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Here Be Monsters

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An immersive series of audio documentaries that focus on the forgotten corners of our minds. Beautiful sounds and stories that explore fear, curiosity and the unknown. Episode topics include crow death rituals, flesh eating beetles, internet...

137 Episodes | 2012 - 2020

HBM Continues as an Independent Podcast

August 13th, 2020


However, moving forward, HBM will continue as an independent production, and no longer be distributed through the KCRW feed.

HBM140: The New Black Wall Street

June 24th, 2020


Black Tulsans record a rap album in a house that once belonged to a famous Klansman. 

HBM139: Acceptable Pains

June 10th, 2020


Is volunteering for pain an unnecessary cruelty? Or is it a fundamental part of being human? 

HBM138: Did Neanderthals Bury their Dead?

May 27th, 2020


New research suggests that Neanderthals did many of the things once thought to be exclusively “human.”

HBM137: Superhappiness

May 13th, 2020


David Pearce wants to end all suffering.

HBM136: Jacob’s Lost Biography

April 29th, 2020


Jacob Lemanski tries to write an unreadable book.

HBM135: Dying Well

April 15th, 2020


Amanda Provenzano says people are too afraid of death; that’s why she became a death doula.

What Can You Hear? (Love Me)

April 8th, 2020


A wonderful episode of a wonderful podcast: the CBC’s Love Me.  Subscribe on your favorite podcast app. 

HBM134: Questionable Hobbies of the Socially Isolated

April 1st, 2020


Jeff makes blackout poetry with cassette tapes. 

HBM133: Prey of Worms

March 18th, 2020


Is your body more of a machine, or a garden?

HBM132: Moral Enhancement

March 4th, 2020


If there’s a pill that makes people less racist, should cops be forced to take it?

HBM131: A Cure for Carsickness

February 19th, 2020


The smell of gasoline imparts nausea and a heartfelt nostalgia on HBM producer Bethany Denton. 

HBM130: Mother Pigeon / Sister Marta

February 5th, 2020


New York City’s defender of maligned animals enacts “pigilante” justice while dressed as a nun. 

HBM129: The Underearthlings

January 22nd, 2020


Legends of an underground people on a small Baltic island. 

HBM128: Seeing Auras

January 8th, 2020


A childhood loss leads Colby Richardson to meet a man who teaches him to see his dead mother’s aura. 


December 25th, 2019


Would you trade a month of your life to give a decade to a stranger?  What if it were four strangers? Or thirty?

HBM126: Sounding the Deep

December 11th, 2019


Most of the ocean floor has never been mapped in detail.  Some scientists are trying to change that, using sonar to see what satellites can’t. 

HBM125: Deepfaking Nixon

November 27th, 2019


How to make the president say what he never said.

HBM124: Banana Softies

November 13th, 2019


A cancer researcher grows tired of euthanizing monkeys.

HBM123: Water Witches

October 30th, 2019


What moves the rods of a water dowser? Is it magic, science or imagination? 

HBM122: Should Cows Have Names?

October 16th, 2019


Producer Bethany Denton wants to know if her meat-eater’s guilt is justified. 

HBM121: True North

October 2nd, 2019


Here Be Monsters host Jeff Emtman climbs a tree, stops believing in God. 

Season 8 = October 2

September 23rd, 2019


Here Be Monsters is back!  Season 8 begins October 2nd, 2019. 

HBM120: Own Worst Interest

June 5th, 2019


Should you have the right to hasten your own execution?

HBM119: An Episode of Pebbles and Twigs

May 22nd, 2019


An episode where Jeff finds little things on the forest floor and hands them to you...metaphorically speaking.

Listen to Lost Notes

May 15th, 2019


Lost Notes is a podcast that we love.  It’s about music. We think you should subscribe.

HBM118: Mountain Seabed

May 8th, 2019


Meeting an ancient relative that’s no bigger than your thumb.

HBM117: Grave Oversight

April 24th, 2019


Can satellites help prevent genocide?

HBM115: Bound in Walton et al.

March 27th, 2019


A book bound in the skin of its author causes eye-rolls for its modern-day caretakers.

HBM114: Envisioning AIDS

March 13th, 2019


With your eyes closed in a dark room, a voice guides you through the process of dying from AIDS.

HBM113: The Last Ones

February 27th, 2019


Two radio producers and a conservationist explore grief, loss, and caribou habitat on a snowy walk in the woods.

HBM112: Negative Space

February 13th, 2019


Jeff listens to the spaces inbetween words to see if the answers to his problems are buried there.

HBM111: Waiting for Earth

January 30th, 2019


Bethany Denton wonders if her unborn children still watch her from the premortal existence.

HBM110: Big Numbers

January 16th, 2019


Jeff explains why numbers are like telescopes.

HBM109: Untitled Noises of New York (Sound Matters)

January 2nd, 2019


HBM host Jeff Emtman attempts to capture the essence of NYC. Re-aired from the Bang and Bang and Olufsen podcast Sound Matters.

HBM108: Witch of Saratoga

December 19th, 2018


Sleeping in the forest as homage to Angeline Tubbs, aka. “The Witch of Saratoga.”

HBM107: Carlo Surrenders

December 5th, 2018


In theology school, Carlo Nakar asked, “Lord, what is the hardest thing you could possibly ask me to do?” He got a verbal answer.

HBM106: Beautiful Stories about Dead Animals (part 2)

November 21st, 2018


Personal stories of animal death and the bodies they leave behind, as told by writer Kryssanne Adams. Part 2 of 2.

Listen to Nocturne

November 14th, 2018


Nocturne is a podcast that we love. It’s about the night. We think you should subscribe.

HBM105: Beautiful Stories about Dead Animals (part 1)

November 7th, 2018


Personal stories of animal death and the bodies they leave behind, as told by writer Kryssanne Adams. Part 1 of 2.

HBM104: Scrapheap Reactor

October 24th, 2018


Max Turnquist is building a fusion reactor in his bedroom.

HBM103: Fate’s Notebook

October 10th, 2018


Reynaldo Gulin had a notebook full of warnings and advice that was supposed to keep his family from danger. But after he died, a second, unforeseen …

HBM102: Breath Holder

September 26th, 2018


Free diver Archer Mayo searches for unusual treasures in the murky water of the Columbia River.

HBM101: Much Corruption

September 12th, 2018


Jeff Emtman finds himself distracted by dragons and their ilk as he kayaks with one of the world’s hairiest people.

Season 7 and HBM Sweatshirts

August 15th, 2018


Our 7th season starts on September 12th, 2018. 

HBM100: Faraway Minds

June 6th, 2018


Anna Klein worries that her fantasies of running away to the remote corners of the world may be a familial urge to isolate herself, the same way her …

HBM099: Spell for the Repulsion of Astral Vampires

May 23rd, 2018


In this video episode of Here Be Monsters, Jeff shares his special spell of repulsion for astral energy vampires that are draining humans of their …

HBM098: Feed the Queen

May 9th, 2018


There's the new colony of leaf cutter ants at the Victoria Bug Zoo with the potential to reach over more than a million ants.

HBM097: Fox Teeth

April 25th, 2018


The Icelandic government placed a bounty on each Arctic Fox killed (if you can provide its tail as proof).

HBM096: Are We Still Afraid?

April 11th, 2018


Here Be Monsters is almost 100 episodes old. It’s grown a lot since Jeff was a scared 22 year old learning audio editing in his basement. So as we …

HBM095: The Bats that Stay

March 28th, 2018


Not all migratory bats migrate. We don’t know why some choose to stay behind at their summer roosts. But according to the University of Washington’s Sharlene Santana, the bats that stay tend to die.

HBM094: The Fatigue of Violence

March 14th, 2018


Susan has seen how humanity’s worst instincts become possible where cyclical poverty, incarceration, and drug addiction wreak havoc on communities.

HBM093: The Brain Scoop

February 28th, 2018


In this episode Divya carries a recorder with her while as she slowly disassembles a deceased pet parrot: snipping joints, scooping brains, removing eyes, separating the skin from the body.

HBM092: Carry the Scent

February 14th, 2018


Robert Larson searches for missing people with his dog Captain Dexter as a K9 search and rescue volunteer. He’s not certified to do this work by any …

HBM091: Hypnosis of Hunger

January 31st, 2018


Producer Bethany Denton found a box in her basement storage room with two old cassette tapes inside. It took her a moment to realize what they were.

HBM090: Two Small Creatures with Human Eyes

January 17th, 2018


Natural history museums are art galleries. Scientifically focussed art galleries, but art galleries nonetheless.

HBM089: Human Wish Tree

January 3rd, 2018


Sometimes, Tatianna Zichella asks people to make a wish, write it on a piece of paper, and staple it to a fleshy part of her body.

HBM088: Riptides and a Sinking Ship

December 20th, 2017


A riptide recently pulled Ariana into open water off the shore of Santa Monica.  She thinks it’s her closest brush with death thus far.  A lifeguard …

HBM087: Trifle Not with Sacred Things

December 6th, 2017


After dedicating thirty years to the Church of Jesus Christ, Ashley Fryer put down her beloved scriptures unsure what to do with relics of a religion …

HBM086: Eve is Hungry

November 29th, 2017


HBM085: Ascended Fiction got us thinking about hidden knowledge, and whether it's moral to withhold information. So in this follow-up episode, we …

HBM085: Ascended Fiction

November 22nd, 2017


There's a full reconstruction of L. Ron Hubbard's office in every church of Scientology rumored to be more than a traditional way of honoring the …

HBM084: Are You Sure You’re Awake?

November 8th, 2017


Chrissy was having trouble remembering who she was when she woke up.  First she thought it was early-onset dementia, then she thought it was schizophrenia.  She had recurring hallucinations about being stalked by a …

HBM083: Sweet​ ​Like​ ​Snap​ ​Peas

October 25th, 2017


Ryan thinks the Clinton Cemetery's deep-rooted asparagus taste so good because of the natural quality of their fertilizer.

HBM082: MI5​ ​MI6​ ​KGB​ ​CIA

October 11th, 2017


Shortwave enthusiast John Barner and his friends had found a number station believed to be a form of espionage where intelligence agencies broadcast encrypted messages to field operatives.

HBM080: The Ocean of Halves [EXPLICIT]

June 7th, 2017


She's good at it, she makes good money, and she generally enjoys her clients’ company. And although her job rarely gives her sexual pleasure, Remi Dun enjoys her job.

Please Note: This episode is about sex. And there’s …

HBM079: The Tingles

May 24th, 2017


Devaan describes it as a pulsing, tingling feeling on the back of his neck. His preferred stimuli are whispers, shuffling cards, scissors, tapping …

HBM078: Sagittarius has $45 [EXPLICIT]

May 10th, 2017


Sagittarius has been good for the last year. That’s what he told us. He told us that the cage that Luna designed for him is working. She controls his …

HBM077: Snow on Date Trees, then on Pines

April 26th, 2017


Muhammad Tariq's small, gender-integrated school in Panjur had been anonymously receiving literature that scolded them for teaching girls. Tariq and …

HBM076: Griff's Speech

April 12th, 2017


Griff was on track when he started to babble around 12 months old. But, unlike other children, the babble never evolved to understandable sentences. …

HBM075: The Weight of Science

March 29th, 2017


Since childhood, Anita Woodley dreamt the future, able to predict imminent murders in her neighborhood. The Rhine Research Center is America’s oldest …

HBM074: Benedict Arnold Makes People Nervous (Rumblestrip)

March 1st, 2017


There is an unusual piece of carved grey stone in the hills of upstate New York. It depicts the boot of a notorious American villain who was shot in …

HBM073: A Trial Ghost Hunt

February 15th, 2017


For the last nine years, Ken Arnold and his wife Donna have operated an all-volunteer group called the Puget Sound Ghost Hunters. They put an ad up …

HBM072: Ant God [EXPLICIT]

February 1st, 2017


Jacob is the owner of AntLife, a company that makes large ant farms. And during a cave-in, one of his ants became trapped in a small underground cavern, just inches from the surface. Despite his omniscience, he feels …

HBM071: The Evangelists of Nudism

January 18th, 2017


Growing up Mormon in Montana, Bethany Denton had a phrase drilled into her mind from an early age: “modest is hottest.” But by the time Bethany moved …

wet-slop-plop.wav (Among Other Sounds)

January 4th, 2017


There are about 10,000 files in the Here Be Monsters sound library. On this interstitial episode, Jeff plays back some of these heavily-used sounds and asks whether they occur because of an inherent goodness, a force of …

HBM070: The Way The Blood Flows

December 21st, 2016


The Way The Blood Flows is a short story written and read by Evan Williamson, who currently makes videos and music with his wife Sidra as they travel the world.

HBM069: Redwoods of the In-World [EXPLICIT]

December 7th, 2016


Ariadne, Jacqueline, North, and others unnamed are all part of the same system. They share a single body. They take turns “fronting” the body, …

HBM068: The Wake Up Stick [EXPLICIT]

November 23rd, 2016


When Dylan Wright placed his first Craigslist ad back in 2006, he called himself a “nice and genuine person with waking up problems.”  He was looking for someone to help him in the mornings.  First it was phone calls, …

HBM067: Dispatches From PestWorld 2016

November 9th, 2016


Feeling anxiety about the American presidential election, HBM host Jeff Emtman took a trip to a place he hoped to be insulated from politics: …

HBM066: What Jacob Heard [EXPLICIT]

October 26th, 2016


In his freshman year of high school, Jacob was feeling helpless against his gay attractions. Exasperated, he asked aloud for a demon to come into his …

HBM065: We Pay Them In Meat

October 12th, 2016


Preparing an animal’s skeleton for display is incredibly labor intensive for human hands.  So curators have turned to a family of beetles with millenia of experience.

HBM064: A Shrinking Shadow [EXPLICIT]

September 28th, 2016


Erin was fat as a kid. Since middle school, she tried all different methods to lose weight. From a young age she developed the idea that the most …

HBM063: The Art of the Scam, by Malibu Ron [EXPLICIT]

September 14th, 2016


Presumably, any given mystic falls into one of two groups: true believers and scam artists. But it's near impossible to know which they are unless they tell you outright.  

HBM062: The Near Death of Sir Deja Doog [EXPLICIT]

August 31st, 2016


When he was twelve, Eric Alexander started writing songs as a way to make sense of the confusing world around him. Faced with the prospect of an early death later in his life, he ignored the doctors’ orders fearing the …

HBM061: The Natural State of Hitchhiking [EXPLICIT]

August 17th, 2016


Jeff Emtman left home in the summer of 2011 to hitchhike the United States, to see if strangers would chop him up and put him in their trunks, if he …

Season 5 Soon!

August 8th, 2016


We're coming back! We're producing another 20 episodes of Here Be Monsters next year. Season 5 starts Wednesday, August 17.

HBM060: The Predators of McNeil Island [EXPLICIT]

April 20th, 2016


McNeil Island sits in Washington State's Puget Sound, just three miles northwest of Steilacoom. For the last 150-odd years, McNeil Island has been a place to house society's undesirables. Eventually the island prison …

Your Last Memory Of Being Free

April 13th, 2016


This is a preview of our 60th episode and season 4 finale. In this preview, a defense lawyer asks a man to recall the last time he remembers being free.

HBM059: When Cthulhu Calls

March 23rd, 2016


The most notable monster created by Howard Phillips Lovecraft was a massive tentacled being omnipotent, yet completely uncaring that sleeps in the …

HBM058: Kelly is Cold

March 2nd, 2016


It was early in the morning of New Years Day and Kelly had just bought a purse-load of psychedelic mushrooms from Laramie Wyoming's local "druggist." Kelly handed them out to the assembled company and took some himself. …

HBM057: Impostor in a Pink Pinstripe Suit [EXPLICIT]

February 17th, 2016


Growing up in small-town Montana, Bethany Denton's parents and teachers told her what she knew already: she was brilliant. Bethany couldn't help but …

HBM056: It Works Better in Movies [EXPLICIT]

February 3rd, 2016


When Lina Misitzis was a teenager, she told people she was dying. She wasn't. But, an entire genre of "dying girl gets the guy" movies taught her …

HBM055: Ghost Tape Number Ten

January 20th, 2016


All is fair in love and war... even mind games. The United States military employs psychological warfare in nearly every war it's part of. The US …

HBM054: Flaming Sword of Truth

January 6th, 2016


Patti Negri is a witch who lives in a house buried deep in the Hollywood Hills. Here Be Monsters producer Jeff Emtman and performance artist Lenae …

HBM053: Eleven Trips to Dreamworld

December 23rd, 2015


In 2014, Jeff Emtman mailed tape recorders to people around the world. He asked them to keep the recorders by their beds and flip them on early in the morning as their dreams were still fresh in their minds. Once the …

HBM052: Call 601-2-SATAN-2 [EXPLICIT]

December 9th, 2015


Christian prayer hotlines are common in the United States. Less common are prayer hotlines for the other guy. Since 2012 the Satanic Missionary Society in Olympia, Washington manages a Satanic prayer line on their blog …

HBM051: Sister Bethany, Proxy for the Dead

November 25th, 2015


Bethany Denton was about five years old when she learned that she was a Mormon. When she was eight, she learned that she was an eternal spirit …

HBM050: The Scientist is Not the Angel of Death

November 11th, 2015


In this episode of Here Be Monsters, Jeff Emtman joins "The Scientist," an unnamed cancer researcher, for an after-hours trip to his lab, where they visit the hundreds of lab mice that he tends to. The Scientist's job …

HBM049: Sam's Japan Tapes

October 28th, 2015


On this episode, Sam Parker and Jeff Emtman discuss the merits of deep listening and whether it's possible for a sound to be truly ugly. Sam also …

HBM048: Barrie's Mental Tempest [EXPLICIT]

October 14th, 2015


Barrie Wylie has heard voices for as long as he can remember. Growing up on a small island in Scotland, the voices in his head were like secret best …

HBM047: Peacocks Without Tails [EXPLICIT]

September 30th, 2015


When Hippocrates noticed that the hair on the top of his head was falling out, he fought it by applying various ointments of opium to his scalp. But none of them worked. So he called it a disease and named it "Alopecia" …

HBM046: Crooked Skirts

September 16th, 2015


Growing up in Queens, NY, Karen Smith had no reason to suspect anything was wrong with her. Even when it hurt to sit for too long, or when her clothes didn't fit right, everything seemed fine. That's because Karen's …

HBM045: Deep Stealth Mode (How to Be a Girl)

September 2nd, 2015


Marlo Mack gave birth to a son. At least, she thought she did. But her son crawled towards dresses, wanted to be a princess, and asked to grow long blonde hair. At age 3, Marlo's son asked to go back into mommy's tummy, …

HBM044: Distant Warfare

August 19th, 2015


Bridget Burnquist was backpacking around Southeast Asia. After weeks of drinking cheap liquor on beautiful beaches, she was beginning to feel as …

Lying in a Stranger's Grave

August 5th, 2015


Carlos Gemora loved the feeling of the dirt at the cemetary where he used to dig graves. One day he climbed down into the loamy, silty soil and looked up at the sky. It felt like a womb...a death womb.

HBM043: Last Chance To Evacuate Earth

July 22nd, 2015


Marshall Applewhite met Bonnie Nettles in 1972, and together they built a religion. It was called Heaven's Gate, and it drew heavily from the bible, …

HBM042: Deers

July 8th, 2015


Andy Wilson and Ryan Graves are best friends, despite having very different opinions on the hierarchy of human and animal life. The two come face-to-face with those differences after a fatal encounter on a frigid winter …

HBM041: Crossing The River, Being Watched

June 24th, 2015


In his junior year of high school, Here Be Monsters host Jeff Emtman left his home and everything he knew to study in a tiny village nestled in the …

Fear of Silence

May 20th, 2015


On this episode, Jeff calls back crow researcher Kaeli Swift and asks her what it was like to sit in silence with a stranger. Bethany explains the differences in the anxieties that she and Jeff have towards silence.

Terrible Resonance: Live Show Announcement

February 20th, 2015


A live podcast from Here Be Monsters about subversive sound, earthquakes, ghosts, outer space, sonic weaponry, and whales.

Forty Monster Bites

December 31st, 2014


A look back at our first 40 episodes.

Nearly Opposite Reactions

December 10th, 2014


This episode is a follow-up to Here Be Monsters Episode 40, in which producer Emile B Klein talks to the pastor of The Reformation Puritan Bible …

HBM040: The Reformation Bible Puritan Baptist Church [EXPLICIT]

October 29th, 2014


In this episode, Emile visits the church to investigate the story of Eric's rise and fall in the bizarre, radical, niche world of anti-papal internet talk radio and finds out how Eric's upbringing in the Civil Rights …

HBM039: A Goddamn Missionary

October 1st, 2014


In this episode of Here Be Monsters, Terry often refers to Manic Depression, a condition that, per the DSM 5 has been reclassified as Bipolar …

HBM038: Do Crows Mourn Their Dead?

September 10th, 2014


On this episode of Here Be Monsters, we look at the strange behaviors of crows and how they might be able to teach humanity about the origins of funerals and emotions.

Potential Energy (Live) [EXPLICIT]

August 13th, 2014


This episode is a recording from a live storySLAM organized by The Moth. However, this is *not* from The Moth's podcast.

HBM037: Uncertain Death

July 30th, 2014


On this episode David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg talk about the exact opposite--immortality, living forever.

HBM036: Throw It In The Ocean [EXPLICIT]

July 9th, 2014


In this episode of Here Be Monsters, Eric describes his experience inside the turret, putting organic material into garbage bags, wading through the destruction. He describes how it awakened a contradiction between his …

HBM035: Spirits Of The Past

June 26th, 2014


In this episode of Here Be Monsters, freelance producer Mickey Capper attends a modern seance, conducted by 20-somethings under an udder-like canopy in a living room in Chicago.

HBM034: The Grandmother And The Vine Of The Dead

June 4th, 2014


In this episode, producer Lauren Stelling visits her old boss Cherub, who was facing a lot of grief after her best friend's daughter, Zippy, was …

HBM033: What One Does [EXPLICIT]

May 21st, 2014


In this extended interview, Ryan Beltz talks about German Romanticism, jouissance, Stoicism and the nature of anger, and how The World Speed Project is a rebellion against the "what one does" that society shoves our …

HBM032: Fugitives Of The Blue Laguna

May 7th, 2014


This week's episode is about a nerdy Oklahoman teenager named David who runs away with the love of his life to what started as an adventure, turned into something really serious, really fast.

HBM031: The Roman Slug Death Orgy

April 23rd, 2014


In a strange, small, moss-covered forest in Bellingham, Washington, Jeff stumbled on to the most gruesome scene of hedonism he's ever seen.

HBM030: Crickets, Cadavers And Conventional Wisdom

November 27th, 2013


This episode is a Grab-bag, it contains three segments that serve as follow-ups to the three most recent episodes of Here Be Monsters: Do Crickets …

HBM029: Do Crickets Sing Hymns?

November 15th, 2013


In this episode, audio engineer Toby Reif takes us down the rabbit hole of audio theory to help us understand how sound-stretching works, and the …

HBM028: Jonathan's Cadaver Paintings

October 30th, 2013


In this episode, Jonathan Happ is an artist who takes a recorder into the University of Washington's cadaver lab and reports on what he sees, and why he draws and paints images of the dead bodies in display.

HBM027: Balancing Act

October 17th, 2013


In recent history, vaccines, sterilization, and other modern treatments have pushed Humorism out of the picture. But traditions ingrained in culture, …

HBM026: John Comes Down The Birth Canal

October 2nd, 2013


In this episode, John describes the first trauma that he experienced in life—something we all share. And he explains how he overcame that trauma to become the person he is today.

HBM025: The Sasquatch Of Pumpkintown vs Motley Crue Jon Bon Jovi

September 18th, 2013


In the episode, Ben Becker tells the story of a disgusting hound dog named “Motley Crue John Bon Jovi”, a tobacco-juice soaked Sasquatch suit, and the world’s worst hot sauce.

HBM024: The Friendliest Town In Texas [Explicit]

September 4th, 2013


Shoppingspree Clark showed up on the side of the road outside the “Friendliest Town in Texas” with nothing more than a sketchpad and the burnt-out ruin of the RV he’d just bought.

HBM023: The Near Destruction Of Rey Jaguar [Extended Cut]

August 21st, 2013


In this episode, we travel to Seattle’s South Park neighborhood for Lucha Libre In The Park, a free wrestling event put on by Lucha Libre Volcanica.

HBM022: The Holy Ghost Fixes David's Brain

August 7th, 2013


David Blackshire Key had brain cancer and one of his side-effects was a strange sensitivity to light called "photophobia". After doctors removed the …

HBM021: Potential Energy

July 24th, 2013


The story involves electronic dance music, a laundromat, a bunch of sweaty teenagers pretending like it’s the eighties and one of the loudest …

HBM000: Hello There!

July 24th, 2012


Here Be Monsters is a podcast about fear and the unknown.

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