The Kaiju Transmissions Podcast

Join hosts Byrd and Matt as they discuss all things giant monsters, tokusatsu, and Japanese fantasy films. We'll also cover comics, cartoons, toys, books, and more! Come here for a regular dose of everything from Godzilla and Gamera to King Kong and Ray Harryhausen to Ultraman, and everything in between!

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h35m. Bisher sind 276 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 18 days 21 hours 21 minutes


episode 328: Time of the Apes (1987)

With a new Planet of the Apes movie in theaters, Byrd, Tom and Kevin decide to take a look at Japan's attempt to cash-in on the franchise.  This Sandy Frank Entertainment-produced compilation film was made up of footage from Tsuburaya Productions 197...



episode 327: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024)

Byrd is joined by Lux, Tom (of the Final Forum Dragonball Podcast), and Trev (of the Failure to Franchise Podcast) to talk about the new film Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire!  This new entry in Legendary Pictures' Monsterverse is another crossover be...


 April 8, 2024  2h36m

episode 326: Godzilla (1998) Retrospective w/ Failure To Franchise Podcast

Our pals Trev (frequent KT guest) and Chris over at the Failure to Franchise podcast had Matt and Byrd on their show to discuss Godzilla 1998!  We discussed how it came to be, memories of living through the marketing and release of the film, the back...


 March 17, 2024  2h0m

episode 325: The Whale God (1962) + News Roundup

Byrd and Matt discuss Daiei's 1962 period monster movie, The Whale God (aka The Killer Whale).  Directed by Tokuzo Tanaka (Zatoichi series), with a script written by Kaneto Shindo (Onibaba, Kuroneko) based on the novel by Koichiro Uno, it tells the s...


 February 26, 2024  1h30m

episode 324: Translating the Original Godzilla Novels with Jeffrey Angles!

Byrd, Kevin and Justin interview poet and Japanese literary translator Jeffrey Angles about his recent translations of Shigeru Kayama's 1955 novelizations of Godzilla '54 and Godzilla Raids Again (now available for the first time in English via Unive...


 February 11, 2024  1h41m

episode 323: Monarch: Legacy Of Monsters (Season 1- 2023-2024)

Byrd, Matt and Tom discuss Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, the recent MonsterVerse spin-off series on Apple TV+.  The story flashes between the 1950s and the 2010s as it follows the founding of the Monarch organization (introduced in 2014's Godzilla reb...


 January 21, 2024  2h49m

episode 322: Rogue Stars! Gorath (1962) and Warning From Space (1956)

Byrd and Lux ring in the new year by talking about two Showa-era "colliding worlds" epics.  First is Daiei's Warning From Space, the first Japanese science fiction film made in color.  It tells of a race of cyclops starfish aliens who warn humanity t...


 January 8, 2024  2h22m

episode 321: Godzilla Minus One (2023)- Kaiju Sized Roundtable Discussion

Byrd, Matt, Kevin, Lux, Trev, and Tom assemble for a sprawling mega-sized, in depth review of Godzilla Minus One. Toho's latest entry in the franchise is a reboot taking place in the 1940s, as Japan rebuilds after World War 2.  It follows Koichi, a f...


 December 11, 2023  3h18m

episode 320: The Fantasy Films of Takashi Yamazaki

In our lead up to Godzilla: Minus One, Byrd, Lux, Tom and Kevin examine more science fiction and fantasy films from director Takashi Yamazaki (Parasyte, Ghost Book, The Eternal Zero).  Yamazaki made his first feature in 2000 and has been a consistent...


 November 25, 2023  2h56m

episode 319: Ghost Book (aka Yokaipedia) (2022)

If you think Halloween came and went too soon, Byrd, Tom, Lux and Kevin are here to help soothe your Halloween Hangover with some more yokai-centric madness, with Toho's 2022 fantasy film Ghost Book (aka Yokaipedia).  Directed by Takashi Yamazaki (Go...


 November 6, 2023  1h11m