Two Terrific IHeart Podcasts: Skinquiries and Car And Driver’s Into Cars

Frank Racioppi
Ear Worthy
Published in
4 min readJun 10, 2024

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iHeart Media has hundreds of podcasts. When your roster of shows is that large, it’s inevitable that some of them aren’t very good, others attract a weird, albeit extreme, audience, and others are clones of shows on Spotify or Wondery.

Today, however, I’m happy to report that iHeart has struck audio gold with two new podcasts — one about cars (Americans love cars) and the other about our skin (Americans are obsessed with their skin).

First, iHeartMedia’s Ruby Studio and Car and Driver have debuted the Car and Driver’s Into Cars Podcast For auto enthusiasts.

As most of you know, Car and Driver (CD or C/D) is an American automotive enthusiast magazine first published in 1955. In 2006 its total circulation was 1.23 million. It is owned by Hearst Magazines, who purchased it from its prior owner Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. in 2011. It was founded as Sports Cars Illustrated.

In fact, Car and Driver and Road & Track are sister publications at Hearst and have for many years shared the same advertising, sales, marketing, and circulation departments. However, their editorial operations are distinct and they have separate publishers.

Car and Driver’s Into Cars examines the hottest and most compelling new cars of the year. As the name suggests, this show brings listeners into the cars to hear the engines revving and the tires squealing. After experiencing the cars, the hosts step into the studio…

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Frank Racioppi
Ear Worthy

I am a South Jersey-based writer who manages Podcast Reports on Blogger and have a book available on Amazon about podcasts and podcasting called “Ear Worthy.”