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

THIS IS THE BROADCAST-READY, RADIO-SAFE VERSION

Because most of the stations that run our show are programming their stations remotely, we provide them this MP3 because it's easier than having to deal with the potentially virus-laden CDs we might normally mail them. The Broadcast version is always under one hour, sometimes much shorter than the Internet version.

THIS EPISODE: Half brand new and topical, half old as Hell and possibly as old as dirt -- and ALL KILLER! Stang's "Local Captain Trumps Report" culminates in some SICK (sic) versions of classic SubGenius slogans and "Bob" lines. This followed by 24 minutes of some of the best old-time Church Media Barrage, mixed with some Stang rants and "news" from around 1987 -- including a reading of a GREAT Paul Mavrides short story called "World Without Slack" starring Jesus Christ and Jim Jones on a Battle Saucer on X-Day. Uncut version of audio clips used in ARISE! And part of the Mister Science Lecture Series regarding the elementary particle, the Mutron. At the end is one of the weirdest Rudy Schwartz Projects tunes EVER, but just before the end, we play Bob Dylan's first song in eight years, the 17-minute epic "Murder Most Foul" -- which might make you bawl your eyes out IF you are 66 years old and grew up in Dallas. And had Puzzling Evidence for a buddy.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1772pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:01pm CDT

Half brand new and topical, half old as Hell and possibly as old as dirt -- and ALL KILLER!Stang's "Local Captain Trumps Report" culminates in some SICK (sic) versions of classic SubGenius slogans and "Bob" lines. This followed by 24 minutes of some of the best old-time Church Media Barrage, mixed with some Stang rants and "news" from around 1987 -- including a reading of a GREAT Paul Mavrides short story called "World Without Slack" starring Jesus Christ and Jim Jones on a Battle Saucer on X-Day. Uncut version of audio clips used in ARISE! And part of the Mister Science Lecture Series regarding the elementary particle, the Mutron. At the end is one of the weirdest Rudy Schwartz Projects tunes EVER, but just before the end, we play Bob Dylan's first song in eight years, the 17-minute epic "Murder Most Foul" -- which might make you bawl your eyes out IF you are 66 years old and grew up in Dallas. And had Puzzling Evidence for a buddy.

CATALOGS: http://www.subgenius.com/scatalog/mediashack.html

 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1772.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26pm CDT

THIS IS THE RADIO-SAFE "CLEAN" VERSION

Finally a fresh show after many reruns! Stang performs and Onan rant, Onan performs a Stang rant, Stang performs a Viral Stupidity rant, and we are treated to Stang's 1987 address to students at his old high school, in which he was so blunt about the Elephant Not in the Room that the student who invited him was almost expelled for it! Also: spooky new songs by Cult of Zir, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Psycho Skeletons, and, some really classic old-timey Puzzling Evidence.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1771pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:57pm CDT

Finally a fresh show after many reruns! Stang performs and Onan rant, Onan performs a Stang rant, Stang performs a Viral Stupidity rant, and we are treated to Stang's 1987 address to students at his old high school, in which he was so blunt about the Elephant Not in the Room that the student who invited him was almost expelled for it! Also: spooky new songs by Cult of Zir, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Psycho Skeletons, and, some really classic old-timey Puzzling Evidence.

Old Show Archive, Show Text Logs, Broadcast Station Lists, Donations

 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1771.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:23pm CDT

This might cheer you up. It is Rev. Susie the Floozie's astounding DISEASE Special, "Bob's" Slacktime Funhouse Episode #720, a gigantic collage about anthrax and other wonders of bio-warfare, originally broadcast on WREK in Atlanta in 2008. The world is about to end, and when that happens we at Hour of Slack take the Path of Least Resistance -- which in this case is to rerun this great Floozian mastresspiece. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1770.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:53pm CDT

This MIGHT be the greatest Hour of Slack episode of all time -- and it was a lost episode until this week! It's our sixty-ninth episode, from late 1986, and it was a kind of a "best of" collection of some of the best stuff that many SubGeniuses recorded up until then. Includes songs, rants, and collages by Slackmaster Cleve, Byron Werner, Rev. Bleepo Abernathy, Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Hal, Rev. Ivan Stang, Doug #3, Gary G'Broagfran, Sister Krys (her sermon on "The 'Feminist' Conspiracy!"), The Firesign Theater, Ken Nordine, Oingo Boingo, G. Gordon Gordon, and the great Doktorz 4 "Bob"! Thanks to Rev. Rasfeld for recording this off the air when it first aired in Dallas, and somehow keeping the recording for 34 years!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1769.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:34pm CDT

Rerun of #468 -- exactly 1,300 shows ago! About half is a reproduction of the first part of a 1990s Negtivland double CD, "Time Zones Exchange Project." (We suspect it's mostly a special Over the Edge show from KPFA in Berkeley by the late great Don Joyce.) In between, Stang does quite a bit of ranting about the (newly-invented) Internet and the place of The Church of the SubGenius in it. There's also a pretty good string of Young Stang's rather forceful and colorful answers to audience questions at a Starwood Festival of those olden days. This is the first of the masterpieces we'll be re-running occasionally, copied from the original Hour of Slack cassette tape masters of the 1980s and 1990s... now that we have all those master tapes in one place (the new climate-controlled, very expensive DobbShed on Stang Ranch in Texas), and have added a cassette player back into Tarzan's Secret Radio Station for the first time since about 2010.

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SHOW

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1768.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm CDT

Soothing and jarring music from many Doktors bracket two new rants (by Rev. Absent (read by Stang) and Rev. Watt deFalk, and a half hour of onstage radio Slack from 22X-Day Drill featuring Dr. Hal, Rev. Angry Larry and Rev. Ivan Stang... on July 5, after another disappointing failure of the world to end. The Spouters activate a toy robot that turned out to be dangerous, sing the praises of Rev. Susie the Floozie, Creationism vs. Destructionism, and the slogans and aphorisms of "Bob" that can put you in the hospital. Also addressed are Stang's allergies to things like ghosts and aliens, and Rev, Angry Larry's anger.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1767.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:50pm CDT

We start with Part 2 of Rev. Xister's rather sober collage "Ship of State." Uncle Onan Canobite presents two Cautionary Tales of the SubGenius (from 21X-Day), and we get a brand new somewhat sardonic song from Bob Walkenhorst from his new Patreon outlet (just a tease, as it's a subscription and you haven't subscribed yet). There's also a new RSP instrumental and a pretty old prank call from "Melba" to Bob Larson's Christian-cartoon talk show. At Tarzan's Radio Station, StangDoe tell Lonesome Cowboy Dave of some new mind control apps just to scare him. By the way, he had a car wreck last week, and never actually did have a horse, and could use help, so please check his fundraiser page if you have ANY spare change!

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1766.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:37pm CDT

This episode (rerun of #1341, from 2011) is all one fantastic old-school media barrage by the hard-working and very talented Rev. Xister, previously heard weekly on a fellow SubGenius show, The Ministry of Slack. It’s a collage about The Conspiracy, using what would be to him older movies and music, and harkens back to the carefully-arranged media barrages that we used to splice together on reel-to-reel tape back in the 1980s before Hour of Slack was born. “Bob” and SubGenius are not mentioned at all, but it is PURE SubGenius. It’s 90 minutes long too, so this is only Part One of SHIP OF STATE by Rev. Xister.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1765.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15pm CDT

This is the first episode in about 20 years to use what we might call "Famous Commercial Bands Signed to Major Labels" instead of new original work by relative unknowns and unknown relatives. It's basically Rev. Stang's favorite rock songs about religion, philosophy, and everything from his high school and early college years, ~1968 to 1975 or so... songs by well-known bands that nonetheless weren't widely heard on rock hit radio, because, well, obvious reasons: the touchy subject matter. And, nightmarishly, these old timey ditties are possibly MORE relevant today than they were even then. A horrifying thought! Still, this particular episode, in ways that no previous episodes ever has, ROX, MAN!! IT FUKKIN ROX DUDE! The original title of this episode was "You Should Probably Frop for This One." Don't worry, kids, we probably won't do it again. But we bet that Boomerian Subs on their veritable deathbeds may well be brought back to rampaging life by this collection.

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CATALOGS

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1764.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05pm CDT

Friends, some of you may have heard Rev. Stang whining and griping about how this dang show is taking too dang much time from BOOKS we'd like to be publishing, and that we might have to streamline some things, or use more reruns. Well, this one is streamlined -- that is, an uncut 45 minutes with Lonesome Cowboy Dave on the phone, followed by a Psycho Skeletons instrumental. But it STARTS with a ten minute orchestral suite by The Rudy Schwartz Project called "Demonstration of the Peach and the Brush." There is some sort of talk about viruses both new and ancient, and melting permafrost, and the 144,000 who will be saved, and J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, and the "marijuana" of the 2020s which is self-righteous indignation, and Alfred E. Numa-Numa, preacher vs. preacher, all the ways that the Boomers fucked up, the haircuts that held us all back... and God's love of Stang's "War on God" rant.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1763.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42pm CDT

Poor beat-up old Rev. Stang has to undergo the gauntlet of the Failed Rupture every July 5, at 7 am, as the gathered SubGeniuses at whatever campground wait to see him, with the help of Rev. Susie the Floozie, Dr. Hal, Dr. Drummond, Princess Wei, et al, etc., pull some new kind of rabbit out of that same old hat. Stang always does, and this particular rabbit is the most pathetically raggedy, crippled and aged rabbit yet. Good thing there was plenty of 'Frop! The edited location recording lasts about 20 minutes and is relieved by "Pillow Princess," a truly impressive and inspiring new X-Day hymn, in (no kidding) George Clinton/Jimi Hendrix style, by Rev. Neil B. Forme and The Mixolydian Illiteratti Experience. The episode closes with a very, very strange and oddly laid back performance by Dr. Hal, Dr. Drummond and the mysterious Reverend "X" from the fourth or fifth hour of onstage Show recording on July 2.

P.S.: This month is the 40th anniversary of the public outreach of The Church of the SubGenius, which started with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 on January 2, "1980."

P.S.S. Stang really did lose the secret red tickets and then find them again. That part was real. That and the simulated sex.

23X-Day 2020 Details

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1762.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:19pm CDT

It was July 4 at 22X-Day Drill, and by the fourth hour of live blabbershow, Dr. Drummond and even Dr. Hal had pooped out -- but Rev. Ivan Stang and Princess Wei had returned, re-energized. This thus sounds very much like a Stang Ranch or Cleveland show with Dave calling in, except that instead of Dave on the phone we had on stage our erstwhile Cleveland Heights neighbor, IDRMRSR, aka Mister Sister, one of the few official Church conservatives. He had been tippling a bit. (We managed to slide a little Lonesome Cowboy in the mix too.) Also represented are Rev. Watt deFalk, and music by Rev. Angry Larry with mystery accompanist X recorded live at 22X-Day Drill -- complete with loud boorish drunks talking over it. Also: The Rudy Schwartz Project; The Skeletons (Psycho); and Dewey Cox (two songs from "Walk Hard"). LeMur's cutting-up spices everything, and Mr. F. LeMur is actually discussed as a person by the only one of us who has actually met him!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1761.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:02pm CDT

This episode's title is also the name of the Rudy Schwartz Project instrumental near the beginning, after the LeMur collages. (All collages in this episode are by Mr. F. LeMur.) We get music new and old, respectively, by The Slot Rods and Dr. Onan Canobite, plus a Lonesome Cowboy Dave classic, "The President's on the Phone," from three Presidents ago. The talk parts were mostly recorded on July 4th of the so-called 2019, on location at the cult compound where the X-Day Drill was held. Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, and Rev. Ivan Stang, presiding, along with Rev. Lord Angry Larry. A couple of Brother Russell's prank calls to Christian stations (as "Melba") are referenced and included. There is much detailed discussion of the greatest of the worst movies, as well as of Doc Savage and his son Dork.

HOUR OF SLACK archives/logs/donations/other SubGenius Radio

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1760.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32am CDT

Interspersed with Lemurian collages, two Onan Canobite rants read by Stang, and music by The Rudy Schwartz Project, The Slot Rods, Rev. Watt de Falk and The Psycho Skeletons, most of this is a lively conversation between Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, Lord Angry Larry, and Rev. Ivan Stang from the second hour of the July 4, "2019" show at 22X-Day, recorded live in front of an audience. A SMALL audience, but hey. It's still live and lively. There is much discussion of Bible movies versus Bible books, especially the story of Noah's Ark. Later, Stang unfortunately attempts to preview the pop rock pot rot dog X-Day opera he and Wei have written, "BUDDY." (With apologies to Pete Townsend.)

HOUR OF SLACK archives, logs

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1759.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:09pm CDT

What are the holidays without Slack and reruns? Sappy, nostalgia-provoking reruns on TV are what Christmas is all about, right? Plus, it gives us a break. This is the hoary old annual traditional Xmas Re-Rerun of #867 (and 921 and 1026, 1077, 1129, 1236, 1338, 1497, 1549, 1602, 1654, 1705 etc.), which was itself a condensation of some ancient year's 3-show "Best of Xmas Sickness" compilation, which were themselves the concentrated best-of from 15 years' worth of previous Xmas SubGenius and other Xmas weirdo collections, going back to the show's beginning in 1985 at KNON, Dallas. Includes over 66 separate tracks/songs/bits! And no, not one bit has been changed in all these years. Now that's Slack!

 

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1758.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:08pm CDT

This is one of those mash-ups of three very different live SubGenius shows and a bunch of weird music and nicely tortured noises. There's also an actual new 10-minute Written Stang Rant, "Sorry, Non-Boomer" (albeit only partially written by Stang), which reveals "Bob's" revised SubGenius slogans for older SubGeniuses. We premiere two GREAT new songs from The Rudy Schwartz Project, including the brainworm "Dead Nazi by the Side of the Road" as well as a new Slot Rods/Angry Larry surfpunk thrashstramental. It's the Battle of the Buzz with Lonesome Cowboy Dave calling in and making his own reality, intercut with a 22X-Day session with the Puzzling Evidence Show stalwarts, Dr. Hal and Philo Drummond (minus Puzzling Evidence himself). We also hear a strange stretch with Philo and Hal with the mysterious SubGenius called "X." Collage work by Lemur and RastaBilly Bob round out the rough edges, or perhaps roughen up the smooth edges. The performance name "M.C. Squaredance" is copyright 2019 Ivan Stang. Patent pending.

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Archive of hundreds of Hours of Slack from the 1990s, in MP3, thanks to St. David Bachner: http://db8.ca/radioarchive/hos

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1757.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:26pm CDT

A very old-school fundie doctrinal episode, since it's Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. Hal, Rev. Ivan Stang and Rev. Angry Larry -- all ancient and revered Hierarchites, spouting sacredly at 22X-Day Drill on July 4th, in the first hour of the first show... and, there's a brand new Rudy Schwartz Project album out! Music includes three challenging songs from that, some Slot Rods alien surf punk thrash e-z listening, Jimmy Durante, Skeletons of the Psycho variety, and LeMurian antimusic. Topics attacked: pils; the ban on cotton; the visor that reveals dinosaur ghosts; fat cocks and no chicks; idiot Facebook Bobbies who can't spell "Bob"; Tube Bar Call imitations; toe jam used as butt paste; Dr. Hal jumped off a cliff for a dollar; the supervillain Irritating Grandpa, other pressing topical issues.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1756.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52pm CDT

The "live" part is from the third show of the second day of 22X-Day. The panel starts with Stang, Drummond and Dr. Hal, but new radio spouters Mistar Sistar and Rev. Crimsoniculous replace Stang and Drummond, creating a unique ambience even for SubGenius shows. Interspersed are collages by LeMur and music by X-Day regulars Andrew the Impaled (working with full band The Liberty Tubes) and The Slot Rods (Rev. Angry Larry), plus new pieces by Rev. Jimmy Ryan, Massive Hotdog Recall (Al Mothersbaugh et al), and The Psycho Skeletons.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1755.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36am CDT

This is one of those hodge-podge episodes that was Frankensteined together from several different SubGenius shows and podcasts, with weird old-timey pop music (and one modern Al Mothersbaugh song) admixed in with LeMurian media barrages. The spouting duo of Dr. Brujaja and Overlord Anna Maul is represented (Austin, Texas); Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. Hal and Rev. Stang lose their screens and checks at 22X-Day Drill (Deepest Ohio); StangDoe and Lonesome Phone Boy Dave have a convulute-versation via Tarzan's Radio Station (Glen Rose, Texas). Don't worry; although a lot of this was recorded in Texas, only Stang and Drummond sound that way.

SubGenius Ordainment/Membership Kit -- Slack Friday Sale, 11-29 through 12-24!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1754.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:50pm CDT

It's half a Lonecow Dave/StangDoe "live" SubGenius show from 11-17-"2019," with Dave in an especially surreal mood, and half Trump-bashing: hilariously stupid collections of our President's actual words (!), songs about the idiot monster including a Rudy Schwartz Project one right at the start, and pertinent collages, some of unknown origin, some from Puzzling Evidence. This Internet version has about five extra minutes added on, including a mash-up called "Grab 'Em By the Pussy." Hey, he said it, not us. Or, if we did, it was to make fun of Pink jerks like him.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1753.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:01pm CDT

Peppered with LeMurian seasonings and thinned out with some very old Drs. 4 Wotan stew, this is mostly Dr. Howll, Dr. Stang, Dr. Drummond, doktoring it up at 22X-Day, second day, second show. third of July. Of these three stooges, Stang is the Moe, Philo is the Curly, and Hal is the Hal. (He doesn't really fit into that original stooge trio formula like he does in this SubGenius one.) When not ball-busting each other figuratively, subjects tackled include: How would we change X-Day, if we could? The Near-Sighted Caveman, R. Crumb, and the origins of art and religion. What scrapple is made of. Pagans vs. SubGeniuses Vs. Boy Scouts. Absurd animals as monsters in monster movies, real and suggested. The unique turds of the wombat. The conspiracy theories of an old friend. The Luck Plane, Slack and bad monster movies. Frop.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1752.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:22pm CDT

Opens with an INCREDIBLE brand new trumpdumping song by Rev. Jimmy Ryan, "Sociopathic Liar" (lyrics are on the log at subgenius.com) and includes new rants by Uncle Onan, Rev. Watt deFalk, and Rev. Bleepo Abernathy. Other music includes Liberty Tubes, new contributor RadLab, Rev. Richard Negative, and The Slot Rods. Also: the fourth show from the first day of 22 X-Day Drill, with Philo Drummond, Dr. Howll, and new guy Rev. "X." And, the ear emetics of LeMur.

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CATALOGS: http://www.subgenius.com/scatalog/mediashack.html

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1751.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:25am CDT

Dr. Hal, Dr. Drummond and Rev. Stang have been doing live SubGenius radio for so long that they could do it in their sleep, and this recording from July 3, "2019," at the 22X-Day Drill, may well prove it, even though the three old pros seem to be fighting constantly and perhaps fighting sleep as well. (In fact all three are stone deaf and talking in their sleep.) Highlights include a tour of The Salton Sea and a thorough dissertation on suggested SubGenius Weird Tourist Destinations, such as the California desert shooting locations of thousands of movies, and fabulously bulldada roadside attractions -- the specialty of many cross-country California and Texas Old Radio Doktors. The biggest problem with fighting The Conspiracy is addressed fearlessly, as is what it's like to be the lone Spock on a spaceship full of Zap Brannigans. The Hunt for The Killer "Bob" Dobbs at a previous Drill is re-lived vividly. The end comes suddenly.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1750.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:42pm CDT

Starts with cuts from Rev. Richard Negative's new album WELCOME TO DOBBS.TOWN. There's also music from John Shirley, The Slot Robs, The Swinging Love Corpses, and The Liberty Tubes, plus ear-rippers by LeMur and Rev. Watt de Falk. Interspersed are conversations between Stang, Drummond and Dr. Howll from the 22X-Day Drill (July "2019") and between Overlord Anna Maul and Dr. Brujaja. All the problems of this old world are addressed, among other trivia.

 

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1749.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28pm CDT

After weeks of turmoil, finishing the strenuous final evacuation of the Cleveland Slackermansion in Ohio and the panicky exodus to Stang Ranch in Texas, we were finally able to do a good old new-fashioned all-talk new show with Lonesome Cowboy Dave. In fact, that's all this episode is: one hour-long conversation (plus Internet-only end plugs and propaganda). Revelations include the Church's face-eating chimp on Prozak (Professor Yeti), what it's like to be peein' mad while standing on the third rail, the oui wee Wei wee-wee-way, and how, if you act like a jerk, you're only satirizing other jerks, so it's okay.

And, seriously, our Cleveland house is officially on the market and would be a killer deal for a young family, or an old art bum, with modern electrical needs and walking distance to everything necessary.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1748.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12pm CDT

This episode is another of those legendary "lost" radio hours from the 2017 20 X-Day Drill that neither Stang nor the Robo-Stang had heard until this week. (Long sordid story.) It starts off a bit lackadaisically but after about the halfway point Dr. Argus Faux raises the ante and gets things pretty fired up. "Cast" includes Dr. Hal, Rev. Fanboy, Rev. Peas, Rev. Eggplant, Dr. Faux, and Dr, Shoggoth. Listening to this recording two years after it was recorded made old Rev. Stang very proud indeed of his future replacements. And a bit jealous.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1747.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:40pm CDT

"What wrestling is to violence, and what pornography is to sex, The Church of the SubGenius is to religion." -- Onan. This is one of those rare episodes that proves that smart SubGeniuses actually exist, or at least SubGenii who SEEM very smart. That's because it's mostly Uncle Onan Canobite and Dr. Hal, although Stang and Rev. Fanboy have important bit parts. The discussion is much loftier than listeners might be used to. This "talk show" part was recorded in 2017 at the 22nd X-Day Drill, known as "20 X-Day." (The SubGenius Event Numbering System can be challenging to beginners and geniuses.) At the head and tail of the brainy discussion are brand new experimental (or just plain mental) earhole-kissing songs by The Liberty Tubes, Fat Little Bastard and Superhornet.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1746.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:14pm CDT

It's StangDoe, Dr. Hal and a smattering of Philo for an entire hour! -- from 22 X-Day, second show, July 2 "2019."

A bit of old Media Barrage leads to discussions of: Cornstarch and St. Ken Kesey aka Rev. Hardly Visible. Tiny Andy Warhol vs. Jim Long at the 1970 USA Film Festival. Michael Peppe's clumsiness and brilliance such as BehaviorMusic. The smell of old and new movie film. Texas climate control. Pappy's timing. Why no X-Day at Stang Ranch: copperheads, knuckleheads, Dobbsheads - but no Gila Monsters. Horny Toads! Stang's DNA test. The World is ending - moon collapsing -- the underwater ocean and "Ark" and "Waterworld." Legume stopped hating. That's what people do. When the Internet came along - became TV. "A Boy and His Dog." All we talk about is monsters. Plastic lichen pollution, valium in the water, suicidal amoebas, living dead rotifers!! Science News: a new End of the World every five minutes. The One-Hoss Shay. It's hopeless! When Stang spent that $35. Sexism in the early Church. Those born rich can afford to be stupid. Stang's ignorance about all the new sexes and the special names for each.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1745.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:32pm CDT

We managed to get through this (probably) last truly live broadcast from WCSB without crying or even getting sappy like we did a couple of shows back. At first there's a new Liberty Tubes song, an amazing rock-n-roll mash-up by Dido (?), and ten minutes of a funny 2017 X-Day podcrust with Revs. Shoggoth, Peas and Eggplant. Then Dr. Sinister joins StangDoe and the Lonesome Cowboy for, after twenty years, one final bout of live jibber-jabber using WCSB's excellent microphones, headphones, and phone-caller audio. (Our home studio at Stang Ranch is a bit less professionally appointed.) There are some thank-yous, some reminiscing about the more freakish frequent WCSB callers, some secrets revealed, the usual sudden tangents into twisted versions of current events, science, and ancient history, killer clowns, momos, and some philosophizing from Stang regarding his recent indignities of aging and how they've slowed the final epic move of sacred SubGenius crap from Cleveland to the secure rural Texas compound (an hour from Waco! Heh!). The show ends with a recording of "SubGenius Lullaby" from Chas Smith's old ESO show on the station, which is probably a real tear-jerker for long-time listeners.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1744.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:34pm CDT

Part Two of of an Hour of Slack/Radio Synaesthesia combo from August 25, "2019." Host Dr. Sinister, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Rev. Ivan Stang and Princess Wei 'R.' Doe talk and talk and talk with various callers. Because it's the penultimate WCSB show for Hour of Slack, there is some reminiscing of vast historical significance, and much detailed revelations about "Bob" Dobbs and his Word.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1743.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42am CDT

Part One of a two-hour radio jam with Radia Synaesthesia, and our second-to-last live show from Cleveland, Ohio before we continue from Tarzan's Radio Station in Texas. First 20 minutes are uncannily timely songs from new CDs by The Slot Rods, John Shirley and The Liberty Tubes, plus some great LeMur collage and a couple of very strange rants (?) by Rev. Watt deFalk. Then the SubGenius pundits (LCD, StangDoe, and Dr. Sinister) explain everything about the end of the world and bad humanity, then go and break everything they just built. But most precious and inspiring of all is a rant by the weirdly great Dallas badfilm maker Palmer Rockey from his previously "lost" film "Love is Deep Inside" (formerly the infamous "Scarlet Love"), which has been miraculously resurrected posthumously by dedicated badfilm aficionados working at film labs.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1742.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09am CDT

Almost the next-to-last live Hour of Slack from WCSB Cleveland, as Stang/Doe are nearing their final move to Texas; this caused Stang to become quite sentimental. Killer new or revised tunes by Liberty Tubes (St. Andrew the Impaled's "That Ain't Cool Man"), John Shirley ("Pigzipper"), and The Slot Rods ("Night of the Living Tiki") preface an unusually honest live conversation with Lonesome Caller Dave. There is a long discussion about the late Rudy Ray Moore and other heroes of yore.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1741.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am CDT

Great new unheard music in the first half and an unusually energetic talk tantrum in the last half. Liberty Tubes, John Shirley, Little Fyodor, The Slot Rods, 100,000 Leagues Under My Nutsack. Stang is all apped up, "luming" on "apps" and reverting into a pathetically apologetic Social Justice Puppy. Just disgusting. Lonesome Cowboy Dave makes his own confessions. All most unseemly.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1740.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12am CDT

Interspersed with classic collages about X-Day by Rev. Susie the Floozie, Dr. Hal, Stang, Wei, and Dr. Philo Drummond open 22X-Day with this July 2 "live" "broadcast" before an audience of up to six! Sample topics: Hal and Stang on the Planet of the Apes. The Lunch Menu at X-Day. Stang now severely allergic to Earth atmosphere. GTA with the Friction set at zero. Eating babies like at Trump rallies. The Shrieking Ghost has overdosed. THEM KIND PILS! -- pil instruction and history of Roberto de la Rosa. Rev. Fnord comes to inhale some allergies. Xists are Rupturing us one part at a time -- hair, memory, morals -- and taken some people, depleting our numbers, leaving us with THESE people: listeners! Philo coughs! Bull-busting Philo. Scary baby Jesus paintings of Europe. We have to put the cusswords back in for the Internet version. SubGenius funny names. Human fat as medicine. (Great Grandma rant by Dr. Hal!) Our clubhouse in the old fridge. Stang Vs. Drummond's drumming. The Church of the SubGenius, clear as mud. The tweet bird. Dog language. The Urgent Whines of Claudia Collage. Audience cheers when show is over!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1739.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:31pm CDT

Once again, Radio Synaesthesia features Dr. Hal, Stang, Wei, L. C. Dave and callers to WCSB Cleveland, July 1 "2019," just before leaving for 22X-Day. But first, there's much new music and diversion, such as a new Trump song by Li'l Fyodor and Babushka (!), new Slot Rods, podcrusting SubGeniuses of 20X-Day (1917) including Peas, Shoggoth and Eggplant; new Psycho-Skel, and a fabulous heavy metal anthem called "New Freak Nation" by St. Andrew the Impaled/The Liberty Tubes. Discussion topics: Hitler on a cross. Ordering beer in China. "SubGenius figures" at Starwood 2019. Stang and Doe preview their new dog-rot-rock-pot-pop-X-Day opera "Buddy." Sausage Party. Furries. Aging SLAK Squad assassins for "Bob." Other shows confused with Hour of Slack. Hal sings "Green Acres" in a very special way. Dr. Sinister's SubGenius rant!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1738.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43pm CDT

Dr. Hal, Stang, Wei, L. C. Dave and callers guest on Dr. Sinister's Radio Synaesthesia on WCSB Cleveland, July 1 "2019," just before leaving for 22X-Day. It's ALL TALK,covering: Heaven, Slack for the Hole family, the National Association of Retarded Citizens (N.A.R.C.), the road to Philo's, the breasts of witches, alien contact and spraying for humans, the F. I. "B.", War in China, emojis to stangmojies, National Shames, Grant Theft Auto Go, The Aristocrats, "woke" "sheeple," peanut allergies, the wild lives of boomer kids, and the more ridiculous anti-drug PSAs of yore.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1737.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22am CDT

First half is possibly-familiar songs sounding very new indeed, thanks to recent studio-produced CDs by Rev. Angry Larry's The Slot Rods, St. Andru the Impaled's Liberty Bell band, and Pissbaptist John Shirley. We even get to hear some of the just-unearthed ancestral recordings from 2017's 20 X-Day, with a kind of podcrust by Revs. Shoggoth, Peas and Eggplant. The rest of the episode is Wei and Stang bragging and griping to Donesome Lowboy Cave about the cool and horrible stuff that happened during the two weeks of 22X-Day and Starwood 39, such as: clowns saved the day. The tiny-headed "Bob" effigy with elephantiasis. The X-Day Pie. Brainwashed "Bob" cultists. President Vermin Supreme showed up, pony shat on stage at start of Stang's big rant. Megaphonics. Replica Oscar Meyer WeinerMobile driven by David Apocalypse, jumped three flaming cars. The Toolbox of Death. Fascist Klowns. Changing tires while changing genders. Sausage and FlapJack Fest. The Greying of the Nude SubGeniuses. Go back to England! Go back to Italy and stomp grapes! Workshop in toilet-paper launching. Triology SubGenius Soaps. Ends with a laid-back John Shirley song about a guy who is falling out of a plane to his death.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1736.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:54pm CDT

Recorded June 30 at WCSB-Cleveland, just before leaving town for 22X-Day (now known as the 24th X-Day Drill), with Dr. Hal joining Ivan Stang and Princess Wei in the studio and Lonesome Cowboy Dave by phone. The show starts with ten minutes of an amazing Aliens/UFOs-themed collage made by Rev. Susie the Floozie in years past, then the on-air discussions veers through the X-Day prophecy of "Bob" Dobbs, the glories of Dave, the "Bob" masks from SIKRIK.COM, the SubGenius documentary's latest foreign film festival showings, False Christians, Jim Naborsworld and Opie's movies, Leprechauns, Stang's Paradox ("I Must Yet I Cannot"), Ro-Man quotes by Hal, Romany/Gypsy/Travelers, the market in human fat, WHY NOT GOATS?, the Church of Satan's goat-devil statue, The "Bob" Movie Posters, the Photo-"Bob" controversy, Rocknar the Cannon-Fodder Volunteer and his Happy Hooker escapade, bone spurs, Pope Perro vs. Pope Black, the discovery that Ol' Sequaw is in fact an INFANT, the earthquakes in Cleveland, and the end of the show… for now, as it continues for two more hours that night (to be heard next week(s)).

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1735.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:44pm CDT

We're still at the Wisteria campground for 22X-Day/Starwood, recording new shows, but this is an unreleased (and very WEIRD) show recorded two years ago at 20X-Day. This one features (in order of appearance): Rev. Faux, Rev. Peas, Mother Miller, Rev. Anna Maul, Rev. Shoggoth, Rev. Eggplant and finally Rev. Stang, eating the hell out of his one annual summer hamburger.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1734.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13pm CDT

By the time most people hear this, we will have recorded several NEW shows at WCSB and 22X-Day -- but we won't be able to edit and release those immediately, because we'll be too busy destroying everything about the Earth that we ever found mildly inconvenient, and grabbing up all the really cool stuff for ourselves. Plus, a lot of great SubGenius regulars can't be there this year, such as Rev. Susie the Floozie, Argus Faux, Uncle Dr. Onan Canobite, and Rev. Peas. BUT THEY WERE ALL THERE IN 2017 AND DID SOME GREAT SHOWS -- which haven't been heard until NOW! Because Stang just re-found them, after forgetting them in the big move to Texas that year. And it's some of the BEST STUFF! First up, we have some selections from Rev. Susie's X-Day collage barrage extravaganza from the 90s, then, Rev. Faux and Rev. Cosmac with Susie at 20 X-Day, then some more Susie collage, then about 20 minutes more from the show with Dr. Hal, Stang and Onan, some of which we played last week.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack-1733.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am CDT

Internet version: 68:45 Radio Version: 59:57 (lacks last two tracks)

We're gearing up for X-Day by playing some great stuff that was recorded two X-Day Drills ago, in 2017, but forgotten when Stang and Wei then moved to Texas. (Lots more of that unheard footage to come, too!) This includes part of a show with Dr. Hal, Rev. Stang and Dr. Onan Canobite, and a great new "Bob" song that Onan created in the form of a sea shanty, and taught to the X-Day audience. Dave calls in and joins Stang and Wei in a long-ranging discussion about everything; Dr. Sinister joins in near the end. Also: 100,000 Leagues Under my Nutsack, Psycho Skeletons, and a really rare Bob Walkenhorst song, "Broken Radio."

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1732.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34pm CDT

Second half is live WCSB studio bejabberment; Stang was excited due to reading Neal Stephenson's brand-new science fiction novel, FALL, which is partly about the Internet turning all the stupid people of Earth much, much more stupid. (And it is HIDEOUSLY plausible, especially considering the USA's last three years.) Some actual ranting happens, quite spontaneously. Before that there's lots of Lemurian collage, and music by 100,000 Leagues, Al Mothersbaugh, The Psycho Skeletons and others.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1731.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:03pm CDT

Last week, the mysterious Cleveland band known as 100,000 Leagues Under My Nutsack revealed themselves (himself, actually: Maxar Berezium) on Dr. Sinister's WCSB show, Radio Synaesthesia, which follows Hour of Slack on Sunday nights. Three unexpectedly PRETTY songs by are unveiled, along with some funny interview excerpts. (Stang and Wei were impressed.) Also excerpted from earlier WCSB shows is an interview about Starwood Festival with four of its organizers, extracted from the Sustainable Love Corporation show. Other new music includes a killer cut from an Al Mothersbaugh solo album, and a Rev. Jimi Ryan instrumental (a bit of a Hendrix tribute). Collages by LeMur and Rev. Silas Janzen add even more of the requisite trippiness. And then Lonesome Cowboy Dave calls in to discuss (separately) underground comix artists and the end of another short-lived Democracy fad. Thanks to Stang's expert clean-up editing, only WCSB listeners who caught this episode live will know how many technical screw-ups we suffered.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1730.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:33pm CDT

They loved it. So far, Sandy Boone's feature length documentary film "J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius" has only been shown at three film festivals, but every showing has been very successful in terms of turnout, audience response, and SubGenius Doktor approval. EVEN PAUL MAVRIDES likes it! EVEN DOUG WELLMAN!! These are the pickiest possible audiences! Stang and Sandy Boone are greatly relieved. The San Francisco Doktors, and Sandy, attended the showing and did a Q&A with audience later. THEN, a bunch of them did a FIVE-HOUR RADIO SHOW at KPFA, encompassing both the Over the Edge slot and the Puzzling Evidence slot in the wee hours of Friday morning. We extracted all talk about the movie (and often subsequent tangents) from the first three hours, and those excerpts comprise the first half hour of this episode. Participants are Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Hal, Phineas Narco, Michael Peppe (I think), and a male and a female that are not identified. Those clips are interspersed with collages by recent new contributor Rev. Silas Janzen. The second half hour of the show is the usual standard ordinary everyday garden-variety conversation between hosts Rev. Stang and Princess Wei and Eternal Special Guest Caller Lonesome Cowboy Dave.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1729.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:43pm CDT

Rev. Susie the Floozie, Dr. Hal, Rev. Stang and Lonesome Cowboy Dave commit real intercourse, recorded live at 11X-Day Drill, "2008," in between collages by F. LeMur, Dr. Phineas Narco and N. Pref. Robert Anton Wilson discusses tomkookery among conspiracy buffs. Songs by Bob Walkenhorst and Gary G'Broagfran heat up the show and help prevent cramps.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1728.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:58pm CDT

Another Cleveland-style episode featuring that incomparable one-of-a-kind American natural resource, Lonesome Cowboy Dave. No one else on the whole planet talks even remotely like he does. He's kept in the can for the first half hour, though, which has new and old media barrages, mash-ups and insane conversational bouts from older SubGenius radio shows. Contributors (some inadvertent) include LeMur, Bill McClintock, Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Hal, ESO Swamp Radio with Chas Smith, LC Dave, Dr. Legume and Stang, The Psycho Skeletons, Sister Melodious Chops (with Princess Wei), and Pope Sternodox, with a long unpublished rant by Rev. Stang and new audio collages by Rev. Silas Janzen. The rest of the show is one of those conversations with Lonesome Cowboy Dave for which we can think of no other radio talk show comparison. For better or worse, there is nothing else like Lonesome Cowboy Dave.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1727.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38am CDT

Stang is back in Ohio and this is the first show produced back at WCSB-Cleveland, with Princess Wei in the studio, in almost two years! (Save one, last July.) Their microphones sure are better than the ones at Tarzan's, and the telepathic connection with Perennial Guest Star Lonesome Cowboy Dave is vastly improved by closer proximity to his lair in Ashtabula, Ohio. In this Internet version, there is some banter with outgoing DJ Brother Love, as he welcomes us back to the station, and then there's the standard completely nonstandard twenty minutes of canned but utterly new (to Stang anyway) music and Lemurian collages, plus a new "media barrage" recipe from Rev. Elvis Martini. Rev. Uncle Dr. Onan Canobite delivers a killer Brag at the beginning, and he also suggested the music: a song about Jack Parsons by The Claypool Lennon Delerium, and a Slack-centric song by Big Audio Dynamite II. At the very end are instrumentals by Jimmy Ryan and Onan. Four of the tracks in this show had the word "dog" in the file names. Sample sentences from the live discussion: "If we were sick enough to think of it as a joke, somebody else was already sick enough to actually do it." "The voices you've been hearing aren't ours." "Sign away the memories of whatever you're signing away, so you don't miss it." "Praise the Holy Goats.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1726.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28pm CDT

Live recordings from 11 X-Day, "2008,"PUNKtuated with DEVO covers from that year's annual DEVOtional collection, "Not Necessarily Beautiful but Mutated." Yakkers on the Brushwood live Hour of Slack stage include Dr. Hal, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Rev. Ivan Stang and Rev. Susie the Floozie. Robert Anton Wilson speaks at length from the album "RAW Explains Everything." Also, some classic Rainmakers, good for any election year. Phineas Narco, Fernandinande LeMur, and Norel Pref do everything else!

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1725.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:50pm CDT

A killer rerun from 2004! It sorta kinda captures the madness of that week-long weirdness-fest, 7X-Day. This legendary gathering of the Saved in rural New York State was officiated by such luminaries as Dr. Philo Drummond, Colonel Sphinx Drummond, Dr. G. Gordon Gordon, Little Fyodor & Babushka, Rev. Susie the Floozie, The Swingin' Love Corpses, Popess Lilith, the young preaching prodigy Rev. Alex Thompson, and The Amino Acids; there was also a lot of great SubGenius radio commentary from Puzzling Evidence, Radio Synaesthesia and Lymph Node Institute. Most amazing is Acid Corps: the incestuous collaboration between The Swingin' Love Corpses and The Amino Acids! There's also a rare SubG song by The El Queso All-Stars about Prairie Squid, and The Planet Smashers doing "Porno Planet Orgy"! This show was assembled back when Stang's back would still let him sit at a desk for hours, editing and editing. Stang's back now insists otherwise.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1724.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59pm CDT

This one's pretty rant-heavy. Onan advises Rev. Funnyname, and reads from SubGenius Pamphlet #1. Rev. Stang reads from Ken's Guide to The Bible and from a Hypercube rant. Dr. Hal and Dr. Philo Drummond do "show" at the 21X-Day Drill. Music comes from Chip the Black Boy and The Psycho Skeletons.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1723.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27pm CDT

This rerun from around 1991 features some of the best from our large hoard of prank call tapes -- and not the ones everybody's heard before, like Tube Bar and Jerky Boys. These are the REAL PROs, originally compiled by our friend Lou Minatti. Many snippets of the infamous "Arnie and Barney Vs. Binny" tapes are featured, plus "Calls to Okies" and "The Drunk Preacher." Interspersed are some of the WEIRDEST tunes from some mystery collection of po'bucker music, plus the legendary "Half-Assed Drunk" by Doktorz 4 "Bob" and "My Girlfriend is a Po'Bucker" by The Swingin' Love Corpses. Some excellent spontaneous preaching by the great Dr. G. Gordon Gordon, as well as Sister Velveteen Sly, both from the second Chicago SubConvention, lend class to this otherwise classless collection; likewise some Puzzling Evidence, also with GGG and also Glassmadness. But mostly it's an orgy of lowbrow hijinks!

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1722.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:28pm CDT

This is one HELL of a rerun, since much of it takes place in Hell. Much of it comes from a rip-roaring live ESO Swamp Radio show of the year 2000 or so, and it's a wonderful example of the days when Prof. Chas Smith was still alive and producing amazing improv shows. He, Rev. Stang, Princess Wei  and the Lonesome Cowboy were particularly inspired on this one, and it's hard to believe none of it was scripted. We sure were FASTER back in those days... There's a subplot involving murder on the high seas, but the main story is the ongoing infinities of torture meted out to, first, Dave, and then poor Stang. One of our very favorite oldies!

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1721.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:51pm CDT

This one's an all chock-a-block mash-up of mash-ups. Rev. Susie the Floozie pointed us to some very novel video/audio mash-ups on YouTube, especially some by Bill McClintock -- expert combinations of popular music from disparate periods in time and styles. Smushed in between those are excerpts from fired-up SubGenius devival rants (Stang and ESO from 2000, and Pope David Meyer from 1983) and Bold Surrealist radio shows such as Puzzling Evidence, Time for the Show (with Dr. Philo Drummond guesting) and the Maul-Brujaja duo. There's also media barrages, new music by The Psycho Skeletons and Massive Hotdog Recall, and Brother Cleve "Donut" Dunkan's great Dobbs hymn, ""Bob" Is My Load (and He's Comin' Again)". 

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1720.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34pm CDT

All the insane-sounding collages of "Bob" Dobbs bulldada come from the great Fernandinande LeMur. Some ranting about the War on God is by Stang and Einstein's Secret Orchestra in the Pufferdome at Starwood Festival of 2000. A Puzzling Evidence clip with Dr. Hal talking about the hot link of X-Day is even older, the 1980s, and we hear Nenslo's great song "There's a Feller Down in Texas", recorded at a big devival either in Portland or Seattle, in the 1990s. But all the rest is a chat with Lonesome Cowboy Dave, covering, as usual, everything and nothing.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1719.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40pm CDT

A little new, a lot of old. SubGenius ranters of yore include Onan Canobite, Stang, ESO Swamp Radio (Chas Smith and Lonesome Cowboy Dave), Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Velveteen Sly and Rev. Heidi (of Psychoaccoustics on WORT-Madison), and Pope Sternodox with Drs. 4 "Bob." Lots of old Media Barrage #3 too! New jabber comes from Overlord Anna Maul with Dr. Brujaja, and Massive Hotdog Recall.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1718.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23pm CDT

This is one of those rare Hours of Slack that's a documentary about the making of a documentary. Actually it's a documentary about the WATCHING of a documentary about those doing the watching. Recursive! The feature documentary film about us, "J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius," directed by Sandy Boone, had a very enthusiastic reception from audiences and reviewers at its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, and the SubGenius movie stars and friends had a BLAST! Sandy Boone tricked us into parading down the street holding signs and preaching loudly to the unsaved, and also into performing an impromptu mini-devival in the outdoor yard of the George Washington Carver Museum. Stang reflexively recorded those. Also this episode unveils -- get ready -- NEW REVELATIONS DIRECT FROM "BOB" HIMSELF!!! -- collected by Rev. Elvis Martini and read by Rev. Stang. Also: the beloved but suppressed SubGenius forbidden science lecture (with sound effects) by Dr. Ahmed Fishmonger about the basic sub-para-atomic particle, THE MUTRON. And: Massive Hot Dog Recall.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1717.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:54pm CDT

This one's a continuation of last week's show composed of three shows, starting with Part Two of the interview about that SubGenius movie with me and Sandy Boone on Lights Camera Austin. Following that: the last 8 minutes of Dr. Philo Drummond on the Puzzling Evidence show before he left California. And then, as threatened, more of that horrible Time for the Show show, where Stang had to call in using his laptop and sketchy wifi, which made for weird drunken-sounding time lags. Also: the soundtrack of the trailer for Sandy's fancy documentary movie about the Church!

Thanks to Lemur for PR news and our opening titles. Thanks to Puzzling Evidence, Time for the Show, Dr. Drummond, Sandy Boone, and, thanks to "BOB".

 

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1716.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04am CDT

This episode consists of the first parts of three other shows! First up is Dr. Philo Drummond's last in-person Puzzling Evidence appearance, from June 2017 just before he moved to Dokstok Mountain. Next up is part of an Austin radio show about movies, Lights Camera Austin, with Rev. Stang and director Sandy Boone being interviewed about the SubGenius documentary movie (premiering at SXSW in March). Finally there's the beginning of a very strange Time for the Show show, with Rev. Stang calling in on a crappy Discord line from his laptop, because those hosts must have wanted Stang to sound much drunker than he actually was. HOWEVER! The show opens with a Massive Hotdog Recall sign about America's first transgender mayor, and a new sermon (or reflection rather) by Uncle Dr. Onan Canobite. Titles and Gnus by LeMur as usual.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1715.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44pm CDT

On X-Day, we'll get all our brain cells back, and our hearing, and eyesight, and maybe even our judgment. In the meantime, enjoy these Old Doktorz while they're still merely old and not yet either dead or repurposed. This is one of those OLD-old-fashioned shows with Lonesome Cowboy Dave and a few new old bands, in this case Massive Hotdog Recall and Walkenhorst, covering Cash. There's another glimpse of Philo Drummond and Rev. Bleepo Abernathy in the Hour of Slack Rest Home. All the rest of it is about the liberation of your mind… and our minds. 

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1714.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:39pm CDT

This Hour of Slack is actually SOMEBODY ELSE'S SHOW, an hour-long interview with Dr. Philo Drummond. Last summer, our friend Rev. Snappy Twig recorded this historic interview -- historic because you hardly ever get to hear Philo without other radio doctors jumping from subject to subject, and I think it better reveals the way Dr. Drummond's minds work now, and worked when the SubGenius outreach was first being planned. Rev. Snappy Twig, under his human street name "Sean," has a podcast called "SHARE A SLICE WITH SEAN", which you can find at shareaslicepodcast.com. His web page for this episode includes over a dozen really excellent links to various other SubGenius and related websites that you might be really glad to know about. He did a great job editing this and in encouraging Philo to tell the strange but true story of how the Church grew in the late 70s and early 80s. It's a fine companion to the documentary movie about the Church that's premiering at SXSW film festival in March.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1713.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01pm CDT

We got some new music for you. Fresh! Hip! Swingin'! Well, maybe not hip. And the musicians themselves are not especially fresh. But the songs ARE! For instance, Massive Hotdog Recall -- with a name like that, and the only trombone solos that I know of in the rock genre, how can one go wrong? (The band leader is Al Mothersbaugh, cousin to the Devonian Mothersbaughs.) We also excavated some Rainmakers/Walkenhorst that we scraped off the sides of some lesser-known Bob albums, and we're re-exposing one of the many incredible fossil pieces mixed by Kings of Feedback (aka Bill T. Miller/O.B.E.) back when SubGenius Musicians worked REALLY HARD. Rev. Ivan Stang reads some shiny, sparkling new rants from Universal Uncle Onan Canotbite and Zigmunt Figment ("Yes, Promiscua, There Is a "Bob."). Stang and Lonesome Cowboy Dave ramble around by phone for a mere 25 minutes total, sticking to important subjects like the new "Bob" rubber masks and UFOs (Unidentified Floating Objects, this time). There's even some ranting about "Bob" himself, just like in the olden days!

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1712.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:28pm CDT

It's Old Coots Night again, but this time we mix it up with music and radio theater. Rev. Priest has a very catchy new song, "I'm a SubGenius Preacher;" Morgan Gutentag has a song with a gimmick; The Psycho Skeletons have a new instrumental from Beyond; and we hear a classic Bleepo Abernathy Earworm, "On and Off the Road with "Bob." Bleepo whips out a Firesign Theatre-influenced "radio bit" he did in 1979 with The Duke of Madness, a Boston DJ at the time, and premieres a new Bleepo Earworm. Philo, Bleepo and Stang have all been doing radio literally for decades, and yet they still ramble on. We hear true tales of losing and gaining family farms to Snidely Whiplash and Jasper Johns. Philo has skeletons on his farm. Philo has new albums coming and runs potential album names by us. Church Secrets are revealed (yawn) and old survivors bemoan our younger friends who were untimely snatch'd from this Vale of Tears and Yuks.The Firesign Theatre and other weird radio theater comedy is discussed. There is a break for Dr. Onan Canobite's latest "Advice to Rev. Funnyname" epistle! Local horror hosts and kiddie show hosts are bragged on. Cripes, these three codgers might as well be sitting on a bench outside the old courthouse, whittlin', spittin', and bullshittin'. N' diddlin' chickens n' guit-fiddlin'.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1711.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:10pm CDT

Lonesome Cowboy Dave called in sick, so Stang called in Doktors: Dr. Philo Drummond (co-SubFounder of the Church, OverMan First Degree), and Rev. Bleepo Abernathy, radio professional and character actor. The show starts with one ancient song by each, and then it's another of those "two old guys talking" shows, except it's three old guys with Captain Beefheart instrumentals in the background. We had technical problems at first, about one third of which is included in this edit, but then settled on a merged-call system that worked (FaceTime Audio). So we'll know what to do next time... Meanwhile this might be one of those episodes that makes some listeners yearn for more reruns from the lively barrage shows of the '90s. For those who happen to be greedy for Church Secrets and Church history, however, this one is a treasure trove. Admittedly, it's not so much a Fountain of Youth as a Fountain of Age. (Hey, there's a TITLE!) As always the episode is framed by LeMur tracks, which are somewhat like raccoon footprints, but louder and more exotic.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1710.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm CDT

From Rev. Stang's "intro" script: "Ah yes dear friends, it's rerun time and tonight's is Hour of Slack #786 from March 2001. It's never been rerun since then, and it's a really classic one from the period in the late 90s and early 2001s when Wei and I were working every week with the late great Prof. Chas Smith and Lonesome Cowboy Dave on Chas's ESO Swamp Radio show on WCSB in Cleveland, and we were doing a lot of live shows at the Euclid Tavern with their band Einstein's Secret Orchestra, which also had Bob Mozik on drums, Michelle George on electric violin and, at this one, John Petcovick on lead guitar. And so... let 'er rip."

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1709.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:32pm CDT

A rerun of #776 from 2001, when we were all still alive. (MOST of us still are.) With a general running theme of, well, Sex SubGenius Style, it's a mash-up of The old ESO Swamp Radio, Puzzling Evidence, and rants and music from the Winterstar devival, plus an amazing live recording from an Austin devival of the SubGenius supergroup Booger 9000 (members of the Swinging Love Corpses, The Rudy Schwartz Project, and Homicidal Briefcase) performing an amazing medley of Neil Diamond and "Dancin' With a Hard-On" by The Swinging Love Corpses. (Oops, sorry, that's "Dancing with a Heart On" for the broadcast radio audience.) Thus, the all-star old-time SubG Dinosaur cast includes (in their younger days) Dr. Philo Drummond, Colonel Sphinx Drummond, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Puzzling Evidence, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, the late Prof. Chas Smith, Rev. Ivan Stang, and more, from a time when they all talked faster than they do now. Also featured are some keen media-barrage mixes by various lords of alt.binaries.slack, such as Lemur and nu-monet. J. R. "Bob" Dobbs himself is heard briefly, albeit not in human form. CAN YOU SPOT THE SECRET CLIP? Contest winners will be announced next week.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1708.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06pm CDT

The first and last thirds of this fifth salute to the SubGenius hero and demon Dr. K'taden Legume come from Hour of Slack #467, from late 1993, with Stang reading two newspaper articles about Legume's confrontations with televangelists, in person, in Philadelphia. Then it jumps to the very last things we recorded of Dr. Legume on stage, in this case at 20 X-Day in 2017. Legume discusses chaos, of all things! Also on the panel are Dr. Onan Canobite, Dr. Hal and Rev. Stang, and it ends with the start of the Bulldada Auction. Finally, just because it was part of that old Hour of Slack #467, we take a break from Tales of Legume to hear the very strange but polished APOCALYPSE NOW - THE OPERA from Radio Shorts, some West Coast weirdos we used to trade tapes with.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1707.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59pm CDT

This is the fourth Dr. Legume Tribute Special Number. It starts with the last Dr. Legume recording that we made, him on a panel with Dr. Hal, Onan Canobite and Stang, at 20 X-Day in 2017, then cuts to one of the very OLDEST recordings of Dr. Legume, from Hour of Slack #467 from 1993. In the first, the most recent, he describes a blood-curdling event that he induced at Starwood Festival in 1993, and in the older recording we hear Stang's actual tape of the dreadful event --plus a rant by Dr. Legume from that same Starwood. Finally we return to the 2017 recording, in which Dr. Legume vividly tells the story of a dire and surreal road trip during the time he was first discovering "Bob" in his heart (and in even worse places).

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1706.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:10pm CDT

What are the holidays without Slack and reruns? Sappy, nostalgia-provoking reruns on TV are what Christmas is all about, right? Plus, it gives us a break. This is the hoary old annual traditional Xmas Re-Rerun of #867 (and 921 and 1026, 1077, 1129, 1236, 1338, 1497, 1549, 1602, 1654, etc.), which was itself a condensation of some ancient year's 3-show "Best of Xmas Sickness" compilation, which were themselves the concentrated best-of from 15 years' worth of previous Xmas SubGenius and other Xmas weirdo collections, going back to the show's beginning in 1985 at KNON, Dallas. Includes over 66 separate tracks/songs/bits! And no, not one bit has been changed in all these years. Now that's Slack!

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1705.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm CDT

This third tribute show to Dr. K'taden Legume is one of those Internet-only "X-rated" shows, featuring rants that are so unsafe for work that were we to edit out the cussing and triggers, there's be almost nothing left. Begins with the original super-infamous "Rape Bear" allegory that some newly "P.C.-minded" members quit the Church over, followed by several even more brutal (and hilarious) fables and children's stories. The true stoy of Beer God Hunger Fucker, "Bob's" ill-fated chain of fast-food joints is revealed. There's much more recent ranting from the 2017 X-Day live radio shows, with Dr. Legume joined by Rev. Susie the Floozie, Rev. Faux and Rev. Peas. It's not all Legume; three profane and/or obscene songs are included, two from the lastest Rudy Schwartz Project album "Postal Code for Ham."

Direct download: Hour_of_1704.5_XXX.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:45pm CDT

We continue the homage to the late Dr. Legume with some of his classic rants from radio shows, devivals and X-Day Drills, from 1996 to 2017. Legume often guested on both Prozak Free Radio with Ed Strange and on Chas Smith's ESO Swamp Radio. Rant subjects include Butthurt Bobbies, The Planet of Broken Glass, and False Christians; at the end, he turns into a whale. In between the recordings, Stang expounds on the good Doktor and the Old Days.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1704.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:57pm CDT

It's true. Dr. K'taden Legume has Boarded the Saucers. This time it's for real. His passing has left a Dr. Legume-sized hole in the fabric of the SubGenius Universe, and we're vainly trying to fill it with this tribute, replaying some of his classic sermons, rants and radio call-ins from over the last 26 years. This bonus-length Internet version features his complete, uncut 1996 World Tour devival rant in Madison, his 2002 Akron devival sermon, his amazing performance at the 2007 Baltimore show, the 2011 X-Day preaching on SubGenius Butthurt, and some very weird call-in moments from Chas Smith's old ESO Swamp Radio show on WCSB Cleveland. Almost everybody who went to X-Day Drills probably met Dr. Legume, who practically invented them. He was a truly giant figure in the real-world social part of The Church of the SubGenius as well as its doctrinal side as seen in our books and audio recordings.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1703.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:12pm CDT

Classic olden-times punk SubGenius hymns and rants from the 1980s by G. Gordon Gordon, Philo Drummond, The Four-Letter Words and Rev. Ivan Stang alternate with new rambling team-ups by Lonesome Cowboy Dave & Stang, Rev. Bleepo Abernathy and Jerry, and Rev. Anna Maul and Dr. Brujaja. And Stang and Onan Canobite. After the first song, this show is mostly words. Ah, but what words!

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1702.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

The title refers to Rev. Dr. Uncle Onan Canobite, not the Biblical "sin." Herein are two great Onan rants on basic (and yet yet all-new!) SubGenius dogma, one delivered by Onan and one read by Stang. We have songs old and new by Rev. Bleepo Abernathy and Morgan Gutentag, plenty of old-school Media Barrage, the spirited Burning of "Bob" at 21X-Day with a spontaneous chorus of Nenslo's classic hymn, "Take Me Off to Space," a review of the Netflix show Peaky Blinders by Stang, a very weird Eddie Romanov rant read by Stang, and a tribute to online trolling and its master, the late Rev. Heathen, from practitioners Rev. Anna Maul and Dr. Brujaja. Lonesome Cowboy Dave and Rev. Stang discuss who would play Dave, and who would play "Bob," in a big Hollywood SubGenius movie, and the universal but useless misunderstandings about fretting and fairness. Lots of variety in this one. Also: the Slack Friday sale is ON from now until Xistlessnessmess!

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1701.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:51pm CDT

This episode is heavy on the spoken word, and beautifully written! It's written largely by Rev. Dr. Uncle Onan Canobite, Rev. Eddie Romanov, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Pappy Stang, and THE WEEK magazine's science sections. Some of this excellent writing is, however, read aloud by Rev. Stang, but luckily with lovely background music by, variously, Brian Henke and Cyberchump, which beef up both the scripted ranting and the improv Spouting. Also included are a new Rudy Schwartz Project instrumental from Hell, and ancient, seminal SubGenius classics by Inhibiting Factor, Rev. Bleepo Abernathy, and the Puzzling Evidence show. Also: details about the Ejaculope, finally released.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1700.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49pm CDT

Sorry... this is one of those episodes where we get much more REAL than usual. In what they call "real life," over the last few weeks, we SubGeniuses got some fairly good news and some horribly bad news about our brothers and sisters, and ourselves, and this episode is partly about that. Extracting any Slack at all from what came with the bad news has been quite a challenge, but, THERE IS STILL SLACK! Not much, but we still have just enough of a fingernail-hold on the edge of the cliff that we haven't fallen into the abyss quite yet, and still have the energy to whine about it all rather vocally. Rev. Onan Canobite has been spouting the PURE kinds of rants lately, and that's helping; Lonesome Cowboy Dave and Rev. Stang are still pretty old, but trying not to let on, this time. There's also some potentially helpful advice for people whose dogs just ate all their marijuana cookies, then puked them all up, and then ate the puke. And puked again. We sincerely hope that this episode isn't too much More Than You Needed to Know, but that is a possibility.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1699.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44pm CDT

This is a rerun from 1993 of Episode #414, when Stang got caught with his pants down without special prepared radio-ready edits, at the station KNON in Dallas... so, between music cuts, he read long stretches of the uncut, first draft version of the Hell chapter from the second SubGenius bible, Revelation X. Much of this revelatory material about the Afterlives and Beforelives was subsequently cut from the chapter for security reasons, so this is the first time that those early basic censored holy SubGenius tenets have been re-revealed in 25 years. This is an especially appropriate old show, because so many of us have been dying lately.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1698.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:31pm CDT

This is ANOTHER least typical Hour of Slack ever. It was with some trepidation that we let last week's show be an hour of just one old man, Pappy Stang, talking, but it was our most popular show ever! So this week, it's an hour solid of TWO old men talking: Rev. Ivan Stang and Lonesome Cowboy Dave! We figure it'll be TWICE as popular! Topics include #MeThree, Slack, the hellish modern world, aging, Fate, "Bob," Slack, and how They're taking away our freedoms in the name of freedom. Recorded at Tarzan's on 2018-10-13.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1697.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:58pm CDT

Friends, this is probably the least typical Hour of Slack ever, with no weird audio cut-ups, no Rudy Schwartz Project music, no Psycho Skeletons or Rainmakers, no Lonesome Cowboy Dave, no Stang to speak of, in fact almost no SubGenius radio babbling or ranting at all. This whole episode is one SubGenius talking: Stang's father, "Pappy." He was a colorful character, a raconteur. He worked as a labor lawyer, but he was also a skilled woodworker and a Captain in Naval Intelligence in the Navy Reserve... and a 32nd degree Mason. His job, and the Navy as well, took him all over, and in his spare time he had some adventures. He was probably around 83 years old when we recorded his true story of going out on the ice for five days with a family of Eskimos - not city Eskimos, but the kind that drive dogsleds, holler "Mush!" and slay seals and polar bears. It's a sometimes funny, sometimes blood-curdling account.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1696.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

Good Lord man! It's a real mish-mash of shows, all Churchly, all different, all messed up. We hear some really insane Time for the Show and some Brujaja with Anna Maul, but it all starts and stops (after the requisite collages and cartoon music) with those old pros from the Puzzling Evidence Shows, Dr. Hal and Dr. Drummond, brought together for last summer's Stangless 23rd X-Day Drill. Collages by Lemur, Cool Hand Chris and Silas Janzen; music by The Rudy Schwartz Project and The Rainmakers with a welter of strange background musics used by the spouters and yakkers of SubGenius Podcast-Land.

 

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1695.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:48pm CDT

This one's a continuation of last week's show... might as well be the second hour of a two-hour multi-SubGenius-Show collision involving Hour of Slack, Puzzling Evidence (albeit with Dr. Hal and Dr. WDrummond but no Puzzling), Time for the Show, SubGenius Uberwomen of Austin and Cool Hand Chris collages, Lemur cut-ups, and the requisite Rudt Schwartz Project brand new masterpiece. And, a Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band classic! This episode's also strangely more laid-back, real-life and personal than usual. But don't worry, that won't continue.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1694.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:22pm CDT

SHOW COLLISION! Hour of Slack vs. Puzzling Evidence Vs. Time for the Show vs. SubGenius Uberwomen of Austin... vs. the collage loners! The cast: LeMur, Cool Hand Chris, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Rev. Ivan Stang, Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Angry Larry, The Good Rev. Roger, Fidd Chewley, The peas, Dr. Argus Faux, Anna Maul, Dr. Brujaja, President Shroompecker. "What I MEANT to say, was, I’d surgically remove, lets say, the right eye of a living conscious person, but not all the way… I’d leave the optic nerve attached, albeit stretched, but gradually, and carefully, rotate and shift that right eyeball until it was pointed directly at the left eye — thus allowing the still conscious er, volunteer, to look at his own eye. These are the kinds of things I’ve THOUGHT of to do on X-Day, but from which I will refrain, because I’ll be too busy SAVING things. For that reason among others, I’m almost glad that X-Day didn’t happen in the Conspiracy 1998, because I wasn’t old and wise enough to fully appreciate that preservation is even more Slackful than vengeful destruction — as orgasmic as that may be. Anyway, that’s what I meant to say before I utterly spaced out. And now, on with the show, Hour of Slack #1,693."

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1693.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08pm CDT

A classic from March, 1991 (#275, on cassette) crossed with a 2003 WCSB show (#887) featuring some amazing off-the-cuff improvisations in song and word from a 2003 ESO Swamp Radio show (Prof. Chas Smith, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Rev. Stang, Princess Wei). That ancient cassette also happened to have GREAT Desert Storm riffs by Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Howl, Gary G'broagfran and Papa Joe Mama. Like all that 1991 stuff, as long as Dan Quayle isn't mentioned, it's perfectly timely! The war never having ended, apparently. Reruns are not actually that easy to do, since they almost always have numerous embarrassing moments that must be replaced according to strict SubGenius rules of Hot-Swappable Prophecy.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1692.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:13pm CDT

NOW IT CAN BE TOLD! (Again -- this is a rerun of #989 from 2005) Only THE HOUR OF SLACK dares to re-transmit Dr. Onan Canobite's illicit shortwave broadcasts regarding THE TRUTH about the so-called "red" planet. Also: detailed descriptions of sexual reproduction among lower life forms living under the rocks of Mars, live devival recordings, new collagiasts Sudasana and JustJohn, and we try to ascertain whether or not Wolfbait is serious-serious or just bulldada-serious. And: PR Gnus.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1691.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:25pm CDT

Three new rants and a new short story! - albeit all read by Stang. The short story, The War Between the Futures, is by the former SubGenius formerly known as Nenslo, from his new book of children's stories. Two rants were written by Rev. Dr. Uncle Onan Canobite and by The Good Rev. Roger andf Dr. G. Gordon Gordon delivers one of his own. We also hear segments from 21X-Day with Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. Hal, Rev. Angry Larry, Rev. Fanboy, and Rev. Feit C Taj, and from The SubGenius Uberwomen of Austin, Rev. Anna Maul and Dr. Brujaja. There's also a previously unheard X-Day song by Rev. Rock Roswell, and a new piece each by The Rudy Schwartz Project and The Psycho Skeletons. We're late with this one, but at least it's not a rerun!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1690.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm CDT

Our show producer and host Rev. Ivan Stang suffered a head injury from a t-post driver last weekend while building a fence, and he's still hallucinating, so this show is a rerun. It's a good one though, half Puzzling Evidence Show and half clips from 6X-Day (2003). (And half media barrage and and half thrash-punk music. Perpetrators besides Philo, Dr. Hal, Stang and Puzzling Evidence include a super-group composed of The Amino Acids, Einstein's Secret Orchestra, and The Swingin' Love Corpses, The Minoan Brain Eaters, NOFX, CD Truth, Rev. Nickie Deathchick, Sinpaltimus Exmortis, Zozodada; there's also a lot of Media Barrage #3 "UFOs" from 1982, including the third-ever radio talk show appearance of Stang and Drummond, on the old KFJZ George Nolan show -- with Stang's rancher brother calling in to report cattle mutilations!

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1689.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:50pm CDT

We're still between radio production studios, but that didn't stop The SubGenius UberWomen of Austin (Rev. Anna Maul and Dr. Brujaja) from visiting their neighborhood porn shop and reporting on it in detail. Nor can it stop Stang from calling Dr. Sinister's Radio Synaesthesia at WCSB Cleveland. Now does it affect collagists LeMur and Cool Hand Chris, or The Rudy Schwartz Project. And who'll stop The Rainmakers? Opens with a lovely discussion of lab-grown human-clone meat for purposes of cannibalism.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1688.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm CDT

This episode features the unique team-up at the 21X-Day Drill event of Dr. Hal Robins and Rev. Anna Maul, with Rev. Mother Miller, Rev. Fanboy, Dr. Philo Drummond and others, in an unbroken 40-minute SubGenius conversation that sweats pure Slack. It's bracketed by songs and media barrages from our dependable friends The Rudy Schwartz Project, Cool Hand Chris, and Bob Walkenhorst (this time with his daughter Una!). The X-Day conversation is a classic nerd-out, an orgy of classic bulldada movie and comic references. Probably won't save the world, but it just might save some poor bastard's day if only because it proves that somebody somewhere is still getting Slack.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1687.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm CDT

This is another basically Stangless show, although there is a 17-year-old Stang rant included that still works perfectly well today -- in fact, better, because what we used to envision as dark humor is now ordinary headline news. Much of this episode was recorded the second day of 21X-Day Drill, with Dr. Philo Drummond and Dr. Hal moving aside (mostly) to let younger Doktors Anna Maul, Rev. Fanboy and Rev. Feit C. Taj go at it using Tarzan's Mobile Radio Studio -- which gear is still in Ohio, whereas Stang is still having to produce these in Texas using equipment made from string, foil, snot and Scotch tape. Luckily there's also new Psycho Skeletons, Rudy Schwartz Project, and what we might call "Rainmakers Unplugged." Talk subjects include "Bob" Dobbs, the Church of the SubGenius, mutation, incontinent continents, Ripley's Believe It or Not, old food in the fridge, leaving the past behind, willful ignorance, and the fact that work is somebody else's idea.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1686.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10pm CDT

Why did the Men from Planet X abandon us again? Why is the Banned list longer than the Pre-Registration list? Whence comes that amazing low frequency hum, if not the sheer disappointment of the SubGeniuses? Will there ever be amnesty for the SubGenius Kooks? Should we frop more on Mount Fropmore? Why does X-Day only work for pureblood Yetis? How well do propellor-beanies really work? Why is Stang gone? These questions and more are answered by Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Angry Larry, Rev. Fanboy and Rev. FEIT C TAJ in an array of excerpts captured at the 21st X-Day Drill. (Technically it's actually the 23rd Drill.) Also: "Emotional Support Hamster in the Walnut Room" by The Rudy Schwartz Project, some crazy collage by Cool Hand Chris and LeMur, and a super-secret new intro by Rev. Bleepo Abernathy!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1685.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:45pm CDT

Praise be to the SubGenius Media Mongering Imps of 21X-Day! Thanks to the recordings captured by Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Feit C Taj, and Rev. Fanboy, I, Stang, was able to cobble together an original show that's slightly less than a week late! It's the second hour of Dr. Hal and Dr. Philo Drummond gamely making Show happen on July 4 in front of a tiny audience, intercut with Rev. Fanboy and Rev. Feit C Taj from later (or earlier?) that same day. A day of hope, DASHED. There's also a brand new Rudy Schwartz Project song, some nice Cool Hand Chris collage, lots of LeMur, and an ending with The Rainmakers in an unusual live concert recording.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1684.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:44pm CDT

Dr. Philo Drummond and Dr. Hal supplant Rev. Stang as masters of Tarzan's Radio Station at the 21X-Day Drill! (Stang couldn't be there but he sent the portable studio with Princess Wei.) This is the first hour of several to come with this all-new, all-old new crew cast. Rev. Anna Maul, for instance, is new, and 40 years of The Puzzling Evidence Show is DAMN OLD. But, by Gobbs, we still GOT IT! So do LeMur, The Rudy Schwartz Project, and The Rainmakers. Discussion topics include: the Iceman's johnson - Aztec Mummy's johnson - the wine press of war on Earth - thinking multidimensionally - Stang, like Moses, can't enter the Promised Land - The Luck Plane - Basil Wolverton - Living Head movies and experiments - perfused heads in Russian history. Great astronomy lecture by Dr. Hal. The need to be in The Inner Ring, which drives The Conspiracy, and much much more.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1683.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13pm CDT

Not a normal Hour of Slack. Due to hard Fate, Rev. Stang never made it to 21X-Day. Lots of others did, though, and some of them filled in for Stang as recording engineer of babbling weirdos at a campground. Thanks to Rev. Fanboy for hosting a show on July 4 and 5 on his own equipment, and getting the recordings to the Texas office so quickly! July 4 featured Rev. Fanboy and Rev. FEIT C TAJ; July 5 featured Rev. Anna Maul, Fanboy and new guy Rev. Y. B. Dobbs. What we have here are excerpts from the first parts of those two two-hour shows. There's also a really, really sick brand new song from The Rudy Schwartz Project's new album POSTAL CODE OF HAM, some old bulldada exploitation fake news bulldada compiled by Cool Hand Chris, and the requisite two Bob Walkenhorst/Rainmakers songs that happened to be, or seemed to be, by magic, perfectly descriptive of Rev. Stang's life that particular day. Plus LeMur News, in Washington.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1682.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44pm CDT

This show is being broadcast and recorded on Sunday July First, at WCSB in Cleveland, four days before Thursday, July 5, at 7 am, X-Day, when the world will end for the Normals and BEGIN for the SubGeniuses. Before Lonesome Cowboy Dave calls in we hear a brand new musical children's story by The Rudy Schwartz Project (with vocals by Stang!), some killer collages by Cool Hand Chris and Lemur, a brand new SubSong by The El Queso All-Stars, and two Walkenhorst songs.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1681.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:05pm CDT

Beloved freak musical acts dominate this "Best-of-7X-Day" show: Little Fyodor and Babushka, The Amino Acids, Acid Corps. Rev. Carter LeBlanc delivers some great SubGenius preaching. Puzzling Evidence show from KPFA, 7-9-04, has Dr. Hal and Philo Drummond reporting on their 7X-Day adventures. 7X-Day shows at WREK Atlanta's "Bob's Slacktime Funhouse" with The Lymph Node Institute and Rev. Susie the Floozie further illustrate the promise, tragedy and bulldada of X-Day. Second of four post-7X-Day shows.See you at 21X-Day!

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1680.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27am CDT

Rerun of #951. Puzzling Evidence show from KPFA, 7-9-04 has Dr. Hal and Philo Drummond reporting on their 7X-Day adventures... from this skeleton we hung documentary recordings from 7X-Day. Some audio is from the StangCam and other is from Pater Nostril's soundboard. Clips from the 7X-Day shows at WREK Atlanta's "Bob's Slacktime Funhouse" with The Lymph Node Institute and Rev. Susie the Floozie further illustrate the promise and tragedy of X-Day. Incidentally, we are posting this episode from Dr. Drummond's new skull farm in Kentucky!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1679.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:41am CDT

This has never happened before! 21 X-Day is almost here, yet we're still trying to use up the recordings from last year's 20X-Day Drill. Editing time is at a premium these days, it seems. Is there such a thing as "too much Slack"? Perhaps... meanwhile, we have these precious recordings of the last moments before LAST year's dismal failure of a complete planetary overhaul. In the last hours before 7 am July 5, "2017," Rev. Anna Maul used Tarzan's Radio Station at Wisteria Campground to loudly await the saucers with guests Rev. Peas and then Rev. Fanboy. (This being the FIRST hour; we used Time Control to play the SECOND hour PREVIOUSLY!) Interspersed are songs and media barrages you have never heard, by bands and barragists that you HAVE heard almost every show for the last year or two, if you listen much. I.e. The Rainmakers, The Rudy Schwartz Project, The Psycho Skeletons, Cool Hand Chris, and the famous Fernandinande LeMur. We also feature a new song by Rev. Casey Wing.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1678.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:18pm CDT

This one is a "normal" 2018-style Hour of Slack (HA HA) recorded "live" at Stang Ranch with Lonesome Cowboy Dave calling in. It also has your normal songs by The Rudy Schwartz Project and Bob Walkenhorst, your normal audio collages that Cool Hand Chris sent in, your normal LeMur cuts, and Stang reading a rant by somebody younger (in this case, Rev. Eddie Romanov). In the live part, Dr. G. Gordon Gordon reviews Dave's novel "Neighborworld" and Stang reviews John Shirley's excellent (and opposite!) books "The Other End" (an enlightened and inspirational answer to the Left Behind series) and "In Extremis" (an anthology of his sickest short stories). Also: The coming civil war and The Good Old Days; time machine problems; deadly vermin of Stang Ranch; and the story of "Bob" Dobbs vs. the chem toilets.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1677.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36am CDT

This episode of The Hour of Slack is a rerun, but a MYSTERIOUS one. Our friend St. David Bachner has gone to the trouble of digitizing almost all of the first 1,100 Hours of Slack, transfering them from cassette tape to MP3, and making them freely downloadable on his website. We have been inspecting the logs of the downloads and noticed a couple of very strange things. Firstly, a suprising number of old shows are being downloaded by people in Russia and China. Secondly, while most of the old shows have been downloaded by an average of from 200 to 400 people, ONE of them has been downloaded almost 20,000 times! Our new shows get an average of like 3,000 downloads a month or so, but this one old show has been downloaded 20,000 times! We looked it up to see what was so special about it. It's Hour of Slack #863 from the year 2002, titled "TIME MADNESS," and it has some great stuff on it, but... damn if I know why this show out of all our 1200-odd shows has been copied by 20,000 people. Maybe YOU, dear listener, can figure it out. Please let us know, if you do.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1676.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37am CDT