A storytelling pod in which an American girl and a Welsh guy bond over a shared love of the terrifying, tragic, bloody, morbid, anxiety-inducing, and horrific -- a joyful and therapeutic exploration of very dark things.
Ep. 106: Forensic psychiatry
It’s a VERY special JoAG this week as we’re joined by Dr. Ben Duffin-Jones, a forensic psychiatrist with years of experience working in the Welsh penal system. We learn the ins, outs, ups, and downs of working to understand what makes criminals tick, and why empathy is the most important requirement for the job. Plus: Ben ranks our perfect murder strategies from episode 31!
Ep. 105: Murphy's law
Oh boy. Right before recording this episode, our dear scheduled guest had an emergency and had to cancel, so… um… we talked about everything from bird migration to the genius of She-Hulk to what the Dahmer Netflix series can tell us about the true crime landscape.
[0:00] Mark introduces CoRri to three minor deities, with one catch… one of them he made up. Can she guess which?[10:50] We have a little JoAG therapy sesh about why we’re both feeling a little off at the moment. Plus, our next watch-along is October 8th![24:30] We discuss the autumnal equinox and CoRri has a revelation about birds, which leads Mark to tell her about the Jews of Aberystwyth[36:00] We deep dive into the Netflix Dahmer series and what it does differently from other true crime[53:30] We watched The Munsters so you don’t have to[63:00] What else we watched! From the glorious twitter drama of Don’t Worry Darling to the beautiful meditation on grief that is The Night House.[90:00] The answer to which deity Mark fabricated.
An article in GQ has CoRri hyperfixated on the gory procedure of surgical leg lengthening, we revisit the royal mourning period in the UK and get an EXTREMELY surprising revelation from Mark, and Mark takes us into the world of conjoined twins and other physical irregularities in the human form.
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about leg lengthening surgery[34:30] We get an update on the mourning situation in the UK and find out a SHOCKING revelation regarding Mark’s relationship with the Queen[55:45] We have a conversation about what celebrity deaths affected us the most[65:00] What we watched![95:00] Mark tells CoRri about some fascinating physical irregularities in the human form
Stuff we referenced:
Historical Vignettes on How the Ilizarov Method C…
New Limb-Lengthening Tech May Reduce Complication…
How Comrade Ilizarov saved my leg | Health | The…
Inside the World of Leg Lengthening | GQ
STATISTICS – NORMAL DISTRIBUTION- HEIGHTS
Ep. 103: Queen Elizadeath
We dedicate our episode today to the wild and whacky world of the United Kingdom and its forced period of mourning in the wake of the death of their monarch! If you love the Queen, you’ll probably hate this!
[0:00] Mark talks about what it was like to be in London when the Queen died.[26:30] Aside from some chat about what yetis sound like and CoRri’s birthday weekend, we jump right into talking more about the complicated nature of the UK’s mourning of their monarch, and mourning in the age of social media in general.
Ep. 102: Folk deities
Mark is back! And he wants to talk about folk religion! We chat about corpses uncovered by climate change, potentially necrotic mosquito bites, kind of rad cannibals, and more!
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the corpses in Lake Mead[21:20] We catch up on the past two weeks apart, starting with a very special dedication from Mark and including vivid descriptions of his potentially necrotic mosquito bites! Plus, we discuss the grey pubic hair to death pipeline.[47:50] What we watched![80:50] We discuss some interesting folk religions, some of which involve cannibalism[97:00] Ko-Fi shout outs! Everyone gets a god!
Stuff we referenced:
Officials reveal new details about the 3 sets of human remains found at Lake Mead
Lake Mead Has Hundreds of Bodies Waiting to Be Found
Western ‘Megadrought’ Is the Worst in 1,200 Years
Multiple sets of remains found in receding Lake Mead. Here’s a timeline of the discoveries.
Vegas mob lore floats to the surface along with bodies at Lake Mead
Ep. 101: Mormon (w/ Hollywood Steve!)
Mark is still away on his Caribbean dream vacay, so CoRri is joined by Dead and Lovely’s Hollywood Steve this week to talk about his journey from atheist to Mormon to atheist again, with some fascinating history and theology thrown in. If you didn’t think Big Foot featured into Mormon beliefs, you’re in for a surprise!
[0:00] CoRri tells Steve about the Great Moon Hoax of 1835[24:30] It’s a ramble. Ultimately, the point is, the Queen should make a sex tape.[48:00] What we’ve watched and played lately and why VR is too dystopian to be fun[72:00] We discuss Mormons!
Stuff we referenced:
Belief, Legend, and the Great Moon Hoax
The Great Moon Hoax Was Simply a Sign of Its Time
The Great Moon Hoax and the Christian Philosopher
“The Great Moon Hoax” Is published in the “New York Sun”
If you're wondering about the existence of Mermaids, if vampires need help getting erections, or just how zombies are made...listen to the Boffin!
I Adore Them!!!!!
I absolutely love Mark and Corri. They are just such a delight to listen to. They definitely make my commute so much easier in the morning and evening drives home from work. Love you guys!!!!!
Real world horror...with friends!
Corri and Mark are the perfect hosts to bring true-life horror into your week. The topics are dark, but the attitude is uplifting and fun. One of my very few can't miss podcasts, so glad to have found them.
For those who can't get enough, step beyond the podcast and join in on their monthly movie watchalongs.