Skeptic: Examining Extraordinary Claims and Promoting Science Skeptic: Examining Extraordinary Claims and Promoting Science

top navigation:

Share this page with friends online. Subscribe | Donate | Watch Our Lectures | Shop Our Store

About MonsterTalk

2013 Ockham Award Nominee

MonsterTalk is the science show about monsters—a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves. Hosted by Blake Smith, Ben Radford, and Dr. Karen Stollznow, MonsterTalk interviews the scientists and investigators who shine a spotlight on the things that go bump in the night. For once (and unlike mystery-mongering television shows) a monster-themed program gives skepticism more than just a couple minutes of lip service!

Visit MonsterTalk on Facebook

Visit the MonsterTalk store

2012 Parsec Award Winner for Best Fact Behind the Fiction Podcast

2012 Parsec Award Winner!
Best “Fact Behind the Fiction” Podcast

The Parsec is an award given to support excellence in podcasting. It has been a regular feature of Dragon*Con since 2006. 2012 marked MonsterTalk’s third nomination and first win in the “Fact Behind the Fiction” category.

MonsterTalk is honored to have been nominated and delighted to have won.

Get the Podcast App for iOS and Android

Get the MonsterTalk App — An Official Podcast App of Skeptic Magazine and the Skeptics Society, so you can enjoy your cryptozoological fix and engaging interviews on the go! Available for Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch iOS 3.0 or later. To get the app for iOS devices, download the free Podcast Box App on iTunes and then search for MonsterTalk within the Podcast Box app to listen to Monstertalk on your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

Listen through iTunes!

MonsterTalk: A Podcast Presented by Skeptic Magazine

A convenient way for Windows and Mac users to get free Skepticality episodes is to subscribe to MonsterTalk using Apple’s iTunes music software. New episodes download automatically! If you have iTunes, click below to subscribe to Skepticality and get the latest episode! Don’t have iTunes yet? GET iTunes. It’s free for Mac and PC.

podcast logo

Can I use an RSS feed?

Yes. For those of you who prefer to receive your MonsterTalk updates via RSS, you can follow the MonsterTalk RSS.

SUBSCRIBE to MonsterTalk’s RSS feed

SUBSCRIBE to the Skeptic’s RSS feed

Discuss topics in the Skeptic forum

Participate in discussions about MonsterTalk at the Skeptic forum.

Keep in touch with the MonsterTalk cast

Ben Radford: Skeptical Inquirer, LiveScience, Radford Books, PlayingGods, Facebook
Karen Stollznow: Bad-Language, CSI’s Naked Skeptic, Skepbitch, Facebook, Twitter
Blake Smith: Twitter, Facebook, The Examiner

Donate to MonsterTalk

Enjoy listening to MonsterTalk? Why not donate a little something to help with production?

get eSkeptic
our free newsletter

Science in your inbox every Wednesday!

eSkeptic is our free email newsletter, delivered once a week. In it, you’ll receive: fascinating articles, announcements, podcasts, book reviews, and more…


Popular Articles
on skeptic.com

Here are the articles that people have been sharing over the last few days.

Carbon Comic

Carbon Comic (by Kyle Sanders)

Carbon Comic, which appears in Skeptic magazine, is created by Kyle Sanders: a pilot and founder of Little Rock, Arkansas’ Skeptics in The Pub. He is also a cartoonist who authors Carbon Dating: a skeptical comic strip about science, pseudoscience, and relationships. It can be found at carboncomic.com.

Help the
Skeptics Society
at no cost to you!

Planning on shopping at Amazon? By clicking on our Amazon affiliate link, which will open the Amazon Store in your Internet browser, the Skeptics Society will receive a small commission on your purchase. Your prices for all products remain the same, yet you’ll provide essential financial support for the work of the nonprofit Skeptics Society.

amazon.com

See our affiliate links page for Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble links.

Browse by Topic

FREE PDF Download

The Science Behind Why People See Ghosts

The Science Behind Why People See Ghosts

Do you know someone who has had a mind altering experience? If so, you know how compelling they can be. They are one of the foundations of widespread belief in the paranormal. But as skeptics are well aware, accepting them as reality can be dangerous…

Reality Check

Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future (paperback cover)

How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future

The battles over evolution, climate change, childhood vaccinations, and the causes of AIDS, alternative medicine, oil shortages, population growth, and the place of science in our country—all are reaching a fevered pitch. Many people and institutions have exerted enormous efforts to misrepresent or flatly deny demonstrable scientific reality to protect their nonscientific ideology, their power, or their bottom line…

FREE PDF Download

Top 10 Myths About Evolution

Top 10 Myths About Evolution (and how we know it really happened)

If humans came from apes, why aren’t apes evolving into humans? Find out in this pamphlet!

FREE PDF Download

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Alternative Medicine

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Alternative Medicine

Topics include: chiropractic, the placebo effect, homeopathy, acupuncture, and the questionable benefits of organic food, detoxification, and ‘natural’ remedies.

FREE PDF Download

Learn to be a Psychic in 10 Easy Lessons

Learn to do Psychic “Cold Reading” in 10
Easy Lessons

Psychic readings and fortunetelling are an ancient art — a combination of acting and psychological manipulation.

Copyright © 1992–2014 Skeptic and its contributors. For general enquiries regarding the Skeptics Society or Skeptic magazine, email skepticssociety@skeptic.com or call 1-626-794-3119. Website-related matters: webmaster@skeptic.com. Enquiries about online store orders: orders@skeptic.com. To update your subscription address: subscriptions@skeptic.com. See our Contact Information page for more details. This website uses Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and AddThis tracking software.
‚Äč