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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.

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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

    Wondery Presents - Even The Rich Elton John: Still Standing

    Wondery Presents - Even The Rich Elton John: Still Standing

    In the latest season of Wondery’s Even The Rich, hosts Brooke and Aricia tell the story of Elton John. Before he was Reginald Dwight. Reginald hates who he is: a chubby, awkward kid from a fractured English home. So he escapes through music, and reinvents himself as Elton John. The journey take him far away from his neglected childhood and morphs him into a spoiled, coke-addicted rock superstar. But underneath the glitz and glamour, an inescapable sadness persists. No matter how many hit records he makes or lines he snorts, Elton can’t escape himself. His world eventually crashes down in a torrent of addictions, depression, and self-loathing. But when he finally learns to love himself, he grows into the person he was meant to be, enabling thousands of others to do so and becoming an LGBTQ icon.

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    • 5 min
    Imagined Life Family | The Planner

    Imagined Life Family | The Planner

    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.

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    • 29 min
    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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    • 27 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. 

    Hosted by Robbie Daymond.

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    • 24 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.

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    • 28 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 a career you never expected on the silver screen. But in order to live up to your potential, you’ll have to find the honesty, generosity, and bravery that lives deep inside you.

    Hosted by Ace Anderson.




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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

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Brilliant

Please keep making more!

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Mel

My only complaint is that there aren’t enough episodes out yet! They are beautifully written and narrated, I absolutely love this podcast.

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Much appreciated

Well written and well podcasted

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