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Imagined Life

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.

Tous les épisodes

  • 25.12.2020
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    The Champion

    You’re passionate about the law, but the men around you don’t think women belong in a courtroom. But you’ll show them that women belong wherever decisions are being made.Hosted by Rachel Bloom.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!

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  • 21.12.2020
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    Wondery Presents Business Wars: TikTok vs. Instagram

    In the newest season of Wondery’s Business Wars, TikTok vs Instagram, they track the war between two social media giants. Within the last couple years, TikTok has become one of the most popular apps around the world. And despite political constraints the app has recently faced, TikTok has still managed to pose a serious threat to its American counterpart: Instagram. Listen to the latest season of Business Wars: TikTok vs Instagram today: wondery.fm/tiktokvsinstagram.

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  • 18.12.2020
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    The Firebrand

    Every time you stand up to a bully, you put your life on the line. But standing up to them will also become your life’s work. Hosted by Aricia Skidmore-Williams.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Talkspace - Use code IMAGINED at talkspace.com to get $100 off your first month.

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  • 11.12.2020
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    The Pleaser

    Imagine— You have a thriving business. A beautiful family. Everyone says you have it all. But your inner voices are whispering something very different.Hosted by Virginia Madsen.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!

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  • 04.12.2020
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    The Scientist

    To become the great scientist you want to be, you need to stay cool, collected, focused. But every time you sit down to study the mating rituals of eels, your mind drifts off to your own chances with the fairer sex.Hosted by Robbie Daymond.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!

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  • 01.12.2020
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    Wondery Presents Little Stories Everywhere

    Wondery’s newest podcast, Little Stories Everywhere, is the perfect immersive experience to share by the fireplace with loved ones this holiday season, and it's hosted by Virginia Madsen and Robbie Daymond of Imagined Life. Each episode will be the reading of a children’s classic - some of the most magical stories ever told, now reimagined with enchanting sound design for families to enjoy together or adults to enjoy on their own. Little Stories Everywhere is out now, premiering with A Merry Christmas, a collection of holiday tales by Louisa May Alcott that truly embody the holiday spirit, no matter what you celebrate. Listen today: wondery.fm/littlestories_IL.

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  • 27.11.2020
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    The Reporter

    You’re determined to write about serious stories that matter—you just don’t see why that should mean ignoring half the population. But after someone you love dearly betrays you, you use your pen to write yourself a happy ending.Hosted by Virginia MadsenListen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Talkspace - Use code IMAGINED at talkspace.com to get $100 off your first month.

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  • 20.11.2020
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    42:57
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    The Soldier

    You’ve always been the kind of man who won’t tolerate disrespect, who’s proud to go it alone. But when an important protocol is breached, you find yourself in a desperate situation.Hosted by Hill Harper.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Indeed - Visit indeed.com/imagined for a free $75 credit to boost your job post.Literati Books - Head to literati.com/imagined to save $50 off your membership.

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  • 13.11.2020
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    Imagined Life Family | The Dancer

    In this week’s special episode for the whole family, you may be young, and small for your age. And you feel like no one takes you seriously—especially not your big sister. But that’s not going to stop you from becoming one of the greatest performers in the world. Hosted by Virginia Madsen. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here

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  • 06.11.2020
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    The Shark

    You’re ten years old, and your father’s just passed away. You decide, the only way to avoid your pain is to keep moving forward, no matter what. And your strategy works – until you start to feel less and less … human.Hosted by Robbie Daymond.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here

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  • 30.10.2020
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    The Underdog

    You've always been awkward, a square. But that's not going to stop you from rising to the top of the top in America. Even if you have to wage a fierce battle when you get there. Hosted by Robbie Daymond. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Talkspace - Use code IMAGINED at talkspace.com to get $100 off your first month.

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  • 23.10.2020
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    The Pilgrim

    For you making art is holy, like a prayer. But one question keeps you up at night: What if artists are … like saints? What if you can’t choose to be one – you can only be chosen?Hosted by Robbie Daymond. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here

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  • 16.10.2020
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    Imagined Life Family | The Adventurer

    In this week’s special episode for the whole family, you long to go to Africa and have adventures like Tarzan. But everyone tells you girls aren’t supposed to do things like that. You’ll just have to prove them wrong.Hosted by Virginia Madsen.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here

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  • 09.10.2020
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    The Dishwasher

    Soon after your birth, a fortune teller promised you’d be someone special. But years later you’re far from home, sleeping on a park bench and taking menial jobs to scrape by. You know you’re meant for better things. You just have to make the world see it. Hosted by Robbie Daymond.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Indeed - Get a FREE $75 dollar credit to boost your job post at indeed.com/imagined.Literati Books - Go to literati.com/imagined to get 25% off your first two orders!

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  • 02.10.2020
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    The Phoenix

    You’ve made it to the top of the top in entertainment, and you’re only a teenager. But you’ve got some serious obstacles. Like your mom. And the machine known as Hollywood. You’ll fight to survive, but are you strong enough?Hosted by Virginia Madsen.Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/imaginedlifeSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Peloton - Try Peleton's 30-day home trial at onepeleton.comTalkspace - Use code IMAGINED at talkspace.com to get $100 off your first month.

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  • 26.06.2020
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    The Soloist

    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.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Athletic Greens - Visit athleticgreens.com/imagined to claim a special offer just for listeners of our show of 20 free daily travel packs with your first purchase.

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  • 23.06.2020
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    The Striver

    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. Support us by supporting our sponsors!Athletic Greens - Get 20 free travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/imagined.Kong Box - When you go to kongbox.com/imagined and sign up for your subscription, you get your first box FREE.Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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  • 23.06.2020
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    The Secret Agent

    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.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Peloton -Kong Box -

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Orphan

    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.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Kong Box - Help a dog in need and get a box for FREE. Go to kongbox.com/imagined. Athletic Greens - Get your twenty FREE daily travel packets with your purchase at athleticgreens.com/imagined.

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Dreamer

    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. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Caretaker

    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.

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  • 10.06.2020
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    Encore: The Everyman

    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.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Fugitive

    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. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here

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  • 10.06.2020
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    44:37
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    The Wanderer

    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.

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Exile

    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.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for FREE through the Apple App Store or Google Play today.

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Idealist

    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.

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Survivor

    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.

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Workhorse

    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. Support us by supporting our sponsors!The Real Real - Earn up to 85% commission plus site credit at therealreal.com. Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today.

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Widow

    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 Support our sponsors!Native - For 20% off your first purchase of Native deodorant, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code IMAGINED at checkout.Dollar Shave Club - Check out all the incredible gift sets at dollarshaveclub.com/imagined

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Pioneer

    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 MadsenSupport us by supporting our sponsors! Embark - Go to embarkvet.com and use promo code IMAGINED to save 15%! Zola - Go to Zola.com/imagined to build your wedding website and get $50 towards your registry Peloton - Get $100 off accessories when you go to onepeloton.com and use code IMAGINED at check out!

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  • 10.06.2020
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    46:18
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    The Hothead

    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 DaymondSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Nimble - Go to gonimble.com/imagined to get 25% off your first order Quip - Go to getquip.com/imagined to save on gift sets and to get your first refill free

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Handler

    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 DaymondSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Dollar Shave Club - Check out the holiday gift selection at dollarshaveclub.com/imagined Zola - Go to Zola.com/imagined to build your free wedding website and get $50 towards your registry

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Wannabe

    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 DaymondSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Nimble - You can get 25% off your first Nimble order! Just head over to go nimble.com/imagined and enter code IMAGINED at checkoutNative - For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code IMAGINED, during checkout!Embark - Go to Embarkvet.com now and use Promo code IMAGINED to save 15% off your Dog DNA Test Kit.

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Searcher

    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 Support us by supporting our sponsors! Stitch Fix - For 25% off, go to stitchfix.com/imagined Peloton - To get $100 off accessories when you purchase a bike, go to onepeloton.com and enter promo code Imagined

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Patron

    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 DaymondSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Everlywell - For 15% off your test, go to everlywell.com/imagined and enter code Imagined Quip - Quip starts at just $25. To get your first refill packet for FREE, go to getquip.com/imagined

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Loudmouth

    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 Support us by supporting our sponsors! Stitch Fix - Go to StitchFix.com/IMAGINED and you'll get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code IMAGINED during checkout!Embark - Go to Embarkvet.com now and use Promo code IMAGINED to save 15% off your Dog DNA Test Kit

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Eccentric

    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 Support us by supporting our sponsors! Nimble - To get 25% off your first order, go to gonimble.com/imagined Better Help - To get 10% off your first month go to betterhelp.com/imagined

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Model

    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 MadsenSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Stitch Fix - Go to StitchFix.com/IMAGINED and you'll get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! Peloton - Get $100 off accessories when you purchase the Peloton Bike, and get a great cardio workout at home. Go to onepeloton.com, and use promo code IMAGINED to get started

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Reject

    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 Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Embark - Visit EmbarkVet.com and use promo code IMAGINED to save!

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Troublemaker

    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 DaymondSupport this show by supporting our sponsors! StitchFix - Get started today at StitchFix.com/IMAGINED and you'll get an extra 25% off.Better Help - Listeners of Imagined Life get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/IMAGINED.

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Passenger

    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 Virginia MadsenSupport us by supporting our sponsors!EverlyWell - For 15% off an EverlyWell at-home lab test, visit EVERLYWELL.com/IMAGINED and enter code IMAGINED

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Captive

    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 Support us by supporting our sponsors!Stitch Fix - Get started today at StitchFix.com/IMAGINED and you'll get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box!

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Ballerina

    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

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Lover

    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.Hosted by Robbie Daymond Support us by supporting our sponsors!Stitch Fix - Get started today at StitchFix.com/IMAGINED and you'll get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box!

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Firecracker

    You’ve always worked hard and done what you’re supposed to. The problem is you’re moving so fast you’re not sure what you want to do. In order to find out you’ll have to slow down, follow your gut, and take a stand. Hosted by Virginia MadsenSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Stitch Fix - Get started today at StitchFix.com/IMAGINED and you'll get an extra 25% off when you keep all items in your box! Audible - Start listening with a 30-day trial, and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals are free. Visit audible.com/imagined or text IMAGINED to 500-500

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Traveller

    You travel the world to find your place. You dare to do many things. But the biggest thing you’ll need to dare is to share your secret with the world. Hosted by Virginia MadsenSupport us by supporting our sponsors! Robinhood - To get a FREE stock, sign up at imagined.robinhood.comAudible - Get started with a 30-day trial when you go to audible.com/imagined

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Entertainer

    You dream of world where everyone’s equal. You’re willing to fight for what you believe. But fists and guns won’t do the job. Your weapon is your talent. Hosted by Robbie DaymondSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Stitch Fix - Go to stitchfix.com/IMAGINEDLIFE to get 25% off! Audible - Get started with a 30-day trial when you go to audible.com/imagined

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Misfit

    You hate flying, yet you fly by the seat of your pants. You’re smart, but answers don’t come easy. You need a do-over, a do-something, a do-anything, but the path forward is through fire. Hosted by Virginia MadsenSupport us by supporting our sponsors! Uber Rewards - For terms and to learn more about all the ways you can earn Uber rewards go to Uber.com/rewardsWarby Parker - Go to Warby.com/IMAGINED to find your perfect pair of glasses!

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Grown-Up

    You’ve officially hit rock bottom. Your mistakes were too big and too public, and now you can barely get a job. You know you need to keep moving forward. Trouble is, your past keeps holding you back. Hosted by Virginia MadsenSupport us by supporting our sponsors! Uber Rewards - For terms and to learn more about all the ways you can earn Uber rewards go to Uber.com/rewardsRobinhood - To get a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio, sign up at imagined.robinhood.com

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  • 10.06.2020
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    The Winner

    You work hard but success always seems out of reach. Nobody’s going to come help you, it’s run or be run over, kill or be killed, eat or be eaten - and you’re hungry. Hosted by Virginia MadsenSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Article - Go to article.com/imagined to get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or moreWarby Parker - Go to warbyparker.com/imagined to order your free Home Try-Ons today!

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