34 episodes

A deep dive podcast by Emma & Jolie. The subtle art of pointless immersion in a new, strange topic every other Friday.

I Read a Thing Co-hosts: Jolie & Emma

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

A deep dive podcast by Emma & Jolie. The subtle art of pointless immersion in a new, strange topic every other Friday.

    Joseph Smith's Mormon Mafia, Pt. Deux

    Joseph Smith's Mormon Mafia, Pt. Deux

    Joseph Smith was a simple man. He liked unlimited power, cronies that kissed his ass, women he could trick into marrying him, and doctors he could coerce into giving those women abortions; a real Live-Lie-Love kind of guy. In this episode, we talk about what made Joe take his magical mystery tour to several different midwest American cities and how he managed to get God to co-author a stock options agreement for his mansion.

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    Opening and closing music: "A Magical Journey Through Space" by Leonell Cassio, licensed under a Creative Commons License.


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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Joseph Smith's Mormon Mafia, Pt. 1

    Joseph Smith's Mormon Mafia, Pt. 1

    Sex, Drugs, and MONEY! No, this isn't an episode about -insert relevant rock-n-roll star name-, this is all about the freaky founder of the Latter Day Saints, AKA Mormons. This episode covers Joseph Smith's unlikely beginnings as a prophet, his family drama, and his healthy appreciation for hallucinogenic mushrooms.

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    Opening and closing music: "A Magical Journey Through Space" by Leonell Cassio, licensed under a Creative Commons License.


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Eerie Glow of the Living Dead Girls

    The Eerie Glow of the Living Dead Girls

    What do lightbulbs, fireflies, and the long-buried bones of the Radium Girls all have in common? That's right, they all glow! Join us on a deep dive that will cement your distaste for capitalism and make you really glad you live in a time where it's not common to have highly radioactive materials in your household goods. 

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    Opening and closing music: "A Magical Journey Through Space" by Leonell Cassio, licensed under a Creative Commons License.


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    • 58 min
    Flat Earth Blood Cults and other Totally Normal Things (TM)

    Flat Earth Blood Cults and other Totally Normal Things (TM)

    Have you ever looked at a Flat Earther and thought "how could they level up this craziness?" WELCOME TO BLOOD OVER INTENT, MOTHER-TRUCKERS! In this deep dive, we talk about the CLEARLY NOT A MURDER CULT starting up in Oregon, James Cameron as God, Covid in the Matrix, and the Reptilian overlords hiding the truth about the Garden of Eden.

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    Opening and closing music: "A Magical Journey Through Space" by Leonell Cassio, licensed under a Creative Commons License.


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Destructive Power of Cute

    The Destructive Power of Cute

    Have you ever looked at a baby, puppy, or object and thought "YOU'RE SO CUTE I'M GONNA BASH YOUR HEAD IN"? No? Just us? Moving right along.  In today's deep dive we cover the evolutionary purpose behind cuteness aggression and why it (probably) won't make you literally eat a baby.

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    Opening and closing music: "A Magical Journey Through Space" by Leonell Cassio, licensed under a Creative Commons License.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Jack the Ripper's Saucy World Tour

    Jack the Ripper's Saucy World Tour

    Saucy Jack loved three things in life: long walks, vulnerable women, and world domination. Join us on a deep dive of some of the most insane (and plausible) theories on the identity of Jack the Ripper, the psychological impact of murder mysteries, and the depressing anti-vice history of Whitechapel that brought worldwide notoriety to this serial killer.

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    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Wolfkinmusic ,

Funny and interesting

Funny an interesting

FeDinz ,

Love these girls!

These girls are so easy to listen to I look forward to it every week!

aamburrrr ,

WOW

Stumbled upon this out of the blue and I couldn’t help but be interested with all the random titles. These ladies definitely get into some random but very interesting topics, they left me smiling and thinking about some stuff I never thought I would. Can’t wait to hear more!

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