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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.

Jul 7, 2020

Once again we welcome Sara Head from ArchyFantasies on to talk about the strange television show The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch. Is it good? (Spoilers - not if you want anything to happen in your TV shows.) But it was fun to sit down with Sara and talk again.

Archaeological Fantasies Podcast (podcast link)

The Archy...

Jun 24, 2020

We're joined by Jerry Drake to discuss "Black Eyed Kids" and some interesting timing that suggests a possible origin for the legends.

Archived post from Bethel - July 30, 1997 - discussing Chaos Magick and Bloody Mary.

Reposting of Bethel's original BEK post - but not the original post. His original posting was dated...

Jun 2, 2020

We interview Dr. David Aveline about his new project studying people who see or experience ghosts.  He's just getting started, but it's a really interesting conversation about how one puts together research into such a strange and complicated topic.

An article about Dr. Aveline's research 

 The Thomas Theorem...

May 15, 2020

In the March 29th episode, Karen and Blake hang out and take listener questions.

This video will be available on YouTube.

May 15, 2020

Actor Douglas Tate joins us to talk about playing monsters in film.  Douglas has played Bigfoot more than any other actor. (YouTube of this interview)


(IMDB) Douglas Tait was born on December 17, 1978 in Tarzana, California, USA as Douglas J. Tait. He is known for his work on Annabelle Comes Home (2019), Hellboy...