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25 minutes | May 8, 2020
Episode 20 - Reefer Madness
It's pandemonium! And on this week's episode, we're talking about the Reefer Madness phenomenon that dominated the 20th century. We're breaking down the cult classic film and taking an in-depth look at the big-business, backed policies that gave marihuana such a negative connotation.Thanks for listening. Stay Safe!
34 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
Episode 19 - Quarantine Crimes and Updates
On our first episode via zoom since we've all been in lockdown, we talk about the pop culture true crime events that are happening during the pandemic including Tiger King and a Van Gogh painting theft. After that we go into the entertainment industry parallels between today and the 1918 Influenza epidemic. Thanks for listening. Stay Safe!
10 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
Episode 18 - Classic Hollywood Assassination Attempts
On our first solo episode, we're talking about the golden age of Hollywood with the assassination attempts of Shirley Temple, Charlie Chaplin and John Wayne. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe and rate our podcast. It helps us out a lot.
14 minutes | Feb 28, 2020
Episode 17 - Dungeons and Dragons during the Satanic Panic
We're back! On today's episode, we talk about some of the high profile cases where the role playing game Dungeons and Dragons was blamed for violence and suicide. We talk about the disappearance of James Dallas Egbert whose tragic story was turned into Tom Hanks first major film Mazes and Monsters. WE also talk about Patricia Pulling who after her son died, created BADD (Banning Dungeons and Dragons) who blamed the game on satan and even werewolves! Thanks for listening. Please subscribe and rate our podcast. It helps us out a lot.
24 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
Episode 16 - Martin Cahill: The Ordinary Decent Criminal
Today we’re talking with special guest Jason Brennan (from Shite Talk: An Irish History Podcast) about Martin Cahill or the general, as dubbed by the media. From the early 1970s until his death in 1994, Cahill rose from house burglaries and hot dog vendor extortion up to major robbery including both a multimillion dollar gold and jewelry heist; and the art theft of some of the World’s most valuable paintings. After his assassination (While returning a VHS copy of Delta Force 3), there were many films and documentaries about his life and murder even though he was secretive with his notorious practice of hiding his face. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe and rate our podcast. It helps us out a lot.
13 minutes | Feb 1, 2020
Episode 15 - Kevin Spacey Mysterious Deaths Conspiracy
Today we’re talking about the pretty insane story of the mysterious deaths of Kevin Spacey’s accusers in what can only be described as a conspiracy theorists wet dream. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe and rate our podcast. It helps us out a lot.
19 minutes | Jan 10, 2020
Episode 13 - Animal Cruelty in Film
Animals have been harmed in films since the dawn of its invention. Leading up to next week’s episode about the film Cannibal Holocaust which notoriously killed several animals on camera, we are talking about other instances of animal cruelty in film including Thomas Edison's Electrocuting an Elephant, Luis Bunuel's Land Without Bread, Milo and Otis and a bunch of westerns. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe and rate our podcast. It helps us out a lot.
34 minutes | Dec 31, 2019
Episode 12 - Book Scams
A few recent shady book happenings; New York Times fake bestseller Triggered by Donald Trump Jr and the sentencing of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh for her Healthy Holly scandal got us interested in some other historical book scams including Clifford Irving's fake Howard Hughes biography and Go Ask Alice written by Anonymous. Please rate, review and subscribe if you dig this. It really helps us a lot!
21 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
Episode 11 - The Money Train Subway Fire Bombings
For our first episode of season 2 we wanted to start off the season with another Woody Harrelson movie that spread controversy in the 1990’s. So today we’re talking about the series of bombings of New York City subway ticket booths that happened right after the release of the film Money Train and the politic battle that ensued. Please rate, review and subscribe if you dig this. It really helps us a lot!
14 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
The Letter from The Axeman of New Orleans - 100th Anniversary
On this bonus episode recorded exactly 100 years to the day after the Axeman's last murder, we are talking about the letter supposedly written by The Axeman of New Orleans who claimed he would spare the lives of those who played Jazz music. We talk about the theories surrounding the letter and if the murderer was the actual writer? Thanks for listening. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you are listening. It really helps us out. Sources are credited and available on main episode page.
26 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
Episode 10 - The Exorcist Post Mortem: Real Life Killers and Curses
On today’s post-mortem episode of The Exorcist, we’re gonna talk about the film’s allegedly cursed production, the real life exorcism that influenced it, the real serial killer on the cast and other real-life deaths surrounding it. Please rate, review and subscribe if you dig. It really helps us a lot!
15 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
Episode 9 - The Exorcist made me do it
On this week’s Halloween episode, we dive into the brutal murder of 4 year-old Khunji Wilson by her mother, who was reportedly influenced by The Exorcist. After watching an edited version of the film on CBS, Patricia Ann Frazier became convinced that her child was a demon clone and performed gruesome surgery on the kid, before turning herself in. If you like the show, please rate, review and/or subscribe. It helps us out a ton! Sources are credited and available on main episode page.
26 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
Episode 8 - Wes Craven's Scream and the History of the Slasher
Today, we are talking about the three true crime murders influenced by the Scream franchise. We also go into the history of the slasher Genre and Siskel and Ebert's crusade against it in 1980. We also go into the making of Scream and play final motive scene from the first three films. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you are listening. It really helps us out. Sources are credited and available on main episode page.
24 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Bonus Episode - The Joker Review
On this weeks bonus episode, Kindell and I talk about our experience seeing Todd Phillip's The Joker in theaters with all the increased security. After a few more discussions on unnecessary controversy the film continues to stir up, we actually talk about the actual merit of the film itself! We're partnering with Get it Gals to do a free true crime pub trivia on October 18th at the Texas Keeper in South Austin and would love to meet anyone in the area there! Thanks for listening. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you are listening. It really helps us out.
18 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
Episode 7.5 - Post-Mortem: Fight Club 2
On this week’s post-mortem, we’re talking about 4 real life Fight Clubs and one copycat crime inspired by the film. As an honorable mention, we had to cite a cage-fighting ring that came out of a Dallas high school. Special thanks to Complex Media, Inc. for their sleuth work on our sources! Feel free to break the first rule by subscribing, rating & reviewing us. It really helps us out!
13 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
Bonus Episode - The Joker (2019): The Prehysteria!
On today's bonus episode, we are talking about all of the controversy surrounding Todd Phillips 2019 The Joker. The film stars Joaquin phoenix and is set to be released this Friday, October 4th. We haven't even seen the movie but there is enough pre-panic that we had to discuss especially since there has been movie theater threats in our hometown. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you are listening. It really helps us out.
34 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
Episode 7 - Fight Club
On Memorial Day in 2009, a bomb went off outside of Starbucks in New York City. When the bomber was finally caught, he claimed he was inspired by the film Fight Club to start his own version of Project Mayhem. In today's episode, we examine the ideology behind Fight Club, how it defined a generation of young men and what really happened on that dark day in 2009. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you are listening. It really helps us out. Sources available on main episode page.
25 minutes | Sep 19, 2019
Episode 6.5 - Movie Theater Protests and Attacks
People overreact to movies. A Lot. Today we talk about two of the films that sparked the most outrage and violence with the Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange and Martin Scorsese's Last Temptation of Christ. We also talk about badly timed movies that wouldn't have been controversial if not for when they were released. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you are listening. It really helps us out. Our sources today are: Police Suspect Arson In Fire at Paris Theater By Steven Greenhouse for the New York Times, 1988 Turning Like Clockwork by Gary Leva (clips used) C.A.N. News (Community Action Network News) Episode-1 Part-4 "Last Temptation' San Francisco protest (clips used) Also wanted to credit profound_whatever reddit account who made an imgur post that inspired this list.
13 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
Bonus Episode - Daniel Johnston: Story of An Artist
This past week we lost an Austin Legend, Daniel Johnston. Throughout life and struggles with mental illness, he was able to create some of the most pure art and music ever created. Cutting between some of his most infamous stories and his music/interviews, we hope to create small vignette of the artist. Thanks for listening. We'll be back on Thursday for a regular episode.
26 minutes | Sep 12, 2019
Episode 6 - Video Game Violence
Following two mass shootings earlier last month, politicians again decided to go to one of their favorite scapegoats: blaming video games for the violence. we talk about the history of this and then talk about the ex-lawyer who has made it his crusade to prosecute video game developers and sellers. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you are listening. It really helps us out. Our sources today are: The New York Times article Video Games Aren’t Why Shootings Happen. Politicians Still Blame Them by Kevin Draper The Devin Moore GTA Murders by The Gaming Historian Video games that inspired real-life crimes by AJ Caulfield for Looper
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