368 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
    • 4.4 • 187 Ratings

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

    365 -- Up in my Head -- with Chancellor K. Jackson

    365 -- Up in my Head -- with Chancellor K. Jackson

    Have you ever been truly isolated and alone? How do you know you still matter?

    Guest: Chancellor K. Jackson
    Book: 14 Days in Beijing -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B092P777XZ/

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    Promo: Tu Tía Bruja
    Disclaimer: Mike Henneberger
    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
    TikTok (@iwbpodcast): Podcast Checklist
    Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)
    Sponsor: InsPrana Yoga (code IWB25OFF for 25% off your first session)

    • 57 min
    364 -- Writing on the Wall -- with JV Torres

    364 -- Writing on the Wall -- with JV Torres

    What happens when you create something that uncannily reflects subsequent reality?

    Guest: JV Torres, The Rise of King Asilas

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    Survey for next AMA (30 October 2021, 8p EST): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X3VLCT5

    Promo: Red Dirt D&D
    Disclaimer: Brooke, Curly Conspiracies
    Art: Michelle Barkes
    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
    TikTok (@iwbpodcast): Podcast Checklist
    Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    363 -- Making Noises With Your Face -- with Kennedy Phillips

    363 -- Making Noises With Your Face -- with Kennedy Phillips

    World-building is a concept that can apply to games, to fiction, to story-telling, and to actual travel. Wherever the magic is...

    Guest: Kennedy, Magus Elgar and Clutch! A Kobold Story
    YouTube trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3v2N46LdmA
    Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magusserling/clutchkobolds

    Note: There is a change in audio about 4 minutes into the main conversation (specific timestamp will vary based on ads). Technology is its own destructive gremlin and it tried, but ultimately failed, to destroy itself.

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    Promo: Tavern Geek
    Disclaimer: Pete, Mission Rejected
    Art: Autopsy podcast
    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
    TikTok (@iwbpodcast): Podcast Checklist
    Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    362 -- Neck Injuries Are Not Required -- with Kendall and Sarah from Appalachian Mysteria

    362 -- Neck Injuries Are Not Required -- with Kendall and Sarah from Appalachian Mysteria

    When a conversation touches on podcasting, journalism, ethics, ethos, decapitation and cryptids, despite my unabashed fangirling? It's good stuff.

    Guests: Kendall and Sarah, Appalachian Mysteria (Jam Street Media)
    Book: The WVU Coed Murders: Who Killed Mared and Karen? -- https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B09G8Q9FNL/

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    Promo: Crime of Your Life
    Disclaimer: Melanie, Mask of Sanity
    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
    TikTok (@iwbpodcast): Podcast Checklist
    Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    361 -- How Can We Ever Know for Sure? -- with Robin Warder

    361 -- How Can We Ever Know for Sure? -- with Robin Warder

    Join us on a rapid-fire tour through some of the most- and least-known cases of mysterious disappearances, deaths and wrongful convictions.

    Guest: Robin Warder, The Trail Went Cold and The Path Went Chilly

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    Promo: Oklahomacide
    Disclaimer: Roseanne, Killafornia Dreaming
    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

    Merch: https://bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast
    TikTok (@iwbpodcast): Podcast Checklist
    Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)

    • 1 hr 33 min
    360 -- Trains of Thought -- with Jeff Feightner

    360 -- Trains of Thought -- with Jeff Feightner

    Take two podcasters, add a healthy dose of subversive thought, subtract any sense of agenda, and what do you get? This. You get this.

    Guest: Jeff Feightner, Verboten Productions

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    Promo: Memester of the Week
    Disclaimer: Amy, Yes But Why podcast
    Art: Natalie Evans
    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
    TikTok (@iwbpodcast): Podcast Checklist
    Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

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A wide variety of interviews connected by an exploration of the human condition

I'll confess that I discovered IWB late enough & have listened to few enough episodes that, for me, it's never been a true crime podcast. What it is, though, is my favorite interview podcast to listen to when I'm either particularly interested in the interviewee or when I simply want to witness Kate turning what could be a very casual conversation with someone into an in-depth exploration of psychology and the human condition as revealed by their personal experience.

I love that I can pick just about any episode at random and know that I'm likely to come away from a listen having learned something, and likely having thought more deeply about something.

(Plus, Kate is just awesome)

travelplaysurf ,

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Super disappointed that Kate chose to give Erinn Larkin a platform to discuss the Maura Murray case after everything that has come out recently about Erinn’s illegal behavior after she inserted herself in it. The list keeps getting longer but last I checked there was proof of her creating & submitting fake leads to the NHPD, illegal wiretapping of a police officer, violating a restraining order against a victim of Maura Murray’s boyfriend at the time of her disappearance (even though he even acted inappropriately with even her so she knew what she was dealing with)… and I’m not even fully caught up on the case at the moment. I really did like Kate’s podcast but at this point I feel like this is encouraging this type of behavior, when the reason I like true crime podcasts is to try to crowdsource solutions…not create more smoke and mirrors to hide the truth. So unfortunately I can’t support this podcast anymore based on this. Thanks.

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