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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.

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.
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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.

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Ep. 77 - Raptor Spotting in the UK, $14 Million Train Wreck, Good News From Oceano Dunes

7/15/2019
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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.

Duration:01:44:25

Ep. 76 - Barn Finds, When A Raptor Isn’t Enough, Ford Power Wagon?

7/7/2019
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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 Tremor package?

Duration:02:09:32

Ep. 75 - Learn To Fab, Rad Online Automotive Community, The Most Reliable Trucks, 500 5-Star Meetup

7/1/2019
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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!

Duration:01:41:39

500 5-Star Announcement With Billy Bargain!

6/30/2019
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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 to win an all-expense paid trip to be a part of the fun (oh,...

Duration:00:10:19

Ep. 74 - Inside the Duramax 3.0L I-6, What We Wish We Spent Our Childhood Doing, A Legend Crosses the Final Finish Line

6/24/2019
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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.

Duration:01:39:33

Ep. 73 - Diesel Power Challenge, 1000 lb-ft Nissan, Casa Bonita From The Eyes of Gale Banks

6/17/2019
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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?

Duration:02:29:06

Ep. 72 - Daytona Truck Meet 2019

6/11/2019
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The guys head east this week to cover one of the nation’s biggest truck shows, the Daytona Truck Meet in Daytona Beach, Florida. From burnout contests and drifting golf carts, to lowered rat rods and height-shifting pickups, this episode will take you through all of the antics as Lightning and Holman see the elusive Carolina squat firsthand and finally find a cool Honda pickup. Don’t miss catching up with old friends, making new ones, and keeping up with the latest trends in the world of...

Duration:01:26:24

Ep. 71 - Emissions Explained, You Need A Tank, Jeep Community Celebrates A Hero

6/3/2019
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Find out everything you wanted to know about truck emissions, but were afraid to ask, with SEMA Director of Emissions Compliance Peter Treydte. Hear how you can rent a tank for your next party and get up to speed with all the latest happenings in the truck and off-road world, including how the Jeep community came together to remember a hero.

Duration:02:22:44

Ep. 70 - The 2019 Overland Expoisode

5/28/2019
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Come explore Overland Expo West with Holman as he gets the latest product news from such great brands as Nissan, Decked, RIVIAN, Camburg, Go Fast Campers, Westin, Off Road Power Products, DeeZee, VTX Wheels, listener Marvin, Warn, ARB, Goose Gear, Poolahoop, Rhino Rack (PSA: there are no Rhinoceroses in Australia), and Sherp.

Duration:02:42:19

Ep. 69 - The Manual Gearbox Preservation Society, Five Hundred Five Star Party

5/20/2019
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Episode 69 is the second part of the show started in Ep. 68. We’ll introduce you to the creator of The Manual Gearbox Preservation Society, Alan Macey, who turns out to be way more than just the force behind TMGPS. The guys will discuss the story behind TMGPS, how vehicles are designed, and, as usual take the show way off the rails for a while in search of interesting conversation. We’ll also hatch a plan to have a listener party at our studio – but only if we get to 500 five-star reviews!

Duration:01:44:44

Ep. 68 - Ultimate Callout Challenge, DPC Announcement, Pack More Gear, What Makes A Truck

5/13/2019
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This is Part 1 of a two-part show, featuring KJ Jones, Editor of Diesel Power, who gives the guys a recap of the Ultimate Callout Challenge and gives an update on the upcoming 2019 Diesel Power Challenge. We’ll also talk to SEMA Launch Pad alumni Kansas Sartin, who will tell us why an extruded and TIG-welded aluminum hitch basket is the last one you’ll ever need. We also tease a secret in-studio guest that will make himself known in Part 2 (Ep. 69) and help you identify a truck in today’s...

Duration:01:39:35

Ep. 67 - Dirt Every Day Flops A 4x4 Winnie, Kibbe Helps With Fall Guy, Daytona Truck Meet On Blast, Ultimate Ford vs. Chevy Argument

5/5/2019
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Did you see it on Instagram? Dirthead Dave flopped Dirt Every Day’s LS7-powered Off-Roaderhome at LS Fest and lives to tell the tale. Rob Kibbe of the Muscle Car Place and the Kibbe and Friends podcast helps the guys get a little deeper in their quest for information on the Fall Guy stunt trucks and Jordan from Daytona Truck Meet gets put on blast. We’ll also tell you about the most intense Ford vs. Chevy battle ever!

Duration:01:34:58

Ep. 66 - Trucks For Causes, New Muscle Truck, Lightning Survives Vacation

4/29/2019
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The guys catch up after Lightning survives his Mexican vacation and interview Tuscaloosa’s Nick Hallum and talk about his GMC tribute to kids with Autism. Find out how you can help! We also get current with the inbox and the 5 Star Hotline.

Duration:01:24:29

Ep. 65 - Easter Jeep Safari 2019

4/22/2019
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Listen to our 2019 Easter Jeep Safari exploits and hear from Fred Williams, Dave Chappelle, Rick Péwé, Verne Simons, Trent McGee, Jeep’s Mark Allen, Steve Sanders from Cummins, Carter from BDS, and all of our awesome listeners that we met along the way, plus more!

Duration:02:28:39

Ep. 64 - Lights with Lasers, We Moved, Mini Cooper or Mini Trucks

4/15/2019
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Lasers have jumped the shark and are now lighting up the off-road industry. Innovator Alan Roach of Baja Designs walks the guys through this awesome new technology and talks about being the most imitated inventor in the history of ever. The Truck Show moves to its new home and listeners come out of the woodwork to tell Lightning he’s no less of a truck enthusiast with a Mini in the driveway.

Duration:01:56:51

Ep. 63 - Cummins Turns 100, Outfit Your Truck To Perform, 2020 Jeep Gladiator First Drive

4/8/2019
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This year marks the 100anniversary for Cummins and to celebrate, Steve Sanders from Cummins Repower has a gift for you. The guys also interview Dylan Evans and Jeremy Headlee from ICON Vehicle Dynamics and find out all the things they are doing to make trucks perform better. Lastly, the embargo has lifted and Holman finally gets to tell you what he thinks about the 2020 Jeep Gladiator after driving it for the first time.

Duration:02:24:49

Ep. 62 - April Foolishness Recap, World’s Most Expensive Bronco, Restoration Rubbers

4/2/2019
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Did you enjoy our previous episode with “The Truck No One Saw Coming”? We’ll recap that and all of the April Fools fun from around the internet. The guys talk to ICON 4x4 founder Jonathan Ward about the world’s most expensive Bronco and give you the details on what makes for good replacement rubber with Derek Churchill from Precision Replacement Parts.

Duration:01:58:25

Ep. 61 - Exclusive! The Truck No One Saw Coming! ***APRIL FOOLS!***

3/31/2019
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We have breaking news that you will not want to miss about a truck no one saw coming! Thanks to an unnamed outlet breaking an embargo, we decided to open up and share what we know. It would be foolish to not download this awesome episode! Hope you enjoyed our April Fools episode!

Duration:02:08:31

Ep. 60 - Inside The World Of Wheels, Hot Shot Transportation, Upcoming Ram TRX In The Wild

3/25/2019
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Explore the world of wheels with Wheel Pros CMO Scott Cobett, hear the history of the brands and find out where they are headed next. Scott shares some exciting news and talks about how to keep clear brand identities when you have a family of brands in your portfolio. The guys also talk to Jesse McGuiness of Watch This Freight and discuss the Ram TRX. Hellcat engine? Check. 8-lug axles? Check. Big travel? Check. Raptor killer? We’ll see.

Duration:02:14:14

Ep. 59 - The Case For Portal Axles, Super Duty Tweener, Lightning Sells His Truck

3/17/2019
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Have you ever wondered what a portal axle is, or why it might be the ultimate upgrade for your 4x4? 74Weld’s Quinn Pulz joins the guys in studio to talk about performance portals, and a bunch of other topics you won't see coming. Also, find out where Lightning’s truck is headed, and what new project vehicle will sit out in front of his house next.

Duration:02:36:22