About this Episode

VYS0008 - Show Notes

If there is one common experience in the life of both Hine and Buckley that could be said to have jump-started Vayse into existence, it was watching the TV series Hellier. If there is one person alive right now who could be said to have been directly responsible for both Hine and Buckley watching Hellier, that person is writer and journalist Will Salmon. In this episode Hine and Buckley talk to Will Salmon about Hellier, Penny Royal and whether these and other 'media viruses' can be responsible, consciously or unconsciously, for re-enchanting the lives of their audience - "I think we’re at the beginning of a global awakening man..." Recorded 5 October 2022.

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You can find more from Will Salmon here :

Twitter - https://twitter.com/evilrobotbill
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/evilrobotbill/
Modern Aviation - Will Salmon's record label

Essential Texts

Warning: This episode assumes that you have watched all of Hellier and listened to all of Penny Royal - it is heavy on spoilers and light on explainers.

Hellier - "One star, no Goblins."
Penny Royal – “I don’t really like to believe in all that paranormal shit but then again, this whole fucking reality that we live in could be made up as hell, so why not explore every range of it that you can”

Other References

SFX - The World's Number One, Science-fiction, Fantasy and Horror Magazine
Total Film - Excellent British movie magazine
Quietus - Rock music and pop culture website
Lost - Classic mystery series
EuphometHellier Was Just a Symptom
Weird StudiesGoblins, Goat-Gods and Gates: On 'Hellier'
Passport to Magonia by Jacques Vallee
Occult Experiments in the Home by Duncan Barford
The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel
The Matrix - Some obscure movie about sunglasses or something
Something in the Dirt - Upcoming movie made by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
The Endless - 2017 movie made by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
Resolution - 2012
Somewhere in the Skies #138
Bigfoot and Beyond #146
Valis by Philip K Dick
Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson
The Invisibles - Interesting article summarising the series
The Invisibles wank-a-thon
True Detective season 1
Twin Peaks
The Secret History of Twin Peaks
The X-Files
The Book of the Law
Unexplained - Excellent podcast by Richard MacLean Smith taking deep dives into classic and less well known paranormal encounters
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
The Leftovers
Bill and Ted - This is our second guest in a row to mention Bill and Ted of their own accord (100% of our guests) - is this a coincidence or a synchronicity...?