The Paranoid Strain
Reality is an Illusion? Part 1
We came, we saw, we conquered, and we rendered it all into an mp3 file. Welcome back to the Paranoid Strain. This is the first of a two-part series that is not, technically, about conspiracy theories per se. We see this show as a proud defender of reality against conspiracist nonsense. But we felt it would be unfair if we didn’t spend a couple of episodes exploring exactly how little we understand about reality, when you really get down to brass tacks. This time, we’re going over philosophy and science, and then discussing some very out-there ways to interpret reality…some intriguing, some ridiculous. This is our new favorite episode. Hope you feel the same, and hope that you’ll check out some of the extensive bibliography below to learn more. Bibliography: Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition by Grant Hardy A Beginner’s Guide to Reality by Jim Baggott Reality, Art,... (read more at TheParanoidStrain.com)
Friday, May 5, 2023
New! Upon A Red Horse: Act V
In 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.
Thursday, May 4, 2023
New! Upon A Red Horse: Act IV
In 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.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
New! Upon A Red Horse: Act III
In 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.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
New! Upon A Red Horse: Act II
In 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.
Monday, May 1, 2023
New! Upon A Red Horse: Act I
In 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.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
New! Upon A Red Horse: Prelude --The Story of Milton William "Bill" Cooper
It'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.
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
New! Qanon: How we got here - The Q World Order
Season 5, Ep. 22
Action 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.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
New! Qanon: How we got here - Portrait of the Jesuit as a young conspiracy obsessive
Season 5, Ep. 21
Yeah, 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.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
New! Qanon: How we got here - How Trump had the Clintons executed (according to Q)
Season 5, Ep. 20
We're a day late, but boy howdy do we have some nonsense to share with you. Learn how the book of Revelation apparently predicted modern attack helicopters. And how Christian and Jewish zealots are working together to raise sacrifice a red cow to bring the arrival and/or return of the Messiah. And how Donald Trump had Hillary and Bill executed. And then somehow had her arrested again, three years later. It's a humdinger. This episode also marks the introduction of our new patreon--sign up if you have a notion: patreon.com/theparanoidstrain.