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About the Podcast

Worldcasting is a weekly podcast led by your host Dino, and his constantly rotating guests. Together the worldcasters will draw upon their varied backgrounds and experiences to discuss worldbuilding in its many forms.

Worldcasting was created in mid-2019 by a group of passionate creators on the team at Worldbuilding Magazine. Each episode tackles a single topic, such as magic, religion, naming places, and much more! Tune in each Tuesday on a variety of podcast listening platforms!

Want to get in touch? Have a topic suggestion? Send your thoughts to or contact us on the Worldbuilding Magazine Discord server!

Worldcasting Episode Guide

01 Worldbuilding 101 (Play Episode Now!)
Join Dino, B.K. Bass, Hexarch, and Imachinate as they discuss worldbuilding for your medium—plus some general tips and tricks along the way!

02 Occupied with Worldbuilding (Play Episode Now!)
Join Dino, Adam, B. K. Bass, and Imachinate as they discuss governments, economics, trades and occupations in celebration of our Trades & Occupations issue that just released!

03 Cape Disappointment (Play Episode Now!)
Join Dino, AC, Adam, and Anna as we try to have a discussion on Tolkien with two people who don’t know Tolkien, and turn it into talking tropes and naming conventions!

04 Divine Oomph (Play Episode Now!)
Dino, Chris, Hexarch, Red, and Imachinate Discuss mythology and religion and how it relates to worldbuilding.

05 Inside RPGs with Phil Athans (Play Episode Now!)
Join Dino, Chris, Ragolution, and special guest Phil Athans as they discuss worldbuilding! Their conversation delves into role playing games, shared settings, the role-playing games industry, and more.

06 History is Cyclical (Play Episode Now!)
Dino, Adam, Hex, and Imachinate discuss using history as a springboard for creating a backstory for your story, and how to frame a timeline.

07 Avoiding Overexplaining (Play Episode Now!)
Dino, Adam, and Imachinate discuss best practices for talking about your worlds with others—what helps lead to a productive conversation and ways to avoid overexplaining things.

08 Talking Magic (Play Episode Now!)
Dino, BK Bass, Hexarch, and Imachinate discuss the implications and use of magic in worldbuilding. In addition, they dive into the difference between a hard and soft magic system, examples of good uses for both, and how to make the distinction in your own setting.

09 Every World Needs a Platypus (Play Episode Now!)
On this episode of Worldcasting Dino is joined by Aravar, Imachinate, Inky, and Red in a discussion on the Importance of magical beasts and animals in fiction and mythology. From iconic creatures such as the dragon or gryphon, to lesser known and ancient ones such as the Sirrush. The roles they play in the narrative, and the perception of the wilder lands that they create.

10 Boba & Kissing Games (Play Episode Now!)
On this episode, Dino is joined by Hexarch, Imachinate, Inky, and Ragolution as they discuss cultural norms, customs, and some overlooked pieces of culture to help your peoples feel just a little bit more alive.

11 The Arts (Play Episode Now!)
Dino is joined by Adam, B.K. Bass, and Imachinate as they discuss the necessity for including the arts in your setting. Tune in for a discussion on worldbuilding with art, and a bit of behind-the-scenes info on our latest magazine release: The Arts!

12 On the Realms with Ed Greenwood (Play Episode Now!)
Dino, B.K. Bass, and Imachinate talk with Ed Greenwood in our podcast season finale. Ed is a New York Times Bestselling Author, and the creator of the Forgotten Realms; the iconic setting for Dungeons & Dragons.

Season One has ended. Join us for Season Two soon!