Samuel Whitcomb Hyde is an American comedian, writer, performance artist and actor. He co-created the sketch comedy group Million Dollar Extreme (MDE) with Charls Carroll and Nick Rochefort. Hyde is known for his involvement in several public pranks and internet hoaxes. His style of humor has been described as post-ironic, as he regularly blurs the distinction between himself and his characters.
Return conversation with Sam Hyde on life in New York during covid-19 and the great social reboot.  Part One: The Fire Behind the Smoke of Covid-19 (0 – 28 mins) A skeptical approach, seeking the fire behind the smoke, New York before, during, & after the lockdown, Sam catches the corona virus, sink & alone for three weeks, layers of sirens, multiple deaths of old people, the hospital system in New York, Plandemic, a bomb hits New York, comparing different c-theories. Part Two: A Prison of Our Own Making (28 mins – 1 hr 3 mins) Protests, citizen compliance, what people believe, a trip to the grocery store, mapping social engineering to predict the future, creation of a subculture, new Apple tracking device, engineers of our own enslavement, state support for covid, the new Great Depression, indentured slaves, the end of the growth model, new rules for an old game, the choice of two dystopias, invasion of the body snatchers, dream-seeding, the new feudalism, the technological tipping point. Part Three: Denial Tea Shop (1 hr 3 mins – 1 hr 38 mins) The lack of community, autonomy and community, a hub of non-conformity, civilization’s end, drinking denial tea, leaving the city, the geographical cure, growing up off the grid, multiculture as monoculture,  Jasun from Guatemala to Hampstead, culture as climate, variety as spice of life, losing paths of movement in the global village, back to covid, 9/11, people in denial, Sam in moment-to-moment crisis. Part Four: New Maps for Old Journeys (1 hr 38 mins – end) Reality-checking depression, insect-brain, the taste of a tangerine, super-focus sickness, the sound of the street, ripple effects in reality, disrupting the standard operating system, as within so without, when structures don’t hold, biological limits to perception, non-confirming evidence, a vector of increasing disbelief, watching the second tower fall, a portal created, loss of icons, finding our place in humanity, divine human intervention, destiny vs. fate, the letting go, straight edge occultism, John de Ruiter vs. Dave Oshana. Songs: “Pirates” by Entertainment for the Braindead; “Dreams to Tell” & “Ticket Home” by The Bones of J.R. Jones;  “New York Seville” by Bigott; “Changes” by Short Hand.
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Apr 16th, 1985
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14 hours, 18 minutes
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