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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Ep. 78: You might be a cult member if…

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It might seem like in an age saturated with true crime podcasts and Netflix documentaries about cults, we’d all be way to canny to fall prey to them. In this episode, we talk about why we still get pulled into the seductive lure of cults, and how social media, especially wellness and mommy influencers, provide fertile algorithmic ground for cultish ideology.

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about the unsolved murder of Artemus Ogletree

[15:10] We catch up a little, ponder on some potential weird episodes of JoAG, and have a little cultural exchange over the phrase “full of beans”

[25:50] We switch things up and THIS is where we talk about what we watched!

[55:00] It’s time to spin the wheel of justice and find out what Mark will be watching for his next video rant

[59:30] Mark provides a psychic reading to each of our ko-fi supporters

[72:12] It’s time to talk about cults

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This week Mark’s doctor gave him some pills to help him with his sleeping problem, which got him thinking about how lucky we are to live at a time when we can be prescribed a pill rather than experiencing some of the horrendous historical treatments for mental illness we discuss in this episode.

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the Neubauer twin experiments

[21:45] We talk about anxiety surrounding the events unfolding in Ukraine and what it means to be living in “interesting times”

[39:00] We discuss our watch-along and Christian Bale’s inscrutable accent

[51:26] What we watched!

[75:30] The medication Mark was given to sleep has him thinking about historical treatments for mental illness

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Ep. 76: Coincidence is fair

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Jack of All Graves came about as a result of a super chance interaction on twitter a decade ago, a coincidence that blows CoRri’s mind and leads us into a discussion of some of the wild coincidences that have happened on and around our planet, from life-saving flight changes to multiple atomic bombing survivals.

Highlights:

[0:00] Mark tells CoRri the tale of the Kentucky Meat Shower of 1876
[12:44] This introduction is all over the place. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.
[24:40] The book club schedule is up, along with an amazing discount from our partner indie bookstore! Check out http://www,jackofallgraves.com/bookclub for all the info! Plus, we’ve recorded a special Snack of All Graves reacting to the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie which will be up on our YouTube and our Ko-Fi free to all!
[28:52] Somehow we’re watching Reign of Fire for our watch-along this weekend, which leads to a discussion of whether dragon movies inherently suck.
[38:42] What we watched!
[49:50] We discuss the crazy random happenstance of coincidences.

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Ep. 75: Why don’t we kill god

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From a discussion of the time that Hawaiians ganked British explorer Captain James Cook, to trying to grapple with whether it makes any sense at all for a good god to allow horrific suffering to exist in the world, today on JoAG we’re in the business of destroying gods.

Highlights:

[0:00] CoRri tells Mark the complicated story of the killing of English explorer Captain Cook

[21:40] We talk about why we’re late with the ‘cast this week and Mark’s newfound struggle with insomnia

[33:40] We talk about Mark’s new video rant, our book club, and the next watch-along!

[43:00] What we watched!

[69:18] This week’s “Frightgeist,” as our friend Ben so lovingly dubbed this section of the ‘cast: We’re talking about terrible diseases that afflict human beings and how Christians reconcile a good god with immense suffering.

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