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The Cryptid Factor

The Cryptid Factor
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Three best buddies - Rhys Darby, Dan Schreiber, and Leon 'Buttons' Kirkbeck bring you The Cryptid Factor - a podcast dedicated to all things weird that are yet to be defined by science. Since 2008 they have passionately (and often awkwardly) been discussing 'cryptids' and monsters like Yeti, Chupacabra, Bigfoot and Nessie - as well as weird news of the world, UFO's, Time travellers, robots and space stuff. Though they take these pseudo-sciences as seriously as they can, they struggle to take themselves seriously at all. Hosted by comedian and actor Rhys Darby, star of top rating podcast 'No Such Thing as a Fish' Dan Schreiber - and Pulling it all together is their best friend, 'Buttons'. If anything goes wrong, it is probably his fault.


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Latest Episodes

This episode has one more Knob that usual - who finds himself in prison with Rhys! Also Dan gets his butt read and Buttons rides a horse in his past life. Theres also peanuts pushed up hills, old Japanese men doing not much and a time-traveler's warn... more

35 hours ago

Buttons and an exhausted Rhys are in Boston after his tour - so for this episode Rhys decides to take a back seat... or at least he tries to. But with Dan trying to chat to a tarot reading president's granddaughter, a seagull attacking a fishing coac... more

a month ago

In here there's animals scared of fruit, UFO hunters hunting doors, Alien hunters (possibly) hearing signals from space and an old black knight that's a long way from hoooooome. Also Rhys has news of a dead giant tuna, Buttons is angry at a newspaper... more

a month ago


4.9 out of 5 stars from 577 ratings
  • Most bingeworthy and sidesplitting podcast ever - and informative!

    I’ve long been a fan of Rhysie, but also am a long-standing QI fan, which Dan is a part of, so it’s nice to have these two worlds collide in the one show! Buttons though is just my new pin-up, I can’t get enough! I’ve been bingeing every episode, laughing until my sides ache - but I’ve also learned a great deal.

    Apple Podcasts
    Lisa is a Jedward Fan
    United Kingdom2 months ago
  • Amazing

    Best thing, all the prunes are so funny I need more episodes

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia3 months ago
  • Love this show!

    This show is awesome - especially Buttons 😊 - although Rhys & Dan are pretty great too lol. Big fan of Rhys’s sound FX! more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom3 months ago
  • Kinda like how when you look at a word for too long, your brain stops recognizing it.

    Bryn Ensomhet
    3 months ago
  • From the Future

    I’m listening to these in reverse order, which means I’m coming to them from the future, which I’m pretty sure is the best way to consume this content. Love the show!

    Apple Podcasts
    Knitwit Amy
    Canada3 months ago

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