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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, 2020

Today Karen and Blake discuss "Screaming Skulls" - a surprisingly common yet particularly English kind of haunting. Karen has a new short story based on this legend.

Karen Stollznow Short Story

Screaming Skull animated Gif

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Mar 29, 2020

We're doing a live video-chat with guest Brian Sharpless.
Sunday night March 29, 2020
9 pm EST  

The show is free - but it's being streamed via Facebook so you'll need to join the MonsterTalk Facebook Group to participate.  

We plan to switch to streaming via YouTube soon - but this worked well in our small trial run...

Mar 29, 2020

It's Blake here! I made a little cameo over at Hayley Stevens' podcast The Spooktator, joining Jeb Card (In ReSearch Of) to talk about the paranormal series HELLIER (Amazon, YouTube).  If you're not familiar with that show, it's an independent paranormal show that combines pretty much every kind of paranormal topic you...

Mar 15, 2020

Discussing COVID19 with virology expert Vincent Racaniello.

Best place to get Covid19 Information: 

WHO (World Health Organization) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) sites for the latest factual information on this pandemic. 

Non-Profit Vaccine Effort:

Tony Fauci - NHI health advisor to US


Mar 11, 2020

We are joined by author Kathryn Hulick, author of the new book Strange but True: 10 of the World's Greatest Mysteries Explained. The book introduces 10 weird topics covering everything from Atlantis to Zombies and meshes it all with skepticism and critical thinking. It's a great way to introduce a curious teen to the...