Funch the Soul

The older generations of Texans have very thick and beautiful accents. They’ll pronounce “oil” as “ole,” and “orange” as “oinge,” and “night” as “naht.” So when we found an old gardening record called “The Living Soil,” well… you see where this is going. Enjoy!

Father’s Bear Stories

Over the last twenty years, I’ve conducted many interviews with my father about his life. This is a collection of stories about bears that he’s encountered on his many camping trips. All of the music in this episode is by the magnificent Mitchell Jordan.

UHID Classic – Narcodrone

Here’s another edition of UHID Classic. This is a jam session that aired live on KVRX on July 2, 2007. It featured a truly staggering lineup of live musicians, with a backing track by Bernard. The musicians included Kurt Johnson, Lace Durant, Raymond Wang, Dan Butler, Bill Latham, Chris Siddall, Saturday, Brian C, and Jeff. It’s very good.

Automanipulation is Deathlessness

CW: Sex, masturbation, breathy noises in the background. TW: This one is kind of nasty. We mined dozens of 1960s Sex Education records to come up with this delightful treatise on how to attain immortality. Featuring additional wisdom by T. S. Eliot, Bert Tanzer, and Stan “The Man” Musial. Music for this episode was created by the late great Bill Latham.

UHID Classic – Absolute Relaxation

We’re taking it back to the old school, because we’re old fools. This episode of the Union of the Hideously and Improbably Deformed is an excerpt of a show originally broadcast on KVRX on January 7, 2015. It features live performances by Dan Butler, Bill Latham, and Langel Bookbinder, as well as a variety of relaxation techniques and meditation records. Additional music towards the end by the Night Terrors.

the night is dark

This one’s a bit of a downer, we’re afraid. The night is dark, and getting darker– the hut is high, and getting higher. I wish you luck. There is none. Featuring Sylvia Plath, J. Frank Dobie, and Lauren Bacall reading James Thurber. Music by Dan Butler and Mitchell Jordan.

Dead Drunk

Do you know how long it takes to suffocate in a refrigerator? Do you know what alcoholic beverage is otherwise known as “canned heat?” Have you heard that if you filter radiator alcohol through rye bread, it makes it safe to drink? (DO NOT DO THIS.) Enjoy this delicious high-octane sound collage filled with dangers, and drinking, and the dangers of drinking. Music in this episode by Dan Butler and Mitch Jordan.

The ASMR Conspiracy Theory Hour

In this episode, everyone’s favorite conspiracy theorist, The Reverend Truthsayer Q. Public, after having failed to gain an audience through traditional conspiracy theory podcasting, attempts something brand-new– by diving face-first into the red-hot world of ASMR. Join us as he attempts to instill the truths behind our modern world while stimulating your vagus nerves and making your scalp tingle. All music in this episode by Dan, Bork, and Keef.

What You’re Seeing Isn’t What’s Happening

We’re going back to our roots with this bizarro sound collage about everyone’s favorite “president,” Donald Trump, the most loathsome man alive. All spoken word used in this episode comes directly from propaganda, either straight from the horse’s mouth or from old 1950s-1960s “Red Scare” recordings. All music created for this episode by Dan Butler, Evan Reser, Mitch Jordan, and Adam Norris.

Besotted Man

We go on assignment to track down the truth about a strange old medicine called “Besotted Man.” Along the way, we learn about old-timey embalming methods, the Second Balkan War, the shelf-life of honey, and the perfect wine pairing for unusual dishes.¬† We didn’t get into the medicinal use of ground-up Egyptian mummies, sadly. All music in this episode by Dan Butler. Lucky Millinder’s “The Grape Vine” used for additional commentary.

The Baba Yaga Sharpened Her Iron Teeth

The Baba Yaga is coming for you. This is a compendium of stories about the witch-mother of Russian folklore, old and new, retold and remixed. It’s creepy. It’s weird. It’s dark.

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