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Weak Are The Champ Puns

The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America's Loch Ness Monster (book cover)

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THE SHORES OF THE LAKE were packed with strangers looking to catch a glimpse of the beast. A $50,000 reward was issued for its capture. Newspapers around the world carried the story of the strange creature that was said to lurk beneath these waters. Loch Ness? No—this is 1880s Vermont and the monster is alleged to be living in Lake Champlain. in this episode of MonsterTalk, Robert E. Bartholomew joins us to discuss his latest book, The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America’s Loch Ness Monster.

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  • Monstertalk Theme: Monster by Peach Stealing Monkeys
  • Audio excerpt “Where Did You Get That Hat” performed by Stanley Holloway — an 1880s music-hall tune contemporaneous with Champ’s greatest popularity.

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