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this isn't just a cult: a real work of fiction

A podcast of Real Fiction featuring music from the This Isn’t Just a Cult constellation of artists and stories of regret, elation, mysticism, headaches, heartaches, harpoons and merit badges. Perfect for every situation. Except four.

You can listen to the podcast just about everywhere including: Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify and YouTube.

EPISODE 25: Captain, There Are Doubts

Björ6n Oranj ponders funerals, formalities, family, friendship and fIREHOSE.
 
Featured music in this episode includes:
The Fire of No by Mint Machete
a snippet of Brave Captain by fIREHOSE
This episode was written, produced and narrated by Björ6n Oranj.
 

EPISODE 24: The Cat, the Frisbee & the Merchant of Ivory

Have you ever had a dude, probably in his thirties wearing a well-worn My Little Pony hoodie, ride up to your house on a vintage Raleigh velodrome bike, hand you an envelope from Milo Lulu, throw his cigar butt into the fresh snow of your yard, flip you off and then ride off rather precariously down the icy road?  Björ6n Oranj just had that experience and tells the tale.

Featured music in this episode includes:
and Ringborn by Mint Machete
 
This episode was written by Milo Lulu and Björ6n Oranj with production and narration by Björ6n Oranj.
 

EPISODE 23: Postcards

There was a lag in episodes. We apologize. What can be said? Things got weird. Björ6n Oranj supplies an update while also reaching into a rather surprising mailbag of postcards that mysteriously landed at his new base of operations.
 
Featured music in this episode includes:
This episode was written, produced and narrated by Björ6n Oranj.

EPISODE 22: Björ6n’s Book Reviews

Apparently people are looking for something to read. We have been getting a number of inquiries asking for recommendations. So, Björ6n Oranj is offering up some of his latest finds. You’ll get a variety: paranormal action-adventure, inspirational biography, community drama, experimental fiction and quirky non-fiction.

Featured music in this episode includes:
Not This by Mint Machete
She’s Just Like You by Björ6n Oranj
This episode was produced and narrated by Björ6n Oranj.
Are you a Prince fan? We are. If you are not, there is clearly something wrong with you. Check out The Mountains and the Sea to get your Prince podcast fix.

EPISODE 21: The Long Lightning pt 7

Part 7 of The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as narrated by Stephen Indrisano.

We left you on a bit of a cliffhanger with the ending of part 6. Sorry about that. Here’s a recap. The Tammy Bins have circulated the punctuated burning airlines of manipulated spacetime with reverence and decay born of crimson electrification and mounting oracle juice effecting both my hat and your speed dot connection transmission through common feelsport and bubbling tap-taps. That about sums it up.

We would like to thank Stephen Indrisano for his nimble wordplay performance. You can get his comedic take on the catalog of Stephen King at The Stephen King Boo! Club and learn more about his technical prowess at Indrisano Audio Services.
This episode was produced, edited and soundscaped by Björ6n Oranj.
 

You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify and YouTube.

EPISODE 20: Moon Boy & the Daughter of Vegas

Moon Boy got kicked out of Heaven. Then he blew his top and shot out some stars. It’s a love story.

This episode was written, produced and performed by Björ6n Oranj. It features the songs We’ll Always Be Together as well as Over the Moon by The Halcyon Brothers from their album Set Upon by Satellites. Bosky Rumbluffer provided the soundscape. 
You can listen to The Halcyon Brothers on all the platforms including: Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Deezer, Bandcamp, YouTube, iHeartRadio & Soundcloud.

You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify and YouTube.

EPISODE 19: Dr. Jack Billings

There are a lot of podcasts out there and that means there is a pretty vast podcast community. Really, the only folks listening to podcasts are individuals who are also making podcasts. Since only 17 people worldwide are actually earning any sort of profit from producing podcasts, the community relies on each other to for technological, legal, promotional and voice-over assistance. Members of that community have appeared on this very show, and This Isn’t Just a Cult’s Björ6n Oranj has provided the voice of Sherlock Butternuts on Hey, That’s No Way to Say Hello, Mr. Magnet on Your Yo-Yo’s Got to Go-Go, and Dr. Jack Billings on Jack Billings Presents: Me and My Neighbor Michael. In this episode, Björ6n guides you through some of his guest appearances as pharmacist and mayoral candidate Dr. Jack Billings. Featured music in this episode includes Cypress Monolith (the Jericho Smile), Quixotic Demagogue and Jingoistic Juggernaut by Squinting Matador.

BONUS EPISODE: The Your Name Here Story

Chris Campbell [a.k.a. The Creeping Man] created this sound collage for you the listener to ponder. He hopes it will spark that existential conversation you have been postponing with a loved one. Also, it is meant to inspire you to aspire. To reach for the stars. To swing for the fences. To boil the ocean. To bounce like a Muppet. To never Leggo the Eggo. 

EPISODE 18: The Long Lightning pt. 6

Many listeners have contacted us about this series and asked why? Good question. Well, simply put, it’s because we think about thorns. The odd bequest of a fuchsia bender to sequin a soliloquy songbird to frisk our winch and our growing branching passwords in a beret of failure that protrudes a solitary wildcat.

We would like to thank Yall Yall for his wonderful performance. Go over to Boothin’ Pod to listen to more of his musings along with some amazing freestyle raps. It’s a great listen.

Featured in this episode is Dramas [BANG!] Art by Björ6n Oranj. You can find it on the album Dastards. It is available on all the streaming services. This episode was produced, edited and soundscaped by Björ6n Oranj.

You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify, and YouTube.

BONUS EPISODE: Dastard Chef

There are soooooo many meal delivery services on the market these days. They all offer healthy meal plans for a variety of diets. How can one choose? Don’t worry. There is one choice that gives you everything and just a little bit more. Dastard Chef has been a longtime supporter of our podcast and honestly, we would praise them even if they didn’t support us. Their product is just that superior to everything else on the market. In this bonus episode, give a listen and find out why Dastard Chef is the only choice in meal delivery services.
This episode contains the songs Quixotic Demagogue and Jingoistic Juggernaut by Squinting Matador.

You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify, and YouTube.

Episode 17: We Might Fall Apart

This isn’t just a cult. This is an art collective. Within the TIJAC constellation is an indie rock band known as The Halcyon Brothers. For the first time in nine years, The Halcyon Brothers are releasing an album of new music [We Might Fall Apart]. Super fan Chris Campbell [aka The Creeping Man] tracks down founding members Bosky Rumbluffer and Björ6n Oranj to learn more about this album, their history and their creative philosophies.  What he got was tales about dune buggies, legal problems in Estonia involving Martin Scorsese, the name Elmer, famous hair stylists, hiking in Laos, single use toothbrushes and why we might fall apart. Listen to The Halcyon Brothers on all the platforms including: Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Deezer, Bandcamp, YouTube, iHeartRadio & Soundcloud. The episode can be found right here and everywhere else: Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify, and YouTube.

BONUS EPISODE: Tesla Eel

Reach in there and touch it. Get in deep—up to your elbow at least. Wiggle your fingers. Can you feel it? What you are experiencing is the all new for 2020 Tesla Eel and this Eel is electric. Experience Tesla Eel: The perfect blend of eco-friendly and deadly. This bonus episode was written by Chris Campbell [aka The Creeping Man] and Björ6n Oranj. Narration, soundscape and production was handled by Björ6n Oranj.

You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify, and YouTube.

Episode 16: The Long Lightning pt. 5

Bjor6n Oranj narrates the The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt. Abstract poetry read out loud because…because…BECAUSE seeking kitten righteousness about tomorrow will wrestle itself if barracuda has enough truck stop of its own. Because after a long and difficult presidency, no cognac but only an ambrosia dork like a giant wrench stenographer squanders moss like a physicist.  Because this is an afternoon orgy more than a choirmaster. This episode was written by Erik Blagsvedt and Bjor6n Oranj. It features a soundscape created by Kevotri. Check out more of his work at Soundcloud and Spotify

Episode 15: The Preacher

Got some dishes to wash? Need to chop up some veggies for dinner? Why not listen to the preacher. Tune in to The Jesus is Life Ministry with Residential Christianity Expert Deacon Josiah Paul. Learn. Discover. Get questions answered.

This episode was written and performed by Or Cilantro. Production, additional writing and narration was by Björ6n Oranj. Say Goodnight by This Isn’t Just a Cult is featured in this episode.
 

Episode 14: The Grays

Climate Crisis. Genocide. War. The Rise of Nationalism. Björ6n Oranj has been pondering the state of the world as the result of listening to too many podcasts. It has left him cynical. But, recently, there has been some hope. Resistance. Leadership. The Grays have become a world-wide phenomenon. They are fighting back against apathy. They have become an inspiration to millions. Maybe 2020 is the year everything changes. Featured music includes all sorts of guitar noodling by Machete Petals and We’ll Always Be Together by The Halcyon Brothers. You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify, and YouTube.

Episode 13: Documentation

For some reason, we really don’t understand why, we have been receiving a lot of seemingly classified material through our website and email address. The thing is, we don’t know what to do with all this documentation. What is it? Is it important? We don’t know. So, we have decided to put it in the trustworthy hands of our listeners. What do you think? What does it mean? What else should we do? This episode is sponsored by the all new Tesla Eel: A radical design concept for the eco-friendly, high-end performance, luxury sports car. Featuring music by Machete Petals and The Halcyon Brothers, you can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify, and YouTube.

 

Episode 12: Fan Mail

Have you ever sent a fan letter? Have you ever received fan mail? The Creeping Man takes a look at both sides. Björ6n Oranj recalls his childhood of writing fan letters and Chopper reads some of our recent mail. Featured music includes: Are You Listening by Bosky Rumbluffer & Under the Stairs by The Creeping Man.

You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify, and YouTube.

Episode 11: The Creeping Man Refutes Björ6n Oranj

Lies. Misconceptions. Exaggerations. The Creeping Man has some problems with some fabrications allegedly proclaimed by Björ6n Oranj. The Creeping Man refutes and takes the witness stand to tell his side of the story. You’ll notice his hand was not on the Bible. Along the way, while telling his tale, The Creeping Man weaves in some historical reference material: Bones and Brine by The Creeping Man, Entertain Me by This Isn’t Just a Cult, Sorry by SQUID1969, Pour Fun in My Mouth by SQUID1969 and The Complete Handbook of Oppositional Defiant Disorder by The Creeping Man.

You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify, and YouTube.

Episode 10: Gelatinous Catapults

Our in-depth, focus-group research has strongly indicated that this is exactly what YOU are looking for: A one-of-kind episode about flowers, squirrels, stew, goo, innovation, corporate culture and country music. Of course, there is a heaping helping of Bosky Rumbluffer and a beautiful ditty about sleeping on a futon. It’s pert’near perfect. Björ6n Oranj, Chris Campbell, M0ssy Tr0n along with Jack Billings, Mike Colby and Abigail Reynolds of the JACK BILLINGS PRESENTS: Me and My Neighbor Michael podcast. Featuring music from Machete Petals, Bosky Rumbluffer, The Halcyon Brothers, Squinting Matador and Björ6n Oranj featuring M0ssy Tr0n. Other than right here, you can find our podcast on many, many platforms including Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, YouTube and Spotify.

 

Episode 09: The Long Lightning pt. 4

The continuation of The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as read by M0ssy Tr0n. Abstract poetry read out loud. Remember when you worked in a small redeemer stymie–a yobbo—ago, before everything switched to ginger, and you had your own mini moxie in voluptuous respirators? We think you have ‘big earthworms’ and would be a good prognosticator but your bimbo detector is just generality and crazy as soybeans. So, this might just be the remedy.

This episode was written by Erik Blagsvedt and Bjor6n Oranj. It features a soundscape created by Bosky Rumbluffer.
 
Other than right here, you can find our podcast on many, many platforms including Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, YouTube and Spotify.

Episode 08: A Letter to Alex

Bjor6n Oranj shares some details from his time while living on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It is a surreal tale of mini-golf and concessions of the food variety.
Featured music in this episode: The Bell and the Bull Maverick by Bjor6n Oranj, Quixotic Demagogue by Squinting Matador, Jingoistic  Juggernaut by Squinting Matador, A Letter to Alex by Bjor6n Oranj, Take That by Bjor6n Oranj, Just You and Me by Bjor6n Oranj. This episode was written by Bjor6n Oranj and sponsored by Dastard Chef. If you have not read Michael Paterneti’s Driving Mr. Albert, we highly suggest that you do.
It is available on many, many platforms including Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic and Spotify.

Episode 07: Björ6n Oranj Meets The Creeping Man

The Creeping Man experiments with sound and creates sonic mayhem–mostly in the dark ambient mode. Further, The Creeping Man is the work of one person. This person has a name and a collection of, or maybe, just one pair of off-white, thermal, long underwear. Although deeply secretive, over-all distrustful and a bit of a recluse, The Creeping Man, or rather, a person probably in off-white, thermal, long underwear, did contact long-time collaborator Bjor6n Oranj via some sort of ham radio device to discuss his latest work– A Hit or Miss Proposition. Meandering through a bizarre set of topics including hit men, detective novels & the plight of the artist, this interview is the only recorded glimpse into the inner workings of this creative visionary.
 

It is available on many, many platforms including Anchor.

Episode 06: The Long Lightning pt. 3

The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as read by Bjor6n Oranj. Beginning-less and endless abstract poetry inspired by surprised freedom and words cut-up purely to be found flashing fragments arranged into non-arising light.  Awareness in not-knowing.  Liberation is center-less.  This episode features We Regret to Inform You, Mr. World, Duck at 1:30, Is 234 and It’s Over  by The Creeping Man, Ass Jackin’ Assassin by  Bjor6n Oranj, Clever, Clever by This Isn’t Just a Cult, Looking for the Hands of God by The Halcyon Brothers and Abapical Zeniths by Squinting Matador.
 

It is available on many, many platforms including Anchor.

Episode 05: The Long Lightning pt. 2  

Björ6n Oranj continues reading from Erik Blagsvedt’s work of abstract poetry, “The Long Lightning.” This episode features Meeker County  by The Creeping Man [Soundcloud, Bandcamp] , Hypnotized by the Sun  by The Halcyon Brothers [Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes], Twin Islamic Stars  by Björ6n Oranj [Soundcloud , Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes],  No Loss There  by Squid1969 [Soundcloud],and Baja Soldier and the Pariah by Squinting Matador [Soundcloud].

It is available on many, many platforms including Anchor.

Episode 04: The Long Lightning pt. 1 

Björ6n Oranj reads from Erik Blagsvedt’s work of abstract poetry, “The Long Lightning.” This episode features Crush  by The Creeping Man [Soundcloud, Bandcamp] , Landslides of Dandelions  by The Halcyon Brothers [Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes], Cat or a Man  by Björ6n Oranj [Soundcloud , Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes],  Pork Chop Bones  by Squid1969 [Soundcloud],and Santos Ain’t Got Nothing on Meby Squinting Matador [Soundcloud].

You can also listen at Stitcher, Spotify, Pocketcast, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Podchaser.

Episode 03: Elaborate Rabbits

Is it a trick? Is it authentic? Is it permissible? Björ6n Oranj ponders these questions and the work of Doug Henning, Anthony Perkins, Charleze Theron, Mo’Nique, Morgan Rhodes and Bryan Ferry while promoting openness, vulnerability, and support for the legitimate self. This episode features Begin by The Creeping Man [Soundcloud, Bandcamp] Eyeball & Milk Machine by This Isn’t Just a Cult [Soundcloud, Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes], My Words Are Mighty  by The Halcyon Brothers [Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes], Ain’t It the Truth by Björ6n Oranj [Soundcloud , Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes] and Kafkaesque Pinwheels by Squinting Matador [Soundcloud].

You can also listen at Stitcher, Spotify, Pocketcast, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Podchaser.

Episode 02: Near-Death Experience App

Pondering the effectiveness of offices, the similarities between golf and therapy, and the ramifications of near-death experiences all surrounded by a soundtrack from the This Isn’t Just a Cult constellation of artists. This episode features We Tangle by The Creeping Man [Soundcloud, Bandcamp] Just You & Me  by This Isn’t Just a Cult [Soundcloud, Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes], I See  by The Halcyon Brothers [Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes], Aloha by Björ6n Oranj [Soundcloud , Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes] Ego.Death.Compassion. Wisdom. by This Isn’t Just a Cult [Soundcloud]and The Difference Is Kundun. Kundun Is the Diffrence by Squinting Matador [Soundcloud].

You can also listen at Stitcher, Spotify, Pocketcast, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Podchaser.

Episode 01: None of This Matters

Things start off from a dark place. Sometimes a mantra is the only thing that holds you together. This episode features Midland 13-885  by The Creeping Man [Soundcloud, Bandcamp], Miracle Drug  by This Isn’t Just a Cult [Soundcloud, Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes], American Male 1 On the Subject of  by Bosky Rumbluffer [Soundcloud], Cattle Call  by The Halcyon Brothers [Soundcloud, Spotify], I Wanted Suicide  by Squid1969 [Soundcloud], and Jingoistic Juggernaut  by Squinting Matador [Soundcloud].

You can also listen at Stitcher.