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Britain has lost its optimism. We are becoming less well-off, less influential, and less able to build even the most basic quantities of housing and infrastructure.
But what if it didn't have to be that way? What if the future were something that we could look forward to? Somewhere that Britons could feel at home in?
This is not an impossible dream. From the thatched space station that is home to their studio, Tom Ough and Calum Drysdale present Anglofuturism.
In each episode, the hosts beam up a guest with an ambitious but achievable idea that could help pull Britain from her morass. If enacted together, these ideas will set Britain back on her way to becoming the greatest country in the galaxy.
Cheap, beautiful housing... HS2, 3, 4, 5 and onward to HS99+... The first lunar Wetherspoons... Old maids bicycling to church through the mists of a newly-terraformed Mars... Such is the world we should be striving to build, on our green and pleasant land and beyond.
This podcast will self-destruct when the UK has the highest GDP-per-capita in the Milky Way.

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Anglofuturism Tom Ough and Calum Drysdale

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Britain has lost its optimism. We are becoming less well-off, less influential, and less able to build even the most basic quantities of housing and infrastructure.
But what if it didn't have to be that way? What if the future were something that we could look forward to? Somewhere that Britons could feel at home in?
This is not an impossible dream. From the thatched space station that is home to their studio, Tom Ough and Calum Drysdale present Anglofuturism.
In each episode, the hosts beam up a guest with an ambitious but achievable idea that could help pull Britain from her morass. If enacted together, these ideas will set Britain back on her way to becoming the greatest country in the galaxy.
Cheap, beautiful housing... HS2, 3, 4, 5 and onward to HS99+... The first lunar Wetherspoons... Old maids bicycling to church through the mists of a newly-terraformed Mars... Such is the world we should be striving to build, on our green and pleasant land and beyond.
This podcast will self-destruct when the UK has the highest GDP-per-capita in the Milky Way.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Britain needs a super spaceport

    Britain needs a super spaceport

    The cost of getting mass into space is tumbling. The economic opportunities of being in space are multiplying. Where does this leave Britain?
    Alas, our country holds the ignominious record of being the only country to get rid of a vertical-launch space programme. But we're turning the situation around – and could take advantage of the changing circumstance by embarking on an exciting megaproject.
    Our second guest, Peter Hague, is a leading space blogger. His idea? Building a super spaceport – one that's big enough to accommodate Starship, which is SpaceX's gamechanging flagship.
    We discuss the practicalities of the super spaceport, and what its construction could do for Britain.

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    • 52 min
    Why Britain should build a new island in the North Sea

    Why Britain should build a new island in the North Sea

    In this episode, we are visited in our thatched space station by a wunderkind economist who wants to turn a portion of the North Sea into a Wales-sized island. Duncan McClements is that economist, and you can find his blog, co-authored with Jason Hausenloy, below.
    https://modelthinking.substack.com/p/a-new-atlantis
    Editing by Calum Drysdale and Aeron Laffere. Our thanks to Cherie Chun for her help with the cover art.

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    • 33 min

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