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    Over the last year or so a number of good audio Tesla podcasts have become established. I always look forward to seeing new episodes come up and thought there may be some here that are not podcast followers but may like a summary of current shows and may pick and choose which to go listen to.

    The shows I listen to are:
    Ride the Lightning - Very well prepared and produced 1 hour talk radio style show that comes out each Sunday morning by a single host, Ryan, with a Model 3 reservation iTunes Libsyn
    Talking Tesla - A group of three owners of Model S and X and Model ☰ reservations with a new show about once a week for 1 hour iTunes Blog
    The Tesla Show - Two tesla enthusiasts with a bit of a analytical/academic spin to the conversation that starts out with what cocktail each is consuming with a show also about weekly for 1 hour iTunes
    Tesla Tidbits - a quick daily (mostly weekdays) recap of Tesla news in about 5 minutes or less iTunes Blog
    As new shows drop, I'll post a quick summary - except likely will keep the Tesla Tidbits to a weekly summary instead of for each of the daily shows. There is at least one other Tesla podcast that I tried and the quality was not working for me, but will keep an eye out for other's coming out with shows. And of course there is TrevP's video podcast on YouTube.

    So to kick it off, on Ride the Lightning Episode #53: "Model 3 Gets Attacked" this morning Ryan talks about:
    • Model Xs he's been seeing around the city
    • Xbox Forza Horizon 3 to include a P90D
    • BMW ads
    • Interview with a Gigafactory guest
    • SolarCity deal update
    • Q2 call summary
    • Parts for 300 prototypes
    • Listener calls on Destination Chargers, electric bicycles, Tesla Minibus, Part Deux
     
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    So,

    if I put the iTunes app on mt PC, am I going to get bombarded with ads?
     
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    #3 MelindaV, Aug 7, 2016
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    no, don't believe so, but I use apple computers and have not a single ad. I have a work PC upstairs and will go add iTunes to it and let you know if I am wrong.
    @Badback - I downloaded the PC version and subscribed to one of the podcasts listed above and the user interface appears identical to the Mac version. Apple much like Tesla in being a very minimal/non-ad sort. the only place i've ever seen ads is in 3rd party apps, but never directly from an apple application.
     
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    Sadly, there are far too many people panning the same river to find a few nuggets of information. It's amazing how hungry we all are for new tidbits. Tesla could probably finance the Fremont construction by charging a fee for regular news.
     
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    No, Apple stuff is safe and completely devoid of ads or other crap. Go ahead and use it if you want podcasts on your computer.

    If you have an iPhone I recommend Overcast as the premier podcast app. If you're on Android I recommend doubleTwist
     
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    I listen to the first three religiously. Each offers a slightly different take and spin. Most of the information is the same but it's inserting to hear opinions nevertheless.

    I wanted to do a podcast as well but felt the space was already crowded so I went the video route.

    My series are geared towards explaining the Tesla technology and demystifying EVs and my show with Ken is about Tesla and EVs in general but we added a Canadian portion of content for good measure as that is lacking everywhere else.

    I'm quite happy with the subscribers and compliments and looking to keep growing the viewership as we have something unique.
     
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    Many thanks for the list. I've listened to all the Ride the Lightning and Talking Tesla shows but didnt know about the others and will check them out.

    There's some overlap in coverage but each has its own angle and, at least the first two, are very well done.

    They've all been tending towards longer form (1 hour plus+) and weekly which makes it a bit hard to keep up.

    I find the best way to listen to them in the Tesla or Gym is playing from my favorite podcast player on my phone over bluetooth.
     
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    The Tesla Show #19 Q2 2016 - review the Q2 call and dig into various parts of the information presented in the call
    • the financials
    • 'losing $' now is not a sign of a failure but future planning (IE investing in College)
    • Vehicle production vs. delivery numbers
    • Model X production line up to speed
    • Model 3 handed over to the production teams to setup for manufacturing
    • Implement full 'machine making the machine' manufacturing
    • EM's expectations of the parts suppliers and will cut non-performers
    • SolarCity deal status
    • Tesla's 1st priority: Model 3, 2nd priority: Autonomy
    • Autonomy advances, hardware/software and advantage of being 1st automaker with a mass market self-driving vehicle available
     
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    Talking Tesla #46 ' Alien Dreadnought v0.5 - with plenty more F(beep)ing than most
    • Tom talks about issues with the replacement Rav4EV and back to car shopping
    • Mel complains about his (wife's) Model X and door issues
    • Supercharger 1 cup water carwash service
    • Tesla's carbon footprint on the amount of cash being burned
    • Braking in the FL wreck
    • BMW ad
    • Tesla satellite gps and vehicle's networked cameras
    • EM's numbers on autonomous cars on the road in the future
    • Model S60
    • Powerwall
    • Priorities: model 3 & full autonomy
    • July 1, 2017 parts deadline
    • Production
    • CARB
    • Model Y
    • Trucks and buses
     
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    #10 MelindaV, Aug 14, 2016
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    Ride the Lightning #54: Autopilot 2.0 and the P100D Approach
    • Elon playing video games
    • SolarCity Solar Roof
    • 100kWh battery coming up with 270 - 324 mile range
    • Model ☰ reveal presentation speculation and how AP will be incorporated
    • AP2.0 hardware
    • P90D 10.8 second ¼ mile time
    • Calls on the Truck, Model ☰ lifespan, Jailbreaking, UK taxing and Brexit & Tesla Service Agreement options.


    and a summary of the Tesla Tidbit shows from the last week:
    #63 Drive or Wait
    #64 Solar Roof
    #65 Autopilot Love
    #66 Upgrades Anyone?
     
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    The Tesla Show #20 A Transitional Vehicle - recapping the Volt
    • A 4 cylinder gas "generator", a drive motor and generator motor
    • The Chevy EV1
    • Changes from concept car to production car
    • First well known plug in hybrid/EV with 100k sold in first 6 years
    • it related to the Model ☰, BMW i3
    • design oddities of volt, bolt, i3, leaf, prius
     
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    Talking Tesla #47 - All the Energy is Solar - I listened to this on the way into work this morning, so most likely missing some topics
    • The cost of SpaceX rockets and how much recovering them could save
    • Tom tries out another Rav4EV without luck - may lease a Leaf until the Model ☰
    • Model S used car market
    • Would more supercharger locations be needed if battery capacity is increased - what is ideal for R&D between SC and capacity
    • AP hardware rollout & Autonomous driving
    • Scotland windfarms
    • Love Canal
    • SolarCity Solar Roof
    • Solar installation at Chernobyl wasteland
    • Bolt design and the general public confusion on Tesla also being American made
    • When Tesla will be up to 50k cars/month
    • Powerwalls
     
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    #13 MelindaV, Aug 21, 2016
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    Ride the lightning #55 12 Tesla news stories



      • Disneyland's gas powered Autopia
      • P100D listed now with TireRack
      • Darg racing Tesla P90DL 2.65 second 0-60
      • Evatran's Plugless charging is ready for the RWD Model S at $2,440 intro pricing
      • Two year lease option
      • Tesla's new hire from Apple
      • Retail design update is coming
      • Model X door update
      • GM's Bob Lutz comments
      • AL state senate bill
      • Autopilot crash with an owner admitting fault
      • Australia Model X launch party
      • Test drive fire in France


     
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    The Tesla Show #21 - The Safety Dance - Tesla related safety issues and crash/safety testing
    • the MN Dr endorsing the Model X safety after a crash
    • Tesla crash/safety test performance
    • Various crash testing organizations, NHTSA, IIHS, Euro NCAP, etc - organizations purchase cars at their discretion - typically high production models, not provided by the manufacturers or required.
    • 2010 NHTSA crash ratings were changed to reflect real life situations to make ratings more difficult to achieve
    • Summary of IIHS tests
    • Model S test performance (NHTSA & NCAP tested, not tested by IIHS)
    • Model S NHTSA injury probability at 7%; 10% minimum required for 5-star rating so Tesla claim 5.4 Star rating with higher score than any other vehicle tested.
    • Model S also achieved highest vehicle test results with Euro NCAP
    • Only 2 other vehicles have received 5 star in all categories (didn't list which)
    • Vehicle safety features & engineered beyond test requirements
    • Autopilot in Safety
    • Safety as a factor in choosing a car
    Tesla Tidbit #67 Along with the Good Times...
    #68 Don't Need Xanax for Range Anxiety
    #69 Clouds Over Solar City
    #70 Tesla Goes Supreme
    #71 Sweet Home Alabama
    #72 It Could Be Yours if the Price is Right
    #73 P100D

    Talking Tesla # 48 - Elon Groks Mel - summary later today...
     
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    #15 MelindaV, Aug 30, 2016
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    Ride the Lightning #56 - What the P100D Means for the Model 3
    • 0-60 times & 45-65 times
    • JB's comments on the battery pack updates
    • Design Studio changes coming along with the P100D
    • With the Model ☰ wheelbase similar to the Model S, battery pack could be close - will there be a P85D? at 3.0 0-60? with 300 miles?
    • Tesla progress in less than 4 years
    • Calls on: Autopilot, Tesla susceptible viruses, $7,500 US tax credit, Insurance and VIN databases dealing with Tesla post-delivery upgrades, Autopilot 30 day trial
     
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    The Tesla Show #22 Keeping it 100
    • Recap of the P100D announcement
    • Compare to the original Model S's 5.4 seconds 0-60 and subsequent models
    • A SpaceX/Tesla crossover with the metal alloy inconel being used in the ludicrous mode module
    • Physics of acceleration
    • Human g-force limits
    • Battery pack design basics
     
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    #17 MelindaV, Sep 4, 2016
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    Ride the Lightning - #57 Model 3 Supercharging Details Revealed?
    • Elon's bad week - SpaceX and Stock
    • Internal Tesla email to finish quarter strong
    • MO state pulls sales license
    • Mike Fox head of the gas vehicle dealer association quoted saying gas cars are dead if Model 3 is ships
    • AP improvements coming
    • Insure-my-Tesla
    • Supercharging access rumors
    • Callers: AP shutdown following wreck theory. The future 2017 DeLorean. Autonomous folding steering wheel. 500km range ideal mileage from a metric viewpoint. The Model Y.


    Talking Tesla #49 - Searching For Model 3 Surrogates
    • Would you upgrade a 90D to 100D for $20k?
    • New inventory car suggestions when configuring options
    • Future battery costs / extra Tesla profit or lower buyer cost?
    • MIT 2x battery capacity study
    • High amp charger vs duel charger changes
    • Battery pack design changes
    • Estimating initial model 3 range ~300miles
    • VW EV 2018-2019 w 300+ range 80% changeable in 15minutes
    • Singapore uber like autonomous service
    • Uber fee structure
    • Otto acquired by uber
    • GM and Lyft
    • Solar 'tree'
    • Charging for multi family housing complexes

    Tesla Tidbits
    #74 - P100D Leftovers
    #75 - Efficiency
    #76 - ICEd
    #77 - Autopilot 2.0 News Avalanche
    #78 - Tesla Grants Wishes
    #79 - All About the Benjamins
    #80 - The Government Giveth, and the Government Taketh Away
    #81 - Rallying the Troops
     
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    The Tesla Show #24 Bolt with a B
    A recap of all the Chevy Bolt news from the last week or two, Chevy's partnership with LG, the EPA mileage info, a little on the Volt and the Spark, projected sales numbers and what segment the Bolt will take from, how the Bolt will offset the truck/camero emissions mandates.

    Best line was (paraphrasing) "The Bolt is like buying a fish sandwich at McDonalds when you want seafood..."
     
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    Hey everyone,

    I just realized that I made an account here when Trev first launched the site, but I haven't posted anything! Time to fix that. :)

    I'm Ryan McCaffrey, a fellow Model 3 reservation holder. I host the weekly Tesla podcast called Ride the Lightning: Unofficial Tesla Motors Podcast.

    I fell in love with Tesla back in 2009, when I organized an event for our Northern California DeLorean Club at Tesla's original Menlo Park location and I was invited by the very kind Tesla team to drive the Roadster afterwards. That was it for me, heh. Nothing else was ever gonna work for me after that.

    The podcast is my way of trying to contribute to the Tesla community without yet being able to afford one myself. If you're curious, give it a try. I have a blast doing it! You can listen on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, TuneIn, or just about anywhere else (though the site won't let me post the relevant links, thinking it's spam, LOL).

    Here's to awesome Model 3s for all of us in 2017 and 2018!
     
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