Jeff Bezos is going to space
Jun 7, 2021
Episode 448

Jeff Bezos is going to space

Plus more headlines from the future on this newsy episode.

After putting up the money for his own space company, Blue Origin, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced today he’ll be on board its first manned mission. His brother will too. We’ll talk about it, plus more headlines from the future: cryptocurrency ransom, new treatments for Alzheimer’s and a prophetic Prince album.

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