MOTORTREND LAUNCHES "SHIFT TALKERS," THE FUN, SPIRITED DEBATE SHOW FOR PASSIONATE CAR FANS
--World Premieres Today, Tuesday, June 16 on the MotorTrend App with Guests from Jalopnik, CNET's Roadshow, MotorTrend's ROADKILL and Diesel Power Magazine--
(Los Angeles) - MotorTrend, the world's top automotive media brand, launches the weekly debate series, SHIFT TALKERS, today, Tuesday, June 16, exclusively on the MotorTrend App. The all new series brings together some of the car world's most passionate and opinionated experts, journalists and personalities via videoconference for free-wheeling debates on everything from the best car and ideal car repair strategies to what's next in car design and performance and so much more. SHIFT TALKERS is MotorTrend's first debate and discussion series, and is now available on the MotorTrend App, the only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world.
Hosted by Hooniverse co-founder and executive editor Jeff Glucker, SHIFT TALKERS uses videoconference technology to create a virtual roundtable for four panelists as they participate in five rounds of challenges. Each challenge allows the panelists to give their hot takes on car culture tropes and reveals how in tune they are with current automotive trends. Along the way, their arguments are judged by Glucker until a winner is crowned.
In each SHIFT TALKERS episode the panelists can collect laps around a virtual track. During each round they're evaluated by Glucker who gives out a certain number of laps to each panelist. By the end of all the rounds the laps are added up. A clear winner emerges and takes first place on the podium. In the first episode, premiering today on the MotorTrend App, Glucker's guests include: Jason Torchinsky, Jalopnik senior editor; David Freiburger, host of MotorTrend's hit series ROADKILL; KJ Jones, editor-in-chief, Diesel Power Magazine; and Tim Stevens, editor-at-large, CNET's Roadshow.
SHIFT TALKERS is produced by MotorTrend Studios. For MotorTrend Studios, Bart Bidlingmeyer is show runner and Levi Rugg is executive producer. For MotorTrend Group, Mike Suggett is head of programming and development and Alex Wellen is global president and general manager.
The MotorTrend App offers more than 8,000 episodes and roughly 4,000 hours of world-leading automotive series and specials including the most complete collection of classic TOP GEAR (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one thru 25), the upcoming all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA and every season of WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, FAST N' LOUD, OVERHAULIN', BITCHIN' RIDES, TEXAS METAL, IRON RESURRECTION and many more. The MotorTrend App is available for Prime Video customers in the U.S. on Prime Video Channels and on Amazon FireTV in addition to other media players and streaming devices including Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and on the web, as well as across iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.
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MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery's fast-growing MotorTrend TV, formerly Velocity, and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV, and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 2 billion monthly content views across all platforms, the company encompasses television's #1 network for automotive superfans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel, and the MotorTrend App, the only auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service. MotorTrend serves to embrace, entertain, and empower the motoring world.
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