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Morbid Curiosity
A podcast about the darker side of lif. From crime to the mind, to the true and taboo.
Category: Society & Culture
Location: Miami
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Two humans that share a morbid curiosity about society and the world in general.

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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!
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30 Scary and Interesting Death Facts You Didn't Know
Published on Feb 4, 2015
Top List
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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
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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
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Recorded Interview [Telephone]
Tiffany Ellis
Recorded with her permission.

Dane Cook: Vicious Circle (Clip)
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Big Hero Six
The Funeral (Clip)
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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.
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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.
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Chilean girl, 14, who begged the government to let her die as she struggles with cystic fibrosis
MediaMac Channel
Published on March 23, 2015
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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"Sybil: A Brilliant Hysteric?"
November 23, 2014
Clyde Haberman
Retro Report | New York Times
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"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
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"Famed Psychiatric Story of 'Sybil' seen As a Fraud"
ABC News Australia
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"Meet the Six Personalities Living in This Woman's Head"
USA Today
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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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