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The Monster Professor: a show in which we discuss and explore monsters in literature, myth, film, games, theater, folklore, culture, and beyond. Podcast host: Josh Woods, author, editor, professor, and monster expert.

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

The Monster Professor: a show in which we discuss and explore monsters in literature, myth, film, games, theater, folklore, culture, and beyond. Podcast host: Josh Woods, author, editor, professor, and monster expert.

    Werewolf Hunting with Michael Chemers

    Werewolf Hunting with Michael Chemers

    Werewolf expert Michael Chemers returns to take us on his real-life werewolf hunt in Germany. We also reach back to the proto-origins of werewolves and follow werewolf hunts and trials through the ages—including American werewolves in recent years. Chemers is Professor of Dramatic Literature and Theater Arts at the University of California Santa Cruz, and … Continue reading Werewolf Hunting with Michael Chemers

    • 53 min
    Monster Studies Medieval and Today with Asa Mittman

    Monster Studies Medieval and Today with Asa Mittman

    Asa Mittman invites us into the world of Monster Studies as an official academic field in universities, and he reveals Medieval maps of monsters to show us the darker social consequences of such ideas, both then and now. Asa Mittman is the author of Maps and Monsters in Medieval England, a prolific co-author and co-editor, … Continue reading Monster Studies Medieval and Today with Asa Mittman

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Nosferatu with Dana Gioia

    Nosferatu with Dana Gioia

    Dana Gioia brings us into the powerful darkness of his opera libretto Nosferatu, and along the way guides us through the place of monstrous and gothic stories within the literary tradition, and even touches on the truth of evil itself. Gioia is an internationally acclaimed poet, writer, and editor, as well as former California Poet … Continue reading Nosferatu with Dana Gioia

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Sharks and Minotaurs with Matt Davids

    Sharks and Minotaurs with Matt Davids

    Matt Davids from DiceGeeks.com returns to discuss two man-eating monsters that have captured imaginations both modern and ancient, under the surface and in the maze of the mind. DiceGeeks.com Podcast and Website: https://www.dicegeeks.com/ Matt Davids’s Drive Thru RPG books: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?artist=Matt%20Davids And his Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Matt-Davids/e/B077SBKV9Y?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1605022261&sr=8-1 The Monster Professor: a show in which we discuss and … Continue reading Sharks and Minotaurs with Matt Davids

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Halloween Viewing 2020

    Halloween Viewing 2020

    As an informal Halloween treat, I share some excellent new shows and movies to watch for Halloween, along with some retro gems that might be new to you (as they were to me), and even some unofficial Screen Monster Awards to recent series and films for Best Zombie, Best Water Creature, Best Invisible Person, and … Continue reading Halloween Viewing 2020

    • 39 min
    Fairies and Demons with Amy Trogan and Brandi George

    Fairies and Demons with Amy Trogan and Brandi George

    I speak with Inklings scholar Amy Trogan and poet Brandi George as we explore the perilous realm where fairies and demons cross paths, especially as they exist in traditional folklore, in the works of C.S. Lewis, in the creative writing process, even in real personal experience. More about Brandi George: https://www.brandigeorgepoetry.com/ More about Amy Trogan: … Continue reading Fairies and Demons with Amy Trogan and Brandi George

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

princess needle ,

F*CK YEAH, MONSTERS!!

The Monster Professor fulfills a desire that I didn’t know I had— everything I wanted to know about monsters (in literature, in pop culture, in film, etc.) is now in one place. This podcast is informative and entertaining, and its host is clearly an authority on the subject.

PigHelmet ,

Entertaining and educational

If college literature courses were more like this, classrooms would be packed. Literate, funny, and extremely useful whether you plan to fight monsters or just want to know more about them. The host is learned, self-effacing, and funny, and that’s a rare combination.

SirDaveG ,

Awesome Podcast

Very entertaining and educational. One always reads about various types of monsters in all kinds of fiction and it is very useful for this podcast to talk about what they mean in the larger sense of the story. Very helpful.

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