The Elon Musk Show

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Uncovering the story of how Elon Musk became the richest man who has ever lived.

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S1E1 - Episode 1

In 1995, at the start of the Silicon Valley tech boom, Elon arrives with his younger brother Kimbal to join the gold rush and be part of the creation of the internet. They're geeky young South Africans battling to make a fortune, but Elon is still sleeping on the floor of his office and washing at the local YMCA.

Burdened with student debt, Elon and his brother create their first company, which they go on to sell for millions. Within just four years, at the age of 28, Musk is a multi-millionaire. But on his honeymoon, things start to go wrong.

Air Date: 12 Oct 2022 15:00 (CDT)

S1E2 - Episode 2

In 2009, the financial crash sends shockwaves across the world and threatens to cripple Elon. To realise his dream, Elon must gain the confidence of the financial markets to allow his electric car company Tesla to become viable.

Elon's space rocket enterprise, SpaceX, is awarded a Nasa contract and starts to enjoy success. However, Tesla is on the ropes and haemorrhaging money. To compound this pressure, Elon is about to marry his second wife, British actress Talulah Riley.

Despite these challenges, Elon is determined to create a new car, the Model S, that he believes will be the first mass-produced all-electric car in history.

Air Date: 19 Oct 2022 15:30 (CDT)

S1E3 - Episode 3

By 2016, Elon Musk is moving fast with several new business ideas: building underground tunnels, creating chips that can be inserted into people's brains and attempting to build the biggest battery factory the world has ever seen.

All the while he is edging closer to his ultimate dream of taking humanity to Mars.

As Elon's businesses reach unprecedented levels of success, his celebrity grows, but his behaviour comes under ever greater scrutiny.

Air Date: 26 Oct 2022 15:30 (CDT)