278 episodios

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.

MonsterTalk Blake Smith

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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.

    Basilisks are Over-Powered (Explicit)

    Basilisks are Over-Powered (Explicit)

    Karen and Blake discuss the myths and legends of the Basilisk (and the Cockatrice). The conversation includes ancient legends, medieval legends, alchemy, a whole lot of bird sex, A.I. and information hazards.
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    • 1h 13 min
    The Hairy Hands of Devon

    The Hairy Hands of Devon

    (AKA - The Hairy Hands of Dartmoor, The Unseen Hands) The legend of the Hairy Hands is set in Postbridge, Dartmoor. The road is now known as the B3212. Since 1921, the road has been the locale of a legendary menace - a pair of powerful unseen hairy hands that occasionally drives people to their death. But where did this story come from? And is it true?  Blake discusses his research into the case with Karen, and he thinks he's figured this one out.
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    • 1h 16 min
    In a Dim Room - Christmas Special 2021

    In a Dim Room - Christmas Special 2021

    A reading of "In a Dim Room" by Lord Dunsany. A ghost story for Christmas.
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    • 15 min
    Monster Theory

    Monster Theory

    We talk with Dr. Jeffrey Weinstock (Central Michigan University) about "Monster Theory" and his new volume which collects a panoply of essays on this interesting topic. 
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    • 1h 2 min
    Frankenstein and Mermaids

    Frankenstein and Mermaids

    In this episode of MonsterTalk Radio, Blake and Karen have David Farnell of Fukuoka University on the show to talk about Frankenstein and the novel’s—and the monster’s—impact on pop culture, as well as how the definition of what a monster is and how monsters are perceived have evolved through literature. David has published numerous papers on monsters and monsters in literature.
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    • 1h 11 min
    Monsterology

    Monsterology

    When we think about monsters, the number one reaction most people will have is fear. Why is that and where does it come from? How do our brains process the concept of monsters, our gut reactions to them, and about where we stand with all of that? In this episode of MonsterTalk, Blake sits down with author, professor, and artist, Stephen Asma to delve into how monsters evolved with us as humans culturally, how our imaginations play a role in it, and how our minds wrap themselves around our beliefs—among many other things.
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    • 1h 2 min

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