A BRAND NEW COMEDY SERIAL PODCAST FROM THE CREATORS OF THE BUNKER

Volume One

MarsCorp

MarsCorp is a 12-part scripted comedy podcast about Station Supervisor E.L. Hob’s first year at MarsCorp, a terraforming colony established on the red planet in 2070.

You can listen to the show here on the site or subscribe on iTunes. New episodes will be released for free every Wednesday or you can purchase early access and get the entire series through Acast today for just £2.99 ($3.99).

If you like MarsCorp then please (please!) leave a rating on iTunes or you podcast directory to help us reach more people. You can also support the show by purchasing a great mug from our shop below or by leaving a donation. Thank you!

Here’s a full list of everyone involved with the project.

        




MarsCorp: Part 1 - Welcome / Introduction

Part 1

Welcome / Introduction


Welcome to MarsCorp! You might feel disorientated at first, being 140 million miles from Earth, but there’s no need to panic. As soon as you recover from your journey in suspended animation and get to know your new state of the art MarsCorp home you’ll feel totally comfortable and ready to engage with your tasks on the MarsCorp terraforming mission. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the MarsCorp departments and your fellow workers. In the event of not feeling totally comfortable at MarsCorp, please contact the base manager.

To learn more about the exciting MarsCorp mission please continue to the next part of the manual. To MarsCorp!

iTunes – https://itun.es/i6hj2YP
Stream on Acast – https://aca.st/484a9f
mp3 direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part1-welcome-introduction/media.mp3

MarsCorp: Part 2 - Health & Safety

Part 2

Health and Safety


A healthy MarsCorp employee is a happy and productive MarsCorp employee, that’s why we make sure our human capital is fed with the finest synthetogenetic meat, and our Meat Master 5000 meat production facility ensures there is a constant, abundant supply of meaty goodness. Warning: For those working in the meat production facility, DO NOT allow any foreign DNA to enter the system. In the event of contamination, please contact the base manager.

To learn more about the exciting MarsCorp mission please continue to the next part of the manual. To MarsCorp!

iTunes – https://itun.es/i6hx3qJ
Stream on Acast – https://aca.st/9417be
mp3 direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part2-health-safety/media.mp3

Part 3 - Team Building

Part 3

Team Building

The cornerstone of the MarsCorp terraforming mission is teamwork, so it is essential that department heads work closely and effectively with MarsCorp team members. Managers must ensure instructions are clear and understandable, and from this, synergistic interaction between employees to effectively carry out goal oriented tasks will follow. Nowhere is this more important than in the terraforming department due to the presence of volatile, advanced biological agents. In the event of unintended release of said agents, please contact the base manager.

To learn more about the exciting MarsCorp mission please continue to the next part of the manual. To MarsCorp!

iTunes – https://itun.es/i6hB6Wg
Stream on Acast – https://aca.st/c4ae93
mp3 direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part3-teambuilding/media.mp3

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Part 4

Annual Leave

We here at MarsCorp recognise that life isn’t just about work – even when it’s as important as our terraforming mission. “Down time” is also vital, as it allows employees to mingle in a non-work environment, which in turn allows them to perform better in the work environment. To this ends, MarsCorp allocates an appropriate amount of company materials for non-work related employee activities. Release of materials will be controlled by the Resources department. In the event of resource scarcity for non-work activities, please do not contact the base manager.

To learn more about the exciting MarsCorp mission please continue to the next part of the manual. To MarsCorp!

iTunes – https://itun.es/i6hB6Wg
Stream on Acast – https://aca.st/177476
mp3 direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part4-annualleave/media.mp3

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Part 5

Partnership and Cooperation

The greater MarsCorp family features many units, and in order to achieve success, these units must cooperate to establish synergistic partnerships. The most important and complex and important partnership is between the main MarsCorp main base and the mining outpost, where raw materials are extracted from the planet for use in the vital terraforming mission. Alignment between mining operations and main base operations will be realised as long as the goal of terraforming remains priority and both parties understand each other’s obligations. In the event of non-understanding of obligations, please inform the base manager.

To learn more about the exciting MarsCorp mission please continue to the next part of the manual. To MarsCorp!

iTunes – https://itun.es/i6hB6Wg
Stream on Acast – https://aca.st/2ff97d
mp3 direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part5-partnership-cooperation/media.mp3

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Part 6

Appropriate Working Relationships

MarsCorp supports and encourages close working between MarsCorp employees – but strong relationships require strong boundaries. To ensure a harmonious working environment that will maximise employee output, any and all romantic objectives must be acted on only through the MarsCorp employee co-bonding database, which will ensure minimal confrontation in any relationship and maximal physical and emotional pleasure. In the event of not achieving maximal physical and emotional pleasure, please do not contact the base manager.

To learn more about the exciting MarsCorp mission please continue to the next part of the manual. To MarsCorp!

iTunes – https://itun.es/i6hB6Wg
Stream on Acast – https://aca.st/d7ee55
mp3 direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part6-appropriateworkingrelationships-/media.mp3

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Part 7

Technical Difficulties

The MarsCorp base is at the cutting edge of extraterrestrial long-term dwelling. The combination of the most advanced AI and robotic systems from Happiness Inc. will allow the colony to thrive as the human capital progresses with the terraforming mission. All systems have undergone rigorous testing, with a less than 0.001% chance of failing to execute primary functions as outlined in the manual. In the event of catastrophic failure of computer systems to carry out primary functions, please contact the base manager.

To learn more about the exciting MarsCorp mission please continue to the next part of the manual. To MarsCorp!

iTunes – https://itun.es/i6hB6Wg
Stream on Acast – https://aca.st/0ebc51
mp3 direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part7-technicaldificu/media.mp3

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Part 8

Disciplinary Action

Pre-mission personality screening has ensured almost zero percent chance of conflict between employees – we also remind all workers they have agreed to the MarsCorp morality pledge when embarking on this mission – and computer modelling has determined there is little to no need for security services on MarsCorp. However, one employee shall be assigned the role of security to ensure ’security of possessions’ (e.g. key cards). This person is authorised to exercise all reasonable measures to maintain the level of order and security that our pre-mission planning has created. In the event of any insecure events, please contact the base manager.

To learn more about the exciting MarsCorp mission please continue to the next part of the manual. To MarsCorp!

iTunes – https://itun.es/i6hs8pm
Stream on Acast – https://aca.st/e8275f
mp3 direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part8-disciplinaryaction-/media.mp3

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Part 9

Employee Initiative

While the official MarsCorp Manual sets out all the parameters for the successful operation of the colony and progress of the terraforming mission, MarsCorp does encourage employees to use their initiative to, where possible, improve operations by reacting to the unique conditions of Mars and come up with innovations. Innovations must receive approval from the base manager and the Resources department to ensure mission alignment. In the event of innovation failure, please contact the base manager.

To learn more about the exciting MarsCorp mission please continue to the next part of the manual. To MarsCorp!

iTunes – https://itun.es/i6hs8pm
Stream on Acast – https://aca.st/0c9f46
mp3 direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part9-employeeinitiative-/media.mp3

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Part 10

Personal Development

The MarsCorp mission is at the forefront of human ingenuity, so employees should expect continual challenges and pressure. Resilience and the ability to learn from past successes and failures are essential qualities for all MarsCorp employees. The importance and the nature of the challenges of the terraforming mission require emotional engagement with tasks, which we expect all employees to manage appropriately. In the event of inappropriate emotional management, please contact the base manager.

To learn more about the exciting MarsCorp mission please continue to the next part of the manual. To MarsCorp!

iTunes – https://itun.es/i6hs8pm
Stream on Acast – https://aca.st/db6552
mp3 direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part10-personaldevelopment-/media.mp3

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Part 11

Rewards and Recognition

For most, involvement with the MarsCorp mission will be reward enough. For others we have a structured ladder of promotion to recognise and reward outstanding contribution to the MarsCorp mission. This ensures continued incentivisation for employees to work to the best of their abilities. Promotions and other rewards will be distributed at the discretion of senior management – all reward decisions are final and are not open to appeal. In the event of receiving unsatisfactory reward and recognition, please do not contact the base manager.

To learn more about the exciting MarsCorp mission please continue to the next part of the manual. To MarsCorp!

Release for free – October 5th 2016
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Part 12

Resignation / Termination

The mission to terraform Mars is the most ambitious undertaking in the history of humanity and as such the standards for conduct and professionalism at MarsCorp are extremely high. Employees unable to meet these standards should liaise with management to discuss resignation and repatriation to Earth at the next available opportunity.

The importance of the mission means any misconduct or serious deviation from the standards set out in the Manual will be dealt with swiftly and decisively. Employees found to have contravened the rules will have their involvement with the MarsCorp mission terminated with immediate effect.

You have reached the end of Volume I of the MarsCorp manual. We trust it has been informative and encouraging. To MarsCorp!

Release for free – October 12th 2016

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About

Who?

MarsCorp is the second podcast series from Definitely Human. It was written, produced and edited by David Knight, David Price and Tom Dalling. Our first podcast was, The Bunker, which is still available to download.

What?

MarsCorp is a 12-part sitcom podcast. Each episode is around 40-45 minutes long and will be available to download for free on Acast, iTunes and many other podcast services. Alternatively you can download episodes direct here.

When?

We’re planning to release the first episode on the 27th of July 2016. We’ll then have a new episode out every Wednesday for the next 12-weeks, or until the world ends, whichever comes first.

Why?

It was this or a life at sea.

Background to MarsCorp

MarsCorp started as a pretty thin idea some time at the end of 2014 while we were still making The Bunker. After fattening it up a bit we decided it was worth making. The Bunker was made with no budget and everyone contributing their time for free. We wanted to be able to pay people this time round, so, lacking any advertising or sponsorship or general business acumen, we launched a Kickstarter in March 2015 to fund production of the show. Incredibly we hit our target of £4,800, giving us a pretty decent wedge of £4,400 (Kickstarter gotta have their taste, son) to make the show. You can see a list of the amazing people who helped make the show possible here.

We started writing in April 2015 and that went on until we finalised our final script in December. We started recording immediately, bringing back a lot of actors we worked with on The Bunker and casting a few new people. Recording started in early December and wrapped in July. Editing of the episodes started in December and will go on until, well, it’s done. You can find a full list of the people who worked on the show here

If you want to contact us offering praise/threats/advertising opportunities/sponsorship/dates/misc then drop us an electronic mail at marscorppodcast at gmail.com or use the contact form below.

Support MarsCorp

MarsCorp is free to download, but let me tell you, it ain’t free to make. If you can support the show in any way, we will really appreciate it. Here’s how you can help the MarsCorp mission.

Level 1

Rate & Review

The simplest way to help is to rate the show on iTunes or wherever you got it from. More positive reviews increases our visibility, which gets us more listeners so that at some point, someone, some how gets a Ferrari. It only takes a minute to give us those stars and they really do help the show reach more people.

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Level 2

Like & Share

Another way to help get the show out into this planet we call “Earth” is to Like our page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and share MarsCorp. This will help educate people who might not otherwise be that aware of podcasts (fools). It also ensures you’ll get the latest MarsCorp news, including trailers and artwork releases.

     

Level 3

Buy Stuff

We have some MarsCorp mugs available to buy in our shop. These have been professionally printed, so the logo won’t fade and disappear after a few washes, and we can confirm they DO hold liquids and we ship worldwide. So you get a mug and we get some money to put towards future projects. It’s win/win!

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Level 4

Donate

If you want to show some direct monetary love for the show then you can make a donation. How much is entirely up to you and whatever you can give will be massively appreciated and go someway to helping  us to produce more stuff in the future.

 

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Welcome to our humble space shop, space traveller. Why not peruse our space wares?

MarsCorp Mugs

Standard issue employee mugs, as distributed by the Resources department. Features:

  • Ability to hold liquids and small solid particles
  • Protrusion suitable for manipulation by human hands (a.k.a. a ‘handle’)
  • Will break on impact with hard surfaces – a useful reminder of the fragility of existence
  • Professionally printed (so the logo won’t wash off) and ships internationally

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MarsCorp is a Definitely Human production. Any questions or enquiries, drop us a message using the contact form or by emailing marscorppodcast at gmail.com (it all goes to the same place).

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