The Truck Show Podcast

By Jay "Lightning" Tilles and Sean Holman

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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.

Episode Date
Ep 15: Trucks Should Be Banned, Classic Trucks Worth More Than Your House, The Story Behind Dirt Every Day

If you are commuting in your truck, be warned, you have met the ire of a Mazda 2-driving “journalist” who thinks your truck should be banned. Lightning and Holman discuss the ridiculous article written by Elizabeth Werth, as well as talk to Legacy Classic Trucks founder Winslow Bent, who makes adult Hot Wheels for people with a quarter million dollars to spare. Rick Péwé also checks in to talk about his start with David Freiburger in the off-road magazine world.

Jun 18, 2018
Ep 14: Diesel Power Challenge, DPF-Friendly Performance, Guess That Diesel, Drive A Big Rig, World’s Tallest Thermometer

The guys talk to the competitors and reveal the winner of Diesel Power’s 2018 Diesel Power Challenge, discuss DPF-friendly diesel performance with Clint Cannon from ATS Diesel Performance, and argue about whether or not a Commercial Driver’s License is worth it for the average person. Also, find out if Baker, CA is really more than just a tall thermometer.

Jun 11, 2018
Ep 13: What Mini Trucks and Ferraris Have In Common, Car Camping Gone Wild, Concepts Trucks Built To Be Used

From mini-trucks to supercars, Bobby Martins of Sadistic Iron Werks has evolved with the times. Once a staple on the cover on Mini Truckin magazine, Sadistic is now the go-to shop for bagged Ferraris and Lambos. We’ll also take a look at the evolution of car camping into what is called overlanding today and talk about the explosive growth of Overland Expo. Plus, the guys go behind-the-scenes with Nissan’s built-to-be-used concept trucks.

Jun 04, 2018
Ep 12: Roadkill's Mike Finnegan Talks Trucks, His Bogus Battle Against Richard Rawlings, and Stories From His Wild Mini-Truckin’ Days Before Roadkill

Mike Finnegan from Roadkill stops by the Truck Show Podcast to talk about his path to Roadkill, his start as a truck magazine editor, and some of his favorite stories from along the way. He also opens up about his biggest disappointment working on Roadkill and gives Lightning and Holman a behind-the-scenes look at what really happened when Roadkill battled Fast N’ Loud.

May 29, 2018
Ep 11: Holman Ruins The Silverado For You, Get Ready For A 4-Cylinder Half-Ton, Lightning Almost Drives Over A Fan, A New Tire Brand, The V-10 Sport Truck

Are you ready for the four-cylinder-equipped 2019 Chevy Silverado? The guys discuss the new Silverado engine option and first-drive experience with Brett Evans of Truck Trend. Andrew Hoit from Milestar checks in to talk truck tires and explain how Tireco became a big deal. Lightning talks about driving his bro-dozing ROQ Crusher in So Cal traffic and Holman reveals the one thing that will ruin GM trucks for you, plus shares a fond memory of the legendary Ram SRT-10 “Viper Truck.”

May 21, 2018
Ep 10: An Insider Story About Raptor, Importance of Truck Spy Photography, Sway Bars For Trucks, Event Announcer Flubs

Spy photographers are an important part of the truck industry and you’ll hear an insider story of how spy photography affected the fate of the Raptor. The guys also explore the importance of sway bars with Hellwig Products and laugh a little at the expense of a well-meaning announcer at the Ultimate Callout Challenge. All of this and more can be found in Episode 10 of the Truck Show Podcast!

May 14, 2018
Ep 9: The Dieselisode - Diesel Power, Half-Ton Diesels, Diesel Crate Engines, To Delete Or Not To Delete

Episode 9 is our very first Dieselisode! The guys have Diesel Power Magazine Editor-in-Chief KJ Jones in the studio to chat about the latest diesel industry trends and to talk to guests from Ford Motor Company and Cummins. Dave Ives from Ford gives us the inside scoop on the new 3.0L Power Stroke and Steve Sanders from Cummins joins us to discuss all things diesel and shares his thoughts on the Great DPF Delete Debate.

May 07, 2018
Ep 8: What About Grumpers, Big Brake Upgrades For Trucks, and a Shop That Got Big On Social and in Life

Episode 8 features Greg Higgs sharing the story of how Fab Fours bumpers got its start and why we have Grumpers, Mike Hamrick of Wilwood checks in to talk about the importance of performance brakes for trucks, and we ask Ryan Kibbe of Kibbetech how he got big taunting Jesse James and making magazine-worthy truck builds. Lightning also springs a new segment to test Holman’s truck knowledge.

Apr 30, 2018
Ep 7: Inside GM Truck Engineering, Daytona Truck Meet Blows Up, and How AMP Research Makes Your Truck Better

In Episode 7, get to know Tim Herrick, GM’s Chief Engineer of next-generation light-duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks, and full-size SUVs. The guys talk to Tim about past General Motor’s trucks, what is on the horizon, and what his favorite mountain bike to ride is. Also on the show is Jordan from Daytona Truck Meet, where you and 14,999 of your truck-loving buddies can get together to share your love of trucks. Lightning and Holman also welcome their first in-studio guest, Eric Bajza from AMP Research, to talk about all of the ways AMP makes accessing your truck easier.

Apr 20, 2018
Ep 6: 2020 Silverado HD Teaser is Revealed, The Truck Show Makes The Top 5, and Holman Exposed As A Tiny House Hater

Lightning and Holman thank all the listeners for their support in helping the podcast make the automotive Top 5 list on iTunes, talk 2020 Chevy Silverado HD, and tell the story of a 101-year-old retired Chevy truck engineer. Also in this episode the guys explore why Holman is against teenagers on his lawn, Lightning name drops, and we learn why Holman hates tiny houses so much. Also, we find out what was in Holman’s hotel room and who will be on the show in Episode 7!

Apr 14, 2018
Ep 5: Roadkill’s Freiburger, Adventuring with AEV, and Discussing the World of Sponsorships with Truck Guru

In Episode 5, Lightning and Holman talk adventure with Matt Feldermann from AEV, get the behind-the-scenes scoop on Roadkill from none other than David Freiburger, and learn the ins and outs of show truck building and sponsorships from Cris Payne of Truck Guru. They also take a quick look at news from the New York Auto Show, including the Volkswagen Tanoak and GMC Sierra AT4, as well as dissect renderings of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler pickup. Oh, and don’t miss our youngest fan Hannah sing the intro!

Apr 06, 2018
Ep 4: The Truck Show Invades Easter Jeep Safari In Moab, Utah

This week the Truck Show goes on the road to Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, to find out why EJS is so important to the off-road industry and dirt-loving enthusiasts.

Mar 30, 2018
Ep 3: Talking Shocks, New Truck Tech, Bumpsides, and Dirt Every Day With Fred Williams

In this episode, the guys dig deep into shocks with Shane Casad from Bilstein, talk about some of the technology found in the 2019 Ram 1500, and learn from Bump Nation founder Brad Taber about where F-100 guys go to find like-minded enthusiasts. They also dissect what happens to a cow when it is hit by a trophy truck at 112 mph and chat with Fred Williams of Dirt Every Day about what it’s like to go behind the scenes of his hit show.

Mar 23, 2018
Ep 2: From Counterman Stories to 800hp Pickups

Checking in with a Lone Star Throwdown co-founder, behind the parts counter with LGE-CTS Motorsports, an inside look at The Roadster Shop, inside Nissan's new Titan, and drooling over the $100K Yenko Silverado.

Mar 15, 2018
Ep 1: Let’s Launch This Thing Right!

The Truck Show Podcast with Lightning and Holman debuts with guests from Alpine Electronics, the chief interior designer from Ram Trucks, and a co-founder of Lone Star Throwdown, plus the guys speak to an international journalist who wrote an article exposing the battle over Truck Nuts.

Mar 08, 2018