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The Tesla Show – A Tesla Podcast

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A podcast about Tesla as viewed through the lens of two technologists.

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A podcast about Tesla as viewed through the lens of two technologists.

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276 Ratings
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Great View on AV Generally Through Prism of Tesla

By Difiggi - Jun 05 2018
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It's an amazing body of work. I just wish they were releasing more often.

EXCELLENT SHOW

By Beenmb - May 09 2018
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EXCELLENT!! LISTEN TO IT YOU WILL LIKE IT AND YOU WILL LEARN A LOT.

iTunes Ratings

276 Ratings
Average Ratings
229
17
13
7
10

Great View on AV Generally Through Prism of Tesla

By Difiggi - Jun 05 2018
Read more
It's an amazing body of work. I just wish they were releasing more often.

EXCELLENT SHOW

By Beenmb - May 09 2018
Read more
EXCELLENT!! LISTEN TO IT YOU WILL LIKE IT AND YOU WILL LEARN A LOT.
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The Tesla Show – A Tesla Podcast

Latest release on May 10, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Rank #1: 101 – Autonomy Investor Day

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We unpack Tesla’s recent Autonomy Investor Day held at their Palo Alto HQ. We discuss the new FSD computer, their Neural network advancements, what’s coming up with the FSD feature set and more.

Slides from Tesla’s Presentation – https://theteslashow.com/tesla-autonomy-investor-day

If you are buying a Model 3, Model S, or Model X please consider using our referral code: https://ts.la/caleb80748

May 11 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #2: 47 – Tesla’s AC Induction Motor

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We discuss the history of Tesla’s AC induction motor, which is the basis for the electric propulsion system in the S, X, and soon Model 3. As well as how the AC induction motor works, why it’s used in electric cars, and its inherent benefits to the vehicles and Tesla’s particular innovations on motor technology. 

Mar 08 2017

55mins

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Rank #3: 99 – $35,000 Model 3

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Tesla has made the $35,000 Model 3 available for purchase. We unpack all the changes Tesla has made, what’s in the Standard interior and how Tesla was able to achieve this milestone. We also discuss what the decision to sell online only and close many of their stores means for Tesla going forward. Autopilot and Full Self Driving have gotten a shakeup and we discuss Elon’s latest comments about the roadmap for FSD. And lastly we give our predictions for the March 14th Model Y unveil event.

Mar 04 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #4: 91 – 2,000 Model 3’s per week

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We unpack Tesla’s Q1 vehicle production and deliveries report as well as Elon’s recent interview with CBS This Morning. We cover where Tesla is at with the Model 3 ramp, some of the troubling revelations about automation and the Fremont factory systems, and where we think Model 3 production is heading.

If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Apr 18 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #5: 81 – 1,000 Miles with Model 3

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We do a deep dive into living with the Model 3 for two weeks and over 1,000 miles. Caleb drove the Model 3 from Palo Alto to LA and back and lived with it for two weeks. We discuss everything about the vehicle from Autopilot, to the interior, to ergonomics to the UI, and more. 

If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Nov 29 2017

1hr 36mins

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Rank #6: 34 – Neural Networks: Part 1

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We dig deep into neural networks and AI as it pertains to Tesla. Neural networks have been in the news with Tesla’s full self-driving announcements. We discuss the history of neural networks, deep learning and AI. The advantages of neural networks and why they have come into more prominence recently. And we talk about our own efforts to build a car detection neural network. See our results here: http://theteslashow.com/neural-network-images

Nov 30 2016

45mins

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Rank #7: 92 – Q1 2018

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We unpack Tesla’s Q1 2018 earnings letter and call. We cover the high level financials, Tesla’s path to profitability in the coming quarters, where they are at with Model 3 production, the machine that builds the machine, Tesla Network and more.

If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

May 08 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #8: 67 – We Drove in the Model 3, Twice

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We were fortunate to be invited to the Model 3 delivery event and were given test rides. We run down our experience at the event and our time inside Model 3, and what struck us most about the Model 3 in person. This is a must listen episode. 

Take a look at our photos from the event: http://theteslashow.com/model-3-delivery-event/

Aug 02 2017

1hr 25mins

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Rank #9: 44 – Past the Half-Way Point

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We discuss the news that Tesla will be pausing production to prepare for Model 3 production. We then discuss what we know about Model 3 – the factory ramp, the Gigafactory progress, Autonomy, the interior, and performance stats. 

Feb 15 2017

57mins

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Rank #10: 28 – Full Self-Driving Announcement

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Our immediate reactions to Tesla's announcement of full self-driving hardware shipping on all new Model S and Model X, as well as the forthcoming Model 3. We discuss the new capabilities described in Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving mode. And the new details around the Tesla Fleet.

Oct 20 2016

32mins

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Rank #11: 90 – Model 3 Delivery Experience

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We discuss Caleb’s recent trip to the Tesla Fremont delivery center to experience the Model 3 delivery experience. We cover the timing from configure, to VIN assignment, to delivery date. Then we discuss the nitty gritty details of the experience of picking up a Model 3. And we conclude with our experience with such a recently manufactured Model 3 and how it compares to our experience a few months ago with an early Model 3.

If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Apr 05 2018

57mins

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Rank #12: 33 – SolarCity is Misunderstood

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We discuss the SolarCity acquisition and its implications for Tesla. SolarCity has been pretty misunderstood due to their unique business model, so we unpack how their business works and why it’s special. We also discuss the origins of the company and why the two companies are a great fit for each other.

Nov 23 2016

51mins

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Rank #13: 53 – Apple Car

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Apple was recently approved to test autonomous vehicles on the streets of California by the DMV. The long rumored Apple car project has been picking up in the recent months. We discuss the puzzle of what Apple could be working on and how they could bring a car or transportation service to market, and the difference in strategy compared to Tesla.

Apr 19 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #14: 40 – Bolt EV Test Drive

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We took a field trip to test drive the Bolt EV, Chevrolet’s new all-electric 238 mile range $30k (after US Federal rebate) vehicle. We share our impressions about every aspect of the vehicle. We also took photos which we reference during the episode, photos here: http://theteslashow.com/bolt-ev-test-drive

Jan 18 2017

1hr 22mins

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Rank #15: 52 – I Spy a Model 3

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Caleb saw a Model 3 release candidate in person near Tesla HQ, and managed to take 25 photos of it up close. We discuss the sighting and impressions. And we also discuss the market the Model 3 is going to be competing in, the compact luxury sedan market against the BMW 3 series, the Audi A4, the Mercedes C-class and many others. 

Our spy shots: http://theteslashow.com/model-3-spy-shots/

Apr 12 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #16: 49 – Batteries: Part 2

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In Part 2 of our battery episode we continue our discussion with Bernard Kim. We cover all sorts of topics. Why does capacity and thus range go down over time? Why can you brick a Tesla? What are the limits to the speed you can charge a battery? Does the rumbling from a Tesla cause any issue for the batteries? How can we know a battery will actually last for 10 years or more? How new developments in precise measurement instruments impacts the ability to iterate on new chemistries. As well as what is coming next in lithium ion batteries, how much innovation is chemistry limited, vs. manufacturing capability limited. 

Mar 22 2017

43mins

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Rank #17: 35 – Neural Networks: Part 2

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We continue our conversation on neural networks and deep learning. We dig into the major automotive players who are using neural networks and deep learning in their approaches. We cover what Comma.ai is up to, Mobileye's point of view, Nvidia and their OS for self driving cars and how Tesla is already using them to power Autopilot and will be integral in Enhanced Autopilot and Self-Driving. 

Dec 07 2016

57mins

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Rank #18: 37 – Reinventing the Car-Buying Experience

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We discuss Tesla’s distribution strategy with their Stores and Galleries. We cover their history, the overall strategy, their influence both indirect and direct from Apple retail, and how the retail experience is different from traditional car dealerships. Plus we cover our personal experience visiting different stores and the details we appreciate most. 

Dec 21 2016

59mins

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Rank #19: 51 – Mobileye + Intel

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Intel is buying Mobileye for $15 billion. Mobileye was a key supplier for Tesla’s Autopilot before Tesla moved to the new HW2 suite and Tesla Vision for software. We discuss the history of Mobileye, how they work with major automakers for ADAS, and their intentions to move into full self-driving functionality. We also unpack why Intel wanted Mobileye and how it will help bring the technology to market sooner. 

Apr 05 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #20: 25 – HAVs and HAV Nots

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We unpack the U.S. Department of Transportation's new guidelines on automated vehicles. The DOT has been promising guidance for automakers, technology companies, and suppliers on how the federal government will issue policies regarding automated vehicles from safety rules, recall powers, state laws and more.

Sep 28 2016

59mins

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