Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres. Host Eric Molinsky talks with novelists, screenwriters, comic book artists, filmmakers, and game designers about their craft of creating fictional worlds. The show also looks at the fan experience, exploring what makes us suspend our disbelief, and what happens when that spell is broken. Fantasy worlds may be set in distant planets or parallel dimensions, but they are crafted here on Earth and on some level relate to our daily lives. Employing his years of experience in public radio, Eric brings a sophisticated, thoughtfully produced voice to the far-out and fantastical.
Sci-fi and fantasy genres have come a long way from their pulpy origins to become respectable genres. But sometimes you want to see something awesome, weird or shocking. That's where guilty pleasures come in..
Andy Weir is best known for writing scientifically accurate books like The Martian. But in his latest book, Project Hail Mary, he ventured beyond his comfort zone in imagining something much more fantastical.