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World of Migratory Wasps
Episode 1321st October 2021 • Exolore: facts-based fictional worldbuilding • Multitude
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How might life be different on a planet without a magnetic field? I'm joined by an evolutionary biologist and a natural navigator to find out!

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


  1. Dr. Emeline Favreau is an evolutionary biologist working at University College London. She specializes in the social nature of insects, particularly wasps. Visit her website
  2. Tristan Gooley is an author and natural navigator. You can follow his work at his website, and check out his latest book, The Secret World of Weather.


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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.