67 episodes

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.

The Cryptid Factor The Cryptid Factor

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

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.

    #069 The Challenging Issue

    #069 The Challenging Issue

    We're back! After a long break from the shortest season ever (of 1 episode), we bring you EP 69 where you'll find a bunch of terribly challenging awards, hippos challenged to be human and a magic museum thats a challenge to find. There's also challenging news of Nessie sonars and Mamophants. To be quite honest though, the most challenged things in this ep are simply the three rusty hosts. Thanks for enduring this mess with us!

    • 57 min
    #068 The Come Back Special - Bumper Issue

    #068 The Come Back Special - Bumper Issue

    An incredible 'Schreiber Unveil' was meant to see this episode be all about the phenom of ‘Past Life Experiences’, but as per usual, we just couldn't stay on task - so now this episode also includes the art of 'No Blink' and 'Light Cry' acting, Coast Guards with hamster wheel problems, and experts who will never reply to Buttons ever again. Oh, and some zombie fish and stolen penises thrown in for good measure.
    Enjoy the extra 30mins it took to get that all in!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    #067 The Buzz Bingo Issue

    #067 The Buzz Bingo Issue

    Ep 67 has some great finds in it - Dan finds the Alien Sex capital of the UK, Rhys finds a nazi tank in a basement, and Buttons finds the elevator service hut in Superman's Building. We also shoe-horn in a Jet-pack Re-cap, a Fairy/Theory Time, a Rapisode Sandwich and a Sci-fi Robot Rangers Prequel - before the 'quel' is even quelled!

    • 58 min
    #066 The Quoting Issue

    #066 The Quoting Issue

    In this ramshackled episode, Rhys fails to deliver Rapisodes, Dan fails in health and Buttons fails to be articulate. Also you'll find a kidnapped Nanna raised by Monkeys, AI Robots meeting Aliens, and Elon predictions from 1953. Also a Bigfoot crossing a river carrying a deer or two babies and a big(ish) cat let loose by a pig buddy. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #65 The Missing Pigeons Issue

    #65 The Missing Pigeons Issue

    Welcome to episode 65, where we're lucky Rhys is present due to self inflicted partying - and lucky Dan is alive due to self inflicted poisoning! Also in this ep you'll discover 50 pilot sky-spider collectors, lots of lost pigeons, an eating restrictor/ventriloquism training device and we find prehistoric man Dennis Oven in a Chinese well! Also Loch Less news and a spooky Slenderman in India. Ooooohhh!
    *Trigger warning* We discuss weight loss and dieting, if this is triggering for you - perhaps sit this one out. 

    • 49 min
    #064 The UAP Report Issue

    #064 The UAP Report Issue

    Welcome to the UAP Report special edition. This episode was recorded live as the Pentagon released it's long awaited report on the UFO/UAP situation - and as you'd rightly imagine, we cover the report with delft professionalism and deep insight - Dan even reports live from Buckingham Palace to check if the Queen comments! Also in this ep - Rapisode 5 (yay!), invisible sculptures, a real life Tarzan, Astronauts seeing Sky Serpents, and Rhys invents the revolutionary 'Audio Signature'!

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

fish is my life ,

Amazing

The crypto dream team! #Dan4life #Rysishot #beautifulButtons

P.S. shut up tinytawnykitten

Thightcheeks ,

The best cryptozoology podcast in the world!!!!

The best cryptozoology podcast in the world!!!! Well researched, factually accurate and extremely funny. Always worth a listen!

Tinytawnykitten ,

Lose Rhys and it will be perfect

David Farrier is brilliant and intelligent, as is Dan Schreiber. But Rhys Darby is one dimensional and his constant self-indulgent monologues are tedious.

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