When we think about monsters, the number one reaction most people will have is fear. Why is that and where does it come from? How do our brains process the concept of monsters, our gut reactions to them, and about where we stand with all of that? In this episode of MonsterTalk, Blake sits down with author, professor, and artist, Stephen Asma to delve into how monsters evolved with us as humans culturally, how our imaginations play a role in it, and how our minds wrap themselves around our beliefs—among many other things.
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We chat with podcaster and writer Toby Ball about season 3 of his show Strange Arrivals, which just began dropping new episodes.
Discussed in this episode:
Strange Arrivals podcast
David M. Jacobs, Alien Abduction Researcher
Zimbabwe UFO case (Ariel School)
Skeptical Inquirer article Abductology...
From our YouTube collection, we bring you a podcast version of our coverage of the 1983 horror/thriller The Entity.
CONTENT WARNING: Discusses sexual assault and trauma.
SPOILER WARNING: We discuss many plot elements in detail and if you prefer surprises you may want to watch the movie before...
We've recently been looking at ghostly hitchhiker legends and in this episode Karen brings us a creepy tale from her childhood that is both a strange twist on the original formulation of the legend, and also one that comes to us from big and small-screen icon from the 60s to the 90s - the bald,...