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Test Pattern: A Horror Movie Podcast

Sep 16, 2021

We look at the 1971 controversial psychological "experiment" and discuss the 2015 movie based on the real events, The Stanford Prison Experiment!


The Real Deal

"The Story: An Overview of the Experiment", The Stanford Prison Experiment Official Page

Dr. Zimbardo's Slideshow Narration for the 40th...

Jun 24, 2021

This is an extremely disturbing, lengthy case that involves home invasion, stalking, sexual assault, rape, and murder.  We want to be very clear about that so that people who might experience distress from listening to discussions about those topics can stop the episode here.  We want to encourage everyone to put their...

Apr 2, 2020

We're exploring the darker side of TV journalism and the desire for fame with To Die For and Nightcrawler!


To Die For (1995)

"Grins, Gore, and Videotape: The Trouble With the Local TV News" by Eric Pooley, New York Magazine

"A Role to Die For" by Bob Strauss, South Florida Sun Sentinel

"Women Who Kill Part 2" by...

Oct 25, 2018

We discuss the case of H. H. Holmes - both the story we know and the truth.


H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Clips: H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer, directed by John Borowski

Song played in the episode is "In the Pines",...

Mar 28, 2018

We examine the case of Jeffrey Dahmer through the lens of the recently released bio pic My Friend Dahmer and the narrative documentary The Jeffrey Dahmer Files.

Sources for this episode:

Jeffrey Dahmer:

Stone Phillips interview with Jeffrey Dahmer, Lionel Dahmer, and Joyce Flint, "Dateline" NBC 1994

"How Systemic Racism...