Imaginary Worlds

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.To access the full archive of Imaginary Worlds episodes, go to and use the promo code Imaginary.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 25m. Bisher sind 118 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche


recommended podcasts

Tales of Margaret Brundage

How a pioneering pulp fiction magazine illustrator reimagined women for fantasy and horror genres.



The Man Behind the Sword

Few people know the rich history behind Conan the Barbarian, and his creator Robert E. Howard.



The Power of the Makeover Mage

Video games can give you the option of customizing the look or gender of your character. For many transgender players, that option played a significant role in their lives.


 2019-02-07  29m

Choose Your Own Adventure

How much control do we really want over the characters we play in video games?


 2019-01-24  31m

Reimagining the Gods

In Madeline Miller's critically acclaimed novels The Song of Achilles and Circe, she reimagines Homer's classic tales of gods, monsters and mortals from the point of view of minor characters in the original texts.


 2019-01-10  31m

A Visit by Three Ghosts

Time travel? Ghosts? Sounds like an SF story, right? That Dickens fellow was on to something.


 2018-12-24  25m

Board Games Go Indie

Forget Monopoly and Risk -- a new generation of indie board game designers is rethinking how we play games, and why.


 2018-12-13  28m

How I Won the Larp

In my second episode on larping, I go on an epic journey to find out why it's therapeutic to become imaginary people.


 2018-11-29  41m

Alternate Movie Posters

Remember when movie posters were hand-crafted iconic works of commercial art? They still are in an alternative artistic universe.


 2018-11-15  28m

Faith in Fantasy

Spiritual leaders of different faith discuss the role of religion in sci-fi fantasy worlds.


 2018-11-01  32m