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Morbid Curiosity
Discussing the darker side of life.
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June 19, 2017 04:42 PM PDT

Morbid Curiosity Episode 7 “DEAREST…” SHOW NOTES: 


Beyond the Termination Shock (03:19)
ARTIST: Parvus Decree
DATE RECORDED: Oct 31, 2013
LICENSE: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

Outro song:
SONG TITLE: Night Riders (03:24)
ARTIST: Audiobinger
DATE UPLOADED: 06/17/2017
LICENSE: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

AUDIO Clip 1:
TITLE: “Our Mother Has Munchausen”
PUBLISHED: Oct 9, 2013
SITE: http://drphil.com
SUMM: Amy, 19, and Shelby, 18, are sisters who describe what it's like having a mother with Munchausen Syndrome.
LICENSE: Standard YouTube License

AUDIO Clip 2:
TITLE: Mommy Dead and Dearest
PUBLISHED: Jun. 7 2017
HBO Documentary Films
SUMM: A true mystery of a mother and daughter who where thought to be living a fairy tale life. 
SITE: https://mommydeadanddearest.com
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVB_MSp42lA
LICENSE: Standard YouTube License

AUDIO Clip 3:
TITLE: The Sixth Sense
SITE: https://itunes.apple.com/US/movie/id792925493
SUMM: When Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Willis), a distinguished child psychologist, meets Cole Sear (Oscar**-nominee Haley Joel Osment, Best Supporting Actor), a frightened, confused, eight-year-old, Dr. Crowe is completely unprepared to face the truth of what haunts Cole.
LICENSE: Standard YouTube License

AUDIO Clip 4:
TITLE: Sneak Peek: A Mother Accused (48 Hours)
PUBLISHED: Apr. 6, 2016
SITE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suOozyg2Tzk
SUMM: In her only interview, a mother convicted of murder by poisoning her son with salt claims it was the hospital's mistake. Is she right? "48 Hours" correspondent Troy Roberts investigated Saturday, Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
LICENSE: Standard YouTube License

AUDIO Clip 5:
TITLE: “Deny, Deny, Deny” Grey’s Anatomy S2E4
AIRED: October 16, 2005
SITE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X88iCEq4tmk
SUMM: Cristina is determined to get back to work, and despite not being fully recovered, she manages to crack an odd case. Meanwhile, Addison offers to help Bailey with a complicated surgery, and Alex receives important news. Here Izzy Stevens and Cristina Yang discuss the possibility of a patient causing herself to be ill.
LICENSE: YouTube Standard License

AUDIO Clip 6:
TITLE: Psychologist Explains Factitious Disorder (News Report)
CHANNEL: WANE News Channel 15
PUBLISHED: April 26, 2012
SITE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TExiUUEFqI
SUMM: A relative of April Landis, the woman who police say lied about having cancer to get money, says Landis has a history of having different illnesses.
LICENSE: Standard YouTube License

*AUDIO Clip 7*
TITLE: Munchausen by Proxy: Interview with Author and Victim, Julie Gregory (Author of “Sickened”) 
SHOW: Ask Dr. Nandi
PUBLISHED: Jan, 8 2016
SITE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAAUQjrxECg
SUMM: Julie Joell Gregory is the author of Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood, an autobiographical account of the Münchausen syndrome by proxy abuse she suffered as a child.
LICENSE: Standard YouTube License

AUDIO Clip 8:
TITLE: Mommy Dead and Dearest (Pt. 2)
PUBLISHED: Jun. 7 2017
HBO Documentary Films
SUMM: A true mystery of a mother and daughter who where thought to be living a fairy tale life. 
SITE: https://mommydeadanddearest.com
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVB_MSp42lA
LICENSE: Standard YouTube License

AUDIO Clip 9:
TITLE: Jennifer Bush Says She Wasn't A Victim of Abuse By Mom
PUBLISHED: April 15, 2015
Sun Sentinel
SUMM:Broward native Jennifer Bush says she wasn’t victim of Munchausen Syndrome or abuse by her mom Kathy Bush.
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAuUBPUO3-0
LICENSE: Standard YouTube License

February 06, 2017 07:20 PM PST

A discussion about the world of cults, kingdoms, and sects. Join us as we dive into the world of cults and cult behavior. We'll discuss Heaven's Gate, Jonestown, personal experiences and answer the question "How far is too far?"

Produced and Written by Hosts:
Penn Aragon
Quills Rodriguez


End in Sight (© P. Aragon 2016)

Tragic Kingdom (E. Stefani)
©1995 Interscope, Trauma Records

The Master (clip)
Published on Jan 29, 2013
A World War II veteran (Joaquin Phoenix of WALK THE LINE, GLADIATOR) arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future- until he becomes the right-hand man to a charismatic intellectual known as "The Master" (OSCAR®-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman of CAPOTE, DOUBT) whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America. Also starring Amy Adams (THE FIGHTER, DOUBT) and Laura Dern (BLUE VELVET, JURASSIC PARK FRANCHISE).
Release Date: September 14, 2012
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Screenwriter: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Amy Adams, Rami Malek
Genre: Drama
License: Standard YouTube License
“What is a Cult?” (clip)
Published on Feb 19, 2013
Our America with Lisa Ling
OWN Network
Standard YouTube License
Uploaded on May 18, 2007
Show: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Song of Celice)
License: Standard Youtube License
The Master (Blinking Scene)
Published on Nov 5, 2013
License: Standard YouTube License
Terror, Love & Brainwashing - Interview with Alexandra Stein, Ph.D. (Cult Expert)
Published on Nov 26, 2016
Alexandra Stein, Ph.D, is a writer and educator specializing in the social psychology of ideological extremism and other dangerous social relationships.
Book: Terror, Love & Brainwashing: Attachment in Cults and Totalitarian Systems
Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/2fMfHYb
Talk Beliefs
License: Standard YouTube License
Holy Hell Documenting 20 years inside a California cult, Buddhafield
Published on Mar 2, 2016
A new film called Holy Hell documents a spiritual community or cult, Buddhafield, that was formed in California in the 1980s which ended up leaving many of its members feeling abused and exploited. Shot over a period of 22 years, the documentary has been put together by Will Allen, a former member of the group, who was the informal house videographer.
Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.
Worldwide News
License: Standard YouTube License
Steven Hassan: The BITE model
Published on Dec 24, 2014
Freedom of Mind Resource Center
License: Standard YouTube License
The Wizard of Oz
"There's no place like home..." Entirely remastered, the colorful characters and unforgettable songs of Oz come alive as never before. This magical cinematic event finds Kansas farm girl Judy Garland ("A Star is Born," "Meet Me in St. Louis") caught in a tornado and magically transported to the Land of Oz. Needing help to return home, she is told to follow the Yellow Brick Road and find the powerful Wizard (Frank Morgan). On her perilous journey, she is befriended by the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), the Tin Man (Jack Haley), and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) and her flying monkeys. Based on the classic book by Frank L. Baum, "The Wizard of Oz" is a dazzling motion picture achievement, featuring unforgettable songs (including Oscar-winner "Over the Rainbow"), scenery, and costumes. The film had 5 Academy Award nominations, and Garland was awarded a special Oscar for her outstanding performance. MPAA Rating: G THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.
Turner Entertainment Co.
Rating: G
Release date: 1939
Running time: 1:41:44
Actors:Judy Garland Ray Bolger Bert Lahr Jack Haley Billie Burke Margaret Hamilton Charley Grapewin Clara Blandick
Director: Victor Fleming
License: Standard YouTube License
The Wizard Of Oz (clip) “You're off to see the Wizard”
Published on Feb 7, 2015
Cinema Cut
Standard YouTube License
The Wizard of Oz (clip) “Pay no Attention…”
Uploaded on Dec 31, 2007
Standard YouTube License
Jonestown: The Life and Death of The People’s Temple
Published on Jul 12, 2013
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Standard YouTube License
Published on Jul 4, 2014
Inside Story: Heaven's Gate Cult (BBC Documentary Part 1):
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYI4E...
BBC investigative documentary series 'Inside Story' investigates the San Diego UFO cult 'Heaven's Gate' that committed mass suicide with cocktails of drugs and alcohol in the belief that an alien 'mother ship' aircraft was eagerly awaiting their arrival.
Heaven's Gate was an American UFO religion based in San Diego, California, founded in the early 1970s and led by Marshall Applewhite (1931--1997) and Bonnie Nettles (1927--1985).On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group who had committed suicide in order to reach what they believed was an alien space craft following the Comet Hale--Bopp, which was at its brightest.
Heaven's Gate Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven%2...)
BBC: http://www.bbc.com
The original video was created by the BBC and available through Creative Commons License through YouTube's video editor.
Standard YouTube License

December 19, 2016 05:33 PM PST

The darker side of the holidays. In this bonus Holiday episode... (we thought it would be a mini but hey, we had a lot to say!) We discuss the dark meanings of Christmas, twisted Santas, crazy carolers, sick songs, and holiday "logs" with bowel issues— don't ask, just listen.

November 30, 2016 04:25 PM PST

We thought we'd drop in and say hello... and let you know about our bonus episode coming..... before the holidays!

November 01, 2016 08:15 AM PDT


Produced & Written by:
Quills Rodriguez
Edited & Written by:
Penn Aragon

Morbid Curiosity is podcast about the darker side of life.
Brought to you by ThoughtPress Network.

Sources and Content:

Original Content:
"End in Sight" Loop
©2016 Penn Aragon
[Recap] "The movie is over... Fades to black"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O7TTsPMsCY (5:15)
Death & Dying bit from "On the Road" (1977)
by George Carlin
Published on Jul 27, 2012
On the Road is the seventh comedy album released by
comedian George Carlin. It was recorded on October 3, 1976 at the Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.
The album was released in April 1977.

The Lighter Side of Death
TEDxTalk by: Zara Swindells-Grose
Published on Jun 9, 2015
Zara Swindells-Grose suggests that there is a lighter side
to death and that learning to pivot between the heavier
emotions and a lighter response can protect our vital
Zara is a multi-talented and much sought-after speaker,
presenter and entertainer. She is a member of the
International Positive Psychology Association and a
Director of Humour Australia (HA!) working with organisations all over the world, sharing the message
that “Good Humour is Good Business”.

Louis C.K.
Published on Aug 3, 2015
Louis C.K. one of the best stand-up comedians ever. This is a part of Louis C.K. TV special stand-up full comedy show "Live at the Comedy Store (2015)".
Louis C.K. 2015 - Everybody dies!
Standard YouTube License

30 Scary and Interesting Death Facts You Didn't Know
Published on Feb 4, 2015
Top List
Standard YouTube License

The Virgin Suicides
Paramount Movies
Published on May 7, 2012
A dark comedy punctuated by moments of drama, The Virgin Suicides explores the emotional underpinnings of a family starting to come apart at the seams in 1970's Midwestern America.
Directors: Sofia Coppola Jeffrey Eugenides
Standard YouTube License

Life After Suicide
BBC Documentary
DocuTime Channel
11 years ago Angela Samata was an ordinary mother of two living in Birkenhead. Then her partner Mark took his own life. In this film, Angela goes on a journey around Britain to meet others who have suffered a similar loss and explores why, when suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK, we are still so afraid of talking about it.
Published on Feb 10, 2016
Standard YouTube License

Recorded Interview [Telephone]
Tiffany Ellis
Recorded with her permission.

Dane Cook: Vicious Circle (Clip)
Standard YouTube License

Big Hero Six
The Funeral (Clip)
Standard YouTube License

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
"Oskar's Monologue"
Published on Apr 1, 2012
Oskar tells The Renter his story.
One of the best scenes in the movie, and of course
a great performance by Thomas Horn.
Standard Youtube License

The Trouble With Dying (Assisted Suicide Documentary, 2013 Clip)
Medical Shows and Documentaries on YouTube
Published on Mar 3, 2015
The Trouble with Dying examines the current debate on euthanasia
from the perspective of individuals who are personally affected by
the political decisions society will make on this issue.
Standard YouTube License

Chilean girl, 14, who begged the government to let her die as she struggles with cystic fibrosis
MediaMac Channel
Published on March 23, 2015
Standard YouTube License

Brittany's choice: 29-year-old reignites debate about aid in dying
CBS This Morning Channel
Published on Oct 14, 2014
Recently married, Brittany Maynard had hopes of starting a family with her husband. Now she is planning her death, choosing to end her life before brain cancer can destroy her. Jan Crawford reports.
Standard YouTube License

The Suicide Tourist
Airdate: March 2, 2010
John Zaritsky
WGBH Educational Foundation

Deaf Twin Brothers Voluntarily Euthanized
The Young Turks Channel
Published on Jan 15, 2013
"Identical twins were killed by Belgian doctors last month in a unique mercy killing under Belgium's euthanasia laws.
Standard YouTube License

Belgium Grants Euthanasia to Convicted Rapist, Murderer
Published on Sep 19, 2014
Belgium has granted euthanasia to convicted rapist and murderer, Frank Van Den Bleeken rather than making him serve out his life sentence in prison.
Standard YouTube License

Paralyzed after falling from tree, hunter and dad-to-be opts to end life (Timothy)
Updated 9:40 AM ET, Thu November 7, 2013

Published on Oct 7, 2013
A 44-year-old man in Belgium chose to end his life via euthanasia on Monday after a series of failed gender reassignment surgeries. "I was the girl no one wanted," Nathan Verhelst told the Flemish newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, mere hours before his death.
Standard YouTube License

French Woman's Death Revives Euthanasia Debate
Associated Press
Uploaded on Mar 20, 2008
Chantal Sebire, a French woman with a rare facial tumor who had sought doctor-assisted suicide, was found dead at her home Wednesday. Her case has revived a national debate about the right to die.
Standard YouTube License

Terri Schiavo Documentary: The Case's Enduring Legacy
Retro Report
The New York Times
Published on Apr 21, 2014
The controversy over Terri Schiavo's case elevated a family matter into a political battle that continues to frame end-of-life issues today.
Standard YouTube License

Outro Song:
On and On
Jack White
Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016

Clips are used solely as information and for documentation
of this episode. Morbid Curiosity and ThoughtPress Network
do not claim the rights to any media used unless marked Original Content.
All clips can be found on YouTube and
used with the Standard YouTube License.

October 10, 2016 03:23 PM PDT

In this two part episode, Part 1 we discuss the physical meaning of Death, funerals, embalming, and much more.

Produced & Written by:
Quills Rodriguez

Written by & Editing:
Penn Aragon

"Death and All His Friends"
© 2008 Viva La Vida Capitol/EMI Records/ Capitol (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved

A big thank you to all our listeners.

Brought to you by Thought Press Network.

September 25, 2016 11:34 AM PDT

We'll tell you! In this teaser we talk about how much research it's taken for us to get to know Death, and all his friends... We tease you with a few clips from the episode and hope you wait with us to see what we've found. Thank you for listening. Your dose of Dark is coming sooner than you think. Morbid Curiosity. (PS. if you're curious about the title of this next episode, Death and All His Friends............ it's music related.)

July 05, 2016 12:50 PM PDT

On this episode of Morbid Curiosity, we discuss prisons and the practices that we are mostly familiar with such as last meals, conjugal visits, solitary confinement, and capital punishment. Find out on this episode whether we are for or against the Death Penalty. What is your stance on the matter? Let us know on Twitter @morbidpod or Facebook!

We also discuss the recent tragedy in Orlando. Our hearts will always be with the victims and families of those who survived and those who did not... We will never forget.

Produced by:
Quills Rodriguez
Editing and Art/Design by:
Penn Aragon


CLIP #1:
Inside Prison Life In Solitary 2014 Documentary Prisons Documentary
Documentary TV Official Channel
Published on Aug 26, 2015
Standard YouTube License

CLIP #2:
An Inmate's Last Meal | Death Row: The Last 24 Hours
The Discovery Channel special DEATH ROW: THE LAST 24 HOURS
Published on Apr 18, 2012
Discovery Channel
Standard YouTube License

George Carlin [Napalm & Silly Putty]
Published on Aug 11, 2014

6x9: a virtual experience of solitary confinement
[The Guardian]

Take the 360 degree video experience of solitary confinement in US prisons, which places viewers in a virtual segregation cell they can explore and interact with. It highlights the psychological effects of long-term solitary confinement for people who have experienced it first-hand around the world.
Standard YouTube License

NPR Interview:
Making It on the Outside, After Decades in Solitary (Laura Sullivan)
July 28, 2006
Heard on: All Things Considered

There Will Be No Stay Official Trailer 1 (2013)
Published on Nov 18, 2013
A documentary about the death penalty -- not in any way you've ever seen before, at least. It is, however, a film about the actual men who are tasked by society with carrying out the death penalty. This is a first-hand look at executioners, the pressures they're put under, and the unbearable toll the act of taking another's life has on their own.
Standard YouTube License

Angola Prison Hospice: Opening the Door
Uploaded on Sep 8, 2011
Half of the 5,000 inmates at the maximum-security Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola are serving life sentences, and it is estimated that 85 percent of them will grow old and die there. Edgar Barens's documentary examines one of the nation's first prison-based hospice programs, a program that notably incorporates inmate volunteers into the care of other dying inmates.
Opening the Door was produced by two former OSF programs, the Center on Crime, Communities & Culture and the Prioject on Death in America.

May 22, 2016 05:54 PM PDT

Our first episode takes you through what was once known as Multiple Personality Disorder. Now recognized as Dissociative Identity Disorder, we open our season discussing our curiosities about this mental illness. From the truth about Sybil to recent court cases where D.I.D. was used as a defense, we delve deep into our curiosity. Is D.I.D real? How does one prove the existence of various identities? Was the famous Sybil case fact or fiction? Listen as we try to answer these questions and more.

Quills Rodriguez (Producer)
Penn Aragon (Editor, Podcast Art)


Primal Fear (Film)
Directed by Gregory Hoblit
Produced by Gary Lucchesi, Howard W. Koch, Jr.
Paramount Pictures
United States

Sybil (Film)
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Produced by Jacqueline Babbin
Lorimar Productions
United States

"Meet the Mother with 20 Personalities"
The Oprah Winfrey Show /OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
Standard YouTube License

"Sybil: A Brilliant Hysteric?"
November 23, 2014
Clyde Haberman
Retro Report | New York Times
Standard YouTube License

"Sybil Exposed: A College Friend Remembers Shirley Mason"
Published on Dec 28, 2012
Debbie Nathan, author of "Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case
Standard YouTube License

"Famed Psychiatric Story of 'Sybil' seen As a Fraud"
ABC News Australia
Standard YouTube License

"Meet the Six Personalities Living in This Woman's Head"
USA Today
Standard YouTube License

March 31, 2016 02:25 PM PDT

Welcome to Morbid Curiosity. Enjoy our prologue episode where we discuss what brought us here and what dark curiosities will be discussed in the first official episode

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