Ep 347: The Starlost

In the lead-up to the next iteration of Boxcutters, we say good-bye to John Richards in this special episode that no mother should miss.

John wants to make sure that we never forget him, so he brings us the greatest Just Don’t Bother ever. It’s a show called The Starlost.

Then, just in case you were possibly going to forget him, John brings us three ads for I Don’t Buy It.

Also Brett has a reach into his vault but it’s John’s last show so he deserves the attention.

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Here are the ads that John brought us:

  1. This one has a business cat!
  2. Look at the disturbing puppet.
  3. A disturbing thing from New Zealand.

Ruin the surprise and see what came out of Brett’s vault.


  1. The discussion of terrifyingly dark public safety ads reminded me of these, which began playing when I was 5 or 6, and continue to be played in schools to this day, and are terrifying.

    Also, Boxcutters is starting to feel like one of those children’s programmes where they use changes in acting staff to tell kids about death. Only with more reverb.

  2. By which I of course mean these ads.

  3. Adam D(oxcutter) says:

    All the things I said about Josh last week apply equally to John, but halve all the references to time.

    Things change, obviously, but does it really have to be like this? Really? Can’t you all just remain in place for the rest of your lives, in service to your loyal listeners? Just stop leaving Boxcutters. Stop it.

  4. David Boxcutter says:

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

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