The Habitat

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.

https://www.gimletmedia.com/the-habitat

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Introducing How to Save a Planet


The Habitat introduces How to Save a Planet, a new Gimlet Media podcast hosted by journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. This show asks the big questions: what do we need to do to solve the climate crisis, and how do we get it done? In this episode, "Unnatural Disasters," you'll hear what it's like to survive a life-changing disaster, get tips on how to prepare — from a disasterologist — and learn why you should never call a disaster “natural."


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 2020-10-08  47m