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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.

Dec 24, 2019


A reading of The Night Wire by H. F. Arnold.  Karen and I wish you all a safe and happy holiday.  Oh - and if you're doing any traveling for the season I suggest you steer clear of Xebico.

Some background on...

Dec 19, 2019

We're joined by veteran monster investigator Joe Nickell (of CSI) to discuss three historic sea monster cases he thinks he's solved. Classic monsters and science in this one.

Case Files discussed in this episode:

Gloucester Sea Serpent 

Arkansas White River Monster 

Kraken: Monster of the Deep 

Also mentioned: Karen has...

Dec 12, 2019

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Nov 15, 2019

[Correction inserted Nov 15, 9:30 AM regarding the gas in the Cameroon lake incident being CO2, not Methane.]

This episode we look at Will O' The Wisp, Ghost Lights, Ball Lightning and all manner of glowing monstrous and bizarre lucent phenomena.  Joining us for the discussion is researcher, Jerry Drake.  We discuss...