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Blackest.Heart has some great content if you can get past the edgy teenager vibe. Plus, Wil Wheaton has a meltdown and the world laughs.
Issue 1: https://archive.org/details/Blackest_Heart_1
Issue 2: https://archive.org/details/BlackestHeart2
Note: I created this episode on Sunday but I'm having some trouble with my podcast app, so it's being uploaded late.

A review of the 50s and 60s magazine Girl Watcher and the novella Running Wild by JG Ballard.
Girl Watcher 1: archive.org/details/Girl_Watcher_01_1959-03
Girl Watcher 2: archive.org/details/Girl_Watcher_02_1959-06
Running Wild: archive.org/details/runningwild00ball

Stop Reading That! returns with the 90s British sex/fetish magazine Divinity, which is a swingin' good time.
Divinity 1: archive.org/details/Divinity01Starbrite
Divinity 2: archive.org/details/Divinity02Starbrite
Divinity 3: archive.org/details/Divinity03Starbrite

People’s Temple, People’s Tomb by Phil Kerns is the story of a man who escaped Jim Jones’s People’s Temple and then tried to convince two members of his family to do the same.
Archive link: archive.org/details/peoplestemplepeo00kern

The Ku Klux Klan OR Invisible Empire is a fascinating primary source document that provides a look into the organization’s origins through the eyes of its founders. It's racist even by 1914 standards and self-serving, but should be of interest to history buffs and people looking for an angle not taught in school.
ia802308.us.archive.org/25/items/cu319240835301

Raw Virus is a reminder that there is no time like the present if you want to get your voice out.
Issue 1: https://ia801901.us.archive.org/21/items/RawVirus1edit/Raw%20Virus%231%28edit%29.pdf
Issue 2: https://ia801907.us.archive.org/28/items/RawVirus2edit/Raw%20Virus%232%28edit%29.pdf

Mentally Penetrated by an Acid Enema has great reviews, but the self-conscious weirdness doesn't always work in its favor.
Issue 6: ia800104.us.archive.org/33/items/MentallyPenetratedByAnAcidEnema06Starbrite/Mentally_Penetrated_By_An_Acid_Enema_06%20%28Starbrite%29.pdf
Xerox Ferox: www.amazon.com/Xerox-Ferox-World-Horror-Fanzine/dp/1909394106

Uncensored Detective is an interesting look at America's postwar mindset, but is unfortunately lacking in the sleaze department.
Volume 2: archive.org/details/uncensored-detective-v2-n6-1946-12

Whether you read it for the articles or for the appreciation of the female form, Whisper is a hoot.
Volume 3 Issue 7: archive.org/details/whisper-magazine-v3-n7-1950-05

Front Page Detective is a great example of the human desire for lurid, prurient entertainment.
Volume 14 no 12: archive.org/details/Front_Page_Detective_v14n12_1955-03.Dell

Gorehound is a nifty horror rock zine that has something to offer even to those outside of its seemingly narrow focus, while the comic book John Wayne Gacy: "The Killer Clown" doesn't have much to appeal to those outside true crime fandom.
Gorehound 1: archive.org/details/Gorehound-HorrorPunkZineCompilationDisc
John Wayne Gacy, "The Killer Clown": archive.org/details/PsychoKillers-JohnWayneGacyComicBook

A review of the music zine Bullshitdozer from Kaliningrad, Russia. Please pardon the audio issues.
Issue 3: archive.org/details/bullshitdozer_3
Issue 4: archive.org/details/bullshitdozer_4
Issue 5: archive.org/details/bullshitdozer_5

A review of the British exploitation zine Sheer Filth. Plus, a few comments on Kevin Allred, Kino Jimenez and Talcum X's deep thoughts on the streets of San Francisco.
Sheer Filth 1: archive.org/details/Sheer_Filth_01
Sheer Filth 2: archive.org/details/Sheer_Filth_02
Sheer Filth 7: archive.org/details/Sheer_Filth_07_August_1989
Sheer Filth 8: archive.org/details/Sheer_Filth_08_Jan_1990
Sheer Filth 9: archive.org/details/Sheer_Filth_09

Invasion of the Sad Man Eating Mushrooms seems a bit uneven at first, but is a great example of how zines are used in community-building. Issue 1: archive.org/details/Invasion_of_the_Sad_Man_Eating_Mushrooms_01_Noose Issue 7: archive.org/details/InvasionOfTheSadManEatingMushrooms07Starbrite

Wisconsin's anti-communist punk zine demonstrates how little has changed since 1982.
Issue 2: archive.org/details/communist_atrocity_2

Published on Jul 1, 2018
Videooze is great for fans of the horror genre, but it is missing that intangible ingredient that would make people outside fandom more curious. Plus, Spatular Extremities is now Stop Reading That!
Issue 1: archive.org/details/Videooze_1_toecutter
Issues 6&7: archive.org/details/Videooze_6-7_Naschy_Special_djangokiller
Issue 8: archive.org/details/Videooze_8_Spring_1996_gorbag

A short review of the Louisiana trash entertainment zine Boom!, plus an impression of Ron Perlman.
Boom!: archive.org/details/Boom1toecutter
Background: twitter.com/perlmutations/status/1011295781653

A review of the 90s Bronx-based anarchist zine Poison Pen, along with a preview of coming attractions.
Issue 2: archive.org/details/poisonpen-02
Issue 3: archive.org/details/poisonpen-03
Issue 4: archive.org/details/poisonpen-04
Issue 5: archive.org/details/poisonpen-05

A review of the 90s sexploitation cinema zine Highball.
Vol. 1 Issue 1: archive.org/details/Highball0101Starbrite
Vol. 2 Issue 1: archive.org/details/Highball_v02n01_1994

A review of the Fort Myers, FL zine Rodent Cake and GG Allin’s (S)Scrapbook.
Rodent Cake 1: archive.org/details/RodentCake-Issue1
Rodent Cake 2: mediachrist.blogspot.com/2012/07/rodent-cake-magazine-issue-2-feb1995.html
GG Allin’s (S)Crapbook: archive.org/details/Ggsscrapbook
Sluggisha Tapes: sluggishatapes.bandcamp.com

A review of Banned in Britain, possibly the only British splatter film zine produced in Denmark.

Issue 1: https://archive.org/details/BannedInBritain1

Issue 2: https://archive.org/details/Banned_in_Britain_2_c2c_2004_Crapscans

A review of the short-lived 1990s grindhouse horror fanzine Sleazorama.
Issue 1: archive.org/details/Sleazorama01Starbrite
Issue 2: archive.org/details/Sleazorama02Starbrite
Issue 3: archive.org/details/Sleazorama03Starbrite

A supplement to the COUM Transmissions and Throbbing Gristle episode. Kindred Spirit was a Hull-based fanzine in the 1980s; this episode focuses on a 1984 piece on Chris and Cosey, one half of Throbbing Gristle.

Kindred Spirit blog: https://kindredspiritfanzine.blogspot.com

A discussion of the performance art group and the band that emerged from its ashes.

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Stop Reading That! (formerly Spatular Extremities) is a review show that focuses on fanzines, pulp magazines and other experimental literary detritus. It began as a show about independent art movements, hence the Throbbing Gristle video, and just sort of morphed.