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

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 EDT

In this episode of Themes and Memes Adam and Aaron take a trip down memory lane as they talk about a number of films that they watched in their younger days. Many classics from the 80s and 90s are looked at in terms of predicitive programming and culture creation.

 

 

 

 

 

topics include: Short Circuit, MIC, occult, lightning, alchemy, gold, Terminator, Terminator 2, James Cameron, machines, transhumanism, Ai, film franchises, Aliens, Transformers, Optimus Prime, cartoons, trauma, arrested development, independent films, color, Top Gun, Navy, Tony Scott, suicide, homosexuality, Jurassic Park, genetic engineering, remakes, Total Recall, Judge Dredd, changing morality, Lion King, caste system, Social Darwinism, Disney, mind control, 1993, Jacques Ellul, propaganda, ideas as resources, subconscious

Direct download: Themes_and_Memes_ep_15_A_look_back_to_past_movies.mp3
Category:movie review -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT

Hang in there as Aaron preaches about exercise, because later he deals with the incredibly pressing issue of the 2015 Grammy Awards. People do tend to get worked up about such events, but what kind of performances nearly always go unnoticed?

 

 

 

 

topics include: cycling, exercise, weight training, making time, health, Grammy Awards, Kanye West, Beck, performers, stage, world stage, reality and fiction, subtlety, Andy Kaufman, theater of war, presidents, actors, speech writers, propaganda, perception

Direct download: 119_Veiled_Performance_Art_in_Pop_Culture.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:35pm EDT

The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin has always been steeped in controversy. Keeping this tradition alive here, Aaron examines some of the darker elements of this book. 

 

topics include: Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin, printing, media, propaganda techniques, shaping pubic opinion, secret societies, Junto, American Indians, alcoholism, genocide, Pennsylvania, philosophy, science, Royal Society, Philadelphia Experiments

Direct download: 118_Benjamin_Franklins_Autobiography.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

Aaron suggests listening to one of the many interviews he's given lately. Internet radio shows and podcasts including Legalise Freedom, The Bridge with Kira, ClandesTime, The Ripple Effect, and Reality Bytes are the most recent. These shows are all either posted online now, or will be very soon. Check out the "Press" tab at ageoftransitions.com to listen to them.

Direct download: 117_Update_on_recent_interviews.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT

What begins as a reading from Carroll Quigley's Tragedy and Hope ends up as a critique of the alternative media at large. Society itself is in a state of tragic confusion, of anomie, but what about the alternative sphere? Should we not be offering some sort of solution to that great problem, instead of piling more refuse onto an already massive landfill of nonsense?

 

 

 

 

topics include: Carroll Quigley, Roundtable Group, Milner Group, Cecil Rhodes, Lord Milner, Ango-American Establishment, British colonization, anomie, confusion, loss of morality, addiction, sociology, alternative media, right wing, reactionary movements, masses, angry mob, occult, religion, Christianity, Bible, simplistic views, contradictions, Mystery Tradition, secret societies, occult knowledge

Direct download: 116_Anomie_in_an_Age_of_Transitions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

Drama, theater, and acting are rife with occult significance. The stage is actually considered an altar to Dionysus. With this in mind Aaron explores the macrocosmic example of the World Stage.

 

 

 

 

topics include: world stage, Mystery Tradition, ancient history, initiation rituals, drama, consciousness, Shakespeare, Rosicrucians, actors, story, Dionysus, Osiris, God of the Vine, the stage, altar, news, world events, war, players, propaganda.

Direct download: 115_The_World_Stage_a_brief_introduction.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

Aaron keeps things casual as he talks about various topics. The show ends up with an exploration of the idea of Enlightenment. A difficult thing to nail down, Enlightenment is certainly a real phenomenon. Where it actually takes an individual is never certain until that person takes action on their own.

 

 

 

 

topics include: American Civil War, hidden history, Sam Houston, divide and conquer, confusion, Enlightenment, epiphany, different interpretations, good and evil, fear of death, devaluing life

 

Direct download: 114_Enlightenment_Both_Good_and_Evil.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm EDT

Dave McGowan, author of Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon, returns to Trans Resister Radio. In this interview he talks with Aaron about race politics in media. A nonstop barrage of racially charged stories has been the norm throughout the mainstream media lately. Even more discouraging is that some in the alternative media have latched onto these same stories only to cover them in a decidedly racist and fascist way.

topics include: racism, fascism, alternative media, Facebook, Michael Brown, Bill Cosby, sexual abuse, race politics, racial tension, mainstream media, Ferguson MO, protests, police shootings, agent provocateurs, Cliven Bundy, divide and conquer, social isolation, internet, television, mobile devices, extremist ideologies, social media, right-wing politics, Understanding the F Word, war, talking points, hypocrisy, extreme haunted houses, torture as entertainment, dark trends in society, legalized crime, culture of violence, anti heroes

Direct download: 113_Dave_McGowan_interview_Why_racism_and_why_now_TRR113.mp3
Category:interview -- posted at: 1:17am EDT

This is a special episode of Themes and Memes. Adam and Aaron recap the films that they reviewed this year as they try to draw out the most important themes and memes that repeated throughout many different movies. Why might it be that certain genres, ideas and actors are so popular now?

Topics include: Themes and Memes podcast, Cloud Atlas, Pacific Rim, Elysium, Assault on Wall Street, Now You See Me, Her, Transcendence, The Machine, Rosemary's Baby, Brotherhood of the Bell, Transformers 4, Divergent, The Giver, Lucy, Scarlett Johannson, Johnny Depp, agenda-driven filmmaking, audience, teen novels, dystopias

Direct download: Themes_and_Memes_ep14_Year_in_Review_2014.mp3
Category:movie review -- posted at: 1:27am EDT