We faced a couple mechanicals getting this week’s episode recorded, but are willing to admit that truth, rather than blaming weather, unlike some airlines.

Kicking off the show with a bad conspiracy theory about hurricanes probably isn’t our strongest play, but here we are. It gets better pretty quickly.

We lost last week’s episode, but came back strong this time around with planes big and small crossing oceans and some fun new routes and money for US startups.

No, that’s not a typo. We’re mourning the loss of the Convair 580s from commercial service, now slated for next year, among many other things in this week’s episode.

A smooth connection in Seattle was unexpected. Smoothing connections in Africa might be useful. And Brexit likely means rough connections for millions. Hooray!