19 episodes

Have you ever wondered what life would be like on a planet different from our own, or how writers create your favorite fictional worlds? Well, wonder no more because we have the facts for you! Every other week, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.

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Have you ever wondered what life would be like on a planet different from our own, or how writers create your favorite fictional worlds? Well, wonder no more because we have the facts for you! Every other week, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.

    Worldbuilding with Cassandra Hatton (Auctions)

    Worldbuilding with Cassandra Hatton (Auctions)

    There's more to an auction than a loud man talking real fast. In this episode, Cassandra Hatton and I chat about Biggie Smalls, the importance of keeping your receipts, and secret societies, among other things.
    HOSTED by Moiya McTier (https://twitter.com/goastromo (@GoAstroMo)), astrophysicist and folklorist


    GUEST
    Cassandra Hatton is a vice president and senior specialist at Sotheby's. She specializes in space artifacts, rare books and manuscripts, and hip-hop memorabilia (so cool!). You can follow Cassandra on Twitter at https://twitter.com/the_lynx_eyed (@the_lynx_eyed).


    SPONSORS!
    - Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/exolore (brilliant.org/exolore)
    - Inked Gaming: https://my.captivate.fm/inkedgaming.com/exolore%C2%A0 (inkedgaming.com/exolore ) with the code EXOLORE at checkout

    FIND US ONLINE
    - patreon: http://patreon.com/goastromo (patreon.com/goastromo)
    - twitter: https://twitter.com/ExolorePod (twitter.com/ExolorePod)
    - instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exolorepod/ (instagram.com/exolorepod)
    - website: https://www.exolorepod.com/ (exolorepod.com)


    CREDITS
    - Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/ (https://www.purple-planet.com)
    - Cover art: Stephen J. Reisig, http://stephenjreisig.com/ (http://stephenjreisig.com/)
    - Editing: Mischa Stanton, https://www.mischastanton.com/ (https://www.mischastanton.com/)


    ABOUT US
    Have you ever wished you could travel to a different world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.


    Exolore is a member of Multitude Productions, an independent podcast collective and production studio.

    • 52 min
    Thoughts on Raised by Wolves

    Thoughts on Raised by Wolves

    Have you heard of HBOMax's new show set on the planet Kepler 22b? It's called Raised by Wolves and here are my thoughts. *NO MAJOR SPOILERS*
    HOSTED by Moiya McTier (https://twitter.com/goastromo (@GoAstroMo)), astrophysicist and folklorist


    SPONSORS!
    - Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/exolore (brilliant.org/exolore)
    - Inked Gaming: https://my.captivate.fm/inkedgaming.com/exolore%C2%A0 (inkedgaming.com/exolore ) with the code EXOLORE at checkout

    FIND US ONLINE
    - patreon: http://patreon.com/goastromo (patreon.com/goastromo)
    - twitter: https://twitter.com/ExolorePod (twitter.com/ExolorePod)
    - instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exolorepod/ (instagram.com/exolorepod)
    - website: https://www.exolorepod.com/ (exolorepod.com)


    CREDITS
    - Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/ (https://www.purple-planet.com)
    - Cover art: Stephen J. Reisig, http://stephenjreisig.com/ (http://stephenjreisig.com/)


    ABOUT US
    Have you ever wished you could travel to a different world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.


    Exolore is a member of Multitude Productions, an independent podcast collective and production studio.

    • 27 min
    The World of Partying Birds

    The World of Partying Birds

    Bird is the word on this rapidly rotating world. Harsh storms and flooded continents can't poop on this avian party.
    HOSTED by Moiya McTier (https://twitter.com/goastromo (@GoAstroMo)), astrophysicist and folklorist
    GUESTS
    Katherine Hatcher is a chronobiologist at Albany Medical College who researches reproduction and puberty. You can follow her on twitter at https://twitter.com/superchiasmatic (@superchiasmatic) and you can visit her website, https://www.kmhatcher.com/ (kmhatcher.com).
    Zak Martellucci is a museum educator who co-hosts VERSUS and https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tales-from-the-museum-the-museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-tickets-125537089815?_eboga=135902701.1597938899and_ga=2.78995986.784954641.1604346812-135902701.1597938899 (Tales from the Museum), which has a show coming up on November 10! You can follow Zak on twitter at https://twitter.com/ZakMartellucci (@ZakMartellucci) and on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/zzzzzzak/ (@zzzzzzak)


    SPONSORS!
    - Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/exolore (brilliant.org/exolore)
    - Inked Gaming: inkedgaming.com/exolore with the code EXOLORE at checkout


    FIND US ONLINE
    - patreon: http://patreon.com/goastromo (patreon.com/goastromo)
    - twitter: https://twitter.com/ExolorePod (twitter.com/ExolorePod)
    - instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exolorepod/ (instagram.com/exolorepod)
    - website: https://www.exolorepod.com/ (exolorepod.com)


    CREDITS
    - Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/ (https://www.purple-planet.com)
    - Cover art: Stephen J. Reisig, http://stephenjreisig.com/ (http://stephenjreisig.com/)


    ABOUT US
    Have you ever wished you could travel to a different world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.


    Exolore is a member of Multitude Productions, an independent podcast collective and production studio.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Worldbuilding with Nina Lutz (through makeup!)

    Worldbuilding with Nina Lutz (through makeup!)

    Y'all, makeup is so cool! I've been sleeping on this whole category of products that can be used to affirm people's gender, create spooky sci-fi monsters, and protect people's identities during protests?! Nina Lutz is here to tell me what I've been missing.
    HOSTED by Moiya McTier (https://twitter.com/goastromo (@GoAstroMo)), astrophysicist and folklorist
    GUEST
    Nina Lutz is a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab who uses computers to remind us to think of other people. You can follow her on twitter at https://twitter.com/ninalikespi (@ninalikespi) and you can learn more about her work on her website: https://www.media.mit.edu/people/nlutz/overview/ (https://www.media.mit.edu/people/nlutz/overview/).


    SPECIAL LINKS
    - Medling Adults: https://www.meddlingadults.com/s2e7 (https://www.meddlingadults.com/s2e7)

    FIND US ONLINE
    - patreon: http://patreon.com/goastromo (patreon.com/goastromo)
    - twitter: https://twitter.com/ExolorePod (twitter.com/ExolorePod)
    - instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exolorepod/ (instagram.com/exolorepod)
    - website: https://www.exolorepod.com/ (exolorepod.com)


    CREDITS
    - Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/ (https://www.purple-planet.com)
    - Cover art: Stephen J. Reisig, http://stephenjreisig.com/ (http://stephenjreisig.com/)


    ABOUT US
    Have you ever wished you could travel to a different world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.


    Exolore is a member of Multitude Productions, an independent podcast collective and production studio.

    • 55 min
    Thoughts on The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea

    Thoughts on The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea

    So Maggie Tokuda-Hall created this beautiful sea-centered world and then expected me NOT to talk about it?? Get ready for a discussion about how magic relates to linguistic hypotheses and why people have personified the sea for centuries. **contains spoilers**
    HOSTED by Moiya McTier (https://twitter.com/goastromo (@GoAstroMo)), astrophysicist and folklorist
    GUEST
    Julia Schifini is a writer, historian, voice actor, and cohost of the podcasts Spirits and Join the Party. She's awesome and fun and you can follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JuliaSchifini (@JuliaSchifini). Check out her fiction birdwatching podcast, https://www.juliaschifini.com/who-watches-the-birdwatchers (Who Watches the Birdwatchers).
    SPECIAL LINKS
    - The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda Hall: https://bookshop.org/books/the-mermaid-the-witch-and-the-sea/9781536204315 (https://bookshop.org/books/the-mermaid-the-witch-and-the-sea/9781536204315 )
    - WORLDBUILDING CLASS with AtlasObscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/experiences/facts-based-worldbuilding-online-course (https://www.atlasobscura.com/experiences/facts-based-worldbuilding-online-course)

    FIND US ONLINE
    - patreon: http://patreon.com/goastromo (patreon.com/goastromo)
    - twitter: https://twitter.com/ExolorePod (https://twitter.com/ExolorePod)
    - instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exolorepod/ (https://www.instagram.com/exolorepod/)
    - website: https://www.exolorepod.com/ (https://www.exolorepod.com/)


    CREDITS
    - Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/ (https://www.purple-planet.com)
    - Cover art: Stephen J. Reisig, http://stephenjreisig.com/ (http://stephenjreisig.com/)


    ABOUT US
    Have you ever wished you could travel to a different world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.


    Exolore is a member of Multitude Productions, an independent podcast collective and production studio.

    • 45 min
    The World of Social Dragonflies

    The World of Social Dragonflies

    Astronomers recently found phosphine in Venus’ atmosphere, which indicates that there MIGHT be life there. Obviously, I couldn’t stop myself from imagining what that life could be like, and then this episode happened.
    HOSTED by Moiya McTier (https://twitter.com/goastromo (@GoAstroMo)), astrophysicist and folklorist


    GUESTS
    Jazmin Scarlett is a social volcanologist. You can follow her on twitter at https://twitter.com/scarlett_jazmin (@scarlett_jazmin). You can read her blog at https://phdvolcanology.wordpress.com/ (https://phdvolcanology.wordpress.com/). And you should watch out for her upcoming podcast, https://twitter.com/whatonearthpod?lang=en (What On Earth?!)
    Marielle Pellegrino is an astrodynamicist and a PhD candidate in aerospace engineering at UC Boulder. You can follow her on twitter at https://twitter.com/MissAerospace (@MissAerospace) and you can learn more about her on her website: http://www.missaerospace.com/ (http://www.missaerospace.com/)
    Jessica Ware is an entomologist who studies dragonflies and damselflies. She’s an assistant curator at the American Museum of Natural History, which is now open at limited capacity! You can follow her on twitter at https://twitter.com/jessicalwarelab?lang=en (@JessicaWareLab) and check out her website: https://www.jessicalwarelab.com/ (https://www.jessicalwarelab.com/)


    SPECIAL LINKS
    - WORLDBUILDING CLASS with AtlasObscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/experiences/facts-based-worldbuilding-online-course (https://www.atlasobscura.com/experiences/facts-based-worldbuilding-online-course)
    - Multicrew membership: https://multitude.productions/multicrew (https://multitude.productions/multicrew)
    - Antarctica installation: https://syrusmarcusware.com/past-projects-exhibitions/antarctica/ (https://syrusmarcusware.com/past-projects-exhibitions/antarctica/)
    - self-contained Biosphere in Arizona: https://biosphere2.org/visit/what-is-biosphere-2 (https://biosphere2.org/visit/what-is-biosphere-2)

    FIND US ONLINE
    - patreon: http://patreon.com/goastromo (patreon.com/goastromo)
    - twitter: https://twitter.com/ExolorePod (https://twitter.com/ExolorePod)
    - instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exolorepod/ (https://www.instagram.com/exolorepod/)
    - website: https://exolorepod.wixsite.com/exolore (https://exolorepod.wixsite.com/exolore)


    CREDITS
    - Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/ (https://www.purple-planet.com)
    - Cover art: Stephen J. Reisig, http://stephenjreisig.com/ (http://stephenjreisig.com/)


    ABOUT US
    Have you ever wished you could travel to a different world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.
    Exolore is a member of Multitude Productions, an independent podcast collective and production studio.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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