In Research Of
The show where we watch the 1970s TV show "In Search Of..." and look at possible explanations the producers didn't consider.
info_outline Bonus - Jack the Ripper: The Pop-Culture References 06/01/2021
Bonus - Jack the Ripper: The Pop-Culture References Jeb & Blake discuss the ways that Jack the Ripper has been adapted in fiction and documentary over the years. The strange convergence of Jack the Ripper, Sherlock Holmes, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde merge into a weird mix of fact and fantasy through the decades. A variety of media are discussed. And you can be sure that in the foggy gas-lit, cobbled streets of London there lurk some puns as well.
info_outline Whoops! MonsterTalk happens. 03/20/2021
Whoops! MonsterTalk happens. Sorry! It's very easy to accidentally post to the wrong feed when you run multiple podcasts. I was trying to get out the door to take care of a family situation and didn't realize I'd posted the newest MonsterTalk episode to the IRO feed. But don't worry! New IRO content is on the way. Jeb and I already have several episodes of Season 3 in the can and I'm hard at work to get them out the door to you. Thanks for all the new Patreon subscribers and for the new reviews! I hope you enjoy Season 3 as much as we seem to be having recording it. Cheers! -Blake
info_outline Preview: S2 Bonus - Close Encounters of the Third Kind 03/11/2021
Preview: S2 Bonus - Close Encounters of the Third Kind Season 2 of IRO is over and we take a few hours to talk about the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
info_outline The MonsterTalk Library 03/08/2021
The MonsterTalk Library If you want to skip the back story - just click here: Listeners have been asking for us to compile all the books we've talked about into a single page for years now. I hadn't had the time before now, but thanks to my current "non-employment" situation, I decided to try and do it right. I've designed the page to plug in Google spreadsheet and display via a Data Table. This means as we add more content, it will automatically update without having to do a lot of Wordpress or HTML work. This also means the list is sortable! I'm about 20% through the back catalog and it may take a few weeks to get all the work done, but it's working well enough that I wanted to share it! You can always reach the page by going to http://monstertalk.org and clicking at the top of the page. I also made an easy to remember bitly link: That's bit dot ly / monster talk books - but mashed up as one word. Thanks! I hope you find this a useful resource.
info_outline IRO S2 Wrap Up 02/25/2021
IRO S2 Wrap Up Jeb and Blake stare at spreadsheet graphs - and what could be better? Fashion Forensics. A look at season 3. Tease of our next Bonus Episode. And more! Note: The fashion forensics segment needs visuals. Those are in the attached PDF but if I can make time I will knock together a little video to make it better. If I manage it, you'll know first.
info_outline Brother, can you spare an iTunes review? 01/19/2021
Brother, can you spare an iTunes review? Hey there listener! I hope you're enjoying the show. Jeb and I have several in the can and have started recording on Season 3. It would be a big help if you could take a few minutes and give us or your podcast platform of choice. We'd really appreciate it. If you hate the show - we care about that too, but would prefer you send us a detailed post card with all your complaints. ;) Hope 2021 turns out to be a good year for all of us. Be safe, and stay tuned for more! -Blake
info_outline S02E23 - The Coming Ice Age 01/19/2021
S02E23 - The Coming Ice Age A look back at the controversial episode "The Coming Ice Age" on the TV show "In Search Of." In the 1970s some climatologists thought we were moving into a new ice age. Science has since shown the opposite, but we discuss the evidence for this episode as well as the nature of climate change denial with Dr. John Cook - author of "Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change.
info_outline S02E21 - Butch Cassidy 12/08/2020
S02E21 - Butch Cassidy Blake and Jeb watch the "Butch Cassidy" episode of "In Search Of" and wonder why it was created. Did Butch Cassidy die in South America? Or did he go to Wyoming and tool around in a Model-T Ford? What does Torgo have to do with this? Tune in to find out.
info_outline S02E13 - Anastasia 09/07/2020
S02E13 - Anastasia On In Search Of... the mystery of the secret of what happened the lost Russian princess Anastasia is asked. Was a woman named Anna Anderson really the missing princess? No. "Anna" was a mentally ill Polish woman really named Franziska Schanzkowska and there is a lot of weirdness in this episode.