The Truck Show Podcast

The Truck Show Podcast

Do you love trucks, Jeeps, customs, wheeling, fabrication, new products, events, and the latest in truck news? Then you won't want to miss this fun and irreverent look at today’s world of trucks. Hosted by veteran Los Angeles radio personality and producer Jay “Lightning” Tilles (KROQ) and truck expert and longtime automotive journalist Sean P. Holman (Truck Trend, Four Wheeler, Diesel Power, Truckin', Jp, and Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road), the Truck Show Podcast brings a unique and entertaining perspective to all things truck, including those lifted, lowered, and everything in between.

Episodes

August 8, 2022 122 min

Holman gets his hands on a Ford F-150 Lightning and the discussion ensues, the guys talk to enthusiast Mike Sebold who was contacted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection after listing his truck on Facebook Marketplace, and Andy and Mercedes Lilienthal talk about their participation in the epic Alcan 5000.

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Lightning walks us through the XPEL paint protection product suite install on his TRX, company announces package that will allow the fitment of 40-inch tires on a Bronco, and Chevy introduces the all-new ’23 Colorado line-up.

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Lightning heads to the Summer Truckin’s Nats in Arlington, Texas and comes back with interviews, Banks fires up a wicked-sounding LokJaw for the first time, and Holman is changing up his driveway mix.

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Jackson Ellis from Glendale Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Glendale, California, shares years of dealership experience and gives the guys truck buying tips. Dave Davis from Anderson Composites talks about what goes into quality composites and you have the chance to suggest ways for Lightning to ruin his new truck.

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Holman takes you along on his road trip down the entire length of Route 66, from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA and KEG Media’s Robbie Bryant talks to the guys about his upcoming Summer Truckin Nationals in Arlington, Texas.

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Lightning shares his experience from the starting line at Pike’s Peak, Holman takes a look behind the scenes at Dana Incorporated's HQ, and the guys open a mystery box from their old buddy Jordan Muhlbauer.

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Short course champ Keegan Kincaid joins the show and talks to the guys about truck racing, Wisconsin, and burgers. Lightning sets his sights on a new crusade and Holman claims to be burned out on project vehicles. For now.

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June 20, 2022 92 min

Lightning and Holman square off, each bringing their own legal expert to the show to get to the bottom of what Holman calls “Lightning’s abject misunderstanding of license plate laws”, or something like that. Find out who comes out on top in the latest round of Lightning vs. Holman, and who wishes they had.

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Our favorite buddy Emme Hall is back to tell us how she finally got herself a TSP sticker, our other buddy Jordan from Florida Truck Meet hates us, and Lightning is being both California Pompous AND wrong again… find out about what this time.

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Greg Nelson from Real Truck tells the guys why RealTruck.com should be your one-stop shop for truck parts and accessories, Holman talks through his latest adventures in finding parts for his GPW project, and Lightning discloses which mods he plans to do first on his new truck, and which controversial one Holman thinks will put him on the path to ruining it.

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Adam Carolla joins the guys to talk about his days working with Lightning in radio, road trips to Vegas, mini-trucks, and a whole lot more. Manville Smith, JL Audio’s VP of Marketing, talks the history of JL Audio and upgrades for your truck.

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Holman reviews a Rivian R1T, Four Wheeler’s Jered Korfhage takes the 2022 Nissan Frontier on a multi-State road trip, the guys speak to Chris Hardy at Xpel about paint protection options, and Cerro Gordo’s Brent Underwood sends a personalized message to Lightning.

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Learn about the right products and techniques for your own recovery needs from Justin Andrews of Factor 55, get to know Casey LaDelle from Cascade Heavy Rescue, and find out what our friend Ben Palmer recovered on his recent trip to Southern California.

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Holman heads to the 2022 Easter Safari in Moab, Utah and catches up with Jeep’s head designer, Mark Allen, and the Head of Jeep, North America, Jim Morrision. Ford teases that a second electric truck is on the way and a vintage duallie-converted Suburban sells at auction.

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Lightning heads deep underground on an OLAF-assembled VIP tour of Mitchell Caverns in California’s Mojave Desert.

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Recorded live from the MDHCA museum grounds in Goffs, California at the OLAF Mojave Road Adventure Fest, the guys share a little history, some cool experiences, and talk to a few truck owners about their personal rigs.

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Go on a 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 first drive with Holman, followed by an overview of the ZR2 with GM’s Jim Holtgreven and Jeff Scott and hear from Jon Pulli from Turn 14 and the Racing Enthusiasts and Suppliers Coalition (RESC) to learn how you can help support the RPM act. Also, find out what 10 trucks are the quickest ever tested by MotorTrend.

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April 11, 2022 85 min
The guys receive special access to visit Borla’s R&D facility in Oxnard, California and get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the development and creation of an aftermarket exhaust system, with David Borla himself.
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Kenneth Mccay dives headfirst into his 2022 Ford Maverick mini truck build and shares his progress with us. Holman returns from Centerforce’s manual transmission overland run in Arizona and the guys provide tips of what NOT to do in shop class.

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Quinn Pultz from 74Weld returns to the podcast to talk about his just-announced bolt-on portal axle option for Jeep 4x4s, the guys discuss the engine that will replace the venerable Hemi, and Holman puts a name to Lightning’s proposed Truck Show Podcast car care line.

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