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Helen Keller Doesn't Exist? | Case File #48
Jan 13, 2021 1 hr 44 min

Helen Keller Doesn't Exist? | Case File #48

A movement of millions of teenagers on Tik Tok now believe Helen Keller is a hoax. Why? At some point during this hells cape we called 2020, what started off as possibly a joke turned into a movement of millions of Gen Z kids on Tik Tok who collectively developed an elaborate conspiracy theory about how Helen Keller wasn't a real person. Some people believe she never existed. Some believe she was a scam artist. Some believe she was faking at least one of her disabilities. But either way, it's a testament to the post truth society we now live in where lies get laundered by social algorithms and become fact to millions of people. But how did this happen in the first place? We explore the bizarre, enraging, and completely ableist myth/conspiracy theory about the Helen Keller hoax. Get the official Deep Cuts shoulder patch! http://bit.ly/deepcuts_patch Check out Just Dandy's music! https://www.instagram.com/justdandyofficial/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/50FcpmpnkRCD83ilDr5iWs?si=JnOsTAE6QX6uiSxDiHlSCQ Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com Dadbeats http://bit.ly/FoodFightPod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hobby Horsing, Competitive Fake Horse Riding | Case File #47
Jan 06, 2021 1 hr 8 min

Hobby Horsing, Competitive Fake Horse Riding | Case File #47

In Finland, thousands of little girls compete in national competitions where they do tricks on fake horses. Around 2004, a bizarre trend popped up in Finland among preteen girls - Hobby Horsing. Where little girls trains laboriously to compete in Olympics-style competitions where they take one of those horse heads on a wooden stick and ride it around doing intricate tricks and jumping over hurdles. The competitions are judged like an actual horse show, and the girls take their dedication to the craft very seriously. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we delve into the strange world of competitive Hobby Horsing. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com Dadbeats http://bit.ly/FoodFightPod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rise and Fall of Napster | Case File #46
Dec 30, 2020 1 hr 55 min

Rise and Fall of Napster | Case File #46

Napster came out of nowhere, was the biggest thing in the world, and then disappeared just as quickly. What really happened? In the late 90s, the music industry was on the verge of change. Many were concerned about the growing popularity of the Internet, and how digital files could be easily shared from home to home. Could this have some kind of lasting effect on sales of albums somewhere down the line? But all that changed when a new program popped out seemingly out of nowhere: Napster. And it did everything that the music execs feared. It let anybody shared any music for free. Over the next couple of years the program exploded in popularity, but it was steeped in legal trouble almost immediately. And then it was gone. So what really happened in the fascinating tale of the rise and fall of Napster? On this very special season finale of Deep Cuts, we explore that very question...in musical form. The Rise and Fall of Napster was written by Andrew & Dave. All of the songs in this production were written, produced, and performed by the Deadboy Detectives. With drums performed by Jake Naugle And sound mixing by SANTIAGO MORILLO SEGOVIA except: Always Be Alright, which has additional vocal performance by Jadyn Beyer and Ephraim Price A Simple Code, which was written and produced by Jeremy Arambulo with lyrics written by Andrew Price and Dave Baker and performed by Dave Baker. You can check out Jeremy’s cartoonist work at jeremyarambulo.com/ and his music project, Fluorescent Beige, at fluorescentbeige.bandcamp.com/ Everything Good Blows Up, which was written and performed by Good Bison. Good Bison has a new EP coming out at the end of January called Scattered Storms. The first single from the EP, Can’t Predict the Weather, is already out anywhere you stream music. The next single will be out the first week of january 2021. You can check out more of Good Bison’s music at goodbisonmusic.com or by following them on instagram @goodbison. And Drowning In the Middle of the Universe, which was written and performed by Marvelous Persona. You can check out their album, In the Blood, anywhere you stream music. The incidental music used in this production was created by D. Catalano. You can check him out anywhere you stream you music as well. And If (==False) True which has additional vocal performance by Jadyn Beyer These people are being credited for no particular reason: Mike Bedard Mike Miller Kelly Bohart And Wes Robertson Special thanks to Jadyn Beyer for allowing her home to become a recording studio for the entire month of December without completely losing her mind. And to Ephraim and Alastair Price, who inspired all of these songs. Track List: Always Be Alright A Simple Code Again and Again San Mateo Brick Wall Everything Good Blows Up Art & Values drowning in the middle of the universe This Used to Be Fun Life Bleeds Into Decay If (==False) True Lyrics Sheet: https://pastebin.com/91HwUV11 -- 01000001 00100000 01000010 01100001 01100100 00100000 01000100 01100101 01110110 01101111 01110100 01100101 01100100 00100000 01000101 01111001 01100101 00100000 01000110 01101001 01110011 01101000 01100101 01110010 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hillsmer's Holiday Special | Case File #45
Dec 28, 2020 27 min

Hillsmer's Holiday Special | Case File #45

Join Dave, Andrew, and Hillsmer on a very special Holiday episode of Deep Cuts. 00110000 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Phantom Patriot, Deep State Superhero | Case File #44
Dec 23, 2020 3 hr 1 min

Phantom Patriot, Deep State Superhero | Case File #44

He was a masked vigilante who stormed a private club for the wealthy elite in hopes of uncovering a deep state trafficking ring. In the early 2000s, Richard McCaslin had become obsessed with the idea of the Deep State and the New World Order, and the fact that Reptilian overlords were controlling humanity from behind the scenes. Specifically, he had hear from Alex Jones that there was a private club in Northern California called Bohemian Grove where some of the richest, most powerful celebrities, politicians, and public figures secretly held ritual sacrifices of children and trafficked them in perverse sex rings. So he decided to gear up as the masked vigilante superhero, the Phantom Patriot, and raid the club with a machine gun. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we delve into the fascinating but terrifying life of Richard McCaslin. Additional incidental music credits: D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com 110001 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Worst Harry Potter Fanfic Ever Written | Case File #43
Dec 16, 2020 1 hr 25 min

The Worst Harry Potter Fanfic Ever Written | Case File #43

In 2006, the worst fan fiction ever written was released. We still haven't figured out who actually wrote it. My Immortal is a bizarre, intensely terrible fan fiction published on the internet from 2006 to 2007. It features a Hot Topic-clad, suicidal, goth, My Chemical Romance-loving female vampire protagonist who goes to Hogwarts and has romances as well as conflicts with the cast of Harry Potter - except all goth'd and Hot Topic'd out themselves. It's a truly hypnotically awful piece of writing. But there's also a mystery behind it. Who wrote it? Many have claimed to have written it. One person even got a huge book deal from claiming they wrote it. But, to this day, we still have no idea who wrote the worst fan fiction ever written. On today's Nostalgicast, we explore the weird world of My Immortal. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com 00110010 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How Our Adam Sandler Hoax Went Viral | Case File #42
Dec 09, 2020 1 hr 59 min

How Our Adam Sandler Hoax Went Viral | Case File #42

The strange story about the time we accidentally went viral for a hoax about Adam Sandler singing the entire Hamilton musical. In 2017, we recorded a weird inside joke bit where an impressionist, Matt Harbert, meticulously re-recorded the entire smash Broadway musical, Hamilton, in his Adam Sandler impression. We posted it online and nobody listened for years. Then, in 2020, out of nowhere, after we'd long forgotten about it, it became a huge viral hit on Tik Tok and Spotify. This is the anatomy of how something goes viral in the modern age of social media, and how you can accidentally create something that resonates with a massive audience years after you thought it would. On today's episode of Deep Cuts, we walk you through the ins, outs, and nitty gritty of a weird viral art project we made called Sandlerton: An Adam Sandler Musical. Listen to Sandlerton: Spotify - https://bit.ly/sandlertonspotify Apple Podcasts - https://bit.ly/sandlertonapple Soundcloud - https://bit.ly/sandlertonsoundcloud Facebook - https://bit.ly/sandlertonfacebook Listen to Run the Jews: https://bit.ly/runthejews Watch McGruff: https://bit.ly/mcgruffshortfilm Check out Matt Harbert: Website - http://www.mattharbert.com Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@mattharbert5 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mattharbertactor Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com Interested in more content like Sandlerton? Let us know! Email us at [email protected] and tell us that you want more weird musical comedy stuff like Sandlerton. Maybe we do Spring Awakening as Christopher Walken? Who knows! But we won't do it unless we know you want it! 00110011 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When Congress Tried to Ban Video Games w/ Jackson Stewart | Case File #41
Dec 02, 2020 1 hr 43 min

When Congress Tried to Ban Video Games w/ Jackson Stewart | Case File #41

Mortal Kombat caused a chain reaction of parental fear in the 90s, so congress tried to ban video games. Video games fought back. In the early 90s, home video game consoles exploded in popularity. But with the newfound success came attention from concerned parents who didn't like seeing their kids exploding each others' heads in the violent fighting game, Mortal Kombat. This lead to a massively important congressional hearing in 1993 that would decide the fate of video games forever. This hearing would wind up changing the landscape of pop culture forever. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we delve into the story of the time that congress tried to censor video games. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com 00110100 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mother Teresa, Saint of Lies and Death | Case File #40
Nov 25, 2020 1 hr 9 min

Mother Teresa, Saint of Lies and Death | Case File #40

She is the most well-known Saint of the modern era, but her true legacy is full of cruelty, torture, and death. Throughout the 1950s - 1990s, Mother Teresa rose to prominence as one of the most well-known and celebrated humanitarians in history. She ran hundreds of hospitals and clinics to help rehabilitate the poverty and disease-stricken poor out of the kindness of her heart, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and was officially granted Saint status by the Catholic Church. We literally use her name as shorthand for saying someone is kind of generous. However, in reality Mother Teresa had an ulterior motive for the humanitarian work that she did, and her clinics and hospitals were poorly-run, unsanitary death traps meant to trick poor people into getting baptized before they died so that the Catholic Church could claim as many souls as possible. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we explore the true, dark story behind the life and legacy of Mother Teresa. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com 00110101 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bigfoot Ruined These Men's Lives | Case File #39
Nov 18, 2020 1 hr 35 min

Bigfoot Ruined These Men's Lives | Case File #39

Supposed footage of Bigfoot ruined these two men's lives, ended their friendship, and ushered in a new era of misinformation. In 1967, Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson captured the legendary footage of Bigfoot walking through the woods in Northern California. You've seen the video, but did you know the full story behind it? The fact that Roger Patterson used the video to transform himself into a traveling conspiracy theory circus ringleader, or that it ruined the two men's friendship, or that nearly overnight the frenzy around this footage started a movement that could almost be considered a religion and still continues on to this day? On this episode of Deep Cuts, we explore the infamous Patterson-Gimlin film. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com Dadbeats http://bit.ly/FoodFightPod PSEUDOCIDE https://bit.ly/PSEUDOCIDE 01000011 01110010 01101001 01100011 01101011 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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