On this week’s episode of SPACE CASE, we’re throwing it back and diving in to a ball pit of nostalgia! Ball pits were a staple of childhood indoor play places for generations of kids and the MUST HAVE play structure of your favorite pizza parlor/arcade/family entertainment center, but how did they get there? Who created this unique playground icon? And why? Turns out, this creation is part of a much larger movement and it’s creator was more prolific than you know. Tune in to find out!

On this week’s episode of Space Case, we’re asking you to hold please…

EVERYONE has had an experience where they’ve been placed on hold while on the phone. What used to be an exercise in silent reflection and patience is now a studied and carefully curated audio adventure featuring smooth jazz, new age, and more! We discuss the history of hold music, how it was created, and dive into some hold music hall of fame BANGERS.


On this week’s episode of SPACE CASE, it’s a “very special episode.” In late 80s all through to the late 90s, big TV networks were given incentives and payouts in exchange for weaving anti-drug storylines into their shows. Some were more subtle than others but a lot of these once popular ratings darlings have frankly aged like sh*t. So, listen in as we go through various lists and give examples of these offenses INCLUDING how much the networks were paid to air the episodes.

Show Notes:
https://thecolumn.substack.com/p/in-the-90s-the-us-government-paid?s=r
https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:2lX-bajGvesJ:https://screenrant.com/worst-weirdest-very-special-episodes-tv-shows/+&cd=16&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
https://nofilmschool.com/tv-very-special-episodes
http://www.vh1.com/news/23895/cheesiest-very-special-episodes-80s-90s-sitcoms/
https://www.ranker.com/list/very-special-episodes/devon-ashby
https://medium.com/atta-girl/very-special-episodes-that-defined-my-childhood-9f445979a92f
https://www.moviefone.com/news/unforgettable-90s-very-special-episodes-ranked/

On this week’s episode we’re keeping it pretty simple; we look over this year’s WINNERS for the Grammys and REACT! We dive in to the categories and give our favorite picks along with upsets, odd trends we noticed with the winners (like 2 separate ties?) and the performances. Call or text the SPACE CASE HOTLINE at 832-899-4949 to let us know YOUR faves from this year’s winners and who got snubbed OR send us a DM @whereissk ❤️

On this week’s episode, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the iconic film BLADE II. But, we can guarantee that it’s NOT in the way you would think. In the late 90s to early 2000s, online blogs were becoming a driving force of clicks on the internet. Independent publications and individuals started to have unprecedented influence and clout in an industry that had prided itself on the elite nature of keeping others out. Within this newfound infrastructure Harry Knowles and AINT IT COOL NEWS became one of the most viral and respected independent online websites for film criticism. But, let’s just say, it wasn’t for his deep insight into movies… *NSFW TOWARDS THE END YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED*

Show Notes:
THE BLADE II REVIEW: http://legacy.aintitcool.com/node/11793
https://slate.com/culture/2022/03/harry-knowles-aint-it-cool-news-blade-ii-review.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/style/2000/09/17/seducing-harry/309628be-2ed5-4e1b-9d18-78096364a6a0/
http://web.archive.org/web/20010219035506/http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/news/980519/1.html
http://legacy.aintitcool.com/node/1631

On this week’s episode of Space Case, we investigate a social experiment gone WRONG. In a random town in New Hampshire, an online forum idea turns into an IRL venture that takes over an already existing town. Can a group with no civic experience create a community governed utopia? Not if the brown bears have anything to say about it! What the hell do we mean? Listen in to find out!

On this week’s episode of Space Case, we’re attempting to crack an unsolved case. Almost 30 years ago, a group of survivalist were out on an instructor lead hike through the Khamar Daban; a mountain range in Southern Siberia. While this group was on their trek, another group nearby was on a similar route and would meet up at checkpoints to update on progress and check supplies. After a terrible unplanned storm hit the area, one group didn’t make it to the next checkpoint, or the one after that, or the one after that… What happens next, is a wild ride. Listen in and find out!

Show notes:
https://medium.com/the-mystery-box/the-most-credible-theories-regarding-the-khamar-daban-incident-ae84d8a60be2
https://www.reddit.com/r/DyatlovPass/comments/nm677j/the_khamar_daban_incident_madness_in_the_mountains/

On this week’s episode of Space Case, we’re taking a walk! After stumbling upon an outpost for AVA-America’s Walking Club in San Antonio, we HAD to know more about the organization dedicated to “volkssporting” What exactly IS volkssporting? Well, listen in, and head down the Texas Trails with us!

Show notes:

https://cb.ava.org/
https://ava.org/
https://www.instagram.com/americaswalkingclub/?hl=en
http://www.houstonhappyhikers.com/
https://texastrailroundup.org/other-local-area-year-round-ava-walks/

*CLASSIC EPISODE – ORIGINALLY AIRED 2/1/21*

On this episode of Space Case it’s a rock n roll mystery that’s sure to leave you saying, “far out?!” Gram Parsons was an iconic and influential figure in the LA rock scene in the late 60s; he rocked hard and partied HARDER. *NOT SO SPOILER ALERT* he partied a little too hard and suffered an untimely death, but that’s not the mystery. The real story is what happened a day later… Listen in to find out!

Referenced in this episode:

Rolling Stone, “Gram Parsons: The Mysterious Death – and Aftermath

Wide Open Country, “The Bizarre Story of What Happened to Gram Parsons’s Body After He Died”

Louder Sound, “How I Stole Gram Parsons’ Body”

Caitlin Doughty, “Iconic Corpse: Gram Parsons”

Independent, “Why I stole my best friend’s body”

On this week’s episode of Space Case, we’re looking for the seafood lover in YOU! Red Lobster is a restaurant chain STAPLE in American culture known for it’s crazy deals on menu items. But, there’s one promotion that haunts Red Lobster to this day. How much food is TOO much food? AND is a food truly endless? Can your customers push themselves to the limit just to save a buck? Listen in and find out!