KCRW's Here Be Monsters

KCRW's Here Be Monsters

United States

The Podcast about the Unknown

Episodes

HBM060: The Predators of McNeil Island [EXPLICIT]  

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 closed, but by then McNeil Island had sprouted a different kind of facility, also nested inside razor wire. It wasn't a prison, but its residents weren't allowed to leave either.

Your Last Memory Of Being Free  

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.

Your Last Memory Of Being Free  

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  

The most notable monster created by Howard Phillips Lovecraft was a massive tentacled being omnipotent, yet completely uncaring that sleeps in the depths of the ocean. Cthulhu, Lovecraft called it --a creature that will one day rise again from its watery home to reclaim the Earth for itself.

HBM059: When Cthulhu Calls  

The most notable monster created by Howard Phillips Lovecraft was a massive tentacled being omnipotent, yet completely uncaring that sleeps in the depths of the ocean. Cthulhu, Lovecraft called it --a creature that will one day rise again from its watery home to reclaim the Earth for itself.

HBM058: Kelly is Cold  

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. He felt a bit apathetic about the world. But when he went outside to look at the stars, he realized what he wanted more than anything else in the world...a book on combinatorics.

HBM058: Kelly is Cold  

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. He felt a bit apathetic about the world. But when he went outside to look at the stars, he realized what he wanted more than anything else in the world...a book on combinatorics.

HBM057: Imposter in a Pink Pinstripe Suit [EXPLICIT]  

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 feel destined for something big, even though she often skipped her school readings and phoned it in. Why try hard when you already know everything?

HBM057: Impostor in a Pink Pinstripe Suit [EXPLICIT]  

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 feel destined for something big, even though she often skipped her school readings and phoned it in. Why try hard when you already know everything?

HBM056: It Works Better in Movies [EXPLICIT]  

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 that landing a boyfriend required a certain brevity on this planet. She only lied to men, men she wanted to be with.

HBM056: It Works Better in Movies [EXPLICIT]  

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 that landing a boyfriend required a certain brevity on this planet. She only lied to men, men she wanted to be with.

HBM055: Ghost Tape Number Ten  

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 Military calls these tactics "Psychological Operations", or "PSYOP".

HBM055: Ghost Tape Number Ten  

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 Military calls these tactics "Psychological Operations", or "PSYOP".

HBM054: Flaming Sword of Truth  

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 Day went to visit her one day in October 2015, audio recorder in-hand, in an attempt to better understand the mechanisms behind her magic.

HBM054: Flaming Sword of Truth  

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 Day went to visit her one day in October 2015, audio recorder in-hand, in an attempt to better understand the mechanisms behind her magic.

HBM053: Eleven Trips to Dreamworld  

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 tape was full, they mailed it back to Jeff. Until now, the dreams remained private. But, on this episode of Here Be Monsters, you'll hear a small collection of the first set of dreams.

HBM053: Eleven Trips to Dreamworld  

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 tape was full, they mailed it back to Jeff. Until now, the dreams remained private. But, on this episode of Here Be Monsters, you'll hear a small collection of the first set of dreams.

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

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 and receive prayer requests from people all over the country. They ask for help with things like miscarriage, a romantic affair with a mother-in-law, a successful rap career, and more.

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

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 and receive prayer requests from people all over the country. They ask for help with things like miscarriage, a romantic affair with a mother-in-law, a successful rap career, and more.

HBM051: Sister Bethany, Proxy for the Dead  

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 destined for an eternal afterlife. The idea of eternity terrified her, and made her afraid to stargaze into the boundless universe. When she got older, Bethany was allowed to enter the Mormon temple in Billings, Montana to act as the proxy in baptisms for the dead.

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