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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. 92: The f**k this movie spectrum

Episode 92

June 13, 2022

Ep. 92: The f**k this movie spectrum

It’s been two weeks since we’ve had a chat, so we’ve got a lot to say. Mark tells a horrifying cave story, the Void speaks some wisdom to our audience, and the movie Dashcam drives us to question where we draw our ethical lines in the films we choose to support. No spoilers, so you don’t have to have watched the movie to listen to the conversation! Highlights: [0:00] Mark tells CoRri a horrendously claustrophobic incident at the Nutty Putty Cave in Utah[23:50] Mark’s back from Crete with bug bites on his ass![34:00] Book club is coming on June 18th, and a double-feature watch-along on June 25th![36:35] We spin the wheel of justice and Mark connects to the Void and gets some bad advice for our Ko-Fi supporters[59:10] What we watched![84:40] We talk about the movie Dashcam and where we draw an ethical line in deciding what we’ll watch ...

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Ep. 91: Meth Nazis and labor pains

Episode 91

June 05, 2022

Ep. 91: Meth Nazis and labor pains

Mark is on holiday this week, so our dear comrade Richard Lambert joins Corrigan to talk about Nazi drug use, the fate of the British monarchy, the trouble with ghost movies, violent state responses to labor movements, and the horrors of capitalism! It’s action packed! Highlights: [0:00] Guest Richard Lambert tells CoRri about Nazi methamphetamine use[21:00] We shoot the breeze about our week and have some cultural exchange about the British monarchy[40:10} What we watched![76:48] We discuss the horrors of capitalism, specifically violent things done to people trying to push for labor rights Stuff we referenced: Social Welfare History Project Passaic Textile Strike, 1926 Triangle Fire: Police Brutality against Strikers | PBS LearningMedia Uncovering the History of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire | History| Smithsonian Magazine POLICE IN SIDECARS CLUB AND CHASE 3,000 IN PASSAIC STRIKE What Made the Battle of Blair Mountain the Largest Labor Uprising in American History | History| Smithsonian Magazine Shooting Up: A History of Drugs in Warfare by Lukasz Kamienski review – what turns soldiers into monsters? | History books | The Guardian Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany by Norman Ohler review – a crass and dangerously inaccurate account | History books | The Guardian The scandal of Orgreave | The miners’ strike 1984-85 | The Guardian ...

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Ep. 90: Stupid deaths revisited

Episode 90

May 29, 2022

Ep. 90: Stupid deaths revisited

It’s been a terrible week in America and we’ve got to talk about it. This week we follow a cathartic discussion of American failures with some good natured bickering about science, an invitation to come hang out with us, and a little jaunt into one of our favorite topics, dumb ways to die. Highlights: [0:00] We talk about America’s mounting social problems and whether the country is headed toward utopia or dystopia [26:20] We discuss the sizes of alcohol bottles and the queen’s platinum jubilee, and we bicker about whether or not human echolocation is real [35:00] We want you to come hang out with us in Birmingham, UK on November 12th and 13th! [47:20] What we watched! [75:00] We revisit stupid ways people have died or caused major tragedies Stuff we referenced: The Darwin Awards: 10 Of The Worst Stupid Death Stor… 10 Disasters Caused by Absurdly Negligent Decisions – Toptenz.net King Charles II Died a Horrible, Unfortunate Death ...

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Ep. 89: From prophecy to mind control

Episode 89

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 ...

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Ep. 88: When birthdays kill

Episode 88

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?   ...

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Ep. 87: Cinephiles

Episode 87

May 09, 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 ...

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