Southern Demonology


The Machine in the Shadows

Season 3, Ep. 6

In this episode, we begin with a review of the movie Skinamarink from Shudder, trace the decline of the streaming service's originals, and cross-apply that to the current state of generative AI and how all of that is a race to the bottom unfortunately.

For an entertaining examination of generative AI (or ML), watch Adam Conover's entertaining video at

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