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Themes and Memes

Aaron Franz, Adam Roscoe

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Themes and Memes is a different kind of movie review. It is a podcast that delves deep into the dark side of Hollywood films including subjects such as culture creation, state sponsorship, propaganda, predictive programming, occult symbolism and deep subtext. Be sure to listen and subscribe to the feed.
 
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Is this a sports podcast? Last week the answer was no, but now we may be rethinking things. Topics include: Ohio, Cooley’s podcast logo tattoo, ADDTV, Instagram, Michael Jordan rookie card Trailblazers, Kansas City Chiefs, LA Rams, George W Bush quotes, Pete Rose not allowed in Hall of Fame, Mark McGuire and Barry Bonds doping, cheaters, Houston As…
 
The twentieth anniversary of 9/11 was a chance for a popularly redeemed George W. Bush to give a speech. He took the opportunity to remind us of a few things concerning terrorism. Topics include: Bookshop dot org affiliate links, alternative to Amazon, Amazon Factory Towns, new fulfillment center in Mexico, George W Bush speech at Shanksville 9/11 …
 
Some good sports talk takes place with Ed and Jimmy on the phone lines. Topics include: sports, baseball, LA Dodgers, Angels, Shohei Ohtani, call from Ed, hated team Houston Astros, Philadelphia sports fans, gluten free diet, diet for healthy living, tequila, cranberry juice, orange groves, NFL season starting, live hockey games, ice skating rinks…
 
Author Daniel Pinchbeck is the guest on this episode of The Age of Transition. Discussion centers around his recent article about Covid 19 vaccines. Topics include: books, From Vacillation to Vaccination, vaccines, healthcare, making informed decisions, intense political divide, warranted mistrust of authority, Schizotypal Personality Disorder, bio…
 
All God's Children author Aaron Gwyn joins the AoD fellas to talk about the incomparable, booze-soaked author of ornate, gothic Americana: William Faulkner. Get extra "After Dark" episodes and more at: patreon.com/artofdarkpod All God's Children on GoodReads twitter.com/artofdarkpod twitter.com/bradkelly twitter.com/kevinkautzman…
 
Uncle receives a record amount of phone calls during this episode of the broadcast. Topics include: 9/11 terror attacks, NYC skyline, Super Tramp Breakfast In America album cover, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Jesse Ventura, Cooley, Ohio, Wu Truck, Bill in Florida, people know the call in number, Uncle and sidekick in school, Bin Laden, Washington DC Pe…
 
Things have been feeling a lot like they did during the George W Bush years. Are we about to lose even more of our civil liberties? Topics include: impending cyber terrorism, future lock down of internet, Afghanistan, War on Terror, 9/11 20th year anniversary, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Ida, domestic terrorism, right wing extremism, 90s militi…
 
Hello Kitty was back at the dollar store, this time with a cabernet savignon bottle of wine. Uncle tests this and talks to his customers. Topics include: what bluten is, Florida, Hello Kitty wine, wine tasting, sweet wines, France, Orson Welles wine commercials, Casey Casem meltdown tapes, top 40 radio show, music with clear talking, Mountain Dew, …
 
The US withdrawal of Afghanistan marks the end of a 20 year military saga that was born alongside the War on Terror. Are we leaving the War on Terror along with Afghanistan, or are things merely shifting in a new direction? What will become of the military industrial complex, and how will our massive defense budget be spent in the years to come? To…
 
Aaron talks about his eczema. This condition has been a major frustration in the past Summer months. Dealing with health issues like these can be incredibly difficult, but important to do. topics include: atopic dermatitis, adult onset eczema, dry skin, intense itch, best lotions to use, finding triggers, food allergies, diet, gluten free diet, los…
 
Uncle investigates game shows and the presence of the Sea Bees in the sports teams of Columbus, Ohio. Topics include: home contest, California permitting nightmares, callers, Chris McDonald, Jimmy, Jimi Hendrix military service, war films on during holidays, Sea Bees, Columbus Ohio, naming cities, snow and cold are good, t-shirts, game shows, Richa…
 
Joseph L Flatley returns to the show to talk about his new book, “New Age Grifter: The True Story of Gabriel of Urantia and His Cosmic Family”. The book is the culmination of years of investigation into this zany new age UFO cult. Topics include: Gabriel of Urantia, Feral House, twentieth century is past, high control groups, alternative religious …
 
The broadcast gets confused for a fast food restaurant, and it makes perfect sense. Topics include: callers, alternative media memories, conspiracy theorizing, tattoos, Ruckus, Robin, Uncle the McDonalds franchise restaurant, marketing, serious conversation vs comedy shows, street team materials, talking while eating, Uncle tie dye t-shirts, trolls…
 
Friday the 13th is just another day, but it sure did throw a lot of ominous events at Aaron this time around. Topics include: tie dye t-shirts, thunder storms, Friday the 13th, Knights Templar, Jacques de Molay, Jason Vorhees movies, horror, synchronicities involving death and finality, endings and beginnings, politics attached to personal identity…
 
Brad and Kevin hurt themselves digging into the incomparable, beloved singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. Join us in the sunken lands for blackened mirrors, smashed hotel rooms, substance abuse, abandonment, death, redemption, and what may be the greatest comeback story in music (and greatest cover of all time). Support the show and get extra "After Dar…
 
Uncle proves that his broadcast has monetary value. Chuck surprises everyone with the value of his website and the Ochelli Radio Network. Topics include: Olympics, Tea Krulos, website URL values, Cooley Digital, podcast logo tattoo, investments, large offer to buy Ochelli dot com, t-shirts, ADDTV flag, Jetpack Man, old photos, Cooley as Abercrombie…
 
Tea Krulos returns to the show to talk about his podcast, Tea’s Weird Week. He also lets us know that an American Madness documentary is now in production. topics include: Phantom Patriot, starting a podcast, strange people, eclectic subject matter, UFO Daze, Wisconsin, blur between reality and fantasy, luxury doomsday bunkers, American Madness doc…
 
From symbolic to tangible, the intellect is able to turn the base metals into gold. However, the flame of Lucifer can easily burn the whole world down. Topics include: t-shirts, bonus podcasts, going to space, Ren and Stimpy, Earth viewed from space, light, fire, symbolism, Battlestar Galactica, science fiction, Dr Who, time travel, technology, soc…
 
Uncle puts sidekick in his place, and keeps him quiet. Except for the ASMR! Topics include: callers, electric cars, vans, donating, t-shirts, ASMR, eating, best bands, punk, rattling bass, Ochelli Effect hat, electric cars, Uncle’s glasses, body changing to heat, country music, Japanese music, ZZ Top, music documentaries, Lemmy and Motorhead, Coneh…
 
Saving the planet by leaving it, and other nonsensical rationalizations of the super rich and dirt poor alike. If the Earth is an island on the vast, endless, ocean of space, then it truly is a fantasy island. Topics include: Cremation of Care reading on Tea’s Weird Week podcast, Age of Transitions t-shirts, 2020, Jeff Bezos space voyage, Blue Orig…
 
Sam Aydlette, author of the book “Dancing With My Fate” joins Uncle for this episode of the broadcast. This was a good chance to celebrate the fulfilling experience of self-publishing, Topics include: speak when spoken to, Wild Ride New Belgium beer, Modelo with brown michelada mix, livestream video, no new dollar store beers, Paris Hilton, Dancing…
 
Sam Aydlette is the author of the book “Dancing With My Fate”. Being “a handbook about life and death”, some of Sam’s advice on these matters is shared on this podcast episode. Topics include: writing a book, philosophy, love of wisdom, rejecting purely objective interpretation of the world, truth seeking, irony, Trickster God, desire, social const…
 
Uncle goes over the top with three callers this week. From the darkness of burning church steeples to the bright sun on the beaches of Orange County, this broadcast has something for everyone. Topics include: tie dye t-shirts, Uncle’s cards, pushing the business, robot boxing movie, guy burning a cross on top of Boyle Heights church steeple, contro…
 
Aaron covers some interesting stories from the tech world. Is the American Empire currently diminishing itself after years of being spread too thin? Topics include: t-shirts, DARPA FENCE program, biomimetics, neuromorphic cameras, MIC, camera lenses based on human eye, US Air Force partnership with Drone Racing League, video game recruitment center…
 
Uncle extols the virtues of leftovers on this episode of the broadcast. Topics include: episode count, Ed calls in, baseball, Ohtani, mountain lion sighting, squirrel show, hot dog salad, t-shirts, Ochelli Radio Network, Popeye, Instagram, leftovers, pickled herring, hot sauce, Top Gun 2 sneak preview online, raw onion, knobs, stand up comedy shows…
 
Autonomous vehicles are becoming quite the hot topic these days. How long might it be before we see them on the road? Topics include: Boston Dynamics, Spot, package handling robots, Hyundai, robotics, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, Brookings Institution, Ford, fleet vehicles, rideshare companies, Uber, Google, Anthony Levandowski, Si…
 
Brad and Kevin cover the proverbial waterfront with one of the greatest American dramatists: the troubled, brilliant poet and playwright Tennessee Williams, author of the classics Glass Menagerie, a Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and more. Support the show and get extra "After Dark" episodes: patreon.com/artofdarkpod twitter.com/arto…
 
Uncle tests out Hello Kitty Sake. Another dollar store drink review. Topics include: poverty, live-streaming video, Robin in Canada, Uncle t-shirts, Uncle stickers, street team, garbage, Ochelli Effect 2000th episode, California Flex Time, Mountain View California, sushi, rose petal taste, marketing alcohol to children, TikTok, hand me down phones,…
 
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