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Frank CaliendoComedian Frank Caliendo is an iconic star in entertainment. When you get Caliendo on your show you’ve actually booked a dozen ormore personalities. In short, Caliendo is brilliant! He moves from one impersonation to another with so much ease you don’t even perceive what’s going on. The Freaks talked with Caliendo a year ago at the Indy 500. It was a comfortable place for a man who started in America’s Midwest. Listen…

Jeff GluckThe Athletic Motorsports Analyst Jeff Gluck is a longtime Friend of the Freaks. His appearance Sunday night shed some light on the growing presence of sim racing in motorsports. Gluck said he wasn’t a regular in the sim world but he knows how important it is in a content starved industry today. Listen…

Vegas RunnerGambling Analyst Vegas Runner normally drops into The Freak Nation on a Friday to get everyone ready for the weekend “fun.” But this week he brought it all on Friday and we continued him until Sunday night where he could spread some of his racing knowledge with The Freak Nation. Vegas Runner isn’t one to mince words when he puts his money where his mouth is. Listen…

Shawn WayansActor Comedian Shawn Wayans knows all parts of the entertainment industry. He’s had success as an actor, stand up comic, film producer and director and TV show star. He’s the perfect guest for The Freaks because he knows enough about racing to laugh and have fun with the lifestyle. In fact, he’s kind of like The Freaks like that! Listen…

Marshall PruettRacer Magazine Motorsports Insider Marshall Pruett is one of the most read journalists in motor racing. He can be the go to authority for all things racing. It’s been a while since we’ve had him in The Freak Nation but Sunday night he brought some gems to the party. He had some deep background on where racing might be going during this downtown on global racetracks. Listen…

Steve OlveyDr. Stephen Olvey is on the short list of true experts in trauma medicine especially as it relates to motor racing.  He was the Assistant Medical Director at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and developed the first U.S. traveling motorsports medical team for USAC and the CART series. His primary interests are traumatic brain injury and concussion. He has also authored two books, including Rapid Response, an autobiography of his career in motor sport medicine and, yes, the Amazon Prime documentary Rapid Response comes from Dr. Olvey’s story.  The Freaks talked with Olvey about a number of issues from coronavirus to protecting drivers from themselves.  Listen…

Justin HillSupercross rider Justin Hill is back in the Freak Nation talking about his music and a recording session in the Seattle area. Hill is one of the top Supercross riders in the world but he spends a few minutes talking with The Freaks about London Bridge Studios and Pearl Jam’s Pearl Jam 10. Talk about a fly on the wall! Then there’s Soundgarden. It’ll take a few minutes to get back to Supercross. Listen…

Robin MillerNBC Motorsports Analyst Robin Miller hasn’t been in The Freak Nation in a while. He’s been missed during that time. Miller brought insight and headlines with him Sunday night including a popular driver who might end up in the broadcast booth instead of a racing cockpit this season. He also dropped a couple names who might be writing checks in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway makeover along with Roger Penske. Listen…

Chris JacobsTelevision Host Chris Jacobs of Overhaulin’ and Motor Trend TV fame returned to the Freak Nation Sunday night. He once sat in with The Freaks so, you might say once a Freak always a Freak. Jacobs will be hosting part of the Barrett Jackson Auction shows in Scottsdale this week. He’ll be reporting on dream cars, maybe even his own. Listen…

SC_FreaksIt’s always fun to remember the racing season as we dip into the Holiday Season. The Freaks often surprise themselves as well as their listeners when the announce things like Driver/Rider of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Race of the Year and more. Looking back onk the 2019 season there were many new headlines and performances. The Freaks remind us of them all in the 2019 Freakies. Listen…