The Cryptidcast

The Cryptidcast

By Dave & Austin
Dave and Austin pioneer a new generation of Cryptids as we dissect pop culture creatures. It's like applying Cryptozoology to your favorite monsters you'd see in everyday entertainment but with the "occasional" detour. Join us every other week for a new episode and contribute to our community of growing Cryptomania.
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The Demogorgon - STRANGER THINGS
Welcome to the first episode of The Cryptid Cast. Join Dave and Austin as they talk moon cows, irregular road signs, and of course the Demogorgon. Grab your pimento cheese cajun filet biscuit as we delve into the world of cryptozoology  Find our website at linktr.ee/thecryptidcast   Headline:  https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2019/08/theres-tardigrades-on-the-moon-with-a-care-and-feeding-manual/  Cryptid Club Submission: Legionofbats   https://www.newbedfordguide.com/freetown-police-add-pukwudgie-warning-signs-to-freetown-state-forest/2017/04/01 Hosted by Dave Chaffins and Austin O'Connor Music and Editing by Dave Chaffins Artwork by James Addison Find our network at robotsradio.net
1:03:54
August 14, 2019
Preview: The CryptidCast
Dave and Austin pioneer a new generation of cryptids as we dissect pop culture creatures. From Demogorgons to Dementors, everything is inspired by some sort of nearly true tale. Join us every other week for a new episode. linktr.ee/the_cryptidcast
00:57
August 10, 2019
VBWV Archive: Finale
The last episode under the name Vault Boys WV. Austin goes to Chicago, Dave shows a friend around town. Hot takes are given. And we discuss our future plans a bit before the release of the next podcast project we have. linktr.ee/thecryptidcast Logo by K. Williams Stock Media provided by Pond5 Remaining songs recorded by creator at WolpertingProductions
1:04:47
August 1, 2019
VBWV Archive: The Snarly Yow
The Snarly Yow creeps by the podcast this week. Austin has a birthday celebration. Dave takes a WV trip. Werewolves are real!  linktr.ee/thecryptidcast
1:18:03
July 11, 2019
VBWV Archive: Yahoo
It’s not chocolate milk that’s for sure. Join us as we talk about our favorite cryptid to call on. Dave pitches a new Men In Black Movie. Austin is so so “dorry”. For more info:   linktr.ee/the_cryptidcast  Logo by K. Williams Stock Media provided by Pond5 Remaining songs recorded by creator at WolpertingProductions
1:07:36
June 27, 2019
VBWV Archive: E3 and Veggieman
Austin plays dumb was we cover the latest Fallout 76 news from the Bethesda E3 Show! We remember our predictions and mark our excitement. There's a possibility that a new cryptid appeared and we cover our best theory. For more info:   linktr.ee/the_cryptidcast  Logo by K. Williams Stock Media provided by Pond5 Remaining songs recorded by creator at WolpertingProductions
48:18
June 13, 2019
VBWV Archive: Bonus Ken creator of CHAD a Fallout 76 Story
For Chad: A Fallout 76 Story  https://fallout76podcast.com   https://www.facebook.com/fallout76podcast/  linktr.ee/thecryptidcast  Logo by K. Williams Stock Media provided by Pond5 Remaining songs recorded by creator at WolpertingProductions
26:01
June 5, 2019
VBWV Archive: The Mole Miner's Daughter
Invaded by a president's quest for Cryptids yet again. Austin and Dave bring you the latest on Mole Miners before their two week holiday break.  For more info:   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast  Logo by K. Williams Stock Media provided by Pond5 Remaining songs recorded by creator at WolpertingProductions
1:12:21
May 22, 2019
VBWV Archive: Gulper and Hellbenders
We are swimming away this week because in order to get oxygen we always need to be in flowing water. Austin pitches an interview. Dave gets a suspicious certification. We invent a new cryptid For more info:   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast  Logo by K. Williams Stock Media provided by Pond5 Remaining songs recorded by creator at WolpertingProductions
1:05:24
May 15, 2019
VBWV Archive: Mountain Aliens vs. Men In Black
West Virginia has a seen a historical number of flying plates. Dave pitches the next marvel movie. Austin talks to state troopers about aliens. Big Bad Woolfie!  For more info:   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast  Logo by K. Williams Stock Media provided by Pond5 Remaining songs recorded by creator at WolpertingProductions
1:21:16
May 9, 2019
VBWV Archive: The Bloody Bones of Wendigos
Om nom nom. Wendigo not Wen-dingos! Austin love/hates bloody bones. Dave likes fictional cannibal show. It's time to scout out patch 9 as we roll "Ever Upwards"! For more info:   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast  Art By Kevin Holik Logo by K. Williams Stock Media provided by Pond5 Remaining songs recorded by creator at WolpertingProductions
1:21:04
May 2, 2019
VBWV Archive: American Abolitionist, John Brown
A tanner becomes a celebrity in the 1800s as he tries to create his own version of a free state of government. Austin and Dave come to a shockingly relatable conclusion. Dogs can be bad luck too!  For more info:   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast  Logo by K. Williams Stock Media provided by Pond5 Remaining songs recorded by creator at WolpertingProductions
1:44:43
April 25, 2019
VBWV: Austin's top 5 Favorite Photographs in WV
This week Austin regales us with some of his favorite photos from across West Virginia as well as providing some tips and tricks of how to get the best photos IRL and in Fallout 76. Dave has a dog in the fight when it comes to survival mode. Dixie strikes again! Photos: 1 https://www.instagram.com/p/BwE-iUAnsu5/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=fl66kxuy2kno 2 https://www.instagram.com/p/BtcY1MZniFS/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1h06d62j4v742 3 https://www.instagram.com/p/BrdWy6ugYn2/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=iw4o1oniq9z3 4 https://www.instagram.com/p/BmzXxj4gysd/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1aw69e5cpk69o 5 https://www.instagram.com/p/BWtKsvBlZEB/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1ndb3ajt8hvpv 6 https://www.instagram.com/p/BVlMYlRFZsV/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1nrrmerefczc And then here is the event link  http://events.carolinashealthcarefoundation.org/site/TR/Events/2019KeepPounding?px=1370693&pg=personal&fr_id=2072 DISCORD INVITE:   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:18:15
April 10, 2019
VBWV Archive: Sheepsquatch
This week Dave and Austin band together to talk about the illusive backyard cryptid known as the sheepsquatch. Dave plays survival mode and charts a new way of playing. Austin is mood af.  For more info:   linktr.ee/the_cryptidcast 
1:13:30
April 4, 2019
VBWV Archive: Academics, Politics, and Soda Machines (/w Dr. Jess Morrissette)
Marshall University's own political science professor Dr. Jess Morrissette stops by to talk with Dave about all things Fallout 76. From "what if" scenarios to their own personal connections we conversationally trot the mountain range. will there be soda machines? is that even a question? For more info:   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:02:06
March 27, 2019
VBWV Arvhive: Moonshine
This week Austin and Dave are finaly back and reunited to bring you netflix series reviews, airplane drama, and a full in depth discussion on Moonshining! Look into the history and here more about the duo's college and fraternity antics and partying partying yeah. fun fun fun fun looking forward to the weekend. For more info:   linktr.ee/the_cryptidcast 
1:21:25
March 21, 2019
VBWV Archive: Fashnacht w/ Greg
Known for his self imposed Appalachian tour of his own vault boy bobble head, Greg joins to podcast to talk about Fasnacht! He walks us through his own mask creation and the many festivities he indulged in. For more info:   linktr.ee/the_cryptidcast 
50:19
March 14, 2019
VBWV Archive: Fallout Lore w/ R0b0ts Radio
Join Dave and Tom from Fallout Lorecast as they get into a discussion about Fallout Lore, Appalachia, why they love adventure and much more.  For more info:   linktr.ee/the_cryptidcast 
59:27
March 7, 2019
VBWV Archive: Even More Mothman
A huge new road map is available for Fallout 76 and Austin and Dave are very excited. This week our big topic is finally a Mothman round. He's everyone's favorite friendly neighborhood creature. Also we catch up on some listener emails! For more info:  Official Site: https://vaultboywv.wordpress.com Email us your questions at vaultboyswv@gmail.com We are active on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/VaultBoysPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vaultboyswvpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vaultboyswv/ We are also available on: Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vault-boys-wv/id1408819303 Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Idpgskowkotd4nvutflabo7ania TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Video-Games/Vault-Boys-WV-p1141625/ Sticher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wolperting-productions/vault-boys-wv Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1408819303/vault-boys-wv-a-fallout-76-podcast Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa7VnQCroPQ-A54gjwFokRg/videos Art By Kevin Holik Logo by K. Williams Stock Media provided by Pond5 Remaining songs recorded by creator at WolpertingProductions
1:32:38
February 28, 2019
VBWV Archive The Scorched Plague w/ Dr. Dickenson
PhD Candidate and 76er Cody Dickinson joins in the fray to bring up some interesting similarities between the scorched and fungal disease. Collectively the theory could very well explain what the scorched are up to and how we could defeat them We are active on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/VaultBoysPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vaultboyswv/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vaultboyswv/ We are also available on: Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vault-boys-wv/id1408819303 Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Idpgskowkotd4nvutflabo7ania TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Video-Games/Vault-Boys-WV-p1141625/ Sticher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wolperting-productions/vault-boys-wv Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1408819303/vault-boys-wv-a-fallout-76-podcast Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa7VnQCroPQ-A54gjwFokRg/videos
1:16:31
February 14, 2019
VBWV Archive: Moundsville
The sugar shack isn't as friendly as the name would suggest. This week find out the real history behind the eastern regional jail at Moundsville Prison. Austin wants to get spooky and Dave likes Castle Rock. The ongoing business war continues in a new Silver Editions For more info: Official Site:   linktr.ee/the_cryptidcast 
1:11:09
January 31, 2019
VBWV Archive: Fallout 76 Raiders
RRRRRRrrrrrraiiiiddders. I think that's an NFL reference. Join us for a philosophical discussion on raiders? Are you one? Do you have Tendencies? Do you love Psycho? This week delve deep into Austin's new addiction Fallout 76. Took him long enough! There's a weekly Squat N Gob update. Yeah I abbreviated gobble, so what. If you are reading this far down in the description you should at least be up to date with the lingo of the podcast. And if you have read this far down know that Dave is the one who types this up because he's good at making bad puns For more info: Official Site:  linktr.ee/the_cryptidcast 
1:09:02
January 17, 2019
VBWV Archive: Snallygaster
This week join Austin and Dave as we talk about the elusive and very ugly Snally Gaster! Dave give's updates on his businesses and Austin joins the fray. Mondo Biscuits SUCK   linktr.ee/the_cryptidcast 
58:19
January 3, 2019
VBWV Archive Wild Roadside Attractions!
Giant Teapots? Landlocked Lighthouses? Bat Boy? This week Dave and Austin delve deep into the history of some of WV's own roadside attractions featured in Fallout 76. Dave is building a restaurant and we pitch some of our DLC ideas. Sign up for free neon signs December 28th by filling in the spreadsheet below  linktr.ee/thecryptidcast
1:26:07
December 20, 2018
VBWV Archive: Vault Tec University
Let's get off the rails in Morgantown as VBWV talks the latest patch notes. Dave's gun heals people by accident. Austin has mastered invisible clothes. We give some context on Morgatown, the PRT, and the VTU vs WVU conundrum. For more info: Official Site:  linktr.ee/thecryptidcast
1:09:42
December 13, 2018
VBWV Archive: Vault 76
Vault 76? Quite privileged in comparison to the blue collar population in West Virginia. Join Dave and Austin as we discuss our latest in the world of Fallout 76, a review roundup, and we start in on exploring the world of Vault Tec in West Virginia.  linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:16:50
December 6, 2018
VBWV Archive: Fallout 76 Release
Vault Boys WV goes in depth on post release Fallout 76. We talk about the good, the bad, and the laggy and how well it holds up as a piece of west virginia Media. Join us on this 2 part episode as we talk about our strategy and experience  linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:50:41
November 21, 2018
VBWV Archive: Top Ten WV Experiences
HAPPY RECLAMATION'S EVE! Let's ring it off with an original poem with heavy inspirations! This week Dave and Austin round up their BETA discussion where Austin is up the creek and Dave is ready to take on the world. When we rank our top ten WV experiences Austin recommits himself to Jennifer Gardner while Dave continues his streak of mispronouncing everything. See you all out there in Appalachia!  linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:34:47
November 13, 2018
VBWV Archive Bonus: Fallout Paranoia Intro w/ WTDW
Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/well-that-didnt-work/id1436739085?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ihnkmpv2lk62xtlgwpsrky3o6ty or your favorite podcastings service
24:13
November 12, 2018
VBWV Archive: The Hatfield & McCoy's w/ Dave's Mom, Marty
It's a family affair this week! Dave sat down with his mother, Marty to discuss the most famous tale in West Virginia and how their family was involved. The Hatfields and McCoys cemented their infamous folk story status through blood, love, and a little pig. Who would you side with? Also Billy Lohr stops by to talk about "Why WV?".   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
49:30
November 8, 2018
VBWV Archive: Charleston Fire Department
Dave and Austin took their first foray into Fallout 76 during the B.E.T.A. The first place they headed? Their current residence in Charleston West Virginia! They learn of a slowly smoldering issue to the south and join the effort to hold back the Gates of Hades. 2 is better than 1 in the world of Fallout 76!   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:20:06
November 1, 2018
VBWV Archive: The Halloween Spooktacular
Dave challenges Austin to gather his scariest West Virginia ghost stories and each one hits close to home. Dave goes back to their hometown to track down the tragic tale of a failed amusement park while Austin recounts his "favorite" haunted houses. Tis the season for Wild and Weird West Virginia. Dave challenges Austin to gather his scariest West Virginia ghost stories and each one hits close to home. Dave goes back to their hometown to track down the tragic tale of a failed amusement park while Austin recounts his "favorite" haunted houses. Tis the season for Wild and Weird West Virginia.   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:03:30
October 24, 2018
VBWV Arcive: Fallout 76 Preview Event w/ John Barton
This week we’ve invited John barton to talk about his experience previewing and playing Fallout 76 at the Greenbrier Resort. He’s been working with WV Explorer, 100 Days in Appalachia, and WV Autism. He’s a writer, teacher, community organizer and all around great guy. He goes in depth on his connection to the upcoming game and what it means to Appalachia as a whole. John has a unique perspective as he details talking with Bethesda Game Studios Developers and why Fallout 76 is one of the most loving recreations of West Virginia. John is also gathering multiple organizations to throw a Reclamation Day party which is included in the links below. www.reclaimwv.com   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:08:51
October 18, 2018
VBWV Archive Bonus: How the Brotherhood of Steel will appear in Fallout 76 w/ Lore Party
Hey Folks! Dave here to let you know we did a special crossover with Lore Party recently. You may remember Jaden as a guest on 2 earlier episodes. He’s great and he beat me at my loosely crafted Mothman gameshow. Jaden invited me to sit down with another member of Lore Party “Lawrence” and talk about the ins and outs of the brotherhood of steel. You should definitely go over and listen to that episode in it’s full extent. This is a short excerpt from the tail end of the podcast where I talk about The Brotherhood of Steel In fallout 76. It pairs well with the original which you can find in the link in the description. I really enjoy the content Lore Party puts out and it’s nice to collaborate with a group that values the deeper narrative that games create. I’ll turn it over to Abu.. https://loreparty.com/ Link to the episode https://open.spotify.com/episode/2HYeBY0R1Ci1hgaPpp0eE4?si=ytKrKCc7SLGjT1k6CafSrQ  linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:16:24
October 17, 2018
VBWV Archive: Mothman's Church, Government Conspiracy, and Brotherhood Rebirth
A slew of captured content from the Fallout 76 event is available and Dave and Austin break it down piece by piece. We talk about the features we are most excited to see and what more we want from 76 going into the future. Using our previous knowledge we even cook up a few good theories as to where and what the overarching narrative in 76 is. For more info:  linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:10:38
October 11, 2018
VBWV Archive: WV Science
SCIENCE! That's what's on the brain this week and Dave and Austin discuss all things West Virginia Science. We've got aliens, rockets, satellites, and even some mummies! Austin enjoys his weekend travels and Dave can't pronounce Herbert Hoover. We've got info on the BETA release and know of something happening in WV as we speak! For more info:   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
51:40
October 4, 2018
VBWV: Grafton Monster and Sickleman
Let's kick season 2 off to a sharp start! "Sickleman was here" the official Fallout Twitter account tweeted a photo of this text earlier this week. Dave has a theory and he brought along the returning Vault Boy Austin to discuss. We dive deep on the Grafton Monster and tie it all up in a nice bow. Don't miss the Season 2 Premier of Vault Boys WV For more info:   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:01:01
September 27, 2018
VBWV Archive: Mothman Thunderdome /w Jaden Parise from Lore Party
In a stunning turn of events, Vault Boys WV opens their own cryptozoology agency. In their first week of business the position of lead cryptozoologist is up for grabs as Dave challenges Lore Party's Jaden Parise to a trivia gameshow on the most talked about subject related to Fallout 76: The Mothman. Play along with us as well cover Mothman lore in a stunning gameshow where the rules are bound to change. For more info: linktr.ee/the_cryptidcast
57:02
September 13, 2018
VBWV Archive: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum w/ Jaden Parise from Lore Party
This week we have special guest Jaden Parise from the Lore Party Podcast. We discuss the latest news from the Game Informer article and dive deep on the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Jaden's house may be haunted and Dave may have been to the Adam's Family house. Locations do indeed tell a story by all by themselves! Catch up on Lore Party episodes here: https://loreparty.com/ Follow Jaden on Twitter: @MrJadJay  linktr.ee/the_cryptidcast
1:14:52
September 6, 2018
VBWV Archive: The Cranberry Bog w/ Selena
This week Dave brings on one of the smartest natural scientists he knows! His wife Selena. Together they recount the geological history of the Cranberry Glades as well as their recent visit to the beautiful botanical area. Beautiful but also very dangerous. Don't get eaten up in this episode! For more info:  linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
44:15
August 30, 2018
VBWV Archive: Flatwoods Monster
Austin is back and returns as a guest host to talk coverage of the Fallout 76 QuakeCon panel. We give our hot take and our hopes for the future. This week we recount an strange and terrifying encounter from Braxton County WV. Some may even call it Extra Terrestrial in nature. Dave and Austin go all in on wanting to believe. For more info:  linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
56:10
August 23, 2018
VBWV Archive: The History of Banjo w/ Bud Bennett
Dave brings the podcast's first guest! Dave recently traveled out of state to Virginian to talk to an expert on Appalachian music: Bud Bennett. Bud has been playing banjo for 30+ years and works as an archivist at Radford university recording and saving music history though media productions and collections. We talk about the history of banjo and ragtime music as well as his own personal history and work in the field. Next week we are back at it with panel coverage and and a new topic! For Bud's work: https://frederickstinymethodisthymnal.wordpress.com/ RU Archives and Special Collections Videos: https://vimeo.com/user33642079  linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:04:33
August 16, 2018
VBWV Archive: The Greenbrier
26 years after being discovered, Dave takes a tour of the congressional bunker at the Greenbrier Resort. It's design is filled with efficiency, psychology and a whole lot of concrete. Dave and guest host Austin speculate on how this could translate to Fallout 76 and what the bunker could contain. The guys also talk about how community involvement and information will be handled after Fallout 76's release. Austin describes his favorite Tudor's Biscuit and Dave likes trash TV   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:10:30
August 9, 2018
VBWV Archive: Bramwell WV
Join Dave and guest host Austin this week as we discuss growing up near West Virginia's own millionaire town; Bramwell WV. Bramwell is and incredible small town that's truly frozen in time with help from local community members. If you go there everyone knows everyone and they want to know you. Austin met the mayor a few times and has shared some photography. Dave was stalked by geese. In the end were interested to find out that this is a rather large location in fallout 76. Since it's a slow news week, we delve deep into the new system to launch nuclear weapons in Fallout 76. How do we think this end game will go?   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:01:15
August 2, 2018
VBWV Archive: The Battle of Blair Mountain
Join Dave and guest host Austin this week as we cover West Virginia's bloody history at Blair Mountain. We go way back to the origins of a young detective turned government paid "black hat" and the organization he founded. We discuss local Appalachian gunslinger Sid Hatfield and his famous shootout in Mingo WV. His conclusion lead to a war the stretched across southern WV that involved thousands of people and even the US president and military. Dave keeps the conversation relative to a very close degree. Find out more on this week's episode!   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:10:34
July 26, 2018
VBWV Archive: Thomas Jefferson's Megasloth
Dave and guest host Austin talk fallout 76 survival, enemy AI. America's third president Thomas Jefferson had a unusual obsession with american fossils, especially a ground sloth that was found in WV. He did not believe in extinction and went to great lengths to find a living sloth in his new nation. He even coerced congress into unknowingly accepting his mission too. Find out more about Fallout 76's enemy AI too on this week's episode!  linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:06:19
July 18, 2018
VBWV Archive: New River Gorge
Join Dave and guest host Austin as they discuss the beauty and purpose of the New River Gorge Bridge. The surrounding area has created as much innovation to the local economy that the bridge originally created years ago. There are some inconsistencies to the placement of the bridge, but that's okay. Sometimes your BASE expectations are changed by a JUMP of the mindset! We also discuss the return of the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system in Fallout 76. Learn more on this week's episode.   linktr.ee/thecryptidcast 
1:00:14
July 11, 2018
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