Occult

Podcast 103: HOLY HELL: Inside the Rise & Fall of the Buddhafield Cult

This is another one of those, “cautionary tales”, about how cult leaders use time-tested techniques to manipulate and coerce vulnerable and impressionable minds, not only to enrich themselves and gain power over others, but to fulfill some deep-seeded, narcissistic need, to be revered as a god. And all at the expense of their blindly devoted.

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Podcast 51: CROPSEY

What if the bogeyman turns out to be real? That’s the premise of 2009 documentary CROPSEY, written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The filmmakers explore the origins of the urban legend they heard about as children, only to discover that there may, in fact, be some truth behind the tale.

And the truth, as they say, is… terrifying.


Podcast 50: HOSTAGE TO THE DEVIL

Hostage to the Devil chronicles Malachi Martin’s life in America as an exile priest.   Disillusioned with the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, he broke from the Jesuit order and moved to New York City. There, he embarked on a second career as a writer and exorcist.

This film presents a portrait of a complex man who struggled with his own demons as he battled the dark forces afflicting others.


Podcast 49: Robot Rights, Demon Kills Exorcist, Civilization Collapse, D.B. Cooper Clues

Quite the cornucopia of conundrums and conspiracies:

The meaning of unlucky 13. What the heck is so unlucky about it? Who came up with that ridiculous idea, anyway?

Have we really reached a point in the development of artificial intelligence where we need to start considering the legal rights of “electronic persons”? Some in the European Parliament seem to think so.

We discuss up-to-the-minute developments in the decades-old mystery of D.B. Cooper, who jumped from a plane over Oregon with two hundred thousand dollars cash and disappeared without a trace.

…and much, much more!


Podcast 28: Trump is Andy Kaufman, Giant Octopus Attacks NYC, Exorcists Needed!, Pumpkin Pie Truth

IS DONALD TRUMP REALLY JUST ANDY KAUFMAN IN DISGUISE? AN INVESTIGATION

Is Donald Trump just a variation of Kaufman’s Tony Clifton persona? There’s a big part of both John and me that wants to believe it’s true. He has to be having us on, right? This is all a joke, right? A clever ruse designed to hold a mirror to our society so we can see just how far we’ve fallen, how coarse our national dialogue has become, how sorely in need of reform is our education system. Right?