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Wacky Latvian Car Company Dartz’ Founder Tells Us How To Build A Car For Dictators

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It’s week three of The Autopian Podcast (now on Apple Podcasts) and we’ve yet again got two new episodes for you to peruse on your way to work or, frankly, while pretending to work (let us be part of your quiet quitting routine). The first episode includes Leonard Yankelovich from Dartz Motorz talking about how to build a car for despots and dictators. The second episode is us almost talking about boats.


You can also find episodes on SpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or you can use the RSS feed and point your favorite Podcast player at it.

[Editor’s Note: This was a really fun podcast, because Leonard is such a wonderful kook to have on. Whatever you think of DARTZ and their brand of wildly over-the-top, dictator-target-market, absurdly opulent SUVs, you can’t say Leonard isn’t having an absolute blast. He’s honest about what he sells (both his SUVs and the most expensive vodka in the world, which he also sells) and does everything with a gleefully unhinged charm that I find actually inspiring.

Also, he talks about the origins of the whale penis leather, so you really don’t want to miss this one. – JT]

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9 Responses

  1. Love the podcasts. But, unless it’s operator error, the only one i could rate on Spotify was the one with Mercedes. Which was great. And they’d all get the highest possible rating. Keep up the good work as they say.

  2. Leonard cracks me up. I’d love to see his take on a 70’s Cadillac. I’d want him to use The Duke’s Caddy from Escape from New York as the starting point.

  3. Yawn. I’m looking forward to Shitbox Showdown lasting a few more years so we can see a couple of these being pitted against each other for scrapper money.

  4. Eh, let us know when transcripts are available. Podcasts are the perfect medium for people who don’t know how to read. (I do get it that they’re easy to produce.)

    1. I was beginning to think that I was the only person in the world left who doesn’t like podcasts. I just don’t have the inclination to sit through hours of modern “talk radio” when I’d rather read at my own pace.

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