Shifting Through The Gears Podcast
By STTG Podcast
A vehicle can be a tool, passion, source of entertainment, a way of income or a lifestyle. Thus they can mean different things to different people. As automotive enthusiasts, we understand that there are stereotypes, personas or "titles" attached to us. We also understand that we all have different perspectives, opinions and levels of understanding. At Shifting Through The Gears, your host Kiyo Shinsako is here to provide you an entertaining, informative and honest podcast into the automotive world. From products, news, projects, sim racing and more, I want to cover it.
Ben Puent of Foxy Lady Racing and his 94 Chevy S10
Welcome back everyone!This week we are back with a drifter named Ben Puent with his 94 Chevy S10 from Wisconsin. We discuss a little about who he is, what he does, what got him into drifting and the Daily Drift invitational. Oh, surprise, he won the event! So sit back, relax and enjoy getting to know Ben. Feel free to check out Ben on instagram @foxy_lady_racing.
October 10, 2022
Jacques Levesque aka JLevesque.93 (esports)
Welcome back everyone! This week we go ESPORT and have Jacques Levesque on. I call him JL or J. He is a teenager who loves motorsports, sim racing and hockey. Take a listen, find out how we crossed paths and what he is passationate about. Enjoy :) Feel free to connect with JL: Instagram: jlevesque.93 Discord: Jlevesque93
September 26, 2022
Mason Puckett! Midwest drifter from Wisco Skids
Welcome back everyone! I found out that Zoom has a 40 minute limit, ha, I should have known. This week we are back with a drifter named Mason Puckett with his 350Z from Wisconsin. We discuss a little about who he is, what he does, what got him into drifting and the upcoming Daily Drift invitational. Feel free to check out Mason @big_texas_350 on instagram. If you want to know more about the Daily Drift invitational please check out this link https://billingsmotorsports.com/ddcs
September 07, 2022
What has Adam Billings been up to? Let's find out!
Hello everyone, In this episode I make a horrible mistake and forget to have the right audio settings, so it makes for a interesting listen. So I hope you still take a listen and make it through to the end. Some pretty cool things are talked about. I sit down and catch up with Adam Billings to learn what he has been upto. We cover the last umpteen months of current and future plans, other places he has been interviewed/featured, his sponsors, updated on his car, upcoming events and plans and a few cool ideas he has. It was an honor having him back on! I am very excited to see where his journey takes him. Who knows, maybe Ill get to go check a few events out soon and meet his new team. To find more info about Adams sponsors or his journey, here are a few links for you to view: Rudz Racing http://www.rudzracing.com 485 North Jazz Salon http://www.jazz-salon.com/ Adam Billings website https://billingsmotorsports.com/
August 14, 2022
31. Part 3/3 AATW GT Spree with Joe
Welcome back to STTG! It sure has been a while! This week Kiyo is back again with Quinn (@bluemoose65 from AATWRL), Carlos (@Simlegion) with @CoachJPN and the guest Joe O. This week we interview the last, but not least top 3 podium, of the GT SPREE on GT SPORT, making this a 3 part series. With a wide range of ages, experiences, passions and interests. Feel free to reach out and leave feed back or interact. Checkout my guests via their instagrams (this is most likely where to interact): AATWRL: Instagram : @AATWRL Quinn: @bluemoose65 Carlos: @simlegion Coach: @elkochicoach Joe: j.ojeda.4
December 15, 2021
30. AATW GT SPREE Championship Winners 2/3
Welcome back to STTG! It sure has been a while! This week Kiyo is back again with Quinn (@bluemoose65 from AATWRL) and Carlos (@Simlegion) with @CoachJPN. This week we interview the winners one by one again, of the GT SPREE on GT SPORT, making this a 3 part series. With a wide range of ages, experiences, passions and interests. Feel free to reach out and leave feed back or interact. Checkout my guests via their instagrams (this is most likely where to interact): AATWRL: Instagram : @AATWRL Quinn: @bluemoose65 Carlos: @simlegion Coach: @elkochicoach
December 04, 2021
29. AATW Sim racing league GT Spree Season winners (1/3)
Welcome back to STTG! It sure has been a while! Time for something a little different. This week Kiyo is back again with Quinn (@bluemoose65 from AATWRL). This week we interview the winners one by one, of the GT SPREE on GT SPORT, making this a 3 part series. With a wide range of ages, experiences, passions and interests, I figure why not. We cover quick info of each person, their passions, gaming, racing, automotive passions and more. First up is Carlos (aka @simlegion)SO, please take a listen as we do something new. Feel free to reach out and leave feed back or interact. Checkout my guests via their instagrams (this is most likely where to interact): AATWRL: Instagram : @AATWRL Quinn: @bluemoose65 Carlos: @simlegion
December 04, 2021
Episode 28. Quinn from Asleep At The Wheel Racing League (Sim league) and charity enthusiast
Hey everyone, welcome back to STTG!!! This week we are back again for a back to back week. This week we have Quinn from AATW (Asleep At The Wheel Racing League). We take a quick browse into the background and information of Quinn. We cover a little history about what got him into the automotive field, his career, interest in motor sports, people and more. Plus we have a bonus that we all can help with. A CHARITY STREAM!! This one is going to support Alberta Children Hospital Foundation. Check out the episode, take a listen and feel free to check out the links below for more information. Thanks and love you all. Check out Quinn and his partners below. AVLAD Gaming https://discord.gg/rdEJCs3mK BlueMoose65 @bluemoose65 AATW Discord.... HTTPS://discord.gg/BnDBjychjy
October 25, 2021
Episode 27! Feeling artsy with Zac From Eyes Up Auto Art
Hey everyone, welcome back. Sorry for the break. This week Kiyo is back with Zac from @eyesupautoart . This one we try to keep a little more free and easy going. I get a little out of order but hey we had some fun. We hope you enjoy this episode. Feel free to check out Zac on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at EyesUpAutoAart Cheers
October 17, 2021
26. Drifting, Mini Vacation and fun
Welcome to Shifting Through The Gears, thank you for joining us. Adam and Kiyo here. We have the honor of releasing episode 25 this week. We had to take small hiatus due to life and work...yet again. This episode we talk about project car updates, life, drifting, a little news and a bunch of other random automotive/us based topics as well as a few questions from listeners. Crack a beer and enjoy our banter. Feel free to reach out to us, we truly appreciate and love the interaction!
July 13, 2021
25. Coffee and a cider
Hey everyone, This week we are finally back. Adam and Kiyo cover some of Adam's recent updates, Kiyo's recent updates and some random topics. We touch on drifting, tires, cages, sponsors and more. We are really excited to be back and can't wait to find a rhythm again. So bare with us as we are finally back after a while.
May 04, 2021
24. Adam Billings returns!
Hey everyone, welcome back to Shifting Through The Gears podcast. We took a small break due to life and scheduling. We have the honor and joy or releasing episode 24! This week we are here with Adam Bllings of Founding Four (Garage). Previously on with Royce Keating, Adam is back where we talk about a little history,what he is doing with the off season, drifting and a bunch of other random shit, because you know we can't stay on topic. Shout out to Rudz Racing, Adam Billings, Founding Four Garage. As a added bonus, if you mention the Podcast or Adam to Rudz Racing, they will hook you up with a special. Reach Adam at adam.b.racing on Instagram. Take a listen and enjoy!
February 22, 2021
23. What do we even talk about???
What's going on everyone? Welcome back to Shifting Through The Gears. Mike and Kiyo struggle to cobble the first episode of 2021 together as we record 1/2/2021. Bear with us on this one, take a listen and maybe enjoy a few laughs. Get ready for a solid year and much better content.
January 06, 2021
22. 2020 Recap/ Thoughts
Welcome back to Shifting Through The Gears!! This week is our last episode of 2020. First, we hope everyone had a great Christmas. Mike and Kiyo are in the studio, where we ask each other questions about our 2020. We hope you all enjoy and keep/start interacting with us even more. We truly appreciate everyone and your support. Anywho, take a listen and we will see you in 2021! Stay safe and have a great New Year!!
December 28, 2020
21. $50,000 Challenge and a Surprise
Welcome back to Shifting Through The Gears!! Mike And Kiyo are back in the studio! This episode we talk about the $50k Challenge, where well Kiyo fucks up again. LOL!!!! GO FIGURE! Also a surprise for Mike and the listeners from a treasure of a podcast. We are still growing. We do truly appreciate the listens from you all. If you have any comment/questions/ideas let us know! To add to this, next episode should be a treat for you all. Anywho, take a listen and crack a drink! Cheers and thanks for the support.
December 21, 2020
20. $20,000 challenge. Yeah the irony
Welcome back everyone! This week we talk about the $20,000 challenge on episode 20. For us, there are a few surprises really. We banter, answer a question and blab about some of the podcasts we listen to. Take a listen and enjoy! Cheers!
December 14, 2020
19. Back in the studio with Mike and his $10K Challenge
Hey everyone, this week Kiyo and Mike are back together in the studio. It's been a bit since we caught up with each other. This week we are going to tackle Mike's segment of the "Purchase Challenge". $10,000 limits. Kiyo got confused with the rules, again...so this is gonna be interesting. Oh, and we got off the rails a bit again. Take a a listen and enjoy.
November 29, 2020
18. Royce Keating and Adam Billings Part 2
Welcome back to Shifting Through Gears Podcast. This week Mike is on quarantine due to a close family member. Best wishes to Mike, heal up and you all be safe! Today we have Adam Billings and Royce Keating featuring as dual guests. Royce is the creator of a brand business of @kings_of_Xhaoe and Adam is part of Old Man Racing. Both these guys participate in drift and Adam has various Motorsports experience. This is part 2 of 2. Take a listen, have a drink or snack and enjoy! Check us out an any social platform at @sttgpodcast. Also check Adam Billings @adam.b.racing . AND check out Royce at @xhaoe_royce36
November 21, 2020
17. Guest #2/3 Royce Keating and Adam Billings Part 1
Welcome back to Shifting Through Gears Podcast. This week Mike is on quarantine due to a close family member. Best wishes to Mike, heal up and you all be safe! Today we have Adam Billings and Royce Keating featuring as dual guests. Royce is the creator of a brand business of @kings_of_Xhaoe and Adam is part of Old Man Racing. Both these guys participate in drift and Adam has various Motorsports experience. This is part 1 of 2. Take a listen, crack a beer and enjoy! Check us out an any social platform at @sttgpodcast. Also check Adam Billings @adam.b.racing . AND check out Royce at @xhaoe_royce36
November 14, 2020
16. Sonata N, Nissan easter eggs, Golf R and a bunch of random topics.
Welcome back everyone! This week on episode 16, we talk about the Sonata N, Nissan easter eggs, Golf R and a bunch of random topics. This episode cover these topics, take some trash and have a great time bantering. So, sit back, relax and have a drink. Let us entertain you. As always, if you have any question, suggestions, comments or ideas let us know. You can reach us on Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can find Royce at
November 07, 2020
15. $5000 car show down
Welcome back to Shifting Through The Gears. This episode is a Mike segment special. A showdown between Mike and Kiyo for a $5000 car limit. What you don't spend you get to use on customizing. We get confused, banter, be ADD and have some fun. Sit back and enjoy. Feel free to message us and interact. Thank you for listening
October 31, 2020
10. The tough episode...we almost didnt release.
This episode we really nearly deleted....after a few tough recordings being released, this was rough. Well here is #10. Take a listen and reach out
October 27, 2020
14. Hummer EV is nasty and Mike has a new segment
Welcome back, welcome back! Today we discuss The Hummer EV, MIkes new segment, crack a few beers, express our gratitude for you all, laugh and enjoy and give our shoutouts. We truly hope you all enjoy. So sit back, relax and enjoy a drink. Don't forget, hit us up on the socials, we respond and we truly love it!
October 25, 2020
13. We’re back from vacation! Mike returns from Mile High City
Welcome back everyone! This is a mission of an episode, which we tried to split in 2....well Kiyo failed horribly lol. Mike is back from vacation, we both enjoy some drinks, Kiyo gets a bit wonky and we banter quite a bit. Along with this we cover project car updates, having guests, Gymkhana future?, concept and new cars, etc. This was such a shit show we really enjoyed it. We hope you do too!! Don't forget, we LOVE your input and ideas. We do take the time to interact. Hit us up on the socials!
October 21, 2020
12. Guest part 2! (Kyle Wise)
On this episode we continue the conversation with Kyle. We cover the project car, games, and a bunch of other random stuff. What can we say, we are guys lol. SO, sit back, relax and hope you enjoy
October 11, 2020
11. 1st guest Part 1 (Kyle Wise)
Welcome back everyone! This episode we had our first guest. This will be a 2 part series. So, sit back, relax and crack a cold one/coffee and enjoy the banter. Thank you for joining and please leave feed back! Feel free to connect with us anytime, we really interact! Snap, instagram, facebook, Twitter @sttgpodcast
October 05, 2020
9. F-150 EV
Hello everyone, this episode we go over the F-150 EV and have some banter. Enjoy! We do apologize for the audio. We are testing out new layouts and software Below are a few links we used to gather information of the F-150 EV. https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Finsideevs.com%2Freviews%2F377328%2Fford-f150-electric-truck-details%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0TYowBmC9FPV8rgLwQfraKzopAJwp0PLM5s0iyrFHJUoTt52y-pZ319iY&h=AT2JpU4mwLgjZ9ch4NhucXAUe-YQV5vvuMPUh48iyuiNd4iWZ-zpWlVL8lk6dP4YF4ku3bQQNgMsO58a_Z39Ul1afj6QApCoZXZg0ErB3gUqI-QqheVGJEy6_F8OBCLblDo1DG4oc4hkFA50TlPj https://autos.yahoo.com/ford-reveals-electric-f-150s-124100174.html;_ylt=A0geK.I.iW9f37wAxSVXNyoA;_ylu=Y29sbwNiZjEEcG9zAzEEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Nj
September 26, 2020
8. But it's Electric
Hey everyone, welcome back! This episode we adjust some settings, trying to make it more audible. Bear with us. Today Mike and Kiyo talk about GM mergers, Supra vs GTR vs RX7, Fuel cleaners and a few other things. Sit back, enjoy your drive or what not and enjoy the banter. Feel free to leave a rating or comment/connect with us. We do respond and would love the interaction!
September 18, 2020
7. 3 lost recordings, BRZ and random BS
Hey guys, this episode is a little raunchy on language. This is the 4th time we are recording this epsiode. So will admit, Kiyo gets a little lost in what we talked about, we banter and try to have fun. today we go over the 2022 BRZ/GR86 and go over some questions from listeners that posted on twitter for us. Feel free to reach out on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
September 08, 2020
6. Cohost Introduction
Today we get to meet Michael Ebinger the new cohost to our podcast. We ask him 20ish questions to get to know who he is. Hope you all enjoy and can't wait to get on a more consistent uploading schedule for all of you. See you next week
August 15, 2020
5. Channel updates! Did we just gain a co-host? Where have we been at?
Good day everyone! Today is a quick episode where we catch you up on what’s been going on and where we have been at. Some exciting news about the future of the channel! Stay tuned and leave us a message :)
June 09, 2020
4. 2020 Car Season!
What is going on everyone? Welcome back. Knocking off some rust by discussing my delay and the 2020 car season. Crack a drink and let's get rolling
March 16, 2020
3/2. Question Roulette anyone?
What's going on everyone!? Today we play question the host. ENJOY
January 05, 2020
1. Shifting Through The Gears, wind blowing past your face. Let's roll!
WELCOME! Welcome, this Shifting Through The Gears. Kicking off this podcast set, we want to introduce ourselves. You are now at the new to expert friendly automotive podcast. Grab a drink or snack, and let's kick it. In this episode we cover what this channel is about, when it will release episodes and a sneak peek at the next episode! If you want a great podcast app, listen to the ad in the episode! I drop it in there
November 23, 2019