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We shop talk imaginary things in books, comics, movies, television, & more. Follow us on iTunes, Soundcloud, or YouTube! Support us at http://Ko-fi.com/imaginaries.

The Imaginaries Podcast The Imaginaries

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

We shop talk imaginary things in books, comics, movies, television, & more. Follow us on iTunes, Soundcloud, or YouTube! Support us at http://Ko-fi.com/imaginaries.

    Episode 125: Leigh Harlan on Punks, Shifters, and Finding Family

    Episode 125: Leigh Harlan on Punks, Shifters, and Finding Family

    This episode lets us delight over Leigh Harlan's recent novella Queens of Noise, out now from Neon Hemlock Press (and please listen to episode 124, in which we talk with dave ring, the publisher and managing editor). You'll probably already know that we love talking about found families, especially queer found family, which Leigh and their Queens give us in abundance. What we *didn't* know is that we certainly wanted our queer sff infused with punk rock, and Queens more than delivers. Queens of Noise particularly delighted us westerners because of its focal werecoyote pack, so when we say we loved this gem of a novella for many reasons, believe it!

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    • 53 min
    Episode 124 - dave ring on Publishing, Editing, and the Inclusion of Queer Voices in SFF

    Episode 124 - dave ring on Publishing, Editing, and the Inclusion of Queer Voices in SFF

    Our Guest this episode is dave ring, who answers about what it means to champion queer voices in SFF as an editor and publisher of a small press (Neon Hemlock Press, in dave’s case).

    dave is also a fabulous writer and has a lot to say about creating queer community in writing generally and in SFF specifically. Plus, we absolutely want to know what happens between a call for book submissions and the publication of a book, and dave walks us through the magic. Oh, and we also talk about literary candles!


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    Like our content? Our website is www.imaginaries.net, and you can drop us a line at imaginarypod@gmail.com while we are avoiding the tweets. You can listen to our episodes on
    - iTunes (https://apple.co/3aFR64l)
    - Spotify (https://spoti.fi/2tERDTD)
    - Stitcher (https://bit.ly/38ukyZc) and
    - SoundCloud (https://bit.ly/2TVno5i)
    as well as find our oldest episodes on YouTube once they have shuffled off these other earthly coils.

    We’d still love your reviews if you’re willing and able, but please put your $$ toward ending police brutality and ending systemic racism. You can celebrate our queer take on science fiction and fantasy by honoring the Black trans women and other diverse peoples who led the charge at Stonewall and elsewhere. On theme, you can put some bucks towards Unicorn Riot, your state’s bail fund, and the official George Floyd Memorial Fund.

    • 57 min
    Episode 123 : Rosaria Munda Shows Us What Happens After an Empire Falls (with Dragons!)

    Episode 123 : Rosaria Munda Shows Us What Happens After an Empire Falls (with Dragons!)

    Hang on tight for this rollicking episode with Rosaria Munda, author of FIREBORNE, which was one of our favorite YA novels of 2019 AND our sole pick for best debut of 2019! We had a grand time talking about the beautiful world Rosaria created, which is partially magic (hello, dragons), partially historical, partially Roman, but all fabulous. There's a lot of great discussion of family, ethics, war, empire, and much more -- and you can look forward to Rosaria's next book in this series, FLAMEFALL, due out in 2021. We can't wait!

    Episode trivia: Kend loves dragons, but Rosaria prefers fighter planes.

    Like our content? Our website is www.imaginaries.net, and you can drop us a line at imaginarypod@gmail.com while we are avoiding the tweets. You can listen to our episodes on
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    - Spotify (https://spoti.fi/2tERDTD)
    - Stitcher (https://bit.ly/38ukyZc) and
    - SoundCloud (https://bit.ly/2TVno5i)
    as well as find our oldest episodes on YouTube once they have shuffled off these other earthly coils.

    We’d still love your reviews if you’re willing and able, but please put your $$ toward ending police brutality and ending systemic racism. You can celebrate our queer take on science fiction and fantasy by honoring the Black trans women and other diverse peoples who led the charge at Stonewall and elsewhere. On theme, you can put some bucks towards Unicorn Riot, your state’s bail fund, and the official George Floyd Memorial Fund.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 122 : How to Win Friends and Influence People ... With Magic (Part 2)

    Episode 122 : How to Win Friends and Influence People ... With Magic (Part 2)

    This episode concludes our duology on magic, starting with the long history of its depiction in fantasy as influenced by the socio-religio-political norms of the era. We end with much yelling about She-Ra and pandemic-driven literature, so watch where you step. Er, listen.

    Like our content? Our website is www.imaginaries.net, and you can drop us a line at imaginarypod@gmail.com while we are avoiding the tweets. You can listen to our episodes on
    - iTunes (https://apple.co/3aFR64l)
    - Spotify (https://spoti.fi/2tERDTD)
    - Stitcher (https://bit.ly/38ukyZc) and
    - SoundCloud (https://bit.ly/2TVno5i)
    as well as find our oldest episodes on YouTube once they have shuffled off these other earthly coils.

    We’d still love your reviews if you’re willing and able, but please put your $$ toward ending police brutality and ending systemic racism. You can celebrate our queer take on science fiction and fantasy by honoring the Black trans women and other diverse peoples who led the charge at Stonewall and elsewhere. On theme, you can put some bucks towards Unicorn Riot, your state’s bail fund, and the official George Floyd Memorial Fund.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 121 : How to Win Friends and Influence People ... With Magic (Part 1)

    Episode 121 : How to Win Friends and Influence People ... With Magic (Part 1)

    Thank you for your patience in waiting an extra bit for this particular episode. Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Black Lives Matter. Trans lives matter. Stay safe out there.

    This episode begins our duology on magic. Ready your wands and harness your dragons, my friends!

    Like our content? Our website is www.imaginaries.net, and you can drop us a line at imaginarypod@gmail.com while we are avoiding the tweets. You can listen to our episodes on
    - iTunes (https://apple.co/3aFR64l)
    - Spotify (https://spoti.fi/2tERDTD)
    - Stitcher (https://bit.ly/38ukyZc) and
    - SoundCloud (https://bit.ly/2TVno5i)
    as well as find our oldest episodes on YouTube once they have shuffled off these other earthly coils.

    We’d still love your reviews if you’re willing and able, but please put your $$ toward ending police brutality and ending systemic racism. You can celebrate our queer take on science fiction and fantasy by honoring the Black trans women and other diverse peoples who led the charge at Stonewall and elsewhere. On theme, you can put some bucks towards Unicorn Riot, your state’s bail fund, and the official George Floyd Memorial Fund.

    • 50 min
    Episode 120 : On the Making of Minds with Jeremy Reimer

    Episode 120 : On the Making of Minds with Jeremy Reimer

    Many welcomes and second breakfasts to the super smart and very Canadian Jeremy Reimer, brilliant human being and author of the book SILICON MINDS OF MARS, which as you might surmise is rather full of minds and mindful explorations of machine learning, identity, and the consequences of human-like artificial intelligences on politics and relationships.

    You can find many years of his thoughtful thoughts on ARS TECHNICA, and you can find out more about Jeremy at www.jeremyreimer.com. His newsletter lives at www.spaceandscifi.com, and he also dabbles in Twitter with the handle @JeremyReimer.

    Like our content? Our website is www.imaginaries.net, and you can drop us a line (maybe about that reading rut-busting trick?) at imaginarypod@gmail.com or find us on Twitter at @imaginary_pod. You can listen to our episodes on
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    - Stitcher (https://bit.ly/38ukyZc) and
    - SoundCloud (https://bit.ly/2TVno5i)
    as well as find our oldest episodes on YouTube once they have shuffled off these other earthly coils.

    If you would like to help support our work, you can give us a rating or review on whatever platform you use to listen to your podcasts, and if you would like to offset the costs associated with our podcast, you can support us financially at www.ko-fi.com/imaginaries.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Arconna ,

A Really Fun Show!

There's so much to love here. Their two part series on magic (in all its treatments) was a blast to listen to, and it just gets more and better from there! The hosts are a fun lost to listen to and have great chemistry, and you get a lot out of every episode! If you need a show of interviews, discussion, and more on all the things that fill our imagination, this is for you!

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