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MonsterTalk is the science show about monsters—a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves. Hosted by Blake Smith and Dr. Karen Stollznow.

May 31, 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. So... that's on brand right? 

Giant Otter...


May 20, 2021

 

It's been nearly a century since the uncropped photo of the alleged Watertown Ghosts was seen by the public. In that time a tiny cropped version of the original has become an iconic member of the "greatest ghost photos of all time" club.  Blake's research which was published in 2010 showed that the photo...


Apr 26, 2021

Karen Stollznow and Matt Baxter team up to discuss one of Karen's favorite mysteries: The moving coffins of Chase Vault, Barbados. 

Note: 

This episode deals with themes of suicide and death. If you're feeling at all suicidal please get help immediately by calling the national suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255....


Mar 31, 2021

I don't think it's a conspiracy per se, but there has long been an effort to (as today's guests call it) "Weirdwash" many unusual features out of Bigfoot cryptozoology.  To mend that gap, they've co-written a book in two volumes:

Where the Footprints End: High Strangeness and the Bigfoot Phenomenon

Where The Footprints End - Vol 1

Volume I: The...


Mar 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...