After a year podcasting on ORIGINS, we introduce Season 2: Chapter 1 featuring an interview with Director Ryan Bellgardt to discuss his new film The Jurassic Games where death row inmates fight for their lives in a televised game. Plus, a look into gaming urban legends and other freaky supernatural stuff on the internet.
Is there a world within this world? Do multiple dimensions really exist? Chapter 25 of ORIGINS explores the multiverse concept and the upside-down as made famous by Stranger Things.
What happens when the villain becomes the hero? In chapter 24 of ORIGINS we explore the ORIGINS of a Death Saint of criminals, drug lords, and the Day of the Dead, abolished by the Vatican, known as Santa Muerte.
What happens when you put good people in evil situations? Is it possible that humanity will trump evil or will evil ultimately win? In 1971, an experiment took place beneath a university to answer those questions. Chapter 23 of ORIGINS explores the Stanford Prison Experiment.
What would you think if a group of people suddenly began to dance in droves all around you? Today, the world would call that a flash mob and think nothing of it. In the Middle Ages, it would’ve most likely been considered the result of witchcraft, though in some cases it was attributed to plague. On chapter 22 of ORIGINS, we look into St. Vitus’s Dance and other weird plagues.
“Et tu, Brute,” is one of those phrases we know, even if we don’t know why. Another one is “Beware the Ides of March.” What is the Ides of March and why should we beware it? In Chapter 21 of ORIGINS, we take a look at the what, why, and how behind this famous March phrase.
We all have one, that crazy uncle that is always teetering on the edge of remaining a part of the family. What if he left, or worse, what if he were to shapeshift into a monstrous creature that couldn’t fit around the Sunday dinner table? In this chapter of ORIGINS, meet everyone’s crazy uncle, Uncle Monday.
Puppet shows are generally created for an audience of children. One classic form of puppetry made famous during the Renaissance would definitely receive an R rating in today’s world. In this chapter of ORIGINS, I look into the history, comedy, and popularity of a puppet show that glorifies infidelity, murder, and insanity.