Ep. 99.5: Pig zombies & movie recs

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Maybe it’s cheating a little, but we want to record our big 100th episode together in London, so this week we’re just hanging out chatting about some disconcerting science news, some horror science, and a whoooole lot of stuff we’ve been watching the past two weeks. Plus Mark recommends music and spins the Wheel of Justice!

Highlights:

[0:00] We talk over a story in the news this week about reanimated pigs and all the IMPLICATIONS.
[22:50] We discuss Mark’s broken toe and what you can expect from our London content, and CoRri explains the science of why she pukes all the time
[35:40] Mark dives into his old last.fm profile to recommend songs to our Ko-Fi supporters. Here they are in a YouTube playlist!
[57:50] Mark spins the Wheel of Justice
[60:30] What we watched!

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Ep. 99: Ask a boffin – surviving the unsurvivable

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We’ve got your favorite scientist Eileen Marks-Nelson back with us to answer more super weird science questions! This time she’s tackling tips for how to survive scenarios that are nearly impossible to make it out of alive!

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark tells CoRri and Eileen about the strange case of the dog suicide bridge
[18:02] Thanks for coming to our watch-along and for your Ko-fi support!
[26:00] Eileen explains sensation-seeking behavior, and administers a test to find out where Mark and CoRri stand on the scale
[61:11] We get into surviving (or NOT surviving) some unsurvivable situations

Stuff we referenced:

  1. Zuckerman, M. (1994). Behavioral Expressions and Biosocial Bases of Sensation Seeking. (p 27)
  2. Lust for Life | Psychology Today
  3. Sensation seeking and risk-taking – ScienceDirect
  4. Sex Differences in the Developmental Trajectories of Impulse Control and Sensation-Seeking from Early Adolescence to Early Adulthood | SpringerLink
  5. Steinberg 2007 | PDF | Executive Functions | Adolescence (scribd.com)
  6. Around the world, adolescence is a time of heightened sensation seeking and immature self‐regulation (wiley.com)
  7. Testosterone exposure, dopaminergic reward, and sensation-seeking in young men – PubMed (nih.gov)
  8. A twin study on sensation seeking, risk taking behavior and marijuana use – ScienceDirect
  9. Genome-wide association analyses of risk tolerance and risky behaviors in over 1 million individuals identify hundreds of loci and shared genetic influences – PubMed (nih.gov)
  10. Genetic underpinnings of risky behaviour relate to altered neuroanatomy – PubMed (nih.gov)
  11. Genetically influenced change in sensation seeking drives the rise of delinquent behavior during adolescence (utexas.edu)
  12. Sensation Seeking | Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication
  13. Dopamine Promotes Cognitive Effort by Biasing the Benefits Versus Costs of Cognitive Work – PMC (nih.gov)
  14. Dopamine and desire (apa.org)
  15. Why We Take Risks — It’s the Dopamine – TIME
  16. Sensation seeking and hormones in men and women: exploring the link – PubMed (nih.gov)
  17. Full article: Cortisol and behavioral reaction of low and high sensation seekers differ in responding to a sport-specific stressor (tandfonline.com)
  18. Burns: First aid Mayo Clinic
  19. Fire and suicide: a three-year study of self-immolation deaths
  20. Fire Prevention and Preparedness
  21. Fire & Carbon Monoxide (nasa.gov)
  22. What to do if your clothes catch fire
  23. Toxicity of toxic gases emitted during a fire and ventilation – ScienceDirect
  24. How to behave in sloth bear territory – Research Outreach
  25. Staying Safe Around Bears – Bears (US National Park Service).
  26. Bear Spray (US National Park Service) 
  27. PBS What to Do if You Encounter a Bear 
  28. Sloth Bear Attack Behavior and a Behavioral Approach to Safety 
  29. 5 Expert Tips for Surviving a Shark Attack | Mental Floss
  30. Effectiveness of five personal shark-bite deterrents for surfers – PMC (nih.gov)
  31. How To Survive A Shark Attack, According To A Shark Researcher – YouTube
  32. Marine Ecology Progress Series 631:165 (int-res.com)
  33. Effects of environmental conditions on predator-prey interactions between white sharks and Cape fur seals at Seal Island, South Africa (springer.com)
  34. Shark Trauma – StatPearls – NCBI Bookshelf (nih.gov)
  35. The anatomy of a shark attack: a case report and review of the literature – ScienceDirect
  36. Human casualties are the dominant cost of human–wildlife conflict in India – PMC (nih.gov)
  37. Case report: surviving a tiger attack – PubMed (nih.gov)
  38. Management of BengalCase report: surviving a tiger attack tiger attacks – A case report and literature review – ScienceDirect
  39. Fatal tiger attack: A case report with emphasis on typical tiger injuries characterized by partially resembling stab-like wounds
  40. Fatal captive tiger attack – A case report with review of literature
  41. Georgia zoo flooding: what to do if you encounter a tiger | Georgia | The Guardian
  42. Is There Too Much Pressure to Escape Out of a Casket?
  43. https://www.gigacalculator.com/calculators/soil-calculator.php
  44. 4 People Who Were Buried Alive (And How They Got Out)
  45. Rescuers revive escape artist after ‘buried alive’ stunt goes wrong
  46. What It’s Like To Be Buried Alive — And Survive

Ep. 98: Gratui-titty

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Rewatching the Final Destination movies has CoRri wondering what society would be like if the events of the movie were happening in real life and everyone started to recognize it. How would it change our ideas about death and near-death experiences? What would people buy and sell? How many times would it have to happen for us all to start believing?

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the murder inquiry dogging the author of Where the Crawdads Sing
[19:52] We get really excited about being complimented, Mark partied too hard, CoRri was definitely not a child bride, and we are REALLY into shout-outs
[43:31] What we watched!
[64:50] We talk about how our society would be different if death came for us the same way it does in the Final Destination movies

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Ep. 97: Deep dark cuts

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You ever stop to listen to the lyrics to a high energy jam and realize there’s something super sinister lurking beneath those bouncy beats? This week we’re delving into songs inspired by real life crimes and tragedies.

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about a seemingly benign stupid food decision with fatal consequences
[12:36] The UK is on FIRE. Is preparing for it POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE WILD?
[25:40] There’s a new video rant, book club was great, a watch-along is coming on July 30th, and Boffin Eileen is joining us for ep. 99 so send us your questions about surviving unsurvivable situations!
[32:20] What we watched! Plus, wtf was that Munsters trailer??
[64:00] We discuss songs about real life crimes and tragedies

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Ep. 96: What is a United Kingdom?

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This week the UK is finally on the road to seeing the backside of Boris Johnson, but what does that even mean, and how did that doofus get into power in the first place? CoRri’s asking Mark the tough questions about the state of British society as a nice break from the horrors of America. Plus, a bonkers story of amnesia, a new pick from the wheel of justice, and a journey through the last words of people on death row.

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about a strange case of amnesia
[21:30] Mark’s odd exhortation leads to a discussion of Romeo + Juliet and The Sunscreen Song.
[29:20] Mark met giraffes! We talk giraffe facts and rant about people who’s instinct when meeting such majestic creatures is to shoot them and hang them on their wall.
[38:50] Time to spin the wheel of justice and find out Mark’s next video rant.
[41:50] Mark shouts out our ko-fi subscribers with the last words of criminals before they were executed
[67:30] What we watched!
[84:00] Mark does his best to explain British politics to CoRri in light of Boris Johnson’s semi-resignation as Prime Minister

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Ep. 95: Superhumans

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A few weeks ago, Mark insisted Corrigan was a giant mark for believing in human echolocation, so this week we’re revisiting the topic, as well as other seemingly superhuman powers that exist in the world!

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the gruesome shark attacks that inspired Peter Benchley’s Jaws
[18:19] The 4th of July somehow leads us to a conversation about empathy
[35:00] What we watched!
{45:35} Spoiler for the movie Men
[48:18] End of Men spoiler
[73:51] We talk about the incredible capabilities of human adaptation

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Ep. 94: Such highs and lows

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It can often seem like the world is getting worse on nearly every conceivable level — and it is! — but this week we’re talking about both the ways things have gotten worse in our lifetimes, and some of the ways things have actually gotten better.

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about some Soviet gumption in the form Antarctic self-surgery
[17:50] We unpack the horrendous week America has had thanks to the Supreme Court
[43:45] We unpack the watch-along and future watch-along ideas, as well as book club, and our future hang in the UK
[55:45] What we watched! It was A LOT.
[84:25] We discuss things that have gotten worse AND things that have gotten better in our lifetimes

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Ep. 93: Gotta get Gowron Friday

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Since Mark is seeing Nine Inch Nails and CoRri is seeing Midnight Oil this weekend, we’re doing a Friday party-sode! We’re sipping on some suds and talking about CoRri’s disability, how racism ruined swimming in America, our irrational celebrity hatreds, Star Trek, actor accents, Nightmare on Elm Street’s enduring legacy, and more! This one is surprisingly uplifting, so cuddle up with us, friends.

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri tells Mark how the legacy of racism has ruined swimming for Black folks in the United States
[17:25] We jump right into a discussion of irrational hatreds of celebrities and the absurdity of the passage of time
[29:18] Mark is going to see Nine Inch Nails in a…. biodome? And this leads us into a discussion of the gloriousness of Star Trek. It makes sense, I swear.
[41:39] Mark watched In The Mouth of Madness and, like the movie, the conversation spirals! From Sam Neil’s accent to Christian Bale’s improvisation skills, and our own acting and filmmaking backgrounds
[52:13] What we watched!

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Ep. 92: The fuck this movie spectrum

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It’s been two weeks since we’ve had a chat, so we’ve got a lot to say. Mark tells a horrifying cave story, the Void speaks some wisdom to our audience, and the movie Dashcam drives us to question where we draw our ethical lines in the films we choose to support. No spoilers, so you don’t have to have watched the movie to listen to the conversation!

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark tells CoRri a horrendously claustrophobic incident at the Nutty Putty Cave in Utah
[23:50] Mark’s back from Crete with bug bites on his ass!
[34:00] Book club is coming on June 18th, and a double-feature watch-along on June 25th!
[36:35] We spin the wheel of justice and Mark connects to the Void and gets some bad advice for our Ko-Fi supporters
[59:10] What we watched!
[84:40] We talk about the movie Dashcam and where we draw an ethical line in deciding what we’ll watch

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Ep. 91: Meth Nazis & labor pains

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Mark is on holiday this week, so our dear comrade Richard Lambert joins Corrigan to talk about Nazi drug use, the fate of the British monarchy, the trouble with ghost movies, violent state responses to labor movements, and the horrors of capitalism! It’s action packed!

Highlights:

[0:00] Guest Richard Lambert tells CoRri about Nazi methamphetamine use
[21:00] We shoot the breeze about our week and have some cultural exchange about the British monarchy
[40:10} What we watched!
[76:48] We discuss the horrors of capitalism, specifically violent things done to people trying to push for labor rights

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