Ep. 55: Dumb ways to die

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Sometimes you just have to laugh at death and the chaotic and humiliating ways in which it strikes.

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the Donner Party

[22:45] We have some announcements, including book club on September 25th and a VERY special milestone episode on October 16th!

[33:40] We discuss the wild week in movies we’ve just had

[54:00] We talk about the poetry of a stupid death, and share some of our favorites

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Ep. 54: Animal defenses

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As we’ve said time and time again, there’s no end to the horrors of nature. This week we’re delving into the wild ways members of the animal kingdom have evolved and learned to defend themselves against predators and unwanted advances.

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark tries to convince terrified-flyer CoRri that sometimes plane crashes can be funny

[12:55] Mark’s got a new positive character arc for season 2 of JoAG, and CoRri’s basement is still garbage. But hey! Go write us a review on Apple podcasts! US store | UK store

[23:30] We get into the movies we’ve watched this week

[43:00] There are a lot of bonkers way animals defend themselves in the wild, and we want to talk about them

Don’t forget to check out the info on our book club on our website! We’re meeting September 25th to talk about A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay!

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Ep. 53: Floods & FrightFests

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It’s been a rough week as Tropical Storm Ida left CoRri swimming in her basement. We get into what it’s like to weather a natural disaster, and then we’re joined by Tara Court of The Killening podcast and horror/sci-fi author David Court to talk about FrightFest and the new movies you should be looking out for.

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri forgot to research a cold open because her house flooded in Tropical Storm Ida

[16:56] We recap our watch-along and ask for your questions for our favorite boffin

[26:30] We discuss what we’ve watched this week

[36:00] We’re joined by podcaster/radio host Tara Court and author David Court to discuss Frightfest

[1hr17] Do movies have to be seen in the theater to be enjoyed properly?

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Ep. 52: The JoAGiversary

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Mark is drunk. CoRri is tired. This is our one year anniversary ramble about vacations, movies, why the world is a giant mess, and why we still need each other and the JoAg fam.

Highlights:

[0:00] The wild disarticulated feet of British Columbia

[18:25] Mark pops some champagne to celebrate one year of JoAG

[23:00] We discuss our respective trips to Knoxvillle, TN and the Isle of Wight

[36:20] We get into what we’ve watched this week

[1hr3] Mark has a book rec, we have a book club, and our next watch-along is Saturday!

[1hr7] We reflect on the state of our world and why we still need JoAG

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Ep. 51: Hiking can be murder

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We’ve both been doing a lot of hiking lately, and given the kind of people we are, that obviously raises an important question: What are the various ways in which you can die while on a hike?

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri tells Mark the story of the town that murdered a man

[18:30] CoRri is causing mass psychogenic illness and we don’t know if there are giraffes in Sri Lanka

[25:30] State of the Pod: We talk about exploitative true crime podcasts and whether we actually are one

[35:30] We discuss blackface and the limits of punching up in media

[43:20] Check out our book club and don’t forget to get your hands on a copy of Blood Vessel for our September 4th watch-along

[47:30] We watched Till Death this week. It prompts a conversation about the no-cell-phone trope in movies

[56:00] We talk about the many ways you can die while hiking, from serial killers to carbon monoxide

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Ep. 50: Nightmare Toys

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Some toys are horrifying because they’re simply unsettling; others are horrifying because they maim and even kill. We’re taking a look at some memorable offenders of both kinds.

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri answer Mark’s question from several weeks ago: Is there a disorder that can make you fearless?

[23:00] We jump straight into some JoAG therapy. We’re having a hard time, friends, but we’re doing our best.

[29:15] To top off our own personal issues, we discuss some terrible news from the UK about a mass shooting and terrible news from the earth about

[37:50] We haven’t watched much this week, but one of those things was Robocop and we take a little bit to rave about it, as well as chat a bit about SurrealEstate and a good monster-of-the-week story.

[52:48] We talk about nightmare toys.

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Ep. 49: Dead tired

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While Mark might be quick to point out that 1, 2, Freddy’s coming for you, turns out there are all kinds of other things to fear about sleeping besides guys with knife hands — from sleep paralysis demons to insomnia that literally kills.

Highlights:

[0:00] Am I a psychopath? Are you? Mark has one (bullshit) question to help you find out

[11:45] Welcoming Mark back from vacation causes us to spiral into talking about the nightmare of living in America

[21:30] We have a bit of cultural exchange about cheese, tacos, and how to pronounce “Anthony”

[26:18] CoRri hasn’t been sleeping and Mark doesn’t understand insomnia

[32:00] We have a book club coming! Join us Saturday, ,August 14th, 2021 @ 8pm GMT, 3pm EST, noon PDT to discuss The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. Follow our socials for the Zoom link to come!

[35:30] Time to discuss what we’ve watched. Spoiler alert: We really love James Gunn.

[54:00] We get into some really terrible sleep disorders we’re super glad we don’t seem to have…yet.

[1hr25] Mark circles back to the questions from the cold open.

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Ep. 48: The EXvangelicals

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Mark’s on a camping trip, so the inimitable Kristin Latourelle joins Corrigan to discuss their shared evangelical past and the very, very thin — possibly non-existent — line between mainstream Christianity and a cult. It’s a long one, so, y’know, use the time stamps.

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri tells Kristin the story of Ursula and Sabina Eriksson and their strange case of folie à deux.

[20:00] CoRri welcomes back Kristin and we announce a little book club we’re doing in conjunction with The Laydown podcast. We’re reading The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix. Hit us up on social media if you want to be a part of it!

[26:50] We reflect on what we’ve watched this week.

[39:30] We came here to talk about Jesus… or, okay. His followers. Is there really a difference between the mainstream church and a cult? We’re not so sure.

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Ep. 47: Torture

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This week we’re diving into torture, whether state sanctioned or the work of criminal elements like cartels and serial killers.

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri talks about the tragic and terrifying Lake Nyos disaster

[16:40] Mark issues and episode content warning for descriptions of torture, we re-introduce our wonderful guest, Hollywood Steve of the Dead and Lovely podcast, and we talk about Mark’s need for sensory input that drove this week’s choice of topic.

[28:55] We recap our watch-along and talk about what we’ve been watching this week.

[53:18] A detour into the cultural dystopia of the late ’90s and early aughts inspired by HBO Max’s new Woodstock ’99 documentary.

[1hr2mins] We talk about whether humans are the only animal that tortures, and what kinds of torture have existed and currently exist.

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Ep. 46: Sick, sad world

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This week we’ve been sending news headlines back and forth to each other, so we thought we’d share some of the world’s weirdness with you.

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark loves Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

[11:00] A listener witnessed someone actually getting stuck in quicksand!

[18:00] We remind everyone we’re watching Fright Night (1985) over Discord Saturday, July 24th @8pm GMT, 3pm EST, 12pm PDT. Plus, CoRri watched Near Dark.

[22:00] We get into what we’ve watched this week. Mark even watched one of CoRri’s recs!

[34:30] Mark went and saw the new Purge movie, so we discuss what we’d do in a Purge society

[44:00] Just for fun, we blast through some stuff in the news that’s caught our attention this week, from garden shelters built from teeth to bed snakes to disembodied feet to Anthony Bourdain’s AI voice from beyond the grave

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