EPISODE ARCHIVE

​​​​​​​​​​​​Episode 39: Economics of Thrones and Starships

​​​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.  

Whether you're running the seven kingdoms of Westeros or flying to Mars -- you have to figure out how to pay for everything. Many economists are fans of sci-fi because those worlds take economics models to an extreme, especially when its comes to the issue of scarcity vs. abundance. Sarah Skwire looks at what happens when strawberries are precious like gold, or hot Earl Gray tea can materialize instantly. And Matthew McCaffrey explains why we should all worry that "Winter is Coming." 

MUSIC LIST
Dowl by
Podington Bear
Misplaced Memories by
Sono Sanctus
Trundle by
Podington Bear
Imaginary Dawn by Alexis Cuadrado

​Soundtracks to Firefly, The Martian, Battlestar Galactica and Game of Thrones

(heavy metal cover by Srod Almanera)