On this week’s episode of SPACE CASE, we’re taking a WILD nostalgia trip all about VHS! Last month, a woman was charged for felony embezzlement due to a 21 year outstanding warrant for an overdue VHS tape. As crazy as that sounds, it turns out this is NOT the first time this has happened. What overdue VHS tapes would be worth serving time for? Wait till you hear these titles… THEN! we talk about some VHS tapes that are going for LOTS of money online and why.
On this week’s episode of SPACE CASE, we finally take a deep dive into the history and appeal of ASMR. This long overdue case gives you a brief overview of who coined the term ASMR, what “counts” as ASMR content, the discourse about ASMR, AND where the culture is now. Then, we finish off with a VERY interesting version of our TALES FROM NEXTDOOR segment.
On this week’s episode of Space Case we give you a short and sweet Houston-centric episode! First, we give a little breakdown of the attempted MFAH art heist this month. Not as many details as we usually like, but hopefully we can FULLY crack this developing story in the coming months. Then, we take the “ultimate Houston quiz” that was CLEARLY not made by an actual Houstonian. We finish up with our TALES FROM NEXTDOOR segment!
On this week’s episode of SPACE CASE, you’ve automatically been entered to win; no purchase necessary! We’re taking you back to the golden era of cable TV when you could channel surf to your hearts content and in between these commercials were ads for fantasy “sweepstakes.” Even though sweepstakes are still alive and well, we’re cracking the case on mail-in entry style contests of yesteryear and giving you some history of how this all began PLUS some tips on how you can better your chances of winning to gain the title of a full blown “sweeper.” What were some contests and sweepstakes you always wanted to win?! Let us know!
On this episode of SPACE CASE, we’re giving you another installment of our TARGETED ADS series. The last did we did this was a WHILE back so we had A LOT to get through. We give our takes on Ridge Wallet, A24 candles, Chromatica Oreos, those TIKTOK star projectors, some Etsy products and MORE!
On this episode of Space Case, we live, laugh, and indeed, LOVE! This week it crossed our mind, what are the origins of the motivational home decor staple “LIVE LAUGH LOVE?” What did it start as? How did it get SO POPULAR in homes all over the world? What does it say about fans of the phrase? AND who deserves the credit for it’s creation?
Referenced in this episode:
- r/outoftheloop: “Why is the quote ‘live, laugh, love’ so hated?”
- Outline, “Live. Laugh. Love. Why?”
- Refinery29, “A Deep Dive into How ‘Live, Laugh, Love’ Infiltrated Our Homes”
- Quote Investigator, “He Has Achieved Success Who Has Lived Well, Laughed Often and Loved Much”
- The Big Smoke, “The Morbid, Mirthless, Hateful Story Behind ‘Live, Laugh, Love’”
- Pennycook et al, “On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit”
- Solar Sands, “The Most Hated Artist You Probably Recognize”
On this week’s episode of Space Case, it’s time to hit you with the 2021 REVAMP! NEW GRAPHIC! NEW THEME SONG! AND a new SK REVIEWS for 2021! At Devin’s request, “I guess we have to talk about the Ratatouille musical…” You knew it was coming, so here it is. What were our thoughts on said musical? Was it the rat of all our dreams? Can ANYONE cook? Did we smell a rat? Listen in and find out!
First Space Case of 2021! On this week’s episode it’s the last installment of our SK BEST OF 2020 picks! We say BYYYYEEEEEE to 2020 with a little roundup of some picks we forgot to mention in previous episodes. THEN go through a list of the biggest apologies of 2020. Did they flop? Did people forgive them? Tune in and find out!
The last episode of Space Case in 2020! Winding down on the final installments of SK BEST OF episodes, it’s time for our favorite memes and other media of this year. We tackle books, video games, and other internet things we loved this year (that didn’t fit into other episodes) PLUS we have an interview with musician and composer (and co-host of 2 Good Boys) Barry “Epoch” Topping. We chat with him about making music, his fave video games, creating as a full time job, and how we fell into working on one of Trent’s favorite games of 2020, PARADISE KILLER. See you in 2021!
On this week’s episode we’re headed ALL THE WAY TO THE U.K.! We tackle the topic of censorship via the history of VIDEO NASTIES. This was a notorious list of banned or soon-to-be-banned VHS tapes which typically included low-budget flicks and crass films. What lead to this list being made? Was it necessary? And what became of this list? Listen in and find out!