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Sexy Psychopathy

Sexy Psychopathy

By Steven Blacksmith
Steven Blacksmith is a lot of things, (a writer, filmmaker, actor, comedian)... He is also a psychopath. With the help of experts from various industries and professions, he tries to find out everything he can about human behavior, and expose the viewer to the mindset of a psychopath.
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Music
Chris Walsh is a jack-of-all-trades performer with a deep love for music. He joins the podcast this week to talk about his experience with music and discusses with Blacksmith why people are often emotional moved by music. We also see if you can tell a psychopath by their taste in music.  Sources https://abbeyroadinstitute.nl/blog/emotion-in-music-giving-you-the-chills/?fbclid=IwAR08gmO3a-dU2C5WIQ26QCdFfnnEcGyHjIsaljWIQonLkQwzfyAEkfroljY https://www.prismbitch.com https://bigthink.com/mind-brain/psychopathy?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2 Check out live performances at The Launchpad. https://www.youtube.com/c/Launchpadabq
01:10:08
February 3, 2021
Monsters
Firefighter and movie monster lover, Alejandro Naranjo, joins the podcast to talk about fear, classic movie monsters, and why we are so fascinated with monsters and cryptids such as Bigfoot.  Sources: https://hobbylark.com/fandoms/Why-Are-We-Fascinated-with-Monsters https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-so-many-people-still-believe-in-bigfoot-180970045/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/duncanmadden/2018/11/16/fantastic-cryptids-and-where-to-find-them/?sh=2ea6dfc81d99 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160830113745.htm
01:03:07
January 27, 2021
Are We In A Simulation?
Gabriel Hesch, engineer and science podcast extraordinaire, joins Blacksmith for a fascinating discussion on whether or not we are living in a simulation. They talk about The Matrix, the phenomena of deja vu, and scientific (and some very unscientific) reasons people believe we're living in a simulation.  Blacksmith's Sources: https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/15-irrefutable-reasons-we-might-be-living-in-a-simulation.html?fbclid=IwAR1xTShFjVSC2gDMKvX6m-IMRtnENiMt0KQQNV0EdE4lhLHKyGhAD05aNCA https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-science-explain-deja-vu/?fbclid=IwAR1zG6-MmsDi4O1EIy5HOEuOOkSyErUBxpzyEwnWluw1mRk33blWRvOvjuk Where to find Gabriel Hesch: https://www.youtube.com/turingrabbitholespodcast https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/episodes/47-Blast-to-the-Past-Retrocausality-eb5js9/a-aiert9?fbclid=IwAR0SQrgToOD6_iSkAYEDR94ha26F5ygNkuBxtVA11iOANmZbjKIMHhILWl4 https://anchor.fm/nerdforensics/episodes/Zelda-vs--Final-Fantasy-Part-1-emu554?fbclid=IwAR1YptDAWQJfrdsqFrwwEEnDH6KrO61RXMsuj7tfP3nGwRsHpcNwmqsqlUo
01:07:53
January 20, 2021
Vigilantism
Owen Reid Callis drops by the podcast to talk to us about the American fascination with vigilantes. We talk about it's horrible roots in this country then touch on the evolution of the sole, vigilante hero from the Wild West to Superheroes. We also discuss modern militias, police, and white supremacy and the ways in which they intersect with each other and vigilante mentality.  Sources: https://www.historyextra.com/period/victorian/wild-west-how-lawless-was-american-frontier/ https://theconversation.com/vigilantism-again-in-the-news-is-an-american-tradition-141849 https://screenrant.com/marvel-dc-killer-movie-superheroes/
01:04:19
January 6, 2021
Manipulation
Manipulation is the topic of this episode as we discuss some of the various types of manipulation and how to prevent yourself from being manipulated by people. (TW: This episode includes discussion of emotional, physical, verbal and sexual abuse. Please listen at your own discretion.) Sources: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/communication-success/201510/14-signs-psychological-and-emotional-manipulation https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/10-popular-techniques-used-by-manipulators-and-how-to-fight-them.html
01:07:19
December 30, 2020
Dungeons & Dragons and Role Playing Games
Kainon Orion Bachtel joins us for todays episode that is all about role playing games. Why do people want to dive headfirst into fantasy realms and take command of an eclectic range of characters? Blacksmith and Kainon give a very basic introduction on how to play Dungeons and Dragons and talk about the psychology behind players' choices when building a character.  https://www.wizardslaboratory.com/dd-basics-ability-scores-an-what-they-mean/?fbclid=IwAR154du4GMYVnh8Qqbn5lAITMkSrr6Zhj_l062MFMjTKziDM0CjfzrJDVTo https://www.dndbeyond.com/characters/builder#/ https://lifehacker.com/the-surprising-benefits-of-role-playing-games-and-how-1684582789?fbclid=IwAR0apqFlzjoi20XFeKM16R39JVxHdF2YOdYmZMTc6RZL1w4OSnutlLeZSX0
01:06:16
December 23, 2020
Psychopath Lite: Quarantown Part II
The last time Lexi Lou came on the podcast we talked about anxiety. Now, we have a loose chat about how our anxieties have evolved in times of COVID. We also talk about COVID/anxiety dreams, protesting, and fun stuff people have created in quarantine.  Sources: https://www.insider.com/funny-things-people-do-stuck-inside-coronavirus-2020-4?fbclid=IwAR2-s0rv-EGdPvJIUCmFBJdjpwOyknaEqeSXuy9LvI-RSA0WTBydeF46dLA https://nypost.com/2020/10/03/bizarre-covid-19-erotica-novel-goes-viral/?fbclid=IwAR2LCLrU0BcQA7DmhPkwQOBGH3iZ89evsqinxl7gOKT9BLaVFOqHXhJGIr0 https://www.wired.com/story/coronavirus-covid-19-dreams/?fbclid=IwAR1YbijY39MysNaC-95PUNROqHaqNzMisL3QWv9Tkd-4noy8DpNDVITvRcg
58:47
December 16, 2020
Religion
Returning guest, Stephen Armijo, joins the podcast to have an honest conversation about religion. Stephen talks about coming back to Catholicism after his teen years, while Blacksmith shares his experiences with Evangelical Christianity before becoming agnostic.  (The views expressed in this podcast are their own, featuring anecdotal experiences that should not be taken as true for any of the people or institutions mentioned in this episode.)
57:44
December 9, 2020
Psychopath Lite: Quarantown Part I
Many states are shutting down for the second (or third) time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including Blacksmith's own state of New Mexico. With the help of City College All-star, Bridget S. Dunne, they talk about Quarantining tips, things to do to prevent from going crazy, and dating ideas in the age of Covid.  Sources https://www.self.com/story/quarantine-date-ideas
01:03:52
December 2, 2020
Covid-19 Awareness and Conspiracy Theories
Kegan Godbey, a paramedic for over a decade, drops by the podcast to talk about his experiences as an EMT and helps sort out some of the various (and sometimes contradicting) information about the coronavirus. We also dive into some of the most prominent Covid-19 conspiracy theories circulating on the internet.  (The information provided in this podcast should not take the place of information provided by your doctor or other qualified medical professional. If you suspect that you have a Covid-19 infection or have been exposed by someone who has, please see a qualified medical professional.) Sources:  https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-07-linking-5g-covid-swiftly-debunked.html https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/eight-persistent-covid-19-myths-and-why-people-believe-them/?fbclid=IwAR1dCd_-u9AlVmDN2GHcma7J6a5vS2JxykkGQK2L-QTNgjJYYDYnDYWnIEk https://www.eatthis.com/places-risk-covid/?fbclid=IwAR1B7OnNEuemUseH5wwG6ceV3JRoZ1Xm1tYCavR1LnXyUm-oJcWYiC2A6BA https://www.webmd.com/lung/coronavirus-transmission-overview?fbclid=IwAR1Sr0G5bscWsIL33JQcb-8Xbben9BDqRCoBy565hkR2CEb4htI-aAXhAIk#1 We Support Skulls for Hope - https://www.skullsforhope.com/ Code Green Campaign - https://codegreencampaign.org/
01:14:24
November 24, 2020
True Crime
Blacksmith talks with true crime fanatics Bridget S. Dunne and Eve (Whiskey Rose Knight). Together, they talk about how to get away with crime, their emotional responses to gruesome stories, and just what drives their fascination with true crime. This episode is from Season One of the podcast premiering on June 19th, 2019. Stay tuned for Season Two of "Sexy Psychopathy"!
01:29:50
August 4, 2020
Poetry
Blacksmith meets with Rowan McKay and Abigayle Goldstein as they talk about poetry. What drives poets and fans of poetry? Is it a purely emotional art form or could a psychopath learn to appreciate it? This episode is from Season One of the podcast premiering on June 12th, 2019. Stay tuned for Season Two of "Sexy Psychopathy"!
01:16:51
August 4, 2020
Actors
Blacksmith sits down with three talented actors - Nicole Webster, Sheldon Blackhorse, and Spencer Christian. They discuss how actors tap into the emotional spectrum to create characters, and whether an actor could be a psychopath. This episode is from Season One of the podcast premiering on June 5, 2019. Stay tuned for Season Two of "Sexy Psychopathy"!
58:21
August 4, 2020
Astrology
What's your sign? If you're anything like Blacksmith and Owen Reid Callis, you're an Aquarius. In fact, they are such Aquarius's that they were born one day apart from each other. We brought in Astrology-enthusiast, Kit, to gauge just how similar and different they are, and how much of that is written in the stars. This episode is from Season One of the podcast premiering on May 29th, 2019. Stay tuned for Season Two of "Sexy Psychopathy"!
01:08:35
August 4, 2020
Empaths
Comedian Melissa Eslinger joins Blacksmith to talk about her experience being an empath, how people and animals experience "contagious" empathy, and the perfect time to eat a sloth. This episode is from Season One of the podcast premiering on May 22nd, 2019. Stay tuned for Season Two of "Sexy Psychopathy"!
57:50
August 4, 2020
Comedy
Comedian Gus Tafoya drops by to talk to Blacksmith about comedy. We explore what comedy is, could be, and why some jokes can be upsetting for some people. We also look at comics and try to figure out if good comedy is psychopathic by nature.  This episode is from Season One of the podcast premiering on February 27th, 2019. Stay tuned for Season Two of "Sexy Psychopathy"!
01:02:57
August 4, 2020
Anxiety
City College alum Lexie drops by to talk with Blacksmith about anxiety, depression, and their own personal experiences with mental health. Blacksmith also talks about the connection between anxiety and psychopathy. This episode is from Season One of the podcast premiering on February 20th, 2019. Stay tuned for Season Two of "Sexy Psychopathy"!
01:22:13
August 4, 2020
Art
Artist Hannah Beth drops by the studio to talk about art, artists, and whether or not Picasso, Hitler, and a few other famous artists were psychopaths. This episode is from Season One of the podcast premiering on February 13th, 2019. Stay tuned for Season Two of "Sexy Psychopathy"!
01:04:51
August 4, 2020
Social Work
Jessica Amber joins Blacksmith in the studio to talk about social work and how it pertains to psychopathy. They discuss psychopathy in prison, psychiatric hospitals, and adolescent cases found in social work. This episode is from Season One of the podcast premiering on February 6th, 2019. Stay tuned for Season Two of "Sexy Psychopathy"!
01:04:19
August 4, 2020
Memes and Illusory Truth
Our guest tonight is Stephen Armijo, a teacher and meme lover, who joins Blacksmith to talk about the outrage, misinformation, and misdirection that comes out of meme culture. We also discuss whether memes are a psychopathic device and find out of Mr. Armijo has a dark side as well... This episode is from Season One of the podcast premiering on January 30th, 2019. Stay tuned for Season Two of "Sexy Psychopathy"!
01:12:52
August 4, 2020
Psychology
On the first episode of "Sexy Psychopathy",  Blacksmith talks with comedian and MD Greg Ziomek about how psychopathy is  being taught to modern psychology students. They also just scratch the  surface of the complicated science and psychology behind psychopathy. This episode is from Season One of the podcast premiering on January 23rd, 2019. Stay tuned for Season Two of "Sexy Psychopathy"!
01:05:57
August 4, 2020