Rhys Darby, Dan Schreiber, David Farrier and 'Buttons' bring you The Cryptid Factor - a show dedicated to the weird and the wonderful, and in particular, Cryptozoology.
Hear the team passionately (and often awkwardly) discuss animals yet to be proven by science - like the Mongolian Death Worm, Chupacabra, Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness Monster. Though they take the pseudo-science as seriously as they can, they struggle to take themselves seriously at all.
Its hosts are comedian & actor Rhys Darby, respected television journalist and documentarian David Farrier, host 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.
#052 The Halloween Issue
Welcome to the Cryptid Factors first ever Halloween Special! And given how it all went, it may well just be the last! Rhys, Dan and Buttons bring you a *true* spooky story each, which includes a Vampire, a Wendigo and Poltergeist. We dare you to see if you can get through the utter scariness of it all (let alone the total messiness)! Also a bonus treat of some NZ based cryptid news and we revisit our old mate Mr Boon to hear one of his wonderful Cryptid ditties! Enjoy!
#051 The Tongue Biting Issue
Well, it's episode 51, and just like the Area after the same name, this episode is a real enigma. Rhys has a LA Jet-packing Mothman, Dan has a brand new yet historically exclusive interview with actor, thespian and explorer Brian Blessed, and Buttons has a fat tongue. Also in this ep, there's 4G on the moon, a Drummer goes to hell and back and a Mothman doco gets released.
#050 The Fifty Issue
(5th October 2020) Guys! We made it halfway to a century! To celebrate, Dan helps the us rise in the rankings, Rhys starts modeling, and Buttons sneaks in super star special guest BENEE! You'll also find swearing parrots, a Nessie the size of a bus and the shape of a log, a Yowie poo on a termite mound, board games played with the dead and a Rat metal detector who gets a medal. Yay!
#049 The 7 Issue
In an exciting run of 7 episodes in a row, Rhys is enjoying living life as a 7 year old in a Lockdown hotel/prison. We celebrate our 7th patreoner and get excited about the 7th Nessie sighting this year, whilst Dan and Buttons argue over whose news of 7 musical notes is the longest (and enjoy testing the patience of Rhys in the process). All these fun 7's and more... so get amongst it!
#048 The Segmented Issue
(20 September 2020) In a vain attempt to be helpful, Buttons creates his first (and hopefully last) segment. Also covered in this chaotic ep: an explosive fly swatting experience, some snake swallowing surgery, taxidermied high fives, and a sighting (and a shooting) of New Zealand's own ABC's!
#047 The Qualm Issue
(13 September 2020) Here we go again - The Cryptid Factor team on a roll! This ep sees qualms raised, jetpack conga-lines, kite flying 3 year olds, Bigfoot shooting uncles, Benny Hill Flat Earthers - oh and not to mention we talk with 'X-Files - The Official Archives' author Paul Terry!