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Winchester’s Cathedral

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Release Date: 02/14/2018

218 - Season of the Witch show art 218 - Season of the Witch

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Peter Bebergal returns (previously on episode #180 with his book Strange Frequencies)  to discuss magic, witchcraft, and the occult and how those things impacted the world of Rock & Roll music.

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217 - The Unidentified show art 217 - The Unidentified

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Colin Dickey returns to MonsterTalk to discuss his new book "The Unidentified" which deals with fringe culture, paranormal beliefs, alternative religions and the landscape of the paranormal. Bigfoot, UFOs, Mt. Shasta, Atlantis and more.

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A sample of the Patreon bonus feature BigFootage. In episode 5 I discuss the Bigfoot slasher "video nasty" called Night of the Demon (1983).

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216 - Invasive Species show art 216 - Invasive Species

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A look at invasive species, focusing especially on the cane toad: its biology, its impact, and efforts to control it in Australia and the US. With Dr. Steven Johnson of UFL.

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Patrons will be getting a new episode of BigFootage soon. I've got it in the can but have to edit it.  The topic? 1970's Bigfoot.  Tag-line? It breeds with ANYTHING.  (Spoiler: It most certainly does not.) who support the show at any level wherein I watch Bigfoot-themed movies and documentaries and review them.  There are more than 200 of these kinds of movies (of wildly varying quality), and I'm only getting started. Also - if you check out this amazing movie poster I think you may find a few more of what the Cockney might call "porky-pies."       ...

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We are joined by Ph.D. student Minwen Huang, who shares with us the history of the literary genre of Chinese Ghosts called Zhiguai, and how such beings (and literature) are viewed from ancient times to the present.

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Creationists Review-Bombing Creationists Review-Bombing "We Believe in Dinosaurs"

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You may recall our recent episode on the documentary We Believe in Dinosaurs.  It was pointed out to me that the Amazon reviews for the movie are being 1-star review bombed by creationists who are angry about the film as a "hit piece."   Personally, I enjoyed the documentary and found it to be - if anything - more balanced towards giving the Ark Encounter folks a platform to openly state their agenda than I would have.  At any rate, if you enjoyed the film and care about communicating fact-based ideas about this contentious (but non-controversial scientifically...

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214 - Talos Another Tale of Gods and Robots show art 214 - Talos Another Tale of Gods and Robots

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MonsterTalk Classic interviews return with a look at robots and automata of the ancient classical world. Adrienne Mayor joins us to talk about her book Gods and Robots. Greek myths, ancient science, and monsters abound.

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A discussion of monsters and aliens of sci-fi and horror with "Dr. Kiki" Kirsten Sanford of THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE and DR KIKI'S SCIENCE HOUR.

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A discussion of conspiracy theory with professor Ashley Landrum of Texas Tech.

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The Winchester Mystery House is a sprawling Victorian mansion in San Jose, California. It is a famous piece of American architectural history, yet nearly every story commonly told about its mysterious history is likely untrue. In this episode of MonsterTalk, we are joined by Colin Dickey, author of the fantastic book Ghostland to discuss the case of the Winchester house and some of the other fascinating places he covers in his fascinating work.

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