Arca-45672: The Podcast
This production is supported by the University of Victoria.
Dr. Ben Verrinder- Octopus specialist. Head researcher at the Institute for Cephalopod Research in Alaska. Verrinder began this institute to support his research into octopuses. Former love interest of Roya.
Major Roya Khan- Exobiologist who entered the military to continue her research into Arca-45672. Former lecturer at MIT. Former love interest of Ben.
Dr. Ariel Drezner- Botanist with a specialization in alien climatology. Husband/partner of Dr. Reese. AI.
Dr. Margaux Reese- Linguist/anthropologist with a specialization in cosmological sociology. AI.
Colonel Schaffer- Ground commander of the Arca Mission. Liaison to the UN Special Council of Extraterrestrial Contact.
Lieutenant Johnstone- Guard/escort for the scientists. Is the protégé/son of Colonel Schaffer.
Private Imani Zain- Liaison to the Chinese government on the ARCA mission.
General Hardy- Liaison to the US President of the ARCA missions.
Octavia/Siri- Ship AI and general AI.
Captain Zola- Captain on the Hardy Space Station
Secretary General Torres- Leader of the UN Interplanetary Council
First Officer- First Officer to Captain Zola on the Hardy Space Station
Executive Producer: Claire Scherzinger
Director/Producer: Kirsten Sharun
Writer: Claire Scherzinger
Sound Engineer/Producer: William Lynch
Sound Design: Claire Scherzinger
With special thanks to Cliff Haman, Kirk McNally and the University of Victoria.