How did it come to pass that Stranger writer Rich Smith found himself shirtless, save for a leather harness, while racing a leather daddy on a Solowheel? At 1:21, Rich explains how it all went down, discusses whether Solowheel is really the future of urban transportation, and then transports us all into a Solowheel "flow state."

After that, safely within our Solo-"flow," we head into two very important fights over taxes.

First, at 9:02, free market enthusiast Roger Valdez of Smart Growth Seattle argues with housing affordability activists—including Cary Moon from last week’s episode—who want to increase taxes and regulation on development in order to fund affordable housing. Valdez says Moon offered a "fantastical vision" of Seattle's housing problems on last week's show, and that he's not even sure this city's in a housing crisis at all.

Then, at 22:03, Washington State Senator Reuven Carlyle of Ballard explains why a disagreement over taxes led him to come out against the Sound Transit 3 expansion plan for light rail—an expansion that, if approved by voters this November, will bring light rail to Ballard!

Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.