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What even is the Wheel of Time?
Episode 487th April 2022 • Exolore: facts-based fictional worldbuilding • Multitude
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Where does the one power come from? Who can use it? Did Robert Jordan mean to have so many references to Irish folklore in his books? Professional TV critic Meghan O'Keefe joins me to answer these questions and so many more about the fantasy series Wheel of Time!

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


  1. Meghan O'Keefe is a professional TV critic, writer for Decider, and a speculative fiction fan. You can follow her on twitter at @megsokay to hear her latest takes of all temperatures. And you read Meghan's articles here.


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- Cover art: Stephen J. Reisig,

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- Transcript by Iesir Moss


Have you ever wished you could travel to a different world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.

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