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The Automotive Troublemaker

The Automotive Troublemaker

The Automotive Troublemaker w/ Paul J Daly and Kyle Mountsier is a regular weekday show where progressive Automotive Dealers and industry partners aren’t afraid to make some trouble by pushing back on many popular, but failing, beliefs that persist in the Retail Automotive Industry. Beliefs that are degrading both the customer experience and the future of retail Auto Dealers. Paul and Kyle give their fresh take on industry news, technology, culture, and retail while trying not to have too much fun.

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Auto Collabs

Auto Collabs

The walls are closing in on Franchised Retail Auto Dealers as the industry is moving at break-neck velocity toward a new way of doing business. The convergence of economic and social volatility, new entrants like Tesla and Carvana, and the new rules of retail are putting Auto Dealers in a crucible that will either destroy them or refine them. Auto Collabs brings you deep into real-talk conversations with the brightest operators and innovators in the Retail Auto Industry who believe the Dealer network is the single greatest way to serve the transportation needs of communities across the country. The only way Retail Auto Dealers and Industry Partners will survive is by committing to innovate together, so let’s get started. Welcome to Auto Collabs.

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ASOTU CON Sessions

ASOTU CON Sessions

Forget the Zoom calls. We did it all live and in person. Join hosts Kyle Mountsier, Michael Cirillo, Paul J. Daly and Jordan Cox as we just hit the record button for some quick and very candid conversations with some of the most amazing guests at ASOTU CON 2023 in Baltimore. You'll hear from the best operators, amazing stories from inside and outside of auto, and gain new perspectives. All of it is live. All of it is unfiltered, and all of it is for you. These are the ASOTU CON Sessions by Effectv // ASOTU CON Sessions is produced by Automotive State of the Union (ASOTU). Learn more at https://www.asotu.com

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In The Dirt with ASOTU

In The Dirt with ASOTU

In this dynamic and impromptu podcast, the ASOTU street team brings you real-world, real-time interviews and intel while on location with Dealers and Industry Leaders across the U.S. Meet the Automotive movers and shakers you’ve seen on the screen and some you’ve never heard of before as we have candid conversations around some of the biggest challenges in automotive. When team ASOTU is on the ground, you’re right there with us.

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Amplify

Amplify

The emergence of electrification and new technology has consumers leaning into the car business with a level of curiosity and enthusiasm we haven’t seen in decades. That’s why it is essential that top automotive executives, dealers, and industry partners collaborate like never before. It’s time to make the most innovative voices in retail automotive, louder.

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The ASOTU Wheelhouse

The ASOTU Wheelhouse

The ASOTU Wheelhouse - Hosted By Daniel Govaer is an Around-The-Horn style discussion around the issues facing the automotive retail industry. Part fun, part sarcasm and a whole lot of expert opinions.

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The Dealer Playbook

The Dealer Playbook

The Dealer Playbook features expert interviews, tactical advice, and relevant insights that will skyrocket your growth in retail automotive.

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Memorial Day Deals, Musk's Trade Flip, and California's Speed Beep

Memorial Day Deals, Musk's Trade Flip, and California's Speed Beep

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 24, 2024

We’re heading into a huge sales weekend and we’re talking big Memorial Day discounts on 2023 cars, Elon Musk's reversal on Chinese EV tariffs, and California's new bill requiring cars to beep when speeding.

Young Buyers Eye Chinese EVs, Kia's EV SUV, Mobile Superchargers

Young Buyers Eye Chinese EVs, Kia's EV SUV, Mobile Superchargers

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 23, 2024

It’s a busy Thursday as we roll towards the holiday weekend. Today, we explore the surprising interest in Chinese EVs among young Americans, Kia's launch of a new compact electric SUV amid cooling EV demand, and Yoshi Mobility's innovative mobile fast charging solution for EVs.

Vehicle Ages Peak, Political Jabs Fly, and Gen Z Seeks Balance

Vehicle Ages Peak, Political Jabs Fly, and Gen Z Seeks Balance

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 22, 2024

Welcome to Wednesday as we discuss the rising age of vehicles in the U.S., political attacks in Ohio's Senate race targeting a former car dealer, and how Gen Z workers' values align closely with those of their older colleagues.

Nissan Shocks, Leaders that Rock, High-Income Flock

Nissan Shocks, Leaders that Rock, High-Income Flock

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 21, 2024

It’s Tuesday and we’re talking about Nissan’s strategic shift in U.S. EV production, the recognition of Hendrick and Zeigler Auto Groups as best-run companies, and Walmart’s unexpected appeal to higher-income shoppers.

Used Car Only List, UAW Takes a Beating, Gen Alpha Influencers

Used Car Only List, UAW Takes a Beating, Gen Alpha Influencers

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 20, 2024

We’re coming in hot after an insane ASOTU CON as we dive into Carvana's recovery in 2023, the UAW's setback at a Mercedes plant, and how Gen Alpha kids are shaping their parents' buying decisions.

Oops, We Missed A Day with Special Guest Steve Greenfield

Oops, We Missed A Day with Special Guest Steve Greenfield

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 17, 2024

ASOTU CON is over, and we forgot to release yesterday’s live episode from the Main Stage with Steve Greenfield.

ASOTU CON is FINALLY HERE!

ASOTU CON is FINALLY HERE!

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 15, 2024

Welcome to Day 1 of ASOTU CON! Paul, Kyle and Michael are here with everything you need to know.

Biden’s Big Tariffs, Dealership Delivery Lounge, and TikTok AI

Biden’s Big Tariffs, Dealership Delivery Lounge, and TikTok AI

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 14, 2024

We. Are. HERE! Tonight hundreds of industry friends will descend on lower Baltimore (upper Annapolis) to kick off ASOTU CON at the welcome reception. But first, we have a few things to chat about; Big Tariffs from Biden, an employee-only dealership experience, and TikTok is now Google.

Pushing Back Against Pessimism with Peter Kelso

Pushing Back Against Pessimism with Peter Kelso

Auto Collabs
May 13, 2024

Peter Kelso embodies a rare and contagious brand of optimism that permeates every aspect of his professional demeanor.

The Above and Beyond of ASOTU CON

The Above and Beyond of ASOTU CON

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 11, 2024

We're excited because ASOTU CON is only 2 days away!

AI Is a Tool, Not a Solution with Brad Title

AI Is a Tool, Not a Solution with Brad Title

Auto Collabs
May 10, 2024

While AI can streamline operations, it's the human touch that truly nurtures customer loyalty and builds effective business relationships.

Nissan Goes Sub-Invoice, 150 Hybrids Rising, 1st eVTOL Passenger Test

Nissan Goes Sub-Invoice, 150 Hybrids Rising, 1st eVTOL Passenger Test

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 10, 2024

Four days away from ASOTU CON we’re talking about Nissan’s move to push Dealers to advertise below invoice. We also talk about the growing percentage of F150 Hybrids being sold, as well as the very first passenger test of an eVTOL in Abu Dhabi.

Ford Rethinks 2030 (Again), Tesla's 2-way Advantage, Malibu Sunset

Ford Rethinks 2030 (Again), Tesla's 2-way Advantage, Malibu Sunset

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 9, 2024

Five days out from ASOTU CON we’re talking about Ford’s re-think of EV strategy in Europe of all places. We also talk about Tesla’s advantage in bi-directional charging, as well as an homage to an iconic mid-sized grocery getter.

Toyota’s Profits, Tesla’s Paywall, GM’s Intern Plan

Toyota’s Profits, Tesla’s Paywall, GM’s Intern Plan

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 8, 2024

We’re 6 days from the start of ASOTU CON and we’re talking about Toyota’s plateau plans to invest all of that profit. We’re also covering Tesla’s ‘pay to unlock range’ on some Model Y’s as well as GMs efforts to recruit displaced Tesla interns.

Learning To Drive in 2039 with Jimmy Douglas

Learning To Drive in 2039 with Jimmy Douglas

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 8, 2024

Jimmy's foresight and innovation are not just reshaping his company, but also providing a blueprint for the future of auto retailing.

A New Autonomy, A New Charging Network, R-Apple?

A New Autonomy, A New Charging Network, R-Apple?

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 7, 2024

It’s Tuesday and we’re just getting started as we talk about a new entrant to the autonomy game. We also cover Rivian’s new charging network plans as well as a rumored potential partnership with Apple.

Cars: The New Privacy Frontier

Cars: The New Privacy Frontier

The ASOTU Wheelhouse
May 7, 2024

Is your car sending location data to the police? Should it be?

Who’s Responding to Leads, Caddy Considerations, Mario Kart For Seniors

Who’s Responding to Leads, Caddy Considerations, Mario Kart For Seniors

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 6, 2024

Welcome to a fresh week as we review the new report that talks about which groups are responding to leads well. We also talk about Cadillac’s rethink of its all-EV pivot by 2030, as well as a new, all weather, all terrain, scooter for Seniors and beyond.

Just Take Good Pictures of The Cars with Jason Tropp

Just Take Good Pictures of The Cars with Jason Tropp

Auto Collabs
May 6, 2024

It's not that hard to merchandise cars. Just take good pictures.

Creativity At The Core

Creativity At The Core

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 4, 2024

First Saturday of the month!

Rivian Grows Normal, Indie Service Creeps on Franchised, Food Junk Fees

Rivian Grows Normal, Indie Service Creeps on Franchised, Food Junk Fees

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 3, 2024

It’s the first Friday in May as we talk about Rivian stepping up their presence in Normal, IL. We also cover the latest JD Power report regarding the service department as well as Cali taking aim at junk fees…for food.

Carvana’s Best Yet, Hertz Dumps More EVs, Delorean Dispute

Carvana’s Best Yet, Hertz Dumps More EVs, Delorean Dispute

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 2, 2024

It’s Thursday and we’re talking about Carvana’s best performance ever. We’re also discussing Hertz’s decision to sell more of it’s EV inventory, as well as a wild story about the ongoing dispute around the legendary Delorean.

The Highest Level of Intelligence with Kelly Good Stoop

The Highest Level of Intelligence with Kelly Good Stoop

Auto Collabs
May 2, 2024

Hot Take Incoming: The practical over the sensational is key when using AI in marketing.

Ford Launches AI Training, Fastest/Slowest Selling Vehicles, Wal-Blox

Ford Launches AI Training, Fastest/Slowest Selling Vehicles, Wal-Blox

The Automotive Troublemaker
May 1, 2024

There’s nothing like a sunny May 1st. Today we talk about Ford’s new AI driven Dealer training tool. We also review the fastest and slowest moving inventory, as well as the newly launched ability for Roblox users to purchase real life Walmart items in-game.