“The Result of Care: Part Two” (#1401)

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  1. PLAYING: Entire Show

  2. Open: John's Opening Thoughts

  3. Segment 1: North American Truck of the Year Nominees


  4. Close: John's Closing Thoughts

  5. EXTRA: Michelle Krebs, Mark Phelan



Michelle Krebs, Edmunds.com, Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press. Topic: Nominees for the North American Truck of the Year.

No matter the vocation it's a struggle to achieve quality or to be the best. Well, imagine trying to define it. Some write complex tomes containing various recipes which is fine for a Debate Team but hardly applicable to everyday life. Others like philosopher Robert Pirsig take a sleeker, more modern day approach. He believes the best or highest quality can be defined simply as producing whatever by "the result of care."

So if philosophers, lit experts and big thinkers battle over meanings, how do you come up with a standard that means "the best?" Well if you're the jurors of the North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards (NACTOY) you have a criteria you work from. Sure there are still disagreements, arguments and fights over who is "more right" but that's the beauty of the award: subjectivity to the max.

And on this week's Autoline John McElroy and his panel discuss those fantastic sparks inside, outside and around the vehicle that made them go WOW! Joining John to discuss the finalists for Truck of the Year are fellow jurors Michelle Krebs from Edmunds.com and Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press.