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World of Kissing Blimps
Episode 6220th October 2022 • Exolore: facts-based fictional worldbuilding • Multitude
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Moiya is joined by Emma Puranen to imagine life on a world being flung away from its home galaxy. Together they create a species of social but selfish airbags who insist on living in the moment.

HOSTED by Dr. Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist


  1. Emma Johanna Puranen is an astronomer, historian, writer, and PhD student at the University of Saint Andrews. Check out her list of fictional exoplanets and follow her work on her website or follow her on twitter at @spacesword13


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How would you like to swim in an ocean ruled by matriarchal squid, or fly over a planet as it rotates with a swarm of migrating wasps? No, it's not the latest VR craze (... yet); it's Exolore! Exolore helps you imagine other worlds with the help of facts and science. Every other week, host Dr. Moiya McTier invites experts to build a world from scratch or sits down with a fiction fan to dive deep into their favorite worlds. Every episode will make you laugh, go "huh?" and appreciate how special our world really is.

Exolore is a member of Multitude Productions, an independent podcast collective and production studio.