On 27 October 2015 I participated on a panel for a "Naked Scientists" broadcast/ podcast on the topic of "Should I Stay or Should I Go... to Mars?". My fellow panellists in this lively discussion included Dr Sanjeev Gupta (Imperial College London), Dr Caroline Crawford (University of Cambridge), Ryan MacDonald (Mars One Candidate), and Richard Hollingham (Space Boffins).
From the Naked Scientists website for this particular programme: "The Naked Scientists have been on a trip to Mars but we forgot to ask one BIG question, should we even be going at all? We complete the series with a debate featuring a space politician, a geologist, an astronomer and a would-be Mars pioneer. Plus, in the news, will faecal transplants change your personality, and how sci-fi has been predicting technology for years."
The transcript of the programme is also available.
This was the fourth in a series on the issue of Mars, with previous podcasts discussing:
Image: NASA "Journey to Mars"