Wild Thing

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tlp_24
 Dec 15, 2018
Great podcast, fun to listen to!

Bob Miller
 Nov 24, 2018
Laura is very genuine, believable and interesting. Her sceptical view allows the listen to decide for themselves about the information being presented. I enjoy the diverse resourcing and the insightful interviews.

A Podcast Republic user
 Nov 16, 2018

Eric
 Oct 17, 2018
Very well produced podcast.

Alex
 Oct 8, 2018
Excellent storytelling and investigative jornalism in the mystery of Sasquatch

Description

Believe in Bigfoot? Think it’s total BS? Host Laura Krantz spent a year in the woods and in the lab, trying to answer that question. What she found might surprise even the staunchest non-believer. This legendary creature represents a mystery that still captures our imaginations and Sasquatch is as popular now as it’s ever been. Part of this is tongue-in-cheek—Bigfoot as hipster accessory. But many people take Sasquatch seriously—perfectly rational people who swear to its existence. Why does this creature ignite our imagination? Where does that fascination come from? And why does it persist?

Episode Date
Bonus Interview #3 - William Dear
1021
Time for a little 80s nostalgia! We pay homage to the movie classic, Harry and the Hendersons, the ultimate (if fictional) Bigfoot encounter. William Dear, the movie’s director, talks to us about the movie’s origins. https://baboontothemoon.com/
Dec 11, 2018
Episode 9: Why We Want To Believe
2036
Bigfoot researchers remain optimistic that Sasquatch is out there; that the creature will one day be found. Why? Why do people continue to believe? We’ll talk to professional skeptic Michael Shermer about the nature of belief. And we’ll look at why—even for those who think Bigfoot is a complete myth—the idea of Bigfoot holds so much appeal. What makes us so fascinated by this creature? Why do we want so badly to believe that it’s out there?
Dec 04, 2018
Episode 8: $a$quatch
1951
Chances are, you’ve already seen Bigfoot. On pizza boxes, advertising jerky, drinking beer, driving monster trucks. There are a lot of people who really do believe. There are even more who just think the idea of Bigfoot is fun. And then there are those who see Sasquatch as a real cash cow. A Cash-squatch. We’ll sit down with CEOs and creative directors to find out what’s in a name and a logo. No doubt about it—Bigfoot is big business and Sasquatch sells.
Nov 27, 2018
Bonus Interview #2 - Peter Byrne
1552
Of the Four Horsemen of Sasquatchery - the four men held up as the pioneers of Bigfoot research - only one remains: Peter Byrne. The 93-year-old tracker has looked for Bigfoot for decades but, as we learned when we sat down with him, that’s only one adventure in a life that’s jam-packed with them. https://baboontothemoon.com/
Nov 23, 2018
Episode 7: Taboo
1819
Bigfoot can be tongue-in-cheek fun - but what happens if you take it seriously? There are the people who’ve risked their professional careers and personal reputations, and expended a lot of time, money and energy seeking out Sasquatch. We’ll attend an exclusive symposium, for the crème de la crème of Bigfoot researchers, and hear from many who’ve been ridiculed for their interests. https://baboontothemoon.com/
Nov 20, 2018
Episode 6: Bump In The Night
1740
Tired of waiting around for other people to find Bigfoot, Laura goes into the woods (with some experts). This particular outing is led by Cindy Caddell and three other seasoned ‘Squatchers, out in Oregon’s Mt. Hood National Forest, who explain what it takes to go looking for Bigfoot. And once the sun sets, we’ll hear a few hair-raising stories around the campfire before heading out on a nighttime hike. https://baboontothemoon.com/
Nov 13, 2018
Episode 5: A-C-G-T Spells B-G-F-T
1591
Everywhere you go, you leave bits of yourself behind - and Bigfoot would no different. But now, those DNA droppings are easier than ever to analyze, making it possible to identify a species, even without a body. We’ll talk to Dr. Todd Disotell, a molecular primatologist at New York University and a regular on Spike TV’s $10 Million Bigfoot Bounty, about the magic of DNA analysis and what it might mean for Bigfoot. https://baboontothemoon.com/
Nov 06, 2018
Episode 4: Eyewitness
2037
A Bigfoot sighting can apparently change your life and even lead to obsession. Thousands of people claim to have laid eyes on Sasquatch over the past century and Laura’s spoken to dozens of them—compelling stories that will set your hair on end. If they didn’t see Bigfoot, what did they see? https://baboontothemoon.com/
Oct 30, 2018
Bonus Interview #1 - Bob Gimlin
986
An extended interview with Bob Gimlin, half of the famous duo that shot the Patterson-Gimlin film back in 1967. https://baboontothemoon.com/
Oct 19, 2018
Episode 3: The Evidence
1977
Let’s look at the evidence. There are footprints and sounds, grainy pictures, and the notorious Patterson-Gimlin film—that shaky 1967 video of a big, hairy beast striding through the forest. But how well does it hold up? We hear from a variety of people—the skeptics and the certain—who make their case for what evidence is out there. How much of it stands up to scrutiny? https://baboontothemoon.com/
Oct 16, 2018
Episode 2: Distant Relatives or Kissing Cousins?
1755
Just what is Bigfoot? Descendant of ancient apes? Close human ancestor? Evolution might hold the answer to this question. Homo sapiens may rule the planet now but once upon a time, we weren’t the only hominid creatures walking around. Who’s to say that Bigfoot wasn’t—and still isn’t—among us? We talk to evolution experts and anthropologists, including Ian Tattersall, curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. https://baboontothemoon.com/
Oct 09, 2018
Episode 1: Grover
1764
Laura Krantz is a veteran public radio editor and producer. So how did she end up in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, eyeballing some giant ground nests… that might have been made by Bigfoot? You can place the blame squarely on the shoulders of a guy named Grover. He was a tenured professor of anthropology at Washington State University and one of world’s preeminent experts on Sasquatch. And it turns out that Grover is also Laura’s long-lost cousin. How could she not do a story about this guy? https://baboontothemoon.com/
Oct 02, 2018
Wild Thing Trailer
172
Wild Thing, a new podcast about our collective fascination with Bigfoot - even if we're not sure it exists. Coming October 2.
Aug 30, 2018