July 18, 2019
Here it is!! A fresh* new** Cryptid Zone, right here for your ears!!! Join literally your best friends Lois Stone (@supitslois) and J Hewes (@knifewitch) as we talk about the Bunyip, a creature from native Australian folklore that has just been extremely appropriated by white people!!!! We spend some time talking about that, then things go fully off the rails and by the end we're just listing the name of every medical-themed TV show we can think of. This is it folks, we're making podcasting history.
Regular Features: Would You Date
*recorded months ago
**recorded literally months ago
April 27, 2019
The Dover Demon is a spooky alien-lookin friend that hung out in Massachusetts for a few days in the 70s. Lois & J dig deep into the lore and history, spend some time workshopping Boston Buffy, and ask the age-old question: how long is a horse?
Regular features: Check-In with MonsterQuest, Cryptid Classification, Would You Date.
December 29, 2018
On this episode of Cryptid Zone we discuss Melon Heads, which are creatures from North American folklore. They're wrapped up in a lot of gross ableism, so we spend most of the episode avoiding talking about them in favour of improvising a blues song and talking about cats. Also, Lois formally debuts the regular feature "Lois Overexplains Bad Films About Cryptids" (we're workshopping the title).
Regular features: Lois Overexplains Bad Films About Cryptids
November 23, 2018
You ever wonder, what if snakes were mischievous and had legs? It just sounds like a sassy lizard to me but to some people it's the Tsuchinoko, a creature from Japanese folklore. This podcast is brought to you by Jeremy Hewes (@knifewitch) and Lois Stone (@supitslois), who is mega freaked out by snakes which made this episode extremely fun to record.
Regular Features: I didn't make a list while I was editing and I don't want to spending my Thanksgiving holiday doing that but it definitely ends with Would You Date.
July 8, 2018
In this episode, international cryptozoology babes Lois Stone (@supitslois) and Jeremy Hewes (@knifewitch) discuss the Pard, a mythological lion cheetah leopard type situation. The Pard may be a homewrecker, but it's just living its truth and we can respect that. We also talk about Aesop's fables for, like, too long.
Regular features: Lois Argues With People Who Have Been Dead for Thousands of Years and Cannot Argue Back and Also Probably Made Very Gross Assumptions About Biblical History, Would You Date.
June 7, 2018
IN THIS BRAND NEW EPISODE OF CRYPTID ZONE we talk about the PHAYA NAGA, mythical serpentine creatures in folklore from Laos and Thailand. They can shoot fireballs, it's a whole thing.
Regular features: Would You Date, Josh Gates If You're Reading This I Swear to Fuckin God
March 30, 2018
This month Cryptid Zone hops on a metaphorical boat to the Caribbean to discuss La Diablesse, a demonic creature from Trinidad and Tobago folklore. She lures men into the wilderness to die, and frankly, we're into it.
Regular features: Would You Date.
February 27, 2018
In this episode, we talk about arguably the most famous of the cryptids, and our best friend. Mothman has terrorised (blessed?) the small town of Point Pleasant, WV for the last few decades with his red eyes and majestic feathery wings. We talk about Richard Gere a bunch too.
Regular features: Would You Date
February 9, 2018
In this episode, we consider the most implausible idea of all: what if something interesting happened in the south-west of England?
Apparently in the 80s some people were like: what if there was a panther in Exmoor? We talk about it. For a long time. It's good.
Regular Features: Check-In With Monster Quest, Cryptid Classification, Would You Pet.
December 1, 2017
In this episode we discuss the mysterious CHUPACABRA ("goat sucker"), the legendary livestock exsanguinator of the Americas. We trace from its origins in Puerto Rico, across the ocean to the United States, and then around the world, and conclude that, to be honest, it's not all that.
Please donate to the ongoing recovery efforts in Puerto Rico here, if you can!
Regular features: Cryptid Classification, Check-In with Monsterquest, Would You Date.