The Carpool with Kelly and Lizz

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Kelly Stumpe and Lizz Suntrup are third generation auto-industry experts and best known for reviewing cars from the millennial mom point of view on Instagram and YouTube. As a work from home mom of two toddlers, Kelly found herself craving a brain-break and some adult conversation so she convinced her sister Lizz (who is already busy planning a wedding) to create a podcast to do just that. Join Kelly and Lizz each week for a dose of entertaining and lighthearted conversation, games, and auto-industry news while they navigate life as business partners, best friends, and sisters. Your Mom Time Off starts ... now.

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NOBODY LIKES A DUVET
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Baby Stumpy’s still in the belly, so Kelly and Lizz are bringing you an episode that is nothing if not chaotic.  In today’s millennial word segment we learn Gen Z slangs so we can be less lame. Today’s word is ‘jump scare.’ Kelly also adds an idiom of the day because Lizz knows absolutely none of them. Today’s idiom is ‘still water runs deep’ which launches the duo into a trip down memory lane reminiscing about Kelly’s car salesman days. Kelly’s binging Architectural digest celebrity house tours on YouTube, comparing celebrities vs. influencers, and rants about how we need to stop saying ‘wait until’ and ‘at least’ to mothers for her driveway dump.  The hate eight of household chores decides which is the worst of the worst. Going head to head for the most hated crown are: changing bedsheets and duvet cover; doing laundry; paying bills; washing dishes; cleaning the toilet, shower and bathtub; taking out the trash and breaking down boxes; pet care and cleaning up dog hair; and cleaning floors. Automotive Gossiper, aka car buying expert, Zack Sheska from Car Edge, joins Kelly and Lizz for a zesty industry news today. Is Tesla quaking in their boots? Zack gives the gals the scoop on tax incentives and why the company might be dropping their prices. Cash is king according to Zack in the car buying arena right now and he predicts we’ll see incentives make a comeback. Zack also gives his take on Carvana and sight unseen car purchases. Matza ball soup is for dinner tonight at Zacks and he shares his super simple recipe so you can ditch the drive-through, too.  → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on literally anything? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2023
SIX OF ONE IN A ZESTY BLACK KETTLE CASTING STONES
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Lizz is owning her seat as the Carpool co-host, and Kelly’s the pot calling the kettle black as she tries to get into listening to a new podcast where the hosts just talk about themselves.  Today’s millennial word, zesty, comes from a 15-year-old who filled Lizz in over the weekend. In short, this is the perfect filler word when you have no idea what to say.  Kelly is bringing part one of a two-part driveway dump today that starts with a birthday shoutout to Blake from Blake’s besties on January 19th. Happy Birthday, Blake! Kelly claims that Tarzan, the OG of soundtracks, walked so Frozen could run, she’s back in her ugly and only three-pair-of-pants-fit era, and shares the life-changing magic of her new 911 hamper. Lizz chimes in with a report about her glue-on-nails experience, and the calls are making a call for press-on nail recommendations from listener experts. → Shoot the gals an email with yours hello@thecarmomofficial.com Today’s episode is sponsored by Rocket Money, formerly known as Truebill. This personal finance app finds and cancels unwanted subscriptions, monitors spending, and helps you lower your bills—all in one, easy-to-use place. Going into 2023, if one of your goals is to save money or become more financially savvy, check out Rocket Money. → Download the Rocket Money app at rocketmoney.com/carpool   Kelly and Lizz debate the great eight of Disney and Nickelodeon sitcoms: Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, Zoey 101, The Amanda Show, Drake and Josh, The Suite Life of Zac and Cody, Hannah Montana, That’s So Raven, and The Wizards of Waverly Place. Kelly is available in her DMs to defend today’s winner.  Today’s industry news is sponsored by Edmunds.com. Edmonds thinks Kelly and Lizz are just working too hard. That’s why they brought them a round up of the best current industry news to share on this episode so that you, too, can sound like a total baddie who knows what’s up in the current car market.  Leases are the highest since November of 2007, so buying is hot. Interest rates are still high, and trade-in prices are starting to fall. Find out what your trade-in is worth on Edmunds with their easy to use trade-in value and appraisal tool. Inventory’s low but on its way up as overall car prices are coming down. If you’re shopping, keep an eye out for CPOs (certified pre-owned cars) — Lizz and Kelly explain why.  Lizz shares her chicken pesto pasta so you can ditch the drive-through this week on pasta Monday. Kelly reads Amy’s Philly cheesesteak sandwich recipe that she’ll definitely be trying with some leftover hot dog buns.  → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! To wrap up the episode, Kelly drops what might be her last baby name clue. Baby’s name has nine letters. Just a reminder — d r and e are in baby’s name! → Want our advice on literally anything? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2023
AN IMPORTANT EMOJI UPDATE FOR THE OLDER FOLKS
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Kelly’s still holding the baby in and Lizz is preparing for the wedding retreat of the year. The millennial word of the day kicks off today's episode on the topic of where we’re at with emojis. Sydney and Grayson’s most recently used emojis get the full Millennial analysis and Gen Z confirms that laughing faces are back.  Today’s episode is sponsored by Rocket Money, formerly known as Truebill. This personal finance app finds and cancels unwanted subscriptions, monitors spending, and helps you lower your bills—all in one, easy-to-use place. Going into 2023, if one of your goals is to save money or become more financially savvy, check out Rocket Money. → Download the Rocket Money app at rocketmoney.com/carpool   In Kelly’s driveway dump segment, she asks wtf a tubing mascara is (someone please Google it), the Chatbooks monthly subscription has lured Kelly in, and the Route shipping and tracking app is her new obsession.  Lizz’s maternity shirts, silver drop wedding earrings, and new planner — that both girls are now obsessed with — are her last three transactions. Kelly’s defending her barefoot dreams robe purchase and is in awe about how Tyler proved his farm-strength when their water heater went out and he had to buy and install a new one at 9pm. A hilarious industry news features a report from the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas that includes BMW’s talking car, DEE (the Digital Emotional Experience) that Lizz hates as well as Ram’s first electric pickup and its third row jump seats. CarMax, Carvana and Vroom are staying out of the Super Bowl — not surprising — and the numbers are in on what you would have lost if you’d invested in last year’s super bowl advertisers. Kelly also gives a cool shout out to some Hyundai and Kia anti-theft efforts coming from her family's car dealerships. Ditch the drive-through today comes from Lizz and Trader Joe’s. In just a few minutes she has a full spaghetti and meatball dinner ready thanks to her air fryer and Trader Joe’s delicious bite-sized party meatballs.  → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on literally anything? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2023
NAPTIME KITCHEN JOINS KELLY AND LIZZ
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Kelly has touched grass and has something to say about Oreo-gate from Tuesday’s episode before diving into a dream-guest filled episode with Kate from Naptime Kitchen.  The millennial word of the day today is ‘social battery.’ Just another way that Gen Z and millennials say ‘I need some alone time.’ Today’s episode is brought to you by carmomofficial.com. Where you can find all of the vehicle tips, tricks, and tours to make your family’s car shopping experience ah-ma-zing. Thanks to the Car Mom for always doing the most. In a sort-of driveway dump Kelly gives a nod to Jim from the office for his leaving-the-party-early hacks. Lizz places her bet on the 16th for Kelly’s baby’s arrival, Kelly guesses the 18th, and both marvel at the miracle of growing a tiny human. Lizz reports she felt her first little bubble kicks this week! Kelly’s idol, Kate from Naptime Kitchen, who is also the most relatable mommy blogger is today’s guest. You can find the NTK goods the gals talked about with Kate here: The Home Reset (how to make your home work for you) and here: The Able Bag. The great eight of Kate reveals what the most groundbreaking, shareable Naptime Kitchen hack or mindset is. Vying for the title are: the heating pad in bed, Christmas clothing bin for kids, pasta Monday, you don’t have to only bring homemade stuff to people when you’re bringing a meal to, shoebox lids for drawer storage, toy purgatory, cutting your beach sandwiches, and your most nutritious meal doesn’t have to be dinner. The segment proves that Kate is the real-world mom missing in the influencer world. In industry news, we find out how Kate’s minivan is working for her family of six. She shares what she drove before, why she decided to say yes to the Honda Odyssey, and why her family might outgrow the minivan down the road.  Today’s ditch the drive-through from Kate is a ‘hardest night of the week’ hack. Kate takes a look at her calendar and chooses the most low-energy, tight on time night of the week and makes it crock pot night, pasta night, or choose your own sandwich night. Lizz is here for good parenting while doing the least.  Kelly names her top Naptime Kitchen recipes to wrap up the episode: BBQ Chicken Quinoa Casserole Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Warming Chicken Curry → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on literally anything? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2023
OREO SCIENCE
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Is mom-shaming on the rise? In this random yet highly entertaining episode a very tired Lizz and Kelly talk about Car Mom nesting, Oreo conspiracy theories, and the forgotten Dcom smash hit that should have won last episode’s great eight.  Kelly reveals the name everyone’s guessing for her baby that is wrong and drops another baby name clue.  The millennial word of the day is touch grass. As in, the people sending Kelly unhinged DMs about her kids’ bedroom and LV bag really need to go touch some grass.  Kelly and Lizz are both putting their word of the year to use and will be normalizing blocking people and saving a buck.  Headlining today’s driveway dump is Disney World hype. What’s with the iconic food at this theme park? Is it as good as it looks or is it just glorified amusement park food? Kelly shares three things she’s NEVER bought for a pregnancy including, obviously, a totally unsafe pregnancy seatbelt contraption. Lizz tests out here Oreo conspiracy theory on today’s taste test with regular Oreos, double stuff Oreos, mega stuff Oreos, Oreo thins, caramel coconut flavor of Oreo, and the golden double stuffed Oreos — and a very scientific study from 2013.  Dog girl and horse girl play a word car game and in industry news Kelly recaps her recent car tours and gives her heated opinion on dealership and independent car manufacturers sales drama. Listener Krista shares a ditch the drive-through pantry clean out hack: whatever-you-have snack mix. She throws together half used cereals, pretzels, raisins, m and m’s, and any other pantry scraps and her kiddos love it.  → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on literally anything? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2023
MILITARY SCHOOL AND QUICKSAND AND D-COMS
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Can Kelly set the world record for a podcast recorded closest to giving birth? Only time will tell. Until we find out…Lizz has a new game obsession, while Kelly’s desperate for content, eating her feelings, and she’s here to complain. The millennial word of the day is ‘bot’ which is someone being stupid, robotic, and ridiculous. Take offense if you’re called a bot.  Today’s episode is sponsored by Rocket Money, formerly known as Truebill. This personal finance app finds and cancels unwanted subscriptions, monitors spending, and helps you lower your bills—all in one, easy-to-use place. Going into 2023, if one of your goals is to save money or become more financially savvy, check out Rocket Money. → Download the Rocket Money app at rocketmoney.com/carpool   The Tik Tok listener report confirms that The Car Mom will not be taking up space on the app in 2023, and a listener gives the gals a fantastic question to ask themselves, “Would Tik Tok make you happier?” Kelly’s driveway dump features two polar opposite stories. One is about protecting your peace, traumatic Go Fund Me’s, and trigger warnings; the other is about normalizing fall decor vs. Halloween decor and normalizing winter decor vs. Christmas decor.  Disney channel original movies, aka Dcoms, are today’s great eight. If The Lizzie McGuire movie hadn’t been in theaters only, it would have beaten every single movie on the list, including Cadet Kelly, Zenon, Johnny Tsunami, High School Musical, Twitches, Cheetah Girls, Quints, and Luck of the Irish. In industry news, the manufacturer had the most recalls for the second year in a row, with 65 recalls in 2022; four major EV trends to watch for 2023, including luxury trade-ins and the breakdown of brand loyalty; and a delightful full-on 2023 SUV comparison.  St. Louis native, Dr. Danielle calls in with today’s ditch the drive-through that will satisfy your White Castle craving *and* get you ready to feed a crowd.  → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on literally anything? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2023
COUNTING OUR MACROS (AND MICROS AND MID-TIERS)
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Will Kelly be on brand with a car baby birth this year? She sure hopes not.  The gals kick off the first episode of 2023, talking about birth anxiety and how much Kelly hates taking time off. Kelly drops another baby name clue and stresses how very much this baby’s name is NOT Earl. Lizz recaps her favorite Christmas gifts from Mattie and mom while Kelly is obsessed with her new grape cutter.  Today’s episode is sponsored by Rocket Money, formerly known as Truebill. This personal finance app finds and cancels unwanted subscriptions, monitors spending, and helps you lower your bills—all in one, easy-to-use place. Going into 2023, if one of your goals is to save money or become more financially savvy, check out Rocket Money. → Download the Rocket Money app at rocketmoney.com/carpool   The millennial word of the day today turns into a millennial trend with a Gen Z twist — shot books on Canva. Kelly and Lizz tangent into a slightly frenzied mom chat about how their kids will ever look back on family photos when they’re all stuck in the cloud.  Kelly’s driveway dump includes a confession about coffee that’s ONLY $7.75. The gals break down listener feedback on what makes a car affordable, rave about their at-home makeup class, and note that rounding out the holidays with a December 26th meal plan will be a non-negotiable next year. To wrap up the segment, Kelly and Lizz determine if they are nano, micro, mid-tier, or macro influencers, and Kelly chooses her scent of the year.  Chomps beef sticks make an appearance on today’s taste drive, and both gals agree — they’re tasty Slim Jims without all the extra grease and gross ingredients.  In industry news, five cars that shook up the auto industry in 2022 include the F-150 Lightning, Corvette Z06, and Kia EV6, and used car prices are finally dropping in 2023.  Listeners are asking for advice, and Kelly and Lizz are here to give their unqualified opinions. The gals answer questions about locking seat belts, recommend the resqme®, and share how they balance spending time with family and getting time alone with their husbands and kids.  For a special night when you want to ditch the drive-through or really ditch going out entirely, try Kelly and Lizz’s favorite feels-like-a-restaurant meal of steaks, baked potatoes, all the fixings, and Car Mom broccoli. → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on literally anything? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2023
LAST ONE OF 2022
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Lizz has got a bit of seasonal depresh’ and a few pregnancy tears to shed to kick off this episode that is nothing if not chaotic — just like the holiday weather coming into Missouri.   Kelly checks in with Lizz on her pregnancy, Kelly makes car seat plans, and Lizz reveals her eco-not-so-friendly Tupperware secret. A game of the new mom Price is Right is next to see if Lizz can guess the price of baby wipes, sleeper jammies, and more. The millennial word of the day is ‘facey.’ If you have a facey Christmas, then you might have run into a ton of people you know at Target.  Kelly’s driveway dump brings us the ever heated issue of pantyhose, the no man’s land of doing nothing and how to give your nothing 100% and a big debate: Is it okay to take your shoes off at weddings? Lizz shares her rules and Kelly says you can be fun with your shoes on.  In industry news, car dealership guy on Twitter says he’s found something shocking about car loans and repossessions — Kelly’s not buying it. And Instagram reels is the facey-est place on the internet.  2022 in review for Lizz includes a move to Missouri, wedding, and pregnancy. While both gals fondly remembered the New York Auto Show and the Vegas NADA event. Kelly shares her word of the year for 2023 and rants about mom shame. And both gals hype the difference between Carmom reviews and other car tours.  Crockpot chicken tacos show up for today’s ditch the drive-through, but December Kelly cannot get over how great October Kelly was for making Christmas lasagna.  → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on literally anything? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2022
CALLING ALL HUMAN ALEXAS!
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Holiday week with Kelly and Lizz starts right here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2022
THE MOSTLY KELLY SHOW
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Kelly’s in a weird mood, and Lizz is in pregnancy no-man’s-land, but this episode is still jam-packed with everything you love from the Carpool Podcast. Today’s first sponsor, Uncommon Goods, is your secret weapon if you want to avoid basic and bland gifts this holiday season. They scour the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. They have something for everyone, from jewelry to the kitchen, bar, him, her, kids, and more. Uncommon Goods is here to make your shopping stress free.  To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/carpool for 15% off. Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer on Uncommon Goods! In today’s driveway dump, Kelly’s making stovetop potpourri from her kids’ leftovers, and Lizz is kinda grossed out. Cameo kids have arrived, and Kelly is here to make a PSA. Moms, you can’t let this $30 nonsense happen. The topic of tipping culture is back for part two. Lizz guesses the most popular baby names of 2022, and Kelly drops another baby name hint.  Kelly’s got a hot take on Barefoot Dreams' chokehold on millennials, and she’s ready for a blind test drive to see if the hype is worth it with Lizz. Today, she’s putting an Amazon dupe to the test with an authentic Barefoot Dreams blanket.  In industry news, Automotive News reports that Mitsubishi is releasing its 2023 Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), and is priced from $41K. Unfortunately, the EV doesn’t qualify for the federal tax EV credit. Motor Trend has published a sassy opinion piece that reports we’re being lied to about EV cars. Kelly’s here for the skepticism and a breakdown of direct ICE and indirect EV emissions. The best 2022 new car deals are bringing super low incentives. Today’s episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Improve your gut health and overall energy with 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole foods, and probiotics daily with just one scoop in water. AG contains no sugar, no GMOs, and no nasty chemicals or artificial ingredients. For less than $3 a day, invest in your health whether you’re eating gluten-free, keto, paleo, dairy-free, or vegan — this is your ultimate daily nutrition insurance. Get your free one-year supply of immune-supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase when you use our link: athleticgreens.com/carpool Madison from Massachusetts calls in with today’s ditch the drive-through Hummus crusted chicken with veggies. The gals are excited to try to add this warm and yummy meal to their menus along with their newest obsession with Trader Joe’s five items or less. To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on literally anything? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2022
THIS IS OUR BABY MAKING ERA
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Welcome to the podcast, baby St. John!!! Lizz can finally share her pregnancy story, and both gals are excited to be due just five months apart. Does Lizz have any crazy cravings? Is she nervous about giving birth? Do the old wives’ tales say she’ll have a boy or girl? Listen in for the full baby St. John goss. Today’s first sponsor, Uncommon Goods, is your secret weapon if you want to avoid basic and bland gifts this holiday season. They scour the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. They have something for everyone, from jewelry to the kitchen, bar, him, her, kids, and more. Uncommon Goods is here to make your shopping stress free.  To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/carpool for 15% off. Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer on Uncommon Goods! Today’s episode is also brought to you by Athletic Greens. Improve your gut health and overall energy with 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole foods, and probiotics daily with just one scoop in water. AG contains no sugar, no GMOs, and no nasty chemicals or artificial ingredients. For less than $3 a day, invest in your health whether you’re eating gluten-free, keto, paleo, dairy-free, or vegan — this is your ultimate daily nutrition insurance. Get your free one-year supply of immune-supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase when you use our link: athleticgreens.com/carpool Today’s millennial word of the day is ‘era,’ the Gen Z way of saying ‘season.’ Kelly’s in her nesting era, and Lizz is in her ugly era. Both are looking forward to the stranger-checking-you-out-at-the-gas-station-after-pregnancy era. Today’s taste drive is a Trader Joe’s chocolate orange purchase that Kelly could not resist, and a Carpool listener asks about dating, dealership family life, and car judgment. Kelly’s driveway dump brings up strong opinions about eating Oreos without milk. The gals ponder a dupe purchase of the Barefoot Dreams blanket Lizz wants for Christmas, discuss what Kelly bought for Tyler to give her, and share a baby name clue that includes sibling name suggestions for Kelly’s baby’s name. Lizz recaps The Christmas Prince solo, which is quite deep for an engagement that came together in two weeks.  Today’s industry news is brought to you by Primal Kitchen. Kelly and Lizz are excited about Primal Kitchen’s new buffalo sauce, that is bursting with buffalo flavor, dairy-free, keto certified, certified paleo, and whole 30 approved. The gals are also loving the Primal Kitchen mayo, made without natural flavors or xanthan gum. We know you’ll love these tasty options for your next ditch the drive-through. Use the code CARMOM10 for 10% off your order on the Primal Kitchen site. GM and Flo want to build up 40,000 charging stations within their communities. The Apple car may arrive by 2026, will cost under $100K, and is giving cyber truck. Listener Regan calls in with today’s ditch the drive-through recipe, English muffin pizzas in the air fryer.  To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on literally anything? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2022
REMINDER: YOU CAN GO TO JAIL (FOR LIFE!) FOR PLAGIARISM
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Today's sponsor, Uncommon Goods, is your secret weapon if you want to avoid basic and bland gifts this holiday season. They scour the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. They have something for everyone, from jewelry to the kitchen, bar, him, her, kids, and more. Uncommon Goods is here to make your shopping stress free.  To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/carpool for 15% off. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer on Uncommon Goods! Today's industry news is sponsored by Edmunds.com. Edmunds has over 50 years of car shopping advice and price guidance all right in one place. And whether you're shopping new or used, Edmunds has everything you need to be empowered at the dealership. Kelly loves Edmunds for their appraisal and trade-in tool because it is so easy to find out the value of your car. Edmunds won't ask for any personal information, either.  Get your free appraisal from Edmunds in just minutes.  To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on literally anything? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2022
BABY STUMPE'S NAME GAME CONTINUES
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The Carpool Podcast is in the top 1% of shared podcasts and the top 5% of all podcasts for 2022, and the gals couldn't be more grateful for their dedicated listeners! This episode is jam-packed with special segments and a Starbucks taste drive you won't want to miss.  Today's sponsor, Uncommon Goods, is your secret weapon if you want to avoid basic and bland gifts this holiday season. They scour the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. They have something for everyone, from jewelry to the kitchen, bar, him, her, kids, and more. Uncommon Goods is here to make your shopping stress free.  To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/carpool for 15% off. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer on Uncommon Goods! Millennials are now the 'old people' in the office, so what will the young Gen Zers be like in the workplace? The gals discuss how diversity is the Gen Z norm, how they're all about pragmatism, and what has made them the loneliest generation.  Kelly's driveway dump includes Macy Blackwell — one of the gals' IG holiday obsessions — and check-in on micro-influencers. Kelly and Lizz report on their Amazon Live flop and recommend the site Like to Know It for their micro-influencer listeners. Pregnancy insomnia, pick-one daily priorities, and a breast pump update round out the segment.  A listener writes in for advice on who she should invite to her kids' birthday parties. Kelly and Lizz run down the list of possible guests — family members, parent friends, kid's friends, and more — and how they'd make their guest lists.   Mom Water is the sponsor of today's test drive. Not only is Mom Water a fantastic non-carbonated seltzer alternative, but their cans are also stunning, and their ingredients are super simple. Each flavor has a cute and classic mom name like Linda, Karen, Sandy, or Carol. In short, the gals are hooked. Grab your Mom Water merch with our 20% off code CARMOM20 and Follow Mom Water on Instagram at @drinkmomwater. The holiday coffee and treats taste drive is here with every Christmas and holiday drink and pastry currently at Starbucks. Drinks in the taste drive include the toasted white mocha, chestnut praline latte, classic peppermint mocha, caramel brulée latte, and almond sugar cookie latte. And the holiday pastries include the chocolate pistachio swirl, the cranberry bliss bar, and the sugar plum danish. This week's Christmas movie to watch is A Christmas Prince. Kelly shares another baby name hint, and the Carpool Mom's Chicago Auto Show invite from Nissan has arrived.  Today's industry news is sponsored by Edmunds.com. Edmunds has over 50 years of car shopping advice and price guidance all right in one place. And whether you're shopping new or used, Edmunds has everything you need to be empowered at the dealership. Kelly loves Edmunds for their appraisal and trade-in tool because it is so easy to find out the value of your car. Edmunds won't ask for any personal information, either.  Get your free appraisal from Edmunds in just minutes.  Kelly gives her predictions on the Grand Highlander from Toyota that is on its way to market along with the 2023 GR Corolla, Crown, and Prius. Corvette is launching as a brand in 2025 and will have a four-door coupe and a performance crossover. Ditch the drive-through features the shockingly easy spicy vodka pasta by Gigi Hadid. To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on literally anything? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2022
WE DON'T WANT TO SEE YOUR MAN-JAMMIES
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Uncommon Goods — today's sponsor — is your secret weapon if you want to avoid basic and bland gifts this holiday season. They scour the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. From jewelry to kitchen, bar, him, her, kids, and more, Uncommon Goods has something for everyone. Uncommon Goods is here to make your shopping stress free. To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/carpool for 15% off. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer on Uncommon Goods! To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2022
EXPECTING A TIP FOR THIS EPISODE, PLEASE
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Today's industry news is sponsored by Edmunds.com. Kelly loves Edmunds for her car consultations because they make everything easy, user-friendly, and digestible. On every used car listing page, Edmunds gives you an idea of how the car is priced, and they have a fantastic trade appraisal tool where you can get a free appraisal for your vehicle in just minutes. Edmunds has over 50 years of car shopping advice and price guidance all right in one place.  Uncommon Goods — today's sponsor — is your secret weapon if you want to avoid basic and bland gifts this holiday season. They scour the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. From jewelry to kitchen, bar, him, her, kids, and more, Uncommon Goods has something for everyone. Uncommon Goods is here to make your shopping stress free. To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/carpool for 15% off. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer on Uncommon Goods! Mom-owned business Drink Mixy is another fabulous sponsor of today's episode (and a huge Car Mom fan). These mason jar kits infuse dried fruits, sugar, and other pre-prepared ingredients so you can make alcoholic or non-alcoholic craft cocktails at home without all the work. Kelly's favorite is the Joy jar featuring cranberry, orange, rosemary, and sugar. Head over to drinkmixy.com and get an extra 20% off using code CARPOOL at checkout. To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2022
NAPS ARE NEVER WRONG
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Halloween feels like it was yesterday, but Lizz is already decking the halls, Kelly is prepping a 3-foot tree for George and Hattie's room, and Tyler the Grinch is no help. Today, the gals take a moment to get ready for Thanksgiving, though.  Today's great eight brings you all the Thanksgiving vibes: a cocktail, cheese board, and kitchen gossip; meal prep and the parade; a post-Turkey-Trot donut; pumpkin pie and decaf; Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping; Friday leftovers, letting your Christmas flag fly guilt-free; and an after-meal nap with football in the background. Today's millennial word of the day brings you 'rizz' 2.0 from a Gen Z family friend who has Kelly and Lizz's back. Listen in to see if you know someone who has 'w-rizz' or 'l-rizz.'  Habit stacking your morning and nighttime routine is the star of Kelly's driveway dump. No excuses. Get to it. Kelly shares her thoughts on the TSA sock-check — aka you should always be prepared to take your shoes off — and where she's found her new favorite boot socks. The satisfaction of using up and pulling 'empties' and clearing Christmas clutter round out the segment.  You don't want to be talking politics with your uncles and aunts this Thanksgiving, so why not talk auto and shake hands after? Today's industry news hits hard, so you can make more than small talk over dinner.  Today's industry news is sponsored by Edmunds.com. Kelly loves Edmunds for her car consultations because they make everything easy, user-friendly, and digestible. On every used car listing page, Edmunds gives you an idea of how the car is priced, and they have a fantastic trade appraisal tool where you can get a free appraisal for your vehicle in just minutes. Edmunds has over 50 years of car shopping advice and price guidance all right in one place.  The first female crash dummy has arrived, and Astrid Linder shares all about it in her TED Talk. The 2022 LA Auto show is happening, and the gals agree it's time for the 2023 Toyota Prius to be the moment. Also debuting at the show will be the 2024 Subaru Impreza, 2024 Kia Seltos, Vinfast's new EVs, and the Genesis GV 70 electric. By 2035 electric truck stops will need as much power as a small town, and gas stations will need as much as a professional sports stadium. Can we handle it?  If you're wondering what you'll do with your Thanksgiving leftovers this year, you won't want to miss today's ditch the drive-through. A listener writes in with their Thanksgiving shepherd's pie, Kelly and Lizz share their favorite sauce for turkey sandwiches, Durkee Famous Sauce, and Kelly shares a generational tradition — turkey tetrazzini.  → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2022
BOOK RECAP: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
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Heads up: Kelly and Lizz were NOT fans of this one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2022
KIDS, COME MEET YOUR NEW MOM ALEXA!
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Kelly and Lizz, sans guests, have a LOT to catch you up on today. Kell is feeling super pregnant, is looking forward to the holidays, and will be doing a lot of hand washing and saying her prayers to keep her and the baby healthy into the new year.  Did today's millennial word start with drag queens? In any case, 'wig,' as in, 'I was so shocked my wig fell off,' is just another bit of Gen Z slang that the gals will not be using.  Kelly's driveway dump features Alexa timer parenting, teaching your kids to be polite to robots, and how she plans to make her hospital stay a super cozy spa time with her new baby. The gals discuss when the Christmas tree will go up, and Kelly gets jazzed about the yard blow-up she's sneaking into her outdoor decor. Her excitement spills over to kitten heels making a comeback. To wrap up the segment, Kelly shares a little rant about giving credit for vague advice. Minivan mom Megan writes in on today's advice segment looking for a spacious recommendation for her family. Kelly explores this mama's many options, including another minivan for the teens and a sleeker Expedition or Tahoe for herself.  In industry news, EV registrations through September are up 57% in the US. Volvo is releasing a new three-row SUV EV. The EX 90 will be under $80,000 and will launch in 2024. The car is said to be safer than any Volvo car to come before it. Head to The Car Mom's YouTube to check out the new Rivian tour and subscribe so you don't miss Kelly's complete Honda Pilot release reaction that is coming soon! Today, listener Amanda from North Carolina is here to get you out of a dinner rut. Amanda's at-home butter chicken and chickpea recipe is easy to throw together and is super Instant Pot friendly. → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Uncommon Goods — today's sponsor — is your secret weapon if you want to avoid basic and bland gifts this holiday season. They scour the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. From jewelry to kitchen, bar, him, her, kids, and more, Uncommon Goods has something for everyone. Uncommon Goods is here to make your shopping stress free.  → To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/carpool for 15% off. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer on Uncommon Goods! Today’s episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Improve your energy, recovery, focus, and aging with a greens powder that doesn’t taste like grass. AG has 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole foods, and probiotics you can take daily in just water. AG contains no sugar, no GMOs, and no nasty chemicals or artificial ingredients. For less than $3 a day, invest in your health whether you’re eating gluten-free, keto, paleo, dairy-free, or vegan — this is your ultimate daily nutrition insurance. → Get your free one-year supply of immune-supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase when you use our link: athleticgreens.com/carpool → Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2022
THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH IS AT TRADER JOE'S
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The queen herself and the Carpool’s most iconic guest, Car Grandma Kris, returns for a family-packed episode with Kelly and Lizz.  ‘Guap’ — not guac — is today’s millennial word of the day. And while Kelly and Lizz don’t need to be ‘coutin’ their guap,’ at least they now know Gen Zers are talking about their cash-money, not an add-on to their Chipotle bowl.  A love and wisdom-filled Q&A with today’s guest brings you all the secrets to life, love, and aging in reverse. Kris shares where you can find the fountain of youth on your local Trader Joe’s shelves and names one of her favorite products for achieving a little glow every day. Kelly and Lizz also ask their mom about her current ride, how she met their dad, and how she juggled raising five kids along with the rest of life. You won’t want to miss her sage parenting, marriage, and holiday planning advice. The Car Grandma also joins Kelly and Lizz for a special taste drive of Mom Water. Mom Water sponsors today’s test drive, sending over their iconic, fun, and refreshing drinks for the gals to sip (and spit, in Kelly’s case). Not only is Mom Water a fantastic non-carbonated seltzer alternative, their cans are also stunning, and their ingredients are super simple. Each flavor has a cute and classic mom name like Linda, Karen, Sandy, or Carol. In short, the gals are hooked. Grab your Mom Water merch with our 20% off code CARMOM20 and Follow Mom Water on Instagram at @drinkmomwater. A leaked video of the Honda Pilot — that has now been scrubbed from the internet — headlines today’s industry news while deer crashes are up 16% with the daylight savings time change and dealership pushback on Ford EV mandates. @brunchwithbabs brings us today’s ditch the drive-through: dump and bake pizza casserole. This four-ingredient recipe from Kelly and Lizz’s favorite 74-years-young insta-obsession is baked mac and cheese with a twist. To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Uncommon Goods — today's sponsor — is your secret weapon if you want to avoid basic and bland gifts this holiday season. They scour the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. From jewelry to kitchen, bar, him, her, kids, and more, Uncommon Goods has something for everyone. Uncommon Goods is here to make your shopping stress free.  To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/carpool for 15% off. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer on Uncommon Goods! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2022
CAN LIZZ RIZZ?
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Lizz and Mattie's first suburban Halloween might have been a bummer, but Lizz is back, and the gals are ready to show up and show out. Kelly and Lizz bring a millennial word of the day that is hot off the press: 'rizz.' Grayson's boyfriend, Drew, shares the word's meaning via audio note, and the gals defend Drew's honor after playing the gag-worthy slang definition. Uncommon Goods — one of today's sponsors — is your secret weapon if you want to avoid basic and bland gifts this holiday season. They scour the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. From jewelry to kitchen, bar, him, her, kids, and more, Uncommon Goods has something for everyone. Uncommon Goods is here to make your shopping stress free.  To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/carpool for 15% off. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer on Uncommon Goods! Today's great eight features an all-star cast of thanksgiving sides: sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, classic stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, mag and cheese, Brussel sprouts with bacon, and dinner rolls. Which ones are out after the first round, who slides by, and who are the real MVPs? Kelly and Lizz are ready to find out. Mom-owned business Drink Mixy is another fabulous sponsor of today's episode (and a huge Car Mom fan). These mason jar kits infuse dried fruits, sugar, and other pre-prepared ingredients so you can make alcoholic or non-alcoholic craft cocktails at home without all the work. Kelly's favorite is the Joy jar featuring cranberry, orange, rosemary, and sugar.  Head over to drinkmixy.com and get an extra 20% off using code CARPOOL at checkout. Pregnancy probs, Trader Joe's, and the ugly era are on Kelly's mind and part of today's driveway dump segment. Also — staying hydrated with her Stanley water bottle (use code CARPOOL at checkout for 20% off your order) Next, Kelly and Lizz share their last three transactions — unfiltered. Lizz has been stocking up on sick supplies, and Kelly found the cutest holiday outfits for George and Hattie on www.hannaandersson.com.  Hot goss on the auto industry, and Kelly is here to deliver hot goss on the auto industry, sponsored by Edmunds.com. Kelly loves Edmunds for her car consultations because they make everything easy, user-friendly, and digestible. On every used car listing page, Edmunds gives you an idea of how the car is priced, and they have a fantastic trade appraisal tool where you can get a free appraisal for your vehicle in just minutes. Edmunds has over 50 years of car shopping advice and price guidance all right in one place.  Mazda is moving into even more premium territory with their 2024 CX-90, the Ford Transit Trail is getting a new lease on van life and going off-grid, and Carvana is stru-ggl-ing (shocker)! Ditch the drive-through comes from Lizz today. She is loving her ham and swiss crescent rolls — an easy dinner that is total comfort food. To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2022
TYLER'S IN A CREEK. THERE'S A PADDLE. WHICH WAY IS HE HEADED?
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Lizz is out with the flu, so Kelly's husband Tyler is hosting with Kelly today. Today’s episode is brought to you by DockATotⓇ, the trusted experts in baby comfort and safety. Known for their functional solutions that fit the modern family lifestyle, DockATotⓇ has everything from whimsical play tents to nursing pillows that double as home decor. Carpool listeners get the absolute best deal they offer: 15% off plus FREE shipping! Get 15% off your DockATotⓇ order and FREE shipping with the code CARPOOL at DockATot.com.  Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2022
OF COURSE WE HAVE A COURSE
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Kelly and Lizz are making sassy sister Halloween plans and spilling the tea on the 2023 Kila Telluride event on today’s episode of The Carpool Podcast.  Killing it is out, and ‘ate that’ is in on today’s millennial word of the day. And the gals definitely ‘ate’ the new Car Mom car buying course. This course has been in the works for ages and is finally ready for The Car Mom crew. Today’s episode sponsor is thecarmomofficial.com, where you can now grab your copy of the course and get to buying. Inside you’ll find absolutely everything you need to know about the car-buying process. Kelly and Lizz dub San Antonio, Texas c-u-u-u-t-e and have only positive things to say about their stay at the Hotel Emma. Goat cheese, fennel, and rosemary were everywhere, and Kelly was all about seconds. The 2023 Telluride has a handful of exterior updates, and the gals share their take on how Kia rolls out new models year after year.  Kelly brings a click monster of an article to discuss titled, “Stylists reveal 14 items from your 2022 wardrobe that you should get rid of,” from Insider. From headbands to high-waisted pants, the article doubles down on styles Kelly and Lizz thought were just coming back. Moral of the story: Love your body, love what you’re wearing, and love the way you’re made. In today’s advice segment, Kelly directs a listener to Gap to find a cute holiday outfit for her little guy. Kelly’s driveway dump brings you slippers galore and a star-studded, hilarious, and wholesome movie recommendation: What to Expect When You’re Expecting. In industry news, a Toyota Grand Highlander has been spotted in Michigan, and it’s giving minivan. Jeep wants help naming their all-new electric Wagoneer SUV, codenamed Wagoneer S, for speed.  Diane from Kentucky calls in with today’s ditch the drive-through and shares a quick and easy quiche that’s perfect for heating up during the week.  Blake’s Besties honors Nicolette, who lost three babies this year: Primrose, Paul, Emma, and Paige, who lost her daughter Heiden Adelle in September at 17 weeks. Kelly and Lizz extend a huge thank you to all the amazing moms who wrote in and shared their stories. They’ve read them all, they’re with you, and will be praying for you! To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2022
IS WINE WITHOUT ALCOHOL JUST GRAPE JUICE?
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full show notes for this episode will be updated shortly Today’s industry news is Edmunds. Kelly’s favorite tools are the comparison tool for a side-by-side comparison of four vehicles, the price checker tool for comparing car prices in your area, and the appraisal tool that shows you what your car is worth in minutes.  Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2022
THIS PODCAST IS DAD APPROVED
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Little cutie Corbin, who’s now a Carpool star, kicks off today’s episode, which is packed with the segments you know and love. “Big brain” is today’s millennial word of the day, as in, Tik Tok is small brain, and IG is big brain. 90’s throwbacks from the driveway diaries include bubbles you could eat and silk accessory scarves that are coming back hot. Kelly also clears up all the confusion surrounding the two-ingredient pumpkin muffin recipe.  The great eight of children’s cereal — Kelly and Lizz’s favorite nightcap — is here. Cocoa Puffs, Cocoa Pebbles, Fruit Loops, Lucky Charms, Cookie Crisp, Reese’s Puffs, Captain Crunch, and Trix are going head to head. Cereal connoisseur and Stumpe sibling Craig joins the gals for a tiebreaker.  Kelly raves about her favorite Edmunds.com tools that make car shopping so easy — a hat tip to the fantastic sponsor of today’s industry news. Kelly’s favorite tools are the comparison tool for a side-by-side comparison of four vehicles, the price checker tool for comparing car prices in your area, and the appraisal tool that shows you what your car is worth in minutes.  The Acura ZDX collab with General motors is giving precision EV essence, and Mercedes is expanding its crossover lineup with the ugliest car Kelly’s ever seen in her life, the EQE. Industry news also brings a report of the Rivian R1T recall repair process that affected 12,000 vehicles. How long did the inspection and repair take? Listen in to find out. Ditch the drive-through sweet chili salmon from Kelly and Lizz’s new favorite Instagrammer: Trader Joe’s Five Items or Less. Run, don’t walk to @traderjoes5itemsorless There’s no fear or guilt, just gratitude on today’s Blake’s Besties segment. Today, we’re remembering Cooper James, who turned his mom into a ketchup lover, Noa — Courtney’s baby who just got their special name, and Greyson, who had his mama inhaling jars of pickles through her 17 weeks of pregnancy.  Share your sweet, fun, and funny ‘gone too soon’ baby memories with us, and we’ll read them on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Today’s episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Improve your energy, recovery, focus, and aging with a greens powder that doesn’t taste like grass. AG has 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole foods, and probiotics you can take daily in just water. AG contains no sugar, no GMOs, and no nasty chemicals or artificial ingredients. For less than $3 a day, invest in your health whether you’re eating gluten-free, keto, paleo, dairy-free, or vegan — this is your ultimate daily nutrition insurance. Get your free one-year supply of immune-supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase when you use our link: athleticgreens.com/carpool To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2022
UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE
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Does a Carpool episode exist that is not absolutely jam-packed? Absolutely not. In today’s episode, Jessica from Edmunds spills some car industry tea in a special interview segment, Kelly defends her podcast one-liners, and Grayson brings us the millennial word of the day “boxed.” Kelly’s driveway diaries are full of curiosity. With a dash of sass, the gals explore: Where are the baby shark kids now? Has anyone checked with North Face about their fanny packs? And why is the value of an IG follower more than the value of a TikTok follower?  Lizz shares about her smashing success with her latest new-construction home improvement project, understandably brags about her Facebook Marketplace finds, and shares a bit of a warning about clicking random listings that could lead down an algorithm rabbit hole. What’s happening in the car market that isn’t getting enough attention? Edmunds’ Executive Director of Insights, Jessica, is here to tell all. To top off the interview, Jessica brings us today’s ditch the drive-through: salmon in the air fryer. Be sure to check out Edmunds’ leasing calculator, loan payment calculator, and incentives search feature mentioned in today’s show.  To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Kelly and Lizz give A+ advice to a listener on what to wear to a dressy casual wedding at a winery brewery. This is a tricky one, and the gals truly bring it.  Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Blake’s Besties today honors baby Johnston (18 weeks) with Janelle, who loved their solo sunrize moments. We also honor Chelsea and her five little babies that live in heaven: DC (34 weeks), Kohler (15 weeks), unnamed twins (8 weeks), and one unnamed baby (7 weeks). Their family eats each baby’s favorite foods once a month to remember their little loves.  Share your sweet, fun, and funny ‘gone too soon’ baby memories with us, and we’ll read them on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Today’s episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Improve your gut health and overall energy with 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole foods, and probiotics daily with just one scoop in water. AG contains no sugar, no GMOs, and no nasty chemicals or artificial ingredients. For less than $3 a day, invest in your health whether you’re eating gluten-free, keto, paleo, dairy-free, or vegan — this is your ultimate daily nutrition insurance. Get your free one-year supply of immune-supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase when you use our link: athleticgreens.com/carpool Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2022
PUT YOUR LASAGNA IN A LOAF PAN
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Kelly feels 99-years-old testing out today’s millennial word — fade — followed by perusing a J14 magazine complete with quizzes, horoscopes, and first-date advice.  Deux cookie dough from Shark Tank stars in today’s taste drive. Three gluten-free, vegan flavors go head to head: pink frosting, brownie batter, and smores. Which flavors will get the fade, and which one will win Carpool approval?  Driveway dump is now driveway diaries where Kelly brings you her hopes, dreams, and fears. Today, she’s got a chicken salad update, Patreon celeb drama to report on, and Lizz is concerned about Kelly’s Bethany Frankel ‘can’t-look-away’ obsession. Carvana, the ‘pick me’ girl of the auto industry, gets their dealership license suspended in Michigan. Rivian just recalled nearly every vehicle they’ve made and promises to make repairs in pop-up tents. And the most popular used car paint color in the US is revealed in today’s industry news.  Blake’s besties are here for Pregnancy Infant Loss Awareness Month, honoring Babies Miles Elijah and Red West, who send their mommy butterflies, Melvin Donald (aka Pork Chop) sends his rainbows to say hello, and Zoe May, whose mom shares her story of her angel nurse.  → Share your sweet, fun, and funny memories with us, and we’ll read them on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Today’s ditch the drive-through recipe is ‘pick-ones’ from Lizz, who says to keep mealtime simple and don’t make it such a big deal. Choose your protein, veggie, and carb, and you’re good to go. No recipe needed.  → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2022
THIS IS NOT A DRIVEWAY DUMP
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Carpool Karaoke, anyone? Kelly and Lizz belt out “Bop To The Top” as they embrace today’s millennial word of the day and kick off a jam-packed episode. Listen in for celebrity biz predictions, holiday vibes, a driveway dump from Kelly, a great eight taste drive gone sour (candy, that is), and more of your Carpool faves.  NOW ON PRESALE and sponsoring today’s episode: Car Mom holiday lights! We all know there’s a time and a place for holiday magnets and it’s every time and everywhere. These cuties are BACK and better than ever. Holiday lights will be shipping out the first week of November so grab yours while they’re still in stock: shopthecarmomofficial.com Kelly’s driveway dump includes predictions of Mogurly Bethany Frankel’s beauty biz future and tips on how to use your kids’ holiday jammies. Then, the gals dive deep into their favorite kind of investigative journalism to bring you today’s great eight: the best (non-chocolate) gas station candy. Contenders for today’s sweet, sour, and fruity taste drive are Sour Patch Kids Watermelon, Haribo Gummy Bears, Sour Punch Straws, Trolli Sour Bite Crawlers Very Berry, Starburst, Momba’s, Skittles, and Nerd Gummy Clusters. Another odd and interesting Elon Musk story is making headlines in industry news as Musk introduces Optimus, a robot who can raise the roof and not much more. Edmunds puts the fuel economy of the EV Ford Lightning, gas-powered Chevy Silverado, diesel RAM 1500, and a hybrid F-150 to the test and Honda launches their new 2024 Prologue, an EV crossover collab with GM.  Lizz takes on the advice segment today to answer a listener’s question about making friends as an adult with an 18-month-old in a new city. Kelly takes the backseat as she’s an ‘I want to be invited but probably won’t come’ kind of girly.  Today on Blake’s Besties (a special segment in honor of pregnancy loss awareness month), we hear a bit more about Rachel’s little one, Blake, and Ria’s baby girl Emma.  Share your sweet, fun, and funny memories with us and we’ll read them on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Wrapping up today’s show is a ditch the drive-through that lets you do THE MOST or the absolute least: Shepherd’s Pie.   To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2022
BIG TRASH WEEK
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Is it a vent sesh or another episode of the Carpool pod chock full of all your favorite segments? How about both? Lizz brings the new construction neighborhood news, and Kelly reports on her ‘big trash week’ treasures. Kelly has some things to get off her chest, and the episode wraps with a few heartfelt tears.  Kelly and Lizz’s little sister Sydney came through with the millennial word of the day today: slay. As in, “That’s so slay,” and, “Stay slay forever!”  The gals continue their search for a soda to drink that isn’t soda on the taste drive with the Cola, Cherry Cola, and Dr. Zevia flavors from Zevia. Kelly and Lizz don’t see eye to eye on the reviews but agree that they’d splurge on the Mountain Dew and Grape Soda-inspired flavors to try them, too.  Kelly shares how she’s using Canva to make mood boards for her kids’ rooms and recommends a podcast listen: How I Built This featuring Melanie Perkins, the creator of Canva.  Kelly recaps her lasagna marathon and is excited for her next meal-prep date with a bestie that’ll stock her freezer full of tasty chicken enchiladas. The gals love the new buzz about butter boards, and their chat triggers Kelly’s next pregnancy craving. Lizz adds some Trader Joe’s dinner inspiration to the mix and suggests that everyone follow the fabulous Anna Lisa over at @traderjoes5itemsorless. Industry news today is sponsored by Edmunds. Car shopping can be confusing, especially new car shopping with the current inventory shortages. Things are starting to cool off in the used car market, and Edmonds goes the extra mile to make car buying easier. They have a ton of used car buying resources like car reviews, video test drives, online shopping tools, and the latest consumer advice. Check them out at Edmunds.com  The industry’s anti-slay of the day award goes to Elon Musk, who is claiming that the new Tesla truck will be waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat. Car and Driver is asking some hard-hitting EV questions and the gals are curious, too: What are fire-fighter concerns about taming an EV fire? Kith partners with BMW on a new line featuring Edward Norton, and the gals dream up a handful of other darling ideas for triad collabs. TRIGGER WARNING: Today’s advice segment speaks about pregnancy loss as October is pregnancy infant loss awareness. The Carpool will support moms in honor of our listener who wrote in and shared about her loss. If you’d like to share your own story for October and Blake’s Besties, shoot us an email with your memories at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Ditch the drive-through today is an oldie but a goodie: Sweet Potato Buffalo Chicken. Listen in for Lizz’s easy-peasy recipe.  To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2022
SO ... HOW WAS THE CAR SHOW?
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The recap you’ve been waiting for is HERE! Kelly and Lizz are living their dream come true. It was amazing. Iconic. A movement. A historic event…IT WAS THE CAR MOM AUTO SHOW!!! The auto show setup was an absolute RUSH. The gals share how they got ready for the show and who their MVP team members turned out to be. One amazing Car Mom follower even got put to work (voluntarily!) and became a staple team member of the auto show overnight. Kelly and Lizz reveal which car at the show had the most QR code hits and which one surprised car show-goers.  Attendees lined up at the door before the two o’clock start and came from as far as Seattle, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, and Colorado. The gals are obsessed with the crew who showed up and share what made this show extra special compared to every other audio show they’ve been to.  Today’s Gen Z and Millennial updates include an ‘emo’ inspired phrase of the day and a new trend that Kelly and Lizz are pretty excited about: ballet flats. They both agree the chunky shoe moment was getting out of hand, and they’re ready for these darling shoes to have their time again.  Three quake-worthy industry news stories bring you an exciting update from Hertz rental cars and BP. The companies are teaming up to create an EV charging network — but how will the logistics work?! 40,000 Ford F-150 trucks are stuck in storage and waiting to be ready for sale since they’re missing their blue oval badge, and Volkswagen is creating a vision of the future for travel that will help you sleep on the go.  Ditch the drive-through today comes from Billy in St. Louis. This copycat recipe from the Old Spaghetti Factory is sure to delight: Browned Butter and Mizithra Cheese Pasta.  → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2022
BOOK RECAP: November 9 by Colleen Hoover
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Kelly and Lizz review September’s Carpool book club book: November 9 by Colleen Hoover follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2022
TARGET VS KOHL'S
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How’d The Carmom Auto Show go? Well, the news isn’t quite here yet! At the time of recording, Kelly and Lizz are preparing to move hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of brand new automobiles…and have no idea what to expect of the event. Will they be up all night? Did they ask for enough help? Stay tuned for the post-show recap next week! Today’s millennial phrase of the day — caught in 4K — takes Kelly and Lizz down a history rabbit hole, then off on a tangent of impressions. Next up, Kelly is serving a hot take on Target vs. Kohls and the downfall of the shopping mall.  Smart Sweets are featured on this episode's tasty test drive. Kelly and Lizz give their uncensored reviews and ratings of the Swedish fish, peach rings, watermelon bites, caramels, gummy worms, Cola gummies, licorice, and sour blast buddies. The gals agree that whatever you do, just stay away from the poop brown, flavorless gummy worms.  The 2023 Honda Pilot is finally being released in the most awkward way, and it’s keeping Kelly on the edge of her seat, asking all of the questions in today’s industry news. The new Toyota Sequoia gets a $391 million upgrade to its manufacturing plant, and a recent report reveals that traditional auto brands are coming for Tesla in the EV race.  Podcast listener Ashely brings PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps from Damn Delicious to ditch the drive-through to wrap up the show. Today’s episode is brought to you by DockATotⓇ, the trusted experts in baby comfort and safety. Known for their functional solutions that fit the modern family lifestyle, DockATotⓇ has everything from whimsical play tents to nursing pillows that double as home decor. Carpool listeners get the absolute best deal they offer: 15% off plus FREE shipping! Get 15% off your DockATotⓇ order and FREE shipping with the code CARPOOL at DockATot.com.  Today’s episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Improve your gut health and overall energy with 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole foods, and probiotics daily with just one scoop in water. AG contains no sugar, no GMOs, and no nasty chemicals or artificial ingredients. For less than $3 a day, invest in your health whether you’re eating gluten-free, keto, paleo, dairy-free, or vegan — this is your ultimate daily nutrition insurance. Get your free one-year supply of immune-supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase when you use our link: athleticgreens.com/carpool To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
RAIN OR SHINE, THE SHOW MUST GO ON
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Kelly is sick to her stomach — and it's not the 20-week baby scan that has her tummy in a twist. The Car Mom Auto Show is coming up this Sunday, and the gals are ready, rain or shine. Bring your umbrella and get ready to check out the Honda Odyssey that even the NY Auto Show couldn't snag. 'Busted' makes an appearance as the millennial word of the day. This Gen Z slang is infiltrating today's controversial great eight, now renamed 'the great hate.'  Right now, EVERYTHING from the 2000s is back, and the gals are anticipating…and dreading what's next. Today's great hate features high school and college fashion trends of the 2010s. Thin infinity scarves, the color coral, owls, and chunky necklaces are just a few in the lineup. And wouldn't we all like to know when we're finally going to get our Zenon Girl of the 21st Century space girl vibes instead of these ever-returning trends? CBT News reports major automakers are diving into the metaverse to engage with digital car buyers. Toyota is focusing on its metaverse workspace, and Audi is turning their cars into moving theme parks. Lambo, Mercedes, and Ford are getting into NFTs and other VR technologies, while Subaru and Lexus are busy winning awards for their reputations. Questions have not stopped pouring in about micro-influencing. In today's advice segment, Kelly and Lizz answer a listener's question about moms influencing and showing kids on social media.  Ditch the drive-through comes to you from Shawna in Tennessee. This is a proper ditch the drive-through recipe featuring a delicious and easy way to satisfy your Chick-fil-A craving on a Sunday…or any day! → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2022
CARPOOL IS A CANDY PODCAST NOW
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Second summer is heating up today’s episode with a controversial taste drive meets great eight (plus a few extras). An exciting invitation arrives, and ditch the drive-through brings the slow cooker magic and a delicious and healthy dessert. Kelly and Lizz talk about the hard-working food bloggers they could never be.  After deleting TikTok, Lizz has no idea what’s going on with Gen Z, yet she’s scraped the bottom of the barrel for today’s millennial phrase of the day, “take several seats.” If you’re too much, take several seats. In the spirit of Gen Z trends, Kelly and Lizz share the fall fashions they love and are resisting.  An invite arrives for the debut of the 2023 Kia Telluride in San Antonio, Texas and the gals wonder if the EV 9 invite is on its way next. Ford’s CEO is sticking with the V8 manual experience in the new Mustang that debuted recently at the Detroit International Auto Show. How I Built This featured RJ Scaringe recently, and the Rivian story did not disappoint. And to wrap up industry news, the gals share why Toyota isn’t all-in on electric vehicles — and why they aren’t.  The ultimate taste drive and great twelve today is brought to you by listener demand and trolling comments on the ‘gram. The Carpool audience came out swinging for their favorite candy bars, so Kelly and Lizz are doing their due diligence today with just about every other bar you could think of. Was Kelly sleeping on the true winner? Is Lizz just scared for her marriage, or can she be unbiased in her vote? And will the gals de-throne Twix in the end? Oh, the chocolatey drama. Today’s advice segment covers a few handy car-selling tips, and the show wraps with a full ditch the drive-through meal. A listener shares her slow-cooker chicken mushroom stroganoff with peas that looks FIRE, and Lizz shares a healthy PB and chocolate treat from Earthy Andy’s Plant Over Processed. Thank you to our friends at Binto. With all this talk about fall, we need to consider boosting our immunity for flu season. Binto offers custom vitamin packs just for you. We love the Glow-Getter kit that helps with hormonal balance and gut health. With Binto you can connect with an actual health provider behind the scenes to ensure you’re on track anytime.  → Head over to mybinto.com and use code CARPOOL for 20% off your order. → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
BASIC AND PROUD OF IT
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Kelly and Lizz are giving basic and proud of it in this fall-tastic episode! If *you're* not basic this fall, what's wrong with *you*?  The gals are providing the $36 service everyone needs right now — a taste drive of the full lineup of Starbucks fall flavors. They're also sharing the one fall thing that has got to go and chatting about their pie baking goals.  Today's millennial word of the day is 'next question.' As in: "Sydney, is there anyone special you'd like to add to the family group chat?" Sydney: "Next question." Kelly and Lizz's last three transactions reveal an Abercrombie haul, an up-and-coming trend purchase at DSW, and Kelly's search for bump-friendly styles. The gals cover a few fall micro-trends, their upcoming color sessions, and how Brown is having a moment. In true crafty fall fashion, Lizz is loving her upcycled pot project, and Kelly is gearing up to make granny squares to crochet baby Stumpe's blanket.  Pioneer Woman's Chicken Tortilla Soup makes an appearance in today's ditch the drive through — and it smacks! Kelly also shares her faux meal planning that she's calling "Meal Vibing."  Industry news is model heavy. Kelly and Lizz report what they love about the new "Equinox" they toured, yet wonder, "If it doesn't look like an Equinox and doesn't act like an Equinox…what makes it an Equinox?" The devil works hard; Jeep works harder as they promise a line of 4 all-electric SUVs by 2025.  To wrap up the episode, Lizz answers a listener's question about home decor, wedding photos, and bouquet preservation.  → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
SELF CARE STARTS AT THE CAR WASH
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Just when the gals think there’s nothing to talk about, there’s everything to talk about. Today’s episode kicks off with an often overlooked self-care practice: car washes. Everyone knows a clean car drives better, so plug it into your routine, load up the kids for the wash adventure, and get yourself a car-wash membership.  It’s 2022, and the gals don’t do Mean Girls vibes, but today’s millennial word of the day is the controversial ‘pic me girl.’ As in, Tyler is a pic me girl about his favorite candy bar — which is in the running for the best gas station grab in today’s great eight.  Kelly and Lizz commit a crime and will probably be canceled for their picks in today’s great eight featuring Snickers, Twix, Kit Kats, Reese’s, 3 Musketeers, Hershey’s Cookies and Cream, Peanut M&Ms, and Milk Duds. Their secret candy desires are revealed as the gals crown the ultimate candy bar that’ll help you get your Halloween priorities straight, too.  Micro-influencer business advice is back as Kelly and Lizz share about getting started, keeping it simple, and being social. They encourage anyone wanting to become a micro-influencer to get consistent with stories and reels and share some absolute non-negotiable no’s about influencing on the ‘gram.  → Tag The Carpool on Instagram in your stories and share your successes! Get the Hyundai IONIQ 7 on your radar; the concept car is officially out, a man in Texas has the world’s first Rivian-powered vasectomy, and Kelly has questions about the sustainability of the electric used car market in industry news. To wrap up the show, Lizz shares her new favorite snack that’ll satisfy your sushi cravings and bookmarks a fun dino nugget mashed potato volcano to make with her future kiddos. Kelly gives us meal planning vibes with her pick me girl pasta bake. → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Subscribe to The Car Mom on YouTube Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
BOOK RECAP: Run, Rose, Run
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Kelly and Lizz review August’s Carpool book club book, Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
FALL IS IN THE AIR
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The reviews are in, and everyone’s already raving about season two. New Carpool merch has just dropped, and you can now rock a Carpool sweatshirt in black or gray while chauffeuring your kiddos to school. So True Bestie shirts from season one are still available, too.  Kelly and Lizz bring a millennial word of the day from the ever-toxic Tik Tok — ratioed. Will Lizz get ratioed for her seasonal stance later in the episode?  If you’ve had enough of the internet lately — Kelly has — you’ll be nodding along as the gals discuss how unhinged Facebook reels are and how they beat the Tik Tok toxicity by switching to the less addicting IG reels.  → Kelly and Lizz are at 76K subscribers on YouTube, shooting for 100K! Subscribe to The Car Mom on YouTube here. When’s the perfect moment for grabbing your first PSL of the season? Kelly and Lizz have answers and the first great eight of season two. It’s giving fall. Bonfires, PSLs, home decor, and sweaters go head to head in this great eight. The gals call on mom to break their tie, which leads to mom’s chili taking over today’s ditch the drive-through. You can find mom’s legendary, award-winning chili recipe over on thecarmomofficial.com.  In industry news — which large SUVs are the most reliable, longest lasting, and most likely to reach 200K miles? A report from iseecars.com analyzed 1.8 million vehicles to find out. Kelly also shares a terrifying story from Motor Trend about Teslas running over child-sized mannequins. Yikes. We hate to see it.  Kelly and Lizz share their recommendations for non-mom friends and fans of the Carpool, and a heated buffalo wild wings debate wraps up today’s show. Why does it seem like all millennials have issues with their gut health? Lizz has been taking Binto’s Bloat Aid when indulging in foods like cheese, alcohol, bread, or an unpredictable test drive tasting on the show! Bloat aid decreases annoying bloat and just makes your tummy feel better. Take the free My Binto quiz or talk to a qualified health professional to see what My Binto can do for you.  → Go to mybinto.com and use code CARPOOL for 20% off your order. → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
OH, BOY
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Kelly’s gone rogue this week at Carters, Target, and Old Navy after finding out big baby news that she reveals on today’s show. Lizz adds to the baby fun with a list of illegal baby names worldwide. These two can’t keep a secret to save their lives, so today’s millennial word of the day — gatekeeping — just isn’t in their wheelhouse. The long-awaited Magic Spoon Cereal test drive is here! Do the 5 cups inside each box justify the $8.99 price tag? Kelly and Lizz taste-test the Fruity, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate flavors to find out. Kelly briefly updates us on her BeReal experience and dives into the industry news she managed to scrounge up this week. A recall of 2020-2022 Hyundai Palisades and Kia Tellurides over a fire risk affects 281,000 vehicles. The gals talk about air tag safety concerns and common signs of trafficking before getting ramped up about the upcoming Chevy Equinox unveiling that they’ll be in Detroit for next week. To wrap up industry news, Kelly shares a shocking story of a recent 2023 Corvette purchase in Texas. Ditch the drive-through today comes from Brittany in Philadelphia. The gals were on the hunt for a fantastic chicken salad, and Brittany delivered a delicious recipe with a poppy seed twist. A listener writes in for advice about adult birthday gift giving, and Kelly and Lizz share their thoughts about gift-y people, birthday people, and horoscope people. Today’s episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Improve your gut health and overall energy with 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole foods, and probiotics daily with just one scoop in water. AG contains no sugar, no GMOs, and no nasty chemicals or artificial ingredients. For less than $3 a day, invest in your health whether you’re eating gluten-free, keto, paleo, dairy-free, or vegan — this is your ultimate daily nutrition insurance. → Get your free one-year supply of immune-supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase when you use our link: athleticgreens.com/carpool → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2022
THE CLEAN (MARRIED AND PREGNANT) GIRL ASTHETIC
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Two very married gals are here today, bringing you SEASON 2 of the Carpool Podcast! They just keep climbing the charts — oops — so this episode kicks off with a little re-introduction.  The millennial word of the day is clean girl aesthetic, and like most Gen Z things, it’s hard to explain. Basically, Hailey Bieber + Athletic Greens = clean girl. Kelly and Liz offer a (not sponsored) apology to Dime perfume and share how wearing the perfume went over the last week. The test drive was a little harsh, but both gals are seriously considering a purchase now.  Today’s taste drive features three entirely unhinged oreo flavors: Toffee crunch Pumpkin spice with a vanilla cookie Caramel coconut that is giving Girl Scout Samoas Then, Kelly brings a wild card topic to the show: MLMs, micro-influencers, and making a little extra cash with affiliate links.  Industry news dives into Carvana’s new influencer commission model, why Kelly and Liz are not fans of the company, and what’s next for automobile affiliates. An inventory update from Automotive News estimates how long we’ll be at inventory record lows, while a Toyota report records highs in customer satisfaction. Kelly gets an invite from VIN Fast to tour their facilities in Vietnam, and data from IC Cars reveals the shocking percentage of EVs in each state. Ditch the drive-through, an artichoke rice salad from Brunch with Babs, had Kelly sold at first sight. Rice-A-Roni? Say no more. You can use this recipe as a side dish or add chicken to make it a meal. Yum! Are car dealership trade-in promotions spam mail or legit? In this week’s advice segment, Kelly and Lizz encourage listeners to run the numbers and shop around — no one wants your car THAT bad.  Today’s episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Improve your gut health and overall energy with 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole foods, and probiotics daily with just one scoop in water. AG contains no sugar, GMOs, nasty chemicals, or artificial ingredients. For less than $3 a day, invest in your health whether you’re eating gluten-free, keto, paleo, dairy-free, or vegan — this is your ultimate daily nutrition insurance. → Get your free one-year supply of immune-supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase when you use our link: athleticgreens.com/carpool → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
INTRODUCING MR. AND MRS. ST. JOHN
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The newlywed St. Johns are in the house for the season finale of the Carpool podcast. Of course, a wedding recap is on the agenda. Gen Zers are unhinged about today’s millennial phrase, and Lizz and Kelly agree it was overused on the wedding weekend. The episode rounds out with a test drive and ditch the drive-through.  Wedding questions from the carpool crew reveal Lizz and Mattie’s favorite parts of the day, what went wrong, how was Kelly’s speech, and who was the most fun (hint: his wife is pregnant).  The gals share a hilarious story about Tyler’s love for our Carpool fans, which is so next level that it resulted in two Carpool listeners making a forced appearance at the wedding reception. You’ll also hear who was bridezilla, what Mattie thought about the ‘first look,’ who saved the day with their seltzers, and the one thing Kelly didn’t have on hand. The only thing close to industry news today is that the crew rode off into the sunset in the new Expedition.  The unanimous consensus from Lizz, Mattie, and Kelly is that the day was one of the best days of their lives.  ***Lizz and Mattie are now off on honeymoon in Mexico, so there will be no episode next week! The following week Kelly and Lizz will be back with two episodes a week for the brand new season.*** Today’s test drive is the Dime Perfume sample set. 7 Summer is giving popular girl in 8th grade with a bit of Victoria’s Secret, Lovely Dream is sweet and sassy, ILYSB is gushers in a bottle, and Malibu Night brings the straight-up coconut vibes.  Bubble guts, anyone? Today’s episode is brought to you by My Binto and their incredible digestive enzymes. Kelly and Lizz rave about how easy it is to message an actual health professional anytime through My Binto and how much they love their My Binto products.  Take the free My Binto quiz or talk to a qualified health professional to see what My Binto can do for you. Go to mybinto.com and use code CARPOOL for 20% off your order. To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2022
LESS THAN ONE WEEK UNTIL WEDDING AND EVERYTHING IS OK!
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on Lizz’s last episode, as a bride-to-be, Kelly commits to turning down her drama, Lizz tries to keep her cool the week before her wedding, and they share a sisterly bond over their love for any recipe that calls for a stick of butter.  Kelly and Lizz try their millennial best to remember what Visco girls are and decipher the ironic from what’s genuine in the Gen Z vernacular as they define the millennial word of the day ‘and I oop.’ Round two of the (so far disappointing) Ollipops is here with a test drive of the ginger lemon, cherry vanilla, and strawberry vanilla flavors. Finally, one soda takes the cake and puts Ollipops somewhere between a seltzer water and soda pop experience.  Old wives’ tales are in the house! The gals give predicting the gender of Kelly’s baby a shot, and there’s more to come. Today, they analyze Kelly’s food cravings, hair and skin glow, and mood before pulling out a Chinese gender chart.  In the last three transactions segment, Lizz gets ready for her honeymoon with a clutch and a wifey sweatshirt, while Kelly finally feels good enough to eat her favorite salad from Chick-fil-a. Lizz is also gearing up for some video recording of the podcast episodes, and Kelly is going all-in on Hatty’s wardrobe. Industry news is some hot goss on a Volkswagen throwback, Rivian layoffs, and wholesale vehicle prices decreasing. A listener brings the Mississippi pot roast to ditch the drive-through. And the gals give a bit of parenting and tips on getting started with stocks.  Don’t miss the summer merch mentioned at the end of the episode! Grab your ‘So True, Bestie” tees here.  Today’s episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Improve your gut health and overall energy with 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole foods, and probiotics daily with just one scoop in water. AG contains no sugar, no GMOs, and no nasty chemicals or artificial ingredients. For less than $3 a day, invest in your health whether you’re eating gluten-free, keto, paleo, dairy-free, or vegan — this is your ultimate daily nutrition insurance. Get your free one-year supply of immune-supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase when you use our link: athleticgreens.com/carpool To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT
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BIG baby news is here this week, and Lizz dives right into a preggo Q&A for Kelly. Will she find out the baby’s gender? How are the two Stumpe kiddos warming up to the news? Can the whole Stumpe family still fit in the three-bedroom house? And, of course, is the Expedition here to stay?  This week’s millennial word of the day is a Gen Z app trend called ‘Be Real.’ This French, spur-of-the-moment social media app is all the rage in the Gen Z crowd, but Kelly and Lizz are just not ready for this level of real.  Change is stressful, and the gals are torn over the new Instagram updates. The consensus? The Carpool podcast is in, and Instagram is out, but they’re still not leaving anytime soon! On this week’s test drive, Kelly and Lizz give three Ollipops flavors a shot as their public service. Let’s just say Mattie will have plenty of rejects to drink later. In industry news, Sequoia by Toyota is reporting better mpg as a hybrid, and Kelly is ready to get her hands on one to tour.  Lizz gives a listener some small business wisdom and shares her app and routine recommendations for moms who lift.  Kelly shares an absolute jaw-dropping rave over Naptime Kitchen’s creamy chicken enchiladas — a crockpot and freezer meal that had her and Tyler going back for seconds (and lunch the next day). Check out this recipe that’ll make a 9 x 13 pan for dinner and two 8 x 8 pans for the freezer! Today’s episode is brought to you by My Binto. Kelly and Lizz rave about the inositol they discovered through My Binto and how it can help reduce anxiety, support hair growth, balance blood sugar, and curb cravings. Take the free My Binto quiz or talk to a qualified health professional to see what My Binto can do for you at mybinto.com, and don’t forget to use the code CARPOOL for 20% off your order. To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
BACK FROM THE BEACH
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“Do you even know us?!” These two rusty gals are back from vacation, just hit 500,000 downloads of the Carpool Podcast, and want to send a huge thank you to their listeners! Lizz is getting married in two weeks and reports on the last of her dress saga. After a tiff with a disgruntled employee, a chat with the shop owner, and a few more fittings, Lizz finally has THE dress in her hands!  In the millennial word of the day segment, Kelly and Lizz admit, “Drip we are not, dry we are,” in their biker shorts and tanks.  Their most recent trip to 30A was full of chilling in the best way, minus the $14 hot dogs and chicken nuggets by the pool. A highlight of the trip that inspired today’s test drive was the completely unhinged candy store. The gals didn’t come home with sardine candy canes or hot dog cotton candies, but they are giving some Fruit Loop, Kool Aid, and Sour Patch grape gummies a try.  Next up on Kelly and Lizz’s last three debit card transactions, Kelly’s on a health kick and feeling inspired in the kitchen, Lizz flushes $58 down the drain, and Kelly tackles a home reno update.  In industry news, Rivian rolls out their first electric Amazon delivery vehicles and reports a staggering list of reservations for their new R1S SUV. The new Honda CRV stokes the Rav 4 battle and proves it’s a car to watch, which Kelly and Lizz would love to do at a Honda event (wink wink, Honda!). Today's episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Free travel packs and vitamin D for Kelly and Lizz listeners! AthleticGreens.com/carpool for this deal. To share your ditch the drive through recipe with us call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
BOOK RECAP: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
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Kelly and Lizz review July’s Carpool book club book, The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
WELCOME TO THE BACHELORETTE SURVIVORS MEETING
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Kelly and Lizz have got places to go and people to marry this summer, but they’re back from ‘The Bach’ and ready to recap their weekend with their girlies on this loaded episode. Kicking the episode off today is a light hearted millennial word of the day ‘core memory.’ As in, the bachelorette weekend is, for sure, a core memory! The gals headed to their family’s lake house in the Ozarks where dad captained the boat. The 200 seltzers Kelly bought for the weekend plus a batch of the Suntrup family classic Yucca made for quite the mix of day drinking and night drinking that left Lizz yearning for her middle of the day naps.  Kelly and Lizz give a nod to the power of dressing in color schemes with your friends. Mama Kelly frets over the dangers of night swimming and brags up her morning parfait bar that was served alongside quiche and cinnamon rolls.  Bachelorette jeopardy was a huge hit and exactly zero twerking happened on the cove-out — mostly because the gals don’t know how.  Industry news is a little sad today as reports of new car prices and leases continue to rise. On the bright side, Bloomberg reports that the US has crossed the eclectic car tipping point for mass adoption with 5% of new car sales powered only by electricity.  Today’s ditch the drive through is all about Kelly’s fridge clean out. She’s normalizing everyone in the house eating different meals and using muffin tin charcuterie trays for the kids.  To wrap up the episode the gals bring another new advice column segment to answer a question from a mom from northern Michigan looking for advice on buying a car for her new teenage driver.  To share your ditch the drive through recipe with us call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
ADVICE GIRLIES
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The gals’ brand new advice segment is HERE! But before Kelly and Lizz dish their ideas on best family cars, they’ve got a fantastic little lineup for you. Kelly gives a not-so-glam review of motherhood and hates on the summer heat. She’s also got a recap of her recent trip to Indy with the fam including her first Torchy’s Tacos experience, fun with the kids, and the most darling parks she’s ever seen.  Lizz brings a shocking and disturbing millennial word for girls that came straight from the mouth of a true Gen Z’er. It leaves Kelly and Lizz wondering…what are the Gen Z ladies calling the men?! Today’s great 8 segment flips the script from last week where Kelly and Lizz decided which of the Disney male leads would win the Hunger Games. This week, the gals are lining up Elsa, Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel, Jasmine, Belle, Pocahontas, and Meg from Hercules.  In the show’s first ever advice segment working and pregnant with #2 mom, Angela, writes in to get Car Mom’s advice on whether she and her husband should go with a Kia Telluride or a Hyundai Palisade as their new family car. Kelly and Lizz talk about car seat placement, third rows, and three-kiddo convenience.  In industry news storage startup StowIt.com provides people a place to park their cars, boats, and RVs AirBnB style. Then, Kelly and Lizz discover the most popular vehicle in each state and which has the highest percentage of minivans on the road. Lizz brings a ditch the drive through that will help you figure out what to do with your leftover hamburger buns from dinner or a backyard barbeque.  To wrap up the show, Kelly and Lizz check in on their summer goals and talk Peloton, painting kitchens, and peach salsa.  REMINDER: Get your copy or audio of The Love Hypothesis book and join us for our summer book club! To share your ditch the drive through recipe with us call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
PICK-A-PRINCE
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This week Kelly and Lizz are spying on a couple of grant-seeking scientists…aka they’re loving the cheesy love story inside of this month’s book club book The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood.  On the docket today is a millennial phrase of the day — “It’s not that deep” — as well as a hysterical great eight, decent industry news, and a ditch the drive through coming to you from a TCP listener in Ohio.  Quick note from Kelly and Lizz: For July and August we’ll be publishing one episode per week. In September we’ll get back to two episodes per week.  Lizz did her first ad on Instagram and is taking the slow burn growth of her following day by day. She’s happy to stay behind the camera for tours and content creation, though, since Kelly is, in Lizz’s words, atrocious at holding the camera.  In the Tik Tok inspired great eight this week Kelly and Lizz decide which Disney princes would survive the Hunger Games. Featured are princes and male love interests from The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Tangled, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Princess and the Frog, and Sleeping Beauty. Who do the gals think can fight AND survive? In industry news, hopefully we’ve turned a corner and aren’t just headed downhill as demand numbers are slowing down a little bit. Interest rates and prices are up, some dealerships are trying to survive without much new car inventory, and companies like CarMax are seeing a decline in retail sales. Kia and Hyundai cars between 2011-2015 are being stolen everywhere after viral videos have shown how to start these cars without a key and Ford announced this week they’re no longer going to be allowing buyouts of their EV leases. The gals speculate why Ford is following Tesla’s lead.  To round out the episode Kelly and Lizz rant about Subdivisions, HOA’s, toxic neighborhood Facebook groups, and dudes on hoverboards selling bug spray at dinner time. Speaking of dinner time, this week’s ditch the drive through is a delicious and quick throw-it-together meal that is a whole-family favorite at Kylie’s home in Ohio. To share your ditch the drive through recipe with us call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Want our ADVICE on your car hopes, dreams, fears and what you’re looking for? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
WEDDING DRESS NIGHTMARE
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Warning: Bumpy ride ahead! Lizz is back from her 10 hour drive to Dallas WITH NO DRESS. The gals share their last three debit transactions — which may just spark some controversy and reveal the next book club book. Lizz’s wildest wedding dress fears came true this week complete with a near black-out, dress that wasn’t even close to fitting, and a wedding date quickly approaching. Kelly is going hard on hyping her backup and fending off the nightmare stories from other brides. At least the duo have Lizz’s bachelorette party to look forward to in a couple of weeks! Kelly and Lizz recount their last three debit card transactions. Kelly shares her bread bagel slice secrets (is this bagel heresy?) and purchase of a new, life changing 16 slice apple slicer. Lizz’s card is still getting a wedding themed workout with her most recent purchases of new wedding shoes and a fake diamond ring for the boat ride. The millennial word of the day — ship — is here to make Kelly, Lizz, and their millennial mom listeners a little less lame. The Carpool Podcast officially ships Lizz and Mattie. In industry news, new vehicles cost more, but there’s no shortage of buyers. The average transaction price for a vehicle is now over half of the annual US median household income and Kelly’s passion for affordable family vehicles is on the rise, too. A new collab between Honda Motor Company and Sony looks like a Tesla baby, and Kia shares its EV strategy and hopes to debut eight EVs by 2029. A short and sweet ditch the drive through comes to you from Kelly’s freezer and Stauffer’s lasagna. This one’s not so quick to cook, but it definitely belongs in your back pocket as a no-brainer, family-friendly, crave-worthy dinner option. The next book club book: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood. Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
BOOK RECAP: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Kelly and Lizz review June’s Carpool book club book, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2022
SYDNEY SLIDES INTO THE SHOW
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Long-lost Suntrup sis joins Lizz and Kelly today. Sydney is a 2000’s model Suntrup and brings a Gen Z flair to the show with a bit of slang, Q&A, and a college-friendly ditch the drive through. Kelly’s been practicing her maid of honor speech in the car and Sydney doles out some tips on how she can be both funny and heartfelt. Kelly deems that anything less than pure excellences will be a failure. Q&A with Sydney covers how she got started with rowing, her love affair with little sedans, and her quirky sense of style. She shares about her double major and masters degree plans and then…reveals who her favorite Suntrup sibling is. Today’s great eight is a worst eight all about what the gals hate about summer. Sweat, bugs, burns, laundry, and shaving make an appearance as Lizz, Kelly, and Sydney remember the most dreadful days of summer. In quake-worthy industry news, Toyota pushes back on criticism about their lack of electric vehicle progress and the gals love it. After all, not everyone wants to drive an EV right now. To top off this episode’s industry updates, the brand new Subaru Ascent is getting a facelift and 2.9 million Ford vehicles are recalled. A new noodle goes a long way when you want to ditch the drive through and Sydney leaves us with a pasta dinner that’s easy, spicy, and Gigi Hadid inspired. Be the Belle of the neighborhood garage sales this season with keenz.us. Use code Carpool for $50 off any stroller wagon.  Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
PODCAST ON FLEEK
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Lizz is leaving Kelly! But only for a week. The wedding is just around the corner and Lizz is making a ten hour drive for her three final dress fittings in Dallas. Only time and distance will tell if the gals can handle working remotely from each other again. What makes you more millennial than saying Bye Felicia every time you hang up the phone? Maybe debating the great eight of millennial slang — which Kelly and Lizz unapologetically do on this episode. On fleek, adulting, goals, FOMO, and can’t even all make an appearance on the list and Mattie gets called in for a tiebreaker…may the most millennial word win! Kelly and Lizz have wrangled some wild auto industry news stories for today including a report on the new all-electric Chevy Blazer, which inspires the gals to dream up an interview with Chevy's badass CEO, Mary Barra. Next, they cover a new study that suggests your car color impacts its resale value and why yellow cars come out a clear winner in the resale value category. Last, the legal battle of a Missouri woman who contracted an STD while very much ‘adulting’ in a man’s car filed claims against his auto insurance company Geico for the incident. Kelly and Lizz can’t even.  To wrap up the show, Nikki from Boston calls in with tasty summer ditch-the drive through: Burger Bowls! If you’ve gotten bored with your ground beef tacos and meatballs, this is a quick and easy take on a summer classic that’s easy to please a crowd with. Kelly takes a stroll down frozen pizza lane and recommends you doo, too. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
HOT GIRLS WALKING
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Kelly and Lizz are in the chaotic throes of summer and getting their hot girl walks ON! After all, what can’t you accomplish with the right fanny pack pop-of-color in your outfit and a Spotify model walk playlist? Nothing. You’re unstoppable. In this exciting — very exciting — episode Kelly and Lizz talk summer plans, kiddo craziness, and how fast Lizz’s wedding is approaching. Another virgin-drink test drive is here as the girls try the TikTok sparkling water and balsamic vinegar trend. Does it taste like Coke? Absolutely not. Are the gals still gonna give it a go? Of course. Kelly and Lizz share their last three debit card purchases which include flower girl goods, a disappointing Target purchase, sushi, Starbucks, and shapewear. In industry news, Apple CarPlay is planning for a screen takeover and the Jeep Wrangler receives horrible crash ratings (again). The auto dealer franchise law is up for debate as new electric cars hit the market and no longer need as much dealership service. This week’s ditch the drive-through is a 00’s mall-life flashback, the O’Charley’s California Chicken Sandwich. Upgrade your hot girl walk this week with a Keenz Stroller Wagon — our fabulous sponsor today. Listen in to hear how each of their stroller models compares to a car personality and functionality. You can check out the gals’ review on the Carpool IG and see Keenz full product lineup at keenz.us. Use code Carpool for $50 off any stroller wagon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
NAPTIME
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Today's show is sponsored by Keenz. Beacuse you are a friend of Kelly and Lizz, you can save $50 on a Keenz wagon! Use code carpool at keenz.us to save $50 on any wagon. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
KEEPIN' IT ONE HUNNED WITH MATTIE
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One hot soon-to-be-married marine joins Kelly and Lizz for the show today. Mattie and Lizz tell all about their old-fashioned first date and how Lizz hooked him with her shotgun shooting chicken arm. Lizz shares the solemn dating vow she broke for Mattie and a few other hot dating tips are dished. Mattie gives the millenial word for the day and the trio debate about age rounding errors and elders. Next up, an ICONIC test drive of MREs. These military ‘meals ready to eat’ have got 40 to 50 year expiration dates according to Mattie and there’s expert etiquette for eating them the right way. The gals give the beef stick and lemon poppy seed loaf a try and Kelly chows down on the Mattie-proclaimed pinnacle of MRE’s — the chili mac. Industry news is ‘weak as circus lemonade’ with the chip shortages still stopping up the supply chain and new cars are being delivered without upgraded features. The Car Mom gets an invite to a Rivian event … but will she go? To wrap up the show, the girls are fillin’ the grill and making greek chicken bowls to ditch the drive through. #NORMALIZEBOWLS, take the girls’ advice, and go rob a menu for your next bowl inspo. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2022
BOOK REVIEW - WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
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Kelly and Lizz review May’s Carpool book club book “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
COLESLAW LAW
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Is this the best episode of TCP yet? Kelly, Lizz, and their intern/sister, Grayson, agree this one is absolutely ‘the moment.’ Kelly and Lizz kick off the show enjoying their Starbucks — delivered by Gray — and rave about their current favorite drinks. One of them even tastes like Scooby Snack cookies. Uh, yum! A recap of their most recent trip to Wisconsin for the Spring Rally is up on this episode. Kelly and Lizz give the behind the scenes dirt on what it's like being female influencers in the auto industry. The great eight of barbeque sides make an appearance and Kelly goes to town on the deeper meaning of coleslaw. Lizz warns that feeding Kelly coleslaw is permission for her to mercilessly judge yours, too. This episode wraps up with a ditch the drive through that will make those barbeque sides complete: burgers! Not just *any* burgers, though, we’re talking mouth watering burgers that taste just like the one you love to bury your face in at your favorite restaurant. Today's show is sponsored by Keenz. Beacuse you are a friend of Kelly and Lizz, you can save $50 on a Keenz wagon! Use code carpool at keenz.us to save $50 on any wagon. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2022
FUNCTIONAL CLUTTER
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No seltzers? No worries! This episode is still full of fun and a new mom hack segment from Kelly and Lizz. The gals are waiting for HGTV to call ‘em up any minute now for their painting and newly found herb-gardening skills while binging on a thriller novel you might love, too. No spoilers ahead! Lizz reveals a Kim K and Beyonce celeb makeup secret from her wedding makeup artist and then the gals do a taste test of three flavored Kit Kats they highly recommend you never, ever buy. You’re welcome in advance for the community service. Next up are a few summer home hacks that’ll make beach runs a breeze and keep you from losing it when you’re trying to pack for the fam. The gals banter about clutter and what qualifies as functional and non-functional clutter and Kelly obsesses over her new label maker. This show wraps up with more Rivian auto gossip and a ditch the drive-through recipe that will satisfy your fish taco craving in under 15 minutes. TGIAF!!! Thank God for inventing air fryers. Today's show is sponsored by Binto. Personalized packets of supplements designed for a healthier you for whatever stage you’re in.  Friends of Kelly and Lizz, you can save 20% when you use code carpool at mybinto.com. Check out the gals’ favorite product ‘The Glow Down.’ follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2022
PASS THE FLAT MEAT SANDWICHES
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This episode starts on a travel note when the gals discuss their upcoming trip to Wisconsin for the Midwest Automotive Media Associations. All it takes is two sisters, one racetrack, and a whole bunch of gas cars. Sounds pretty great to us. Then they test drive Spritz Society, a canned wine spritz cocktail. Find out if blood orange and grapefruit make the cut, or turn out to be something to 'wine' about. In industry news: there’s a whole lot going on behind the scenes at Carvana. Learn about the shady past of one of its shareholders/ owners, a pre-recorded Zoom initiative turned ugly, and how titles are being lost across multiple states. Having a ball? Kelly and Lizz wrap up the episode on a delicious note. They ditch the drive through with a meatball sub recipe, submitted by a listener in Altadena, CA.   Ready to get this listening party started? All you have to do is press play. Today's show is sponsored by Keenz. Beacuse you are a friend of Kelly and Lizz, you can save $50 on a Keenz wagon! Use code carpool at keenz.us to save $50 on any wagon. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2022
TWICE A WEEK GIRLIES
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You might say bonus episode, but no. We're twice a week girlies now. Chef's kiss! The gals dive right in with a sister Q&A. They discuss everything from where they see The Carool in 5 years (spoiler alert: it’s goalllls) to the best wedding tips to ideal Bravolebrity dinner date (Andy, have your people call our people.)  They share what it's really like being influencers: everything from imposter syndrome to video editing to the unexpected perks of being an auto influencer on Youtube.  And, the episode gets even juicier when they spill the tea on the upcoming Mom Auto show- details on a possible location, types of cars on display, and why the Missouri Automotive Dealers Association might need to get involved.   Then they get back to basics with a lunch-for-dinner recipe: the classic BLT.  They also spice things up when they share how to make DIY taco seasoning.  Just when you thought things were cooling down: Kelly and Lizz end on a hot note when they dive into some sizzling industry news. Find out which iconic model Volkswagen is bringing back. Today's show is sponsored by Binto. Personalized packets of supplements designed for a healthier you for whatever stage you’re in.  Friends of Kelly and Lizz, you can save 20% when you use code carpool at mybinto.com. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2022
CRESCENT ROLLS ARE LIFE
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An iced coffee, water, and three seltzers walk into a podcast episode… In this episode of ‘The Carpool Podcast’ Kelly and Lizz aren’t holding back. But, let’s be serious: do they ever? After offloading their weekend plans (family wedding: hooray!) they test drive ‘Mom Water’ a fruit water infused with vodka. Talk about a refreshing take on motherhood.. and cocktail hour! Then, they take turns guessing which car brand is responsible for which catchy slogan. From “the road will never be the same” to “let’s go places” you won't look at car ads the same way again. Then, they get deep into juicy automotive industry gossip. Find out which car manufacturers may shrink their dealer showrooms, why Rivian’s stock prices are plummeting (cough cough logistics and infrastructure) and what the real cost of electric car ownership looks like. They conclude this action-packed episode on a delicious note. In Ditch the DriveThrough, A ‘Carpool with Kelly and Lizz’ listener shares her family favorite: a crescent roll ring filled with buffalo chicken, along with a side of homemade ranch slaw. Today's show is sponsored by Keenz. Beacuse you are a friend of Kelly and Lizz, you can save $50 on a Keenz wagon! Use code carpool at keenz.us to save $50 on any wagon. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2022
BOOK CLUB - HOW TO STOP TIME
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To read or not to read? That is the question. In this Carpool Podcast book recap edition, the gals dive into the pages of their latest book: ‘How to Stop Time’ by Matt Haig. The historical fantasy novel follows protagonist Tom Hazard as he suffers from a condition that significantly delays aging. So, while Tom looks like your typical 40-year old man, he is actually 400. Tom, serious question: Can we get your skincare routine? The book is centered around Tom’s search for his daughter, Marion, who also suffers from the condition, and must conceal herself from society to survive. Talk about a page turner! Kelly and Lizz break down what they thought of this tale of time hopping, love, and history (with some unexpected drop-ins by historical figures, including William Shakespeare and F. Scott Fitzgerald).  Also, find out which character they thought was “a weenie.” In addition to their personal reviews, they cross-examine the book's success when they read Amazon reader's reviews.   The sister-hosts reveal the next book that they’ll be recapping—a New York Times bestseller and soon-to-be movie starring Daisy Edgar-Jones. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2022
KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD
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In this episode of “The Carpool’ the gals go a little bit everywhere, from the nineties snack drawer to Texas to the skillet. To start, Kelly and Lizz recap their quick getaway to Austin-- complete with two kiddos, one husband, two parents, and a rowing competition. Then, they take a time machine to the 90’s with the Great Eight. Find out how turn-of-the-century snacks rank for these millennials. Fintstone’s Vitamins count as a snack, right? IYKYK.   The duo also reveals their last three transactions. Who got asked to tip on a grocery-store blueberry buy? And which transaction got a ‘stamp’ of approval? They ditch the drive through with a Carpool podcast listerener’s recipe for skillet tortellini. It's im-pasta-able to turn down. In industry news: These automotive-lovers whip out their charts (and graphs!) when they share which states have the highest gas prices.  Also, find out the most popular color for American vehicles and the winners of ‘Best Family Cars 2022.’ Today's show is sponsored by Keenz. Beacuse you are a friend of Kelly and Lizz, you can save $50 on a Keenz wagon! Use code carpool at keenz.us to save $50 on any wagon. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
SO TRUE, BESTIE
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The gals are heading south! Listen up as they gear up for... drumroll please.... Austin, Texas. So, what brings them to the Lonestar state? It's not all cowboy boots and BBQ. The episode starts on a high note (technically a low note for Kelly) when she spills the tea on an unexpected technical issue during the Lexus NX 450h+ filming. Then, they dive into the Great Eight with coffee drinks and matching vibes, from the classic American diner to brunch with the girls. Pass the espresso martini, please! If you’re craving Panda Express, then this is the ‘Ditch the Drive-Through for You’. FInd out how to make fried rice that's both healthy and inexpensive. True bestie. For car and industry news: the sister-hosts explore General Motors' Car Bravo, and what it means for people in the market for a new addition to their garage. Also, find out which three detergent brands are all owned by the same parent company, and which car brands have the least amount of new inventory compared to April 2020 (there's one that's down 90% percent!) And it’s all in a name- the gals ‘spell out’ a mom hack that is great for little tot clothes. Today's show is sponsored by Keenz. Beacuse you are a friend of Kelly and Lizz, you can save $50 on a Keenz wagon! Use code carpool at keenz.us to save $50 on any wagon. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2022
17,000 AND COUNTING
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Kelly and Lizz may have wound down from the New York International Auto show, but their lives are only ramping up. Did somebody say micro-influencer? They start the episode at the (fictional) Sonic drive through when they taste-test Sonic Hard Seltzers: Original limeade, classic lemonade, lemonade, lemon, berry and cherry limeade flavors. How will they measure up to other hard seltzers the gals have tried?  The true OG listeners will know: these sisters are anything but mid and have tried a LOT. Then they dive into another new game (sorry, Great 8). They play "The Price Is Right'' on Facebook Marketplace. The sisters have to guess how much an item is listed for, and whoever is closest to the actual price wins. So, which sister picked wedding-themed items, while the other picked used car items?   They also discuss some important ‘mom’ news about Black Maternal Health Week, and unpack shocking statistics that impact black mothers’ wellbeing.  Plus, find out how TikTok is posing a threat to teenage mental health, and its impact on safety, self esteem, and risk for addiction. Then, Kelly and Lizz get back on the road when they reveal which Hyundai model was named ‘World Car of the Year’ at the New York International Auto Show. And, they talk shop about the latest electric car startup VinFast, and its *interesting* bells and whistles (or in this case, batteries). Just when you thought the episode was winding down, the hosts liven it up with some delicious food content. A ‘Carpool with Kelly and Lizz’ listener shares her layered enchilada recipe, while the sisters get creative (and healthy) with homemade ranch dip.   Today's show is sponsored by Keenz. Beacuse you are a friend of Kelly and Lizz, you can save $50 on a Keenz wagon! Use code carpool at keenz.us to save $50 on any wagon. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
NEW YORK (AUTO SHOW) STATE OF MIND
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In this bonus episode, Kelly and Lizz take on the Big Apple at the New York International Auto Show. They talk about their experience as accidental guests at a coveted manufacturer dinner, and their impactful introduction to the Hyundai charity, Hope on Wheels. The gals explain their *interesting* experience at the show, everything from equipment drama to seeing the new Palisade 2023. Plus, find out if their bagel experience was everything they imagined it would be. Find out who is team Jeep Wagoneer, and who is a Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek superfan as they discuss their favorites from the show. If you think the New York International Auto Show is the hottest ticket in town, think again. The Mom Auto Show in St Louis is in the works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
SPILLING THE TEA BEFORE NYC
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Hang with the gals--in their new, tricked out podcast studio--just before they leave for the New York Auto Show. They spill the tea about the hottest new reveals for the automotive industry, after a two year-event hiatus. But, even with the exciting showcase, the real question is: Will Kelly risk ordering a bread-sliced bagel in a Big Apple bagel shop? The hosts also share their spring bucket list items. Which sister plans to bust out paint and brushes? And who is pining to make a sweet and spicy condiment?   They get their sugar rush on when they decide which beloved Easter candy reigns supreme. And a one-of-a-kind test drive featuring Youtube sensation Blippi. They dive into mom news AND industry news, everything from a Kardashian baby name change to the global chip shortage to the shrinking numbers in automakers' global production schedule. Just as the sugar high begins to wear off, Kelly and Lizz bite into a delicious ‘ditch the drive through’ recipe, from a dedicated Carpool with Kelly and Lizz listener. She shares her chicken pesto pasta recipe all the way from Texas! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
MUCH TO PURR ABOUT
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Looking for full-throttle female power? You've come to the per place. In this episode, Kelly and Lizz welcome special guest Whitney Woods, Dealer Principal and President at Yate Buick GMC, and a doting mom of two. The sisters start this exciting episode by test driving a childhood brand favorite—Little Debbie Snacks—in ice cream form. How will Swiss Rolls take on their new role? Will nutty bars make a seamless transition to the freezer section? They also tease the new book they'll be reading: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. Lizz shares her upcoming nuptial plans—from the location to the attire to why she was meant to be a fall/winter bride (except that her wedding is in August!) Whitney weighs in on everything from motherhood to life in the sales lane to automotive industry news. Get this boss lady's take on the new Hummer EV, the largest of its kind on the market, and find out which manufacturers are teaming up to create an affordable electric car. The hosts wrap up the episode with a recipe for a year-round favorite, chicken broccoli casserole. Today's show is sponsored by Keenz. Beacuse you are a friend of Kelly and Lizz, you can save $50 on a Keenz wagon! Use code carpool at keenz.us to save $50 on any wagon. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
SHOPPING AND BAKING AND READING AND SIMPING
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This episode has a little of everything: tasty treats, a dramatic novel tell-all, and a trip down Suntrup memory lane.   The gals start the episode by unraveling a childhood Easter tradition—one that was both colorful and time consuming. They also introduce a new segment: Pending, where they reveal the last three transactions they made on their debit/credit card. So, which sister put her money toward modest purchases like cups and shorts, while the other dropped a whopping $180 on a bathing suit? The hosts also try out Amaretto brownies, a (dare we say vintage) recipe from the 90's. Plus, these brownies have an even sweeter component: Kelly’s mother-in-law found this recipe when she was very pregnant with Kelly’s now husband. Turns out, eating dessert before dinner isn’t off limits on The Carpool. Liz shares her 4-ingredient dinner hit: chicken fajitas. Just don’t be surprised when your tribe becomes a simp for this recipe. The gals close one chapter and open another—literally-- at the end of this episode. They recap the fictional romance novel ‘It Ends with Us’ by Colleen Hoover--a swirling tornado of love, deceit, and family trauma. Talk about a page turner! Today's show is sponsored by Keenz. Beacuse you are a friend of Kelly and Lizz, you can save $50 on a Keenz wagon! Use code carpool at keenz.us to save $50 on any wagon. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
GRAYSON RIDES WITH THE CARPOOL
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It’s a family affair! Lizz and Kelly welcome a very special guest to the show: their baby sister, Grayson. Grayson reveals what it's like being the youngest of 5, each sibling’s toxic traits (now that’s contri) and the random perks she gets for having influencer sisters. Also in this episode: The three gals have a Gen-Z/ Millenial overlap on the most popular makeup and fashion trends, from brow lamination to the middle part to butterfly clips. Oh, and don’t even get us started on the notorious waist chain…Plus, they predict which trends will be hotter than the temperatures this summer. Regardless of what is filling each sister's closet and makeup bag, there's one thing that will be filling all of their tummies:  a Reuben sandwich. Kelly shares her delicious and inexpensive recipe for this grand slam meal. And, it wouldn’t be The Carpool without some industry news. Which car manufacturer has debuted a newly designed logo? Conti: 2.0. And how many hundreds of thousands of jobs could be eliminated with the introduction of self-driving trucks? The Carpool has the answers! follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
SO MANY SELTZERS, SO LITTLE TIME
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In this episode of THE CARPOOL, Kelly and Lizz take you on a wild ride filled with food, fun, and facts. It starts on a silly note when the sisters share what they were craving when they were sick (hint: it’s not chicken soup) and why they’re tempted to prank their partners with the ‘grocery store’ list challenge. Totally sus. Then, they start celebrating Cinco de Mayo a little early, test driving Truly Hard Seltzer Margaritas. If they lost their appetite when they were sick, they’ve definitely gotten it back now. Kelly and Lizz battle out the best way to prepare potatoes. It’s the ultimate mash-up! After they’re done hashing it out (or should we say hash-browning it out) Kelly shares a weeknight dinner idea that’s both balanced and delicious: DIY jambalaya. Pick your protein and vegetables, and watch it disappear! As for industry insights and tips: the duo reveals how to utilize eco mode to save on fuel, what your car rack could be costing you in terms of engine power, and how to ensure your tires are properly inflated. Also, find out why they’re showing some long overdue love for Mitsbushi and if Ford’s new Express Buy will stay or be an express bye. Turns out, industry knowledge isn’t the only intellectually stimulating part of this podcast. The sisters introduce a new podcast segment: Book Club. Once a month, they will recap a book that caught their eye. So, what's on the docket for this month? The New York Times bestselling romance novel 'It Ends with Us' by Colleen Hoover. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
VIVA LAS VEGAS
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Viva Las Vegas: Carpool edition! In this bonus episode, Kelly and Lizz dive into the whirlwind 48 hours that was the National Automotive Dealers Association conference in Las Vegas. Kelly shares the moving experience of speaking at a sold out event for women, and what it's like being an ally for women and families looking to source quality, safe vehicles. Surprisingly, the weekend wasn't all car content. The sisters detail their action packed adventure, from a private Keith Urban concert to purchasing matching Louis Vuitton bags. Plus, find out which sister passed out on the bed in leather pants.  After 48 hours of socializing, eating, and recharge, Kelly and Lizz head back to reality. And nothing says 'welcome home' like some baby ducks and a recipe for homemade chicken pot pie. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
CANCELLED BY A CARB
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Rise and shine, Kelly and Lizz style. This morning-themed episode kicks off with a shocking confession from Kelly: Why she thinks she got cancelled for how she cuts a certain round carb. Hey, she has her reasons! The hosts take eight canned iced coffee drinks for a test drive, from Starbucks to High Brew to Coca Cola. Talk about a caffeine rush! Kelly and Lizz chat about their trip to the National Automotive Dealers Association conference in Las Vegas. Guess who will be featured speaker at the conference, teaching 300+ women how to up their sales game—just in time for Women’s History Month? The gals also share a breakfast recipe that’s as unconventional as it is delicious: an egg sandwich with (drum roll please): grape jelly. Trust us when we say: This combo won’t take an L. And it wouldn’t be The Carpool without the biggest headlines in automotive news. How is the war in Ukraine impacting the car industry, from neon gas to increased prices of aluminum? When will Volkswagen’s retro electric van be hitting the streets (hippies optional)? And what does General Motors’ latest initiative have to do with homeowners? These answers and more are only a 'play' button away! follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
WILL YOU ACCEPT THIS (CAR MOM BLUE) ROSE?
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So, is this episode worth a listen? Bet. Kelly and Lizz get their podcast engines revved on the TV flavor-of-the-week, Love is Blind, Season 2. Speaking of falling in love on national television: Find out which sister's partner was scouted to be on The Bachelorette (and even went to casting!) The duo also shares their ultimate crowd pleaser recipe: barbecue pulled pork nachos. And, just when you thought the flavor bombs were done bursting: Kelly and Lizz give their tastebuds a pucker when they try Bud Light Hard Seltzer Sours. Hey, it’s 5’oclock somewhere, right? The episode keeps gaining speed as they accelerate into three industry stories. Which global shopping retailer is providing Starbucks coffee with a curbside pick up order? How soon will you be seeing Toyota Grand Highlander’s on the road? And what role could lithium batteries have played in the catorsphic cargo ship fire... and what will it mean for homeowners? You know where to find the answers.... follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
MAIN CHARACTER ENERGY
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Buckle your seatbelt! This episode brings the heat. Kelly and Lizz team up (no main character here) to take on TikTok’s viral food trend: the grated egg. Is it worthy of grate-ness or just a flash in the Internet pan? Listen to find out. The sisters also go head-to-head on which car convenience feature is the most, well, convenient - everything from Carplay to remote start. The convo gets so heated (almost as heated as heated seats) that they have to call in a guest tiebreaker. Say what?!  If there’s one thing Kelly and Lizz can agree on, it’s a dinnertime recipe that’s as easy to make as it is to clean up: tortilla pizza. They also discuss the latest in automotive news: Which car brand’s cargo ship caught on fire, costing north of $280M in damages, and why new car prices are surging like never before.  follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
A CHARCUTERIE BOARD OF BUGS
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Hungry for some great content? This episode will leave you feeling happily full.   In this food-centric episode, Kelly and Lizz duke it out for the most mouthwatering cartoon food item, everything from Spongebob’s Krabby Patty to Mulan’s grand slam breakfast porridge. Fictional calories don't count, right?    They also share a real life recipe that’s nothing short of bussin: broccoli cheese chicken casserole.    If you thought food was the only energy source the gals are talking about, think again. They reveal how electronic car company Rivian is on the up-and-up, and Ford's plan to add five new electronic SUVS by 2026. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
KAELLY GOES TO THE AUTO SHOW
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In this bonus episode, Lizz and Kelly spill the tea on the Chicago Auto Show. They dive into everything from a crucial spelling mishap (very on brand, tbh) to bumping into a real-life fan of their Nissan Pathfinder tour video. The sisters also go nuts on donuts (and get the sugar high to prove it). If the episode couldn’t get any juicier:  they share their recipe for buffalo chicken quesadillas. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com https://www.thecarmomofficial.com/consultations Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
FEELING LOVE AND PUSHIN' P
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In this after Valentine’s Day episode (recorded before Valentine's Day), Kelly and Lizz give roses and chocolates the day off (sorry Cupid!) Instead, they celebrate in classic 2022 style, with a lip-plumper test and a battle for best rom-com. The duo also proves they’re still pushing P - even if they’re pushing strollers - when they break down how the chip shortage is affecting the automotive industry. And, get ready to see heart eyed-emojis when they share their romantic dinner and dessert recipes - a win-win for both your taste buds and wallet. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
HOLY AIOLI
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In this episode, Kelly and Lizz head into sneaky links territory (for a vocabulary lesson, that is.) They battle over which appetizer is the ultimate touchdown—right in time for the Super Bowl— and share their decadent ham and cheese crescent roll recipe. The duo also reveals which luxury car manufacturers' sales topped the 2021 list, and which ones bottomed out. And, just when you thought you couldn’t get enough of these two, they get their  taste buds on seltzer hard soda. Is it a hard yes or a hard no? There’s only one way to find out ... follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE LAUNCH ...
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Kelly and Lizz recorded this episode the night BEFORE their podcast was set to launch. The Car Mom Crew was already searching for the show and it was beginning to appear on podcast charts. Throughout the episode, the receive real-time update on how well it's doing. Lizz and Kelly each have confessions for each other. Lizz's is a bit awkward as she has to admit that she LOVES something Kelly has been asking her to try for YEARS, A new milennial word of the day and some autoshow behind-the-scenes also in this bonus epiosde of The Carpool with Kelly and Lizz. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
KICKING THE TIRES
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You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a ride—just like you wouldn't subscribe to a podcast without learning about the hosts. In this introductory episode of The Carpool Podcast, sister-hosts Kelly and Lizz break down everything you need to know about their dynamic, automotive-loving relationship from both a personal and professional perspective. Learn how they (accidentally) went from car saleswomen to influencers, what cars they drive (it’s sure to surprise!), and why their family is the Cardashians of the automotive world. follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN ... KRIS SUNTRUP!
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Save the drama for your mama! Kelly and Liz welcome their maternal rockstar, mom Kris Suntrup, for a fun-filled family episode. No cap. First up: a crash course in a trending millennial term, then a taste-test a mystery fruit beverage, and finally a battle for the ultimate cocktail. The three also discuss the color-changing BMW (wait, what?!) and a dinnertime game-changer: chicken Caesar salad wraps. This episode is sure to capture the power of family, fun, and generational wisdom. Have you called your mother today? follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com https://www.carpaymentcalculator.net/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
SHE'S AS SINGLE AS A PRINGLE
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In this premiere episode, Kelly and Lizz lay the groundwork for what’s to come in future episodes. Think of it as The Carpool Podcast GPS. Together, they tackle uncharted territory with a holiday beverage staple, learn how to stay current with a millennial slang vocabulary lesson, and determine which high school 2010 beauty trend is the worst (spoiler alert: they’re all bad). The duo also shares industry insight into used car demand, along with a salmon dinner recipe that will have you saying, “who needs takeout?” Note:  This episode was recorded in December. Because who drinks eggnog in February? follow The Carpool Podcast on IG follow Kelly on IG follow Lizz on IG  visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
WELCOME TO THE CARPOOL WITH KELLY AND LIZZ
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Jan 24, 2022