"Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained" (Encore)

Mar 26, 2021

(Note: This interview first aired last summer.) Our guest is Colin Dickey, a writer perhaps best known for his popular nonfiction book from years ago, "Ghostland." Dickey is a regular contributor to The LA Review of Books and Lapham's Quarterly; he also co-edited "The Morbid Anatomy Anthology." An active cultural historian and associate professor of creative writing at National University, he joins us to discuss his latest book. That is book is "The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained." Per The New Republic: "Dickey's new book about the rise of conspiracy theories and paranoid thought in American culture could not come at a better time.... Brilliant."