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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.

Location:

United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 109 - The HeavyD-isode with Dave Sparks

2/16/2020
Dave Sparks from Diesel Brothers, Sparks Motors, Diesel Power Gear, and now Nikola fame opens up about his start, business successes and challenges, the infamous lawsuit, and his new business foray into electrified pickups. He talks to the guys about being in the right place at the right time, surrounding himself with good people, and how a normal guy figured out how to live his best life and inspire others to do the same.

Duration:01:52:04

Ep. 108 - History of the Performance Diesel Fuel Injector, 2020 Ford Super Duty Review, Nissan Frontier and the Chicago Auto Show

2/10/2020
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about performance diesel injectors with Andrew Stauffer from S&S Diesel Motorsport, get to know the 2020 Ford Super Duty with a review from Truck Trend’s Jason Gonderman, and find out what new products were announced at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, including an upgraded (finally) Nissan Frontier!

Duration:02:09:38

Ep. 107 - YouTuber Ryan Mayer, Future of Trucks Discussed, ’20 Nissan Titan XD, Chef Cory Bahr

2/3/2020
YouTuber Ryan Mayer comes on to chat about the popularity of his channel and then the guys discuss how their personal YouTube pages compare. This week’s news includes discussions about Hummers, Broncos and even the alleged Raptor-killing Ram Rebel TRX. We’ll also review the ’20 Nissan Titan XD and talk to friend Chef Cory Bahr. A special bonus at the end of the show takes you through Nissan’s Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant.

Duration:02:51:51

Ep. 106 - Classic Truck Suspension Upgrades, Rugged Truck Campers, Truck Notes

1/26/2020
In the spirit of companies manufacturing products in America, we have two entrepreneurs from different spectrums of the truck market. The guys start off with Garrett Harmola from suspension manufacturer Aldan American to find out what they can do for your classic truck and then check in with Graeme MacPherson of Go Fast Campers to discuss the most huckable truck camper on the market. But wait, there’s more! We finally get around to our backlog of Know Your Note submissions.

Duration:02:27:10

Ep. 105 - From Automotive Marketing To Electric Trucks, So Much Truck News, Hummer Making A Comeback?

1/20/2020
The guys enjoy a circuitous chat with Webasto’s Ryan Evans and cover a few topics you might expect, and a few topics you’ll never see coming. Holman shares all the info from an extremely busy news week, including Four Wheeler’s Of The Year winners, and old friend Brian Dooley from Hummerguy.net reveals how Hummer might be coming back from the grave.

Duration:02:38:33

Ep. 104 - The Galeisode 2 - Gale Banks Is Back!

1/12/2020
Automotive legend, purveyor of forced induction, and futurist Gale Banks returns to the podcast to talk about what pisses him off, what’s ailing the aftermarket, how boat racing lead to the diesel performance aftermarket and much, much more. As a bonus, Gale reveals his definitive answer for a common automotive term that often used incorrectly.

Duration:02:09:24

Ep. 103 - A Half-Million-Mile Silverado HD, Mini Truck Show Comeback, Save The Racers!

1/6/2020
The Truck Show Podcast returns from the holidays with a great story of a guy who has over 500,000 miles on his 2017 Chevy Silverado, a California show promoter who is bringing back the mini-truckin’ shows from your youth, and a plea to save racing by telling Congress to pass the RPM act.

Duration:01:45:49

Ep. 102 - Cumminsisode Part 2, Repowered D006 Drive, How Cummins Engines Are Made, The Future Of Heavy-Duty Propulsion

12/22/2019
In Part 2 of our Cumminsisode, go for a ride in original Cummins/Dodge development truck, D006, which now sports the same drivetrain as Mopar’s Lowliner from the 2019 SEMA Show. Tour the plants that build Ram’s 6.7L, as well as the massive QSK95 V-16 engine, before getting an inside look at what technologies Cummins will be offered alongside diesel in the near future. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from the Truck Show Podcast!

Duration:02:12:03

Ep. 101 - Cumminsisode Part 1 and Max Grundy’s Dr. Pepper Truck

12/15/2019
Get to know automotive art purveyor and car builder Max Grundy and hear the backstory behind his chopped and dropped 1943 Ford COE Dr. Pepper delivery truck. Then head to Columbus, Indiana and meet Cummins historian Bruce Watson as he walks us through the five diesel-powered Cummins racecars that circled the Brickyard and the diesel engine that was the precursor to the legendary B-series.

Duration:02:19:46

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

12/9/2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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