41. Jack the Ripper ep 1 - Victorian England Sucked

• January 18th, 2021

Hey friends! We're back, and it looks like we're actually on track to maintain some semblance of a schedule.

Today we're starting a series on not so much Jack the Ripper, but on the victims of Jack the Ripper and the environment that enabled their murders and the poor publicity after the fact.

In this first episode we mostly talk about how shitty it was to live in poverty in Victorian London and how the story we all know may not be the actual truth.

90% of the research for this series was taken from The Five, by Hallie Rubenhold. It is incredibly well researched and well written and I highly recommend it if you're at all interested in the subject.

Promo: Microphones and Monsters @ https://microphonesandmonsters.com 


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40. The History of Slashers

• October 31st, 2020

Sunshine and Alix are finally back! Much like one of the villains from these horror franchises... (dumb joke is dumb)

Point is: A, we had to get back by Halloween. I mean... horror podcast. B, today we're covering the history of slasher films because it's so damn fun and it felt topical. We start with an early history of horror films in general, then follow the trail of the slasher from Agatha Christie's mystery novels to the Golden Age of Slashers in the 80s and then... wherever the hell we are now.

We are so grateful to everyone who has patiently waited, but like, still excitedly, for our return. 2020 has been a kick in the ass for everyone and your support has been a tremendous boon to us. 

Resources:

- Luckily for this episode, this information mostly lives rent free in Alix's brain already

- Horrible Reviews: (this is a Dutch youtuber I'm really fond of and I got some of the information for the history of horror movies from his channel) But in particular - this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twMMoy-omXw 

- Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, 2006. Directed by Jeff McQueen

- Nightmares in Red, White and Blue, 2009. Directed by Andrew Monument

- Literally every film (and book) discussed in this episode

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39. The Ghost Ship Palatine - Featuring Mike from Boston Harbor Horror

• February 4th, 2020

In today's episode, Sunshine and Alix are accompanied by Mike Gagne of Boston Harbor Horror. Mike brings tales of the ocean, namely the Ghost Ship Palatine. It's a bit silly, but it's fun, and Alix continues to be terrified of the ocean.

Promo: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-the-things-that-keep-us-up-at-night/id1492793721

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38. PIC Intro: We Got It From You, Mom!

• January 28th, 2020

It's day 1 in our series on the Prison Industrial Complex. Luckily, this episode isn't too heavy because it's just an intro. We're talking about the history of prisons in very broad terms, dating all the way back to pre-U.S. - Mama England. 

Promo: https://www.gettingoffpod.com/

Resources:

https://www.historyrevealed.com/eras/victorians/in-a-nutshell-debtors-prisons/

https://www.pbs.org/tpt/slavery-by-another-name/themes/peonage/

https://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/feature/british-navy-impressment/

Encyclopedia Britannica

Peterson, James Braxton, et al. Prison Industrial Complex for Beginners. For Beginners, 2016.

Brunch and Budget Podcast - Eps 50-54

Abolishprisons.org

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/

https://www.sentencingproject.org/

13th. Directed by Ava DuVernay, 2016

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37. Supernovas Interruptus: Interview with Tamara Young (Alix’s Mom)

• January 21st, 2020

We're going in a vastly different direction today! Alix's mom, Tamara, is coming on to tell us about space and stars and black holes and all sorts of super large and sometimes super small things that tend to strike existential horror, rather than our normal tangible monster/murderer horror. This started from a conversation about an astronomy class Tamara was teaching on Halloween, and the dead stars, zombie stars, vampire stars, etc from that lesson. We're so excited to have Tamara as our first guest!

Promo: The Petri Dish Podcast - https://thepetridishpodcast.tumblr.com/

Resources:

- ALIX'S MOM!

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36. The Attica Prison Uprising Part 2: The Uprising

• January 14th, 2020

Thanks for waiting for us for a whole month! We're back with part 2 of the Attica Prison Uprising. This part consists of how the initial riot broke out and how the riot became a proper civil rights protest. We talk about the negotiations between prisoners and prison officials for better conditions, then the bloody and tragic ending, and the legacy Attica left.

Promo: https://asylum94.com/boston-harbor-horror/

Resources:

https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts Attica Part 1 & 2

"Blood in the Water" by Heather Ann Thompson

Attica (Cinda Firestone, US, 1974) - Documentary

"The True Story of the Attica Prison Riot" by Larry Getlen - https://nypost.com/2016/08/20/the-true-story-of-the-attica-prison-riot/

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35. The Attica Prison Uprising Part 1: The lead up

• December 10th, 2019

We're starting a series on the Prison Industrial Complex soon, but Alix bit off more than she can chew (again) so we're beginning this series with a single introduction story. The Attica Prison Uprising shows a lot of the nuances that we hope to cover during our next heavy political series from horrible criminal justice policies to horrible prison conditions. Today we're talking about the circumstances leading up to the Attica Prison Uprising, an outline of the prison, the prison conditions, and the political climate in 1971.

Promo: Ignorance Was Bliss https://twitter.com/iwbpodcast

Resources:

https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts Attica Part 1 & 2

"Blood in the Water" by Heather Ann Thompson

Attica (Cinda Firestone, US, 1974) - Documentary

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34. Bruce McArthur; a modern serial killer

• December 3rd, 2019

It's the first episode of December and we unintentionally did an episode on a recent serial killer who played a mall Santa. Bruce McArthur terrorized the Gay Village of Toronto from at least 2010 to 2017. He was arrested in early 2018, and sentenced early 2019. Sunshine and Alix cover the investigation and the victims, then spend a little time talking about the politics of his particular crimes. It turns out - crime is political.

Promo: 5 and 30 with Ruk
https://fiveandthirtywithruk.podbean.com/

Resources:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/08/world/canada/bruce-mcarthur-toronto-sentenced.html

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/07/toronto-serial-killer-bruce-mcarthur-accused-landscaper

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/bruce-mcarthur-serial-killer-toronto-canada-gay-village-court-case-trial-a8763641.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47046262

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47047394

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/08/us/bruce-mcarthur-toroto-serial-killer-sentencing/index.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/23/bruce-mcarthur-toronto-gay-serial-killer

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33. The CDC’s Zombie Survival Guide

• November 12th, 2019

Sunshine is on vacation for the next two weeks, so we're taking it easy and recorded a mini-sode to tide us all over until she gets back! Today we're talking about the CDC's official zombie apocalypse survival guide. It's really more of a "prepare for an emergency situation" guide, but that's fun too, and we take a lot of tangents. So get ready for zombies and hurricanes. And make sure to keep a lot of potable water handy.

Promo: Tone-Deaf https://tonedeafmusical.com/

Resources: https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/zombie/index.htm

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32. The Final Clown

• November 5th, 2019

That's right! We've finally made it to the end of the road for scary clowns! And this episode is definitely the climax. We take a short stop to talk about the friendly clowns of the 60s before taking a huge downhill dive to tell the (short version) story of John Wayne Gacy, the Clown Killer, Pogo the Dancing Clown. We wrap it all up with some classic and modern horror media (Stephen King's It), and the murder of Marlene Warren.

Promo: https://anchor.fm/private-island

Resources:

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/22/596180089/bozo-the-clown-actor-frank-avruch-dies-at-89

Last Podcast on the Left: Ep. 105-106

Parcast Serial Killers: The Killer Clown parts 1 & 2

Stephen King's It

https://genwhypod.com/blogs/the-generation-why-podcast-blog/killer-clown-cold-case

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