Explore your favorite fictional worlds from unique perspectives and find new stories to enjoy.

I love exploring imaginary worlds. Whether flipping through J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels of Middle-earth, binge-watching my way through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or leading my Dragonborn across Skyrim: I tend to lose myself in the fantastic worlds set before me, as do many of you. It’s an escape, a way for us to experience wonder and amazement beyond our reality.

I created the Paracosms podcast because I wanted to further explore these worlds, to peel back their creative layers and see how they were made. The time and effort put into world building is often a staggering amount, yet it is rarely discussed. I wanted to find out what influenced the authors of our favorite creations. I wanted to share this all with you.

The beauty of a fictional universe is that it is never complete. Stones are left unturned. Stories are left untold. Of all the lore that is written about our favorite imaginary worlds, most of it never makes it to publication. There is more out there to explore beyond the surface material which we are presented. Let’s dig a little deeper.