EPISODE ARCHIVE

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


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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Episode 40: Humans, New & Improved

​​​MUSIC LIST
Tam by LJ Kruzer
The Deep Web by
Sono Sanctus
Trundle by
Podington Bear

Imaginary Dusk by Alexis Cuadrado
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Speak Your Own Language by Lucky Dragons

Orphan Black soundtracks by Trevor Yulie


When Graeme Manson started as a showrunner for Orphan Black, he needed to create villains on the cutting edge of DIY science, who believe humans should take control of their own evolution.  He found inspiration in the real-life movement of Transhumanists, who advocate using tech to improve our bodies, and live well beyond our natural life span. Natasha Vita-More says the Transhumanist vision of the future is not science fiction, even if it's inspired by sci-fi. But journalists like Elmo Keep have been asking tough questions -- like whether only the rich could afford to live forever.