The Habitat

By Gimlet

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Subscribers: 3800
Reviews: 11
Episodes: 12

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 Aug 3, 2019
Space, psychology and human dynamics - so many of my favorite topics in one pod. Beautifully narrated.

 Jul 17, 2019
Had a great time binging this! Fun and thought provoking and well done! Lynn is hilarious and did a great job navigation this.


On a remote mountain in Hawaii, there's a fake planet Mars. Six volunteers are secluded in an imitation Mars habitat where they will work as imitation astronauts for one very real year. The goal: to help NASA understand what life might be like on the red planet—and plan for the day when the dress rehearsals are over, and we blast off for real. Host Lynn Levy has been chronicling this experiment from the moment the crew set foot in their habitat, communicating with them through audio diaries that detail their discoveries, their frustrations, and their evolving and devolving relationships with each other. From those diaries, Gimlet Media has crafted an addictive serialized documentary: the true story of a fake planet.

Episode Date
Introducing How to Save a Planet
Oct 08, 2020
Bonus: This Is Not My First Rodeo
Apr 18, 2018
Episode 7: And Now I Can See Everything
Apr 18, 2018
Episode 6: I Feel Like A Million Dollars
Apr 18, 2018
Episode 5: Tortilla!
Apr 18, 2018
Episode 4: She Likes to Camp Alone in the Finnish Winter
Apr 18, 2018
Episode 3: Why Are We Like This?
Apr 18, 2018
Episode 2: Every Day Goes By Faster and Faster
Apr 18, 2018
Episode 1: This Is the Way Up
Apr 18, 2018
Apr 17, 2018