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Jack of All Graves

A storytelling pod in which an American girl and a Welsh guy bond over a shared love of the terrifying, tragic, bloody, morbid, anxiety-inducing, and horrific -- a joyful and therapeutic exploration of very dark...more

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Ep. 103: Queen Elizadeath

Episode 103

September 12, 2022

Ep. 103: Queen Elizadeath

We dedicate our episode today to the wild and whacky world of the United Kingdom and its forced period of mourning in the wake of the death of their monarch! If you love the Queen, you’ll probably hate this! Highlights: [0:00] Mark talks about what it was like to be in London when the Queen died.[26:30] Aside from some chat about what yetis sound like and CoRri’s birthday weekend, we jump right into talking more about the complicated nature of the UK’s mourning of their monarch, and mourning in the age of social media in general. ...

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Ep. 102: Folk deities

Episode 102

September 05, 2022

Ep. 102: Folk deities

Mark is back! And he wants to talk about folk religion! We chat about corpses uncovered by climate change, potentially necrotic mosquito bites, kind of rad cannibals, and more! Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the corpses in Lake Mead[21:20] We catch up on the past two weeks apart, starting with a very special dedication from Mark and including vivid descriptions of his potentially necrotic mosquito bites! Plus, we discuss the grey pubic hair to death pipeline.[47:50] What we watched![80:50] We discuss some interesting folk religions, some of which involve cannibalism[97:00] Ko-Fi shout outs! Everyone gets a god! Stuff we referenced: Officials reveal new details about the 3 sets of human remains found at Lake Mead Lake Mead Has Hundreds of Bodies Waiting to Be Found Western ‘Megadrought’ Is the Worst in 1,200 Years Multiple sets of remains found in receding Lake Mead. Here’s a timeline of the discoveries. Vegas mob lore floats to the surface along with bodies at Lake Mead ...

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Ep. 101: Mormon (w/ Hollywood Steve!)

Episode 101

August 29, 2022

Ep. 101: Mormon (w/ Hollywood Steve!)

Mark is still away on his Caribbean dream vacay, so CoRri is joined by Dead and Lovely’s Hollywood Steve this week to talk about his journey from atheist to Mormon to atheist again, with some fascinating history and theology thrown in. If you didn’t think Big Foot featured into Mormon beliefs, you’re in for a surprise! Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Steve about the Great Moon Hoax of 1835[24:30] It’s a ramble. Ultimately, the point is, the Queen should make a sex tape.[48:00] What we’ve watched and played lately and why VR is too dystopian to be fun[72:00] We discuss Mormons! Stuff we referenced: Belief, Legend, and the Great Moon Hoax  The Great Moon Hoax Was Simply a Sign of Its Time The Great Moon Hoax and the Christian Philosopher “The Great Moon Hoax” Is published in the “New York Sun” ...

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Ep. 100: The one-hundredth one!

Episode 100

August 16, 2022

Ep. 100: The one-hundredth one!

In celebration of 100 episodes of JoAG, we got together in London to chat face to face about everything from the American penchant for drunk driving to CoRri's weird past doing Christian missionary work to some stories Mark's dug up on internet meet-ups that didn't go nearly as well as ours. The audio is potato quality but the conversation is a piping hot plate of chips! Thanks for hanging with us for one hundred episodes of the JoAG journey! Here's to many hundreds more! Blog & Book Club Info: www.jackofallgraves.com Support Us on Ko-Fi: www.ko-fi.com/jackofallgraves Merch, YouTube, & Other Links: http://linktr.ee/jackofallgraves  ...

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Ep. 99.5: Zombie pigs and movie recs

August 08, 2022

Ep. 99.5: Zombie pigs and movie recs

Maybe it’s cheating a little, but we want to record our big 100th episode together in London, so this week we’re just hanging out chatting about some disconcerting science news, some horror science, and a whoooole lot of stuff we’ve been watching the past two weeks. Plus Mark recommends music and spins the Wheel of Justice! Highlights: [0:00] We talk over a story in the news this week about reanimated pigs and all the IMPLICATIONS.[22:50] We discuss Mark’s broken toe and what you can expect from our London content, and CoRri explains the science of why she pukes all the time[35:40] Mark dives into his old last.fm profile to recommend songs to our Ko-Fi supporters. Here they are in a YouTube playlist![57:50] Mark spins the Wheel of Justice[60:30] What we watched! The list can always be found on our website, jackofallgraves.com ...

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Ep. 99: Ask a boffin – surviving the unsurvivable

Episode 99

August 01, 2022

Ep. 99: Ask a boffin – surviving the unsurvivable

We’ve got your favorite scientist Eileen Marks-Nelson back with us to answer more super weird science questions! This time she’s tackling tips for how to survive scenarios that are nearly impossible to make it out of alive!   Highlights: [0:00] Mark tells CoRri and Eileen about the strange case of the dog suicide bridge[18:02] Thanks for coming to our watch-along and for your Ko-fi support![26:00] Eileen explains sensation-seeking behavior, and administers a test to find out where Mark and CoRri stand on the scale[61:11] We get into surviving (or NOT surviving) some unsurvivable situations Stuff we referenced: Zuckerman, M. (1994). Behavioral Expressions and Biosocial Bases of Sensation Seeking. (p 27) Lust for Life | Psychology Today Sensation seeking and risk-taking – ScienceDirect Sex Differences in the Developmental Trajectories of Impulse Control and Sensation-Seeking from Early Adolescence to Early Adulthood | SpringerLink Steinberg 2007 | PDF | Executive Functions | Adolescence (scribd.com) Around the world, adolescence is a time of heightened sensation seeking and immature self‐regulation (wiley.com) Testosterone exposure, dopaminergic reward, and sensation-seeking in young men – PubMed (nih.gov) A twin study on sensation seeking, risk taking behavior and marijuana use – ScienceDirect Genome-wide association analyses of risk tolerance and risky behaviors in over 1 million individuals identify hundreds of loci and shared genetic influences – PubMed (nih.gov) Genetic underpinnings of risky behaviour relate to altered neuroanatomy – PubMed (nih.gov) Genetically influenced change in sensation seeking drives the rise of delinquent behavior during adolescence (utexas.edu) Sensation Seeking ...

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