Episode 38 - Drive
Paul joins Ben this week to discuss the word drive. The conversation focuses mostly on professional racing due to Paul’s enthusiasm about the topic, but Ben has a few trick questions, some trivia, and maybe a golf club up his sleeve. Paul shares his knowledge of Formula 1 and NASCAR racing with Ben, and they both reflect upon their favorite console driving games.
00:00:35 - Paul gets right to the point… “speed run” and F1
00:05:27 - Ben talks about the BMW commercial series “The Hire”
00:07:45 - Vehicle movies: Fast and the Furious, Drive, and “Die Hard on a Bus” a.k.a. Speed
00:11:00 - Ben’s rankings website idea, and he explains the original Speed Racer cartoon
00:15:38 - The extent of Ben’s knowledge on golf, and Paul talks about playing it in VR
00:18:34 - About Apple Arcade, “Platinum Games,” and then Ben has a minor senior moment
00:23:30 - Road trips, piloting, and Paul talks about his love of F1 racing
00:29:17 - The Halo system and safety standards in Formula 1 racing
00:33:34 - How frequent are fatal accidents in F1 and NASCAR?
00:38:45 - Car designs, challenging technical innovations, and is Lewis Hamilton retiring soon?
00:42:25 - When Paul realized professional driving was a sport
00:45:46 - Paul’s PC racing rig and experiences with iRacing
00:50:07 - Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen participates in iRacing events?!
00:54:24 - Overcoming hardware failures in F1 races, and the shortcomings of race simulations
01:00:48 - Racing games: Gran Turismo, Need for Speed, Midnight Club, and Burnout
01:04:20 - “Getting mad that Taco Bell isn’t like Mexican food”
01:06:03 - Playing arcade racing games on the Sega Dreamcast
01:08:45 - Kart racing in Tokyo, Japan… and in Arizona
01:13:35 - Paul shoots down Ben’s AR karting hybrid idea, and their closing thoughts.
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