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We might have mentioned once or twice that it’s quite an undertaking to make MarsCorp. Each episode involves a bunch of people having to put in a bunch of time. Sadly podcasts are not the money producing cash cow we’d been led to believe and despite having thousands of downloads a month, we make very little from ad revenue. This means we’re not making enough money to pay people to keep on making MarsCorp.

This creates a problem, because we do actually want to make more MarsCorp! To try and achieve this mad, mad goal we’ve set up a Patreon account. “What the flip is Patreon?” you ask, well it’s a place where people can make donations to things they like – such as podcasts – so that more of them can be made. In exchange the “patrons” get access to new content exclusively, or at least before the unwashed non-donating freeloaders get it (we love the unwashed btw).

So what do patrons get? Well all sorts, and it depends how much we can raise per month. The targets are:

$100 – A one off Christmas special of our last show, The Bunker.

$300 – Monthly MarsCorp shorts – 10min+ stories from the characters you know and love/hate

$600 – We start work on scripts for MarsCorp season 2.

$1000 – MarsCorp season 2 is go! We’ll put that mother into production.

$5000 – We bin off our jobs and make audio comedy drama full-time as Definitely Human!

Aside from that we’ll also keep patrons updated with what we’re working on, giving you sneak peaks of what we’ve got coming up. You’ll also hear sketches that won’t be released anywhere else, Q&As, alternative and early version artwork and more.

At the moment we’ve passed the $100 target, which is amazing, but the $300/month one is some way off, so we need your help if we’re going to make anymore MarsCorp. Visit Patreon now and see how you can support the MarsCorp mission!

The Final Episode Of MarsCorp Is Out

Download links:
iTuneshttps://itun.es/i6h76MR
Stream on Acasthttps://aca.st/909c34
mp3 direct downloadhttp://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part12-resignation-termination-/media.mp3

MarsCorp is a clean and efficient oasis of technological innovation that is perpetuated through exemplary teamwork. Thanks to the foresight and hard work of Martin Mann, the base now operates with record levels of output and efficiency. Staff satisfaction, happiness, harmony and attractiveness are at all-time highs and Project Awesome continues apace. We hope to share this progress with Earth in the near future.

At last, everything’s great at MarsCorp 😊

MarsCorp Episode 12 Image

Artwork by Eric Chow

Here it is folks, the end of series one of MarsCorp. We’ve had some fun, haven’t we? Haven’t we? Uhhh… moving on.

Thank You!

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who’s downloaded the show. We worked our arses off on this so it’s nice that people actually want to listen to our insane creations. If you’ve enjoyed the horror, then please, please leave a rating on iTunes or wherever you got the show from, it really helps the show reach more people (which is what we really need at this stage).

And for those who have already rated the show, an even bigger thank you to you! (Also a bigger thank you if you’ve shared it on social media or IRL) Those little stars and those shares have really helped the show reach more people. We also want to say a big thank you to the guys on the MarsCorp sub-reddit (we love reading your thoughts on the show!) and those who spread the MarsCorp name on other sub-reddits, like an evangelical army.

Finally, a special thank you to all the heroes who backed our Kickstarter for MarsCorp all the way back in April 2015 (Jesus Christ that seems like a long time ago now…) We quite literally could not have made this show without your generosity and support.

Speaking of which, if you want to support the show in some way – from spreading the word on Facebook and Twitter to buying some cool merch – here’s how you can marscorppodcast.com/#support-marscorp

Success(?)

The show has done really well downloads wise and we’re now past 70,000 downloads, which we think is pretty darn good for 12 weeks (it took the Bunker 12 months to do those numbers!) We’re also seeing more people pick up on it now, with the show getting more mentions on Twitter and Reddit. We also had a very nice boost on Monday when MarsCorp was selected as one of Wired’s podcasts for the week.

MarsCorp featured on wired.comLike the placement of the article about soul-sucking offices next to MarsCorp 👍

Also, after a few weeks away, MarsCorp has steamed back onto the UK iTunes frontpage, slam dunking into the top carousel, alongside the big dogs from the BBC, NPR and the Barbican (how does a concrete complex make a podcast? Whatever).

MarsCorp on iTunes October 2016

And on the pedestal, these words appear / My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings / Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair! / Nothing beside remains. Round the decay / Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare / The lone and level sands stretch far away.
(MarsCorp by Percy Shelley)

MarsCorp has also picked up a few nominations for the Audio Verse Awards. We’ll have more on that soon.

What’s Next?

*Takes a drag on a cigarette and looks to the sunset* I guess we just… live now. One day at a time…

And do more podcast stuff, obvs. Like a CIA operative collaborating with violent guerillas in a south American jungle trying to overthrow a communist government, we’re being secretive about what we’re up to. If you follow us on Twitter you might have seen some mentions about recording. We don’t want to reveal what it is just yet, but we plan to have a few things for you to listen to before the end of the year. Oooo, we’re such teases!

“Will there be a series 2?”

Hahahahahahaha! Ahem, sorry. MarsCorp was conceived as a 24-part show (seriously. We’re nothing if not ambitious/stupid), which we initially planned to write and record all in one go. But then we stopped sniffing glue and decided to break it into two series, which reduced the chance of us dying during the production.

However, we have no immediate plans to put the second series into production because money. Making MarsCorp took literally thousands of hours and basically became a part-time job for David, Tom and I, at the end of which we were pretty spent. If we’re going to do another series we need more resources so we can a) live half-way normal lives, b) get some other people in to help with the production, and c) pay the actors, musicians, artists and ourselves properly. We have some ideas about how me might do that, which we’ll hopefully be able to tell you more about soon.

So to answer the question “will there be a series 2?”, the answer is, “maybe”.

“What can I stuff into the void with now that there’s no more MarsCorp to fill me up?”

You can try the following fiction podcasts:

The Bunker – lol, jk.

The Monster Hunters – Written by and starring Jim Lake, aka young Christopher Lee, aka Matthew Woodcock.

Tin Can – A new show by David Devereux (great first name there) about a damaged space ship floating through space.

Hector vs The Future – Sci-fi and funny and kind of sad. Our kind of show!

Alcohol – Available in all good shops.

Until next time.

To MarsCorp!

Episode 12 credits

Written, produced and edited by David Knight, David Price and Tom Dalling

Starring
E.L. Hob – Helen Watkinson
Jim Lake – Matthew Woodcock
Martin Mann – Derek Elwood
Eric Lyon – Max Upton
Colin Denham – Mark Desebrock
David Knight – David Knight
Tom Dalling – Tom Dalling
Dave Price – David Price
Johari Ismail – Luke Georgewill
Bonnie Clarke – Lexie McDougall
Baxter – Jon Day
Kim Paige – Ailsa Dalling
Jo Grey – Susanna Gordon
Chip Dalling – Emma Stirling
Hayley Barrett – Amelie Edwards
Brian Durrant – Jon Day
Steve Church – Graham Vick
Dawn Cox – Katie Turner
Jess Horn – Molly Small
Angelica Kingsley – Pippa Caddick

Music by
Jon Day
Ben Osborn

Artwork by
Eric Chow – Website

MarsCorp Part 11 Is Out

iTuneshttps://itun.es/i6h76MR
Stream on Acasthttps://aca.st/33316c
mp3 direct downloadhttp://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part11-rewards-recognition-/media.mp3

MarsCorp helps those who help MarsCorp. On joining the MarsCorp mission you can expect to receive your own quarters, which includes a bed that transforms into a toilet and shower, four (4) sets of official MarsCorp overalls, two (2) MarsCorp pens, and a MarsCorp life insurance policy that will ensure your family and MarsCorp are adequately compensated in the event of your expiration during the mission. These perks are afforded to all human capital for devoting themselves to their tasks. However, in the event of an employee going above and beyond the normal expected level of dedication, management can choose to recognise and reward that employee with medals, one extra day of leave, promotion or a bottle of mid-range liquor.

After recent events, including the traumatic experience at ‘Site B’, it’s fair to say that Hob has reached ‘legendary’ status at MarsCorp, and her efforts have not gone unnoticed. Base Manager Martin Mann has keenly watched her progress and wants to recognise all she’s done with the one thing guaranteed to get Hob excited.

Elsewhere on the base, everyone adapts to the loss of key personnel at Site B, which means new roles and responsibilities for some.

MarsCorp Episode 11 artwork square Hob chemistry coffee

Artwork by Eric Chow

OMG, it’s the penultimate episode! We hope you’re hyped to the max as we near the series conclusion. If you are hyped to the max then we advise first having a drink of water, sitting down and doing a breathing exercise to calm yourself. Once you’ve climbed down from your state of delirium you should ask yourself ‘what can I do to support MarsCorp?’ Good question. The main thing you can do is rate us on iTunes (or wherever you got it from). New ratings have a big effect on the show’s chart position, and the reason we’ve dropped so far down – in spite of getting a lot of downloads – is because the new reviews have stopped coming in! Only you can stop the drop!

Of course, you might have already rated the show, in which case, nice one! You can still show some love by spreading the word about MarsCorp. Facebook and Twitter mentions are always much appreciated (and we’ll probably reply with a really, really great gif on Twitter as well), and we’ve found posting it in the various podcast pages on reddit (and upvoting it, obvs) is also a really good way to reach new people. The other way of course is to tell people in real life, although people can forget recommendations so you should either wrestle their phone off them and subscribe to the show or follow them home and write ‘MarsCorp’ on their house in red paint (lawyer’s note: Absolutely do not do this).

If you want to go even further than that you can also give us a bit of financial support (oh boy do we need that!) by purchasing a MarsCorp mug for just £7 (plus p&p). They’re grrrrrreat!

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Episode 12 – ‘Resignation / Termination’ – is out next Wednesday.

Episode 11 credits

Written, produced and edited by David Knight, David Price and Tom Dalling

Starring
E.L. Hob – Helen Watkinson
Jim Lake – Matthew Woodcock
Steve Church – Graham Vick
Carol Barqawi – Laila Pyne
Martin Mann – Derek Elwood
Dave Price – David Price
David Knight – David Knight
Tom Dalling – Tom Dalling
Bonnie Clarke – Lexie McDougall
Hayley Barrett – Amelie Edwards
Baxter – Jon Day
Scientist One – Penelope Day
Scientist Two – Piers Hunt
Benefactor – Penelope Day
Eric Lyon – Max Upton
Brian Durrant – Jon Day
Jo Grey – Susanna Gordon
John Smith – David Kallo
Kim Paige – Ailsa Dalling
Dawn Cox – Katie Turner
Bernard Egg – Graham Vick
Titan Advert Voiceover – Robert Benedetti-Hall

Music by
Jon Day
Ben Osborn
Johnny Phethean

Artwork by
Eric Chow – Website

MarsCorp Part 10 Is Out

There are certain jobs that allow human capital to perform actions in a repetitive, unthinking way, like an assembly line worker or a surgeon. MarsCorp does not offer those kind of jobs. The vital importance of the mission coupled with working at the cutting edge of human scientific and technological capability means all human capital must be fully emotionally engaged with their work, drawing on past experience to deal with present obstacles. Over time this will allow you to reflect, learn and improve yourself as piece of the MarsCorp mission and move forward as a human being.

With Resources foiled in their plan to destroy MarsCorp with ‘The Wheel’ they flee to their secret base that’s been under construction; ‘Site B’. The team find this desolate outpost virtually abandoned with disgusting relics of what went on here before Hob and the others arrived.

But this place is more than just a new site for Resources to try and establish their own colony. It holds a strange and powerful secret, one that threatens to destroy Hob and her team unless they can get to Alberich and his cronies first.

iTunes – https://itun.es/i6h76MR
Acast stream – https://aca.st/db6552
Direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part10-personaldevelopment-/media.mp3

MarsCorp Episode 10 artwork portrait

Artwork by Eric Chow

We hope you’re enjoying the show and if you are then please leave a review on iTunes (or wherever you get the show from). We really need those stars to help us reach more people (apparently iTunes charts work on a combination of new downloads and ratings. And possibly fat bribes.)

If you’re really, really enjoying the show and don’t want to wait week to week for episodes then I have good news; you can listen to the whole of the rest of the series right now with Acast! Simply download the Acast app, search for MarsCorp and purchase a Season Pass for a one off payment of £2.99 ($3.99) and get all the remaining episodes to listen to straight away.

If you want to give the show some monetary support and want something in return, like a good capitalist, then you might want to consider buying one of our lovely mugs. They’re professionally printed and cost just £7, plus we ship internationally. Get yours today!

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The MarsCorp “Community”

There is no community, obviously. What are we, communists? But if you would like discuss MarsCorp and its many intricacies – What’s Martin’s favourite medication? Are Hob and [insert character] going to bang? Why is the intro music so good? – then you should head over to the MarsCorp subreddit!

We’re also on Twitter and Facebook, where we post all the latest news as well as a whole load of nonsense. Follow/Like us for some good shit and if you really, really like us then share our stuff and help us reach more people!

Episode 11 – ‘Rewards & Recognition’ – is out next Wednesday.

Episode 10 credits

E.L. Hob – Helen Watkinson
Jim Lake – Matthew Woodcock
Alberich P. Copperbottom – Robert Benedetti-Hall
Eric Lyon – Max Upton
Adam Summers – Max Sterne
Clay – Mark Keegan
Baines – James Naylor
Baxter – Jon Day
Jo Grey – Susanna Gordon
Simon Badcocke – Mark Keegan
Dave Price – David Price
David Knight – David Knight
Tom Dalling – Tom Dalling
Chip – Emma Stirling
Martian Singing On Recording – Ailsa Dalling

Music by
Jon Day
Ben Osborn
Johnny Phethean

Artwork by
Eric Chow – Website

Written, produced and edited by David Knight, David Price and Tom Dalling.

MarsCorp Part 9 Is Out

When operating in new and uncertain territories (e.g. another planet) there is a small possibility that threats and opportunities that were not anticipated by Happiness Inc. in pre-mission planning may present themselves. In such hypothetical situations it may be appropriate for the human capital to use their initiative (if unfamiliar with term, see chapter “Initiative: The dangers of thinking”). This is largely discouraged due to the finely balanced nature of the terraforming mission, but in rare cases it may be appropriate. Any initiative should receive approval of base management and the Resources Department before proceeding.

So often Hob’s problem with MarsCorp is the employees rigid adherence to rules and routines. But there is one Martian who is constantly trying to bend the rules to their own advantage; Dave Price. The lowly entrepreneur has set up a Dave Emporium introducing the Martians to consumerism, or what he calls “provide and desire”.

But while the base is distracted by Dave’s great items at the lowest prices, there is another greater threat. A group, hidden away, counting down to MarsCorp’s imminent destruction.

iTunes – https://itun.es/i6h76MR
Acast stream – https://aca.st/0c9f46
Direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part9-employeeinitiative-/media.mp3

MarsCorp Episode 9 - Portrait (2048)

Artwork by Eric Chow

We hope you’re enjoying the show and if you are then please leave a review on iTunes (or wherever you get the show from). We really need those stars to help us reach more people (apparently iTunes charts work on a combination of new downloads and ratings. And possibly fat bribes.)

If you’re really, really enjoying the show and don’t want to wait week to week for episodes then I have good news; you can listen to the whole of the rest of the series right now with Acast! Simply download the Acast app, search for MarsCorp and purchase a Season Pass for a one off payment of £2.99 ($3.99) and get all the remaining episodes to listen to straight away.

If you want to give the show some monetary support and want something in return, like a good capitalist, then you might want to consider buying one of our lovely mugs. They’re professionally printed and cost just £7, plus we ship internationally. Get yours today!

Official

The MarsCorp “Community”

There is no community, obviously. What are we, communists? But if you would like discuss MarsCorp and its many intricacies – What’s Martin’s favourite medication? Are Hob and [insert character] going to bang? Why is the intro music so good? – then you should head over to the MarsCorp subreddit!

We’re also on Twitter and Facebook, where we post all the latest news as well as a whole load of nonsense. Follow/Like us for some good shit and if you really, really like us then share our stuff and help us reach more people!

Episode 10 – ‘Personal Development’ – is out next Wednesday.

Episode 9 credits

E.L. Hob – Helen Watkinson
Jim Lake – Matthew Woodcock
Alberich P. Copperbottom – Robert Benedetti-Hall
Clay – Mark Keegan
Baines – James Naylor
Martin Mann – Derek Elwood
Dave Price – David Price
David Knight – David Knight
Tom Dalling – Tom Dalling
Hayley Barrett – Amelie Edwards
Baxter – Jon Day
Bonnie Clarke – Lexie McDougall
Marysia Trembeska – The Wheel
Jeff Pike – Robert Benedetti-Hall
Simon Badcocke – Mark Keegan
Mark Garner – James Naylor
Eric Lyon – Max Upton
Dawn Cox – Katie Turner
John Smith – David Kallo
Kim Page – Ailsa Dalling
Paul Honeycutt – Piers Hunt
Liftbot – Graham Vick

Music by
Jon Day
Johnny Phethean

Artwork by
Eric Chow – Website

Written, produced and edited by David Knight, David Price and Tom Dalling.

MarsCorp Part 8 Is Out

MarsCorp is a beacon of cooperation, collaboration and friendship. This is because the advance personality tests developed by Happiness Inc. ensure that every element of human capital assigned to the mission has the temperament and attitude that will allow them to work productively as part of a team while adhering to the MarsCorp values of truth, honesty and cost reduction. This pre-mission personnel screening means there is almost 0% chance of anyone on MarsCorp engaging in adverse, unlawful activity. In the almost impossible event of any unlawful activity, the base manager (or their appointed delegate) will combat the action swiftly and decisively.

Even in the planned “paradise” of MarsCorp, some of the worst human traits can still show themselves. Hob, gets an early morning call from the bossman and finds herself facing a very Earth-like problem; moyder! *Ahem* Sorry, we mean, murder. Someone’s stuck a Martian full of holes and Hob and Jim are the ones who need to find out why.

While they track down the killer, Hob also has to try and maintain order on base of scared Martians, which means the one-man security department has a lot of work on its hands.

iTunes – https://itun.es/i6h76MR
Acast stream – https://aca.st/e8275f
Direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part8-disciplinaryaction-/media.mp3

marscorp-episode-8-square-2400

Artwork by Eric Chow

We hope you’re enjoying the show and if you are then please leave a review on iTunes (or wherever you get the show from). We really need those stars to help us reach more people (and to boost our egos!)

If you’re really, really enjoying the show and don’t want to wait week to week for episodes then I have good news; you can listen to the whole of the rest of the series right now with Acast! Simply download the Acast app, search for MarsCorp and purchase a Season Pass for a one off payment of £2.99 ($3.99) and get all the remaining episodes to listen to straight away.

If you want to give the show some monetary support and want something in return, like a good capitalist, then you might want to consider buying one of our lovely mugs. They’re professionally printed and cost just £7, plus we ship internationally. Get yours today!

Official

The MarsCorp “Community”

There is no community, obviously. What are we, communists? But if you would like discuss MarsCorp and its many intricacies – What’s Martin’s favourite medication? Are Hob and [insert character] going to bang? Why is the intro music so good? – then you should head over to the MarsCorp subreddit!

We’re also on Twitter and Facebook, where we post all the latest news as well as a whole load of nonsense. Follow/Like us for some good shit and if you really, really like us then share our stuff and help us reach more people!

Episode 9 – ‘Employee Initiative’ – is out next Wednesday.

Episode 8 credits

E.L. Hob – Helen Watkinson
Jim Lake – Matthew Woodcock
Mal Triggs – Robert Benedetti-Hall
Martin Mann – Derek Elwood
Alberich P. Copperbottom – Robert Benedetti-Hall
Bernard Egg – Graham Vick
Angelica Kingsley – Pippa Caddick
Chris Eveson – Alex Mew
Andy Adamson – Max Sterne
Dave Price – David Price
David Knight – David Knight
Tom Dalling – Tom Dalling
Clay – Mark Keegan
Baines – James Naylor
Bonnie Clarke – Lexie McDougall
Baxter – Jon Day
John Smith – David Kallo
Kim Page – Ailsa Dalling
Paul Honeycutt – Piers Hunt
Dawn Cox – Katie Turner
Jo Grey – Susanna Gordon
Hayley Barrett – Amelie Edwards
Brian Durant – Jon Day
Mark Garner – James Naylor
Barbot – Molly Small
Liftbot – Graham Vick

Music by
Jon Day
Ben Osborn

Artwork by
Eric Chow – Website

MarsCorp Part 7 Is Out

All enterprises experience “hiccups” from time to time – data losses, miscommunication, process failures, uprisings – and it is in the dealing with these issues that a company strengthens itself and ensures its survival. If it can overcome obstacles then new experiences will be acquired by the human capital, making them more valuable. Failing to overcome such obstacles is not an option at MarsCorp.

Now that she’s receiving some much needed human contact, Hob is starting to feel comfortable, satisfied even, but bad news comes from the mine; a storm is raging on the planet’s surface and it’s heading for MarsCorp.

The base is prepared for such threats, but the machines that are designed to protect the base have encountered some “technical difficulties”, not that the machines themselves see it that way. Hob needs to get them back on track if they’re going to save the base, but she faces some “technical difficulties” of her own.

iTunes – https://itun.es/i6h76MR
Acast stream – https://aca.st/0ebc51
Direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part7-technicaldificu/media.mp3

MarsCorp episode 7 artwork

Artwork by Eric Chow

We’re past the halfway point with the series now, with just 5 episodes left to go. We hope you’re enjoying the show and if you are then please leave a review on iTunes (or wherever you get the show from). We really need those stars to help us reach more people (and to boost our egos!)

If you want to give the show some monetary support and want something in return, like a good capitalist, then you might want to consider buying one of our lovely mugs. They’re professionally printed and cost just £7, plus we ship internationally. Get yours today!

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Acast And Downloading Problems

We had a pretty big problem with the show last week. On Wednesday, when episode 6 came out, subscribers on iTunes didn’t get the new release and instead just had the Acast ad. The option to purchase episodes early was never meant to interfere with the planned weekly release of the show, so we’re really, really sorry that it happened. We gave Acast some time to fix it, but when they weren’t able to we uploaded a new file on Thursday, which everyone should have received.

We then had another, even bigger problem on the weekend! Because of some technical problem with the Acast RSS feed, Apple suspended the show from the iTunes store. We don’t know exactly what went wrong but it was something at Acast’s end that screwed it up.

We apologise for all this. It’s immensely frustrating for us as the problems have been beyond our control (that’s our way of saying “it’s not our fault!”). We’ve got a new plan for releasing episodes, which should mean no more problems. But if you do have any problems getting the show then please, please let us know by emailing us at marscorppodcast@gmail.com. We’ll make sure that you get the episode you want and it’ll help us to make sure other people can get the show too.

Sorry again for the problems!

Episode 8 – ‘Disciplinary Action’ – is out next Wednesday.

Episode 7 credits

Helen Watkinson – E.L. Hob
Matthew Woodcock – Jim Lake
Emma Stirling – Chip Dalling
EJ Martin – Vendibot
Derek Elwood – Martin Mann / Robot 3
Molly Small – Jess Horn / Garbagebot / Robot 2
Jon Day – Brian Durant / Baxter
Marysia Trembeska – Donna Page
Lexie McDougall – Bonnie Clarke
Max Upton – Eric Lyon
Tom Dalling – Tom Dalling
David Knight – David Knight / Earnest McTrusty / Hello I’m Berty
David Price – Dave Price / Discobot / Robot 8
Robert Benedetti Hall – Jonathan Kingsley
Alex Mew – George Bullock
Graham Vick – Eduardo Allende / Vacuumbot / Liftbot / Bernard Egg
Jack Lee – Businessbot
Mark Desebrock – Carerbot
Piers Hunt – Paul Honeycutt / Bar Robot
Katie Turner – Dawn Cox
Pippa Caddick – Angelica Kingsley / Toasterbot / Robot 1
Amelie Edwards – Hayley Barret / Robot 7
Penelope Day – Hello I’m Brenda
Susanna Gordon – Jo Grey
David Kallo – John Smith
Ailsa Dalling – Liftbot 3 / Kim Page
James Naylor – Mark Garner
Mark Desebrock – Mech / Nursebot 2
Laila Pyne – Nursebot 1
Luke Georgewill – Miner 2
Mark Keegan – Robot 4
Alex Mew – Robot 6

Music by
Jon Day
Jonny Phethean
Ben Osborn

Artwork by
Eric Chow – Website

MarsCorp Part 6 Is Out

ACHTUNG!: You might have noticed we had some issues with the release of episode 6 on Wednesday. It seems that for some reason people who were subscribed to the show weren’t able to listen to the latest episode, and instead were hearing the 20 second Acast ad. We don’t know why this was and Acast haven’t been able to fix it, so this afternoon we published a second copy of episode 6 to make sure that all of our subscribers could listen to it.

First of all we’re sorry to anyone who was looking forward to the new episode and wasn’t able to access it. That really sucks. We were told that having the Acast+ early access option on the show wouldn’t effect the normal weekly release of free episodes, but clearly that hasn’t been the case. We also apologise to anyone who now has two copies of episode 6 in their podcast feed making it look all messy and cluttered!

We’re working with Acast to make sure this doesn’t happen next Wednesday, but if you still have problems getting the latest (or any other episodes) then please, please let us know so we can sort it out for you.

Hope you enjoy the episode 🙂

There are different kinds of love[citation needed]; love for family, love for our jobs, love for that guy or girl you met during cognac Thursday, and of course, the greatest love of all – love for MarsCorp. In all of these relationships it’s important to make sure they remain appropriate, which is to say the level of love and affection you show is limited to stay within certain moral and physical boundaries. Except for your love of MarsCorp – your love for MarsCorp has no boundaries.

After the events of episode 5, Hob is now recognised for her abilities and even getting a bit of love from the Martians. But there’s one Martian in particular Hob would like a bit of love from, and he seems to like her, buuuuuuut this is Mars, so getting with him isn’t going to be that easy.

Of course, the challenges of turning around a terraforming colony don’t take a break for the sake of Hob’s love life, but for a multitasking pro like her, combining a quest to get laid with a mission to unveil a mysterious saboteur who wants to kidnap the base manager is a piece of cake.

You can stream the episode with the player above or download with these links:

mp3 direct download (right-click on the player and ‘save video’) – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part6-appropriateworkingrelationships/media.mp3

MarsCorp episode 6 artwork appropriate working relationships

Artwork by Eric Chow

As you may or may not know, the rest of MarsCorp is now available to download for early access. If you don’t want to wait week to week for new releases you can get all the remaining episodes right now. But there’s a catch – you will have to pay £2.99 ($3.99) to get them, and also return the rainstone before the next full moon*. To get the episodes just download the Acast app, search for ‘MarsCorp’ and purchase the Season Pass, then you can listen to the whole series today – acast.com

*We have the rainstone back now. It was in the fridge.

We still want MarsCorp to reach more people, but to do so we need your help. If you haven’t yet, please leave a rating on iTunes (or wherever you get the show from), it really does help the show reach more people.

There are other ways you can support MarsCorp, like sharing our posts on Twitter and Facebook or by buying an OFFICIAL MarsCorp mug.

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You can get yours now for just £7 in the MarsCorp shop. And we ship internationally!

Episode 7 – Technical Difficulties – is out next Wednesday (or right now if you buy the series!)

Episode 6 credits

Starring
E.L. Hob – Helen Watkinson
Jim Lake – Matthew Woodcock
Martin Mann – Derek Elwood
Eric Lyon – Max Upton
John Smith – David Kallo
Zack Guzman – Luke Georgewill
Bonnie Clarke – Lexie McDougall
David Knight – David Knight
Dave Price – David Price
Tom Dalling – Tom Dalling
Brian Durant – Jon Day
Colin Denham – Mark Desebrock
Hayley Barret – Amelie Edwards
Dawn Cox – Katie Turner
Donna Page – Marysia Trembecka
Eduardo Allende – Graham Vick
Ian Garner – Max Sterne
Kim Page – Ailsa Dalling
Mark Garner – James Naylor
Paul Honeycutt – Piers Hunt

Music by
Jon Day
Jonny Phethean
Kevin Mcloud (Incomptech) – Website
Shooby Taylor

Episode Artwork
Eric Chow – Website

Written, produced and edited by David Knight, David Price and Tom Dalling.

Download All Of MarsCorp Now!

Hob dealing with the Martians. The progress of terraforming. Everyone versus the Resources department. Martin’s plans for site B. David’s intentions. Tom’s vision for the base. Dave’s vaulting ambitions. Bonnie’s bizarrely sexually charged announcements. All this and more is still to come in MarsCorp and you can hear it all right now!

To get early access to the rest of the series, simply download the Acast app, search for MarsCorp and purchase a season pass. This one off purchase, costing just £2.99 or $3.99, will make the rest of the series immediately available to you.

No more waiting week to week. No more listlessly lying on your chaise longue at the end of Wednesday, arm artfully draped across your head as you watch the sun rise and set and rise again, waiting for the Earth to turn 6 more times and reach the point where you can download one more episode of MarsCorp. You can have every episode right now.

You waiting for MarsCorp without a season pass. But maybe wearing clothes. Or maybe not. Whatever, it's your chaise longue.

You waiting for MarsCorp without a season pass. But maybe wearing clothes. Or maybe not. Whatever, it’s your life.

Aside from gaining a cocksure-stride as you bask in the knowledge that you – yes you – possess the whole MarsCorp saga, you’ll also be supporting the show. We make very little money (basically none) from advertising, so these season passes are the main way the show generates any money, which will in turn help finance our next project (a shot-for-shot remake of The Seventh Seal, this time with Adam Sandler and Kevin James starring, since you ask).

So if you like MarsCorp, want to hear it all ASAP and you want to support the show, then purchase a season pass today!

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