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Musketeers: Welcome to the global Elon Musk fan network

2 Girls 1 Podcast MUSKETEERS

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Enter the cult of Musk.

Worldwide and obsessive fandom is nothing new, but it’s usually reserved for pop stars, actors, YouTubers, and video games.

It’s rare for tech CEOs to command such loyalty, but Elon Musk’s journey from sickly, bullied child to stumbling entrepreneur to rocket-launching world changer is a story that’s impossible to ignore.

Musk has engendered a global community of superfans who hang on his every word—and who will defend him at any cost.

This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet stuff on stage) chat with Paula Mellon, the creator of a massive Musk fan club on LinkedIn, about the appeal of Musk and why his fans are so obsessed.

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2 Girls 1 Podcast is hosted by Allison Goldberg and Jennifer Jamula, and is produced and edited by Matt Silverman in New York City. Production assistance is provided by The Podglomerate.

Matt Silverman

Matt Silverman

Matt Silverman is the director of video and producer of 2 Girls 1 Podcast at the Daily Dot. He has been making internet shows and viral videos for nearly a decade, and has directed top talent including John Oliver, Kevin Bacon, Kate McKinnon, Alton Brown, and the Sesame Street Muppets. Silverman is also the creator of FREE DAD VIDEOS, a comedy and music channel with his young children.