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The Big Bad Wolf

Monsters of the Gevaudan: The Making of a Beast (book cover)

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CHANCES ARE IF YOU LISTEN to MonsterTalk you probably like nature documentaries. No doubt you’ve seen stories about wolves and heard words to the effect that wolves are often maligned and that wolves have an undeserved reputation for being killers. Yet how does one reconcile the idea that dangerous wolves are a myth with the many myths and fairy tales which feature wolves as the villain? In this episode of MonsterTalk we take on the legend of the big, bad wolf and what we find may surprise you.

This episode features an interview with author Jay M. Smith, about his book Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast.

Additional Resources

History of wolf attacks on humans in recorded history (via Wikipedia) — A disturbing list of wolf attacks through history.

Other wolf attacks in France:

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