10 episodes

The Carmudgeon Show is a comedic, information-filled 25-minute conversation with Jason Cammisa and Derek Tam-Scott, two car enthusiasts who are curmudgeonly beyond their years. Proving you don’t have to be old to be grumpy, they spend each episode talking about what’s wrong with various parts of the automotive universe. Despite their best efforts to keep it negative, they usually wind up laughing, happy, and extolling their love for cars. Which just makes them angrier and more bitter. Jason Cammisa is an automotive journalist, social-media figure, and TV host with over 250 million views on YouTube alone. Jason’s deeply technical understanding, made possible by a lifelong obsession with cars, allows him to fully digest what’s going on within an automobile — and then put it into simple terms for others to understand. Also, a Master’s Degree in Law trained him to be impossible to argue with.Derek Tam-Scott still tries. He’s a young automotive expert with old-man taste in cars, and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering — which means he knows how to be civil to Jason. Or at least he tries. With a decade and a half’s experience buying, selling, driving and brokering classic and exotic cars, he’s experienced the world’s most iconic cars. And hated most of them.

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The Carmudgeon Show is a comedic, information-filled 25-minute conversation with Jason Cammisa and Derek Tam-Scott, two car enthusiasts who are curmudgeonly beyond their years. Proving you don’t have to be old to be grumpy, they spend each episode talking about what’s wrong with various parts of the automotive universe. Despite their best efforts to keep it negative, they usually wind up laughing, happy, and extolling their love for cars. Which just makes them angrier and more bitter. Jason Cammisa is an automotive journalist, social-media figure, and TV host with over 250 million views on YouTube alone. Jason’s deeply technical understanding, made possible by a lifelong obsession with cars, allows him to fully digest what’s going on within an automobile — and then put it into simple terms for others to understand. Also, a Master’s Degree in Law trained him to be impossible to argue with.Derek Tam-Scott still tries. He’s a young automotive expert with old-man taste in cars, and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering — which means he knows how to be civil to Jason. Or at least he tries. With a decade and a half’s experience buying, selling, driving and brokering classic and exotic cars, he’s experienced the world’s most iconic cars. And hated most of them.

    Transaxle cars are the coolest — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 20

    Transaxle cars are the coolest — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 20

    Having a transaxle is one of the most reliable signs that a car is cool. At least that’s the theory — and we’re not talking about front-wheel-drive cars here. In this episode, Derek and Jason discuss front-engine, rear-wheel-drive cars that have their...

    • 55 min
    We love SUVs. Sorta. — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 19

    We love SUVs. Sorta. — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 19

    There aren’t many, but there are some SUVs that Derek and Jason love. And they have one thing in common: authenticity. They’re all trucks in the traditional sense — Land Rover Defender, Range Rover Classic, Lamborghini LM002, Mercedes G-Class, Suzuki...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Alfa Romeo vs. Tesla: Fixing the modern car — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 18

    Alfa Romeo vs. Tesla: Fixing the modern car — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 18

    Derek finally drove two modern sedans, the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Performance. They both blew his mind, but he only wants one for himself. That said, he thinks everyone else should buy the other. In this episode, Jason...

    • 49 min
    The best badges ever placed on cars — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 17

    The best badges ever placed on cars — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 17

    Badges, emblems, signs, and stickers: this week’s Carmudgeon show is all about why so many cars have badges for seemingly irrelevant things. Trim-level badging apparently helps with resale values, but why is it necessary to tell the cars behind you that...

    • 58 min
    Who invented the sport sedan? — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 16

    Who invented the sport sedan? — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 16

    Who invented the sport sedan? — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 16Here’s a hint: it ain’t BMW. Derek and Jason postulate that Alfa Romeo invented the sport sedan at about the same time that BMW was making things like the Isetta bubble-car. This episode is an...

    • 53 min
    The coolest cars don’t have turbos anymore — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 15

    The coolest cars don’t have turbos anymore — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 15

    In the 1970s and 1980s, the hottest cars had turbochargers: things like the BMW 2002 Turbo, Saab 99 and 900 Turbo, and the 930 Porsche 911 Turbo were the pioneers. Then, supercars like the Ferrari 288 GTO and F40 changed our perception of what “fast”...

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

Rez87fastcar ,

So good

Looooove this podcast. These guys may not look it but they know cars! Wish the podcasts were longer though :)

sgreenz ,

Cammisa and Derek Rule

Basically amazing but please stop using iPhone timer while doing the show. It cheapens the experience. There must be another way you can time how little time you have to do the podcast. Afterthought, maybe don’t time limit each podcast.

Nathanco ,

If you’d rather drive an extra 10 miles to avoid a 10 minute traffic jam, this podcast is for you!

Jason Cammisa and Derek Zeta-Jones (spelling?) have made a podcast that has taken the banter from car guys and added a refreshing twist of pessimism that will leave you laughing in agreement with (almost) everything they say. If you are a bitter old man trapped in the body of a young person obsessed with cars, this podcast is for you!

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