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MonsterTalk: The Science Show About Monsters is a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves.

MonsterTalk: The Science Show About Monsters is a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves.

Location:

Kennesaw, GA

Description:

MonsterTalk: The Science Show About Monsters is a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves.

Language:

English


Episodes

237 - Lord Dufferin's Ghost

10/18/2021
We're joined by the Spooky Science Sisters to talk about one of our favorite ghost stories, the psychic/omen/folklore/horror story that has haunted Karen and me since we were kids - the tale of Lord Dufferin and his encounter with the beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:20

236 - Carnivorous Plants

10/4/2021
Here on MonsterTalk, we stretch the idea of what a monster might be in all sorts of interesting ways. In this episode, Blake and Karen dive into the world of monstrous plants, with Peter D’Amato as their guide. Having grown them for over 40 years, Peter D’Amato is the authority on carnivorous plants. He also authored the book, The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants, which has been reprinted over 25 times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:35

235 - Hungarian Goulish: The Elizabeth Bathory Mystery

9/20/2021
Was Elizabeth Bathory the most vicious serial killer of all time? We're joined by historian Kayla of Historical AF to talk about the facts behind the brutal legend of the blood countess. [EXPLICIT WARNING] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:17:28

234: Toby Ball - Strange Arrivals S2

9/6/2021
Blake and Karen speak with Toby Ball, author and host of the Strange Arrivals, a podcast that presents a historical UFO event within a social and scientific context. They deep dive not just on the UFO phenomenon, but also on ufology, aspects of which Blake has strong feelings about, as he ardently shows throughout this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:52

Chaosium and the Malleus Monstrorum

8/23/2021
In this episode, we’re talking with Mike Mason of Chaosium, the gaming company that makes the role-playing system Call of Cthulhu. Mike is here to talk about the newest version of Chaosium’s monstrous bestiary, which is called the Malleus Monstrorum, for the seventh edition of the classic game ecosystem based on the works of HP Lovecraft, and all kinds of Lovecraft-adjacent horror. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:12:05

Bonus - Chaosium and The Malleus Monstrorum

8/23/2021
We're making big changes in MonsterTalk, joining up with the AirWave podcasting network. This should mean more regular release schedules! Karen and I have been banking content and I've been working my arse off with behind-the-scenes administrative work. So our next regular episode is about UFOs and I'm excited about it because there is a lot of really interesting stuff to be said about what's happening in that part of our culture right now. But for now? Let's relax and just talk...

Duration:01:12:05

233 - Bigfoot: America's Abominable Snowman

7/31/2021
On July 18, 2021 the AiPT SciPhiFest Conference included a 45 min segment of my interview with author and comic-book artist Stephen R. Bissette (who is probably best known for his work on the Alan Moore run of the DC comic Swamp Thing). The interview is about Stephen's book CRYPTID CINEMA (http://bit.ly/CryptidCinema) with a special focus on the little-known touring film used by Roger Patterson to promote (and profit from) his famous alleged Bigfoot film. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:01:27:25

232 - Bacteria

7/23/2021
They're everywhere. They're inside you. You can't escape them - and can't live without them: Bacteria! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:42

AIPT Presents SciPhi Fest 2021

7/17/2021
The online convention starts at 10 am and I'll be participating in a couple of ways if you're interested. At noon, I've got a special interview with Stephen R. Bissette. You might know him as a key artist on Alan Moore's run of Swamp Thing in the 80s - but if you've been subscribing to BIG FOOTAGE the Patreon bonus cast, you'll know him as the author of CRYPTID CINEMA. I'll also be on at 3:30 pm with Jeb Card to discuss conspiracies and comics. https://bit.ly/SciPhiFest2021 Learn more about...

Duration:00:02:21

231 - Asian Monsters with Sapphire Sandalo

7/6/2021
Sapphire Sandalo is the host of the web series Stories with Sapphire. She's a writer, animator, podcaster, TV personality, and part-time university instructor. Her series tells stories with distinctive music and animation and has a strong representation of many monsters, ghosts and creatures that come from Asian folklore from multiple cultures and stories submitted by her audience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:53

230 - Otter King & Other Things

5/30/2021
Karen and Blake are joined by the hosts of MonsterFuzz, Eamonn O'Neill and Rob Billington, to discuss monsters and folklore of Ireland. Well, that's what we were supposed to talk about but we wandered a bit because it was obvious we all loved talking about monsters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:54

229 - Watertown 2: Eclectic Boo-Galoo

5/20/2021
Blake Smith has uncovered the uncropped "Watertown Ghosts" photo, lost to the public for more than fifty years, plus more discoveries about this famous alleged ghost photo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:03

228 - The Curious Case of the Creeping Coffins

4/26/2021
Did coffins mysteriously move in a crypt in Barbados? Is there a natural explanation? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:29:34

227 - Bigfoot and the Paranormal

3/31/2021
Why are so many "weird" aspects to Bigfoot reports missing from the cryptozoology books? Authors Tim Renner and Josh Cutchins examine the hidden "high strangeness" in Bigfoot Lore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:30:26

226 - Usborne book of UFOs

3/20/2021
We are joined by entertainer Jon Culshaw to talk about the influential children's book UFOs, (affiliate link) part of the Usborne "World of the Unknown" series that was recently reissued. Jon brings his love of the mysterious and his uncanny ability to do voice impressions as we talk about how UFOs were presented in the 1970s, the wonders of space, and - of course - Doctor Who. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:55

225 - Thylacines and Pademelons

3/1/2021
Blake and Karen are joined again by Matt Baxter to talk about the latest Thylacine claims from the TAGOA. The photos dropped last night (US Time) and sadly don't meet up with the hype - but there's still much to talk about with this story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:05

MTL014 - DOATS: The Hills Have Eyes

2/28/2021
deBased on a True Story continues with the Wes Craven film The Hills Have Eyes (affiliate link). Allegedly the film was inspired by the "true" story of the Scot cannibal, Sawney Bean! But is that story even true? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:45

MTL013 - Strange Arrivals with Toby Ball

2/15/2021
An interview with Toby Ball about his investigative podcast Strange Arrivals. Season one of Strange Arrivals is a deep look into the foundational UFO abduction case of Betty and Barney Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:03

MTL012 - Women in Paranormal Research

2/7/2021
We were joined by paranormal investigator Allison Jornlin on 6/21/2020 for a discussion of women paranormal researchers. A lot of interesting historically significant figures are largely unknown today because they were limited by gender constraints during their time and we were happy to bring some of them to public attention by discussing Allison's research on this topic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:51

224 - Coral Castle Roundtable

1/31/2021
Karen and Blake are joined by Mat Baxter to discuss the mysterious story of Florida's 20th Century Megalith site - Coral Castle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:58