MUP 135 - Talking Monsters with Monster Talk

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MUP 135 - Talking Monsters with Monster Talk

Post by Keeper Dan » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:48 am

In this episode, Dan, Jon and Chad talk with guest Blake Smith from the Monster Talk Podcast! We talk about cryptids as well as other monsters and Forteana. This episode was recorded on November 20, 2017.

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Blake has dropped Part 1 of a multi-part look at grimoires with the guest, Jerry Drake, who Blake says is probably as close to a Lovecraftian protagonist as he's met in real life.

Blake has been published in Fortean Times, Weird Tales, Skeptic and Skeptical Inquirer. He's working on a book now called The Invention Fallacy which is about how technology works, ancient aliens and why people don't understand Innovation.

Links to sites that allow newspaper article creation for gaming.

Blake mentions The Beyond as a great Lovecraftian film (Trailer).

The Bell Witch

Jack Parsons (rocket engineer & wizard)

Noirlathotep: Tales of Lovecraftian Crime

Flatwoods monster


Ultraterrestrial- Interdimensional hypothesis

Pangboche Hand

The Mysterious Monsters

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society - The Whisperer in Darkness.
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Re: MUP 135 - Talking Monsters with Monster Talk

Post by Danial79 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:17 am

I like a lot of the concepts discussed in this episode. I’ve been mulling over a scenario for a while now where a “Monster Hunter” TV film crew go looking for the Loveland Frog, which in mythos fashion, turns out to be a Nagaae.

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Re: MUP 135 - Talking Monsters with Monster Talk

Post by EddyPo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:33 pm

Monster Talk is one of my favorite podcasts. MUP and Monster Talk -- two great tastes that taste good together!

Loved this episode!
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Re: MUP 135 - Talking Monsters with Monster Talk

Post by caddy1071 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:08 am

That was definitely a great guest, guys! Way to go - fun stuff!!! :)

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Re: MUP 135 - Talking Monsters with Monster Talk

Post by Scriven » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:45 am

This was a great episode -- Blake was a lively, witty, and insightful guest. I hope he makes a return appearance at some point.
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Re: MUP 135 - Talking Monsters with Monster Talk

Post by Dr. Gerard » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:58 am

For sure one of our better guests. So happy he could jump on with us. And he knew WAY more about Call of Cthulhu and RPGs than any of us expects.
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