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** The earliest of these occurred in the Albert Fish series of episodes, but their coverage of the Children of God and Richard Chase also contain noteworthy examples. Fortunately, the boys are pretty good about warning listeners when one is coming up.

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** The earliest of these occurred in the Albert Fish series of episodes. Later episodes, but such as their coverage of the Children of God and Richard Chase Chase, also contain noteworthy examples. Fortunately, the boys are pretty good about warning listeners when one is coming up.examples.


* At the end of Episode 94: CreepyPasta 5, Henry shares a frightening dream that he had:
-->'''Henry''': ''I got this giant letter in the mail. [...] I open it up, and I pull it out, and [it was] written in childish handwriting. It was from my grandparents house, and it said... I forget the exact wording, but it's like, "We're not your grandparents. We're in their house. They should learn to lock their doors."''



* At the end of Episode 94: CreepyPasta 5, Henry shares a frightening dream that he had:
-->'''Henry''': ''I got this giant letter in the mail. [...] I open it up, and I pull it out, and [it was] written in childish handwriting. It was from my grandparents house, and it said... I forget the exact wording, but it's like, "We're not your grandparents. We're in their house. They should learn to lock their doors."''


** The trio even discuss the ultimate tragedy of Mengele's experiments... in that they were AllForNothing. The whole point was to understand the phenomena of identical twins, with the eventual goal of unlocking hereditary genetics and thus accelerating the development of the Naziís MasterRace. But rather than just studying identical twins, Mengele [[WhatAnIdiot took fraternal twins as well]], which polluted his data to the point of utter uselessness. This makes the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, at his hands in Auschwitz-Birkenau pointless on top of cruel and stupid.


** Special mention goes to the excerpt Marcus plays in Episode II to demonstrate Marcelineís defiance in the fatal final hours. The [[sounds of children screaming and crying in the background]] as the cyanide takes effect, coupled with Jonesí [[CreepyMonotone droning voice and repetitive phrases]] as he tries to calm Marceline, are nothing short of horrifying. Ben draws particular attention to the kids, which doubles as a TearJerker when you recall he used to work with children.

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** Special mention goes to the excerpt Marcus plays in Episode II to demonstrate Marcelineís defiance in the fatal final hours. II. The [[sounds [[HellIsThatNoise sounds of children screaming and crying in the background]] as the cyanide takes effect, coupled with Jonesí [[CreepyMonotone droning voice and repetitive phrases]] as he tries to calm a defiant Marceline, are nothing short of horrifying. Ben draws particular attention to the kids, former, which doubles as a TearJerker when you recall he used to work with children.


** The first episode sees Marcus go into some of the folklore concerning Skin-walkers, or yee-naaldlooshii. Itís Gold Star material right off the bat, with [[SiblingMurder fratricide]], [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty cannibalism]] and [[IncestIsRelative incestuous]] [[ILoveTheDead necrophilia]]... and ''thatís just how you become one''. Itís pretty clear that these people are pure evil, and small wonder the Navajo donít like talking about them with outsiders. You know, aside from the yee-naaldlooshii [[ParanoiaFuel hearing you and hunting you down in retribution.]]

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** The first episode sees Marcus go into some of the folklore concerning Skin-walkers, or yee-naaldlooshii. Itís Gold Star material right off the bat, with [[SiblingMurder fratricide]], [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty [[EvilTastesGood cannibalism]] and [[IncestIsRelative incestuous]] [[ILoveTheDead necrophilia]]... and ''thatís just how you become one''. Itís pretty clear that these people are pure evil, and evil on the level of most serial killers - small wonder the Navajo donít like talking about them with outsiders. You know, aside from the yee-naaldlooshii [[ParanoiaFuel hearing you and hunting you down in retribution.]]



* The coverage of Jonestown can be hard to listen to, but the episode where they played Jim Jonesís final address to his cult as they were dying is ''harrowing''

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* The coverage of Jonestown can be hard to listen to, but the episode where they played Jim Jonesís final address to his cult as they were dying is ''harrowing''''harrowing''.
** Special mention goes to the excerpt Marcus plays in Episode II to demonstrate Marcelineís defiance in the fatal final hours. The [[sounds of children screaming and crying in the background]] as the cyanide takes effect, coupled with Jonesí [[CreepyMonotone droning voice and repetitive phrases]] as he tries to calm Marceline, are nothing short of horrifying. Ben draws particular attention to the kids, which doubles as a TearJerker when you recall he used to work with children.


** The first episode sees Marcus go into some of the folklore concerning Skin-walkers, or yee-naaldlooshii. Itís Gold Star material right off the bat, with [[SiblingMurder fratricide]), [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty cannibalism]] and [[IncestIsRealtive incestuous]] [[ILoveTheRead necrophilia]]... and ''thatís just how you become one''. Itís pretty clear that these people are pure evil, and small wonder the Navajo donít like talking about them with outsiders. You know, aside from the yee-naaldlooshii [[ParanoiaFuel hearing you and hunting you down in retribution.]]

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** The first episode sees Marcus go into some of the folklore concerning Skin-walkers, or yee-naaldlooshii. Itís Gold Star material right off the bat, with [[SiblingMurder fratricide]), fratricide]], [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty cannibalism]] and [[IncestIsRealtive [[IncestIsRelative incestuous]] [[ILoveTheRead [[ILoveTheDead necrophilia]]... and ''thatís just how you become one''. Itís pretty clear that these people are pure evil, and small wonder the Navajo donít like talking about them with outsiders. You know, aside from the yee-naaldlooshii [[ParanoiaFuel hearing you and hunting you down in retribution.]]

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** The first episode sees Marcus go into some of the folklore concerning Skin-walkers, or yee-naaldlooshii. Itís Gold Star material right off the bat, with [[SiblingMurder fratricide]), [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty cannibalism]] and [[IncestIsRealtive incestuous]] [[ILoveTheRead necrophilia]]... and ''thatís just how you become one''. Itís pretty clear that these people are pure evil, and small wonder the Navajo donít like talking about them with outsiders. You know, aside from the yee-naaldlooshii [[ParanoiaFuel hearing you and hunting you down in retribution.]]


*** The same lack of understanding strikes again when it comes to snow blindness. Henry describes it succinctly - youíre already walking up a mountain in freezing weather, tired and starving and assaulted by constant blizzards, and now suddenly youíre going blind for no apparent reason and thereís no way you can stop it.

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*** The same lack of understanding strikes again when it comes to makes the snow blindness. blindness much of the party suffered even more frightening. Henry describes it succinctly - youíre already walking up a mountain in freezing weather, tired and starving and assaulted by constant blizzards, and so things are already shitty. [[FromBadToWorse And now suddenly suddenly]] youíre going blind for no apparent reason and thereís no way you can have no idea why or how to stop it.


* The coverage of Jonestown can be hard to listen to, but the episode where they played Jim Jonesís final address to his cult as they were dying is Ďharrowingí.

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* The coverage of Jonestown can be hard to listen to, but the episode where they played Jim Jonesís final address to his cult as they were dying is Ďharrowingí.''harrowing''


* ''The Last Podcast On The Left'' infrequently features scenes which the hosts address as Gold Star Moments, moments so disgusting or disturbing that the listener deserves a "gold star" if they are able to keep listening.
* Near the end of "Episode 189: 9/11 Part I - The Day," Marcus talks briefly about the PASS devices on the suits of firefighters(which emit a loud, piercing noise if manually triggered or if the device itself doesn't detect movement from its wearer for 30 seconds). As a person who has worked in radio and podcasts for years, the recorded wails of these devices audible in several videos of the September 11th attacks still haunt him.

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* ''The Last Podcast On The Left'' infrequently features scenes which the hosts address refer to as Gold Star Moments, moments so disgusting or disturbing that the listener deserves a "gold star" if they are able to keep listening.
** The earliest of these occurred in the Albert Fish series of episodes, but their coverage of the Children of God and Richard Chase also contain noteworthy examples. Fortunately, the boys are pretty good about warning listeners when one is coming up.
* Near the end of "Episode 189: 9/11 Part I - The Day," Marcus talks briefly about the PASS devices on the suits of firefighters(which emit a loud, piercing noise if manually triggered or if the device itself doesn't detect movement from its wearer for 30 seconds). As a person who has worked in radio and podcasts for years, New Yorker, the recorded wails of these devices audible in several videos of the September 11th attacks still haunt him.



** Picture the scene. Youíre meditating in a field on a beautiful late June afternoon. Itís a lovely day, the sun is out and everything is quiet and serene. You feel at peace with your surroundings... and then some huge, indistinct ''thing'' suddenly barrels of the trees and [[JumpScare bellows in your face]]. Thatís what happened to a stranger who asked to meditate on Tom Gormanís land, and the man was so terrified that he clung to Tom and wouldnít let go. Tom had to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan threaten him with violence]] to even get him to ''speak''.

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** Picture the scene. Youíre meditating in a field on a beautiful late June afternoon. Itís a lovely day, the sun is out and everything is quiet and serene. You feel at peace with your surroundings... and then some huge, indistinct ''thing'' suddenly barrels of the trees and [[JumpScare bellows in your face]]. Thatís what happened to a stranger who asked to meditate on Tom Gormanís land, and the man was so terrified that he clung to Tom and wouldnít let go. Tom had to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan threaten him with violence]] to even get him to ''speak''.''speak''.
* The coverage of Jonestown can be hard to listen to, but the episode where they played Jim Jonesís final address to his cult as they were dying is Ďharrowingí.


** The trio even discuss the ultimate tragedy of Mengele's experiments... in that they were AllForNothing. The whole point was to understand the phenomena of identical twins, with the eventual goal of unlocking hereditary genetics and thus accelerating the development of the Naziís MasterRace. But rather than just studying identical twins, Mengele [[WhatAnIdiot took fraternal twins as well]], which polluted his data to the point of utter uselessness. This makes the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, at his hands in Auschwitz-Birkenau pointless on top of cruel and stupid.

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** The trio even discuss the ultimate tragedy of Mengele's experiments... in that they were AllForNothing. The whole point was to understand the phenomena of identical twins, with the eventual goal of unlocking hereditary genetics and thus accelerating the development of the Naziís MasterRace. But rather than just studying identical twins, Mengele [[WhatAnIdiot took fraternal twins as well]], which polluted his data to the point of utter uselessness. This makes the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, at his hands in Auschwitz-Birkenau pointless on top of cruel and stupid.stupid.
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** Picture the scene. Youíre meditating in a field on a beautiful late June afternoon. Itís a lovely day, the sun is out and everything is quiet and serene. You feel at peace with your surroundings... and then some huge, indistinct ''thing'' suddenly barrels of the trees and [[JumpScare bellows in your face]]. Thatís what happened to a stranger who asked to meditate on Tom Gormanís land, and the man was so terrified that he clung to Tom and wouldnít let go. Tom had to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan threaten him with violence]] to even get him to ''speak''.


*** The same lack of understanding

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*** The same lack of understandingunderstanding strikes again when it comes to snow blindness. Henry describes it succinctly - youíre already walking up a mountain in freezing weather, tired and starving and assaulted by constant blizzards, and now suddenly youíre going blind for no apparent reason and thereís no way you can stop it.


** Equally terrifying is the mania that Lemuel Murphy underwent after eating a single mouse. As Henry explains, the body eventually adjusts after thirty-six hours in starvation, but after eating the hunger drive returns as sharp as ever. Thus, the pittance of nourishment from the mouse caused Murphy to go beserk, biting at people's arms and screaming [[MadnessMantra "Give me my bone!"]] over and over. The kicker? ''He was thirteen years old''.

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*** The same lack of understanding
** Equally terrifying is the mania that Lemuel Murphy underwent after eating a single mouse. As Henry explains, the body eventually adjusts normalises after thirty-six hours in starvation, causing the hunger pains to leave, but after eating the hunger drive returns they return as sharp as ever. Thus, the pittance of nourishment from the mouse caused Murphy to go beserk, biting at people's arms and screaming [[MadnessMantra "Give me my bone!"]] over and over. The kicker? ''He was thirteen years old''.



** The trio even touches on the ultimate tragedy of Mengele's experiments... in that they were AllForNothing. Their only purpose was to validate the Nazi concept of the MasterRace, which itself was based on a hodgepodge of occult beliefs used to justify the slaughter of races the Nazis hated. On top of that, Mengele's theories were based on a complete misunderstanding of hereditary theory that meant he never would have found what he was after, making the deaths of thousands in Auschwitz-Birkenau at his hand pointless on top of hideously cruel. As Kissel succinctly puts it, ďhis data was garbageĒ.

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** The trio even touches on discuss the ultimate tragedy of Mengele's experiments... in that they were AllForNothing. Their only purpose The whole point was to validate understand the Nazi concept phenomena of identical twins, with the MasterRace, which itself was based on a hodgepodge eventual goal of occult beliefs used to justify the slaughter of races the Nazis hated. On top of that, Mengele's theories were based on a complete misunderstanding of unlocking hereditary theory that meant he never would have found what he was after, making genetics and thus accelerating the development of the Naziís MasterRace. But rather than just studying identical twins, Mengele [[WhatAnIdiot took fraternal twins as well]], which polluted his data to the point of utter uselessness. This makes the deaths of thousands hundreds, if not thousands, at his hands in Auschwitz-Birkenau at his hand pointless on top of hideously cruel. As Kissel succinctly puts it, ďhis data was garbageĒ.cruel and stupid.


** The trio even touches on the ultimate tragedy of Mengele's experiments... in that they were AllForNothing. His drive to unlock the secrets of hereditary genetics and prove the superiority of the MasterRace was based on an awful misunderstanding of evolutionary theory, bolstered by a self-serving hodgepodge of occult beliefs used to justify the slaughter of races the Nazis hated. Mengele's theories and methods were so poor he never would have found what he was after, making the deaths of thousands in Auschwitz-Birkena at his hand pointless on top of hideously cruel.

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** The trio even touches on the ultimate tragedy of Mengele's experiments... in that they were AllForNothing. His drive Their only purpose was to unlock validate the secrets of hereditary genetics and prove the superiority Nazi concept of the MasterRace MasterRace, which itself was based on an awful misunderstanding of evolutionary theory, bolstered by a self-serving hodgepodge of occult beliefs used to justify the slaughter of races the Nazis hated. On top of that, Mengele's theories and methods were so poor based on a complete misunderstanding of hereditary theory that meant he never would have found what he was after, making the deaths of thousands in Auschwitz-Birkena Auschwitz-Birkenau at his hand pointless on top of hideously cruel.cruel. As Kissel succinctly puts it, ďhis data was garbageĒ.


** The worst of it is in Part II, which goes into the most detail about Mengele's appalling crimes. Among many other things, the episode contains a graphic description of ''exactly'' what it was like to die in a Nazi gas chamber, with victims [[CruelAndUnusualDeath clawing desperately at their throats and bleeding from their eyes]]. Near the end, the hosts also talk about how Mengele once supervised Nazis dumping [[WouldHurtAChild 300 children, all under five years old]], out of trucks and into a [[ManOnFire huge, blazing firepit]]...for seemingly ''no reason.''

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** The worst of it is in Part II, which goes into the most detail about Mengele's appalling crimes. Among many other things, the episode contains a graphic description of ''exactly'' what it was like to die in a Nazi gas chamber, with victims [[CruelAndUnusualDeath clawing desperately at their throats and bleeding from their eyes]]. Near the end, the hosts also talk about how Mengele once supervised Nazis dumping [[WouldHurtAChild 300 children, all under five years old]], out of trucks and into a [[ManOnFire huge, blazing firepit]]...for seemingly ''no reason.''''
** The trio even touches on the ultimate tragedy of Mengele's experiments... in that they were AllForNothing. His drive to unlock the secrets of hereditary genetics and prove the superiority of the MasterRace was based on an awful misunderstanding of evolutionary theory, bolstered by a self-serving hodgepodge of occult beliefs used to justify the slaughter of races the Nazis hated. Mengele's theories and methods were so poor he never would have found what he was after, making the deaths of thousands in Auschwitz-Birkena at his hand pointless on top of hideously cruel.

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