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IMAGINARY WORLDS IS A BI-WEEKLY PODCAST HOSTED BY ERIC MOLINSKY ABOUT SCIENCE FICTION AND OTHER FANTASY GENRES -- HOW WE CREATE THEM AND WHY WE SUSPEND OUR DISBELIEF​.


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​​​​​​​​​​​​​This Week: The Year Without a Summer

June 16, 2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the night Mary Shelley began to write, "Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus." Scholars have often speculated what Frankenstein can tell us about scientific hubris or "playing God." But Gillen D'Arcy Wood and Ron Broglio think the book has just as much to say about how we adapt to "acts of God." In other words, Frankenstein was imagined at a time when the Earth's climate was thrown off balance and the weather was wildly unpredictable. Sound familiar? With biographer Charlotte Gordon and readings by Lily Dorment.   

MUSIC LIST

Dowl by Podington Bear

Imaginary Dawn by Alexis Cuadrado

Masters and Students by Sono Sanctus

Neo Motel by Sono Sanctus