Down

By Definitely Human

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 Oct 9, 2020

alex
 May 16, 2020
one of the best podcasts to come from Definitely Human to date. a suspenseful storyline with engaging characters, Down is a must listen for scifi fans


 Mar 28, 2020

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Down is a 24-part science-fiction series from Definitely Human about an expedition into a newly-discovered Antarctic trench, dubbed The Bottomless Pit. The company-backed research submarine Virgil is elegant, state-of-the-art, and capable of withstanding enormous pressures. The same cannot be said for her crew.


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BACK TO EARTH - A Podcast About Roots by Definitely Human
0:50

Fashion Designer Charlie May has escaped city life and gone back to her roots as a West Country farmer. Join her each week as she learns the basics of living sustainably, grows her own fruit, veg and wine, delves into her family’s history and comes up with alarmingly ambitious plans to modernise the farm and ensure its survival. From fashion to farming; there's got to be some transferable skills, right?


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Jul 20, 2021
Part 24: Beyond
26:34

The crew of the DSV Virgil have survived horrors and catastrophes, and now it seems too much to hope for survival, let alone salvation. But Marion, Sam and Marcus will not accept defeat. In the past, present or future, in this world or the next, there must be some sliver of a chance. Maybe that will be enough.


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May 18, 2021
Part 23: Epiphany
17:10

Marion confronts Marcus, but even in his manic, fractured state he is more of a danger than she realises. Sam has relinquished control and put all his faith in the Virgil, but a splinter of doubt still troubles his mind. Meanwhile the Entity finally reveals its intent. 


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May 11, 2021
Part 22: Gone
11:12

With Marcus still roaming the Virgil, Marion and Sam must watch each other’s backs to stay alive. But Sam’s instinct to play it safe runs afoul of Marion’s proactivity, as she decides that the only way to survive is to meet their problem head on.


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May 04, 2021
Part 21: Union
11:30

The Virgil comes under assault by the Entity, and her crew must work in harmony if they are to have any hope of escape. But even if Marion and Sam are able to navigate the submarine out of immediate danger, there are still deeper, crueler horrors waiting to reveal themselves.  


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Apr 27, 2021
Part 20: Entropy
16:45

A new and more desperate plan presents itself to the crew. Marion, Charlie and Sam must choose which of them will face the creatures teeming inside the Virgil. And as the Entity in the water partly reveals itself, Marcus makes an irrevocable decision. 


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Apr 20, 2021
Part 19: Synthesis
16:26

Marcus has found a sort of peace within the trench: the tranquility of purpose. As he labours to thoroughly stymie any attempts to take the Virgil back to the surface, he allows himself the luxury of remembering where it all began.


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May 19, 2020
Part 18: Reconnaissance
14:29

Desperate measures are required to contact the surface, and Sam has a plan that just might work. But his technical skills will need to be backed up by Charlie’s operational understanding and Marion’s intelligence, and there is the small matter of the predatory creatures standing in their way.


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May 12, 2020
Part 17: Invasion
17:04

A mechanical failure spells disaster for the crew, as chillingly foretold by the retrieved data recorder. Sam battles with the failing submarine, Marion discovers a little of Charlie’s outlook on life and Marcus attempts to make contact with Mission Control. But before things can settle down, the Virgil expedition will face a new, more aggressive threat.


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May 06, 2020
Part 16: Ghosts
17:05

The creature has pushed Stephen to breaking point, and in the storm of confusion and paranoia, nothing is as it seems. Charlie attempts to restore some sense of normalcy and honour their late colleague, but a new discovery presents the crew with the most shocking and ominous riddle yet.


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Apr 28, 2020
Part 15: Entity
13:05

The creature has pushed Sam to breaking point, and in the storm of confusion and paranoia, nothing is as it seems. Charlie attempts to restore some sense of normalcy and honour their late colleague, but a new discovery presents the crew with the most shocking and ominous riddle yet.


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Apr 21, 2020
Part 14: Hypothesis
13:02

The crew are faced with an antagonist whose powers and purpose defy explanation. Confident in the power of data, Marion is determined to understand their predicament through science, while Marcus suspects social subterfuge from their stowaway. But Sam’s conversation with it leads him to a more metaphysical conclusion.


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Apr 14, 2020
Part 13: Anomaly
11:17

Marion is haunted by echoes of the past, and the crew are wary of their new arrival. While Marcus launches into an investigation, Sam and Charlie attend to their communications problem. And whatever answers the crew all find only seem to precipitate new, more distressing questions.


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Apr 07, 2020
Part 12: Mission
15:15

Deeper into the ocean than anyone has ever been, the crew's feelings of fear and resentment return. The apparent end to the trench, and the crew's terrifying ordeal, has given way. And as they struggle to understand the full consequences of their predicament, they are confronted with the impossible.


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Mar 18, 2020
Part 11: Lull
11:59

Despite its grand ambitions, the Virgil expedition has been marred by catastrophic setbacks and tragedy. But after a breathtaking discovery and a good night’s rest, the crew’s feelings of fear and resentment quickly fade. With the bottom of The Bottomless Pit a mere ten minutes away, Marion, Charlie, Marcus and Sam find time to focus on work and recreation.


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Mar 11, 2020
Part 10: Progress
15:12

Suspended in the black void of The Bottomless Pit, the crew of the Virgil submarine once again contemplate resuming descent. Marcus argues that the mission is the priority, but Marion and Sam are strung out and afraid of venturing into further unknowns. However, the matter is about to be taken out of their hands, as Sam’s piloting skills are put to the test.


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Mar 04, 2020
Part 9: Leader
15:59

With the Captain unconscious, and morale at an all time low, Marcus attempts to unite the crew under new leadership. Sam relies on gallows humour to lighten the mood, while Marion attempts to focus on work. Nevertheless, a feeling of existential dread has overwhelmed the Virgil expedition. 


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Feb 26, 2020
Part 8: Control
10:47

Without contact from Mission Control, and no way to manually ascend to the surface themselves, the crew of the Virgil submarine are essentially trapped in The Bottomless Pit. Still numb with shock, Marion tries her best to remain calm, but Charlie believes there’s a conspiracy to uncover. 


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Feb 19, 2020
Part 7: Autonomy
11:22

The worst has happened, and now a decision must be made. As the Virgil submarine hovers in the darkness, her crew debate their next move. Lacking confirmation from Mission Control, Marion and Marcus clash over whether they should return to the surface or continue with the mission. 


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Feb 12, 2020
Part 6: Scream
13:07

The crew of the Advantage expedition have successfully captured a new species of deep sea animal, a lifeform unlike anything they have seen before. But there is no time to celebrate. Marion, Marcus and Stephen must rush to determine whether or not the Virgil’s newest addition is somehow still alive, as its thrashes and wails intensify.  


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Feb 05, 2020
Part 5: Specimen
12:57

There is something in the abyss. Dr Stephen Frame has encountered a lifeform so astounding that he struggles to accurately describe it to his colleagues. Marion and Marcus are thrilled, Charlie and Sam less so, as pursuing the animal will require the crew to go against protocol and descend deeper into The Bottomless Pit. 


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Jan 29, 2020
Part 4: Calm
15:02

After an exciting first day, Marion, Marcus, Sam and Stephen look forward to exploring the so-called Bottomless Pit and collecting samples with the Virgil’s super manipulators. Marion is especially excited to fill the bio boxes in her lab with marine life, but Captain Charlie Dresden seems fixated on dampening the crew’s enthusiasm. 


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Jan 22, 2020
Part 3: Descent
11:55

The Advantage expedition has only just begun, but it is already facing its first challenge. The Virgil is falling into The Bottomless Pit at an uncontrollable speed. Neither Beckett Station nor the adaptive AI can arrest the submarine’s descent. It is up to Marion and the crew to pull together and solve the crisis quickly, before it escalates. 


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Jan 15, 2020
Part 2: Launch
12:31

The company-backed submarine Virgil has begun its journey to the descent point, where the unexplored Antarctic trench, dubbed The Bottomless Pit, awaits. Old friends Dr Marion Straker and Dr Stephen Frame prepare to spend two days aboard the vessel, along with the arrogant Captain Charlie Dresden, the laid-back engineer Sam Jansen, and the eager-to-please company man Marcus Wilde.


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Jan 08, 2020
Part 1: Stasis
14:01

At Beckett Station in Antarctica, Global energy company Advantage prepares for an expedition unlike any other. A crew of five will spend two days aboard the state-of-the-art submarine Virgil, as it slowly descends to the bottom of a newly discovered deep sea fissure. The voyage hasn’t even begun and already marine biologist Dr Marion Straker finds herself at odds with the clashing egos and fawning yes-men of the Antarctic base. And worse than that is the doubt. The inescapable feeling that she doesn’t deserve to be there.


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Jan 01, 2020