The Weekly Driver Podcast debuted in September 2017. Bruce Aldrich and I had already collaborated on automotive YouTube videos and attending car shows together for several years. A podcast seemed like an ideal new creative outlet.
We’re now 3-years-old and 150 episodes into our show.
To celebrate the milestone, Bruce and I independently picked our five favorites episodes. And we discuss them in a double presentation on Episodes #149 and #150.
The Weekly Driver Podcast Celebrates 3 Years
Bruce actually picked six episodes. And among our combined 11 favorites, only one overlapped.
We both selected artist Chris Miller. An article posted in the creative newsletter Atlas Obscura about Miller’s first stone truck creation many years ago led to email contact and Chris agreeing to be our guest.
Based in Calais, Vermont, Miller has been a traditional sculptor and mason for more than 45 years. Miller’s hobby and now a new income source: He creates elaborate life-size trucks from stone. He recently completed his second creation and has contracts for three more.
During the three years of The Weekly Driver Podcast, we’ve had diverse guests: authors, CEOs, analysts, vintage car colleges, website owners, race car and motorcycle drivers, a stuntman and a museum curator.
We’ve talked with a city mayor, small business owners, memorabilia collectors, auto show guests, car auction experts, vintage car rental shop owners, an automotive painter, a former cyclist who restores classic junkers and experts who haul junk cars.
The audio for episodes #149 and #150 is the same.
Listen to episode #149 for the details of my five guests and episode #150 for Bruce’s top-five picks:
Bruce’s top guests include:
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Article Last Updated: September 8, 2020.
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A sports, travel and business journalist for more than 45 years, James has written the new car review column The Weekly Driver since 2004.
In addition to this site, James writes a Sunday automotive column for The San Jose Mercury and East Bay Times in Walnut Creek, Calif., and a monthly auto review column for Gulfshore Business, a magazine in Southwest Florida.
An author and contributor to many newspapers, magazines and online publications, James has co-hosted The Weekly Driver Podcast since 2017.