In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss the role of car dealers in U.S. political culture.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Car salesmen play an underappreciated role in GOP power politics, a recent Slate article argued. Niki cited this data reported in The Verge, and Natalia drew on this NPRstory. We all drew on this history of the industry at CNN.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia discussed Summer Lin, Andrew J. Campa, and Howard Blume’s Los Angeles Times article, “Fight Erupts At Anti-Pride Day Protest Outside L.A. School Where Trans Teacher’s Flag Was Burned.”
- Neil recommended Shoshi Parks’ Smithsonian story, “How the U.S. Almost Became a Nation of Hippo Ranchers.”
- Niki shared about Ja’han Jones’ MSNBC article, “Obama Oral History is the G.O.A.T.”