17 episodes

Addressing topics in crime and psychology and working to better the world through the power of morbid curiosity.

Quid Pro Quo Elle Stewart

    • Social Sciences
    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings

Addressing topics in crime and psychology and working to better the world through the power of morbid curiosity.

    Diagnosis Murderer

    Diagnosis Murderer

    A brief apology and explanation of hiatus; followed by a (non-gory) discussion of mass murder, psychological diagnostic goals, and some misunderstandings about violence and mental health

    • 29 min
    The Stranger Danger Danger

    The Stranger Danger Danger

    Elle has a revelation about how we talk about crime and PROPERLY teach people personal safety from childhood through adulthood - courtesy the Netflix series The Keepers, a little bit of Forensic Psych data, and her own misspent youth.

    NO SPOILERS for The Keepers in this episode.

    • 15 min
    013 The Monster

    013 The Monster

    Two books enter! One podcast episode leaves!

    Today I look at Panzram A Journal of Murder through the lens of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, because why not?
    Music by Kai Engel - ICD 10 - 03 Delirium Provided under an Attribution license

    Stay tuned at the end of the episode for a word from Kristi Lee of the Canadian True Crime Podcast

    Not done digging up parts?
    PleasingTerrors ep 017: A Monster of Many Parts pieces together the Woman who made the Man that made The Monster.
    I’d like to thank my newest Patreon supporters:
    The first is Maggie who is also a Twitter True Crime podcast fan extrordinairre. Second is Ariel who asked me to shout out Kiva.org on her behalf. Kiva facilitates micro-loans with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.
    I’d like to thank my newest five star Itunes reviewers: Kitty McTaco, Zimbellina13, and Schism_Artist and my newest Facebook reviewer Sandra
    July's Murder of the Month book pick is Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham. Feel free to join us at the Murder of the Month page on Facebook for more information
    Episode transcript available upon request.

    • 20 min
    012 Is it Nature or Nurture? Yes!

    012 Is it Nature or Nurture? Yes!

    Nature vs Nurture is basically the title card fight of psychology.

    Episode 12 gives a broad overview of Nature/Nurture history leading into your intrepid host's very favorite take on the question. 
    Guest starring Carl Panzram, one of the most stone cold dudes ever to walk the earth. 
    Music by Kai Engel - ICD 10 - 03 Delirium
    Provided under an Attribution license
    Many thanks to my newest Patreon supporter: Mary Viginia
    I’d also like to thank my newest five star Itunes reviewer(s): Paul of The Varmints Podcast, Klmay1973 and Chamacaesq, and my Facebook reviewers Noelle and Kimberly 
    Hopefully you’ve have been following along with me on the recently wrapped #2PodsADay campaign #2PodsADay encourages you to Listen More, Listen Independent.  
    Find more shows like mine by following @2PodsADay on Twitter and Facebook. Or just search the hashtag: 2PodsADay.
    June’s’s Murder of the Month book pick is Panzram, A Journal of Murder which was the source of several quotes in this episode and frankly one of the more fascinating, if uncomfortable, true crime books I’ve ever read. Feel free to join us at the Murder of the Month page on Facebook for more information
    Episode transcript available upon request.

    • 23 min
    011 It's not the size of your pillar, except when it is

    011 It's not the size of your pillar, except when it is

    A surprisingly common delusion, the story of the original Flagpole Sitta, and what they can tell us about the intersection of culture and mental health.

    Warning: repeated usage of anatomical terms for uh... certain portions of anatomy... but NOT in any sort of racy or gory fashion.
     
    Further reading
    The Geography of Madness - Frank Bures The Atlantic - The Diseases You Only Get if You Believe in Them Reuters - Penis theft panic hits city.. New Advent - St. Simeon Stylites the Elder The Letters of Simeon the Stylite by Charles C. Torrey Wikipedia - Simeon Stylites  Music by Kai Engel - Chapter One/Cold - 05 January
    Provided under an Attribution non commercial license
     
    General notes:
    I’d like to thank my newest five star Itunes reviewer: Mar-y
    I'd also like to thank Mike at Pleasing Terrors Podcast for giving me this idea (though I don't think it went anywhere near where either of us expected)
    Check out my new instagram @QuidProQuoCast
    I am currently participating in a campaign called #2PodsADay.
    It aims to introduce podcast listeners to two independent podcasts every day, for 30 days. We hope to give visibility to some of the great indie podcasts that you probably haven’t heard of.
    #2PodsADay encourages you to Listen More, Listen Independent.  
    Find more shows like mine by following @2PodsADay on Twitter and Facebook. Or just search the hashtag: 2PodsADay.
    June’s Murder of the Month book pick is right around the corner, feel free to join us at the Murder of the Month page on Facebook for more information

    • 20 min
    010 Double Trouble

    010 Double Trouble

    Have you ever heard the Bauhaus song Terror Couple Kills Colonel? I recently spent the three days earwormed with it after Netflix bingeing a British television series called "Killer Couples".
    This got me thinking: True Crime media is pretty obsessed with "Partners in crime" but what factors create these infamous poisonous pairs?
    This episode discusses a relevant turning point in social science and a specific flavor of the "Partner in Crime". 
    Thank Yous and Announcements
    I’d like to thank my most recent Patreon patrons:
    Mike at The Pleasing Terrors Podcast, one of my favorite podcasts, AND one of my favorite Cheerleaders of the Podcast world Albert, who chose not to have a link but has ALSO helped me with A LOT of the artwork for the podcast. I have added a brand spanking new pledge level on Patreon which gets you stickers!
    I’d also like to thank my newest five star Itunes reviewer: GoodPony and the lovely people of Podcasts We Listen To on Facebook for helping to get the word out there
    New Project!
    Starting, well today if you’re listening on May fifteenth 2017, I will be participating in a campaign called #2PodsADay.
    It aims to introduce podcast listeners to two independent podcasts every day, for 30 days. We hope to give visibility to some of the great indie podcasts that you probably haven’t heard of.
    #2PodsADay encourages you to Listen More, Listen Independent.  
    Find more shows like mine by following @2PodsADay on Twitter and Facebook. Or just search the hashtag: 2PodsADay.
    May’s Murder of the Month book pick is Dont tell A Soul by M. William Phelps, feel free to join us at the Murder of the Month page on Facebook for more information
    Episode Links:
    The Mayo Clinic:  Friendships: Enrich your life and improve your health  
    IFLScience: Scientists Just Replicated The Infamous Milgram Experiment Social Psychological and Personality Science: Would You Deliver an Electric Shock in 2015? Obedience in the Experimental Paradigm Developed by Stanley Milgram in the 50 Years Following the Original Studies Science Daily: Conducting the Milgram experiment in Poland, psychologists show people still obey Simply Psychology: The Milgram Experiment (link contains multiple audio and video clips)  
    Investigation Discovery Evil Twins: S2E4 4. “Sisters in Silence” (the name of the show is terrible, but the episode was pretty solid) The New York Times: Bound Together in Fantasy and Crime NPR: The Silent Twins People: A British Journalist Unravels the Tale of the Twins Who Wouldn't Talk The New Yorker: We Two Made One The Yorkshire Post: Silent twins trapped by a destructive bond that was broken only by death  
    Casefile Podcast Episode 17: The Eriksson Twins Bone Palace Ballet: Episode 11: Folie a Deux Crime and Punishment–Sabina and Ursula Ericksson  
    Vanity Fair: The Quaid Conspiracy The Telegraph: Why actor Randy Quaid and wife Evi fled the Hollywood 'star whackers' to Canada YouTube Channel: Randy Quaid Evi Quaid  
    Music: Home Runner Single by Vir Nocturnum
    Licensed under an Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

    • 27 min

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