The SubGenius Hour of Slack Podcast
The Church of the SubGenius Weekly Radio Ministry
Hour of Slack #1237 - Live SubGenius New Year Special - Lonesome Cowboy Dave & StangDoe predict 2009 Recorded live on December 13, 2009 at WCSB-Cleveland. We start with some Christmas-y songs and collages, and then pretend that it's already 2010. Rev. Ivan Stang, Princess Wei R. Doe and Lonesome Cowboy Dave recap the major news events and deaths (and extinctions) of 2009 in surreal detail. Contains news of upcoming SubGenius and roller derby events, Stang's microlife update, semi-lucid banter, SubGenius Xmas songs, and the first known recordings of the actual voice of Tater Gumphries. Batteries not included. Some assembly required. Action figures sold seperately.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1237.mp3
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Hour of Slack #1236 - SubGenius Ultimate Xistlessnessmess Mix Rerun Special What are the holidays without reruns? This is the annual traditional Xmas Re-Rerun of #867 (& 921 and 1026 & 1077 & 1129), which was itself a condensation of the previous 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.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1236.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1235 - Live Radio Synesthesia with Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Rev. Stang, Dr. Sinister December 6, 2009 - Lonesome Cowboy Dave and Rev. Ivan Stang phoned in to Dr. Sinister's talk show, Radio Synesthesia, on WCSB Cleveland, and breathlessly talked for an hour about everything. EVERYTHING. All human cultures, their languages, and their general historical upshots are thoroughly covered in this hour. Not one single stone on any beach on Earth is left unturned. Guest caller No Money Mark also chimes in. While most Hours of Slack consist of 30 to 50 discreet tracks, this one consists of 4.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1235.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1234 - Surreal SubGenius Muzaak Special Some of the stranger and/or more proficient music by SubGenii that has built up in the Show Stash is featured in this episode. We also present unusually long excerpts of movie dialog from some equally unusual movies that might otherwise escape the notice of many weirdness connoisseurs. Music sources include: The Psycho Skeletons, The Attery Squash, The Duke of Uke, The 180 Gs, Stang/LeMur, SODDI, and Witch Disco (descendants of Einstein's Secret Orchestra). The last remaining shreds of Rev. Stang's rant from Starwood Festival 2009 are included along with collages by LeMur and Phineas Narco.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1234.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1233 -


A good old-fashioned Hour of Slack -- albeit all-new. This one features a little bit of everything and everybody, with the accent on "Bob" Dobbs on the one hand, and The Conspiracy of the Normals on the other. Collages by all the masters, music from The Attery Squash, The 180 Gs, Stang/LeMur, Wilhelm Stahlhelm, Gadgetto, and others, and rants from various devivals and radio shows by old and young stalwarts, accent on the warts. And the discerning few will crap profusely when they hear the opening promo.


Portland Devival photos, videos, and detailed report:

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1233.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1232 - Portland Cyclone of Slack Devival 1 We have some GREAT new music (The Attery Squash, SODDI, Mutant Mountain Boys, Kenneth Jonsson, The Duke of Uke, and the grand southern mission of the first thing that came into my bobslack) and some of the best ranting from the Portland Cyclone of Slack devival from last October: Dr. Hal, Rev. Crawford Smith, and Dr. Onan Canobite. There's also a goodly stretch of Radio Synaesthesia, involving Lonesome Cowboy Dave. It's all peppered with wonderful ear-humping collages by LeMur, Phineas Narco, Rev. Sweetness McGee, Rev. Eric, The Large, and Wilhelm Stahlhelm.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1232.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

Hour of Slack #1231 - SubGenius Pledge Drive - live show Every year, the great Cleveland station WCSB has a pledge drive or "Radiothon," and we at Hour of Slack love this one single time each year, when we are able to legally grub for money just like regular Christian evangelists. You see, the stations that carry Hour of Slack are all public-supported and thus we can't exactly advertise. Even during pledge drives, we can only grub money for the station. And boy, do we! Because this episode may be aired by other stations, and because the WCSB pledge drive is already over, we have reversed or cut the Cleveland phone number for pledges from these copies. But, if you want to pledge, the phone number is: 216-687-6900. Or, you can always mail or Paypal your pledge to, aka SubGenius, PO Box 181417, Cleveland Hts OH 44118. Or (and this is probably easiest) just buy something from Praise "Bob."
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1231.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24am EDT

Hour of Slack #1230 - Rerun of #374 - Revelation X Uncut This is a rerun of episode number 374 from early 1993, when we were still in Dallas. We have lots of recordings on hand from the recent devival in Portland, but we are in the middle of a somewhat larger SubGenius project and rather than edit those new cuss-filled rantings, we're saving time with this fine rerun, which includes readings from REVELATION X, the SubGenius book that was in progress at the time. Incidentally, there is now an archive of mp3s of hundreds of old, uncut Hours of Slack from the 90s, free for downloading, and if you want to check those out, see and click on the RADIO button in the upper left. That will show you links to the old shows, hundreds of newer shows, and text logs of every track on every show. You can even... subscribe. There is a Church devival in Detroit on Nov. 28, with The Amino Acids and many more, and weekly subrants by Pope Mike Flores in Chicago every week of December -- for info see the EVENTS page at
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1230.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1229 - Show Collision - Rerun of #344 from 1992 17 years ago! This one is a mix of recordings from various SubGenius shows at various stations, including KPFA's Puzzling Evidence and Cleveland's WCSB from long before the SubGenius Foundation moved to Cleveland! You'll hear people who have long since been unpersoned, and much younger voices of people you now think of as old. There's also some great kook, prank-call and Bad Music material for the bulldada collectors. Hopefully you will be inspired to donate to the pledge drive coming up next week. We could all use a donation, actually. DID I MENTION that there is a SubGenius devival with the Amino Acids in Detroit this November 28, and weekly devivals in Chicago all through December? No? Well, see events for details. And with that, we hop into the wayback machine and vanish, backwards!
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1229.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1228 -- Balloon Boy Live Special 10-18-2009 For once, Hour of Slack offers a news scoop. It turns out that in 2002, the son of Stang (now a director in Hollywood) was employed by Richard Heene, father of the kid known as Balloon Boy. This live show (featuring guest cowpoke Lonesome Cowboy Dave) is a look into the minds, such as they are, of the Heenes, with rather revealing recordings of their 911 calls, testimony about them by young Stang and another former employee of the Heenes, and numerous poems by the writers of alt.slack that were composed during the hoax-news event. We also delve into kookdom in general and the relationships of various kooks with the mass media. A big song by Little Fyodor caps the show.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1228.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT