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 1h34m. Bisher sind 212 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 14 days 2 hours 12 minutes


episode 264: The Big O (1999-2000, 2003)

Byrd, Matt and Kevin discuss the cult anime series The Big O.  This series combined inspirations from kaiju/tokusatsu, mecha, Batman, and film noir to create a series about a negotiator who pilots a giant robot in a city full of people without memories. ...



episode 263: Yokai Monster Heaven Duology

We're joined by frequent guest hosts Tom and Kevin to talk about Macoto Tezuka's Yokai-centric Monster Heaven films.  Monster Heaven (1986) is an anthology film of several different Yokai stories.  Monster Heaven: Ghost Hero (1990) is a single story abou...


 2021-10-31  1h26m

episode 262: Behind the Scenes of Kaiju Masterclass 2 (Online Convention, Nov 5-7, 2021)

We are joined by our fellow Kaiju Masterclass convention team members Steve Ryfle, Ed Godziszewski, Patrick Galvan, Erik Homenick, and Amanda Whalen and presenter Kevin Derendorf for a look behind the scenes of this year's virtual convention. This year...


 2021-10-26  46m

episode 261: Sonny Chiba Goes Horror!

We're back with more spooky thrills as we look at two horror outings starring the late, great Sonny Chiba.  First we have Toei's campy Japanese/American co-production Terror from Beneath the Sea (1966) about fish people trying to take over the world.  We...


 2021-10-18  1h47m

episode 260: The Green Slime (1968)

Our October horror-thon continues as Byrd, Matt and Tom discuss Toei and MGM's cult classic The Green Slime, directed by the legendary Kinji Fukasaku.  Starring an all English cast, this Japanese/American co-production tells the story of a space station ...


 2021-10-11  1h34m

episode 259: Toku Terror in Hong Kong: The Seventh Curse (1986) and The Cat (1992)

For the first horror episode of October, we are joined by our three most frequent guest hosts (for the first time together), Trev, Kevin, and Tom to discuss movies so crazy we needed five people to make sense of them.  We look at a pair of Hong Kong horr...


 2021-10-04  2h7m

episode 258: Hanna Barbera‘s Godzilla: Interview With Writer/Developer Duane Poole

We are joined for a look behind the scenes of Hanna Barbera's Godzilla animated series with the show's writer/developer/story editor Duane Poole!  For over 40 years, Duane has written for TV, film and theater and has worked with iconic properties includi...


 2021-09-27  1h29m

episode 257: Sonny Chiba Tribute Special

Byrd, Matt and Trev celebrate the legacy of Japanese action star Sonny Chiba, who recently passed away at the age of 82.  We talk about Chiba's humble beginnings as a star of low budget tokusatsu productions, becoming a global martial arts icon, and his ...


 2021-09-13  2h52m

episode 256: Kaiju Fan Films!

Byrd and Matt are joined by Chris Marti (Cosmic Monster) and Jared Foust (Xenofauna) to discuss the rich history of kaiju fan films!  We discuss their recent short Ultraman Sorta vs. Godzilla (which Jared directed and Chris did sound design for) and then...


 2021-09-06  2h28m

episode 255: The Rebuild of Evangelion Giant Size Spectacular!

Byrd and Matt are joined by Maser Patrol's Kevin Derendorf and Josh Greilich to discuss the four-film retelling of Neon Genesis Evangelion.  With the long awaited fourth film, Thrice Upon a Time now out on Amazon Prime, we finally get a chance to unpack ...


 2021-08-30  3h12m