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A podcast from Blake Smith

MonsterTalk

patreon.com/monstertalk

244 Episodes

244 Episodes

A podcast from Blake Smith

MonsterTalk

MonsterTalk podcast artwork npr.org/programs/invisibilia

244 Episodes

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MonsterTalk: The Science Show About Monsters is a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves.

Latest Episode

20 Aug 2020 • 1 hour 3 mins

Talos Another Tale of Gods and Robots

MonsterTalk Classic interviews return with a look at robots and automata of the ancient classical world. Adrienne Mayor joins us to talk about her book Gods and Robots (book) (audiobook) and how the ancient world envisioned in myth (and reality) early conceptions of automated servants and robotic devices. Mentioned in the episode: Talos  Shabti  Daedalus  Icarus  The Antikythera Mechanism  Mithradates  The Sphinx  Kali  Buddha  Jason and the Argonauts (Harryhausen) Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (Harryhausen) === Other Works by Adrienne Mayor === Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World  The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy  Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs  The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman Times