Destroy the Files

Destroy the Files

By Omnium Gatherum Media
This is a podcast that should probably be deleted shortly after it is recorded. We mostly just BS with each other about the strange things that have been occupying our thoughts. Sometimes we have our horror author friends on. Friends like Rena Mason, Gina Ranalli, Johnny Worthen, and Eddie Generous.
Kate is an independent horror author and publisher in Los Angeles, CA. Brent is an independent dark fantasy/horror author who makes his home in smalltown northern Wisconsin. Oh jeez, what a recipe for great podcasting! If you dig our show, help spread the word.
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DTF Episode 17: Unintended Consequences
In this highly informative and timeless episode, Kate and Brent discuss such mind blowing topics as peanut butter burgers, mandatory ninja masks, Brent’s deep fear of tanning goggles, how the fear of rats led to gangsters in Louisiana, and how the fear of rats led to the Bubonic Plague in Europe. Brent tells you some martial arts techniques he’s developing, as well as what a “Brent-aissance Festival” would look like. Perhaps most importantly, our heroes Kate and Brent tell the tale of how they met, due to… UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES??!! Thanks for checking out our podcast! We’d love it if you could rate and subscribe to Destroy the Files on your favorite podcasting service. If you’d like to send us a message to read in the MailSack or learn how to advertise on our program, contact us via our website: https://www.destroythefiles.com/. Support independent authors and publishers! Buy their books, leave reviews, and what the heck… even read ‘em if ya want!
1:07:08
August 2, 2020
DTF Episode 16: Fun With Lightning
In this scien-TASTIC episode, Kate and Brent talk about getting struck by lightning and the effects such a thing could have on the body. Kate gives Brent a test to see if he’s a psychopath. They talk about Edward Mordake, who inspired a song by Tom Waits. Kate shares a BRAND NEW hot dog recipe and tells a story about her old neighbor Jessica, whose brother was a scamming sociopath… Jessica and her brother engaged in a battle of wits that only ONE could win… and to the victor would go Jessica’s social security check! Brent gets to the shocking truth of whether or not you can remember being in the womb (spoiler: you can’t), and he also tells us about some recent efforts to mess with his close friends and family in odd and pointless ways. Plus lots more! Later, Kate yells at Brent for talking about ovipositors, even though he was referring to actual biological stuff, not weird sex toys.
54:59
July 7, 2020
DTF Episode 15: Gina Ranalli
In this episode, Kate and Brent are joined by kickass author Gina Ranalli. Oh, such adventures to be had! Brent bores listeners with his latest camping report. Gina talks about giving herself tattoos, watching Burnt Offerings at an age that was, arguably, too young to be watching that movie. Additionally, she talks about seeing a guy get stabbed in Boston, getting in trouble in school, and being an insomniac. Kate informs us about legendary scammer Cassie Chadwick... And later Gina and Kate try to make Brent eat a moth. Thanks to Gina for joining us! Folks should stop by GinaRanalli.com and check out her work if they haven’t! We wanna hear from YOU! Make sure you stop by DestroyTheFiles.com and leave us a message to read in the MailSack!
54:10
June 23, 2020
DTF Episode 14: Rena Mason
BLACK LIVES MATTER. END RACISM. In this episode, Kate and Brent are joined by award-winning horror author Rena Mason. The three friends discuss Reno, Virginia City, wicker men, chariot racing, Rena’s work as a nurse, farming, lychees, and just a bunch of fun wholesomeness. This episode is not appropriate for children, work, children at work, and so forth. Visit Rena at renamason.ink, and go to destroythefiles.com to send us a message to read in the Mail Sack!
59:06
June 7, 2020
DTF Episode 13: Camping and a Ditch
On this week’s voyage into the imagination, Brent gives a camping update, Kate shares a tale of climbing into a stranger’s van with her friends to go to a ditch, and everyone walks away as a better person. Plus, music recommendations and an article about an adopted child who may really be a psychotic adult (thanks, Kris!). This episode is not appropriate for work, children, children at work, and more. If you dig it, we’d love to hear from you. You can send us a strange question or comment on our website: https://www.destroythefiles.com/. We’d love it if you subscribed to and rated our podcast on your favorite podcast service. And send us money.
50:14
May 31, 2020
DTF Episode 12: Groinberries
In this delightful episode of Destroy the Files, Kate and Brent talk about a famous Russian troublemaker named Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, some new catch phrases for Brent, alternate uses for morgue-trucks, and they even answer some letters in the MailSack.  This episode probably isn’t safe for work or for kids, and definitely not for kids who are at work. (Read more about Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_von_Ungern-Sternberg)
1:05:51
May 17, 2020
DTF Episode 11: Hornet Friends
In this episode, Kate and Brent discuss Murder Hornets (because you haven't heard enough about THEM #eyeroll), space aliens, people who should be forced to dig holes, and a bunch of other stuff. Let's be honest with each other, if only this once, and agree that this episode should probably just have been deleted shortly after it was recorded.  If you'd like YOUR letter or message read on the program, stop by destroythefiles.com and leave a message for Kate and/or Brent in the handy Contact form!
51:30
May 12, 2020
DTF Episode 10: Eddie Generous
On this episode, Kate and Brent are joined by their pal Eddie Generous. Eddie is an author, publisher, and podcaster. Everybody should listen to the Unnerving Podcast, read Unnerving Magazine, and buy books from Unnerving and Eddie Generous. Topics range from hitch hiking in Canada, rap group Naughty By Nature, Puerto Rican fire ants, video game robot buddies, and a bunch more.  Head on over to https://www.destroythefiles.com/ to send us a message to read in the Mail Sack, and check out Unnerving at https://www.unnervingmagazine.com/.
59:05
April 25, 2020
DTF Episode 9: Clamato Bloody Mary
In this episode, Kate enjoys a delicious Clamato Bloody Mary as she and Brent discuss old timey recipes, Jonathan Swift, Florida Easter eggs, lunar architecture, Animal Crossing, and lots more. Oh, it's a goddamn emotional rollercoaster. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll learn... maybe even arrive at the conclusion that this episode should probably have been deleted shortly after recording. This program is not appropriate for kids, and it's also not appropriate for work. Unless you're working from home, then you can listen. But not if you have kids at home with you. Unless they're doing something else or they enjoy listening to inappropriate things that maybe aren't even that funny. Somebody is playing Animal Crossing near me. I have begun to wonder if it's possible to build ICBMs in the game and perhaps launch them at other islands.  Visit us online at https://www.destroythefiles.com/ and send us questions to read in the Mailsack! Also, SUPPORT SMALL PRESS AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS!!!
48:41
April 19, 2020
DTF Episode 8: Johnny Worthen
In this episode, our dear friend Johnny Worthen joins us for a discussion of stupid things that smart people used to believe, the ATLAS Comet, nuclear testing, how Kate's life is a Tom Waits song, and just a whole bunch of other stuff. Sometimes the conversation gets downright philosophical. Other times we take turns being enraged over Rambo's explosive-tipped arrows. Heck, we even talk about Tiger King a little bit.  This episode is not appropriate for children or for your work. Unless you work at a super cool place like me.
55:11
April 1, 2020
DTF Episode 7: Justice for Pepito
In this episode, we are just absolutely all over the place. Kate wants a pet pig. Brent recaps the latest episode of The Waters of Castle Creek. Kate and her daughter had a goat friend when they lived in Puerto Rico. The conversation ranges far and wide, and in the end they should probably just have deleted the episode instead of uploading it to the internet. There is swearing and drinking.
1:07:55
March 21, 2020
DTF Episode 6: Good Neighbors
Kate and Brent sit down for a little chat about bees, neighbors, the Martian Hum, and Brent's favorite soap opera, The Waters of Castle Creek. They talk about other stuff, too. It's another episode they should maybe just delete instead of putting online, but nothing matters and we're all just meat-covered skeletons marching toward the yawning grave.  This episode might not be suitable for work, children, children at work, and so on.
41:09
March 12, 2020
DTF Episode 5: Wonders of Nature
In this episode (which we might as well just delete), Kate and Brent talk about some wonders of the natural world, laws in California and Wisconsin, Kate's crime-filled past, music, a time vortex in Kate's house, and a bunch of other stuff. Gunther swears this time he has uploaded the correct file. We shall see, Gunther. We shall see.  This episode might not be suitable for work, children, children at work, and so on. 
48:46
February 23, 2020
DTF Episode 4: A Hook for Alexander
The REAL episode 4! In this episode Kate & Brent discuss butts, Alexander the Great, turtles, whale explosions, and lots more.  This episode is not safe for work, nor is it appropriate for children. - ALSO!Apologies all around... Gunther uploaded the unedited file of this episode over the weekend. This is a learning opportunity for him, and he is contemplating his error in the scorpion box. THIS is the REAL version, and we hope you like it. Glad to have you back, Gunther!
1:03:22
February 17, 2020
DTF Episode 3: Ant Centipede
Kate and Brent discuss a bunch of strange things, including sugar ants, a treadmill wired to a video game, a dead galaxy, and more! Give a listen and share with someone you care about.  This podcast is not appropriate for children, nor is it safe for work. Unless your work is super cool.
46:48
February 8, 2020
DTF Episode 2: Organic Robot Applications
In this episode of Destroy the Files, Kate and Brent discuss organic robots and their uses, the Coronavirus, hitch hiking, and more. Listener letters are read and answered in the Mail Sack, and the whole thing is brought to a strong, satisfying conclusion. Even so, if Kate and Brent have any common sense, they'll delete the files rather than upload them to the internet.  This podcast is not safe for work, nor is it appropriate for children. In fact, the files should probably just be deleted.
54:58
February 1, 2020
DTF Episode 1: Permafrost
In the pilot episode of Destroy the Files, Kate and Brent discuss permafrost, Oumuamua, Ratzilla, Son of Ratzilla, and listener letters. They also play a game called "Sweet Baby Jesus, What IS That Thing?" and talk about all kinds of other stuff. This podcast is not safe for work, nor is it appropriate for children. In fact, the files should probably just be deleted.
47:33
January 26, 2020