76 episodes

Cryptopedia is an exploration of the myths and legends that haunt the human mind. Each week Brandon and John will take you on a journey exploring the mysteries of the world, tackling the tales with a dash of skepticism and an extra helping of humor.

Topics include cryptids such as bigfoot or mothman, paranormal events, claims of the supernatural, monsters of mythology, and urban legends.

Cryptopedia - A Paranormal Podcast Brandon Boyer, John Dunham

    • Comedy
    • 4.4, 11 Ratings

Cryptopedia is an exploration of the myths and legends that haunt the human mind. Each week Brandon and John will take you on a journey exploring the mysteries of the world, tackling the tales with a dash of skepticism and an extra helping of humor.

Topics include cryptids such as bigfoot or mothman, paranormal events, claims of the supernatural, monsters of mythology, and urban legends.

    Cryptopedia 73 - Tammy's Ding Dong Corner | Folklore | Tambaluslos

    Cryptopedia 73 - Tammy's Ding Dong Corner | Folklore | Tambaluslos

    Brandon claims this is a follow up to the Tanuki episode, but John's not convinced. As a word of warning, we talk a lot about male genitalia in this one too, but it's pretty overtly sexual. 
     
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    Produced By: Brandon Boyer
    Art: Tom Hill
    Website: cryptopediacast.com
    Patreon
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    Sources:
    TAMBALOSLOS: Does Size Really Matter? • THE ASWANG PROJECT
    CULTURE & TRADITION: Phalluses and Phallic Symbols of the Philippines • THE ASWANG PROJECT
    Higantes Festival
    The Legend of the Tambaloslos (Visayan Wisdom Lore) : Philippines

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Cryptopedia 72 - The Thrilling Tales of Tanuki | Folklore | Tanuki, Bake-Danuki

    Cryptopedia 72 - The Thrilling Tales of Tanuki | Folklore | Tanuki, Bake-Danuki

    It was bound to happen eventually, John has started to dip from the well of Yōkai. We channel our podcasting roots in this episode when we talk about s*****m for nearly 30 minutes (it's surprisingly non sexual).
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    Produced By: Brandon Boyer
    Art: Tom Hill
    Website: cryptopediacast.com
    Patreon
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    Sources
    Japanese Racoon Dog
    Raccoon Dog
    Bake-danuki
    Tanuki: The Folklore of Japan's Trickster - Christopher Kincaid
    Danzaburou-danuki
    Shibaemon-tanuki
    Yashima no Hage-tanuki
    The tanukis' legends of Yashima temple and Kukai
    Tanuki onmarkproductions
     

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Cryptopedia 71 - The As[s]wang Part 2: The Puns Strike Back | Cryptid, Sigbin, Wakwak, Aswang | Pets of the Aswang

    Cryptopedia 71 - The As[s]wang Part 2: The Puns Strike Back | Cryptid, Sigbin, Wakwak, Aswang | Pets of the Aswang

    Brandon revisits the Aswang's pets and we talk about the first Aswang episode which feels like it was over a decade ago.
     
    Discussed Stuff:
    Crazy Chris
     
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    Produced By: Brandon Boyer
    Art: Tom Hill
    Website: cryptopediacast.com
    Patreon
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    Sources:
    Sigbin
    Wakwak
    Tales Of Filipino Mythical Creatures - SIGBIN: Uncles' New Pet
    A Tale of Sigbin and Tambaloslos
    The Manananggal and Wakwak • THE ASWANG PROJECT
    Horror Stories - [18] Wak-wak
    Broom Lore
    Broom lore and superstions

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Cryptopedia 70 - It’s called a Warthog | Cryptid, Aliens, Atmospheric Beasts | Jellyfish Anomaly of Petrozavodsk

    Cryptopedia 70 - It’s called a Warthog | Cryptid, Aliens, Atmospheric Beasts | Jellyfish Anomaly of Petrozavodsk

    John got like 3 hours of sleep before recording this one and he's leading it. So buckle in, because Brandon just rolls with it.
    Also the title of this episode has zero to do with the context of the episode, John used it as a placeholder and he thinks it was funny enough to keep.
     
    Google ngrams:
    https://books.google.com/ngrams/
    Discord:
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    We now have episode transcripts available!
    https://cryptopediacast.wordpress.com/
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    Produced By: Brandon Boyer
    Art: Tom Hill
    Website: cryptopediacast.com
    Patreon
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    Sources
    A History of State UFO Research in the USSR - Skeptical Enquirer
    news Little Green Men: A Look at the Official Soviet X-Files Investigation It was 4 - The Moscow Times
    Petrozavodsk phenomenon -Wikipedia
    Soviet Saucers - Sacred Texts
    SETKA: A SECRET SOVIET UFO RESEARCH PROGRAM
    PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE PHENOMENON OF SEPTEMBER 20, 1977 According to data as of September 30, 1977
    Kármán line - Wikipedia
    Space jellyfish - Wikipedia
    Atmospheric Beasts | Cryptid Wiki | Fandom
    Atmospheric Jellyfish | Cryptid Wiki | Fandom

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Cryptopedia 69 - We assure you Brandon and John are adults | Faries, Fae, England | Tiddy Mun

    Cryptopedia 69 - We assure you Brandon and John are adults | Faries, Fae, England | Tiddy Mun

    We’re skipping episode 68, because this was the appropriate episode for 69 and John couldn’t prep an episode this week.As the title suggests we can’t overstate that both Brandon and John are adults who own homes. Enjoy an hour and a half of us being serious adults.
     
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    Produced By: Brandon Boyer
    Art: Tom Hill
    Website: cryptopediacast.com
    Patreon
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    Tiddy Mun - Wikipedia
    Tiddy Mun, The Weather's Thruff!
    FOLKLORE ON FRIDAY - The Curse of the Tiddy Mun
    Beliefs and Customs in Marie Balfour's Collection of Stories set in the Lincolnshire Carrs
    Tiddy Mun - Telling History

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Cryptopedia 67 - Somehow not a Danny DeVito Joke | Dwarf, Demon | Nain Rouge, Demon of the Strait

    Cryptopedia 67 - Somehow not a Danny DeVito Joke | Dwarf, Demon | Nain Rouge, Demon of the Strait

    This week Brandon forces John to have  Redcap flashbacks, as  they navigate the story of Detroit's own quasi-mothman the Nain  Rouge.
     
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    Also brief correction for episode 65: Mongooses are not Mustelidae, so they aren't actually related to weasels. Whoops, thanks to our Patreon Bird Schneider on the Discord.
    https://discord.me/cryptopediacast
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    Produced By: Brandon Boyer
    Art: Tom Hill
    Website: cryptopediacast.com
    Patreon
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    Sources:
    Wikipedia - Nain Rouge
    Cryptozoology: The Nain Rouge (Red Dwarf)
    The Red Dwarf of Detroit or the Nain Rouge
    The legend of the legend of Detroit's Nain Rouge | Culture | Detroit
    Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac Facts
    Wikipedia - Pontiac's War
    Great Fire of 1805
    What did the historic 1976 ice storm look like? We've got photos, share yours
    Nain Rouge - Detroit's Devil?

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

MartyvonParty ,

A weird, weekly treat

As far as Cryptid-themed podcasts go, Cryptopedia is quickly becoming my favorite. John and Brandon show up week after week with research ready, no matter how obscure, convoluted and occasionally infuriating the source material. I appreciate the balance of detail and comedy, as well as the willingness to go deep on some lesser-known cryptids such as the Enfield Horror or the Grafton Monster. Keep it up guys, I always look forward to seeing this in my feed.

OpossumPrince ,

A lot of fun!

One of the best cryptid themed podcasts I've come across. Informitive and fun research presented in a 'cryptid of the week' format by two open-minded sceptics. Deffinitly worth a listen!

Bdubb.12592 ,

Good listen

Hilarious and informative. How else would I know anything about the Mongolian death worm?

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