IMAGINARY WORLDS IS A BI-WEEKLY PODCAST ABOUT SCIENCE-FICTION AND OTHER FANTASY GENRES HOSTED BY ERIC MOLINSKY. CLICK BELOW TO SUBSCRIBE OR SUPPORT THE PODCAST. FULL ARCHIVE OF AD-FREE EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE AT STITCHER PREMIUM, PROMO CODE: IMAGINARY.
New England is Interesting by BOPD
Imaginary Mixdown by Phantom Fauna
The Wolves are Clothed in Mirrors of Snow by Phantom Fauna
Gudrun by Phanoton Fauna
You may be wondering why most of my back catalog is only available on Stitcher Premium. Last year, the network I used to be on folded, and I was fortunate to be picked up the network Midroll, which will provide ads for my show. Midroll also owns the app Stitcher, and part of my deal with them is that any episode older than 6 months will be available exclusively on Stitcher Premium -- and every episode on Stitcher Premium will be ad-free. This gives me the financial ability to continue to create and produce the show because once I switched to Midroll, the previous ads from my old network either didn't generate profits anymore or disappeared from the episodes. And people discovering my back catalog has been an important part of my income.
10 extra episodes from my back catalog will also be available on all platforms, and you can get the rest on Stitcher Premium for just $5 a month, and you can pay month-to-month. If you sign up at https://www.stitcher.com/premium and use the promo code “Imaginary,” the first 30 days is a free trial. Plus, the revenue I get from those subscriptions will help make this podcast financially sustainable.
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50 years ago this month, Kurt Vonnegut introduced Billy Pilgrim and the aliens who gave him time traveling powers in his novel Slaughterhouse Five. Many critics were baffled as to why Vonnegut used sci-fi tropes to explore the horrors of World War II. But the novel was deeply personal to Vonnegut, who struggled for years to figure out how to talk about his wartime experiences. Vonnegut experts Marc Leeds, William Rodney Allen and Julia Whitehead connect the dots from the author’s real traumas to the fantastical adventures of Billy Pilgrim. And professor Philip Beidler explains why the novel speaks to him as a Vietnam veteran.