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Jack of All Graves
95 minutes | May 23, 2022
Ep. 89: From prophecy to mind control
This week we look at some authors with an uncanny eye to the future, and some folks who want nothing more than to get inside your head. Is it possible? Only one way to find out. Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark about books that have predicted the future[17:30] Mark invites you into the void, and tells an embarrassing story from his week[29:00] CoRri continues to be bad at video games, but book club continues to be great[38:10] What we watched![68:35] We talk about whether mind control is possible, and if so, if it’s ethical Stuff we referenced: The story of cannibalism that came true – BBC Culture R v Dudley and Stephens – Wikipedia Edgar Allan Poe–Cosmologist? – Scientific American Blog Network Books That Predicted the Future | Mental Floss The Wreck Of The Titan Told Of The Titanic’s Sinking 14 Years Before It Happened The Machine Stops: Will Gompertz reviews EM Forster’s work ★★★★★ – BBC News Books That Predicted the Future | Reader’s Digest The Man Who Fought a Bull With Mind Control The RoboRoach Bundle
109 minutes | May 16, 2022
Ep. 88: When birthdays kill
This week we have one of our classic JoAG therapy sessions discussing overthinking, executive dysfunction, running from problems, and living in a world that breaks our brains. BUT FIRST! You’ve got a good chance of dying on your birthday, Mark tries to help CoRri come to terms with Eurovision, we play some Evil Dead: The Game, and more! Highlights:[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about the odds of dying on your own birthday [18:28] South Korea shows us birthdays aren’t real [24:30] The queen’s platinum jubilee leads to some cultural exchange about opera singers [34:58] CoRri took a PATH train and realized she’s not over her claustrophobia [41:34] We bicker about the cultural footprint of Avatar [54:40] Wheel of justice time! Subscribe to us on Ko-fi for Mark’s glorious rants! [57:00] What we watched AND what we played! [87:50] It’s JoAG therapy time. How does that make you feel?
109 minutes | May 9, 2022
Ep. 87: Cinephiles
Once upon a time we thought Jack of All Graves was gonna be a horror movie podcast. It is not. But sometimes we just have to go all in on talking about the thing that brought us together. After a lil’ chat about being buried alive, we deep dive into the best and worst things about TV and movies, with much Sam Raimi celebration. Lots of timestamps here to tailor your experience. Highlights: [0:00] CoRri talks about being buried alive. Not personally. But the concept. [18:19] Mark’s in a good headspace, CoRri’s anxious, but CoRri has some anxiety-reducing tips for those prone to procrastination [25:20] We’re gonna stream the Evil Dead videogame! Watch us on our YouTube on Saturday, May 14th! 2-4pm GMT, 9am-1pm EST, and then again at 8pm GMT, 3pm EST! [28:44] We’re talking about movies and TV this week. Time stamps coming for each discussion! [31:39] Mark finished Ozark, so we talk about how shows are made now and the obnoxious tendency to split up seasons [36:20] CoRri explains why true crime drama and docuseries are getting tiresome [50:24] We watched some noir-esque movies, which has us talking about why we love that style so much — even though other people don’t seem to agree. [62:30] CoRri watched a couple classics for the first time: Duel and Sleepaway Camp. [69:00] The House That Jack Built helps CoRri put words to her feelings about sexual violence in movies that she couldn’t quite articulate last week [81:41] It’s Dr. Strange time! [84:30] Spoilers abound! Stuff we referenced: Timothy Clark Smith Was So Afraid Of Death He Got A Grave With A Window – Indie88 A window to the deceased: Vermont Doctor buried with window to his coffin due to phobia | WRGB Grave of Timothy Clark Smith – New Haven, Vermont – Atlas Obscura 4 People Who Were Buried Alive (And How They Got Out) | Mental Floss Was Essie Dunbar Discovered Alive in the Coffin During Her Funeral? | Snopes.com Woman ‘buried alive tried to fight way out of coffin for 11 days’, family say | The Independent | The Independent Traditional Irish wakes – Drinks, pranks, games, and songs Traditions of an Irish Wake People Feared Being Buried Alive So Much They Invented These Special Safety Coffins | Sponsored | Smithsonian Magazine What Are the Actual Chances of Being Buried Alive? ‹ Literary Hub
98 minutes | May 2, 2022
Ep. 86: Use my body
We’ve been on two curiosity kicks lately it seems: The ethics of human experimentation and how to make our corpses useful once our meat suits cease to house our consciousness. Get your fill of both topics in this episode as we discuss the child torment that gave us cognitive behavioral therapy, several ways to make sure your dead body gets a little extra mileage, and much more. Highlights: [0:00] Marks tells CoRri the sad story of Little Albert and his torment at the hands of unethical behavior psychology experimentation [18:50] We shoot the breeze and recap our amazing Jason-centric watch-along! [28:20] What we watched! [56:00] We discuss helpful uses for your corpse! [85:00] Mark has proverbs from around the world for our Ko-fi subscribers. Make sure you become a member so you, too, can get yours next month! Stuff we referenced: This New Burial Technique Turns a Corpse Into a Tiny Pile of Freeze-Dried Fertilizer | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine What is an Eternal Reef? » Eternal Reefs » Living legacies that memorialize the passing of a loved one How Cadavers Made Your Car Safer | WIRED In the U.S. market for human bodies, anyone can sell the donated dead A greener afterlife: is human composting the future for funerals? | Soil | The Guardian How Promession Burials Work: Process, Cost & Legality | Cake Blog
116 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
Ep. 85: The wrench that almost nuked Arkansas
America’s nuclear weapons are often more of a danger to Americans than they are a danger to others, Mark makes the case that we should be using corpses for more things, and decades olds closure to former cold cases makes us think about the meaning of guilt. Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the time a guy dropped a wrench and nearly blew up Arkansas [28:20] Being home alone drives CoRri to think she’s being followed. [41:16] Mark is better after his bout with covid, we had an impromptu watch-along is his feature film debut, and have a watch-along coming up on April 30th [48:50] What we watched! [75:30] Mark thinks we should use corpses for more things [83:30] Society is big on disabled people being “miracles” but not great at treating them like humans [90:30] We talk about cold cases that were solved decades later and what it means to be guilty Stuff we referenced: Watch Command and Control | American Experience | Official Site | PBS Human error in a nuclear facility nearly destroyed Arkansas – The Verge 37 years after the Titan II Missile explosion | KATV
80 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Ep. 84: F**ked around. Found out.
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 and unethical experiments on marginalized people, especially radiation-related ones. [16:00] After last week’s stunning declaration that he was immune to covid, Mark has covid. [21:30] Some announcements! We’re on Dead & Lovely, Mark’s in a movie he’s gonna watch on our Discord, we’ve got a watch-along coming [37:19] In honor of Mark’s own hubris, CoRri tells him about some people who fucked around and found out [52:20] What we watched! [60:00] X Spoilers! We finally talk about X! Turn it off till you see the movie! Stuff we referenced: Toronto Urban Legends: The Leaping Lawyer of Bay Street Man Drowns At Party For Lifeguards | AP News Another Anti-Vaccine Radio Host Is Killed By Covid—Adding To A Growing List Herman Cain, 74, Dies From The Coronavirus : NPR Was an Anti-Seat Belt Law Advocate Killed in an Automobile Accident? | Snopes.com New York Rider Dies Protesting Motorcycle Helmet Law – ABC News Victim at Lifeguards’ Party – The New York Times Garry Hoy: The Man Who Accidentally Jumped Out A Window
126 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
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] Mark is an outdoorsmen all of a sudden, which leads to a discussion of favorite movie sword fights [44:50] Mark and CoRri respond differently to the threat of covid, book club is coming, and we’re gonna be on Dead & Lovely! [53:59] Mark updates CoRri on a crime that occurred when she was in England [58:00] A long chat about the Jimmy Savile documentary that hit Netflix last week [68:30] What we watched! [92:50] Zoonotic diseases! Stuff we referenced: Early Hollywood and the Hays Code | ACMI: Your museum of screen culture Remembering Hollywood’s Hays Code, 40 Years On : NPR Don’ts and Be Carefuls (1927) BFI Screenonline: The Hays Code Failure of the Milwaukee Protocol in a Child With Rabies | Clinical Infectious Diseases | Oxford Academic Milwaukee_protocol.pdf Comparing clinical protocols for the treatment of human rabies: the Milwaukee protocol and the Brazilian protocol (Recife) – PMC No Rabies Treatment After All: Failure of the Milwaukee Protocol The Pandora Report Infection | Leptospirosis | CDC Leptospirosis fact sheet – Fact sheets Leptospirosis in Humans – PMC Signs and Symptoms | Leptospirosis | CDC Transmission | Hantavirus | DHCPP | CDC What’s ‘Bat Soup,’ and Did It Cause the New Coronavirus?
90 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Ep. 82: Vital information for your everyday life
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” and why you could be in deep trouble for engaging with films from A Nightmare on Elm Street to Cannibal Holocaust for decades in the UK. [28:40] We small talk about small talk and compare migraines [42:45] The void is closed off to Mark this month, so here are 25 fun facts for our Ko-fi supporters, which actually end up blowing CoRri’s mind [64:00] Time to spin the wheel of justice and find out Mark’s next video rant! [67:30] What we watched! And played!
85 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
Ep. 81: Hacksville
It’s been said that JoAG is like listening in on a conversation at the pub, and friends, that’s what this one is. We were gonna talk about zoonotic diseases, but instead we end up deep into a spiral about great directors who kinda suck now and why that happens. Join us. Eavesdrop. Sidle up to as at the bar and interject your thoughts. Highlights:[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the dangers of the sleep medication Ambien [24:00] We talk about our March mayhem, reflect on watching Piranha (1978), and discuss the next Marko’s Video Rants. Go submit your pick! [33:00] We start walking about what we watch and just gooooo [59:00] A conversation about Darkman spirals into a discussion about aging directors who’ve lost what made them great Stuff we referenced: The Bizarre Side Effects of Taking Ambien – https://www.healthline.com/health/side-effects-of-taking-ambien Roseanne’s Ambien story almost makes sense. – https://slate.com/technology/2018/05/roseannes-ambien-story-almost-makes-sense.html “I Did What?” Zolpidem and the Courts | Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law – http://jaapl.org/content/39/4/535 The ‘Ambien Defense’ Has a Long, Dubious History | Time – https://time.com/5295281/ambien-defense-history/ Two Cases of Zolpidem-Associated Homicide – PMC – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3505131/ Zolpidem: MedlinePlus Drug Information – https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a693025.html
78 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
Ep. 80: Meat cute
We’ve got cannibalism on one end and nuclear neuroses on the other. Come with us for some JoAG therapy as we work through why Mark can’t stop thinking about mutually assured destruction. Highlights: [0:00] Mark tells CoRri about Japanese cannibal Issei Sagawa [14:50] Just shooting the shit, y’know? [28:30] What we watched! No spoilers, don’t worry. [44:00] We talk about nuclear war: What would happen if it were to occur, how it’s depicted in pop culture, the effects of thinking too much about nuclear war on small children, and more! Stuff we referenced: The Day After: America Watches in Fear – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG-e52yAxfs Protect and Survive (Complete Nuclear Survival British Public Information Film) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yrv505R-0U How Growing Up With the Threat of Nuclear War Shapes Kids’ Psyches – https://www.thecut.com/article/how-the-threat-of-nuclear-war-shapes-kids-psyches.html ‘By 10, I knew all about the impact of a nuclear blast’: growing up in the shadow of the bomb – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/16/by-10-i-knew-all-about-the-impact-of-a-nuclear-blast-growing-up-in-the-shadow-of-the-bomb Fear of nuclear annihilation scarred children growing up in the Cold War, studies later showed- https://timeline.com/nuclear-war-child-psychology-d1ff491b5fe0 38 Essential ’80s Songs About Nuclear Anxiety – https://www.stereogum.com/1978060/38-essential-80s-songs-about-nuclear-anxiety/lists/ultimate-playlist/ How One Apocalyptic BBC Movie Scarred a Generation of U.K. Schoolchildren – https://www.kqed.org/arts/13867080/how-one-apocalyptic-bbc-movie-scarred-a-generation-of-u-k-schoolchildren Nuclear War Movies: A History of Total Annihilation on Film – https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/nuclear-war-movies-a-history-of-total-annihilation-on-film/ The Day After (1983) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyy9n8r16hs
104 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
Ep. 79: Ceci n'est pas une soul
We’ve got a lot on our minds this week, from war and covid, to whether you’d still be you if your consciousness was uploaded to the cloud. Settle in and work through some of the complexities of being alive in 2022 with us. Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the utopian commune turned sex cult, upstate New York’s Oneida Community [25:47] We talk about war, covid, and how quickly we get used to bizarre and unthinkable events [39:50] We set our next watch-along! Shall we do a gore fest on March 26th? Also, book club is this weekend! Don’t miss it! [48:00] BATMAN SPOILERS! Time to talk about what we’ve watched! We start with The Batman, so if you don’t want some minor spoilers, I’m popping a timestamp in here for when we move on! [63:00] We’re done talking Batman! More on what we’ve watched [85:00] CoRri can’t stop thinking about consciousness after watching season 2 of Upload, so she asks Mark a question about what makes us who we are, and if an uploaded version of our consciousness would still fundamentally be us. Stuff we referenced: The Rich, Sexy History Of Oneida — Commune And Silverware Maker – https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2016/05/20/oneida-silverware New York’s Oneida Community Preached Perfectionism and Created Silverware – https://untappedcities.com/2021/06/11/oneida-community-new-york/ The Utopia of Sharing in Oneida, NY – https://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/03/travel/escapes/03Oneida.html Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell – https://www.gibsonsbookstore.com/book/9780743260046 The Trial of Charles Guiteau: An Account – https://famous-trials.com/guiteau/2197-home The Untold Story of Utopian Communes In America – https://www.ic.org/paradisenow/
113 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
Ep. 78: You might be a cult member if...
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, especially wellness and mommy influencers, provide fertile algorithmic ground for cultish ideology. Highlights:[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about the unsolved murder of Artemus Ogletree [15:10] We catch up a little, ponder on some potential weird episodes of JoAG, and have a little cultural exchange over the phrase “full of beans” [25:50] We switch things up and THIS is where we talk about what we watched! [55:00] It’s time to spin the wheel of justice and find out what Mark will be watching for his next video rant [59:30] Mark provides a psychic reading to each of our ko-fi supporters [72:12] It’s time to talk about cults Stuff we referenced: Om-ing by the Beach With Andrew Keegan, Former Teen Idol Turned Spiritual Guru - https://www.vulture.com/2015/03/andrew-keegan-encounter.html One of the Stars of ’10 Things I Hate About You’ Started a Religion – https://www.vice.com/en/article/mv55wa/andrew-keegan-started-a-new-religion-814 Wellness Mommy Bloggers and the Cultish Language They Use – https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a36595860/wellness-mommy-bloggers-and-the-cultish-language-they-use/ Here’s How A “Poop Cult” With 58,000 Followers Set Off A Facebook War – https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhisubbaraman/facebook-jilly-juice-cabbage-epperly Woman Who Claims Cabbage Juice ‘Cures’ Autism and Can Regrow Limbs to Be Probed by Officials – https://www.newsweek.com/jillian-mai-thi-epperly-claims-cabbage-juice-cures-autism-homosexuality-and-909737
113 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Ep. 77: Archaic cures for crazy
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 discuss in this episode. Highlights:[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the Neubauer twin experiments [21:45] We talk about anxiety surrounding the events unfolding in Ukraine and what it means to be living in “interesting times” [39:00] We discuss our watch-along and Christian Bale’s inscrutable accent [51:26] What we watched! [75:30] The medication Mark was given to sleep has him thinking about historical treatments for mental illness Stuff we referenced: The twins of Auschwitz – https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30933718 CSUF professor’s book sheds light on a mid-century scandal – https://www.ocregister.com/2021/11/05/csuf-professors-book-sheds-light-on-a-mid-century-scandal/ Three Identical Strangers: Was the twin separation study ethical? – https://www.newscientist.com/article/2208369-three-identical-strangers-was-the-twin-separation-study-ethical/ A U.S. Science Experiment that Deliberately Separated Jewish Identical Twins from Birth – https://medium.com/lessons-from-history/a-u-s-science-experiment-that-deliberately-separated-jewish-identical-twins-from-birth-b7ce8deaca4f ‘Three Identical Strangers’: It’s not too late to address the ethical violations – https://www.statnews.com/2019/02/07/three-identical-strangers-address-ethical-violations/ Twins reveal horror of being separated at birth — and for years after – https://nypost.com/2021/12/11/twins-reveal-horror-of-study-that-kept-them-apart-for-decades/ Lessons From a Controversial Study That ‘Deliberately Divided’ Twins – https://news.fullerton.edu/2021/10/lessons-from-a-controversial-study-that-deliberately-divided-twins/ 60 Years On, Twin/Triplet Study Still Raises Questions – https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/generalpsychiatry/80829 Records from controversial twin study sealed at Yale until 2065 – https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2018/10/01/records-from-controversial-twin-study-sealed-at-yale-until-2065/
87 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
Ep. 76: Coincidence is fair
Jack of All Graves came about as a result of a super chance interaction on twitter a decade ago, a coincidence that blows CoRri’s mind and leads us into a discussion of some of the wild coincidences that have happened on and around our planet, from life-saving flight changes to multiple atomic bombing survivals. Highlights:[0:00] Mark tells CoRri the tale of the Kentucky Meat Shower of 1876[12:44] This introduction is all over the place. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.[24:40] The book club schedule is up, along with an amazing discount from our partner indie bookstore! Check out http://www,jackofallgraves.com/bookclub for all the info! Plus, we’ve recorded a special Snack of All Graves reacting to the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie which will be up on our YouTube and our Ko-Fi free to all![28:52] Somehow we’re watching Reign of Fire for our watch-along this weekend, which leads to a discussion of whether dragon movies inherently suck.[38:42] What we watched![49:50] We discuss the crazy random happenstance of coincidences. Stuff we referenced: The Story of Violet Constance Jessop – https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/titanic/stories/violet-constance-jessop.htm The daughter of Irish immigrants who survived the Titanic, Britannic, and Olympic disasters – https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/violet-jessop-disasters Violet Constance Jessop – https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/violet-constance-jessop.htm Robert Todd Lincoln and Presidential Assassiations – https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/robert-todd-lincoln-and-presidential-assassiations-not-formal-title.htm “A Certain Fatality”: Robert Todd Lincoln and Presidential Assassinations – http://werehistory.org/robert-todd-lincoln/ If You Are Hit By Two Atomic Bombs, Should You Have Kids? – https://www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2012/07/17/156915881/if-you-are-hit-by-two-atomic-bombs-should-you-have-kids The Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs – https://www.history.com/news/the-man-who-survived-two-atomic-bombs
106 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
Ep. 75: Why don't we kill god
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:[0:00] CoRri tells Mark the complicated story of the killing of English explorer Captain Cook [21:40] We talk about why we’re late with the ‘cast this week and Mark’s newfound struggle with insomnia [33:40] We talk about Mark’s new video rant, our book club, and the next watch-along! [43:00] What we watched! [69:18] This week’s “Frightgeist,” as our friend Ben so lovingly dubbed this section of the ‘cast: We’re talking about terrible diseases that afflict human beings and how Christians reconcile a good god with immense suffering. Stuff we referenced:Why Does God Allow Suffering? (Cru) – https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/life-and-relationships/hardships/why-does-god-allow-suffering.html Why Does God Allow Suffering? (Focus on the Family) – https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/family-spiritual-growth/answering-our-kids-questions-why-does-god-allow-suffering/ Death of Captain Cook – Hawaii Alive – https://hawaiialive.org/death-of-captain-cook/ How Do You Kill a God? On Captain Cook’s Ill-Fated Arrival in Hawaii – https://lithub.com/how-do-you-kill-a-god-on-captain-cooks-ill-fated-arrival-in-hawaii/ Encountering history: ‘Discovery’ and ‘Resolution’ revisited – https://www.bl.uk/the-voyages-of-captain-james-cook/articles/encountering-history-discovery-and-resolution-revisited Captain Cook in Hawaii – The National Archives – https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/captain-cook-in-hawaii/ Hawaiian History: How Captain Cook Met His End – https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/travel/arts-culture/hawaiian-history-how-captain-cook-met-his-end/ Captain Cook killed in Hawaii – https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/captain-cook-killed-in-hawaii Captain Cook’s 1768 Voyage to the South Pacific Included a Secret Mission – https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/captain-cooks-1768-voyage-south-pacific-included-secret-mission-180970119/ The Demise Of Captain Cook – http://www.coffeetimes.com/cook.htm
97 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
Ep. 74: Jack of All Grave Mistakes
Inspired by a story posted in our Facebook group, we decided to look into freak accidents where people’s bum luck got them into horrific situations — from a projectile bear through the windshield to an air hose up the rectum. Highlights: [0:00] Mark tells CoRri about the horrifying effects of an industrial chemical leak in Bhopal, India [19:20] We announce our first Snack of All Graves episode with our pal Anna Martin! [29:30] We give our Ko-fi shout outs and pick the movie for Mark’s first video rant! Wanna get in on any of this action? Subscribe to our Ko-fi! All the spooky kids are doing it! [40:46] It’s the what we watched part! [69:00] We chat about freak accidents — the bonkers ones people survive and the mundane ones that somehow end them. Stuff we referenced:‘Bhopal’s tragedy has not stopped’: the urban disaster still claiming lives 35 years on – https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/dec/08/bhopals-tragedy-has-not-stopped-the-urban-disaster-still-claiming-lives-35-years-on Woman who lost her forehead in 120mph car crash ‘still recovering’ 14 years on – https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/woman-who-lost-forehead-120mph-24998237 The Incredible True Story Of Carlos Rodrigues, The Man With Half A Brain – https://www.scoopwhoop.com/culture/true-story-of-carlos-rodrigues-man-with-half-a-brain/ Forthman Murff – Chainsaw Decapitation Survival – https://whereistheline.net/2018/09/07/ep-4-forthman-murff-chainsaw-decapitation-survival/ He’s A Lumberjack, And He’s (Somehow) Okay – http://dehraduntown.blogspot.com/2014/06/hes-lumberjack-and-hes-somehow-okay.html Dishwasher Fall Kills Woman – https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2003/may/29/kirstyscott ‘Lucky to be alive:’ Huntsville man suffers electric shock while charging iPhone – https://www.al.com/news/huntsville/2017/04/huntsville_man_survives_1_in_a.html Shooting film Boiling Point in a single take was ‘zen’, Stephen Graham says – https://www.breakingnews.ie/entertainment/shooting-film-boiling-point-in-a-single-take-was-zen-stephen-graham-says-1243177.html
91 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
Ep. 73 - The head trauma supersode!
In a moment of drunken fixation, Mark pitched the idea of a full episode dedicated to his favorite subject: Head trauma! And more specifically, decapitation. It is bad things that can happen to noggins from start to finish, so buckle in and hold on to your heads! Highlights:[0:00] CoRri tells Mark the story of Phineas Gage, the man who survived a metal rod exploding through his brain [17:09] We recap this week’s watch-along and talk about our upcoming Ko-fi side-‘sode with Leprechaun franchise historian Anna Martin [33:19] We dive into our main topic by talking about our favorite onscreen decapitations and beheadings [1hr1min] Mark talks about some of the decapitation stories that most interest him, from samurai seppuku to self-decapitation Stuff we referenced: Samurai Suicide: Seppuku (Harakiri) – https://jpninfo.com/41352 Decapitated wasp grabs its head before flying away – https://youtu.be/_LmdmltW-XU The Phineas Gage Story – https://www.uakron.edu/gage/story.dot “No longer Gage”: an iron bar through the head – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1114479/ Phineas Gage and the effect of an iron bar through the head on personality – https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2010/nov/05/phineas-gage-head-personality Living With Half a Brain: Phineas Gage – https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/history/living-half-brain-phineas-gage Phineas Gage: Neuroscience’s Most Famous Patient – https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/phineas-gage-neurosciences-most-famous-patient-11390067/ Ostrich rips its own head off – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34du9ew7ppw
112 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Ep. 72: Poor
This week we decided to just shoot the breeze about our lives, so CoRri suggests discussing the economic classes we grew up in and how they made us who we are. Mutual aid is everything, people! Highlights: [0:00] Mark tells CoRri about an odd series of similar suicides in Japan [13:35] We dive right into a tangent about imagining what strangers are doing on the bus and what debts Bruce Willis has that are informing his movie choices [22:30] Updates on our Ko-fi, book club, and watch-along. [33:50] We talk about what we’ve watched, but we’re saving Scream for the end of the ‘cast so we don’t spoil it for anyone [1hr1min] We chat a bit about our different experiences of economic class in our respective countries [1hr33] The spoilery Scream review!
87 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Ep. 71: Xenotransplantation
A guy who received the first pig-to-human heart transplant set Mark off on a journey this week, and we all benefit from his hyperfixation on the history of transfusions, transplants, and putting monkey balls where they absolutely should not be. Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the mindset of people who climb Mt. Everest and about the problem of all the dead bodies up there. [20:00] Mark declares Coronavirus over, we thank you all for the birthday wishes you sent to Mark’s son Owen, and introduce our brand new Ko-Fi page! Go subscribe! http://www.ko-fi.com/jackofallgraves [37:24] It’s time to talk about what we watched! [57:00] Mark discusses the mad scientists who’ve attempted to use animals in human medical procedures from blood transfusions to heart transplants.
89 minutes | Jan 9, 2022
Ep. 70: Flappy leg nubbins
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 of on holiday in the Hawaiian Twin Peaks [26:16] We talk a bit about wrasslin’ and why everyone should be watching it [33:20] John Carpenter’s The Thing is the zeitgeist this week, and we talk about the other 1980s horror flicks we consumed over the past few days [57:00] We look at various prosthetic technologies throughout history
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