The Truck Show Podcast

The Truck Show Podcast

The Truck Show Podcast with Lightning and Holman is a fun, irreverent and edgy look at today’s world of trucks. Hosted by veteran Los Angeles radio personality and producer Jay “Lightning” Tilles and truck expert and longtime automotive journalist Sean Holman, the duo bring a unique and entertaining perspective to truck enthusiasts. Featuring informative segments with a comedic twist, The Truck Show Podcast includes interviews with industry personalities, new product reviews, event coverage, humorous dissection of past trends, and the latest happenings in all things truck, including lifted, lowered, and everything in between.... Show More

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Truck Show listener and TV personality Ian Johnson joins the podcast and makes an announcement about his new TV show, Four Wheeler, and the guys interview powder coating expert Kelly Inman to answer the age-old question, “What is powder coating?”. Lightning also attempts to do the 2019 Nissan Titan justice by delivering his very first truck review and Holman finally reveals what he was doing in the UK a few months ago, now that ... Read more

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Friends of the show Theresa and Jason Contreras, and Sara Morosan, from LGE-CTS Motorsports, fondly remember good friend Jessi Combs, discuss the Real Deal, and talk about owning their successful custom truck business. We’ll also bring you the latest truck news, including evidence that Ford will be removing leaf springs from the Raptor, and maybe even the upcoming redesigned F-150. And just what did we get in the mail from Dayto... Read more

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Don’t miss Diesel Power’s KJ Jones as he reviews the 2020 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel and compares it to the GM half-ton-twin’s 3.0L Duramax. The guys have Joe Rode from Eddie Motorsports in studio to talk about what it means to manufacturer functional bling for your ride and a curious trademark filing has us wondering if the return of the factory sport truck is just around the corner.

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The guys are back in studio and ready to talk about recent adventures that included submerged vehicles intended to float and raised vehicles intended to be submerged. We also check in with Jason Gonderman from Truck Trend on his review of the new 3.0L Duramax diesel-powered half-ton Chevy and GMC trucks and hear from Bubba Rope president Jim Flowers about the best piece of recovery gear you might not even know about.

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You’ve seen the logo, you’ve heard the rumors, and now find out the story behind the Gambler 500. Gambler principal Tate Morgan talks to the guys about entering this infamously awesome event, drinking whiskey, and the weirdest vehicles ever to compete, possibly setting into motion a Truck Show Podcast entry for 2020. We talk to Susan Pieper of DMOS collective to find out about a Kickstarter for the most badass shovel you never k... Read more

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Scores of listeners descend on the MotorTrend Group HQ in EL Segundo, CA as Omar and Emme discuss their ongoing “beefs” with Holman and Lightning, while listeners from as far away as Texas hang out to feast on BBQ, drink Dr. Pepper, and talk trucks with the guys.

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Scores of listeners descend on the MotorTrend Group HQ in EL Segundo, CA as Omar and Emme discuss their ongoing “beefs” with Holman and Lightning, while listeners from as far away as Texas hang out to feast on BBQ, drink Dr. Pepper, and talk trucks with the guys.

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Congrats to Listener Jack Sandoz from Grenada Hills, CA! Can't wait to see your truck with a new DECKED system in the bed!

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Congrats to Listener Jack Sandoz from Grenada Hills, CA! Can't wait to see your truck with a new DECKED system in the bed!

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The incomparable Emme Hall shares exploits and misadventures from road, and in her first conversation with Lightning ever, squashes their beef. Holman returns from vacation, where he hooked up with the Catalina Island company to check out some of their fleet vehicles, repowers, and bio fuel production while trackin down the best buffalo burger on the island. Lastly, a reader poses the question, “Wasn’t the Lil’ Red Express the R... Read more

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The incomparable Emme Hall shares exploits and misadventures from road, and in her first conversation with Lightning ever, squashes their beef. Holman returns from vacation, where he hooked up with the Catalina Island company to check out some of their fleet vehicles, repowers, and bio fuel production while trackin down the best buffalo burger on the island. Lastly, a reader poses the question, “Wasn’t the Lil’ Red Express the REAL... Read more

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An episode so awesome, it has two Lightnings! Join the guys for a sit down with Motorator Matt D’Andria to talk about his first-gen Ford Lightning, trucks, cars, podcasts, celebrities, and go wherever else the conversation leads them. We’ll also cover electric pickups pulling trains, GM 3.0L Duramax fuel economy, and a production truck that can do 0-60 in under 4 seconds. Lastly, don’t miss out on entering to win a fully kitted ... Read more

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Planning on storming Area 51 in September? Don’t go without hearing some tips from our go-to desert guru Nena Barlow of Barlow Adventures. Meet Old World Industries’ CEO Charles Culverhouse and product manager Mark Alexander and learn everything you’ve always wondered about DEF. Also, find out about Lightning’s new truck, or at least the one he suckered someone in to letting him borrow for a week.

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Planning on storming Area 51 in September? Don’t go without hearing some tips from our go-to desert guru Nena Barlow of Barlow Adventures. Meet Old World Industries’ CEO Charles Culverhouse and product manager Mark Alexander and learn everything you’ve always wondered about DEF. Also, find out about Lightning’s new truck, or at least the one he suckered someone in to letting him borrow for a week.

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Find out the story behind a Mexican Lobo Raptor that Holman spotted in the UK, hear a first-hand account from photographer Josh Jones on the train derailment that cost many Jeep Gladiators and GM 1500s their salable lives, and catch up with Jim Suty, President of the Friends of Oceano dunes for a land use update you won’t want to miss. Also, find out what hot-button issue has Lightning ranting about this time.

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Barn finds are all the rage these days, so you’ll want to hear our interview with Hot Rod contributor Ryan Brutt, who has found everything from Dodge Dudes to Boeing B-17s tucked away in barns and fields. The guys also catch up with MegaRaptor creator Jeremy Dixon and find out what awaits at the next level when your Raptor just doesn’t turn heads anymore. Also, did Ford just fire a shot over Ram’s bow with a new Super Duty Tremo... Read more

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You don’t need a college degree to support your truck habit, instead learn real skills that are valuable in today’s world from The Fab School. The guys also check out new auto enthusiast platform Wheelwell.com and find out who makes the best truck, according to JD Power. Lastly, you won’t want to miss some additional details about our upcoming 500 5-star Listener Meetup with Nissan and DECKED!

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Thank you to all of our great fans who have left more than 500 5-star reviews for The Truck Show Podcast! We’d like to celebrate this achievement by hosting a listener meetup at the Motor Trend Group HQ in El Segundo, CA with our friends from Nissan and Decked on Saturday, August 10th. We’ll have food, previous guests, editors, and swag to give away. If you aren’t from So Cal, be sure to head over to decked.com/truckshow and enter ... Read more

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The guys dig a little deeper into the new Duramax 3.0L I-6 with Duramax Assistant Chief Engineer John Barta and discover the origins of off-road racing talent through the eyes of kids short course racing in a new documentary, Mod Kids USA. We also say goodbye to off-road legend and friend Rod Hall, who passed away recently at the age of 81. Lastly, the Truck Show Podcast defends its honor in the world of five-star reviews.

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Did you hear? The guys went to Diesel Power Challenge and ended up exploring Casa Bonita with Gale Banks… and also talking to KJ Jones from Diesel Power and getting the DPC 2019 recap. You’ll hear some great stories from DPC and then head over to the CFT Performance shop where owner Josh Chapman will walk you through his compound-turbo’d Nissan Titan XD. How does a 1,000 lb-ft Cummins 5.0L sound to you?

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