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Worldbuilding and My Research
Episode 122nd April 2021 • Exolore: facts-based fictional worldbuilding • Multitude
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In this episode, I explain what plate tectonics, stellar chemistry, and galactic dynamics have to do with habitability AND how I think they can be used in cool worldbuilding.

HOSTED by Dr. Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist. You can watch Moiya's public talk about her research on YouTube here.


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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.