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The Habitat

👍🏻👍🏾👍🏿 This is the true story of a fake planet. This serialized documentary records the experience of six modern day explorers as they simulate life on Mars and live for one year in a small dome-shaped home on a Hawaiian volcano. 


From the moment the team touched down into their new life on the faux-red-planet it was clear that each character would offer a very different personality and tempo to the show. Gimlet Media storytellers did a fantastic job of painting a picture of extreme isolation and how different people react to feelings of loneliness and helplessness. The story blends in archived audio of past NASA missions to shed light on the challenges of space exploration. The documenting of the team through the use of voice recordings attempts to probe the human psyche and constantly teased the potential of conflict and romance, but generally there was no planet shattering drama that came to be. Which is good news for humanity, right? Ultimately we want the team to be successful and prove that there is hope for mankind to co-habitat on the surface of Mars.


Although we recommend this podcast, know it will not leave you on the edge of your seat. We would have liked more information about how the data being collected will be used by NASA. Will NASA improve the communication systems in the space suits? Will NASA take Habitats lead — and issue a lavatory schedule? I guess we may never know. @gimletmedia #thehabitatpodcast #podcast #apodcastclub #gimletmedia


About the show | The true story of a fake planet. This documentary follows six volunteers secluded in an imitation Mars habitat simulating the life of astronauts for one very real year. The goal: to help NASA understand what life may be like on the red planet—and what variable humans play in this interplanetary prospecting. Seven episodes, set in the remote mountains of Hawaii, chronicle the experiment from the moment the crew sets foot in the habitat, and documents the crew’s discoveries, frustrations and evolving relationships.


✒️Review by: @ohcando and @pirate_ali_vega  📷Photo by: @pirate_ali_vega


👍🏻👍🏼👍🏽👍🏾 This story is a good play on the new trend of smart devices. We liked the idea of integrating humans with A.I. technology. It was an entertaining audio fiction that was well produced. It doesn’t keep you on the edge of your seat, but it was a fun listen for most of us. #podcast #sandrapodcast @gimletmedia

About: A world where artificial intelligence isn’t so artificial. Helen thought her new job would help her forget her dreary hometown, but working behind the curtain on everyone’s favorite A.I. isn’t quite the escape she expected.

From:Gimlet Media
Genre: Science Fiction
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Ethan Hawke & Alia Shawkat (from Arrested Development)


👍🏻👍🏼👍🏽👍🏾 Amazing listening! This was great for a group listen because it was really fun to speculate what was going to happen next. This fiction podcast sets the bar for what is possible in audio storytelling in the way of production quality, transition creativeness, acting, direction, and story. We also later watched the Netflix show, which was equally unique and fun to discuss.  We suggest listening to all the fun behind the scenes. #podcast @gimletmedia #homecomingpodcast

About: Homecoming centers on a caseworker at an experimental facility, her ambitious supervisor, and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life — presented in an enigmatic collage of telephone calls, therapy sessions, and overheard conversations. The result is an innovative, immersive audio experience — a mystery unfolding across the twelve episodes of Seasons One and Two.

From:Gimlet Media
Genre:  Psychological Thriller / Science Fiction
Starring: Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, and David Schwimmer