Ep. 95: Superhumans

Click here to listen everywhere! A few weeks ago, Mark insisted Corrigan was a giant mark for believing in human echolocation, so this week we’re revisiting the topic, as well as other seemingly superhuman powers that exist in the world! Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the gruesome shark attacks that inspired Peter Benchley’s Jaws[18:19]Continue reading “Ep. 95: Superhumans”

Ep. 84: Fucked around. Found out.

Click here to listen everywhere! Last week Mark boldly declared his immunity to covid. You’ll never guess what happened next! In this episode, we talk about some other people whose decisions caught up to them, but with fatal results. Highlights: [0:00] Mark just found out that American scientists have done a lot of terrible andContinue reading “Ep. 84: Fucked around. Found out.”

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. 78: You might be a cult member if…

Click here to listen everywhere! It might seem like in an age saturated with true crime podcasts and Netflix documentaries about cults, we’d all be way to canny to fall prey to them. In this episode, we talk about why we still get pulled into the seductive lure of cults, and how social media, especiallyContinue reading “Ep. 78: You might be a cult member if…”

Ep. 77:

Click here to listen everywhere! This week Mark’s doctor gave him some pills to help him with his sleeping problem, which got him thinking about how lucky we are to live at a time when we can be prescribed a pill rather than experiencing some of the horrendous historical treatments for mental illness we discussContinue reading “Ep. 77:”

Ep. 68: Technologies of murder

Click here to listen everywhere! We’re keeping it real festive this post-Christmas week with a deep dive into the circle of life, starting with a discussion of the ways in which evolution does wild things to keep organisms alive, and journeying on to a chat about how steadfastly committed humans are to ending other humans’Continue reading “Ep. 68: Technologies of murder”

Ep. 54: Animal defenses

Click here to listen everywhere! As we’ve said time and time again, there’s no end to the horrors of nature. This week we’re delving into the wild ways members of the animal kingdom have evolved and learned to defend themselves against predators and unwanted advances. Highlights: [0:00] Mark tries to convince terrified-flyer CoRri that sometimesContinue reading “Ep. 54: Animal defenses”

Ep. 47: Torture

Click here to listen everywhere! This week we’re diving into torture, whether state sanctioned or the work of criminal elements like cartels and serial killers. Highlights: [0:00] CoRri talks about the tragic and terrifying Lake Nyos disaster [16:40] Mark issues and episode content warning for descriptions of torture, we re-introduce our wonderful guest, Hollywood SteveContinue reading “Ep. 47: Torture”