Squaring the Strange # 177 – Field Trip to Bagansland with Susan and Kenny!

Just in time for Halloween: A look back at a classic Squaring the Strange show!  We begin with a look at the continuing danger of online rumors igniting mob violence and the Google engineer who is in the news for his belief that the AI in development there has...

Squaring the Strange # 178: You Don’t Know Jack (alopes)! Michael Branch and the Art of the Hoax

Squaring the Strange features the JACKALOPE EPISODE! Yes, a favorite kitchy cryptid / hoax / souvenir / tall tale from the American West. Professor Michael Branch discusses his new book and brings us so many jackalope facts you may have to listen twice. Check it out!...

Squaring the Strange # 179: Deviant Death Rites and Bizarre Burials

Word around the campfire is that there’s a new episode of Squaring the Strange! This week we dug up some strange ways people have sent off their deceased loved ones. As a medieval person, how would you keep Aunt Edna from coming back as a vampire or a bitey...

Squaring the Strange # 179: Deviant Death Rites and Bizarre Burials

New episode of Squaring the Strange is out! This week we dug up some strange ways people have sent off their deceased loved ones. As a medieval person, how would you keep Aunt Edna from coming back as a vampire or a bitey undead plague-spreader? Or in the Victorian...

Chapter in New Book: ‘North American Monsters A Contemporary Legend Casebook’

I’m delighted to have contributed a chapter in this new book on the folklore of monsters! I haven’t read it yet but many of the other authors are brilliant friends and colleagues, and I’m looking forward to it. I also did the cover art! Check it out...

Squaring the Strange # 170: Pet Psychics and Psychic Pets

New episode of Squaring the Strange is now out! After a brief discussion on the recent jailbreak (rock break?) of a Japanese nine-tailed fox demon and some thoughts on war rumors we talk about people who think they can talk to animals. Or people who think their animal...