Ep. 60: Walk it off

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It’s a gruesome but uplifting conversation. This week we’re discussing horrific accidents people have experienced that did incredible trauma to their bodies, and why their survival is kinda inspiring.

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark and CoRri visited the Wychbury Monument last week. CoRri explains the cryptic graffiti on its face, and the probably false but very entertaining story behind it.

[19:29] CoRri processes what the fuck was happening with the UK’s covid situation

[29:55] We take the rare time to talk about current events, including bodies found in the search for Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie, and the tragic death of director of photography Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust.

[45:40] Mark’s son Owen joins us to talk about Arachnophobia

[58:10] We dive into what we’ve watched this week

[1hr17] Mark continues his quest to be on a watchlist by expressing his glee at the impending death of the Queen

[1hr22] We discuss the absolutely devastating physical trauma the human body can endure and manage to recover from

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Ep. 58: Buffering

Hey friends. Wanna hang out? Let’s just kick up our feet and talk about some movies and stuff. It’s spooky season after all, and we’re just a week out from our very first in-person JoAG. Come have a seat on our podcast couch and chill.

Highlights:

[0:00] We shoot the breeze about Mark’s habit of buffering, non-lethal weapons, and other topics of great importance

[8:00] We get into what we’ve been watching, bangers and bummers alike

[14:30] Midnight Mass spoilers!!

[22:00] No more spoilers! It’s safe to pass!

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Ep. 57: Rural crimes

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A friend of the ‘cast mentioned that crimes that happen in rural locations are often much more interesting than the humdrum every day incidents in big cities, so we took a look at some stories that could only happen in those wide open spaces.

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about people who feel compelled to eat non-edible things

[15:00] Mark’s kid probably has Covid, we’re obsessed with the new theme Halloween Kills theme song by Ghost, Hunter’s Moon, and the Child’s Play Cinematic Universe is more impressive than people give it credit for

[34:40] The results of our experiment about playground songs

[38:25] We talk about some interesting crimes that could only happen in the more rural parts of the world

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Don’t forget to pick up My Sister, The Serial Killer from Gibson’s Bookstore (with a 10% discount if you mention us in your order notes), your local bookstore, or your public library for our next book club!

Ep. 56: Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?

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Sometimes the quest for secret knowledge leads to some pretty bizarre beliefs. We’re delving into a few conspiracy theories and their larger consequences in the world.

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about extra-sensory perception… but not that kind

[19:25] We get right into a little cultural exchange discussing the phrase “you’re welcome” and where we keep our household appliances.

[33:12] Thanks to our book clubbers, thanks to our Apple podcast reviewers! Buy the next book club book at Gibson’s Bookstore or your own local bookstore or get it from the library! Fuck Jeff Bezos!

[35:50] We discuss Mark’s new tattoo and why we keep going back to such a painful process

[45:55] It’s the weekly movie discussion segment!

[1hr] We get into a discussion about conspiracy theory, why people believe them, and a few specific ones that interest us

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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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