Episode 26 Sources: Origins of Cryptozoology with Dr. Brian Regal

In this episode we are joined by professor of science history at Kean University and author, Dr. Brian Regal, to discuss the origins of cryptozoology. We chat about some of our favorite cryptids, and learn about how sea serpents and mating whales helped to create what we know today as the field of cryptozoology. You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or Pandora.

You can find out more about Brian, including the papers and books we discussed, on his website here: https://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/brian-regal-phd/ or by following him on Twitter @Tarbosaur!


  1. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/is-cryptozoology-good-or-bad-for-science/
  2. https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/how-the-search-for-mythical-monsters-can-help-conservation-in-the-real-world
  3. https://cosmosmagazine.com/society/science-history-the-weird-world-of-cryptozoology/
  4. https://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/just-in/2018-10-26/so-why-do-people-believe-bigfoot-anyway

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Bigfoot, everybody’s favorite cryptid, is up for Episode 6! If Bigfoot is real, what species would it be? We discuss all the possibilities and debunk everything from that famous Sasquatch video (you know the one), to the numerous big footprints that have been found. Would you kill a Bigfoot in the name of science? Listen to find out what we would do!

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