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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.

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...

Feb 15, 2021

We interviewed Toby Ball, the host of the podcast Strange Arrivals - a serious deep dive into the foundational UFO abduction case of Betty and Barney Hill.  

This interview was recorded as part of MonsterTalk Live on June 29, 2020. The video version of that discussion is available on YouTube.

Strange Arrivals host Toby Ball


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Feb 7, 2021

We were joined by paranormal investigator Allison Jornlin on 6/21/2020 for a discussion of women paranormal researchers. A lot of interesting historically significant figures are largely unknown today because they were limited by gender constraints during their time and we were happy to bring some of them to public...

Feb 1, 2021

Karen and Blake are joined by Mat Baxter (  to discuss the mysterious story of Florida's 20th Century Megalith site - Coral Castle.

Note: More images coming soon - I have to dig them out of my 2019 vacation pictures. -B

Links and Images:

The Coral Castle official park website.