The Habitat : a failure to launch [Review]

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I like the NASA space program. A lot. I kept a paper model of the Orion capsule on my desk for years after an unmanned test launch, I planned a day around being by a computer when the Curiosity rover was supposed to be landing. I really enjoy anything even tangentially related to the space program.

Gimlet’s newest non-fiction series The Habitat trades on people like myself’s childlike wonder for space travel and anything involving space. Unfortunately the majority of that wonder is reserved for the first three episodes when host Lynn Levy (late of Radiolab and Studio360) cuts away from the main point of the series to discuss relevant facts about space mission history.

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Top Ten Mainstream Podcasts: The Jimquisition

While I share Wil Williams‘ passion for highlighting indie podcasts, I’m new in town and feel a sample of what my core must-listens are (at the time of writing, these change every few months or so). Over the next ten days I’ll be sharing a mini-post per day highlighting one of my favorite mainstream podcasts. Continue reading

Top Ten Mainstream Podcasts: Criminal.

While I share Wil Williams‘ passion for highlighting indie podcasts, I’m new in town and feel a sample of what my core must-listens are (at the time of writing, these change every few months or so). Over the next ten days I’ll be sharing a mini-post per day highlighting one of my favorite mainstream podcasts. Continue reading