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Blake Smith
MonsterTalk
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 1,482 ratings
Fun and informative
Karen and Blake have created a really great podcast. They provide a lot of skeptical information on a lot of paranormal topics in a fun way without bashing believers. The guests are often authors and researchers who bring expertise to the conversation. Oh and the puns are ever present.
Er!c279 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/22
Scary and Funny
Karen and Blake are the two best friends you would take with you to explore a haunted house.
Hoist Petard via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/03/22
Blake and Karen aren't out to debunk monsters. They explain how the folklore started and how it evolves. I especially enjoy the episodes when they have guests whether the guest specializes in one of the many fields of science that explains the natural world, folklorists who expain the...Read full review »
ChemGuy42 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/28/22
Recent Episodes
258 - The Winchester Mystery House 258_Monstertalk_Patreon.mp3 Karen and Blake are joined by Matthew Baxter to tell the true story of Sara Winchester and the sprawling mansion in San Jose. Legend says the estate was built to appease the spirits of the victims of the Winchester repeating rifle....
Published 08/08/22
We are joined by the incomparable Dr. Irving Finkel to discuss the oldest recorded stories of ghosts in human history.  Pliny the Younger - Wikipedia  The tale of Athenodorus and the chained ghost How to write cuneiform (video with Dr. Finkel) By Dr. Irving Finkel: The First Ghosts The Ark Before...
Published 07/25/22
Coll "C.C.J." Ellis joins us to talk about the monsters and folklore of Wales. Their book Welsh Monsters & Mythical Beasts will be out soon and is available for pre-order. Wales is on the western side of the island of Great Britain, and part of the United Kingdom. Despite its size, it...
Published 07/11/22
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