Thinking about urban legends got CoRri wondering about whether there are real life black markets for your internal organs and whether they look like waking up in a bathtub full of ice or something entirely different. Come find out.
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about Oklahoma girl scout murders [24:35] CoRri adds some context to Mark’s Circleville letters story from last week [32:56] Mark talks about his “poo knife” illness and his permanent Twitter ban [46:48] We discuss our recent watch-along and some listener insights on our AI discussion [53:14] What we watched! (The Craft, Murder Bury Win, Unhinged, I Know Who Killed Me, The Lighthouse, On the Count of the Three) [70:30] We talk about what black markets for organs are like these days and how legalization could potentially decrease the problem
We’ve been keeping our eye on AI since the start of this ‘cast, and now it seems like shit is hitting the fan pretty rapidly. This week we chat about whether AI dystopia is upon us, and if it is, what the fuck we do next.
[0:00] Marks tells CoRri about the mysterious Circleville Letters [16:55] We re-introduce ourselves, talk about CoRri’s shitty lungs, and discuss our book club and watch-along [29:58] We try to solve Paul’s mysterious happening [34:50] What we watched! (Step Brothers, How to Blow Up a Pipeline, Tell Me a Creepy Story, Sisu, Halloween Ends, Phenomena, Last House on the Left) [63:10] Is AI going to thrust us all into poverty?
It seems like every week there’s another story in the news of someone murdering someone else over something really fucking dumb. We explore some of these instances and try to figure out the mindset behind these murderous temper tantrums.
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark the true story behind the myth of the Kitty Genovese murder [23:08] A little catch-up. Mark learns what lox are. We compare our Jerseys. Mark buys a tent. [35:29] We announce our watch-along theme; book club’s coming and the book is SICK [38:30] Corrigan was tickled by a ghost? [49:09] What we watched! (Dark City, Terminator, Popcorn, Game Night, VHYes) [81:21] We talk about empathy, callousness, people who treat others like NPCs, and some people’s propensity to murder over the smallest infraction. JoAG therapy!
What is it about celebrity death stories that fascinate us so deeply? We try to work it out while discussing a few that have lodged themselves in our minds.
[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about the Hinterkaifeck Killings [14:45] An update on the weekend’s coronation festivities [25:00] We need a theme for our watch-along coming May 27th! [31:13] What we watched! (Bloodsucking Bastards, Dungeons & Dragons, The Ledge, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Avatar 2, Renfield) [66:20] We talk about some celebrity deaths that have stuck with us and why we think they fascinate us so
Totally unrelated to any current events, we’re chatting about some royal tragedies, dumb royal deaths, and an important royalty-related phrase to learn in many languages.
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark the story of Prince John, the Lost Prince of the United Kingdom [14:22] CoRri’s return from the UK was met with household catastrophe [28:00] We are TECHNICALLY one of the most successful podcasts on the internet [31:30] Wheel of justice time! If you want a go at forcing Marko to watch a movie, make sure you do the right thing and sign up for our Ko-fi! [34:19] It’s also time for SHOUT-OUTS! [43:53] What we watched! (Robocop 2, C.H.U.D., Quantumania, 2012, Painting Birds with Jim and Nancy Moir, Operation Fortune: Ruse De Guerre, Something in the Dirt, Hypothermia [66:49] Mark tells CoRri about the deaths of some monarchs
This week’s travel edition of Jack of All Graves includes reflections on a Jack the Ripper tour, as well a trip to a memorial to heroic self-sacrifice in a tiny London Park, which has us thinking: Is there anything we would die for?
[0:00] Some key takeaways from a London Jack the Ripper tour [22:18] It’s Easter, so we talk a bit about Jesus, obvi [33:00] Mark went on holiday, CoRri wanders London with JoAG family [44:00] What we watched! (Luther: The Fallen Sun, Resurrection, Dungeons & Dragons, Shazam 2, Beef, Army of Darkness) [84:35] We talk about people who have sacrificed themselves for others and whether we’d do it
We’re beginning a month of special travel editions of Jack of All Graves! This week we discuss a ghost tour in Bath, some cultural differences (and similarities) between Brits and Americans, and some very dark questions.
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about an extremely historically inaccurate ghost tour [18:23] Mark asks CoRri about differences between Americans and Brits, and we end up finding surprising similarities… for better or for worse [30:43] We introduce our travel editions! [39:50] Mark watched the Neil Marshall Hellboy again and he’s making it all of our problem [56:55] We answer some deeply disturbing questions from Thought Catalog’s “39 Creepy Questions to Get to Know Someone’s Dark Side“
This week we’re diving into the parasocial relationships we all have with the public figures we love… and times that those parasocial relationships have gone way too far.
[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about the most painful conditions in the world [26:21] We recap an amazing book club, there’s a new video rant, and we discuss why lifelong fandom is wonderful [42:00] What we watched! (65, John Wick 4, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, The Hitch-Hiker, Amityville II: The Possession, Lifeforce, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners) [74:45] We discuss parasocial relationships with celebrities, and some times they’ve gone horribly wrong
After the UK Mother’s day and a series of emergencies in Mark’s life, we’re taking it a little easy with a truncated episode… on physician assisted suicide. We’re taking it easy timewise, not on subject matter. We are the podcast we are. If you’re not in a headspace for this kind of discussion, or if you experience any kind of suicidal ideation, we highly recommend giving it a skip. We love you. We’ll see you next week.
[0:00] Mark explains why he hates not pulling his own podcast weight, we talk about thicc Disney characters, CoRri’s sleep gets worse, and we chat about a prison restaurant and prison abolition [20:25] CoRri tells Mark about physician assisted suicide activist Dr. Jack Kevorkian
After a particularly gory story about a man and his mechanical corn harvester, we chat at length about some of the things we’ve been REALLY into watching lately, and then argue over the merits of the Scream franchise. No spoilers. Just debate.
[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about Sampson Parker and his corn mishap [14:23] We find out if Mark can feel his kids’ adult teeth, Corrigan encounters a strange coincidence, Mark comes to Jesus, and we shoot the shit [32:00] What we watched! (Luther: The Fallen Sun, Poker Face, Columbo, Missing, Bad Moon, Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence, Casablanca) [65:10] We talk about the Scream franchise and why Mark didn’t enjoy Scream VI (we discuss specific scenes vaguely, but no actual spoilers)