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Pomegranates and Pitchforks

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Pomegranates and Pitchforks
Pomegranates and Pitchforks

Pomegranates and Pitchforks

Horror Academy

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Plays
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A podcast featuring a creep and her creep tolerant friend, diving into the background of all things horror. History, sociology, and politics, from zombies to serial killers.

Latest Episodes

26. Tricksters - The Proto Clown

We're starting a series on "Why the hell are clowns so scary?!" And in classic PomPitchPod fashion, we're starting as close to the beginning as we can get - the archetype: The Trickster.We also start by discussing some of the fundamental reasons we think might cause our near universal fear of clowns.A ton of research for this episode and future clown related episodes were from the Smithsonian and Encyclopedia Britannica.Also the podcast Myths and Legends, specifically episode 40 on the trickster tortoise of West African folklore.And Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood - A Day at the Circus

61 MIN2 weeks ago
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26. Tricksters - The Proto Clown

25. The Candy Man Part 3: several mostly bad endings

In the final episode on Dean Corll, Alix and Sunshine tell the rest of the story, complete with several endings. (Most of them, pretty bad). The trio has begun a dissolution, but the way the killing spree comes to a final stop is quite the surprise.Some victims remain unidentified, others may still have never even been found. If you or anyone you know has any information on unidentified Corll victims you can contact Houston Forensic Investigative Services at 713-796-9292A huge part of our research was from: The Lost Boys by Skip Hollandsworth (2011, April). Texas Monthly. Retrieved from https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-lost-boys/ Also - The Dean Corll episodes by Last Podcast on the Left and Parcast's Serial Killers

97 MINAUG 17
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25. The Candy Man Part 3: several mostly bad endings

24. The Candy Man Part 2: David Brooks and Wayne Henley

In Episode 2 of the Candy Man, Sunshine and Alix are talking about Dean Corll's accomplices, David Brooks and Wayne Henley - two teenage boys who could have become Corll's next victims, but he liked enough to keep around and use in his sick past times. Starting with the murders that bring the boys in and going to the point where their relationships begin to crack.A huge part of our research was from: The Lost Boys by Skip Hollandsworth (2011, April). Texas Monthly. Retrieved from https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-lost-boys/ Also - The Dean Corll episodes by Last Podcast on the Left and Parcast's Serial Killers

80 MINAUG 3
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24. The Candy Man Part 2: David Brooks and Wayne Henley

23. The Candy Man Part 1: Dean Corll

We all have a near instinctual knowledge to protect children from white windowless vans for fear of a man with candy waiting to lure them away. Have you ever wondered where that story comes from? Sunshine and Alix are taking on the show's first full blown serial killer and it's a doozy. In this episode, they talk about the life of Dean Corll - The Candy Man - all the way up to his first confirmed murder. Content warning: this episode talks about some seriously heavy topics and goes into details about torture, assault, murder, and sexual violence.A huge part of our research was from: The Lost Boys by Skip Hollandsworth (2011, April). Texas Monthly. Retrieved from https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-lost-boys/ Also - The Dean Corll episodes by Last Podcast on the Left and Parcast's Serial Killers

72 MINJUL 27
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23. The Candy Man Part 1: Dean Corll

22. Vampires 3 - Daddy Vladdy Is No More

In our final vampires episode we're telling only true stories about the real people who inspired our modern vampire myths. Obviously we have to talk about Vlad the Impaler and Elizabeth Bathory, but we're also telling some stories of lesser known vampires who influenced the vampire myth just as much.

87 MINJUL 12
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22. Vampires 3 - Daddy Vladdy Is No More

21. Vampires 2 - The Myths: our official stance

Sunshine and Alix are still on vampires! We're talking about the myths that created the monster we know today. From Greece to China to Eastern Europe - which aren't all that far from each other - but the ride is still a blast.

84 MINJUN 28
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21. Vampires 2 - The Myths: our official stance

20. Vampires 1 - Safer Coffins For The Undead

It looks like Sunshine and Alix with be working through vampires for a while, so get ready for the official part 1. This time we're talking about all the behind the topic stuff: what are vampires, what myth says, and what might really be going on.

73 MINJUN 17
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20. Vampires 1 - Safer Coffins For The Undead

19. Proto-Vampires: Danger Goddesses

Sunshine and Alix are excited to start vampires, but first they have to make a pit stop in their birth places. The blood lust goddesses of the ancient world. In this episode, they talk about five goddesses from five distinct cultures, how they relate, how they're different, and how they almost certainly laid a foundation for the future of vampire mythology.

57 MINMAY 31
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19. Proto-Vampires: Danger Goddesses

18. Zombies

Sunshine and Alix are fully back in the land of horror, discussing the history of the modern day zombie. This story is a lot of fun, with origins across the entire world, some a bit more tragic than others.

104 MINMAY 3
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18. Zombies

17. American Terrorism: The Columbine High School Massacre

In the final episode of our American Terrorism series, we tell the story of the Columbine High School Massacre, in memorial of the 20th anniversary of April 20, 1999. We start with a brief history of school shootings in America, continue on to tell the stories of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, including the events of the massacre, then conclude with a non-exhaustive list of devastating and impactful shootings since 1999.

99 MINAPR 19
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17. American Terrorism: The Columbine High School Massacre

Latest Episodes

26. Tricksters - The Proto Clown

We're starting a series on "Why the hell are clowns so scary?!" And in classic PomPitchPod fashion, we're starting as close to the beginning as we can get - the archetype: The Trickster.We also start by discussing some of the fundamental reasons we think might cause our near universal fear of clowns.A ton of research for this episode and future clown related episodes were from the Smithsonian and Encyclopedia Britannica.Also the podcast Myths and Legends, specifically episode 40 on the trickster tortoise of West African folklore.And Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood - A Day at the Circus

61 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
26. Tricksters - The Proto Clown

25. The Candy Man Part 3: several mostly bad endings

In the final episode on Dean Corll, Alix and Sunshine tell the rest of the story, complete with several endings. (Most of them, pretty bad). The trio has begun a dissolution, but the way the killing spree comes to a final stop is quite the surprise.Some victims remain unidentified, others may still have never even been found. If you or anyone you know has any information on unidentified Corll victims you can contact Houston Forensic Investigative Services at 713-796-9292A huge part of our research was from: The Lost Boys by Skip Hollandsworth (2011, April). Texas Monthly. Retrieved from https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-lost-boys/ Also - The Dean Corll episodes by Last Podcast on the Left and Parcast's Serial Killers

97 MINAUG 17
Comments
25. The Candy Man Part 3: several mostly bad endings

24. The Candy Man Part 2: David Brooks and Wayne Henley

In Episode 2 of the Candy Man, Sunshine and Alix are talking about Dean Corll's accomplices, David Brooks and Wayne Henley - two teenage boys who could have become Corll's next victims, but he liked enough to keep around and use in his sick past times. Starting with the murders that bring the boys in and going to the point where their relationships begin to crack.A huge part of our research was from: The Lost Boys by Skip Hollandsworth (2011, April). Texas Monthly. Retrieved from https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-lost-boys/ Also - The Dean Corll episodes by Last Podcast on the Left and Parcast's Serial Killers

80 MINAUG 3
Comments
24. The Candy Man Part 2: David Brooks and Wayne Henley

23. The Candy Man Part 1: Dean Corll

We all have a near instinctual knowledge to protect children from white windowless vans for fear of a man with candy waiting to lure them away. Have you ever wondered where that story comes from? Sunshine and Alix are taking on the show's first full blown serial killer and it's a doozy. In this episode, they talk about the life of Dean Corll - The Candy Man - all the way up to his first confirmed murder. Content warning: this episode talks about some seriously heavy topics and goes into details about torture, assault, murder, and sexual violence.A huge part of our research was from: The Lost Boys by Skip Hollandsworth (2011, April). Texas Monthly. Retrieved from https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-lost-boys/ Also - The Dean Corll episodes by Last Podcast on the Left and Parcast's Serial Killers

72 MINJUL 27
Comments
23. The Candy Man Part 1: Dean Corll

22. Vampires 3 - Daddy Vladdy Is No More

In our final vampires episode we're telling only true stories about the real people who inspired our modern vampire myths. Obviously we have to talk about Vlad the Impaler and Elizabeth Bathory, but we're also telling some stories of lesser known vampires who influenced the vampire myth just as much.

87 MINJUL 12
Comments
22. Vampires 3 - Daddy Vladdy Is No More

21. Vampires 2 - The Myths: our official stance

Sunshine and Alix are still on vampires! We're talking about the myths that created the monster we know today. From Greece to China to Eastern Europe - which aren't all that far from each other - but the ride is still a blast.

84 MINJUN 28
Comments
21. Vampires 2 - The Myths: our official stance

20. Vampires 1 - Safer Coffins For The Undead

It looks like Sunshine and Alix with be working through vampires for a while, so get ready for the official part 1. This time we're talking about all the behind the topic stuff: what are vampires, what myth says, and what might really be going on.

73 MINJUN 17
Comments
20. Vampires 1 - Safer Coffins For The Undead

19. Proto-Vampires: Danger Goddesses

Sunshine and Alix are excited to start vampires, but first they have to make a pit stop in their birth places. The blood lust goddesses of the ancient world. In this episode, they talk about five goddesses from five distinct cultures, how they relate, how they're different, and how they almost certainly laid a foundation for the future of vampire mythology.

57 MINMAY 31
Comments
19. Proto-Vampires: Danger Goddesses

18. Zombies

Sunshine and Alix are fully back in the land of horror, discussing the history of the modern day zombie. This story is a lot of fun, with origins across the entire world, some a bit more tragic than others.

104 MINMAY 3
Comments
18. Zombies

17. American Terrorism: The Columbine High School Massacre

In the final episode of our American Terrorism series, we tell the story of the Columbine High School Massacre, in memorial of the 20th anniversary of April 20, 1999. We start with a brief history of school shootings in America, continue on to tell the stories of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, including the events of the massacre, then conclude with a non-exhaustive list of devastating and impactful shootings since 1999.

99 MINAPR 19
Comments
17. American Terrorism: The Columbine High School Massacre