Episode 32

Episode 15: Life on Mars

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April 13th, 2020

58 mins 32 secs

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About this Episode

Mars has captivated the human imagination for generations. Yet the question remains: is there organic life on the Red Planet? If so, how can we search for it and what would such life be like? And what will day-to-day life be like for the first astronauts to set foot on Mars? The brilliant Dr. Robert Zubrin joins us to help answer some of these questions.

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VOICE CREDIT: A very generous, anonymous Patreon contributor offered to act as the voice to Agustina Lusky because Lusky does not speak English as her first language. The words in the episode are entirely Lusky's words.

REFERENCES:

"The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must"
By Robert Zubrin PhD

"The Mars Underground" [2007 Documentary]
Dir. Scott J. Gill

"From Antarctica to Outer Space: Life in Isolation and Confinement"
Edited by A.A. Harrison, Y.A. Clearwater, and C.P. McKay

"Strife and Despair at South Pole Illuminate Psychology of Isolation"
By Robert Reinhold, New York Times

"A Brief History of Mars Missions" Space.com

"Mars and Its Canals" by Percival Lowell

MUSIC:

"Nonstop" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Ossuary 6 - Air" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Infinite Perspective" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Thunderbird" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Perspectives" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Ossuary 1 - A begining" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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