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Wild Thing

23 EpisodesProduced by Foxtopus InkWebsite

Wild Thing is a podcast about all the strange and unusual things that capture our imaginations. It’s about the relationship between science and society. And it’s about wild places, wild people, and wild ideas. Because whether it’s seeking out Bigfoot, in season one, or gazing skyward to look for ext… read more

23 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Wild Thing Trailer

August 30th, 2018

2:52

Wild Thing, a new podcast about our collective fascination with Bigfoot—even if we're not sure it exists. Coming October 2.

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Episode 1: Grover

October 2nd, 2018

31:12

Laura Krantz is a veteran public radio editor and producer. So how did she end up in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, eyeballing some giant ground nests… that might have been made by Bigfoot? You can place the blame …

Episode 2: Distant Relatives or Kissing Cousins?

October 9th, 2018

31:02

Just what is Bigfoot? Descendant of ancient apes? Close human ancestor? Evolution might hold the answer to this question. Homo sapiens may rule the …

Episode 3: The Evidence

October 16th, 2018

34:44

Let’s look at the evidence. There are footprints and sounds, grainy pictures, and the notorious Patterson-Gimlin film—that shaky 1967 video of a big, …

Bonus Interview #1 - Bob Gimlin

October 19th, 2018

16:13

An extended interview with Bob Gimlin, half of the famous duo that shot the Patterson-Gimlin film back in 1967.

*Wild Thing premium members can get access to all of seasons one and two, ad-free, plus exclusive bonus …

Episode 4: Eyewitness

October 30th, 2018

35:57

A Bigfoot sighting can apparently change your life and even lead to obsession. Thousands of people claim to have laid eyes on Sasquatch over the past century and Laura’s spoken to dozens of them—compelling stories that …

Bonus Interview #2 - William Dear

November 2nd, 2018

16:48

Time for a little 80s nostalgia! We pay homage to the movie classic, Harry and the Hendersons, the ultimate (if fictional) Bigfoot encounter. William …

Episode 5: A-C-G-T Spells B-G-F-T

November 6th, 2018

28:18

Everywhere you go, you leave bits of yourself behind - and Bigfoot would no different. But now, those DNA droppings are easier than ever to analyze, …

Episode 6: Bump In The Night

November 13th, 2018

30:43

Tired of waiting around for other people to find Bigfoot, Laura goes into the woods (with some experts). This particular outing is led by Cindy …

Episode 7: Taboo

November 20th, 2018

32:06

Bigfoot can be tongue-in-cheek fun - but what happens if you take it seriously? There are the people who’ve risked their professional careers and personal reputations, and expended a lot of time, money and energy …

Bonus Interview #3 - Peter Byrne

November 23rd, 2018

26:39

Of the Four Horsemen of Sasquatchery - the four men held up as the pioneers of Bigfoot research - only one remains: Peter Byrne. The 93-year-old …

Episode 8: $a$quatch

November 27th, 2018

34:32

Chances are, you’ve already seen Bigfoot. On pizza boxes, advertising jerky, drinking beer, driving monster trucks. There are a lot of people who really do believe. There are even more who just think the idea of Bigfoot …

Bonus Interview #4 - Virginia Wade

November 30th, 2018

19:39

Sasquatch sells. So does sex. And Sasquatch sex? Well, you can make quite a living off of that. We talk to Virginia Wade, renowned Bigfoot erotica author, about her work and how she started writing steamy Sasquatch …

Episode 9: Why We Want To Believe

December 4th, 2018

36:41

Bigfoot researchers remain optimistic that Sasquatch is out there; that the creature will one day be found. Why? Why do people continue to believe? We’ll talk to professional skeptic Michael Shermer about the nature of …

Bonus Episode #5: Letters

February 14th, 2019

9:57

In a special bonus letters segment, we'll hear a musical performance from a Wild Thing listener, as well as some of your stories and letters. 

*Wild Thing premium members can get access to all of seasons one and two, …

Bonus Episode #6: Wild Thing... For Kids!

July 10th, 2020

24:44

Introducing Searching for Wild Thing! This is the first episode of a kid-friendly version of Wild Thing that host Laura Krantz made in collaboration …

Wild Thing: Space Invaders—Trailer

August 20th, 2020

2:01

Back for its second season, Wild Thing: Space Invaders turns our eyes skyward in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Coming September 17.

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Episode 1: Out Of This World

September 17th, 2020

30:14

'Oumuamua almost slipped past Earth before an astronomer caught sight of this weird object. What was it? Some scientists thought it was just a comet; …

Episode 2: What Is Life?

September 24th, 2020

37:02

We’re surrounded by life here on Earth—and given how huge the galaxy is, it’s got to be out there on other planets, too, right? But where to look? …

Episode 3: Doing The Math

October 1st, 2020

41:56

What’s the actual likelihood of extraterrestrial life? Especially intelligent life? 60 years ago, astronomer Frank Drake took a crack at calculating …

Episode 4: Roswell

October 8th, 2020

43:18

For all the people who think there’s life somewhere out there in space, there are also those who think the best place to look for it is closer to home. Thousands of people claim to have seen UFOs or have had alien …

Episode 5: Independence Day

October 15th, 2020

36:56

Recently, the nation’s prominent newspapers published outlandish-sounding stories about a secret UFO program run by the Pentagon. We talk to retired Navy pilot Ryan Graves who recalls seeing some weird objects and speak …

Episode 6: Hear No Aliens, See No Aliens

October 22nd, 2020

36:53

To really look for intelligent extraterrestrial life, say scientists, we have to look way far out into space. A new set of initiatives—the …

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