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MonsterTalk

Blake Smith

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MonsterTalk
MonsterTalk

MonsterTalk

Blake Smith

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MonsterTalk: The Science Show About Monsters is a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves.

Latest Episodes

Will O' The Wisp

This episode we look at Will O' The Wisp, Ghost Lights, Ball Lightning and all manner of glowing monstrous and bizarre lucent phenomena. Joining us for the discussion is researcher, Jerry Drake.

95 MIN5 d ago
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Will O' The Wisp

Monstrous with Carlyn Beccia

Carlyn Beccia has written a new book for kids that combines Monsters and Science! Monstrous: The Lore, Gore and Science Behind Your Favorite Monsters is an ooey-gooey romp through the world of monsters and the many fascinating things you can learn when you apply science to their premises.

64 MIN3 w ago
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Monstrous with Carlyn Beccia

Serial Killers

EDiscussion is on serial killers, their motivations, their methodologies and how to balance fascination with the macabre with keeping the victims rather than the killers foremost in mind. Listener discretion advised.

111 MINOCT 23
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Serial Killers

Introducing "IN RESEARCH OF"

This is a sample episode of our new show In reSearch Of, which I'm co-hosting with Jeb Card. I hope you'll consider subscribing. I'm planning to keep the regular IRO episodes free, but offer bonus content for Patreon supporters. This is the pilot episode ofIn reSearch Of, the show where we watchthe original TV show IN SEARCH OF… and consider some of the explanations that the producers chose not to present. In our inaugural episode, we watch the TV SpecialIn Search of Ancient Astronauts, a repackaged cut of a German documentary about Eric Von Daniken's bookChariots of the Gods. We want to thank Rachel and Chris Lackey for the theme music (And Greig Johnson!). They host the excellent showRachel Watches Star Trek. Also, we want to credit Jason Colavito for his excellent research into this and many adjacent topics around the Ancient Astronauts and Ancient Aliens tropes of the past fifty years, including his book:The Cult of Alien Gods: H. P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture (...

115 MINOCT 6
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Introducing "IN RESEARCH OF"

200 - In Search Of...

A look back at the highly influential television show In Search Of... which was hosted by Leonard Nimoy. Features remembrances from Steven Novella, Lyle Blackburn, Matthew Baxter, and Brian Dunning. Along with archaeologist Jeb Card, I'm launching a new show called In Research Of... which will revisit this original series and add some explanations the producers chose not to include. (Link to show on iTunes.) In Search Of... had 6 seasons in its original run and you can currently (as of this posting) view them all on YouTube. Thanks to everyone for supporting us to reach 200 episodes! Karen and I are excited about producing many more.

77 MINOCT 6
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200 - In Search Of...

#199 - We Never Play Ouija Bored

Is the Ouija Board a tool for talking to the dead? Or is it just a game from Hasbro? We dig into the history of Talking Boards with Robert Murch! LINKS: The Talking Board Historical Society (Est. 2013) Helen Peter Nosworthy Michael Faraday & Spiritualism

76 MINSEP 4
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#199 - We Never Play Ouija Bored

#198 - The Grotesque 10

In a follow-up to our episode on Gargoyles, photographer and author Mathew M. Duman has produced a new book visiting ten American campuses with gothic architectural and artistic features to document them for your edification and delight. Check out his book, The Grotesque 10 at his website. During our interview, we talked about the term for the sculptures on a church bench. Some of these are called Bench Ends, and others are called Poppy Heads. I thought I should include that detail here. You can check out my new show,The Horror Podcast by subscribing via the links on this page.

52 MINSEP 1
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#198 - The Grotesque 10

The Frighteners, with Peter Laws

What is it like to be an ordained minister who loves the macabre? We talk with author Peter Laws to find out.

72 MINAUG 11
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The Frighteners, with Peter Laws

What Makes US Tick

Ticks, Lyme disease, exsanguinated cows and other fun with Dr. Danielle Tufts.

61 MINAUG 9
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What Makes US Tick

Thomas Jefferson: Monster Hunter

The shocking true story of our nation's first president cryptozoologist.

76 MINJUL 30
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Thomas Jefferson: Monster Hunter

Latest Episodes

Will O' The Wisp

This episode we look at Will O' The Wisp, Ghost Lights, Ball Lightning and all manner of glowing monstrous and bizarre lucent phenomena. Joining us for the discussion is researcher, Jerry Drake.

95 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Will O' The Wisp

Monstrous with Carlyn Beccia

Carlyn Beccia has written a new book for kids that combines Monsters and Science! Monstrous: The Lore, Gore and Science Behind Your Favorite Monsters is an ooey-gooey romp through the world of monsters and the many fascinating things you can learn when you apply science to their premises.

64 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Monstrous with Carlyn Beccia

Serial Killers

EDiscussion is on serial killers, their motivations, their methodologies and how to balance fascination with the macabre with keeping the victims rather than the killers foremost in mind. Listener discretion advised.

111 MINOCT 23
Comments
Serial Killers

Introducing "IN RESEARCH OF"

This is a sample episode of our new show In reSearch Of, which I'm co-hosting with Jeb Card. I hope you'll consider subscribing. I'm planning to keep the regular IRO episodes free, but offer bonus content for Patreon supporters. This is the pilot episode ofIn reSearch Of, the show where we watchthe original TV show IN SEARCH OF… and consider some of the explanations that the producers chose not to present. In our inaugural episode, we watch the TV SpecialIn Search of Ancient Astronauts, a repackaged cut of a German documentary about Eric Von Daniken's bookChariots of the Gods. We want to thank Rachel and Chris Lackey for the theme music (And Greig Johnson!). They host the excellent showRachel Watches Star Trek. Also, we want to credit Jason Colavito for his excellent research into this and many adjacent topics around the Ancient Astronauts and Ancient Aliens tropes of the past fifty years, including his book:The Cult of Alien Gods: H. P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture (...

115 MINOCT 6
Comments
Introducing "IN RESEARCH OF"

200 - In Search Of...

A look back at the highly influential television show In Search Of... which was hosted by Leonard Nimoy. Features remembrances from Steven Novella, Lyle Blackburn, Matthew Baxter, and Brian Dunning. Along with archaeologist Jeb Card, I'm launching a new show called In Research Of... which will revisit this original series and add some explanations the producers chose not to include. (Link to show on iTunes.) In Search Of... had 6 seasons in its original run and you can currently (as of this posting) view them all on YouTube. Thanks to everyone for supporting us to reach 200 episodes! Karen and I are excited about producing many more.

77 MINOCT 6
Comments
200 - In Search Of...

#199 - We Never Play Ouija Bored

Is the Ouija Board a tool for talking to the dead? Or is it just a game from Hasbro? We dig into the history of Talking Boards with Robert Murch! LINKS: The Talking Board Historical Society (Est. 2013) Helen Peter Nosworthy Michael Faraday & Spiritualism

76 MINSEP 4
Comments
#199 - We Never Play Ouija Bored

#198 - The Grotesque 10

In a follow-up to our episode on Gargoyles, photographer and author Mathew M. Duman has produced a new book visiting ten American campuses with gothic architectural and artistic features to document them for your edification and delight. Check out his book, The Grotesque 10 at his website. During our interview, we talked about the term for the sculptures on a church bench. Some of these are called Bench Ends, and others are called Poppy Heads. I thought I should include that detail here. You can check out my new show,The Horror Podcast by subscribing via the links on this page.

52 MINSEP 1
Comments
#198 - The Grotesque 10

The Frighteners, with Peter Laws

What is it like to be an ordained minister who loves the macabre? We talk with author Peter Laws to find out.

72 MINAUG 11
Comments
The Frighteners, with Peter Laws

What Makes US Tick

Ticks, Lyme disease, exsanguinated cows and other fun with Dr. Danielle Tufts.

61 MINAUG 9
Comments
What Makes US Tick

Thomas Jefferson: Monster Hunter

The shocking true story of our nation's first president cryptozoologist.

76 MINJUL 30
Comments
Thomas Jefferson: Monster Hunter

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