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BEASTcast 7: Harold Camping

May 19th, 2011 by

BEASTcast episode 7: Harold Camping (mp3)

Harold Camping is a Christian radio broadcaster and president of Family Radio. He is the man behind the recent nationwide billboards which warn commuters that The Jesus will return to Earth on May 21, 2011. We talk about his prediction, the Bible, how there are actually 12 hours in a day and not 24, and puppies. Will I be convinced and start believing in God and The Jesus? You will have to listen to find out.

There are a few things I’d like to make note of about this interview.

  1. Here is the interview I referred to regarding the International Date Line.
  2. Here is Eternal Earthbound Pets, which we did not discuss but is totally relevant.
  3. The third voice you hear popping in a couple times to clarify things between Camping and me is Tom Evans, Mr Camping’s media contact guy.
  4. The vacuum cleaner you can hear from time to time is on Camping’s end. Apparently they are still vacuuming the floors a week and a half before the rapture.
  5. Towards the end we were disconnected. I don’t know why, but you’ll hear an indication of that when you get to it.
  6. The question about faith and Christianity refers to the story of doubting Thomas. And by that I mean the story from John 20, especially verse 29 – not the Skinny Puppy side project.
  7. I know this was a pretty softball interview, especially by BEAST standards, and I had a lot more critical questions, but they mostly depended on him accepting that he hypothetically could be wrong, and he was not willing to do that.

Music is by Pigface and is used with permission.

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BEASTcast 6: Marcy Wheeler

May 16th, 2011 by

BEASTcast episode 6: Marcy Wheeler (mp3)

Here is an interview with Marcy Wheeler. She is the author of Anatomy of Deceit: How the Bush Administration Used the Media to Sell the Iraq War and Out a Spy. She blogs at FireDogLake about legal and foreign policy issues. We talk about the President’s new policy of extrajudicial paramilitary strikes. We also explore the extent of Marc Thiessen’s dickishness.

Music is by Pigface and is used with permission.

You can subscribe to the BEASTcast by using this link in iTunes or any other podcast subscription software.

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BEASTcast 5: Sanal Edamaruku

May 9th, 2011 by

Sanal Edamaruku

BEASTcast espisode 5 (mp3)

Here is an interview with Sanal Edamaruku. He is the founder and president of Rationalists International and the president to the Indian Rationalist Association and has dedicated much of his life to exposing gurus, godmen, medical quacks, and others making supernatural claims for the frauds they are. In 2008, he challenged a tantrik to kill him live on television before an audience of several hundred million people. Most recently, he’s drawn attention for his public criticism of Sathya Sai Baba, a very famous and influential “godman” who died recently.

Here is the Rationalist International.

Here is the Indian Rationalist Association.

Here is Guru Busters, a documentary featuring Edamaruku and other prominent Indian skeptics.

Here is Edamaruku’s recent article, “India would have been a better place without Sathya Sai Baba.”

Music is by Pigface and is used with permission.

You can subscribe to the BEASTcast by using this link in iTunes or any other podcast subscription software.

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Interview: Doug Benson

April 28th, 2011 by

Doug Benson

You probably know Doug Benson from his film Super High Me, a documentary in the vein of Super Size Me, in which the California-based comedian constantly smoked pot for 30 days while measuring the toll it was taking on his body (spoiler alert: it was negligible). He’s also been in a ton of other stuff, too, but when we found out he was coming to Buffalo for to perform, we emailed him some questions. Then he emailed us some answers.

First of all, I hope you’re enjoying the Holidays. Did you do anything special to commemorate the 20th this year, or was it just pizza delivery and a CSI marathon like the rest of the country?

I’m more of an L & O marathon kind of guy. But I actually recorded a new album that night, which will be out later this year.

You’ve carved out a niche as The Weed Comedian after being named Stoner of the Year by High Times Magazine and subjecting yourself to a grueling pot regiment in the documentary Super High Me. When was the last time you paid to smoke?

I buy it sometimes, because I like to give back to the system.

New Jersey recently authorized a handful of medical marijuana dispensaries and several other states have crept closer to decriminalization. As a Card-holding Californian, what advice would you give to Mom and Pop hustlers trying to survive in the face of legalization?

Move to Cali!

Given the amount of time I spend skulking IMDb, I’m downright ashamed with myself whenever I try to play along with the Leonard Maltin Game at home. The actual contestants are typically pretty solid, though. Are there any guests you’re really looking forward to on upcoming Doug Loves Movies podcasts?

Thanks to Twitter I was able to convince Johnathan Lipnicky from JERRY MAGUIRE to be on soon. I think it will be fun to talk to him now that he’s grown up and probably has some perspective on making that movie. Not to mention THE LITTLE VAMPIRE!

I’d like readers to get to know your softer side. When was the last time you cried?

The series finale of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. Great show, great characters, I was balling at the end. But it’s ok because the show is about football, right?

Did you have a favorite stuffed animal when you were little? And how did you feel when you had to part ways with your special buddy? Be honest.

I had a talking Bugs Bunny doll that had dirty fur and the string you pull to make it talk was busted, but every time my Mom threw it away, I’d dig it out of the trash. Finally let it go when I hit 30.

If you had to say whether you like hecklers or whether you dislike hecklers, would you say that you like hecklers? Or would you say that you dislike hecklers?

I think it’s a trick question, but I’m gonna go with dislike. Being enthusiastic and yelling something is ok, but just trying to throw the comic off or disrupt the show – not cool. If you wanna do that, just stay home and yell at your tv.

So yeah, so there you go. Doug is performing at Babeville in Buffalo on April 28 (and we’re pretty sure we get tickets for mentioning that – dope!). Dude is all over the place though, so check out the dates on his website, DougLovesMovies.com, and download his podcast because it’s free and you have no reason not to.


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BEASTcast 3: Eartha Melzer

March 14th, 2011 by

BEASTcast espisode 4 (mp3)

Here is an interview with Eartha Melzer. She is a reporter for the Michigan Messenger and has been covering recent “budget repair” legislation in Michigan which almost makes Scott Walker look sane by comparison.

You can subscribe to the BEASTcast by using this link in iTunes or any other podcast subscription software.

Our new theme song is by Pigface and is used with permission.

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BEASTcast 2: Alexander Zaitchik

March 4th, 2011 by


BEASTcast: Episode 2 (mp3)

Here is an interview with Alexander Zaitchik. He is the author of the book Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance. He’s also written for The eXile, New Republic, The Nation, Wired, NY Press, Reason, Mother Jones, The BEAST, and many others. We talk about his newest article in the current (March) issue of Rolling Stone, which is about the deranged talk radio host Alex Jones.

Next week we’ll have some material from Murphy’s trip to Madison, so stay tuned for that. You can subscribe to the BEASTcast by using this link in iTunes or any other podcast subscription software.

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