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HBM103: Fate’s Notebook
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Reynaldo Gulin had a notebook full of warnings and advice that was supposed to keep his family from danger. But after he died, a second, unforeseen death shook his family’s faith in Santeria. [[FULL DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS AT https://www.hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM102: Breath Holder
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Free diver Archer Mayo searches for unusual treasures in the murky water of the Columbia River. [[FOR PHOTOS AND VIDEO GO TO https://www.hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM101: Much Corruption
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Jeff Emtman finds himself distracted by dragons and their ilk as he kayaks with one of the world’s hairiest people. [[ Full description at https://HBMpodcast.com ]]

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HBM100: Faraway Minds
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Anna Klein thinks that tea tastes better on the Faroe Islands than in Denmark. She thinks the water’s more pure there, and she often thinks about moving there. But she also worries that her fantasies of running away to the remote corners of the world may be a familial urge to isolate herself, the same way her father did...a tendency that ultimately contributed to his early death. [[FULL DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS AT http://www.hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM099: Spell for the Repulsion of Psychic Vampires
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There’s currently an invisible, supernatural pandemic affecting the world, or so claims HBM host Jeff Emtman. What else could explain the wide-ranging malaise of our current times? He thinks that the most logical conclusion is that astral energy vampires are draining humans of their lifeforce en masse. Jeff’s never encountered one of these beasts, but that’s probably because he’s developed an elaborate spell to trap them in an alternate timeline. In this video episode of Here Be Monsters, Jeff shares his special spell of repulsion. [[SEE THE VIDEO VERSION OF THIS EPISODE HERE: https://youtu.be/0BGG0pSFZoM -- OR VISIT https://www.hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM098: Feed the Queen
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NEW EPISODE: In which we honor a 15 year old moms with 1,000,000+ fungus-loving children. [[FULL DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS AT http://www.hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM097: Fox Teeth
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In the Westfjords of Iceland, people wait for birds to come ashore so that they can gather the feathers they leave behind. These birds, called Eider Ducks, are the source of eiderdown, a ridiculously expensive and rare stuffing for bedding. This has landed the Arctic Fox (literally) in the crosshairs. These relatively common foxes are opportunistic eaters who snack on eider ducks if they get the chance. [[FULL DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS AT https://www.hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM096: Are We Still Afraid?
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Here Be Monsters is almost 100 episodes old. So in this episode, we “answer” a question about guinea pigs, hear updates from our old sources, and reveal our own, very-non-FDA-approved, brand of enhancement supplements. [[FULL DESCRIPTION AT https://www.hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM095: The Bats that Stay
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Not all migratory bats migrate. We don’t know why some choose to stay behind at their summer roosts. But according to the University of Washington’s Sharlene Santana, the bats that stay tend to die. In this episode, HBM host Jeff Emtman attempts to make a metaphor about bats and humans. Perhaps it’s anthropomorphic, perhaps it’s unnecessarily poetic, or perhaps it’s a fair one. [[FULL DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS AT http://www.hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM094: The Fatigue of Violence
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In the nearly 20 years that Susan Randall’s been working as a private investigator, she’s seen Vermont’s most disadvantaged people struggling to have life’s most basic amenities. Sometimes her job is to interview people addicted to crack, to help determine whether they’re suitable parents. Sometimes her job is to examine blood spatter at gruesome crime scenes. Susan has seen how humanity’s worst instincts become possible where cyclical poverty, incarceration, and drug addiction wreak havoc on communities. [[FULL DESCRIPTION AT https://www.hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM093: The Brain Scoop
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In this episode taxidermist Divya Anantharaman carries a recorder with her while as she slowly disassembles a deceased pet parrot: snipping joints, scooping brains, removing eyes, separating the skin from the body. Birds’ skin is very thin—Divya likens the peeling to removing a delicate silk stocking. [[FULL DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS AT http://www.hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM092: Carry the Scent
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Robert Larson does not have an easy job. He searches for missing people with his dog Captain Dexter as a K9 search and rescue volunteer. Robert often travels across the Midwest, and he does this work pro bono, relying on donations from his supporters to pay for gas, lodging, and dog food. [[FOR FULL DESCRIPTION AND IMAGES GO TO http://HBMpodcast.com]]

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HBM091: Hypnosis of Hunger
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Producer Bethany Denton found a box in her basement storage room with two old cassette tapes inside. It took her a moment to realize what they were. The hypnotherapist recorded their sessions and gave them to Bethany on cassette tapes. She was supposed to use them to relax. [[FULL DESCRIPTION AT www.hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM090: Two Small Creatures with Human Eyes
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Natural history museums are art galleries. Scientifically focussed art galleries, but art galleries nonetheless. [[FULL DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS AT http://hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM089: Human Wish Tree
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Tatianna Zichella is the sideshow performer also known as The Amazing Mazi Keen*. Sometimes, Amazing Mazi sticks swords down her throat and into her stomach juices. Sometimes she suspends her body from hooks in her skin. And sometimes she asks people to make a wish, write it on a piece of paper, and staple it to a fleshy part of her body. “Like a human wish tree!” she tells producer Bethany Denton, as she hands her a staple gun. [[CHECK OUT www.hbmpodcast.com FOR MORE INFO]]

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HBM088: Riptides and a Sinking Ship
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A riptide recently pulled Ariana into open water off the shore of Santa Monica. She thinks it’s her closest brush with death thus far. A lifeguard rescued her. [[ FULL DESCRIPTION AT http://HBMpodcast.com ]]

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HBM087: Trifle Not with Sacred Things
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It hasn’t been easy for Ashley Fryer to let go of her faith. For thirty years, she dedicated her life to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She grew up attending church multiple times a week, and dutifully studied her scriptures. Over the years, she found inconsistencies in church doctrine, and would pile these up on what she calls ‘the shelf’. She’d pile it higher and higher, thinking, “well, I’ll deal with it later.” Eventually, her shelf broke. [[FULL DESCRIPTION AT hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM086: Eve is Hungry
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In HBM085: Ascended Fiction, we explored a rumor about Scientology and whether there exists a belief that founder L. Ron Hubbard will return to Earth. Sources we talked to within and outside of the Church of Scientology gave different answers, and it's hard to know the actual truth, because the church's most sacred texts are kept secret. It got us thinking about hidden knowledge, and whether it's moral to withhold information. So in this follow-up episode, we delve into that more, but this time with Christianity. [[FULL DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS AT hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM085: Ascended Fiction
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There’s an office in every church of Scientology dedicated to the founder. It’s a full reconstruction: desks, chairs, books and memorabilia. The church says these offices are traditional, a way of honoring the memory of L. Ron Hubbard, who died back in 1986.L. Ron Hubbard’s office in Copenhagen, Denmark sits on a busy street. There’s a big window that allows passersby to speculate on its utility. Elisabeth Pedersen heard a rumor that the office was more than traditional. She heard that it might be needed by the author upon his alleged reincarnation and return to earth. [[FULL DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS AT hbmpodcast.com]]

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HBM084: Are You Sure You're Awake?
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Chrissy was having trouble remembering who she was when she woke up. First she thought it was early-onset dementia, then she thought it was schizophrenia. She had recurring hallucinations about being stalked by a beast that would talk to her while she slept. A doctor eventually told her she was waking up frequently throughout the night, some 30+ times per hour. It was this inability to maintain a regular sleep cycle that helped her get a diagnosis of narcolepsy. [[FULL DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS AT www.hbmpodcast.com]]

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