Episode 35: Scary Stories and Spousal Transformations…

Don’t lie, these images still scare the shit out of you.

In 1981 Alvin Schwartz published a book that would forever change the face of children’s literature. Scary Stories to tell in the dark is one of the books most beloved by children and beguiled by adults for its visceral tales and nightmarish illustrations.We had a chance to interview the producer of an upcoming documentary about this hallowed literature and its author.

 

Promos: None this episode because of technical difficulties.

Thanks to Waft for offering our listeners 10% off with their first order. Just goto www.whatif-podcast.com/waft

Thanks to Zombie Hyperdrive for use of the music.

A special thanks to director of Scary Stories Documentary :

Cody Meirick

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Species_dysphoria

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therianthropy

List of Shapeshifters from Around the World

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Episode 34: What if you believed that you were dead?

Death is a finality that the living can only hope to comprehend, but for some the idea they may already be dead is a harsh reality that scares those who care for them and intrigues those treating them for this strange affliction.  Cotard’s Delusion, on this episode of What If!

 

Promos: @BickerBots, @UDPCPodcast

Links to sources for this episode: Mental Floss, Plight of the Living Dead  |  Cotard Delusion, Wikipedia  |  Medium, Living With Being Dead

Special thanks to Waft

As always, thanks you to Zombie Hyperdrive for the music.

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Episode 33: What If you believed your loved ones were imposters?

Pic courtesy of:  Rachel Laughman

What if you believed that your friends and loved ones were imposters? Josh and and I discuss what causes Capgras Delusion, its history, and examples of cases as well as how we might handle this malady if we faced it.

So find a quiet and secret spot to listen to this episode as we attempt inform you before our imposters get back and subvert the podcast…

 

 

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What If Episode 32 – What if People had Super Powers? (With special guests, Owen, Emily, and Allison)

Mr. and Mrs. Invisible considered changing their name to The Shadows after being spotted against a white wall…

In this special episode…

To make up for not having an episode last week, Jbats invited his kids onto the show to talk about how things might be if humans developed super powers.  Sit back and listen to us chatter on about superheroes and the brain!

 

As always, thanks to Zombie Hyperdrive for use of the intro/outro!

Don’t forget to support us on our Patreon page: Here

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Episode 31 – What if we could upload our Consciousness?

Intel Inside…

Reversing the process aging has always been a driving force in the advancement of technology, and one of the leading ideas towards immortality is the concept of moving our mind to a digital state.  Can uploading our mind to a computer give us the ability to live indefinitely, or is the human brain so complex that we can never teach computers to read, interpret, and copy our ‘selves’ to digital storage?

 

In this episode we play promos for our friends at the Now that I’m Older podcast, as well as the In Poor Taste podcast.

 

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Episode 30 – What if the events of the Mega Man/Mega Man X universe actually happened?

Childhood ruined? Or Childhood got waaay more awesomer?

We have a fun/interesting one for you this episode guys.  The sprawling and surprisingly deep lore of the classic video game series, Mega Man.  It’s a subject near and dear to Jbats’ heart, one which a lot of people would agree needed exploring.  We use that lens to explore the idea of what would happen if robots became self-aware and the ethical worries that might evoke.  So get cozy, diagnostics on this new model are gonna take some time to learn how hard it is to be human…

 

We also launch our Patreon this episode!

Music in this episode by the  The Megas  and The Protomen.

 

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Minisode 3: What If you cheated death? Woke up in the morgue?

In this Minisode we explore what would happen if you “cheated death” ….throwing a wrench in the hands of fate …If you somehow managed to escape your expiration date if if even for a small bit of time.

We also run promos for the What Were They Thinking? Podcast and the Most Okayest Podcast

As always much love goes to Zombie Hyperdrive for allowing us to use “Red Eyes” as our intro/outro music.

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Episode 29: What if you could choose the when and how of your death?

I don’t care how you get here…but you WILL come to me.

When Death comes to claim most of us, the setting is usually envisioned as a peaceful one, though possibly wrought with feelings of sadness, loss or regret from those around during that time… but what if you could choose the time and method of your demise?  We’re talking about how we wanna shed our mortal coils this episode, as well as some famous folk who might’ve called it correctly, so grab a drink, and get comfy as we discuss.

We have promos for Hysteria 51 and The Most Okayest Podcast this time around, show them some love and let them know you heard their promo on our show!

As always big ups to Zombie Hyperdrive for our rad intro/outro music!

This article was used for the celeb list: https://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-predicted-their-own-deaths/jordan-love

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Minisode – State of the podcast (no, we aren’t quitting *eyeroll*)

I’m sure this sign gets passed a lot on the highway of life.

Ever have one of those periods of time where you can’t get anything done because of your job?  This has been one of those times for us here at the What If Podcast.  Our job is physically demanding a lot of the time, and with the weather as it’s been, it’s doubly so.  We apologize for not having an episode on schedule, and we aren’t trying to make an excuse, but in the real world, work comes before play.  We’d love to be able to do this podcast full-time, but right now that isn’t happening so we need to have something to cover bills and late-night-post-recording-fast-food excursions.  We’ll be back in a bit with a full episode for ya. Stay tuned!

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Episode 28 – Interview with Jon Gries…and something about lasers..but JON GRIES!

This is what real talent looks like.

You may know him as Lazlo Hollyfield in Real Genius, Det. Tony Montoya in Running Scared, Ronnie Wingate in Get Shorty, Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite, or Casey in the Taken franchise and more recently as Dr. Roberts on Dream Corp, LLC. on Adult Swim; the greeat Jon Gries has been a consummate ‘that guy’ character actor on the big and small screen for nearly 40 years.  We had the fantastic opportunity to talk with him about his role in Real Genius, specifically what his thoughts were if the lasers in the movie were real.

Caution, your imminent vaporization via laser is about to begin!

 

We hope you enjoy this special episode!

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