Author and digital filmmaker Aaron Franz hosts this podcast about transhumanism, social manipulation, the occult, and much more.


  • Consecrating the Show, AoT#271

    Consecrating the Show, AoT#271

    04/05/2020 Duración: 59min

    On this very special May Day, Aaron decides to consecrate the live show.  topics include: religion, religious activity, seeking truth, spirit, pagandom, nature, sage, sense of smell, memory, live show Friday nights, cycles, institutions of religion, theocracy, architecture, leaves carved in masonry, mineral vegetable animal kingdoms, government buildings, Classical architecture, evolution, pantheons, Tron, mist, mysticism, four elements

  • Networked Converging Media, AoT#270

    Networked Converging Media, AoT#270

    26/04/2020 Duración: 57min

    Video games have advanced greatly over a relatively short period of time. They now rival Hollywood films in production value. How may these different forms of media end up converging? What is the future of media, and our relationship with it? topics include: live show, Age of Transitions comic, Covid19, free online Harvard courses, machine learning, niche industries, democratization of media, video games, Nintendo, movies, television, internet, networked media, multimedia, convergence, virtual reality, education, IT, technology, realistic graphics, detail, Ready Player One, books, private public reality, American Capitalism, understanding, propaganda, hidden information, narrative, Post-Truth World, think tanks, critical thinking

  • Virtual Worlds Foisted Upon Us, AoT#269

    Virtual Worlds Foisted Upon Us, AoT#269

    14/04/2020 Duración: 59min

    Working from home opens up a whole new world of possibilities for daily life. Is the Covid19 pandemic showing us how technology can enable a life sheltered in place?  topics include: technology, virtual reality, augmented reality, telecommuting, communications, work, automation, Ai, machine learning, New Green Deal, environmental impact, green technology

  • Economic Changes Looming During Covid19 Crisis, AoT#268

    Economic Changes Looming During Covid19 Crisis, AoT#268

    30/03/2020 Duración: 01h42s

    In the short-term we are dealing with massive changes due to Covid19. People are working from home, not working at all, or possibly not working again. But, what happens when the crisis subsides? There are some serious long-term changes that we can see developing, many of which have been brewing for a long time now.  topics include: Corona Virus, economy, jobs, working, technology, Ai, robotization, Boston Dynamics, automation, UBI, stimulus, government subsidizing life, military life, generation gap, Boomers, Millennials, Zoomers, online life, media, YouTubers, Protestant Work Ethic, MAGA

  • Covid19 Biden/Sanders 2020, AoT#267

    Covid19 Biden/Sanders 2020, AoT#267

    23/03/2020 Duración: 57min

    In the Midst of Covid19, 2020, Aaron takes a moment to reflect on the unique situation we are all in. So much has changed, while so much has stayed the same.  topics include: Corona Virus, California, quarantine, social distancing, presidential election prediction, Biden/Sanders 2020, families spending time together, home schooling, Common Core curriculum, uncertainty, gun fantasies, martial law, frustrated parents, Ed in WA, going in public, Boomer Remover, church and state, Chet Hanks, China

  • JG Michael guest, Socially Distanced One Percenters, AoT#266

    JG Michael guest, Socially Distanced One Percenters, AoT#266

    20/03/2020 Duración: 57min

    The Covid19 Crisis has kicked into full panic mode. What do we do in the face of this? JG Michael calls in to talk a little bit about this, and more.  topics include: Corona Virus, public settings, hysteria, hoarding home goods, consumerism, medical system, stratified social system, social distancing, wealthy removed from everyone else, Douglas Rushkoff, Wall Street, one percenters, bunkers, apocalyptic events

  • Observing the Bustling Wastelands, AoT#265

    Observing the Bustling Wastelands, AoT#265

    09/03/2020 Duración: 01h01s

    Aaron tells tales from highlights of his life wandering around aimlessly. Don’t let anyone fool you, wasting time is not always a total waste. If you are in a hurry, it helps to know where it is you are going in the first place.  topics include: AoT comic, creative projects, laughing at nothing, insanity, comedy, conspiracy theory, 9/11, relationship behaviors influenced by sitcoms and romcoms, credibility, generic conspiracy ideas, Bohemian mindset, successful people break rules, stratified society, walking around aimlessly, wandering, Columbus Ohio, strengths and weaknesses tied together, observation, loneliness, alienation, carrying mail in suburbia, Orange County CA, bustling wastelands, fast pace of modern life, time management, unnatural state, inevitable fates, death, desert, something in nothing, expectations, source of depression

  • Looney Toons Hate the Old West, AoT#264

    Looney Toons Hate the Old West, AoT#264

    02/03/2020 Duración: 57min

    Aaron returns to do a live show for the first time in nearly a month. Robin from Victoria calls in to have a conversation about popular culture’s seedy underbelly. topics include: Ochelli Radio Network, The Age of Transitions, GOTJ 2017, some counterculture ideas held by the majority now, corruption, 1620 High Noon podcast, MMA, Canada, podcasting, laser discs, Song of the South, old Warner Brothers cartoons critiquing wild west America, Siemens, military war propaganda, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Dr Seuss, Roald Dahl, Edward Bernays, World’s Fair, Futurism, average person becoming aware of mass propaganda, conspiracy theories placed in popular media, cognitive bias, technology, communication breakdown, Adam Fitzgerald, 9/11, history, JFK assassination, Chuck Ochelli

  • Juggalos Against Trump, Murdacloak interview, AoT#263

    Juggalos Against Trump, Murdacloak interview, AoT#263

    24/02/2020 Duración: 55min

    Murdacloak is the man behind the Instagram, Juggalos Against Trump, and the special guest on this episode of The Age of Transitions podcast. Those who know juggalos know enough to expect the unexpected. This interview is a prime example of this principle, and a fun conversation about the insane clown show that is politics today.  topics include: juggalo, ICP, lyrics, Gathering of the Juggalos 2018 OKC, Oklahoma, police presence, 2019 Columbus OH, Midwest, California, President Donald Trump, racism, Juggalos For Trump, Juggalo ideology, losing sight of the message, Carnival of Carnage, economic inequality, Walmart, MAGA hats, Montana, demonization of the poor, Republican Party base, Bernie Sanders, social media, political debate at GOTJ, Juggalo Night Court, Native American Reservation, Salish Tribe, life on the Res, the projects, nature, discrimination, civility, Instagram

  • Joseph L Flatley interview, The So-Called Prophet from Pittsburgh, AoT#262

    Joseph L Flatley interview, The So-Called Prophet from Pittsburgh, AoT#262

    16/02/2020 Duración: 54min

    Journalist, author, and podcaster Josephy L Flatley returns to the show to talk about his latest audio documentary podcast series. The So-Called Prophet from Pittsburgh is about the GCCA, a group headed by a man who calls himself Gabriel of Urantia. Here, Joseph gets to talk about making his series as well as some serious psychological aspects of cult life.  topics include: Catatonic Youths, GCCA, podcasting, audio documentaries, cults, interviews with ex members, conspiracy culture, mind control, Synanon, word salad, psychology, spiritualution, Soulistic Hospice, Occupy Wall Street, confusion, family, Gabriel of Urantia, Elders, internet marketing groups, poor quality websites, gurus search for victims, Sanskrita, Jonestown, dysfunctional relationships, family dynamics

  • Tell It Like It Is, AoT#261

    Tell It Like It Is, AoT#261

    10/02/2020 Duración: 58min

    An old man doesn't take any crap from anyone, because he shouldn't have to.

  • Bonus Podcast clip 027, Chuck Ochelli, Truther Memoirs

    Bonus Podcast clip 027, Chuck Ochelli, Truther Memoirs

    07/02/2020 Duración: 03min

    Chuck Ochelli rejoins The Age of Transitions bonus podcast stream. Here, he and Aaron retell some of their experiences being part of the "Truth Movement" that happened a decade in the past. Passing out DVDs, networking with like minds, and much more are explored in this light-hearted, but hard-hitting conversation.  topics include: 9/11 Truth, eBay, the Obsolete Man, DVD copies of documentaries, truth groups, JFK, sharing information, meeting truther celebrities, no planers, Kevin Barrett, Jim Fetzer, Sophia Smallstorm, supportive partners, conspiracy theory, civil liberties, depression, Uncle (the podcast), average person

  • So Presidential, AoT#260

    So Presidential, AoT#260

    03/02/2020 Duración: 57min

    The 2020 presidential election is heating up. It’s hard not to get caught up in the show.  topics include: Bernie Sanders, Bon Iver, Iowa, primaries, Donald Trump, PA rally, crowds

  • Dont Lose Hope, AoT#259

    Don't Lose Hope, AoT#259

    28/01/2020 Duración: 59min

    Things can often and all too easily seem completely hopeless. In the face of this, it may be that a bit of hope and faith go a long way to help us. But how do we keep ourselves from become victims of blind faith?  topics include: 9/11 Truth, we were lied to, some far Left pitfalls, conspiracy related topics, religion, faith, mysticism, altered states of consciousness, being consumed by alternative media

  • On Second Thought, AoT#258

    On Second Thought, AoT#258

    20/01/2020 Duración: 58min

    If we are going to develop thinking machines, perhaps we should first evaluate our own thought processes. Are we even thinking in the first place? topics include: democratic debates, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, media coverage, propaganda, marginalizing outlier candidates, mind, psyche, intelligence, Ai, machine learning, bias, objectives, human control, Stuart Russell, Forbes article, virtual worlds  

  • The War Continues, AoT#257

    The War Continues, AoT#257

    14/01/2020 Duración: 57min

    A relaxed and impromptu show in which Aaron talks about everything from the Age of Transitions show itself to war with Iran.  topics include: live show, Patreon supporters, desert camping trip to Giant Rock, optimism, power corrupts, special interests, war with Iran, business of war, Middle East theater of War, Iraq, Donald Trump 2016 campaign, convenient lies, George W Bush administration, Neocons, propaganda, public acceptance of war, opportunity to make unique media, conspiracy theory distractions, surveillance, big data, social media, cellular phone microphone picking up your conversations to target advertisements, average person’s perceptions, Silicon Valley, Surveillance Capitalism, generational antagonism, self help, write up podcast reviews for your favorite shows

  • Donate to Ochelli dot com Today, AoT#256

    Donate to Ochelli dot com Today, AoT#256

    28/12/2019 Duración: 16min

    We urgently need your help to get the Ochelli Radio Network back up and running in time for Uncle's New Year's Revolution. The show will air live at 11pm EST on December 31. Our producer, Chuck Ochelli had his computer break last week. With a few donations he will be able to buy a new one and get the network back up and running. Please help by sending him a donation today. Go to and make a one time donation. Thank you, and we will see you on New Year's Eve. 

  • How To Relax, AoT#255

    How To Relax, AoT#255

    28/12/2019 Duración: 59min

    Aaron makes a special solo show. Preparations are being made for Uncle's New Year's Revolution. Please help make the Revolution happen by going to and sending a one time donation to our producer, Chuck Ochelli. His computer broke down, and he needs a new one to make the Revolution happen. We don't need to raise much money to pull this off, so please show your support. 

  • The Conspiracy is the Conspiracy, AoT#254

    The Conspiracy is the Conspiracy, AoT#254

    14/12/2019 Duración: 58min

    The Conspirosphere is an ever-changing environment, but is the conspiracy the conspiracy?  topics include: New Years Eve, live radio, Patreon, Ai, Atlantic Council, RAND Corporation, think tanks, white papers, Bohemian Grove, A Relative Advantage, conspiracy theory, alternative research, Post Truth, Trump, MAGA, conservative movements, John Birch Society, Truth Movement

  • Bonus Podcast clip 026, War of the Sexes part 1

    Bonus Podcast clip 026, War of the Sexes part 1

    10/12/2019 Duración: 03min

    The first in what will be a series of podcasts on The Age of Transitions, primarily on Patreon. 

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