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...

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HBM120: Own Worst Interest

June 5th, 2019


In the fall of 1989, in Vancouver, Washington, a short, 29 year-old man named Westley Allan Dodd raped and murdered three young boys. The boys were …

HBM119: An Episode of Pebbles and Twigs

May 22nd, 2019


The end of our seventh season draws near! Just one more episode until we hang up our podcasting hats for a few months.  

We don’t want you to miss us too much though, so on this episode, we’re tying up some loose ends, …

Listen to Lost Notes

May 15th, 2019


Lost Notes is a podcast that we love.  It’s about music. We think you should subscribe.  This episode comes from the new season and it’s about

HBM118: Mountain Seabed

May 8th, 2019


Life on earth began in the oceans.  And it used to be simpler. For the first few billion years, life consisted of microbes that didn’t really swim or hunt; they mostly floated and, if they were lucky, bumped into …

HBM117: Grave Oversight

April 24th, 2019


Sudan has been involved in ongoing civil wars since 1983. The wars were about religion, culture and resources. By 2005, approximately two million …

HBM116: Finest and Most Rotten (Going Forward)

April 10th, 2019


Mar 21, 1919 - NEW YORK CITY
An anonymous writer for the New York Tribune stands at 154 Nassau.  The writer asks passers-by a simple question: “Do you think this is a good world?”  It’s just four months after Armistice …

HBM115: Bound in Walton et al.

March 27th, 2019


A highway robber with many aliases lay on his deathbed after contracting a bad flu. He dictated his life story to his captors before succumbing to …

HBM114: Envisioning AIDS

March 13th, 2019


In a warm and dark room in the winter of 1987, people lay on the ground with their eyes closed.  A facilitator from the Shanti Project guides those assembled on an intimate visualization through the process of dying …

HBM113: The Last Ones

February 27th, 2019


Bethany Denton’s been thinking about grief a lot lately. In 2017, two of her friends, a mother and a daughter, died unexpectedly just two months apart. Since then, Bethany’s started seeing grief in just about …

HBM112: Negative Space

February 13th, 2019


Back when HBM host Jeff Emtman was a photographer, he used to solve his problems with walks in the woods. There, he’d see the ways that branches …

HBM111: Waiting for Earth

January 30th, 2019


Motherhood always seemed non-negotiable for Bethany Denton. Her upbringing in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints certainly instilled this. Mormons believe in what’s called a “premortal existence,” a place …

HBM110: Big Numbers

January 16th, 2019


For two thirds of his life, HBM host Jeff Emtman has been thinking about the distance to The Moon in terms of corn snacks. Bugles specifically. It was a factoid written on the packaging that purported to convey …

HBM109: Untitled Noises of New York (Sound Matters)

January 2nd, 2019


HBM host Jeff Emtman travels to New York City in an effort to fulfill open-ended recording assignments issued from afar by Tim Hinman for an episode …

HBM108: Witch of Saratoga

December 19th, 2018


Angeline Tubbs may have been as old as 104 when she died alone in the woods, in a hut she made with her own hands. She came to America with a British …

HBM107: Carlo Surrenders

December 5th, 2018


Carlo Nakar spent more than twenty years in the United States before he was called by God to return to the the Philippines. It happened during one of …

HBM106: Beautiful Stories about Dead Animals (part 2)

November 21st, 2018


Listen to Part 1

This is a special two-part episode, in which Kryssanne describes the many times where she’s seen death or inflicted it upon animals. Soon, this will turn into a book, which will be available to purchase …

Listen to Nocturne

November 14th, 2018


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

This episode is a re-airing of Nocturne’s I Don’t Get Lost, …

HBM105: Beautiful Stories about Dead Animals (part 1)

November 7th, 2018


Before Kryssanne Adams was old enough to understand death, she found a dead mouse and carried it around with her in a plastic Easter egg shell. She …

HBM104: Scrapheap Reactor

October 24th, 2018


Max Turnquist advises against wearing shorts while dumpster diving for used lab equipment. Almost every day, Max visits a university parking garage, where there are several small mountains of discarded equipment, some …

HBM103: Fate’s Notebook

October 10th, 2018


Somewhere in Maritza Gulin’s basement, there’s a typewritten notebook that belonged to her father, Reynaldo. The notebook contains essential advice …

HBM102: Breath Holder

September 26th, 2018


Archer Mayo has always loved finding lost things. He grew up on several navy bases and spent much of his childhood swimming and looking for human detritus–sunglasses, teacups, glass bottles. That’s why he takes such …

HBM101: Much Corruption

September 12th, 2018


Growing up, Jeff Emtman had a hard time balancing his piety for the One God with his piety for the Gnomish lord Berwyn. Generally, he deferred to the latter, though he lost favor eventually with both.

Jeff’s …

Season 7 and HBM Sweatshirts

August 15th, 2018


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HBM100: Faraway Minds

June 6th, 2018


Anna Klein thinks that tea tastes better on the Faroe Islands than in Denmark. She thinks the water’s more pure there, and the Northern Lights let …

HBM099: Spell for the Repulsion of Astral Vampires

May 23rd, 2018


There’s currently an invisible, supernatural pandemic affecting the world, or so claims HBM host Jeff Emtman. What else could explain the …

HBM098: Feed the Queen

May 9th, 2018


The Victoria Bug Zoo is home to dozens of species of insects and arachnids, and two leaf cutter ant colonies.

There's the new colony, with a three …

HBM097: Fox Teeth

April 25th, 2018


In the Westfjords of Iceland, people wait for birds to come ashore so that they can gather the feathers they leave behind. These birds, called Eider …

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

HBM094: The Fatigue of Violence

March 14th, 2018


In the nearly 20 years that Susan Randall’s been working as a private investigator, she’s seen Vermont’s most disadvantaged people struggling to have life’s most basic amenities. Sometimes her job is to interview people …

HBM093: The Brain Scoop

February 28th, 2018


In school, Divya Anantharaman used to get teased for having long skinny fingers like ET. But now she sees them as valuable asset for the intricate …

HBM092: Carry the Scent

February 14th, 2018


Robert Larson does not have an easy job. He searches for missing people with his dog Captain Dexter as a K9 search and rescue volunteer. Robert often …

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


Ian Tattersall, Curator Emeritus of Human Origins,
Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History.

Ian Tattersall, of the American …

HBM089: Human Wish Tree

January 3rd, 2018


Tatianna Zichella is the sideshow performer also known as The Amazing Mazi Keen*. Sometimes, Amazing Mazi sticks swords down her throat and into her stomach juices. Sometimes she suspends her body from hooks in her …

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


It hasn’t been easy for Ashley Fryer to let go of her faith. For thirty years, she dedicated her life to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day …

HBM086: Eve is Hungry

November 29th, 2017


In HBM085: Ascended Fiction, we explored a rumor about Scientology and whether there exists a belief that founder L. Ron Hubbard will return to …

HBM085: Ascended Fiction

November 22nd, 2017


There’s an office in every church of Scientology dedicated to the founder. It’s a full reconstruction: desks, chairs, books and memorabilia. 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 Graves thinks that store-bought asparagus is as flavorless as potatoes. But that’s just because he’s spoiled on the really good stuff.

His preferred crop grows wild among the tombstones at Clinton Cemetery, hidden …

HBM082: MI5​ ​MI6​ ​KGB​ ​CIA

October 11th, 2017


John Barner spent his entire childhood fiddling with his dad’s shortwave radio, picking up transmissions from all over the world. He like the way the sounds crackled, and the voices speaking foreign languages, and the …

HBM081:​ ​Kinnikinnick​ ​Nick​ ​VS​ ​The​ ​Bear

September 27th, 2017


Boy Scout Leadership Camp was a bad fit for Jeff Emtman. He was a meek 13 year old who didn’t eat meat and talked to animals with his mind.

Psychic Blob and The Radio Race

August 9th, 2017


On a hot summer day in 2014, HBM host Jeff Emtman received a bit of amateur, backyard surgery from a fish biologist.

It was for the KCRW 24 Hour …

HBM080: The Ocean of Halves [EXPLICIT]

June 7th, 2017


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

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

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 still doesn’t know who the men with guns were. They wore masks on their faces when they came into the teachers’ lounge. His small, …

HBM076: Griff's Speech

April 12th, 2017


As a baby, Griff Eldridge was quieter than most. But he slept well. He fed. He played with his big brother Ira. And he smiled easily. For a long time, his parents Luke and Davinia didn’t worry, because he was so happy …

HBM075: The Weight of Science

March 29th, 2017


Anita Woodley went to the Rhine Research Center for scientific confirmation. Since childhood, she’d dreamt the future, able to predict imminent murders in her neighborhood. She prayed away her abilities for a period of …

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


Ken Arnold and his wife Donna have opposite work schedules, but they are lucky to share a hobby. For the last nine years they have operated an …

HBM072: Ant God [EXPLICIT]

February 1st, 2017


As far as gods go, Jacob Lemanski is more tepid than most. Despite his omniscience, he feels unequipped to deal with the ethical decisions required of him.

Jacob is the owner of AntLife, a company that makes large ant …

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.”  To her, it became a mantra even while many of her friends, especially other girls, struggled with 

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

January 4th, 2017


There are about 10,000 files in the Here Be Monsters sound library. HBM producer Jeff Emtman has been recording, synthesizing and downloading them since way back before this show started. And of these thousands of …

HBM070: The Way The Blood Flows

December 21st, 2016


“I used to think you were brilliant” Evan Williamson’s dad wrote to him in a letter. Evan was in treatment for chemical dependency at the time. His …

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, but …

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


Jacob Sutton loved going to church when he was a little boy. He sang in the choir, and when he got older he led Bible studies and helped teach Sunday …

HBM065: We Pay Them In Meat

October 12th, 2016


Walk through any natural history museum and you’ll see rows of effortlessly clean animal skeletons.  Chances are you're looking at a strange form of human/insect symbiosis happening in the museum’s back rooms.

Preparing …

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.

On this episode of Here Be Monsters, Jeff Emtman …

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

August 31st, 2016

Before Doog could walk, his family gave him a guitar to hold and encouraged him to play music. By the time he was twelve, he'd started writing …

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


Well, it's official. We're coming back! We're producing another 20 episodes of Here Be Monsters next year. Season 5 starts Wednesday, August 17 with a new story from Jeff Emtman's hitchhiking trip across America.

In the …

HBM060: The Predators of McNeil Island [EXPLICIT]

April 20th, 2016


Please Note: This episode is largely about sexual violence towards children. Most of the descriptions throughout the audio are clinical, but one …

Your Last Memory Of Being Free

April 13th, 2016


This is a preview of our 60th episode and season 4 finale. It will be about a man who's lived his last two decades on an island in the Puget Sound of Washington against his will, and the trial that sought to free him. …

HBM059: When Cthulhu Calls

March 23rd, 2016


The most notable monster created by Howard Phillips Lovecraft was completely omnipotent, yet completely uncaring. A massive, tentacled being that …

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. From …

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


What's a life worth? About $25, before shipping. At least, that's the case if you want a high-quality inbred lab mouse, like the C57BL/6J (in the biz, they just call them "black mice").

In this episode of Here Be …

HBM049: Sam's Japan Tapes

October 28th, 2015


When Sam Parker went to Japan to celebrate his mother's 60th birthday, he brought along a handheld audio recorder. For the next few weeks, he …

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.

Music by Nym and

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


HBM producers Jeff and Bethany are having more and more trouble bearing silence. On this episode, Jeff calls back crow researcher Kaeli Swift and asks her what it was like to sit in silence with a stranger. And Bethany …

Terrible Resonance: Live Show Announcement

February 20th, 2015


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

There is a murky and uncertain world of sound below the bassiest bass we can …

Forty Monster Bites

December 31st, 2014


A look back at our first 40 episodes. Look for the timed comments for links to full episodes!

Stay in touch while we're on break. Find all the ways …

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


Eric Jon Phelps knows a lot of things. He knows that the Pope controls the world. He knows that it was the Jesuits who poisoned him in Tampa. And he …

HBM039: A Goddamn Missionary

October 1st, 2014


Terry Sanford Crowley understands that he is an imperfect hero. But his efforts to help people in crisis are made possible by his ability to speak …

HBM038: Do Crows Mourn Their Dead?

September 10th, 2014


Crows have really strange habits around death. When a bird dies, crows gather, squawking loudly and gathering as many other birds as they can find to come and look at the dead body.

Much of what we know about crow …

Potential Energy (Live) [EXPLICIT]

August 13th, 2014


Here Be Monsters host, Jeff Emtman grew up in a small town in Eastern Washington.

In the summers, he struggled to find things to do, so he started going to bed an hour later each night. During his nocturnal summer, his …

HBM037: Uncertain Death

July 30th, 2014


Recent podcasts of Here Be Monsters have been largely about death. So on this episode David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg talk about the exact opposite--immortality, living forever. Their documentary film, The Immortalists

HBM036: Throw It In The Ocean [EXPLICIT]

July 9th, 2014


Eric Chase's memory of April 19th, 1989 is largely a blur. On that day, he was aboard the USS Iowa, a World War 2 era battleship, equipped with some of the world's biggest cannons, capable of leveling a city block with …

HBM035: Spirits Of The Past

June 26th, 2014


It was a group of businessmen in the late 19th century who originally invented the Ouija Board. They sold them in toy shops and promising it would …

HBM034: The Grandmother And The Vine Of The Dead

June 4th, 2014


Ayahuasca is one of the most powerful and most illegal hallucinogens in the world. It contains DMT. But, for as long as anyone can remember, it's …

HBM033: What One Does [EXPLICIT]

May 21st, 2014


Ryan Beitz recently experienced a meteoric rise to fame as the Chairman of the World Speed Project, which aims to collect every single VHS copy of …

HBM032: Fugitives Of The Blue Laguna

May 7th, 2014


Back when David was a nerdy Oklahoman teenager, he fell in love with Stephanie. They both had angst towards their overbearing, conservative parents and they both wanted out.

So, when the opportunity presented itself, …

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.

While it's not common for humans to witness slug death orgies, every once an …

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.

PART 1: …

HBM029: Do Crickets Sing Hymns?

November 15th, 2013


A bit of stunningly beautiful audio has surfaced online recently and it's riling up two different kinds of people--churchgoers and audio engineers. …

HBM028: Jonathan's Cadaver Paintings

October 30th, 2013


Jonathan Happ's white lab coat and latex gloves make him look like a doctor when he stands in a room full of people. But he's not a doctor...he's an …

HBM027: Balancing Act

October 17th, 2013


For thousands of years, Western Medicine thought it had itself figured out. Everything came in fours. There were four sensations, four fluids in the body, four kinds of people, and four elements making up the world. …

HBM026: John Comes Down The Birth Canal

October 2nd, 2013


It was 40-odd years before John Hanneman figured out what the night terrors that haunted his youth were actually representing. In this episode, John describes the first trauma that he experienced in life—something we …

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

September 18th, 2013


Homemade Bigfoot costumes can get you in a lot of trouble. And in gun-toting community of Pumpkintown, SC, a fake Bigfoot costume might get you killed too. But when the recession caused a local outfitter’s store sales …

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 …

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

August 21st, 2013


For Mexican Wrestlers, masks are everything. They wear them in the ring, they wear them to the grocery store, they wear them any time they appear in public. No one knows what face lies under that mask, so it makes sense …

HBM022: The Holy Ghost Fixes David's Brain

August 7th, 2013


David Blackshire Key has been called a douchebag more times than he can count. It's probably because he used to wear big sunglasses--day and night, indoors and out. He wasn't a movie star, he just had brain cancer.

One …

HBM021: Potential Energy

July 24th, 2013


Season 2 of Here Be Monsters begins.

The reasons why I bike fast at night are diverse. It’s partly because I don’t feel graceful anywhere else, it’s …

HBM000: Hello There!

July 24th, 2012


Thank you for subscribing.  Here Be Monsters is a podcast about strange and unusual and beautiful and sometimes dark things.  

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