Have you ever wondered what intellectuals from a city where 78% of households don’t own a car think about buying one? Wonder no more, because The New Yorker’s Patricia Marx tells all in a hilarious podcast.

Car people can certainly live up to every imaginable lowbrow stereotype, but so can East Coast writers who have never owned a car live up to certain other stereotypes. Accompanying an article published in the August 16th issue of the magazine, author Marx recorded a podcast for the magazine’s Out Loud program, which is an absolute riot in big city car cluelessness.

Don’t get me wrong, I dearly love The New Yorker, and certain articles by the surgeon-author Atul Gawande tend to get me thinking about returning to my original profession, but one thing is for certain: when it comes to car stuff, they are about as funny as a gas station attendant discussing the finer points of Wittgenstein would be.

Photo Credit: CarSpotter, The New Yorker