“The intriguing thing about ‘Need a Ride’,” says Engel, “is that someone gets in your car who has a unique story to tell. They’re successful people in their respective fields who are quite similar in their way of thinking and who are united by a great sense of purpose.” In his job as a chauffeur and host, Engel doesn’t think of himself at all as a journalist. He is, however, interested in the “story behind things”. His goal is for his passengers to start talking about themselves. When cruising through the different cities, he sees himself more in the role of the straight man. “I’m a friend to natural conversation development,” he says. “You can always learn from people who are successful in their lives. In fact, with every filming of ‘Need a Ride’ so far, I’ve taken something away with me.” To wit.