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Phil Ristaino is an actor. An artist. A songwriter. And now a podcast host, with a show that celebrates the rebirth and imminent demise of the nigh-eternally defunct Post Relevant Movement, a movement for the End of the End of Time. Join Phil and special guests as they explore and decipher film, art, music, comedy and improvisation, the esoteric and occult, the extra-terrestrial and other-dimensional, the spirit and the surreal, and all things Post Relevant. Witness wild wayward wonders descending from the seven heavens to be made manifest at the crossroads of absurdity and eternity!

The Post Relevant Podcast Phil Ristaino

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Phil Ristaino is an actor. An artist. A songwriter. And now a podcast host, with a show that celebrates the rebirth and imminent demise of the nigh-eternally defunct Post Relevant Movement, a movement for the End of the End of Time. Join Phil and special guests as they explore and decipher film, art, music, comedy and improvisation, the esoteric and occult, the extra-terrestrial and other-dimensional, the spirit and the surreal, and all things Post Relevant. Witness wild wayward wonders descending from the seven heavens to be made manifest at the crossroads of absurdity and eternity!

    25. The Post Relevant Podcast episode 25 - Mad Carl and the Ghost of Jerry Garcia

    25. The Post Relevant Podcast episode 25 - Mad Carl and the Ghost of Jerry Garcia

    Parles vous, Post Relevantinizers! Grateful to have you return from the Dead (metaphorically speaking) to the Post Relevant Podcast. You found your miracle (or you maybe just jumped the fence) and waded into the crowd of online onlookers to grok and jibe most froogaly with the rhythmic geometries of the music emanating from the Grate Jerry!

    We are resurrected with episode 25, and what an episode it is! Guest host Carl Ristaino (visual artist and host of the 'Welcome to the Art Shed' podcast - you may have also heard him on PRP episodes 10 and 20) is back, and he is posted up in the legendary Art Shed to interview one of his Dionysian heroes, the Ghost of Jerry Garcia! Exclamation points!!!! How did Carl manifest such a spectral interview with the Ghostly Grandfather of the Grateful Dead?? Is he some kind of wizard, or did he just crack the right kind of can of beer open before he hit 'record?' Uh uh uh.... you'll have to listen to the show to find out....

    Some questions that will get answered on this epic episode: What other famous ghosts live in the Art Shed? Is your immortal soul the size of a salamander's butthole? Why did Jerry want to buy the great pyramid? What is skaag? What was famously-afroed painter Bob Ross' relationship with Jerry's songwriting? Did Grateful Doe go to heaven? And most importantly, why does Jerry have a grudge against the French? All this and more will be revealed in this Scarlet Begonia-colored, cocaine-fueled train of an episode, all scored to the amazing live music of the Grateful Dead. You will be saying 'Far out, man' in ectoplasmic word bubbles above your own Steal-Your-Face and dancing like the Do Da Man by the end of this PRP for the ages. Faaaarrrrrrr ouuuuuuttttttt mmmmaaaaaaaaaaannnn!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Find all things Post Relevant by going to www.PostRelevant.com

    Get any of 5 new Post Relevant Podcast T-shirt designs by clicking on the 'merch' button at the top of the homepage.

    Support the podcast on Patreon by clicking the 'Patreon' button or going to https://www.patreon.com/postrelevant

    Check out Phil's acting/art/music at www.TheseAreDreams.com

    Dig the full 5D Post Relevant experience by following Phil at www.instagram.com/philristaino

    Friend Phil on Facebook at www.facebook.com/philristaino

    Questions, requests, suggestions? Contact Phil at postrelevantpodcast@gmail.com



    Check out Carl Ristaino's art on Facebook by searching for Carl Ristaino's Art Page or going to https://www.facebook.com/CarlRistaino

    Follow Carl on Instagram by going to https://www.instagram.com/carlristaino/

    Check out Carl's website at https://www.madspiral.com



    The 'Welcome to the Art Shed' theme song (The Mad Carl Stomp) was written and performed by Ed Guild and features Andy Santaspago on guitar.



    The Post Relevant Podcast theme song was written by Allen Towbin and Phil Ristaino aka Agents of Venus. You can get their full length album "Boduvt" on Bandcamp by going to https://agentsofvenus.bandcamp.com/



    All music used on this episode was taken from live fan recordings and soundboard recordings of the Grateful Dead from the 60s, 70s and 80s, all found for free on www.Archive.org. Songs included segments from 'Scarlet Begonias,' 'Deal,' 'He's Gone,' 'Casey Jones,' 'Fire on the Mountain,' 'Eyes of the World,' 'Jack Straw,' 'Franklin's Tower,' 'Dark Star,' and 'Shakedown Street.' No dead-heads were harmed in the making of this episode.



    Long live the Grateful Dead and their incredible music! Long live the memory of Jerry Garcia! The Grate Jerry rules Grateful Dead Heaven for all eternity!!!!!








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    24. The Post Relevant Podcast episode 24 - Cheese and the Transcendental Object at the End of Time

    24. The Post Relevant Podcast episode 24 - Cheese and the Transcendental Object at the End of Time

    4 men knock on the Gates of Heaven. One man enters. One man goes insane. One man goes suicidal. One man goes Post Relevant!

    Welcome back for the first time and ever and always again to Post Relevant Podcast episode 24. Its time to resolve your opposites and check your mates as we spelunk way down into the depths of our own metaphysical mastery in pursuit of the Transcendental Object at the End of Time with rapper and chess master Anthony the Goat Cheese Koz aka the learned rebel known as Cheese!

    Host Phil Ristaino tries to keep up with this foolish sage as he sits down with Cheese and special returning guest Laurelle Rethke in her legendary NYC crystal shop the Faerie Den. Listen with eager ears as Cheese schools us all in the deeper symbology of the game of chess. If you want to understand why the masonic power players on the worlds stage make the moves they do, this is a must-listen episode.

    Along the way, we discuss taking acid and applying for college, Carl Jung stealing a rich man's yacht, why we need a critical mass of individuals striving to resolve the opposites within their own souls, and how the Grand Puba of chess insists extraterrestrials told him chess is the way to avert an alien invasion. To name a few things. Its deep, bruh. Honestly, this episode is all killer, no filler.

    Then! Phil throws on some beats, and Cheese and he get on the mics and freestyle for all you sinners. Its good crack, as they say in Glasgow.

    All this, plus hear some of Cheese's new tune 'Crackpot.' Its time to Be be be be be and do do do do do so we can all Do Be Do Be Do! This is an episode guaranteed to blow holes in your ego and grow your soul... (episode not guaranteed).



    Find Cheese's work online by going to Extraterrestrial Chess on YouTube, and hear his new tune 'Crackpot' by looking for Cheese Koz on YouTube. You can also find Cheese on instagram at www.instagram.com/cheesuschrist9

    Find out more about Laurelle Rethke and the Faerie Den by visiting her website https://thefaerieden.com and find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thefaerieden/



    Hear all episodes of the Post Relevant Podcast by going to www.PostRelevant.com.

    Click the 'merch' button at the top of the page to check out 5 brand new Post Relevant Podcast T-shirt designs created by Phil, including the "Under the Silver Lake" triple goddess shirt.

    Support the podcast by donating at www.patreon.com/postrelevant

    Check out Phil's acting, art and music at www.TheseAreDreams.com

    Contact Phil at postrelevantpodcast@gmail.com, and check out the full 5D PRP experience by going to www.instagram.com/philristaino

    The Post Relevant Podcast theme song was written by Allen Towbin and Phil Ristaino, aka Agents of Venus.  You can hear their full length album "Boduvt" by going to https://agentsofvenus.bandcamp.com



    This episode was scored with music written and performed by Soft and Furious, and included the songs 'Return to the Basis,' 'Granular Dreams,' 'Falling into the Game,' 'And Never Come Back,' 'Is This Fruit Edible,' 'You're Magic,' 'Game On,' and 'Saint Wave.'

    All songs can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Soft_and_Furious/



    This show also featured the songs 'Bouncing Loop' by JsoundLAB, 'Points of View' by Ketsa, and 'Work It Out' by Eddie Aich.












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    23. The Post Relevant Podcast episode 23 - The Birth of the Post Relevant Movement with Yehuda Duenyas

    23. The Post Relevant Podcast episode 23 - The Birth of the Post Relevant Movement with Yehuda Duenyas

    The Post Relevant Podcast has yet once again re-returned with the actual real and proper beginning of season 2!   Episode 23 phones it in from across the seas as host Phil Ristaino is joined by his old experimental theater buddy and co-creator of the Post Relevant Manifesto Yehuda Duenyas.  Yehuda is an actor, director, and intimacy coordinator who paid his dues in the NYC downtown theater scene creating wild theatrical experiences with his former company the National Theater of the United States of America.  But before that, he and Phil were part of a short-lived, nearly-legendary theater group called C. and Hammermill, making radical happenings in NYC, upstate NY, and PA, eventually culminating in a 3 month stint in the mid Nineties crawling the streets of Prague in the Czech Republic with a 12 day long epic theatrical extravaganza and performing in the legendary Roxy theater.  

    At some point in their Czech adventures, in the back of a bar in Prague in 1994, Phil and Yehuda sat down and wrote out the Post Relevant Manifesto, a Bob Dobbsian declaration to End Construction which eventually inspired the creation of this here podcast.  WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE POST RELEVANT!

    Have a few shots of absinthe and freak out as Phil and Yehuda talk about not using husband pillows, what its like to walk on top of shoes made of triangles, how tricky it was to buy hash on a boat, why you shouldn't camp in a bush made of nettles, and, eventually, just what the hell were the two of them thinking when they dared to scribe the incendiary and quickly forgotten Post Relevant Manifesto.  We find out who wrote what, sort of.  

    All this, plus Hoody rides a bike in Paris AND talks on the phone!  Ooh La La!  

    Find out more about Yehuda by going to www.xxxyehuda.com.  Learn more about Yehuda's organization Cinematic Intimacy Artists by going to CINTIMA.co

    Hear the entire first season of the Post Relevant Podcast, where we decode the symbol-laden hipster noir film "Under the Silver Lake," by going to www.PostRelevant.com

    Click on the merch button at www.PostRelevant.com check out 5 new PRP T-shirt designs created by Phil.

    Support the podcast by donating at www.patreon.com/postrelevant

    Check out Phil's acting, art and music at www.TheseAreDreams.com

    Contact Phil on Instagram, and check out the full 5D experience by going to www.instagram.com/philristaino

    The Post Relevant Podcast theme song was written by Allen Towbin and Phil Ristaino, aka Agents of Venus.  You can hear their full length album "Boduvt" by going to https://agentsofvenus.bandcamp.com

    This episode was scored with the music of Jonas the Plug Expert.  Songs include "Pling Plong," "Yugk," "CFD," "Tipdeuntje," "Stap," and "Val."  All music was found on www.freemusicarchive.org -- check out Jonas' page at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/jonas_the_plugexpert


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    22. The Post Relevant Podcast episode 22 - "Under the Silver Lake" Watch-A-Long

    22. The Post Relevant Podcast episode 22 - "Under the Silver Lake" Watch-A-Long

    Happy 2023!   Welcome to Season 2 of the Post Relevant Podcast.  Your host Phil Ristaino here.

    Sync up your TV or computer or home theater with this episode, because we've recorded a watch-a-long to explain the A24 hipster-bizarro-noir "Under the Silver Lake."   I know, I know, I said I was done with explaining the movie...and I am...but brother Andy and I thought it would be a cool thing to record this last gasp to ring in the new year and put the final stamp on my 21 episode explanation of this brilliant symbolist film.  Honestly, I could probably do 21 more episodes just trying to get this movie right, so stop me now, before I go insane....

    Season 2 of the PRP offers lots of new experiences for you podcast fans who love a full on Post Relevant 5D experience:

    1.  There's a new website that will be the home for the show -- www.PostRelevant.com -- its rad.

    2. This show features a brand new theme song, written by Phil and guitarist/producer Allen Towbin, aka The Crawfthsmen, aka Agents of Venus.  It is also majorly rad.

    3.  PRP merch to come in the near future.  My prediction for the merch is it will be bad-rad.  And bad meaning 'good.'

    4. Future Season 2 episodes will have a whole new approach, ranging from serious-style real interviews with fascinating weirdos from the Arts and Esoterica to comedy-style fake interviews with actors and improvisors that still explore cool ideas like ETs, magic, other dimensions, conspiracy, you name it.  And don't worry, the serious-style interviews won't be too serious.  There will also be shows exploring music and music festivals, the origins of the Post Relevant Movement, live free style raps, and lots more.  Every episode will still have the dense, imaginative production style you've come to enjoy from the show.  I hope you will stick around and dig in to all the auditory goodness.

    Thanks for listening to the Post Relevant Podcast!  Super-psyched to go on this whole new boogaloo with all y'all....

    Support the show!  No commercials means we need your help to keep making the cast.  Go to www.patreon.com/postrelevant to donate.

    Learn more about the Post Relevant Podcast by going to www.postrelevant.com

    See tons of samples of Phil Ristaino's acting, art, and music at his website www.TheseAreDreams.com

    Check out all the posters, lyrics, videos and more for the show at Phil's instagram www.instagram.com/philristaino

    See all of Andy Ristaino's amazing illustrations, comics and character designs at www.AndyRistaino.com

    Theme song for the show was created by Agents of Venus - get their album "Boduvt" at https://agentsofvenus.bandcamp.com

    The songs "You're Magic," "Game On," and "Horizon Ending" featured on the show were created by Soft and Furious.  You can find their music at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Soft_and_Furious

    You can contact Phil @philristaino on Facebook and Instagram or at phil@postrelevant.com


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    • 2 hr 53 min
    21. The Post Relevant Podcast episode 21 - Sam Swims to the Moon - Explaining the End of "Under the Silver Lake"

    21. The Post Relevant Podcast episode 21 - Sam Swims to the Moon - Explaining the End of "Under the Silver Lake"

    Ahoy, Post-Relevanteers!  We be steerin' the 'cast into our final destination, and quite a heavenly body is she.  She be the most Silvery of Lakes....

    Welcome back to the final installment of our season long decode of the film "Under the Silver Lake." We've dog-paddled all the way to the surface of the moon, the first heaven, finding ourselves washed up on a strange and shining midnight shore.

    Host Phil Ristaino and returning champ Andy Ristaino sit down in Treebeard Manor to peer through the many watery layers of truth and into the portals to the underworlds, the overworlds, and all the liminal spaces betwixt. You are in for another 3 hours of infotainment, interpretation, original music, ancient literature, etymology, mythology, prophecy, post relevancy, and the actual dog-damn moon landing, stewing together for one last deep dive beneath the luna-sea.


    This episode includes the new song "Mr Victory" and a reading from a classic from the ancient world, Apulieus' "The Golden Ass." Plus, humorousness! Opinions! Confessions! Special guest appearances! And, of course, we talk for ten minutes about what the lyrics from the song "Safety Dance" really mean....

    Support the podcast on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/postrelevant

    See Phil Ristaino's acting, art and music at his website:  www.TheseAreDreams.com

    See Andy Ristaino's art at his website: www.AndyRistaino.com

    Original song "Mr Victory" from this episode is off of the album "Songs from the End of the End of the World" by the Troy Westfield Experience.  Check it out here: https://thetwe.bandcamp.com/album/songs-from-the-end-of-the-end-of-the-world

    All other music used to score this episode is by HoliznaCC0 found on https://freemusicarchive.org/music/holiznacc0

    Support Holizna on his patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/Holizna

    Special shout out to Carl Ristaino Sr, Jean Ristaino, Carl Ristaino Jr, Anna Tanner, and Rowan Ristaino for their special appearances on this ep!  

    Thanks again to everyone who listened to Season One of the Post Relevant Podcast!   More to come....


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    • 2 hr 59 min
    20. The Post Relevant Podcast episode 20 - The King's Chamber part 3 - Thru the Lion's Gate

    20. The Post Relevant Podcast episode 20 - The King's Chamber part 3 - Thru the Lion's Gate

    Hale Hale, hearty listeners!  You have answered the sphinx's riddles, donned the Wadget, the all seeing eye, and discovered the Lyre of Orpheus, alit in the sacred temple of Abydos by the starlight of the constellation Lyra itself.  As you strum the lyre's silver strings, a 7th dimensional tone turns the locks etched into the walls, held aloft by the lion goddesses Sekhmet and Bastet for centuries in living stone.  Granite walls shimmer and slide, revealing the golden portal to the solar system of Vega, home of the Lion Angels.  Yeah, verily, you have discovered the legendary Lion's Gate!  Are you brave enough to step through?

    Welcome to Post Relevant Podcast Super Mega Episode 20 - The King's Chamber part 3 - Thru the Lion's Gate!  This 3 hour episode is a culmination of a years worth of podcasts dedicated to unveiling the mysteries behind the film "Under the Silver Lake" and exploring the larger mythological themes to which the film alludes.  Join host Phil Ristaino, along with his guests mycelium aficionado Mark Ristaino and artist Carl Ristaino (host of the podcast "Welcome to the Art Shed) as they dig up mushrooms and follow a trail of golden teachers past Hadrians Wall to forge a path through the Egyptian underworld and up into the Great Pyramid of Giza itself.  

    Jumping off from the scene in "Under the Silver Lake" where the main character Sam is confronted about dog biscuits by the Homeless King, this episodes begins with the original song "Someday," co-written by Phil, and a reminiscence of early 80s Cheech and Chong, leading into fully-musically-scored conversations about growing Lion's Mane mushrooms, walking across England, the elegance of the mycelium underground network, panspermia, the genius of 16th century Hermeticist Gordiano Bruno, the conspiracy of Gordon Wasson introducing psychedelic mushrooms into American society in the 20th century, and Mark's adventures at Burning Man.  

    The episode is framed by chapters 4-8 of the King's Chamber, which honor the legends of the Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris and the Great Pyramid's connection to the constellation Orion and the star Sirius.  The show eventually culminates with the brand new original song "Thru the Lion's Gate" and Phil's story of his experience taking Ayahuasca. 

    Its a super-mega-episode fit to bust and kick up the mythological dust!  Follow our footprints...thru...the Lion's....Gate....

    You can support the podcast at https://www.patreon.com/postrelevant

    Check out original posters, lyrics, videos and more from the Post Relevant Podcast at Phil's instagram :  https://www.instagram.com/philristaino

    See more of Phil's acting, art, and music at www.TheseAreDreams.com

    Check out Mark Ristaino at https://www.instagram.com/markristaino

    Check out Carl Ristaino's art at https://www.instagram.com/carlristaino and https://www.facebook.com/CarlRistaino

    Check out the Welcome to Art Shed podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts.  

    This episode includes the original songs written by HoliznaCC0:  'Stealing Glimpses of Your Face,' 'Puppy Love,' 'Mundane,' 'Lost in Space,' 'Dusty Attic,' 'Keeping Cool,' 'Poor but Happy,' 'Come Again,' 'So Broke,' 'Lost in the City.'  You can find all of his royalty free music at his page on freemusicarchive.org -- https://freemusicarchive.org/music/holiznacc0/

    More Post Relevant Podcast to come!  Stay tuned!




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