Aquatic Humanoids, Part 1

'The Creature From The Black Lagoon,' 1954. Photo by Universal/Getty Images

From the sirens of “The Odyssey” to “The Creature From the Black Lagoon” and beyond, humans have always imagined their underwater doubles. In this two-part Stuff to Blow Your Mind exploration, Robert and Joe discuss the revealing myth and fiction of mermaids and gillmen -- as well as the aquatic ape theory and the biological possibilities of an aquatic humanoid.

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The Battle of the Sea Gods, ca 1475.
The Battle of the Sea Gods, ca 1475.
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Topics in this Podcast: biology, myth, fiction, horror, lovecraft