Imagined Life

By Wondery

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Subscribers: 1914
Reviews: 9

dk
 Apr 17, 2020
this show trying to make me empathize with a racist bigot in the 1st ep felt pretty awful

Lisa
 Oct 11, 2019
draws you right in. very well done.

Deena
 Feb 1, 2019
Fascinating! It's funny how the lives of the people featured are nothing. like I would have imagined.


 Jan 16, 2019

Niki
 Dec 22, 2018
Amazing!

Description

What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of Imagined Life takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life, with our hosts, Oscar nominated Virginia Madsen and celebrated voice actor Robbie Daymond. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John.


Episode Date
Wondery Presents Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment
00:06:13

When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,” comes a story about the dark side of enlightenment. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud.

Listen today at wondery.fm/imaginedlife_guru.

Jul 01, 2020
The Soloist
00:45:53

Music’s the only place where you can really be yourself. But to be a star, you’ll first have to become somebody else….

Hosted by Robbie Daymond.

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Jun 26, 2020
The Striver
00:44:50

You fight to get it all. Fame. Money. Influence. But when you face a major setback, you’ll have to decide: Are you going to give up? Or keep pushing ahead?

Hosted by Robbie Daymond. 

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Jun 19, 2020
Wondery Presents: Murder in Hollywoodland
00:04:53

It's February 2nd 1922, and all of Hollywood is about to wake up and learn that William Desmond Taylor, the most famous film director in town, was murdered in his home last night. The investigation will shine a light on some of Hollywood's most scandalous affairs, backroom deals, and underground drug dens. This real life Murder Mystery is one of the most iconic "whodunnit" cases of the 20th century that will leave you guessing and second guessing who killed William Desmond Taylor for weeks to come. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin & James Remar

Listen to Murder in Hollywoodland: wondery.fm/imaginedlifeMiH.

Jun 17, 2020
The Secret Agent
00:43:17

Imagine – As a child, you became a pro at hiding in plain sight. Years later, it’s what makes you the perfect spy. But can you really hide forever?

Hosted by Robbie Daymond.

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Jun 12, 2020
The Orphan
00:46:03

You are going to fight tooth and nail until you're famous. But as you struggle for recognition, you’ll have to face something that's tormented you throughout your whole life.

Hosted by Virginia Madsen.

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Jun 05, 2020
MSNBC presents The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg
00:03:12

As a bonus for Imagined Life listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg, an MSNBC podcast hosted by former U.S. Attorney, senior FBI official and acting head of the DEA, Chuck Rosenberg. The Oath is a series of revealing conversations with fascinating men and women who took an oath to serve our nation. Who and what shaped them? What drew them to this work? How did they overcome adversity and failure? These captivating stories exemplify what is best about our country: integrity, civility, service, humility, and collective responsibility. Listen to the first episode with former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta, and subscribe to the series:https://slink.chtbl.com/0R2hHEAR?sid=wondery.description%20

Jun 03, 2020
The Dreamer
00:44:25

You’re an artist. A visionary. But making your dreams a reality—well, that’s not so easy. Because first, you'll need to win over some powerful people. 

Hosted by Robbie Daymond.

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May 29, 2020
The Caretaker
00:45:27

You've been given a huge responsibility. A test you never expected. But to succeed, you'll have to win over all your doubters—and fend off your most vicious opponents.


Hosted by Virginia Madsen.

May 22, 2020
Introducing The Daily Smile
00:04:15

Everyone needs a reminder about just how good people can be. On Wondery’s new series The Daily Smile, host Nikki Boyer brings you stories that will make you feel good each weekday morning. With interviews, inspiring clips, and chats with special guests and passionate friends, The Daily Smile takes you on a journey into goodness, gives you all the feels, and will leave you with a smile on your face. Listen to the full episode here: wondery.fm/dailysmileIL

May 18, 2020
Encore: The Everyman
00:43:59

You grew up alone and afraid. To protect yourself, you put up walls. You’re safe behind them… but here’s the thing about walls, they keep out the good stuff too. And you want to feel good.

Hosted by Robbie Daymond.

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May 15, 2020
The Fugitive
00:45:05

You need to make a big change. And so you go underground—new city, new friends, new life. The question is, will you ever come back? 

Hosted by Virginia Madsen.

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May 08, 2020
NBC presents Into America
00:09:20

Into America is a new podcast about politics, about policy, and the power that both have in shaping the lives of the American people. Into America is hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Trymaine Lee, and features the journalists of NBC News.

More than 2 million Americans are behind bars as the deadly virus spreads. How are they being treated, and what is their experience like?

On this week's episode of Into America, Trymaine Lee speaks with experts on the prison system and how it is being impacted by the virus.

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May 05, 2020
The Wanderer
00:44:37

You spent your childhood bouncing between homes, with only the beats in your head to keep you company. Now, you have to choose between living the life you want and staying true to the life you’ve had. If only you could find a way to do both. 


Hosted by Robbie Daymond.

May 01, 2020
The Exile
00:42:09

You've lost the only thing that truly matters to you. It's bigger than friendship. Bigger than love. And now, you have to find a way to get it back.

Hosted by Virginia Madsen.

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Apr 24, 2020
The Idealist
00:41:50

You’ve discovered something huge. And now, you have to make a choice. You want to do what’s right, but doing so means you could lose the person you love most.


Hosted by Robbie Daymond.

Apr 17, 2020
The Survivor
00:44:54

All you want is love. Sometimes, you choose men with your heart. Sometimes, with your head. But nothing sticks. Maybe you just don’t understand relationships… 

Hosted by Robbie Daymond.

Apr 10, 2020
The Workhorse
00:46:12

Nothing makes you happier than having a job. It’s been that way since you were a kid, with holes in your shoes and socks. But to fulfill your dream, you’ll have to fight the demons of your past—and the present—to prove everyone wrong. Including yourself.

Hosted by Robbie Daymond.

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Apr 03, 2020
Introducing Even the Rich
00:07:06

Even The Rich gives you an inside look at the world’s most famous couples and their royally complicated love stories. From blind date to Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle’s burgeoning acting career gets put on hold when a friend set her up with none other than Harry, Prince of Wales. Meghan’s journey to find love twists and turns into a fairytale ending -- maybe. Then there’s Princess Diana, introduced to Charles at just 16, Diana couldn’t imagine that only four years later she’d be married to a Prince. With her tiara on, Diana is met with challenges to both her love life and her public life that she could never have anticipated.

Listen to Even the Rich: wondery.fm/imaginedlifeETR.

Apr 02, 2020
Wondery presents The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
00:04:48

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes is the best place to learn how to dream bigger, live better, and make an impact. 

The show features conversations with world-class game changers, and dives into topics from entrepreneurship and inspiration, to health and relationships.

Subscribe today at: wondery.fm/imaginedlifeSOG

Mar 23, 2020
Introducing The Dating Game Killer
00:08:14

In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.


Listen today at wondery.fm/imaginedlifeDGK.

Mar 05, 2020
Introducing Dying for Sex
00:07:08

Listen to Dying for Sex at wondery.fm/DFS5.

When she’s diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, Molly decides to do something bold: she leaves her unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to help her feel alive. These experiences are beyond anything she could have imagined, so she shares the details with her closest friend, host Nikki Boyer. The two best friends dissect these hilarious, often touching stories. And they growing even closer as they share Molly's journey together. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Imagined Life, Dying for Sex is a six-part series about friendship, death, sex, and what you do with the time you have left.

Feb 12, 2020
Introducing WeCrashed
00:05:36

The Rise and Fall of WeWork is a stunning story of hope and hubris. WeWork was the poster child for a new economy. Its founders wanted to revolutionize everything about the way people lived their lives. Its charismatic founder Adam Neumann had an intoxicating vision for the company — but did it ever match the reality?

Subscribe today: wondery.fm/wecrashedIL

Jan 29, 2020
What Should I Catch Up On?
00:01:48

Thank you for listening to Season 2 of Imagined Life! We’ll be back in the spring with  more new episodes. In the meantime, we’ve recommended some favorites from our back catalogue. We invite you to share your favorite episode titles in the comments! 


Hosted by Robbie Daymond.

Jan 03, 2020
The Daydreamer
00:48:40

This week, we’re reairing one of our favorite Imagined Life episodes. We wish you a magical holiday season! 

You’ve always lived for what others want you to do: your college major, your first job. You have a dream, but before you achieve it, you’ll have to hit rock bottom first. 


Hosted by Virginia Madsen.

Dec 27, 2019
The Widow
00:46:52

Your husband’s death leaves you with your back against the wall. Now, you have to fight for your survival. But it’s not just the world you’re up against. It’s also yourself. 


Hosted by Robbie Daymond 


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Dec 20, 2019
Introducing Blood Ties
00:11:38

BLOOD TIES: A scripted audio series starring Gillian Jacobs and Josh Gad as Eleonore and Michael Richland. After the sudden death of their billionaire father, disturbing allegations emerge about his dark past. These revelations thrust Eleonore and Michael into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. As the stakes of telling the truth continue to rise, they grapple with their father’s legacy and what to do with it. Listen now at wondery.fm/BTImaginedLife

Dec 17, 2019
The Pioneer
00:44:49

You’ve never been afraid to speak your mind. Except now, you’re not the only one who could suffer the consequences. 


Hosted by Virginia Madsen


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Dec 13, 2019
The Hothead
00:46:18

Your whole life, you’ve gotten into trouble. You just can’t seem to stop yourself. But sometimes it pays to be one of the bad guys.


Hosted by Robbie Daymond


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Dec 06, 2019
Introducing The One You Feed
00:09:14

Imagined Life wants to recommend to you a podcast called The One You Feed, centered around conversations about creating a life worth living. Open minded discussions of habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy, and motivation. Listen now at wondery.fm/TheOneYouFeedIL

Dec 05, 2019
The Handler
00:40:29

The clock is ticking and you have a lot to do. You want to make a difference in the world. You have a vision, but not everyone sees what you do. You’ll need to do something bold to convince them. Tick tock. 


In honor of the holiday, we’re reairing one of our favorite Imagined Life episodes. Happy Thanksgiving! 


Hosted by Robbie Daymond


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Nov 29, 2019
The Wannabe
00:49:16

You're a natural storyteller. A dreamer with a big imagination. And you want to share your stories. If only there weren't bills to pay.


Hosted by Robbie Daymond


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Nov 22, 2019
The Searcher
00:44:50

To outsiders, your life seems free and easy. But there’s something missing — a part of yourself you worry you’ll never get back. 


Hosted by Virginia Madsen 


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Nov 15, 2019
The Patron
00:45:07

All around you, you see struggle and strife; rampant corruption and inequality. You know the system is stacked against you. So you work outside of it.

Hosted by Robbie Daymond


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Nov 08, 2019
The Loudmouth
00:48:53

You don’t like being you. Other people don’t like you either — the kids at school, even your own family. But words give you power. They make you feel invincible. 


Hosted by Virginia Madsen 


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Nov 01, 2019
The Eccentric
00:41:48

You’re caught between two worlds -- your small hometown where you’ve never fit in, and the big city you escaped to. But home is what you make of it. 


Hosted by Robbie Daymond 


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Oct 25, 2019
Wondery Presents Bad Batch
00:05:57

In Wondery's new series Bad Batch, host Laura Beil (Dr. Death) investigates the multi-billion dollar underregulated industry of stem cell therapy where greed and desperation collide. When a group of patients wind up in a Texas hospital in critical condition, the trail leads back to one stem cell company and its charismatic CEO. What happens when a supposed miracle cure leaves you worse off than before? Listen to Bad Batch at wondery.fm/BadBatchPod

Oct 23, 2019
The Model
00:42:19

A long time ago, you learned it was dangerous to be who you are, so mastered the art of being someone else. But now it seems there may be more danger in living a lie, than speaking your truth. 


Hosted by Virginia Madsen


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Oct 18, 2019
The Reject
00:47:50

You want to make something of yourself. But no matter how hard you try, the gatekeepers keep shutting you out. And what’s worse — you’re afraid they’re right. Maybe you really do belong with the losers. Hosted by Robbie Daymond


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Oct 11, 2019
The Troublemaker
00:49:09

You’re driven by an inherent sense of right and wrong. A force so strong you can’t help but challenge every inconsistency, every injustice around you. You see yourself on the front lines of the fight against injustice; others just see you as obnoxious. 


Hosted by Robbie Daymond


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Oct 04, 2019
Introducing Lost at the Smithsonian with Aasif Mandvi
00:06:21

Check out Lost at the Smithsonian, a new podcast from Stitcher! Comedian and pop culture fanatic Aasif Mandvi gets up close and personal with the most iconic artifacts at the National Museum of American History. Join Aasif and his guests as they explore how vintage clothing, ratty furniture, and mismatched shoes transformed into Fonzie's leather jacket, Archie Bunker's chair, and Dorothy's ruby slippers and became defining symbols of American culture along the way. Lost at the Smithsonian is out NOW — listen wherever you get your podcasts, or at smarturl.it/LostAtTheSmithsonian

Oct 03, 2019
The Passenger
00:43:33

On the road of life, some people are drivers, and others are not.  You’ve been told you were born for the backseat, told to buckle and enjoy the ride, but now you’re all grown up. It’s time to take the wheel. 


Hosted by Robbie Daymond


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Sep 27, 2019
The Captive
00:49:41

Your whole life, people have conspired to hold you back. They want you shackled, grounded. But you won’t let them. Not anymore. Now, you’re determined to escape.


Hosted by Robbie Daymond 


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Sep 20, 2019
Introducing We Love You (and So Can You)!
00:05:24

Here’s a new podcast for you! We Love You (and So Can You) is part reality show, part self-love school, and the best makeover podcast out there. Hosts Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg (from By the Book) draw on their extensive knowledge of self-help to provide guests with a prescription for their next life challenge, whether it’s getting back into dating or starting a new career. The goal: for the guest to find the outstanding person who was there all along, and learn to love themselves more. We Love You (and So Can You) is out NOW - listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Sep 17, 2019
The Ballerina
00:48:18

You’re timid and awkward, a fish out of water. Dance brings you poise and self-assurance, but you can’t live in the ballet studio. You have to go out into the world. 


Hosted by Virginia Madsen 

Sep 13, 2019
The Lover
00:44:15

You’ve spent your whole life building: a large family, a beautiful home, a successful career. But there's still something missing. And once you find it, you'll risk everything to keep it.


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Sep 06, 2019
The Firecracker
00:47:30
Apr 21, 2019
The Traveller
00:45:14
Apr 14, 2019
The Entertainer
00:43:41
Apr 07, 2019
The Misfit
00:41:49
Mar 31, 2019
What Else Should I Listen To?
00:02:29
Mar 27, 2019
The Handler
00:37:52
Mar 24, 2019
The Grown-Up
00:43:36
Mar 17, 2019
The Student
00:40:20
Mar 10, 2019
The Achiever
00:42:05
Feb 24, 2019
The Everyman
00:42:44
Feb 17, 2019
What Should I Listen To?
00:03:24
Feb 10, 2019
The Winner
00:45:08
Feb 03, 2019
The Commoner
00:42:20
Jan 27, 2019
The Officer
00:44:25
Jan 13, 2019
The Perfectionist
00:43:20
Dec 23, 2018
The Chameleon
00:44:41
Dec 16, 2018
The Advocate
00:39:22
Dec 09, 2018
The Trailblazer
00:48:03
Dec 02, 2018
Meet the Hosts
00:27:11
Nov 28, 2018
The Warrior
00:42:39
Nov 25, 2018
The Bride
00:47:52
Nov 18, 2018
The Performer
00:41:49
Nov 11, 2018
The Daydreamer
00:49:50
Nov 04, 2018
The Outsider
00:40:37
Nov 04, 2018
Introducing Imagined Life
00:01:19
Oct 22, 2018