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Author: Joe Scott, Tim Dodd and Ben Sullins

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Our Ludicrous Future is a collaboration between Joe Scott, Tim Dodd, and Ben Sullins. We have an obsession with how wild our future is going to be given the pace of technological innovation. Each week we get together to talk about the latest from SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and more.
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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Lucid's 400mi range test, Starships new payload details, and the possible positive outcomes in spite of the current pandemic.Links: Starship's Legs - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1244693699772235777?s=20https://twitter.com/kimitalvitie/status/1245378204384231424?s=20Starship payload user guide comes out - https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1245052949170094082?s=20https://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/starship_users_guide_v1.pdfStarship SN-3 Gets ready for its proof test and static fire - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxh5QfCtZwk&t=26sNASA will hire SpaceX and Falcon Heavy with a New Dragon XL - https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-awards-artemis-contract-for-gateway-logistics-servicesLucid 400mi EV test - https://electrek.co/2020/04/02/lucid-video-400-mile-real-world-range-test-air-electric-car/Toyota + BYD new EV Company - https://electrek.co/2020/04/02/toyota-electric-car-company-byd/HI Battery - https://cleantechnica.com/2020/04/01/hawaiian-electric-plans-nearly-1-gigawatt-hour-of-battery-storage-mostly-from-tesla-megapacks/The Nasa Worm is Back - https://twitter.com/jimbridenstine/status/1245744389692981259?s=21Lockdown reduces air pollution - https://electrek.co/2020/03/20/coronavirus-lockdown-save-lives-reducing-air-pollution/?fbclid=IwAR0RbLeTGMUb69FjhHY_FYQp_MAFp8n3k5qZotCnHESgyVQqIO7MKIFxC8QPandemic effects on the Environment - https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200326-covid-19-the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-the-environmentElectron Heavy - https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Starship SN3 assembly, Model Y's new radar heater, and Starlinks satellite's new anti-reflective coating.Links: Starlink updates  - https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/status/1242136773670703106https://twitter.com/ralfvandebergh/status/1243175334817734657?s=20Starship SN3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWrFzQZsxpIhttps://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1243073406884630528?s=20Tesla Model Y Heat Pump - https://electrek.co/2020/03/26/tesla-model-y-radar-heater-weather-proof-autopilot-self-driving/Rivian Wins Case in CO - https://electrek.co/2020/03/25/rivian-wins-big-as-colorado-passes-electric-vehicle-direct-sales-law/
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the first Model Y deliveries, Space, SLS's ridiculous budget and schedule, and Falcon 9 losing an engine.Links: Tesla might make respirators / Ventilators - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1240689778875486208?s=20Elon offers to make ventilators - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-18/kudlow-says-gm-ceo-offered-to-make-ventilators-for-outbreakWDTJ SpaceX "Why Don't They Just" Spiral welded tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpk-7Yh4AZsSLS is even more behind and over budget than we thought - https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/03/oig-leans-nasa-sls-mobile-launchers/https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/03/10/nasa-inspector-general-says-sls-moon-rocket-costs-continue-to-climb/SpaceX flying through Starship iterations - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMN8iet3fBYFalcon 9 loses engine on ascent and doesn't land -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4sMhHbHYXMhttps://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1240262636547100672?s=20Tesla Model Y Deliveries Begin - https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/16/21182033/tesla-model-y-suv-us-deliveries-begin-price-rangeVideo from Tesla - https://twitter.com/Tesla/status/1239607579518484480Tesla to shut down CA factory - https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-03-18/coronavirus-tesla-fremont-plant-shutdown
Joe, and Ben talk about Model Y deliveries starting today, SpaceX's first human flight, and Coronavirus slowing down Gigafactory Berlin progress.Links: SpaceX First Crewed Flight - https://www.cnet.com/news/spacex-could-launch-its-first-astronauts-in-under-two-months/Fiat 300mi Range - https://electrek.co/2020/03/12/fiat-hints-that-its-compact-ev-with-300-miles-of-add-on-batteries-is-real/Tesla Giga Berlin Employees - https://electrek.co/2020/03/12/tesla-recalls-us-employees-gigafactory-berlin-coronavirus/Model Y deliveries - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-y-first-delivery-date/
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Model Y deliveries starting, Mars Rover 2020 new name, and the first sight of the New Glenn FairingLinks: Tesla Model 3 V2 Package - https://electrek.co/2020/03/02/tesla-model-3-track-package/Model Ys at Fremont - https://cleantechnica.com/2020/03/02/tesla-fremont-factory-is-swarming-with-model-y-suvs-ready-for-delivery/https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-y-fremont-lot-car-carrier-hauler/https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-y-fremont-lot-car-carrier-hauler/Tesla Infotainment Upgrade - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-infotainment-upgrade-model-s-x-mcu1-mcu2-hardware/Ben Explains Tires - https://www.instagram.com/p/B9PLdppnKBH/Mars 2020 (Perseverance) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zni3MLBHDaYBlue Origin Fairing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaEYpzSu8Ck1.8 Billion Pixel Photo - https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8621/nasas-curiosity-mars-rover-snaps-its-highest-resolution-panorama-yet/Tesla Removes Autopilot - https://www.motortrend.com/news/tesla-removes-autopilot-software-used-model-s/Starship SN1 Cryo Proof Test Failure - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYeVnGL7fgw&feature=youtu.beStarship Taxi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6v7_4C-1mo&feature=youtu.be
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Earth's new Mini Moon, SpaceX's launchpad updates, Tesla Model Y deliveries starting in MarchLinks: Earth's Mini Moon - https://phys.org/news/2020-02-earth-captures-mini-moon.htmlPrivate Satellite Docking - https://news.northropgrumman.com/news/releases/northrop-grumman-successfully-completes-historic-first-docking-of-mission-extension-vehicle-with-intelsat-901-satelliteSpaceX Falcon Program Draft - https://www.faa.gov/space/environmental/nepa_docs/media/SpaceX_Falcon_Program_Draft_EA_508.pdfElon Tweets on Raptor Engine + Starship - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1232436994191441920?s=20Tesla 1GWh Battery Gets Approved - https://electrek.co/2020/02/27/tesla-1gwh-megapack-battery-project-pge-approved/Model Y Deliveries - https://electrek.co/2020/02/25/tesla-model-y-deliveries-customers-confirmation/Why Don't They Just send wireless power to EVs - https://vizivtechnologies.com/
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Space Tourism with Virgin Galactic and SpaceX, a possible 400mi range Tesla, and a new better but unstable rocket designLinks: A new rocket engine that's awesome! - https://www.washington.edu/news/2020/02/18/simple-fuel-efficient-rocket-engine/Elon shares Starship progress - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1230276876930863105?s=20Starship Build Progress - https://twitter.com/fael097/status/1230504339233476613/photo/1SpaceX fails to land - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xeX62mLcf8Tesla 110 kWh Car - https://electrek.co/2020/02/19/tesla-110-kwh-battery-pack-400-miles-range/Virgin Galactic Space Tourism - https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/02/19/virgin-galactic-stock-skyrockets-as-investors-buy-into-the-billionaire-space-race/#246132591f2dSpaceX Private Citizen Seats - https://spaceadventures.com/space-adventures-announces-agreement-with-spacex-to-launch-private-citizens-on-the-crew-dragon-spacecraft/
Tim, and Ben talk about the NASA 2021 budget proposal numbers, Tesla's in-house battery production, and SpaceX hiring a renowned NASA employee.Links: NASA 2021 Budget - https://www.planetary.org/get-involved/be-a-space-advocate/become-an-expert/fy2021-nasa-budget.htmlSpaceX hires Bill Gerstenmaier - https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/02/spacex-has-hired-a-key-nasa-official-to-help-with-human-spaceflight/MORE Starliner errors - https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/02/starliner-faced-catastrophic-failure-before-software-bug-found/Tesla Battery Cell - https://electrek.co/2020/02/11/tesla-building-pilot-battery-cell-manufacturing-line-fremont/Tesla 2B Stock Offering - https://electrek.co/2020/02/13/tesla-tsla-capital-raise-2-billion-elon-musk-said-it-doest-make-sense/Boca Chica Gal - https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1227623889888567298https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1227597285422325761
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Tesla Stock spikes, The Coronavirus scare at Tesla's China Factory, and the last 2 years of SpaceX Falcon HeavyLinks: Tesla Stock - https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/tslaTesla China Shutdown - https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/06/tesla-temporarily-closes-china-stores-amid-virus-fears.htmlGiga Texas - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1224926442527563776Christina Koch Breaking records - https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/record-setting-nasa-astronaut-crewmates-return-from-space-stationSpaceX's ride share is official - https://www.spacex.com/smallsatFalcon Heavy 2 years later (review) - https://www.spacexstats.xyz/#launchhistory
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about SpaceX's flawless Starlink Launch, Tesla's killer Q4 numbers, and Axiom Space's deal with NASALinks: Starship Bulkhead test and header tank nose cone https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1221938474233868288?s=20https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1222366667579117568?s=20https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1215719463913345024SpaceX Starlink -https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1222521667181670404?s=20NASA Bill is dumb - https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/01/26/bipartisan-house-bill-spurns-2024-moon-landing-goal-favoring-focus-on-mars/Tesla stock - https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/tslaModel Y - https://www.tesla.com/modelyTesla Q4 Update - https://ir.tesla.com/static-files/b3cf7f5e-546a-4a65-9888-c928b914b529NASA and Axiom Space - https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/27/nasa-taps-startup-axiom-space-for-the-first-habitable-commercial-module-for-the-space-station/Bigelow Aeropsace passes on iSS - https://spacenews.com/bigelow-aerospace-sets-sights-on-free-flying-station-after-passing-on-iss-commercial-module/
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Tesla's stock boost, Model Y Delivery Rumors, and the SpaceX Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort TestLinks: Fully Charged Live, Austin Feb 1st and 2nd - https://fullycharged.show/events/fully-charged-live-north-america/Boeing receiving scrutiny about Starliner - https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/01/nasa-and-boeing-are-closely-looking-at-starliners-thruster-performance/Tesla Stock - https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/tslaElon Bonus - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/22/business/elon-musk-tesla-bonus.htmlModel Y Rumors - https://cleantechnica.com/2020/01/23/tesla-model-y-delivery-rumors/SpaceX In Flight Aborthttps://twitter.com/spacexhttps://twitter.com/considercosmoshttps://twitter.com/erdayastronautFirefly explosion - https://firefly.com/launch-alpha/ https://www.kxan.com/news/local-news/us-183-closed-in-briggs-area-due-to-non-law-enforcement-incident-bcso-says/
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Johns Hopkins new indestructible lithium-ion battery, Tesla's new "Chinese Style" render, and Boeing Starliner Crew Capsule's refurb plansLinks: Fully Charged Live, Austin Feb 1st and 2nd - https://fullycharged.show/events/fully-charged-live-north-america/Invincible Lithium Ion Battery - https://www.wired.com/story/scientists-made-a-nearly-invincible-lithium-ion-battery/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIgctE_Clqk&feature=youtu.beNew Tesla Model - https://ww.electrek.co/2020/01/16/tesla-new-design-drawing-announces-design-center-chinese-style-car/#Model Y spotting - https://ww.electrek.co/2020/01/16/tesla-model-y-prototype-sightings-increase-spotted-next-to-model-x-gives-size-comparison/#Model 3 Sales - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-vs-mercedes-vs-bmw-sales-luxury-sedan/Maddie Goes Electric - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A4ytljB-joBoeing In-cabin video from Starliner test - https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/01/15/boeing-releases-in-cabin-video-from-starliners-orbital-test-flight/Boeing's Refurbishment on Starliner Crew Capsule - https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/01/15/boeing-to-perform-minimal-refurbishment-on-reusable-starliner-crew-capsule/SLS Core Stage for Green Run - https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/01/sls-core-stage-stennis-green-run-campaign/
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about SpaceX Baby StarBopper tank test, NASA may have found another "Earth", and Sony surprises everyone with an EVLinks: Fully Charged Live, Austin Feb 1st and 2nd - https://fullycharged.show/events/fully-charged-live-north-america/Star Bopper - https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1215303806214463490?s=20Starlink - https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1214373450371891200?s=20Upper Stage puffs - https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1214639135681581056?s=20IFA Dragon prepped - https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1214361873442902021?s=20NASA finds a new Earth - https://www.space.com/nasa-tess-first-earth-size-habitable-exoplanet-toi-700d.htmlMercedes VISION AVTR - https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/7/21054573/mercedes-benz-avtr-avatar-vision-concept-car-photos-daimler-ces-2020Fiat Centoventi - https://www.automobilemag.com/news/fiat-centoventi-concept-photos-info/BMW i3 Concept - https://www.motor1.com/news/389550/bmw-i3-urban-suite-concept/Jeep PHEV - https://www.motor1.com/photo/4620697/jeep-wrangler-phev-at-ces-live-image/Sony Vision S - https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/6/21054270/sony-vision-s-electric-concept-car-ev-announcement-ces-2020
Get 2 months for Free at Skillshare.com/OLF Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Tim getting Starship info from Elon, Tesla releases a Christmas Update, and the plans for OLF in 2020Links: Starliner launch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIDytLL734A&t=6089s + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWDotD85NqoElon tweets about Starship - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1211558341337649152Tesla China Deliveries - https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/30/21042493/tesla-chinese-model-3-cars-gigafactory-3-shanghai + https://twitter.com/Tesla/status/1211489609978437632 + https://ww.electrek.co/2020/01/02/tesla-start-made-in-china-model-3-deliveries-customers-jan-7/China EV Sales - http://www.ev-volumes.com/datacenter/Tesla Winter Update - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ra0GGdiYKc&t=497s
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about NASA's recent SLS test, Boeing Starliner hits the launchpad, and the recent Tesla stock spike.Links: Rocket Lab's brand new launch site LC-2 - https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1206297237233356800?s=20Rocket Lab LC-3 - https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1207360163440513025?s=20SpaceX launched and lost their nose cone - https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1206725882162794496?s=20Business Insiders horrible headline on the launch - https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1206990034425004032?s=20SLS goes boom - https://twitter.com/JimBridenstine/status/1204163744814772224?s=20Artemis day - https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1204135183018070017?s=20NASA 2020 Budget - https://www.planetary.org/get-involved/be-a-space-advocate/become-an-expert/fy2020-nasa-budget.htmlBoeing preps OFT-1 - https://twitter.com/Commercial_Crew/status/1207683632443330560Why don't they just - https://twitter.com/MrPuraVida/status/1206697909825261569Model Y at KSC - https://ww.electrek.co/2019/12/19/tesla-model-y-prototype-banged-up-florida/EVGo installing Tesla chargers - https://ww.electrek.co/2019/12/19/evgo-tesla-connector-nationwide-charging-network/TSLA Stock Almost to 420 - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-tsla-420-per-share-short-burn-v3-2-billion-loss/
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the Tesla x F150 rematch, New Shepard's Launch and Landing, and new possibilities for hydrogen power from Australia.Links: Fully Charged Tix - https://fullycharged.show/events/fully-charged-live-north-america/Cybertruck vs F150 - https://twitter.com/CybertruckN/status/1204844658297319425Tesla Connectivity - https://www.tesla.com/support/connectivityCybertruck Nuts - https://cybertrucknuts.net/1mm Solid State Battery - https://www.eenewseurope.com/news/1mm-thick-solid-state-batteries-beat-all-performance-benchmarksCheaper Hydrogen Power - https://phys.org/news/2019-12-scientists-cheaper-hydrogen-energy.htmlBlue Origin New Shepard Launches and Lands - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uwZf8Zcluw
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Tesla's Cybertruck 's true cost of ownership, New announcements around original Roadsters, and SpaceX Anniversary success.Links: Fully Charged Tix - https://fullycharged.show/events/fully-charged-live-north-america/Why do American's Buy Trucks? https://www.thedrive.com/travel/1751/why-do-americans-love-pickup-trucks-ask-the-driveEV Plant in Ohio - https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/05/gm-lg-to-form-2point3-billion-joint-venture-for-battery-cell-production.htmlRoadster support - https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/04/tesla-roadsters-to-get-better-service-options-company-promises-owners.htmlCybertruck TCO - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11UazskM4HH1XSVu_CliXzhi6syVLGKWn5Ol8zgrft04/edit#gid=763966478Elon on Twitter about MK-1 Stainless steel - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1198709720212594688Why don't they just - https://twitter.com/mgalyan/status/1202275526842429442Falcon 9 mission today - https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1vAGRqydkEDKlOther cyber truck options - https://twitter.com/T4KZ1/status/1200369527554527232?s=20
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Tesla's Cybertruck unveil event, a Starship test accident, and more.Links: Tesla Cybertruck - http://www.tesla.com/cybertruckStarship Explosion -https://twitter.com/LabPadre/status/1197267227797573633Why Don't They Just Design Tweak: https://twitter.com/pete_twdy/status/1197930199184289793Why Don't They Just Inflatable Tent: https://twitter.com/astrav/status/1197830758120984576
Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Tesla's new Gigafactory in Berlin, Space X Crew Dragon passing a crucial test, and Blue Origin's new rocket factory!Links: Concrete Nuclear Tomb Cracking Under Climate Change - https://news.yahoo.com/concrete-tomb-of-radioactive-debris-from-nuclear-bombs-is-cracking-due-to-climate-change-180557377.htmlLexus' 1000km solid state battery - https://www.whichcar.com.au/car-news/lexus-solid-state-battery-1000km-rangeBlue Origins new rocket plant - https://www.al.com/news/huntsville/2019/11/blue-origins-alabama-rocket-engine-plant-shaping-up-and-its-big.htmlArrokoth - https://www.nasa.gov/feature/far-far-away-in-the-sky-new-horizons-kuiper-belt-flyby-object-officially-named-arrokothSpaceX Crew Dragon key test - https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/11/13/spacex-fires-up-crew-dragon-thrusters-in-key-test-after-april-explosion/Gigafactory in Berlin - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1194373823912538112Model 3 German Award - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1194443851903180800BMW Trade-in for Model 3 - https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-tesla-model-3-survey/market-evolution.html#introStarlink Launch - https://everydayastronaut.com/prelaunch-preview-spacex-starlink-1/
Joe, Tim and Ben talk about official Tesla Truck Reveal, the semi successful Starliner pad abort test, and The Ocean Cleanup Interceptor Links: The Ocean Cleanup Interceptor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=94&v=KyZArQMFhQ4Tesla Truck Rumors / Specs / Reveal - https://insideevs.com/reviews/364925/tesla-pickup-truck-price-specs-more/SpaceX reuse fairings - https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1191779329467748353?s=20Starship space ports - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1191496935250616321?s=20SLS drama - https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/11/nasa-rejects-blue-origins-offer-of-a-cheaper-upper-stage-for-the-sls-rocket/https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/11/the-white-house-puts-a-price-on-the-sls-rocket-and-its-a-lot/Boeing lunar lander - https://www.space.com/boeing-human-moon-lander-concept-nasa-artemis.htmlStarliner abort - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NLQ4bO-f58Why don't they just - https://twitter.com/teccero/status/1192474588799807489?s=21
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Comments (14)

Alan Rickett

please do some research before commenting on the why don't they you got almost everything wrong

Mar 27th
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Alan Rickett

sorry the information you supplied in no way proves there is not a leaning to Boeing in fact all you have convinced me of is that I have to treat you as a lower quality source of information form now on

Jan 3rd
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Ch1n3du

nice episode

Dec 24th
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The Cennoxx

Hi, great podcast! Just wanted to mention to your why dont they just use rocket engines which use the atmosphere of the earth. Currently there is a engine under development which does exactly this. It is called SABRE(synergetic air breathing rocket engine). Greetings

Apr 9th
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maybe its just this particular platform, but I'm shocked this doesn't have more subscrbers. keep going guys! I've been a YouTube subscriber for years, Scott... this collab is awesome!

Feb 7th
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Sam Sawyer

Wasn't the seismometor the instrument that picked up the "sound"? I wasn't aware that they brought a microphone.

Dec 21st
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Grant Campbell

Just got to work and had to pause half way through. Looking forward to lunch.

Oct 24th
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Grant Campbell

Great job! Thanks to Tim Dodd for plugging this on his YouTube channel, I was able to find Our Ludicrous Future and subscribe. I'm looking forward to catching up on the rest.

Oct 24th
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vikrant tyagi

This is going to be huge. A perfect collaboration for a perfect podcast.

Oct 1st
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vikrant tyagi

I have never been so excited for any podcast before. Awesome stuff this

Oct 1st
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Alexis de Wouters

Very nice having you together in the same show. Funny and interesting! Hope for next episode soon :)

Sep 17th
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Tom Ryner

Well done guys!

Sep 16th
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Philipp Sesar

This is the best Podcast...

Sep 15th
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