Ep. 75: Why don’t we kill god

Click here to listen everywhere! From a discussion of the time that Hawaiians ganked British explorer Captain James Cook, to trying to grapple with whether it makes any sense at all for a good god to allow horrific suffering to exist in the world, today on JoAG we’re in the business of destroying gods. Highlights:Continue reading “Ep. 75: Why don’t we kill god”

Ep. 74: Jack of All Grave Mistakes

Click here to listen everywhere! Inspired by a story posted in our Facebook group, we decided to look into freak accidents where people’s bum luck got them into horrific situations — from a projectile bear through the windshield to an air hose up the rectum. Highlights: [0:00] Mark tells CoRri about the horrifying effects ofContinue reading “Ep. 74: Jack of All Grave Mistakes”

Ep. 73: The head trauma supersode!

Click here to listen everywhere! In a moment of drunken fixation, Mark pitched the idea of a full episode dedicated to his favorite subject: Head trauma! And more specifically, decapitation. It is bad things that can happen to noggins from start to finish, so buckle in and hold on to your heads! Highlights: [0:00] CoRriContinue reading “Ep. 73: The head trauma supersode!”

Ep. 72: Poor

Click here to listen everywhere! This week we decided to just shoot the breeze about our lives, so CoRri suggests discussing the economic classes we grew up in and how they made us who we are. Mutual aid is everything, people! Highlights: [0:00] Mark tells CoRri about an odd series of similar suicides in JapanContinue reading “Ep. 72: Poor”

Ep. 71: Xenotransplantation

Click here to listen everywhere! A guy who received the first pig-to-human heart transplant set Mark off on a journey this week, and we all benefit from his hyperfixation on the history of transfusions, transplants, and putting monkey balls where they absolutely should not be. Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the mindset of peopleContinue reading “Ep. 71: Xenotransplantation”

Ep. 70: Flappy leg nubbins

Click here to listen everywhere! Inspired by a photo from last week’s conversation about Thalidomide, we’re discussing the wild world of prosthetics throughout history, what disability means, and better living through body augmentation. Highlights: [0:00] Mark gives a very affecting lesson on why you shouldn’t keep wild animals as pets [17:10] CoRri is kind ofContinue reading “Ep. 70: Flappy leg nubbins”

Ep. 69 (nice): Happy new fear

Click here to listen everywhere! It’s a brand new year, and with it comes, well, some of the same old anxieties. We’re diving deep into what makes us nervous in 2022, but cutting it with some movie talk and some optimistic thoughts about capybaras. Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the devastatingly dangerous 1950s morningContinue reading “Ep. 69 (nice): Happy new fear”

Ep. 68: Technologies of murder

Click here to listen everywhere! We’re keeping it real festive this post-Christmas week with a deep dive into the circle of life, starting with a discussion of the ways in which evolution does wild things to keep organisms alive, and journeying on to a chat about how steadfastly committed humans are to ending other humans’Continue reading “Ep. 68: Technologies of murder”

Ep. 67: Miracles is it lads

Click here to listen everywhere! This week we’re following up on a viewing assignment from last week with Silent Night, and we’re talking about whether or not miracles are all around us (after a cold open about whatever the exact opposite of a medical miracle is). Highlights: [0:00} CoRri tells Mark about the medical mysteryContinue reading “Ep. 67: Miracles is it lads”

Ep. 66: Your dog’s got ghosts (and other tales from the internet)

Click here to listen everywhere! Every day folks post bananas stories about the world in our Facebook group. This week we delve a little further into some of the incredible things that have come across our group, from dog exorcisms to suicide pods. Highlights: [0:00] Mark shares some terrifying AI… art? [12:00] We explain whereContinue reading “Ep. 66: Your dog’s got ghosts (and other tales from the internet)”