Electric scooters have taken over the greater downtown Austin in the past few weeks, and not everybody is pleased. One of the skeptics has been Ben Wear, the Statesman's transportation writer, who joined us this week on “I Love You So Much” to talk about the ups and downs, stops and starts of this new-to-Austin form of hitching a ride.

Omar L. Gallaga and Tolly Moseley chat with Ben about what it's like to ride one, what people are saying about them, why they seem to be so popular so quickly and how the city is responding to the hundreds of unpermitted scooters that are already roaming on the streets, sidewalks and bike lanes. ?Update: Bird and LimeBike have pulled their scooters temporarily from Austin.