95 episodes

Three best buddies - Rhys Darby, Dan Schreiber, and Leon 'Buttons' Kirkbeck bring you The Cryptid Factor - a podcast dedicated to all things weird that are yet to be defined by science.Since 2008 they have passionately (and often awkwardly) been discussing 'cryptids' and monsters like Yeti, Chupacabra, Bigfoot and Nessie - as well as weird news of the world, UFO's, Time travellers, robots and space stuff.Though they take these pseudosciences as seriously as they can, they struggle to take themselves seriously at all.Hosted by comedian and actor Rhys Darby, star of top rating podcast 'No Such Thing as a Fish' Dan Schreiber - and Pulling it all together is their best friend, 'Buttons'. If anything goes wrong, it is probably his fault.


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The Cryptid Factor The Cryptid Factor

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 284 Ratings

Three best buddies - Rhys Darby, Dan Schreiber, and Leon 'Buttons' Kirkbeck bring you The Cryptid Factor - a podcast dedicated to all things weird that are yet to be defined by science.Since 2008 they have passionately (and often awkwardly) been discussing 'cryptids' and monsters like Yeti, Chupacabra, Bigfoot and Nessie - as well as weird news of the world, UFO's, Time travellers, robots and space stuff.Though they take these pseudosciences as seriously as they can, they struggle to take themselves seriously at all.Hosted by comedian and actor Rhys Darby, star of top rating podcast 'No Such Thing as a Fish' Dan Schreiber - and Pulling it all together is their best friend, 'Buttons'. If anything goes wrong, it is probably his fault.


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    #097 The Name Song Issue

    #097 The Name Song Issue

    This episode is for all the aliens and wave-chasing, space-travelling future Cryptid Knights out there! In here Dan has Druid news for Buttons and at last Rhys gets his very own (and very noisey) museum piece. There's news of a time-travelling Simpson, an elaborate intestine restaurant ruse, and a freaky human skinned robot face. There's also fish gazing at stars and alligators missing and found... oh, and some lovely sing-songs to remember peoples names by. Enjoy!


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    • 1 hr
    #096 The Trisand Effect Issue

    #096 The Trisand Effect Issue

    In this episode - Rhys is ahead of his time, Dan is listening to the band 'The Lip Slitsticks' and Buttons employs the 'Trisand' effect - making it highly likely that this will be the most listened episode ever! Also In here there's old men failing at reminiscing, Goonies Tridems, buried Mash, banned books on banned books, cheap top-secret Chinese military cartoons, free bee heaters, juvenile 'not-so-big' Bigfoot foot prints found, Turing test gets a pass, and the scariest sound of all time goes up against the loveliest sound of all time... and a Sasquatch caller!
    P.S - An important message from Rhys' publicist "DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE!!"


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    • 58 min
    #095 The Magic Bank Issue

    #095 The Magic Bank Issue

    This episode has the team in their usual places... that is if you can count Buttons being somewhere unusual as usual. You'll find news of hidden microphones and camouflaged cigars, Ray Jay getting busy changing the fabric of time, Magical Banks getting full of tellers, underground dino-aliens from Harvard... along with lots of family Cameos! We also cover fake thylacines and yet another Nessie hunt! Enjoy!

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    • 1 hr
    #094 The 'This Paranormal Life' Special Issue

    #094 The 'This Paranormal Life' Special Issue

    **SPECIAL ISSUE** Rhys and Dan are in London - and take the opportunity to storm the secret studio of podcast cousins Rory and Kit from 'This Paranormal Life'. With Buttons dialed in, they catch up and cover off a great deal of usual weirdness, along with the unusual addition of some ghost stories! There's also time-traveling Albert Einstein and restaurants, dream-crashing men, Steven Speilberg stealing movie ideas, oh, and LOADS of Lazy Code!
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    • 50 min
    #093 The Heavenly Issue

    #093 The Heavenly Issue

    In this epic episode we gain the second ever entry into the Cryptid Factor museum... a 135 million year old mystery! Also in here there's UFO wreckage being 'drug' out, a pigeon spy being detained, delayed phone calls being made from the dead, lemonade lazy code, a Thylacine musical, some OK ABC DNA proof and screen-shares within screen-shares! Also, speaking of ancient, we bring back the age old segment 'Noticeboard', only to promote a competitive cryptid museum... fail!


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #092 The Trigger Issue

    #092 The Trigger Issue

    Here we are again - in a scarily regular type fashion! In here theres there's your usual Schreiber wang-ons, Buttons blah-blahs & Darby breakdowns - but in amongst it all there's an ACTUAL EARTH RUMBLING! Also you'll find flying zombie salt shakers, flying spaghetti monsters, haunted swag dolls, Donald Duck call-ups, unlicensed cut-outs, mountain cover-ups, coat-tail ridings, quantum imaginary mates, cringy cameos and conscious shoes. Also we have a seemingly 'fresh' eye-witness account of a Squatch along with some massive Shaq-attack footprints!
    **TRIGGER WARNING** For those of you who get easy triggered from excessive trigger warnings... this episode may not be for you!

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
284 Ratings

284 Ratings

Mikeyboy82 ,

Love it

Found this through “This Paranormal Life”, love it

The Horror Man ,

Both very funny and really Interesting

One of the funniest podcasts out there! Rhys, Dan and Buttons are all very entertaining and discussing a subject matter I’m really into. What more could I want from a podcast?

gmutt26 ,

Fairy time

Well what can I say. Maybe more episodes would be good…. No this is the best podcast!!!!
I’ve listened from the start and look forward to new episodes each “week” everything you want and I really feel like I know these guys from listening and laughing Along with each episode.
Would love an extra long episode out on the look for some crypteds

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