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A Podcast 100% dedicated to Godzilla and all of his rubber-suited foes.

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A Podcast 100% dedicated to Godzilla and all of his rubber-suited foes.

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199 Ratings
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175
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The premiere kaiju podcast

By Nate "Big Red" Marchand - Dec 05 2019
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Kyle and company weren’t the first kaiju podcast, but they’re the longest-running of all of them. Most, if not all, other giant monster podcasts owe something to Kaijucast. While the show is wrapping up by the end of 2019, what’s left it a backlog of episodes that include film discussions, interviews, and fandom talk. Not many podcasts can beat that variety. The rotating roster of guest hosts adds to that variety and provides lots of great flavor with their quirky personalities. What more can I say? This is /the/ kaiju podcast.

The Best

By Cromics - Mar 11 2017
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This is my favorite podcast now! Great job guys!

iTunes Ratings

199 Ratings
Average Ratings
175
14
4
3
3

The premiere kaiju podcast

By Nate "Big Red" Marchand - Dec 05 2019
Read more
Kyle and company weren’t the first kaiju podcast, but they’re the longest-running of all of them. Most, if not all, other giant monster podcasts owe something to Kaijucast. While the show is wrapping up by the end of 2019, what’s left it a backlog of episodes that include film discussions, interviews, and fandom talk. Not many podcasts can beat that variety. The rotating roster of guest hosts adds to that variety and provides lots of great flavor with their quirky personalities. What more can I say? This is /the/ kaiju podcast.

The Best

By Cromics - Mar 11 2017
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This is my favorite podcast now! Great job guys!
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Podcasts – Kaijucast

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A Podcast 100% dedicated to Godzilla and all of his rubber-suited foes.

Rank #1: 02.28.2015: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) Daikaiju Discussion

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This month, we turn our gaze to the future! Or the futurians, to be a bit more precise? The focus of this month’s Daikaiju Discussion is the 1991 special effects extravaganza from Toho Studios, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. It was a full house here in Kaijucast HQ; Kyle was joined by Martin, Jeff, Cindy, Bryan and Rachel. […]

Mar 01 2015

1hr 54mins

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Rank #2: 10.31.2016: Shin Godzilla Daikaiju Discussion

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If you downloaded the episode before 11PM on November 2nd, 2016, I apologize for the tech fail but the upload was cut off and I didn’t realize it until it was already out in the wild. You should download the recently updated audio file. Once again, gomenasai. Holy shin, this is a massive episode! We’re talking […]

Nov 01 2016

3hr 35mins

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Rank #3: 02.27.2014: Godzilla vs. The Thing Daikaiju Discussion

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On this episode of the Kaijucast (#103), we get caught in between the King of the Monsters and the Queen of Infant Island, with a full house of discussioneers! In addition to regulars Jeff, Martin, Rachel and Bryan, we were also joined by Julian and Adam to dissect this daikaiju delicacy, Mothra vs. Godzilla or […]

Feb 28 2014

1hr 50mins

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Rank #4: 05.30.2012: Ghidorah The Three-Headed Monster Daikaiju Discussion

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Getting really slammed with things to do right after you record is kind of a bummer… But it was also really awesome because we were in Seattle at the “Pacific Northwest’s largest Horror Convention”, Crypticon. And that was pretty much the next day! Anyway, welcome to  episode 83 and the Daikaiju Discussion episode for the […]

May 31 2013

1hr 23mins

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Rank #5: 08.29.2014: Godzilla vs. Monster Zero Daikaiju Discussion

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This month, we are tackling my favorite kaiju film and what I consider to be a high point of the entire Godzilla series, Kaiju Daisenso aka Invasion of Astro Monster aka Monster Zero aka Godzilla vs. Monster Zero! And for those of you listeners that love a long episode, this one’s for you. Actually, I’m pretty impressed […]

Aug 30 2014

2hr 6mins

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Rank #6: 09.30.2013: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Daikaiju Discussion

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Ugh, I guess I should start out by saying “It’s still September in Hawaii!” …Welcome to another installment of the Kaijucast – episode 93, to be exact and squeaking in just before the world’s calendars flip to October! We are talking about the 1974 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla this month. This film was one of the […]

Oct 01 2013

1hr 34mins

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Rank #7: 06.30.2019: Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019) Daikaiju Discussion

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Our very last Daikaiju Discussion episode comes in with flying colors – we had thirty listeners send in their homework for this film, and that’s on top of our hour plus chat too! No time to fill this space with extra verbiage; you’ve got a podcast to listen to! MUSIC OF THE TITANS: 1. Godzilla […]

Jul 01 2019

2hr 45mins

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Rank #8: 12.30.2011: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Daikaiju Discussion

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Ahh, what a year this has been for the Kaijucast! And what a way to end it… with episode 48, the Daikaiju Discussion for 1995’s kaiju battle royale Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. Obviously this is one of my favorite movies in the franchise and there’s not enough time in one podcast to talk about all that […]

Dec 31 2011

1hr 7mins

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Rank #9: 04.29.2012: King Kong vs. Godzilla Daikaiju Discussion

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After a month, of being hyper focused on “the most colossal conflict the screen has ever known!”, I am so glad to finally bring you the daikaiju discussion episode of the Kaijucast. Otherwise known as Episode 56, Heather and I are here to spend almost an entire hour  talking about the 1962 classic crossover film, King […]

Apr 29 2012

1hr 9mins

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Rank #10: 02.29.2012: Destroy All Monsters Daikaiju Discussion

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Hey there listeners! I thought it would be kind of hilarious to take advantage of the leap year and post the episode on the rarest of days, February 29th. Was that a mistake? You bet it was! Here I am, scrambling like a sucker to get episode #52 in the feed before March actually begins… d’oh!! Anyway, […]

Mar 01 2012

1hr 5mins

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Rank #11: 05.23.2014: Godzilla 2014 Daikaiju Discussion (part 1)

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SPOILER ALERT * SPOILER ALERT * SPOILER ALERT This episode/our daikaiju discussion is absolutely NOT for anyone who hasn’t seen Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla. We go into a details about the film that will almost definitely spoil parts of the film for you, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, what are you waiting for??? Go […]

May 23 2014

1hr 58mins

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Rank #12: 12.31.2015: King Kong Escapes Daikaiju Discussion

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Bryan, Rachel, Dave, Martin and Kyle  say goodbye to 2015 with an epic Daikaiju Discussion for the Toho/Rankin Bass co-production, King Kong Escapes. Overall, this didn’t fare too well with a couple of the cohosts tonight, but that’s their problem because the rest of us loved it! King Kong Escapes is a bit of a weirdo […]

Jan 01 2016

1hr 38mins

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Rank #13: 03.14.2018: Expanding The Legendary Monsterverse

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Hey, will you look at that? It’s another live Kaijucast panel episode! For this installment of the podcast, we’re reaching back into the archived recordings and to last year’s Expanding the Legendary MonsterVerse presentation at Rose City Comic Con. Jeff and Gretchen joined me on stage to discuss the monsters and mayhem in the films […]

Mar 15 2018

51mins

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Rank #14: 03.31.2018: Pacific Rim Uprising Daikaiju Discussion

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Are you “War Ready”? I think we might be! Welcome to another installment of our daikaiju discussions, in which we review one film from the giant monster landscape. This month, we are discussing the newest of new in giant robots vs giant monsters vs giant robots cinema: Pacific Rim Uprising (2018). I was joined by […]

Apr 01 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #15: 05.31.2015: Godzilla X Mechagodzilla Daikaiju Discussion

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Apologies for the short post, but things are crazy busy here at the Kaijucast HQ – what with the impending premiere of the documentary at G-Fest, and all of the other stuff I have going on. To illustrate this point, we actually recorded this last weekend and I haven’t had a chance to edit the […]

Jun 01 2015

1hr 42mins

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Rank #16: 04.30.2018: Gamera 2 Advent of Legion Daikaiju Re-Discussion

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It’s been a little bit, but we are back with another daikaiju re-discussion. This chat is about Gamera 2: Advent of Legion (1996) Daiei’s follow up to their smash hit Gamera reboot. Long time listeners might recall that we originally covered this movie in the discussions’ very first year (November to be exact — this was […]

Apr 30 2018

1hr 31mins

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Rank #17: 01.31.2013: Banana Oil aka Godzilla Raids Again Daikaiju Discussion

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I never in a million years would have thought we’d spend so long talking about a Godzilla movie that has always seemed so bland. That’s right, this month’s Daikaiju Discussion is for the 1955 Godzilla Raids Again, also known as Gigantis The Fire Monster. Compared to the other films in the franchise, I did a […]

Feb 01 2013

1hr 41mins

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Rank #18: 11.03.2017: Celebrating Godzilla’s Birthday

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It’s Godzilla’s birthday today, guys! As such, I thought it would be fun to talk about how Japan is celebrating, something that’s relatively new to the country (seriously!) and something we can obviously get behind. A physical and “permanent” Godzilla shop just opened in Tokyo (Shinjuku, specifically and it opened on Oct 30th!), which is […]

Nov 03 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #19: 12.31.2014: Gamera Guardian of the Universe Daikaiju Discussion

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I am working against a literal countdown clock here since the month is over on the East Coast – actually, it’s already 2015 over there! So all I’m going to say here is that I had an absolute blast talking about Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995). Big thanks to everyone who sent in their […]

Jan 01 2015

1hr 38mins

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Rank #20: 11.29.2012: Gamera The Brave Daikaiju Discussion

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Welcome to episode 70, where we talk about the most recent installment of the friend of all children’s cinematic excursions! Jeez, did that even make sense? Let’s try that again: Martin and Jeff join me to talk about the 2006 film, Gamera The Brave! Whaddayaknow – that was much less cryptic. Yes, it’s time to […]

Nov 30 2012

1hr 58mins

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12.14.2019: Operation Final Kaijucast

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This final mission will decide the fate of the human race… this is Operation Final Kaijucast! Welcome to a bittersweet episode release: the final episode of the Kaijucast. For this finale, I wanted as many cohosts as possible to get an one last opportunity to interact and say goodbye (or ja mataa) to our listeners. […]

Dec 15 2019

2hr 30mins

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11.30.2019: FanVasion Trip Recap

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The 2019 Kaijucast FanVasion is complete! Clancy and Kyle have returned from their trip to Tokyo (and beyond) with the rest of the “FanVader” team and the two of them sit down to unpack the whole damn thing. There’s a list below of all the places we went on the trip with some helpful links […]

Nov 30 2019

2hr 23mins

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11.03.2019: Godzilla Birthday Celebration in Tokyo

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Wow – Tokyo knows how to throw a Godzilla celebration! Today, I spent the day in Tokyo’s Ginza district at Godzilla Square with my group trip’s kaiju freaks (aka the Kaijucast FanVasion) and we had a great time! The stage shows were fun, the programming was great, the exclusives were super cool – I wish […]

Nov 03 2019

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10.31.2019: Yokai Spooktacular + Yokai Stories’ Zack Davission

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Happy Halloween, Kaiju Fiends!!!  Celebrate the spookiest day of our calendar with an all new, super scary episode of the Kaijucast! Dave, Gretchen and Kyle sit down to discuss the cultural phenomenon that has grown to kaiju-sized levels. Thanks to animated shows like Yokai Watch, Rise of the Yokai Clan and so many more, the […]

Oct 31 2019

1hr 53mins

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10.15.2019: Godzilla Millennium Director Masaaki Tezuka

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Since the podcast is ending this year, I figured I should probably dig into the archives and find any unearthed gems. This is one of those gems – and it’s a bit shorter than I would have liked so I guess this is before we really had a lot of kaiju clout! 😛 Waaaaaaay back […]

Oct 16 2019

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09.29.2019: Keith Aiken Interview

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In the history of me of saying “this interview has been a long time coming”, this one might take the cake. In the  very first year of the podcast, I spoke with Keith Aiken about coming on the show to talk about some of the knowledge he had… ten years later, the conversation is finally […]

Sep 30 2019

1hr 24mins

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09.19.2019: Monarch Science Declassified Panel from Rose City Comic Con 2019

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Once again, the Kaijucast stomps through Portland’s own pop culture extravaganza, Rose City Comic Con!  This episode serves up the audio from our presentation at the convention: Release the Kaiju with my co-hosts playing the role of Monarch Outpost researchers and scientists… just a little fun with the subject matter. Obviously none of us work […]

Sep 19 2019

1hr 15mins

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09.05.2019: TJ Storm, Godzilla Motion Capture Actor

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Over the past 65 years, Godzilla has been played by all sorts of awesome people: Haruo Nakajima, Kenpachiro Satsuma, Tsutomu “Tom” Kitagawa (just to name a few). Not all Godzilla actors hail from the land of the rising sun, however. We are thrilled to share this conversation with a new kind of Godzilla actor. He […]

Sep 05 2019

45mins

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08.26.2019: Godzilla King of the Monsters Director Michael Dougherty

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In this episode I sit down to speak with the director of Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019), Michael Dougherty, to discuss his love for the genre, his work on the newest film and even how his world view aligns with some of his characters’ motivations. If you haven’t seen Dougherty’s Godzilla King of the […]

Aug 27 2019

59mins

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08.19.2019: Kaiju-sized News Roundup

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We cannot ignore the importance of this episode’s news – and if you haven’t heard about it, get in here and listen! Just a heads up, this episode is really nothing but news. Gretchen and Kyle chat about the slew of kaiju-related articles and announcements that have broken headlines and brains over the past month […]

Aug 19 2019

1hr 7mins

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08.13.2019: Kaiju Modeler & Sculptor Takuji Yamada from G-Fest 26

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We did it, guys! This is the last podcast recording I brought back with me from G-Fest 26 last month, and I’m thrilled to share this interview with master sculptor and diorama builder, Takuji Yamada. Yamada’s skill is incredible, please make sure to check out the links below to his book and museum and more! […]

Aug 14 2019

44mins

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08.07.2019: Godzilla Fest in San Francisco with Bob Johnson

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Hey guys, its a mini-episode about a cool event happening down in San Francisco later this month, it’s Godzilla Fest! I’m joined by SciFi Japan editor and Bay Area Film Events‘ head honcho Bob Johnson to talk about this 3 day festival of movies playing at the historic Balboa Theater in the heart of San […]

Aug 07 2019

35mins

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07.31.2019: Shusuke Kaneko Panel from G-Fest 26

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Looks like it’s time to add a THIRD panel recording from G-Fest 26 – this time with the director of the Heisei Gamera trilogy (1995 – 1999) and Godzilla · Mothra · King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001), the one and only Shusuke Kaneko. In preparation for the panel, I wrote down a jillion questions for […]

Aug 01 2019

52mins

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07.29.2019: Akira Takarada Panel from G-Fest 26

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We are back with another panel from G-Fest 26 with the always amazing Akira Takarada! You know this actor of course, in addition to being on the podcast back in 2013 and in my documentary, Hail to the King: 60 Years of Godzilla, Takarada played Ogata in the 1954 original Godzilla film, plus he’s returned to […]

Jul 29 2019

55mins

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07.24.2019: Kaijucast 10th Anniversary Podcast from G-Fest 26

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This episode was recorded LIVE at G-Fest earlier this month and it’s the 10th Anniversary Kaijucast Talk Show panel! Big thanks to the G-Fest staff for giving us the opportunity to interview these amazing guests – especially Tim Bean, Martin Arlt,  Jeff Horne & JD Lees. Without their help, we definitely could not pull off […]

Jul 24 2019

1hr 21mins

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06.30.2019: Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019) Daikaiju Discussion

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Our very last Daikaiju Discussion episode comes in with flying colors – we had thirty listeners send in their homework for this film, and that’s on top of our hour plus chat too! No time to fill this space with extra verbiage; you’ve got a podcast to listen to! MUSIC OF THE TITANS: 1. Godzilla […]

Jul 01 2019

2hr 45mins

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06.15.2019 G-Fest Prepisode

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Holy smokes, you guys, the world’s biggest annual festival of kaiju is coming up and coming in fast! Gretchen joined me to build a little hype for the convention that’s taking place next month in Chicago, Illinois (Rosemont, actually) G-FEST XXVI. We’re super excited for her to experience the awesomeness, so we hope you enjoy […]

Jun 16 2019

58mins

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05.31.2019: Godzilla King of the Monsters News Roundup

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Oh man, so much news I don’t even have the time to write a catchy intro paragraph – follow those links people!! MUSIC: 1. Last Shot by Alexander Desplat from Godzilla (2014) SUGGESTED VIEWING: International Posters Cinerama Dome Chinese Premier Photos (giant Godzilla statue and displays) Toho at the Licensing Expo (coming up June 4-6; I […]

May 31 2019

49mins

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05.14.2019: The Ultraman Anime Episode

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With all of this Ultra-coverage happening around here, we decided that we should strike while the iron is hot and this episode of the Kaijucast is covering the 13-episode Netflix anime series based on the 2012 manga, Ultraman! Gretchen and Kyle are essentially sitting down to chat about the strengths and weaknesses of the series, […]

May 15 2019

1hr 17mins

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04.30.2019: The Ultraman Episode

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You wanted it, you got it! Or, maybe I should say that I wanted it, so I made it. That’s right, Ultra fiends, we are talking about the 1966  television show, created by the same special effects director that brought Godzilla to life, Eiji Tsuburaya. We are covering Ultraman (1966) and it’s about freakin’ time, […]

May 01 2019

2hr 7mins

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iTunes Ratings

199 Ratings
Average Ratings
175
14
4
3
3

The premiere kaiju podcast

By Nate "Big Red" Marchand - Dec 05 2019
Read more
Kyle and company weren’t the first kaiju podcast, but they’re the longest-running of all of them. Most, if not all, other giant monster podcasts owe something to Kaijucast. While the show is wrapping up by the end of 2019, what’s left it a backlog of episodes that include film discussions, interviews, and fandom talk. Not many podcasts can beat that variety. The rotating roster of guest hosts adds to that variety and provides lots of great flavor with their quirky personalities. What more can I say? This is /the/ kaiju podcast.

The Best

By Cromics - Mar 11 2017
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This is my favorite podcast now! Great job guys!