WeMartians is creating a space podcast about all things Mars
106

patrons

$408
per month
Hi! My name is Jake, and I am addicted to space.

It might be a little late for me to become an astronaut, but I have a passion for science, engineering, space travel and exploration. So while I probably won't be riding a rocket to the space station anytime soon, I still want to find a way to share the incredible things happening beyond Earth's atmosphere, and specifically, on my favourite planet: Mars.

Mars is one of the most compelling destinations for exploration we have. It's a rich scientific target that can teach us about how the Earth formed, and as a nearby planet, is not out of reach for human exploration. Exploring Mars would allow humanity to push its engineering mettle to its limits, and would unlock the boundaries of science in our search for the origins of life and our solar system. So, I created a podcast about it.

In the past years, I've been lucky to speak with some incredible Martian guests and explore some amazing topics. In 2017 I spoke to the architects behind NASA's Mars Ice Home concept, explored Mars with thousands of planetary scientists at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Mars Pathfinder Mission, and dissected SpaceX's BFR transportation system. What an awesome year!

However, running a podcast is not without costs. Between hosting fees, email costs and equipment to produce the show, dollars can add up. That's where you can help. By funding me at as little as $1/month you can support these operational costs. What's more, is that with increased funding I can pay for special events, like traveling to conferences or launches and producing supplemental content.

We Martians don't ever want to stop exploring. Become a Martian today to help keep this journey to Mars going!
Tiers
Orbiter Level
$1 or more per month 26 patrons
At the Orbiter Level, you'll support the ongoing operational costs of the WeMartians Podcast. Plus, you'll get the following perks:
  • Bonus interview content and occasional "Off the Cuff" monologue audio content
  • Orbiter Level Social Media Badge to tell the world you support WeMartians!
Lander Level
$3 or more per month 35 patrons
At the Lander Level, you'll receive all the benefits of the Orbiter Level, plus the following:
  • "Red Planet Review" weekly Mars news recap in your private audio RSS feed
  • Lander Level Social Media Badge to tell the world you support WeMartians!
Rover Level
$5 or more per month 38 patrons
At the Rover Level, you'll receive all the Lander Level benefits, plus the following:
  • Advance notice for live interviews
  • Opportunity to submit questions to interviews and have them read on the show! You'l be a supporter and a contributor!
  • Access to the Off-Nominal shared Discord Hangout to discuss Mars and space with other WeMartians and Main Engine Cut Off listeners
  • Rover Level Social Media Badge to tell the world you support WeMartians!
Includes Discord rewards
Station Level
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
At the Station Level, you'll receive all the Rover Level benefits, plus the following:
 
  • Handwritten thank-you card from Jake with WeMartians stickers
  • A permanent 10% discount in the WeMartians store
  • Station Level Social Media Badge to tell the world you support WeMartians!
Includes Discord rewards
Excursion Level
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
At the Excursion Level, you'll receive all the Station Level benefits, plus the following:
 
  • A permanent 15% discount in the WeMartians store
  • Excursion Level Social Media Badge to tell the world you support WeMartians!
Includes Discord rewards
Base Level
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
At the Base Level, you'll receive all the Excursion Level benefits, plus the following:
 
  • A permanent 25% discount in the WeMartians store
  • Base Level Social Media Badge to tell the world you support WeMartians!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$408 of $450 per month
We'll launch the WeMartians Travel Grant, a competitive award for students seeking to travel to a conference and share their work on Mars. With help from colleagues and industry professionals, we've identified conference travel as a highly beneficial activity that is in need of financial aid. By contributing to WeMartians, you can help get a deserving student a chance to network and spread the Mars love.
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Hi! My name is Jake, and I am addicted to space.

It might be a little late for me to become an astronaut, but I have a passion for science, engineering, space travel and exploration. So while I probably won't be riding a rocket to the space station anytime soon, I still want to find a way to share the incredible things happening beyond Earth's atmosphere, and specifically, on my favourite planet: Mars.

Mars is one of the most compelling destinations for exploration we have. It's a rich scientific target that can teach us about how the Earth formed, and as a nearby planet, is not out of reach for human exploration. Exploring Mars would allow humanity to push its engineering mettle to its limits, and would unlock the boundaries of science in our search for the origins of life and our solar system. So, I created a podcast about it.

In the past years, I've been lucky to speak with some incredible Martian guests and explore some amazing topics. In 2017 I spoke to the architects behind NASA's Mars Ice Home concept, explored Mars with thousands of planetary scientists at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Mars Pathfinder Mission, and dissected SpaceX's BFR transportation system. What an awesome year!

However, running a podcast is not without costs. Between hosting fees, email costs and equipment to produce the show, dollars can add up. That's where you can help. By funding me at as little as $1/month you can support these operational costs. What's more, is that with increased funding I can pay for special events, like traveling to conferences or launches and producing supplemental content.

We Martians don't ever want to stop exploring. Become a Martian today to help keep this journey to Mars going!

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Tiers
Orbiter Level
$1 or more per month 26 patrons
At the Orbiter Level, you'll support the ongoing operational costs of the WeMartians Podcast. Plus, you'll get the following perks:
  • Bonus interview content and occasional "Off the Cuff" monologue audio content
  • Orbiter Level Social Media Badge to tell the world you support WeMartians!
Lander Level
$3 or more per month 35 patrons
At the Lander Level, you'll receive all the benefits of the Orbiter Level, plus the following:
  • "Red Planet Review" weekly Mars news recap in your private audio RSS feed
  • Lander Level Social Media Badge to tell the world you support WeMartians!
Rover Level
$5 or more per month 38 patrons
At the Rover Level, you'll receive all the Lander Level benefits, plus the following:
  • Advance notice for live interviews
  • Opportunity to submit questions to interviews and have them read on the show! You'l be a supporter and a contributor!
  • Access to the Off-Nominal shared Discord Hangout to discuss Mars and space with other WeMartians and Main Engine Cut Off listeners
  • Rover Level Social Media Badge to tell the world you support WeMartians!
Includes Discord rewards
Station Level
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
At the Station Level, you'll receive all the Rover Level benefits, plus the following:
 
  • Handwritten thank-you card from Jake with WeMartians stickers
  • A permanent 10% discount in the WeMartians store
  • Station Level Social Media Badge to tell the world you support WeMartians!
Includes Discord rewards
Excursion Level
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
At the Excursion Level, you'll receive all the Station Level benefits, plus the following:
 
  • A permanent 15% discount in the WeMartians store
  • Excursion Level Social Media Badge to tell the world you support WeMartians!
Includes Discord rewards
Base Level
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
At the Base Level, you'll receive all the Excursion Level benefits, plus the following:
 
  • A permanent 25% discount in the WeMartians store
  • Base Level Social Media Badge to tell the world you support WeMartians!
Includes Discord rewards