Gareth Jones on Speed
Posted by murmini Sun, 25 May 2008 16:10:46 GMT
Gareth Jones on Speed has been a favorite PodCast of mine for several years now and for the past week or so, Gareth has been driving a MINI Clubman.
The show is put out about every two weeks and has a loyal following. Started in 2005, it is hosted by Gareth Jones - A Welsh TV Presenter and motorsport reporter, Zog - (real name Paul Ireson) - New media producer and technology journalist - also a brilliant MIDI expert, the inimitable Richard Porter - Script Editor on BBC's Top Gear and the man behind the cult website SNIFF PETROL and the beautiful Violet Berlin - TV presenter, writer and Science Communicator.
The team are huge fans of A1 and F1 motor racing amongst other events, but the show meanders through all 'matters motoring' and has a propensity to some pretty zany stuff. They nearly always have a few sketches, and they even sing a song or two buoyed up by Zog's musical abilities. You should certainly search out podcast number 2 - quite a classic, in which Zog samples the sounds of his Porsche 944 and produces an entire piece from it.
Anyway, Jones has been driving a Hot Chocolate Clubman of recent and had the highest praise for it. Couple of naggy things like the door and the rear visibility, but he raved about it's drive and performance. They even sing a song about it.
Great podcast, hilariously funny and a great source of info on motor racing. It is available from here or from iTunes.