.
Gareth Jones on Speed
This is a wide-ranging show featuring A1GP pit reporter Gareth Jones, careering back and forth between Formula 1, classic cars, comedy skits, World Rally Cup racing, Le Mans and video games. In short, you never know what you’re going to hear next on this supercharged free-for-all — one of the most unique motorsports podcasts available anywhere on the web.
The Whiskey Throttle Show
Racers Grant Langston and David Pingree of professional motocross fame freely dispense information and entertainment in a long-form interview show featuring some of the biggest names in motorcycle racing. Personalities, designers, team managers, and racers all have their time in the spotlight. The long-form format allows the hosts to develop a more comprehensive view of their guests and topics than the average opinion show. Truly an inside lens into the scenes behind the public face of professional motocross racing.
Doing It Bubba Style!
Bubba and Tom, the father and son car building team that host the TV show Hot Rod Reality spend an hour on Saturday morning exploring everything motorsports. The famous builders delve into racing, hot rods, off-road sports like mud bogging and tractor pulls, and of course, custom motorcycle and car builds. Infectious enthusiasm and the obvious comradery shared by these hosts make for compelling automotive listening from 9:00 to 10:00 AM Eastern Time every Saturday morning.
Dinner with Racers
This one is exactly what it sounds like — Pirelli World Challenge driver Ryan Eversley of Acura TLX fame teams with sports car racing promoter Sean Heckman. The two tour across America and have dinner with celebrities, sports personalities, and racing stars. These two are masterful interviewers, great at catching a guest off-guard over dinner and perhaps getting them to let their hair down a little too much. Past guests have admitted to cheating and revealed the backroom dealing that’s part of big-time racing adventures.