Go behind the scenes at Toyota as we give you an inside look at our vehicles, products and programs. Brought to you from the Toyota North American Headquarters in Plano, Texas.

20. Super Supra Fans

20. Super Supra Fans

In this episode, we talk to Miguel Jimenez, who runs the largest Supra event in the country. Miguel walks us through what happens at this annual event in Vegas and gives us the scoop on the differences among 1st gen, […]

18: Let’s Connect

18: Let’s Connect

This episode is about connectivity – things that connect us and touch our lives. First, we look into autonomous vehicles and how they’re destined to affect us all. Then, we look at an engineering project out of Toyota Motor Manufacturing […]

17: Whack-a-Mole: Brand Protection & Counterfeit Parts

17: Whack-a-Mole: Brand Protection & Counterfeit Parts

What do auto parts and whack-a-mole have to do with each other? Turns out, quite a lot. Join Kelsey and Tyler as they learn all about counterfeit parts and Toyota’s brand protection strategy from Joe Cammiso and Teena Bohi, two members of our Brand Protection team, and Jon Ruttencutter of Homeland Security. Bring on the busts, stings, and surveillance…

15: Overlanding: We’ll Get You There and Back

15: Overlanding: We’ll Get You There and Back

Overlanding is part off-roading, part camping, and all adventure. Join Toyota Untold hosts Kelsey and Tyler as they learn more about overlanding and what makes Toyota and Lexus vehicles popular with overlanding enthusiasts. Featuring interviews with Josh Burns, Toyota Product Communications; Craig Taguchi, Senior Manager of Lexus Communications; and Mark Hawley, founder of Metal Tech 4x4.

14: Overcoming Impossible (ft. David Brown, Jerome Avery, & Alana Nichols)

14: Overcoming Impossible (ft. David Brown, Jerome Avery, & Alana Nichols)

As Toyota transforms into a mobility company, our goal is to help create a more inclusive society, particularly when it comes to freedom of movement. Our partnership with the Paralympics is just one more step toward that goal, and we’ve challenged ourselves as a company to develop equipment for para athletes using our technology and engineering. In this episode, we sit down with three incredible Team Toyota Paralympians: David Brown and Jerome Avery, teammates in U.S. Paralympic Track & Field, and Alana Nichols, a five-time Paralympian and three-time gold medalist who has competed in wheelchair basketball and alpine skiing.

13. #Goals (ft. Michael Norman and Lakey Peterson)

13. #Goals (ft. Michael Norman and Lakey Peterson)

We’re continuing our series on the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 with two new Team Toyota additions. Sprinter Michael Norman is racing to qualify for the Olympic Games for the first time, while surfer Lakey Peterson hopes to not only compete in the Games, but to be a part of history as surfing makes its Olympic debut.

12. Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight (ft. Simone Manuel & Jordyn Barratt)

12. Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight (ft. Simone Manuel & Jordyn Barratt)

Welcome back to season two of Toyota Untold! This season, we’re bringing you even more behind-the-scenes looks at Toyota and Lexus. We’re kicking off this season with some inspiring interviews with Team Toyota athletes one year out from the Olympics & Paralympics Games Tokyo 2020. On this episode, we talk to swimmer Simone Manuel, the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming, and skateboarder Jordyn Barratt, who is hoping to make it to Tokyo for the sport’s Olympic debut.

11. Silicon Valley, Toyota-Style: How Toyota Research Institute is Solving Societal Problems (ft. Gill Pratt)

11. Silicon Valley, Toyota-Style: How Toyota Research Institute is Solving Societal Problems (ft. Gill Pratt)

In the automotive industry, the race is always on to be first to market with the product that will not only change the industry, but transform culture itself – and the race is really heating up around autonomous vehicles. That’s one of the main reasons why Toyota invested $1B to start the Toyota Research Institute, or TRI, right in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley.

9. CUVs, SUVs, and Trucks… Oh My!

9. CUVs, SUVs, and Trucks… Oh My!

Here at Toyota, we’re known for our sedans – but the T in Toyota also stands for “trucks.” Tundra, Tacoma, TRD: we are the T brand. We love the whole truck thing – Rugged, roomy, and built.

8. CES 2019: A Toyota of a Different Color

8. CES 2019: A Toyota of a Different Color

Each year, the tech industry Super Bowl that is the Consumer Electronic Show takes over Las Vegas in a display of enough futuristic innovation, gadgetry and wizardry to blow the circuits and make a believer of even the most resolute luddite.

7. What’s In A Name?

7. What’s In A Name?

Toyota Untold isn’t about cars. Cars will come up, of course (we love cars) but this show is about people and their stories. And what’s the first thing we hear in any story? The title. So we're going to hear the story behind the title of this podcast, and then we'll hear from Nan Banks, Director of the Toyota Center for Communication, on the origins of Toyota itself: how the company got its name, and the five years of meetings and deliberation that went into the iconic logo.

6. Toyota Motorsports: A History

6. Toyota Motorsports: A History

In episode 3, we talked to a few members of the Toyota motorsports team about what it’s like to be behind the wheel of a high performance racing vehicle and how they started driving competitively in the first place. There are some really fun stories from some of the best racers in the U.S., so if you haven’t already, go back and listen to that episode.

5. Not A Car Company: Start Your Impossible

5. Not A Car Company: Start Your Impossible

In episode one, we talked to our friends Dedra DeLilli and Doug Moore about their incredible, jealousy-inducing cool jobs. Dedra is Group Manager of Olympic and Paralympic Marketing Team, which means she gets to work directly with some of the most incredible athletes on the planet.

2. Allyn Pierce’s “Marshmallow Tundra”

2. Allyn Pierce’s “Marshmallow Tundra”

Today, we have a really special story to share with you. You probably already know about the horrible wildfires in California that spread so quickly, and you may even know that one town in particular – Paradise, CA – was almost completely decimated by these fires.

1. Not A Car Company: Mobility For All

1. Not A Car Company: Mobility For All

We’d like to kick off Toyota Untold with a statement that may surprise you: Toyota is not a car company (at least, not just a car company). You may be thinking, well, if Toyota isn’t a car company, what is it? So we sat down with few of our friends and colleagues to help answer that question: Jack Hollis, Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Division Doug Moore, the Director of Technology for Human Support Dedra DeLilli, Group Manager of Olympic and Paralympic Marketing Team

Kelsey Soule

Tyler Litchenberger

Hosts

Kelsey Soule

Executive Speechwriter and Public Relations Analyst

Kelsey Soule is lead executive speechwriter and public relations senior analyst at Toyota Motor North America. In her role, she manages external speaking engagements, writes speeches, produces content and organizes executive media requests. Prior to joining Toyota, she supported internal and external communications for Siemens Power Generation Charlotte and Rolls-Royce Indianapolis. Kelsey is known for her sarcasm, millennial perspective, and for constantly plotting her next international vacation. She is based in Dallas, where she enjoys overpriced boutique fitness and spending time at the Cork Wine Bar reading and learning about wine. Her favorite topics of conversation are her white 2017 Toyota 4Runner and her Westie named Franklin.

Hosts

Tyler Litchenberger

Social Media Manager

Tyler Litchenberger is social media manager for Toyota Motor North America’s corporate communications group. When not hosting Toyota Untold, Tyler is busy telling Toyota’s U.S. car and company story through social channels, while monitoring for brand and industry trends. She has a varied background in communications, social media and marketing, with previous positions at Frito-Lay, McDonald’s and Golin PR. Working for these brands has led to incredible opportunities, including launching the All Day Breakfast campaign, giving away a truck to a hero during the California wildfires and convincing franchisees to switch from MySpace to Facebook in 2006. Outside of work, Tyler spends her time being an awesome mom/wife, traveler and pop culture enthusiast.

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