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The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry seeks to brainwash you totally into abject lifelong subservience to The High Epopt and Living SlackMaster, J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.

The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry seeks to brainwash you totally into abject lifelong subservience to The High Epopt and Living SlackMaster, J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.
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Burnaby, BC

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The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry seeks to brainwash you totally into abject lifelong subservience to The High Epopt and Living SlackMaster, J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.

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English


Episodes

Hour of Slack #1700 - Deer Caught in the Headlights with Its Pants Down

11/18/2018
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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...

Duration:01:05:22

Hour of Slack #1699 - The Good News and the Bad News

11/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:59:03

Hour of Slack #1698 - Heaven and Hell, Uncut, from Revelation X First Draft

10/30/2018
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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...

Duration:01:05:09

Hour of Slack #1697 - "F-Word 'Em If They Can't Escape"

10/22/2018
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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...

Duration:00:59:39

Hour of Slack #1696 - Pappy and the Eskimos

10/18/2018
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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...

Duration:01:08:02

Hour of Slack #1695 - SubGenius Spout-Mosh

10/8/2018
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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...

Duration:01:02:06

Hour of Slack #1694 - 25th Century Show Crash

9/29/2018
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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...

Duration:01:01:30

Hour of Slack #1693 - Whatever You Been On, You Should Stay Off It

9/26/2018
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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...

Duration:01:01:19

Hour of Slack #1692 - God Must Be a Cowboy

9/16/2018
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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...

Duration:01:01:27

Hour of Slack #1691 - THIS PLANET IS MARS (rerun 989)

9/12/2018
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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.

Duration:01:01:35

Hour of Slack #1690 - The War Between the Futures

9/8/2018
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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...

Duration:01:01:34

Hour of Slack #1689 - Philo's X-Day Report (from 2003)

8/27/2018
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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...

Duration:01:02:09

Hour of Slack #1688 - A Visit to the Porn Shop

8/22/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:19

Hour of Slack #1687 - Hal n' Maul n' Stuff n' Things

8/13/2018
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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...

Duration:01:01:46

Hour of Slack #1686 - Someone Else is Doing Our Thinking For Us!

8/8/2018
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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...

Duration:00:59:13

Hour of Slack #1685 - The World Gave Up On Itself Early

7/31/2018
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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,...

Duration:01:01:22

Hour of Slack #1684 - Fun Hidden Inside Disappointment

7/28/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:35

Hour of Slack #1683 - The Reborn Tarzan of 21X-Day

7/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:59:44

Hour of Slack #1682 - The First Live Show at X-Day Before X-Day Show

7/15/2018
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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...

Duration:01:01:54

Hour of Slack #1681 - The Last Live Show Before X-Day Show

7/3/2018
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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.

Duration:01:02:47