Review: Hate Speech Radio

Despite the flow — yea, overflow — of information provided by the Internet, many cultures are still slow to shake off the vestiges of the political correctness which ran amok in the 1990s. And that decade’s coddling and oversensitivity of its children have brought us a generation mired in what the late, great George Carlin would likely call the “pussification” of the masses. If you care, it’s mighty sad. But, if you don’t, then it’s boot party time upon all of the sacred social cows out there, and few take upon that awesome task better than the crew of Hate Speech Radio.

Even the very name brings forth the knee-jerk cringe from those trying way too hard not to offend someone, anyone, EVERYONE! It’s funny how a mere pairing of words can bring out the self-righteous indignation in less than intelligent sheep. Really funny. Hilarious, even. In fact, I’m willing to bet that HSR is banking on that very fact and I hope their coffers fill to the brim with profits from the unwitting press their name, and their content, gets them.

Yes, content. Surely, the show can’t be a merely provocative moniker. And it isn’t. Show hosts David Harris, Heather Height, Mersh, and that Jewish kid bring you the irreverent funny every Sunday at 6p on BPS Radio and Lose The Radio, as well as right to your podcatcher through iTunes. Issues abound, including those of race, politics, social taboos, general stupidity in the culture, and, like many podcasts, you get to know the hosts very well. Were I to invoke a Partridge Family comparison, I’d say to think of Dave as Danny, Heather as the Mom, Mersh as Keith, and Evan… well, how about… Reuben? Are you a little too young for this reference? Well, you do have an Internet in front of you, now don’t you? Get to it, youngins!

And get yourself an earful of Hate Speech Radio. A dysfunctional, caustic, offensive, and completely FUN earful. Three cheers for hate!


Matt G. Paradise is Executive Director of Purging Talon, a media company responsible for releasing groundbreaking and often imitated audio, video, print, and Web work since 1993, including the internationally respected Satanic magazine, Not Like Most. Paradise is also a Magister in the Church of Satan and, since the early-1990s, has also done media representative work for the CoS through all major media forms — network television, radio, print publications, and the Internet. He is the author of Bearing The Devil’s Mark, a collection of writings on Satanism; as well as editor of The Book of Satanic Quotations (First and Second Editions). He was also producer and co-host of Terror Transmission, a horror movie commentary podcast; and is currently the producer and host of three podcasts (The Accusation Party, Vintage Vinyl Vivisection and Strange Moments in Cultural History) on The Accusation Network.

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