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While we don’t often shy away from the very dark, we’ve hesitated to talk about the topic of this week’s episode: searching out photos and videos of gruesome things. We discuss our experiences seeing violence and death online and try to dissect WHY we can’t help but look.
[0:00] Mark talks about a mysterious serial killer who may or may not be pushing people into the canals of Manchester
[9:20] CoRri grills mark about the definition of “pudding,” we announce our new JoAG t-shirt giveaway contest, and we remind everyone to join us for our next watch-along on March 13th!
[22:30] We talk about the movies we’ve watched lately and the podcast CoRri is addicted to, Paradise.
[40:15] We have a confession to make: We’ve seen a lot of dead bodies on the interwebz. We’re trying to understand why we can’t help but look.
Stuff we referenced:
- Nicolas Cage: Deep or Dumb – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8IfDNHsCLE
- The Psychology Behind Society’s True Crime Obsession – https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/justice-studies/blog/true-crime-obsession/
- Experts explain our ‘morbid fascination’ with true crime and serial killers – https://thetab.com/uk/2020/03/11/why-are-we-obsessed-with-true-crime-146557
- Cover photo used under creative commons license: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Police_Line_Crime_Scene_2498847226.jpg