Episode 62

Published on:

13th Oct 2023

Episode 62 | Hey Arnold! — Friday the 13th

Schoolyard superstitions, problematic fifth graders, and the luckiest unluckiest day of them all… Oh lawd, it's about to get pretty dark! On this special, spooky October Friday the 13th, these ‘90s kids take on a classic Nickelodeon episode and immerse themselves in the ancient (and not so ancient) origins of alllll of the superstitions you know and love — including but not limited to spilling salt, stepping on cracks, opening umbrellas indoors, and lucky rabbits’ feet. What better way to ward off the hexes than with your Ghost Hosts?!

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That's Pretty Dark: An '80s & '90s Nostalgia Podcast
A Frightfully Nostalgic Rewatch of Prime '80s & '90s Entertainment
Here for the '80s & '90s kids who still long for the safe, spooky glow of the TV screen in a dark room, Kalyn Andrews and Christian Baxter Mott take a nostalgic look at the grittier side of the children's entertainment that ruled our adolescence and moulded our generation.

Our show features every-other-weekly discussions ranging from movie nights and season-long binges, to spooky specials of shows and other traumas... (ahem, memories).

So, grab your flashlights and join us as we go searching for and researching what exactly it was that happened to us in the dark all those many moons ago.

Indulge the collective nostalgia and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @thatsprettydarkpodcast. Tell us about your childhood experience, frightful or otherwise, at thatsprettydarkpodcast@gmail.com. Peruse merch options and more at thatsprettydark.com.
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Christian Baxter Mott

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Christian has lived his life amidst the storms and Spanish moss of Alabama. Haunted by undiagnosed anxiety and nightmares of the underside of his bed (along with the dread of the thing that lived in his closet), he delved into anything that helped make sense of these constant struggles, whether it be the 'Goosebumps' books in the school library he always chose for the Accelerated Reader program, or watching 'Are You Afraid Of The Dark?' after school as he chomped on freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, ruining his dinner. His love of frightful tales and adventures grew into a lifelong romance with all things spooky, macabre, and whimsical, brewing a yearning to tell as many of these types of stories as possible, whether it be through prose, performance, screenwriting, or podcasting. He currently earns his living doing an assortment of hard-to-explain jobs in the film industry, all while compulsively pursuing his own passions and projects on the side, and dreaming of being independently wealthy...

Kalyn Andrews

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Gulf Coast native Kalyn Andrews is a lifelong storyteller, villain-song-enthusiast, and lover of all things spooky and sociological. Raised on a potent cocktail of Disney Channel Original Movies, vacation bible school, and millennial-hope, she is every day finding herself deeper in a spiral of socio-political radicalization, and, thankfully, finally learning how to be a person she likes. In 2017, Kalyn co-wrote and directed her first feature film, Marley, a dark retelling of A Christmas Carol focusing on mental illness and other things that plague her generation. When not hosting the podcast, she writes, produces, and directs film projects, manages public relations and media development for an engineering firm, and tries not to let her crippling existential dread ruin any of those pursuits. It's as exciting as it sounds.
She continues to live in Alabama, for some reason, where you can find her constantly refining nostalgic, emo playlists, binging docuseries, and attending as many pop-punk shows as she possibly can.