Episode 62 – Kim Wall

On the evening of August 10th, 2017, in Copenhagen, Denmark, freelance journalist Kim Wall decided to squeeze in one more story before moving to China with her partner. She was given a last-minute opportunity to interview an eccentric Danish “inventrepreneur” who had built three submarines and worked on two crowd-funded manned space projects.

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