349 episodes

The Swapmoto Live Podcast is hosted by Donn Maeda, a motorsports journalist with nearly 30 years of experience. The show covers everything related to off-road on two wheels: from interviews with top motocross and Supercross racers and conversations with legends of the sport to first-hand information about new motorcycles and products as they first come to market.

Swapmoto Live Podcast Donn Maeda

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    • 4.6 • 143 Ratings

The Swapmoto Live Podcast is hosted by Donn Maeda, a motorsports journalist with nearly 30 years of experience. The show covers everything related to off-road on two wheels: from interviews with top motocross and Supercross racers and conversations with legends of the sport to first-hand information about new motorcycles and products as they first come to market.

    MX Nationals Preview on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast

    MX Nationals Preview on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast

    Presented by Pro Taper
    Can you believe that the Lucas Oil MX Nationals are already upon us? This weekend, the best motocross racers in the world will converge on Fox Raceway and there will be so much to keep our eyes on, that it makes our heads spin. From nine-time World Champion Antonio Cairoli making a guest appearance to the return of Ryan Dungey to Dylan Ferrandis defending his 450 National Championship from teammate Eli Tomac...it's gonna be an incredible weekend. Alex Ray and Michael Antonovich aren't in town, but we still had a great time shooting the sh*t today.

    • 55 min
    Red Bud Track N Trail, New BIkes, ARay's Romance, and more, on the Pro Taoer Kickstart Podcast

    Red Bud Track N Trail, New BIkes, ARay's Romance, and more, on the Pro Taoer Kickstart Podcast

    Presented by Pro Taper
    The Kickstart Podcast is a day late this week because our entire editorial staff was traveling yesterday: Chase and Donn to Red Bud to test the 2023 KTMs, and Anton to Boise, Idaho, for the WPS Dealer Show. ARay is back home in Tennessee playing in the World Series of Love, and we were joined on today's show by our senior test rider at SML, Pat Foster. Lots to BS about and enjoy in this week's show, even with no racing!

    • 45 min
    Alec Gaut's Life As A Supercross Roadie | Midweek Podcast

    Alec Gaut's Life As A Supercross Roadie | Midweek Podcast

    For this one, we talk with Alec Gaut, a hard-working member of the logistics teams that handle the on-track appearance and safety processes for Supercross and Pro Motocross. Tour life is a dream for the Kansas native, as he's been able to visit parts of the US, watch the action up close, and become friends with his co-workers and people in the pit area.
    But it's not the easiest gig. Gaut and the crew spend most of the year on the road, a schedule that puts them in a new city at the start of each week and requires days to get a venue ready. In addition, travel from race to race varies; flights are necessary to get to each Supercross, while Pro Motocross is a summer-long road trip in a van.
    As good as Gaut is at being a flagger, he's hopeful the time on the road may lead to another position in the industry, preferably something in media. He's done camera work before, both as an aspiring freelancer and as part of the Racer TV production team, and plenty of his shots from Friday's media sessions were shared by riders this SX season.
    The hour with Alec was fun and motivating, as he's a true fan who's found an essential role for himself in the sport when things were very uncertain. You can find him and more of his work on Instagram, @alecgaut.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Salt Lake. City Supercross Recap on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast

    Salt Lake. City Supercross Recap on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast

    Presented by Pro Taper
    The 2022 Monster Energy Supercross Series is done and dusted, and the series finale at Salt Lake City's Rice-Eccles Stadium was certainly a good one! There was lots to talk about concerning the final round, from the dusty press day and Yamaha LCQ Challenge Privateer Race, to the new West Coast Champ and the Malcolm Stewart/Justin Barcia drame. Click play for a good time!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Denver Supercross Recap on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast

    Denver Supercross Recap on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast

    Presented by Pro Taper
    The 2022 Monster Energy Supercross Championship was decided last weekend in Denver as Eli Tomac piloted his Pro Taper-equipped Yamaha YZ450F to the second SX championship of his career, but a lot of other cool stuff went down in Colorado that we cover in this week's show. Sorry if you're a new listener, but we have a few minutes of baby talk at the start, as our man on the scene, Michael Antonovich and his wife Megan, welcomed their first child into the world last Tuesday, too!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The King and I Podcast, With Jeremy McGrath | Ep.5

    The King and I Podcast, With Jeremy McGrath | Ep.5

    Welcome to episode five of the King and I Podcast, where we get together with the King of Supercross, Jeremy McGrath, to bench race about all things old and new, as well as take some fan questions, and more! After a brief hiccup that saw us meet to film in two different places, we were glad to get together and share some laughs and memories! Even if you're not old enough to remember the glory days of Jeremy McGrath dominating our sport, you want to tune in to learn about the man who helped make Supercross so great today!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

colt373 ,

Good content.

Great content but dude, please talk to Steve @ Pulp and figure out how to get some solid audio.

a55hole533 ,

Good info, but BOORING personalities

You guys need to get an energy drink or adult beverage sponsor for the show to liven you guys up. I can’t listen to you anymore without losing attention.

I meant when Swap isn’t there. Donn is great! I hope he still has the drawing I sent him.

GregH226 ,

Awesome Content

Hey Swap, love what you guys are doing with SML. I’ve been listening since you started up after transworld and really appreciate the raw and true content. So far the Big E podcast was my favorite I really enjoyed that one. Thank you and keep up the great work!

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