The Age of Transitions
Author and digital filmmaker Aaron Franz hosts this podcast about transhumanism, social manipulation, the occult, and much more.

Socialism doesn’t work, but what about Communism? It seems to be working well for the Chinese government, much to the bewilderment of Republicans and Libertarians in America. 

topics include: Capitalism, Socialism, Communism, China, government, private industry, venture capital, technology, internet, cellular phones, apps, USA, Silicon Valley, Kai-Fu Lee, infrastructure, jobs market, automation, economy, factories, politics, Republicans and Democrats, ethical codes in US tech industry, free markets, Occupy Wall Street, one percenters, Ronald Reagan, trickle down economics, Donald Trump, tariffs, Ai, data, magic, marketing, public relations, Edward Bernays, propaganda 

Direct download: 237_Socialism_Doesnt_Work_But_Communism_Sure_Seems_To_For_China.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15am EDT

In a world where “everyone has a podcast” there are an abundance of shows that focus on conspiracy theories. How many of these programs are being made by producers who actually care about the subject matter?

topics include: podcasting, broadcasting, media, hosts, advertisers, monetization, integrity, degradation of serious material, truth movement, 9/11 truth, alternative media, research, entertainment, analytics, producing material by the numbers

Direct download: 236_Conspiracy_Podcast_Products.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

Synchronicity is apparent once again as things continue to fall into place. The Age of Transitions radio show and podcast may have a new name, and a slightly more mature mission, but it is being done in the very same spirit as it was from its beginning.  

Ochelli Radio Network, listeners helping to promote the show, iTunes reviews, high desert Joshua Tree, camping trip, synchronicity, rebranding of Trans Resister Radio to The Age of Transitions, Revolve Man’s Scientific Rise To Godhood, creating media, loaded term trans, play on words, possible misunderstandings, identity politics, nomenclature as destiny, branding, success with the show, training your mind, Tank Man, Tiananmen Square, power of images, good aspects of technological development, resisting oppression, power of immaterial things, military technology, cyborgs, transhumanism, 2045 Global Initiative, mind uploading, Transpecies Society, cellular phones, online life, smart homes, reliance on technology

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:01pm EDT

The podcast is now rebranded The Age of Transitions. On this first episode featuring the new name a very important topic is discussed: NEEEEEEEEERDS!

topics include: Revenge of the Nerds movie, fraternities, social clubs, secret societies, nerds obstacle is socializing, rituals and hazing, men dressing as women, Kappa Beta Phi, Wall-street fraternity, Kevin Roose, occult, initiation, neophytes, enlightenment, fire symbolism, universities, education, NSA, cryptography, federal agencies that are self contained secret societies, the virtuous nerd

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:11am EDT

Aaron celebrates the Summer Solstice with a live broadcast. A quick look at Masonic symbolism moves into a huge glance at the mystery of consciousness. 

Summer Solstice, holy days, religion, philosophy, myth, agriculture, Freemasonry, the Builders, artifice, nature, Garden of Eden, history of consciousness, Owen Barfield, participation, ego, new age, native Americans encountering Europeans landing boats on ocean shore, creating your own reality, blaming the victim, shallow views of deeper truths, meditation, Zen gardening, atheists, arguing what God is and thinks, eye witness accounts not reliable, perception is reality, subconscious, mind 

Direct download: 233_Summer_Solstice_Consciousness_Studies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47am EDT

Carroll Quigley has left a legacy for conspiracy theorists everywhere. Is he only to be appreciated by right wing extremists, or is there something there for everyone? 

topics include: Franni, Yanni, Pure Moods, new age music, Carroll Quigley, Evolution of Civilizations, vested special interests, history, macro history, scientific method, Western Civilization, ignoring Chinese history, Tragedy and Hope, weapons, politics, Bill Clinton, conspiracy culture, right wing extremism, John Birch Society, Richard Grove, rogue publishing, GSG and Associates, Macmillan, first edition, other authors having publishing cut off

Direct download: 232_The_Macro_Sometimes_Wackro_History_of_Carroll_Quigley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

Aaron is getting older all the time. Despite popular opinion, getting old can actually be a good thing. What knowledge have you gained over the span of your lifetime thus far? 

topics include: iTunes going away, podcasts, Pennsylvania, getting older can be better, quality of life, knowledge, Kaballah, occult science, chat room interaction, camping in the desert, Twitter, John in Astoria Oregon, Dave McGowan interview, Meria Heller, Ryan Dawson, the Goonies, John Jacob Astor, pirates, Alan Parsons Project, number 23, Sirius Satellite Radio, Martine Rothblatt, transhumanism, IEET, United Nations, international space treaties, occult symbolism, Howard Stern interview, Woodstock Film Festival, 2B film, James Hughes, journalism, robotics competitions, China, government and private sector symbiosis, Ai, industry

Direct download: 231_Getting_Old.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58am EDT

Chuck and Uncle fill in for Aaron as guest hosts for this episode  of Trans Resister Radio. Friend and regular caller Marlon Ettinger calls in to discuss an interesting book about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. 

topics include: live radio show, Skype, talking, closet revamp, Why Was Lincoln Murdered, history documentaries, Civil War, thrift store finds, huskies, dog breeding, greyhound racing, horse racing, Kentucky Derby, JFK assassination, premonitions of murder, Uncle business cards, China, artificial intelligence, 21st century, Japan no longer tech leader, emerging technologies, deep learning, Big Data, IT, military development, philosophy by which computer science is constructed

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:04am EDT

Chuck and Uncle fill in for Aaron as guest hosts for this episode  of Trans Resister Radio. Friend and regular caller Marlon Ettinger calls in to discuss an interesting book about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. 

topics include: live radio show, Skype, talking, closet revamp, Why Was Lincoln Murdered, history documentaries, Civil War, thrift store finds, huskies, dog breeding, greyhound racing, horse racing, Kentucky Derby, JFK assassination, premonitions of murder, Uncle business cards, China, artificial intelligence, 21st century, Japan no longer tech leader, emerging technologies, deep learning, Big Data, IT, military development, philosophy by which computer science is constructed

Direct download: 230_Uncleham_Lincoln.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04am EDT

This is a completely unscripted and impromptu dialogue about what it is that we are all looking for. We all require meaning in our lives. So, how do we go about finding this meaning? Is it correct to follow the instruction booklet handed to us by society, or do we need to go about it another way? Aaron probably doesn't answer any of these questions, but he certainly explores them here with sincerity for what that is worth.

topics include: can you blame the world for your problems, existential crisis, sociology, psychology, soul, mind, consciousness, subconscious, programmed responses, inspiration, dreams, jobs, careers, American Dream, truth, objectivity, subjectivity, metaphysical aspects of life, dolphin intelligence, finding meaning in life, the Void, mysticism, formulaic thinking, depression, success, responsibility, enjoying misery, healthcare, caring for one another, medicine, profit motive, capitalism, music, art, living the dream, gainful employment, career cannot fulfill you, dream jobs, money, comfort, privilege, coworkers talking about their work, subsistence wages, value of human life, homelessness, limitation of the individual leads to making cheap excuses, unnecessary suffering, folly of technological utopia ideal, artificial intelligence, Aaron’s upbringing, socially induced sado masochism, contentment, reflecting on your accomplishments, life is good, seeing the good aspects of your job, gyms, value of physical activity, human interaction, conversation, self empowerment, rejecting a life of torture, fighting back, satisfaction of belief in the past, emotion, we all need both criticism and praise, do what you want to do, not censoring yourself, doing more with less

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Category:Bonus Podcast clip -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

Aaron does a casual show in which he gets to talk to producer Chuck Ochelli, and regular caller Robin. From the Internet of Things to eugenics, there was no shortage of things to talk about here. 

topics include: China, US, global relations, Cold War style rhetoric, technology, Ai, deep learning, big data, information technology, big tech, smart TVs gathering data on users, Netflix, 5G, wireless, adverse health effects, privacy, F16 Crash into Cisco warehouse, military industrial complex, eugenics, artificial wombs, PC culture bringing big changes, politics, Revolve book, Francis Galton, inbreeding of Galton Darwin and Wedgwood families

Direct download: 229_Inbred_Eugenic_Artificial_Womb_Children.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50am EDT

The tension between China and the United States is undeniable. What it all may be leading to is impossible to say, but trying to understand our current situation is a useful thing to do. Marlon Ettinger calls in to the show to help Aaron do just this. 

topics include: China, CCP, Xianjiang Provence, Uyghur, reeducation camps, concentration camps, propaganda, geopolitics, development, economics, military, Trump, Xi Jinping, technology, real estate, North Korea, South Korea

Direct download: 228_Chinese_Reeducation_Camps_and_American_Real_Estate.mp3
Category:social commentary -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT

Here is the second installment of book notes on The Science of Life. You will get to enjoy all of the wonderful calls for a eugenic utopia from Julian Huxley and HG Wells. Aaron quotes directly from this little known book to help broaden your understanding of eugenics, the foundations of genetic science, and dark Social Darwinian philosophy.

topics include: health and disease, anti-vaccine movement of 1920s, social stratification, diet, sunlight, light, reproduction, ants, bees, neuters, hive mind, genetics, brain, selective breeding, biology, science, consciousness, objective and subjective reality, Monism, neurology, Behaviorism, Pavlov, association, instinct, reflex, electrical shock experiments, induction, hypnosis, education, language, dissociation, subconscious, hysteria, no true Teutonic or Aryan races, cymbolism, regression, stigmata, neurasthenia, Freud, Jung, intelligence, eugenics, peyote, privacy, religion, civilization, parapsychology, Modern Man, patriarchy, inbreeding royalty, tabu, agriculture, civilizing a native race, rigid tradition, going beyond nation state, collectivism, The Open Conspiracy, HG Wells, positive and negative eugenics, birth control, dominant minority, depopulation techniques, transhumanism, conquer nature

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Category:Bonus Podcast clip -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

Darryl Sloan is the author of the book I, Universe. A book about the struggle to find a spiritual sense of things while maintaining a rational and skeptical point of view. This book is very relatable to all seekers out there seeking on. 

topics include: leaving Christianity, Atheism, spirituality, Monism, life changes, writing Reality Check, rejecting cultural norms, Northern Ireland, paranormal, scientism, mystery, going beyond confusion, time, change, present moment, afterlife, reincarnation, ego, death, everything out of Nothing, pantheism, Big Bang, quantum physics, meditation, numinous experiences, psi, psychokinesis, magic, occult, CIA

Direct download: 227_Darryl_Sloan_interview_I_Universe.mp3
Category:interview -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

This is the first part in what will be at least a two part series of book notes on The Science of Life. This book was published in 1929 and authored by HG Wells, Julian Huxley and George Philip Wells. A massive 1500 page book on biological science which includes extensive promotion of eugenics and Social Darwinism. There is no shortage of esoteric significance as well. This book seems to have been missed, as there are few references to it to be found anywhere. 

topics include: man, biology, science, philosophy, religion, genetics, intellectual class, history, Darwinism, Social Darwinism, eugenics, nature, alchemy, art, space time, matter, life, light, sun, myth, evolution, dog breeding, selective breeding, inbreeding, Galton Darwin and Wedgewood family inbreeding, sex, reproduction, genes, immortality, nature vs nurture, CB Davenport, life extension, agriculture, grafting, plants, Cold Springs Harbor, Darwinian competition for resources, divine purpose, consciousness, sun god, Ocean as womb of Nature, life comes on land, Dawn of Man, ecology, economics, as above so below, four elements, chemistry, pollution, life cycle, tree symbolism, Bohemian Grove, sun spots, overpopulation, JBS Haldane, Daedalus, Greece, US military used to kill bison

Direct download: Bonus_Podcast_018_clip_Book_Notes_The_Science_of_Life_pt_1.mp3
Category:Bonus Podcast clip -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

Friend and fellow Ochelli Radio Network host Pearse Redmond is our guest as we talk a bit about his show Porkins Policy Radio. A strange media landscape filled with nonsense opens up a lot of opportunity for anyone hoping to do something different. 

topics include: #porkinspolicyreview, Instagram, Porkins, live radio, podcast, listener feedback, getting recognized in public, Qanon, calling in to shows, bike lane in Holland Tunnel, hosting, Joseph L Flatley, conspiracy theory, MKULTRA, making up lies, grifters, right wing vs left wing views, doctrinaire beliefs, propaganda, far left politics, hard to please audience, deep events

Direct download: 226_Pearse_Redmond_interview_Porkins_Policies_on_Doing_Live_Radio.mp3
Category:interview -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

The modern world has us all in a state of Hyper Activity. At this point what do we do to slow things down? 

topics include: hyperactivity, children, work, society, culture, America, United States, history, Native Americans, conservative cultures, liberal democracy, Western Civilization, Classical Civilization, politics, debate, propaganda, opinion, identity, ego, capitalism, corporations, corporate personhood, planned obsolescence, waste, production and consumption, materialism, wealth, American Dream

Direct download: 225_Hyper_Activity.mp3
Category:social commentary -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT

What motive might our old friend Newt Gingrich have for bringing political discourse down to the level of the average person? Is the general mood of the public different depending on geographic location? These questions and more are explored on this episode of Trans Resister Radio.

topics include: Ochelli Radio Network, The Age of Transitions, converging technologies, NBIC, politics, public relations, Donald Trump, writing for television, mood, travel, California

Direct download: 224_Changing_Environs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm EDT

Winston Conrad returns to Trans Resister Radio to talk a bit about the new Moss Babies zine he is a part of. The realm of fantasy fiction is discussed with Winston shedding some light on the significance of elves, goblins, dwarves and many other such cryptids. 

topics include: Moss Babies, Pathfinder RPG, Dungeons and Dragons, Satanic Panic, fantasy, JRR Tolkien, folklore, England, elves, goblins, cobalt, salamander, elementals, etymology, metallurgy, alchemy, cryptography, symbolism, cryptozoology, dwarves, dragons, elements, storytelling, myth


Some ideas on how to confront online media abominations. Going head on the field of social media will get you nowhere. Now is the time to be creative and have a sense of humor.

topics include: The Onion, satire, parody, click bait, Twitter, social media, news, journalism, patriot movement, right wing extremism, alternative media, making up false stories, charlatans, grifters, JFK researchers, left wing roots of conspiracy culture, comedy, humor, marketing

Direct download: 222_Dont_Play_The_Game_By_Their_Rules.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01pm EDT

Zepto is a long time listener to Trans Resister Radio. Here, he comes on the show to share his personal story of hard times and subsequent redemption. The often maligned “waking up” process can truly be a catalyst for positive self transformation. 

topics include: religion, philosophy, free will, nervous breakdown, truth, writing, politics, the Amish, technology, transhumanism, implantable brain chips, ethics in technological development, Ai, energy, post-scarcity world

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Category:interview -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT

Do we entertain angels unaware? When a homeless man speaks is he channeling a higher power? Were groups of pirates occult orders or just some stinky men with peg legs and eye patches? These questions and much more are discussed on this episode of Trans Resister Radio.

topics include: purposely confusing people, the invisible class, homeless people, secret messages, divination, paranormal, preternatural, secret societies, occult, king dressed as a beggar, intelligence agents, CIA, cryptography, angels, secret societies, initiates, fraternal orders, pirates, Pirates of the Caribbean, Disneyland

Direct download: 220_Entertaining_Angels_Unawares.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14am EDT

JG Michael returns to Trans Resister Radio to pick up where he left off last time, talking about far right views within transhumanist circles. From alternative media to popular culture, there seems to be a dark wave of desire washing over us all. Does Nick Land’s concept of the Dark Enlightenment hold any explanation for this, or just more confusion?

topics include: transhumanism, philosophy, religion, politics, conspiracy theory, alternative media, Nick Land, Dark Enlightenment, democracy, Western Civilization, the void, Thanatos, psychology, occult, Peter Thiel, James Hughes, Ray Kurzwweil, Accelerationism, Capitalism, wealth inequality, Social Darwinism, Universal Basic Income, Useless Class

 

Direct download: 219_JG_Michael_interview_More_on_Techno_Authoritarianism.mp3
Category:interview -- posted at: 1:55am EDT

JG Michael, host of the Parallax Views podcast, is the guest on this episode. Here, he talks a bit about the links between transhumanist and far right ideologies. From obsessing over logic and reason to the promotion of eugenics, this cadre of futurists has a decidedly dark way of viewing the world. 

topics include: transhumanism, right wing extremism, fascism, monarchy, democracy, authoritarianism, Anarcho Capitalism, Alt Right, Libertarianism, technology, artificial intelligence, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Less Wrong, MIRI, Singularity University, scientism, Bayesian Mathematics, Michael Anissimov, Neoreactionary Movement, Google, Ray Kurzweil, Nick Land, Postmodernism, Academia, Dark Enlightenment, HP Lovecraft, eugenics, Curtis Yarvin, Mencius Moldbug


Aaron calls on his audience to help him procure guests for the show. He also muses on the idea of doing an Age of Transitions 2 video. 

topics include: guest interviews, social media, emails, Kai-Fu Lee, AI Superpowers, Yasha Levine, Surveillance Valley, Newt Gingrich, artificial intelligence, deep learning, algorithms, big data, economics, media

Direct download: 217_Power_to_the_Audience.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59am EDT

Friend of the show, Pearse Redmond, returns to talk a bit about some of the stories that are currently flying under the radar. As the story goes, Americans are being attacked by some form of cricket warfare in Cuba. Are John Bolton and the Canadians hoping this aggression will be enough to successfully push for regime change in Venezuela? 

topics include: New Year’s Eve, New York City, sonic weapons, Cuba, diplomats, intelligence agents, CIA, crickets, Associated Press, propaganda, conspiracy, Canadian military, Justin Trudeau, NATO, Venezuela, Latin America, Maduro, oil, geopolitics


Another episode of book notes. This time the book at hand is "Millennium; Winners and Losers in the Coming World Order". A fascinating and prophetic little book from 1991. 

topics include: international banking, emerging technologies, trans humanism, communications, geopolitics, economics, new world order, esoteric religion, sacrifice, family, US decline, Japan, Asia, universities, Ai, nomadic life, technological unemployment, cameras, globalism


Aaron shares some thoughts on the history and current state of artificial intelligence development. China and the US are the current global leaders in the field. Is there a new cold war scenario between these two countries? What are the true long term goals when it comes to Ai? 

topics include: artificial intelligence, machine learning, ARPANET, DARPA, military technological development, Vietnam War, China, Xinjiang, Uyghur minority, concentration camps, Social Credit system, government, corporations, Amazon, Alibaba, cloud computing, MIC, wars, civil liberties

Direct download: 215_China_and_the_US_Battle_For_Artificial_Intelligence_Supremacy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

Tom Brown, host of the Bike Karma Podcast, joins Aaron for a discussion about bicycle culture and politics. Like other forms of politics, there is a mix of big business, individuals, and governments at play working to create something. What that something is, no one can quite say, but it is probably a good idea. 

topics include: bicycles, bike cliques, road bikes, mountain bikes, commuting, bike mechanic, bicycle coop, podcasting, bike sharing, China, electric bikes, obsolescence, eco friendly transportation, bike lanes, safety, rolling coal, safety

Direct download: 214_Tom_Brown_interview_Bicycle_Politics.mp3
Category:interview -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

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