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74: Double Feature - Talking Space Mining and Tidal Turbines

Matt and Sean talk about space mining, the costs, the challenges, and if we’ll see it in our lifetimes. And we also talk about tidal turbines and how well they’ll stand up to the maintenance challenges.

73: Making Number 2 Number 1 - Talking Water Pipe Turbines

Matt and Sean talk about water pipe turbine generators, turning your toilet into a power source, and the incredible number of ways we can turn wasted energy into electricity.

72: Recycled Content and Cities - Talking Battery Recycling

Matt and Sean talk about EV recycling research that could grow to a second source of critical battery components and help revitalize economically depressed cities in the US.

71: Is That A Turbine In Your Pocket, Or…?

Matt and Sean talk about “bladeless” wind-powered electricity generation, and the inspiring (and awkward) design concepts behind them.

70: Which is Better: Solar Panels or Solar Tiles?

Matt and Sean discuss how the aesthetics of solar tiles might not find a mass market place if panels start to be an everyday item. Also: is the cost really out of control in the US?

69: 3D Printed Homes Have a Strong Foundation

Matt and Sean talk about recent progress in 3D printed homes, and what the future may hold. Also: STAR WARS: Bad Batch, Tenet, and FAST AND FURIOUS.

68: Movement in the Transportation Sector: Talking Electric Truck Shipping

Matt and Sean discuss the ins and outs of transitioning to electric fleets of shipping trucks; also: hate watching Mortal Kombat, Space 1999, and how the 1970s were just plain weird.

67: This Tech is Solid (State Batteries)

Matt and Sean talk about what to expect from Solid State Batteries, and when to expect them. Also: NOBODY, SHADOW & BONE, and more.

66: These Jokes Are “Pun”ishing: Talking Green Hydrogen

Matt and Sean talk about green hydrogen options--where it might work today and what its tomorrow may look like. ALSO: Made For Love, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Tribes of Europa and more.

65: Are We At a Tipping Point? Talking About the Future of Renewable Energy

Matt and Sean talk about the comparison between our current era and previous large shifts in industrial revolutions in how industry evolved. Seismic shifts bring scary change. Has the public hopped on board? Also: INVINCIBLE, SEARCH PARTY, and more.

64: Rolling with Solar: Talking Going Off-Grid in Solar RVs

Matt and Sean discuss Matt's talk with a mobile-solar-RVing friend who lives off-grid wherever he might want to roll (including how it might not be for everyone). Also: GODZILLA vs. KONG, DEBRIS, and some award-nominated movie recommendations.

63: Snowpierced! Hyperloop explored!

Matt and Sean talk Elon Musk and hyperloops, how you'd find enough real estate (or convince people to get inside), and why the train system itself may be beside the point. Also: more WandaVision, Say Anything, and Falcon & The Winter Soldier.

62: Old Timey Machines and Submarines: Talking Stirling Engines

Matt and Sean discuss how the old technology of a Stirling Engine can have modern (and even futuristic) applications. How thermal energy storage and Stirling Engines could provide energy storage for renewable energy. Also: The Snyder Cut of Justice League, WandaVision, and The Lighthouse.

61: Old McDonald Had Geothermal - Talking Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Matt and Sean talk about geothermal heating and cooling systems (impact, expectations, and costs). Also: WandaVision, For All Mankind, Punky Brewster flashbacks, and more.

60: Bond Villains Rejoice - Talking Elon Musk’s Neuralink

Matt and Sean talk about Neuralink, Elon Musk's idealism, potential upsides and downsides, and how ethics need to catch up soon before bad acts (intentional or not) start happening. Also: sci-fi is coming true (eveything from Star Trek's BORG to Futurama's heads in jars), documentaries to check out, and a couple of creepy films and TV shows to make you feel... let's call it "better."

59: Studs Be Damned - Talking Passive Homes

Matt and Sean talk about passive homes, saving on energy costs, and why you don't want the wrong kinds of studs! Plus: Babylon 5, Jack Nicholson, Jenny Slate, and video game hiccups in OUTRIDERS (and why we have compassion for them).

58: Toupeight! Talking Nanotechnology and Lithium Ion Batteries

Matt and Sean talk about breakthroughs in mining processes using nanotechnology and metal organic frameworks (MOFs), as well as the impact on battery development and solid state batteries. Also: Sputnik, Star Wars, and Steve Martin. Tell us about any other podcast that goes from nanotech to Steve Martin. I dare you!

57: Under Pressure - Talking About Geothermal Energy

Matt and Sean talk about geothermal energy production, company transitions to new models, and upstarts who bust the models entirely like Tesla … and maybe even an Apple Car. Also: more Babylon 5, and a bunch of comedies to make hard times a little bit brighter.

56: We’re Calling It Brogurt! Talking Vertical Farming

Matt and Sean talk about vertical farming, Elon and Kimbal Musk, weird super-bowl parties, and share some thoughts on the Babylon 5 resurgence.

55: Fungus Among Us - Talking about Net-Zero buildings

Matt and Sean talk about growing bricks of fungus, green architecture and net-zero buildings, and slaughtering non-English pronunciations. ALSO:  movies and television that make them cry (sometimes in fear).

54: This Thing Blows - Talking About Battery Snow Blowers

Matt and Sean talk about electric snow blowers (Torque! Blades! Intrigue!), Ego mowers, batteries and other home products, as well as powerful one-man shows, and cartoons about cannibalism. We cover it all this week.

53: Monkey’s Paw(er-wall) - Talking Tesla Powerwall Issues

Matt and Sean talk about the unexpected pitfalls Matt experienced when putting in his Tesla Powerwall; also: how the Bee Gees are like Marvel Comics, and why nerds need to be careful about what they wish for.

52: Flywheel in the Ointment

Matt and Sean discuss flywheels and how their old-school approach may have future energy storage applications. And how they hold up against lithium ion batteries. Also: a continuation of the Polly Platt filmography, Karate Kid lives on, and Sean tries to say the word "contact" (in a hidden bonus at the end).

51: Podcast & Sons - Talking about Tesla Solar Roof

Matt and Sean talk about all the non-electric benefits of the Tesla Solar Roof, the importance of depending on experts for installation, and fair (and unfair) criticisms of renewable energy programs. Also: film, television and video game recommendations!

50: Micromachines - Talking about Arrival Micro Factories

Matt and Sean talk about the videogame-style microfactory manufacturing setup of EV maker Arrival, as well as (very differing opinions about) the new Wonder Woman movie, Pixar’s Soul, and and getting into 2021.

49: Seanny, I Shrunk The Pod - Talking Nanotechnology

Matt and Sean small-talk about nanotechnology, try to build bridges between brain-busting ideas and bored classroom kids, and discuss the show The Expanse and the film Nocturnal Animals (and why David Lynch is so confusingly fun to watch).

48: Supergreatpodcast, Inc. - Talking Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Matt and Sean discuss how "small" modular nuclear reactors may be a retro-futurist dream, why building your own computer isn't as much fun as it sounds, and another holiday film to lighten what might be a difficult holiday season.

47: Title Confusion or Tidal Confusion - Talking Hydropower

Matt and Sean discuss the very wide range of hydro-electric power production methods and tidal energy, and why some of them need more attention (from Matt) in the future. Also: super-hero shows that are better than expected, the return of Zach at Bayside, and massive changes that may mean doom for the movie theater industry.

46: Everything is Torque! Talking About Electric Snowblowers, Smart Homes, and More

Matt and Sean discuss which smart home devices might make good holiday gifts, how electric lawn and home-care devices, like the Ego Snowblower, have reached a new level of usability, and as usual... STAR WARS and The Mandalorian (as well as some feel-good holiday fare).

45: Solar Sheep - Talking about Community Solar, Smart Meters, and Star Wars

Matt and Sean talk about how to take advantage of solar power panels when you don't own your home, how to enjoy terrible movies with comedians, the ways that The Mandalorian is reviving STAR WARS, and most importantly... solar sheep.

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