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Blake Smith
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.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 1,445 ratings
My Favorite Podcast
I’ve been listening to MonsterTalk since around 2010 so this review is long overdue. What I love about this show is that it finds a balance between skepticism and credulity. Blake and Karen typically don’t believe in the topics they discuss, but they acknowledge that most people who claim to...Read full review »
1kyeardragon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/21
Great Podcast!!
One of my favorite podcasts! I always look forward to new content.
canistotem via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/26/21
Awesome Podcast
This is currently my favorite podcast. Blake and Karen are engaging hosts who are extremely knowledgeable and also lots of fun. I love the topics they choose, as well as their interesting guests. Highly, highly recommended.
lefthandedcriminal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/21
Recent Episodes
We're joined by the Spooky Science Sisters to talk about one of our favorite ghost stories, the psychic/omen/folklore/horror story that has haunted Karen and me since we were kids - the tale of Lord Dufferin and his encounter with the beyond.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 10/18/21
Here on MonsterTalk, we stretch the idea of what a monster might be in all sorts of interesting ways. In this episode, Blake and Karen dive into the world of monstrous plants, with Peter D’Amato as their guide. Having grown them for over 40 years, Peter D’Amato is the authority on carnivorous...
Published 10/04/21
Was Elizabeth Bathory the most vicious serial killer of all time? We're joined by historian Kayla of Historical AF to talk about the facts behind the brutal legend of the blood countess. [EXPLICIT WARNING] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Published 09/20/21
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