WeMartians is creating a space podcast about all things Mars
114
patrons
$497
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 2018 I witnessed the first Falcon Heavy launch from Kennedy Space Centre and told the story of its genesis. I "heard" the InSight launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base and spoke with the scientists sending it on its way. I learned about the incredible planetary-scale dust storm that stopped Opportunity in its tracks, and explored NASA's history of entry descent and landing when InSight touched down on Mars. What an incredible year!

I want to keep making more Mars content for you, and your funding can help me secure travel opportunity, get high quality research materials, and find more time to put the work in. Your support on Patreon helps make this all possible, so thank you!
Tiers
Orbiter Level
$1 or more per month 27 patrons
  • Extended interviews and "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 36 patrons
  • All lower level perks
  • "Red Planet Review" weekly Mars news podcast 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 42 patrons
  • All lower level perks
  • Advance notice of live interviews, opportunity to submit questions to guests
  • Access to the Off-Nominal shared Discord Community 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 8 patrons
  • All lower level perks
  • 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
  • All lower level perks
  • 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 5 patrons
  • All lower level perks
  • A permanent 25% discount in the WeMartians store
  • Base Level Social Media Badge to tell the world you support WeMartians!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$497 of $650 per month
We want to power up the quality of our content by doing more research-backed, story-driven episodes. From historical concepts to current events, these narrative episodes have been listener favourites and we want to do more!

Additional funding will allow WeMartians to spend more on:
  • Dedicated travel for episode-specific research and interviews
  • Research material like books, papers, journals
  • Exploring outsourcing services in order to devote more time to the show
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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 2018 I witnessed the first Falcon Heavy launch from Kennedy Space Centre and told the story of its genesis. I "heard" the InSight launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base and spoke with the scientists sending it on its way. I learned about the incredible planetary-scale dust storm that stopped Opportunity in its tracks, and explored NASA's history of entry descent and landing when InSight touched down on Mars. What an incredible year!

I want to keep making more Mars content for you, and your funding can help me secure travel opportunity, get high quality research materials, and find more time to put the work in. Your support on Patreon helps make this all possible, so thank you!

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Tiers
Orbiter Level
$1 or more per month 27 patrons
  • Extended interviews and "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 36 patrons
  • All lower level perks
  • "Red Planet Review" weekly Mars news podcast 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 42 patrons
  • All lower level perks
  • Advance notice of live interviews, opportunity to submit questions to guests
  • Access to the Off-Nominal shared Discord Community 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 8 patrons
  • All lower level perks
  • 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
  • All lower level perks
  • 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 5 patrons
  • All lower level perks
  • A permanent 25% discount in the WeMartians store
  • Base Level Social Media Badge to tell the world you support WeMartians!
Includes Discord rewards