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 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
    demon, hereditary, paimon

    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
    hplovecraft, lovecraft, monsters

    We return to Lovecraft Country, with a look at three tales: The Haunter of the Dark, Cool Air, and The Thing on the Doorstep.

  • Episode 63: Jake Ate A Sock

    December 22nd, 2018  |  2 hrs 5 mins
    ghost, monster

    We cover the 2015 film, We Are Still Here.

  • Episode 62: Case of the Curious Tentacle Moths

    December 8th, 2018  |  52 mins 53 secs
    clark ashton smith, eldritch, monster, short story

    We return to take a look at two (relatively) short stories by author, Clark Ashton Smith.

  • Episode 61: Traversal House

    December 1st, 2018  |  2 hrs 21 mins
    ghosts, haunting of hill house

    We finish our coverage of The Haunting of Hill House as we take a look at episodes 6 through 10.

  • Episode 60: The Long Man

    November 11th, 2018  |  1 hr 39 mins
    ghosts, haunting of hill house, monsters

    We cover the first five episodes of the 2018 TV series, The Haunting of Hill House.

  • Episode 59: Melvina's Therapy

    October 27th, 2018  |  1 hr 15 mins
    monster, webcomic

    We take a look at the first two issues of the webcomic, "Melvina's Therapy," by A.Rasen.

  • Episode 58: Lessons in Voice Acting

    October 13th, 2018  |  1 hr 46 mins
    mabinogion, prydain, the black cauldron, undead

    We take a look at the 1985 film, The Black Cauldron, and part of its source material, The Book of Three.

  • Episode 57: Welcome to Puppet World, Hmmm

    September 29th, 2018  |  1 hr 38 mins
    dark crystal, gelfling, skeksis

    We take a look at the 1982 film, The Dark Crystal in this first part of our coverage.

  • Episode 56: That's Not Your Mom, It's a Tiger!

    September 15th, 2018  |  55 mins 49 secs
    changsanbom, monster, tiger

    We return to Korean folklore with the film, The Mimic (Changsan Bom).

  • Episode 55: Big Puppet Energy

    September 1st, 2018  |  1 hr 52 mins
    monster, osamu tezuka, unico, unicorn

    We discuss Unicorns in a pair of films, The Fantastic Adventures of Unico, and Unico in the Island of Magic. Is this Dark Souls?