Monster Dear Monster

A Podcast Exploring Monsters in Popular Culture

About the show

Diving into the contrasts and evolution of monsters between their folklore origins and contemporary depictions in various media. Discussions center on film, video games, and literature.

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Episodes

  • Episode 121: Round the Center We Go [Ligottiverse]

    August 22nd, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 26 mins
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    We delve further into the Ligottiverse with two more Grimscribe tales, "The Night School," and "The Glamour."

  • Episode 119: Drink Your Bug Medicine [Ligottiverse]

    August 8th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 22 mins
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    We delve further into the Ligottiverse with two more Grimscribe tales, "In the Shadow of Another World," and "The Cocoons."

  • Episode 116: Unholy Viscera [Ligottiverse]

    July 11th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 18 mins
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    We are joined by a special guest, Perry, to continue discussion of Ligottian themes in two films, "Begotten," and "Sleep Has Her House".

  • Episode 114: Connections Were Made [Ligottiverse/Ghosts]

    June 27th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 41 mins
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    We continue our discussion of Thomas Ligotti's short stories collected in "Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe." This episode covers the Grimscribe tale, "The Mystics of Muelenburg." We also take a tangent approach to the 2001 film, Pulse, directed by Kurosawa Kiyoshi.

  • Episode 112: Nightmare Carbonation [Ligottiverse]

    June 13th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 29 mins
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    We continue discussion of Thomas Ligotti's short stories collected in "Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe." This episode covers the tale, "The Dreaming in Nortown." And Leonard's News Corner returns!

  • Episode 108: Did I Ever Tell You My Favorite Color Was Green? [Ligottiverse/Demons]

    May 2nd, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 24 mins
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    We continue our discussion of Thomas Ligotti's short stories collected in "Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe." This episode covers the tale, "Nethescurial," and the 1985 film, Demoni (Demons).

  • Episode 106: Like a Candle in the Darkness [Ligottiverse]

    April 18th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 16 mins
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    We continue discussion of Thomas Ligotti's short stories collected in "Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe." This episode covers the tales, "The Spectacles in the Drawer," and "Flowers of the Abyss".

  • Episode 103: What's going down in Mirocaw Town? [Ligottiverse]

    March 21st, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 34 mins
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    We continue discussion of Thomas Ligotti's short stories collected in "Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe." This episode begins the Grimscribe section of the anthology.

  • Episode 100: Derelict Space Jam [Ligottiverse]

    February 22nd, 2020  |  Season 4  |  2 hrs 4 mins
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    We finish the Songs of a Dead Dreamer section of Ligotti's anthology, and introduce a new segment to the podcast, a look into new horror video games.

  • Episode 98: The Many Sides of a Coin [Ligottiverse]

    February 8th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  2 hrs 18 mins
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    We continue our discussion of Thomas Ligotti's short stories collected in "Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe." This episode covers the first three tales in Dreams for the Dead.

  • Episode 96: Old Man Yells at Dummy [Ligottiverse]

    January 25th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  2 hrs 16 mins
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    We continue discussion of Thomas Ligotti's short stories collected in "Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe." This episode covers the last three tales in Dreams for Insomniacs, and a portion of Chapter 1 of Conspiracy Against the Human Race.

  • Episode 95: Abstract of Twilight [Ligottiverse]

    January 11th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  2 hrs 6 mins
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    We continue our descent through Thomas Ligotti's short stories collected in "Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe." This episode covers the first three tales in Dreams for Insomniacs.