Tempest

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Some of the best, most knowledgeable, and passionate automotive writers are women. In this episode, they share their experiences with sexism and it affects them both personally and professionally. This episode contains very strong language.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's the pickup truck that brings it all rushing back. Greta recounts the deeply unsettling night she discovered the truth about her husband (now ex). Warning: this episode deals with domestic violence/harassment.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Victor and Victoria are survivors. A story about war, disease, family, and cars. Speaking of which: among the '65 and '66 Mustangs and gleaming '68 Charger, there's another car, covered. What could it be?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Walt Appell was a tireless, hardworking man who loved cars from the time he was a teen, being raised by his siblings. He owned two gas stations, and later a deli, and through it all was a volunteer fireman and fire chief. His only dream for retirement was to have an iconic classic Chevy. And he did just that, until he died suddenly, leaving a wife and two son’s stricken by grief, a lifetime of stories, and a ‘55 Bel-Air in the garage.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Against all odds, Ed became the fastest man in Paterson, NJ. No small feat, considering he had the weakest car. It’s a hilarious story that shows how one man lucks into victory, and just as quickly tastes the bitterness of defeat. But, in the end, did he really lose at all?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jason Godsil wants to build an American car company from scratch that rivals the insane machines made by Bugatti. But while he looks to the future, he also looks to the past, as he searches tirelessly to find the long-lost muscle car that started his family’s love of cars, but that is steeped in tragedy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Steven’s best and worst experiences revolve around cars, especially the classic Camaro that’s the one link to a father who never understood him. But his memories—all of them—are rapidly fading thanks to a traumatic brain injury. As he struggles to keep his mind sharp, he discovers that one of his most painful experiences wasn’t at all like he remembers it.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Tempest is taking a short mid-season break this week, but will return next week. Check out these upcoming stories!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
True tales of vehicle abandonment, including the F-Body Bandit of Florida, and a warp-driven bus.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Every musician has a story about a tour van. In this episode, we explore the mythology and legends behind the tour van, what they mean to bands everywhere, and interviews several prominent musicians about the wild stories that can only happen on tour.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A gritty tale about a pool shark with a penchant for Jeeps and a very long night in a lonely mountain town.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
TEMPEST is back! In its triumphant second season which premieres August 13th, 2019, you'll hear poignant, inspiring, hilarious, heartbreaking, and eye-opening stories about cars and their people. All of them true. Written, produced, and hosted by essayist and author, David Obuchowski (Jalopnik, The Awl, Longreads, Deadspin, Daily Beast) with original music by Distant Correspondent and Memory Bias.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Documented Original Tuskegee Airman, Jim Barbour, has lived a remarkable life. A large part of it has been cars. The 93-year old recalls some of his favorite cars, driving stories, and what he experienced as a young man in the US Army Air Corp and the segregated South. He also looks ahead.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Driving stick has become a lost art, but some teens are still learning it. This revelation leads the host of Tempest to revisit his own experience with three pedals, and reconnect with a once-close friend after 20 years of silence, only to discover that the student's become the teacher. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
They have a passion for driving and a love for each other. But disaster strikes on their wedding day.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Alfred Shikany was a fearless thrill-seeking adrenaline addict. But at 32 years old, life dealt him a blow, and he had to learn to go slow.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A mechanical failure derails what should be an easy road trip for two brothers. With limited money and time, they attempt a Hail Mary repair of their Nissan 200SX only to wonder if maybe someone - or something - is looking out for them.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jalopnik is proud to bring you Tempest, a series that explores the hilarious and heartbreaking true stories of our relationship with cars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Podcast Details

Started
Mar 15th, 2018
Latest Episode
Oct 8th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
18
Avg. Episode Length
28 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic

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