With Tim Peake, Star Wars, and NEW ACTUAL PLANETS dominating the news, we ponder why everyone’s so gooey about space. And shouldn’t the human race get its own house in order before sodding off to Mars?

Leonardo DiCaprio gets an icecream, Dave gets irate about a mouse, and an exceptionally unlikely recipient gets this week’s babble award.

Sustainababble is your weekly comedy podcast about politics, prattle and the planet. Out Mondays.

Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft and Dream Themes.

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