The Incident at Ong’s Hat: Behind the Scenes- Episode 3

Warning, large download From the Substack Here is a 5.5-hour collection of recordings I did in preparation for the BBC podcast series The Incident at Ong’s Hat. I‘ll let you decide, after listening to it, if the desired outcome was achieved. I have one more audio dump after this, and then I will be done… Continue reading The Incident at Ong’s Hat: Behind the Scenes- Episode 3

Radio choice, by Ben Dowell The Incident at Ong’s Hat

Radio choice, by Ben Dowell The Incident at Ong’s Hat Radio 4, 2.15pm Ong’s Hat is one of the earliest internet-based conspiracy theories conceived on some of the first online bulletin boards (remember them?) as a deliberate experiment in which the story — about the activities of a group of professors in Ong’s Hat in… Continue reading Radio choice, by Ben Dowell The Incident at Ong’s Hat

Launch Day For “The Incident at Ongs Hat” and Episode Two of “Behind the Scenes”

Is BTS an ARG? (and other not so pressing questions) Today is the day that the broadcast of the series, The Incident at Ong’s Hat, on BBC 4 and BBC Sounds podcast. Episode 2 of Behind the Scenes, P. Emerson Williams. P. Emerson Williams is a multi-media artist who has a hard time separating music,… Continue reading Launch Day For “The Incident at Ongs Hat” and Episode Two of “Behind the Scenes”

Announcing the Incident at Ong’s Hat

Behind the Scenes Episode 1– David Metcalfe From the Substack A new series will premier on BBC 4 Radio Limelight on air and then as a podcast after every Friday broadcast for the next five weeks. The series starts on Fri, 27 Jan 2023. It is a five-part series titled The Incident at Ong’s Hat.… Continue reading Announcing the Incident at Ong’s Hat

ONG’S HAT SQUATCH TALKS PODCAST S3 / EP43

Tonight we just have some things to discuss about upcoming investigations, and look back on what we are truly grateful for. Especially ‘You’ our viewers. Added to this is some audio recorded on a night hike in the Pine Barrens with the UK BBC who came over the pond to investigate the mystery surrounding Ong’s… Continue reading ONG’S HAT SQUATCH TALKS PODCAST S3 / EP43

The Birth of Alternate Reality Games

Alternate Reality Games have existed for far longer than most people realize, I just wanted to talk about some of the first ones. (the outro has all the music used in order) CONTENTS: 00:00 Intro 00:55 Ong’s Hat 04:17 Publius Enigma 09:13 Blair Witch 11:44 The Beast 14:03 ilovebees 16:04 Closing Thoughts 17:10 Outro

333: Episode 3- Ong’s Hat

Si hoy es miércoles, hay nuevo episodio de #333podcast, el programa que Perra de Satán y yo hacemos con @PodiumPodcast . Hoy exploramos las relaciones entre una revista contracultural de los sesenta, el misterio de Ong’s Hat, 4chan y QAnon. LINK: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6klpVzZoq7I4fqfWK5gzo2?si=2Y1E7CDtQSuJN7oPvGeoNQ

Some links on ARGs: orbific.com

At the start of November, I ran a seminar for a university transmedia course on ARGs, Alternate Reality Games. I was looking specifically at examples of three ARG-like projects had been taken as real, with disturbing effects. This post lists some of the links that I referred to. Another will follow with some thoughts on ARGs.… Continue reading Some links on ARGs: orbific.com

S01 E01 – Ong’s Hat and Weaponized ARG’s: A Conversation w Joseph Matheny, Ong’s Hat Creator & Transmedia Artist

Ong’s Hat and Weaponized ARG’s: A Conversation w Joseph Matheny, Ong’s Hat Creator & Transmedia Artist | RSS.com The Prop Anon Podcast explores the life and work of American novelist, Robert Anton Wilson through interviews and discussions with some of the most cutting-edge artists and thinkers around today. The Prop Anon Podcast presents interviews with… Continue reading S01 E01 – Ong’s Hat and Weaponized ARG’s: A Conversation w Joseph Matheny, Ong’s Hat Creator & Transmedia Artist

MY PERFECT PODCAST: JOEL MORRIS

The comedy writer tells us about his favourite podcasts In cahoots with co-writer Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris has been making readers and viewers laugh for too many years to mention with their work for Charlie Brooker, Viz and Mitchell & Webb. The pair’s rebooted versions of the Ladybird Books earned much acclaim (check out the… Continue reading MY PERFECT PODCAST: JOEL MORRIS