The Paranoid Strain
Qanon: Quick Hit
I know what you’re thinking. This was supposed to be 9/11 Part 2. And don’t worry–it’s still coming. But this super-stupid Qanon thing was just begging for a good ol’ ass-whuppin’, and we decided to oblige. For those of you who’ve somehow missed it, Qanon is a seriously deranged conspiracy theory in which some of Donald Trump’s most fervent supporters assert without evidence that he is cooperating with the Mueller investigation, whose real purpose is to take down an international, child sex trafficking ring, among other things. Over the past couple of months, as the chuckleheads who believe this have become more visible at Trump rallies, drawing confused looks from the media–and the non-insane generally, they have moved up our list of must-address topics until we decided to create a whole episode around them in about half the time it normally takes us. If you like this kind of up-to-the-minute... (read more at TheParanoidStrain.com)
23. New! Qanon: How we got here - Black helicopters over Iron Mountain32:54Miss us? Well, we missed YOU! But we appreciate your bearing with us during our post-Upon A Red Horse break. Our batteries recharged, we continue our discussion of the New World Order panic of the 90s and how it led directly to some of Q's major currents. This time, it's panic about black helicopters, and over a satire that they misread as a real plan for remaking the world. It's nice to be with you again. See you in a couple weeks.
New! Upon A Red Horse: Act V01:12:07In which Fletcher slowly loses what matters most to him, secures his legend, and goes down, senselessly, in a hail of bullets.Full lyrics, credits, and gorgeous fold-out album style artwork (it's a .zip file): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zj0Mbk4JNrHajuAwHC3fOGzY8ZHeTDOg/view?usp=share_linktheparanoidstrain.comfacebook.com/groups/theparanoidstrainListen to the music as an album on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/paranoidstrainorchestra/sets/upon-a-red-horse-act-v-shutting-downpatreon.com/theparanoidstrainLike it? Please do spread the word.
New! Upon A Red Horse: Act IV53:45In which Fletcher finally gets on the radio, tells us what 2001: A Space Odyssey is really about, and sees his life begin to fall apart.theparanoidstrain.comfacebook.com/groups/theparanoidstrainListen to the music as an album on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/paranoidstrainorchestra/sets/upon-a-red-horse-act-iv-five-minutes-to-midnightpatreon.com/theparanoidstrainLike it? Please do spread the word.
New! Upon A Red Horse: Act III44:44In which Fletcher pens his magnum opus.theparanoidstrain.comfacebook.com/groups/theparanoidstrainListen to the music as an album on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/paranoidstrainorchestra/sets/upon-a-red-horse-act-iii-the-red-horse-and-the-swordpatreon.com/theparanoidstrainLike it? Please do spread the word.
New! Upon A Red Horse: Act II54:13In which Fletcher, our hero, becomes a big deal in the UFO world. And reveals what really happened to JFK.theparanoidstrain.comfacebook.com/groups/theparanoidstrainListen to the music as an album on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/paranoidstrainorchestra/sets/upon-a-red-horse-act-i-the-riderpatreon.com/theparanoidstrainLike it? Please do spread the word.
New! Upon A Red Horse: Act I51:46In which we hear the origin story of Marvell James Fletcher.theparanoidstrain.comfacebook.com/groups/theparanoidstrainListen to the music as an album on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/paranoidstrainorchestra/sets/upon-a-red-horse-act-i-the-riderpatreon.com/theparanoidstrainLike it? Please do spread the word.
New! Upon A Red Horse: Prelude --The Story of Milton William "Bill" Cooper26:07It's finally here. Our second major musical project, Upon A Red Horse, will appear in the feed daily from Monday May 1 to Friday May 5th. In this prelude episode, we explain the real-life story of Bill Cooper, the conspiracy theorist, author, radio host, and all around interesting guy whose heyday was the 1990s. I also explain why I thought this dude was a good subject for a 5-act musical pseudo-biography. Can't wait for you to hear the real thing next week.
22. New! Qanon: How we got here - The Q World Order35:04Action packed, that's the only word for it. This time, we start with the greatest conspiracy-slash-prophecy show around, Newswatch Magazine with David J Smith. Next, we talk about what, exactly, the New World Order is, and how it served as a prelude to the eventual obsessions of Qanon. We get a little nostalgic about the shit people were panicked about during the 1990s, and we explore some of the more...interesting ideas Kindle Unlimited authors have about the continued threat that the New World Order poses to our bright, Qanon-supporting future.
21. New! Qanon: How we got here - Portrait of the Jesuit as a young conspiracy obsessive40:31Yeah, this is kind of a weird one. Starts with a deconstruction of the two versions of the Christian End of the World novel Left Behind, then follows with an analysis of the weird shit young Jesuit listened to back in his 20s, and how those apocalyptic loons draw a straight line to the Qanon of our current day. It was a fun episode to put together. Hope you all like it. Join our Facebook group, and if you are so inclined, join our patreon: patreon.com/theparanoidstrain. See you in a couple of weeks.