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Hall vs. Hall – Best Car to Live in?

April 25th, 2012 at 7:01am

In this edition of Hall vs. Hall, the brothers aim their encyclopedic knowledge at this pressing issue: what is the best car to live in? Surely the Econoline fits the bill … or does it? Find out!

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RoAb #126 – Converting to Christiaanity

April 23rd, 2012 at 5:20pm

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What do you do when faced with a traffic citation? Use science! Find out how one proud geek did it. Also, get a look at the bleeding edge of tractor trailer technology. This concept looks like it should be making the jump to hyperspace, not hauling canned goods. Plus, this week’s honored guests face off in a shiny, happy, green BATTLE TO THE DEATH. For all that and more, apply within.

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Featuring: Colin Bird, Christiaan Conover, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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RoundAbout records LIVE on Fridays at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. Visit RoundAboutShow.com and click Watch Live to watch our webcast and look in on all the antics.

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RoAb #125 – Runs Good, Dumps Better

April 16th, 2012 at 3:00pm

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This week the RoAb crew takes a look at a number of depression-era inventions designed to let your pet dog ride in the car by riding outside it! Learn what they are, next. Find out which teenage pop star totally blinged out his range-extended whip and the panelists play another spirited round of THE PRICE IS CORRECT.

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Featuring: Jeff Ross, Michelle Naranjo, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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RoundAbout records LIVE on Fridays at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. Visit RoundAboutShow.com and click Watch Live to watch our webcast and look in on all the antics.

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RoAb #124 – Lean, Finely Textured Cadillac

April 9th, 2012 at 7:04pm

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Do your political leanings dictate what you drive? Find out next. An exciting new product makes road trips a lot easier for people with overactive bladders PLUS the RoAb crew highlights last week’s BIG reveals from the 2012 New York Auto Show.

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Featuring: Dave Sullivan, Alex Villani, Josh Lewis, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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RoundAbout records LIVE on Fridays at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. Visit RoundAboutShow.com and click Watch Live to watch our webcast and look in on all the antics.

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RoAb #123 – External Combustion Pizza Plug

April 2nd, 2012 at 5:22pm

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One company has developed a fanny pack for cars, and you have to see it to believe it! A big smash-up in Ontario, Canada combines two of our favorite things. Find out what they are, next. And this week’s panelists including the indefatigable Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics, play another exciting round of “A Car By Any Other Name.” For all this fun and more, just hit play.”

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Featuring: Jim Hall, Eric Trytko, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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RoundAbout records LIVE on Fridays at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. Visit RoundAboutShow.com and click Watch Live to watch our webcast and look in on all the antics.

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RoAb #122 – Cimarron Down, Now

March 26th, 2012 at 5:32pm

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What happens when an impatient driver tries to steal a spot at the gas station? Fire! Brimstone! Plus, our guest Joel Ratts (you might know him as Bajabusta or the Test Drive Junkie) has three classic automotive videos with major retro flair.

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Featuring: Joel Ratts, Christiaan Conover, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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RoundAbout records LIVE on Fridays at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. Visit RoundAboutShow.com and click Watch Live to watch our webcast and look in on all the antics.

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Hall vs. Hall – Favorite Automotive Fuel?

March 19th, 2012 at 7:00pm

In this edition of Hall vs. Hall, the know-it-all twins tackle this age-old question: what is the best automotive fuel? Each brother picks his favorite. Will batteries or diesel be on the list? Find out!

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RoAb #121 – 60 Cars, 90 Minutes: Geneva 2012

March 12th, 2012 at 2:30pm

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Once again it’s Geneva Motor Show time and as we often like to do we’re covering as many cars as we can get to in the short time allotted for us in this week’s progrum. That means we’ll attempt to conquer 60 new reveals in 90 minutes or less. Luckily we’ve got an all-star team to help out including Aaron Bragman from IHS Automotive.

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Featuring: Steven J. Ewing, Aaron Bragman, Michelle Naranjo, Josh Lewis, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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RoundAbout records LIVE on Fridays at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. Visit RoundAboutShow.com and click Watch Live to watch our webcast and look in on all the antics.
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RoAb #120 – Siri, What is Toasted Skin Syndrome?

March 5th, 2012 at 5:57pm

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This week’s RoundAbout features one Florida town that wants to ban a summer favorite. Plus, be warned: seat heaters harbor a hidden threat to your health and don’t try asking Siri what she thinks about it, because she’s more interested in her new Mercedes than she is in you.

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Featuring: Steven Ewing, Jeffrey Ross, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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RoundAbout records LIVE on Fridays at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. Visit RoundAboutShow.com and click Watch Live to watch our webcast and look in on all the antics.

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Hall vs. Hall – Pontiac Solstice or Saturn Sky?

March 5th, 2012 at 7:00am

The Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky were constructed on the same platform, but is one better than the other? Jim Hall and Bob Hall debate this one out in another hilarious and enlightening edition of Hall vs. Hall.

Find more tireless automotive debates and the weirdest collection of car news around at RoundAboutShow.com.