Today Karen and Blake discuss "Screaming Skulls" - a surprisingly common yet particularly English kind of haunting. Karen has a new short story based on this legend.
We're doing a live video-chat with guest Brian Sharpless.
Sunday night March 29, 2020
9 pm EST
The show is free - but it's being streamed via Facebook so you'll need to join the MonsterTalk Facebook Group to participate.
We plan to switch to streaming via YouTube soon - but this worked well in our small trial run last week. Hopefully, you'll enjoy hanging out with some other listeners and talking monsters.
It's Blake here! I made a little cameo over at Hayley Stevens' podcast The Spooktator, joining Jeb Card (In ReSearch Of) to talk about the paranormal series HELLIER (Amazon, YouTube). If you're not familiar with that show, it's an independent paranormal show that combines pretty much every kind of paranormal topic you can think of into a strange narrative about... you know what?
Just check out our coverage.
Discussing COVID19 with virology expert Vincent Racaniello.
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We are joined by author Kathryn Hulick, author of the new book Strange but True: 10 of the World's Greatest Mysteries Explained. The book introduces 10 weird topics covering everything from Atlantis to Zombies and meshes it all with skepticism and critical thinking. It's a great way to introduce a curious teen to the strange and unusual while arming them with the right tools to examine the questions critically.
The world can be a pretty mysterious place and we at Live Science love to ask and answer questions about mysteries big and small: about ancient civilizations, our planet and our solar system, the plants and animals that live alongside us, our bodies and how they work, and the technologies that we use every day. Join us on this exciting voyage of discovery and downright weirdness as we solve… Life’s Little Mysteries.
He's the author of three books (with a fourth on the way) and they are:
He's also a member of the American Journalism Historians Association, and he joins us to talk about the history of newspapers and jour...
Karen tells us about her research into the strange 1921 case known as "The Guyra Ghost." Rocks thrown, windows broken, strange knockings, spiritualists, and more! Her write up of this investigation appears in the January 2020 issue of Fortean Times.
Discussed in this episode:
The Guyra Ghost Mystery (1921) - lost contemporary comedy film shot on location
Minnie Bowen, the center of the alleged haunting:
Photograph of win...
We are joined by Rebecca Fox, who has been both a witch and a science & skepticism advocate, to discuss the history of modern witchcraft.
RIP Terry Jones (of Monty Python) who passed away on Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020.
Discussed in this episode:
Death Photos of the Victorian Age - memento mori
British "natural death" burial laws
The Highgate Vampire case of the early 1970s
We're joined by veteran monster investigator Joe Nickell (of CSI) to discuss three historic sea monster cases he thinks he's solved. Classic monsters and science in this one.
Case Files discussed in this episode:
Also mentioned: Karen has some new short stories on Amazon!
[Correction inserted Nov 15, 9:30 AM regarding the gas in the Cameroon lake incident being CO2, not Methane.]
This episode we look at Will O' The Wisp, Ghost Lights, Ball Lightning and all manner of glowing monstrous and bizarre lucent phenomena. Joining us for the discussion is researcher, Jerry Drake. We discuss some quite peculiar case details and Jerry has sent me some photos that I've attached here in the show notes....
Carlyn Beccia has written a new book for kids that combines Monsters and Science! Monstrous: The Lore, Gore and Science Behind Your Favorite Monsters is an ooey-gooey romp through the world of monsters and the many fascinating things you can learn when you apply science to their premises.
But don't think it's just for kids. This book has lots of cool, disgusting, crunchy science morsels in it plus gorgeous art that make ...
We're joined by Stacy Sharp, friend of the show and former USN law enforcement with Blake back in his Navy days in Bahrain. Stacy has spent much of his post-Navy career working in law enforcement, victims rights and the judicial system.
Discussion is on serial killers, their motivations, their methodologies and how to balance fascination with the macabre with keeping the victims rather than the killers foremost in mind. The ...
This is a sample episode of our new show In reSearch Of, which I'm co-hosting with Jeb Card. I hope you'll consider subscribing. I'm planning to keep the regular IRO episodes free, but offer bonus content for Patreon supporters.
This is the pilot episode of In reSearch Of, the show where we watch the original TV show IN SEARCH OF… and consider some of the explanations that the producers chose not to present.
Along with archaeologist Jeb Card, I'm launching a new show called In Research Of... which will revisit this original series and add some explanations the producers chose not to include. (Link to show on iTunes.)
In a follow-up to our episode on Gargoyles, photographer and author Mathew M. Duman has produced a new book visiting ten American campuses with gothic architectural and artistic features to document them for your edification and delight. Check out his book, The Grotesque 10 at his website.