Ep. 88: When birthdays kill

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This week we have one of our classic JoAG therapy sessions discussing overthinking, executive dysfunction, running from problems, and living in a world that breaks our brains. BUT FIRST! You’ve got a good chance of dying on your birthday, Mark tries to help CoRri come to terms with Eurovision, we play some Evil Dead: The Game, and more!

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about the odds of dying on your own birthday

[18:28] South Korea shows us birthdays aren’t real

[24:30] The queen’s platinum jubilee leads to some cultural exchange about opera singers

[34:58] CoRri took a PATH train and realized she’s not over her claustrophobia

[41:34] We bicker about the cultural footprint of Avatar

[54:40] Wheel of justice time! Subscribe to us on Ko-fi for Mark’s glorious rants!

[57:00] What we watched AND what we played!

[87:50] It’s JoAG therapy time. How does that make you feel?

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Ep. 88: Cinephiles

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Once upon a time we thought Jack of All Graves was gonna be a horror movie podcast. It is not. But sometimes we just have to go all in on talking about the thing that brought us together. After a lil’ chat about being buried alive, we deep dive into the best and worst things about TV and movies, with much Sam Raimi celebration. Lots of timestamps here to tailor your experience.

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri talks about being buried alive. Not personally. But the concept.

[18:19] Mark’s in a good headspace, CoRri’s anxious, but CoRri has some anxiety-reducing tips for those prone to procrastination

[25:20] We’re gonna stream the Evil Dead videogame! Watch us on our YouTube on Saturday, May 14th! 2-4pm GMT, 9am-1pm EST, and then again at 8pm GMT, 3pm EST!

[28:44] We’re talking about movies and TV this week. Time stamps coming for each discussion!

[31:39] Mark finished Ozark, so we talk about how shows are made now and the obnoxious tendency to split up seasons

[36:20] CoRri explains why true crime drama and docuseries are getting tiresome

[50:24] We watched some noir-esque movies, which has us talking about why we love that style so much — even though other people don’t seem to agree.

[62:30] CoRri watched a couple classics for the first time: Duel and Sleepaway Camp.

[69:00] The House That Jack Built helps CoRri put words to her feelings about sexual violence in movies that she couldn’t quite articulate last week

[81:41] It’s Dr. Strange time!

[84:30] Spoilers abound!

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Ep. 86: Use my body

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We’ve been on two curiosity kicks lately it seems: The ethics of human experimentation and how to make our corpses useful once our meat suits cease to house our consciousness. Get your fill of both topics in this episode as we discuss the child torment that gave us cognitive behavioral therapy, several ways to make sure your dead body gets a little extra mileage, and much more.

Highlights:

[0:00] Marks tells CoRri the sad story of Little Albert and his torment at the hands of unethical behavior psychology experimentation

[18:50] We shoot the breeze and recap our amazing Jason-centric watch-along!

[28:20] What we watched!

[56:00] We discuss helpful uses for your corpse!

[85:00] Mark has proverbs from around the world for our Ko-fi subscribers. Make sure you become a member so you, too, can get yours next month!

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Ep. 85: The wrench that almost nuked Arkansas

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America’s nuclear weapons are often more of a danger to Americans than they are a danger to others, Mark makes the case that we should be using corpses for more things, and decades olds closure to former cold cases makes us think about the meaning of guilt.

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the time a guy dropped a wrench and nearly blew up Arkansas

[28:20] Being home alone drives CoRri to think she’s being followed.

[41:16] Mark is better after his bout with covid, we had an impromptu watch-along is his feature film debut, and have a watch-along coming up on April 30th

[48:50] What we watched!

[75:30] Mark thinks we should use corpses for more things

[83:30] Society is big on disabled people being “miracles” but not great at treating them like humans

[90:30] We talk about cold cases that were solved decades later and what it means to be guilty

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Ep. 84: Fucked around. Found out.

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Last week Mark boldly declared his immunity to covid. You’ll never guess what happened next! In this episode, we talk about some other people whose decisions caught up to them, but with fatal results.

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark just found out that American scientists have done a lot of terrible and unethical experiments on marginalized people, especially radiation-related ones.

[16:00] After last week’s stunning declaration that he was immune to covid, Mark has covid.

[21:30] Some announcements! We’re on Dead & Lovely, Mark’s in a movie he’s gonna watch on our Discord, we’ve got a watch-along coming

[37:19] In honor of Mark’s own hubris, CoRri tells him about some people who fucked around and found out

[52:20] What we watched!

[60:00] X Spoilers! We finally talk about X! Turn it off till you see the movie!

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Ep. 83: Zoonotic diseases

We’re finally getting around to talking about animal ailments that are a real bad time when transferred to humans! Plus, CoRri answers Mark’s tales of British censorship from last week with the story of America’s Hays Code.

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri tells Mark how the film industry avoided government censorship in the early 20th century

[31:30] Mark is an outdoorsmen all of a sudden, which leads to a discussion of favorite movie sword fights

[44:50] Mark and CoRri respond differently to the threat of covid, book club is coming, and we’re gonna be on Dead & Lovely!

[53:59] Mark updates CoRri on a crime that occurred when she was in England

[58:00] A long chat about the Jimmy Savile documentary that hit Netflix last week

[68:30] What we watched!

[92:50] Zoonotic diseases!

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Ep. 82: Vital information for your everyday life

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We’re getting educational this week, JoAG fam! We’re delving into the history of Britain’s video nasties and we’re taking a journey through some fascinating facts of no importance to keep your water cooler conversations flowing and your Tinder dates awkward!

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about Britain’s “video nasties” and why you could be in deep trouble for engaging with films from A Nightmare on Elm Street to Cannibal Holocaust for decades in the UK.

[28:40] We small talk about small talk and compare migraines

[42:45] The void is closed off to Mark this month, so here are 25 fun facts for our Ko-fi supporters, which actually end up blowing CoRri’s mind

[64:00] Time to spin the wheel of justice and find out Mark’s next video rant!

[67:30] What we watched! And played!

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Ep. 81: Hacksville

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It’s been said that JoAG is like listening in on a conversation at the pub, and friends, that’s what this one is. We were gonna talk about zoonotic diseases, but instead we end up deep into a spiral about great directors who kinda suck now and why that happens. Join us. Eavesdrop. Sidle up to as at the bar and interject your thoughts.

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the dangers of the sleep medication Ambien

[24:00] We talk about our March mayhem, reflect on watching Piranha (1978), and discuss the next Marko’s Video Rants. Go submit your pick!

[33:00] We start walking about what we watch and just gooooo

[59:00] A conversation about Darkman spirals into a discussion about aging directors who’ve lost what made them great

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Ep. 80: Meat cute

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We’ve got cannibalism on one end and nuclear neuroses on the other. Come with us for some JoAG therapy as we work through why Mark can’t stop thinking about mutually assured destruction.

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about Japanese cannibal Issei Sagawa

[14:50] Just shooting the shit, y’know?

[28:30] What we watched! No spoilers, don’t worry.

[44:00] We talk about nuclear war: What would happen if it were to occur, how it’s depicted in pop culture, the effects of thinking too much about nuclear war on small children, and more!

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Ep. 79: Ceci n’est pas une soul

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We’ve got a lot on our minds this week, from war and covid, to whether you’d still be you if your consciousness was uploaded to the cloud. Settle in and work through some of the complexities of being alive in 2022 with us.

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the utopian commune turned sex cult, upstate New York’s Oneida Community

[25:47] We talk about war, covid, and how quickly we get used to bizarre and unthinkable events

[39:50] We set our next watch-along! Shall we do a gore fest on March 26th? Also, book club is this weekend! Don’t miss it!

[48:00] BATMAN SPOILERS! Time to talk about what we’ve watched! We start with The Batman, so if you don’t want some minor spoilers, I’m popping a timestamp in here for when we move on!

[63:00] We’re done talking Batman! More on what we’ve watched

[85:00] CoRri can’t stop thinking about consciousness after watching season 2 of Upload, so she asks Mark a question about what makes us who we are, and if an uploaded version of our consciousness would still fundamentally be us.

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