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MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« on: July 13, 2009, 05:03:44 PM »
Anyone interested in DNA analysis and what it can tell us about Bigfoot (spoiler: science hasn't found any valid Bigfoot DNA yet) might enjoy this new podcast by myself, Ben Radford (of Skeptical Inquirer) and Dr. Karen Stollznow (a skepchick and the notorious self-proclaimed SkepBitch).

Website: http://www.monstertalk.org

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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 05:28:30 PM »
DLing now through iTunes!

Good luck!
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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 05:38:32 PM »
I'll just finish up listening to the audio recording of I, Robot, and I'll be listening in. :)
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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 08:08:55 PM »
I'll also be checking in. Best wishes to you on this. This is a great idea and I will DEFINITELY be providing feedback . I'm always looking for more content to appear on Monsterscience because the kids need somewhere reasonable to go for their school reports on monsters.

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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 10:02:31 PM »
Just listened to it and I liked it. The interview was very long so the guest had plenty of time to explain a lot of interesting things like the workings of DNA analysis and his experiences with bigfoot tv shows.

You have to work on the audio quality though. Throughout the show there was some pretty annoying background noice that varied in level but was there for almost all the time (at least on the mp3 provided).

I didn't find the podcast on iTunes so please add it there when you can. It would be much more accessible that way.

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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009, 12:35:57 AM »

I didn't find the podcast on iTunes so please add it there when you can. It would be much more accessible that way.

Just copy his feed link and paste into "Subscribe to podcast" under "Advanced" in iTunes.

Then hit refresh at the lower right when in the podacasts tab.
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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2009, 12:55:41 AM »
Sounds really interesting! I'm looking forward to listen to this new podcast!

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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009, 02:14:05 AM »
I'm liking it so far.

Obvious. Audio quality like coherence and there background static. But I like it.
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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009, 02:39:00 AM »
Im afraid theres a huge problem with this podcast...

Theres no more for me to listen to yet! ;D


First episode was good listening, subject was good, interviewee was good, style was pretty good, etc. Once you get the audio and editing nailed down it'll be awesome.

How frequently are you anticipating getting out episodes?
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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2009, 07:44:13 AM »
Im afraid theres a huge problem with this podcast...

Theres no more for me to listen to yet! ;D


First episode was good listening, subject was good, interviewee was good, style was pretty good, etc. Once you get the audio and editing nailed down it'll be awesome.

How frequently are you anticipating getting out episodes?
We'd like to do 2/month.  We'll see. :)

Thanks for all the feedback folks!  (We'll definitely work on the sound quality!)

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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2009, 02:39:03 PM »

I didn't find the podcast on iTunes so please add it there when you can. It would be much more accessible that way.

Just copy his feed link and paste into "Subscribe to podcast" under "Advanced" in iTunes.

Then hit refresh at the lower right when in the podacasts tab.

Thanks EE.  They say it will be up on itunes in about 48 hours. 

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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2009, 02:43:09 PM »
It's already up. Otherwise I've downloaded something with the exact same name as MonsterTalk, which would be rather embarrassing.

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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2009, 09:34:26 PM »
Other than the disparity between hosts and guest audio.. the podcast was SUPERB!

I loved hearing how a scientist worked with DNA!

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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2009, 09:41:56 PM »
I finished it, and it made me back to think that there is no big foot once again.
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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2009, 03:33:34 PM »
So you, Ben and Karen are all the hosts?  I finally met Karen at TAM this year, and I've known Ben for a few years.  Any podcast he's on, I will surely give a listen to.  I just can't do it from my work computer, so it will be a few weeks.