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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. 98: Gratui-titty

Episode 98

July 25, 2022

Ep. 98: Gratui-titty

Rewatching the Final Destination movies has CoRri wondering what society would be like if the events of the movie were happening in real life and everyone started to recognize it. How would it change our ideas about death and near-death experiences? What would people buy and sell? How many times would it have to happen for us all to start believing? Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the murder inquiry dogging the author of Where the Crawdads Sing[19:52] We get really excited about being complimented, Mark partied too hard, CoRri was definitely not a child bride, and we are REALLY into shout-outs[43:31] What we watched![64:50] We talk about how our society would be different if death came for us the same way it does in the Final Destination movies Stuff we referenced: ‘Crawdads’ author Delia Owens is wanted for questioning in a murder. Here’s why. ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Author Wanted for Questioning in Murder – The Atlantic The Delia Demolition ...

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Ep. 97: Deep dark cuts

Episode 97

July 18, 2022

Ep. 97: Deep dark cuts

You ever stop to listen to the lyrics to a high energy jam and realize there’s something super sinister lurking beneath those bouncy beats? This week we’re delving into songs inspired by real life crimes and tragedies. Highlights: [0:00] Mark tells CoRri about a seemingly benign stupid food decision with fatal consequences[12:36] The UK is on FIRE. Is preparing for it POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE WILD?[25:40] There’s a new video rant, book club was great, a watch-along is coming on July 30th, and Boffin Eileen is joining us for ep. 99 so send us your questions about surviving unsurvivable situations![32:20] What we watched! Plus, wtf was that Munsters trailer??[64:00] We discuss songs about real life crimes and tragedies Stuff we referenced: ELDERLY COUPLE FOUND DEAD IN CAR TWO WEEKS AFTER TRIP TO FESTIVAL – Chicago Tribune The Tragic and True Story Behind this 90s Earworm | The Zone @ 91-3 Hey Man Nice Shot by Filter – Songfacts What’s That Song About?: “Hey Man Nice Shot” – Filter, 1995 (alternative) The full story behind The Killers’ Murder Trilogy – Radio X Preppy Killer Case 30 Year Later – Robert Chambers and Jennifer Levin’s Story Mother of late teenager who inspired Pearl Jam’s ‘Jeremy’ speaks out for the first time ...

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Ep. 96: What even is a UK?

Episode 96

July 11, 2022

Ep. 96: What even is a UK?

This week the UK is finally on the road to seeing the backside of Boris Johnson, but what does that even mean, and how did that doofus get into power in the first place? CoRri’s asking Mark the tough questions about the state of British society as a nice break from the horrors of America. Plus, a bonkers story of amnesia, a new pick from the wheel of justice, and a journey through the last words of people on death row. Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark about a strange case of amnesia[21:30] Mark’s odd exhortation leads to a discussion of Romeo + Juliet and The Sunscreen Song.[29:20] Mark met giraffes! We talk giraffe facts and rant about people who’s instinct when meeting such majestic creatures is to shoot them and hang them on their wall.[38:50] Time to spin the wheel of justice and find out Mark’s next video rant.[41:50] Mark shouts out our ko-fi subscribers with the last words of criminals before they were executed[67:30] What we watched![84:00] Mark does his best to explain British politics to CoRri in light of Boris Johnson’s semi-resignation as Prime Minister Stuff we referenced: Amnesia – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic Man With Amnesia Finds His Family After Searching for 11 Years – ABC News Do you know this man? | Health & wellbeing | The Guardian The Last Unknown Man | The New Republic Benjaman Kyle Asks: Who Am I? | Front Page | transylvaniatimes.com The Problem With Adventure Movies Today – YouTube ...

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Ep. 95: Superhumans

Episode 95

July 04, 2022

Ep. 95: Superhumans

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] The 4th of July somehow leads us to a conversation about empathy[35:00] What we watched![45:35] Spoiler for the movie Men[48:18] End of Men spoiler[73:51] We talk about the incredible capabilities of human adaptation Stuff we referenced: Charles Bruder killed in shark attack – Newspapers.com 1916 New Jersey Shore shark attacks inspired Jaws and changed the way we view ocean predators The 1916 shark attacks: Matawan, N.J.’s 100-year struggle with a bloody legacy – nj.com The Matawan Shark Attack: A Deadly Day in 1916 – Yesterday’s America July Attacks of the New Jersey “Jaws” | Weird NJ Echolocation in blind people reveals the brain’s adaptive powers | Science | AAAS Learning How to Be a Human Bat – Scientific American People Can Learn Echolocation in Ten Weeks | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine How Does Human Echolocation Work? | Innovation| Smithsonian Magazine The ‘sea-nomad’ children who see like dolphins – BBC Future Desert people evolve to drink water poisoned with deadly arsenic | New Scientist Could we make a superhuman? | BBC Science Focus Magazine A World Without Pain | The New Yorker ...

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Ep. 94: Such highs and lows

Episode 94

June 29, 2022

Ep. 94: Such highs and lows

It can often seem like the world is getting worse on nearly every conceivable level — and it is! — but this week we’re talking about both the ways things have gotten worse in our lifetimes, and some of the ways things have actually gotten better. Highlights: [0:00] Mark tells CoRri about some Soviet gumption in the form Antarctic self-surgery[17:50] We unpack the horrendous week America has had thanks to the Supreme Court[43:45] We unpack the watch-along and future watch-along ideas, as well as book club, and our future hang in the UK[55:45] What we watched! It was A LOT.[84:25] We discuss things that have gotten worse AND things that have gotten better in our lifetimes ...

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Ep. 93: Gotta get Gowron Friday

Episode 93

June 19, 2022

Ep. 93: Gotta get Gowron Friday

Since Mark is seeing Nine Inch Nails and CoRri is seeing Midnight Oil this weekend, we’re doing a Friday party-sode! We’re sipping on some suds and talking about CoRri’s disability, how racism ruined swimming in America, our irrational celebrity hatreds, Star Trek, actor accents, Nightmare on Elm Street’s enduring legacy, and more! This one is surprisingly uplifting, so cuddle up with us, friends. Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark how the legacy of racism has ruined swimming for Black folks in the United States[17:25] We jump right into a discussion of irrational hatreds of celebrities and the absurdity of the passage of time[29:18] Mark is going to see Nine Inch Nails in a…. biodome? And this leads us into a discussion of the gloriousness of Star Trek. It makes sense, I swear.[41:39] Mark watched In The Mouth of Madness and, like the movie, the conversation spirals! From Sam Neil’s accent to Christian Bale’s improvisation skills, and our own acting and filmmaking backgrounds[52:13] What we watched! Stuff we referenced: Racial History of American Swimming Pools : NPR Challenging the Myth that ‘Blacks Can’t Swim’ – 5 Questions with Filmmaker Ed Accura | Pool Safely Racial Disparities in Swimming: What Can We Do? Racism at American Pools Isn’t New: A Look at a Long History Taika Waititi & Rhys Darby Take Lie Detector Tests | Vanity Fair ...

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