The Down to Mars Podcast

The Down to Mars Podcast

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This is The Down to Mars Podcast, where we break out of our life loops to discuss thought-provoking topics in philosophy, culture, science and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/downtomars/support


Introversion on Demand
Jan 9 • 35 min
Welcome to Season 2! In this episode, we discuss the distinction between being an introvert and being lonely. Introverts are celebrated and accepted more now than ever, but when is that just an excuse for antisocial tendencies? We reflect on all of the…
Intents & Purposes
Dec 31, 2018 • 32 min
2018 is a wrap! In our Season 1 Finale episode, we reflect on the ups and downs of the past year and some of the valuable lessons we learned. We list our intention words for the upcoming new year and how we plan on making 2019 the best year yet. Thanks to…
‘Preciate It
Nov 21, 2018 • 33 min
Happy Thanksgiving y’all! This week’s episode is short and sweet, as we do a quick gratitude check in the spirit of the holiday. We talk about the technology, people, gifts and experiences we’re thankful for. Of course, we’re also so grateful for YOU, our…
Labor of Love
Nov 14, 2018 • 52 min
Getting paid for your creativity sounds like the dream, but there are some side effects. Money can often muddy the waters, taking a toll on the creative process and making the experience of your work less authentic. On this episode, we talk about doing…
Virtual Death Café
Oct 28, 2018 • 77 min
The subject of death tends to make a lot of people uncomfortable or afraid, despite it being the one inevitable experience we are all sure to have. In this episode, we talk about our personal relationships with death - how it influences our lives in…
Artificial Relationships
Oct 25, 2018 • 62 min
We’re talking love, friendships, and…robots. In this episode, we discuss what the future of emotionally intelligent technology and machines could look like, and how we feel about relationships between humans and AI. If it talks like a person and acts like…
Freelance Work Shift
Oct 24, 2018 • 63 min
In this episode, we discuss the rise in the creative freelance market and the ways modern technology is making it a more accessible option. Cloud-based programs and services like Adobe Creative Cloud are putting the tools within just about anyone’s reach…
I Create, Therefore I Am
Oct 3, 2018 • 59 min
In this week’s episode, we talk about what it truly means to consider yourself an artist. How much of an artists’ credibility is due to natural talent vs. developing technical skill? Do you need an audience to be considered a legitimate creator? Is social…
Dear Moon: Love, Artists
Sep 19, 2018 • 55 min
In 2023, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa plans to take 8 artists and cultural influencers with him around the moon in a huge SpaceX rocket. His mission? Hope and world peace. In this episode, we discuss the #dearMoon project, and how empowering…
Welcome to Mars
Sep 5, 2018 • 53 min
Finally…we’ve arrived on Mars. In this episode, we’re switching things up as Rashielle asks GJ a series of questions to establish what moving to Mars would really be like. Is anti-gravity yoga on the table? What would we do with the extra 37 minutes in a…
The Dark, Weird Web
Aug 29, 2018 • 51 min
Things got a little weird in this week’s episode. We talk about the unique “Internet identities” that people define themselves by, and unusual communities born from internet culture. We dive into the “incel” community, cat people, Snapchat strippers and…
State of Play
Aug 22, 2018 • 45 min
In this week’s episode, we discuss the documentary “The Institute”, about an Alternate Reality Game…nay, an *experience* that concluded in 2011, which had participants questioning the lines between reality and fiction. ARG’s are games that take place in…
[BONUS!] Respect the Light
Aug 15, 2018 • 56 min
We’re dedicating a special bonus episode to talk about our upcoming documentary, “Respect the Light: Miami Stand Up Comedy” and recap our experiences shooting this project. The film sheds light on Miami’s comedy scene – which is a surprisingly small one…
Girls Will Be Boys
Aug 15, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode, we discuss the recent decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow girls to enroll in their program, and the backlash they’ve received for it. Are young co-ed programs a step toward equality – or do gender groups need safe spaces?…
The Kanye Dilemma
Aug 15, 2018 • 46 min
Yeah…we’re going there. Rashielle and GJ have the difficult discussion on Kanye West’s recent behavior and ask – how can you “cancel” someone who’s had a major impact on you? What do you do when your heroes and idols disappoint you? Follow us on Twitter…
Head in the Cloud
Aug 14, 2018 • 42 min
Welcome to The Down to Mars Podcast! For our very first episode, we’re discussing brain-machine interface (BMI) technology and what it would be like for our minds to *literally* be connected to the internet “cloud” (more than they already are). Is there a…