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71 minutes | Aug 14, 2021
Episode 104 - Whaler, Whaler, Wally Gator
Blake is on a movie again, so Don is joined by former co-host Ryan! Back again! Our subject is a Nebraska Lake monster with a very...interesting physiology. Also, trans rights are human rights! Further Reading https://history.nebraska.gov/blog/flashback-friday-nebraskas-lake-monster-giganticus-brutervious https://history.nebraska.gov/blog/chadrons-petrified-man https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Alkali_Lake_Monster https://web.archive.org/web/20200821025456/http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2014/04/throwback-thursday-monster/ https://books.google.com/books?id=dqPfdfE1LNkC&pg=PA104&lpg=PA104&dq=John+G.+Maher+hoaxes&source=bl&ots=Vn05jJ_NTs&sig=ACfU3U2kgG3yJTM5-JgMNYi53u0w4_iUcg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjR3NrjranyAhWRKM0KHdi0D6UQ6AF6BAgIEAM#v=onepage&q=John%20G.%20Maher%20hoaxes&f=false
58 minutes | May 31, 2021
Episode 103 - Get a Rope
This week, Don convinces Blake to download a bad app called Paranormal Map so he can troll the other users. And he also tells the tale of the Altamaha-ha, a river cryptid from Georgia. Also, violent 90s salsa commercials!
60 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Episode 102: Mammal Teeth
This week, Blake and Don review/ridicule a deeply mediocre cryptid movie: Legendary, starring Dolph Lundgren and some other people. It's free on Amazon Prime video if you, too, want to spent two hours watching a bunch of interchangeable characters chase a humongous lizard. Also, a quick review of the Hulu documentary Sasquatch!
57 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Episode 101 - Get Your Tribal Band, Graduate, and Go See Creed
This week Blake brings a seriously fascinating cryptid that is in more military history books than it is cryptozoology books, by a wide margin: the Rock Ape. Also, Rambo!
96 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Episode 100 - Nazi Monkey
This week Blake and Don are joined by special guest Garrison Davis (@hungrybowtie on Twitter) of Behind the Bastards and Uprising: A Guide from Portland to discuss a cryptid they have been dancing around since the very beginning of this show. That's right, we're finally giving the full show treatment to that creepy MFer DeLoys' Ape, and hoo boy does it take a turn at about the halfway point. Also, lots of Star Wars bookending the creepy monkey on a box! Further Reading https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2016/01/31/de-loys-ape-was-a-well-played-anthropological-fraud/?sh=585a1674d257 https://books.google.com/books?id=R_om6jVeaiAC&pg=PA79#v=onepage&q&f=false https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/de-loys-8217-ape-and-what-to-do-with-it/ https://bigfootbase.com/blog/geologists-odd-ape-history-de-loys-ape https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Dey_Loy%27s_Ape https://allcryptid.fandom.com/wiki/De_Loys%27_Ape http://historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com/2011/02/de-loys-ape.html
83 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Episode 99 - Too Hot to Handle, Too Cold to Hold
This week Don's research gets away from him, so he runs Blake through another AI Dungeon! Sorry for two so close together, but this one goes whackadoo. We promise you'll like it.
50 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Episode 98 - Bigbury
This week, Blake is back! He tells us a bit about the movie he worked on and then goes into detail about the cadborosaurus, a Canadian sea monster. Also, ficus plants!
54 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Episode 96 - Clearly Sasquatches Should be Power Rangers
This week Don and his friend Cameron play an AI Dungeon that begins with an Albert Ostman-inspired scenario and quickly goes sideways. And violent. And a little psychotic.
61 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Episode 96 - Keep on Basque Truckin'
This week, Don invites his old friend Aaron to guest host and they discuss life, the universe, and Octo-Squatch. Don and Aaron do incredibly cool science shows that teach science while also blowing things up! Find them on http://www.explosionsinc.com. They don't swear this much during a science show, unless you request it. Also, a short history of the Basque region! Further Reading https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Octo-squatch https://www.cryptopia.us/site/2015/01/octo-squatch-spain/ https://non-aliencreatures.fandom.com/wiki/Octo-Squatch https://thecreaturecodex.tumblr.com/post/176000643182/octosquatch
71 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Episode 95 - Only the Squatchiest
This week Don and special guest Jeff wax nostalgic about their shared hometown, discuss shitty rust belt economies, and then cover the Ohio Grassman, Ohio's very own sasquatch. Also, Bruce Springsteen!
56 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Episode 94 - Mansion, Nunnery, Prison, Asylum
This week Don and special guest host Sean (Blake is still shooting a movie) discuss Star Wars (of course) and then dig into the wonderful world of the Michigan Melonheads. Also, the death of Wolverine!
44 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Episode 93 - Butter Beast's Big Beautiful Bodacious Bubble Butt
This week, Don tells Blake all about a beast from Kentucky, the Beast of the Land Between the Lakes! It's very silly. Also, Blake has a big Hollywood job!
65 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Episode 92 - Amy Good Gorilla
We are back after a bit of a hiatus to learn about the agog we, an African cryptid, but mostly we talk about great ape language and cognition and the 1995 cinema classic Congo. Also, corvids!
77 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Episode 91 - Half Man, Half Goat, Half Man
This week we talk about the new season of The Mandalorian (of course)! Then a quick DC-area cryptid, and then Blake navigates the Amazon looking for DeLoy's Ape in another AI Dungeon! It gets sexy, then it just gets weird.
57 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Episode 90 - Stalin's Yetis by Arthur Dyatlov, Winner of the Caldecot Medal
It's time for another Halloween special! in 2018 we told you about cryptids that legitimately creeped us out, and this year we do the same! Kind of! Really, they're more cryptid-adjacent. Also, Tomb Raider!
74 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Episode 89 - Your Time Life Operator
This week Blake has been digging through his collection of Time Life hardbacks...And he found the one about cryptids! We meander through the pages of a classic cryptozoology book. Also, we try to make a Will Smith rap about Jaws!
73 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Episode 88 - Randy Sparxxxxxx
This week, Don tells Blake the tale of the Tennessee Wildman! Which turns out to not be much of a tale, but man does the one guy who claims to have seen it have a pathetic paranormal research group. Also, labor uprisings!
63 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Episode 87 - Budget Reynolds
This week we discuss a phenomenal bigfoot horror movie called Night of the Demon! It's available on Prime Video, it has lots of cheap blood and mayhem, some nudity, rampant breaking and entering by Bigfoot hunters, and all sorts of other insanity. Watch it! Watch it now! Also, bulbous organic alien spaceships!
46 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Episode 86 - Dutch Angles
This week we review a very bad movie that you can watch on Amazon Prime Video this very moment: Rise of the Chupacabras! Strap in, kids, cause it ain't good.
39 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Episode 85 - Deli 5
This week Blake tells Don about the Monkey Man of Delhi, and we speculate about generational naming conventions in the Star Wars universe. Also, an accidentally racist Wolverine comic!
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