The SubGenius Hour of Slack Podcast
The Church of the SubGenius Weekly Radio Ministry
Hour of Slack #1310 -- May 21 End of the World Special (live 5-22-11) plus AGENT Pt. 5

Harold Camping and his July-5-Deniers suffered only their SECOND wrong end-of-days prediction the day before this was recorded. What AMATEURS! We've been having End-of-the-World parties annually on July 5 for 15 YEARS. Needless to say, we have a more mature perspective -- for a bunch of professional MOCKERS. The show starts and ends with truly ancient (1980) SubGenius recordings (including our very FIRST TIME on any radio show), plus a little 1970 Firesign Theatre. Stang reads THE AGENT AND MR. DOBBS by Rev. Teeters LaVerge (Part 5 of 7) and then Lonesome Cowboy Dave calls in to join Stang and Wei in discussing false prophets, upcoming devivals, the general vanishing of Stang's Texas accent, and other subjects of dire importance in the modern world. The rocker "Nature -- I Hate It" by The Swingin' Love Corpses climaxes the show 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1310.mp3
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Hour of Slack #1309 - The Agent & Mr. Dobbs Pt. 4 / Misc. Mash-Up

Stang again reads from "The Agent and Mr. Dobbs," Part 4 this time, supplied to us by Rev. Teeters LaVerge. We also feature more rare recordings of our inspirators, The Firesign Theatre, from their 1970 Radio Hour Hour, only recently unearthed for the book/DVD set called DUKE OF MADNESS MOTORS. There's some new Puzzling Evidence clips from KPFA Berkeley, with PE, Dr. Hal and The Large calling in (Philo is mending a broken leg). Several truly classic Dobbs hymns from the old days are included, by Nenslo, Glassmadness, Onan Canobite and Lost Souls, Inc. It ends with a rant by Dr. G. Gordon Gordon that will last the ages.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1309.mp3
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Hour of Slack #1308 - The Agent & Mr. Dobbs Pts. 2 and 3 - plus Firesign Rarities

An unusual episode! One third is Stang reading from "The Agent and Mr. Dobbs," Parts 2 and 3, a top-secret manuscript from 1962 that was supplied to us by Rev. Teeters LaVerge. Another third is priceless, rare recordings of our inspirators, The Firesign Theatre, from their 1970 Radio Hour Hour, only recently unearthed for the book/DVD set called DUKE OF MADNESS MOTORS. Unless you have that book/DVD set, or are an elderly Californian, you have not heard these particular Firesign pieces. (Notice that Phil Austin, in his TV Guide take-offs, mentions both "Bob" and X-Day -- in 1970!) The rest includes strangely pertinent songs (new to us) by Girl Talk, Laibach and Tom Smith, and some extreme oldies by Puzzling Evidence (from 1979, BEFORE his radio show) and Einstein's Secret Orchestra live with Stang and Lonesome Cowboy Dave at the Starwood Pufferdome in 1999.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1308.mp3
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Hour of Slack #1307 - Audiobook: The Agent and Mr. Dobbs Pt. 1 (Live May 1, '11)

After a mere 10 minutes of collages and fellow Show-mongers (Puzzling Evidence, Susie the Floozie, Firesign Theatre), Stang reads Part One of Rev. Teeters LaVerge's ongoing report/short story, "The Agent and Mr. Dobbs." Rev. Angry Larry covers DEVO (SubG-style) and then Lonesome Cowboy Dave calls in to discuss his tumor, the theft of his thunder, his cousin's panties, Princess Wei's tail, modern health care, "Bob," and The Conspiracy. Stang reads a revised, updated version of Martin Niemoller's "Then They Came For The . . ." and reveals secrets of Doktors 4 "Bob." Part 2 of Onan Canobite's classic "B.O.B." closes the show.

We will attempt to read the rest of "The Agent and Mister Dobbs" on subsequent shows, because it gets better and better. (Teeters has translated and delivered up to Part 6.)

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1307.mp3
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