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Mars One astronaut candidates Josh Richards and Dianne McGrath speak with Mars One project candidates and creators, the motivations behind their involvement of this one-way mission to Mars, and what they are doing to become or create Future Martians.

Future Martians hosted by Josh Richards & Dianne McGrath

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Mars One astronaut candidates Josh Richards and Dianne McGrath speak with Mars One project candidates and creators, the motivations behind their involvement of this one-way mission to Mars, and what they are doing to become or create Future Martians.

    Episode 13 - Future Martians live! Josh and Dianne in conversation with Prof Chris Daniels

    Episode 13 - Future Martians live! Josh and Dianne in conversation with Prof Chris Daniels

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    Episode 13: Future Martians Live!
    Duration: 77:50

    “How do we see ourselves? How do we represent ourselves?”

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    Episode 13: Future Martians Live!
    Duration: 77:50

    “How do we see ourselves? How do we represent ourselves?”

    On 18 Sept 2018, Josh Richards and Dianne McGrath converse with Professor Chris Daniels at the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, UniSA. Josh and Dianne discussed their experience in sustainability, biohacking, team psychology, comedy and science communication to improve life on Earth while getting Mars-ready.

    EPISODE TOPICS
    0:00 Introduction
    01:22 Pre-event chat between Josh & Dianne
    02:02 Jacinta Thompson gives the Welcome to Country
    04:33 Professor Daniels introduces the event
    08:19 Dianne's bio and why she signed up for Mars One
    09:17 Josh's bio and why he signed up for Mars One
    11:20 The astronaut selection process to date
    15:10 The final selection stages
    15:43 The qualities sought in the candidates
    17:10 Leadership models for a Martian community
    18:27 What will a Martian culture look like?
    19:43 What will happen when Earth & Mars grow apart?
    20:47 The benefits of being a multicultural society
    21:29 Should we be going to Mars?
    24:00 Feeding the colony
    27:18 Sense of place
    29:16 Waste management & the challenge of resupply
    30:50 Technology
    31:27 Energy solutions
    32:20 The need for robots
    33:35 The first Martians & how space affects biology
    36:25 The psychological challenges
    40:28 Choosing to go to Mars
    41:03 Will there be alcohol in space
    42:10 Plants with multiple functions
    43:10 Environmental ethics of living on Mars
    46:36 Outpost Alpha
    51:30 Connectivity
    53:22 Audience Q&A
    1:12:00 What does success look like?
    1:14:00 Post event chat between Josh & Dianne
    1:17:05 Closing remarks.

    Links to topics mentioned in the podcast:
    - Professor Chris Daniels: http://people.unisa.edu.au/chris.daniels
    - The Hawke Centre events: https://www.unisa.edu.au/Business-community/Hawke-Centre/Events-calendar/
    - Mars One: Website: https://www.mars-one.com; Twitter: https://twitter.com/marsoneproject; Instagram: https://instagram.com/marsoneproject
    - Mars One astronaut selection process: https://www.mars-one.com/faq/selection-and-preparation-of-the-astronauts/how-will-the-astronaut-selection-proceed
    - Paul Davies one-way to Mars article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/sep/15/space-mars-martian-astronaut
    - Whitey on the Moon: https://youtu.be/goh2x_G0ct4
    - Thailand cave rescue: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tham_Luang_cave_rescue.

    Acknowledgements:
    - Thanks to Professor Daniels, Jacinta, Emma and all the UniSA team for bringing this event together
    - Thanks also to Population of Mars for the fantastic soundtrack used for the Future Martians podcast. Hear more of Population of Mars’ music at: https://soundcloud.com/popofmars
    - To learn more about Mars One: https://www.mars-one.com.

    Closing stuff:
    Catch up on earlier Future Martians podcast episodes:
    - SoundCloud: @future_martians
    - iTunes: itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/futur…d1422572196?mt=2
    - Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/future-m…with-the-mars100,
    - Blubrry: www.blubrry.com/futuremartians/,
    - Castbox: castbox.fm/vc/1392988
    - Listen Notes: www.listennotes.com/c/1240e6029cc94…hosted-by-josh/
    - Overcast: overcast.fm/itunes1422572196/future-martians
    - Podbean: www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/f7…-Martians-Podcast
    - Podtail: podtail.com/en/podcast/future-martians/
    - TuneIn: tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Po…-Martians-p1147440/, and more!

    Follow hosts Josh and Dianne:
    JOSH RICHARDS
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/joshrichardsspacepirate/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/mighty_ginge/
    Twitter: twitter.com/mighty_ginge
    Website: joshrichards.space

    DIANNE MCGRATH
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dianne.M

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 12 - Dianne Meets Divashen

    Episode 12 - Dianne Meets Divashen

    FUTURE MARTIANS PODCAST
    Episode 12: Dianne Meets Divashen
    Duration: 25:07

    “Imagine an era in which we are a multi-planet species”

    In episode 12 of the Future Martians podcast, co-host Dianne McGrath introduces fellow Mars One astronaut candidate, Divashen Govender. Divashen is from Durban, South Africa; and is a software engineer and physicist. Dianne speaks with Divashen about the Mars One mission, his motivations for applying for this one-way mission to Mars, and his philosophy on life before Mars.

    EPISODE TOPICS
    00:00 Introduction
    02:05 The history of Divashen’s name; and the history of Indians in South Africa
    06:25 A lifetime love of space and developing competitive curiosity
    07:17 The ultimate dream of going to space
    09:04 Parents confusing Mars One for a summer camp
    10:48 From physics to software engineering and science outreach
    13:35 The unique challenges of software engineering in rocketry
    14:47 Bit-switching from space radiation
    15:34 Mars One reigniting a space race and technology from war/space
    19:50 Having an “Earth list” before going to Mars
    22:29 Divashen’s final thoughts, and how to follow Divashen’s journey
    24:16 Closing announcements.

    Links to topics mentioned in the podcast
    - Divashen’s social media profile:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/divasheng
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/divasheng
    - Taking radiation hardened electronics to new heights https://www.intelligent-aerospace.com/articles/2017/04/taking-rad-hardened-electronics-to-new-heights.html
    - War driving technological advancement https://science.howstuffworks.com/war-drive-technological-advancement.htm
    - 20 Things We Wouldn’t Have Without Space Travel https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/infographics/infographic.view.php?id=11358
    - Square Kilometer Array https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_Kilometre_Array
    - “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness” - Mark Twain https://zenpencils.com/comic/journey/

    Acknowledgements
    - The Future Martians 12-episode podcast series is part of National Science Week 2018. To find out what is happening for National Science Week in your area, go to: www.scienceweek.net.au
    - Thanks to Population of Mars for the fantastic soundtrack used for the Future Martians podcast. Hear more of Population of Mars’ music at: @popofmars
    - Images sources Mars One and Bryan Versteeg. To learn more about the Mars One project, go to: www.mars-one.com.

    Closing stuff
    Catch up on earlier Future Martians podcast episodes:
    - SoundCloud: @future_martians
    - iTunes: itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/futur…d1422572196?mt=2
    - Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/future-m…with-the-mars100,
    - Blubrry: www.blubrry.com/futuremartians/,
    - Castbox: castbox.fm/vc/1392988
    - Listen Notes: www.listennotes.com/c/1240e6029cc94…hosted-by-josh/
    - Overcast: overcast.fm/itunes1422572196/future-martians
    - Podbean: www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/f7…-Martians-Podcast
    - Podtail: podtail.com/en/podcast/future-martians/
    - TuneIn: tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Po…-Martians-p1147440/, and more!

    Follow hosts Josh and Dianne on social media and on their websites:
    JOSH RICHARDS
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/joshrichardsspacepirate/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/mighty_ginge/
    Twitter: twitter.com/mighty_ginge
    Website: joshrichards.space

    DIANNE MCGRATH
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Dianne.McGrath.A…onaut.Candidate/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/damcgrath/
    Twitter: twitter.com/liteandportable
    Website: www.diannemcgrath.com.au.

    Thanks for listening to the Future Martians podcast!
    We hope you have enjoyed getting to know some of the remarkable people in the Mars 100.

    • 25 min
    Episode 11 - Josh Meets Mikolaj

    Episode 11 - Josh Meets Mikolaj

    FUTURE MARTIANS PODCAST
    Episode 11: Josh Meets Mikolaj
    Duration: 26:57

    "All these little things that we can experience and do on Earth is nothing comparing to what can happen when we land on Mars."

    In episode 11 of the Future Martians podcast, co-host Josh Richards introduces fellow Mars One astronaut candidate, Mikolaj Zielinski. Mikolaj is based in Dubai, UAE; and is a Polish-born software engineer and adventure-lover. Josh speaks with Mikolaj about the Mars One mission, his motivations for applying for this one-way mission to Mars, and his philosophy on life before Mars.

    EPISODE TOPICS
    00:00 Introduction
    01:29 The love of adventure that drew Mikolaj to Mars One
    04:44 Mikolaj’s first thoughts about Mars One
    08:18 Mikolaj’s humorous application
    09:22 How space technology has changed in 5 years
    10:44 What Mikolaj hhas been doing since applying for Mars One
    12:44 How Mikolaj is preparing for the next round of selection
    17:42 What others can do to support a mission to Mars
    22:34 Life on Mars instead of an Earth bucket list
    24:58 Where people can follow Mikolaj
    26:20 Closing announcements.

    Links to topics mentioned in the podcast
    - Mikolaj’s social media profile:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/miko_zielinski
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikolaj.zielinski
    - Mars One: https://www.mars-one.com
    - Mirosław Hermaszewski (Polish astronaut): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirosław_Hermaszewski
    - Steve Fossett (balloonist): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Fossett
    - James Cameron (ocean exploration): http://www.seasky.org/ocean-exploration/ocean-explorers-james-cameron.html
    - SpaceX landings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXlpwx3FBYc
    - Mars One roadmap: https://www.mars-one.com/mission/roadmap
    - Blue Origin: https://www.blueorigin.com.

    Acknowledgements
    - The Future Martians 12-episode podcast series is part of National Science Week 2018. To find out what is happening for National Science Week in your area, go to: www.scienceweek.net.au
    - Thanks to Population of Mars for the fantastic soundtrack used for the Future Martians podcast. Hear more of Population of Mars’ music at: @popofmars
    - Images sources Mars One and Bryan Versteeg. To learn more about the Mars One project, go to: www.mars-one.com.

    Closing stuff
    Catch up on earlier Future Martians podcast episodes, and follow Future Martians to hear them as they launch:
    - SoundCloud: @future_martians
    - iTunes: itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/futur…d1422572196?mt=2
    - Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/future-m…with-the-mars100,
    - Blubrry: www.blubrry.com/futuremartians/,
    - Castbox: castbox.fm/vc/1392988
    - Listen Notes: www.listennotes.com/c/1240e6029cc94…hosted-by-josh/
    - Overcast: overcast.fm/itunes1422572196/future-martians
    - Podbean: www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/f7…-Martians-Podcast
    - Podtail: podtail.com/en/podcast/future-martians/
    - TuneIn: tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Po…-Martians-p1147440/, and more!

    Follow hosts Josh and Dianne on social media and on their websites:
    JOSH RICHARDS
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/joshrichardsspacepirate/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/mighty_ginge/
    Twitter: twitter.com/mighty_ginge
    Website: joshrichards.space

    DIANNE MCGRATH
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Dianne.McGrath.A…onaut.Candidate/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/damcgrath/
    Twitter: twitter.com/liteandportable
    Website: www.diannemcgrath.com.au.

    Thanks for listening to the Future Martians podcast!
    Dziękuję za wysłuchanie podcastu Future Martians!

    • 26 min
    Episode 10 - Dianne Meets Kay

    Episode 10 - Dianne Meets Kay

    FUTURE MARTIANS PODCAST
    Episode 10: Dianne Meets Kay
    31 August 2018
    Duration: 28:32

    “We’ve always been explorers, that’s part of our nature.”

    In episode 10 of the Future Martians podcast, co-host Dianne McGrath introduces fellow Mars One astronaut candidate, Kay Radzik. Kay is from Reno, Nevada; and is an architect and on the management team for the Mars Desert Research Station. Dianne speaks with Kay about the Mars One mission, her motivations for applying for this one-way mission to Mars, and her philosophy on life before Mars.

    EPISODE TOPICS
    00:00 Introduction
    02:08 Kay’s background
    04:04 Kay on her design experience and role as a place maker
    06:23 Working as part of a team and the architect as a liaison
    07:47 Advising and supporting the Mars Desert Research Station
    09:15 Judging the University Rover Challenge
    11:48 Speaking at public events about Mars analogues and Mars One
    13:57 The critical role analogue training has in preparing astronauts for Mars
    16:43 Committing to Mars and trusting the 99 other people shortlisted
    17:44 Spending 6 months to prepare the astronaut application
    20:13 Living to 130, condensation of time and maintaining momentum
    22:00 The cruelty of humanity and trying not to dwell on the minutia
    23:58 Continuing to live life fully while travelling more
    27:25 Closing announcements.

    Links to topics mentioned in the podcast
    - Kay’s social media profile:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KayRadzik
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KayRadzik/
    - Mars Society: http://www.marssociety.org/
    - Mars Desert Research Station: http://mdrs.marssociety.org/about-the-mdrs/
    - University Rover Challenge: http://urc.marssociety.org/
    - The Planetary Society: http://www.planetary.org/
    - TEDx Los Gatos - Kay Radzik: https://tedxlosgatos.net/speakers/kay-radzik/

    Acknowledgements
    - The Future Martians 12-episode podcast series is part of National Science Week 2018. To find out what is happening for National Science Week in your area, go to: https://www.scienceweek.net.au
    - Thanks to Population of Mars for the fantastic soundtrack used for the Future Martians podcast. Hear more of Population of Mars’ music at: https://soundcloud.com/popofmars
    - Images sources Mars One and Bryan Versteeg. To learn more about the Mars One project, go to: https://www.mars-one.com.

    Closing stuff
    Catch up on earlier Future Martians podcast episodes, and follow Future Martians to hear them as they launch:
    - SoundCloud: @future_martians
    - iTunes: itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/futur…d1422572196?mt=2
    - Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/future-m…with-the-mars100,
    - Blubrry: www.blubrry.com/futuremartians/,
    - Castbox: castbox.fm/vc/1392988
    - Listen Notes: www.listennotes.com/c/1240e6029cc94…hosted-by-josh/
    - Overcast: overcast.fm/itunes1422572196/future-martians
    - Podbean: www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/f7…-Martians-Podcast
    - Podtail: podtail.com/en/podcast/future-martians/
    - TuneIn: tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Po…-Martians-p1147440/, and more!

    Follow hosts Josh and Dianne on social media and on their websites:
    JOSH RICHARDS
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/joshrichardsspacepirate/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/mighty_ginge/
    Twitter: twitter.com/mighty_ginge
    Website: joshrichards.space

    DIANNE MCGRATH
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Dianne.McGrath.A…onaut.Candidate/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/damcgrath/
    Twitter: twitter.com/liteandportable
    Website: www.diannemcgrath.com.au.

    Thanks for listening to the Future Martians podcast!

    • 28 min
    Episode 9 - Josh Meets Ethan

    Episode 9 - Josh Meets Ethan

    FUTURE MARTIANS PODCAST
    Episode 9: Josh Meets Ethan
    29 August 2018
    Duration: 25:34

    “There wasn’t a second in my mind saying I shouldn’t do this.”

    In episode 9 of the Future Martians podcast, co-host Josh Richards introduces fellow Mars One astronaut candidate, Ethan Dederick. Ethan is from Seattle, USA; is an academic with a PhD in theoretical astrophysics, a satellite imaging scientist, skydiver and bodybuilder. Josh speaks with Ethan about the Mars One mission, his motivations for applying for this one-way mission to Mars, and his philosophy on life before Mars.

    EPISODE TOPICS
    00:00 Introduction
    02:24 Why Ethan got involved with Mars One
    04:30 Inspiring others by doing things that no-one has done
    05:56 What initially drew Ethan to Mars One?
    06:53 Does a return trip matter?
    07:16 The day Ethan discovered Mars One
    08:26 Ethan signs up for Mars One
    09:53 What Ethan has been doing to get ready for Mars
    16:24 How others can contribute to helping put humans on Mars
    18:42 The support for private vs public space missions
    21:17 Ethan’s goals before leaving Earth
    23:52 Ethan’s final thoughts
    24:39 Closing announcements.

    Links to topics mentioned in the podcast
    - Mars One: https://www.mars-one.com
    - Discovering life on Mars: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-44960980/life-on-mars-what-do-we-know
    - Lunar landing: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo11.html
    - NASA Astronaut Requirements https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/postsecondary/features/F_Astronaut_Requirements.html
    - Skydiving licenses A & B: https://www.skydiveoz.com.au/skydive-licenses-explained/
    - Redbull wingsuit flying: https://www.redbull.com/au-en/tags/wingsuit-flying
    - HALO jumps: https://skydivehigh.com/halo-jumps/
    - 12 weeks to BUDs program: https://navyseals.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/naval-special-warfare-physical-training-guide.pdf
    - FOREX trading: https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/investing/complex-investments/foreign-exchange-trading.

    Acknowledgements
    - The Future Martians 12-episode podcast series is part of National Science Week 2018. To find out what is happening for National Science Week in your area, go to: https://www.scienceweek.net.au
    - Thanks to Population of Mars for the fantastic soundtrack used for the Future Martians podcast. Hear more of Population of Mars’ music at: https://soundcloud.com/popofmars
    - Images sources Mars One and Bryan Versteeg. To learn more about the Mars One project, go to: https://www.mars-one.com.

    Closing stuff
    Catch up on earlier Future Martians podcast episodes, or follow Future Martians to hear them when they launch at:
    - SoundCloud: @future_martians
    - iTunes: itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/futur…d1422572196?mt=2
    - Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/future-m…with-the-mars100,
    - Blubrry: www.blubrry.com/futuremartians/,
    - Castbox: castbox.fm/vc/1392988
    - Listen Notes: www.listennotes.com/c/1240e6029cc94…hosted-by-josh/
    - Overcast: overcast.fm/itunes1422572196/future-martians
    - Podbean: www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/f7…-Martians-Podcast
    - Podtail: podtail.com/en/podcast/future-martians/
    - TuneIn: tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Po…-Martians-p1147440/, and more!

    Follow hosts Josh and Dianne on social media and on their websites:
    JOSH RICHARDS
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joshrichardsspacepirate/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mighty_ginge/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mighty_ginge
    Website: http://joshrichards.space

    DIANNE MCGRATH
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dianne.McGrath.Astronaut.Candidate/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/damcgrath/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/liteandportable
    Website: http://www.diannemcgrath.com.au.

    Thanks for listening to the Future Martians podcast!

    • 25 min
    Episode 8 - Dianne Meets Peter

    Episode 8 - Dianne Meets Peter

    FUTURE MARTIANS PODCAST
    Episode 8: Dianne Meets Peter
    24 August 2018
    Duration: 30:52

    "If we have the ability, with have the responsibility."

    In episode 8 of the Future Martians podcast, co-host Dianne McGrath introduces fellow Mars One astronaut candidate, Peter Degen-Portnoy. Peter is from Boston, Massachusetts; and is a software engineering manager and ballet dancer. Dianne speaks with Peter about the Mars One mission, his motivations for applying for this one-way mission to Mars, and his philosophy on life before Mars.

    EPISODE TOPICS
    00:00 Introduction
    01:40 Peter’s background
    04:20 The nature of software engineering and accomplishing goals
    07:22 Encouraging kids to be problem solvers
    08:27 Building High-Performing Teams for Mars
    09:56 Discovering Mars One just days before application cut-off
    12:16 An holistic approach to reaching Mars
    15:07 The excitement of being selected for Mars One Round 2 & 3
    19:55 The idea of life on Mars being infused into every moment on Earth
    22:10 Absorbing the moment and being present in life on Earth
    24:18 Communication with family on Earth makes this possible
    27:13 Having no bucket list yet living richly
    28:28 Peter’s final thoughts, and how to follow Peter’s journey
    29:51 Closing announcements.

    Links to topics mentioned in the podcast
    - Peter’s social media profile:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pdegenportnoy/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PDegenPortnoy
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PDegenPortnoy/
    - NASA Astronaut Requirements: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/postsecondary/features/F_Astronaut_Requirements.html
    - Boston Whale Watch Tours: https://www.bostonharborcruises.com/whale-watch/
    - How does the Mars base communicate with Earth? https://www.mars-one.com/faq/technology/how-does-the-mars-base-communicate-with-earth.

    Acknowledgements
    - The Future Martians 12-episode podcast series is part of National Science Week 2018. To find out what is happening for National Science Week in your area, go to: www.scienceweek.net.au
    - Thanks to Population of Mars for the fantastic soundtrack used for the Future Martians podcast. Hear more of Population of Mars’ music at: @popofmars
    - Images sources Mars One and Bryan Versteeg. To learn more about the Mars One project, go to: www.mars-one.com.

    Closing stuff
    Catch up on earlier Future Martians podcast episodes, and follow Future Martians to hear them as they launch:
    - SoundCloud: @future_martians
    - iTunes: itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/futur…d1422572196?mt=2
    - Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/future-m…with-the-mars100,
    - Blubrry: www.blubrry.com/futuremartians/,
    - Castbox: castbox.fm/vc/1392988
    - Listen Notes: www.listennotes.com/c/1240e6029cc94…hosted-by-josh/
    - Overcast: overcast.fm/itunes1422572196/future-martians
    - Podbean: www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/f7…-Martians-Podcast
    - Podtail: podtail.com/en/podcast/future-martians/
    - TuneIn: tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Po…-Martians-p1147440/, and more!

    Follow hosts Josh and Dianne on social media and on their websites:
    JOSH RICHARDS
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/joshrichardsspacepirate/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/mighty_ginge/
    Twitter: twitter.com/mighty_ginge
    Website: joshrichards.space

    DIANNE MCGRATH
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Dianne.McGrath.A…onaut.Candidate/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/damcgrath/
    Twitter: twitter.com/liteandportable
    Website: www.diannemcgrath.com.au.

    Thanks for listening to the Future Martians podcast!

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