Here Be Monsters

Here Be Monsters is a growing community of radio producers, artists, and listeners who are interested in pursuing their fears and facing the unknown.  We tend to produce pieces about science, drugs, death, religion, politics, and medicine. But seriously, just dig through the archive a bit and you'll find shows about nearly everything.The show started in 2012 with a fellowship grant from SoundCloud.


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August 9, 2017

On a hot summer day in 2014, HBM host Jeff Emtman received a bit of amateur, backyard surgery from a fish biologist.

It was for the KCRW 24 Hour Radio Race. which is a one day radio contest now in its fifth year. The race gives contestants 24 hours to record, edit and publish the most interesting radio story they can find.

The 2017 24 Hour Radio Race is happening on August 19th (saturday), and you can sign up at kcrw.com/radiorace.

And, this should go without saying, but never do or receive amateur surgery. We just got Instagram! Follow us.

June 7, 2017

She’s good at it, she makes good money, and she generally enjoys her clients’ company. And although her job rarely gives her sexual pleasure, Remi Dun enjoys her job.

Please Note: This episode is about sex. And there’s swearing.

May 24, 2017

Devaan Ingraham describes it as a pulsing, tingling feeling on the back of his neck. His preferred stimuli are whispers, shuffling cards, scissors, tapping noises, anything that makes a crisp enough sound to trigger his ASMR. These sounds make him feel relaxed, euphoric and drowsy.

May 10, 2017

Sagittarius has been good for the last year. That’s what he told us. He told us that the cage that Luna designed for him is working. She controls his money, his businesses, can read his email, can see his bank accounts, and can track the location of his phone. He says that the next time he messes up, Luna will leave him, and take the kids with her. Avoiding this scenario makes the cage worth it.

April 26, 2017

Muhammad Tariq’s small, gender-integrated school in Panjur had been anonymously receiving literature that scolded them for teaching girls. Tariq and the other teachers didn’t take it seriously until six men with guns showed up. After the incident in his school, Tariq feared for his life; said he needed to get out of Pakistan. So he applied for and received a J1 visa, a cultural exchange program run by the US State Department.

April 12, 2017

Griff was on track when he started to babble around 12 months old. But, unlike other children, the babble never evolved to understandable sentences. In this episode, producer Luke Eldridge (Griff’s father) shares scenes from their home as his family works together to help Griff learn to talk.

March 29, 2017

Since childhood, Anita Woodley dreamt the future, able to predict imminent murders in her neighborhood. The Rhine Research Center is America’s oldest parapsychology lab and going to the Rhine Center was her doctor’s suggestion. Her doctor said she wasn’t alone, that there were others with her gift.

March 1, 2017

There is an unusual piece of carved grey stone in the hills of upstate New York. It depicts the boot of a notorious American villain who was shot in the leg during the Battle of Saratoga. Major General Benedict Arnold’s name is nowhere to be found on the inscription. Instead, it refers only to the “most brilliant soldier of the Continental Army”. The rest is implied.

February 15, 2017

For the last nine years, Ken Arnold and his wife Donna have operated an all-volunteer group called the Puget Sound Ghost Hunters. They put an ad up on their website and on their Facebook group inviting hunters to join their team. But before Ken and Donna offer membership, they arranged a trial ghost hunt to see how the candidates behave in the field. HBM producer Bethany Denton comes along to record the night’s activity.

February 1, 2017

Jacob is the owner of AntLife, a company that makes large ant farms. And during a cave-in, one of his ants became trapped in a small underground cavern, just inches from the surface. Despite his omniscience, he feels unequipped to deal with the ethical decisions required of him.

January 18, 2017

Growing up Mormon in Montana, Bethany Denton had a phrase drilled into her mind from an early age: “modest is hottest.” But by the time Bethany moved to Washington State for college, she had rejected the church and that’s when she met Helen. She invited Bethany to join her for an all-expenses paid nude vacation, courtesy of an eccentric tech millionaire who evangelized the merits of nudism.

January 4, 2017

There are about 10,000 files in the Here Be Monsters sound library. On this interstitial episode, Jeff plays back some of these heavily-used sounds and asks whether they occur because of an inherent goodness, a force of habit, or some kind of weird nostalgia he feels for the early days of the podcast. 

December 21, 2016

The Way The Blood Flows is a short story written and read by Evan Williamson, who currently makes videos and music with his wife Sidra as they travel the world.

December 7, 2016

Ariadne, Jacqueline, North, and others unnamed are all part of the same system. They share a single body. They take turns “fronting” the body, controlling it. And when they’re not fronting, the system members are free to roam an infinite landscape, a pocket reality that they call the “in-world”.

November 23, 2016

When Dylan Wright placed his first Craigslist ad back in 2006, he called himself a “nice and genuine person with waking up problems.”  He was looking for someone to help him in the mornings.  First it was phone calls, but those didn’t work, so he moved on to something more personal.

November 9, 2016

Feeling anxiety about the American presidential election, HBM host Jeff Emtman took a trip to a place he hoped to be insulated from politics: PestWorld 2016, the largest American gathering of pest management professionals.

October 26, 2016

In his freshman year of high school, Jacob was feeling helpless against his gay attractions. Exasperated, he asked aloud for a demon to come into his body. He figured he was already evil, so he might as well “get something out of it”.

October 12, 2016

Preparing an animal’s skeleton for display is incredibly labor intensive for human hands.  So curators have turned to a family of beetles with millenia of experience.

September 28, 2016

Erin was fat as a kid. Since middle school, she tried all different methods to lose weight. From a young age she developed the idea that the most important thing she could do with her life was lose weight.

August 31, 2016

When he was twelve, Eric Alexander started writing songs as a way to make sense of the confusing world around him. Faced with the prospect of an early death later in his life, he ignored the doctors’ orders fearing the surgery would affect his musical creativity. Instead, Eric decided to focus his energy on creating his masterpiece: Sir Deja Doog’s Love Coffin. 

August 8, 2016

Well, it’s official.  We’re coming back!  We’ve just re-signed our contract with KCRW, meaning that we’re producing another 20 episodes of Here Be Monsters next year.

April 20, 2016

McNeil Island sits in Washington State’s Puget Sound, just three miles northwest of Steilacoom. For the last 150-odd years, McNeil Island has been a place to house society’s undesirables. Eventually the island prison closed, but by then McNeil Island had sprouted a different kind of facility, also nested inside razor wire. It wasn’t a prison, but its residents weren’t allowed to leave either.

April 13, 2016

This is a preview of our 60th episode and season 4 finale. In this preview, a defense lawyer asks a man to recall the last time he remembers being free.

March 22, 2016

The most notable monster created by Howard Phillips Lovecraft was a massive tentacled being omnipotent, yet completely uncaring that sleeps in the depths of the ocean. Cthulhu, Lovecraft called it –a creature that will one day rise again from its watery home to reclaim the Earth for itself.

March 2, 2016

It was early in the morning of New Years Day and Kelly had just bought a purse-load of psychedelic mushrooms from Laramie Wyoming’s local “druggist.” Kelly handed them out to the assembled company and took some himself. He felt a bit apathetic about the world. But when he went outside to look at the stars, he realized what he wanted more than anything else in the world…a book on combinatorics.

February 17, 2016

Growing up in small-town Montana, Bethany Denton’s parents and teachers told her what she knew already: she was brilliant. Bethany couldn’t help but feel destined for something big, even though she often skipped her school readings and phoned it in. Why try hard when you already know everything?

February 17, 2016

Growing up in small-town Montana, Bethany Denton’s parents and teachers told her what she knew already: she was brilliant. Bethany couldn’t help but feel destined for something big, even though she often skipped her school readings and phoned it in. Why try hard when you already know everything?

February 3, 2016

When Lina Misitzis was a teenager, she told people she was dying. She wasn’t. But, an entire genre of “dying girl gets the guy” movies taught her that landing a boyfriend required a certain brevity on this planet. She only lied to men, men she wanted to be with.

January 20, 2016

All is fair in love and war… even mind games. The United States military employs psychological warfare in nearly every war it’s part of. The US Military calls these tactics “Psychological Operations”, or “PSYOP”.

January 6, 2016

Patti Negri is a witch who lives in a house buried deep in the Hollywood Hills. Here Be Monsters producer Jeff Emtman and performance artist Lenae Day went to visit her one day in October 2015, audio recorder in-hand, in an attempt to better understand the mechanisms behind her magic.

December 23, 2015

In 2014, Jeff Emtman mailed tape recorders to people around the world. He asked them to keep the recorders by their beds and flip them on early in the morning as their dreams were still fresh in their minds. Once the tape was full, they mailed it back to Jeff. Until now, the dreams remained private. But, on this episode of Here Be Monsters, you’ll hear a small collection of the first set of dreams.

December 9, 2015

Christian prayer hotlines are common in the United States. Less common are prayer hotlines for the other guy. Since 2012 the Satanic Missionary Society in Olympia, Washington manages a Satanic prayer line on their blog and receive prayer requests from people all over the country. They ask for help with things like miscarriage, a romantic affair with a mother-in-law, a successful rap career, and more.

November 25, 2015

Bethany Denton was about five years old when she learned that she was a Mormon. When she was eight, she learned that she was an eternal spirit destined for an eternal afterlife. The idea of eternity terrified her, and made her afraid to stargaze into the boundless universe. When she got older, Bethany was allowed to enter the Mormon temple in Billings, Montana to act as the proxy in baptisms for the dead.

November 11, 2015

In this episode of Here Be Monsters, Jeff Emtman joins “The Scientist,” an unnamed cancer researcher, for an after-hours trip to his lab, where they visit the hundreds of lab mice that he tends to. The Scientist’s job is to inject his mice with cancer cells, then attempt to cure them using experimental treatments. After the cancers become too large, he kills the mice.

October 28, 2015

On this episode, Sam Parker and Jeff Emtman discuss the merits of deep listening and whether it’s possible for a sound to be truly ugly. Sam also shares three of his audio postcards.

October 14, 2015

Barrie Wylie has heard voices for as long as he can remember. Growing up on a small island in Scotland, the voices in his head were like secret best friends that he could play with. When he left school to become a fisherman at 15, his voices told him he was a disciple of Jesus. He believed he could control the weather and prevent harm befalling his boat and his crew.

September 30, 2015

When Hippocrates noticed that the hair on the top of his head was falling out, he fought it by applying various ointments of opium to his scalp. But none of them worked. So he called it a disease and named it “Alopecia” (translated to “disease of the fox”) after the mangy, hairless foxes that wandered Greece in those days. His friends called it something different though, they called it a “Hippocratic Wreath.”

September 16, 2015

Growing up in Queens, NY, Karen Smith had no reason to suspect anything was wrong with her. Even when it hurt to sit for too long, or when her clothes didn’t fit right, everything seemed fine. That’s because Karen’s mother did everything she could to hide the fact that Karen had Spina Bifida. The condition gave Karen severe scoliosis, a curve in her spine that made walking painful and made her skirts hang crooked.

September 2, 2015

Marlo Mack gave birth to a son. At least, she thought she did. But her son crawled towards dresses, wanted to be a princess, and asked to grow long blonde hair. At age 3, Marlo’s son asked to go back into mommy’s tummy, so he could come back out as a baby girl. Marlo thought it was a phase–it wasn’t. So she began learning how to raise a very young transgender daughter. Along the way she kept an audio diary.

September 2, 2015

Marlo Mack gave birth to a son. At least, she thought she did. But her son crawled towards dresses, wanted to be a princess, and asked to grow long blonde hair. At age 3, Marlo’s son asked to go back into mommy’s tummy, so he could come back out as a baby girl. Marlo thought it was a phase–it wasn’t. So she began learning how to raise a very young transgender daughter. Along the way she kept an audio diary.

August 19, 2015

Bridget Burnquist was backpacking around Southeast Asia. After weeks of drinking cheap liquor on beautiful beaches, she was beginning to feel as though her experiences were merely superficial. She heard rumors that the small country of Myanmar (formerly Burma) was home to beautiful mountain villages that have hardly changed for centuries, accessible only by hiking for days in the Burmese jungles. So she headed into Myanmar…

August 5, 2015

Carlos Gemora loved the feeling of the dirt at the cemetary where he used to dig graves. One day he climbed down into the loamy, silty soil and looked up at the sky. It felt like a womb…a death womb.

August 5, 2015

Carlos Gemora loved the feeling of the dirt at the cemetary where he used to dig graves. One day he climbed down into the loamy, silty soil and looked up at the sky. It felt like a womb…a death womb.

July 22, 2015

Marshall Applewhite met Bonnie Nettles in 1972, and together they built a religion. It was called Heaven’s Gate, and it drew heavily from the bible, astrology, and Star Trek. Applewhite and Nettles believed they were placed on Earth to deliver a holy message.

July 22, 2015

Marshall Applewhite met Bonnie Nettles in 1972, and together they built a religion. It was called Heaven’s Gate, and it drew heavily from the bible, astrology, and Star Trek. Applewhite and Nettles believed they were placed on Earth to deliver a holy message.

July 8, 2015

Andy Wilson and Ryan Graves are best friends, despite having very different opinions on the hierarchy of human and animal life. The two come face-to-face with those differences after a fatal encounter on a frigid winter day in northeastern Idaho when Andy’s dogs chase a deer into Lake Chatcolet.

July 8, 2015

Andy Wilson and Ryan Graves are best friends, despite having very different opinions on the hierarchy of human and animal life. The two come face-to-face with those differences after a fatal encounter on a frigid winter day in northeastern Idaho when Andy’s dogs chase a deer into Lake Chatcolet.

June 24, 2015

In his junior year of high school, HBM host Jeff Emtman left his home and everything he knew to study in a tiny village nestled in the Cascase Mountain Range of Washington state. An outside among outsiders in a tight-knit rural community, it wasn’t long before Jeff felt the unmistakable feeling of being watched.

June 24, 2015

In his junior year of high school, Here Be Monsters host Jeff Emtman left his home and everything he knew to study in a tiny village nestled in the Cascade Mountain Range of Washington state. As an outsider among outsiders, Jeff soon began to feel like he was being watched.

May 20, 2015

HBM producers Jeff and Bethany are having more and more trouble bearing silence. On this episode, Jeff calls back crow researcher Kaeli Swift and asks her what it was like to sit in silence with a stranger. And Bethany explains the differences in the anxieties that she and Jeff have towards silence.

February 12, 2015

In this episode, Emile visits the church to investigate the story of Eric’s rise and fall in the bizarre, radical, niche world of anti-papal internet talk radio and finds out how Eric’s upbringing in the Civil Rights Era informed his views on white supremacy.

February 12, 2015

In this episode, Emile visits the church to investigate the story of Eric’s rise and fall in the bizarre, radical, niche world of anti-papal internet talk radio and finds out how Eric’s upbringing in the Civil Rights Era informed his views on white supremacy.

December 10, 2014

This episode is a follow-up to Here Be Monsters Episode 40, in which producer Emile B Klein talks to the pastor of The Reformation Puritan Bible Church, an anti-papal and white supremacist organization.

October 1, 2014

In this episode of Here Be Monsters, Terry often refers to Manic Depression, a condition that, per the DSM 5 has been reclassified as Bipolar Disorder.

October 1, 2014

In this episode of Here Be Monsters, Terry often refers to Manic Depression, a condition that, per the DSM 5 has been reclassified as Bipolar Disorder.

September 10, 2014

On this episode of Here Be Monsters, we look at the strange behaviors of crows and how they might be able to teach humanity about the origins of funerals and emotions.

September 10, 2014

On this episode of Here Be Monsters, we look at the strange behaviors of crows and how they might be able to teach humanity about the origins of funerals and emotions.

August 13, 2014

This episode is a recording from a live storySLAM organized by The Moth. However, this is *not* from The Moth’s podcast.

July 30, 2014

On this episode David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg talk about the exact opposite–immortality, living forever.

July 30, 2014

On this episode David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg talk about the exact opposite–immortality, living forever.

July 9, 2014

In this episode of Here Be Monsters, Eric describes his experience inside the turret, putting organic material into garbage bags, wading through the destruction. He describes how it awakened a contradiction between his sense of duty and his sense of dissatisfaction with the Naval chain of command and policy.

July 9, 2014

In this episode of Here Be Monsters, Eric describes his experience inside the turret, putting organic material into garbage bags, wading through the destruction. He describes how it awakened a contradiction between his sense of duty and his sense of dissatisfaction with the Naval chain of command and policy.

June 26, 2014

In this episode of Here Be Monsters, freelance producer Mickey Capper attends a modern seance, conducted by 20-somethings under an udder-like canopy in a living room in Chicago.

June 26, 2014

In this episode of Here Be Monsters, freelance producer Mickey Capper attends a modern seance, conducted by 20-somethings under an udder-like canopy in a living room in Chicago.

June 4, 2014

In this episode, producer Lauren Stelling visits her old boss Cherub, who was facing a lot of grief after her best friend’s daughter, Zippy, was killed in a freak accident of nature.

June 4, 2014

In this episode, producer Lauren Stelling visits her old boss Cherub, who was facing a lot of grief after her best friend’s daughter, Zippy, was killed in a freak accident of nature.

May 21, 2014

In this extended interview, Ryan Beltz talks about German Romanticism, jouissance, Stoicism and the nature of anger, and how The World Speed Project is a rebellion against the “what one does” that society shoves our throats.

May 21, 2014

In this extended interview, Ryan Beltz talks about German Romanticism, jouissance, Stoicism and the nature of anger, and how The World Speed Project is a rebellion against the “what one does” that society shoves our throats.

May 7, 2014

This week’s episode is about a nerdy Oklahoman teenager named David who runs away with the love of his life to what started as an adventure, turned into something really serious, really fast.

May 7, 2014

This week’s episode is about a nerdy Oklahoman teenager named David who runs away with the love of his life to what started as an adventure, turned into something really serious, really fast.

April 23, 2014

In a strange, small, moss-covered forest in Bellingham, Washington, Jeff stumbled on to the most gruesome scene of hedonism he’s ever seen.

April 23, 2014

In a strange, small, moss-covered forest in Bellingham, Washington, Jeff stumbled on to the most gruesome scene of hedonism he’s ever seen.

November 27, 2013

This episode is a Grab-bag, it contains three segments that serve as follow-ups to the three most recent episodes of Here Be Monsters: Do Crickets Sing Hymns, Balancing Act, Johnathan’s Cadaver Paintings.

November 27, 2013

This episode is a Grab-bag, it contains three segments that serve as follow-ups to the three most recent episodes of Here Be Monsters: Do Crickets Sing Hymns, Balancing Act, Johnathan’s Cadaver Paintings.

November 15, 2013

In this episode, audio engineer Toby Reif takes us down the rabbit hole of audio theory to help us understand how sound-stretching works, and the reasons why the long loop of cricket noises have touched so many.

November 15, 2013

In this episode, audio engineer Toby Reif takes us down the rabbit hole of audio theory to help us understand how sound-stretching works, and the reasons why the long loop of cricket noises have touched so many.

October 30, 2013

In this episode, Jonathan Happ is an artist who takes a recorder into the University of Washington’s cadaver lab and reports on what he sees, and why he draws and paints images of the dead bodies in display.

October 30, 2013

In this episode, Jonathan Happ is an artist who takes a recorder into the University of Washington’s cadaver lab and reports on what he sees, and why he draws and paints images of the dead bodies in display.

October 17, 2013

In recent history, vaccines, sterilization, and other modern treatments have pushed Humorism out of the picture. But traditions ingrained in culture, science, and religion for thousands of years don?t just vanish.

October 17, 2013

In recent history, vaccines, sterilization, and other modern treatments have pushed Humorism out of the picture. But traditions ingrained in culture, science, and religion for thousands of years don’t just vanish.

October 2, 2013

In this episode, John describes the first trauma that he experienced in life?something we all share. And he explains how he overcame that trauma to become the person he is today.

October 2, 2013

In this episode, John describes the first trauma that he experienced in life—something we all share. And he explains how he overcame that trauma to become the person he is today.

September 4, 2013

Shoppingspree Clark showed up on the side of the road outside the ?Friendliest Town in Texas? with nothing more than a sketchpad and the burnt-out ruin of the RV he?d just bought.

September 4, 2013

Shoppingspree Clark showed up on the side of the road outside the “Friendliest Town in Texas” with nothing more than a sketchpad and the burnt-out ruin of the RV he’d just bought.

August 7, 2013

David Blackshire Key had brain cancer and one of his side-effects was a strange sensitivity to light called “photophobia”. After doctors removed the tumor, his painful sensitivity continued. So he turned to his faith, looking for healing from a supernatural force.

August 7, 2013

David Blackshire Key had brain cancer and one of his side-effects was a strange sensitivity to light called “photophobia”. After doctors removed the tumor, his painful sensitivity continued. So he turned to his faith, looking for healing from a supernatural force.

July 24, 2013

The story involves electronic dance music, a laundromat, a bunch of sweaty teenagers pretending like it?s the eighties and one of the loudest amplifiers I?ve ever heard.

July 24, 2013

The story involves electronic dance music, a laundromat, a bunch of sweaty teenagers pretending like it’s the eighties and one of the loudest amplifiers I’ve ever heard.

March 6, 2013

In this episode, Lina goes back to her old neighborhood looking for nothing in particular. She’s greeted by familiar faces, new tenants, and a series of stories that tell a modern ghost story of a building in the bad part of Brooklyn.

March 6, 2013

In this episode, Lina goes back to her old neighborhood looking for nothing in particular. She’s greeted by familiar faces, new tenants, and a series of stories that tell a modern ghost story of a building in the bad part of Brooklyn.

February 14, 2013

This week?s show is about Pete Brook?s 2011 journey across America to interview photographers, criminologists, and, most of all, the prisoners of New York?s Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

February 14, 2013

This week’s show is about Pete Brook’s 2011 journey across America to interview photographers, criminologists, and, most of all, the prisoners of New York’s Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

January 23, 2013

This episode looks at the lessons Jeff Emtman learned in his trip, including meeting a pastor, finding a strange cave, admiring the bizarre beauty of Yellowstone, and witnessing a fatal shooting. 

January 23, 2013

This episode looks at the lessons Jeff Emtman learned in his trip, including meeting a pastor, finding a strange cave, admiring the bizarre beauty of Yellowstone, and witnessing a fatal shooting. 

December 12, 2012

On this episode of the Here Be Monsters Podcast, Director Sean Dunne speaks of the bizzare culture of The Gathering where he found a system of mutual respect and “practicing what you preach” in every aspect from religious tolerance to settling bad drug deals.

December 12, 2012

On this episode of the Here Be Monsters Podcast, Director Sean Dunne speaks of the bizzare culture of The Gathering where he found a system of mutual respect and “practicing what you preach” in every aspect from religious tolerance to settling bad drug deals.

November 29, 2012

An aspiring sophisticate drinks liquid MDMA and experiences a rollercoaster of self esteem and significance. This episode looks at what it means to live a meaningful life through the eyes of Jacob on his journey across the solar system. He’s writing a fictionalized children’s book about his trip.

November 29, 2012

An aspiring sophisticate drinks liquid MDMA and experiences a rollercoaster of self esteem and significance. This episode looks at what it means to live a meaningful life through the eyes of Jacob on his journey across the solar system. He’s writing a fictionalized children’s book about his trip.

November 21, 2012

On this episode, Andrea Seabrook talks about why she was quit her job as NPR’s Congressional Reporter and about the true nature of Washington DC as she explains in her new podcast she’s producing called DecodeDC.

November 21, 2012

On this episode, Andrea Seabrook talks about why she was quit her job as NPR’s Congressional Reporter and about the true nature of Washington DC as she explains in her new podcast she’s producing called DecodeDC.

November 14, 2012

In this Brief, we’re going to take a look at the Red Star operating system–meant for use in what many consider to be the most isolated country on this planet.

November 8, 2012

Writer Bridget Burnquist went to vacation on the eve of her 27th birthday. She felt dead. On this episode, she tells a story from the colorful slums of Lima, Peru where she had an experience that made her alive again.

November 8, 2012

Writer Bridget Burnquist went to vacation on the eve of her 27th birthday. She felt dead. On this episode, she tells a story from the colorful slums of Lima, Peru where she had an experience that made her alive again.

October 31, 2012

A college professor (who prefers to remain nameless) collapses in class and becomes one of the few people to survive his own death. On this episode, he tells his story of death and resurrection.

October 31, 2012

A college professor (who prefers to remain nameless) collapses in class and becomes one of the few people to survive his own death. On this episode, he tells his story of death and resurrection.

October 25, 2012

Closing thoughts on the Soundcloud Community Fellowship.

Production will continue in coming months, though at a decreased pace.

October 24, 2012

I met Puke when I was walking down the street on a trans-America hitchhiking trip in 2011. We camped together in the park, and before we fell asleep, I pulled out my recorder and had him tell some stories about his impending transition from trainriding to college.

October 24, 2012

I met Puke when I was walking down the street on a trans-America hitchhiking trip in 2011. We camped together in the park, and before we fell asleep, I pulled out my recorder and had him tell some stories about his impending transition from trainriding to college.

October 20, 2012

A brief followup to Episode 10: The Time Traveler’s Convention. Ben “New Roommate” Becker tells us about his favorite historical period.

October 17, 2012

On this episode, Andrew Nissenbaum tells his story and explains some of the achievements and hurdles yet to overcome before the 2013 Time Travelers Convention.

October 17, 2012

On this episode, Andrew Nissenbaum tells his story and explains some of the achievements and hurdles yet to overcome before the 2013 Time Travelers Convention.

October 14, 2012

Help me identify this many-legged friend and you could win a neat prize that will make you the coolest kid on the block by a long shot.

October 12, 2012

On this episode, Chris Staudinger tells his story of escaping Myanmar (Burma) after he and his friends saw something that they should not have seen.

October 10, 2012

On this episode, Chris Staudinger tells his story of escaping Myanmar (Burma) after he and his friends saw something that they should not have seen.

October 3, 2012

Chuck was twelve when he went to a health clinic in the Philippines to rid himself of his “tip” and become a man. Of course, little went according to plan.

October 3, 2012

Chuck was twelve when he went to a health clinic in the Philippines to rid himself of his “tip” and become a man. Of course, little went according to plan.

September 26, 2012

Humans are one of just four land-dwelling mammals who don’t regularly eat their placentas after childbirth. But that’s changing as, each year, more and more mothers are electing to save their placenta to eat.

September 26, 2012

Humans are one of just four land-dwelling mammals who don’t regularly eat their placentas after childbirth. But that’s changing as, each year, more and more mothers are electing to save their placenta to eat.

September 19, 2012

On this episode, Kathy Johnson of the Medicine Horse Project explains the nature of equine intelligence in regards to Clever Hans.

September 19, 2012

On this episode, Kathy Johnson of the Medicine Horse Project explains the nature of equine intelligence in regards to Clever Hans.

September 12, 2012

Here Be Monster’s five producers (Bethany Denton, Gina Cole, Lindsay Myron, Kyle Gootkin, and Mark Nowak) introduce themselves to you.

September 12, 2012

Here Be Monster’s five producers (Bethany Denton, Gina Cole, Lindsay Myron, Kyle Gootkin, and Mark Nowak) introduce themselves to you.

August 29, 2012

On this episode takes place on a night when John goes down to visit a friend, under a dock.

August 29, 2012

On this episode takes place on a night when John goes down to visit a friend, under a dock.

August 27, 2012

This episode is a discussion of historical reactions to the unknown–from the monsters living in margins of the Nuremberg Chronicle to the a apocryphal predictions of a “future” map of the world.

August 27, 2012

This episode is a discussion of historical reactions to the unknown–from the monsters living in margins of the Nuremberg Chronicle to the a apocryphal predictions of a “future” map of the world.

August 22, 2012

Prisoner’s Cinema is a phenomena experienced by those who spend prolonged amounts of time in the dark. The “Cinema” refers to the series of images that the mind creates, often emotionally intense or terrifying.

August 22, 2012

Prisoner’s Cinema is a phenomena experienced by those who spend prolonged amounts of time in the dark. The “Cinema” refers to the series of images that the mind creates, often emotionally intense or terrifying.