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,…