Wild Thing show

Wild Thing

Summary: 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. Companies market Bigfoot-themed goods: beer, television shows, bikes, coffee, socks... erotica. People slap “I believe” bumper stickers on their cars and kayaks and binge-watch Bigfoot-themed reality shows. Part of this is tongue-in-cheek—Bigfoot as hipster accessory. But many people take Sasquatch seriously. Very seriously. Primatologists, naturalists, academics—perfectly rational people who swear to his existence and know he (she? it?) is real. Veteran public radio producer Laura Krantz has met them. Wild Thing is Laura’s journey into the world of Bigfoot, introducing us to the true believers and the I-want-to-believers, while seeking to explore why this creature ignites our imaginations, where that fascination comes from, and why it persists.

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 We Interrupt Your Regularly-Scheduled Sasquatch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:20

We're really sorry. Wild Thing ran into a production problem - here's a short story to tide you over.

 Bonus Interview #1 - Bob Gimlin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:00

An extended interview with Bob Gimlin, half of the famous duo that shot the Patterson-Gimlin film back in 1967.

 Episode 3: The Evidence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:54

A look at some of the most common evidence and how it stands up to scrutiny.

 Episode 2: Distant Relatives or Kissing Cousins? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:13

Just what is Bigfoot? Descendant of ancient apes? Close human ancestor? Evolution might hold the answer to this question.

 Episode 1: Grover | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:21

Bigfoot's just a myth, right? That's what veteran journalist Laura Krantz thought—until a guy named Grover made her think twice.

 Wild Thing Trailer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:52

Wild Thing, a new podcast about our collective fascination with Bigfoot - even if we're not sure it exists. Coming October 2.


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