About This Show
Join us on a journey to some of the most inhospitable, humbling, and frighteningly beautiful places in the known universe.
Hostile Worlds is podcast that lets you explore alien landscapes and extra-terrestrial terrain - all from the comfort of your headphones.
From the freezing hydrocarbon oceans of Titan, to the scorched, and suffocating wastes of Venus – we’ll take you on an educational and immersive audio tour to all the places you’d die to see… and places you’d die if you saw.
You’ll join the crew of The Tardigrade, an all-purpose vehicle that can float, fly, dive, and dig through any environment in the universe.
And you’ll learn all the facts you'll ever needed to present yourself as THE space exploration authority down your local pub on a Friday night.
Hostile Worlds is a unique documentary/audio drama hybrid – brought to you by the folks at ThePodcastHost.com.
Most Recent Episode
A Titan Looms | Hostile Worlds Episode 2
The Tardigrade is on its way to Titan, the biggest moon of Saturn. We're about to break through its hazy orange atmosphere and land on its surface. Our ship won't be the first human-built device to land on Titan though. The Huygens probe made this place its home back in 2005, when it was dropped off here by the Cassini spacecraft. The Cassini-Huygens mission has taught us so much about this fascinating region of the outer solar system over the last 20 years. Now we want to take you to Titan so you can experience it for yourself. So suit up and strap in. It's nearly time to land on this fascinating landscape of hydrocarbon oceans, and icy mountains. And we'll be joined over our radio comms interface by Alexander Hayes, an assistant professor at Cornell Universty in the Astronomy department. He’s part of the Cassini Mission to Saturn research team, so Titan is basically his second home. We're in good hands! Things to Learn Perspective - how far away from the sun is Titan? What's the story behind the Cassini-Huygens mission? What did scientists expect to find on Titan? Were they right? What does it look and feel like on Titan? What kind of suit will you need to explore Titan? How does sound work on Titan? Why are regions and features on Titan named after places from Lord of the Rings, and Dune? Who decides on these names? Tasks Enjoying the journey so far? We'd love it if you could drop us a wee five-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcast app of choice. Links Cornell University Astronomy Department Kielder Observatory The Cassini Mission to Saturn International Astronomical Union European Space Agency