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Building Cultures
Episode 377th October 2021 • Exolore: facts-based fictional worldbuilding • Multitude
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What does it take to build a fictional culture from scratch? How can you respectfully draw inspiration from real-world cultures? Two anthropologists join me to share their tips!

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


  1. Dr. Carole McGranahan is an anthropology professor at UC Boulder. You can follow her work on her website.
  2. Liam Gleason is a PhD candidate in evolutionary anthropology at ASU. You can follow them on twitter at @anthro_outlier and stay up to date with their work at their website. Liam also founded anthroillustrated, which provides free digital illustrations of diverse anthropologists.


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- Cover art: Stephen J. Reisig,

- Editing: Mischa Stanton, 

- 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.