236 episodes

MonsterTalk: The Science Show About Monsters is a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves.

MonsterTalk Blake Smith

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.6, 933 Ratings

MonsterTalk: The Science Show About Monsters is a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves.

    Blake and Karen take listener questions

    Blake and Karen take listener questions

    In the March 29th episode, Karen and Blake hang out and take listener questions.

    • 1 hr
    MonsterTalk Live - Douglas Tate

    MonsterTalk Live - Douglas Tate

    Actor Douglas Tate joins us to talk about playing monsters in film.  Douglas has played Bigfoot more than any other actor.

    (IMDB) Douglas Tait was born on December 17, 1978 in Tarzana, California, USA as Douglas J. Tait. He is known for his work on Annabelle Comes Home (2019), Hellboy (2019) and Legacies (2018).

    • 1 hr
    MonsterTalk Live - Brian Sharples - 22MAR2020

    MonsterTalk Live - Brian Sharples - 22MAR2020

    [EXPLICIT] Audio from 22MAR2020 MonsterTalk Live with Dr. Brian Sharpless, discussing real world psychology and monsters.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    212 - We Believe in Dinosaurs

    212 - We Believe in Dinosaurs

    Karen and Blake discuss the new film We Believe in Dinosaurs with filmmaker Clayton Brown (who co-directed with Monica Long Ross) and paleontologist Dan Phelps. 

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #211 - The Screaming Skulls

    #211 - The Screaming Skulls

    Today Karen and Blake discuss "Screaming Skulls" - a surprisingly common yet particularly English kind of haunting. Karen has a new short story based on this legend.

    • 59 min
    Announcement: MonsterTalk Live

    Announcement: MonsterTalk Live

    We're doing a live video-chat with guest Brian Sharpless.
    Sunday night March 29, 2020
    9 pm EST  

    The show is free - but it's being streamed via Facebook so you'll need to join the MonsterTalk Facebook Group to participate.  

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
933 Ratings

933 Ratings

Madilovesmonsters ,

I’m torn.

For the most part I enjoy the podcast. I, like Blake, love werewolves and his research on them is absolutely fascinating! I also enjoy most of the episodes and have some Saved for when my daughter gets old enough to have that primal fear of monsters. Some episodes though come off incredibly demeaning, mostly by the experts brought on. Especially “Getting into the spirit of things”. One of my pet peeves is ad hominem arguments. In my humble opinion it’s an adolescent argument. Insulting someone who believes in something and insinuating “I’m smarter than you, so I’m right” is cringeworthy at best. I believe there’s a way to be a skeptic and still be respectful to others arguments and research. For example; I’m sure there were lot of skeptics to the round earth theory but it is human nature to sometimes be wrong.

Makdid ,

Fail

The first episode is openly atheistic and leftist attacking Christianity head on, without anyone defending the young earth/creationism/Christianity. This is a nope for me.

Xayton ,

Karen ruins it. Dude isn’t much better.

Fake & self-indulgent lady, meet pompous self-important guy.

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