On April 5, 2015, I (Mike McElroy) and Jon Ownbey sat down to watch the 2012 Christian comedy Brother White, from David A. R. White, the producer of the simply awful God’s Not Dead. As we watched, we riffed on what we were seeing, not unlike a completely unprepared and unprofessional version of RiffTrax.
As of September 13, 2015, the movie is still available on Netflix. If you want to subject yourself to a truly horrible film and even worse commentary, get the film loaded up, pause it right at the beginning, and give our snarkiness a listen!
From July 19, 2014. We talk about lake monsters, octopodes, plesiosaurs, and all manner of nonsense. As a bonus, we talk about stupid politicians who think that AIDS is caused by sperm chemicals and who think women are magical rape detectors.
From June 28, 2014. We talk about the difference between social justice activists and “social justice warriors” – the people who make being outraged a hobby. We find points of agreement and disagreement. We make dick jokes. This was a mostly free-form discussion, so… enjoy!
Here are the notes from this show, originally broadcast May 17, 2014. They’re lengthy, so I’m just going to dump them all, raw and uncut. Enjoy!
(Also, note that the Dark Dungeons movie is out now! You can get it for $5, and the bonus features for another $2.50.)
Poor ol’ Satan…
Hello and welcome to the Irreverent Skeptics podcast! I’m your host, Jon Ownbey, and joining me today in the unending fight against the forces of darkness are Erno Marttila, Michael McElroy, Mike Bohler, and Dumbass!
And special guest – The Astronomer Royal of Karl Mamer’s “The Conspiracy Skeptic” Podcast and the brains and brawn of the “Exposing PseudoAstronomy” podcast, Stuart Robbins!
Today, we’re going to talk about the Satanic Panic – that period during the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s when the devil was always lurking just around the corner. If the Religious Right is to be believed (and if not them, who can you trust?), diabolical influences were everywhere in pop culture – from music and movies to games and toys. Where did it all start? What were some of their wildest claims? Is it still going on today? Let’s dip our toes into the lake of fire, pinch our noses to keep out the smell of burning brimstone, and take a journey through hell to find out the truth.