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Episode Notes for
Conclusions (episode 100)

AFTER 100 EPISODES of MonsterTalk, what is left to be said about science and monsters? Probably a lot. In this episode, we are joined by author and researcher Dr. Bryan Sykes, whose landmark examination of the DNA and physical evidence for Bigfoot and Yeti form the basis of his newest book, The Nature of the Beast. We also hear from many listeners about their own favorite monsters.

If you have relevant scientific expertise and would like to help Dr. Sykes with his Zana research, you can reach him at

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this episode of MonsterTalk!

Other Works by Dr. Bryan Sykes

Top 10 Most Popular Episodes of MonsterTalk

Click a title below to read detailed episode notes and listen to the 10 most popular episodes of MonsterTalk, starting with our most popular episode on ancient alien astronauts:

Ancient Alien Astronauts
Dr. Ken Feder, author of Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries, on ancient alien astronauts
Cthulhu Rises
Robert M. Price on the life of H.P. Lovecraft, the history of the Cthulhu Mythos, religious beliefs and racism; plus PZ Myers on the biology and physiology of cephalopods
Bigfoot DNA
Dr. Todd Disotell on his various appearances on cryptozoology television shows as the DNA expert
The Columbus Poltergeist (featuring James Randi)
James “The Amazing” Randi on the story of Tina Resch and the paranormal phenomena known as a poltergeist
Squatching with The Krampus
Scott Herriott, host of The Bigfoot Show, on his personal quest to find Bigfoot—and the people he’s met in that search
Sasquatch: Ketchum If You Can
Dr. Todd Disotell on Melba Ketchum’s Sasquatch DNA research
The Warren Omission
Joe Nickell and Steven Novella on the story of Ed and Lorraine Warren and demonic forces in Rhode Island
Speak of the Devil
Robert M. Price on the biggest and most well known villain in Western culture: Satan
Monsters in America
Dr. Scott Poole on the history of monsters from colonial America to modern times
Fangs That Go Bump in the Night
Richard Sugg on his fascinating research into historic vampire cases


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