Reviews
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
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
Interesting topics with great guests. Learn about Monsters and skepticism.
Maajic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/27/22
I feel smarter listening to this show 80% scientific cryptozoology content 20% hilarious dad jokes Plus it’s just cool to hear an fellow Aussie accent
TW Him via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/19/22
Monsters, talk, guests and some other stuff too!!!
The Lord Humongous via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/22
There is just so much I can say about this podcast. I always learn something fascinating when I listen, because they have a knack for choosing awesome guests and asking exactly the right questions to draw out their expertise. They strike a unique balance in the podcasting world. Although the...Read full review »
furanku2 via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 06/03/22
Listen.
Jim Ohio1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/22
A really thoughtful well-researched show for people who care about these topics but want to actually think about them as cultural phenomena rather.
angry runner 2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/22
Love Monster Talk! Been listening for years! Surprised you only saw one snake in Sydney, Karen- up here in Newcastle I’m herding young brown tree snakes out of my garage every time we’ve had too much rain. And that’s not counting the red belly blacks of my youth! 😃 But I’ve always had at least a...Read full review »
BuggerTV via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/21/22
In one episode they laugh and joke about human babies who are miscarried and calcify inside the mother. I'm open to listening about all scientific subjects even if they're sad or dark, but callously making light of someone else's tragedy is beyond the pale.Read full review »
Tiktaalik620 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/08/22
Entertaining and informative, a badly needed dose of rational thinking and evidence gathering in an era where misinformation is running rampant. Scholarly while remaining entertaining, the hosts show a remarkable amount of restraint while discussing topics that are at times so silly that they...Read full review »
Art_Teacher_Mr_F via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/22
They do a great job of approaching content with a critical lens. Unlike many “stereotypical” skeptics you can tell that these folks have a general love of this vast topic and as most true skeptics would love to eventually find game changing incontrovertible evidence of the paranormal. Highly...Read full review »
Mikecules via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/21/22
I’ve listened to every episode except the Bigfoot-focused ones (I just can’t with that thing). It’s been 12 years and the show has evolved accordingly, with the last few years focusing more on the philosophy and psychology of monsters, and less on debunking. Their guests are, without fail, a joy...Read full review »
Brainiac...Or Not? via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/22
I really enjoy this podcast and can’t wait for new episodes.
CraigCzn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/21
One of only a handful of podcasts that I make a point of not missing an episode for. Non-condescending (usually) skeptics talking about the love of monster mythology and lore. Always entertaining and informative. Bad puns galore from Blake.
DSA344 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/21
I love monsters and cryptids and a friend of mine and I love talking about real and not so real animals, anything from bonobos and chimpanzees to dodo birds, the Koch ness monster and we recently researched a cryptid in every state. Some paranormal podcasts seem interesting but the hosts are...Read full review »
Kiana Karahalis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/21
The hosts are super-enthusiastic and knowledgeable, but also happy to admit when they don’t know something. There’s no supercilious naysaying, no presumption, and certainly no dismissive hand-waving. Just healthy, honest skepticism, and a delight in the monstrous. And puns. Terrible, terrible puns.
Gimme Chili via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/21
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
One of my favorite podcasts! I always look forward to new content.
canistotem via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/26/21
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
This show has ruined me for all the other cryptozoology podcasts. It’s nice to hear a skeptical view, and interesting to listen to a rational viewpoint. Edit: Until they went from skepticism to insulting religious views starting with the intro to “speak of the devil.” Skepticism does not equal...Read full review »
Lordkrull819 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/26/21
Yes
MaryH1nge via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/21/21
I absolutely love this podcast! So we’ll researched and presented. I even love the corny dad-jokes. Long may you haunt the podcast community!
yetanothereviewer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/21
It’s sad to see that they continue to produce this show after it jumped the shark. The early episodes are good: great guests, great analyses, cryptid focused shows. But they moved away from that and have largely been focusing on monsters in fiction and film (under the guise of “folklore”), and...Read full review »
Liz959522 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/21
There are few out there of any genre that I consistently like. I have some ethos based disagreements given my Christian background and yet I’m not getting the overwhelming sense of disparagement or disrespect that some apparently are. Some of my best friends are atheists and they are way worse. (...Read full review »
osprey1968 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/21
I love this show! Blake and Karen are great. An absolute must listen for fans of the weird and wonderful. And puns!
Gary_1969 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/12/21
Listening to these people pontificate about their intellectual superiority takes this show down from what could have been a five star rating. I typically agree with them in principle, which makes this issue even more regrettable, but they really come off as a pretentious creeps. You might as...Read full review »
Pariahsauce via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/21
I’ve listened to a few, it’s a show I really want to like, but I agree with others where I think Blake comes off as arrogant and cocky. Makes it tough to get through.
Begelll via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/21
Love the podcast and all the hard work you & Karen have done. Good luck with the job search too!
bposu1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/26/21
I’ve been listening to Monster Talk for years, and the hosts keep it fresh and interesting!
Roxy Pismo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/21
...to catch up with the wonderful history of these episodes! Thanks!
kriskaha via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/21
Great mix of facts and fantasy. I eagerly await each new episode.
Green Shirt via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/26/20
This is........so good!
santosdave via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/20
Here’s a show even an eldritch entity from beyond spacetime can enjoy! Blake and Karen chat, usually with interesting guests, about things that go bump in the night, and weird things that don’t as well, with open-minded straight-talk about all manner of bizarre critters as folklore, myth, urban...Read full review »
Troythulu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/20
I love the topics, agree with most of the things they say, but they have said multiple things about religious people that are very close minded. I believe in global warming, support science and research, know how to read scientific papers and decipher statistical graphs, and I am a very active...Read full review »
Shhhhhapppppooo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/13/20
This podcast is an amazing work of art and content like this should be encouraged. I really enjoy this! :)
Meh Oofy Meh via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/09/20
Been listening for ages and absolutely love you guys and the podcast you do. Excellent variety in topics, and always gives me something to think about and delve into afterwards. Take care and keep it up.... Kiwi (NZ)
Marnieblueshoes via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 10/17/20
It can be hard to explain to people that loving paranormal subjects does not mean I believe in it. Monster Talk gets it. Thoughtful and fun deep dives into aliens, Bigfoot, cryptids, and much more. Thank you Blake and Karen for making my favorite show!
Beyonce23706 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/23/20
As a fellow podcaster in the realm of skeptics and the paranormal, I’ve listened to a lot of these types of podcasts, and this is one of the best. You can tell the host and guests are having a good time, but they’re also providing so much interesting scientific perspective on the topics they...Read full review »
MEBosket via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/12/20
I love this show. The content is amazing, intelligent, well thought out, educated, funny and thought provoking. 99% this show is amazing but honestly the audio always is horrible. I know you could do better. The host should never sound like he’s calling in.
Hopkintucky via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/20
I love Monster Talk. It is very entertaining for a horror movie buff,skeptic, and lover of science like me. Learning about sleep paralysis was the most important thing that I've learned from their shows. I have friends and family who have suffered from sleep paralysis and this information has...Read full review »
danelectrolee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/20
Hey guys I love your topics but the black eyed kids episode was super hard to listen too. I had to stop listening half way though out of frustration, sorry but Blake you interrupt your guests alot. I get that your upping the enthusiasm levels or trying to bring more levity to the show but please...Read full review »
Marv&May via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/20
Fun topics, enjoyable hosts, interesting guests 🧟‍♀️🧜🏽‍♀️🦕🦄👽👻
Clhaughey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/20
Three folks talking down to folks for a hour n a half
normalfolkslefthere via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/20
I really enjoy this show and highly recommend it to monster fans everywhere. Monster Talk is informative, fun, and the hosts are well informed, entertaining, and well spoken and always have interesting guests. This show is well worth your time 😁👍
Steven V via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/20
Fun topics discussed in a crunchy and granular way
nick2000000000 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/29/20
Monster Talk is exactly what the title says it is: the science show about monsters. I LOVE this show, and LOVE the skeptical, deeply-researched, and scholarly approach to monsters and other legendary creatures. Great stuff. Thank you Karen and Blake! Via la Monster Talk!
George (nickname to go here) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/20
Love the dad jokes, though I honestly don’t know how Blake survived that doll prank!! Karen is one of my favorite podcasters (brilliant and goofy and endearing and gosh I just adore you 🥰) Real science, empathetic but honest skeptics without being jerks, I suggest this show to everyone in my...Read full review »
Steph in theMitten via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/20
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