The SubGenius Hour of Slack Podcast
The Church of the SubGenius Weekly Radio Ministry

All recorded on location at Wisteria during 17X-Day Drill, and yet it sounds almost like an old murder mystery radio play. If only it were simply some kind of elaborate prank! Just before the sacred nude Bobtism ceremony (heard in all its naked glory), evidence of an apparent murder was discovered at the Bobtismal Pond. But where was the body? After the mangled pet, the couple attacked in their car, the weird footprints, the mole stampede, and other unexplained but increasingly sinister events at 17X-Day Drill, it had become plain that some person or some THING was on the loose and stealing not only Slack but possibly lives. We still have seen no sign of "Rev. Bastard," incidentally! 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1489.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:16 PM

Nerd-Out at the Bottom of the Nerd Barrel! After Hour of Slack #1488, we stuck around with special guest Rev. Baby Bear and Special Caller Dave for another hour of live radio, kindly lent us by Special Host Dr. Sinister from his Radio Synaesthesia show. It's 52 minutes of pure chatter that we're distributing by Internet only. It is truly a Nerd-Out; comic books and movies are discussed in detail along with many SubGenius Church Secrets and WCSB inside-jokes. Even the Useless Secret Super-Powers of several SubGenii are revealed. WARNING: This show may be somewhat more linear and less confusing than the "average" Hour of Slack. However it is every bit as nerdly.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1488b.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:54 PM

You could call this a two-hour Hour of Slack. Largely because we had a special guest for Hour of Slack (Rev. Baby Bear, fresh from 14 hours of Ask Dr. Hal and Puzzling Evidence shows), and because Dr. Sinister wandered in early and got on Mic 4, we ended up doing an extra hour of spouting and splavering, eating up the first hour of Radio Synaesthesia after a whole hour of Hour of Slack. I guess we will call this a Dual Show. The first half hour is music and a SubGenius wedding/divorce from 17 X-Day as well as two more DEVO covers from NNBBM Vol. 12. Musicians include The Mutant Mountain Boys, Rev. angry Larry, Andrew the Impaled, Tommy Amoeba, Evolution Control Committee and Dr. Hal. Then the talking on WCSB begins, and bleeds over into the following show, Radio Synaesthesia, which we'll call 1488b or Part Two. Sorry, it's really hard not to make terrible Ebola jokes, references and conspiracy theories in this situation, and we hope God doesn't give us the Ebolas for making sport. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1488a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37 PM

'Twas the Third Day of 17X-Day Drill, second hour upon the stage (at Wisteria's Caffeina's Café) and braving the mics were Dr. Hal, Rev. Susie the Floozie, Princess Wei 'R.' Doe and Rev. Ivan Stang. Topics: Monsters and mattress-sniffers. The Candiru Toad. Giant Tree Lobsters. The History of Skull Island Exploration. Cleavage Amplifiers. Snuckles' remains and the Giant Footprints. Susie Vs. mammals. Susie's Undies. Stang's Gorilla Poem. The Holy Bobjism at the Pond. A Titnotic Chestament to Our Faith. Peckers with Tassles. Church sexism. Facebook vs. Buttbook. Something is loose in the woods! Coal is not made from dinosaurs. The Local Noahs. Rapey-er Wit. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1487.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14 PM

Once again we offer a cross section of best songs and rants from the 17X-Day Drill stage, mixed with some Devo covers from the latest NNBBM compilation: Dr. Hal, Andrew the Impales, Mutant Mountain Boys, Priestess Pisces, Evolution Control Committee, Milnar, Sunflower Saints, Psycho Skeletons, Reagan's Polyp. Dave calls in late, feeling poorly, so we and the listeners "pray" for him. We announce the new SubGenius Bandcamp site and three upcoming devivals or otherwise Sub-centric parties. There is a discussion about the dangers of non-Frop drugs, and a reaction to the news of lab-grown penii. Some dare call it surrealism. We call it Morealism. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1486.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00 PM

The first half is another collection of 17X-Day best-of live recordings: rants from Rev. Baby Bear, Stang reading Good Rev. Roger, and Rev. Manx Darqpaw; songs by The Mutant Mountain Boys, Phat ManDee, Multiple Fisted Tails of Connie, and Andrew the Impaled (including a cover of a Tom Lehrer song!). That part of the show is really good. Then it's crazy talk live from WCSB with Lonesome Cowboy Dave attending by phone. And by crazy talk, what we really mean is REALLY crazy talk. Praise "Bob." 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1485.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:49 PM

This one's solid Spouting from the July 3, "2014" recordings from Wisteria during 17X-Day Drill. And we probably said too much. It's Dr. Hal, Rev. Stang, and Princess Wei, with testimonies from "Suds" Pshaw, Rev. Skull and Pater & Petal Nostril. The corpse of the mysteriously-killed dog "Snuckles" is displayed (albeit not by radio) and the mystery deepens when Pater and Petal deliver their account of an attack on their car while they were in it. Who is the unseen culprit? Some sort of monster? Ol' Sequaw? Dr. Legume or Philo Drummond? Between the speculation on the bizarre Wisteria marauder, many Church secrets -- FORMER secrets, rather -- were accidentally revealed, especially about the real freaks of the Church. One example: "Bob" renews himself by shedding and then eating his own skin. Also: Ren and Stimpy. There're some pretty good Dobbs Sales rants in there too. Lovecraft fans may be especially interested. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1484.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:05 PM

Well, we really did it this time -- we did another show. A relatively "normal" show by recent standards, mixing music, collage, PR Gnus, live-on-the-air spouting with the cowboy -- you know, a regular plain old Hour of Slack. (We'll be back to rough-hewn X-Day recordings next week!) There are a few last location reports from Leipzig, Germany by StangDoe, a new Psycho Skeletons tune, and a whole lot of Reagan's Polyp, which, if you don't know, maybe you'd better pick up on it. Also, DEVO COVER TUNES -- just a smattering so far from the latest compilation of such things, the "Not Necessarily Beautiful But Mutated" CD, Volume 10! (Including "Blockhead" done by Rural War Room!) Incidentally, the German-language clips at the beginning are from the first big Captain America movie, but dubbed in German. The Nazi ranting is by The Red Skull. Don't blame us! 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1483.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56 AM

We went to Germany! We had a great time! We stayed with Rev. Tatjana and Rev. Buckky in the best-located SubGenius apartment ever! We met The Large! He is large in height, voice and nerve! We saw the town! It has naked ladies and scary babies everywhere! We were horrified by hundreds of tortured Jesus pictures at the art museum! We invented a new language that nobody can understand! After the location recordings of the first half, we got Lonesome Cowboy Dave on the line and he told us about everything we DIDN'T see. And we read Rev. Peas' godawful advice re: how to behave in Germany. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1482.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:35 PM

We had a great two weeks in Germany, but our gripping report on that will have to wait until next week. This is the second of two shows from July 2, recorded before a live audience in Caffeina's café at the Wisteria campground, with Dr. Hal, Rev. Baby Bear, Rev. Richard Skull, Princess Wei 'R.' Doe and Rev. Stang. Topics include working for "Bob," bad booze, our perpetual dissatisfaction, The First Church of the Last Laugh, head launchings, Mass Wisteria, Stang's hair, the kinks of "Bob," "Bob's" Favorite Comics and other swag classics, scotch tape-and-FATE-magazine collage technique, the story of Count Jesus, a rant by Fellow Citizen Bork (read by Stang), the Planets of the Apes, "Bob" as a CGI character, The Uncanny Valley of "Bob," Intelligent but Psychopathic Design, the Socialist Social, Obabo the Presiserp of Uninu, Dr. Hal recites a Tolkein poem. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1481.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:21 PM