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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.

Aug 5, 2020

We were delighted to finally meet up with Dr. Kiki - aka Dr. Kirsten Sanford - a science communicator who makes amazing science outreach shows such as This Week in Science and Dr. Kiki's Science Hour.  Find all her stuff here.

Karen has known her for a while, but I've somehow evaded actually getting to talk to her until...


Jul 28, 2020

Ashley Landrum joins us to discuss Conspiracy Theories and why people believe them. Her work has been discussed in The Guardian and The BBC. Karen and I got to meet Ashley last year at Texas Tech, thanks to the generous support of their College of Media and Communication.

That's not an advert - but we did have an...


Jul 21, 2020

We got to sit down and talk with the mentalist, magician and skeptic Banachek. You may know him as the creator of Penn & Teller's famous "bullet catch" or as the expert behind the JREF's Million Dollar Challenge testing or from his amazing performances or even from his podcast (Banachek's Brain).

(You can watch this...


MonsterTalk Live - Banachek - 10 May 2020

Jul 21, 2020

We got to sit down and talk with the mentalist, magician and skeptic Banachek. You may know him as the creator of Penn & Teller's famous "bullet catch" or as the expert behind the JREF's Million Dollar Challenge testing or from his amazing performances or even from his podcast (Banachek's Brain).

(You can watch this...


Jul 13, 2020

Speak of the Devil! No, really!  Our May 3, 2020 interview with Joe Laycock and his spouse and co-conspirator Natasha Mikles is here for you. Talking about his book, Speak of the Devil.

Speak of the Devil is the first book-length study of The Satanic Temple. Joseph Laycock, a scholar of new religious movements, contends...