Ep. 46: Murder Ballads – Part II

  In today’s episode, we finish our coverage of the dark, passionate world of Appalachian Murder Ballads. We discuss classic woman killin’ tunes such as Pretty Polly, Omie Wise, then move on to the tale of a murderous woman with The Ballad of Frankie Silver. We finish with some words about In The Pines and thoughts…

Ep. 45: Murder Ballads – Part 1

  In today’s episode, we explore the twisting, gruesome world of Appalachian murder ballads. Jack, J.J., and special guest Marie, explain what identifies a murder ballad from other kinds of regional folk songs, then go into detail about the crimes behind the lyrics. In Part 1 of 2, we cover the “sweetheart” murder ballads Pearl Bryan,…

Let’s Play: Until Dawn Episode 7

The Paregoricon crew continue their playthrough of Until Dawn! For our new viewers, it’s never been easier to start watching our let’s play as we have conveniently compiled it into a single playlist in the “Let’s Play” section of the website. Highlights of this episode include us weighing the life of an individual against the safety of…

Ep. 44: Dr. Chuck Tingle

  Long ago in Home of Truth, Utah, a boy was born. He grew up there, his childhood steeped in fringe faith, restless spirits, and high desert lonesomeness.  After many trials and struggles, he eventually became the World’s Greatest Author: Dr. Chuck Tingle. In today’s episode, Jack and J. J. lovingly explore the brilliant, strange,…

Ep. 43: Death and Acting

  Jack and J. J. cover the many perils of acting, on stage and in front of a camera. We begin with the tragedy that befell the Great Lafayette, one of the greatest magicians of all time. Then we move on to the remarkable deaths of various film stars including Martha Mansfield, Tyrone Power, and…

Ep. 42: D. B. Cooper

  In 1971, D. B. Cooper hijacked a plane and made off with $200,000 worth of random money. He was never seen again. In today’s episode Jack and J. J. dissect all the details of the case. We also sort through possible suspects, and scream about ties and statistics. Sources: D. B. Cooper via Wikipedia “D.…

Ep. 41: Derrick Todd Lee

  Between 1992 and 2003, women in Baton Rouge were disappearing. Some were attacked in their homes and brutally stabbed to death. Others were kidnapped, savagely raped, strangled, and dumped in a nearby canal. The murder weapon and style of attack varied, as did the trophies removed from each crime scene. Authorities suspected they had…