Reviews
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
Great guests, fascinating discussions
Velvet Crocodile via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/02/20
For the most part I enjoy the podcast. I, like Blake, love werewolves and his research on them is absolutely fascinating! I also enjoy most of the episodes and have some Saved for when my daughter gets old enough to have that primal fear of monsters. Some episodes though come off incredibly...Read full review »
Madilovesmonsters via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/20
Ok Blake. You earned this five star review. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the background music as you quoted Bill Corbett in the episode about screaming skulls. Well done. Great podcast that has lead to some really funny encounters at the end of my commute when I try to tell my...Read full review »
agency11 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 04/28/20
Excellent podcast on all manner of monsters. First, the theme music is incredible and I want it to play every time I walk into a room. I especially appreciate that the show occasionally extends into current matters related to the topic. They had a virologist on at the outset of the covid-19...Read full review »
Lucha Kaiju via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/20
Monster Talk hits the right tone for me, being skeptical about the topics they cover, while remaining respectful towards the true believers. Blake and Karen also dive deep into the topics they cover, bring on experts and you always leave having learned a thing or two. If I had one point of...Read full review »
Linderflomann via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 04/15/20
One of my favorite podcasts. Like the presenters I am on the sceptic side with a life long interest in Monsters (folklore/supernatural). I love the subject. As a member of the Ghost Club est. 1862. I have many friends of different points of view, but a shared love of the subject. Always recommend...Read full review »
Nigel Bundy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/05/20
I want to express praise and thanks specifically for the 15 March Monster Talk episode. Listened three times in succession, learned a lot. Sane, calm, truthful and thorough. Thank you!
AnotherTrina via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 03/21/20
A fun podcast that takes a scientific approach to your favorite monsters, myths, and legends. Love it for my daily commute!
Tobinator0311 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/20
Everyone (almost) loves monsters of one kind or another. Blake, a one-time 'true believer' has retained that love of monsters while being firmly rooted in reality. Karen is a productive associate providing useful data and a lot of flavor. Cryptids, mythological, folklore and modern -...Read full review »
Racer 41 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/20
I absolutely love your podcast! It’s an interesting listen, you bring up points I have never considered and being someone who loves monsters or folklore creatures and is an anthropologist, I especially enjoy hearing the guests who come on the show. I’ve almost ran through all the episodes just...Read full review »
Oriondrago via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/20
You guys put the ology in Cryptozoology! By that I mean that you guys take a scientific take on these topics. I love the way you approach skepticism. It allows those of us who have had strange experiences be able to look at those experiences in a different light without feeling ostracized. Love...Read full review »
superman2008 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/20
MonsterTalk was my first venture into skeptical material When I came across it back 6 or 7 years ago and is still my favorite! Highly accessible, informative, and entertaining.
someguynamedIan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/20
I’ve enjoyed this podcast for a while now, the hosts Blake and Karen do a wonderful job to talk about monsters and other topics in a open and inviting way. The skeptical but not derogatory nature of the show is refreshing. Normally, they do discuss why these scary things aren’t really, but you...Read full review »
jmm267 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/20
From the puns to the topics this show is awesome. They make a skeptic show about monsters fun!
kh29825 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/19
The topics are well-researched by the hosts as well as fun to listen to. I particularly enjoy the obscure anecdotes that can lead one down any number of rabbit holes. This podcast also provides a welcome reprieve from following bleak current events.
Mudd-Dragon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/09/19
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