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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.

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    • 4.1 • 334 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
334 Ratings

334 Ratings

picklesandpuff ,

best car ad I've seen in a while

if ur looking for a new car, this is not where u want to be since it's not exactly the most unbiased, but if ur just here for fun, the tidbits of information like the correlation between the closing of a door during tea ceremonies and the closing of the car windows are pretty cool to learn about and are nice conversation starters if u see somebody who owns a luxury Lexus. it's also fun to see Malcolm nerd out a little over car engines :)

Geahk ,

This is gross

It’s pretty sad to see such a downfall. I have to look at Gladwell with immense skepticism moving forward.

LordeFell ,

5/5 car ad

Loved the interviews with Toyota ceo

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