Museum of Natural Mystery
The Other Real-Life Whale That Inspired Moby Dick
Part 2 of NatMysteryCast's deep dive into the real whales that inspired Moby Dick! In 1820, an enormous sperm whale sank the whaleship Essex. The surviving crew soon found that the vengeful whale was the least of their worries. Read more.
The Real-Life Whales That Inspired Moby Dick
It's NatMysteryCast's first ever-two part episode! We're taking a look at two famous whales that inspired Herman Melville to write his novel Moby Dick. Read more.
Exploring the Origins of Not-Quite-Extinct Pokemon
Giant insects, Greek myths, and ancient cryptids? The inspirations for these prehistoric Pokémon might surprise you! Read more.
Our Lady of Vengeance
This is the story of a murdered prince, and the princess who wiped out an entire people to avenge him. Read more.
The Cat-aclysmic Story of Stephens Island
Today's episode tells the tale of an endangered bird, the forces that hunted it to extinction, and the cat that got blamed for everything. Read more.
Old Dogs, New Tricks
Dogs: mankind’s constant companions. They love us, and we love them. Anyone who’s got a dog knows the bond runs deeper than owner and pet. It’s a symbiotic relationship that predates the domestication of cats, livestock, even crops. Before we invented agriculture, math, or written language, we invented the dog. Today, we’re taking a look at the processes of unnatural selection that shaped man’s best friend. Read more.
Science is Cool. Just ask Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, award-winning South African paleobiologist.
Today, we spotlight Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan: a South African paleobiologist who is out there proving that while the dinosaurs might be extinct, paleontology is still very much alive. Read more.
Tracing the Origins of the Biggest Name in American Cryptozoology
Bigfoot: Missing link? Feral human? Hoax? Today’s Museum of Natural Mystery examines Bigfoot’s arrival in the public eye, and it’s evasion of that eye ever since. Read more.
What was the first-known dinosaur?
What was the first dinosaur to be called a dinosaur? Museum of Natural Mystery is back for season 2! Read more.
Lesser-Known Scottish Water Monster
What was the Soay Island Sea Monster? Fear and sensationalism can make monsters out of any creature, but some animals don't need help from tall tales to be terrifying in their own right. Read more.