TMBA561: The Smoking Tire
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One of our favorite things about this podcast is that we get to talk to people who have inspired us and entertained us over the years.

Matt Farah is certainly one of those people.

Matt is somewhat of a pioneer in the automotive journalism community on the internet. His long-running YouTube channel The Smoking Tire and his podcast of the same name are both incredibly popular, and among our very favorites.

Matt was gracious enough to talk to us on this podcast back in 2016 about breaking through on YouTube, and since we last spoke to Matt a lot has changed in his life.

Matt joins us today to talk about how his YouTube channel and podcast have grown over the last four years, and why he is choosing to diversify the money that he earned on YouTube into a somewhat unorthodox brick-and-mortar investment.

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