Episode 139: US GP Commentary Pepsi Challenge

* Late Braking Gnus!
* Indy MotoGP Suite Auction
* Listener E-mail (aka Stoner bashing)
* Commentary Pepsi Challenge with Jules

Yet another long show today (shocker!) but very fun to make and I think it will be fun to listen to. We've got some great listener e-mails, an awesome chance to watch the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix from the posh seats, an excellent call with Jules where among other things we compare four different commentary teams doing the commentary for the Red Bull US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, and some fantastic "you are there" audio from Laguna Seca. Good stuff, download the show and listen now! Don't forget to check out the stereo Director's Cut of the Warm Up at http://www.motopodcast.com/downloads/2008-07-20-MotoGP-WUP-Audio.mp3.

Links This Episode:
Steve Jones' Indy MotoGP Suite at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160266683577
1988 USGP with Lawson/Gardener at http://www.superbikeplanet.com/feature1988usgp.htm
Vermeulen Renewing with Suzuki? at http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2008/Jul/080731c.htm
Stereo audio from the Sunday morning Warm Up at Laguna Seca at http://www.motopodcast.com/downloads/2008-07-20-MotoGP-WUP-Audio.mp3

Episode 138: Laguna Meltdown!

* OMG! Best Race of the Season!
* Kevin Schwantz!
* Nicky Hayden!
* Liam Shubert!
* Chat with Jules!
* Other stuff!

WOW! What a race, and it was so cool to be there. We've got a super big show today, very long but still only just barely touching on some of the things that I want to talk about with this race. After a race like that, I think we all need a break so it's just as well we have a few weeks until Brno. In this week's show, Jules and I do a rather long (shocking!) wrapup of some of the race highlights and general chitchat. Before we get to that, we've got some interviews that Jules and I recorded at Laguna Seca, including Kevin Schwantz, Nicky Hayden (not me interviewing him, but very interesting) and Liam Shubert! Some other good stuff, including a semi-drunken rant by yours truly. Download and take a listen!

Links This Episode:
Fuming Stoner Accuses Rossi on BBC at http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/motorbikes/7516543.stm
Jules' Awesome Race Pics at http://gallery.popmonkey.com/v/ducmonkey/0807usgp/
Steve Jones and the FANTASTIC Nicky Hayden Fans Trophy Suite at http://www.usmotogpfans.com
YouTube "Tribute to drivers (Fernischumi)" video link sent in by Jason Pryor at http://youtube.com/watch?v=BluQvEP6WnI

Episode 137: Sachsenring Roundup

* Getting Ready For Laguna Seca!
* Sachsenring Review with Jules

Kind of a hasty show this week, what with rushing around to get ready for the US GP at Laguna Seca. But Jules and I found time to have a good long call about Sachsenring, interesting stuff even if it's a little bit all over the place. And this is a new improved MotoGPod, now with 50% less Stoner bashing! =)

No Links This Episode

Episode 136: Der Sachsenring Preview

* Luis d'Antin out, Hopper missing Laguna, Hacking called up to the show
* World Supers at Misano
* Sachsenring Preview and Championship Review

Another long show today with a long chat with Jules about the Championship thus far. Also some newsy bits and some general chit chat. And World Superbike as well! Plus, don't forget that the MotoGP race will be on CBS in the United States this weekend! Check your local listings.

Episode 135: Assen Wrapup with Jules and Long Winded Stoner Justification/Explanation

* MotoGP On Broadcast TV in the USA!
* We Never Said Stoner Sucks!
* Assen Wrapup
* Track Day Mea Culpa

OK, we've got a really long show this week, almost two hours. But Jules and I were having such a great time with the call that we didn't want it to end! I think you'll like it and, hey, it will last one more commute or whatever you do when you listen to the show! We've got it all this week, a tiny bit of news, a wrapup of Assen, Jules and I explaining (again) our Stoner position, and a little lesson learned out on the track on my SV650. Good stuff, I think you'll like it!

No Links This Episode (too lazy)

Episode 134: Donington Wrapup with Jules and Half Assen Preview

* Listener Events
* Assen News
* Listener E-mail
* Call with Jules About Donington
* Shout out to The Hornrims!

I have to admit, the Assen jokes never get old. What can I say? I'm juvenile and immature. So, all two of you that actually read the show notes, I hope you have the same childish sense of humor. In any case, we've got a big show today with some news, some event notices, a listener e-mail, a long call with Jules about Donington, all wrapped up with a plug for MotoGPod listener Joe Popp's band The Hornrims! Check it out, I think you'll like the show.

Links this episode:
Wales Air Ambulance Helimed Rideout at http://www.helimedrideout.co.uk
2nd Annual Red Flag Fund Charity Auction, August 23rd, 2008 at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in South Beloit, IL at http://www.redflagfund.org. Or send e-mail to jeff@redflagfund.org
Midwest Cafe Racing Association at http://www.mcraracing.com
The Hornrims at http://www.thehornrims.com Go Joe Popp!

Episode 132: Catalunya Wrapup with Darren Carpenter and some Senseless Blathering

* Blathering
* Long Call with Darren Chatting About the Catalunya GP
* Editorial: Passing and Pizza, WTF?

Bob is back, and no, he wasn't in rehab! We've got a long call with Darren Carpenter talking about the Catalunya MotoGP race, good stuff! We follow that up with a somewhat different feature, an editorial/commentary about passing in MotoGP compared to pizza and somewhat to other (much lesser) forms of motorsport, like, say, Formula 1. Interesting stuff, well worth a listen!

Links this episode:
Dennis Noyes' comments on Ben Spies' prospects at
http://www.speedtv.com/article_print_view/844943 and
Watch the WindTunnel with Dave DeSpain segment with Peter Windsor and Darrel Waltrip debating passing at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?i=26729808...