Episode Number: 1102
Episode Guest: Matt Farah
Original Airdate: April 11, 2018
Episode Sponsors: LegalZoom, Cash App, Quip
Guest Bio: Matt Farah is a car enthusiast and the host of The Smoking Tire YouTube channel and podcast, available on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.
Topics Discussed: Rolls Royce Starlight Headliner; Rolls Royce Shooting Star ceiling; Bentley and Rolls Royce cars; talk about how awesome it is to drive a Rolls Royce car; Flyin’ Miata; more Miata talk; motorcycles vs. convertibles; he doesn’t drive other peoples’ cars anymore; Tesla stuffed into 1981 Honda; horsepower wars; Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat; Plymouth Barracuda; Joe’s ’65 Corvette Stingray; old cars need to be upgraded for driving in California; people who drive old cars stock; guy dragging log down highway with his Ford Explorer; motorcycle accidents; Matt talks about getting in shape and building a gym in his house; Cybex Arc Trainer; Joe’s elbow issues; TheraBands; seats in Mercedes cars; Joe’s not interested in self-driving cars; Porsche Safari 911; Project Nasty Porsche; Porsche engines; custom cars can easily cost a million dollars; Singer Porsche 911; other Singer vehicles; air-cooled cars; cars without power steering; Volkswagen Bugs; Porsche-powered Volkswagen Bus; Porsche 912; car auctions; Matt’s Mustang; he went to his high school reunion in a Lamborghini; talk about Matt’s Mustang; (they listen to a car); you can’t have a car that’s light, cheap, and fast; (1:00:00) Lotus Elise; increasing values of classic cars; it takes Singer 2-3 years to make a car for someone; RADwood; ’80s and ’90s cars; Acura NSX; Lotus 410; Toyota Land Cruiser; Nissan Skyline; 2009 Nissan GT-R; Dodge Viper; preposterous American cars; John Cena being sued by Ford for selling his GT; sprung weight/unsprung weight; carbon fiber wheels; more Ford GT talk; 2005 Ford GT; Le Mans movie; Matt hates Steve McQueen; Bullitt movie; population in California; Traffic book; more talk about traffic; preparing for an earthquake; leaving the city in the event of a catastrophe; states with smaller populations than Los Angeles county; roads; Ford Focus RS; Cadillac CT8; Cadillac Eldorado; driving old cars; Bee Line Coffee; expensive watches; Watch and Listen podcast; talk about taking care of your body; Matt’s weight loss; being good while on the road; more talk about diet; Joe allows himself one day per week to eat badly; gut bacteria talk; foods with probiotics; Onnit Protein Bites; Matt talks about hunting and killing quail; the relationship with an animal you kill; trophy hunting in Africa; hunting “slams”; Africa needs to hunt elephants because they can be a problem; grizzly bear hunting in Wyoming; Joe explains how trophy hunting can sustain people and communities in Africa; (2:00:00) poaching in Africa is scarier than the hunting; poachers in Africa are just poor people; more talk about Africa, hunting, and poachers; Galapagos Islands; hammerhead sharks; Judas goat; killing the goats of Galapagos; Matt talks about visiting the Galapagos Islands; dragon blood tree; wild pigs in America; Aporkalypse Now video; more talk about the wild pig epidemic; we have a weird relationship with animals; factory farming; (Matt wants to talk more about cars); Corvette ZR1; Callaway AeroWagen; two guys in a convertible; bad drivers leave the windows in their convertibles rolled up with the top down; innovation in watches and cars; Grand Seiko watches; Casio G-Shock watches; Vantablack watch; Astronomia watch; more watch talk; HYT watches; Big Pilot perpetual calendar watch; watch enthusiasts and douches; gang armed with samurai sword and machetes robbed jewelry store; London mayor calls for knife control; diamonds; how to make diamonds in a microwave; he wanted to propose to his wife with a car; Joe’s aunt found out her wedding ring was made with fake diamonds; Trump’s hands; raid on Trump’s lawyer; what’s going to happen to Trump; Paul Ryan to retire; John Boehner’s opinion on marijuana has evolved; Joe talks about the pros of marijuana legalization; does medical marijuana reduce opioid deaths; ibogaine; Matt did DMT once in college; DMT vs. ibogaine; drug companies are keeping people from going off of pills; the price of legalized marijuana; Matt doesn’t like that marijuana is being taxed; businesses in California where you can legally smoke marijuana; (3:00:00) Matt’s Goodfellas parody video; it’s easy for people to steal videos off Facebook; Mark Zuckerberg testifying before congress; James Damore’s Google memo; more Zuckerberg talk; paranoia about phones listening to our conversations to target ads to us; privacy vs. convenience; Tesla tracks its drivers in real time; Vantablack Rolls Royce concept; Justin Bieber’s leopard print Audi; Bieber’s chrome Fisker; electric car talk; Porsche Mission E; why there aren’t solar-powered cars; Tesla’s solar roof shingles; Matt talks about putting solar tiles on a collector car storage facility he’s building for 150 cars.
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