I came across this podcast purely by chance because I’m a listener of 99% Invisible and it was featured this week in a special episode. After that episode and one more, it has become my absolute favorite new thing, full stop.
Imaginary Worlds is a show “about sci-fi and other fantasy genres — how we create them and why we suspend our disbelief”. It’s filled with great contextual audio clips, a lot of humor, and a ton of heart. I’ve listened to exactly two full episodes–the one featured by 99% Invisible, “Fixing the Hobo Suit”, and 1977, which is part one of a five-part series on the effect Star Wars had on our collective cultural consciousness.
It. Is. Delightful. I can’t wait to listen to the rest of the archives. I’ve been exploring other kinds of podcasts, and this one is a really great surprise. If the rest of the episodes are half as good as the ones I’ve heard, it’s going to be wonderful.
Imaginary Worlds (iTunes)