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Adam Stoner

Elon Musk

  • 04:56
  • April 29th 2022

Mysteries of Science was nominated several times at the Publisher Podcast Awards earlier in the year. The ceremony was just a few days ago and Mysteries of Science walked away with two wins! One for Best Science & Medical Podcast and another for Best Launch.

To celebrate, would you like some more episodes?

The latest looks at the stuff of sailor's nightmares, an enormous creature so aggressive that it drags ships to their watery graves: the Kraken. I even wrote the piece for their magazine which is on newsstands right now.

Entering awards always makes me feel odd. I tell myself that it's just a form of ego masturbation and ultimately pointless– and there's some truth to that – but really I'm just afraid of failure...

Juggling the threat of failure with a greater need to progress is the theme of Return to Space, the story of Elon Musk's SpaceX.

I didn't know much about him before last month. I knew he was the CEO of a car company and a space thing but not much more than that. Watching Return to SpaceInspiraition4 and hearing Elon interviewed on TED; all of that has really opened my mind. He's clearly very intelligent and I have a wide sense of confidence in his vision.

Elon Musk is The Current Thing and one of the weirdest things has been watching the throng of shrill voices complain about his takeover as if anything's really going to change and as if billionaires don't already own huge swathes of the media landscape...

I've also been glued to WeCrashed on Apple TV+, a fable of startups gone sour about the rise and fall of co-working empire WeWork. Starring Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway, it a thrilling watch. You can see the entire series now.

In the world of music, Bloc Party's Alpha Games is a return to their familiar sound and I'm excited for Florence and The Machine's new album, Dance Fever too.

Josh Ramsay's written some of the biggest pop songs of the past decade including Call Me Maybe and hits for 5 Seconds of Summer. The Josh Ramsay Show is his debut and one of the best albums I've heard so far this year with each track being a different genre. Miles and Miles is one of my favourites.

I've got a busy month ahead. In a few weeks I'll be in Malmo at RadioDays Europe. If you're going to be there, let me know. I'm also moving house towards the end of the month too. More on those things next time.

You'll next hear from me on May 21st 2022 – my 27th birthday.

Adam Stoner

I make audio for Fun Kids, the UK's children's radio station, including multi-award winning Mysteries of Science and record breaking radio programme, Mission Transmission.

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