7 episodes

Genchi Genbutsu is a Japanese philosophy that means “go and see for yourself.” Follow Malcolm Gladwell as he takes his car obsession to a new level, traveling to Japan to discover firsthand what makes the Lexus approach so unique. Brought to you by Lexus and Pushkin Industries.

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This podcast is brought to you by Lexus and may not be reproduced or redistributed, in whole or in part, without prior permission of Lexus. The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest(s) and/or host(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Lexus, a division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Malcolm Gladwell and Pushkin Industries were compensated for the production of this podcast on behalf of Lexus. Please note that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. is not responsible for any errors or the accuracy or timeliness of the content provided. Used with permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Go and See Lexus and Pushkin Industries

    • Automotive
    • 3.9, 9 Ratings

Genchi Genbutsu is a Japanese philosophy that means “go and see for yourself.” Follow Malcolm Gladwell as he takes his car obsession to a new level, traveling to Japan to discover firsthand what makes the Lexus approach so unique. Brought to you by Lexus and Pushkin Industries.

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This podcast is brought to you by Lexus and may not be reproduced or redistributed, in whole or in part, without prior permission of Lexus. The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest(s) and/or host(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Lexus, a division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Malcolm Gladwell and Pushkin Industries were compensated for the production of this podcast on behalf of Lexus. Please note that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. is not responsible for any errors or the accuracy or timeliness of the content provided. Used with permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

    The Roof Comes Off

    The Roof Comes Off

    In this final episode, Malcolm explores the intricacies of one of the world's most advanced driving simulators, and revisits Mark Levinson to discover the difference between listening to music and experiencing it.

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    This podcast is brought to you by Lexus and may not be reproduced or redistributed, in whole or in part, without prior permission of Lexus. The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest(s) and/or host(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Lexus, a division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Malcolm Gladwell and Pushkin Industries were compensated for the production of this podcast on behalf of Lexus. Please note that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. is not responsible for any errors or the accuracy or timeliness of the content provided. Used with permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

    • 18 min
    Boffins

    Boffins

    Step into audiophile nirvana at the headquarters for Mark Levinson audio systems. In speaking to their experts--or boffins, if you will--Malcolm learns that replicating the performance of a $300,000 audio system inside a vehicle is no small task, especially for a brand unwilling to compromise.

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    This podcast is brought to you by Lexus and may not be reproduced or redistributed, in whole or in part, without prior permission of Lexus. The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest(s) and/or host(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Lexus, a division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Malcolm Gladwell and Pushkin Industries were compensated for the production of this podcast on behalf of Lexus. Please note that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. is not responsible for any errors or the accuracy or timeliness of the content provided. Used with permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

    • 20 min
    Shimoyama

    Shimoyama

    It takes 25 years to perfect the art of driving. That’s why there are only two master Lexus drivers. Head to one of the most secretive test tracks in the world with Malcolm and takumi master driver Osaki-san.

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    This podcast is brought to you by Lexus and may not be reproduced or redistributed, in whole or in part, without prior permission of Lexus. The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest(s) and/or host(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Lexus, a division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Malcolm Gladwell and Pushkin Industries were compensated for the production of this podcast on behalf of Lexus. Please note that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. is not responsible for any errors or the accuracy or timeliness of the content provided. Used with permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

    • 22 min
    Composure and Elation

    Composure and Elation

    Find out what the Lexus engine note has in common with one of the most famous movie soundtracks of all time as Malcolm breaks down the instrumentation, resonance and frequencies of the Lexus LC engine with two music experts.

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    This podcast is brought to you by Lexus and may not be reproduced or redistributed, in whole or in part, without prior permission of Lexus. The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest(s) and/or host(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Lexus, a division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Malcolm Gladwell and Pushkin Industries were compensated for the production of this podcast on behalf of Lexus. Please note that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. is not responsible for any errors or the accuracy or timeliness of the content provided. Used with permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

    • 15 min
    Never Boring

    Never Boring

    When Akio Toyoda hears from a journalist that the Lexus brand is “boring,” he challenges the team to create a sports coupe to defy expectations, all the way down to the sound of the engine. Join Malcolm as he dives in to the creation of the perfect engine note.

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    This podcast is brought to you by Lexus and may not be reproduced or redistributed, in whole or in part, without prior permission of Lexus. The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest(s) and/or host(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Lexus, a division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Malcolm Gladwell and Pushkin Industries were compensated for the production of this podcast on behalf of Lexus. Please note that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. is not responsible for any errors or the accuracy or timeliness of the content provided. Used with permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

    • 23 min
    Omotenashi

    Omotenashi

    Follow Malcolm Gladwell, a self-described car nut, to Lexus headquarters in Japan. There he discovers cars covered in fur; why flowers are essential to engineering; and how a motion as simple as a closing window tells you everything you need to know about omotenashi, the philosophy that informs every aspect of Lexus design.

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    This podcast is brought to you by Lexus and may not be reproduced or redistributed, in whole or in part, without prior permission of Lexus. The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest(s) and/or host(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Lexus, a division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Malcolm Gladwell and Pushkin Industries were compensated for the production of this podcast on behalf of Lexus. Please note that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. is not responsible for any errors or the accuracy or timeliness of the content provided. Used with permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

woodenchairmaker ,

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Whilst descriptions of some design processes were interesting, in general this came across for me as the longest car advertisement ever presented. Love Revisionist History though.

salsa256 ,

In search of perfection

A fascinating exploration of one company’s mission to create the absolute best.
Just imagine what humans could achieve if this idea went viral! Malcolm’s infectious enthusiasm really lights up this podcast.

Jock380 ,

A commercial

Sold his soul to Lexus to make shows that are just advertisements. Do not listen.

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