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MiMoto

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For those who love the smell of grease and the rumble of engines soaring by at the track. For the hand-detailers, gearheads and car show enthusiast. For fans of two wheels, four and the other wheels. Hosts Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl bring their passion of cars, motorcycles and motorsport every Wednesday, exploring the history, stories, lifestyle and news surrounding it. Our passion. Our motors. MiMoto.
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Ep. 11: MiStories with Rex Roy, THE auto man

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Ep. 11: MiStories with Rex Roy, THE auto man

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Ep. 11: MiStories with Rex Roy, THE auto man
We introduce the first of many episodes to come for the newly created "MiStories" series--talking to friends and people we know in the industry, hobbyists, enthusiasts and others who can't get enough of motors and wheels. Our first-ever guest, is friend, colleague and man of the auto world, Rex Roy, who has worked more than half of his life in the auto industry. From working with his dad at his agency back in the day to his seriously cool work with Jack Morton before COVID took his job too, join us as we learn more about his workings in the industry, his love of most anything on wheels, and what he's up to now. Lalita and Josh also share a strange run-in on Twitter and a serious case of wrong-identity oddly involving PornHub ... you'll just have to listen this week. | Hosted by Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl | Music "Space 80s" by Illegot | Produced by Lalita Chemello |
1:48:27
October 1, 2020
Ep. 10: The Janus Motorcycle Adventure
Would you be interested in riding a motorcycle from the earlier days, absolutely brand new? Well, if you ever fancy a venture to a small town in Indiana by the name of Goshen, you can. Josh and Lalita finally leave the house (and state) for a sanitized and mask-friendly adventure to a little place known as Janus Motorcycles to tour their small shop/factory and enjoy the test ride that was very cancelled due to COVID-19 earlier this summer. Also joining them are their dogs, Luna and Matty, who add somewhat musical and actually noisy accompaniment to show (who doesn't love dogs?). | Hosted by Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl | Music "Space 80s" by Illegot | Produced by Lalita Chemello |
1:02:20
September 15, 2020
Ep. 9: The wondrous triangle of Wankel
You love a good rotating Dorito, and so do we. This week it's all about the German, also (twice) a Nazi, and brilliant engineer Felix Wankel, otherwise known as the creator behind the notorious Wankel rotary engine.  We discuss its somewhat brief history in the automotive world, especially with Mazda pointing out the good (an overall win at Le Mans!), and the bad (the RX7s and RX8s who don't see life much past 50k). | Hosted by Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl | Music "Space 80s" by Illegot | Produced by Lalita Chemello | 
1:02:04
July 28, 2020
Ep. 8: It's Electrifying! - Extreme E racing
Extreme, exotic locales with rugged, electric SUVs: It might be racing with a cause, but it also ups the capabilities of electric vehicles tenfold. We're talking the new Extreme E racing series.    Hosted by: Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl Music: "Space 80s" by Illegot Produced by: Lalita Chemello
52:52
July 14, 2020
Ep. 7: Father's Day Special pt. 2 - Morgan's Tale ... Just not that Morgan
Father's Day continues for our special back-to-back episodes celebrating and spending some time with our dads. This week, we return home (again) to speak with Lalita's father, Morgan Chemello, lending the story of his early days of tearing apart tricycles, his few years working with Roush and the pace cars of the IndyCar series, and his work now of over 20 years with the General (GM), with much in-between. Examples: Double-front cars. Datsun trucks with Chevy engines. Pace car drives around Laguna Seca. Blackwing. C8 work. Tune on in.  Hosted by: Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl   Music: "Space 80s" by Illegot   Produced by: Lalita Chemello   
1:32:35
June 23, 2020
Ep. 6: Father's Day Special pt. 1 - Frank's first podcast
We're celebrating Father's Day with special episodes and tracing our roots of automotive passion by sharing some time with our dads! This week, we take a trip back home to talk to Josh's father, Frank Pohl, about his adventures in the 60s/70s, when he got into cars and most anything with an engine, and how that lead to over 40 years working/playing with cars, adding some fun stories to go along. Hosted by: Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl   Music: "Space 80s" by Illegot   Produced by: Lalita Chemello   Sponsored by: Anchor.fm
1:02:34
June 16, 2020
Ep. 5: When the Mustang almost wasn't ...
1980s Detroit: Ford takes a look at the ever-aging Mustang, the Fox-body Mustang, of which had been on the market for nearly a decade. Sales were dropping and a change was needed, including its possible eradication. The change Ford originally intended to make would have completely rerouted the future of the beloved American pony car. Special guest (former Editor and Publisher at Autoweek, with 34 years at the brand) and car enthusiast, Dutch Mandel gives a breadth of insight from his experience as the Japanese automaker beat writer for Autoweek at the time, in addition to a look at the climate of the foreign automakers making their way into American garages, and how Detroit, and the Midwest, were well, "handling it."  Hosted by: Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl   Music: "Space 80s" by Illegot   Produced by: Lalita Chemello   Sponsored by: Anchor.fm
1:59:39
June 10, 2020
Ep. 4: Ladies, Gentlemen ... We have racing
Let's take you back 125 years to a cold, November, Thanksgiving day in Chicago, 1895. Early morning, with the air hovering around the 30 degree mark, six cars stand at a starting line awaiting an experience like none before in the United States, or rather the first ever "car" race recorded in the country. Lalita and Josh take you through the innovation, the conception, the stubborn and fate of that first race and the impact it would have on the consequently swelling trend and coming of what would be the automotive industry and motorsports.  Hosted by: Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl Music: “Space 80s” by Illegot Produced by: Lalita Chemello Sponsors: Anchor.fm
1:19:31
June 2, 2020
Ep. 3: MotoAmerica
Motorcycle racing in America, of which right now for road racing is MotoAmerica. Josh and Lalita introduce you to the American motorcycle racing series racing across the nation started in 2014. Hosted by: Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl Music: "Space 80s" by Illegot Produced by: Lalita Chemello Sponsored by: Anchor.fm
1:10:47
May 26, 2020
Ep. 2: Pandemic motorsports
The motorsports climate has shifted drastically with the COVID-19 pandemic taking over the world, which in turn shut down motorsports. But did it? Join Lalita and Josh as they talk you through the large push eRacing received in the last two months as every racing organization from iRacing leagues to Formula 1 began to take their real drivers to the simulators (or PS4 controllers) and online racing platforms. Don't forget to keep in mind your mouth and manners while online as some drivers have cost themselves not only their image, but their jobs too. And in that case, it just frees up a spot or two for the silly season having already arrived with Ferrari creating a wave of change in Formula 1. Correction: Now available on Apple Podcasts Hosted by: Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl Music: "Space 80s" by Illegot Produced by: Lalita Chemello Sponsored by: Anchor.fm
1:27:53
May 20, 2020
Ep. 1: First episode with first rides, new bikes and well, follies
The inaugural episode of the MiMoto podcast! Join in re-experiencing Lalita's near-failed adventure of an MSF class for her motorcycle endorsement last spring. Josh and Lalita also talk first bikes, reviews and compare the skills and feelings with being a more experienced rider, versus a brand new one with a few scuffs under their belt.  Hosted by Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl. Music: "Space 80s" by Illegot. 
1:39:20
May 4, 2020