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A fictional villain podcast! Listen in any order. Hosts Joe and Tiana attempt to empathize with the most notorious fictional villains like Cruella de Vil, Draco Malfoy, Norman Bates, Harley Quinn, and more. With discussion, some literary art, and a bit of humor, they attempt to find the humanity behind these characters. Because if we can learn to connect with, relate to, and understand characters that were designed to be hated, then we might just have a chance at understanding our villainous selves as well as the villains we face in our everyday lives.

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    • 4.7 • 61 Ratings

A fictional villain podcast! Listen in any order. Hosts Joe and Tiana attempt to empathize with the most notorious fictional villains like Cruella de Vil, Draco Malfoy, Norman Bates, Harley Quinn, and more. With discussion, some literary art, and a bit of humor, they attempt to find the humanity behind these characters. Because if we can learn to connect with, relate to, and understand characters that were designed to be hated, then we might just have a chance at understanding our villainous selves as well as the villains we face in our everyday lives.

    Krampus and the Naughty Run

    Krampus and the Naughty Run

    It's officially Christmas season and we are revisiting Krampus with special guest Nicole Cooper, organizer of The Naughty Run, a Krampus themed virtual 6.66k run. Nicole combines her passion for Krampus and running in this annual event which raises money for local charities. This year they are raising money for Ursula's Cafe, a pay-what-you-can restaurant in Roanoke, VA. More information on all of these awesome things in the links below!

    Would you get punished by Krampus for being naughty this year? Y'know, dragged to hell, eaten, swatted with a switch, and the like? You might have a better idea after listening to this episode. We talk: mysterious facts about Krampus, St. Nick companionship, how a little darkness in the holiday season is spicy, and much, much more. *In the tune of the song, Let's Get Physical*: Let's get devilish! Devilish! I wanna be deviliiiiish!! Also - Joe recites Tiana's juicy poem written from the perspective of Krampus.

    Want to support the Naughty Run and Ursula's Cafe? Check out their event page or follow on Facebook:
    https://thenaughtyrunkrampus666k.eventbrite.com
    https://www.facebook.com/HailKrampus

    You can find Nicole on Instagram @nicolecooperwashere
    https://linktr.ee/nicole.cooper

    To learn even more about Krampus, check out the book, The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil by Al Ridenour.

    #Krampus #Podcast #Horror #Villain




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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Janice or Ross? (Friends)

    Janice or Ross? (Friends)

    Don’t think Janice is the villain? We agree! We defend Janice, explain why we should embrace the “annoying” parts of ourselves, talk about times we were annoying around our friends, do some good ol’ fashioned Ross-bashing (que machine-gun-fire-like laughter), & more. At the end, Joe recites Tiana’s poem, “Letter to Janice from Chandler.”   

    We’re Friends fans and we’re ready to get into the nitty gritty at the Central Perk. Oh and beware of the… interesting Janice impersonations. How YOU doin’? I hope better after listening to this episode!   

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    #Friends #Janice #CentralPerk #ABCNetwork


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    • 44 min
    Chucky (Child's Play)

    Chucky (Child's Play)

    So, would ya transfer your soul to a doll to survive? When was a time you spontaneously believed in something strange? We attempt to, um, empathize with and relate to Chucky, the murderous Good Guy doll from Child's Play (1988). Words were said on this podcast episode... that ended up being freaky, silly, personal, and serious all at the same time and they all revolved around a... murderous toy. Woo hoo! At the end, Tiana shares her horror poem, "A BFF Bumble Friendship Meet Up with Chucky." Disclaimer: Poem at the end of the episode is VERY HORRIFIC. Listener discretion is advised. 

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    #Chucky #ChildsPlay #HorrorMovies 


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    • 34 min
    Freddy Krueger (rerun)

    Freddy Krueger (rerun)

    With Halloween approaching soon, we're replaying an episode about one of our favorite horror movie villains. All the hormones and theories make it surprisingly easy for us to empathize with Freddy Krueger. But that's not to say he's not a killer; he's still not your average, friendly neighbor. Confidence, morality, and dreams - oh my! Also, why is it so hard to get help from adults these days? Don't let A Nightmare on Elm Street be your nightmare.



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    • 35 min
    Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke)

    Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke)

    When was a time you "killed a god," or took on something much bigger than yourself? Is adopting Lady Eboshi's philosophy to have a lack of fear good for our lives? These questions and more are answered as we dive DEEP into relating to, empathizing with, and discussing Lady Eboshi from Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke! AND we do it with a special guest - Annie Prafcke from the podcast, Misfits! We also have some general discussion about the film Princess Mononoke, get real about the wilderness and coyotes (?), and have an all around great discussion that could cleanse your inner demons and hatred. At the end, we all share our own "Tinder Bio"s that we've written for Lady Eboshi (because we definitely learn more about who she is when we hear her very own Tinder Bio amiright?!). 



    Get connected to Misfits!: 
    Misfits linktree: https://linktr.ee/ACXP
    Misfits IG: https://www.instagram.com/acxpmisfits/?hl=en


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    #HayaoMiyazaki #PrincessMononoke #StudioGhibli #LadyEboshi #Podcast


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Rasputin (Anastasia)

    Rasputin (Anastasia)

    What would you sell your soul for? Apparently Rasputin sold his soul in order to… take out an entire royal family (kind of intense). We try to understand Rasputin from the 1997 animated film, Anastasia. Does your mouth randomly fall off your body like Rasputin’s? I hope not. We also talk: Some history about the real life Rasputin, being in limbo, and more. At the end, Tiana shares her poem written from Rasputin’s perspective - it's like a letter to Bartok, the random albino bat. 

    Things Mentioned:
    Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs by Douglas Smith
    The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer 



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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

angiegriffith ,

A podcast I never knew I needed 😂

I mean… how unique and entertaining! Such a great escape from the daily grind. Way to go!

Mxsandy12 ,

Awesome villain pod!

Love this show!

15_vs_15 ,

Evil Is Good

This podcast has made me like some of the evil characters I’ve hated. Great podcast that folks should give a listen.

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