In this episode, Mike Gathers chats with the Rev. Ivan Stang of the Church of the Subgenius.
• Subgenius Membership:
JR “Bob” Dobbs & the Church of the SubGenius documentary:
• Arise! The Subgenius Movie:
• Arise! The Subgenius Movie on Roku:
• Robert Anton Wilson Preaches for “Bob”:
• Rev Ivan Stang Interviews Robert Anton Wilson:
• Jailbird – Kerry Thornley:
Q: What’s your connection with the Church of the SubGenius and its deity J.R. “Bob” Dobbs?
A: Well, Rev. Ivan Stang told me I was one of his main inspirations — but maybe he says that to all writers he wants to get on the good side of. There are a lot of my ideas in the SubGenius mythos, so maybe “Bob” was named after me . . . Maybe I should start using the inverted commas?
– Robert Anton Wilson, Email to the Universe