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M Dwarf Planet: Biology
Episode 3426th August 2021 • Exolore: facts-based fictional worldbuilding • Multitude
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This week, we're focusing on the physical biology of creatures living on a planet orbiting an M dwarf star. We talk electric senses, lego crabs, and flying turtle jellyfish!

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


  1. Robert Ulrich is a PhD candidate at UCLA studying biomineralogy. You can follow Rob and all of the absolutely amazing things they do on twitter at @robertnulrich and online at Oh and be on the lookout for their book, The hard Parts of Life, coming out next year.
  2. Dr. Jimmy Bernot is a marine biologist and postdoc at the National Museum of Natural History. You can follow him on twitter at @JimmyBernot or online at


- Get excited for Mike Schubert's upcoming podcast, The Newest Olympian (@NewestOlympian) coming in September wherever you get your podcasts

- Go to for a chance to win a 1-on-1 worldbuilding session with me!


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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.