Podcast

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is a high-quality serial mystery story for middle graders, performed by actual kids. Think Goonies, meets Spy Kids, meets Stranger Things for 8-12 year-olds. Listen along as eleven-year-old Mars Patel and his pals JP, Toothpick, and Caddie set out on a audacious adventure in search of two missing friends. The mysterious tech billionaire Oliver Pruitt might have a thing-or-two to say about their quest, because as he likes to say, To the stars! In fact...more

Episodes

  • More Season 3 Updates, and New Show!

    Sep 07 2018

    As continued thanks to Mars Patel fans waiting for season three, we’re giving you a sneak-peak of a new show, Becoming Mother Nature. It launches September 14th, so if you enjoy what you hear, please search Becoming Mother Nature in your podcast app, and head over to subscribe. The show will release every Friday, and when you subscribe, you’ll never miss an episode when it becomes available. Did you know Mars Patel is part of an amazing community of family-friendly shows? Visit http://bestrobot...more

  • The Music of Mars Patel

    Aug 03 2018

    We get a lot of requests from listeners who want to know where they can hear the Mars Patel music all by itself! So we decided to release an episode that takes a look behind how the music for the show is created. Mars Patel co-creator Chris Tarry takes you behind the music he creates with his musical partner Shawn Pierce, and then lets you hear all the music all by itself in one big chunk. So hold on to your hats, it’s a deep dive not only into the music of Mars Patel, but the secrets behind th...more

  • Season 3 Update & New Show

    Feb 27 2018

    The creators of Mars Patel are hard at work on season three, and it'll be here sooner than you think! Is Oliver Pruitt really Mars' dad? Will Caddie save the Martians and bring everyone home safe? Season three is shaping up to be the most exciting season yet, and we can't wait for you to hear it. In the meantime, our friends at Gen-Z Media are putting out a slate of new shows for kids, and we wanted to let you know about one of them: Six Minutes is a new mystery thriller for the whole family la...more

  • S2 E10: See You In The Stars

    Jun 19 2017

    A revelation rocks Mars to his core and threatens to separate the group forever.   Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC in partnership with the Panoply podcast network. The show is written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music is by Shawn Pierce and Chris Tarry. Sound design ...more

  • S2 E9: Aftermath

    Jun 12 2017

    New leaders rise to the occasion, while Mars seeks answers, once and for all. Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC in partnership with the Panoply podcast network. The show is written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music is by Shawn Pierce and Chris Tarry. Sound design is by...more

  • S2 E8: Ash Clouds and Lava Bombs

    Jun 05 2017

    Mars and others must band together to weather an epic crisis. Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC in partnership with the Panoply podcast network. The show is written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music is by Shawn Pierce and Chris Tarry. Sound design is by Alan Friedman a...more

  • S2 E7: Space Walk

    May 29 2017

    It is a high wire act to keep the peace -- and to keep everyone alive. Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC in partnership with the Panoply podcast network. The show is written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music is by Shawn Pierce and Chris Tarry. Sound design is by Alan F...more

  • S2 E6: Pod Cast

    May 22 2017

    Exploration off limits causes an explosive outcome. Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC in partnership with the Panoply podcast network. The show is written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music is by Shawn Pierce and Chris Tarry. Sound design is by Alan Friedman and Chris T...more

  • S2 E5: Torpedoes

    May 15 2017

    Mars’ daring mission yields surprising results. Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC in partnership with the Panoply podcast network. The show is written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music is by Shawn Pierce and Chris Tarry. Sound design is by Alan Friedman and Chris Tarry...more

  • S2 E4: Aurora

    May 08 2017

    Trust is called into question when Mars reunites with an old friend. Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC in partnership with the Panoply podcast network. The show is written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music is by Shawn Pierce and Chris Tarry. Sound design is by Alan Fri...more

  • S2 E3: Shovel

    May 01 2017

    Mars goes out of bounds to help, with unexpected consequences. Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC in partnership with the Panoply podcast network. The show is written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music is by Shawn Pierce and Chris Tarry. Sound design is by Alan Friedman ...more

  • S2 E2: The Colony

    Apr 24 2017

    Mars navigates a new – and very dangerous– environment. Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC in partnership with the Panoply podcast network. The show is written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music is by Shawn Pierce and Chris Tarry. Sound design is by Alan Friedman and Chr...more

  • S2 E1: Cargo

    Apr 17 2017

    The search for Aurora takes Mars Patel to an unexpected destination, where new friends and incredible challenges await. Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC in partnership with the Panoply podcast network. The show is written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music is by Shawn ...more

  • Season 2 Preview

    Apr 11 2017

    Mars Patel is back for another action-packed season on April 17th! In this exclusive preview Oliver Pruitt plays the first five minutes of season two for your listening pleasure. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC in partnership with the Panoply podcast network. The show is written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music is by Shawn Pierce and Chris Tarry. Sound design is by Alan Friedman and Chris Tar...more

  • S1 E10: To The Stars

    Dec 06 2016

    Questions are finally answered in this action-packed season finale. Buckle your seat belts, folks. The outcome is out of this world. http://pruittprep.com. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC. Written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music and sound design by Shawn Pierce, Chris Tarry, and Alan Friedman. Follow Mars Patel on Facebook & Twitter. http://marspatel.com

  • S1 Bonus Episode

    Nov 29 2016

    Only one more week to wait until the final episode of Mars Patel season 1. In the meantime, here is something very special, the beginning before the beginning, the actual moment of Aurora’s disappearance. To. The. Stars. http://pruittprep.com. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC. Written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music and sound design by Shawn Pierce, Chris Tarry, and Alan Friedman. Follow Mars Pa...more

  • Ask Oliver Pruitt #7

    Nov 25 2016

    If you would like to send a message to Oliver Pruitt. Record a message on your phone, and send it to: oliver@pruittprep.com Kids are going missing at H.G. Wells Middle School, and adults don’t seem particularly concerned. So it’s up to an intrepid band of students–Mars Patel and his pals Caddie, JP, and Toothpick–to recover their classmates Jonas and Aurora. Our very own podcast sponsor and tech billionaire Oliver Pruitt might have a few things to say along the way, especially about his mysterio...more

  • S1 E9: Flight

    Nov 22 2016

    JP flies high and lands everyone inside the legendary Pruitt Prep, where they’ll brave wild terrain in the hunt for Mars Patel. http://pruittprep.com. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC. Written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music and sound design by Shawn Pierce, Chris Tarry, and Alan Friedman. Follow Mars Patel on Facebook & Twitter. http://marspatel.com

  • Ask Oliver Pruitt #6

    Nov 18 2016

    If you would like to send a message to Oliver Pruitt. Record a message on your phone, and send it to: oliver@pruittprep.com Kids are going missing at H.G. Wells Middle School, and adults don’t seem particularly concerned. So it’s up to an intrepid band of students–Mars Patel and his pals Caddie, JP, and Toothpick–to recover their classmates Jonas and Aurora. Our very own podcast sponsor and tech billionaire Oliver Pruitt might have a few things to say along the way, especially about his mysterio...more

  • S1 E8: Lost and Found

    Nov 15 2016

    In the wake of a terrible loss, the gang rallies together and finds an unlikely ally in the search for their missing friends. http://pruittprep.com. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC. Written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music and sound design by Shawn Pierce, Chris Tarry, and Alan Friedman. Follow Mars Patel on Facebook & Twitter. http://marspatel.com

  • Ask Oliver Pruitt #5

    Nov 11 2016

    If you would like to send a message to Oliver Pruitt. Record a message on your phone, and send it to: oliver@pruittprep.com Kids are going missing at H.G. Wells Middle School, and adults don’t seem particularly concerned. So it’s up to an intrepid band of students–Mars Patel and his pals Caddie, JP, and Toothpick–to recover their classmates Jonas and Aurora. Our very own podcast sponsor and tech billionaire Oliver Pruitt might have a few things to say along the way, especially about his mysterio...more

  • S1 E7: Dance Break

    Nov 08 2016

    It’s the evening of the Midsummer Dance at H.G. Wells Middle School and Mars is on the run. Will Pruitt’s drones find him before he has a chance to groove to the music? http://pruittprep.com. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC. Written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music and sound design by Shawn Pierce, Chris Tarry, and Alan Friedman. Follow Mars Patel on Facebook & Twitter. http://marspatel.com

  • Ask Oliver Pruitt #4

    Nov 04 2016

    If you would like to send a message to Oliver Pruitt. Record a message on your phone, and send it to: oliver@pruittprep.com Kids are going missing at H.G. Wells Middle School, and adults don’t seem particularly concerned. So it’s up to an intrepid band of students–Mars Patel and his pals Caddie, JP, and Toothpick–to recover their classmates Jonas and Aurora. Our very own podcast sponsor and tech billionaire Oliver Pruitt might have a few things to say along the way, especially about his mysterio...more

  • S1 E6: The Gift

    Nov 01 2016

    With Mars at war with Oliver Pruitt, the team prepares to take the all-important GFT test when a mysterious message arrives from a potential friend halfway around the world. But can she be trusted? http://pruittprep.com. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC. Written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music and sound design by Shawn Pierce, Chris Tarry, and Alan Friedman. Follow Mars Patel on Facebook & T...more

  • Ask Oliver Pruitt #3

    Oct 28 2016

    If you would like to send a message to Oliver Pruitt. Record a message on your phone, and send it to: oliver@pruittprep.com Kids are going missing at H.G. Wells Middle School, and adults don’t seem particularly concerned. So it’s up to an intrepid band of students–Mars Patel and his pals Caddie, JP, and Toothpick–to recover their classmates Jonas and Aurora. Our very own podcast sponsor and tech billionaire Oliver Pruitt might have a few things to say along the way, especially about his mysterio...more

  • S1 E5: Wings of Science

    Oct 25 2016

    When a surprise guest visits H.G. Wells Middle School in advance of the all-important GFT test, the exhilaration of Mars and his friends turns to horror as Mars starts a fight he may not be able to finish. http://pruittprep.com. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC. Written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music and sound design by Shawn Pierce, Chris Tarry, and Alan Friedman. Follow Mars Patel on Facebook...more

  • Ask Oliver Pruitt #2

    Oct 21 2016

    If you would like to send a message to Oliver Pruitt. Record a message on your phone, and send it to: oliver@pruittprep.com Kids are going missing at H.G. Wells Middle School, and adults don’t seem particularly concerned. So it’s up to an intrepid band of students–Mars Patel and his pals Caddie, JP, and Toothpick–to recover their classmates Jonas and Aurora. Our very own podcast sponsor and tech billionaire Oliver Pruitt might have a few things to say along the way, especially about his mysterio...more

  • S1 E4: Extraordinary

    Oct 18 2016

    In the wake of their shocking discovery about Pruitt Prep, Mars’ friends realize the island has other surprises in store for them. Perhaps the most pressing question of all: how are they getting back home? http://pruittprep.com. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC. Written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music and sound design by Shawn Pierce, Chris Tarry, and Alan Friedman. Follow Mars Patel on Facebook...more

  • Ask Oliver Pruitt #1

    Oct 14 2016

    If you would like to send a message to Oliver Pruitt. Record a message on your phone, and send it to: oliver@pruittprep.com Kids are going missing at H.G. Wells Middle School, and adults don’t seem particularly concerned. So it’s up to an intrepid band of students–Mars Patel and his pals Caddie, JP, and Toothpick–to recover their classmates Jonas and Aurora. Our very own podcast sponsor and tech billionaire Oliver Pruitt might have a few things to say along the way, especially about his mysterio...more

  • S1 E3: Gale Island

    Oct 11 2016

    Mars, Caddie, Toothpick, and JP must endure the elements, and each other, as they hunt for a strange school campus. In the thick of it, someone important gets separated from the group. http://pruittprep.com. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC. Written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music and sound design by Shawn Pierce, Chris Tarry, and Alan Friedman. Follow Mars Patel on Facebook & Twitter. http:...more

  • S1 E2: Consequences

    Oct 11 2016

    Mars and the gang face serious repercussions as a result of playing junior detective. But despite the costs, they can’t give up, and a critical clue plunges them deeper into a mystery and across Puget Sound. http://pruittprep.com. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC. Written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music and sound design by Shawn Pierce, Chris Tarry, and Alan Friedman. Follow Mars Patel on Facebo...more

  • S1 E1: Code Red

    Oct 02 2016

    Kids are going missing at H.G. Wells Middle School, and adults don’t seem particularly concerned. So it’s up to an intrepid band of students–Mars Patel and his pals Caddie, JP, and Toothpick–to recover their classmates Jonas and Aurora. Our very own podcast sponsor and tech billionaire Oliver Pruitt might have a few things to say along the way, especially about his mysterious school, Pruitt Prep. http://pruittprep.com. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC. ...more

  • Mars Patel First Listen

    Sep 21 2016

    What would you do if your friends went missing? Take a trip into the world of Mars Patel where adventure waits. http://pruittprep.com. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC. Written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music and sound design by Shawn Pierce, Chris Tarry, and Alan Friedman. Follow Mars Patel on Facebook & Twitter. http://marspatel.com