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.
We are super lucky this week to have 2000 AD brand manager and all around great guy Michael Molcher on the show to discuss his forthcoming book I Am The Law: How Judge Dredd Predicted Our Future, which looks at what the popular comic can tell us about modern policing.Highlights:
We’re chatting about another one of CoRri’s random fears: Hot air balloons! We also debate our strategies for surviving in a dystopia, we go in depth on some tropes we love and hate in movies we watched this week, and Mark tells CoRri about the cryptids she needs to watch out for in England.Highlights:
[0:00] CoRri tell Mark why hot air balloons are a hot nightmare
[15:47] We have an impromptu discussion of a mass shooting on Lunar...
This week’s discussions range from people who have predicted the end of the world, to some bonkers poisoning incidents throughout the 20th century. The last one is… it’s wild, you guys.Highlights:
[0:00] Marks tells CoRri about some failed doomsday prophecies and some upcoming ones
[12:34] Mark looks into tattoo removal, we chat about videogames and why CoRri has such a hard time watching TV, and we set a date for our next watch-al...
We’re back! We’re taking it easy with a New Year’s ‘sode full of horrendous ways to die in a national park, surprise vomiting, and movie disagreements. Plus, we talk about what it means to us to be scared watching a movie, and what kinds of movies give us those heebie jeebies.Highlights:
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the many deaths of Yellowstone National Park
[19:33] We chat about how 2023 is looking so far. Warning: There will b...
We’re taking a look back at 2022, picking out our favorite movies and weird news stories of each month as we sail in to 2023!Highlights:
[0:00] Opening song: Zombie Claus by Psychostick
[0:30] We reflect on the year behind us and talk about some of our Christmas and NYE traditions
[22:00] We share a month by month recap with our favorite movie of the month and a JoAG-y news story
As we find ourselves in the midst of the holiday season, we discuss the prevalence of Christmas-related deaths, what Avatar: The Way of Water can tell us about transmedia’s potential, and some historical murders and mysteries that have been solved!Highlights:
We’re not usually a current events pod, but it’s been quite a week between the rapid shutdown of Britain’s major industries, Elon Musk’s continous spiral into fascism, and Mark’s march toward death (aka his birthday). So it’s time for a little State of the Dystopia chat!Highlights:
[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about a mysterious maybe murder
[17:18] We chat about active imaginations and nightmares, Mark’s birthday, aging, and some surp...
We’re coming in hot with a discussion of one of society’s greatest taboos: Inbreeding! Plus, we share some cultural exchange, our watches this week cause us to think some deep thoughts about humanity, and we discuss a few cases of extremely long term kidnapping.Highlights:
[0:00] CoRri explains the science of human inbreeding… and why it might be less of a problem than we think? Hey, don’t shoot the messenger.
[29:16] We discuss Mo...
This week Mark returns to his favorite topic: The brain! (The brain, the center of the chain!) And then on the advice of his son Owen, we talk about times that people have died on the field while playing sports. Or sport, if you’re British.Highlights:
[0:00] Mark tells CoRri some stories about the resilience of the human brain
[18:30] We talk about the darkness of winter, the lightness in CoRri’s soul, and how Mark is reframing his...
We’ve got existential dread up to our ears this week! We talk about the ways in which lead may have destroyed generations of brains, climate and covid anxiety, stupid deaths, and the things that caused our nightmares growing up.Highlights:
[0:00] CoRri explains the lead-crime hypothesis to Mark
[24:49] We chat about our current climate catastrophe anxiety
[29:00] Mark has COVID again and CoRri wants to know why so many people just k...
We had our first Comic-Con panel experience… and our first experience getting the boot for being too spicy! We talk about our grand day out in Birmingham before delving into the question of whether horror is good for children.Highlights:
[0:00] We recap our experiences at MCM Comic-Con Birmingham
[20:00] We talk a little about CoRri’s whirlwing trip to England before diving into what we watched!
[31:50] Skip this quick section to ...
If you live in a big city, you probably pass dozens of people every day hauling their luggage down the sidewalks and subway platforms. But have you ever stopped to wonder if there’s something more sinister in those valises than t-shirts and spare underwear?Highlights:
[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about the science of decomposition
[16:50] In his own weird way, Mark offers some inspiration, and we talk about our “floating door” getting ...
Nothing says Halloween like good old fashioned ghosts! This week we’re diving into the world of ghost hunting. Is there science to back up the existence of ghosts? Listen and find out!Highlights:
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark why, if there were a hell, Ed and Lorraine Warren would most certainly be there
[29:43] We discuss how a demon would get into Mark and learn a little more about Welsh Halloween in the ’80s
[46:48] What we watched! (I...
It’s back to the gruesome twosome this week after back to back episodes with excellent guests. In this episode, we discuss an intense story of survival in the Peruvian rainforest, check-in with a little JoAG therapy, and lay out some of our essential viewing and traditions for the Halloween season.Highlights:
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark the story of super badass German teenager Juliane Koepcke, who survived a plane crash and ten days ...
This week we have the absolute pleasure of having Chris Porritt from the Helix Cloud Games network of podcasts with us to talk about the world of horror games and why they’re such fertile ground for innovation.Highlights:
[0:00] Mark tells the story of a man and his unlicensed zoo
[16:49] We introduce our guest Chris Porritt, what tf cloud gaming is, and why Google is so good at killing stuff
[40:44] We announce our MCM Comic-Con Bi...
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!
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.Highlights:
[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 ab...
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.Highlights:
[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...
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!Highlights:
[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 complicat...
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!Highlights:
[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...
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