Lave Radio Episode 365 “A year of Malarkey” – 09/11/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Tech SlothJan ChlupacekPoutnik Santiago

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Dr Kay’s final goodbye – Kay’s Final Message – YouTube
    07 Cmdrs

    I have wandered down a new fork in the road but my heart and soul will forever be here. 

    To paraphrase A. C. Clarke 2010 Odyssey Two, “All these worlds are yours, use them together, use them in peace.”

    I love you all

    Dr. K R signing off
  2. Thursday – Lore run with Grinning Crow, Beatlejude and Wotherspoon! Bruce had his best poker face on (we were worried about him!)
  3. Friday’s commander creations. and a quick fix for the Settlement stuttering.
  4. Community Stream for Tuesday.
  5. Steam Chart numbers continue to rise, player numbers are now 4.8% higher than September’s figure.
  6. Finish off talking about the Fleet Carriers and the Narrative being extended well into 2022?

In-Game Events – what’s happened this week?

  1. 03 Nov 3307 – Demands for Federal Rebellion Decline. –
  2. 04 Nov 3307 – Colonia Bridge Project Enters Phase Two – CG Complete
  3. 05 Nov 3307 – Aegis Leader Opposes Salvation – Has Admiral Tanner gone nuts?
  4. 08 Nov 3307 – ACT Captures Theta Group – – But they didn’t get Theta Seven.
  5. 09 Nov 3307 – No Progress with Dredger Deadlock –
  6. Operation IDA – They’re waiting for a system to be clear before they start repairing because if the thargoids aren’t clear, the station starts burning again, wiping out any progress. In the meantime they’re setting up their Hauliday Haul, where a real life GoFundMe is set up  with 100% of proceeds going directly to a charity for a good cause, with hauling and various other in-game shenanigans. See their discord
  7. Anti-Xeno – We have 9 systems under Thargoid attack. 7 systems have massive presence, 1 is down to significant and Astrope is almost clear. 
    1. The AXI Staff has issued Operation: Mjölnir its objective is to hammer the thargoid menace over the course of a week  on their 2 most active fronts The Witchhead Nebula and the Pleiades Nebula. – “Our stance as a group and a hub is to provide assistance to the systems under siege, the [AXI] Eclipse will set course to HIP 23759 so all CMDRs wishing to participate be sure to pack all your arsenal and board the flagship. We will give you all the rank of Party Survivor by the end of the week. This operation will run from now until Nov 13th.”
  8. Next breakdown of the top 20 bugs will be on the 16th.

A ‘year’s’ worth of Lave Radio…

  1. Lave Radio Stats
  2. Current Running times
    1. 462 Total episodes found: duration 710 hours 19 minutes 43 seconds.
    2. 370 Lave Radio episodes found: duration 633 hours 39 minutes 22 seconds.
    3. 9 Conclave episodes found: duration 10 hours 46 minutes 34 seconds.
    4. 11 Retro episodes found: duration 8 hours 7 minutes 22 seconds.
    5. 18 Writers Interviews episodes found: duration 14 hours 19 minutes 56 seconds.
    6. 54 Other episodes found: duration 43 hours 26 minutes 29 seconds.
  3. Episode One was released on the 22nd February 2013
  4. OG Hosts
    1. Chris ‘Fozza’ Forrester
    2. Allen Stroud
    3. John Stabler
    4. Chris Jarvis
  5. Other ‘Retired’ Hosts
    1. John ‘Kerash’ Virgo
    2. Lisa ‘Vooness’ Trott
    3. Grant ‘Psykokow’ Woolcott
    4. Dr Toxic
    5. Souvarine
  6. Retro Lave
    1. Hosted by Fozza
    2. Joined by
      1. Psykokow
      2. Colin
      3. Ben
      4. Who Else?
        1. James Vigor?
        2. Kerash?
  7. Lavecon
    1. Run by “HWS” which is managed by Karen Fishwick and Allen Stroud
    2. Always generously supported by Frontier including their awesome ship skins… 
  8. Lavecon 2013 – Cheltenham Spa
  9. Lavecon 2014 – Kettering Conference Centre
  10. Lavecon 2015 – 2019 Sedgebrook Hall Hotel, near Northampton
  11. Lavecon 2020, 2021 Online only due to Covid

Main discussion

  1. They’ve got a Focus Feedback thread on Engineering :- – Our opinions.

Community Corner

  1. Top Shift 130: Update 8 has arrived. I run through one of the delivery missions while talking about what’s new, what’s improved and the big questions of ‘Are we there yet?’ and ‘Is Odyssey is now good enough for people to come back? ‘ 
  2. Shout out to Cmdr Plater, who had to be rushed to hospital because of cancer complications. We all wish him the best and hope that he’s back flying his spaceships soon.
  3. For those who are wondering what the Turning the Wheel Initiative is up to Cmdr Wolfdragon has an update on the forums at – Spoiler Alert – They’ve been busy.
  4. Congratulations to CMDR Berkay Bakunin who has achieved Elite V Rank in Combat, Trade, Exploration, Mercenary and Exobiologist Categories and complaining that he got nothing for it. We at Lave Radio will congratulate you for your dedication and award you the Lave Radio Special Shan Award for dedication to the grind! Or the Golden Grinder Award!

Mostly Clueless

From Domzilla 2112 :- Repair your integrity in advanced maintenance as this can affect your armour, hull etc.

Any other business

  1. Here’s something to make you feel old. Star Wars: The Old Republic is now ten years old. Their starfighter game is still as crap as it always was. It made me miss SWG so much.


  1. Dockers is doing a Charity Christmas Special
    1. I know it’s only September and good taste dictates that Christmas should never be mentioned until long after Halloween, but in the world of entertainment Christmas has to be prepared well in advance. When you think about preparing for Christmas, you’re probably thinking about the dinner. Will it be turkey? Beef? How about an enormous cock?

      Yes, the Dockers are coming back this year with a Christmas special and they have set up a kickstarter on justgiving. Yes that’s right, a kickstarter on Just Giving. I don’t think they quite understand that all the money will be going to charity.

      If you haven’t heard of it before Dockers is a mockumentary podcast about the ordinary folk of the Galaxy from the lowly toilet attendants to famous wildlife documentary makers. It’s been going for a few years and usually does a live show at Lavecon, late at night, well after the watershed because it’s very, very naughty

      If they meet their target they will put on the Christmas show, (though to be honest they will put it on regardless.) They have some rewards in their charity kickstarter. If you ever fancied being the subject of a documentary  there are a few options to get your name in the show. Some of them are pretty unsavory.
1£5.00Listen to the Christmas special in the comfort of your own home for no additional cost!
2£10.00Listen to the Christmas special in the comfort of your own home for a small additional cost!
3£20.00Have your name read out by the Narrator at the end of the show with the credits.
4£30.00Listen to the Christmas special in the comfort of your own home for a substantial additional cost!
5£40.00A lifetime supply of Gnosis Avian Cheese**While stocks last (10 available). Only one block per lifetime, believe me that is enough. No refunds. First come first serve. After ten blocks are allocated reward will be downgraded to tier 3
6£50.00A sketch featuring you written and performed by members of the cast of dockers.* To be clear when we say members we don’t mean penises. The segment will be up to 5 minutes long.
7£200.00A character of our choice will perform a sex act on you during the show**This will be a dramatisation not an actual act you sicko
8£500.00A character of our choice will perform an enjoyable sex act on you during the show**This will be a dramatisation not an actual act you sicko. Enjoyment is not guaranteed.
9£1000.00We will have your ears surgically removed so that you never have to listen to the show again.*Need I tell you that this is satire and not a cure for body dysmorphia?
10£10,000.00The episode will be set in the Star Citizen Universe
11£11,000,000Are you a pharma-bro? We will record a 40 minute episode exclusively for you. Nobody else will be able to listen to it unless you let them.

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at  or, for just the audio, at
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “”.
  3. We’re also giving a shout outs to the following Elite Dangerous podcasts which have appeared over the last year or are standard regular contributors;-
    1. Algorab AM: An Elite Dangerous Podcast
    2. Black Sky Legion (who also do other space sims as well as ‘RL’ science and tech bits)
    3. Cannon Podcast
    4. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast 
    5. Fatherhood Podcast
    6. Flight Assist
    7. The Guard Frequency (who do other space sims)
    8. Loose Screws
    9. New Worlds: Zero Prep – Eid, Kai and Souv talk about all the stuff we can’t talk about on our primary creative outlets.
    10. Squeaking Fuel
    11. System Chat
  4. For those who want a literary discussion about Sci-fi and fantasy books. Please subscribe to the Dataslate podcast created by station commander Allen Stroud. 
  5. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.
  6. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders.
  7. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo who created the music for the Introduction of the Show

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