Cryptids are a world wide phenomeon with strange creatures being encountered and reported on every continent and countless witnesses. 

In his new book, In Search of Real Monsters, our good friend goes on a globe trotting monster hunt to cover some of the most intriguing creatures that inhabit other countries. We head to Africa to look into the numerous accounts of dinosaurs somehow surviving into the modern era, known as Mkolele-Mbembe. 

South America is allegedly still supporting the Giant Ground Sloth, with reports still occurring, then we chase down the Mongolian Death Worm, hiding out in the Gobi Desert before visiting Russia looking for the legendary Yeren.

It’s always good to spend time in Richard’s company and cover some cryptid’s we’ve not had chance to discuss on previous episodes.

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