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Rhys Darby, Dan Schreiber, David Farrier and 'Buttons' bring you The Cryptid Factor - a show dedicated to the weird and the wonderful, and in particular, Cryptozoology. Hear the team passionately (and often awkwardly) discuss animals yet to be proven by science - like the Mongolian Death Worm, Chupacabra, Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness Monster. Though they take the pseudo-science as seriously as they can, they struggle to take themselves seriously at all. Its hosts are comedian & actor Rhys Darby, respected television journalist and documentarian David Farrier, host of top rating podcast 'No Such Thing as a Fish' Dan Schreiber - and Pulling it all together is their best friend, 'Buttons'. If anything goes wrong, it is probably his fault.

Rhys Darby, Dan Schreiber, David Farrier and 'Buttons' bring you The Cryptid Factor - a show dedicated to the weird and the wonderful, and in particular, Cryptozoology. Hear the team passionately (and often awkwardly) discuss animals yet to be proven by science - like the Mongolian Death Worm, Chupacabra, Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness Monster. Though they take the pseudo-science as seriously as they can, they struggle to take themselves seriously at all. Its hosts are comedian & actor Rhys Darby, respected television journalist and documentarian David Farrier, host of top rating podcast 'No Such Thing as a Fish' Dan Schreiber - and Pulling it all together is their best friend, 'Buttons'. If anything goes wrong, it is probably his fault.
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Location:

New York, NY

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Rhys Darby, Dan Schreiber, David Farrier and 'Buttons' bring you The Cryptid Factor - a show dedicated to the weird and the wonderful, and in particular, Cryptozoology. Hear the team passionately (and often awkwardly) discuss animals yet to be proven by science - like the Mongolian Death Worm, Chupacabra, Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness Monster. Though they take the pseudo-science as seriously as they can, they struggle to take themselves seriously at all. Its hosts are comedian & actor Rhys Darby, respected television journalist and documentarian David Farrier, host of top rating podcast 'No Such Thing as a Fish' Dan Schreiber - and Pulling it all together is their best friend, 'Buttons'. If anything goes wrong, it is probably his fault.

Language:

English

Contact:

9173305869


Episodes

#042 The Time Travel Issue

4/29/2019
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(4 April 2019) Here we go again! In this episode, Rhys time travels to wake Buttons up in the future to save him from his own voice (!). You'll also hear tales of Alien disclosing Presidents, a 'close call' with a phone and an arrow, a crim caught in the nude, a time traveling shoulder tap savior, a Mantis Man recall, as well as a 3-year old saved by a friendly Squatch... what more could you want?

Duration:01:04:23

#041 The Fairy Issue

2/24/2019
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Wow - Haven't you been patient?! This episode comes to you direct from the far distant past - and has been in editing limbo on Buttons' laptop for quite some time. But at last - here it is. The Cryptid Factor's Fairy Special! Probably don't need to say anymore - apart, perhaps, from the fact that old James Bond makes multiple appearances!!! Whhhaaaat??? Enjoy... please?! #Briarley

Duration:00:59:05

#040 The Yowie Issue

10/3/2018
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Wow-wee! this episode is(almost) all about the Yowie! We delve into Australia's big hairy hominid - and hear some chilling accounts of close encounters (told by some great aussie accents!). Also, Rhys surprises us all by going pro with Darby's Disclosures, some guy makes a UFO landing pad and the Notice Board gets personal. Enjoy!

Duration:00:54:00

#039 The Free Movie Ideas Issue

9/12/2018
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(22 August 2018) Amongst some genius free movie script ideas, you'll find extinct Gibbons in China, new Northern Lights that aren't in the north and a bird-rubbish-collection-treat-racket. In Cryptid news - A big man-dog & a little girl shoots Nessie. Also two BRAND-NEW SEGMENTS! (as well as one old long forgotten segment... for good reason) and Buttons is lacking pants, but makes up for it with an additional chin. Enjoy!

Duration:00:51:45

#038 The Monologue Issue

8/30/2018
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(16 August 2018) Welcome to yet another episode of the Cryptidfactor! As well as being peppered with the odd monologue, you'll find this one filled to the brim with hairy sea monsters, Chinese lake monsters, gollum hunting moose and robots that are solving our childhood puzzles. Also inside this issue Bermuda Triangle's secrets revealed! (then Bermuda Triangle's secrets un-revealed just shortly after they were revealed) Confused? so were we. Enjoy!

Duration:00:50:41

#037 The UFO Special Issue

7/30/2018
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(1 July 2018) This episode is dedicated to the great metal crypto of the skies - UFOs! Buttons and Rhys head to the largest UFO conference in the world to make Dan super jealous by getting to interview his biggest UFO theory-hero, Erich Von Daniken! There's also Aussie UFO sightings, Octopus alien USO bases, and the best-of werewolf re-enactments from Rhys (including his confession to being a hoiking phlegm-wolf). Oh, and Buttons gets abducted... at last.

Duration:00:39:35

#036 The Monster Week Issue

6/1/2018
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(1 June 2018) Guys! We've done it! We've finally got on the TV! This week see's us host Monster Week on Animal Planet - and as a special bonus, Rhys has managed to interview of the host from one of the awesome documentaries - Fear Island - Fortress of the Bears! Unfortunately Bradley Trevor Greive is an Australian, so just a warning that this issue may be a little bit R rated. Go to www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/the-cryptid-factor/ to see us on the telly. Oh, also this episode, Hippos in...

Duration:00:38:20

#035 The Rumble-Strip Issue

5/8/2018
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(19 April 2018) This episode finds Rhys back in Fiji where he has tales of near(ish)-death adventures, Dan in the UK where he has tales of wild-ness (& mild-ness) and Buttons back in NZ after being kicked out of his NYC prison. We also have the scoop on Slendermans dog, punk turtles that breath out of an unusual part of their body, and the latest in crypto-currency. Actual. Oh, and dont want to give too much away, but we also introduce you to the freshest M.C. on the streets... Stay tuned...

Duration:00:39:41

#034 The NYC Prison Issue

3/26/2018
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(20 March 2018) This episode sees Rhys reveal a secret team of news gathering fans, and it reveals Buttons in a prison in New York! If that wasn't enough, all manner of weirdness covered off as well - including beautiful camels, sauna frequenting Neanderthals, deer eating snakes, penguin stashing, a top 10 cryptid hunting list and a public service announcement. To be fair, it's and exhausting 40 minutes - but worth it! (hopefully...)

Duration:00:42:51

#033 The Decade Issue

3/12/2018
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(01 Feb 2018) It's 2018 - Which means the Cryptid Factor is 10 years old! 10 years and we're still trying to solve the world's mysteries... and largely failing - but we're trying harder than ever. This episode sees the return of our fave security robot Nightscope, a new lake monster sighting, a strange horn for a Japanese train, melting roads in Aussie... and a visit from our fourth member - Neil DeGrasse Tyson, which may now be his last after Buttons' line of questioning. Enjoy!

Duration:00:39:47

#032 The Bingo Issue

1/18/2018
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(15 Dec 2017) The last of 2017! This episode sees Rhys holding bingo nights, Buttons working out in a gym/bunker and Dan somewhere that is not London. The team - discuss clever sheep, Abu Dhabi police getting futuristic, Zombie ants taking over the world, Fossil sharks, Sasquatch spray... what else? Oh, and we forget to tease a very important guest... Dr Neil Degrasse Tyson! No seriously... he's on the show!

Duration:00:40:15

#031 The Lullaby Issue

11/27/2017
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(01 Oct 2017) This show sees Dan try to befriend an inter-stellar alien infested ranch owner, Rhys confess to being a land-bound Octopus and Buttons share an eye-witness account... of a shadow. It's a nail-biter of an episode for sure, tune in for all this and more!

Duration:00:46:42

#030 The Probing Issue

11/2/2017
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(27 Sept 2017) The Cryptid team are back at it with another bout at the weird and wonderful. This week there are White moose ready for colouring in, three-fingered mummified aliens waiting for Rhys's subscription, Alligators at the door and a demon goat that has Buttons freaked. All this and more!

Duration:01:19:46

#028 The Staples Issue

9/5/2017
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(6 Sept 2017) The Shambles from Staples. There is no excuse for this mess of an episode - well, there is, just listen and you'll hear a great deal of ambition to bring you the podcast under adverse conditions. As well as some low-lights like Buttons moving location 4 times and Rhys being kicked off the podcast by the Staples manager for getting too D&M, there is also weird news of suicidal robots, bear raids, and exhumed moustaches. Also, you'll hear about Thunderbirds, Nessies land cousin &...

Duration:01:01:23

#027 The Room Service Issue

8/7/2017
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(7 Aug 2017) This week. the CryptidFactor team have spread their wings yet again, and with Dan broadcasting for the last time in his Crystal Palace, Rhys live from his super successful stand-up tour of small-town New Zealand and Buttons back at home in where-ever he is from - they make the time to dial in and delve into the world of the weird! Expect tales of a croc of a wedding, not-so-giant humans remains and not-so-perfect pyramids on Mars. On the Cryptid front, we chat Lake monster...

Duration:00:53:15

#026 The Sour Toe Issue

7/24/2017
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(24 July 2017) Its another week, and its yet-again another CryptidFactor Episode! Prepare your ears for stolen drinking Toes, passport control blunders, another million dollar reward for Bigfoot and it's a slow week for hacktivists. Enjoy!

Duration:00:55:54

#025 The Tight-Rope Issue

7/17/2017
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(17 July 2017) This weeks episode is al fresco! Whilst in the glorious open LA evening air, we cover everything from Dolphin translations, Caterpillar anal comms and Celebrity UFO spotting. In the animal world - you'll be enlightened by tales of Murray the swamp monster, Bigfoot leaving footprints in Texas parks (...or did the PR team?), and ABC's are moving more central in the UK. Most importantly - Rhys's wife Rosie has an actual Eye Witness Account!

Duration:00:58:01

#024 The Gap Issue

7/10/2017
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(10 July 2017) This week sees news on nanny haunting ghosts, old lobsters released from condo-jails and dog thefts - where the dogs are the thieves. On the Cryptid front. we discuss re-finding the faceless fish, exciting sightings of thylacines and more dreadful sightings of the Mothman.

Duration:00:41:42

#023 The New Guy Issue

7/3/2017
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(3 July 2017) We're on a roll! This week, Rhys, Dan and Buttons gather themselves together at Rhys's house in LA... and they are obviously giddy with excitement at bringing you this latest podcast - or at least they are giggly. Listen to hear of the strange wonders of the world, including a burglar foiling cat, a mystery ape, an ancient blue monster and fidget spinners.

Duration:01:00:10

#022 The 'There Can Only Be Three' Issue

6/27/2017
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(26 June 2017) Its been a long time coming, but this is a pivotal issue of the cryptidfactor! Who is Dan Schreiber? And why is there now a battle on who survives the cryptidfactor showdown? Is this Buttons last show? To boot, there's the usual news on the weird, wonderful and hidden - including an orange croc/gator, some senators fighting for bigfoot, whilst others ban him, dolls that are spying on the German public and some ancient life in 'Fairy-hell' caves.

Duration:00:57:03