The Star Wars Episode

December 9th, 2016 · 53 mins 7 secs

About this Episode

We're all about Star Wars this week in honor of the theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!

First, we'll talk to Nissan's Jeremy Meadows, Senior Manager of Marketing Strategy and Partnership Program Manager for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story about the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition that debuted at the 2016 LA Auto Show. We'll ask what's so special about this first-ever auto collaboration with LucasFilm and about the special-edition Death Trooper helmet replica that comes with it.

We'll also talk to Jeremy about how a special project like this comes together, and why it makes sense.

Then we talk to FCA's Ryan Nagode, Chief Interior Designer of Ram Trucks, the SRT line, and FIAT North American products about how he got started in design. We also discuss how the focus on interior design shifted over the years.

The real reason we have him on, though, is to talk about Star Wars. One of our go-to experts on the subject, we talk to Ryan about his Ram Rebel that was featured prominently awhile ago, and the incredible Chewbacca costume that he spent considerable time constructing. We ask Ryan how trucks would be different if Wookies were buying Rams.

Also, we talk a bit about the new movie and how Star Wars is such a cultural phenomenon for many.

Finally we'll talk to Nicole Wakelin and Paul Strauss, respectable automotive journalists who also are geeks, about the new movie and what Darth Vader would drive if Star Wars didn't happen a "long time ago in a galaxy far, far away."

All of that and more on our Star Wars special edition of the Future Motoring podcast!

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