SCP3 #05 – Latvia

Click here to hearย SCP3 #05ย on YouTube.

Besides our formal interview guests, Benjamin and I have previously invited two other participants to join in this season. For our second episode,ย Conspiracy, we introduced March. In his appearance, March brought a new youthfulness to the show as he took us through his burgeoning obsession with conspiracy theories.ย In the following edition,ย Birds, MC Kat graced us with a female perspective for the first time. Both March and MC Kat will have regular slots acrossย SCP3, along with a number of others as the season evolves.

We’ve been eager to test the dynamics between various guest combinations this time.…   [continue reading]

A Fake Western Halloween in Eastern Europe

With the unavoidable approach of Halloween, a holiday where people dress in costumes from the ridiculousย andย apparently sexy to the outright offensive,ย I found myself wondering about the media pressure in Latvia that transformed this holiday from a pagan ritual to the entirely commercialized bullshit celebration that it is now.

It’s no secret that Latvia as a country is behind in its adoption of Western traditions due to the iron curtain and Soviet oppression (which I refuse to elaborate on because there’s a future SCP3 episode where I relentlessly go on about it) but, as a country that desperately wants to fit in, we take over traditions we don’t fully understand just to match America; our new big brother.…   [continue reading]