Episode 23: We Are Gathered Together Featuring TOCHI ONYEBUCHI!

April 29th, 2020

People can make a ceremony out of just about anything--life events, accomplishments, afternoon tea. Why, and how, and what can it convey about the world our characters live in? Featuring TOCHI ONYEBUCHI!

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Episode 22: First We Eat (Featuring CASS MORRIS!)

April 15th, 2020

We've finally done it--we're talking about food! Buffets of food description are a fantasy trope, but why is food so important to worldbuilding, anyway?

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Episode 21: Medicine and the Concept of the Body (Featuring FREYA MARSKE!)

April 1st, 2020

Bodies may not be technically required in fantasy, but most of our characters have 'em...what medicine and concept of physical health and self do they have?

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Episode 20: When Two Wizards Love Each Other Very Much… (feat. Cat Sebastian!)

March 18th, 2020

On this week's episode we're joined by the fabulous romance author Cat Sebastian while we do some SEXY worldbuilding. With, like, slow jazz and shit. Saxophones. Rose petals on the bed. The whole thing. Get cozy!

 

The transcript of this episode is available here!

Episode 19: Triskadekaphilia

March 4th, 2020

On today's episode, we're doing a deep-dive and building up that Thirteen Families culture that we mentioned a little while back! From the ground up, here we go!

 

The transcript of this episode is available here.

Episode 18: Monuments and Wonders

February 19th, 2020

On this week's episode, we're talking about the wonders of the world, both natural and man-made, and how they can enrich your settings!

The transcript of this episode is available here. Thank you to our wonderful scribes!!

Episode 17: A Brief History of… (featuring S.A. Chakraborty)

February 5th, 2020

This week, we're joined by S.A. Chakraborty, author of the Daevabad trilogy (The City of Brass, The Kingdom of Copper and, forthcoming, The Empire of Gold) while we talk about the loooooong game: Not just recent local history, but thousands or tens of thousands of years of world history. 

 

The transcript for this episode is available here. Throw a bouquet of roses to your local scribes!!

Episode 16: A Game of Anything But Thrones

January 22nd, 2020

On this week's episode, we're talking politics. Yeah, yeah, we know, but we're gonna try to make it fun. Like, why does fantasy fixate so hard on monarchies, anyway??

The transcript of this episode is available here.

 

Episode 15: Potpourri

January 8th, 2020

Listeners have sent us questions, and we spend the episode answering them, and each of these questions was juicy enough to make a whole episode out of alone.  So you get to hear random morsels of joy that you would only get with a Listener Questions: about travelogue plots and caraco jackets and crownball, whatever that is.  

Transcript for the episode is here.  Thank you to our wonderful scribes!

 

Episode 14: Have Yourself A Merry Little Something

December 25th, 2019

Happy Holidays, dear listeners! This week, we're talking about worldbuilding holidays, and we giggle pretty much the entire time! 

Transcript is available here. Blessings upon the heads of our wonderful scribes!

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