Hold onto your bell bottoms, because Professor Isaac is here to tell you all about one of his areas of expertise: Charles Manson! Lauren and Isaac read Jeffrey Melnick’s Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America’s Most Infamous Family (2018) and engage all the most important cultural questions: Who’s the worst Beach Boy? How hot were the Manson girls? Does Charles Manson fuck? (yes, obvi)
This time, Lauren and Isaac have tackled a paperback purchase from the grocery store, Without Mercy. It’s about terrorism and how the laws of the United States make it difficult to stop terrorism. Isaac has maybe studied this his whole academic career and has a lot to say. Also, it was bad.
This episode also features a promo from another indie podcast, Good Nightmare, which you should 100% check out if you’re into creepy stuff.
This time, Lauren and Isaac read Donnie Eichar’s Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident. We talk Soviet sport, capitalist yetis, and so much more.
Lauren and Isaac picked up Anton LaVey’s 1969 tome The Satanic Bible at a local thrift store and were definitely disappointed. These Satanists don’t even believe in Satan! Come for the libertarian sex orgies, stay for the teen angst-worthy poetry, we guess.
This time around, Lauren and Isaac read Greg Sestero’s The Disaster Artist, a book about making a movie that is now also a movie. We share our favorite Tommy Wiseau anecdotes and Lauren is maybe recording from inside a small, echo-y cave. Stick around at the end when we spend several minutes discussing what it would be like to have a Satan as a landlord.