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Are you in need of company during those strange days and lonely nights? Every Monday, hosts Molly Lambert, Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida, gather in dark rooms for a free jazz blend of pop culture theory, internet fascinations, and venture down a plethora of half-baked conspiracy theory rabbit holes. Drop us a line with your night call at 240-46-NIGHT or nightcallpodcast@gmail.com, and we'll offer our best advice on life, love, and the coming apocalypse.

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    • 4.5 • 529 Ratings

Are you in need of company during those strange days and lonely nights? Every Monday, hosts Molly Lambert, Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida, gather in dark rooms for a free jazz blend of pop culture theory, internet fascinations, and venture down a plethora of half-baked conspiracy theory rabbit holes. Drop us a line with your night call at 240-46-NIGHT or nightcallpodcast@gmail.com, and we'll offer our best advice on life, love, and the coming apocalypse.

    135: Mara Wilson, Acting Cults And Isolation Tanks

    135: Mara Wilson, Acting Cults And Isolation Tanks

    We are joined this week by writer and actress Mara Wilson to discuss how acting classes can function like cults and why. Mara reveals her personal Alison Mack story and talks about how we can protect child actors on sets. Then she tells us about her personal isolation tank experience and we try to figure out hacks for making isolation tank like experiences at home. At the end of the episode we have a very bittersweet important announcement about the show.
    Notes:
    Mara's Substack https://mara.substack.com/
    Mara's Twitter https://twitter.com/MaraWilson
    Mara's book, "Where Am I Now?"
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/318758/where-am-i-now-by-mara-wilson/
    The Landis Twilight Zone lawsuit
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1987-05-29-mn-2189-story.html
    ...and how he broke child labor laws
    https://www.nytimes.com/1986/10/30/us/assistant-on-fatal-film-says-he-didn-t-want-children-in-scene.html
    Franco's acting school
    https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/james-franco-acting-school-lawsuit-894571/
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    • 52 min
    134: Mormon Sphinxes, The Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City, And Prophetic Dreams

    134: Mormon Sphinxes, The Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City, And Prophetic Dreams

    Emily is off this week, but Tess and Molly are taking your night calls about Joseph Smith, sphinx monuments, and the devil's tritone! First it's a night call about the Devil's Note, which some listeners liked and others did not at all. Then an email about Joseph Smith's head on the body of a Sphinx, and whether the "Salamander Letter" is a forgery (yes.) Molly waxes philosophical on the newest Housewives franchise: Salt Lake City, and reveals some behind the scenes info she got about why this series is so bonkers. Then it's prophetic dreams - who had them and why? Are they real, or self-fulfilling prophecies? What are our recurring dreams and nightmares? All this and women who marry their step-grandfathers, on an all new Night Call!
    NOTES
    Play around with creepy musical intervals on this handy virtual piano
    https://www.musicca.com/piano
    "Happy Birthday" copyright
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/02/happy-birthday-is-public-domain-former-owner-warnerchapell-to-pay-14m/
    History of "Happy Birthday" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Birthday_to_You
    Joseph Smith sphinx https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11817
    Salamander letter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salamander_letter
    Cafeteria Cathoicism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cafeteria_Catholicism
    Mary Crosby https://www.bravotv.com/people/mary-cosby
    Clay Higgins dream tweet
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/louisiana-clay-becca-higgins-premotion-guns_n_5f93691bc5b6a2e1fb615ae1
    Abe Lincoln's dream https://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln46.html
    Did MLK know he would be assassinated?
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43545620
    Ariana Lenarsky twitter https://twitter.com/aardvarsk
    Titanic prophetic dream https://wormstedt.com/GeorgeBehe/page9.htm
    The Test Dream https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Test_Dream
    More dreams! Dreams galore https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dreams
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    • 1 hr
    133: Demonic Possession, Summum & Exploding Head Syndrome

    133: Demonic Possession, Summum & Exploding Head Syndrome

    November is Dreams Month at Night Call, and we're kicking it off with some incredible dream calls and emails from listeners. Of course there are also more pyramids and architecture talk too. This time it’s Brasilia - the faded poppy mid-century utopia that is Brazil’s capital, and The Summum Pyramid - the mummification temple from 70s religion Summum in Salt Lake City, Utah. Would we get mummified and more importantly, would we let Summum do it? But also: a viral Tik Tok about the Christian conspiracy that the COVID vaccine will implant a chip in your body that is actually the Mark Of The Beast (this makes it sound cooler than it is). And our first in depth missive from dreamland - a listener who believes they heard a weird frequency online that led them to have an experience they interpreted as demonic possession. We interpret their experience and talk about the power of frequencies and music to influence or induce emotional states. All this and Exploding Head Syndrome, on an all new Night Call!
    Notes:
    Dramatic MAGA tiktok
    https://twitter.com/AndreaRussett/status/1323878382975676417
    Background on on vaccine/mark of the beast conspiracies
    https://www.crosswalk.com/church/pastors-or-leadership/ask-roger/is-the-covid-19-vaccine-the-mark-of-the-beast.html
    Do not work order for Songbird
    https://deadline.com/2020/07/sag-aftra-songbird-do-not-work-order-los-angeles-shoot-pandemic-1202976458/
    Valley of the Dawn/Dawn Valley
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/09/religion-psychic-medium-extraterrestrial-sunrise-dawn-valley-brasilia-brazil/
    Dawn Valley wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vale_do_Amanhecer
    Summum Pyramid https://www.summum.us/pyramid/
    Exploding head syndrome
    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150409-i-have-exploding-head-syndrome
    More on EHS https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.livescience.com/amp/45532-exploding-head-syndrome-sleep-disorder.html
    Molly on brain zaps at MTV
    http://www.mtv.com/news/2742210/lexapro-kanye-me-molly-lambert-on-the-ghosts-of-ssris/
    Explore dot org https://explore.org/livecams
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    132: Ramtha & Grottoes

    132: Ramtha & Grottoes

    This week we delve into the OTHER cult Mark Vicente was a member of: Ramtha! Learn how putting a tiny paper pyramid on your head might make you channel an ancient racist spirit. Then it’s even more pyramid pals and a general spooky season and Halloween roundup.
    Notes
    Ramtha
    More Ramtha
    Salma Hayek rude at lunch
     Faith Chapel Christian Center
     AT&T City Center
    Ave Maria Grotto
    Grotto Photos
    Flinstone House
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    131: The Vow & Mounds with Nikki Mayard

    131: The Vow & Mounds with Nikki Mayard

    We’re joined by Lazor Wulf writer Nikki Mayard to wrap up The Vow with a nylon sash. Why did the editors save all the men’s rights stuff for the 8th episode? Did seeing Keith Raniere go full Frank TJ Mackey explain how people got so deep into this cult? Did he also maybe murder a bunch of women? Who is the best Vow character: Mark, Sarah, Catherine or Nippy? How privileged do you have to be to get into this kind of group? Will season 2 explain it all or just make everyone more frustrated? Then it’s another edition of Pyramid Pals with a great call and email about our fave buildings. What’s the deal with ancient mounds? What is the best corporate pyramid, and should we save corporate pyramids from the wrecking ball or let them be lost to time? All this and more on a new Night Call!
    Notes:
    Nikki Mayard's TwitterNikki's InstagramDid Keith Raniere poison his girlfriends?Lazor Wulf on HBOMaxCahokia Mounds CLUI pyramids listCenter of the World pyramid& moreSteelcase/Switch pyramid& walkthroughApex pyramid








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    • 1 hr 7 min
    130: The Twelve Foot Tall Big Skeleton From Home Depot & Sad13

    130: The Twelve Foot Tall Big Skeleton From Home Depot & Sad13

    This week on Night Call we have Sadie Dupuis aka Sad13 as our guest! But first it's an update to Pyramid Pals with a call about a recently demolished but also fairly recently built glass walled pyramid for a pharmaceutical company. Why wouldn't Amazon want to operate out of this futuristic pyramid building out of a dystopian movie, too on the nose? Then we're joined by Sadie to discuss haunted portraits, haunted studios in Texas, and isolation tanks (probably also haunted).
    Notes:
    Richardsonian Romanesque
    Massachusetts pyramid pic 
    MA pyramid demo video
    Miles Klee on 12' skeletons
    Ryan White
    Stew Leonard's animatronics
    Haunted Painting
    Sadie's haunted painting inspo
    Carradine doppelganger
    No music for ICE campaign
    Sonic Ranch
    Tornillo hauntings
    Sadie's website DOT HORSE
    Sadie's twitter
    Sadie's 'gram
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
529 Ratings

529 Ratings

AR190038 ,

night call saved my 2020

this year has been truly insane and dystopian, but night call has kept me sane since a friend reccomended I listen to it back in March. tess, emily, and molly have great chemistry together. the show strikes a perfect balance between current news in tech, politics, art and entertainment media, weird California subculture, interesting rabbit holes off the internet, plus a hilarious and passionate appreciation for all things just slightly off-kilter. every monday I look forward to a new episode. Night Call has helped me feel connected to the world through this pandemic, and I am sure to keep listening for many, many episodes to come!

Slimdickly ,

Funny, cool personalities, fun vibe

I’m pretty over hearing about Keith Ren-whatever and the Nexium heartburn cult. I liked the pre-May themed months. No hate for taking a break for social justice, I certainly liked that better than a 5 week mini-series review

deer trac ,

Yes

The ladies of night call have created their own universe within the podcast and it keeps me going down great internet rabbit holes. Amazing for listening to when you can’t sleep.

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