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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.

Latest Episodes

117: Starship Loopers

EThe girls are joined by writer Ezekiel Kweku for the top half this week. A Ghislaine news roundup and some television show fueled speculation about why Ms. Maxwell was staying in New Hampshire. Then it’s Randonautica, the creepy geocaching app taking Tik Tok by storm. Would any of us be game to follow a set of random directions to potentially enchanting surprise locations? Or does that sound like the worst idea ever? Then it’s a deep dive on the American flag with noted flag expert Ezekiel. Can the flag be reclaimed for good or is it out of bounds forever? For the second half of the show, Super Producer Joelle Monique joins us as we talk about Paul Verhoeven’s satirical adaptation of Robert Heinlen’s Starship Troopers. Is an obvious critique, like Verhoeven’s critique of fascism in Starship Troopers, always implicit in images or will it always go over some people’s heads? Does good intent matter if your image goes viral out of context as a GIF? Fascism, flags, and flaming bugs on an all new Nighy Call! FOOTNOTES Ezekiel's website Randonautica at The Cut Randonautica at Vice Ezekiel on Twitter Flag Tumblr Jasper Johns flag Sarah Rahbar flag Stanley Forman flag Ezekiel on the history of flags in Black protest art (for MTV News) Ezekiel's DJ twitch stream Starship Troopers trivia Verhoeven interview in Empire Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

77 MIN2 d ago
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117: Starship Loopers

116: The Fireworks Conspiracy Fireworks Spectacular!

EThe ladies take on the fireworks conspiracy! But first, a night message about Colorado intentional community Drop City. More commune geodesic domes and experimental theater companies. What is the most Night Call time zone? How should we return Mount Rushmore to its former sacred natural state? Then, checking out the story about the shitposting cult DayLife Army. What does it look like when a cult is extremely online, seemingly self-aware about being a cult, and dead set on exploiting people's better instincts? Then, it's the moment everyone's been waiting for: ten thousand hours of incredibly loud nonstop fireworks. We lay out the various theories about the fireworks and our own personal takes. Is it the cops? Just kids? Professional fireworks enthusiasts? Or the ghost of dead Paris Review legend, fireworks hobbyist and CIA plant George Plimpton? The big differences between the fireworks in differentcities, and why this specific conspiracy feels convoluted but not far-fetched. Is it all a big psy-op? Just innocent4th of July fun? Or something even more sinister... FOOTNOTES Drop City the place Drop City the novel Murder Mountain Tumple/Day Life Army Ex-DLA member's Instagram Daily Dot article Son of Baldwin thread The Atlantic article on fireworks  TL Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

71 MIN1 w ago
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116: The Fireworks Conspiracy Fireworks Spectacular!

115: Tearing Down Disney with Robert Evans

EToday we take a night call about problematic Disneyland rides and suggest alternatives. Should we replace the torn down Splash Mountain with a Princess And The Frog Ride? (Yes) What is the most racist ride at Disneyland? Can theme parks be divided from themes of imperialism? Then it’s a listener query about Synanon, the self help drug rehab retreat on the Santa Monica strand that turned into a cult in the seventies. For our second half we are joined by Behind The Bastards host Robert Evans to discuss citizen journalism during the uprisings era! Robert discusses covering the Pacific Northwest, the Boogaloo creeps, showing up to face fascists. Then he takes our listeners’ questions about storing rations in small spaces, how to combat fascists flyering in your town, and where the best place to be during the revolution is (hint: among friends). Plus Molly exposes Robert as a full on pumpkin spice Fallhead! Footnotes: Splash Mountain Petition LA Mag on Synanon Paul Morantz on the Snake in his Mailbox Behind the Police Podcast Behind the Bastards Podcast LOL Surprise Steals Rainbow Raver Look LOL Surprise Bondage Doll Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

77 MIN2 w ago
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115: Tearing Down Disney with Robert Evans

114: Fan Cams & CHAZ Fans

ETess is off this week so Molly and Emily are joined by Night Call’s fabulous producer Joelle Monique! We start off with an email from a listener who was disappointed with our Lana Del Rey talk recently and take the opportunity to examine our own blind spots. We solicit more critiques from our listeners, and ask how we can be more helpful during this critical time in our country’s history. Then it’s a trip to the CHAZ! Emily learned about the history of autonomous zones and yes it does get weird. The connection to Burning Man and Santa Con is unveiled, and Emily provides the requisite Seattle context for the CHAZ and the French origins of the ZAD. Then we are joined by boy band expert Maria Sherman, author of the new book Larger Than Life, to dive into the recent radicalization of k-pop stans online. Sherman explains what exactly the “fan cams” are that stans have been overloading American police departments asking for footage of rioters with. Night Call is an autonomous zone of...

86 MIN3 w ago
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114: Fan Cams & CHAZ Fans

113: California Writ

EWe start with a serious moment from Night Call about the current Black Lives Matter protests and our support for them. We plan to cover historic current events this month by looking into America’s past. Then we take some night calls and emails. Then the first (and most likely last) installment of Ramblin’ Gamblin’ June is our discussion of Robert Altman’s California Split! Who is horny on main for Elliott Gould and who is decidedly not? What is the secret to a gambling buddy comedy? What are our games? We are back and we will be here for our listeners all year, at Night Call. FOOTNOTE Restless leg/Parkinsons drug can cause gambling addiction TekWar Marge Simpson's gambling problem Oscar Zeta Acosta Elliott Gould interview Synanon RESOURCES Peoples Budget LA Louisville Community Bail Fund ActBlue’s Community Bail/Mutual Aid/Racial Justice Split Fund Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

55 MINJUN 8
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113: California Writ

112: Can Sell Culture

ENight Call finishes up Y2May with some great calls and emails about the 2038 Problem that explain what it actually entails. Then we debate the merits of parallel universes and whether people just like theories because they offer a way out. And a surprise venture into the recent rash of cancellations and Cancel Culture in general. Does cancellation provide people with a sense of control in a time when there is none? Can any societal ill ever actually be corrected by cancelling a singular person? How long is the cycle for cancellation narratives really? What are the possibilities cancellations open up for larger conversations about culture, racism and capital? Does anyone ever actually get or stay cancelled? Should we retroactively beloved artists for fucked up shit? Can you separate the art from the artist? Then we receive an amazing call about the “WWW = 666” Y2K era conspiracy, and finish up with a discussion from our home bunkers about end of the millennialism and prepping for disasters. FOOTNOTES 2038 Problem 2038/Gangnam Style Tik Tok Houses in Quar Parallel Universes, Sounds Good Parallel Universes, Not So Fast Vox Piece on Anxiety vs Anger and Conspiracies Joni Mitchell Blackface Molly Soda's Instagram Dial-the-truth Ministries/ www 666 Detroit Y2K Preparedness Video "Man Emerges From Bunker After 14 Years" Joke Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

72 MINMAY 25
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112: Can Sell Culture

111: Sex, Y2K & Videotapes

EA listener question about the 90s and early 2000s celebrity sex tapes prompts a discussion about Tommy and Pam, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton’s tapes that leads into a talk about Only Fans. Molly tells Emily and Tess a story about the 528 Hz “love vibration” necklace that Denise Richards owns which turns into a story about shady right wing new organization Epoch Times and how it relates back to Shen Yun. Plus, the terrifying robot dog right out of Black Mirror and Christopher Meloni’s haunted house! Then it’s more Y2K May! Emily listened to a podcast about how Y2K was averted through IT workers working together, and how depressing it is that tech is only becoming more dystopian now faced with the current crisis. The incredible tale of the real Bob Loblaw’s Y2K blog, still available to view as an artifact. And Molly watched a famous SportsCenter commercial about Y2K that ends up with chaos that feels like now. All this and more podcasting by candlelight, on an all new Night C...

68 MINMAY 18
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111: Sex, Y2K & Videotapes

110: Fight Call/Night Club

EY2May continues with a listener query about the millennium celebration at Epcot, leading us down a hole about theme park rides like The Great Movie Ride and Superstar Limo that are no longer with us, the weird retro futuristic aesthetic of Epcot, and why Mickey Mouse can never be cool. Then it’s the Y2K movie chat everyone’s been waiting for, we break the first rule of Fight Club! We take on David Fincher’s 1999 satire to talk about capitalism, men’s rights groups, and whether the movies can ever blow up a building for fun ever again. Why did we all love this movie so much as kids and how do we feel about it now? Soap, eco-terrorism, homoeroticism and school shootings around the turn of the millennium on an all new Night Call! Footnotes Disney Superbowl Celebration "Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand" Giant Disney Puppets from the Millennium Celebration Superstar Limo Fight Club and Columbine Fight Club Trivia Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-ad...

65 MINMAY 11
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110: Fight Call/Night Club

109: The Last Future

EWelcome to Y2May! Our monthlong celebration of all thingsrelated to the year 2000 and the end of the 20th century. We start off with some William Gibson inspired chat about the current dystopian moment and then head back into the relative calmness of the near distant past. What were each of us doing on Y2K itself? But first it's our new sports show within the show Sports Call, where we take a call about Dennis Rodman and The Last Dance, the new ten part ESPN documentary about Michael Jordan's last season. Molly recommends The Last Dance to Tess and Emily, who remember their own sports thoughts. Our producer Joelle jumps in with some basketball facts after Molly wonders why the Bad Boys of Detroit were allowed to foul like that. As a new generation discovers Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra for the first time, is anyone surprised they're going viral again? Then we get down to Y2K color schemes with a query from a listener about the late nineties Pacific Northwest color scheme of purple and forest green. We discuss what color schemes and design elements remind us most of Y2K, and why we all wish we could go to a late nineties Taco Bell. On a new Night Call! FOOTNOTES: William Gibson Quotation The Last Dance Lakers Threepeat Decade Color Schemes 90's Colors, Textures 90's Taco Bell Aesthetic Blackbirds Slate Gray Interview with Evan Collins, Y2K Aesthetics Enthusiast Molly Soda Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

62 MINMAY 4
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109: The Last Future

108: Unhappy Science

EA night emailabout Instagram face and The Twilight Zone episode "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" start a discussion about transformation narratives that turns into Emily describing a terrifying YA series called The Uglies and Molly explaining what POT LEDOM means. A discussion about whether wellness will merge fully with beauty, and how that turns into eugenics. Then we learn about Happy Science, the Japanese cult promising followers that Coronavirus can be cured by the sound of their leader's voice. Emily explains the very unfriendly rivalry between Happy Science and another cult, Aum Shinrikyo. Then a Night Call about the Real Housewives of New York objecting to new housewife Leah having had a tattoo when they have all had vaginal rejuvenation on camera leads Molly to desperately try to convince Tess and Emily to give the franchise a chance. Plus nightmarish plastic surgery reality TV like I Want A Famous Face, Botched, and Extreme Makeover. And of course, The Swan. What the hell w...

72 MINAPR 27
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108: Unhappy Science

Latest Episodes

117: Starship Loopers

EThe girls are joined by writer Ezekiel Kweku for the top half this week. A Ghislaine news roundup and some television show fueled speculation about why Ms. Maxwell was staying in New Hampshire. Then it’s Randonautica, the creepy geocaching app taking Tik Tok by storm. Would any of us be game to follow a set of random directions to potentially enchanting surprise locations? Or does that sound like the worst idea ever? Then it’s a deep dive on the American flag with noted flag expert Ezekiel. Can the flag be reclaimed for good or is it out of bounds forever? For the second half of the show, Super Producer Joelle Monique joins us as we talk about Paul Verhoeven’s satirical adaptation of Robert Heinlen’s Starship Troopers. Is an obvious critique, like Verhoeven’s critique of fascism in Starship Troopers, always implicit in images or will it always go over some people’s heads? Does good intent matter if your image goes viral out of context as a GIF? Fascism, flags, and flaming bugs on an all new Nighy Call! FOOTNOTES Ezekiel's website Randonautica at The Cut Randonautica at Vice Ezekiel on Twitter Flag Tumblr Jasper Johns flag Sarah Rahbar flag Stanley Forman flag Ezekiel on the history of flags in Black protest art (for MTV News) Ezekiel's DJ twitch stream Starship Troopers trivia Verhoeven interview in Empire Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

77 MIN2 d ago
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117: Starship Loopers

116: The Fireworks Conspiracy Fireworks Spectacular!

EThe ladies take on the fireworks conspiracy! But first, a night message about Colorado intentional community Drop City. More commune geodesic domes and experimental theater companies. What is the most Night Call time zone? How should we return Mount Rushmore to its former sacred natural state? Then, checking out the story about the shitposting cult DayLife Army. What does it look like when a cult is extremely online, seemingly self-aware about being a cult, and dead set on exploiting people's better instincts? Then, it's the moment everyone's been waiting for: ten thousand hours of incredibly loud nonstop fireworks. We lay out the various theories about the fireworks and our own personal takes. Is it the cops? Just kids? Professional fireworks enthusiasts? Or the ghost of dead Paris Review legend, fireworks hobbyist and CIA plant George Plimpton? The big differences between the fireworks in differentcities, and why this specific conspiracy feels convoluted but not far-fetched. Is it all a big psy-op? Just innocent4th of July fun? Or something even more sinister... FOOTNOTES Drop City the place Drop City the novel Murder Mountain Tumple/Day Life Army Ex-DLA member's Instagram Daily Dot article Son of Baldwin thread The Atlantic article on fireworks  TL Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

71 MIN1 w ago
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116: The Fireworks Conspiracy Fireworks Spectacular!

115: Tearing Down Disney with Robert Evans

EToday we take a night call about problematic Disneyland rides and suggest alternatives. Should we replace the torn down Splash Mountain with a Princess And The Frog Ride? (Yes) What is the most racist ride at Disneyland? Can theme parks be divided from themes of imperialism? Then it’s a listener query about Synanon, the self help drug rehab retreat on the Santa Monica strand that turned into a cult in the seventies. For our second half we are joined by Behind The Bastards host Robert Evans to discuss citizen journalism during the uprisings era! Robert discusses covering the Pacific Northwest, the Boogaloo creeps, showing up to face fascists. Then he takes our listeners’ questions about storing rations in small spaces, how to combat fascists flyering in your town, and where the best place to be during the revolution is (hint: among friends). Plus Molly exposes Robert as a full on pumpkin spice Fallhead! Footnotes: Splash Mountain Petition LA Mag on Synanon Paul Morantz on the Snake in his Mailbox Behind the Police Podcast Behind the Bastards Podcast LOL Surprise Steals Rainbow Raver Look LOL Surprise Bondage Doll Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

77 MIN2 w ago
Comments
115: Tearing Down Disney with Robert Evans

114: Fan Cams & CHAZ Fans

ETess is off this week so Molly and Emily are joined by Night Call’s fabulous producer Joelle Monique! We start off with an email from a listener who was disappointed with our Lana Del Rey talk recently and take the opportunity to examine our own blind spots. We solicit more critiques from our listeners, and ask how we can be more helpful during this critical time in our country’s history. Then it’s a trip to the CHAZ! Emily learned about the history of autonomous zones and yes it does get weird. The connection to Burning Man and Santa Con is unveiled, and Emily provides the requisite Seattle context for the CHAZ and the French origins of the ZAD. Then we are joined by boy band expert Maria Sherman, author of the new book Larger Than Life, to dive into the recent radicalization of k-pop stans online. Sherman explains what exactly the “fan cams” are that stans have been overloading American police departments asking for footage of rioters with. Night Call is an autonomous zone of...

86 MIN3 w ago
Comments
114: Fan Cams & CHAZ Fans

113: California Writ

EWe start with a serious moment from Night Call about the current Black Lives Matter protests and our support for them. We plan to cover historic current events this month by looking into America’s past. Then we take some night calls and emails. Then the first (and most likely last) installment of Ramblin’ Gamblin’ June is our discussion of Robert Altman’s California Split! Who is horny on main for Elliott Gould and who is decidedly not? What is the secret to a gambling buddy comedy? What are our games? We are back and we will be here for our listeners all year, at Night Call. FOOTNOTE Restless leg/Parkinsons drug can cause gambling addiction TekWar Marge Simpson's gambling problem Oscar Zeta Acosta Elliott Gould interview Synanon RESOURCES Peoples Budget LA Louisville Community Bail Fund ActBlue’s Community Bail/Mutual Aid/Racial Justice Split Fund Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

55 MINJUN 8
Comments
113: California Writ

112: Can Sell Culture

ENight Call finishes up Y2May with some great calls and emails about the 2038 Problem that explain what it actually entails. Then we debate the merits of parallel universes and whether people just like theories because they offer a way out. And a surprise venture into the recent rash of cancellations and Cancel Culture in general. Does cancellation provide people with a sense of control in a time when there is none? Can any societal ill ever actually be corrected by cancelling a singular person? How long is the cycle for cancellation narratives really? What are the possibilities cancellations open up for larger conversations about culture, racism and capital? Does anyone ever actually get or stay cancelled? Should we retroactively beloved artists for fucked up shit? Can you separate the art from the artist? Then we receive an amazing call about the “WWW = 666” Y2K era conspiracy, and finish up with a discussion from our home bunkers about end of the millennialism and prepping for disasters. FOOTNOTES 2038 Problem 2038/Gangnam Style Tik Tok Houses in Quar Parallel Universes, Sounds Good Parallel Universes, Not So Fast Vox Piece on Anxiety vs Anger and Conspiracies Joni Mitchell Blackface Molly Soda's Instagram Dial-the-truth Ministries/ www 666 Detroit Y2K Preparedness Video "Man Emerges From Bunker After 14 Years" Joke Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

72 MINMAY 25
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112: Can Sell Culture

111: Sex, Y2K & Videotapes

EA listener question about the 90s and early 2000s celebrity sex tapes prompts a discussion about Tommy and Pam, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton’s tapes that leads into a talk about Only Fans. Molly tells Emily and Tess a story about the 528 Hz “love vibration” necklace that Denise Richards owns which turns into a story about shady right wing new organization Epoch Times and how it relates back to Shen Yun. Plus, the terrifying robot dog right out of Black Mirror and Christopher Meloni’s haunted house! Then it’s more Y2K May! Emily listened to a podcast about how Y2K was averted through IT workers working together, and how depressing it is that tech is only becoming more dystopian now faced with the current crisis. The incredible tale of the real Bob Loblaw’s Y2K blog, still available to view as an artifact. And Molly watched a famous SportsCenter commercial about Y2K that ends up with chaos that feels like now. All this and more podcasting by candlelight, on an all new Night C...

68 MINMAY 18
Comments
111: Sex, Y2K & Videotapes

110: Fight Call/Night Club

EY2May continues with a listener query about the millennium celebration at Epcot, leading us down a hole about theme park rides like The Great Movie Ride and Superstar Limo that are no longer with us, the weird retro futuristic aesthetic of Epcot, and why Mickey Mouse can never be cool. Then it’s the Y2K movie chat everyone’s been waiting for, we break the first rule of Fight Club! We take on David Fincher’s 1999 satire to talk about capitalism, men’s rights groups, and whether the movies can ever blow up a building for fun ever again. Why did we all love this movie so much as kids and how do we feel about it now? Soap, eco-terrorism, homoeroticism and school shootings around the turn of the millennium on an all new Night Call! Footnotes Disney Superbowl Celebration "Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand" Giant Disney Puppets from the Millennium Celebration Superstar Limo Fight Club and Columbine Fight Club Trivia Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-ad...

65 MINMAY 11
Comments
110: Fight Call/Night Club

109: The Last Future

EWelcome to Y2May! Our monthlong celebration of all thingsrelated to the year 2000 and the end of the 20th century. We start off with some William Gibson inspired chat about the current dystopian moment and then head back into the relative calmness of the near distant past. What were each of us doing on Y2K itself? But first it's our new sports show within the show Sports Call, where we take a call about Dennis Rodman and The Last Dance, the new ten part ESPN documentary about Michael Jordan's last season. Molly recommends The Last Dance to Tess and Emily, who remember their own sports thoughts. Our producer Joelle jumps in with some basketball facts after Molly wonders why the Bad Boys of Detroit were allowed to foul like that. As a new generation discovers Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra for the first time, is anyone surprised they're going viral again? Then we get down to Y2K color schemes with a query from a listener about the late nineties Pacific Northwest color scheme of purple and forest green. We discuss what color schemes and design elements remind us most of Y2K, and why we all wish we could go to a late nineties Taco Bell. On a new Night Call! FOOTNOTES: William Gibson Quotation The Last Dance Lakers Threepeat Decade Color Schemes 90's Colors, Textures 90's Taco Bell Aesthetic Blackbirds Slate Gray Interview with Evan Collins, Y2K Aesthetics Enthusiast Molly Soda Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

62 MINMAY 4
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109: The Last Future

108: Unhappy Science

EA night emailabout Instagram face and The Twilight Zone episode "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" start a discussion about transformation narratives that turns into Emily describing a terrifying YA series called The Uglies and Molly explaining what POT LEDOM means. A discussion about whether wellness will merge fully with beauty, and how that turns into eugenics. Then we learn about Happy Science, the Japanese cult promising followers that Coronavirus can be cured by the sound of their leader's voice. Emily explains the very unfriendly rivalry between Happy Science and another cult, Aum Shinrikyo. Then a Night Call about the Real Housewives of New York objecting to new housewife Leah having had a tattoo when they have all had vaginal rejuvenation on camera leads Molly to desperately try to convince Tess and Emily to give the franchise a chance. Plus nightmarish plastic surgery reality TV like I Want A Famous Face, Botched, and Extreme Makeover. And of course, The Swan. What the hell w...

72 MINAPR 27
Comments
108: Unhappy Science
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