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Best Worldbuilding podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Worldbuilding podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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Do you have visions of fantasy world’s dancing through your head? Are you a gamemaster that wants to tell stories in your world? Are you a fiction writer who wants your next setting to be your best? Do you want to build better fantasy worlds? Then the Worldbuilder's Anvil podcast is for you. Learn to create the physical world, characters, cultures, kingdoms, races, species and monsters. Learn it all, with some banter to boot. Join Michael and Jeffery on the weekly podcast that looks at story ...
 
Mystic and Sapphy are a husband-and-wife team who love knowing the background of the video game worlds they've explored over the years. In Lore Together, the two talk about what they've found out as they deep dived into some of their favorite fictional worlds.
 
When you write a novel or build a game, you have to design a whole world. A world with culture, hierarchy, taboos, economy, fairness, traditions, careers, and origin stories. In Full Worlds, we hear authors and creators explain the worlds they built, without the story getting in the way.
 
What happens when two D&D DMs decide to share a world and play in each others' games? Well, apparently, they decide to podcast about their experiences. Equal parts campaign diary, game philosophy, DM tools, and long tangents, the tl;dm podcast is a place for some nerds to nerd out about their games and the unique experience of sharing a lore while still trying to keep secrets from each other.
 
Explore the meaning of science fiction, and how it's relevant to real-life science and society. Your hosts are Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science. Every two weeks, we take deep dives into science fiction books, movies, television, and comics that will expand your mind -- and maybe change your life
 
Vito and John are two brothers with a problem; world building addiction. They've decided to take action, kick their habit, and actually finish their fantasy novels, offering some accidentally educational tips and methods along the way. If you've ever spent days agonizing over how many banners should fly on the main mast of the Imperial flagship, then this is the place for you. Come with us on this journey of healing and recovery. You too can finish your novel. Let's do it together!
 
Please Don't Listen to This, Your Life Depends On It! A bunch of 20-somethings with a diverse range of interests try to show each other new experiences. Each week, one of our heroes puts forth a piece of media or kind of experience, and then they meet to discuss their thoughts, argue and generally goof off. Show not meant for human consumption.
 
Odyssey is an intensive six-week workshop for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror held each summer on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Top authors, editors, and agents serve as guest lecturers. These podcasts are excerpts from guest lectures. For more information, visit http://www.odysseyworkshop.org.
 
Tabletop Squadron is a Star Wars rpg podcast or Actual Play. We present stories in a campaign setting, with a consistent cast of actors and tell a long form story over many episodes using the Edge of the Empire system. Come join us as a bounty hunter, a slicer, a colonist, and a smuggler learn to work together and find out what's really important to them. It's a big galaxy out there, and we intend to explore it all!
 
Hi! Welcome to RPG Heroes podcast, where we talk about role-playing games and interview the people that do/make great things for them. There will be a new episode every two weeks with interesting topics, wonderful interviews, and the occasional competition. Join the conversation over on Facebook, or email me at rpgheroespodcast@gmail.com. Enjoy!
 
This one-of-a-kind writer’s tutorial takes its listener on a novel-writing journey. A quarter century ago, Tony Drago passed away, leaving behind a series of cassette tapes outlining an original novel. Now, his son, critically-acclaimed author Ty Drago, is collaborating with those recordings to finally tell his father’s story. Along with his wife and producer, Helene Drago, Ty addresses the steps involved in authoring this remarkable novel, from concept through publication, all while providi ...
 
We do cinematic, improv-heavy storygaming. Every several episodes comprise an arc, a single continuous story. Each arc uses a new system, or framework to improvise in, and is made up of a new cast. We like: Swashbuckling, Feelings, and The End of Things. It's all quite fun.
 
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In our continued deep-dive into the Path of Thorns we begin to explore the darker side of these peace-loving pseudo-socialists. We also explore some of the deeper themes within the Path itself while exploring some Points of Interest, Monsters, and "Capital" within the nation-state. We also create a dungeon in our first dungeon-jam, similar to what …
 
"What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets! But enough talk! Have at you!" -Dracula, Castlevania: Sypmhony of the Night Part three of the record-stravaganza, and we're feeling the burn. Instead of giving out like an old sofa, we decide to gracefully relax instead into... blood magic addiction. Anyways, enjoy! Have some of your own thoughts?…
 
Today's Topic – You are missing the forest and team Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow This week on Worldbuilding Team Worldbuilding it great but we focus on the large or the smaller they are both to big Details create the iconic love Moments, connections, …
 
PWD Worldbuilding - Choosing A Pantheon AJ and Liam take a look at the Gods of our homebrew D&D world of Vallanna, choosing which deities make the cut from other D&D worlds, and which ones can hit the bricks... Find us on Twitter at @PretendWithDice, @lcdunsdon & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/…
 
NEWS Image announces measures to help retailers during pandemic Publishers are postponing certain comics Marvel Weird Enough Productions, national comics non-profit, makes materials free Diamond coordinating retail/publisher Coronavirus response Free Comic Book Day Postponed Vampire: The Masquerade returns to comics at Vault New details on New Warr…
 
Karma and Stiro act upon the information they gathered. Add a good helping of greed, some fast talking, and a dash of threat, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a recipe. Guest appearance by: Rob Stith as Stiro Kuwe (@LordOfTheStith) Content Warnings Physical assault of a child, by other children (told in a story) Facial trauma (mentioned, no elab…
 
In this extra long episode of RPG Heroes, we delve into our main topic: "Campaigns vs One-shots" with the help of YouTuber Guy Sclanders from the prolific Great Gamemaster YouTube channel. We talk about narrative structure, handling long and short stories, how to get more drama in your games, and of course who Guy's RPG heroes are. If you are readi…
 
Starting at age 14, Nick Stumbo experienced a 15-year binge/purge/confession cycle dealing with pornography and sexual fantasy. Nick had good intentions – he confessed regularly in church settings and to his wife, Michelle, and he pursued safeguards. However, tragically, Nick was not considering the compounded pain his behavior was having on Michel…
 
Starting at age 14, Nick Stumbo experienced a 15-year binge/purge/confession cycle dealing with pornography and sexual fantasy. Nick had good intentions – he confessed regularly in church settings and to his wife, Michelle, and he pursued safeguards. However, tragically, Nick was not considering the compounded pain his behavior was having on Michel…
 
This month we're joined by special guest Julia Rios! Julia is a Hugo-award winning Editor & Podcaster, host of the This Is Why We're Like This podcast (which Matt has been a guest on!), and can be found at @OMGJulia on twitter. She edited the Machina Serial Box series, and her fiction has been featured in the Mexicanx anthology A Larger Reality. We…
 
Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, Dan, and Howard, with special guest Daniel Friend Daniel Friend, who edits SF/F, has worked in election offices, has run for office, and has participated in campaigns. In this episode we talk about the ways elections can be worked into our stories. Credits: This episode was recorded by Joseph Meacham, … Continue…
 
For Jordan’s last episode as host, he won’t be asking the questions. Instead, Slate’s June Thomas will be talking to him about how he’s covering the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. They also discuss what it takes to be an economics correspondent, where he gets his story ideas from, and how to read dense papers and legislation. Plus Jordan …
 
NEWS Diamond Comics Distributor to halt all comics and product shipments until further notice AWA moving comics online during Diamond delay DC writes letter to freelancers DC will ship Gotham High to book stores Marvel working on “Larger scale plan” Dark Horse reducing line, offering returnability, Vows Not to Release New Comic Books Digitally Unti…
 
Episode 6 is here, and we're finishing the back half of the Daedric Princes and all their unsettling ways. This is also our final episode of this stint of Elder Scrolls lore (though don't worry, we will be back eventually, the Elder Scrolls Universe is just too big, we'd never get to other games if we stayed in it all the time). Join us as we Lore …
 
Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst), of The Nomiki Show, joins Sam to discuss the political and economic aspects of the Covid-19 crisis. Covid’s impact on small businesses. Trump downplays New York’s ventilator needs on Hannity. Ainsley Earhardt questions if NY really needs that many ventilators, says now is not the time for Cuomo to play the blame game. I…
 
Content Warning: This episode features injury, surgery, and infection. With Gur Sevraq retrieved (and secreted away inside of the Winter Palace), the Rapid Evening ought to have earned themselves reprieve. But with the drums of war beating, an overeager member of the crew volunteers them for a difficult new mission. With this added pressure, Clemen…
 
Today's Topic - Stop with a life you hate Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow What do we consider work What is not work What time do you have? Fear and unknown What can you do to fix it Talking to your boss Rebalance home Plan an exit Leaving your Job WBT Bu…
 
He descends from the altar, sponsor nearby. The old king is dead, long live the new king, chosen by the church and ordained by the god's angel itself. His predecessor, having been smote from leadership as an unworthy of bearer of the god's blessing to rule, left a gaping hole in the power structure that only the divine coronation could fill. Explor…
 
Pandemics are a recurring trope in science fiction, but this turns out to be surprisingly unhelpful when we're facing a contagion in reality. We talk to Mike Chen, author of the new pandemic novel A Beginning at the End, about how science fiction uses disease as an allegory for almost everything except, well, disease. Mike wrote his novel over a ye…
 
Hoo boy we got a spicy one for y'all today. In our first of another two-part series of deep dives into nation-states, we examine the Path fo Thorns, a place where healthcare, housing, and education are all free and guaranteed to each citizen. Of course a place like that has to belong in a fantasy world right? Anyway, we give a brief overview of the…
 
Karma meets up with a previous acquaintance and is offered a job she can’t refuse. Will her new friend guide them into the storied underbelly of Corellia, or will they both be led to their certain demise? Guest appearance by: Rob Stith as Stiro Kuwe (@LordOfTheStith) Content Warnings Sexual suggestions and scenarios Drug and alcohol use Strong Lang…
 
A battle in the clouds gets deadly. Markus defends his airship. Efink takes the wheel.D20 is a series from CollegeHumor and DROPOUT.TV, created and DM'd by Brennan Lee Mulligan. It includes includes Fantasy High, Escape from the Bloodkeep and The Unsleeping City.#collegehumor#dropout#BrennanLeeMulligan#dnd===Original video: https://www.youtube.com/…
 
“I saw that animals were important. I saw that plants were even more important. I was also to learn that... we weren't important at all except for the damage we do. We do not rule the natural world, despite our conspicuous position in it.” - Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Sometimes what you need is a big fun list of new ideas, so this week that's what w…
 
In this special episode recorded live at the CENTURY 21® Leadership Summit in Palm Springs, Dr. Julie Gurner tackles these interconnected topics with Margo Downs, an expert in creating empowering company culture and the importance of coaching. Over the course of her career, Margo was integral in developing the people and culture strategies at three…
 
This is a somewhat personal & sometimes somber episode, recorded while the world was changing rapidly around us due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. We do our best to discuss the novel, Wittgenstein's Mistress by David Markson, although neither of us were able to finish it due to external world circumstances. It is by far our shortest post-read eve…
 
Your Hosts: Piper, Tempest, Dongwon, with special guest Erin Roberts What can we do to be allies to members of marginalized groups? Many of us want to find ways to help others have safe, comfortable places within our communities, but worry about coming across the wrong way. In this episode, our hosts talk about how … Continue reading 15.12: Writing…
 
Do you want to be better in combat? Do you like to use creative combat tactics? Do you need a little combat tips 101 even? This video is for you. Here are ten of the best combat tips you'll find for Dungeons and Dragons 5e. Dominate your D&D 5e games, and keep those characters alive to see the end of your DM's campaign hahaha.***FANTASY GROUNDS UNI…
 
With the “kidnapping” of Gur Sevraq spread far and wide, each Stel on Partizan spins up for war—even though some have not yet decided who they will come to blows with. In the heat of this moment, the Isles of Logos have become more important than ever, with shipments passing through the port and transports stopping to refuel on route to some combat…
 
In this episode, we do another deep-dive into the Quill, a mysterious parasitic symbiotic race that have strict codes and morals when it comes to bonding with their hosts. Have any questions or want to get involved with the podcast? You can email us at:WorldbuildWithUs@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @LetsWorldBuild Intro theme: "Half Mystery"Kev…
 
After their dramatic junkyard entrance, it’s time to get the destruction started! And perhaps a little salvation as well? Guest appearance: Mal is played by Jo Welsh-Wilson, @Fallin_Forone Content Warnings Sexual suggestions and scenarios Drug and alcohol use Strong Language Violence, injury, death Music Credits O Fortuna performed by MIT Concert C…
 
Episode 66 - Torn (Things From The Flood) Events are progressing quickly and in a dangerous direction, as the mysterious organism afflicting Twynham-on-Sea has learned of the government quarantine! Tragedy strikes, and our teen investigators and their families are forced to flee from the very townspeople they have known all their lives... Follow ou…
 
In this episode of RPG Heroes, we delve into our main topic: "Maps" with the help of YouTuber and mapmaker Nate Vanderzee from the inspiring WASD20 YouTube channel. We talk about the importance of maps in RPG's, how to plan cool encounters and what RPGs you should check out, and of course who Nate's RPG heroes are. If you are reading these show not…
 
"Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess battles." -Garry Kasparov Well, it's not chess. Nor is it dragonchess. But it is chess-like The cultures of Halûme surely enjoy the diversion of a mental joust now and again, no? They, like us, if they are indeed like us, must enjoy some battle of wits. This week, we imagine what Vagi, the gam…
 
Last week, anticipating this week's shutdown of major US cities, Matt & Adrian sat down to talk about the ways we're working through our own social distancing boredom for a special edition of "things we like". What are some of the best movies, games, and other activities to spend doing when going outside has become difficult or even dangerous? Chec…
 
Teagan Morrison (Co-Founder & CEO of Hero Forge) and Nora Quinn (Hero Forge Art Director) showcase several 3D color printed miniatures, discuss our Kickstarter Stretch goals, and answers your burning Hero Forge questions! This is an upload of our latest Talkback Twitch stream.The Hero Forge 2.0 Color Kickstarter ends up Tonight (February 13th) at 8…
 
Co-Founder & CEO of Hero Forge, Teagan Morrison, sits down with the Hero Forge team to answer your burning questions, showcase our upcoming Color interface, and more! This is an upload of our recent Talkback Twitch stream.At Hero Forge, we are dedicated to providing all the parts you need to create your own custom tabletop miniature for all your ga…
 
(Episode #120) Professor DungeonMaster gives tips on how to run a high fantasy campaign. Topics include structure, Joseph Campbell's monomyth, Karl Jung's archetypes, and how to distribute magic items. Not to be missed!Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DungeonCraftYouTubeDungeoncraft Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/groups/1620296361377654/Dice To…
 
Episode 317 Starting your Story Today's Topic - Fill in the blank will ya! Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow Episode 307 Story at the basics Episode 301 Musings about Narrative Wisdom from Pixar Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. …
 
Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Piper, Howard, and special guest Cory Doctorow “How do you break in?” is one of those questions we always get asked in some form or another, and it’s also one for which those of us who “broke in” more than a couple of years ago are increasingly unqualified to answer. The … Continue reading 15.11: Digital is Different, wi…
 
Welcome to the seventh lecture of my BYU 2020 creative writing class focused on writing science fiction and fantasy.Today's class is focused on short stories. As you probably know, short story telling is not my forte. So I asked my dear friend—more importantly a brilliant writer—Mary Robinette Kowel to come in to help us hone our short story writin…
 
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