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40 episodes
Susan Carpenter and Alonzo Bodden host KPCC's weekly series on modern mobility. Cars, bicycles, trains, buses, motorbikes. If you can ride in it, or on it, we're talking about it.


The Ride: tackling the last mile of car-lessness
2016 Oct 275m 32s
The Ride's Sue Carpenter finds out about one major impediment to public transportation - getting to and from public transportation.
The Ride: Tesla goes self driving and continuing the adventures of decarification
2016 Oct 2011m 54s
The Ride's Sue Carpenter continues her adventures with carlessness
Motorbike of the future, Car-free in LA, Transit initiatives on Nov. ballot
2016 Oct 1323m 15s
No helmet needed, won't tip. BMW's motorbike of the future. Sue's continuing adventure living without a car. 70-something transit plans on ballots nationwide.
Living in LA without a car, the Top Gear guys talk about their new show
2016 Oct 0621m 58s
Sue swears off her vehicle for a month to find out how painful it is getting around LA without it. And the Top Gear stars tell her about their new show.
Interbike, flying cars (and motorcycles), riding Critical Mass
2016 Sep 2920m 3s
Alonzo is just back from the trade show Interbike, we talk to a guy who built a flying car, and riding in a ginormous pack with Critical Mass.
Why an aging population is a boon to self-driving cars
2016 Sep 2114m 6s
Ford's futurist Sheryl Connolly is one of many who think highly automated vehicles are inevitable. And, she says our graying demographic is part of what makes that so.
What to do when your car is driving itself, exploring the auto bailout, Honda's hydrogen Clarity
2016 Sep 1521m 44s
What will we do with ourselves when our cars take over the driving? "Live Another Day" documents the auto bailout, and we drive a pre-production Honda Clarity
Drone delivery, what's in that new car smell, Fisker Karma rises from the ashes
2016 Sep 0718m 28s
Mercedes is developing a drone-equipped van for package delivery. We delve into the chemistry of the new car smell, and ponder the relaunch of Karma Automotive.
Labor Day Special: Amtrak as an office, Siri, crazy car colors, biking in bad air
2016 Sep 0250m 50s
Is riding your bike in polluted air worse than not riding at all? A writer rides Amtrak rather than renting an office. And the woman behind the voice of Siri.
Rear seat reminder, the voice of Siri, a new car buyer buys our advice
2016 Aug 2519m 26s
GM has a new feature that warns you if you've left a child in the back seat. We chat with the original Siri, and follow up with a new car buyer who took our advice.