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Down is a 24-part science-fiction series from Definitely Human about an expedition into a newly-discovered Antarctic trench, dubbed The Bottomless Pit. The company-backed research submarine Virgil is elegant, state-of-the-art, and capable of withstanding enormous pressures. The same cannot be said for her crew.


DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit our website to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter for updates, and support us on Patreon.

25 Episodes
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Part 1: Stasis

Part 1: Stasis

2020-01-0116:525

At Beckett Station in Antarctica, Global energy company Advantage prepares for an expedition unlike any other. A crew of five will spend two days aboard the state-of-the-art submarine Virgil, as it slowly descends to the bottom of a newly discovered deep sea fissure. The voyage hasn’t even begun and already marine biologist Dr Marion Straker finds herself at odds with the clashing egos and fawning yes-men of the Antarctic base. And worse than that is the doubt. The inescapable feeling that she doesn’t deserve to be there. DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 2: Launch

Part 2: Launch

2020-01-0812:311

The company-backed submarine Virgil has begun its journey to the descent point, where the unexplored Antarctic trench, dubbed The Bottomless Pit, awaits. Old friends Dr Marion Straker and Dr Stephen Frame prepare to spend two days aboard the vessel, along with the arrogant Captain Charlie Dresden, the laid-back engineer Sam Jansen, and the eager-to-please company man Marcus Wilde. DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 3: Descent

Part 3: Descent

2020-01-1511:55

The Advantage expedition has only just begun, but it is already facing its first challenge. The Virgil is falling into The Bottomless Pit at an uncontrollable speed. Neither Beckett Station nor the adaptive AI can arrest the submarine’s descent. It is up to Marion and the crew to pull together and solve the crisis quickly, before it escalates.  DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 4: Calm

Part 4: Calm

2020-01-2217:081

After an exciting first day, Marion, Marcus, Sam and Stephen look forward to exploring the so-called Bottomless Pit and collecting samples with the Virgil’s super manipulators. Marion is especially excited to fill the bio boxes in her lab with marine life, but Captain Charlie Dresden seems fixated on dampening the crew’s enthusiasm.  DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 5: Specimen

Part 5: Specimen

2020-01-2912:57

There is something in the abyss. Dr Stephen Frame has encountered a lifeform so astounding that he struggles to accurately describe it to his colleagues. Marion and Marcus are thrilled, Charlie and Sam less so, as pursuing the animal will require the crew to go against protocol and descend deeper into The Bottomless Pit.  DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 6: Scream

Part 6: Scream

2020-02-0513:07

The crew of the Advantage expedition have successfully captured a new species of deep sea animal, a lifeform unlike anything they have seen before. But there is no time to celebrate. Marion, Marcus and Stephen must rush to determine whether or not the Virgil’s newest addition is somehow still alive, as its thrashes and wails intensify.   DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 7: Autonomy

Part 7: Autonomy

2020-02-1211:221

The worst has happened, and now a decision must be made. As the Virgil submarine hovers in the darkness, her crew debate their next move. Lacking confirmation from Mission Control, Marion and Marcus clash over whether they should return to the surface or continue with the mission.  DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 8: Control

Part 8: Control

2020-02-1910:47

Without contact from Mission Control, and no way to manually ascend to the surface themselves, the crew of the Virgil submarine are essentially trapped in The Bottomless Pit. Still numb with shock, Marion tries her best to remain calm, but Charlie believes there’s a conspiracy to uncover.  DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 9: Leader

Part 9: Leader

2020-02-2617:10

With the Captain unconscious, and morale at an all time low, Marcus attempts to unite the crew under new leadership. Sam relies on gallows humour to lighten the mood, while Marion attempts to focus on work. Nevertheless, a feeling of existential dread has overwhelmed the Virgil expedition.  DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 10: Progress

Part 10: Progress

2020-03-0416:46

Suspended in the black void of The Bottomless Pit, the crew of the Virgil submarine once again contemplate resuming descent. Marcus argues that the mission is the priority, but Marion and Sam are strung out and afraid of venturing into further unknowns. However, the matter is about to be taken out of their hands, as Sam’s piloting skills are put to the test. DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 11: Lull

Part 11: Lull

2020-03-1111:59

Despite its grand ambitions, the Virgil expedition has been marred by catastrophic setbacks and tragedy. But after a breathtaking discovery and a good night’s rest, the crew’s feelings of fear and resentment quickly fade. With the bottom of The Bottomless Pit a mere ten minutes away, Marion, Charlie, Marcus and Sam find time to focus on work and recreation. DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 12: Mission

Part 12: Mission

2020-03-1816:50

Deeper into the ocean than anyone has ever been, the crew's feelings of fear and resentment return. The apparent end to the trench, and the crew's terrifying ordeal, has given way. And as they struggle to understand the full consequences of their predicament, they are confronted with the impossible. DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 13: Anomaly

Part 13: Anomaly

2020-04-0711:171

Marion is haunted by echoes of the past, and the crew are wary of their new arrival. While Marcus launches into an investigation, Sam and Charlie attend to their communications problem. And whatever answers the crew all find only seem to precipitate new, more distressing questions. DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 14: Hypothesis

Part 14: Hypothesis

2020-04-1413:02

The crew are faced with an antagonist whose powers and purpose defy explanation. Confident in the power of data, Marion is determined to understand their predicament through science, while Marcus suspects social subterfuge from their stowaway. But Sam’s conversation with it leads him to a more metaphysical conclusion. DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 15: Entity

Part 15: Entity

2020-04-2113:051

The creature has pushed Sam to breaking point, and in the storm of confusion and paranoia, nothing is as it seems. Charlie attempts to restore some sense of normalcy and honour their late colleague, but a new discovery presents the crew with the most shocking and ominous riddle yet. DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 16: Ghosts

Part 16: Ghosts

2020-04-2817:261

The creature has pushed Stephen to breaking point, and in the storm of confusion and paranoia, nothing is as it seems. Charlie attempts to restore some sense of normalcy and honour their late colleague, but a new discovery presents the crew with the most shocking and ominous riddle yet. DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 17: Invasion

Part 17: Invasion

2020-05-0617:221

A mechanical failure spells disaster for the crew, as chillingly foretold by the retrieved data recorder. Sam battles with the failing submarine, Marion discovers a little of Charlie’s outlook on life and Marcus attempts to make contact with Mission Control. But before things can settle down, the Virgil expedition will face a new, more aggressive threat. DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 18: Reconnaissance

Part 18: Reconnaissance

2020-05-1216:581

Desperate measures are required to contact the surface, and Sam has a plan that just might work. But his technical skills will need to be backed up by Charlie’s operational understanding and Marion’s intelligence, and there is the small matter of the predatory creatures standing in their way. DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 19: Synthesis

Part 19: Synthesis

2020-05-1917:202

Marcus has found a sort of peace within the trench: the tranquility of purpose. As he labours to thoroughly stymie any attempts to take the Virgil back to the surface, he allows himself the luxury of remembering where it all began. DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Part 20: Entropy

Part 20: Entropy

2021-04-2017:25

A new and more desperate plan presents itself to the crew. Marion, Charlie and Sam must choose which of them will face the creatures teeming inside the Virgil. And as the Entity in the water partly reveals itself, Marcus makes an irrevocable decision.  DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Comments (22)

alex williams

Fantastic, knew it would be good when I heard definitely human, and didn’t disappoint. Hope your sounds designer gets better soon. Can’t wait to hear more

Sep 28th
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LC

Is this show a comedy? struggling to place it

Aug 17th
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Janet R

Looking forward to the next show. Stay safe

Jul 15th
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Janet R

Very clever. Not the same episode. Sam is dead not Stephen. I think they are in a time loop or alternative universe.

Jul 12th
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LuAnne Adams

I need more!!!!! please give me more!! seriously though, absolutely brilliant show, incredible acting and an awesome story line.

May 14th
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Elijah Reagan

I like it very intriguing Marcus is obviously causing more problems than are necessary

May 4th
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Michael Elenz

worse episode yet!!!!same as last weeks except for 2 minutes of new show!? uugh so fucked!

Apr 29th
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Michael Elenz

why is part 16 the exact same episode and part 15? that's fucked up..

Apr 29th
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Raj Blueheart

The plot thickens! Love how the story is unfolding.

Apr 22nd
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Kain Kenny

Captain Douchebag

Mar 9th
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Tiffany doyle

the robot voice is annoying as hell, but at least the drama seems good so far

Feb 26th
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Happiness Is

Absolutely Brilliant Podcast. Great acting, story and production. Each episode ends leaving you enthralled & wanting more. Kind of reminds me of a mix of Alien & Life movies. Well done and looking forward to more episodes. Highly recommended!!!

Feb 21st
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Kara Matthews

Haven't listened to this one yet, but I'm sure the acting is great, production value is awesome and the story is riveting. Definitely Human hooked me with Mars Corp, and kept me with The Bunker (the order I listened, not necessarily created in that order). I SERIOUSLY can't wait!!!!!!

Feb 13th
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