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 75: Smile, Darn You, Smile! [Melvina's Therapy]

    July 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins
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    We return to discuss another issue of Melvina's Therapy, Resilience.

  • Episode 74: Richard Gere and the Cryptids

    June 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 47 mins
    bunyip, cryptic, jersey devil, monster, mothman, yowie

    We begin our look into Cryptids, with discussion of four relevant films: The Barrens (2012), Bunyip the Movie (2013), There's Something in the Pilliga (2014), and The Mothman Prophecies (2002).

  • Episode 73: Werewolf Accidents [Werewolves]

    May 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins
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    We discuss werewolves once more, focusing on the 2000 film, Ginger Snaps. This episode we are also joined by a guest.

  • Episode 72: Down with the Illness [Djinn]

    May 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 31 mins
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    We return to discuss Djinn, through comparison of two regions' folklore and contemporary film.

  • Episode 71: Cursed Clown Car Toilet [Djinn]

    April 27th, 2019  |  1 hr 41 mins
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    We discuss Djinn, and their depiciton in the 2013 film, D@bbe: The Possession.

  • Episode 70: There's a Hole in My Bucket [Melvina's Therapy]

    April 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
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    We discuss the themes and monsters of the webcomic "Melvina's Therapy", #3 Return to Mornau, #4 Opposite Therapies, and the film, Banshee Chapter.

  • Episode 69: Melvina's Therapy [Back to Mornau]

    March 30th, 2019  |  49 mins 39 secs
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    We take a look at the third issue of the webcomic, "Melvina's Therapy," by A.Rasen, as well as a short discussion of the 2013 film, Banshee Chapter.

  • Episode 68: The Wind Be Like That - [Vampires]

    March 9th, 2019  |  2 hrs 1 min
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    We return to Vampires, with discussion on three films by Yamamoto Michio: The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula, and Evil of Dracula.

  • Episode 67: Six Legs of Death

    February 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 21 mins
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    "When you cast too long you see. You'll hear the taps of the Footsie. He'll scurry and scuttle over floor and wall. To steal a shoe before your fall." - An excerpt from the MDM Chronicles.

  • Episode 66: Is it a Water Sprite, or a Bog Monster?

    February 9th, 2019  |  2 hrs 3 mins

    This episode we discuss themes, and creatures, present in the film, Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King (Askeladden - I Dovregubbens Hall), 2017.

  • Episode 65: Make it Rain, King Paimon!

    January 19th, 2019  |  2 hrs 11 mins
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    This episode we take a look into the lore and drama of the 2018 film, Hereditary.

  • Episode 64: 2 Fast Wah Furious

    January 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 17 mins
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    We return to Lovecraft Country, with a look at three tales: The Haunter of the Dark, Cool Air, and The Thing on the Doorstep.