Monster Talk has gone independent

The excellent podcast Monster Talk, hosted by Blake Smith and Dr. Karen Stollznow, has gone independent.

It used to be connected to Skeptic, the magazine which is edited by Michael Shermer. Even though the podcast had no connection to Shermer, it still meant it was hard to promote the podcast, or even worse, support the podcast financially, without somehow benefiting Skeptic and Shermer.

Luckily, this is no longer the case. A few weeks ago, Smith and Stollznow went independent with the podcast, which is now produced by Blake Smith’s company Monster House, LLC.

If you want to support their new independence, Blake Smith has set up a fundraiser and they have a patreon

I haven’t been able to find a link to the actual podcast which isn’t under the Skeptic domain, but I am sure it is only a matter of time before they have a website I can link.



  1. kestrel says

    I was so happy to learn about this. I LOVE Monster Talk but have refrained from financial support for exactly the reasons you outline.

    I’m so glad to know that now I can support them and they, themselves, will actually receive the support.

  2. says

    We are working on setting up a new website to host our content. Thanks for the shout-out. Hopefully we’ll be able to continue to promote science and critical thinking, but also have our own distinct brand. 🙂