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Are you in need of company during those strange days and lonely nights? Every Monday, hosts Molly Lambert, Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida, gather in dark rooms for a free jazz blend of pop culture theory, internet fascinations, and venture down a plethora of half-baked conspiracy theory rabbit holes. Drop us a line with your night call at 240-46-NIGHT or nightcallpodcast@gmail.com, and we'll offer our best advice on life, love, and the coming apocalypse.

Are you in need of company during those strange days and lonely nights? Every Monday, hosts Molly Lambert, Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida, gather in dark rooms for a free jazz blend of pop culture theory, internet fascinations, and venture down a plethora of half-baked conspiracy theory rabbit holes. Drop us a line with your night call at 240-46-NIGHT or nightcallpodcast@gmail.com, and we'll offer our best advice on life, love, and the coming apocalypse.

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Are you in need of company during those strange days and lonely nights? Every Monday, hosts Molly Lambert, Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida, gather in dark rooms for a free jazz blend of pop culture theory, internet fascinations, and venture down a plethora of half-baked conspiracy theory rabbit holes. Drop us a line with your night call at 240-46-NIGHT or nightcallpodcast@gmail.com, and we'll offer our best advice on life, love, and the coming apocalypse.

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English


Episodes

126: The Mystery Of Sweet Peach

9/14/2020
First it’s a night call about Esoteric Catholicism! Then we get into The Vow more deeply. In the second half we are joined by Samer Kalaf from Defector to discuss haunted New Hampshire and haunted new media. Then we get a truly weird tip about a youtube user named sweet peach and speculate about what the hell these weird animated videos are attempting to do. Plus the conspiracy about frequencies that make you go crazy and the trend of online it girls succumbing to conspiracy theories. Notes...

Duration:01:11:17

125: Turn On Tune In Tenet

8/31/2020
Tom Cruise’s crazy trip to the movies to see Tenet prompts Night Call’s finest thoughts on Christopher Nolan’s latest movie that none of us have seen. Then we investigate Halo, the Amazon device that says it can read emotions, and debunk its dubious, dangerous claims. Two listeners provide us with their very different experiences with Kratom, off last week’s discussion. Then we are joined by food writer Katherine Spiers of Smart Mouth podcast and newsletter to talk about community fridge...

Duration:01:11:44

124: Kratom’s Basilisk

8/24/2020
Molly and Emily delve into the world of kratom, the Midwest’s favorite legal drug! What is kratom and why are opioid users using it to get off opiods? Molly’s tales of caffeine psychosis. Will Emily try kratom for the pod? The outlook is good! For the second half we are joined by Tess and special guest tech journalist Nitasha Tiku to talk about unfriendly AI, the singularity, the paperclip experiment, the dark enlightenment and more! Why racist workplace culture thrives in Silicon Valley,...

Duration:00:56:27

123: A Midsummer Night’s Fall

8/17/2020
We take a night call about Evangelion and neurotic artificial intelligence from a listener that gives Emily a great excuse to explain Eva to Molly and Tess. Then it’s the saga of Jordan and Mikalya Peterson, the Canadian father daughter grifter team. All meat diets, gothic intrigue, Russian doctors inducing comas for benzo withdrawal, the Numa Numa song and maybe even...murder? For the second half of the show we are joined by writer and comedian Joan Ford to talk about her new Twitch show...

Duration:01:07:02

122: White Claw Nights

8/10/2020
A night call from a data scientist offers more accurate information about how our phones are “listening” to us. Then we take a road trip of the mind to the haunted Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada and find out why the graveyard next door is doubly haunted for reasons not related to clowns (hint: plague). Then a night email prompts a fun chat about the sentience of A.I. as Molly puts forth the theory that the A.I. revolution could be stopped by making the robots neurotic. Another email endorses...

Duration:01:05:39

121: Brains In Jars Go To The Minnesota State Fair

8/3/2020
We start off with a night call about whether your phone camera knows which part of a photo you’re looking at (it does). More chat about phones and surveillance leads to Elon Musk’s Neuralink and a discussion of futurism (both kinds) and transhumanists. Then we get a night email from a listener in Key West about the bind faced by tourist towns with reopening. Emily makes a case for seeing the ocean safely. Then we are joined by comedian and podcaster Brandi Brown (The Bill Corbett Show) who...

Duration:01:18:13

120: The Robopod With Meredith Whittaker

7/27/2020
Emily returns with tales of a haunted hotel she stayed at in Mobile, Alabama. Then it's the #babywitches who hexed the moon, followed by a listener email about the queer Sapphic aesthetics of cottagecore. This of course leads into some discussion of Taylor Swift's new album Folklore, and how in a way it's always fall right now. We read a listener email about the struggles of international students right now, and another about working in a plastic surgery clinic during the pandemic. Then the...

Duration:01:18:26

119: The NBA Dark Academia Web

7/20/2020
A night call from a teacher about the back to school catch 22 facing all teachers and students right now. Tess blows the lid off the secret pandemic pod tutoring circuit. Then it’s the rebooted Unsolved Mysteries and the Howie Mandel Tik Tok teen conspiracy! Is Howie okay? Has Howie ever been okay? A night email about the club at the top of the Baltimore hotel featured in the new Unsolved Mysteries, and the Berkshires UFO sighting of 1969. For the second half we are joined by Jay Kang from...

Duration:01:21:28

118: 364 1/2 Days (with Hannah Giorgis)

7/13/2020
We kick it off with a night email from an anonymous listener working at an unnamed theme park about how unsafe reopening is. Then Emily explains “Dark Academia” the college themed Tik Tok teen trend that feels extra dystopian now that school reopenings are being threatened for the fall. Then we are joined by special guest writer Hannah Giorgis from The Atlantic to discuss Polish erotic thriller and viral hit 365 Days! Does this movie resurrect the erotic thriller as Night Call has been...

Duration:01:08:56

117: Starship Loopers

7/6/2020
The girls are joined by writer Ezekiel Kweku for the top half this week. A Ghislaine news roundup and some television show fueled speculation about why Ms. Maxwell was staying in New Hampshire. Then it’s Randonautica, the creepy geocaching app taking Tik Tok by storm. Would any of us be game to follow a set of random directions to potentially enchanting surprise locations? Or does that sound like the worst idea ever? Then it’s a deep dive on the American flag with noted flag expert Ezekiel....

Duration:01:15:13

116: The Fireworks Conspiracy Fireworks Spectacular!

6/29/2020
The ladies take on the fireworks conspiracy! But first, a night message about Colorado intentional community Drop City. More commune geodesic domes and experimental theater companies. What is the most Night Call time zone? How should we return Mount Rushmore to its former sacred natural state? Then, checking out the story about the shitposting cult DayLife Army. What does it look like when a cult is extremely online, seemingly self-aware about being a cult, and dead set on exploiting...

Duration:01:10:15

115: Tearing Down Disney with Robert Evans

6/22/2020
Today we take a night call about problematic Disneyland rides and suggest alternatives. Should we replace the torn down Splash Mountain with a Princess And The Frog Ride? (Yes) What is the most racist ride at Disneyland? Can theme parks be divided from themes of imperialism? Then it’s a listener query about Synanon, the self help drug rehab retreat on the Santa Monica strand that turned into a cult in the seventies. For our second half we are joined by Behind The Bastards host Robert Evans...

Duration:01:14:42

114: Fan Cams & CHAZ Fans

6/15/2020
Tess is off this week so Molly and Emily are joined by Night Call’s fabulous producer Joelle Monique! We start off with an email from a listener who was disappointed with our Lana Del Rey talk recently and take the opportunity to examine our own blind spots. We solicit more critiques from our listeners, and ask how we can be more helpful during this critical time in our country’s history. Then it’s a trip to the CHAZ! Emily learned about the history of autonomous zones and yes it does get...

Duration:01:25:52

113: California Writ

6/8/2020
We start with a serious moment from Night Call about the current Black Lives Matter protests and our support for them. We plan to cover historic current events this month by looking into America’s past. Then we take some night calls and emails. Then the first (and most likely last) installment of Ramblin’ Gamblin’ June is our discussion of Robert Altman’s California Split! Who is horny on main for Elliott Gould and who is decidedly not? What is the secret to a gambling buddy comedy? What are...

Duration:00:53:52

112: Can Sell Culture

5/25/2020
Night Call finishes up Y2May with some great calls and emails about the 2038 Problem that explain what it actually entails. Then we debate the merits of parallel universes and whether people just like theories because they offer a way out. And a surprise venture into the recent rash of cancellations and Cancel Culture in general. Does cancellation provide people with a sense of control in a time when there is none? Can any societal ill ever actually be corrected by cancelling a singular...

Duration:01:14:08

111: Sex, Y2K & Videotapes

5/18/2020
A listener question about the 90s and early 2000s celebrity sex tapes prompts a discussion about Tommy and Pam, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton’s tapes that leads into a talk about Only Fans. Molly tells Emily and Tess a story about the 528 Hz “love vibration” necklace that Denise Richards owns which turns into a story about shady right wing new organization Epoch Times and how it relates back to Shen Yun. Plus, the terrifying robot dog right out of Black Mirror and Christopher Meloni’s...

Duration:01:08:32

110: Fight Call/Night Club

5/11/2020
Y2May continues with a listener query about the millennium celebration at Epcot, leading us down a hole about theme park rides like The Great Movie Ride and Superstar Limo that are no longer with us, the weird retro futuristic aesthetic of Epcot, and why Mickey Mouse can never be cool. Then it’s the Y2K movie chat everyone’s been waiting for, we break the first rule of Fight Club! We take on David Fincher’s 1999 satire to talk about capitalism, men’s rights groups, and whether the movies can...

Duration:01:04:52

109: The Last Future

5/4/2020
Welcome to Y2May! Our monthlong celebration of all things related to the year 2000 and the end of the 20th century. We start off with some William Gibson inspired chat about the current dystopian moment and then head back into the relative calmness of the near distant past. What were each of us doing on Y2K itself? But first it's our new sports show within the show Sports Call, where we take a call about Dennis Rodman and The Last Dance, the new ten part ESPN documentary about Michael...

Duration:01:01:32

108: Unhappy Science

4/27/2020
A night email about Instagram face and The Twilight Zone episode "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" start a discussion about transformation narratives that turns into Emily describing a terrifying YA series called The Uglies and Molly explaining what POT LEDOM means. A discussion about whether wellness will merge fully with beauty, and how that turns into eugenics. Then we learn about Happy Science, the Japanese cult promising followers that Coronavirus can be cured by the sound of their...

Duration:01:07:59

107: Instagram Face/Off

4/20/2020
The ladies are joined by Jia Tolentino, staff writer for the New Yorker and author of the essay collection “Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion” this week. First up we fetch the bolt cutters for our first impressions of the new Fiona Apple album. Plus, pandemic dreams! A scientific explanation for why people are having such weird dreams during self-isolation. Then we talk about "Instagram Face," which Jia wrote an incredible essay about. She also describes her experience meeting the...

Duration:01:11:00