This Planet Needs a Name

"    This Planet Needs a Name " Podcast

Imagine a handful of scientists and engineers setting out to terraform a planet - a world - for the frozen people they've got in tow. Just a few people, carefully chosen, who will live out their lives building something they'll never see.

That's us. We're building a future.

A science fiction audio drama suitable for our times.

© 2021 This Planet Needs a Name

Season: 1
Zei has one last thing to do, first.

Season: 1
Kolian gets connected.

Season: 1
Mandry has chosen a perfect moment.

Season: 1
Zahava prepares to be the first person to set foot on the planet below.

Season: 1
Meet the characters before they set foot on the planet below.

Season: 1
Corenna Zeigen's job interview.

Izley Kolian's job interview.

Season: 1
Cyrus's job interview, in which he is a delight to be around.

Season: 1
Zahava's job interview, in which she gets a bit more philosophical than we might expect

Season: 1 Episode: 1
Quill and Zei touch down, and we get to find out what the planet... smells like.

Season: 1
We're releasing music!

Season: 1
Mandry's job interview, in which he tells us why he's here.

Season: 1
Now that our first episode is live, we're working on the second one - and the third!  And in the meantime, we have a few more of these bonuses for you.  Here, James answers a questionnaire as part of his job interview to head toward the nameless...

Season: 1 Episode: 2
In Episode Two, “Access to the Biological Specimens,” Zahava and Zei head out for a day at the beach, and James investigates the local wildlife. Mandry comes downstairs for a visit; we find out who can bake, who can braid, and what those black seas look like up close. Calendars are invented; wildlife encountered; Saccharomyces Cerevisiae rehydrated.

Hey everyone.  This isn't a bonus episode, not really. It's a note from the Nameless Crew to everyone out there listening, because we're thinking of you, and there are a few things we want to say.People are frightened right now. We're facing uncertainty...

Season: 1
Our third episode is deep in production, the fourth is being written...  in the meantime, here's the final crew interview, and we think it's been well worth waiting for.  Quill, everyone's favorite soft flower boi, answers questions as part of his...

Season: 1
You asked, and she delivered!  Trace Callahan, as Kolian, singing the full version of their song from the prologue. This was entirely Trace's work - lyrics, music, sound design, performance, engineering, all of it. Lyrics below! We haven't given it a...

Season: 1 Episode: 3
We meet the Design Team, who are finally awake and learning what they’ve gotten themselves into; Cyrus requires James’s assistance with a science project; and Quill heads upstairs to check on the algae vats and for, obviously, absolutely no other reason involving Mandry at all. We learn more about Mandry, the relationship between Kolian and Zei, and what Zahava really feels about all of them.

Season: 1
The first of (probably) many creator chats - Trace and Evan, doing their thing

Season: 1
Kolian tells stories to make sense of their life.

Season: 1 Episode: 4
The crew grapples with the question of what it means to terraform the Nameless Planet.

Season: 1
Zahava shares one of her favorite recipes.

James puts his personal spin on explaining the delightful little things that are Yorkshire puddings. Written and performed by Alexander Doddy.Composition and audio engineering by Trace Callahan. The transcript and ingredient list are available...

Season: 1
We're deep in production of our next full episode - in the meantime, just so you know we're still here, James has given you his recipe for brewing a decent beer. Well, I say recipe. Really it's sketchy at best, as beer's all in the technique anyway....

Season: 1 Episode: 5
In Episode Five, “Recklessly and Perfectly Alive,” we get to explore a forest at long, long last. The crew attempt to learn James’s favorite sport, with minimal success. Conflicts are resolved, new surprises are encountered, and quite a lot of hairs are...

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