83 episodes

What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of Imagined Life takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life, with our hosts, Oscar nominated Virginia Madsen and celebrated voice actor Robbie Daymond. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John.

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What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of Imagined Life takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life, with our hosts, Oscar nominated Virginia Madsen and celebrated voice actor Robbie Daymond. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Imagined Life Family | The Planner

    Imagined Life Family | The Planner

    This episode comes out for free on 10/22, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.


    You can’t help but dream about the big houses in the fancy neighborhood in your town. One day, that could be you. It’ll take hard work, focus, and a clear plan for how to accomplish your goals.

    But when you decide to change those plans, you’ll ask yourself one question: Will you still end up in that big house on the hill — or are you destined for something more?

    Hosted by Angelique Perrin

    Imagined Life Family | The Gymnast

    Imagined Life Family | The Gymnast

    You’re always on the move. Not just moving from town to town — with your siblings and your foster parents — but moving your feet, your arms, and your hands. You love to feel your body in motion. But the way that you move isn’t always understood by grown-ups who think they know better.




    In order to fulfill your destiny, you have to follow your heart.




    Hosted by Cree Summer.

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    • 30 min
    Imagined Life Family | The Genius

    Imagined Life Family | The Genius

    You dream of traveling through space and exploring the vast reaches of the solar system. Because in space, you don’t have to explain yourself. You get to explore the questions you want to ask.


    But if you want to solve the mysteries of the universe, you’re going to have to learn to focus.

    • 26 min
    Introducing: Who, When, WOW!

    Introducing: Who, When, WOW!

    Created by Tinkercast and hosted by Rebecca Sheir (Circle Round), “Who, When, Wow!” is an auditory journey into the lives of unsung heroes, unknown heroines and amazing humans. Each 20 minute “cartoon-for-the-ear” episode immerses kids and their grown-ups in a historical narrative around one fascinating figure you don’t hear about in school but who brought WOW to our world!

    Listen to the rest of this episode here: https://wondery.com/shows/who-when-wow/

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    • 6 min
    Imagined Life Family | The Thrill Seeker

    Imagined Life Family | The Thrill Seeker

    You like to test your limits and live life on the edge. That doesn’t always sit well with your mom, who just wants you to be safe and to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground.

    But safety is the exact opposite of what you need. For you, the sky’s the only limit.

    Hosted by Virginia Madsen.

    • 30 min
    Imagined Life Family | The Hero

    Imagined Life Family | The Hero

    You love asking questions wherever you go, especially “why.” Why is the world the way that it is? Why doesn’t everyone get along? Why can’t we all just be better people?

    All those questions lead you to theater, to writing plays, and finally, to your ultimate destiny. But in order to live up to your potential, you’ll have to find the honesty, generosity, and bravery that lives deep inside you.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8K Ratings

8K Ratings

Al3569 ,

Wonderful listen

It is so nice to have a fun mystery each week. So refreshing.

LeFemmeEspanole ,

RIVETING!!!

What a fascinating way to introduce historical figures. Who ever writes & produces this show should've been my History Teachers...maybe I would've remembered something.

Such a clever and creative way to tell the Life Stories of our greatest icons. In History Books we only see the End Result, not the battle behind the Heroes. I have listened to only 4 episodes, but have been riveted by each. Bravo!!!

chadfour ,

Love this podcast!

I think I like the family episodes the best!

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