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Imaginary Worlds

Eric Molinsky
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Imaginary Worlds sounds like what would happen if NPR went to ComicCon and decided that’s all they ever wanted to cover. Host Eric Molinsky spent over a decade working as a public radio reporter and producer, and he uses those skills to create thoughtful, sound-rich episodes about science fiction, fantasy, and other genres of speculative fiction. Every other week, he talks with comic book artists, game designers, novelists, screenwriters, filmmakers, and fans about how they craft their worlds, why we suspend our disbelief, and what happens if the spell is broken. Imaginary worlds may be set on distant planets or parallel dimensions, but they are crafted here on Earth, and they’re always about us and our lived experiences.


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 2.6k ratings
  • this doesn't age well

    4 months ago
  • Truly 5 stars

    The quality of work is so insanely consistent. I find myself interested in a new topic every week, and the way Eric explores those topics feels very genuine and earnest.

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    I value this podcast. Interesting topics, with surprising intersections/connections to the non fictional world. Well done Mr Molinsky!

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  • Thank you Eric

    This is one of the few I listen to. It’s really good and Eric does a great job

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