Cryptid Creatures & The Others – Podcast Reviews

Holy buckets, 2 reviews in 2 days?!

Yep, looks like it!

While we’re on the subject of podcasts, I’d like to direct your attention to the Cryptid Creatures podcast, which is written, produced, and recorded by the multi-talented Jesse Haynes.

Cryptid Creatures is a 12-episode podcast (thus far) with each episode featuring a different American mythological (or ARE they mythological???) being.

Ranging from lesser-known creatures such as the Ozark Howler to the more widely famous Bigfoot, Haynes has definitely done his research on each creature, finding actual reports of sightings. My favorite of these reports comes from episode 11 – the Mothman. It literally gave me chills, although my favorite episode of all is episode 7 – there’s nothing more chilling than true tales of what one human being will do to another.

Season 2 promises to go international, so I’m looking forward to seeing which creatures are covered in future episodes. (I’m looking at you, chupacabra!)

Final rating on Cryptid Creatures: 4 Sporks

Next we have Haynes’ 2nd podcast, The Others

With the very first episode freshly dropped as of the time this review is being posted, The Others is an audio drama written and produced by Haynes and voiced by Ron Taylor.

When Aaron Winchell’s plane goes down and he is washed ashore on an uninhabited island, the quest for survival begins. The strange island offers challenges for a man on his own… and then even more challenges for a man who realizes he might not be alone, after all.

Sounds spooky, doesn’t it?

While I can’t judge the podcast on a whole based solely on 1 episode, I can say that episode 1 definitely left me awaiting episode 2. I hit the Subscribe button, and I think you should too.

Rating for The Others (thus far): 4 Sporks

You can find Cryptid Creatures online at http://www.cryptidcreaturespodcast.com, The Others online at http://www.theotherspodcast.com, or follow each podcast on Twitter at @cryptcreatures & @theotherspod, and subscribe via either iTunes or Android. For more information on Jesse Haynes, check out his website at http://www.jessehaynesauthor.com. (Yep, he’s a Young Adult author too, but that, dear readers, is a review for another day.)

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Radio Silence

In August of 2016, South Louisiana was devastated by an epic flood.  My house was one of the many that was affected, receiving between 2 1/2 & 3 feet of water.

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My cousins and I waded in to try to salvage some items.

 

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This was taken after the water had (mostly) receded to show the waterline.

4 long months later, I’m finally home!

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My bed has never looked so comfy.

Anyway, this is the reason for the lack of reviews lately.

For being so patient, the next post will be an author interview with Brooks Benjamin, author of My Seventh Grade Life in Tights!

Stay tuned!

Introduction.

So before we get into some proper reviewing, a little about me:

You can call me Skye. Yes, that is in fact my real name.  I’m in my early 30’s and work for a government library.  

As part of the perks of my job, I get the privilege of planning all of the teen & YA events of my state’s Book Festival. Hey, it’s a tough job getting to hang with awesome authors who write amazing books, but I somehow make it work. 😉 So I’ll frequently be reviewing books I’m reading for work, and there might even be an author interview or two coming soon!