Cool episode for this new season!
I really like the idea of bringing guest hosts for later episodes! I hope the sound quality won’t suffer too much if your guests don’t have a top-notch microphone (because you set the bar pretty high, I realized that after listening to other podcasts).
The Cadillac review was very interesting for me from a purely anthropological (is that the right word?) point of view.
I realized how lucky I am to live in a big city where I can rely on very efficient public transportation (subways, buses, shared bicycles) as well as my feet and my own bicycle. When I need to go out of town, I take a train or a bus (or a plane if I really need to get that far ).
Now, back to the review. This car is called a Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury. It’s not just a Cadillac whatever. It’s a Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury. Because Cadillac marketers probably did a market research and came up with the conclusion that the word “Premium” alone was not triggering the reptilian brain as well as “Premium Luxury” in potential buyers.
Then Jono explains it’s a really nice car to ride and the main reason he bought it are the toys. At US$ 54,390, those must be really nice toys, and at such a price it’d better be nice to ride!
In the end, I was a surprised to see that, in 2017, toys, shiny stuff and “premium luxury” branding bullshit was still a thing to sell super expensive 3 ton-heavy polluting machines to smart people.
… I guess I’m just not the core target of Cadillac and their friends?
OK, picture of one of my modes of transportation:
(photo from Flickr)