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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.

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    • Science
    • 4.7 • 122 Ratings

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.

    Ghostwatch

    Ghostwatch

    We take a look at the 1992 BBC Halloween tv special, Ghostwatch.
    Ghostwatch (streaming Affiliate Link)
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    • 38 min
    British Lions and Tasmanian Tigers

    British Lions and Tasmanian Tigers

    This week we take a look at some recent news stories that fall within our bailiwick. We've got big cats, big-not-really-cats, and some UFO data to discuss. (with Matt Baxter.)
    Note - check out the articles for images of the "Thylacine", especially the Reddit thread and Galante's video.
    Tasmanian Tiger:
    Forrest Galante's YT Video
    Coverage in Newsweek
    Reddit readers have a go at the photos
    Alien Big Cat in UK
    BBC says DNA confirms big cat in UK
    Local news coverage
    2023 article with similar findings
    UFO Hotspot Analysis
    Axios story about the analysis
    NUFORC's website
    Data Analyst considers this data
    Cool - NUFORC uses an old missile silo as HQ??
    About NUFORC (Wiki)
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    • 37 min
    Behind The Science of Monsters

    Behind The Science of Monsters

    This week we're going to take a quick peek behind the curtains as to how THE SCIENCE OF MONSTERS came to be published by MonsterHouse, and what you can find inside. Sales of the book directly help the show, and all of that is explained during our MonsterTalking.
    The Science of Monsters - paperback & kindle
    The many lives of Joe Nickell
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    • 35 min
    Late Night with the Devil

    Late Night with the Devil

    Blake and Karen are joined by Matt Baxter to discuss the new horror film Late Night with the Devil (AMZ affiliate link), a fictional work that draws very heavily from "real" paranormal history to anchor its verisimilitude. 
    Trailer for LNwtD
    Don Lane vs Randi incident
    CSICOP

    Randi vs James Hydrick
    Randi vs Popov
    Randi and Don Lane incident
    Randi
    Michelle Remembers
    Anton LaVey
    Jim Jones
    Branch Davidians
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    • 47 min
    The Myth of Disenchantment

    The Myth of Disenchantment

    In this episode we talk with professor Jason Josephson-Storm about the concept of Disenchantment, why it's an important and influential concept, and why it is also a pervasive myth. 

    The Dialectic of Enlightenment by Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno
    Max Weber
    The Golden Bough by James Frazer 
    Deadly Words by by Jeanne Favret-Saada

    Our coverage of the homunculus - way back in episode 53!
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    • 53 min
    Bone Stacks of Mt. St. Helens

    Bone Stacks of Mt. St. Helens

    Is Bigfoot making peculiar stacks of bones in the forests of Mt. St. Helens? Archaeologist Andy White joins us to discuss the hypothesis that was the topic of a research paper by a Bigfoot proponent Mitchell Townsend.
    Andy's website (and response to Townsend's claims)
    Andy also has a YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
    Taphonomy
    Bigfoot proponent Townsend has been on Coast-to-Coast-AM more than once, where he also promoted his ideas about hidden images in stones.
    Mitchell's ideas are VERY reminiscent of the Richard Shaver work which we described as both apophenia and art.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

Mikecules ,

Excellent coverage of the paranormal topic

They do a great job of approaching content with a critical lens. Unlike many “stereotypical” skeptics you can tell that these folks have a general love of this vast topic and as most true skeptics would love to eventually find game changing incontrovertible evidence of the paranormal. Highly recommended!

Green Shirt ,

Really enjoyable podcast

Great mix of facts and fantasy. I eagerly await each new episode.

Ryan Salmon ,

Fantastic

Thank you for this Podcast
I love that you break down
Fantasy and explain the science of it I particularly love the episode on Giants

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