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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 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...

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...