Episode 174: The Assassination of Bigfoot by the Coward Rick Dyer

On this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Ashlyn introduces everyone to the most famous monster from West Virginia not named “Joe Manchin”, Lauren talks about colonialist brontosaurus-hunters, Gem reminds everyone of that time a used car salesman murdered Bigfoot, and Laura gives a low key defence of cryptozoology.

Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a podcast that explores the intersection of science and society.

Crytpozoology on LUEE: Episode 108: Cryptozoology & Mythical Creatures (LUEE)

The Flatwoods Monster: In 1952, the Flatwoods Monster Terrified 6 Kids, a Mom, a Dog—and the Nation (History) | The Flatwoods Monster (Visit Braxton, WV) | The W.Va. Monster That Crept Into International Pop Culture (WVPB) | Flatwoods monster (Wikipedia)

Mokele-Mbembe: Hunting Dinosaurs in Central Africa (Contingent Magazine) | Congo Basin (Wikipedia) | Mokele-mbembe (Wikipedia) | Great Zimbabwe (Wikipedia) | Rhodesia (Wikipedia) | Lake Bangweulu (Wikipedia) | Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (Wikipedia) | Reptilian conspiracy theory (Wikipedia) | Willy Ley (Wikipedia) | Ishtar Gate (Wikipedia) | Brontosaurus (Wikipedia)

Rick Dyer, Big Foot Hunter: On Tour with Rick Dyer and his Bigfoot through Texas (Texas Monthly) | Bigfoot Claim Exposed As Hoax (CBS News) | Bigfoot Experts Skeptical of Body in Freezer (Fox News) | Las Vegas man claims he killed the first Bigfoot (WDAM7 News) | Bigfoot tracker admits body is a hoax (Houston Chronicle) | Why is the Latest Guy Who’s Pretending He Caught Bigfoot Cavalierly Giving Him Such a Tiny Penis? (Esquire) | Rick Dyer (Wikipedia)

A Defence of Cryptozoology: How the search for mythical monsters can help conservation in the real world (The Conversation) | The strange case of the spiral-horned ox (Nature) | Seven species that used to be cryptids (ScIU) | The platypus is so weird that scientists thought the first specimen was a hoax (The Washington Post) | Okapi (Wikipedia) | Okapi (Cryptid Wiki) | Bondegezou (Cryptid Wiki) | Platypus (Cryptid Wiki) | Dingiso (Wikipedia) | Dingiso Tree-kangaroo (PapuaWeb)

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Episode 32: Zombies! Part 2!

Episode 32: Zombies! Part 2!

In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Greg Christensen concludes his discussion of the science of zombies and the coming zombie apocalypse with Jeff Olsson and Robert Shindler. Also on this episode, Jeff Olsson interviews Ashley Hamer, Jamie Bernstein, and Katie Hovani of Women Thinking, Inc. and Tim Medham and Maynard of the Australian Skeptics.

Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a program promoting secular humanism and scientific skepticism presented by the Winnipeg Skeptics and the Humanists, Atheists & Agnostics of Manitoba.

Links: The Colony (Discovery Channel, Wikipedia) | The Zombie Survival Guide | World War Z | Women Thinking, Inc. | Hug Me! I’m Vaccinated | Australian Skeptics

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Episode 29: Zombies! Part 1!

Episode 29: Zombies! Part 1!

In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Greg Christensen discusses the science of zombies and the coming zombie apocalypse with Jeff Olsson, Robert Shindler, and Gem Newman.

Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a program promoting secular humanism and scientific skepticism presented by the Winnipeg Skeptics and the Humanists, Atheists & Agnostics of Manitoba.

Links: Near Death Experience Expert Arrested for Torture | Pundit Advocates “Underground Railroad” to Kidnap Children of Gay Parents | Zach Wahls: Why I’m Defending My Two Moms | When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection | 7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail (Quickly) | 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen | CDC Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse (Blog, Graphic Novel) | Toxoplasmosis | Miami Cannibal Wasn’t on “Bath Salts” | Skeptoid: The Haitian Zombies

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Episode 1: The Halloween Show

Episode 1: The Halloween Show

In this episode of Life, the Universe, & Everything Else, Robert Shindler, Ashlyn Noble, Gem Newman, and Scott Carnegie sit down to discuss some popular myths about Halloween and the real-world origins of popular movie monsters. This first episode is a little rough at times; we’re still finding our feet.

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