Wed, 27 March 2013
We again intersperse parts of the Ask Dr. Hal Show of 2-15-2013 with appropriate Jonathan Coulton songs and F. LeMur's collage work. The conversation is energetic, as this episode especially features the great Michael Peppe along with host Dr. Hal and other guests Dr. Philo Drummond, Puzzling Evidence and Rev. Stang. Many subject matters are touched upon, or in some cases struck forcefully, including zombies -- but not the Pink kind -- and monkeys, including the Pink kind. Also: devil worship and the Church; slug bears; Tartar sauce; bootstraps vs. petards; immortality, Philo-style; SubGenius Chain Gang Lounge Music; Steeple People and the fact that those who call everybody else "sheeple" usually fit the definition of "sheeple" perfectly; and bluff and lies as a path to self-confidence and confidence schemes.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1406.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08pm CDT
Wed, 20 March 2013
Dr. Hal, Rev. Ivan Stang, Dr. Philo Drummond, Puzzling Evidence, "Spy," and Rev. Michael Peppe were in top form on Dr. Hal's Radio Valencia show of 2-15-2013. Dr. Hal's shows have a markedly different sound from the Puzzling Evidence ones; there are fewer mics and mouths on at once. Despite a discussion of Morpheus's slumbermilk, this is not a sleepy show. Now winding down our long road trip, we managed to do a little editing on this one; five on-topic Jonathan Coulton songs about monsters are interspersed with the talk. Compiling elaborate shows with 30 to 50 tracks (like "normal" Hours of Slack) will have to wait until we're back in the Cleveland office -- soon. Nonetheless, I, Stang, would actually recommend this show for beginning listeners.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1405.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27am CDT
Fri, 15 March 2013
Second hour of a lively Puzzling Evidence show with host Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. Hal, Rev. Ivan Stang and Popess Lilith in the KPFA studios, plus esteemed callers Dr. Gary G'broagfran, Rev. Baby Bear, Michael Peppe and others. Music at the open and close is by The Psycho Skeletons and Half Man Half Biscuit; collages by LeMur.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1404.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18am CDT
Mon, 11 March 2013
You might call this the Hour of Slack / Puzzling Evidence Mash-Up of 2013-02-15, Part One. It's a little easier to hear than the last two solid-PuzEv shows. Collages by LeMur and music by The Psycho Skeletons, Mythical Burrowing Animals, Multi-Fisted Tails of Connie, and even Macklemore are inserted as brief respites from a Puzzling Evidence barrage of voice, involving Puzzling "himself," Philo, Hal, Stang, and Popess Lilith (on vacation, like Stang) in the KPFA studios, plus callers such as Rev. Baby Bear and God.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1403.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:55am CDT
Fri, 1 March 2013
Second half of the 2-hour Puzzling Evidence show of Feb. 8, 2013 with Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Stang, Princess Wei 'R.' Doe, K-Rob, Michael Peppe and numerous callers, including Rev. Baby Bear. Topics heatedly discussed include the then-upcoming asteroid-Earth collision, red dwarf stars breeding superior beings, the Princess Wei Fan Club, Hal's 12 step success and real estate plan, The Party of Giant Sharks who can't sleep, New Advanced Amoebas, the Steeple People, Richard the Third's skeleton, more Church, less air, the cerebral "taint" and more. "This show is The Brain's Bumper Sticker." The last 8 minutes are actually the first 8 minutes of a very early show, #287.
Philo's Description: "The Show regulars are joined by KROB, Michael Peppe and the STANGS (not a new bandname) in whirlwind food service performance that goes beyond the pail or bucket, as it were. In this Show, Church Secrets, Inside-Jokes, Overly Extended Concepts, Preposterously Loveable Conspiracy Theories, are killed while the callers fight desperately for a word. The Puzzling Evidence Radio Show on KPFA. Like an fine old chum bucket filled with half-baked concepts and sweet pickles in an arresting array of florid putrefication."
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1402.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT