Daily Podcast: The Sajeevcast

Edward Niedermeyer
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TTAC’s Sajeev Mehta ruminates on all things automotive in an all-new evening address.

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  • Sajeev Mehta Sajeev Mehta on Jun 27, 2009

    Theodore: in order to have interesting content on a weekly basis, I assume a Piston Slap subject will find its way in here. I can't imagine doing talk radio, because filling up time like that makes it real hard to keep on message and free of somewhat less factual rants. Staying cool and on message means I need a blueprint of some sort. I think. For the record, I have a mild Texas accent in real life. And I don't wear evening dresses, ever.

  • Theodore Theodore on Jun 27, 2009

    Having a blueprint is good. For each show I did I had a list of topics I wanted to address. That was true whether I was solo or had a sidekick in the studio with me. Gave me something to come back to when the rant/discussion wandered too far afield and/or ran its course. There are a lot of approaches to a solo gig. It can be a radio address, a speech-like sort of thing. It can be a folksy, let's have a conversation thing. It can be a more intense, serious thing (which is what this one felt like.) It can be a rant. Of course, those are just a few of the many possibilities. But if you do it often enough, you'll find a voice that works for you and your audience.

  • Andrewr Andrewr on Jun 28, 2009

    A truly excellent podcast, by far the best one that TTAC has done for a very long time. As someone from Europe, I'm somewhat amazed at the attitude of some Detroit commentators regarding their own makes. I have listened to Autoline After Hours and find some of things said so insular and frankly silly. It is amazing that a certain Jeep is constantly praised without any mention of Land Rover for example as well as the relish that Toyota's losses were reported. The Detroit makers failed because they treated their customers with contempt by taking them for granted - exactly what caused BL to fail over here. That was shown by poorly developed, badly-built and uncompetitive cars sold for many, many decades. The decline was only slower because the market was so big. Regards, Andrew PS - A neighbour in my block has a late-model Jeep and the poor quality has to be seen to be believed.

  • BlueBrat BlueBrat on Jun 29, 2009

    Sadly, a lot of people don't want to find the truth because they know the answer and they don't like it. Biggest example of that comes from all the lunkheads who refuse to admit that there are imports being made here in the US, employing US workers with money staying in the US. The whole import & domestic thing is so far gone in our history yet people don't want to acknowledge this.