Show #56 (Interview): Speed Freak Fascists – Drugs in the Third Reich

Scott J. Thompson, who is editing an english translation of the german book, “Nazis on Speed” joins us today to talk about Hitler’s tweaker army; and about defining fascism. Thompson is also the Director of Research at the Walter Benjamin Research Syndicate and he’s also translated many classic books including “Tales of Transformation” by Goethe.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: RU Sirius, Steve Robles, Jeff Diehl | Featured Song: “Die Eier Von Satan (The Balls of Satan)” by Tool | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Walter Benjamin Research Syndicate

Show #55 (Weekend): Let’s Get This War Started!

Bashir The show is now publishing twice-weekly. This episode centers around a clip from our first guest, Fred Burks, who appeared on our first and fifth shows. In our conversation, we cover Indonesia, 9-11, terrorism, psychedelics, and the coming global war between fundamentalists and libertines.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: RU Sirius, Steve Robles, Jeff Diehl | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Show #54: UFOs, Alternate Realities & the Internet

At the end of the nineties, the legendary Joe Firmage left his post as the CEO of the highly successful USWeb and released a statement called “The Truth,” claiming that extraterrestrials have visited earth and stimulated technological development. He’s currently CEO of Digital Universe and they are creating an online encycleopedia that distinguishes itself from Wikipedia in interesting ways.

We probed him deeply… about his beliefs.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: RU Sirius, Steve Robles, Jeff Diehl | Featured Song: “Terra Nullius” by DJ Spooky | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Joe Firmage | Digital Universe

Show #53: Comedian and Counterculture Legend Paul Krassner

Paul Krassner started the irreverent underground magazine, The Realist, in 1958. He’s collaborated with Lenny Bruce, started the Yippies with Abbie Hoffman, and took acid with the (Charlie) Manson girls and Groucho Marx (although not at the same time). We’ve got him on the show today.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Four Chatterers: RU Sirius, Steve Robles, Will Block, Jeff Diehl | Featured Song: “Bike” by Pink Floyd | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Paul Krassner

Show #52: Has Immigration Already “Killed” American Culture?

Chicano cyberpunk performer Guillermo Gomez-Pena hypnotizes us, riffing on the inevitable multi-racial culture that politicians are trying to stop.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: RU Sirius, Steve Robles, Jeff Diehl | Featured Song: “Dada” by Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Guillermo Gomez-Pena and La Pocha Nostra

Show #51 – The One Year Mark with Richard Linklater

We go nuts for Dick (Philip K., that is) with the director of “A Scanner Darkly”: Richard Linklater. He explains the nuance of adapting the Dick vision to film and the struggle of dealing with Hollywood.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Four Chatterers: RU Sirius, Diana Brown, Steve Robles, Jeff Diehl | Guest Co-host: Brian Malow | Featured Song: “Flash Runner” by Doppelbanger | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

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