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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.

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...

May 6, 2020

[EXPLICIT] Audio (podcast) feed from our MonsterTalk Live - this one with Dr. Brian Sharpless discussing the weird (real life) conditions behind lots of movies and myths.

Brian previously joined us for one of my favorite interviews to discuss Sleep Paralysis.

Find Brian's books and info here:

Apr 25, 2020

[Warning: This episode deals with politics and religion.]

Karen and Blake discuss the new film We Believe in Dinosaurs with filmmaker Clayton Brown (who co-directed with Monica Long Ross) and paleontologist Dan Phelps. 

Want to help Dan with his research into the financial entities behind these parks? Reach out to him...

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

Multiple Examples: