The Exorcist Effect
Listen now
We're joined by Joseph Laycock and Eric Harrelson to discuss their new book THE EXORCIST EFFECT.  This book is a great deep-dive into how fiction and fact intermingle in culture to generate new ways of interacting with the supernatural and paranormal. It's a feedback loop.  It's a mobius strip.  It's ouroboros.  And it's really informative to be aware of this process. The Exorcist Effect book  (Affiliate Link) Remember that Eric and Joe will be signing their book in December of 2023 in the Austin area.   Dec 15th - Signing at Glass Coffin Boutique 3009 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78722 Dec 17th - Curio Arcanum  5924 S Congress Ave Unit 23, Austin, TX 78745 And I should also say that while in Austin you should check out the Minnesota IceMan over at the MUSEUM OF THE WEIRD over on 6th street. Tell 'em MonsterTalk sent you.  We don't have any promotional relationship - but it would be pretty cool of a bunch of folks dropped in and said that.  Maybe you'd weird them out at the museum of the weird.  Worth a shot. If you somehow haven't seen THE EXORCIST you can watch it here. (Affiliate Link) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
More Episodes
There are lots of things to read about this on the Internet and you will not find a definitive answer, I'm afraid. My conclusions are based on parsimony not on explicit proof. Besides, we all know how hard it is to prove a negative. It's a complex topic with many black-box elements and those tend...
Published 02/26/24
A lighthearted discussion of the cryptids of Connecticut with the author and illustrator of  Connecticut Cryptids: A Field Guide to the Weird & Wonderful Creatures of the Nutmeg State, Patrick Scalisi and Valerie Ruby-Omen. Patrick's Amazon Author's Page (affiliate link) Valerie's facebook...
Published 02/19/24
We conclude our two-part look at Boleskine House, on the shores of Loch Ness. Matt Baxter joins Karen and Blake to wrap up this investigation. Links for Part 2: Article about sale of Boleskine Report of death of Major Grant (1960) A Dark Song (movie loosely based on Crowley/Abramelin working)...
Published 02/12/24