Trans Resister Radio
Author and digital filmmaker Aaron Franz hosts this podcast about transhumanism, social manipulation, the occult, and much more.

Aaron does a quick podcast about autonomous robotic systems. Many jobs that are now performed by humans will be done by machines in the near future. So the question is what should we be doing about this now?

topics include: Ai, robotics, autonomous systems, self-driving cars, FIRST competition, DARPA Grand Challenge, academia, military, transportation, Silicon Valley

Direct download: 128_The_Present_and_Future_of_Autonomous_Systems.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10pm EST

Musician and author Sand Sheff comes on Trans Resister Radio to talk about his book Real is Good. Technology advances at an exponential rate as a great story unfolds. What is the key to understanding this story, and who exactly is the story-teller? These sorts of questions and more and explored in this interview.

Topics include: technology, society, spiritual experiences, mass mind manipulation, implantable technology, science fiction, transhumanism, Kurweil, Dmitry Itskof, Michio Kaku, Lewis Mumford, religion and science, belief systems, power structures, free will, Real is Good, What the Fire Said, storytelling, fire, light, centralization, mimicking nature, computer network, Singularity, Google, specialization, IT, language, net, web, Apple, the Law, robotic infrastructure, automated tyranny, mass production, the idea and the choice, spiritual revival movements, survival instinct, the Great Revulsion, cognitive dissonance, consciousness, Ai, Mt St Helens, Bill Gates, Microsoft, Bellevue WA, IBM

Direct download: 127_Sand_Sheff_interview_Real_is_Good.mp3
Category:interview -- posted at: 4:50pm EST

Tom Secker comes back on Trans Resister Radio to have a discussion with Aaron about leaving YouTube. Both Tom and Aaron have decided to ditch their channels, and they list off a number of their reasons for doing so here.

 

 

 

 

Topics include: YouTube, Google, content creators, Vimeo, copyright infringement, flagged, 7/7 Crime and Prejudice, community guidelines, user interface, Google Plus, Facebook, Google Video, abusive relationship, CIA, social experimentation via internet, free market, regulation, corporate fascism, alternative video sharing websites, iTunes, music industry, ads, Deep Mining Corporation, The Age of Transitions, user generated content, selling private information, overvalued stock, intelligence value, dark alchemy, Youtube Exodus Project, view count, addiction, channel surfing, TV, sensationalism, transhumanism, human relationships, attention, alienation, comments, virtual reality, Ray Kurzweil, Ai

Direct download: 126_Tom_Secker_interview_Leaving_YouTube.mp3
Category:interview -- posted at: 12:09am EST

 

JP Sears is the creator of the hilarious Ultra Spiritual Life series of videos on Youtube. A satire of the new age, these videos are more than just entertainment. They are also a form of therapy. In this interview JP explains that they offer him a chance to deal with some of the aspects of his own shadow-side.

Topics include: Youtube channel, emotional healing, Ultra Spiritual Life, satire, comedy, spiritual seekers, shadow, meditation, yoga, being too serious, disconnection from self, spirituality, dogma, sense of control, gray area, mystery, ego, sense of safety, sense of self, rebirth, journey, finding meaning, ayahuasca, addiction, Carl Jung, soul, feelings, Southern California, progressive shadow, futility of debate, vegetarianism, gluten, power of viewer, art, acceptance, external and internal world, perfection, creativity, higher purpose

Direct download: 125_JP_Sears_interview_Ultra_Spiritual_Life.mp3
Category:interview -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

In this interview Pearse Redmond shares some of his research and thoughts on Scientology and cults in general. What is a destructive cult, and why would anyone join one in the first place? A better question might be: what pseudo-cults have I, myself been involved in, and to what extent? Human nature is ours, but it is also the Garden from which the guru attempts to pick Forbidden Fruit.

 

 

 

 

Topics include: cults, Scientology, Tom Cruise, Hollywood, Going Clear, destructive cults, religion, Sea Org, gurus, L Ron Hubbard, CIA, Unification Church, Moonies, Radio Free Asia, Operation Snow White, IRS, tax exempt, David Miscavige, SRI, saving the world, Peoples Temple, hypnotism, terrorism, brainwashing, blame the victim, superhuman powers, engrams, auditing, conception, abortion, Dianetics, occult, Alesiter Crowley, magic, celebrities, secret societies, pseudo-cults, Alcoholics Anonymous, groupthink, elections, children, instant acceptance, guilt, disconnection, illusion of no personal control, depression, internet, political cults, alt media, 9/11 truth, National Socialism, looking for answers, Libertarianism, Stephan Molyneux, DeFooing, shut out family, Gold Standard, absolutism, advertising, changing labels, branding, racism, exploitation

Direct download: 124_Pearse_Redmond_interview_Scientology_and_other_cults.mp3
Category:interview -- posted at: 12:18am EST

What appeared to be a grassroots protest rallying against the dangers of artificial intelligence was no more than a marketing stunt. One designed to sell an online dating app of all things. The inability to understand abstract ideas has led us to a point where marketing holds tremendous sway over our lives.

topics include: Stop the Robots, SXSW, marketing, artificial intelligence, grassroots movements, Adam Mason, media, protests, politics, counter-intelligence, infiltration, admitting our faults, transhumanism, Ray Kurzweil, attention, ideas, images, alchemy, mystique, subjectivity vs objectivity, perception, rationalization, Four Arguments For the Elimination of Television, Jerry, Mander, seeing is believing, subconscious, mind, abstract concepts

Direct download: 123_Ai_Protest_Marketing_Scheme.mp3
Category:social commentary -- posted at: 1:25am EST

Please note that Themes and Memes has a new dedicated feed and website. Be sure to check out tmpodcast.com and subscibe to the feed as future episodes will be posted there exclusively.

 

Direct download: Themes_and_Memes_ep16_Jupiter_Ascending.mp3
Category:movie review -- posted at: 1:34am EST

Aaron gives some added points on past podcasts. The World Stage concept continues to be important in its relation to what is said here.

topics include: Carlisle PA, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Jim Thorpe, Great Sioux War, Benjamin Franklin, David Lynch, Andy Kaufman, performance art, trickster spirit, nothing is real, transcendental meditation, cosmic consciousness, truth, relief, relaxation, religion, cults, Michael Richards, Laurel Canyon, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Bruce Dern, films, Hollywood, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive.

Direct download: 122_Tying_up_loose_ends.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

This is a special roundtable discussion featuring Thomas Sheridan, Tom Secker, and Adam of Themes and Memes. Aaron Franz hosts, and the topic at hand is the rise of Race Politics in the alternative media. Why is it that alt media has taken such a dark turn, and what can the rest of us do about it?

topics include: racism, alternative, Truth Movement, psychology, frustration, psychic energy, Russell Brand, Adolf Hitler, National Socialism, midlife crisis, no resolution, masculine and feminine, dialectic, far right politics, Nazi Sympathy, revisionist history, personal values, obsession with disaster, sincerity, drug addiction, White Nationalism, division, mainstream recognition, self destruction, complexity, human nature, dogma, simple identity, reassessing self, need to belong, extended adolescence, The Greatest Story Never Told, emotive music, Hallmark commercial for Third Reich, Transformers score, WW2, narrative, Stalingrad, German people, Poland, distorted logic, truth documentaries, futurism, Nazi flying saucers, Nazi Bell, propaganda, Goebbels, taking allegory as literal, cults, ideals, synchronicity, Walpurgis Night, confronting history, ideological vacuum, idealizing the past, virility, doublethink, confusion, Nuremburg Racial Laws, play the victim, race politics, slavery, preserving culture, multiculturalism, cultural laws, authoritarian government, complexity, sectarianism, Downfall film


Everyone knows that David Lynch has a dark side, but what about his enlightened side? As it turns out this might just represent the darkest thing that Lynch has to offer. There is certainly more going on than is to be seen on the surface when it comes to transcendental meditation and its most famous proponent.

topics include: Berlin presentation, Invincible Germany, performance art, video, body language, David Wants to Fly, transcendental meditation, cult, spiritual concepts, baseless optimism, heavy unstressing, dissociation, depersonalization, derealization, Russell Brand, Ellen Degeneres, Jerry Seinfeld, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, fact and fiction, ideas, esoteric, mystique, films, occult, lighting, dreams, sexual perversion, violence, altered states of consciousness, mind control, DID, dissociative identity disorder, Mulholland Drive, nihilism, audience, confusion, new age, magic

Direct download: 120_David_Lynch_the_cult_of_TM_and_mind_control.mp3
Category:social commentary -- posted at: 9:00am EST