The Secret Origins of Sea Monsters

If it’s got tentacles, teeth and ship-sinking claws, it’s got a good story behind it.


Welcome to DSC Original Content’s weekly podcast, where we explain a weird, tricky or surprising subject in mere minutes. In this edition, learn which deeply unsexy animal inspired the idea of mermaids; find out why maps used to say “Here Be Dragons”; and discover why the Kraken used to have a lot fewer tentacles than it does now.