Episode 141: The Blacklist

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On this week’s Grease the Wheels, we talk about those people and places that you don’t talk about anymore, because they’re on the blacklist! The blacklist when we are talking about the automotive industry also includes the “do not hire” list, and there are a lot of ways to get on someone’s blacklist. Almost every shop has some form of a blacklist, whether it be related to customers or staff. Additionally, certain shops can become blacklisted by both mechanics and customers because of the quality of the work they provide or the general attitude of the people that work there. There are many recent and historical blacklists as well. In an episode that hilariously meanders the spectrum from Abraham Lincoln to Harvey Weinstein, the blacklist is typically not written down- but that doesn't mean it does not exist. We also dive into the idea that people are more likely to believe and remember negative stories about people rather than something positive. We just wonder how many shops have this podcast on their blacklist!

Also Uncle Jimmy mounts a Churchillian defense of Arby’s.

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