The SubGenius Hour of Slack Podcast
The Church of the SubGenius Weekly Radio Ministry
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
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Hour of Slack #1227 - Starwood Festival 2009 Pt. 2 We return to Starwood Festival with Rev. Stang's sermon to the pagans, an interview from Right Where You Are Sitting Now about Starwood, and several bits of location recordings. Little Fyodor and Babushka contribute a song from their new album, and the show is generally punctuated with collages by LeMur and others. Puzzling Evidence is represented. Our frequent caller Bernard is again featured, and we close with the late Prof. Chas Smith's classic "Jaguar Night," performed at Starwood by Witch Disco (the descendant of Chas Smith's band, Einstein's Secret Orchestra).
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1227.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

Hour of Slack #1226 - Starwood Festival 2009 Pt. 1  
First of two shows centered around the 2009 Starwood festival, utilizing Stang's sermon to the pagans, clips from an episode of Right Where You Are Sitting Now with Stang guesting, Radio Synesthesia from WCSB Cleveland, and location recordings of various Starwood events. Collages by The Great LeMur, The Large and signal2noise, and new songs by Little Fyodor and The Attery Squash help immeasurably in muddying the spiritual waters. Bernard continues to leave important messages on The SubGenius Foundation answer machine.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1226.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22am EST

Hour of Slack #1225 - High Weirdness Last summer, Rev. Ivan Stang was interviewed by the British radio show RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE SITTING NOW. The main subject was Stang's old book about extremists of all flavors, HIGH WEIRDNESS BY MAIL. We intercut some of that show with all manner of miscellaneous kook-related music, and audio samples from the actual kooks themselves. Also: New songs from Little Fyodor, The 180 Gs and Ricardo Autobahn.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1225.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:31am EST