A podcast about space colonization and what it means to live in a society.
Episode 9 - Machine Learning with Oliver Petri (a.k.a. Narrow Hal 9000)
After Michael and Melodie recap the Perseverence launch and Starship hop, Melodie speaks with guest Oliver Petri about machine learning. What does it mean? Should we be worried about it? How can it help us get to Mars, and thrive once there?
Episode 8 - Horticulture with Madeline Clarke (a.k.a. Space Cat)
Melodie speaks with guest Madeline Clarke, horticulture expert, virtual reality arcade operator, and sustainability enthusiast. Topics range from alternative crop structures, to mycology, to asteroid mining, and lots more. Keep your ears peeled for a special appearance by Zelda the cat-stronaut! Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or @lifeonmarspod on Twitter.
Episode 7 - Terraforming (a.k.a. Jurassic Park in space)
Michael and Melodie recap the Crew Dragon launch during space news, before embarking on a discussion about Terraforming: the resources necessary to do it, the utilitarian case against it, and the alternatives.Many thanks to those who donated to Save the Children's Yemen relief fund, which can be found here: https://www.savethechildren.org/us/what-we-do/where-we-work/greater-middle-east-eurasia/yemenWrite to us at email@example.com or on Twitter @lifeonmarspod.
Episode 6 - HI-SEAS with Ross Lockwood (a.k.a. Ikigai)
Michael and Melodie speak with Ross Lockwood about his experience with NASA's HI-SEAS Mars habitat simulation, his journey to becoming an astronaut ninja, and his philosophy on humanity's spacefaring future.Check out https://projectpossum.org/Ikigai - happiness in living https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20170807-ikigai-a-japanese-concept-to-improve-work-and-lifeDonate to Save the Children's Yemen relief fund here: https://support.savethechildren.org/site/Donation2?df_id=2521&2521.donation=form1Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @lifeonmarspod (where you can also find clickable links and additional info).
Episode 5 - Obstables (a.k.a. Self-Actualization Is For Venus)
Radiation shielding, toxic soil, social isolation, lack of atmosphere... Michael and Melodie discuss the obstacles early Martian colonists will face.Please visit ActBlue (https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bailfunds) or the American Civil Liberties Union (https://www.aclu.org/) to contribute to legal funds for victims of state-sanctioned racist violence and police brutality around the world.Voter registration information can be found here for Canadians (https://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=vot&dir=reg&document=index&lang=e) and here for USA (https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote). Volunteering to register new voters can be a crucial act of support if you are unable to donate.Visit Afrobiz World (https://www.afrobizworld.com/) for information on black-owned businesses to support.Please consider looking into local charities. Mobilizing small communities and civic engagement at a local level is key.Black Lives Matter.
Episode 4 - Martian Law with Daniel Ocho (a.k.a. Bouncy Rubber Handballs)
Melodie speaks with guest Daniel Ocho, attorney, screenwriter, and host of The Chase podcast. They discuss the pioneer mentality, anthropocentrism in the ethics of terraforming, and the importance of working privacy laws into the Martian constitution.Write to us at email@example.com or on Twitter @lifeonmarspod.