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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.

Oct 31, 2020

Join us for a very Halloween themed look at a book which was deeply influential on Karen and Blake.  Usborne's WORLD OF THE UNKNOWN: GHOSTS authored by our very special guest,


Oct 22, 2020

Check out Karen's latest book - a linguist's look at the nature of offensive language. 

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Oct 19, 2020

Peter Bebergal returns (previously on episode #180 with his book Strange Frequencies)  to discuss magic, witchcraft, and the occult and how those things impacted the world of Rock & Roll music.  Check the attachment to this episode for a bunch of music links relevant to the show and Peter's book Season of...


Oct 11, 2020

Author Colin Dickey is back with another fantastic book - this time it's taking a look at the culture of the weird including UFOs, doorways to Atlantis, cryptozoology, and jarring Fortean events.  The Unidentified is available in paper, and audio via audible.

Colin's previous episode was #149 and covered his fantastic...


Oct 2, 2020

Warning: If you're bothered by gore and dismemberment in your horror, this movie ain't for you.  But, if you want to watch the film (before or after listening to my coverage) you can find it "uncut" in two places that I was able to locate:

On YouTube (when I posted this) 

and

Streaming on Amazon Prime 

In this episode,...