358 episodes

A podcast about how we become who we are. Almost anything can seem normal. Are you sure you really want to know?

Ignorance Was Bliss Kate Wallinga

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 18 Ratings

A podcast about how we become who we are. Almost anything can seem normal. Are you sure you really want to know?

    355 -- The Tension Mounts -- with Bob Van Laerhoven

    355 -- The Tension Mounts -- with Bob Van Laerhoven

    What does the regime of Pinochet have in common with present-day United States? ...perhaps more than we like to imagine...

    Guest: Bob Van Laerhoven -- www.bobvanlaerhoven.be

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    Promo: Strangeful Things podcast
    Disclaimer: JP Mackey
    Music: Jake Pierle -- https://jakepierle.bandcamp.com/

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    354 -- Improperly Prepared for Eating -- with Tyler Bell

    354 -- Improperly Prepared for Eating -- with Tyler Bell

    When considering horror and dark fiction, it's helpful to remember that the non-fiction world -- socially, politically, parentally, podcast-ily -- is often just as scary...

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    Guest: Tyler Bell, Westside Fairytales
    Book: The Eyes Beneath my Father's House -- https://www.amazon.com/Eyes-Beneath-My-Fathers-House-ebook/dp/B09BYWDLVV/

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    Promo: That's So F*cked Up
    Disclaimer: Greg D'Arcy
    Music: Jake Pierle -- https://jakepierle.bandcamp.com/

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    Discord server: Ignorance Was Bliss Satellite Campus -- https://bit.ly/iwbdiscord

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    • 1 hr 51 min
    353 -- You Can't Cry at a Drag Show -- with Jaimie Sherling

    353 -- You Can't Cry at a Drag Show -- with Jaimie Sherling

    Coping with stress and unhappiness can come in many forms. Therapy... self-care (whatever that means for you)... meditation... going to a drag club...

    Guest: Jaimie Sherling
    Book: From Queens to QUEENS -- https://www.amazon.com/Queens-QUEENS-Madison-Community-Saved-ebook/dp/B09FYMJP1R/

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    Promo: Killafornia Dreaming
    Disclaimer: Lee
    Music: Jake Pierle -- https://jakepierle.bandcamp.com/

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    Facebook group: The Asylum -- https://bit.ly/iwbasylum
    Discord server: Ignorance Was Bliss Satellite Campus -- https://bit.ly/iwbdiscord

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    • 1 hr
    352 -- The Order and the Chaos -- with Tom Vater

    352 -- The Order and the Chaos -- with Tom Vater

    There are some very short roads that lead from creativity to criminal justice... from helplessness to violence... from capitalism to serial killing...

    Guest: Tom Vater -- tomvater.com

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    Promo: I Hate Your Taste in Movies
    Disclaimer: AndromedaDear
    Music: Jake Pierle -- https://jakepierle.bandcamp.com/

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    Facebook group: The Asylum -- https://bit.ly/iwbasylum
    Discord server: Ignorance Was Bliss Satellite Campus -- https://bit.ly/iwbdiscord

    Merch: https://bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    351 -- Dirty and Brilliant -- with Nikky from Dear Nikky

    351 -- Dirty and Brilliant -- with Nikky from Dear Nikky

    Over the past 350 episodes, I've talked a lot about violence, and far less about sex. This time, it's time to switch things up.

    Guest: Nikky, from the Dear Nikky podcast (formerly In Bed with Nikky)

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    Promo: Killer Fun
    Disclaimer: Dean, Family Plot podcast
    Art: Asylum 94
    Music: Jake Pierle -- https://jakepierle.bandcamp.com/

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    Facebook group: The Asylum -- https://bit.ly/iwbasylum
    Discord server: Ignorance Was Bliss Satellite Campus -- https://bit.ly/iwbdiscord

    TikTok (@iwbpodcast): Podcast Checklist
    Merch: https://bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

    Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)

    • 1 hr 17 min
    350 -- Nothing Else That Can Be Done -- the death of Cindy James -- with Robin Warder and Dr Jules

    350 -- Nothing Else That Can Be Done -- the death of Cindy James -- with Robin Warder and Dr Jules

    In the 1980s, a Canadian nurse endured an extended and terrifying ordeal, ending in her death in 1989. We unpack the known timeline, the rampant speculation, and the unanswered questions around one woman's life and loss.

    Guests: Robin Warder (The Trail Went Cold) & Jules (Riddle Me That) -- both of The Path Went Chilly
    Timeline and photos: https://bit.ly/iwb350

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    Promo: Dark Poutine
    Disclaimer: Dave Bowers
    Art: Emily Wallinga
    Music: Jake Pierle -- https://jakepierle.bandcamp.com/

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    Facebook group: The Asylum -- https://bit.ly/iwbasylum
    Discord server: Ignorance Was Bliss Satellite Campus -- https://bit.ly/iwbdiscord

    TikTok (@iwbpodcast): Podcast Checklist
    Merch: https://bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

    • 2 hrs 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Iwouldhavebeenyourdaddy ,

Ace

Wonderful lady, awesome podcast. Happy to be part of the clan that gets to enjoy this adventure! :-)

JoJo Bakka ,

Interesting initial presentation

The music tends to get irritating and the content is interesting initially but I lost interest.
Great if you are interested in psychology but it isn’t for me as there is no evidence or references so it’s one person’s opinion and it’s often blunt and unforgiving.
I found the pushing of one interviewee to tears particularly distasteful.

Akshay-Blood on the Rocks pod ,

Great great great

Ignorance was Bliss is a solid show. Kate is a great personality and provides some really interesting insight into really interesting topics. One to check out!

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