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Here Be Monsters

KCRW

A podcast exploring the dark corners of the human mind. Stories from artists, scientists, philosophers and journalists. Decidedly brainy and always interesting.

A podcast exploring the dark corners of the human mind. Stories from artists, scientists, philosophers and journalists. Decidedly brainy and always interesting.
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Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Networks:

KCRW

Description:

A podcast exploring the dark corners of the human mind. Stories from artists, scientists, philosophers and journalists. Decidedly brainy and always interesting.

Twitter:

@HBMpodcast

Language:

English


Episodes

Season 7 and HBM Sweatshirts

8/15/2018
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Our 7th season starts on September 12th, 2018.

Duration:00:40:15

HBM100: Faraway Minds

6/6/2018
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Anna Klein worries that her fantasies of running away to the remote corners of the world may be a familial urge to isolate herself, the same way her father did...a tendency that ultimately contributed to his early death.

Duration:00:35:33

HBM099: Spell for the Repulsion of Astral Vampires

5/23/2018
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In this episode of Here Be Monsters, Jeff shares his special spell of repulsion for astral energy vampires that are draining humans of their life force en masse.

Duration:00:15:14

HBM098: Feed the Queen

5/9/2018
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There's the new colony of leaf cutter ants at the Victoria Bug Zoo with the potential to reach over more than a million ants.

Duration:00:23:37

HBM096: Are We Still Afraid?

4/11/2018
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Here Be Monsters is almost 100 episodes old. It’s grown a lot since Jeff was a scared 22 year old learning audio editing in his basement. So as we approach the milestone, we take a look back, check in with some of our memorable guests, and take the chance to answer some listener questions while we’re at it.

Duration:00:32:33

HBM095: The Bats that Stay

3/28/2018
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Not all migratory bats migrate. We don’t know why some choose to stay behind at their summer roosts. But according to the University of Washington’s Sharlene Santana, the bats that stay tend to die.

Duration:00:30:14

HBM094: The Fatigue of Violence

3/14/2018
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Susan has seen how humanity’s worst instincts become possible where cyclical poverty, incarceration, and drug addiction wreak havoc on communities.

Duration:00:22:08

HBM093: The Brain Scoop

2/28/2018
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In this episode Divya carries a recorder with her while as she slowly disassembles a deceased pet parrot: snipping joints, scooping brains, removing eyes, separating the skin from the body.

Duration:00:16:39

HBM092: Carry the Scent

2/14/2018
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Robert Larson searches for missing people with his dog Captain Dexter as a K9 search and rescue volunteer. He’s not certified to do this work by any professional agency. He says that he has to work alone to do his best work, outside of the red tape of official search and rescue teams and law enforcement agencies.

Duration:00:22:50

HBM091: Hypnosis of Hunger

1/31/2018
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Producer Bethany Denton found a box in her basement storage room with two old cassette tapes inside. It took her a moment to realize what they were.

Duration:00:23:36

HBM090: Two Small Creatures with Human Eyes

1/17/2018
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Natural history museums are art galleries. Scientifically focussed art galleries, but art galleries nonetheless.

Duration:00:25:01

HBM089: Human Wish Tree

1/3/2018
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Sometimes, Tatianna Zichella asks people to make a wish, write it on a piece of paper, and staple it to a fleshy part of her body.

Duration:00:10:49

HBM088: Riptides and a Sinking Ship

12/20/2017
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A riptide recently pulled Ariana into open water off the shore of Santa Monica. She thinks it’s her closest brush with death thus far. A lifeguard rescued her. The are different kinds of panics, some more helpful than others.

Duration:00:24:59

HBM087: Trifle Not with Sacred Things

12/6/2017
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After dedicating thirty years to the Church of Jesus Christ, Ashley Fryer put down her beloved scriptures unsure what to do with relics of a religion she no longer believed in. This episode follows her journey of spiritual discovery.

Duration:00:13:04

HBM086: Eve is Hungry

11/29/2017
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HBM085: Ascended Fiction got us thinking about hidden knowledge, and whether it's moral to withhold information. So in this follow-up episode, we delve into that more, but this time with Christianity.

Duration:00:19:42

HBM085: Ascended Fiction

11/22/2017
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There's a full reconstruction of L. Ron Hubbard's office in every church of Scientology rumored to be more than a traditional way of honoring the memory of the founder. It might be needed by the author upon his alleged reincarnation and return to earth.

Duration:00:34:48

HBM084: Are You Sure You’re Awake?

11/8/2017
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Chrissy was having trouble remembering who she was when she woke up. First she thought it was early-onset dementia, then she thought it was schizophrenia. She had recurring hallucinations about being stalked by a beast that would talk to her while she slept.

Duration:00:19:22

Sweet​ ​Like​ ​Snap​ ​Peas

10/25/2017
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Ryan thinks the Clinton Cemetery's deep-rooted asparagus taste so good because of the natural quality of their fertilizer.

Duration:00:12:52

MI5​ ​MI6​ ​KGB​ ​CIA

10/11/2017
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Shortwave enthusiast John Barner and his friends had found a number station believed to be a form of espionage where intelligence agencies broadcast encrypted messages to field operatives.

Duration:00:16:49

HBM081:​ ​Kinnikinnick​ ​Nick​ ​VS​ ​The​ ​Bear

9/27/2017
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Boy Scout Leadership Camp was a bad fit for Jeff Emtman.

Duration:00:32:30