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The Habitat

10 EpisodesProduced by GimletWebsite

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 re… read more

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Trailer

April 17th, 2018

4:17

The true story of a fake planet. Listen to the entire series starting on Wednesday, April 18th. 

Episode 1: This Is the Way Up

April 18th, 2018

28:46

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, …

Episode 2: Every Day Goes By Faster and Faster

April 18th, 2018

29:31

The crew explores their new home.

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. …

Episode 3: Why Are We Like This?

April 18th, 2018

28:35

The crew gets bad news.

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 …

Episode 4: She Likes to Camp Alone in the Finnish Winter

April 18th, 2018

30:36

The crew feels all warm and fuzzy.

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. …

Episode 5: Tortilla!

April 18th, 2018

31:47

The crew gets pissed.

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. Additional …

Episode 6: I Feel Like A Million Dollars

April 18th, 2018

30:32

The crew opens the hatch.

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 …

Episode 7: And Now I Can See Everything

April 18th, 2018

33:55

The crew comes back to Earth.

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. …

Bonus: This Is Not My First Rodeo

April 18th, 2018

35:22

What's it going to take to actually get us to Mars? Plus, what to do once you’ve listened to every episode of The Habitat.

The Habitat is a production of Gimlet Media. It’s produced by Lynn Levy, Peter Bresnan, and Megan …

Introducing How to Save a Planet

October 8th, 2020

47:19

The Habitat introduces How to Save a Planet, a new Gimlet Media podcast hosted by journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. …

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