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facts-based fictional worldbuilding
Have you ever wondered what life would be like on a planet different from our own, or how writers create your favorite fictional worlds? Well, wonder no more because we have the facts for you! Every other week, 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.
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Ratings & Reviews
5.0 stars from 42 ratings
Gets the creative juices flowing!
I discovered Exolore after starting to play D&D with my partner and friends. The interviews and world building exercises inspire me to try new things in games and to search out more approaches to creating environments for others. As an educator and manager, I also find tons of inspiration for...Read full review »
EnEmZee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/20
Much to laugh and learn about
I LOVE this podcast. I just recently started listening to it, but I am already in full-on binge mode. Exploring space, imagining life on a different planet, building worlds and societies from scratch, all the while laughing while learning about astrophysics and mythology. There are so many...Read full review »
Niceplaerke via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 12/04/20
Marry Me, Moiya McTier
So I am actually very happily married, but Moiya is everything I want to be. Her voice is amazing, she’s obviously hella knowledgeable, I don’t know how she picks her guests but my god is she good at it, because I also instantly develop crushes on every single panel guest just by listening to...Read full review »
NoraBorealis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/20
Recent Episodes
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Published 02/25/21
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Published 02/11/21
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Published 01/28/21
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