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What common ground do an Appalachian folklorist and a horror-savvy scream queen have? Cryptids. Come laugh, learn, and get creeped out!

The Cryptid Keeper The Cryptid Keeper

    • Comedy
    • 4.8, 21 Ratings

What common ground do an Appalachian folklorist and a horror-savvy scream queen have? Cryptids. Come laugh, learn, and get creeped out!

    Episode 138- The Beast of Busco

    Episode 138- The Beast of Busco

    We've got a shell of a show for you this week! We're diving into Indiana waters where the mighty Beast of Busco dwells! A massive snapping turtle and local celebrity with a lot of character, this big old friend is a (potentially dangerous) icon and lake monster like no other! Join us as we talk turtles, sightings, and how the Beast of Busco started a long-running local festival!

    Content Warnings: Animal death, injury

    • 51 min
    Episode 137 - The Dullahan

    Episode 137 - The Dullahan

    No need to lose your head! It's just another episode of The Cryptid Keeper! This one takes us back the familiar rolling green hills of Ireland, and the darkness of its faery lore. We're talking about the Dullahan, or the "headless rider" of legend who comes into town at night, bringing death with him. Call us Ichabod Crane because we're very scared but VERY fascinated with the Headless Horseman! Join us as we discuss the endless nightmare fuel of the Dullahan, the Death Coach, and also somehow talk about Emily Dickinson and anime for good measure! Hold onto your heads!

    Content warning: death, body horror, decapitation, blood, mutilation

    • 1 hr
    Episode 136 - The Oklahoma Octopus

    Episode 136 - The Oklahoma Octopus

    Hi there, Keepers. We're back on our regular release schedule, but that doesn't mean the fight for black lives is over, or any of the vital conversations that have been happening. Scroll down in these show notes for some important resources/places to donate.

    We're keeping it simple this week with a good old giant octopus! Nothing better for your manmade lake than an octopus the size of a horse! Oh, what's that? That's one of the worst things to have in your manmade lake? If you say so. This week's topic is the Oklahoma Octopus, which is absolutely exactly what it sounds like. Join us as we dive into the apparently fairly dangerous waters of three Oklahoma lakes, where there have been whispers of a strange and aggressive tentacled creature for several years. We also take a moment to discuss an incredibly important and often overlooked piece of Oklahoma (and American) history.

    Content Warnings: Discussion of death, child death

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    • 55 min
    Episode 135 - Kitsune

    Episode 135 - Kitsune

    We're feeling foxy this week, and our new episode is all about kitsune! Join us as we discuss this famous, mischievous, shapeshifting fox spirit in all of its trickery and glory. From magic and murder to romance and noodle soup, the kitsune is a creature full of variety. Let us spin you a "tail" or two (or nine).

    Content warnings: Murder, animal death, food discussion

    • 57 min
    Episode 134 - Household Spirits

    Episode 134 - Household Spirits

    While so many of us are stuck at home, Alex and Addison are here with an episode all about creatures that dwell in the home. Normally we cover the spooky and scary, but this week is all about helpful household spirits! From hobs and brownies to domovoy and fire ghosts, we're covering a wide range of domestically based creatures. Some are helpful, some are mischievous, but they all have one thing in common: they're homebodies. So curl up with a blanket and a mug of something nice, and let's stay in.
    Content Warning: Discussion of pagan rituals

    • 51 min
    Episode 133- Listener Stories 3

    Episode 133- Listener Stories 3

    Hey there, Keepers! It's time for another Listener Stories episode. Everything in this episode was made possible by Listeners Like You! From aliens and ghosts to bog witches and shadow people, we're here to share a wild mixed bag of stories (with some tangents in between). Thank you so much to everyone who submitted, whether we read your story on air or not! We'll be back next week with a brand new creature but for now just sit back, dim the lights, and enjoy some spooky stories.
    Content Warnings: Body horror, death, weight loss/body image issues

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Alyzona Quartz ,

A true source of joy

Whenever I’m feeling down or things feel too serious/intense (heck, even if I’m just bored), this podcast always makes me feel better. Addison and Alex are both wonderful, hilarious hosts, and there are certainly much worse ways to spend 30mins (or more).

Nshajnwnndhsjajan ,


This has become my favourite podcast.

These two make me laugh, and the way one of them says ‘oh no’ is adorable.

JAFangirl ,

This Podcast is a Keeper!

For funny and informative info on the world's best (and often misunderstood) cryptid, The Cryptid Keeper is your one-stop shop! The ladies keep up great conversation and make you feel like you're in the room having a chat to them. Keep up the great work!!

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