Ep 68: The Car Episode / Carlos Ghosn w/ Matt

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News and chat about society, with a soundboard and propaganda mixed in. On this episode, I was joined by two-time guest, Matt Burroughs of the blog tehben.com! Last episode, Matt joined me primarily to talk about NASCAR and motor sports. This time, we followed that trend with more general car talk. This is Season 5, at the show's brand new venue: the beautiful Lorena Bobbitt Theatre. It's the HD era! Some of the things covered include:

- Our history and relationship with cars and driving

- NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin and his kinky sex preference rumors

- The new car shortage, largely caused by semiconductors, and what semiconductors are

- The consequences of the new car shortage on the used car bubble

- Electric cars, hydrogen cars, and alternative fuel sources for cars in general

- Electric cars and hydrogen cars as the racecars of the future

- Trucks are now almost the size of the tanks from World War 2

- The ebb and flow of big trucks and gas guzzler trends

- The trend of family cars, from station wagons, to SUVs, to crossovers

- Carlos Ghosn, the international fugitive and former president of Nissan

- Ghosn's childhood, which involved being very sickly for years, and his dad murdering a popstar-obsessed priest

- Ghosn taking over Nissan by way of French car company Renault

- Ghosn's business practices, including reducing production, especially in Japan, and shifting to commuter cars

- Japan's legal system, like 99% conviction rate, and you can be detained for 23 days without ever being charged

- Ghosn's alleged theft of millions, and his allegedly exploitative differed payment plan

- Ghosn's great escape from Japan, with the aid of Turks, with a plan from Americans, in a large audio equipment box

- How Ghosn lives in a house technically owned by Nissan, and it was damaged in the 2020 Beirut explosion

All of that, and much much more, this is the Society Show!

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