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The World of Giant Touchy Arachnids
Episode 517th June 2021 • Exolore: facts-based fictional worldbuilding • Multitude
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This week we imagined what life might be like on a world where the appearance of the night sky changes every year. Get ready for some 8-legged fun!

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


Dr. Lauren Esposito is an arachnologist and assistant curator at the California Academy of Sciences. Lauren co-founded the conservation non-profit Islands and Seas and the visibility campaign 500 Queer Scientists. You can follow Lauren on twitter at @ArachnologyNerd and instagram at @arachnerds.


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- Cover art: Stephen J. Reisig,

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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.