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About MonsterTalk

2013 Ockham Award Nominee

As of August 2019, MonsterTalk has ventured out on its own and is no longer an official podcast of Skeptic Magazine. You can now find MonsterTalk at its new website: 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 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!

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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.

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