Deep Cuts

Feb 24 2021 100 mins 108

Hosts Dave Baker and Andrew Price walk you through the ins and outs of a particular topic in film, television and pop culture, no matter how strange or obscure. No matter how small a factoid seems to be, Dave and Andrew will explore its origin and maybe even correct some misconceptions on commonly held pop culture beliefs. We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4. For advertising opportunities please email [email protected]























Rise and Fall of Napster | Case File #46
Dec 30 2020 115 mins  
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. D.Catalano's music used with permission of Fivese7encollective. 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









How Our Adam Sandler Hoax Went Viral | Case File #42
Dec 09 2020 119 mins  
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








The Card Game That Predicted 9/11 | Case File #38
Nov 11 2020 96 mins  
"Illuminati" is a trading card game from 1994...that predicted the September 11th terror attacks? In the early 80s, Steve Jackson Games released a game called Illuminati. And then in the early 90s they came out with an expanded trading card game version of it to capitalize off of the popularity of Magic: The Gathering. It was a fun game about conspiracy theories that developed a cult following. But, years later, people started noticing that it was predicting major world event after major world event, and might have been designed to give us clues to the coming New World Order? Who is Steve Jackson? And how did he know that 9/11 and COVID-19 were going to happen? Check out the Kickstarter for "Illuminati Confirmed" now! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/radiofreenet/illuminati-confirmed --------- Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com PSEUDOCIDE https://bit.ly/PSEUDOCIDE --------- Additional Reference Materials: https://www.vice.com/el/article/nn44yz/did-the-illuminati-make-this-rpg https://www.cia.gov/library/abbottabad-compound/index_documents.html https://www.cuttingedge.org/index.html#aboutus https://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1753.cfm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Illuminatus!_Trilogy http://sj.sjgames.com/sjbio.html http://www.sjgames.com/general/profiles/ http://www.sjgames.com/general/about-sjg.html http://sj.sjgames.com/#_ga=2.18043582.689970870.1604556452-1321064353.1603785059 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminati_(game) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminati:_New_World_Order https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jackson_Games https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jackson_(American_game_designer) https://www.eff.org/about/history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jackson_Games,_Inc._v._United_States_Secret_Service#section_1 https://www.theweek.co.uk/odd-news/106131/card-game-from-the-1990s-predicted-coronavirus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_Manifesto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Sundevil http://www.sjgames.com/SS/ http://www.sjgames.com/SS/affidavit.html http://www.sjgames.com/SS/eff-creation.html http://www.sjgames.com/SS/complaint.html http://www.sjgames.com/SS/decision-text.html http://www.sjgames.com/SS/appeal-opinion.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBAjrTxrgEs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdwGgQakMk0 https://mralanc.blog/inwo-card-game-1-best-inwo-cards-in-hd/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AetqORzhiNQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlHHNCidd-k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnmyTKkhd-0 ------- 01100110 01101110 01101111 01110010 01100100 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices











Flat Earth Society, Death of Truth | Case File #33
Oct 21 2020 142 mins  
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





Lisa Frank, Abusive Drug Den | Case File #31
Oct 07 2020 78 mins  
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


Chris Hansen, Exploitative Conman Pt. 3 | Case File #30
Sep 30 2020 130 mins  
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




Chris Hansen, Exploitative Conman Pt. 1 | Case File #28
Sep 16 2020 85 mins  
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



Did Bella Thorne Break Online Sex Work? | Case File #27
Sep 09 2020 119 mins  
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


George Zimmerman, Murder Profiteer | Case File #26
Sep 02 2020 113 mins  
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


Speed Racer Secretly Changed Cinema | Case File #25
Aug 26 2020 82 mins  
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


Who ACTUALLY Created Spider-Man? | Case File #24
Aug 19 2020 95 mins  
Did Stan Lee & Steve Ditko create Spider-Man? Or was the idea stolen from a Halloween costume? In the Silver Age of comics in the 1960s and 70s, things were an existential mess from a creator perspective - especially at Marvel comics. There were no artist or writer unions, characters were often created in bull pen-type situations where authorship was given to the company at large instead of the actual people doing the creating. And, in a system where creator-ship was not properly recorded, and artists were unfairly disregarded, many of the people involved in the creation of the books all have their own versions of the story. One of the most notorious examples is Spider-Man. Stan Lee claims he created the iconic wall-crawler because he thought of the name and the superpower. Steve Ditko claims he's actually a co-creator because he designed the web-slinger, drew most of the original books, and basically wrote them as well. But what if Spider-Man existed BEFORE either men created him? What if the idea was stolen from a Halloween costumed created by a different legendary comic book artist a decade prior? On this episode of Deep Cuts we explore the story, the speculation, and the enigma behind the true creator of Spider-Man. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com 01010111 01101001 01110100 01101000 00100000 01000111 01110010 01100101 01100001 01110100 00100000 01000100 01100001 01110010 01100111 01100101 00100000 01000011 01101111 01101101 01100101 01110011 00100000 01000111 01110010 01100101 01100001 01110100 00100000 01000010 01100001 01110010 01101011 01100101 01110010 00101110 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Laz Rojas, One Man Movie Studio | Case File #23
Aug 12 2020 144 mins  
He made a 4 hour movie where he played over 100 characters by himself, but he ended up homeless. In 1994, Laz Rojas desperately wanted to break into the entertainment industry as an actor, writer, and director. He had written literally hundreds of scripts, but couldn't get anybody to pay attention to them. So he shot a 4 hour film that was a collection of random scenes from all of the various scripts he had written. The only thing is - he didn't have any friends or collaborators to make it with. So he played every single character - over 100 - in the film, sometimes playing up to 5 characters in a scene interacting with himself. His career never took off despite this Herculean effort, and years later he ended up homeless and destitute in the streets of LA. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we explore the inspiring, exciting, and terribly sad life of Laz Rojas. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives Eva – 失望した: https://youtu.be/jVTsD4UPT-k D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com 01010100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100101 01110000 01101001 01110011 01101111 01100100 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101111 01101111 01101011 00100000 00110001 00110100 00100000 01101000 01101111 01110101 01110010 01110011 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01100101 01100100 01101001 01110100 00101110 Hear the most bizarre stories about how technology is shaping culture on Wild Wild Tech: https://bit.ly/WildWildTech Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices



The Greatest Hoax in Hip Hop | Case File #22
Aug 05 2020 116 mins  
Two Scottish guys fooled the world into thinking they were American rappers for almost a decade. In the early 2000s, Billy Boyd and Gavin Bain were college students and best friends. They also loved hip hop and wanted to do something more with their lives than live a small-town Scottish existence. They formed a rap group and got good. However, after various auditions they quickly learned that, no matter how good they were, nobody would ever take two Scottish rappers seriously. So...they fabricated an entire elaborate fake backstory that they were Americans from California and...people believed them. And they also started giving them opportunities. So Billy and Gavin - or Silibil N Brains - moved to London and lived their lives as Americans for several years...and they almost became massive celebrities in the process. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we explore the wild multi-year hoax of Silibil N Brains. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com 01000001 01101110 01100100 01110010 01100101 01110111 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01000100 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01100001 01110010 01100101 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01000001 01101101 01100101 01110010 01101001 01100011 01100001 01101110 00100000 01100101 01101001 01110100 01101000 01100101 01110010 00101110 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices






The Shaggs, Imprisoned Girl Group | Case File #19
Jul 15 2020 172 mins  
They were three young girls held prisoner by their father and forced to become a rock band because of a prophecy. They ended up becoming a huge cult hit, beloved by many - including Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain who lists their album as his third favorite of all time - and one of the most influential indie bands of all time. They were musical geniuses in the category of "outsider music." They also hated playing music, never wanted to be a band, and were held prisoner as teenagers by their father for 11 years and forced to practice 8 hours a day, 7 days a week in pursuit of a prophecy he believed in that they would one day become the world's biggest music group. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we explore the strange, sad, and fascinating life of The Shaggs - the genius rock band who just wanted to be regular teenagers. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com Eva – 失望した: https://youtu.be/jVTsD4UPT-k 01010111 01101000 01101111 00100000 01100001 01110010 01100101 00100000 01010100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01000100 01100101 01100001 01100100 01100010 01101111 01111001 00100000 01000100 01100101 01110100 01100101 01100011 01110100 01101001 01110110 01100101 01110011 00111111 00100000 01000001 01110010 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 01111001 00100000 01100001 01101100 01110011 01101111 00100000 01100001 00100000 01100010 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01101111 01100110 00100000 01110100 01100101 01100101 01101110 01100001 01100111 01100101 01110010 01110011 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 01100011 01100101 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01100010 01100101 01100011 01101111 01101101 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101100 01100100 00100111 01110011 00100000 01100111 01110010 01100101 01100001 01110100 01100101 01110011 01110100 00100000 01101000 01101111 01110010 01110010 01101111 01110010 00100000 01110000 01110101 01101110 01101011 00100000 01100111 01110010 01101111 01110101 01110000 00100000 01100010 01111001 00100000 01100001 00100000 01110100 01111001 01110010 01100001 01101110 01110100 00100000 01100110 01100001 01110100 01101000 01100101 01110010 00111111 00100000 01001111 01101110 01101100 01111001 00100000 01110100 01101001 01101101 01100101 00100000 01110111 01101001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01110100 01100101 01101100 01101100 00101110 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Jared Leto, Cult Leader? | Case File #18
Jul 08 2020 172 mins  
Actor Jared Leto has slowly been growing a cult-like following for the last several years. What's his endgame? You know him from his films throughout the 90s, 2000s, leading up to today, as well as from his band 30 Seconds to Mars. Did you also know that, for the last several years, he's invited thousands of people to a large gathering that happens on a remote Island in some exotic area of the world? They started out as basically music festivals, but slowly they have morphed into something different. Leto dresses in flowing white robes and speaks to crowds of thousands, preaching nebulous philosophies about life and the universe. They've become less and less about music and more like...a literal cult? On this episode of Deep Cuts, we explore Jared Leto's Mars Island events and get to the bottom of whether or not he's trying to become a cult leader. 01000011 01101000 01100001 01110010 01101100 01100101 01110011 00100000 01010111 01100101 01111000 01101100 01100101 01110010 00100000 01010111 01100101 01101100 01101100 01100101 01110010 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101111 01101110 01100101 00100000 01110111 01101000 01101111 00100000 01101000 01100101 00100000 01110011 01100101 01100101 01101011 01110011 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01100101 01110010 01100001 01110011 01100101 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101111 01101101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101001 01101101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100101 00101110 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices



Matthew Nolan, the Third Brother | Case File #17
Jul 01 2020 64 mins  
He's the brother that director Christopher Nolan doesn't want to talk about. Because he's a murderer. You are familiar with the massively successful British filmmaker, Christopher Nolan, who has directed films like the Dark Knight, Inception, the Prestige, and the Tenet. You might also be familiar with his brother, Jonah Nolan, who co-created HBO's Westworld. But did you know that there's a third Nolan brother? Why have you never heard of him? Well, likely somebody paid a lot of money to make sure you didn't. In 2009, Matthew Nolan, the eldest Nolan brother, was hired by a wealthy businessman to get some missing money back from one of his ex-partners. Nolan, along with an accomplice, kidnapped, tortured, and murdered the man, but he's never faced trial or gone to prison for it because of the bureaucratic nightmare of extradition laws. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we talk about Matthew Nolan, the third Nolan brother with a dark past. 01000100 01101001 01100100 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01101100 01101001 01110011 01110100 01100101 01101110 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01000101 01001110 01010100 01001001 01010010 01000101 00100000 01000001 01101110 01100100 01110010 01100101 01110111 00100000 01010111 00101110 01001011 00101110 00100000 01100101 01110000 01101001 01110011 01101111 01100100 01100101 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101111 01101101 00100000 01110011 01110100 01100001 01110010 01110100 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01100110 01101001 01101110 01101001 01110011 01101000 00111111 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Andrew W.K., Fictional Character | Case File #16
Jun 24 2020 247 mins  
He was a one-hit wonder rocker who loved to party, but nobody noticed he was a complete hoax. In the late 90s/early 2000s, Andrew W.K. exploded out of nowhere with the anthemic, epic party anthem "Party Hard" complete with a stylish music video depicting him thrashing onstage in front of a giant mural of his bloodied face. After that, he became a novelty fringe element of pop culture - occasionally popping up to sing about or talk about partying. Ultimately we all kind of forgot about him. However, what nobody who wasn't paying close attention realized was that - all along - there was something deeper going on with Andrew W.K. Ultimately a conspiracy theory about him bubbled to the surface - that he was actually a fictional character played by several different actors. Is that true? Or is the truth even stranger? On the final episode of our three-part "Kayfabe Trilogy", we explore the 20-year-long performance art stunt that is Andrew W.K. Additional incidental music credits: D.Catalano https://wekeepoddhours.bandcamp.com Eva – 失望した: https://youtu.be/jVTsD4UPT-k ----------- Additional materials: http://users.tmok.com/~bulb/andrew.html http://awilkeskrier.homestead.com http://what-happened-to-awk.weebly.com/awk--steev-mike-the-basics.html https://youtu.be/iNH4fuWtOjA ------------ 01001000 01101001 01101100 01101100 01110011 01101101 01100101 01110010 00100111 01110011 00100000 01101001 01101110 01110100 01100101 01101110 01110100 01101001 01101111 01101110 01110011 00100000 01100001 01110010 01100101 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 01110000 01110101 01110010 01100101 00101110 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices




Jay J Armes, Spy With No Hands | Case File #14
Jun 10 2020 110 mins  
He was the world's greatest private eye who was also a double amputee. He also lied about his entire life. In part 1 of our three-part "Kayfabe Trilogy", we explore the crazy life and astonishing lies of Jay J Armes - a man from El Paso, Texas who lost both of his hands in a horrible accident as a child, and went on to become a globe-trotting private detective responsible for solving thousands of crimes - including rescuing Marlon Brando's son from kidnappers - starring in television and film, and even having a line of toys created in his image. For a while, the world was transfixed by the "Spy With No Hands," as he regaled us with his countless too-good-to-be-true war stories. The only problem was...it WAS too good to be true. Additional incidental music credits: Eva – 失望した: https://youtu.be/jVTsD4UPT-k 01000100 01101111 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01100110 01100001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01110011 01101101 01101111 01101011 01100101 01110011 01100011 01110010 01100101 01100101 01101110 00101110 00100000 01000001 01101110 01100100 01110010 01100101 01110111 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01000100 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01100001 01110010 01100101 00100000 01100011 01110010 01100101 01100001 01110100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 01101001 01110010 00100000 01101111 01110111 01101110 00100000 01100101 01101100 01100001 01100010 01101111 01110010 01100001 01110100 01100101 00100000 01101011 01100001 01111001 01100110 01100001 01100010 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01110100 01110010 01101001 01100011 01101011 00100000 01100001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01101111 01100110 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00101100 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01101010 01110101 01110011 01110100 00100000 01100001 00100000 01100100 01101001 01110110 01100101 01110010 01110011 01101001 01101111 01101110 00101110 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices













Lonnie Johnson | Case File #8
Apr 29 2020 60 mins  
Lonnie Johnson invented your childhood, but big business tried to steal all his money. Lonnie Johnson is an American inventor and engineer, and in the early 90s he invented and patented some of the most important aspects of any 90s kids' childhood. We would have had a lot of boring summer days without his contributions. However, after selling his inventions to big toy companies, he started noticing over the years that they were doing everything in their power to not pay Johnson his cut of the profits. So what did he do? Engage in a decades-long legal battle to get the money that was rightfully his. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we explore the life, inventions, and struggles of Lonnie Johnson - every kid's favorite inventor that they've never heard of. 01001001 00100000 01100011 01100001 01101110 00100000 01100001 01100011 01100011 01100101 01110011 01110011 00100000 00110101 01000111 00100000 01100110 01110010 01100101 01110001 01110101 01100101 01101110 01100011 01101001 01100101 01110011 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101111 01101101 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00101110 00100000 01000100 01100101 01100110 01101001 01101110 01101001 01110100 01100101 01101100 01111001 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 01101101 01100001 01101011 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101101 01100101 00100000 01110011 01101001 01100011 01101011 00101110 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices




















5 • 1 Ratings

JWB Oct 23 2020
It's like if an Educated Mordecai and Rigby record a podcast. It's amazing.