Our brains are our besties, regulating every thought we experience and function we perform, but they betray us in the harshest of ways. In this episode, we’re chatting about compulsions, addictions, disorders, and other cruel tricks of the mind. We’re really revealing ourselves in this one, so settle in, folks. It’s JoAG therapy.
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the 17th century bestiality panic in Colonial America
[12:50] The seeming endlessness of the covidtimes is driving us to insanity. Meanwhile, listeners in our facebook group are trying to find a collective name to call themselves. Join them! https://www.facebook.com/groups/jackofallgraves
And don’t forget to join us for Evil Dead 2 on our Discord on February 6th!
[22:20] We talk about compulsions — intrusive thoughts, anxieties, eating disorders, hoarding
[63:50] We talk movie recs, “loopcore,” James Badge Dale, and the videogame CoRri is obsessed with right now, Spiritfarer.
This week we decided to give the Netflix documentary series Surviving Death a whirl. It did not go well. BUT it did make us want to know more about the science behind near-death experiences and what’s going on with our brains when we die.
[0:00] Mark explains the Schmidt Pain Index
[10:20] We can’t help but get into the Armie Hammer cannibal stuff
[19:15] We put bios on our website, we’re making a FB group, and we’ve scheduled our next JoAG Watch Along! Mark your calendars for February 6th to watch Evil Dead 2 with us on Discord!
[21:40] We talk about “Near-Death Experiences” and scientific theories of where consciousness is located
[66:05] Things we’ve watched this week and whether or not we recommend them.
Many creative types have dealt with their own deaths through their art. This week, we’re talking about some of that creative output, and what we would do with the time we had left in the face of our own imminent deaths. It’s more fun than it sounds.
We are so, so tired and so, so loopy. Grab a hot beverage, get comfy, and just listen to our tipsy ramblings as we unwind from this hell year.
[0:00] Mark reads from a metal ass poem by Vernon Watkins about Mari Lwyd
[2:15] welcome to the ‘cast. We had our first JoAG watch-along
[6:25] Mia Barnes comes back to talk to us again about A Nightmare on Elm Street this time
[24:00] Do we know it’s Christmas after all? Eh. It’s the end of the year and we’re just bullshitting because we’re tired and a little tipsy. Loopy convos include having no sense of what day it is, England’s mutant covid, and the real reason Mark needs Cyberpunk 2077
[30:40] We circle back to #yulecore and what counts under our newly created genre. Films discussed include Batman Returns, Gremlins, Edward Scissorhands, etc. Also, Shane Black apparently only makes Christmas movies.
[49:00] Mark talks about Mari Lwyd and other ways Wales is wild.
[59:10] We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year… and also Boxing Day?
It’s Mark’s birthday week, so, with a little help from their pal Jason Helms of the Men of Low Moral Fiber podcast, Corri surprises him with a visit from the co-writer of the horror sensation “Host,” Jed Shepherd!
Big thanks to Jason for coming in at the last minute, and to Ben Helms for editing the episode!
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What is it that makes a good horror movie kill so satisfying? We’re not sure, but you can bet we’re gonna try our darndest to talk it out. This week we’re bangin’ on about our favorite kills and why we love them. Highlights:
The ’80s were more terrible than you remember and being on the show ALF caused eating disorders and crack habits
Corri accidentally convinces Mark Thankskilling is worth watching
We go through your #momcore recs
We talk about our favorite and most memorable horror movie kills and share faves from our Twitter followers
Mark can’t stop talking about kills he hates
Our anti-rec: Porno on Shudder. So much dick trauma.
It’s been a year since the first cases of COVID-19 popped up and the world has been non-stop anxiety ever since. In a slightly different sort of JoAG, we’re taking a minute to just unload our anxieties and talk through them. The #JoAGjourney is therapy, spooky friends. Highlights:
Mark misses his mom, which leads him to a horror genre: Momcore