Deep Cuts

Deep Cuts

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Oct 23, 2020 1 hr 52 min

Flat Earth Pt. 2 w/ Mark Sargent | Case File #34

A weird, somewhat disturbing interview with the leader of the Flat Earth Movement, Mark Sargent. A few years ago, an idea started catching on that was exclusively perpetuated by social media algorithms on platforms like YouTube and Facebook. The idea was not a new one - in fact it was 100s of years old. It was the idea that our world is, in fact, not round but flat. More specifically, it's a flat disk covered by an impenetrable dome that was built by some kind of ancient celestial being that is keeping us encased in our dome prison. Throughout the years, this belief has gained a surprising amount of popularity. So what? It's just some looney conspiracy theory. However, in the age of social media, when fringe lunacy can create movements with real-world consequences, and we're pushed further and further away from a collectively agreed-upon objective truth, this movement is much more insidious than you might assume. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we follow up our deep dive on the Flat Earth Movement with a 2-hour interview with one of the leaders of the movement, Mark Sargent, so we could ask him about why he believes what he believes and how he thinks this movement was able to spread so fast in the age of social media. 01010111 01010100 01000110 00111111 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020 2 hr 22 min

Flat Earth Society, Death of Truth | Case File #33

They think the Earth is flat. Their looney beliefs are more dangerous to society than they seem. A few years ago, an idea started catching on that was exclusively perpetuated by social media algorithms on platforms like YouTube and Facebook. The idea was not a new one - in fact it was 100s of years old. It was the idea that our world is, in fact, not round but flat. More specifically, it's a flat disk covered by an impenetrable dome that was built by some kind of ancient celestial being that is keeping us encased in our dome prison. Throughout the years, this belief has gained a surprising amount of popularity. So what? It's just some looney conspiracy theory. However, in the age of social media, when fringe lunacy can create movements with real-world consequences, and we're pushed further and further away from a collectively agreed-upon objective truth, this movement is much more insidious than you might assume. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we dive into the Flat Earth Movement. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com Additional Materials: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-839X.00030 https://hbr.org/2017/01/the-neuroscience-of-trust https://www.popsci.com/article/science/strong-link-established-between-trust-and-intelligence/ https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140316133840.htm https://steemit.com/science/@kerriknox/this-is-the-single-best-proof-flat-earthers-have-and-it-still-proves-the-earth-is-a-sphere https://youtu.be/RK93TfSYeQU 01001001 01110100 00100111 01110011 00100000 01001011 01100001 01111001 01100110 01100001 01100010 01100101 00101110 00100000 01001010 01110101 01110011 01110100 00100000 01110111 01100001 01101001 01110100 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 00100000 01000110 01110010 01101001 01100100 01100001 01111001 00101110 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020 2 hr 27 min

Act of Killing, Genocide Community Theater | Case File #32

One filmmaker got men who committed a genocide to play themselves in a movie about the genocide. In the mid-60s, a fascist regime in Indonesia enlisted several paramilitary militias and two-bit gangsters to murder millions of innocent people labeled as communists. The event was re-written in their history books as heroic, and all the men responsible for the genocide are still in charge and walking free. Nobody knew the truth about what really happened until documentary filmmaker, Joshua Oppenheimer, decided to make a documentary about it. But instead of interviewing victims, he interviewed the actual murderers responsible, and he discovered they were more than willing to share the explicit details of their war crimes. They'd even...dress up in costumes and re-enact the murders in a movie about the genocide where they play themselves. And thus, The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence, twin documentaries, were made and changed the country of Indonesia forever. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com 01001001 01110100 00100111 01110011 00100000 01101101 01101111 01110010 01110011 01100101 00100000 01100011 01101111 01100100 01100101 00101110 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020 1 hr 18 min

Lisa Frank, Abusive Drug Den | Case File #31

Lisa Frank and her husband used all that money to throw cocaine parties and abuse their employees. All throughout the 90s, Lisa Frank products were the huge back to school craze of the decade. Girls everywhere wore their brightly-colored backpacks, stored paper in their vibrantly-rendered folders, and wrote their homework onto kitty-and-puppy-adorned notebooks with dolphin-and-tiger-emblazoned pencils. They couldn't get enough of Lisa Frank. However, behind the scenes in an office building in Tucson, Arizona, something much darker was going on at Lisa Frank headquarters. Employees report being screamed at, having chairs thrown at them, being locked in rooms for being late, and even picking up bags of cocaine and porn for their bosses. Lisa Frank and her husband, James Green, created a culture of fear, abuse, screaming, fighting, and had drug-fueled benders behind closed-doors. These are the claims made by multiple former Lisa Frank employees. Are they true? And who exactly is the enigmatic Lisa Frank? On this episode of Deep Cuts, we explore the warped, rainbow colored world of Lisa Frank. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com Dadbeats http://bit.ly/FoodFightPod 01000011 01010111 01010111 00100000 01000110 01101111 01110010 01100101 01110100 01101111 01101100 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01010000 00110010 01010000 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020 2 hr 10 min

Chris Hansen, Exploitative Conman Pt. 3 | Case File #30

He used to be a hero, but now he exploits the abuse of children for views and money. In the 80s and 90s, he was a hard-hitting journalist, tackling some incredibly important stories that shed light on issues like slave labor, the crack cocaine epidemic, and child trafficking. In the early 2000s he was host of the insanely popular TV show, To Catch a Predator. For a while, Chris Hansen was a legitimate celebrity, probably the most famous of any reporter, and beloved by all as a literal hero doing a great public service. However, somewhere along the way he lost sight of the altruistic nature of what he was doing, and now he spends his days shamelessly exploiting underage abuse victims for YouTube views and a quick buck. In part 3 of Deep Cuts' exploration of Hansen, we look at the increasingly unfortunate YouTube career of Hansen, his dealings with pyramid schemes and scams, and ultimately reflect on his larger role in the damage caused to several of the victims he purported to help. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com P S E U D O C I D E https://www.facebook.com/pseudocidesc/ 01010111 01101000 01101111 00100000 01000001 01010010 01000101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01000100 01100101 01100001 01100100 01100010 01101111 01111001 00100000 01000100 01100101 01110100 01100101 01100011 01110100 01101001 01110110 01100101 01110011 00111111 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020 2 hr 1 min

Chris Hansen, Exploitative Conman Pt. 2 | Case File #29

He used to be a hero, but now he exploits the abuse of children for views and money. In the 80s and 90s, he was a hard-hitting journalist, tackling some incredibly important stories that shed light on issues like slave labor, the crack cocaine epidemic, and child trafficking. In the early 2000s he was host of the insanely popular TV show, To Catch a Predator. For a while, Chris Hansen was a legitimate celebrity, probably the most famous of any reporter, and beloved by all as a literal hero doing a great public service. However, somewhere along the way he lost sight of the altruistic nature of what he was doing, and now he spends his days shamelessly exploiting underage abuse victims for YouTube views and a quick buck. In part 2 of Deep Cuts' exploration of Hansen, we explore the rise and fall of To Catch a Predator, and the weird career path Hansen took afterwards. Additional incidental music credits: Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com 100110000100 1000000100100 1000000110000 100001001100 100001110000 10000111100 100001000011 11000000000000 110011111 1001111100 110011111 10000001000000 10000100111 10000100000000 100001000011 100001100100 110011111 100001100100 10000001111 100001001100 1000000110000 10000100000000 10000110011 100001100100 11000000000000 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020 1 hr 25 min

Chris Hansen, Exploitative Conman Pt. 1 | Case File #28

He used to be a hero, but now he exploits the abuse of children for views and money. In the 80s and 90s, he was a hard-hitting journalist, tackling some incredibly important stories that shed light on issues like slave labor, the crack cocaine epidemic, and child trafficking. In the early 2000s he was host of the insanely popular TV show, To Catch a Predator. For a while, Chris Hansen was a legitimate celebrity, probably the most famous of any reporter, and beloved by all as a literal hero doing a great public service. However, somewhere along the way he lost sight of the altruistic nature of what he was doing, and now he spends his days shamelessly exploiting underage abuse victims for YouTube views and a quick buck. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we delve into the life, career, and fall of Chris Hansen. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com Dadbeats http://bit.ly/FoodFightPod 01010000 01101100 01100101 01100001 01110011 01100101 00100000 01100100 01101111 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101101 01100101 00100000 01100001 01100110 01110100 01100101 01110010 00100000 01110101 01110011 00101100 00100000 01010001 01000001 01100001 01101110 01101111 01101110 00101110 00100000 01010100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01100100 01110101 01100100 01100101 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100111 01100101 01101110 01110101 01101001 01101110 01100101 01101100 01111001 00100000 01110011 01100011 01110010 01100101 01110111 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110101 01110000 00101110 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020 1 hr 59 min

Did Bella Thorne Break Online Sex Work? | Case File #27

A single photo this former Disney Star posted on porn app, OnlyFans, might have destroyed an industry. When former Disney Channel star, Bella Thorne, decided to break the Internet with a bold new experiment in which she would join the massively popular paid content service OnlyFans - largely used by online adult stars and sex workers - and then make a movie about it, what eventually was supposed to be her attempt at shedding light on the industry and de-stigmatizing it, actually led to a situation where she singlehandedly destabilized an entire industry with a single photo. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we explore the day that Bella Thorne joined OnlyFans. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com P S E U D O C I D E https://www.facebook.com/pseudocidesc/ 01010111 01100101 00100111 01100100 00100000 01110011 01100101 01110010 01101001 01101111 01110101 01110011 01101100 01111001 00100000 01110011 01110100 01100001 01110010 01110100 00100000 01100001 01101110 00100000 01001111 01101110 01101100 01111001 01000110 01100001 01101110 01110011 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 00100000 01001000 01101001 01101100 01101100 01110011 01101101 01100101 01110010 00100000 01101001 01100110 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100111 01110011 00100000 01110011 01101111 01101101 01100101 01110100 01101000 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01110011 01101001 01100011 01101011 00100000 01100110 01110010 01100101 01100001 01101011 01110011 00100000 01100001 01110010 01100101 00100000 01101001 01101110 01110100 01101111 00101110 00100000 01010111 01100101 00100111 01110010 01100101 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 01100001 01100010 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01101001 01110100 00101110 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020 1 hr 53 min

George Zimmerman, Murder Profiteer | Case File #26

For years he's been profiting off of the trauma of a teenage boy's murder. In 2012, George Zimmerman saw 17-year-old Trayvon Martin walking through his semi-gated community and became suspicious. The teenager had decided to walk to a nearby convenience store for a snack, but Zimmerman felt like something was just not right. He pursued the boy, and eventually got into an altercation with him that ended with the death of Martin. A lengthy court case ensued, and Zimmerman was eventually acquitted on all murder charges. However, in the years since, Zimmerman has made a living profiting off of sick and twisted schemes meant to capitalize off of the death of Trayvon. On this decidedly more sober episode of Deep Cuts, we take a look at the horrifying legacy of George Zimmerman. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com 01101000 01110100 01110100 01110000 01110011 00111010 00101111 00101111 01110111 01110111 01110111 00101110 01100111 01101111 01100110 01110101 01101110 01100100 01101101 01100101 00101110 01100011 01101111 01101101 00101111 01100110 00101111 00111001 01110110 00110100 01110001 00110010 00101101 01101010 01110101 01110011 01110100 01101001 01100011 01100101 00101101 01100110 01101111 01110010 00101101 01100010 01110010 01100101 01101111 01101110 01101110 01100001 00101101 01110100 01100001 01111001 01101100 01101111 01110010 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020 1 hr 22 min

Speed Racer Secretly Changed Cinema | Case File #25

It was a financial and critical flop, but it secretly changed the way movies are made. In 2008, the Wachowskis released a weird, experimental live action adaptation of the 1960s anime classic, Speed Racer. The movie starred Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, and Susan Sarandon, and was not well-received by critics, audiences, and totally flopped at the box office. It has a small continent of fans (including us of course), but ultimately became a forgotten footnote - lost to time. However, a reassessment of the film reveals how it completely changed the way we tell cinematic stories now, and may have been the most influential film of the last 20 years. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we explore the influential legacy of The Wachowski's Speed Racer. The Deadboy Detectives Eva – 失望した: https://youtu.be/jVTsD4UPT-k Hear the most bizarre stories about how technology is shaping culture on Wild Wild Tech: https://bit.ly/WildWildTech 01010000 01110010 01100101 00101101 01101111 01110010 01100100 01100101 01110010 00100000 01000100 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100111 01110011 00100000 01100010 01101111 01101111 01101011 01110011 00100000 01101111 01110010 00100000 01101000 01100101 00100000 01110111 01101111 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01100010 01100101 00100000 01100001 01100010 01101100 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01100001 01100110 01100110 01101111 01110010 01100100 00100000 01101000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110100 01110011 00101110 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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