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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  • Episode 12: This Thing Called Doom, or How I Learned to Love the Mancubus

    July 22nd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 7 mins
    doom, film, monster, video game

    Matt and Dave are joined by returning guest, Stephen, to discuss a selection of Monsters from the Doom franchise.

  • Episode 11: All You Need Is a Killer Coffee Cup

    July 1st, 2017  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 1 min
    film, mimics, monsters

    Matt and Dave discuss Mimics from the novel All You Need is Kill, and the video game, Prey.

  • Episode 10: Crusty Blood Beard

    June 17th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 20 mins
    cinema, film, monster, vampire

    We discuss vampires and the films, 30 Days of Night, and Stakeland.

  • Episode 9: Get Off Me Puppies

    June 10th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 45 mins
    bloodbourne, monster, video game

    We discuss themes and creatures from the video game, Bloodborne

  • Episode 8: A Werewolf Ate My Podcast

    June 3rd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 37 mins
    film, monster, werewolf

    We finish our discussion on werewolves and respond to listener questions and comments.

  • Episode 7: Practical Effects, Pretty Much the Best

    May 28th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 49 mins
    film, monster, werewolf

    Our first foray into werewolf lore, we take a look at the films, Late Phases, and An American Werewolf in London.

  • Episode 6: Not quite Jurassic Park

    May 15th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 4 mins
    film, godzilla, kaiju, monsters

    Matt and Dave discuss the film, Destroy all Monsters.

  • Episode 5: Snakes and Ladders

    April 30th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 50 mins
    dark souls, monsters, video games

    Part 2 of our discussion on Dark Souls, with Leonard guesting.

  • Episode 4: Shrubs and Skellies

    April 22nd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 23 mins
    dark souls, video games

    We discuss a few notable enemies and experiences from the video game Dark Souls. A sort of retrospective look at the games in the series.

  • Episode 3: Kaiju Kissing

    April 3rd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 3 mins
    godzilla, kaiju, king kong, monsters

    A discussion of the various giant beasts in the films Pacific Rim, Godzilla, and Kong: Skull Island. Spoiler Warning in effect.

  • Episode 2: Yokai in the world of NiOH part 2

    March 15th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  10 mins 26 secs

    An exploration of the Kappa Yokai within Nioh and the film Death Kappa

  • Episode 1: Yokai in the world of NiOH

    March 5th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 24 secs
    monsters, video games

    A comparative dive into the world of monsters depicted in popular culture through various media incarnations.