Beastly Theories
Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 22) Aleksandar Petakov - Lions of the East!

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 22) Aleksandar Petakov - Lions of the East!

May 17, 2019

Aleksandar Petakov is a documentary filmmaker and multimedia artist, as well as an avid adventurer and constantly searching for the unknown. Travelling across the United States and the world, Aleksandar has researched various Cryptozoological creatures such as Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, the Lake Champlain monster, Mystery big cats as well as other phenomenon and mysterious places ranging from the paranormal Bridgewater Triangle of Massachusetts to the hermit kingdom of North Korea. He has created short documentary films and series on these subjects, among others.  Most recently he has directed Small Town Monsters – On the Trail of Champ and he is currently working on his upcoming documentary – Lions of the East.

You can find Aleks at petakovmedia.com

BEASTLY THEORIES - is a low tech, low key, low brow endeavour, to discuss the highs and lows of Cryptozoology research and obsession. Although 'podcast' in name, the 'show' is more of an exercise in nepotism, as I seek conversation with those embroiled in the subject I am chiefly interested in and to avail myself (and you) of the prize of knowledge, that lies inside their brawny brains.

Beastly Theories is an umbrella dweller under the Beasts of Britain canopy!

For more on Beasts of Britain, check out: www.beastsofbritain.com

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 21) Mark Muncy - Freaky Florida!

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 21) Mark Muncy - Freaky Florida!

May 7, 2019

Mark Muncy has written horror, fantasy and science fiction for over three decades. As the creator of Hellview Cemetery haunted attraction in St. Petersburg he began to study the legends, lore and paranormal in Florida quite extensively.

When the city of St. Petersburg banned Hellview Cemetery for being too scary, he devoted himself to preserving the lore behind the legendary haunted house in book form. Thus his books "31 Tales of Hellview Cemetery" and "Tales of Terror of Tampa Bay" were born. Both were written and recently revised with co-author Elizabeth Abbott. Inspired by the numerous folk tales, legends and lore of his home state of Florida, Mark set out with his fiancé, illustrator Kari Schultz, to explore the myths of the Sunshine State. This led to his best-selling books, "Eerie Florida" and "Freaky Florida" from the History Press.

Mark Muncy currently resides in Central Florida with his fiancé, illustrator Kari Schultz on the remains of Hellview Cemetery in Florida.

BEASTLY THEORIES - is a low tech, low key, low brow endeavour, to discuss the highs and lows of Cryptozoology research and obsession. Although 'podcast' in name, the 'show' is more of an exercise in nepotism, as I seek conversation with those embroiled in the subject I am chiefly interested in and to avail myself (and you) of the prize of knowledge, that lies inside their brawny brains.

Beastly Theories is an umbrella dweller under the Beasts of Britain canopy!

For more on Beasts of Britain, check out: www.beastsofbritain.com

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 20) Dennis Swift - Return to Ica

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 20) Dennis Swift - Return to Ica

April 27, 2019

Dennis Swift pastors the Church of All Nations, Portland Oregon and regularly guides group tours of South American archaeological sites. Dennis received his B.A. and M.Div. from Point Loma Nazarene University and his Th.D. from the University of South Africa. He pursued Indian studies at the University of New Mexico and Western New Mexico University. Dennis has pursued archaeological work in Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Cambodia Turkmenistan, Israel, and the American Southwest and has travelled extensively in Peru. In particular, his investigations of the Ica Stones, The Acambaro figures and the Nazca lines, are intriguing and I really enjoyed my chat with this well-travelled and engaging encyclopaedia of the forgotten past.

Find his book here: Secrets of the Ica Stones and Nazca Lines by Dennis Swift https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000QCQ1RS/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_zzmXCb8J7BXQS

BEASTLY THEORIES - is a low tech, low key, low brow endeavour, to discuss the highs and lows of Cryptozoology research and obsession. Although 'podcast' in name, the 'show' is more of an exercise in nepotism, as I seek conversation with those embroiled in the subject I am chiefly interested in and to avail myself (and you) of the prize of knowledge, that lies inside their brawny brains.

Beastly Theories is an umbrella dweller under the Beasts of Britain canopy!

For more on Beasts of Britain, check out: www.beastsofbritain.com

 

 

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 19) Richard Freeman - The Perils of Pursuing your Passion!

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 19) Richard Freeman - The Perils of Pursuing your Passion!

April 20, 2019

Richard Freeman is an author, researcher, explorer and Zoological Director for the Centre for Fortean Zoology. He has travelled to some of the most diverse and remote locations in the world, in search of fabled animals like the Almasty, the Mongolian Death Worm, The Ninki Nanka and Gambo!

I thoroughly enjoyed my chat with this thoroughly accomplished researcher, who has strayed far from the comfort of the armchair, risking life and limb, whilst seeking to prove the existence of some of the most fantastical creatures within the cryptozoological realm.

You can find Richard here

Buy his latest book: Adventures in Cryptozoology: Hunting for Yetis, Mongolian Deathworms and Other Not-So-Mythical Monsters
here

BEASTLY THEORIES - is a low tech, low key, low brow endeavour, to discuss the highs and lows of Cryptozoology research and obsession. Although 'podcast' in name, the 'show' is more of an exercise in nepotism, as I seek conversation with those embroiled in the subject I am chiefly interested in and to avail myself (and you) of the prize of knowledge, that lies inside their brawny brains.

Beastly Theories is an umbrella dweller under the Beasts of Britain canopy!

For more on Beasts of Britain, check out: www.beastsofbritain.com

If you love what I do, have a care.....& share!!! :)

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 18) Kent Hovind - Creationists & Cryptozoology

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 18) Kent Hovind - Creationists & Cryptozoology

April 17, 2019
Kent Hovind is a creation scientist who has dedicated many years to the study of dinosaurs and to proving their co-existence with man. The founder of Creation Science Evangelism and dinosaur adventure land, He has toured the world extensively, giving talks on dinosaurs and creation. I have enjoyed many of his seminars over the years and think that whatever your worldview, that we can all learn from one another, in this somewhat fringe subject of cryptozoology and its multi-denominational schools of thought.
 
You can find Kent at Dinosaur Adventure Land
 
 
BEASTLY THEORIES - is a low tech, low key, low brow endeavour, to discuss the highs and lows of Cryptozoology research and obsession. Although 'podcast' in name, the 'show' is more of an exercise in nepotism, as I seek conversation with those embroiled in the subject I am chiefly interested in and to avail myself (and you) of the prize of knowledge, that lies inside their brawny brains.
 
Beastly Theories is an umbrella dweller under the Beasts of Britain canopy!
 
For more on Beasts of Britain, check out www.beastsofbritain.com
 
If you love what I do, have a care.....& share!!! :)
Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 17) Mark Farnell - Teenage Terror!

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 17) Mark Farnell - Teenage Terror!

April 14, 2019

 

 

Mark Farnell, was a teenage bigfoot witness, who had a frightening encounter with a very strange, hairy, bipedal humanoid, whilst playing with a friend in his local woods, in 1996. Since then, he has developed a keen interest in the unknown, especially Cryptids, from Lake monsters to Bigfoot, wildman encounters. He's now developing his own independent documentary "Shadows of Doubt" that will take an in-depth look at witness sightings involving: Bigfoot, Lake monsters, UFO's, Paranormal, Werewolf and Vampire, accounts around the globe.

Watch my interview with Mark here:

Find Mark Here:

BEASTLY THEORIES - is a low tech, low key, low brow endeavour, to discuss the highs and lows of Cryptozoology research and obsession. Although 'podcast' in name, the 'show' is more of an exercise in nepotism, as I seek conversation with those embroiled in the subject I am chiefly interested in and to avail myself (and you) of the prize of knowledge, that lies inside their brawny brains.

Beastly Theories is an umbrella dweller under the Beasts of Britain canopy!

For more on Beasts of Britain, check out: www.beastsofbritain.com

If you love what I do, have a care.....& share!!! :)

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 16) Jean St. Jean - Life of a Replicant!

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 16) Jean St. Jean - Life of a Replicant!

April 10, 2019

Jean St. Jean is a musician turned sculptor, who began his career in a small upstate NY toy sculpting studio doing mostly preschool toys and dolls. Five years later he joined McFarlane Toys quickly assuming the mantle of Sculpting Supervisor. In 2004, he forged Jean St. Jean Studios, L.L.C., offering sculpting, painting and prototyping. He has worked on such properties as Diamonds Select’s Stargate and Battlestar Galactica toy lines, Batman 1966 figural busts, Marvel statues and action figures, Universal Monsters and Munsters action figures and Sin City toys. He’s also contributed to product lines for such properties as World of Warcraft For DC Direct/Blizzard, and Thundercats, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Nightmare on Elm Street for Mezco Toyz. Creatureplica is his first foray into an original toy line, partnered up with Jeffrey Beyers, Nick Epley and Craig Deere of Pana, Illinois. His Creatureplica action figure designs and his original creature busts and statues under Jean St. Jean studios represent decades of interest in the pursuit of the world’s most elusive creatures, capturing their folkloric images in three dimensions to create the world’s most realistic cryptozoological sculptures!

Listen to my interview with Jean here

Find jean here

BEASTLY THEORIES - is a low tech, low key, low brow endeavour, to discuss the highs and lows of Cryptozoology research and obsession. Although 'podcast' in name, the 'show' is more of an exercise in nepotism, as I seek conversation with those embroiled in the subject I am chiefly interested in and to avail myself (and you) of the prize of knowledge, that lies inside their brawny brains.

Beastly Theories is an umbrella dweller under the Beasts of Britain canopy!

For more on Beasts of Britain, check out: www.beastsofbritain.com

If you love what I do, have a care.....& share!!! :)

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 15) Ronald L. Murphy - The Hairy Faerie Folk

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 15) Ronald L. Murphy - The Hairy Faerie Folk

April 7, 2019

Joining us today is noted folklorist and cryptozoologist Ronald L. Murphy. Ron is a renowned speaker and the author of several books, including several on our beloved cryptids, like Bigfoot, Dogman, Faeries, Vampires, as well as many other paranormal pursuits and even a book two books of poetry!

As always, I really enjoyed chatting with Ron, who never fails to impress with his seamless deep knowledge of history, myth & legend and his ability to draw very logical lines between modern and ancient accounts, which tie in the superstitious to the surprised witnesses of our modern era.

Buy one of Ron's awesome books here:

BEASTLY THEORIES - is a low tech, low key, low brow endeavour, to discuss the highs and lows of Cryptozoology research and obsession. Although 'podcast' in name, the 'show' is more of an exercise in nepotism, as I seek conversation with those embroiled in the subject I am chiefly interested in and to avail myself (and you) of the prize of knowledge, that lies inside their brawny brains.

Beastly Theories is an umbrella dweller under the Beasts of Britain canopy!

For more on Beasts of Britain, check out: www.beastsofbritain.com

If you love what I do, have a care.....& share!!! :)

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 14) James Bobo Fay - King of Squatch!

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 14) James Bobo Fay - King of Squatch!

April 3, 2019

I recently had a great chat with Finding Bigfoot's very own phenomenon himself, James Bobo Fay. 

A larger than life cast member from the series, which ran for 9 seasons between 2011 - 2018, Bobo has been researching bigfoot since the 1980s and took a little time to fill me in on the details of his early descent into solo squatchpeditions, his nerve-racking experiences of Bigfoot in the field, the pitfalls of corporate cryptozoology, his upcoming new podcast with 'BF hetero-life partner, Cliff Barackman and expedition do's and don'ts, for walking the wilds!

You can find Bobo here or see him at a conference near you, here!

BEASTLY THEORIES - is a low tech, low key, low brow endeavour, to discuss the highs and lows of Cryptozoology research and obsession. Although 'podcast' in name, the 'show' is more of an exercise in nepotism, as I seek conversation with those embroiled in the subject I am chiefly interested in and to avail myself (and you) of the prize of knowledge, that lies inside their brawny brains.

Beastly Theories is an umbrella dweller under the Beasts of Britain canopy!

For more on Beasts of Britain, check out: www.beastsofbritain.com

If you love what I do, have a care.....& share!!! :)

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 13) Denver Michaels - Water Monsters South of the Border

Beastly Theories with Andy McGrath (Episode 13) Denver Michaels - Water Monsters South of the Border

March 31, 2019

Denver Michaels is an author with a passion for cryptozoology the paranormal, lost civilizations, and all things unexplained. At age 42, the Virginia native released his first book People are Seeing Something—a culmination of many years of research into the lake monster phenomenon. Since then, he has gone on to write Water Monsters South of the Border, Wild & Wonderful (and Paranormal) West Virginia, and Detours into the Paranormal: Atlantic City Road Trip.
Michaels works full-time as an engineering technologist and is married with three children. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors and travelling, and he continues to perform research and writing for future works.

you can watch my interview with Denver here:https://youtu.be/B9Cx5qG0jOM 

Books by Denver Michaels: 

Find Denver Online: 

BEASTLY THEORIES - is a low tech, low key, low brow endeavour, to discuss the highs and lows of Cryptozoology research and obsession. Although 'podcast' in name, the 'show' is more of an exercise in nepotism, as I seek conversation with those embroiled in the subject I am chiefly interested in and to avail myself (and you) of the prize of knowledge, that lies inside their brawny brains.

Beastly Theories is an umbrella dweller under the Beasts of Britain canopy!

For more on Beasts of Britain, check out: www.beastsofbritain.com

If you love what I do, have a care.....& share!!! :)