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

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

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United States

Description:

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

Twitter:

@ireadathing

Language:

English


Episodes

High Cries for Weird Times

6/11/2021
Take a break from your ennui to listen to topics that make us cry when we're high...on life, obviously. This uplifting and totally wholesome episode isn't exactly a deep dive but we're getting into plastics, recycling, singularities, and multiverses. It's all meaningless, let's cry together...lol. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at ireadathing.com. You can also...

Duration:01:08:52

Joseph Smith's Mormon Mafia, Pt. Deux

4/23/2021
Joseph Smith was a simple man. He liked unlimited power, cronies that kissed his ass, women he could trick into marrying him, and doctors he could coerce into giving those women abortions; a real Live-Lie-Love kind of guy. In this episode, we talk about what made Joe take his magical mystery tour to several different midwest American cities and how he managed to get God to co-author a stock options agreement for his mansion. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them...

Duration:01:38:15

Joseph Smith's Mormon Mafia, Pt. 1

3/12/2021
Sex, Drugs, and MONEY! No, this isn't an episode about -insert relevant rock-n-roll star name-, this is all about the freaky founder of the Latter Day Saints, AKA Mormons. This episode covers Joseph Smith's unlikely beginnings as a prophet, his family drama, and his healthy appreciation for hallucinogenic mushrooms. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at ireadathing.com....

Duration:01:22:15

The Eerie Glow of the Living Dead Girls

2/5/2021
What do lightbulbs, fireflies, and the long-buried bones of the Radium Girls all have in common? That's right, they all glow! Join us on a deep dive that will cement your distaste for capitalism and make you really glad you live in a time where it's not common to have highly radioactive materials in your household goods. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at...

Duration:00:58:28

Flat Earth Blood Cults and other Totally Normal Things (TM)

1/22/2021
Have you ever looked at a Flat Earther and thought "how could they level up this craziness?" WELCOME TO BLOOD OVER INTENT, MOTHER-TRUCKERS! In this deep dive, we talk about the CLEARLY NOT A MURDER CULT starting up in Oregon, James Cameron as God, Covid in the Matrix, and the Reptilian overlords hiding the truth about the Garden of Eden. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us...

Duration:01:19:43

The Destructive Power of Cute

1/8/2021
Have you ever looked at a baby, puppy, or object and thought "YOU'RE SO CUTE I'M GONNA BASH YOUR HEAD IN"? No? Just us? Moving right along. In today's deep dive we cover the evolutionary purpose behind cuteness aggression and why it (probably) won't make you literally eat a baby. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at ireadathing.com. You can also subscribe and message us...

Duration:01:09:51

Jack the Ripper's Saucy World Tour

12/24/2020
Saucy Jack loved three things in life: long walks, vulnerable women, and world domination. Join us on a deep dive of some of the most insane (and plausible) theories on the identity of Jack the Ripper, the psychological impact of murder mysteries, and the depressing anti-vice history of Whitechapel that brought worldwide notoriety to this serial killer. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to...

Duration:01:29:55

Lobotomies: A Cure for Mental Illness and Mouthy Wives

12/4/2020
In a world where mentally ill people demanded bodily autonomy and women had opinions about things, one man dared to dream. In this deep dive we'll discuss the storied history of the men who thought taking out frontal lobes was a good solution to everything from schizophrenia to toddler tantrums. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at ireadathing.com. You can also subscribe...

Duration:00:55:45

Muzak: The Art of Gentle Brainwashing

11/20/2020
From the man who brought you tree-phones, the OG Spotify, and started the first Air Force AS A SIDE HUSTLE just to make you feel lazy...make way for Muzak. The company that became a genre and ruffled a lot of feathers with their made-to-ignore bland creations. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at ireadathing.com. You can also subscribe and message us on Facebook,...

Duration:01:08:19

Paranormal Pals, EVPs, & Hot Dog Art

10/23/2020
Do you believe the spirits of the dead can speak to you through white noise? Do you want to find a special Paranormal Pal? In this deep dive episode, we listen to spooky EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomena) and try to figure out if Jolie's house is haunted. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at ireadathing.com. You can also subscribe and message us on Facebook, Twitter,...

Duration:01:12:23

Spooky Season, Spooky Shit: The Spookening

10/9/2020
It's Spooky Season, bitches! In honor of Halloween we decided to use this episode to fuck around, errrr, record some true scary stories including everything from witches hating Muzak executives to EVPs that will make your butt clench up. WELCOME TO SEASON TWO!!! Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at ireadathing.com. You can also subscribe and message us on Facebook,...

Duration:01:00:06

Baby Ape-Men & the Self-Domestication Theory

9/25/2020
Domestication Syndrome is not what happens when you move in with your new partner and stop shaving your legs. Join us for a shallow dive into the basics of domestication including why we can't ride zebras and how some people think we humans domesticated ourselves. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at ireadathing.com. You can also subscribe and message us on Facebook,...

Duration:00:51:19

Ghislaine Maxwell & the Island of Misfit Perverts

9/14/2020
This one took forever to release because of extreme technical f@!kery, but here it is. Let's do a super shallow dive on Ghislaine Maxwell, notorious partner of Jeffrey Epstein, who famously had a super secret island where he'd "hire" underaged "massage therapists" for himself and his famous friends. We will also discuss why aluminum foil won't hide your cell phone, Karen. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions...

Duration:00:40:04

I Read a Thing - Podcast Trailer

8/9/2020
Just a little teaser trailer...or a warning. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at ireadathing.com. You can also subscribe and message us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Music: "A Magical Journey Through Space" by Leonell Cassio, licensed under a Creative Commons License. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ireadathing/message

Duration:00:01:17

MK Ultra & PURE AMERICAN PRIDE

8/7/2020
America in the 1950s was a special time full of Elvis Presley, The Golden Age of Television, and LSD brainwashing initiatives covertly run by the CIA. Join us on a deep dive of MK Ultra that will make you question any remaining American pride you may have. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at ireadathing.com. You can also subscribe and message us on Facebook, Twitter,...

Duration:01:03:38

Family Vloggers & Instagrammable Child Labor

7/24/2020
When Myka and Jim Stauffer "rehomed" their adopted son, the world got a first hand look at the shady business of family vlogging. On this deep dive, we'll tackle the sick, sad world of reality television, child abuse, and having babies for ad revenue. Bonus! We actually released a video with this episode so you can see our big dumb heads making the noises that communicate the words that make up the podcast. View on our Facebook or YouTube. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream...

Duration:01:07:08

NASA & The Space Poop Problem

7/10/2020
You would think after this many years of space exploration, we'd have the small issue of how to poop in space under control. Let's take a deep dive into the problematic world of space toilets, astronaut penises, and DIAPERS. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at ireadathing.com. You can also subscribe and message us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Leonell Cassio - A...

Duration:01:05:04

Sex, Lies, & Theosophy: The Helena Blavatsky Story

7/3/2020
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. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or...

Duration:01:10:44

Psychic Vultures & Miss Cleo's Wild Ride

6/26/2020
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. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at ireadathing.com. You can also subscribe and message us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Leonell...

Duration:01:04:49

Pandemic Paranoia and the 5G Coronavirus

6/19/2020
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. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at ireadathing.com. You can also subscribe and message us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Leonell Cassio - A...

Duration:01:15:28