Our Ludicrous Future

By Joe Scott, Tim Dodd and Ben Sullins

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John X
 Nov 21, 2018
Love these 3 guys before this podcast. With their powers combined, you get Captain Musk!


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.

Episode Date
Ep 17 - SpaceX Layoffs, Billboards in Space, and Goodbye Tesla Referral Program

Joe, Tim, and Ben discuss recent SpaceX Layoffs, Space Billboards, and the end of the Tesla Referral Program


Jan 18, 2019
Ep 16 - Ben is at CES, "Why Don't They Just", and SpaceX Crew

Joe, Tim and Ben discuss CES, the first official segment of "Why Don't They Just", and the SpaceX Crew


Jan 10, 2019
Ep 15 - Tesla Q4 Results, SpaceX Shiny Starship and Utlima Thule

Joe, Tim and Ben discuss Tesla's Q4 results, SpaceX shiny Starship and Utlima Thule.


Jan 03, 2019
Ep 14 - Boring Event, Rockets Scrubbed, New Tesla Easter Egg

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about the recent Boring Company launch, all the rockets scrubbed in December, and the fun new Tesla easter eggs. 


Dec 20, 2018
EP 13 - Elon on 60 Minutes, Boring Company Launch, Tesla Model Y and New Glenn Rocket

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Elon on 60 Minutes, Boring Company Launch, Tesla Model Y and New Glenn Rocket

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Dec 13, 2018
Ep 12 - SpaceX Landing Failure, Tesla China Factory, and EV Incentives Phasing Out

Joe, Tim and Ben discuss the recent SpaceX Falcon 9 Water Landing, news about the Tesla china factory, and the potential for US EV incentives to be ending soon.


SpaceX launches 3rd time - SSO-A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3FNr-WiTIQ

Tesla China Factory https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/06/teslas-china-factory-set-to-begin-production-late-next-year.html

CRS-16 Booster Crash - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2R9o6hzB3M

Trump administration says it will end electric car tax credit https://electrek.co/2018/12/03/trump-end-electric-car-tax-credit/

Dec 07, 2018
Ep 11 - NASA on Mars Again, EVs at LA Auto Show, and FUD from NBC on Boring Company

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about the Mars Insight lander, new Electric Vehicles at the LA Auto Show, and NBC throwing shade on the Boring Company. 

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Links from the Show

Audi’s E-Tron GT concept is a 590-horsepower electric sedan powered by Porsche - https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/28/18116978/audi-e-tron-gt-concept-porsche-electric-car-sedan-590-horsepower

NBC shade on Boring Company - 

GM kills the Chevy Volt, shuts down factories, but accelerates EV investment - https://electrek.co/2018/11/26/gm-chevy-volt-factory-shutdown-electric-investmet/

Prelaunch Preview: SpaceX | Spaceflight SSO-A - https://everydayastronaut.com/prelaunch-preview-spacex-spaceflight-sso-a/

InSight Lander versus other Mars landers and rovers - https://everydayastronaut.com/insight-lander-vs-other-mars-landers-and-rovers/

Nov 29, 2018
Ep 10 - Ode to Buran, Future of Batteries and Waymo Opens for Business

On this episode Joe, Tim and Ben talk about the Russian space shuttle Buran, future battery tech, and Waymo opening for business next month. 

Links from the show:

// Electric Cars

Waymo to Start First Driverless Car Service Next Month


  • WIll be a new brand
  • Limited to Phoenix still
  • Opening to new people
  • Still have backup drivers, but the car will drive 99.9% of the time w/o them
  • Diff approach to Tesla
    • Slow, methodical
    • All at onc

New facebook watch page "Electric Cars" 


Rivian Electric Adventure Vehicles


// Space Stuff

30yr Flight Anniversary of Buran (Russian Space Shuttle)


Will we see BFR by 2020


SpaceX Boca Chica Texas


// Battery Tech

Strange Molecule Store Suns Energy


Elon Says Supercapacitors will be breakthrough


Nov 16, 2018
Ep 9 - Tesla Model 3 Track Mode, Baby SpaceX BFS and Starlink Internet

In this episode Tim, Joe and Ben talk about the new Tesla Model 3 key fob, track mode for the performance Model 3, Starlink internet from SpaceX and new second stage design for the Falcon 9.

Links from the show:

Elon Musk: "Mod to SpaceX tech tree build: Falcon 9 second stage will be upgraded to be like a mini-BFR Ship"

New Tesla Chairwoman

Track Mode for Performance Model 3

Model 3 Key Fob

The first detailed look at how Elon Musk’s space internet could work

Nov 09, 2018
Ep 8 - Tesla New Autopilot Features, Russians Soyuz Failure Update, and NASA Loses Two Spacecrafts
Nov 02, 2018