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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Most recent episode

Podcast Episode #15 – Future Collectibles

Let’s talk about future collectibles—cars from the last 10 years that we think will be “Hello Road approved” classics a couple decades from now. Given our unusual taste in cars, it’s not likely these choices will be worth much in the future, but they will certainly have their own unique story to tell. Come join us!

By |July 19th, 2019|

Podcast Episode #14 – Sine Wave of Car Emotions

By |July 2nd, 2019|


The past week has been a series of ups and downs of car-related emotions! Ethan got his rare Geo running again, crashed a Mustang Ecoboost rental, finally sold his big stupid truck, and still has his awful Prius. Paul’s new wheels and tires for his Daihatsu turn out to be garbage. We laugh, we cry, come join us!

Podcast Episode #13 – Manuel Carrillo III and Steven Ewing

By |June 12th, 2019|

Automotive journalists Manuel Carrillo III and Steven Ewing join us to talk about some of their most memorable automotive experiences (including driving the Honda Mean Mower and piloting a Subaru WRX STI on the Nurburgring during a torrential downpour), how they got their start in the auto industry, and their approach to writing about cars. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #12 – Dream Road Trips

By |June 7th, 2019|

Today Ethan and Paul come up with ideas for epic road trips, cost no object. Ethan keeps it close to home, with plans to explore the west coast of the United States but with a catch—a different car perfectly suited for each leg of the trip. Paul takes us on his dream tour of Japan, stopping at iconic Japanese race tracks, and traversing the countryside in unique JDM rides. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #11 – I Don’t Know How Many Cars I Own

By |June 3rd, 2019|

Ethan is doing his best to downsize his fleet—he sold his E46, is giving away his E38, and will be selling his Prius. Paul got some new autocross tires for his Daihatsu Charade, and ogled over the many fine Toyotas at Toyotafest. Ethan also rented a Honda Civic Type R and was surprised by what the Tesla sales guy said during a Model X test drive. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #10 – What’s Your Car Crush?

By |May 12th, 2019|

Do you have a secret crush on a car that you’re not quite sure you want to admit to? Today Ethan and Paul talk about our automotive guilty pleasures: 1st gen Prius, Ford Flex Ecoboost, Nissan Cube, Renault Avantime, Toyota Previa, and the Chevy Citation X-11! Come join us.

Podcast Episode #9 – Zzyzx Road

By |May 3rd, 2019|

Road trip to Las Vegas! Today we talk about the mysterious and strangely named Zzyzx Road exit off the 15 freeway, and the creepy abandoned structures that we found. Next stop was the massively impressive Hoover dam, and finally of course all of the totally radical vehicles we saw at the Radwood Vegas car show. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #8 – Derek Powell – Writer, Host, and Decorated Demolition Derby Champion

By |April 24th, 2019|

Our guest today is automotive writer Derek Powell, whose work you may have seen in Autoweek, Car and Driver, Motor Trend, and more. Today we dig deep into the topics of writing, Derek’s storied demolition derby career, Audi Allroads, and forgotten cars from the 1980s and 1990s. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #7 – The One That Got Away

By |April 19th, 2019|

Most car enthusiasts lament “the one that got away”—the vehicle that you absolutely regret selling and wish you could have back in your stable. Today Ethan and Paul talk about the cars that they regret getting rid of, and the nostalgia that surrounds the automobiles of our past. Come join us!

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