Ep. 21: Your asshole brain and you

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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.

Stuff We Referenced:

The Case of the Piglet’s Paternity: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2015/09/new-haven-colony-bestiality-trial-the-twisted-puritan-origins-of-our-modern-justice-system.html 

The Curious Case of Thomas Hogg: https://www.theawl.com/2017/08/the-curious-case-of-thomas-hogg/ 

“Puritan Sex: The Surprising History of Puritans and Sexual Practices,” Dig: A History Podcast: https://digpodcast.org/2017/09/10/puritans-sex/ 

Chinese piglet born with one eye and a ‘penis’ on its head: https://expressdigest.com/chinese-piglet-born-with-one-eye-and-a-penis-on-its-head/

Stuff We Watched(/Played):

Mark’s Evil Dead 2 Cabin Artefact Unboxing

With his trademark enthusiasm and profanity, Mark unboxes actual bits of the cabin from Evil Dead 2 salvaged by an Evil Dead superfan in the U.S.

Join our Discord server and watch the movie with us on February 6, 2021! (Noon PDT, 3pm EST, 8pm GMT): https://discord.gg/HuBTacyn5Y

Ep. 20: Surviving Death

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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.

Stuff We Referenced:

This Week in What-We-Watched:

Ep. 19: Stage managing death

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.

https://jack-of-all-graves.castos.com/episodes/ep-19-stage-managing-death

Timestamps:

[0:00] Surprise cannibalism! A Russian pensioner turns murder victims into meat jelly

[12:27] A bit of cultural exchange as we discuss some linguistic differences

[14:40] Our main topic: Things people create when they’re aware they’re going to die

[30:00] We talk about whether we would publicly document our own deaths and what it means to leave a legacy

[40:50] Would we want to know our exact date and time of death ahead of time?

[51:40] This week we’ve watched Super Dark Times and Promising Young Woman

Stuff we referenced:

Pablo Picasso – Self Portrait Facing Death [1972]

This Week in What-We-Watched:

Ep. 18: Dignity in death

We’re calling it: 2021 is the year of JoAG, and we’re kicking it off with a bang. This week we’re talking all things body modification, bodily autonomy, and euthanasia.

https://jack-of-all-graves.castos.com/episodes/ep-18-autonomy-over-your-meat

Timestamps:

[0:00] Could we kill each other in a zombiepocalypse situation

[07:00] We’re back! We jump in talking about the Cornetto trilogy and whether Simon Pegg and Martin Freeman are dicks or not [13:50] What we watched over the holidays

[26:30] How much autonomy do we have over our own bodies, including body modification and euthanasia.

[65:00] We have a blog and we want you to talk to us!

This week in what-we-watched:

References:

Ep. 17: Zero percent juice

Link: https://jack-of-all-graves.castos.com/episodes/ep-17-zero-percent-juice

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?  

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Ep. 16: Trust the boffins

Link: https://jack-of-all-graves.castos.com/episodes/ep-16-trust-the-boffins

It may be nearly Christmas, but we’ve still got a healthy heap of dread to serve up in the form of our fears about extinction level events.

Highlights:

• We don’t usually bother discussing the lame duck U.S. president, but it has to be said: donald trump is a murderous cunt

• Corri explains why she was MIA last week

• Let’s watch Nightmare on Elm St. together on our Discord on 12/19/20! https://discord.gg/HuBTacyn5Y 

• We discuss extinction level events that keep us up at night. Or keep Corri up. Mark’s fine. 

• We get a little Communist

• We loved Freaky and Mark really loves Vince Vaughn

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Ep. 15: Jed Shepherd is a real nice guy

Link: https://jack-of-all-graves.castos.com/episodes/ep-15-jed-shepherd-is-a-real-nice-guy

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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Ep. 14: The thrill of the kill

Link: https://jack-of-all-graves.castos.com/episodes/ep-14-the-thrill-of-the-kill

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. 
  • Looking for Yulecore recs! Send us yours!

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Ep. 13: The anxiety kitchen

Link: https://jack-of-all-graves.castos.com/episodes/ep-13-the-anxiety-kitchen

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
  • Eileen gives us more mouse cannibal facts
  • We have an Instagram! Follow @jackofallgravespod
  • What the fuck do we do with all this anxiety??
  • Climate change inactivism and disaster movies (and social class in the apocalypse)
  • Can we be saved from media illiteracy?
  • The main event: Coronavirus anxiety

Have another 2020 anxiety we didn’t mention? Hit us up on the tweety about it and we’ll bring it up next week! @jackofallgraves