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Kelly Stumpe and Lizz Suntrup are third generation auto-industry experts and best known for reviewing cars from the millennial mom point of view on Instagram and YouTube. As a work from home mom of two toddlers, Kelly found herself craving a brain-break and some adult conversation so she convinced her sister Lizz (who is already busy planning a wedding) to create a podcast to do just that. Join Kelly and Lizz each week for a dose of entertaining and lighthearted conversation, games, and auto-industry news while they navigate life as business partners, best friends, and sisters. Your Mom Time Off starts ... now.

The Carpool with Kelly and Lizz The Car Mom LLC / tentwentytwo Projects

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    • 5.0 • 1.6K Ratings

Kelly Stumpe and Lizz Suntrup are third generation auto-industry experts and best known for reviewing cars from the millennial mom point of view on Instagram and YouTube. As a work from home mom of two toddlers, Kelly found herself craving a brain-break and some adult conversation so she convinced her sister Lizz (who is already busy planning a wedding) to create a podcast to do just that. Join Kelly and Lizz each week for a dose of entertaining and lighthearted conversation, games, and auto-industry news while they navigate life as business partners, best friends, and sisters. Your Mom Time Off starts ... now.

    THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

    THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

    BIG baby news is here this week, and Lizz dives right into a preggo Q&A for Kelly. Will she find out the baby’s gender? How are the two Stumpe kiddos warming up to the news? Can the whole Stumpe family still fit in the three-bedroom house? And, of course, is the Expedition here to stay? 
    This week’s millennial word of the day is a Gen Z app trend called ‘Be Real.’ This French, spur-of-the-moment social media app is all the rage in the Gen Z crowd, but Kelly and Lizz are just not ready for this level of real. 
    Change is stressful, and the gals are torn over the new Instagram updates. The consensus? The Carpool podcast is in, and Instagram is out, but they’re still not leaving anytime soon!
    On this week’s test drive, Kelly and Lizz give three Ollipops flavors a shot as their public service. Let’s just say Mattie will have plenty of rejects to drink later. In industry news, Sequoia by Toyota is reporting better mpg as a hybrid, and Kelly is ready to get her hands on one to tour. 
    Lizz gives a listener some small business wisdom and shares her app and routine recommendations for moms who lift. 
    Kelly shares an absolute jaw-dropping rave over Naptime Kitchen’s creamy chicken enchiladas — a crockpot and freezer meal that had her and Tyler going back for seconds (and lunch the next day). Check out this recipe that’ll make a 9 x 13 pan for dinner and two 8 x 8 pans for the freezer!
    Today’s episode is brought to you by My Binto. Kelly and Lizz rave about the inositol they discovered through My Binto and how it can help reduce anxiety, support hair growth, balance blood sugar, and curb cravings. Take the free My Binto quiz or talk to a qualified health professional to see what My Binto can do for you at mybinto.com, and don’t forget to use the code CARPOOL for 20% off your order.
    To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message!
    Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com

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    • 48 min
    BACK FROM THE BEACH

    BACK FROM THE BEACH

    “Do you even know us?!” These two rusty gals are back from vacation, just hit 500,000 downloads of the Carpool Podcast, and want to send a huge thank you to their listeners!
    Lizz is getting married in two weeks and reports on the last of her dress saga. After a tiff with a disgruntled employee, a chat with the shop owner, and a few more fittings, Lizz finally has THE dress in her hands! 
    In the millennial word of the day segment, Kelly and Lizz admit, “Drip we are not, dry we are,” in their biker shorts and tanks. 
    Their most recent trip to 30A was full of chilling in the best way, minus the $14 hot dogs and chicken nuggets by the pool. A highlight of the trip that inspired today’s test drive was the completely unhinged candy store. The gals didn’t come home with sardine candy canes or hot dog cotton candies, but they are giving some Fruit Loop, Kool Aid, and Sour Patch grape gummies a try. 
    Next up on Kelly and Lizz’s last three debit card transactions, Kelly’s on a health kick and feeling inspired in the kitchen, Lizz flushes $58 down the drain, and Kelly tackles a home reno update. 
    In industry news, Rivian rolls out their first electric Amazon delivery vehicles and reports a staggering list of reservations for their new R1S SUV. The new Honda CRV stokes the Rav 4 battle and proves it’s a car to watch, which Kelly and Lizz would love to do at a Honda event (wink wink, Honda!).
    Today's episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Free travel packs and vitamin D for Kelly and Lizz listeners! AthleticGreens.com/carpool for this deal.
    To share your ditch the drive through recipe with us call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message!
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    • 47 min
    BOOK RECAP: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

    BOOK RECAP: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

    Kelly and Lizz review July’s Carpool book club book, The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
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    • 22 min
    WELCOME TO THE BACHELORETTE SURVIVORS MEETING

    WELCOME TO THE BACHELORETTE SURVIVORS MEETING

    Kelly and Lizz have got places to go and people to marry this summer, but they’re back from ‘The Bach’ and ready to recap their weekend with their girlies on this loaded episode.
    Kicking the episode off today is a light hearted millennial word of the day ‘core memory.’ As in, the bachelorette weekend is, for sure, a core memory!
    The gals headed to their family’s lake house in the Ozarks where dad captained the boat. The 200 seltzers Kelly bought for the weekend plus a batch of the Suntrup family classic Yucca made for quite the mix of day drinking and night drinking that left Lizz yearning for her middle of the day naps. 
    Kelly and Lizz give a nod to the power of dressing in color schemes with your friends. Mama Kelly frets over the dangers of night swimming and brags up her morning parfait bar that was served alongside quiche and cinnamon rolls. 
    Bachelorette jeopardy was a huge hit and exactly zero twerking happened on the cove-out — mostly because the gals don’t know how. 
    Industry news is a little sad today as reports of new car prices and leases continue to rise. On the bright side, Bloomberg reports that the US has crossed the eclectic car tipping point for mass adoption with 5% of new car sales powered only by electricity. 
    Today’s ditch the drive through is all about Kelly’s fridge clean out. She’s normalizing everyone in the house eating different meals and using muffin tin charcuterie trays for the kids. 
    To wrap up the episode the gals bring another new advice column segment to answer a question from a mom from northern Michigan looking for advice on buying a car for her new teenage driver. 
    To share your ditch the drive through recipe with us call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message!
    Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com

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    • 38 min
    ADVICE GIRLIES

    ADVICE GIRLIES

    The gals’ brand new advice segment is HERE! But before Kelly and Lizz dish their ideas on best family cars, they’ve got a fantastic little lineup for you.
    Kelly gives a not-so-glam review of motherhood and hates on the summer heat. She’s also got a recap of her recent trip to Indy with the fam including her first Torchy’s Tacos experience, fun with the kids, and the most darling parks she’s ever seen. 
    Lizz brings a shocking and disturbing millennial word for girls that came straight from the mouth of a true Gen Z’er. It leaves Kelly and Lizz wondering…what are the Gen Z ladies calling the men?!
    Today’s great 8 segment flips the script from last week where Kelly and Lizz decided which of the Disney male leads would win the Hunger Games. This week, the gals are lining up Elsa, Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel, Jasmine, Belle, Pocahontas, and Meg from Hercules. 
    In the show’s first ever advice segment working and pregnant with #2 mom, Angela, writes in to get Car Mom’s advice on whether she and her husband should go with a Kia Telluride or a Hyundai Palisade as their new family car. Kelly and Lizz talk about car seat placement, third rows, and three-kiddo convenience. 
    In industry news storage startup StowIt.com provides people a place to park their cars, boats, and RVs AirBnB style. Then, Kelly and Lizz discover the most popular vehicle in each state and which has the highest percentage of minivans on the road. Lizz brings a ditch the drive through that will help you figure out what to do with your leftover hamburger buns from dinner or a backyard barbeque. 
    To wrap up the show, Kelly and Lizz check in on their summer goals and talk Peloton, painting kitchens, and peach salsa. 
    REMINDER: Get your copy or audio of The Love Hypothesis book and join us for our summer book club!
    To share your ditch the drive through recipe with us call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message!
    Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at hello@thecarmomofficial.com

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    • 43 min
    PICK-A-PRINCE

    PICK-A-PRINCE

    This week Kelly and Lizz are spying on a couple of grant-seeking scientists…aka they’re loving the cheesy love story inside of this month’s book club book The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood. 
    On the docket today is a millennial phrase of the day — “It’s not that deep” — as well as a hysterical great eight, decent industry news, and a ditch the drive through coming to you from a TCP listener in Ohio. 
    Quick note from Kelly and Lizz: For July and August we’ll be publishing one episode per week. In September we’ll get back to two episodes per week. 
    Lizz did her first ad on Instagram and is taking the slow burn growth of her following day by day. She’s happy to stay behind the camera for tours and content creation, though, since Kelly is, in Lizz’s words, atrocious at holding the camera. 
    In the Tik Tok inspired great eight this week Kelly and Lizz decide which Disney princes would survive the Hunger Games. Featured are princes and male love interests from The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Tangled, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Princess and the Frog, and Sleeping Beauty. Who do the gals think can fight AND survive?
    In industry news, hopefully we’ve turned a corner and aren’t just headed downhill as demand numbers are slowing down a little bit. Interest rates and prices are up, some dealerships are trying to survive without much new car inventory, and companies like CarMax are seeing a decline in retail sales. Kia and Hyundai cars between 2011-2015 are being stolen everywhere after viral videos have shown how to start these cars without a key and Ford announced this week they’re no longer going to be allowing buyouts of their EV leases. The gals speculate why Ford is following Tesla’s lead. 
    To round out the episode Kelly and Lizz rant about Subdivisions, HOA’s, toxic neighborhood Facebook groups, and dudes on hoverboards selling bug spray at dinner time. Speaking of dinner time, this week’s ditch the drive through is a delicious and quick throw-it-together meal that is a whole-family favorite at Kylie’s home in Ohio.

    To share your ditch the drive through recipe with us call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message!

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

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This show hits, truly!

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These Birds are Pushin’ P

Sheeeesh! These birds are so much fun to hang out with as I am doing laundry, dishes, or on my daily MTO walk. I am a huge Stan (some might even say a simp) of this podcast. Other podcasts are just mid compared to this one and should just take an L because this podcast has main character energy. They’ve also helped me bring some bussin meals to my family’s table. Lizz and Kelly, keep Pushin’ P. Do them a favor and subscribe. Bet.

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Best Easy Listen

I look forward to the days a new episode is released! This podcast makes me feel like I’m hanging with my girlfriends while I’m doing things around the house. Entertainment and education blended perfectly together!

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