The Computer Exorcist Bonus Show

Today we approach the Wallace Memorial Microphone to do a car episode, with special guest star mechanic Nick Laborde, the wealth of knowledge owner of Nick's Auto Repair.


We discuss:

The Nexcel, which aims to replace a simple oil change with an evil printer-cartridge-like gizmo that's computer-controlled and force you to buy their brand of oil.

The billions of dollars that could be made by selling a Corvette SUV... and the heritage that would be destroyed if it happens

Recalls that fix what the last recall broke, and recalls to fix what those recalls broke

Recall fatigue

How wireless update attacks will soon plague cars

The Corvette Flying Frunk debacle, and how GM is blaming customers for shoddy latches

Good news from Mazda, Nissan, and Ford about keeping good simple retro cars alive

The shop class instructor who teaches kids to electrify old cars

The John Deere right-to-repair scandal

A company that tears down a car and sells their findings to its competing automakers

The VW Dieselgate scandal: Why didn't they order them to put that money toward something good?

The 1970s VW ethos of not reinventing the wheel

The single mom who couldn't afford to put tires on her car because she had to buy a new catalytic converter to pass inspection

The massive need for young people to enter auto repair and other trades

"The industry is a casino and the auto manufacturers are the house."

"I shake my head so much that I think I have two bad discs because of it."

"I remove more rodents than the Orkin man."

...and many more quotable quotes from Nick!


Hope you're glued to your speakers throughout the show. I know I was!

Thanks to Xela for the music.




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Can't get enough of The Computer Exorcist Show? Neither could we!


The Computer Exorcist BONUS SHOW is hosted by author and tech guru Marc-Anthony Arena, with lots of special guests. Consider this the after-show party where we can expand upon some of the topics discussed on the main show.


So what's it about?


We're here for the 99% of intelligent, successful people in the world who feel helpless with technology. We de-mystify the concepts, scams, and scandals in the computer industry, all in Plain English. While most "computer geeks" just do obsolete virus scans, we'll discuss The Four New Threats and how to avoid them.


Instead of a one-dimensional "techie" show, we take a well-rounded approach, discussing the potential impact of technology on society and mixing in people from a variety of fields.


"Not the usual stuff you hear on air" - Matt, listener




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Can’t get enough of The Computer Exorcist Show? Neither could we!

The Computer Exorcist BONUS SHOW is hosted by author and tech guru Marc-Anthony Arena, with lots of special guests. Consider this the after-show party where we can expand upon some of the topics discussed on the main show.

So what’s it about?

We’re here for the 99% of intelligent, successful people in the world who feel helpless with technology. We de-mystify the concepts, scams, and scandals in the computer industry, all in Plain English. While most “computer geeks” just do obsolete virus scans, we’ll discuss The Four New Threats and how to avoid them.

Instead of a one-dimensional “techie” show, we take a well-rounded approach, discussing the potential impact of technology on society and mixing in people from a variety of fields.


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