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Thick Atmosphere World: Environment
Episode 4216th December 2021 • Exolore: facts-based fictional worldbuilding • Multitude
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This week we're building the environment of a world with a thick atmosphere. We talk atmospheric escape, sound speeds, banana rocks, and loads more.

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


  1. Shreyas Vissapragada is a PhD student at CalTech studying planetary atmospheres. You can follow him on twitter at @astroshrey
  2. Dr. Andrew Morrison is a professor at Joliet Junior College and a physicist who specializes in musical acoustics. You can follow him on twitter at @achmorrison


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- Cover art: Stephen J. Reisig,

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- 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.