269 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

    • Science
    • 4.6 • 1K 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.

    Otter King & Other Things

    Otter King & Other Things

    Karen and Blake are joined by the hosts of MonsterFuzz, Eamonn O'Neill and Rob Billington, to discuss monsters and folklore of Ireland. Well, that's what we were supposed to talk about but we wandered a bit because it was obvious we all loved talking about monsters.

    • 1 hr
    Watertown 2: Eclectic Boo-galoo

    Watertown 2: Eclectic Boo-galoo

    Blake Smith has uncovered the uncropped "Watertown Ghosts" photo, lost to the public for more than fifty years, plus more discoveries about this famous alleged ghost photo.

    • 57 min
    The Curious Case of the Creeping Coffins

    The Curious Case of the Creeping Coffins

    Did coffins mysteriously move in a crypt in Barbados? Is there a natural explanation?

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Bigfoot and the Paranormal

    Bigfoot and the Paranormal

    Why are so many "weird" aspects to Bigfoot reports missing from the cryptozoology books? Authors Tim Renner and Josh Cutchins examine the hidden "high strangeness" in Bigfoot Lore.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Usborne book of UFOs

    Usborne book of UFOs

    We are joined by entertainer Jon Culshaw to talk about the influential children's book UFOs, (affiliate link) part of the Usborne "World of the Unknown" series that was recently reissued.  Jon brings his love of the mysterious and his uncanny ability to do voice impressions as we talk about how UFOs were presented in the 1970s, the wonders of space, and - of course - Doctor Who.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Thylacines and Pademelons

    Thylacines and Pademelons

    Blake and Karen are joined again by Matt Baxter to talk about the latest Thylacine claims from the TAGOA. The photos dropped last night (US Time) and sadly don't meet up with the hype - but there's still much to talk about with this story.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

yetanothereviewer ,

One of my top ten

I absolutely love this podcast! So we’ll researched and presented. I even love the corny dad-jokes. Long may you haunt the podcast community!

bposu1 ,

Great podcast

Love the podcast and all the hard work you & Karen have done. Good luck with the job search too!

Liz959522 ,

Used to be good

It’s sad to see that they continue to produce this show after it jumped the shark. The early episodes are good: great guests, great analyses, cryptid focused shows. But they moved away from that and have largely been focusing on monsters in fiction and film (under the guise of “folklore”), and it’s just not interesting. I would expect “the science show about monsters” to be just that. Listen to the first couple of years and then eschew the rest.

At the very least, I feel the creators could have ended Monster Talk and started a different show with a more accurate (and relevant) title and description.

But, if you like listening to people talk about movies, then maybe this is for you. If you’re looking for skeptical and open minded discussions about cryptids, look elsewhere.

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