If you know me, you know that I’m a huge fan of the medium of podcasting: on both ends. Jared Pennington and I release a weekly podcast of our own, The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast, and I consume a multitude of podcasts myself as well. Awhile back, I detailed some of my favorite podcasts here on the blog.
I’m also regularly asked – both by longtime listeners of the Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast, and by new listeners who just found the show – what episodes of our podcast are my favorite? In 150+ shows, we’ve had some that I’m pretty proud of, for various reasons. We’ve also, admittedly, had some swing and miss moments! Here are some of my personal favorite episodes, broken down into 4 categories: Impactful interviews with amazing guests, thought provoking episodes in which we did our best to tackle some of the tough issues facing our sport, funny & entertaining episodes, and hot button topics (that admittedly might be contemporary to the time of publication).
Episode 10: Bill Bader, Jr.
Episode 14: Erica Enders
Episode 34: Dan Fletcher
Episode 59: David Rampy
Episode 67: Bret Kepner
Episode 116: Rodney Finchum
Episode 124: Kyle Seipel
Episode 126: Edmond Richardson
Episode 146: Chris Garretson
Episode 30: Cheating in Sportsman Drag Racing (featuring an interview w/ Cody Harger)
Episode 60: Towing Talk
Episode 138: Big Money Bracket Racing in 2019
Episode 142: House Cars
Episode 8: Most Embarrassing Moments
Episode 9: Most Embarrassing Moments (part 2)
Episode 11: Story Time (Jed’s incredible story of passing tech at his first national event)
Episode 68: Our version of March Madness – The Bad Beat Bracket
Episode 15: Excessive Braking -The Jerry Emmons DQ
Episode 74: The Ezell Staging Saga
Episode 100: One Bizarre Million