Here Be Monsters

Here Be Monsters

Por Jeff Emtman
En Here Be Monsters

Dime Davis: ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’

This week Elvis Mitchell welcomes Emmy-nominated director Dime Davis to The Treatment. Davis was nominated this year...

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HBM Continues as an Independent Podcast

For the last five years, Here Be Monsters has been a part of KCRW.  And in those years, we’ve put out a 100+...

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HBM140: The New Black Wall Street

There used to be a neighborhood in Tulsa where Black people were wealthy. They owned businesses, built a giant...

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HBM139: Acceptable Pains

Hedonism seems pretty appealing right now—seeking pleasure and avoiding pain. On HBM137: Superhappiness, the hedonist...

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HBM138: Did Neanderthals Bury their Dead?

There’s a large cave in the foothills of Iraqi Kurdistan. It looks out over green and yellow fields and a river far...

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HBM137: Superhappiness

David Pearce thinks it's possible to end suffering. He’s a philosopher* who studies “hedonic zero”, the state of...

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HBM136: Jacob’s Lost Biography

In 2012, Jacob Lemanski started writing his autobiography a few words at a time when he signed his name on the...

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HBM135: Dying Well

We live in a culture of “death denial”. That’s what Amanda Provenzano thinks. She sees it when medical professionals...

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What Can You Hear? (Love Me)

This is a bonus episode from the wonderful CBC podcast Love Me.  Listen, subscribe, and learn more about the show at...

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HBM134: Questionable Hobbies of the Socially Isolated

Searching for something to do during government-mandated social distancing, Here Be Monsters host Jeff Emtman...

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HBM133: Prey of Worms

Bodies are odd.  Anyone who can see their own nose will tell you the same.  So will anyone whose diet changed their...

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HBM132: Moral Enhancement

Natalia Montes was a teenager living in Florida when Travyon Martin was killed.  She says his picture reminded her of...

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HBM131: A Cure for Carsickness

Bethany Denton has a long history of carsickness. Ever since she was a little girl, long car rides made her nauseous...

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HBM130: Mother Pigeon / Sister Marta

Mother Pigeon says the wild animals of New York City are hungry.  So she feeds them. Each morning, a flock of...

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HBM129: The Underearthlings

Lars Christian Kofoed Rømer claims his red hat is mere coincidence. He wears it because his mother-in-law knit it for...

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HBM128: Seeing Auras

Colby Richardson’s mom got leukemia when he was young. He has trouble remembering her. Soon after her death, Colby...

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HBM127: QALYs

Most of us want to help.  But it can be hard to know how to do it, and not all altruistic deeds are equal, and...

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HBM126: Sounding the Deep

How familiar are you with the shape of the continents?  What about the shape of the seafloor?  If you’re unfamiliar...

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HBM125: Deepfaking Nixon

There’s a beautifully written speech that was never delivered. Written for President Richard Nixon by Bill Safire,...

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HBM124: Banana Softies

“Gene” says it started because he wanted to be a veterinarian. So he took a job as a research associate at a vivarium...

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