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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

Swept Away by Romantasy

The hottest trend in fantasy novels – in fact the hottest trend in publishing overall – is fantasy romance or... more

19 Jun 2024 · 44 minutes
Books Under Fire

Book banning is hitting libraries across America, and many of the titles being banned or challenged are fantasy books or... more

05 Jun 2024 · 43 minutes
The George Lucas Talk Show

Did you know that in retirement, George Lucas decided to host a live talk show with his sidekick Watto? That’s... more

22 May 2024 · 45 minutes
How Nintendo Leveled Up

Over the past 40 years, Shigeru Miyamoto has been inventing the modern video game one pixel at a time. From... more

08 May 2024 · 39 minutes
You Are Lone Wolf: A Father/Son Quest

When Joe Dever died in 2016, he hadn’t written the last several books in his Lone Wolf series. The Lone... more

24 Apr 2024 · 35 minutes
African Sci-Fi Looks to a Future Climate

When the writer Nnedi Okorafor coined the term Africanfuturism, she wanted to distinguish sci-fi written about Africa from Afrofuturism, which... more

10 Apr 2024 · 41 minutes
When All Is Said in Dune

Back in 2018, I interviewed language creator David J. Peterson about how he invented Dothraki for Game of Thrones and... more

27 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
Mother-in-Law of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is deeply ingrained into our culture. While many people can practically recite the 1939 movie, the... more

13 Mar 2024 · 36 minutes
Bonus: Turtles and Toys Outtakes

In the previous episode, I interviewed documentary filmmaker Isaac Elliot-Fisher about He-Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Isaac had so... more

06 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
Class of '84: Turtles, Transformers and Toys Takeover TV

In the final episode of our mini-series Class of '84, we look at two iconic franchises that launched in 1984:... more

28 Feb 2024 · 40 minutes
Imaginary Worlds
Swept Away by Romantasy
Imaginary Worlds