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Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping & Reverend Sidney Lanier Interviewed

revbillyOn Sunday, September 28th, 2008, KCSB programmers Jill Cloutier (“Sustainable World,” Fridays, 9-10am, winter quarter) and Ted Coe (“The Freak Power Ticket,” Mondays, 11am-noon, winter) met with Reverend Billy (Bill Talen) of the Church of Stop Shopping (based in New York, New York), and Santa Barbara-resident Reverend Sidney Lanier (Reverend Billy’s mentor and co-founder of the Church of Stop Shopping and the Foundation for Conscious Evolution).

They discuss the collapse of the wall between church and theatre, how the Church of Stop Shopping was born, what it’s like to be arrested while handcuffed to a human-sized Mickey Mouse doll, the film What Would Jesus Buy?, and whether or not the “Shopacalypse” is upon us.