Displaying episodes 31 - 60 of 92 in total

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.

44: Regrets? Talking Tesla Model 3

Matt and Sean talk about whether or not the Tesla 3 still fits Matt's needs. Also: TV and movie recommendations that include animated fare, sci-fi, funny ghosts, and a movie made for happier times.

43: After Dark - What to Watch (or Play)!

Matt and Sean talk about Matt's upcoming episodes, his upcoming second channel, and television, movies, and videogames (many of them related--accidentally--to The Mandalorian) that will help you pass the time.

42: Charged By The Minute - Talking EV Charging and Getting Weird

Matt and Sean talk about varied ways that charging stations encourage (or discourage) speedy use, and they humbly suggest ways that positive motivation could work better. Also: ghost stories, spy thrillers, and what to do with your leaves.

41: Our Panel of Panel Experts - Talking Solar Panels for Home

Matt and Sean discuss solar panel owners' relationships to their power company, tax issues, and when motion detectors strand you in a bathroom stall. No, seriously.

40: My Right Foot - Talking Porsche and Tesla Updates Gone Wrong

Matt and Sean talk about the Porsche Taycan, why it’s not the “Tesla-killer,” what a Tesla-killer should have, and why car interfaces should not be confusing or include connection plugs near your ankle. As well as an update on Matt’s Model 3 problems.

39: Full of Hot Air…

... Well, cold air. Matt and Sean discuss liquid air batteries (cryogenic energy storage) and Highview Power, the difficulties of using technical terminology, and what happens when you're scared to go into your bathroom.

38: Trigger Warnings - Talking about solar panel environmental impacts

Matt and Sean talk about solar panels, their useful life, how some people get triggered by them, and what stands in the way of people using them. Also: what is the deal with 1970s sex scenes?

37: What principles? Talking about Tesla Battery Day

Matt and Sean discuss the ways that Tesla’s recent announcements demonstrate a kind of thinking that breaks from the norm and how it puts them ahead—and what we sacrifice in the process. First principles thinking is the term of the day … and batteries … and manufacturing …

36: Fuel Cells are Hard

...to understand. For Sean. But Matt helps him through it! We talk through a lot of questions around efficiency, why they aren’t catching on in cars compared to battery electric vehicles. Plus, an instructional blooper on how to pronounce "hydrogen production."

35: It’s Virtually a Grid — Talking Tesla Powerwall and Home Batteries

Matt and Sean talk about evolving approaches to renewable energy production on the local level, surprising impacts of house-based power storage like Tesla Powerwall and Sonnen Eco, and how they passed out upon seeing the Dune trailer.

34: We Have Engaged … the Pork … well, Supercapacitors

Matt and Sean talk about supercapacitor technology (aka ultracapacitors), trade terrible puns, and wonder if advances in the future will make our bacon sentient. Special thanks to all of the insightful comments from the supercapacitor YouTube video.

33: To Hype or Not to Hype - Tesla Battery Day

Matt and Sean discuss the possible paths that Tesla's battery day announcement might take, rank preferences, and talk about why a company doesn't want to build expectations too much. They also talk about the recent Tesla spy scandal with the Russians. Plus: Sean loses his mind.

32: You spin me right round - wind turbine viewer feedback

Matt and Sean talk about recycling wind turbines or maybe just growing some--the debate over the environmental impact of new technologies, and how some people aren't looking at the big picture enough when it comes to energy production.

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