Lave Radio Episode 474 “Newtonian Custard” – 23/01/2024

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
SRV Banksy Alec Turner Alec Turner 
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Relic WranglerEl PresidenteLCU No Fool Like One

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. 18th Jan – The Register interview with Ian Bell and Mark Moxon (who’s annotated the OG Elite Code)
  2. 19th Jan – Live and Legacy Server Maintenance | 23rd January
  3. 19th Jan – Tom Kewell’s leaving Frontier but update 18 confirmed
    I’m sad to be going, but take great comfort from knowing that my last efforts on @EliteDangerous are helping to create one of the coolest things we have ever done in the game.  You will have to wait until update 18 is released to see what it is though.
  4. 22nd Jan – Ben Hennesey leaving Frontier.
  5. 23rd Jan – Frontier welcome a new batch of content creators to the Elite Partner Program.

Community news – what is the community up to??

  1. Carlo Antonia Esposito’s incredible Elite Dangerous cockpit.
  2. How to do Core Mining – SO SATISFYING!! | Elite Dangerous Mining 2024 (Dituri’s Elite guides)
  3. The spectacular “Kumay Chimney Stacks” SRV time trial
    “Dawn Rider” – demonstration run of the new Kumay Launch Pad SRV time trial
    (Alec’s first two legacy Kumay SRV time trials)
  4. The Elite Racers are proud to present the CCCXLVI Winter Olympic Games
  5. Events will be held every 3rd weekend from 03 February to 28 April 3310 at or around Cayley Barracks in the 4 Eridani system, and will feature a mix of skills competitions for ship, SRV, and on-foot.

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

  3. Thargoid War State :-
    1. Alert -37
    2. Invasion – 20
    3. Controlled – 349
    4. Titan – 8
    5. Recovery- 7
    6. The Thargoids are progressing at about 25 systems a week now.

Main discussion

  1. If it was up to you, what mechanics would you like to see in order to take out the titans ?

Any other business

  1. The Dex Legacy season 2, returns with an explosive and thrilling adventure, interlude 1 “Secondary Subjects”, Premiered tonight on Lave Radio. You can find further information at, including links to the paperback book “The Dex Legacy Season 1 – Collected Scripts and Commentary” by Emily Inkpen and also The Complete Season 2 in HD audio.
  2. Kaytee Khaos:
    1. Around 6 months ago i noticed my eyesight had declined rapidly over a short time. I visited my optician and was told that I have cataracts in both eyes and that they will get progressively worse, this will severely limit what i’m able to do and will affect my ability to work as the ability to drive is essential for my job. I’m an Education Manager for a small national LGBTQ+ charity.

      The current waiting list on the NHS could be 2 years or more. At the rate my eyesight is deteriorating i will have to stop work and driving well before then.

      Please help me raise £4500 which should cover the cost of cataract removal for both my eyes and help me continue to be able to support myself and others through my work. Thank you.


  1. Question of the week
    1. 🌟Ram Tah seems convinced we need relics in various states to defeat the ‘goids. Which got us thinking…
    2. 👾What two items in Elite do you think we need to combine to defeat the Thargoids?
  2. CMDR Homborger
    1. A chameleon circuit, to release pheromones and illusions to fool all goids into thinking our ships are just other goids. 
    2. And onionhead injection limpets. Why should we have all the fun?
  3. Ben Moss-Woodward
    1. I’d combine the left over, used up kittens from Kitten Brand Coffee, with some Centauri Mega Gin. These would get fired at Thargoid mother ships which would get torn to shreds by discarded,  bitter, overly caffeinated, angry (from the trip to Hutton and excessive alcohol) kittens
  4. Stephen Usher
    1. Unfortunately neither of the commodities required to end the war exist in the game: Tea and biscuits.
  5. CMDR Kryten Zeroth
    1. An alternative Guardian mode for biological sampler (effectively switching it from suck to blow) which can then infect critical points aboard a Titan. I guess then we’d also need a green mode for the arc cutter to get through those pesky Titan doors.
  6. Malcolm Starke
    1. A brown combat suit with built-in cycleclips for those difficult, really scary moments in battle
  7. Cylus Scratcher Resi
    1. Multi-cannons belt loaded with shot glasses of Centauri Mega Gun.
  8. Ancilla
    1. AI relics and SAP 8 containers
  9. Richard Bentley
    1. Panther Clipper
    2. Raxxla
  10. psykit:
    1. Portable hole and bag of holding amirite
  11. HappyMoonMonkey:
    1. Mech suit and multicannons.
  12. CMDR Tobias Von Brandt:
    1. Beer and more beer
  13. chebs Will:
    1. peace and love man……
  14. CMDR Tobias Von Brandt:
    1. <– rockets and trombones
  15. Lexi Orchard:
    1. performance enhancers and gene banks… just let them make some free range clones somewhere far from the bubble…
  16. Alec Turner – I would take a Buckyball Beer mat (I’m allowed two? OK … two Buckyball beer mats) and I would frisbee them in through the Titan mail slot thereby laying down a challenge for them to select a champion of their own who I would pit against humanity’s nominated champion (I’d suggest either Shaye or Sgurr) for a race to the death, winner takes the galaxy.
  17. WALL_EEH: I recommend making Vogon Poetry available for on-foot download. Create a paper plane maker limpet and finish off by limpet bombing runs.
  18. Colin – Plug the Thargoid Queen into the Total Perspective Vortex!


  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. The Guard Frequency (who do other space games )
    2. Loose Screws
  4. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeetleJude.
  5. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  6. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo, Jn Tracks and Allen Stroud who created the music used on the Show.

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