Our latest podcast episode takes listeners on an exciting journey through breakthroughs in sustainable technology, changes in the gig economy, and a dive into the intriguing profession of a ‘coffin confessor‘. We begin with a trip down the streets of Detroit, where electric vehicles (EVs) are charging as they drive, thanks to an innovative solution by Electron. This cutting-edge technology holds enormous potential for our transition to a greener future, and we dissect how it works and its possible implications.

The episode also delves into the ever-evolving gig economy. We discuss the implications of New York’s new minimum pay rule on the lives of Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash drivers. This change has sparked a significant debate about the rights of gig workers and their ability to earn a living wage. We explore both the benefits and drawbacks of this new rule and its potential to reshape the gig economy landscape.

Furthermore, we delve into an interesting trend among retired Americans turning to ride-sharing gigs to supplement their pensions and remain socially engaged. This emerging trend underscores the changing dynamics of retirement and the potential of the gig economy to offer flexible earning opportunities for older adults.

In a surprising twist, we also delve into the curious profession of the ‘coffin confessor’, a man who crashes funerals on behalf of the deceased. This offbeat topic adds an element of intrigue to our episode and reflects the diversity of the gig economy.

As we approach the end of the year, we take a moment to appreciate our Patreon supporters who make our journey possible. We also share updates on our website and offer a glimpse into our plans for the coming year. This year has been filled with thrilling rides and unforgettable journeys, and we’re excited to see what the future holds.

To wrap up the episode, we discuss the financial safety concerns of Uber and DoorDash following the implementation of the new minimum pay rule in New York. The rule, which mandates a minimum payment of $17.96 per hour or 50 cents per mile for delivery drivers, raises questions about the sustainability of gig economy platforms and the rights of gig workers.

We hope that our podcast provides insightful discussions on the evolving world of sustainable technology and the gig economy. Stay tuned for more exciting episodes as we continue to explore these important topics. Here’s to a year of electrifying journeys and exciting discoveries!