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

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

Dr. Hal, Rev. Baby Bear and Rev. Stang recored this show before a live audience in Caffeina's café at the Wisteria campground, the first of two shows on July 2. The discussion goes all over the place, but especially notable are what we now know to have been the opening salvos in a bloody and tragic mystery that unfolded during the week of the 17X-Day Drill. The disappearance of the obnoxious dog "Snuckles" was only the beginning. Other topics: Genius Vs. SubGenius. "Bob's" second childhood. Slack Altars and Recalcitrant Spouses. Surfing the Luck Plane. Kaspar Hauser. Toilet training with "Bob." Stang's grandchildren are heard for the first time in this episode. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1480.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15 AM

The previous week's live Hour of Slack on WCSB Cleveland was painfully extended for an extra half hour, due to a late DJ; likewise, at 17 X-Day, we had on July 1 recorded a show that, despite being performed in front of a live audience, contained many utterances which for various excellent reasons must be censored TO SAVE YOU. This, then, is a mish-mash of an accidental WCSB live show featuring guest Lonesome Cowboy Dave with a campground-recorded 17X-Day show that was too "inside" for public or pubic consumption. The show recorded at Wisteria featured Dr. Hal and Priestess Pisces along with parasite-host Rev. Ivan Stang. Between the two half-shows, pretty much everything is covered, topic-wise. This show is being released a week early because Stang & Doe are soon taking two weeks off. Way off. If no new shows are posted until Sept. 1, it's because we were already caught up; we've been posting more than one show a week since 17X-Day. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1479.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:16 PM

First half is performances from 17X-Day: Andrew the Impaled, The Mutant Mountain Boys, Evolution Control Committee, Phat Man Dee, plus rants by The Good Rev. Roger (read by Stang), Rev. Skull (read by Pisces), Rev. Feit C. Taj and Rev. Rachel Weirdagain. The second half is live at WCSB. Stang reads Rev. Eraazu's BLOG OF THE SUBGENIUS and The Secrets of the Skopts from THE SEXUAL RELATIONS OF MANKIND. Other topics: Lonesome Cowboy Dave's leaking forehead problem. Mean Dallas Barbie Soroity MILFs. A bunch of Sheetzes. Obabo the Presiserp. Back to 17X-Day for the end, with Rev. Scapegoat's rant and more horror of Armneji Front. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1478.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:29 PM

 We recorded two Hours of Slack (or something like Hours of Slack) every day during the 17X-Day Drill, all with Stang and Dr. Hal, this particular first one also with special guest Priestess Pisces. By the strangest chance, the first hour of recording required ZERO cuts and came to One Hour Exactly. And, it's RELENTLESS! Subjects touched upon: Mole stampede mystery. The superstars at X-Day. The sad case of the Facebook Bob Dobbses. Pisces' Mean Meme. The Church: "Teaching the Unteachable What No One Wants to Know." Monster movie girls and puberty. "STAY OFF THE STRAW." Donkey island. All SubGeniuses are differently fucked up. Sallack vs. Sakkak. Stang the Sacred Nutless Chimp. I lost my virginity at Dr. Dark's Drive-In. Earwigs diapers. Strange sounds, footprints in the woods. Stang's new poem about the gorilla. (Uncensored on the Internet version)

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1477.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:15 PM

DON'T MISS THIS EPISODE! We wouldn't use a term like "kick-ass" unless we meant it. We got near-perfect recordings of great bands and preachers at X-Day, and here we feature one song from each band plus some of the most pew-peelin' preachin' you'll ever hear. St. Andrew the Impaled's new song "A Saucer Built for One" is the funniest, porniest X-Day singalong since "Take Me Off to Space," and much harder to remember! The Mutant Mountain Boys deliver "Spaceship Bound," Evolution Control Committee mashes Zep and Britney, and Phat ManDee debuts an autiobiographical song, "Hey Fat Chick." There's even a vivid Armneji Front replay and description! The inspirational rants are by Rev. Baby Bear, Priestess Pisces, and St. Andrew the Impaled -- and they will GIG you like a squid. Bonus: TWO parables by Rev. Skull, and lots of live running and gurgling commentary by Stang, Doe, and Lonesome Cowboy Dave. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1476.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:41 PM

Dr. Hal, Stang, Doe, and host Dr. Sinister tackle callers in this second half of the June 29 Radio Synaesthesia show, recorded just before leaving Cleveland for 17 X-Day at Wisteria/Starwood. Among the many topics covered: Ant music. Flying Spaghetti Monster and Discordians vs. Boo Hoo Bible & "Bob". Stang's "craydar." Starwood vs. Burning Man. What's wrong with this country. SubGenius vs. SuperGenius. Hal tells exactly why the Porridge Bird lays its eggs in the air. X-Day = 2017 according to G. W. Bush. Lovecraft. Ayn Rand Paul. Moral imperatives. "Sixty's not old!" Presiserp Obabo's Google Earth minions. Hal does lines from Half Life. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1475.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21 PM

Following Hour of Slack #1472 on June 29, Dr. Hal, StangDoe, and Lonecow Dave joined host Dr. Sinister for two hours of Radio Synaesthesia on WCSB -- with callers! This is the first of those two hours. With four voices in the studio and three on the phone lines, this sounds almost like a Puzzling Evidence show: DENSE! Subjects discussed include: Plane crash and saucer seating. When girls call in. SubG: Grief Counselors for Humanity. Brain buttocks. Wisterical women. Major Amos Custard. "Cutting the Onions." Readings from Lovecraft trading cards by monsterwax.com. Aspies. UFO sightings by callers. Mentat Vulcan Jedi Stang. The day Dr. Hal met Ivan. Vampire leprechauns. Hex Day is here! 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1474.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40 PM

Recorded on July 6 at WCSB in Cleveland immediately after the return of Dr. Hal and Rev. Stang from the 17X-Day Drill at Wisteria. We have decided to release the story of what happened at 17X-Day gradually so as not to traumatize others as we were traumatized, and also to prevent liability problems. We skirt the issue for now for everyone's own good; you'll just have to take our word for it. The mysterious and terrible events are discussed, or rather hinted at, also by Lonesome Cowboy Dave and Dr. Sinister. The show opens with some more carny barker talking by Nate Eagle as well as a weird piece about UFOs by Joe Jeziorski. Nenslo's classic X-Day hymn closes the show.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1473.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:28 PM

Herein we combine the incredible collage work of Rev. Susie the Floozie and a barely more credible live broadcast from WCSB-Cleveland featuring special guest Dr. Hal with Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Dr. Sinister and hosts Stang & Doe, both originally broadcast the weekend before 17X-Day. Rev. the Floozie's tour-de-force took her weeks to edit, whereas the live Cleveland show ate up a mere half hour. Despite the sad punchline -- the world didn't end, obviously -- this pre-X-Day show demonstrates the sweet, trusting faith of the SubGenius Elder Hierarchites that all unbelivers will die. Little did we know how bitterly our glowing hopes would be dashed against the cold, spikey rocks of yet another hard reality. There is supreme irony in the subsequent events, the recordings of which will be heard in upcoming episodes.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1472.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:23 PM