Two rival tech companies compete for the chance to bring AI to Mars.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: If you enjoy a gripping story full of corporate espionage, high-stakes science, and robot dogs that are well-versed in mixology, then this fictional workplace drama is perfect for tuning out your real-life version of it.

Written by Fran Wilde, Malka Older, and Curtis C. Chen, with Martha Wells. Narrated by Natalie Naudus.

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1. There is no Binary

In the days leading up to the Mars AI competition, rivals DevLok and Watchover are ready to rumble.

Apr 1, 202144m
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2. The Singularity Will Be Televised

On the eve of the first trial, everyone tries to relax at the Moonshot bar.

Apr 7, 202145m
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3. Go Big AND Go Home

The competitors send their robots out into the desert as the first trial begins.

Apr 14, 20211h 7m
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4. Pseudo, Make Me a Drink

The trial results are in. No one is calm.

Apr 21, 20211h 9m
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5. Machines of Loving Grace

As Watchover copes with an investor visit, at DevLok Trey tries to explain the mystery code.

Apr 28, 202154m
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6. Loss of Signal

The second trial drops and tensions are high. A little friendly competition might help everyone blow off steam.

May 5, 20211h 4m
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7. This Facility has Gone 0 Days Without a Gray Goo Incident

Fourteen months in the past, a gray goo incident at DevLok leads to the foundation of Watchover.

May 12, 202155m
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8. The Promise You Made

Cameron is having a crisis, the AIs might be a little too autonomous, and trial three is about to begin.

May 19, 20211h 0m
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9. The Bargain You Kept

Everyone is off to Antarctica for the third trial, but there might be something wrong with DevLok’s AI.

May 26, 20211h 3m
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10. Who Lives Who Dies Who Codes Your Robots

DevLok’s AI has gone rogue. Someone—or something—needs to stop it before it’s too late.

Jun 2, 202157m
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