Talking Gas Prices and More on the Second TTAC Podcast

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
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talking gas prices and more on the second ttac podcast

Hi there! Remember that podcast we did a few weeks back? Well, we’re back with more.

There’s also more to come.

In this episode, you can hear our velvet voices opine on high gas prices, the new Acura Integra, Acura’s SUV lineup, the lack of a Subaru WRX STI, and the best cars of 1997. There are no discussions of cat vomit this time, sadly, since our little furballs (Posky and I have cats, not sure if Mr. Guy is also a pet owner) were on their best behavior.

Poorly yet humorously timed kitty expulsions aside, we hope you’ll find effort number two to be a bit more polished — yours truly dusted off his podcast mic this time around. Overall, it’s still a work in progress, so don’t judge us too harshly, but you know how to comment below with reasonable feedback. Feel free to also join in the discussion about the podcast topics, of course.

One housekeeping note: We’re trying to make the podcast available across as many platforms as possible, but some platforms (cough AppleSpotifyPandora cough) are a bit, um, slow, to onboard new ‘casts. It may be some time before we’re on those services, but we’re available elsewhere.

Download it directly right here. For those who want to skip around by segment, the transition from one to two happens around 13:20 and the second transition occurs around 37 minutes in.

Thanks for reading — and now, listening.

UPDATE: I am aware the link was broken. Should be fixed now. Thanks!

[Image: Acura]

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • ScarecrowRepair ScarecrowRepair on Mar 29, 2022

    Hmmmm.... says access denied.

  • Art Vandelay Art Vandelay on Mar 29, 2022

    hopefully gas continues to climb. Fewer people will be able to drive making the roads nicer for those that can.

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    • Jeff S Jeff S on Mar 29, 2022

      @Art--Seems we never learn. Vietnam was a divisive war.

  • As long as we participate in the OIL COMMODITIES MARKET we will forever be beholden to foreign powers and BIG OIL's market manipulation by SPECULATION. No amount us US drilling will solve it No reserves release will solve it No new pipelines will solve it It is a commodity market .. price spikes based on speculation buying and selling control the price.. not quantity. Oil crashed 2021.. yet I still paid 3$/gal for premium and 5$/gal for road deisel

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    • Jeff S Jeff S on Mar 29, 2022

      Exactly it is a commodities market and we are paying the price in more ways than just the price of oil.

  • Redapple Redapple on Mar 29, 2022

    One good thing from the higher price. People will re examine their need for a monster pig up truck.

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    • Jeff S Jeff S on Mar 29, 2022

      Agree especially if they don't need one. It is different for those who need a large truck for their business but different for those who are making a statement with one and then complain about the price of gasoline or diesel. Just accept responsibility for your choice. I don't think large trucks will go away but fewer of them would be good. Large trucks do serve a purpose but not everyone needs one.