To support the MarsCorp terraforming mission we must join hands (figuratively. Do not touch other human capital during work hours) and work together, combining our unique abilities in order to become greater than the sum of our parts. The most important partnership exists between the main MarsCorp base and the mining outpost, where raw materials are extracted from the planet for use in the terraforming mission – and for the contractual production of vast quantities of Ultra-Ade energy drinks.
Having won the respect of the Martians (well, most of them) during the MYIP festivities, Hob is given a new task by the base manager; to renew the cooperation agreement with the Ultra-Ade mine. This means winning the respect of the mine’s strange manager/despot, Jonathan Kingsley. In an attempt to give Hob’s visit some gravitas, Martin insists David, Dave, Tom and Eric accompany her and Jim to the outpost.
Meanwhile, back at the base, Martin makes a startling discovery about the Resource department’s plans, and everyone gets very sick.
You can stream the episode with the player above or download with these links:
iTunes – https://itun.es/i6hx3qJ
mp3 direct download (right-click on the player and ‘save video’) – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part5-partnership-cooperation/media.mp3
Artwork by Eric Chow
MarsCorp passed the 16,000 download mark this week. Kind of an arbitrary mark, but that’s where it’s at at the time of writing (1pm on Tuesday, since you ask) so that’s the info you’re getting. The show’s doing ok, but downloads have slowed a bit. What we really need now is for people to help get the show out there. The easiest way you can do that is by simply leaving a rating (and a review if you want) on iTunes or wherever you got the podcast from – those little stars really do help the show! Another way is to share the show on social media (or IRL social interactions I guess).
You can also support the show and get a lovely piece of merchandise by buying an official MarsCorp mug! Professionally printed and capable of holding liquids, they’re great!
You can get yours now for just £7 in the MarsCorp shop. And we ship internationally!
Early Release Access
As you might have heard, we’ve made the remaining episodes available for early access. What this means is you can get all the remaining episodes in the series, today – right now! – and all it costs is a one-off payment of £2.99 ($3.99)! We don’t make a lot of (i.e. almost no) money off advertising, so this is our main way to try and raise some funds from the series to help us make more stuff in the future.
If you want to get the episodes early simply download the Acast app, search for MarsCorp and purchase the season pass – acast.com
If you don’t want to purchase them though you’ll still be able to listen to the rest of series as we’ll be releasing episodes for free every Wednesday as planned.
Episode 6 – Appropriate Working Relationships – is out next Wednesday (or right now if you buy the series!)
Episode 5 credits
E.L. Hob – Helen Watkinson
Jim Lake – Matthew Woodcock
Martin Mann – Derek Elwood
Jonathan Kingsley – Robert Benedetti Hall
Angelica – Pippa Caddick
Duel Commentator – Laila Pyne
Baxter – Jon Day
Hayley Barrett – Amelie Edwards
Simon Badcocke – Mark Keegan
Jo Grey – Susanna Gordon
Bonnie Clarke – Alexis McDougall
Dave Price – David Price
Tom Dalling – Tom Dalling
David Knight – David Knight
Eric Lyon – Max Upton
Dawn Cox – Katie Turner
George Bullock – Alex Mew
Donna Page – Marysia Trembecka
Eduardo Allende – Graham Vick
Kim Page – Ailsa Dalling
Scrubberbot – EJ Martin
Showerbot – Max Sterne
Female Shower Miner 2 – Penelope Day
Female Shower Miner 1 – Ailsa Dalling
Male Shower Miner 2 – Luke Georgewill
Insulin Waiter – Graham Vick
Doorbot – Pippa Caddick
Eric Chow – Website
Written, produced and edited by David Knight, David Price and Tom Dalling