Nick BenoitTechnology
Nick BenoitTechnology
Nick BenoitTechnology
Nick BenoitTechnology


We believe that people should be excited about the future of science and technology. Following these topics should be as accepted and celebrated as following major sports teams. We promote this ideal by rejecting nerdy tropes, stupid puns, and by speaking casually and conversationally about complex topics. We aim to make these events accessible and understandable for all people. We deliver all of this information through this podcast and through our iOS app. Thank you for listening and please consider downloading the app!

  • Ep. 33 - CrossFit
    This episode is about my journey into CrossFit over the past year and how it changed my outlook on health and fitness.
  • Ep. 32 - SpaceX Starlink
    In this episode, we discuss the upcoming SpaceX Starlink satellite internet constellation. Throughout 2020, the company is planning to launch over 1,000 satellites in order to start providing low-latency, high-bandwidth satellite internet all over the world. We discuss the implications of this technology including potential disruption to existing internet providers such as Comcast and AT&T. Enjoy!
  • Ep. 31 - Cybertruck
    In this episode, we discuss the reveal of Tesla's Cybertruck including its polarizing design and lower than expected price. The M31 Media app is now available on the app store! Download it today to stay up to date on events just like this.
  • Ep. 30 - App Store
    In this episode, we discuss the acceptance of the M31 Media app to the App Store! We also discuss the recent explosion of SpaceX's Starship MK 1 prototype and what it means for SpaceX moving forward as they try to move us closer to becoming a multi-planetary species. Download the app today! Just search "M31 Media" on the App Store.
  • Ep. 29 - 8,000 Generations
    In this episode, we discuss the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope currently scheduled to launch on March 30, 2021. The James Webb will be the largest space telescope ever launched and will see back in time to 400,000 years after the Big Bang and will search Exoplanet Atmospheres for signs of alien life.
  • Ep. 28 - The Biggest Event Of 2019... Or 2020
    In this episode, we discuss an update to our first podcast of 2019, which was our prediction for the biggest event of the upcoming year. Spoiler alert: the four companies projected to launch humans into space this year likely won't be able to until 2020. We also discuss the first Nick's Picks suspension and a recommendation to download iOS 13. Enjoy!
  • Ep. 27 - The Rise Of Rivian
    In this episode, we discuss Rivian's rapid rise, funding rounds, and announcements over the past year since the company burst onto the scene with the reveal of the R1S and R1T at the 2018 LA Auto Show. We also discuss the recent discovery of exoplanet K2-18b, and why it may not be quite as habitable as initially reported by the mainstream press. We end with an update to our favorite podcast app, Pocket Casts. Enjoy!
  • Ep. 26 - Starhopper
    In this episode, we discuss the 150 meter test of SpaceX's Starhopper prototype. This is a bite-sized episode meant to complement content in the M31 Media app, where you can read about this event and many more. You can download the beta at
  • Ep. 25 - Delete Your Facebook
    In this episode, we discuss the rebranding of the podcast from "The Future Calendar" to "M31 Podcast" and why we think this sets up the podcast and the app for growth moving forward. We also discuss why you should delete your Facebook in order to take back control of at least *some* of your data.
  • Ep. 24 - Virgin Galactic Goes Public
    In this episode, we discuss Virgin Galactic's announcement that it will be going public via a SPAC. We breakdown exactly what a SPAC is and why a company may go public that way vs. a traditional IPO. We also discuss another installment of Nick's Picks, which is the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music smartwatch. Enjoy!
  • Ep. 23 - $999 Apple Stand
    In this episode, we discuss the latest updates to the Future Calendar App and all of the news out of Apple's WWDC Keynote. Download the beta now at
  • Ep. 22 - Artemis 2024
    In this episode, we discuss Trump's $1.6 billion amendment to his NASA budget proposal for a crewed Moon mission in 2024. We also discuss that mission being named "Artemis" and the potential political fallout from the timing of the mission and the controversial funding source.
  • Ep. 21 - Blue Moon
    In this episode, we discuss Blue Origin's announcement about its Blue Moon lunar lander. We also give a brief update on the current state of the Future Calendar app and our plans for submission to the App Store. This is our first "reaction podcast" trying to post shortly after a significant science or technology event. Enjoy!
  • Ep. 20 - Nick's Picks
    In this episode, we discuss the first volume of Nick's Picks, products and apps that earn Nick's stamp of approval. Recommendations cover a wide range from noise-cancelling headphones to augmented reality apps to even a white noise machine. List of recommendations: - Bose QC 35 II - Sennheiser PXC 550 - Sony WH-1000xm2 - Overcast - Pocket Casts - Sky Guide - Headspace - Lectrofan White Noise Machine
  • Ep. 19 - The Lag Is Dead! Also Model Y
    In this episode, we discuss the latest version of the Future Calendar App Beta (the lag is dead!) and the Tesla Model Y Unveil and reactions. Download the Beta at
  • Ep. 18 - The Future Calendar App!
    In this episode, we give an update on the recently released beta of the Future Calendar app for iOS! We discuss the motivation for the app, the current functionality, development roadmap, and other plans for the future of the app and podcast. Download the beta at
  • Ep. 17 - Alabama Space Mafia
    In this episode, we discuss the upcoming Space Launch System (SLS) being developed by NASA and Starship / Super Heavy being developed by SpaceX and why all roads to space lead through Alabama. We also discuss a new wearable, the Embr Wave personal thermostat.
  • Ep. #16 - The Biggest Event Of 2019
    In this episode, we discuss the biggest event coming up in 2019, the return of human spaceflight to America. This includes the activities of four companies including SpaceX, Boeing, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic. We also discuss speaker and author Simon Sinek, and his new book, 'The Infinite Game'.
  • Ep. 15 - Music & Collecting (feat. Tim Dion)
    In this episode, our guest Tim Dion discusses the future of music and collecting and how his passion for music intersects with everyday tech platforms like Facebook and PayPal.
  • Ep. 14 - Virgin Galactic Goes To "Space"
    In this episode, we discuss Virgin Galactic's most recent test flight and why the boundary of space is now in dispute. We also discuss the discovery of the most distant directly observed object in the Solar System, 2018 VG18.