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]Continue reading “Ep. 83: Zoonotic diseases”

Ep. 82: Vital information for your everyday life

Click here to listen everywhere! 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” andContinue reading “Ep. 82: Vital information for your everyday life”

Ep. 75: Why don’t we kill god

Click here to listen everywhere! 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:Continue reading “Ep. 75: Why don’t we kill god”

Ep. 70: Flappy leg nubbins

Click here to listen everywhere! Inspired by a photo from last week’s conversation about Thalidomide, we’re discussing the wild world of prosthetics throughout history, what disability means, and better living through body augmentation. Highlights: [0:00] Mark gives a very affecting lesson on why you shouldn’t keep wild animals as pets [17:10] CoRri is kind ofContinue reading “Ep. 70: Flappy leg nubbins”

Ep. 45: No pain, no gain?

Mark wondered about the connection between suffering/oppression and innovation/progress, so we explore whether these things are inherently connected. Click here to listen everywhere! Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the phenomenon of mass psychogenic illness, and it turns out Mark has experienced it [22:50] Not to harp on this soccer thing, but boy does itContinue reading “Ep. 45: No pain, no gain?”