Exolore: the show about facts-based fictional worldbuilding

Exolore: the show about facts-based fictional worldbuilding

By Moiya McTier
Have you ever wished you could travel to an alien world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier invites expert guests to help her imagine life on an alien planet. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.
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The World of Watermelon Snow
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 a writer and producer who now writes jokes for Google. You can follow her on twitter at @zoe_samuel 2. Elizabeth Case is a PhD candidate in glaciology at Columbia University. She helps improve science literacy through Cycle for Science and studies Thwaites Glacier, which is melting at an alarming rate.  You can follow her on twitter at @elizabeth_case 3. Rob Ulrich is a PhD student in biominerology at UCLA and a co-founder for Queers in STEM. You can follow them on twitter at @robertnulrich PATRON CAUSE Michael wants to support the Baltimore Legal Action Team, a group that raises bail funds for Baltimore youths FIND US ONLINE - patreon: patreon.com/goastromo CREDITS - Music: https://www.purple-planet.com ABOUT US Have you ever wished you could travel to an alien world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier invites expert guests to help her imagine life on an alien planet. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.
45:24
July 16, 2020
The World of Tiny Cannibals
If you could eat one of your friends and absorb their strength and knowledge, who would you eat? That question might seem weird to you, but creatures on this world have to wrestle with that question every day of their lives. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS 1. Crystal Ng is a marine biologist at Chapman University. You can follow her on twitter at @crystal_a_ng 2. Kylie Holloway is a self-designated "art bitch" and cohost of Nevertheless She Existed. You can follow her on twitter at @kylieholloway_ 3. Alie Ward is a science communicator extraordinaire! You've probably heard her voice on her podcast Ologies and maybe even seen her face on Netflix's 100 Humans and Brainchild. You can follow her on twitter at @alieward PATRON CAUSE Michael Busch wants to support the Baltimore Legal Action Team, a group that raises bail funds for Baltimore youths FIND US ONLINE - patreon: patreon.com/goastromo CREDITS - Music: https://www.purple-planet.com ABOUT US Have you ever wished you could travel to an alien world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier invites expert guests to help her imagine life on an alien planet. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.
1:15:38
July 2, 2020
The World of Freedom #BlackLivesMatter
Black people in the U.S. have never been free. This world is a glimpse at what could have been without our brutal history of slavery and colonization. Hint: the whole world wins out, not just Africa. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS 1. Nikita L. La Cruz is an economic geologist who studies ore deposits in Guyana. You can follow her on twitter at @nlecongeo 2. Jessica Marie Johnson is a historian of the African Diaspora at Johns Hopkins University. She recently published a book called Wicked Flesh that you can buy here. You can follow her on twitter at @jmjafrx 3. Susana Morris is an afrofuturist and professor of literature and media at Georgia State University. She's a co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective. You can follow her on twitter at @iamcrunkadelic FIND US ONLINE - patreon: patreon.com/goastromo CREDITS - Music: https://www.purple-planet.com ABOUT US Have you ever wished you could travel to an alien world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier invites expert guests to help her imagine life on an alien planet. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.
1:14:20
June 19, 2020
The World of Matriarchal Squid
In an ocean surrounded by a miles-deep sheet of ice, the lady squid reign supreme. Don't let their artsy mating rituals and inverted ice mountaineering fool you; they will rip your head off and throw it to the vents. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS 1. Sarah McAnulty is a squid biologist and the executive director of Skype A Scientist. You can follow her on twitter at  @SarahMackAttack 2. Cecilia O'Leary is an ocean ecologist who models the populations of fish! You can follow her on twitter at @GonzoScientist1 3. Kate Helen Downey is the co-founder and creative director of Caveat NYC. You can follow her on twitter at @katehelendowney FIND US ONLINE - patreon: patreon.com/goastromo CREDITS - Music: https://www.purple-planet.com ABOUT US Have you ever wished you could travel to an alien world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier invites expert guests to help her imagine life on an alien planet. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.
1:10:00
June 11, 2020
The World of Dancing Seals
The shape of Earth's orbit has NOTHING to do with our seasons, but what if there was a world where the orbit shape DID affect its climate? Apparently genital size on that world would depend on tooth size just like it does here on Earth... for some reason. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS 1. Misha Grifka Wander is a getting their PhD in English at Ohio State University. They're the cohost of the podcast Big Dice Energy and you can follow them on twitter at @MishaGrifka. 2. Shannon Odell is a neuroscientist and comedian in NYC. She cohosts two different podcasts, Fun City Ventures and the Science of Self Care. You can follow her on twitter at @shodell 3. Kyle Marian is a comedian and former physical anthropologist. She introduces academics to the world of stand up comedy in her show Symposium. You can follow her on twitter at @kylemarian FIND US ONLINE - patreon: patreon.com/goastromo CREDITS - Music: https://www.purple-planet.com ABOUT US Have you ever wished you could travel to an alien world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier invites expert guests to help her imagine life on an alien planet. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.
52:00
May 28, 2020
The World of Giant Mudpuppies
The Moon's pretty great, right? What if we had a few more just like it?? Well, the amphibious creatures on this planet think the unpredictable tides and seasons are high prices to pay for a pretty view in the sky. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (https://twitter.com/GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS 1. Evin Grody is a zooarchaeologist who spends most of her time doing research in Zambia. She's studying historical relationships between humans and animals, so she knows a lot about bones.  Follow her on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/evintheterrible/ 2. Lev Raslin is an expert in business technology. He's the guy I go to if I have questions like, "so when is virtual reality reeeeeally going to be a thing? Follow him on twitter at  https://twitter.com/DJLevitown 3. Ian Reed is a professor of clinical psychology at New York University. He very wisely stays off of social media.  FIND US ONLINE - patreon: patreon.com/goastromo CREDITS - Music: https://www.purple-planet.com ABOUT US Have you ever wished you could travel to an alien world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier invites expert guests to help her imagine life on an alien planet. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.
48:37
May 14, 2020
The World of Scarified Rodents
Asteroids may bring pretty bling like gold and platinum, but they also make big dangerous booms! The rat-like creatures on this world have learned to cope in the dankest way with the fewest farts. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (https://twitter.com/GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS 1. Noah Guiberson is a getting his PhD in neuroscience at Cornell University. He loves puns and puts them to good use on his podcast Facts Machine! You can follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/ArksAndSciences 2. Ryan Anderson is a planetary scientist at the United States Geological Survey. He literally gets paid to shoot lasers at rocks on Mars! You can follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/Ryan_B_Anderson 3. Rae Richards is an illustrator, graphic designer, and musician based in NYC. You can follow her on twitter at https://twitter.com/DocR0cket FIND US ONLINE - patreon: patreon.com/goastromo CREDITS - Music: https://www.purple-planet.com ABOUT US Have you ever wished you could travel to an alien world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier invites expert guests to help her imagine life on an alien planet. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.
45:24
April 30, 2020
The World of Shiny Turtles
Can you imagine what your life would be like if a volcano erupted in your backyard every month? Well, you don't have to imagine because we've already done it for you, and it is a wild ride filled with rock-eating turtles with mean senses of humor. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (https://twitter.com/GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist   GUESTS 1. Thea Gessler is a getting her PhD in evolutionary biology at Iowa State University. She studies sex determination in turtles! You can follow her on twitter at https://twitter.com/theagessler 2. Mika McKinnon is a geophysicist who studies natural disasters up close, so she's basically the bravest person I've ever met. She knows all the best rocks to lick and you can follow her on twitter at https://twitter.com/mikamckinnon 3. Andrea Jones-Rooy has two last names because she's too awesome for just one. She's a political scientist, CIRCUS PERFORMER, and host of the show Ask a Political Scientist. You can follow her on twitter at https://twitter.com/jonesrooy FIND US ONLINE - patreon: patreon.com/goastromo CREDITS - Music: https://www.purple-planet.com ABOUT US Have you ever wished you could travel to an alien world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier invites expert guests to help her imagine life on an alien planet. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.
55:15
April 27, 2020
ExoLore Trailer
Exolore is a show about fictional worldbuilding. This trailer will tell you what to expect Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
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April 27, 2020