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Author: Gimlet

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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.

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2018-04-1704:1730

The true story of a fake planet. Listen to the entire series starting on Wednesday, April 18th.
The crew leaves Earth behind. The Habitat is a production of Gimlet Media. It’s produced by Lynn Levy, Peter Bresnan, and Megan Tan. Our editors are Alex Blumberg, Jorge Just, Caitlin Kenney, and Blythe Terrell. Music, sound design, and mixing by Haley Shaw. Music supervision by Matthew Boll. Additional music in this episode by Bobby Lord and Elliot Cole. Our credits music in this episode is performed by Ellen O, and written by David Bowie. Our fact checker is Michelle Harris. Special thanks to Kaitlin Roberts, Alexander Overington, and to Neil Scheibelhut. And a very special thanks to the HI-SEAS crew: Andrzej, Christiane, Cyprien, Carmel, Shey, and Tristan. To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers.
Comments (68)

Amir H. Roshani

Excellent 🙏

Jan 9th
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Ryan...

this show is awesome AF. loved it

Jun 24th
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Canada Ward

Hahaha sooooo funny

Dec 10th
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Jason B

so much artificial drama...

Jun 18th
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A Gannon

Please, I'll give you all my lunch money, just never make us listen to that chewing again.

Jun 7th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I am dying. This episode is fantastic!

Jun 1st
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Jason Eldridge

Idea of the podcast was interesting, delivery quite boring. It felt too much like reading People magazine.

Jan 4th
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Matt Marn

A truly amazing series, and adventure. Welcome home

Dec 27th
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Maria Skaaren

Great!

Oct 22nd
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Kat Allen

Really disappointed. Had so much potential but just crew asked pointless questions and you don't really get a good grasp of the relationships and the day to day effects of the situation.

Oct 9th
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Jennifer Lucio

this was such a good podcast.

Oct 5th
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Waseem Somjee

compatibility between humans can accomplish any task in the way for the human race. without which nothing is easy. this is all the story speaks about.

Oct 4th
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Donald Duck

When in Episode 6 she wonders why we want to send people to Mars. It could be a nice backup plan for islf something goes bad here on Earth.

Sep 20th
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Gerardo Carlos

Love this one

Jul 20th
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Kathleen Greer

really enjoyed

Jul 14th
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abinash_sarma

wow!!

Jun 20th
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Cassie T.

It wasn't clear that this is HI-SEAS IV. Makes it seem like I, also it would be nice to hear about the previous experiments and what is known from say Arctic stations and the space station.

Jun 19th
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Alex Mercedes

hahahaha. That guy does NOT sound like Morgan Freeman. Sorry.

Jun 16th
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Karina Morales

Not gonna lie, i cried hearing them come out of the dome

Jun 15th
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Gary Matthews

I'm 5 episodes in and it's not going anywhere.

Jun 13th
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