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Cryptids Decrypted is a podcast about diving into the research surrounding creatures from the fringe of reality and the people dedicated to studying them. The host, Ashton Macaulay is an expert in fictional accounts of mythical creatures and aims to examine all sides of cryptozoology from skepticism to full on believers.

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Cryptids Decrypted Ashton Macaulay

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 29 Ratings

Cryptids Decrypted is a podcast about diving into the research surrounding creatures from the fringe of reality and the people dedicated to studying them. The host, Ashton Macaulay is an expert in fictional accounts of mythical creatures and aims to examine all sides of cryptozoology from skepticism to full on believers.

If you want to support Cryptids Decrypted, share the episode with your friends and rate us wherever you listen! Thanks! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cryptids-decrypted/support

    New Loch Ness Monster Proof? - News of the Weird #1

    New Loch Ness Monster Proof? - News of the Weird #1

    This week, we're bringing you a quick, ten-minute breakdown of a recent article adding fuel to the Nessie legend. For a full copy of the article, just google 'Loch Ness Proof', there are so many paywalls, we don't want to direct you to a specific one. But, save yourself some time and listen to the episode instead.


    Want to buy some merch? Check out MacAshton.com/Merch. Make sure to follow us on every social platform so we can finally reach the height of ego we deserve: https://linktr.ee/cryptidsdecrypted

    More information on Ashton and his writing can be found on his website: https://macashton.com/ You can also follow him on Twitter (@RealMacAshton).  To purchase books, check out these links: https://linktr.ee/MacAshton


    New theme song background music was provided by Fesliyan Studios!






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    • 10 min
    Cryptid Royale Redux

    Cryptid Royale Redux

    Check out Ashton's novella Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/macashton/the-first-ambassador-to-crustacea

    This week, John and Ashton take a trip to the past and reevaluate all previous Cryptid Royales on the patented new Objective Scale of Neutrality and Badassery. There can only be one winner, but there will be a whole lot of shame. 

    Want to buy some merch? Check out MacAshton.com/Merch. Make sure to follow us on every social platform so we can finally reach the height of ego we deserve: https://linktr.ee/cryptidsdecrypted

    More information on Ashton and his writing can be found on his website: https://macashton.com/ You can also follow him on Twitter (@RealMacAshton).  To purchase books, check out these links: https://linktr.ee/MacAshton

    Credit for our excellent outro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A

    Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS)

    Content Provider: LynneMusic


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    410 - Cryptid Royale 4

    410 - Cryptid Royale 4

    Check out Ashton's novella Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/macashton/the-first-ambassador-to-crustacea

    It's that time again, the last episode of the season! Tradition dictates the guys do a Cryptid Royale, so we're giving the people what they want. Four cryptids enter, one cryptid leaves!

    Want to buy some merch? Check out MacAshton.com/Merch. Make sure to follow us on every social platform so we can finally reach the height of ego we deserve: https://linktr.ee/cryptidsdecrypted

    More information on Ashton and his writing can be found on his website: https://macashton.com/ You can also follow him on Twitter (@RealMacAshton).  To purchase books, check out these links: https://linktr.ee/MacAshton

    Credit for our excellent outro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A

    Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS)

    Content Provider: LynneMusic


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    • 55 min
    409 - Legends Royale

    409 - Legends Royale

    That's right, we're doing two royale episodes this season! In today's episode, John and Ashton tackle urban legends from across the United States and actually develop a rating system to see how they stack up.

    Wanna read a science fiction, crab-based, political thriller? MacAshton.com/Library

    Want to buy some merch? Check out MacAshton.com/Merch. Make sure to follow us on every social platform so we can finally reach the height of ego we deserve: https://linktr.ee/cryptidsdecrypted

    More information on Ashton and his writing can be found on his website: https://macashton.com/ You can also follow him on Twitter (@RealMacAshton).  To purchase books, check out these links: https://linktr.ee/MacAshton

    Credit for our excellent outro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A

    Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS)

    Content Provider: LynneMusic


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    • 48 min
    408 - Skinwalker Ranch

    408 - Skinwalker Ranch

    This week, we're getting into cattle mutilations, lights, in the sky, and the many mysteries of Skinwalker Ranch. It's basically a thirty minute Conspiracy Corner, so strap in. 

    Wanna read a science fiction, crab-based, political thriller? MacAshton.com/Library

    Want to buy some merch? Check out MacAshton.com/Merch. Make sure to follow us on every social platform so we can finally reach the height of ego we deserve: https://linktr.ee/cryptidsdecrypted

    More information on Ashton and his writing can be found on his website: https://macashton.com/ You can also follow him on Twitter (@RealMacAshton).  To purchase books, check out these links: https://linktr.ee/MacAshton

    Credit for our excellent outro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A

    Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS)

    Content Provider: LynneMusic


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    • 40 min
    407 - The Loch Ness Monster

    407 - The Loch Ness Monster

    This week, listen as John and Ashton figure out what giant eels, secret Scottish nuclear programs, and Scooby-Doo have in common. That's right, they're finally doing The Loch Ness Monster, a creature that has been on the logo since Episode One!


    Wanna read a free short story about hunting the Loch Ness Monster? MacAshton.com/Library


    Want to buy some merch? Check out MacAshton.com/Merch. Make sure to follow us on every social platform so we can finally reach the height of ego we deserve: https://linktr.ee/cryptidsdecrypted

    More information on Ashton and his writing can be found on his website: https://macashton.com/ You can also follow him on Twitter (@RealMacAshton).  To purchase books, check out these links: https://linktr.ee/MacAshton

    Credit for our excellent outro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A

    Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS)

    Content Provider: LynneMusic


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cryptids-decrypted/support

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

LordPuruser ,

A good mix of formal presentation and humor.

A well researched podcast, providing a substantial amount of info on the subject while not making it mundane. Very concise and to the point, leaving you wanting a little more. Definitely recommend.

nardog02 ,

Longer Podcasts

I like this podcast it’s interesting, I just wish the episodes were longer. It’s just very interesting and I want them to take up more time while I’m at work 😂

Kawiiwolfiepup ,

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Hasn’t talked about how hot Mothman is yet which is pretty weird, but overall it’s pretty good

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