With the number of business podcast downloads going up, as people hunker down and look to sharpen their business skills amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought it would be a good time to offer our insights …
What are the top podcasts for mobility technology and automotive suppliers, who are trying to keep up with a rapidly changing industry?
With more than 900,000 podcasts now being produced, including hundreds with an automotive focus, finding the right ones can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
But don’t worry. We’ve got your back.
We’ve combed the field, checked with our colleagues and have come up with a list of 12 top podcasts for auto suppliers.
They range in length from one minute to over one hour in length – and focus on topics that can help automotive and technology executives to broaden their horizons, stay on top of leading industry trends and gain insight on the future of mobility so they can thrive in this hypercompetitive market.
Here, in order of podcast length (from shortest to longest), are the top 12 podcasts we recommend for auto supplier and mobility technology executives in North America:
Automotive Insight – Two one-minute radio segments available online (and broadcast weekdays on Detroit’s WWJ Newsradio 950) that are hosted by John McElroy, one of the auto industry’s most influential thought leaders, journalists and commentators.
Car Chronicles – A one-minute podcast from WWJ-AM Detroit automotive beat reporter Jeff Gilbert that runs weekdays and covers key trends and issues in the automotive industry, plus a weekly test drive of a key new auto model.
Daily Drive with Jason Stein – Created just for the COVID-19 timeframe, this daily podcast runs 10 or more minutes and features insight and interviews from Jason Stein, the publisher of the auto industry’s newspaper of record, Automotive News. It temporarily replaces Jason’s one-minute weekly podcast, Automotive Views with Jason Stein.
Autoline Daily – Running Monday through Friday each week and available in both audio and video form, this podcast is an 8-minute newscast for the automotive industry enthusiast, hosted by auto journalist John McElroy and his team.
Mobility Moments – Produced by Driven, the Detroit regional mobility consortium, and hosted by Metro Detroit freelance writer Claire Charlton, this is a 15-minute weekly podcast featuring exclusive interviews with industry leaders, educators and stakeholders about how the auto and tech sectors are changing the way the world moves.
GlobalAutoIndustry.com – 15-minute audio interviews by global auto consultant Ron Hesse with top auto executives from around the world on a wide range of manufacturing, sales, purchasing, HR, supply chain and other topics.
SAE Tomorrow Today – A new podcast (20-40 minutes in length), hosted by autonomous mobility consultant Grayson Brulte and featuring multiple episodes centered around key topics or events that impact the advancement of mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. (Disclosure: SAE International is a Bianchi PR client.)
Autonocast – A weekly 30-to-40-minute podcast featuring conversations about autonomy, mobility, electrification, and the policy and politics surrounding transportation’s future. Hosted by auto/transportation technology reporter for TechCrunch, Kirsten Korosec; auto-tech writer Ed Niedermeyer; and TV host and rally race driver Alex Roy.
SHIFT – A mobility-focused podcast from Automotive News, SHIFT is produced every other week, and spends about 45 minutes talking with industry experts about what’s next for transportation — whether it’s autonomous cars, ridesharing services, or new automotive business models.
No Parking Podcast – A weekly podcast hosted by Cannonball driver & author Alex Roy and roboticist Bryan Salesky. Running from 30 to 75 minutes in length, the free-ranging podcast covers topics such as self-driving vehicles, artificial intelligence, and how technology will actually change our daily lives.
Wheel Bearings – Weekly one-hour+ podcast offering in-depth auto-industry-savvy, engineering-focused and thought-provoking discussion on automobiles and the future of transportation with noted automotive journalists/analyst Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes writer Dan Roth and Rebecca Lindland, founder of Rebeccadrives.com.
Autoblog – Hosted by Autoblog editor-in-chief Greg Migliore and his editorial team, the Autoblog podcast covers car reviews, auto show coverage and industry commentary – and everything in-between – each week in a wide-ranging one-hour podcast.
So, if you’re looking to gain crucial industry insight and expand your automotive horizons while you’re commuting, mowing the lawn, taking a run or spinning on your Peloton, we encourage you to check these podcasts out.
Happy listening … If you have any additional podcast suggestions, please let us know, using the comments section below.