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J. Napier and J. Fejeran

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Welcome to Fright School, a podcast that explores horror films through the eyes of someone who is experiencing them for the first time. Each week, Joshua (the horror nerd) pushes Joe (the unsuspecting newbie) to the edge of the Mountains of Madness, as they discuss the cultural attitudes, conditions, and events that have shaped some of the most terrifying horror films. Will Joe survive his journey? Will Joshua take things too far? Join us every week for new episodes on Monday to find out! Ar ...
 
Let us introduce you to some of the fascinating people we work with to help you make sense of the world’s most complex challenges. In this podcast we share our research, explore alternatives to the status quo and give a platform to scholars and activists who are at the forefront of the fight against the current neoliberal order. We believe there are alternatives to this world and hope you do too.
 
Feel mad about feeling bad about feeling sad? Your hosts, Nelly and Juno, kick down the doors to face the big, fat elephant in the room - mental health with unfiltered conversations. We're young, badass Asian American women with ADHD who are fed up pretending to be fine, so here’s to cutting the crap. Grab a coffee and join in on the laughs, the cries, and everything in-between as we share our authentic experiences and struggles working, adulting, and occasionally f*cking around through our ...
 
This is From Woke to Work: The Anti-Racist Journey. Hosted by Kamala Avila-Salmon, she talks about what it means to go from a self-proclaimed ally to an effective anti-racist. Whether you’re an ally that’s ready to take action or a Black person looking for a place to direct all those ally questions, this is the podcast you’ll want to keep close at hand. There's something missing about the way that we're talking about allyship. Kamala felt it more acutely than ever in the wake of the murders ...
 
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Episode ninety four will cover the crazy sex trafficking case known as the Nth room from South Korea. Who were the people behind this? What did they do that was so horrible? And what happened to them? Episode Sponsor: Start your credit journey with Chime. Signup only takes two minutes and doesn't affect your credit. Signup at chime.com/asian. Go to…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Fright School! Joshua saw SKINAMARINK. Joe finished reading his first novel of the year! Good job, Joe! The boys discuss THE LAST OF US, MAYFAIR WITCHES, and Madonna tickets. This week we close out this chapter of our journey down Elm Street with WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE. The film gave Wes an opportunity to real…
 
What are the economic challenges facing the Global South post-pandemic? What role have global financial institutions like the World Bank and the IMF played in worsening the economic situation for poorer countries? And what economic alternatives might exist? In this interview, Jomo Kwame Sundaram shines a light on the effects that decades of liberal…
 
Richard Glenn Schmidt returns for a look at the gonzo J-horror silliness that is Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell. We discuss the joys of earnest rip-offs, the downsides of polo shirts on muscular bods, and oh so much more! Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell is available streaming on Shudder, so don’t be shy about watching before you listen! Come…
 
Welcome back to Fright School! We're chatting New Year's Resolutions. Joe is trying to read 12 novels! Also, Joe has a new show all about The OC! It's called White People Problems and it's on Geekscape as well! Check it out wherever you get your podcasts. This week, we're continuing our jaunt down Elm Street with Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.…
 
This week while we are on our winter break please enjoy an episode from our colleagues at Ideastream and their new podcast Living for We. In 2020, cityLAB of Pittsburgh released a study that ranked Cleveland dead last in terms of livability for Black women. On Living For We, we talk to Cleveland's Black women about their experiences at work, at sch…
 
Welcome back to Fright School! We are so happy to welcome back Sam Wineman! We spend some time catching up. Sam tells us his resolutions for the new year! Check out Sam’s AIDS LifeCycle fundraising and get a copy of his delightful new holiday album CHRISTMAS IS GAY! This week we’ve got another date with the man of our nightmares, Freddy! That’s rig…
 
This week while we are on our winter break please enjoy an episode from our colleagues at Crime Capsule. In 1974, a series of San Francisco’s most horrific unsolved murders began. In less than two years, the man police called “The Doodler” took at least five lives, terrorized the LGBTQ community and left three survivors forever changed. Learn more …
 
Happy New Year Fright School! We enjoyed our holiday break and are excited to ring in another year filled with fear! Joe invited Joshua to his family’s Christmas luncheon. None of Joshua’s demons were harmed during the prayers! We know you were worried. This week, we kick off another Franchise January with A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (2010). We’re co…
 
This week while we are on our winter break please enjoy an episode from our colleagues at Sleepover Cinema. Sleepover Cinema invites a lovely panel of experts and fans to deliberate on how “Bring it On” impacted their childhoods, self-images, and attitudes as they move through the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoice…
 
Join Wendy, Beth and Minnie as we discuss the movie The Shawshank Redemption. This was supposed to be our first watch party, but, alas, it did not work out. So we all watched the movie separately and then came back to talk about it. This gave birth to our video club, which is open for $12+ patrons to join in the discussion! We hope you enjoy this b…
 
Episode ninety three will cover the case of a young transwoman who was murdered in a motel room, most likely because she was a transwoman. How did this happen? Why did this happen? And what happened to the person who committed this crime? To read Marc's statement. To support this podcast, please visit here. Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: asianmadnessp…
 
What started out as a routine custody dispute at a house in Fresno, CA, escalated into the worst mass murder in Fresno's history, when Marcus Delon Wesson murdered nine people, one adult and eight children. All of the victims were his own children, fathered by incestuous relationships with his daughters and nieces, as well as the children by his wi…
 
Happy Holidays, Fright School! This week we unpack some of our Christmas traditions. Joshua talks about Middle of Beyond and Horrornaments and Joe tells a delightful story of Christmas on Guam. Joe has been reading with the results leading to today’s movie pick: CHRISTMAS BLOODY CHRISTMAS. Anyone else hear Bono echoing in their heads? It’s SILENT N…
 
Matthew Emmanuel Macon, aka The Monster of Mid-Michigan, terrorized the city of Lansing, Michigan in the 2000s. There were numerous sexual assaults and beatings in Lansing not officially linked to Macon, but very likely done by him, before his crimes escalated to murder. His victims were of various races and ethnicities, but most were middle-aged a…
 
From the same team that brings you Asian Madness, we want to introduce you to our new show Mystery Inc. If you enjoy talking about shady mysteries, Aliens, murder, legends, and of course the occasional tea - then Mystery Inc is the podcast for you! Together brothers Shane and Josh Waters travel in their Mystery Machine Tesla scouting out some of th…
 
Joyeux Noël Fright School! We’re being very French on today’s episode. First we catch up on the week! Joshua and Joe popped up on the GEEKSCAPE 3rd Annual Holiday Livestream Spectacular. We chat about HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, Vampira’s 100th birthday, and Tik Tok dancer Brian Esperon. This week, we are continuing our Santa themed holiday horror with 19…
 
This week Beth and Wendy tell the story of the two John Roysters, father and son… and both murderers. (note: time stamps are without ads & may be off a little) First, we dive into the setting (09:20), the killers early life (19:36) and the timeline (24:37). Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (39:48), "Where are they now?" followed by our …
 
Season’s Grieving Fright School! It’s the Ghoultide! We welcome Ashley back to the Wes Craven Memorial Library In PERSON! We discuss the death of Christine McVie. Joe watched CHRISTMAS WITH YOU. We took a field trip to see VIOLENT NIGHT. It was not what Joshua was expecting, but we had fun! Spoilers abound, Boils and Ghouls! David Harbour stokes ou…
 
Kenyel William Brown was convicted on several charges including manslaughter and possession of a stolen handgun. While on parole after serving time, he failed drug tests, got arrested for drunken driving and missed mandatory meetings, among other violations, so he was arrested again. But he was released at the request of a federal law enforcement a…
 
In this special episode brought to you by Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia and The Asian Madness Podcast, we will be looking at the horrors associated with America's first serial killer H. H. Holmes, the man who claimed to have been born with the devil in him. How much of it is true? How much of it is fiction? Take a listen and decide for yourself. …
 
(note: time stamps are without ads & may be off a little) This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Menhaz Zaman, a 23 year old Bangladeshi-Canadian who murdered his entire family, all while chatting with his fellow video game players in real time. First, we dive into the setting (08:09), the killers early life (19:31) and the timeline (25:27). …
 
As the various tax avoidance scandals such as the Panama papers, Paradise papers and Pandora papers have shown, tax havens are some of the most important instruments for reproducing social inequalities. The wealthy use countries with favourable laws to store their wealth, safely and away from public scrutiny. But tax havens are becoming an even big…
 
Welcome back to Fright School! Joshua clarifies that from the day after Labor Day until the day before Thanksgiving is Halloween so Mariah needs to keep her song to herself until THEN! Joe went to Baltimore because she is a werkin’ gurl! Joshua celebrated 30 years of X-Men The Animated Series over on Geekscape! We chat about the new adaptation of I…
 
(note: time stamps are without ads & may be off a little) This week Beth and Wendy discuss Stephanie St. Clair, the "Queen of Numbers." A gangster, civil rights advocate, fashionista and businesswoman. Not technically a serial killer... but she may have been responsible for some murders during a gang war with the infamous Dutch Schultz. First, we d…
 
Welcome back to Fright School! Joshua recounts the Oingo Boingo concert. Why can’t people just show up and watch the concert?! This week we finally discuss Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER! Joe survived his first watch! We explore the further regions of Queerness in the work of Barker. We also chat about HULU’s HELLRAISER reboot. Recommended Reading/Viewi…
 
Episode ninety two will cover the rape one perverted man committed against hundreds of women, including Carita Ridgway and Lucie Blackman. Why did he turn out like this, despite having everything he needed in life to succeed? Could he have been caught earlier on? Listen and find out. To support this podcast, please visit here. Facebook/Instagram/Tw…
 
(note: time stamps are without ads & may be off a little) This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Joseph Robert Kondro aka The Longview Serial Killer. He confessed to the rape and murder of a twelve-year-old girl in 1996 and the unsolved murder of an eight-year-old girl in 1985. Kondro was a close friend of both girls’ families. He was also a …
 
Welcome back to Fright School! We begin this week’s episode with an ode to Leslie Jordan. We discuss favorite moments in his career, the archetype of the “Sissy,” and prioritizing authenticity over safety. Joshua totally forgets to discuss Jordan’s American HORROR Story guest appearances but he was feeling verklempt. Joe went Halloweening as a memb…
 
(note: time stamps are without ads & may be off a little) This week Beth and Wendy discuss an unidentified serial killer that the Brazilian press dubbed “The Rainbow Maniac”. This is due to the fact that the murders took place at Paturis Park, Carapicuíba, Brazil, a known meeting place for gay men. This episode was researched and scripted by Minnie…
 
The environmental and social effects of the industrial capitalist system have long been obvious to marginalised communities forced to live in the garbage dumps of production while their resources are pillaged for raw materials. However, today, the systemic effects are increasingly visible to all. It’s clear, to save humanity and complex life on our…
 
From the same team that brings you The Asian Madness Podcast - introducing our podcast Hometown History. Since 2016, Shane has been traveling to hometowns across America in search of forgotten history. Sure, these places may not be your hometown, but they are someone's and that is what makes them important. Shane travels to these places of forgotte…
 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN FRIGHT SCHOOL! Let’s celebrate Hocus Pocus 2! Recommended Reading/Viewing: Official trailer HOCUS POCUS 2 (2022) Femme Regard SYNC Kickstarter! Join our Patreon for access to exclusive content! Sign up for The Fright School Reader our NEW monthly newsletter! Check out our TEEPUBLIC offerings for all of your Fright School Supplies!! …
 
(note: time stamps are without ads & may be off a little) This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Alonzo Robinson and The Toledo Clubber. Robinson was a black man, a grave robber, a murderer and cannibal. His story is said to be part of the inspiration for the character Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, the book by Thomas Harris that wa…
 
…1 campfire… …1 dark forest… …31 bone-chilling stories… …Will YOU survive the night? This Halloween season, enter the woods for a unique and truly epic podcast experience! Around the campfire Shane Waters will introduce 31 crime podcast hosts, including Jessica from The Asian Madness Podcast. Each host brings a new, nerve-wracking true story to the…
 
Welcome back to Fright School! What a month we have been having! We finally checked out Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights! Joshua made his annual trek to Knott’s Scary Farm. Joe, acting as a Horror Sherpa in his own right, navigated The Scare Zone at Del Mar Fairgrounds! This week, we’re taking a look back at HOCUS POCUS! We put our nostalg…
 
…1 campfire… …1 dark forest… …31 bone-chilling stories… …Will YOU survive the night? This Halloween season, enter the woods for a unique and truly epic podcast experience! Around the campfire Shane Waters will introduce 31 crime podcast hosts, including Jessica from The Asian Madness Podcast. Each host brings a new, nerve-wracking true story to the…
 
(note: time stamps are without ads & may be off a little) This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Robert Earnest Rozier Jr., a black man who was convicted of four murders, but admitted to seven. This is not your typical serial killer story though, it’s about to get all culty up in this hizzle. First, we dive into the setting (10:27), the kille…
 
Welcome back to Fright School! We are stoked to have our other favorite JERSEY GHOUL, Marissa, back in the Wes Craven Memorial Online Learning Annex! We’re discussing DAHMER and true crime, books we’re reading including TENDER IS THE FLESH, and Marissa suggests 101 JUMP SCARES on Shudder. This week we’re looking under our beds for LITTLE MONSTERS! …
 
Episode ninety one will cover two very similar cases involving two different women. They are hard workers, and yet they are faced with multiple difficulties and very little support. How can we stop things like this from happening to OFWs? To support this podcast, please visit: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/asianmadness Facebook/Instagram/Twitter:…
 
We have a special episode for you today, Fruities! Recently, Wendy and Beth were able to interview the mother of a young man who was murdered in 2020. On December 23, 2020, Tyler Kobe Nichols was murdered in broad daylight when walking home after getting a haircut in Brooklyn, NY. Tyler’s senseless murder devastated his surviving family, friends an…
 
Welcome back to Fright School! We are once again joined by Jacki from JERSEY GHOULS and THE LIST WE MISSED podcasts! We get caught up by discussing the Nicolas Cage renaissance, Big Gulps of White Claw, Pearl Jam, and hometown venues with 50 different names. This week we continue our salute to Kindertrauma with 1984’s GHOSTBUSTERS! Being one of Jac…
 
(note: time stamps are without ads & may be off a little) This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., who was convicted of murdering two women in Charlottesville, VA, as well as the sexual assault a young woman in Fairfax, Virginia. First, we dive into the setting (07:43), the killers early life (27:11) and the timeline (3…
 
Nigeria has a terrible history with international oil companies like Shell, having a hard time getting compensation for environmental damage. Even with some legal wins, like when the Hague Court of Appeals found Shell Nigeria liable for damages from pipeline leaks in the villages of Oruma and Goi, the country is still a long way from achieving true…
 
Welcome back to Fright School! We are STOKED to have podcast guru, HORROR MOVIE NIGHT cohost, and our dear friend Matt Kelly back on Fright School! This is loooooong overdue! We catch up on Matt’s life as King of the Podcasts and his side gig as a smoke and mirrors officiant. We chat about MASH, RINGS OF POWER, and HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. Matt recomme…
 
Welcome to episode 90, AKA another round of Urban Legends. In this episode, you will hear five different tales from five different locations. Some are weird, some are creepy, some are... gross. Truth or fiction or maybe a bit of both, you decide. To support this podcast, please visit: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/asianmadness Facebook/Instagram/…
 
(note: time stamps are without ads & may be off a little) This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of James Cornelius Brown, aka the Backpage Killer, a black man convicted of killing four women in his home in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He is said to have lured the women to their deaths using the website Backpage.com. First, we dive into the setti…
 
Welcome back to Fright School! Joshua and Joe catch up on their vacations. We free associate on a whole bunch of topics: Antibody Beautiful! Stunted Queens! Halloween music mixes! HULUWEEN DRAGSTRAVAGANZA! This week we are answering THE BLACK PHONE! This creepy film, based on a short story by Joe Hill, served us stranger danger nostalgia, a ghostly…
 
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