Ep. 39: Movies that murdered

Click here to listen everywhere! Freak accidents happen, sure, and sometimes you take every precaution and tragedies still unfold… but that’s not what happened in the stories we’re telling today. This week we discuss deaths on movie sets and the hubris of the filmmakers who caused them. Highlights: [0:00] Marks talks about the time heContinue reading “Ep. 39: Movies that murdered”

Ep. 38: Pufferfish, pufferfish, pass

Click here to listen everywhere! We’re in the mood to fight each other this week, whether over the Hellboy remake or rehashing one of our earlier debates about addiction. We know each other better now, so the gloves are off. In this whirlwind episode, topics span from a cursed lake and America’s civil war, toContinue reading “Ep. 38: Pufferfish, pufferfish, pass”

Ep. 37: The suicide contagion

Click here to listen everywhere! We live in the age of memes and mass media, so we all know that some ideas are especially contagious. In this episode, we delve into the phenomenon of suicide clusters and the media’s culpability in spawning copycats. Highlights [0:00] Where have all the soundtracks gone? Mark laments the lossContinue reading “Ep. 37: The suicide contagion”

Ep. 36: Wrasslin’

We’ve got one of CoRri’s childhood besties, Duncan Newton-Gaines, on the show this week to help Mark initiate CoRri into a love-hate relationship with the tragic, awesome, exploitative, magical art of pro wrestling. Highlights [0:00] CoRri explains why, if you think you have ghosts, it might not be ghosts. And you’re also probably the oneContinue reading “Ep. 36: Wrasslin’”

Ep. 35: Jack of All Quakes

Click here to listen everywhere! This week we thought we’d delve into natural disasters, but it turns out we’re both preoccupied with the same phenomenon: Earthquakes. Highlights: [0:00] Mark tells the story of Franz Reichelt, the flying tailor. [11:40] Mark and CoRri are SO bad at math, Mark listened to JoAG for the first time,Continue reading “Ep. 35: Jack of All Quakes”

Ep. 34: One day at Horrorland

Click here to listen everywhere! Unsurprisingly, Mark loves leaving his life in the hands of teenage ride operators at amusement parks, while CoRri takes a pass on that sort of thrill. This week we’re talking about horrific and haunting things that have happened to unsuspecting riders at parks around the U.K. and U.S. Highlights: [0:00]Continue reading “Ep. 34: One day at Horrorland”

Ep. 33: The Hillsborough Disaster

In April of 1989, 96 football fans were killed in a tragic crush at the FA Cup Final at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. In this episode, Dan Birtle tells us what happened and about his brother, David, who was among the victims. Click here to listen everywhere! Highlights: [0:00] AI brings backContinue reading “Ep. 33: The Hillsborough Disaster”

Ep. 32: The f**k this guy spectrum

There are lots of terrible people who make good art. In this week’s episode, we discuss what kinds of terrible we tolerate, the mental gymnastics we do to excuse the artists we love, and where we draw the line. Click here to listen everywhere! Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the mysterious Lady of theContinue reading “Ep. 32: The f**k this guy spectrum”

Ep. 31: How to maybe get away with murder

Click here to listen everywhere! You watch enough horror and true crime, you can’t help but start to wonder — could I commit the perfect crime? This week we discuss people who almost got away with murder, and how we’d do the dastardly deed. Hypothetically, of course. Highlights: [0:00] Mark talks about the shady CalicoContinue reading “Ep. 31: How to maybe get away with murder”

Ep. 30: Guns

Click here to listen everywhere! America has a gun issue, but Mark and CoRri don’t see it quite the same way. This week we talk about the complicated nature of a heavily armed populace. Highlights: [0:00] Mark tells CoRri the sordid tale of the most prolific female serial killer in history, Elizabeth Bathory. [10:50] WeContinue reading “Ep. 30: Guns”