Unnamed Automotive Podcast

Cars, trucks, and a weird sense of humor.

About the show

Benjamin and Sami are two journalists who take a weekly look at the funnier side of the automotive industry and the cars they drive.

Unnamed Automotive Podcast on social media


  • Episode 319: Peter Brown Fast And Furious Sound Supervisor-Editor-Designer Interview

    June 3rd, 2023  |  32 mins 58 secs
    fast and furious, fast x, peter brown

    This week, the Unnamed Automotive Podcast gets a special guest straight from Hollywood: Peter Brown, the supervising sound editor of the blockbuster movie Fast X (along with most of the rest of the franchise). Hear what makes the cars in this movie sound so crazy, and how much effort went into making the latest summer flick as immersive as possible. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 318: 2023 Toyota Supra Manual 6MT, 2024 Jaguar F-Type 75, Jeep Grand Wagoneer Restomod Towing Experience

    May 28th, 2023  |  54 mins 42 secs
    f-type, grand wagoneer, jaguar, jeep, supra, toyota

    This week, we have plenty of speed to talk about, as Benjamin starts things off with his review of the manual-equipped 2023 Toyota GR Supra. Does this three-pedalled, German-built, Japanese designed coupe pass Benjamin's high standards for a sports car? Then Sami chimes in with his take on the 2024 Jaguar F-Type 75, a coupe that harks back to Jaguar's impressive history, and points to an uncertain future. Finally, to close things off, Benjamin shares his harrowing experience towing with his personal Jeep Grand Wagoneer restomod. Thanks for listening, and be sure to visit the site for more info.

  • Episode 317: 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning EV Pickup, 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV

    May 14th, 2023  |  46 mins 58 secs
    ev, f-150, ford, kia, lightning, mitsubishi, outlander, phev, sportage

    You see that truck? The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning? It has a plug! Those crossovers? The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and the 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV? They have plugs too! It's 2023 and everything has a plug! You reach around your head and touch your ears: they're plugs, feeding you new Unnamed Automotive Podcast content every week! Enjoy?

  • Episode 316: Guest Host Chad Kirchner, 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6, How Realistic Is The All-EV Future

    May 7th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min
    chad kirchner, hyundai, ioniq 6

    This week guest host Chad Kirchner fills Sami's surprisingly wide shoes to bring his perspective not just on the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6, but also weight in on just how realistic an all-EV future actually is, and what it will really mean for most drivers—and whether it really means the end of gas-powered autos.

  • Episode 315: 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid, 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

    April 30th, 2023  |  27 mins 32 secs
    cr-v, honda, hybrid, rav4, toyota

    It's a tale as old as time - two hybrid crossovers go at it this week, with the 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid taking on the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Does the new Honda have what it takes to dethrone Toyotas ever-popular offering?

  • Episode 314: 2023 Kia Telluride, GM's Insane Apple CarPlay Android Auto Decision

    April 23rd, 2023  |  28 mins 43 secs
    android auto, apple carplay, kia, telluride

    This week the guys check out the 2023 Kia Telluride, which was recently updated along with a number of rugged X-Line and X-Pro models. Additionally, does it make sense for an automaker to dump Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support? General Motors thinks so and we have some thoughts, too. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 313: Surviving An Ice Storm In The 2023 BMW i7, Listener Questions

    April 14th, 2023  |  38 mins
    bmw, ev, i7

    The long-lost episode that went missing last week is here! Actually, a serious natural disaster prevented the guys from recording last week, but they're back with a great story about it. How does an EV fare in a power outage? Benjamin has the answer for you based on his time in the 2023 BMW i7

  • Episode 312: 2023 Genesis G90, 2023 Genesis GV70 Electric

    April 2nd, 2023  |  42 mins 37 secs
    g90, genesis, gv70, gv70 ev

    Seven years ago, Korean luxury brand Genesis was unleashed onto the world. Today, we've unleashed our "oops, all Genesis" episode of the Unnamed Automotive Podcast. Up first, Benjamin talks about finally getting into his White Whale, the 2023 Genesis G90 sedan. This full-sized vehicle has evaded him for so long, we have to ask: was it worth the wait? Then Sami talks about the 2023 Genesis electrified GV70, and whether it successfully made the transition from ICE to EV. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 311: 2023 Nissan Ariya, 2023 Subaru WRX CVT

    March 26th, 2023  |  43 mins 5 secs
    ariya, nissan, subaru, wrx

    This week the guys talk about the 2023 Nissan Ariya and it's many battery and powertrain options to see if it has what it takes to take on a tough market segment. Then Benjamin reviews the CVT-equipped 2023 Subaru WRX and laments itsits sports-sedan credentials.

  • Episode 310: 2023 Lexus RZ, 2023 Lexus NX 450h+

    March 19th, 2023  |  38 mins 12 secs
    450h+, lexus, nx, rz

    What's it like when an automaker actually tries compared to when an automaker is forced to make something out of compliance to laws and industry trends?? That's the discussion this week as Sami and Benjamin review the 2023 Lexus RZ450e EV and the 2023 Lexus NX450h+ PHEV. One has uninspired specs and an unnecessary steering gimmick, while the other has excellent performance and style. Can you guess which is which?

  • Episode 309: 2023 Hyundai Palisade, 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

    March 12th, 2023  |  44 mins 36 secs
    ford, hyundai, mustang mach-e, palisade

    Our hosts are taking a spin in some updated and exciting new cars this week, starting with Benjamin and the 2023 Hyundai Palisade. Updated with a new look but little else, we talk about whether the Palisade is still a critical success and if its rivals are getting close to stealing its spotlight. Then Sami jumps into the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, with its 480 hp and 634 lb-ft of torque to scream some about some performance cliches while wondering if the Mach-E is worth its lofty price tag.

    Be sure to visit the website to comment, and subscribe! Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 308: 2023 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car, Why Hydrogen Doesn't Make Sense, Toyota Museum, Funky Toyota Sera Stereo

    March 5th, 2023  |  48 mins 9 secs
    hydrogen, hydrogen cars, hydrogen fuel cell, mirai, sera, toyota, zev

    The show starts with Benjamin and the hydrogen-powered 2023 Toyota Mirai, an all-new form of zero-emission vehicle with more limitations that its already worryingly-limited alternative, the battery-electric vehicle. Then after the guys talk about Toyota's stance on ZEV vehicles and mandates, they chat about Sami's recent trip to Cologne, Germany where he oggled cars both funky and casual at the two Toyota Museums he visited.

  • Episode 307: 2023 Genesis GV60, 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid, VW Escape Rooms For Employees

    February 26th, 2023  |  53 mins 16 secs
    accord, escape room, genesis, gv60, honda, hybrid, vw

    The guys get into some electron-powered cars this week, with Benjamin starting things off with the 2023 Genesis GV60. The third and most luxurious of the E-GMP triplets, the GV60 is loaded with power, style and tech, which Ben is all-too eager to talk about. Then Sami jumps in to talk about the recently updated 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid. Facing stiff competition from Toyota and Hyundai, Sami is convinced the Accord Hybrid is among the top in its segment, and explains why. Then the guys talk about some weird VW news involving anxious employees and escape rooms. Listen and enjoy!!

  • Episode 306: 2023 Honda Passport Trailsport, 2023 Subaru Legacy Touring XT, Secrets Of Bulletproof Cars

    February 19th, 2023  |  53 mins 4 secs
    armored car, bulletproof car, honda, legacy, outback, passport, subaru, trailsport

    What do Honda SUVs, Subaru sedans and bulletproof rides have in common? Nothing much, except they're the subjects of conversation on this week's episode of the Unnamed Automotive Podcast! Sami talks about the 2023 Honda Passport Trailsport, Benjamin ponders the usefulness of the 2023 Subaru Legacy XT, before the guys talk about armored and bullet-proof vehicles, what's involved in building them, and who actually needs such a service. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 305: 2023 BMW X3 M Competition, Guest Michael Banovsky, Deep Thoughts About Owning A Car In The City

    February 12th, 2023  |  55 mins 5 secs
    bmw, competition, infrastructure, michael banovsky, x3. x3 m

    This week the Unnamed Automotive Podcast studios are joined by a special guest: Michael Banovsky from speedster.news and mayidriveyourcar.com. Topics this week include the 2023 BMW X3 M Competition, driving in a large, dense city, and the crushing reality of living in a capitalist society. The guys also lighten things up by talking about sweet snacks like Ritter Sport. Listen, review, subscribe and tip us over at ko-fi.com!

  • Episode 304: 2023 Toyota Sienna XSE AWD, 2023 Honda Odyssey

    February 5th, 2023  |  46 mins 21 secs
    honda, odyssey, sienna, toyota

    Its vanapalooza this week at the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, as Benjamin and Sami have a frank and fun discussion about two of the four family-friendly minivans on the market. Benjamin talks about the 2023 Toyota Sienna and its, uh, quirky powertrain, while Sami recounts his experience in the 2023 Honda Odyssey and its funky tech. Be sure to listen, review and subscribe!