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Are you in need of company during those strange days and lonely nights? Every Monday, hosts Molly Lambert, Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida, gather in dark rooms for a free jazz blend of pop culture theory, internet fascinations, and venture down a plethora of half-baked conspiracy theory rabbit holes. Drop us a line with your night call at 240-46-NIGHT or nightcallpodcast@gmail.com, and we'll offer our best advice on life, love, and the coming apocalypse.
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Molly, Tess and Emily discuss Epstein, a new leech on the block and Lana Del Rey's feud with NPR critic Ann Powers. Plus: a listener shares evidence that Molly has a doppelgänger, and the hosts discuss a Silicon Valley retreat to the hot springs at Esalen.FOOTNOTES:1. New leech on the block2. Big tech at Esalen [The New Yorker]3. Ghislaine Maxwell's twin sisters [The Cut]4. Molly's doppelgänger5. Ann Powers' Lana Del Rey review [NPR]6. Lana Del Rey's response7. Ann Powers' follow-up interview (released after we recorded)8. Night Call Patreon
Emily, Molly and Tess have a spirited debate about the greatness of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, (SPOILERS!) and special guest Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) joins the pod to talk about coffee coolattas, sitcoms and anime. Plus: the "party bug" cicadas that explode during orgies.******THIS EPISODE INCLUDES SPOILERS FOR ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD******FOOTNOTES: 1. Ezra's podcast, Time Crisis2. The fungal hallucinogen that makes cicadas party until their butts fall off (LIVESCIENCE)3. Our newsletter, available for supporters of our Patreon4. Bruce Lee's daughter responds to the scene depicting her father in OUATIH5. Manson family explainer for background6. OUATIH fake movie posters7. Molly on Karina Longworth's podcast talking about Dean Martin8. Vampire Weekend's Father of the Bride tour9. La Croix's origin story10. The difference between a milkshake and a frappe11. RIP Coolatta12. Scooters are less eco-friendly than we thought13. Emily's anime podcast14. Ezra's cartoon Neo Yokio15. Bee and Puppycat16. Waterbears on the moon17. Poop on the moon18. Picture of flag on the moon in 201219. The LF murder house(s)20. Scuba diving mysteries thread21. Octopus attack22. Octopus obstacle course
A cool jazz episode from the Podcast Time Warp featuring Molly, Emily and Tess's favorite modes of self-care, as well as their impressions of both the Cats trailer and The Lion King. The hosts also answer a listener question about Saturn return and review a listener video of a rare Italian ghost bunny.FOOTNOTES: 1. Image 1 and image 2 from the ghost bunny video2. Jabberwocky poem3. Cats trailer4. Saturn return5. The writer who was owed $5,000 and had to chase down payments from publications6. Our Patreon (discussed re: meetups etc)
The hosts discuss what Ari Aster's Midsommar is really about, featuring a call from a listener in Sweden with background on the Midsommar festival. And following a listener email about a vicious catfox attack, special guest John Levenstein (Arrested Development, Kroll Show) pops by to discuss his new show, "Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein." FOOTNOTES:1. Our Patreon (discussed re: meetups etc)
Molly makes Tess and Emily do a homework assignment on about capitalism, some more corrections desk, and some strange new creatures with strange butts. PLUS a Night Call about National Parks. NIGHT CALL BOOK CLUB JULY BOOK ANNOUNCED! For access, CHECK OUT THE NIGHT CALL PATREON (https://www.patreon.com/NightCall) ! Support the show for as little as $1 a month! Call in to Night Call at 240-46-NIGHT 
From the depths of the sea to the depth of the internet, Night Call is dishing out all the info about creepy squids, happy octopus cities, and energy drink conspiracy theories. PLUS the Night Call correction desk, and some personal TM experience.  NIGHT CALL BOOK CLUB JULY BOOK ANNOUNCED! For access, CHECK OUT THE NIGHT CALL PATREON (https://www.patreon.com/NightCall) ! Support the show for as little as $1 a month! Call in to Night Call at 240-46-NIGHT Articles and media mentioned this episode: Article, LiveScience, "Ancient 'Loch Ness Monster' from Antarctica Breaks a Record for Body Size"  (https://www.livescience.com/65707-loch-ness-monster-plesiosaur-antarctica.html) Article, Science Alert, "Biologists Have Discovered an Underwater Octopus City And They're Calling It Octlantis" (https://www.sciencealert.com/marine-biologists-discover-an-underwater-octopus-city-octlantis-jervis-bay-australia) Article, Gawker, "Crazy Lady Exposes Monster Energy Drinks as Satanic Conspiracy" (https://gawker.com/crazy-lady-exposes-monster-energy-drinks-as-satanic-con-1656799585) Article, BBC, "How modern life is transforming the human skeleton" (http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190610-how-modern-life-is-transforming-the-human-skeleton) Film, The Day of the Triffids (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055894/?ref_=nv_sr_2?ref_=nv_sr_2) Book, The Relaxation Response (https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780380006762) by Herbert Benson, MD Video, Elbow Squid (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJV5mH3YY70) "Night Call" by 4aStables (https://www.4astables.com/) . Music used is "Crap Transition" by Jesse Spillane (https://www.jessespillane.com/) . Additional sfx from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/) .
Night Call talks about the thousand weird things happening this week, from strange blind items, FBI files, and of course, the strange fact that Black Mirror is good again. PLUS a special Night Call from Amy Nicholson (@TheAmyNicholson (https://twitter.com/TheAmyNicholson) ) NIGHT CALL BOOK CLUB EPISODE 1 IS OUT! For access, CHECK OUT THE NIGHT CALL PATREON (https://www.patreon.com/NightCall) ! Support the show for as little as $1 a month! Call in to Night Call at 240-46-NIGHT Articles and media mentioned this episode: Blog Post, Crazy Days and Nights, Blind Item #3 (https://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2019/06/blind-items-revealed-3_11.html) Instagram Post, Barbara Streisand (https://www.instagram.com/p/ByV9LmGna3j/?utm_source=ig_embed) Article, LiveScience, "Bigfoot's FBI File Reveals Strange Story of a Monster Hunter and 15 Mysterious Hairs" (https://www.livescience.com/65647-bigfoot-fbi-file.html) TV Series, Chernobyl (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7366338/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Web Series, Horace and Pete (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5425186/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Film, Chernobyl Diaries (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1991245/?ref_=nv_sr_2?ref_=nv_sr_2) Article, Grantland, "Chernobyl Diaries and Meta-Horror: What Happens When Watching the Watchers Is More Boring Than Scary?" (http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/chernobyl-diaries-and-meta-horror-what-happens-when-watching-the-watchers-is-more-boring-than-scary/) Film, Eraserhead (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074486/?ref_=nv_sr_2?ref_=nv_sr_2) Film, Ran (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089881/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Article, ScreenRant, "Chernobyl: Why Russians Speak With English Accents On HBO's Show" (https://screenrant.com/chernobyl-hbo-no-russian-accents-english-why/) Podcast, Unspooled (https://www.unspooledpodcast.com/) Podcast, Zoom (https://art19.com/shows/zoom) Wikipedia article, Spreepark (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spreepark) TV Series, Black Mirror (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085059/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Interactive TV Show, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9495224/?ref_=nv_sr_2?ref_=nv_sr_2) Film, Pain & Gain (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1980209/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) TV Series, Hannah Montana (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0493093/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) "Night Call" by 4aStables (https://www.4astables.com/) . Sound effects by OnlyTheGhosts (https://freesound.org/people/OnlyTheGhosts/sounds/251478/) and scratchikken (https://freesound.org/people/scratchikken/sounds/115610/) . Music used is "Crap Transition" by Jesse Spillane (https://www.jessespillane.com/) . Additional sfx from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/) .
Moon farts, jellyfish bones, and op art abound. Night Call dives into this week in science. Plus the strange world of simulated people in pop culture and what this tells us about ourselves.  NIGHT CALL BOOK CLUB BOOK ANNOUNCED! For the book and the episode, CHECK OUT THE NIGHT CALL PATREON (https://www.patreon.com/NightCall) ! Support the show for as little as $1 a month! Call in to Night Call at 240-46-NIGHT Articles and media mentioned this episode: Article, Vice, "New Report Suggests ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ in 2050" (https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/597kpd/new-report-suggests-high-likelihood-of-human-civilization-coming-to-an-end-in-2050) Article, LiveScience, "Why Does the Moon Keep Flashing Us"? (https://www.livescience.com/65612-gassy-moon-flashes.html) Article, Dwell, "Discover Florida's Mysterious Dome Home Before it Sinks into the Sea" (https://www.dwell.com/article/discover-floridas-mysterious-dome-home-before-it-sinks-into-the-sea-12a0e0a0) Film, Home Movie (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275408/?ref_=nv_sr_4?ref_=nv_sr_4) Video, Swallowed Whole - a comb jelly praying on a comb jelly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmoChWQ6xCk) Film, The Little Mermaid (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097757/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Article, The New York Times, "Dementia Stopped Peter Max From Painting. For Some, That Spelled a Lucrative Opportunity" (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/28/business/peter-max-dementia-cruise-ship-auctions.html) TV Series, Black Mirror, "Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too" (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9053874/?ref_=ttep_ep3) Song, "Head Like a Hole" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao-Sahfy7Hg) by Nine Inch Nails Song, "I'm on a Roll" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ihqbMicm_s) by Ashley O Film, S1m0ne (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258153/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Film, Under the Silver Lake (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5691670/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Podcast, Who? Weekly (https://www.whoweekly.us/) TV Series, Westworld (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475784/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) Film, Mulholland Drive (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166924/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) Actress IMDB, Rachel Roberts (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1212051/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1) Music Video, "Bitch Better Have My Money" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3eAMGXFw1o) by Rihanna Play, Pygmalion (https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781503290907) by George Bernard Shaw Hatsune Miku/Vocaloids (https://vocaloid.fandom.com/wiki/Hatsune_Miku) Film, The Truman Show  (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120382/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3741700/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Film, Godzilla (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0831387/?ref_=nv_sr_2?ref_=nv_sr_2) (2014) Anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112159/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Song, Yuji Koseki, "Mothra's Song" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=9lmZRRqF6wA) "Night Call" by 4aStables (https://www.4astables.com/) . Additional sfx from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/) .
The Night Callers are joined by writer Brian Koppelman (Billions, The Girlfriend Experience) to talk about hot news items: mantras, creepy crustaceans, and why UFOs are like Jimmy Buffet. This episode is sponsored by: Storyworth (https://www.storyworth.com/call) Risk! Podcast (http://risk-show.com/) NIGHT CALL BOOK CLUB BOOK ANNOUNCED! For the book and the episode, CHECK OUT THE NIGHT CALL PATREON (https://www.patreon.com/NightCall) ! Support the show for as little as $1 a month! Call in to Night Call at 240-46-NIGHT Articles and media mentioned this episode: Article, New York Times, "‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects" (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/26/us/politics/ufo-sightings-navy-pilots.html) Article, New York Magazine, "Navy Pilots Were Seeing UFOs on an Almost Daily Basis in 2014 and 2015: Report" (http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/05/navy-pilots-are-seeing-ufos-on-an-almost-daily-basis-report.html) TV Series, The X-Files (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106179/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Night Call Episode 12, "Valerie Solanas Was Just Writing What She Knew" (https://audioboom.com/posts/6823086-valerie-solanas-was-just-writing-what-she-knew) Film, Contact (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118884/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Article, The Hem Lab Blog, "This may be the ocean's most horrifying monster" (https://jellybiologist.com/2018/10/31/this-may-be-the-oceans-most-horrifying-monster-and-youve-probably-never-heard-of-it/) Article, The Spokesman-Review, "Human composting to be legal in Washington" (https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/may/21/human-composting-to-be-legal-in-washington/?fbclid=IwAR0RriIYfw8KsIylqHdrrpDx1xMpfz4Ekc1eu2BSlyS9Gk98U3wL3_ss_dU) Podcast, Ghosts-n-Heauxs (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/buzzsprout-142/ghostsnheauxs) Site, The Oman House (http://www.theomanhouse.com/) TV Series, Billions (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4270492/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Film, Rounders (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128442/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Film, The Girlfriend Experience (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1103982/?ref_=nv_sr_2?ref_=nv_sr_2) Book, The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading (https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780955847639) by Ian Rowland TV Series, Penn and Teller Bullshit, "Alternative Medicine" (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0771272/) Book, Composed: A Memoir (https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780143119395) by Rosanne Cash Podcast, The Moment with Brian Koppelman (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slate/the-moment-with-brian-koppelman) "Night Call" by 4aStables (https://www.4astables.com/) . Additional sfx from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/) .
There's a lot of weird things going on this week, especially Emily subjecting Molly and Tess to a 3-hour weird film that was boo'd at Cannes. The Night Gang talk moon water, moon quakes, and get some very special Night Calls! NIGHT CALL BOOK CLUB BOOK ANNOUNCED! For the book and the episode, CHECK OUT THE NIGHT CALL PATREON (https://www.patreon.com/NightCall) ! Support the show for as little as $1 a month! Call in to Night Call at 240-46-NIGHT Articles and media mentioned this episode: Song, Sheb Wooley, "Flying Purple People Eater" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9H_cI_WCnE) Article, The Awl, "A Guide to the Spooky Scary Secret Monsters of Every State" (https://www.theawl.com/2012/10/a-guide-to-the-spooky-scary-secret-monsters-of-every-state/) Song, The Rolling Stones, "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdlVfuaKwRI) Book, Cujo (https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781501143694) by Stephen King  Book Series, Dog Man (https://pilkey.com/series/dog-man) Podcast, Ologies (https://www.alieward.com/ologies) Photo, Ladybug Larvae (https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_beetle#/media/File:LadyBugBeetle2009.JPG) Article, LiveScience, "The Moon Is Shrinking and That's Causing Moonquakes" (https://www.livescience.com/65475-moon-shrinking-moonquakes.html) Website, Moon Water, Das Lebendige Wasser (https://st-leonhards-quellen.de/produkte/sonne-mond-licht/) Film, Under the Silver Lake (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5691670/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Film, The Farewell (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8637428/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Film, It Follows (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3235888/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Reddit,  r/underthesilverlake (https://www.reddit.com/r/underthesilverlake/) TV Series, True Detective (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2356777/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Film, The Amazing Spider-Man (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0948470/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Film, The Social Network (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1285016/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Film, National Treasure (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368891/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1) Website, Neural Network TalktoTransformer (https://talktotransformer.com/) TV Series, Clarissa Explains it All, "Poetic Justice" (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0542226/) TV Series, Wishbone, "Cyranose" (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1033443/) Twitter, @SeeJaneMarie (https://twitter.com/SeeJaneMarie/status/1130200805074587649) Article, The Cut, "Side Hustles and Ways to Make Money at Home" (https://www.thecut.com/2019/05/25-side-hustles-how-to-make-money-at-home.html) Podcast, The Dream (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dream/id1435743296) Facebook Group, Sounds Like MLM but ok (https://www.facebook.com/SoundslikeMLMbutok/) [As of this posting, The Cut has removed both MLM and Hair selling  from the article, as well as changed the title from "25 Side Hustles" to "24 Side Hustles" to "Side Hustles."] "Night Call" by 4aStables (https://www.4astables.com/) . Sound effects by CuddleNucks (https://freesound.org/people/CuddleNucks/sounds/417134/) and scratchikken (https://freesound.org/people/scratchikken/sounds/115610/) . Music used is "Let that Sink In" by Lee Rosevere (https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/) and "Cenderes" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Additional sfx from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/) .
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