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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.

Creationists Review-Bombing "We Believe in Dinosaurs"

Aug 31, 2020

You may recall our recent episode on the documentary We Believe in Dinosaurs.  It was pointed out to me that the Amazon reviews for the movie are being 1-star review bombed by creationists who are angry about the film as a "hit piece."   Personally, I enjoyed the documentary and found it to be - if anything - more...


Aug 20, 2020

MonsterTalk Classic interviews return with a look at robots and automata of the ancient classical world. Adrienne Mayor joins us to talk about her book Gods and Robots (book) (audiobook) and how the ancient world envisioned in myth (and reality) early conceptions of automated servants and robotic devices.

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Aug 5, 2020

We were delighted to finally meet up with Dr. Kiki - aka Dr. Kirsten Sanford - a science communicator who makes amazing science outreach shows such as This Week in Science and Dr. Kiki's Science Hour.  Find all her stuff here.

Karen has known her for a while, but I've somehow evaded actually getting to talk to her until...