May 02, 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 ...
April 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 ...
April 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 ...
April 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? ...
April 05, 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! ...
March 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 ...