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Episode 616th October 2022 • Exolore: facts-based fictional worldbuilding • Multitude
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Moiya and guest Evan imagine a world fit for a eusocial species. They talk about toxic atmospheres, bat wing anatomy, harmonic resonances, collective consciousness, and of course, crystal turds!

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


  1. Evan J. Peterson is a writer and writing instructor. Find them on twitter at @EvanJPeterson or on their website Check out their upcoming class called Witches Are People Too to learn how to write well-rounded magic users into your stories.


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How would you like to swim in an ocean ruled by matriarchal squid, or fly over a planet as it rotates with a swarm of migrating wasps? No, it's not the latest VR craze (... yet); it's Exolore! Exolore helps you imagine other worlds with the help of facts and science. Every other week, host Dr. Moiya McTier invites experts to build a world from scratch or sits down with a fiction fan to dive deep into their favorite worlds. Every episode will make you laugh, go "huh?" and appreciate how special our world really is.

Exolore is a member of Multitude Productions, an independent podcast collective and production studio.