I canât stop telling my fellow riders about this podcast. Itâs hilarious, informative and fun. And itâs the perfect way to get me through the winter season here in South Dakota. My one gripe though is about the level of shaming that takes place when it comes to helmet use. No one needs to be reminded of the benefits of wearing a skid lid, yet it seems to come up during every episode. And at times, the way the show hosts talk about it teeters on condescension and insults. Considering the pod is recorded in California, listening to Californians talk about the benefits of helmets is nauseating. It might have more effect if the proponents of helmet use werenât mandated by their government to wear one. Please take my comments into consideration and understand folks choose not to wear helmets for lots of different reasons and no amount of discussion about helmets will convince the wildest among us to put one on if we donât have to. Otherwise, thanks for keeping me entertained and informed! Shiny side up!Joe
First two episodes listened to took about 25 minutes to get to any meaningful content or conversation. Additionally podcasts are best recorded with two sometimes three participants, not 12.
I just recently, in what I like to call an early mid life crisis, bought a motorcycle. Iâm in love! â¤ï¸ This podcast is so fun! Everyone makes me laugh and they have great advice! I work by myself all day so this is a great way to get me though the long hours. Thanks for putting out new and fresh content all the time! Keep up the great work misfits!
This show makes me want to move to Santa Cruz just to hang out on Sundays. Over the last 6 month of listening Iâve been inspired to do my own repairs, pay attention to my bikeâs performance, donât be afraid to take things apart, and buy a large dildo for my garage, as it seems this is a necessity for motorcycle maintenance. My new manta is when in doubt what would Liza do.
Excellent radio show. Much better than those Cleveland guises. 10/10 would buy another latte.
Finally, Iâve found advice from experienced riders and mechanics that isnât condescending. Thanks for opening my eyes to more options new guy. Iâll let you know what I start on. MW St. Louis, MO
This podcast has become a monday ritual for me. I love the energy of the group, their main focus seems to be the actual joy of riding, regardless of aesthetic or tribalbrand loyalties. Miss Emmaâs mechanical wisdom is podcast gold.
For my long car ride home from Florida to Maryland (13 hours without stops) I listened to 5 episodes of M&M. What a great podcast! I liked it so much I ordered a Recycle Garage T-shirt as soon as I got home. Iâm now a subscriber. Great stuff. Really.
I stumbled upon this podcast about 3 weeks ago and it is now my favorite thing to listen to in my down time. I am a college student just getting into the motorcycle community and already this podcast has helped me get my foot in the door to this vast world. The tips about gear and bike maintenance especially. Thank y'all for everything yall are doing and keep up the great work!
This is the most intimidating yet limp d*ck group of motorcycle enthusiasts Iâve ever heard. They are so welcoming, but also slicker than a tadpole in heat. At least one belly laugh, and a confusing erection, in each episode. Just enough technical talk to make me feel like a paid technician. Absolutely love each episode, even though I canât listen to it without restrictive underwear and an internet connection to look up all the interesting topics being thrown around in every episode.
Listen to an episode and you'll know what this show is all about. It's a total sh*&show of bone headed hilarity interjected with occasional interviews with really cool people and sometimes a god's honest moto celebrity like Craig Vetter. Miss Emma is worth the cost of admission alone.
I feel like I could just sit down with these people and blend right in. My kind of people. I subscribe to about 4 motorcycle podcasts, this is the only one I immediately listen to when a new episode drops. Everyone has such a positive attitude and a great personality. I love that they're not snobby about what kind of bike someone rides (unless it's a Harley, HA!), everything is welcome. The older and more esoteric the better, of course! I've learned a lot just from listening to them discuss the latest troublesome bike. Which is probably my favorite parts of each show. They don't dumb anything down more than you would for any technical conversation. Emma is amazing, I want to be like her when I grow up. ;)
I totally want to be friends with you guys! You sound so much fun!
West coast motorcycle snobs/hipsters. Listen if you want, itâs entertaining. Harley haters and not relatable to Midwest or east coast motorcycle culture. Come off as California elitists with disappointing reliability.
Iâve been listening since I was probably 15 Iâm 19 now and hope to make it up to yâall on a trip one day keep on killing it!
On episode 37, can't wait to catch up.
I listen to a lot of podcasts this is one I look forward to on Mondays. A lot of fun information and all around great motorcycle show. Love the way it's a bunch of motorcycle loving crazies some more than others. What a great show coming out of a little co op garage in sunny Santa Cruz Ca. Thanks for a great show.
I listen to this podcast at work and at home in the garage. Its a great group of people coming together over a mutual love of motorcycles and the lifestyle that goes with it. They've actually helped motivate me to keep going on a project or two when hitting a wall or finding something the PO did that's just horrrrrrible. Anyway, give it a listen (start from the more recent ones where they're already in the groove) and you're sure to walk away with some useful knowledge and also feeling like you've just come from the clubhouse.-Twist
I'm getting into this podcast thing a little late. It's nice to find a podcast with diversity. Being a Californian stuck on the mid Atlantic coast it's cool to listen to people discuss motorcycle topics and culture I can relate to. Thanks for what you do!
So much fun to learn about the motorcycle society and its history; sometimes laughs, sometimes history, sometimes technical info, always a good time had by all.
Thanks so much for the great shows, you guys seem super chill. I'm stuck here in Nebraska but ride when I can. Keep it up, I'll pay you back after I graduate.
When I first listened to this podcast I though what the hell, this is total chaos, but as I started to learn the cast of misfits I really enjoyed there style. I enjoy the up the butt questions and Emma's insight. Definitely rated R, wouldn't recommend listening with kiddos, but great show!
The Misfits are this interesting blend of Motorcycle Culture, Tech and hooliganism. They're leading a life I think many of us wish we were brave enough to... Sheetiron, naked rides, dirtbiking every weekend. Add in a dash of electric bikes, cool museums, shows, track days and interviews and its just not to be missed every week.I enjoy hearing the ride reports and the triumphs as folk get bikes back on the road. Its also cool to hear about how they mentor new riders, encourag e riding school and are so attentive to gearing up.Keep being you, kids. You're awesome!
I discovered this podcast after seeing the Re-Cycle Garage on Ride With Norman Reedus. I happen to be a Harley Rider (2009 Nightster that Iâve put a little over 62,000 miles on), but donât look down on anyone else on two wheels. I, however donât wave to other riders, mostly because I just hate people. Only sort of joking. I much prefer riding alone. Love the conversations you folks have because of the diversity of the regulars in the garage and their wide range of experience with not only riding but with life. And your array of guests is great. Keep up the great work.
I love your podcast and i own 4 70s hondas with a total of 850ccs for about $450. Hows that for a buck a cc? trying to put two 78 CM185Ts together to make a ride around town (ashland or.) bike. Haven't ridden since 72 and since i'm now 72 I thought it was time. Also have 60% of a 73 elsinore 250 and a siezed 78 XL250s. Up the butt bike is a 60s Triumph Cub. Just think there cute. Chris. Old but still landscaping for a living.
Makes me think or me and my buddies in the garage working on our junk and just how things would always inevitably go. I love listening to it on my drive into work (which knocks out about two episodes a day). Whenever the up the butt bikes question comes up it makes me laugh from the name and the Susie shakes alot. Always looking forward to the new episodes evening being far from caught up. Expect an email about my up the butt bike and references to a couple older episodes soon!
Heard your podcast about the bikini bike wash and enjoyed everyone's point of view on it. Surprisingly when I listened to the Wheelnerds today, the same email was sent to them. Glad to hear the motorcycle community opinion on the matter. Anyway, glad that I found your podcast, been enjoying it for a while. And for the record, I only watched Ride with Norman Reedus cause of your show. Keep up the great show!
If you're checking the reviews to see if this podcast is worth it let me go ahead and tell you it is. If you like motorcycles or even just have a slight curiosity towards them give it a listen. It's a group of people you've never met who make you feel like you're part of something bigger just by listening to them. You become interested in their wellbeing as you learn both about them and parts of the motorcycle world. You find yourself happy for people you've never met just by listening to how excited they are that they didn't break something in a milk crate chariot race. If you ride and don't understand the depths of maintaining a motorcycle but know the basics of motorcycles this podcast also does something amazing. It allows you to gain a better understanding of motorcycles in a way that doesn't feel taught. You suddenly start to understand the mechanical side of things better and it helps in making you a better rider. This group of misfits sitting in a garage in Sunny Santa Cruz is the best motorcycle podcast out there and don't be surprised if you listen to it and start wondering what new bike Kat will bring to the garage or if you suddenly get the urge to 'cruise hard' down to the garage just to see if you can avoid getting dicked by the boss herself. You become invested in both motorcycle culture(the real culture not any of that SOA BS) and a group of people you probably will never meet but look forward to their adventures every Monday morning on your boring commute to work.
NORMAN REEDUS LISTENS TO THIS PODCAST!!! HE SAYS SO ON HIS NEW SHOW RIDE
Okay, guys, I've only been listening to Misfits since January, but their show has quickly become the only podcast I can't wait to listen to every week. Liza and the gang are incredibly honest, super quirky (a major plus) and truly enjoy motorcycles. Seriously, I haven't found a single podcast that really exudes the joy that motorcycles bring. You are all exactly what my own show wishes it could be.Keep up all the good work, and maybe the boys and I will be able to make it out to sunny Santa Cruz, one day soon!
Most entertaining moto related podcast I found. Liza, Mike, Bagel, Naked Jim, Zack and the rest of the gang are awesome, hilarious people that are very passionate about riding and the moto community. I find out about all the cool local events going on in the world of motorcycles through this podcast. I love this podcast!
Mean muggin', cruisin' hard, dickings (no, not Dickens), chariot racing, naked rides... Does any of this sound familiar to you? That's right... Because you haven't listened to the #1 MC podcast in 'Murica!!This band of misfits from sunny Santa Cruz, CA integrates motorcycling into everything they do... EVERYTHING! (Ever hear the term motosexual? I told you...everything!)This is one show that always talks about motorcycles. Not thier cars, how they couldn't ride, or what gear you should buy. All of the above AND from a co-op garage that doesn't charge money like all of the hipster-ish 'co-ops' that are popping up.
Funny and informative great way to pass my ride to work.
The podcast, by itâs nature, does not target me. Iâm the 50 year old who takes my bike to the dealership for all service. I know nothing about how any of it actually works! The interviews are quite good. The podcast is weakest when each member of the cast feels obligated to jump on the microphone adding to a sidebar bit or joke. Iâm no prude but frequent F-bombs come off as lazy expression. In total, a likable group of motorcycle fans who enjoy each otherâs company which is infectious.
Fun bunch of people. Very knowledgeable about bikes. Nice to hear women are wrenching. If you are a prude and don't like to hear talk of male and female body parts or the "F" word I suggest you go listen to The Church Lady Podcast. These kids are in California.... so they do things a little differently out there....LOL.
Basket podcast ever. Keep coming back and they keep me alive thing hope they never stop!ðð½
This podcast is good medicine. Liza leads a wonderful group of kindhearted characters as they talk about motorcycles and life with equal doses of knowledge and kindness. Move this to the top of your list and don't miss an episode.
Keep it realâ¦â¦..
So entertaining while providing great MC tech. Liza has sexiest voice on the net. ððððð!
I love this podcast. Very entertaining and informative. Nice mix of stories and tips. Glad to hear so many stories of bikes that were abandoned have now been given new life. Liza and the gang need their own reality TV show.
Recorded out of a co-op motorcycle garage, this podcast follows a wonderful cluster-funk of crazies from various riding backgrounds as they build/drop/fix/restore/chase gremlins in (and ride) their project bikes, coming up with creative solutions and hilarious bike banter along the way. You also get interesting guests, insightful interviews, and the occasional movie review all sprinkled with a layer of fart jokes and most importantly founded in a strong sense of community and a love for all things moto. Love these guys!
Great podcast. The discussions about wrenching are interesting but also great discussions about riding. And thanks for outstanding audio quality. Considering it is a bunch of folks all talking in a large area, presumably in a garage, the sound is excellent.
I really enjoy listening to this podcast!!! With a varying cast and wide array of topics, it truly catches so many different perspectives on motorcycling. It is and excellent mix of laughter and learning. Santa Cruz, and all the podcast listeners are lucky to have such a valuable resource.
Info & entertainment from the left coast. A diverse group of motorcycle junkies sharing their experiences and the activities of the Re-Cycle Santa Cruz Garage turning someone else's junk into low cost enjoyable transportation.Get ready for the Craigslist Pick of the Week, Up the Bxxx Bike, & other Tests of Motorcycle knowledge. Some sophomoric humor should be expected - of course. ð4 star rated by this old curmudgeon is a great score. (Yeah, cut me in half & count the rings.)
Great show! All of the hosts work great together. I wish they weren't so hard on Harley's and scooters, but that doesn't hurt the show at all. Seems like the kind of people you want to hang out with!
I like these guys. They always have good topics and a way to deliver them that makes you laugh. Nice job, keep up the good work!