In Your Own Words: Imaginary Friends

SciFri fans share anecdotes about their imaginary companions.

Imaginary companions take on a seemingly infinite number of shapes and sizes. We’ve heard about a man who lives on the moon, for instance, as well as herds of imaginary cows, and even a can of tomato paste with its own personality. As part of our Spotlight on Imaginary Friends, we asked listeners to share what they remember about their pretend pals from childhood. Here are some of our favorites.

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Meet the Writers

About Daniel Peterschmidt

Daniel Peterschmidt is a digital producer and composes music for Science Friday’s podcast, Undiscovered. He’s playing D&D and his character is a clumsy bard named Chip Chap Chopman.

About Christian Skotte

Christian Skotte is the co-director & head of digital at Science Friday. He’s into board games, bourbon, and big ideas.