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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, harpoo… read more

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The Long Lightning pt. 8

January 15th, 2021


Part 8 of The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as narrated by Björ6n Oranj.

All apologies. After the last installment of The Long Lightning, we fully …

The Leaves of the Sea

January 1st, 2021


Björ6n Oranj tells the tale of man, a burly man with an affinity for wool garments, who did what he had done for years. He climbed a tree. 

Featured …

I Don't Care

December 15th, 2020


Björ6n Oranj assists a listener who is finding it difficult to communicate with a housemate.

Featured music in this episode includes:

The Rainbow …

Captain, There Are Doubts

December 1st, 2020


Björ6n Oranj ponders funerals, formalities, family, friendship and fIREHOSE.

Featured music in this episode includes:

The Fire of No by Mint Machete

The Cat, the Frisbee & the Merchant of Ivory

November 15th, 2020


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 …


October 30th, 2020


We apologize. It's been a while since we posted an episode. What can be said? Things got weird. Björ6n Oranj supplies an update while also reaching …

Björ6n's Book Reviews

May 15th, 2020


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 …

The Long Lightning pt. 7

April 30th, 2020


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. …

Moon Boy & the Daughter of Vegas

April 14th, 2020


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 …

Dr. Jack Billings

March 31st, 2020


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 …

The Your Name Here Story

March 20th, 2020


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 …

The Long Lightning pt. 6

March 14th, 2020


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 …

Dastard Chef

March 7th, 2020


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 …

We Might Fall Apart

February 29th, 2020


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 …

New Music from The Halcyon Brothers!!!

February 29th, 2020


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 …

Trailer /// What is This Isn't Just a Cult: A Work of Real Fiction?

February 26th, 2020


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 …

Tesla Eel

February 23rd, 2020


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 …

The Long Lightning pt. 5

February 15th, 2020


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 …

The Preacher

January 31st, 2020


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 …

The Grays

January 16th, 2020


Climate Crisis



The Rise of Nationalism

Björ6n Oranj has been pondering the state of the world as the result of listening to too many …


January 3rd, 2020


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. …

Fan Mail

December 16th, 2019


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.

The Creeping Man Refutes Björ6n Oranj

December 12th, 2019


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. …

Gelatinous Catapults

November 16th, 2019


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, …

The Long Lightning pt. 4

October 31st, 2019


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 …

A Letter to Alex

October 4th, 2019


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 …

Björ6n Oranj Meets The Creeping Man

September 7th, 2019


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 …

The Long Lightning pt. 3

August 17th, 2019


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 …

The Long Lightning pt. 2

July 22nd, 2019


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 …

The Long Lightning pt. 1

May 21st, 2019


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 …

Elaborate Rabbits

April 23rd, 2019


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, …

Near-Death Experience App

March 17th, 2019


Pondering the effectiveness of offices, the similarities between golf and therapy, and the ramifications of near-death experiences all surrounded by …

None of This Matters

February 5th, 2019


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

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