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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 ...
 
Each episode, long-time worldbuilding duo Lauren Harris and Adryn Erickson pair with Farm to Taber's plant medicine PhD, Dr. Sarah Taber to interview experts on topics like Ancient Trade Routes or 3D Printing in Space, then use what they learned to brainstorm a sci-fi or fantasy world listeners can use and make their own.
 
Are you worldbuilding for homebrew RPG campaigns, novels, game development, films or anything else? Then you're in the right place! Designed to educate, inspire and entertain, World Anvil's founders Janet (an entertaining nutcase) and Dimitris (relatively sane) chat with creators and academics about the brass tacks of worldbuilding, exploring a new theme each month. Expect topics like Cultures and Societies, Settlements and their needs, Myths and Legends and how to avoid worldbuilding plotho ...
 
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This week, amid a shipwreck of audio rabbit trails and getting lost in ideas, we explore the life of a simple, regular Parresarian: Salius Karlan. He never does battle with dragons, has no combat skills or magical prowess, and yet... Salius has something about him that is truly worth a listen. Enjoy! Related Episodes Tidelings, children of lore and…
 
Author and tarot theologian Saint Gibson joins me to share her creative process. We talk about the importance of setting up an atmosphere for your world and the many ways that tarot can help guide you in your creative journey. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUEST Saint Gibson is an author and self-described tarot…
 
Calling all worldbuilders! My name is Lauren Harris, a fantasy author and cohost of the Story Soil Podcast. If you’re a willing victim of the Wikipedia rabbit hole like me, chances are you love the story inspo of history, science, and anything obscure or shiny. Well, on story soil, my 20-year co-author, a rogue scientist, and I interview experts on…
 
In part 2 of our exploration of the Ano Occupation, we investigate the motive behind Iulia's warpath and the moral justifications for her passion. We also see the formation of the Shore Barons and the danger of threatening capitalism! Related Episodes Vampires, rulers of the blasted world: Ep. 1.31 Thog, amnesic vestige of the bygone utopia: Ep. 3.…
 
Parresari has not always been a simple place to live. When forces of powerful elven lords have taken an interest in your home, what can you do? This week, we focus in on a very specific period of time: the Ano Occupation. References Magic: the Gathering, Ixalan story arc Related Episodes The Bellum Obscura, the eternal war of all wars: Ep. 1.67 Lor…
 
Well before the city of Parresari came to be a bustling port, a much more modest town found a place for itself among the craggy grounds of the far side of the island. This week, we explore what was there, and what it would become. Related Episodes Lorder's Scourge, downfall of the Marion Dominion: Ep. 3.14 ——— Curious about something you heard in t…
 
Apparently 99% of animals on Earth reproduce like ~the birds and the bees~ but what would life be like if you could make a baby with ANYONE, even yourself? HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS Bri Watson is an archivist, historian, and knowledge organizer with a specialty in the history of sexuality. You can fol…
 
Every good ocean has sea monsters that live deep below the waves. How do they come about? What do the Parresarians do to handle the monsters? Related Episodes Spans, the primal entrapment: ep. 1.34 Osteos, the rotting bones of creation: ep. 1.36 Seasilver, lunar iron and the fourth moon of Sudar: ep 1.56 Ki, the Maker's destiny for Knowing: ep. 2.1…
 
Well, we finally do it. Guns. We've referenced it for years, but it's actually happening. But how exactly? Do they use gunpowder? What do they have to do with magic? Are brightsmiths involved? And how does Parresari factor into gunfare? Related Episodes Gnomes, angels and the spire of Oberiska: Ep. 1.03 Spans, the primal entrapment: Ep. 1.34 ——— Cu…
 
Eric Silver joins us to answer my burning questions about the Pokemon world, and together we discuss the weirdest and world-breaking-est Pokemon. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUEST Eric Silver is a podcaster, writer, and Head of Creative at Multitude Productions. You can follow him on twitter at @El_Silvero and…
 
This week we investigate the rise and inevitable fall of the Marion Dominion. The elven lords who once held such a sway over the people of the Marion Ocean fell to the one true enemy of all empires: time. That, and the poison party. Related Episodes The Shrouded Empire, the first "nation": Ep. 1.2 The Nineflow, leycourse of dispositions: Ep. 1.04 S…
 
Grab your tricorn and get ready to drop several years worth of bowman's salary because we're buying our way into the seaworthy aristocracy! This week we explore the Admiral's Club, the one and only club for every worthy captain on the Marion Ocean. ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in …
 
In this episode, we talk about active empathy and character driven stories and we imagine our dream artsy grandma. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUEST Morgan Sweeney is a science communicator and host of the Magic of the Mind podcast that blends fantasy storytelling and cognitive science. You can follow Morgan o…
 
It's a new, exhausting week in the world, but lets leave that behind for a little while, why not? This week we go deep down beneath the waves, further than even where the sun reaches. But that doesn't mean it's dark. In the ruins of an ancient city of the Golden Hour, a city bursting with life glows into view. Welcome to the city of the merfolk. ——…
 
Happy New Year! Good Riddance to the old, and let's pretend for a few days that this one might be better! Might! This week we zoom out to take a peek at the year ahead, specifically at the goings-on in Parresari. We consider important questions like: What seasons are there in Parresari? What do they look like? When do the treasure hunters arrive? W…
 
TBH this episode was mostly my excuse to talk about where holidays come from, but I do talk a bit about my worldbuilding interpretation of TNBC. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist SPONSORS! - Tab for a Cause: tabforacause.org/exolore FIND US ONLINE - patreon: patreon.com/goastromo - twitter: twitter.com/ExolorePod - …
 
Years' end festivities! Happy Bremann! To celebrate the holidays, we're having another one of our seasonal eps, this time about the Tide Festival (name pending?) of Parresari. Enjoy! We're a little late in bringing this one to you, but for good reason: we've got beautiful new album artwork! It's been a long time in the making, but well worth it! Th…
 
This week, we roll up the 'ol God Mill and see what we get! Well, her name's Wiwrnenthal, what's she about? How does she show up on Parresari? Listen and find out! ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some ideas of …
 
65 million years ago, a comet wiped out the non-avian dinosaurs on Earth. But what if we just... undid that? In this episode, we imagine what could have happened if that space rock had flown just a few thousand miles to the left. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS Dustin Growick is a dinosaur expert and scienc…
 
In the spirit of Candlemaker’s square, for this week’s episode we explore Pegum Plaza, the first thing that anyone sees when they land ashore in Parresari. From claimed “artifact” curio barkers to beautiful coral articulations to cafes high above, there’s something for every kind. ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are y…
 
This week the Lorekeepers imagine a government for Parresari and investigate a particularly odd creature simply known as Thog. ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some ideas of your own? Join the conversation at ww…
 
There's more to an auction than a loud man talking real fast. In this episode, Cassandra Hatton and I chat about Biggie Smalls, the importance of keeping your receipts, and secret societies, among other things. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUEST Cassandra Hatton is a vice president and senior specialist at Soth…
 
We finish our conversation about the larger world around Parresari and discover some satisfying conclusions about our podcast's namesake! Episode References Gnomes, angels and the spire of Oberiska: Ep. 1.03 The Nineflow, leycourse of dispositions: Ep. 1.04 Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about i…
 
What starts as a conversation about the districts of Parresari becomes a much larger conversation about the context of the entire ocean. Episode References Spans, the primal entrapment: Ep. 1.34 Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about…
 
Have you heard of HBOMax's new show set on the planet Kepler 22b? It's called Raised by Wolves and here are my thoughts. *NO MAJOR SPOILERS* HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist SPONSORS! - Brilliant: brilliant.org/exolore - Inked Gaming: inkedgaming.com/exolore with the code EXOLORE at checkout FIND US ONLINE - patreo…
 
Short but sweet, this week we explore two (one?), well, explorers! Enjoy. Episode References Aquatropol, coral-bound cities of the Quel-tessari: ep. 1.32 Brightharbour, beating heart of the Golden-hour rush: ep. 3.02 Tidelings, children of lore and loam: ep. 3.03 Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more a…
 
Bird is the word on this rapidly rotating world. Harsh storms and flooded continents can't poop on this avian party. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS Katherine Hatcher is a chronobiologist at Albany Medical College who researches reproduction and puberty. You can follow her on twitter at @superchiasmatic and…
 
In the dawn hours, strange figures wash ashore. They step out of the mist. Figures from familiar stories. This week, we imagine the ways of the Tidelings. Episode References Seasilver, lunar iron and the fourth moon of Sudar: Ep. 1.56 Walking with the behemoth-gods of the wild: Ep. 2.26 Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are…
 
What do you get when you mix a Californian gold rush, diving teams, and merfolk? We sure as hell don't know, but we're finding out! This episode, we investigate the world beneath the waves. An entire city of artifacts waits to be discovered Episode References Elves, the children of magic: S1.5 Roarark, apex-city of the philosopher queen: S1.8 Curio…
 
Y'all, makeup is so cool! I've been sleeping on this whole category of products that can be used to affirm people's gender, create spooky sci-fi monsters, and protect people's identities during protests?! Nina Lutz is here to tell me what I've been missing. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUEST Nina Lutz is a grad…
 
Season three begins now, and boy are we excited! This week, we begin a new exploration into a distant unnamed city. Just one city, not even quite large, and yet the touch of its hand reaches far accross the lands of Sudar. Ancient artifacts are traded as though they were curios. Desperate relic divers bump elbows with rich merchants. A culture of h…
 
So Maggie Tokuda-Hall created this beautiful sea-centered world and then expected me NOT to talk about it?? Get ready for a discussion about how magic relates to linguistic hypotheses and why people have personified the sea for centuries. **contains spoilers** HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUEST Julia Schifini i…
 
Thank you so much to everyone who was with us for season 2! As a treat for being such fine folks, here's a little something extra from us to you. Enjoy :] Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some ideas of your own? Joi…
 
The final episode in our Oruhnian climax! Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some ideas of your own? Join the conversation at www.reddit.com/r/thelorekeepers or by visiting our homepage at thelorekeepers.com and click…
 
Astronomers recently found phosphine in Venus’ atmosphere, which indicates that there MIGHT be life there. Obviously, I couldn’t stop myself from imagining what that life could be like, and then this episode happened. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS Jazmin Scarlett is a social volcanologist. You can follow …
 
Part two of our Orhunian climax! Also, heads up! COMPLETE SPOILERS FOR MISTBORN. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some ideas of your own? Join the conversation at www.reddit.com/r/thelorekeeper…
 
In the first in our Oruhne climax, we begin tying together the many threads of Oruhne. This is it y'all! Also, heads up! COMPLETE SPOILERS FOR MISTBORN. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some id…
 
Dungeons & Dragons is one of the most well-known role playing games in the world, but their methods for creating the game are a bit more obscure. I chatted with Alison Luhrs, the person who builds some of the worlds and writes some of the stories of D&D about how she does it. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUEST …
 
We've got a nice, sleek ep. this week about nothing other than DAH-NO-SAR-IS Enjoy :] Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some ideas of your own? Join the conversation at www.reddit.com/r/thelorekeepers or by visiting …
 
It's more giants this week. But more than that, we screw about with the periodic table of natural elements. It's all about the Gigantic Table! No idea what that is? Listen and discover! Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? …
 
Have you watched the cooking show Crazy Delicious? I watched it and now I have thoughts! HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist FUN REFERENCES - Pareidolia, the act of seeing faces in objects: https://www.livescience.com/25448-pareidolia.html#:~:text=Pareidolia%20is%20a%20type%20of,the%20surface%20of%20the%20moon. - Huma…
 
The bones of a prehistoric world call out to the Oruhnian... and some answer the call. Giant bones. They have a presence. What do they do? How do they affect magic? How do the Oruhnians use them? Listen in this week to find out! Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Loreke…
 
Everything works slightly differently in Oruhne. What does that mean for ancestral tidepools? Well for starters, they're literal. As in, literally ancestral. This week, we explore the nature of empathic magic and how it can create warm, inclusive communities... for a select few. Enjoy! Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are …
 
What would you do if you had two bony antennae sticking out of your head? Well, if you lived on this starless planet, you might use them to sense the world around you. ***There were some tech issues in the editing of the first 5 minutes (lol, this is what happens when you try to host, produce, and edit a podcast on your own), but it gets better aft…
 
Inspired by a reddit question, we investigate a third type of dragon: gemstone dragons! What are they? How do they relate to the other two kinds? What is their place in Halûme? Listen to find out! Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more abo…
 
“Love will not be constrain'd by mastery...Love is a thing as any spirit free.” Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales It's been a long while since we did a god mill, so this week we decided to roll one up, with a caveat: what would this god be like in Oruhne? And what if they were exclusive to that continent alone? Curious about something you hear…
 
Olondria is a wonderfully complex and beautifully crafted fictional world created by Sofia Samatar, who was kind enough to answer all of Moiya's burning questions about her creative process. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS Sofia Samatar is a professor of English at James Madison University and the author of…
 
This week, we investigate the Outriders further. What would a class breakdown for them look like? They can't all be rangers you know. They aren't a single kind of person, so this week we open their ranks to be explored. Enjoy! Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeep…
 
We're essentially hotboxing our planet, so let's take a fun little trip to a snowball world covered in ice! Let's just hope we don't get there during whaling season because have you ever smelled a beached whale? Neither have I, but I don't want to start now. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS 1. Zoe Samuel is …
 
"Next time you feel unqualified to be used by God remember this, he tends to recruit from the pit, not the pedestal." - Someone with Troubling Theology For a long time now the people of Oruhne have been used for purposes beyond themselves. They've grown used to it. Or at least, that's the common conception. But not all feel this way. What about tho…
 
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