March 21, 2022
Ep. 80: Meat cute
We’ve got cannibalism on one end and nuclear neuroses on the other. Come with us for some JoAG therapy as we work through why Mark can’t stop thinking about mutually assured destruction.
[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about Japanese cannibal Issei Sagawa
[14:50] Just shooting the shit, y’know?
[28:30] What we watched! No spoilers, don’t worry.
[44:00] We talk about nuclear war: What would happen if it were to occur, how it’s depicted in pop culture, the effects of thinking too much about nuclear war on small children, and more!
Stuff we referenced:
The Day After: America Watches in Fear – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG-e52yAxfs
Protect and Survive (Complete Nuclear Survival British Public Information Film) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yrv505R-0U
How Growing Up With the Threat of Nuclear War Shapes Kids’ Psyches – https://www.thecut.com/article/how-the-threat-of-nuclear-war-shapes-kids-psyches.html
‘By 10, I knew all about the impact of a nuclear blast’: growing up in the shadow of the bomb – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/16/by-10-i-knew-all-about-the-impact-of-a-nuclear-blast-growing-up-in-the-shadow-of-the-bomb
Fear of nuclear annihilation scarred children growing up in the Cold War, studies later showed- https://timeline.com/nuclear-war-child-psychology-d1ff491b5fe0
38 Essential ’80s Songs About Nuclear Anxiety – https://www.stereogum.com/1978060/38-essential-80s-songs-about-nuclear-anxiety/lists/ultimate-playlist/
How One Apocalyptic BBC Movie Scarred a Generation of U.K. Schoolchildren – https://www.kqed.org/arts/13867080/how-one-apocalyptic-bbc-movie-scarred-a-generation-of-u-k-schoolchildren
Nuclear War Movies: A History of Total Annihilation on Film – https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/nuclear-war-movies-a-history-of-total-annihilation-on-film/
The Day After (1983) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyy9n8r16hs