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125 minutes | 2 months ago
Vaxxing - Part 2
Join Chris as he takes Marnee through the aftermath of Edward Jenner's world-changing contribution in Part 2. We discuss the very first global vaccination project and other developments that turn the tide in our fight against smallpox. We then turn our attention to the groups and people who, from day one, suddenly became "experts" in this brand new science, creating propaganda, preaching, and politically organizing against vaccinations. The ideas they presented won't be hard for you to imagine because they are the same ones you see propagating around the world and showing up on people's screens today. Researched, Written, and Edited by: Chris Setty Performed by: Chris and Marnee Setty Theme Music: Slow Fade by Thör
102 minutes | 3 months ago
Vaxxing - Part 1
We get to live today, blissfully ignorant, unaware, and untouched by a mysterious, deadly killer that stalked humankind for thousands and thousands of years. It killed millions of our children, took our eyesight, left us scarred and disfigured, if we even managed to survive its horrific attacks. This tale is *THE* story of how we came to live the long, potential-filled lives we do. How we fought back against this invisible, truly terrifying, serial killer - and how we should all thank our lucky fucking stars we won. Researched, written, and edited by: Chris Setty Performed by: Chris and Marnee Setty Theme Music: Slow Fade by Thör
73 minutes | 3 months ago
The Sinister Left
In this episode, Chris takes Marnee through a deeply ingrained belief around something considered innocuous today - the idea of the right hand versus the left. For millennia, our association of the left side, hand or way with evil and immorality. This belief crept into our religions, spiritual outlooks, languages, and even societal policy, impacting the lives of many left-handed people well into the latter parts of the 20th century. All based off of superstition around something as basic as what hand you favor. Researched, written, and edited by: Chris Setty Performed by: Chris and Marnee Setty Theme Music: Slow Fade by Thörr
112 minutes | 3 months ago
Human Rationality - Part 2
Join us as Chris takes Marnee through some specific examples of how our brains are not wired for reason, logic, rationality, or a search for truth. Through scientific experimentation and research, we have learned a lot about how we actually operate. Realities we need to understand about ourselves so that we can confront our evolutionary programming and actually let our thinking capabilities be engaged. It's a fun conversation full of all kinds of experiences you will be very familiar with. Spoiler alert: You're totally biased.
87 minutes | 3 months ago
Human Rationality - Part 1
The human brain. It's about finding out truth and an objective picture of reality...there is something special about us compared to the rest of nature, something that makes us smarter, more logical, and more objective, right? Pretty much a ubiquitous belief amongst people. Join us, as Chris takes Marnee through some of the interesting features we have discovered about our brains. Realities that indicate we aren't the rational creatures we think we are. Researched, Written, and Edited by: Chris Setty Performed by: Chris and Marnee Setty Theme Music: Slow Fade by Thörr
123 minutes | 4 months ago
The Blasphemous Ballad of Chris & Marnee
On this episode, things get personal. Rather than tackling someone else's story of belief, we sat down and recorded our own. It was recorded exactly 30 years, to the hour, from when we stood at the altar and were married, January 25th, 1991. We thought that hearing our tale will help you understand where the Blasphemy! podcast came from, and allow you to get to know us better. We hope you will indulge us as we recount the journey we have been on. Don't worry, we will be back next week with a normal episode and a brand new topic to cover. Written and Edited by: Chris Setty Performed by: Chris and Marnee Setty Theme Song: Slow Fade by Thörr
123 minutes | 4 months ago
The Notorious HPB - Part 4
As we conclude our look at Helena Blavatsky - her life, influence, and impact on the world - Chris takes Marnee through the developments Theosophy would undertake in turn-of-the-century Germany. Ideas that would be formulated using Helena's supposedly supernaturally-obtained truth, slapped on to German social and racial movements, leading to Nazi death camps. Researched, Written, Performed, and Edited by: Chris Setty Theme Song: Slow Fade by Thörr
96 minutes | 4 months ago
The Notorious HPB - Part 3
Listen in as Chris explains the information Helena claims to have gotten from the Masters via all kinds of shenanigans and cons. As she lays out her divinely inspired story of human evolution and development, we see her appropriation of "scientific" theories and ideas swirling around at the time. Ideas that laid the groundwork for racial struggles we are still dealing with. Researched, Written, Performed, and Edited by: Chris and Marnee Setty Theme Music: Slow Fade by Thörr
125 minutes | 4 months ago
The Notorious HPB - Part 2
As Chris and Marnee continue their exploration of Spiritualism and Helena Blavatsky's influence on the movement, he covers the establishment of her official organization, The Theosophical Society, and all the fun, very human twists and turns it took along the way. Researched, Written, Performed, and Edited by: Chris Setty Theme music: Slow Fade by Thörr
63 minutes | 5 months ago
The Notorious HPB
In the latter half of the 19th century, a fervor overtook the United States. It became the fastest growing religion through the end of the century and is known as Spiritualism. From within this cacophony emerged one of the most influential figures in western esoteric thought. Her name was Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, and the ideas she would make up would spread across Europe and the United States, beliefs that would lead to some really dastardly shit. Join us as Chris takes Marnee through the roots and development of the Spiritualist movement, and introduces The Notorious HPB. Researched, Written, Performed, and Edited by: Chris Setty Theme Music: Slow Fade by Thörr
115 minutes | 5 months ago
XMAS - Part 3
Join Chris as he takes Marnee through the origins, development, and various paths that the myth of the magical gift giver himself took in order to get to us in his current form. Like most beliefs, this one was forged through the pressures, experiences, imaginations, and practical needs of good old humans. Researched, written, performed, and edited by: Chris Setty Theme music: Slow Fade by Thorr
154 minutes | 5 months ago
XMAS - Part 2
As we continue our look into Christmas, we get a look at the ideas and concepts that formed the foundations of our world. Perspectives that we used to encode meaning and significance into our philosophies, religions, mythologies, societies, and virtually everything. Knowing the language underneath can bring us a lot more understanding around what is actually being said in scenes such as the Nativity of Jesus. Join Chris as he takes Marnee through the Astrological underpinnings of our world and thinking, even the story of Jesus. This one is blasphemous - and long - so settle in and hopefully you stay with us. Researched, Written, and Performed by: Chris Setty Theme Song: Slow Fade by Thorr
84 minutes | 5 months ago
XMAS - Episode 1 - The Reason for the Season
We have heard it said in the media over the last 15 years or so that Christmas is under attack by filthy pagans who are trying to stamp out the true meaning of the season. Join Chris as he takes Marnee through the history of the traditions, the ups and downs of its use and acceptance, and the eventual invention of what we have come to know as Christmas. Researched, Written, Performed, and Edited by: Chris Setty Theme Music: Slow Fade by Thorr
115 minutes | 5 months ago
Satan's RPG - Part 3
As the moral panic around Dungeons and Dragons evolved throughout the 80s and 90s, one person in particular would largely shape the narrative being sold to the public, and the police, about occult crimes and their link to the evil influence of the game. Her name was Patricia Pulling, and her tale is one of tragedy, loss, and pain. Pain which she redirected into a full-blown mission to fight the Devil as he lured innocent teenagers into suicide and murder through D&D. Researched & written by: Chris Setty Theme Music: Slow Fade by Thorr
83 minutes | 6 months ago
Satan's RPG - Part 2
In Part 2, we take a look at the moral crusaders who flooded in to take advantage of the panic over Dungeons & Dragons. It includes a whole host of dubious characters preying upon gullibility. Join Chris as he sits down with Marnee to continue the Satan's RPG series, revealing who the real magical thinkers are.
112 minutes | 6 months ago
Satan's RPG - Part 1
In the 1980s and 90s, a game came under attack for being a portal to Satanic forces, evil powers that were capturing the minds of impressionable young people, causing them to lose grip with reality, or worse, falling into league with the Devil. This led to beliefs around Dungeons & Dragons tying all kinds of societal issues to its dark influence. Join us as Chris takes Marnee through Part 1 where we discuss what kicked this whole thing off.
110 minutes | 6 months ago
Adrenochrome - Part 2
Listen as we conclude the Adrenochrome conspiracy theory in Part 2, where Chris sits down with Marnee to explain what Adrenochrome is, how it broke into the popular zeitgeist, and the pretty disgusting path it has taken to become the modern day Blood Libel.
134 minutes | 6 months ago
Adrenochrome - Part 1
Lately, some terms have been bubbling up into the popular consciousness. Maybe you've heard of Qanon, Adrenochrome, or the #saveourchildren movement. While these ideas may seem like something new, they are actually modern incarnations of very archaic, extremely bigoted accusations and tropes. Listen in as Chris explains to Marnee why nobody should believe this nonsense, and how doing so make you party to anti-Semitism.
66 minutes | 6 months ago
The Myth of the Human Alpha Male
Alphas and Betas. They exist in human society, right? Some beliefs come to us not through spiritual channels, but through the world of science itself. In this episode we take a look at the rise and fall of the Alpha Wolf, how ideas around these hierarchies were bridged over to humans, and how reducing human dynamics down to such a simple model is ludicrous.
83 minutes | 6 months ago
5G Is Going to Kill Us All?!
You've seen the conspiracies, watched the YouTube videos, and heard the scary truth about 5G. All of this nonsense is coming to you from people who don't even understand how all of this works. The truth is 5G is totally safe. Join me, Chris, as I sit down with Marnee and try to explain the electromagnetic spectrum, and how all of us have been continually exposed to levels of radiation so much higher than 5G, it ceases to be of any concern.
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