Chris, Mike, and Oren get into the weeds of worldbuilding. How much culture is too much? What little details are distracting? And do you really need depth, or just an illusion of it?
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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.
Crow Fishers from Mad Max: Fury Road
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
Shogun by James Clavell
Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1) by Mira Grant
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards, Book 1) by Scott Lynch
Valkwitch by Michael L Watson
Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse, Book 1) by James SA Corey
Bothans from Return of the Jedi
Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War, Book 1) by John Scalzi
The Human Division (Old Man’s War, Book 5) by John Scalzi (referred to as The B-Team in podcast, which is the name of the first short in the anthology)