It’s back to the gruesome twosome this week after back to back episodes with excellent guests. In this episode, we discuss an intense story of survival in the Peruvian rainforest, check-in with a little JoAG therapy, and lay out some of our essential viewing and traditions for the Halloween season.
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark the story of super badass German teenager Juliane Koepcke, who survived a plane crash and ten days solo in the Peruvian rainforest [18:42] Mark joins QAnon? [31:34] Our minds and bodies are broken [40:30] Our con day is sold out and Snack of All Graves is coming on Monday so make sure you subscribe to hear it! [42:05] Our no-spoiler thoughts on Halloween Ends and Terrifier 2 [55:35] We chat about our favorite Halloween season movies and traditions
This week we have the absolute pleasure of having Chris Porritt from the Helix Cloud Games network of podcasts with us to talk about the world of horror games and why they’re such fertile ground for innovation.
[0:00] Mark tells the story of a man and his unlicensed zoo [16:49] We introduce our guest Chris Porritt, what tf cloud gaming is, and why Google is so good at killing stuff [40:44] We announce our MCM Comic-Con Birmingham panel and other such JoAG business! Get your ticket and come see us do our first live appearance on Saturday, November 12th, 2022 at 3:10pm on the Live Stage! [48:00] We talk about Deadstream and some of the movies that scarred Chris [58:50] We discuss horror games!
It’s a VERY special JoAG this week as we’re joined by Dr. Ben Duffin-Jones, a forensic psychiatrist with years of experience working in the Welsh penal system. We learn the ins, outs, ups, and downs of working to understand what makes criminals tick, and why empathy is the most important requirement for the job. Plus: Ben ranks our perfect murder strategies from episode 31!
Oh boy. Right before recording this episode, our dear scheduled guest had an emergency and had to cancel, so… um… we talked about everything from bird migration to the genius of She-Hulk to what the Dahmer Netflix series can tell us about the true crime landscape.
[0:00] Mark introduces CoRri to three minor deities, with one catch… one of them he made up. Can she guess which? [10:50] We have a little JoAG therapy sesh about why we’re both feeling a little off at the moment. Plus, our next watch-along is October 8th! [24:30] We discuss the autumnal equinox and CoRri has a revelation about birds, which leads Mark to tell her about the Jews of Aberystwyth [36:00] We deep dive into the Netflix Dahmer series and what it does differently from other true crime [53:30] We watched The Munsters so you don’t have to [63:00] What else we watched! From the glorious twitter drama of Don’t Worry Darling to the beautiful meditation on grief that is The Night House. [90:00] The answer to which deity Mark fabricated.
An article in GQ has CoRri hyperfixated on the gory procedure of surgical leg lengthening, we revisit the royal mourning period in the UK and get an EXTREMELY surprising revelation from Mark, and Mark takes us into the world of conjoined twins and other physical irregularities in the human form.
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about leg lengthening surgery [34:30] We get an update on the mourning situation in the UK and find out a SHOCKING revelation regarding Mark’s relationship with the Queen [55:45] We have a conversation about what celebrity deaths affected us the most [65:00] What we watched!
We dedicate our episode today to the wild and whacky world of the United Kingdom and its forced period of mourning in the wake of the death of their monarch! If you love the Queen, you’ll probably hate this!
[0:00] Mark talks about what it was like to be in London when the Queen died. [26:30] Aside from some chat about what yetis sound like and CoRri’s birthday weekend, we jump right into talking more about the complicated nature of the UK’s mourning of their monarch, and mourning in the age of social media in general.
Mark is back! And he wants to talk about folk religion! We chat about corpses uncovered by climate change, potentially necrotic mosquito bites, kind of rad cannibals, and more!
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the corpses in Lake Mead [21:20] We catch up on the past two weeks apart, starting with a very special dedication from Mark and including vivid descriptions of his potentially necrotic mosquito bites! Plus, we discuss the grey pubic hair to death pipeline. [47:50] What we watched! [80:50] We discuss some interesting folk religions, some of which involve cannibalism [97:00] Ko-Fi shout outs! Everyone gets a god!
Mark is still away on his Caribbean dream vacay, so CoRri is joined by Dead and Lovely’s Hollywood Steve this week to talk about his journey from atheist to Mormon to atheist again, with some fascinating history and theology thrown in. If you didn’t think Big Foot featured into Mormon beliefs, you’re in for a suprise!
[0:00] CoRri tells Steve about the Great Moon Hoax of 1835 [24:30] It’s a ramble. Ultimately, the point is, the Queen should make a sex tape. [48:00] What we’ve watched and played lately and why VR is too dystopian to be fun [72:00] We discuss Mormons!
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!
[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!
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!
[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:
Zuckerman, M. (1994). Behavioral Expressions and Biosocial Bases of Sensation Seeking. (p 27)