This Isn't Just a Cult: A Work of Real Fiction

This Isn't Just a Cult: A Work of Real Fiction

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A part-time cabal. A fusion of assemblage art, hurly-burly, bedlam, disquiet and poetry. Indie music, art, writing and treasure. 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. This Isn’t Just a Cult is an art collective with a focus on collaboration and creativity. It is often absurd. It can be a comedy or a parody. It is often abstract. It is poetry and fiction. It is the bubbles of a creative community.


Björ6n’s Book Reviews [Parody Fiction]
May 15 • 43 min
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…
The Long Lightning pt. 7 [Abstract Poetry]
Apr 30 • 32 min
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…
Moon Boy & the Daughter of Vegas [Storytelling]
Apr 14 • 33 min
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…
Dr. Jack Billings [Comedy]
Mar 31 • 32 min
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…
The Your Name Here Story [Audio Collage]
Mar 20 • 3 min
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 Long Lightning pt. 6 [Abstract Poetry]
Mar 14 • 33 min
Part 6 of The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as narrated by Yall Yall. 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…
Dastard Chef [Comedy / Commercial Parody]
Mar 7 • 6 min
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…
We Might Fall Apart [Comedy Fiction]
Feb 29 • 60 min
This isn’t just a cult. This is an art collective. Within that 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…
New Music from The Halcyon Brothers!!!
Feb 29 • 0 min
Now available on Doo-Tel, WE MIGHT FALL APART!!! 10 songs in under 30 minutes from your friends The Halcyon Brothers. Rattled rock music for addled times!!! Björ6n Oranj and Bosky Rumbluffer continue to adorn the worrisome burden in striking costumes of…
Trailer /// What is This Isn’t Just a Cult: A Work of Real Fiction?
Feb 26 • 1 min
This Isn’t Just a Cult. This is an art collective. This is a band. This is a podcast. Makes sense right? Sure it does. Okay, let’s see. This is a podcast of Real Fiction featuring music from the This Isn’t Just a Cult constellation of artists and stories…
Tesla Eel [Comedy / Commercial Parody]
Feb 23 • 4 min
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…
The Long Lightning pt. 5 [Abstract Poetry]
Feb 15 • 30 min
Part 5 of The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as narrated by Bjor6n Oranj. 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…
The Preacher [Comedy / Parody]
Jan 31 • 24 min
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…
The Grays [Alternate History Fiction]
Jan 16 • 39 min
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…
Documentation [Political Comedy Fiction]
Jan 3 • 36 min
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…
Fan Mail [Comedy Storytelling]
Dec 16, 2019 • 29 min
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…
The Creeping Man Refutes Björ6n Oranj [Comedy Storytelling]
Dec 11, 2019 • 33 min
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…
Gelatinous Catapults [Abstract Comedy Storytelling]
Nov 16, 2019 • 30 min
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…
The Long Lightning pt. 4 [Abstract Poetry]
Oct 31, 2019 • 29 min
The continuation of The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as read by M0ssy Tr0n. Abstract poetry read out loud because the main intensifier is electric gunsmith. But, we can primrose pretty much anything and make myriad lunatic dudes astounded at your…
A Letter to Alex [Absurd Comedy Storytelling]
Oct 4, 2019 • 26 min
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…
Björ6n Oranj Meets The Creeping Man [Audio Collage Comedy Storytelling]
Sep 6, 2019 • 38 min
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…
The Long Lightning pt. 3 [Abstract Poetry]
Aug 17, 2019 • 54 min
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.…
The Long Lightning pt. 2 [Abstract Poetry]
Jul 22, 2019 • 54 min
Björ6n Oranj continues reading The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt. Abstract poetry inspired by cut-up words that are found to be pure. Fragments flash surprise and freedom is arranged into streaks of myriad light beginningless and endless in time…
The Long Lightning pt. 1 [Abstract Poetry]
May 20, 2019 • 51 min
Erik Blagsvedt [Machete Petals / Mint Machete] is a member of This Isn’t Just a Cult. He is also an author. In this episode, Bjor6n Oranj begins reading Erik’s book of abstract poetry, The Long Lightning. You can grab a copy of the book. This episode…
Elaborate Rabbits [Storytelling]
Apr 23, 2019 • 43 min
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…
Near-Death Experience App [Storytelling]
Mar 16, 2019 • 39 min
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. We Tangle by The Creeping Man Just…
None of This Matters [Fiction]
Feb 4, 2019 • 29 min
Things start off from a dark place. Sometimes a mantra is the only thing that holds you together. That, and maybe some music: The Creeping Man Midland 13-885, This Isn’t Just a Cult Miracle Drug, Bosky Rumbluffer American Male 1 On the Subject of, The…