The Autoblog Podcast

Reviews For The Autoblog Podcast

1/5

Srop with the likeing
I really enjoy hearing these guys discuss cars. My problem is they’re sponsored by an anti-gay group (Salvation Army). If they had a different sponsor I’d give it 5 stars.
I really dislike how many times “super” gets used but the show is top notch and my favorite by far.
Good info. But I can’t continue to listen it is so distracting. No I don’t know!
The host and his compadres obviously don’t care to improve their presentation of this podcast. As many previous reviewers have stated, the ridiculous overuse of “like” and “you know” along with all the “umms and ahhs” ruins the experience. I challenge Editor-In-Chief and host Greg Migliore to instruct his staff to include this verbal flatulence in their writings on Autoblog.com. If it enhances the spoken message, then why not the written?
Get great industry news and rumors. The guys do an excellent job to help folks decide how to spend your hard earned money. If you’re interested in cars, then you should give this a listen.
Great podcast! 1988 Pontiac shelved the Fiero - it’s best year. I owned 3 Fieros. 85 2m4 auto 86 GT standard 87 SE 2.8 auto One rumored reason why GM killed the Fiero? Chevy wants to build a Mid Engine Corvette that long ago.
Only complaint is the guys say “like” waay too much...listen to it, every 5th word is “like” and the host who is the “green” guy went on a rant about capitalism...please I don’t want to hear your politics bro, there’s plenty of political podcasts, stick to cars!
I enjoy the conversation by the well-informed crew, but the constant use of filler phrases like “I don’t know” can make the podcast tedious.
I really like autoblog but man it is tough listening to you guys. Not sure who it is but one of you sounds like you have a sinus infection and can’t breathe through your nose. Its painful to listen too. On top of that there are so much “uh” “ums” like...etc. I feel like this should be rehearsed more to have a more fluid delivery.
Would expect more specifics; weight, torque, performance, etc. Also, would appreciate less “likes”.
Please stop saying “Like!!!”
I’m a new listener. Apple recommend you, due to the content I was already listening to. I recently deleted a pod I had followed for several years. I could no longer take the consistent, every other word F bombs. A-shame since he had some good content. I enjoy what you have to say and how say it. I’m looking forward to future listening. Thanks. Larry C.
If you enjoy being lectured on the evils of the internal combustion engine and what an primitive idiot you are for enjoying a vehicle powered by one, then this is the podcast for you girlfriend. Real men need not apply. And say “yeah” more. Awful.
I’m sorry, I’ve tried to listen for a while now but I can’t get past the host saying “you know” over and over. The information they give is good, but hearing you know over and over drives me insane. Could use the podcast for a drinking game, everyone would be smashed in the first five minutes.
This used to be one of the best Auto podcast around. Funny host with edgy, honest comments. It's now a politically laced work with the tone of PBS. Greg M is knowledgeable and has quality comments but he needs a better supporting cast.
I listened to this podcast years ago, and really enjoyed the old cast. Then, quite suddenly, it changed with a full overhaul. Dan Roth was the spirit of this show. Grumpy, opinionated, and sometimes verging on inappropriate, the show was just more fun back then.
Overall the podcast has recovered from some darker days. Not to be a spoiler but these are stereotypical automotive journalists and it gets kind of tired. IOW they gripe about crossovers, how EVERYONE on the road except them can’t drive, and think every automaker should build AWD manual diesel wagons that nobody would ever buy. Oh, and complain if a car has upgraded wheels or pretty much any options. “Base cars FTW!”is the motto. These guys clearly spend zero time commuting in the real world. The main host sounds like he has a perpetually stuffy nose with a Canadian accent, but at least keeps it moving. I believe the other host gets paid based on his use of the word ‘like’. “LIke, driving that car was, like, really fun. The engine, like, had a lot of, like, power and the seats were, like, really, like, comfortable”. The ‘spend my money’ segment always ends up with a recommendation for a Miata, GTI or other random overrated Mazda model and should be avoided completely. Anyone who gushes over the derivative styling of a Volvo XC90 like these guys do, should be suspended from podcasting for a listener-determined amount of time.
As far as an automotive podcast, there seems to be good info. As far as a “like, you know” drinking game, if you can make it through half the show, you need to get help.
Nice topics and good audio quality but not ready for prime time podcasting. Slow, with long pauses between sentences and phrases, not one of the best automotive podcasts. One of this guy’s “main concerns about the new Miata” is that it may be overpowered. Wow, that’s not the insightful commentary I was hoping to hear.
Not sure why they took a break, but man I am glad they are back. My favorite automotive podcast.
Hi, I’d like to thank the crew for a very mature, fun, and informative podcast. Jeffrey
Like the show when it is available, but that seems like never. Show was much better when Dan hosted.
Todays episode was great. Straight to the point: the cars and a few of them (not alot of random banter that makes other episodes/podcasts linger)! Hope you guys keep it going. Seems like the podcast wained out for a while...i thought it was dead. Hope to hear it on a predictable, regular basis.
Before it came to this group is guys Dan and the boys had WEEKLY podcast....now we’re lucky to get one per quarter - check that nothing for 2018. Totally disappointing. Can I give this no stars??
It appears they’ve stopped making the podcast; anyone know why ?
Don't waste your time. There hasn't been a new podcast released in the last 7 weeks.
For the tl;dr - it used to be old U.K. Top Gear, now it's American Top Gear. You'll notice all the great reviews are from years ago... back when it was a few guys that really TALKED and conversed about cars, sometimes for almost 2 hours. Now it feels like a 30 minute new car ad. Greg's voice and delivery are a bit too "pro" and it feels like he's reading a pre-written script. And what's with including the audio from video clips in an audio-only format?!? Unsubscribed after 8 years of listening.
The show as the worst at the time Dan left. The audio was horrible and it went on forever. It was best soon after he left and the other person took over. They added structure, solid audio, music transitions and it was a regular weekly release. I have now unsubscribed because it fell apart this summer. All the format is gone. It is just one long audio stream with mostly Greg talking. It has also been quite unregular with some weeks not getting releases at all.
The main host sounds fine but the other guests sound much quieter. Not sure if it’s their microphone or their voices just don’t carry well.
I've been listening to the podcast for about 4 years now and it use to be really great when Dan was the host. It was pretty consistent to as a weekly podcast, but things have changed. I feel the podcast has become burdensome for the autoblog crew and they either don't have the time or the staff to make this a weekly hour podcast as it was in the past. Now it's music between the segments and get it over quick. Half of the guys on the show barely show any personality when talking about their passion. Now, their latest podcast is a full 26 minutes. Good job guys...bring back Dan!
I look forward to listening every (more or less) week. Lots of reviews and news packed into an appreciable-length podcast. Pretty knowledgeable about the US and overseas markets. It's a podcast, so I'm not expecting a flawless copy; that's what magazines are for.
This long running show covers cars in an informal approachable way. Editors from Autoblog share their experiences with what they have been driving, what they see from industry events and help listeners with their purchasing conundrums. The cast of the podcast changes over time as people come and go but the tone and quality stay the same.
I still enjoy this podcast but I've lowered my review because it's not as good as when it was hosted by Mike Austin or Dan Roth. It's seems very awkward now and could use some better conversations (stop sounding like they're reviewing a checklist of things to talk about). I'll continue to listen but with better car podcasts out there, these guys need to step up their game. I'll raise the stars in my review once their podcast is as entertaining as the Wheel Bearings, Everyday Driver or even Consumer Reports.
I take back everything negative I ever said about Dan Roth, please bring him back. These guys are not entertaining at all. UNSUBSCRIBED
Dan Roth was able to keep the podcast going strong through a number of changes in the composition of the team and even format changes. Once Dan left, the podcast went downhill faster than the new Dodge Demon runs the 1/4 mile.
Great entertainment! So bummed when it is over! Keep up the great work guys!!
Really enjoy the show and the format you guys run. Really down to earth and informative.
Very entertaining and informative, however when Dan speaks, occasionally he tends to dribble off into what I can only describe as a drunken mumble. So I turn the volume up with the aim to translate these soft sounds into audible dialogue, only to have my ears bleed moments later when another person laughs or speaks with amplification. Other than the excessive amounts of lost DNA during my travels, I really enjoy listening. 😬
This is by far the best podcast about cars. It's super informative and keeps me up to date on all the newest cars. There's never a bad episode and I love the spend-my-money section!
Bring back Dan Roth. We miss the old autoblog podcast. You guys that are on now don't seem to like performance cars....either find guys who dig driving high performance cars or get into driving them yourselves. We don't want to hear from people who prefer mini vans...sorry to be harsh but come on.....where are the auto enthusiasts who used to dig driving. Alex Nunez was a blast to listen to...and your music between segments is painful to listen to...it's like chalk on a chalk board
Old version of this works better. Now it has clunky music and goes off topic more often. Old version was more consistent and driving focused. Still good car discussions and fun for enthusiasts.
The new format and hosts are just plain bad. Gone is the enthusiasm and knowledge. This last episode, . "Yachts" was a painful aural experience... They did not know about the CARS they were discussing.. "Cimmeron based on a Celebrity" I have listened to this podcast for 9 year .... John Neff, and his love for SHO, to Steve Ewing and the Catus. And some of the best auto "intelligence" from Sam A... I am done and have removed this podcast.. All good things come to an end....

4/5

By shogut
I've only been listening for a few months, but there's a good mix of new car news and practical car picks for the enthusiast with some ridiculousness thrown in. Kind of like talking to friends about cars, so a nice weekly break.
Nice Job Good Info
You guys are getting better. After Dan Roth left the first few episodes were not good. Now they are better. Your need a third member though that has a different POV from you guys.
The new format is excellent! Great coverage of news, what they're driving & listener questions. Keep up the outstanding work!
Since Dan left, the podcast has gone down hill. I used to listen every week but now skip weeks to see if it might improve. It shows just how difficult it is to do a quality podcast regardless of content. You need a good host. It's not as easy as simply swapping staff.
I used to enjoy this podcast but then the host left and now I can't even listen to it. David is terrible on the air. Please replace him.