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Monster Man

A show about monsters, because monsters are great.

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Special Episode: Tucker's Kobolds

Advanced tactical monster battles: fun adventure or unfair power trip? That's the question Patreon backer Jon Hancock asked, so let's dive in in this free bonus episode of Monster Man! You can find the original Tucker's Kobolds article here.  If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities! Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

24mins

19 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 177: Demons (Part 2)

Our list of demons continues, with the big monkey man, Damien from the Omen, and a nasty fly guy. Enjoy! If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities! Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

8mins

4 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 268: Wemic and Willow, Black

A lion-centaur and yet another deadly tree take centre stage in today's episode!   If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!   Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

9mins

16 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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Episode 89: Demons to Devils

More classic Dungeons and Dragons monsters in today's episode, including the harmless but interesting Denzelian and the possibly controversial Styx Angel! Voting is open in the second Monster Man contest! If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

11mins

19 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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Episode 176: Demons (Part I)

A classic medieval demon, a bogeyman, and a half-demon, half-mortal being are this episode's monsters! If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities! Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

9mins

30 May 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 103: Githyanki to Githzerai

Two more classic Dungeons and Dragons monsters in today's episode -- or are they really one? If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

12mins

7 Sep 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 56: Shadow to Shedu

Four classic Dungeons and Dragons monsters in today's episode, including the Shadow, the Shambling Mound, the Shedu and ... the shark! If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get fun additional bonus content, plus my new podcast Patron Deities!

14mins

26 Mar 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 254: Stench Kow and Stone Guardian

Ah, the days of bygone glory, when heroes ventured into the underworld to confront the unsleeping menace of a cow that smells real bad!   If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities! Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

8mins

28 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Special Episode: Shadow Dragons

Patreon supporter Neil brings you this special (delayed) bonus episode about the mysteeeeeeerious shadow dragon! If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities! Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

23mins

8 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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Special Episode: Mimics

Pop in your headphones, pour yourself a cup of coffee and OH GOD THAT'S NOT A COFFEE POT! It's a special episode all about those mischievous Mimics, courtesy of Patreon backer and all-around good egg Reb! If you'd like to get your own special episode, it's as easy as supporting the show on Patreon! You'll also get access to my other podcast, Patron Deities. 

23mins

1 May 2018

Rank #10

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Episode 166: Catfish, Giant and Cave Cricket

A great big fish and a great big bug: it's nature gone mad in today's episode! Also, check out my guest appearance on The Grognard Files! If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities! Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

10mins

25 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 79: Apparition to Astral Searcher

Three more classic Dungeons and Dragons monsters in today's episode, from the spooky Apparition to the mysterious Astral Searcher! If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

12mins

14 Jun 2018

Rank #12

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Special Episode: Uz

My Patreon backers -- backer Gerall in particular -- bring you this episode about Glorantha's trolls, the creatures who call themselves Uz. Enjoy! (And here is that Trollpak link I mentioned.) If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities! Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

26mins

21 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 185: Devils (part 4)

This episode includes the personifications of such terrible sins as greed and ... being a big strong guy, I guess? If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities! Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

12mins

1 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 123: Retriever to Rothe

Three more classic Dungeons and Dragons monsters in today's episode, including the horrible Retriever, the adorable Rothe and the vengeful Revenant! If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

10mins

16 Nov 2018

Rank #15

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Episode 184: Devils (part 3)

We continue our tour of Heck's upper management in this week's episode! If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities! Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

9mins

27 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 201: Forester's Bane and Formian

It's plants and ants in today's episode as we look at two more classic D&D monsters! If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities! Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

10mins

27 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 153: Annis to Ascomoid

A mean old hag, a big old bug, and a puffy puffball -- I have to say the MM2 is exceeding expectations so far! If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities! Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

8mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 68: Wolverine to Wyvern

There are three classic Dungeons and Dragons monsters in today's episode: the Wolverine, the Wraith, and the Wyvern. And I am vindicated about thinking wraiths and wights are similar! If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities! 

11mins

7 May 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 81: Blindheim to Bloodworm, Giant

Three more classic Dungeons and Dragons monsters in this episode, two of them from the hand of UK gaming legend Ian Livingstone! I think we can see some trends emerging. If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

10mins

21 Jun 2018

Rank #20