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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.

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...


Mar 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.

 

Triple M Radio with Neil Waters on Thylacine News

Thylacine probably didn't...


Mar 1, 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?

(Originally recorded live and available with Video...


Gamer news from D&D Alum Peter Bebergal

Feb 23, 2021

When we talked about the occult influences on rock music, Peter Bebergal mentioned he was working on a book that collected the "Appendix N" of Gary Gygax into a volume where you could read key stories that influenced the development of the game.

Well, that day has come. (Book Link)  Appendix N is now on sale!  We...