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Imaginary Worlds
Imaginary Worlds
Eric Molinsky

Imaginary Worlds sounds like what would happen if NPR went to ComicCon and decided that’s all they ever wanted to cover. Host... more

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Episodes

Class of '84: When Cyber Was Punk

In the second episode of our mini-series on groundbreaking works from 1984, we jack into the system and upload our... more

14 Feb 2024 · 41 minutes
Bonus: Rise of The Villains Outtakes

When I interviewed special effects artist Shannon Shea about The Terminator and other villains of ’84, we also discussed his... more

07 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
Class of '84: Rise of The Villains

This year marks the 40th anniversary of a lot of landmarks in pop culture, especially sci-fi and fantasy. So many... more

31 Jan 2024 · 37 minutes
Making Blue Eye Samurai

I was blown away by the Netflix animated series Blue Eye Samurai. I’m not alone, it has 100% rating on... more

17 Jan 2024 · 40 minutes
Prologue to Ursula K. le Guin

In the 1960s, Ursula K. le Guin represented a changing of the guard in science fiction literature. She was part... more

03 Jan 2024 · 48 minutes
@ChristmasCarol: A Holiday Tale

This week's episode is an original audio drama. In previous episodes, I’ve interviewed Captain Hook, vampires, colonists on the moon,... more

20 Dec 2023 · 33 minutes
Doctor Who's Power of Regeneration

In honor of Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary, I’ve rewritten my 2018 episode about Doctor Who with updates on how the... more

06 Dec 2023 · 39 minutes
How One Piece Became King of the Backstories

One Piece is one of the biggest franchises in the world. The manga and anime have broken records in sales... more

22 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
Bonus: Norse Myths Outtakes

My guests from the previous episode, Carolyne Larrington and Ada Palmer, had so many interesting things to say about Norse... more

16 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
Seeing Ourselves in Norse Myths

Thor and Loki have become pop culture icons thanks to Marvel. But the influence of Norse mythology on contemporary fantasy... more

08 Nov 2023 · 38 minutes
Imaginary Worlds
Class of '84: When Cyber Was Punk
Imaginary Worlds