I Read a Thing

I Read a Thing

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

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July 3, 2020 70 min

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky had it all, aristocratic lineage, intelligence, and enough imagination to rewrite her story when things didn't go her way. Join us on a deep dive into the world of the godmother of the New Age Movement, mental illness, Russian folklore, white people whitin' around, and more lies than you can shake several sticks at. 

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Join us on a deep dive into the wild world of the Psychic Friends Network, Miss Cleo, fraud, fake cancers, bad acting, shady business practices, and keeping people on the hook for $4.99/minute.  CALL ME NOW FOR AN EXPENSIVE READING.  

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What does the Black Plague, Russian Flu, Spanish Flu, and Coronavirus have in common (besides the obvious)?  Join us on a deep dive into pandemic PTSD, mass hysteria, conspiracy theories, and humans generally acting foolish.

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June 12, 2020 71 min

Neuro-linguistic programming is the brainchild of two nerds, one a raging sociopath who tried to kill his dad and definitely probably allegedly killed his friend's girlfriend.  Join us on a deep dive into pseudoscience, questionable ethics, murder, and pickup artists.

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June 5, 2020 2 min

We felt it was inappropriate to distract from the larger issues at hand for our nation.  We have created a resource list (https://www.ireadathing.com/black-lives-matter/) for non-black allies to educate themselves as well as resources for activists and protestors to take steps in (hopefully) ensuring they have access to what they need if they are detained or assaulted by police or the military.  You can also find a list of places t...

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May 29, 2020 75 min

The Exorcist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose...and the (literally) true story people don't want to hear.  Join us on a deep dive into demon possession, exorcisms, mental illness, The Catholic Church, and negligent homicide. 

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May 22, 2020 62 min

Gwyneth Paltrow and her woo-peddling empire, Goop, are making money by punishing vaginas for existing.  Join us on a deep dive into the world of vaginal steaming, what you shouldn't put in your vagina, and the history of misogyny with a super special guest Elle Stanger (@stripperwriter). 

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We all know about aliens and how they repeatedly abduct people, have space babes mate with them, and then do butt stuff to them.  Join us on a deep dive into the psychology of alien beliefs, the people that directly contributed to the lore of alien abductions, and why you probably don't need to worry about meeting aliens any time soon.

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In the future we will communicate through telepathy, have baby raves, and re-enact the hit Hollywood movie "The Craft" in the weirdest way possible. Join us on a deep dive into the confusing world of Human Design, neutrinos, evolution, strange prophecies,  and alien mission statements.  

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Listen, Breatharians don't have to eat, they just REALLY WANT TO.  Join us on a deep dive of Inedia, Sungazing, the 5th dimension, Reptilian Overlords, and how Breatharians are able to safely enjoy McDonald's Quarter Pounders. 

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How one church (that is really a cult) in South Korea helped spread COVID-19 better than their own gospel.  Join us on a deep dive into the wild world of cult practices, multiple people who claim to be Jesus, and mass gatherings turning into mass casualties.  

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Ghosts aren't real but that doesn't stop us from seeing them.  Join us on a deep dive of what actually causes paranormal events, hauntings, ghostly apparitions, and why you can't trust your brain because it's trying to freak you out.  

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Empaths are real, but not in the way Buzzfeed empath tests describe.  Join us on a deep dive of mirror neurons, highly sensitive people, empaths, and becoming one with a garbage truck.

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Are Indigo Children sensitive and intuitive evolved beings or undiagnosed and unparented tyrants? Join us on a deep dive into the weird New Age phenomenon of the Indigo culture, alien possession, human evolution, and undiagnosed learning disabilities.  

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David Icke took a hard pivot in his career and is now educating the masses on conspiracy theories, The Illuminati, alien reality tv, holograms, the fake moon, and the bloodsucking royals in England. This deep dive is not appropriate for reptilians.

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Lots of people believe Plato's account of Atlantis is real, or, at least, based on a real place.  Join us on a deep dive into the weird conspiracy theories, fringe beliefs, and complete misunderstandings of the Atlantis story.

*Due to Coronavirus, this episode was recorded remotely, so audio may be a bit glitchy.  We're all going through a lot right now and both Emma and I hope you are able to stay safe, pay bills, and find...

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The Nazi party had it all: Adolf Hitler's obsession with occult practices, Astrology, Theozoology, and the opportunity to become a werewolf!!! .  Join us on a deep dive of the Third Reich.  Man, these dudes were crazy.

**Audio is a little funky on this one, our apologies.**

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King James is generally well-loved but we want to go on a deep dive of his dangerous obsession with witches, witchcraft, the devil, and how he directly impacted the torture and execution of innocent people all over the world for centuries.

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