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About The Podcast

From the car nerd behind the Hello Road YouTube channel, Ethan Tufts brings his discovery of interesting places and unique vehicles to your podcast inbox each week. Ethan is joined by co-host and fellow odd car enthusiast Paul McCarthy as they discuss forgotten cars, memorable destinations, and their most recent automotive adventures.

With guests ranging from figures in the automotive scene to local historians, you’ll always come away at the end of each episode with new found knowledge and a desire to drive your car someplace cool.

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HELLO ROAD PODCAST EPISODES

Most recent episode

Podcast Episode #39 – Sometimes Little Projects Are The Most Rewarding

The impossible has happened—Paul is thinking about selling his Daihatsu! Can it be? Listen to find out why. We also talk project cars, and how sometimes the small projects are often the most rewarding. Ethan made some simple updates to his 944 Turbo and Ford Probe GT, and Paul is continuing to update his Honda Fit. Paul also tells us about his experience taking his Honda Fit to the race track. Come join us!

By |August 14th, 2020|

Podcast Episode #38 – Let’s Talk About Badge Engineering!

By |July 24th, 2020|

In today’s episode, we talk badge engineering! Matrix/Vibe! Yaris/Mazda2! TrailBlazer/Rainier/Envoy/97X!  Nova/Apollo/Omega/Ventura! Cavalier/Sunbird/Firenza/Cimmaron!  Odyssey/Oasis!  Frontier/Equator!  Probe/MX-6!  IQ/Cygnet!  Corolla/Prizm/Sprinter!  Trooper/SLX/Bighorn/Monterey/Jackaroo! (Right after this was recorded, the Yaris was discontinued in the US!)

Podcast Episode #37 – Best Car From A Dead Brand

By |May 2nd, 2020|

 

Today let’s choose the best car from a dead car brand. And while we’re on the topic, let’s also choose the worst car from a dead brand! Plymouth Neons, Pontiac Azteks, Plymouth Prowlers, Pontiac Trans Sports, AMC Eagles, and more. Knowing our weird taste in cars, you might not be able to guess which we think are the best and which we think are the worst. We also talk about driving during the Covid pandemic, and find out how Ethan was responsible for killing the Pontiac brand. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #36 – Our Answers Are Questionable

By |April 18th, 2020|

It’s Q&A time again! So many great questions. Some questionable answers. Let’s talk about owning too many cars, buying a car at auction, extinct car features we’d like to see make a comeback, how to keep our old cars running, wacky car challenges, Mazda’s sales woes, dream cars from the 80s/90s, and more! Come join us.

Podcast Episode #34 – Bradley Brownell Returns! Electrify Everything

By |February 21st, 2020|

Let’s talk EVs! Automotive journalist Bradley Brownell returns, and today we talk all about electric cars. How as car enthusiasts can we be better stewards of the environment? What is the actual impact of owning an electric car? Can electric cars be fun? Where is the industry headed? Come join us for this fun and informative discussion.

Podcast Episode #33 – It’s Van Time

By |February 9th, 2020|

Today we talk all about vans! Mitsubishi Delicas, Ford Transits, Toyota Previas, Chrysler Pacificas, Nissan Quests, the Lexus LM350, and more. And who better to have on the show other than the person running the @itsvantime Twitter account! Who is this mysterious van aficionado? Can we help put an end to the crossover craze and bring back another golden era of vans? Listen and find out!

Podcast #32: Brad DeSantis and Andrew Pascarella

By |February 4th, 2020|

Today we’re joined by fellow podcasters Brad DeSantis and Andrew Pascarella, from the fantastic Auto Off Topic podcast. Let’s talk about the history of Mitsubishi, why you should go see a rally race, and what makes their podcast special. Also in this episode, find out what car Ethan may have just purchased. Come join us! 📸: Super rad Mitsubishi Eclipse photo by @autoofftopic

Podcast Episode #31 – Big Plans For The New Year!

By |January 9th, 2020|

Let’s recap all of the great Hello Road things that happened in 2019, and talk about what we have planned for 2020! More guests, more unique topics, and maybe a Hello Road Rally? Come join us!

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