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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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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

255 Ratings
Average Ratings
212
16
12
5
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

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

Rank #1: 8 – Involuntary Chuckle

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We both test drove the Model X. We discuss our impressions of the entire Tesla test drive experience and the Model X specifically – the performance, the handling, the interior, the falcon wing doors, and Autopilot. 

May 25 2016

1hr 16mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 29 – No Protuberances

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We dig deeper into the recent Hardware II unveil, Enhanced Autopilot, and Full-Self Driving. Why did Tesla do this now? How will Tesla differentiate and train the system? And more details that came out from the conference call Tesla held with reporters.

Oct 26 2016

39mins

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Rank #4: 7 – It’s Round for a Reason

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We chat about our expectations for Part 2 of the Model 3 unveil – what the Model S and X option packages mean for the Model 3, what are the "next level" features Elon Musk was alluding to, and what a HUD and Autopilot mean for Model 3 going forward. 

May 18 2016

49mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 48 – Batteries: Part 1

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We have a special two part episode about batteries, the fundamental enabling technology for Tesla. Since it’s such a big topic area, we brought in a special guest, Bernard Kim a PhD from University of California Berkley specializing in advanced battery technology to discuss everything batteries –their history, how they work, why AA’s are different than what’s used by Tesla, what causes batteries to degrade and more.

Mar 15 2017

42mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #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: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 45 – Lucid Motors

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We discuss Lucid Motors and their first car, the Air. Lucid has recently come out of stealth mode after nearly 10 years. We discuss their founding, their key people, their Tesla connections, their production capabilities, their luxury sedan the Air, and our thoughts on their approach and our take on the Air. 

Feb 22 2017

1hr 22mins

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Rank #16: 59 – < 100 Configurations

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We discuss the latest specs Tesla has released about the Model 3, their strategy to push sales of Model S and try to correct confusion in the market about Model 3 being better than Model S. We also discuss what the limited set of configs for Model 3 at launch means. We reveal some new tips we have about the Model 3 HVAC system and Tesla’s work on a HUD.

May 31 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #17: 36 – Dealerships vs. Tesla

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We unpack the history of car dealerships and how they have caused challenges for Tesla across the US. We discuss how dealership law in the US grew and what the dealership trade groups have done to block new entrants like Tesla. And how Tesla is slowly but surely opening their own stores, sans dealerships.

Dec 14 2016

50mins

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Rank #18: 83 – Tesla in 2018

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We discuss our expectations for Tesla in the year ahead. We cover the progress we expect to see in Autopilot, how the Model 3 ramp is going and what it says about where Tesla will be in 2018, if and when we will see Model Y, what special feature Elon may be talking about for the Pickup, software improvements for the fleet, and Superchargers. 

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

Jan 01 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #19: 54 – Tesla's Valuation

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We discuss Tesla’s recent market cap passing Ford and GM to become the most valuable U.S. automaker. We discuss the basis for valuations, what influences valuations, and the different scenarios that lead to Tesla being valued more than GM and Ford today. And how Tesla could be worth Elon's supposed $1 Trillion valuation.

Apr 26 2017

58mins

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Rank #20: 38 – Tesla Service Centers

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We discuss Tesla Service Centers and Tesla’s broader approach to service. Tesla owns, operates, and staffs their own service centers for all of their vehicles. We cover the costs for service, their current capacity and what’s unique about Tesla service. Due to their vertical integration and technology in the cars, Tesla has a unique opportunity to provide more proactive service and improve the vehicles through direct learnings from servicing.

Jan 04 2017

1hr 4mins

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