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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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Episodes

Ep. 100 - Our First Guest Returns, Listener’s Top Moments, Friends Check In

12/9/2019
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It’s finally here, our 100 episode! We share our top moments over the past 100 episodes, as submitted by our listeners, and we play some special messages from past guests. The guys also go full circle and reconnect with The Truck Show’s very first guest, Steve Brown from Alpine Electronics.

Duration:02:12:15

Ep. 99 - Badass Trucks You Can Afford, A Badass Truck Lightning Could Afford, Accessories For Truck Enthusiasts, Mini Trucks Are Alive And Well

12/2/2019
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Today’s scale R/C trucks are rad, but find out just how rad from guests Damron Atkins and Duston Nixon from Traxxas. Get some solid holiday gift-giving ideas for your hard-to-please gearhead from Jimmy DeFrank of the California Car Cover Company. The guys also take a tour of Lightning’s ’66 C20 and once again prove that everything always comes back to mini truckin’ with Kustom Life founder Frank Newton.

Duration:02:19:04

Ep. 98 - YouTuber DMAXRYNO, What The (Cyber)Truck, Vague Industries, Lightning Is Gifted His Manhood Back

11/24/2019
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The countdown to our 100 episode continues with awesome guests, including YouTuber DMAXRYNO, Josh Mazerolle from Vague Industries, and a surprise conversation with Truck Show philanthropist and listener, Shawn Moore. Find out which one of the guests is sporting a photo of himself with a cat, lasers, and a cowboy hat, who’s GMC freaked out at SEMA, and who has so many vehicles, they are pawning one of them off on Lightning. We’ll also discuss the polarizing Cybertruck and find out what Holman...

Duration:02:25:51

Ep. 97 - Mike Finnegan, First Drive: Nissan Titan and Diesel Wrangler, Emme Is Going To Kill Us (Holman)

11/18/2019
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The guys are back from SEMA and hit the ground running with Mike Finnegan of Roadkill. Hear about his new mini truck, what really happened on Roadkill’s 100 episode, and how many ramp trucks he actually owns. We’ll also bring you driving impressions from the highly anticipated ’20 Nissan Titan and Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel launches, along with a little friendly sparing with our good friend, Emme Hall.

Duration:02:39:24

Ep. 96 - SEMA Show 2019 Part 3

11/13/2019
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Don’t miss our SEMA Part 3 wrap-up with some of our favorite companies, including Switch-Pros, Nissan, SkyJacker, DECKED, Hellwig, EVO Mfg., BDS with a special guest, and Diode Dynamics. Also find out what Lighting and Holman sound like at 3am and where you can find them after recording a show in the middle of the night. Punchiness ensues on Episode 96 of your favorite podcast!

Duration:01:16:03

Ep. 95 - SEMA Show 2019 Part 2

11/11/2019
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Hang out for Part 2 of our SEMA 2019 coverage and hear from American Expedition Vehicle’s head racoon wrangler Matt Felderman, Craig Jackson of Barrett-Jackson fame, our friend (and someone’s employer, *cough* Lightning *cough*) Gale Banks, Lance Campers, Lightforce, RLD Design, and James Baroud.

Duration:01:23:04

Ep. 94 - SEMA Show 2019 Part 1

11/10/2019
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SEMA 2019 has come and gone, but the Truck Show Podcast has you covered! In Part 1, Hear from country music artist Michael Ray, world traveler Dan Grec, truck builder Johny G, Ronnie Wetch from C10 Talk, Steve Sanders from Cummins, Shelby’s Gary Patterson, Matt and Jake Dinelli from Attitude Performance, and Will Baty of Centerforce.

Duration:01:53:24

Ep. 93 - Super Duty’s Chief Engineer, 11 New Trucks Tested, Gratuitous Burnouts, Music City Showdown

11/3/2019
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Hear all about the updated '20 Ford Super Duty from none other than the Super Duty’s chief engineer, Mike Pruitt. Holman and the Truck Trend crew tested 11 of the 2020 pickups for their Pickup Truck of the Year test and share their insights, as well as which ones do the gnarliest burnouts. The guys also talk to Truck Show friend Brandon “Bama” Roussell about the upcoming Music City Showdown in coming to Nashville, Tennessee.

Duration:02:38:24

Ep. 92 - '20 Nissan Titan XD, Modern Lighting, National Jobber Day

10/27/2019
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Hear all about the upgraded 2020 Nissan Titan XD, including power, safety, and the awesome new 9-inch touchscreen. Bob Smith from Oracle Lighting talks about the rise of modern direct-replacement lighting options for popular trucks with the guys and we share DECKED’s effort to get National Jobber Day recognized on the national calendar.

Duration:01:47:07

Ep. 91 - Haularado Hits Like A Mallett, Forged Wheels, We Listen To Your Engine Sounds

10/20/2019
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Looking for some more power from your Chevy Colorado or GMC Canyon? Well storied GM tuner Mallett Performance has the smog-legal solution and owner Chuck Mallett will tell you all about it. Jason Sandusky from American Force stops by the studio on his swing through So Cal and talks to the guys about what’s new with the wheel company. Plus, you can guess along with us as we catch up with all the Know Your Note submissions from our listeners.

Duration:02:02:27

Ep. 90 - Could this be the future Silverado ZR2?, Badass HD Trailers, This Performance Truck Just Got Official

10/14/2019
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This week the guys talk to GM Performance Chief Engineer Mark Dickens and GM Engineering Group Manager Tom Gierman and experience the ’20 Chevy Silverado BITD race truck firsthand. Could this be the precursor to the Silverado ZR2? We also talk to Gatormade Trailers about HD trailers that are designed to support the loads of the latest HD trucks. Lastly, Ram Trucks just announce that the highly anticipated Ram TRX is happening. Stay tuned!

Duration:01:55:26

Ep. 89 - Testing To The Limit, Onboard Air, Hurt Lightning And Get A Gift Card?

10/6/2019
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The guys talk to Josh Wiese from Eaton to find out more about their Michigan Proving Grounds and check in with Power Tank founder Steve Sasaki to hear the entrepreneurial story behind one of the best onboard air systems around. Lightning also discusses his disdain for keyboard warriors and his plan to win them over. Holman shares the official 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel fuel economy numbers.

Duration:02:46:59

Ep. 88 - The Emissionsisode with PPEi, ATS, Diesel Power, and SEMA, ‘20 Nissan Titan and State Fair of Texas News, Autonomous Vehicles And Monkeys

9/29/2019
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Kory Willis from PPEi, Clint Cannon of ATS Diesel Performance, Diesel Power’s KJ Jones, and SEMA’s Peter Treydte all check in to lend some insight about the recent emissions storm that that has shaken the diesel performance industry. The guys also share all the truck news that came out of the State Fair of Texas, including the highly anticipated 2020 Nissan Titian and question what Ford says you can tow with the new Super Duty. Lastly, find out what our future will be like when autonomous...

Duration:02:14:42

Ep. 87 - The Fall Guy Truck!!!, CARB Talk, TSP T-Shirts

9/23/2019
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Promises kept: the guys track down the owner of the Fall Guy jump truck! Hear the story behind the only mid-engine Fall Guy jump truck from the current owner and find out whether or not he’s taken it out for a jump yet. Hear from Banks Power’s John Espino about the beginning of emissions scrutiny in the diesel space and find out what UPDATE Jordan from Daytona Truck Meet has. Also, you can finally order your very own Truck Show Podcast T-shirt!

Duration:02:12:56

Ep. 86 - Ian Johnson, Powder Coating, Land Rover Defender Unveiled, Nissan Titan Review

9/15/2019
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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 an important embargo has lifted.

Duration:02:28:32

Ep. 85 - Remembering Jessi Combs, Custom Truck Shop, Next Half-Ton To Drop Leaf Springs

9/9/2019
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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 Daytona Truck Meet’s Jordan Muhlbauer?

Duration:02:13:42

Ep. 84 - ’20 Ram EcoDiesel Review, Functional Bling, GMC Bringing Back The Sport Truck?

9/2/2019
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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.

Duration:02:05:48

Ep. 83 - Missile Trucks and Jet Skis, Bubba Rope, How Fuel Efficient is GM’s 3.0L Duramax Diesel?

8/25/2019
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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. (Special thanks to the US Navy and Submarine Group Ten for special...

Duration:02:11:10

Ep. 82 - Gamble With Cheap Trucks, Get The Scoop On A New Tool, Goodbye Cummins 5.0?

8/18/2019
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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 knew you needed, and Nissan drops some news on the future Titan...

Duration:01:49:59

Ep. 81 - 500 5-Star Listener Meetup, Beef Squishing, Nissan Trucks, DECKED Winner

8/12/2019
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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.

Duration:01:24:07