Days after the midterm election, I hosted Global Automakers’ first-ever podcast and sat down with a group of experts to discuss the midterm election results and to get a fresh perspective on the current political environment and what it means for the U.S. auto industry.

I was joined by Jim Murphy, a Senior Adviser at Baker Hostetler. Jim is a long-time public affairs executive and a veteran of political campaigns, having most recently served as the National Political Director for Donald J. Trump for President.

Chris Krueger, Managing Director of the Cowen Washington Research Group, also joined us. He is the publisher of the DC Download. It is a must-read for those who want to understand the dynamics here in D.C. and what it might mean for capital markets.

I was also honored to have Kristin Dziczek, Vice President of Industry, Labor & Economics at the Center for Automotive Research a major think tank based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Kristin has over 25 years of experience as a researcher and policy analyst. If you have read a publication or seen a news item recently about the U.S. auto industry, you've probably seen Kristin quoted or have seen her work referenced.

We covered a lot of territory during our discussion. Hear our panelists discuss USMCA and the future of North American trade at 12:57.

Chris Krueger discusses what to watch regarding China, Europe, and the future of trade at 26:40.

We discuss the likelihood and effects of 232 tariffs at 31:18.

We hope you enjoy our first-ever podcast. Stay on the look-out for more to come.