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Author: Sick Sad World: A True Crime and Horror Podcast

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Sick Sad World is a bi-weekly podcast on the dark and macabre. Co-Hosts Mari and Jasmine will take on grisly murders, spooky ghost stories, alien tales, and all things creepy, bringing their unique perspectives and (hopefully) witty banter. New episodes every other Friday! (Content warnings included before each story)


If you’d like to share a spooky story, suggest a theme or case, or just want to let us know how lovely we are, send us an e-mail at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com.


Mari is a nonbinary and disabled writer, model, and activist. They write about race, gender, sexuality and ability when they aren’t checking their closet for monsters.


Jasmine is a digital artist, lazy gamer, and natural-hair enthusiast. She is also a low-key, self-proclaimed fashion admirer, and someone who has an interest in human rights and politics.

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Update and Announcement

Update and Announcement

2019-07-2600:02:14

We know it's been a while since we last posted an episode, so here's an update on what's been going on and what will be going on in the future.Get in touch:Facebook: @SickSadWorldSSWTwitter: @SickSadWorldSSWInstagram: @sick_sad_world_podEmail: sicksadworldpod@gmail.comTranscript:[Sick Sad World Intro] [Mari]: Hi it's Mari from Sick Sad World. I'm here today with an announcement and a bit of an update on where we've been. So the last few months I know we've been promising episodes and never falling through, and that's because both of us had a lot of personal and professional issues come up over the last few months and so we've put off recording week after week. We realized that we were both feeling pretty burnt out and because this is an unpaid project that we're doing, we had to put our kind of professional careers first. That being said we don't want this podcast to be over so we are going to be coming back in the fall with a season two. The reason we're calling this a season two and not just a continuation of our podcast is because we are going to do a little bit of restructuring. We're gonna be taking this time to try and figure out the best way that Sick Sad World can grow and be the kind of content that we really want to put out there. So as always we invite you to reach out to us either through social media (we will still be monitoring our pages) or through email at SickSadWorldPod@gmail.com and you know, let us know how you want to see the podcast to grow. Anyways, please reach out. We also encourage you to reach out with any sponsorship opportunities that you may have or any other ways that you might want to support the podcast. Just let us know. So as always, don't be a murder and we'll hear from you in the fall.
Girls Only

Girls Only

2019-03-0801:01:53

While Jasmine is still on hiatus, Mari brings on Faryn Quinn—writer, feminist, disability activist—to celebrate International Women’s Day! Mari talks about Thomia Hunter and the clemency she received for the death of her abuser, and Faryn tells us the truth about Sarah Winchester and the Winchester Mystery House. Faryn’s social media:Twitter and Instagram: @farynfireballBecome a Patron: www.patreon.com/SickSadWorldSSW/Don’t forget to email us your episode suggestions, comments, concerns, and whatever else you want to tell us at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com!And follow us onTwitter: @SickSadWorldSSWInstagram: @sick_sad_world_podFacebook: fb.me/SickSadWorldSSW
Marginalized in True Crime

Marginalized in True Crime

2019-02-2201:13:072

While Jasmine is on hiatus, Mari brings on special guest Kitty to talk about what it’s like to be involved in the true crime community while having multiple marginalized identities, and the recent kidnapping and murder of Riya Rajkumar. CW: violence towards children, violence in South Asian communities, abusive relationshipsFacebook post on the Amber Alert system: https://www.facebook.com/binaryrainbow.space/posts/10161496501215416True Crime Intersections group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2192946407616766/Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/SickSadWorldSSW/Don’t forget to email us your episode suggestions, comments, concerns, and whatever else you want to tell us at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com!And follow us onTwitter: @SickSadWorldSSWInstagram: @sick_sad_world_podFacebook: fb.me/SickSadWorldSSW
Killer Couples

Killer Couples

2019-02-0801:00:102

Valentine’s Day is coming up next week, so Mari and Jasmine are talking about lovers… who are also killers. Mari starts it off with the famous Australian case of the murder of Stacey Mitchell, and Jasmine brings it to a close with the “Witch Killers.” So open up a box of chocolates for this episode of Sick Sad World.CW: sexually motivated violence, descriptions of assault and murder, bloodPromo: Crime Crazy PodcastBecome a Patron: www.patreon.com/SickSadWorldSSW/Don’t forget to email us your episode suggestions, comments, concerns, and whatever else you want to tell us at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com!And follow us onTwitter: @SickSadWorldSSWInstagram: @sick_sad_world_podFacebook: fb.me/SickSadWorldSSW
With Bell's Let's Talk campaign around the corner, Mari and Jasmine decide to talk about an important issue for people with mental health concerns. Jasmine talks about the police shooting of Paul Boyd and Mari talks about the police shooting of Sammy Yatim. CW: police violence, gun violence, brief description of sexual harassmentStats: https://cmha.ca/about-cmha/fast-facts-about-mental-illnesshttp://ontario.cmha.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CMHA-Mental-health-factsheet.pdfhttps://www.camh.ca/en/driving-change/the-crisis-is-real/mental-health-statisticshttps://www.cbc.ca/news/investigates/most-canadians-killed-in-police-encounters-since-2000-had-mental-health-or-substance-abuse-issues-1.4602916https://cpha.ca/racism-public-health-issue-canada-its-time-speak-outPromo: Shamble FestBecome a Patron: www.patreon.com/SickSadWorldSSW/Don’t forget to email us your episode suggestions, comments, concerns, and whatever else you want to tell us at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com!And follow us onTwitter: @SickSadWorldSSWInstagram: @sick_sad_world_podFacebook: fb.me/SickSadWorldSSW
Who You Gonna Call?

Who You Gonna Call?

2019-01-1101:14:171

In this episode of Sick Sad World, Mari and Jasmine take on cases from the original Ghostbusters: the Warrens. Mari describes the events that inspired the Amityville Horror, while Jasmine illuminates the inspiration behind the Conjuring. CW: familicide, mention of child abuse, Catholic church and exorcismsPromo: The Lady DicksBecome a Patron: www.patreon.com/SickSadWorldSSW/Don’t forget to email us your episode suggestions, comments, concerns, and whatever else you want to tell us at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com!And follow us onTwitter: @SickSadWorldSSWInstagram: @sick_sad_world_podFacebook: fb.me/SickSadWorldSSW
Crimes of 2018

Crimes of 2018

2018-12-2801:27:14

Mari and Jasmine bring the year to an end with some major crimes of 2018. Jasmine talks about a secret serial killer border patrolman, and Mari describes the mass shooting at the Capital Gazette Newsroom in Maryland. CW: border security, violence against sex workers, mass shootings, Donald Trump, fake news, harassment Promo: Crime in ColorCRIP: www.CRIProject.comUn*Form: https://www.unformfashion.com/ Toronto 2033: http://toronto2033.com/ AYCE Dance Collective: https://www.facebook.com/aycecollective/ Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/SickSadWorldSSW/Don’t forget to email us your episode suggestions, comments, concerns, and whatever else you want to tell us at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com!And follow us onTwitter: @SickSadWorldSSWInstagram: @sick_sad_world_podFacebook: fb.me/SickSadWorldSSW
Cold Cases

Cold Cases

2018-12-1401:08:251

This chilling episode of Sick Sad World is all about cases as cold as a Canadian winter. Mari looks into 7 cold cases from Toronto's gay community that have been speculated to possibly be connected to Bruce McArthur. Jasmine turns her attention to Cleveland in the 1930s to a series of cold cases called the Torso Murders.Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/SickSadWorldSSW/Don’t forget to email us your episode suggestions, comments, concerns, and whatever else you want to tell us at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com!And follow us onTwitter: @SickSadWorldSSWInstagram: @sick_sad_world_podFacebook: fb.me/SickSadWorldSSW
Buffy Time

Buffy Time

2018-11-3001:33:57

In this episode, Jasmine is away while she studies for school, but special guest Avneet Sharma fills her place to talk about this week’s special theme: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Mari and Avneet discuss their favourite episodes, their favourite villains, and all things Buffy. Avneet’s article: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/5948x8/how-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-perfected-the-coming-out-scene Avneet’s social: Twitter: https://twitter.com/AVNEETSAYSInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/notavneet/ Drag Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/welovekala_/ Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/SickSadWorldSSW/Don’t forget to email us your episode suggestions, comments, concerns, and whatever else you want to tell us at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com!And follow us onTwitter: @SickSadWorldSSWInstagram: @sick_sad_world_podFacebook: fb.me/SickSadWorldSSW
Cybercrimes

Cybercrimes

2018-11-1701:24:45

Check out the latest episode of Sick Sad World as Mari and Jasmine talk about some famous cyber crimes. Jasmine tells the tale of the Sony hack that was rumoured to be an attack on the movie The Interview. Mari gets dark with the case of the Blue Whale Challenge. CW: coerced self-harm and suicideBecome a Patron: www.patreon.com/SickSadWorldSSW/Don’t forget to email us your episode suggestions, comments, concerns, and whatever else you want to tell us at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com!And follow us onTwitter: @SickSadWorldSSWInstagram: @sick_sad_world_podFacebook: fb.me/SickSadWorldSSW
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