Fraggle Shrugged

Fraggle Shrugged

2019 | English, Podcast, Video

Currently: Thus Spoke He-Man — a seven part miniseries of absurd radio theater. New episodes every Friday.

Afterwards: Season 2 of Fraggle Shrugged.

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In Fraggle Shrugged, Henrik Viking and Sigfred Nielsen read through Atlas Shrugged, the classic and very long libertarian mystery novel from 1957 by Ayn Rand. They also watch Fraggle Rock, a Jim Henson Muppet TV show from the 80s.

Chapter by chapter, and episode by episode, they delve into the two works to unspool the weird and interesting details and discover the deep, hidden connections between the two that they are absolutely convinced are there. Which of the two will end up providing the more insightful and coherent philosophical musings? (Spoiler: not Atlas Shrugged…)

So follow along on this strange and amusing journey into endless descriptions of wooden characters maniacally discussing railroad infrastructure, and cheerful muppets gleefully dancing around the agony of existence. And don’t worry – reading the 1000+ pages novel is not required…



Thus Spoke He-Man

Thus Spoke He-Man 7/7 – Escape From Eternia

The epic conclusion to the bonkers adventure. When we last heard from Sigfred, he had gotten captured by the Eternians, his co-host Robo-Henrik had been killed and turned into an Amazon Alexa device. And Skeletor had ordered his evil army to invade the poor, unsuspecting Fraggle Rock.

How will all this madness resolve? Will Sigfred be able to escape from Eternia? Will the Fraggles survive? And is there a deus ex machina element that's gonna save them all? Listen along to find out!

Thus Spoke He-Man is a miniseries made by Månegal Media, as part of our podcast Fraggle Shrugged. Find more weird and entertaining projects at maanegal.dk

To those that have listened to the series: Thank you so much! Sigfred has worked hard on it, so he hopes you enjoyed it.

Written, performed, produced, composed, mixed, rehydrated etc. by Sigfred Nielsen. Featuring Henrik Viking.

The show makes use of short clips of copyrighted content, for satirical purposes. If you represent the rightsholders, you can contact us at contact@maanegal.dk

Thus Spoke He-Man

Thus Spoke He-Man 6/7 – The Death Of A Hero

Things have gone horribly wrong for Sigfred and Robo-Henrik. Their quest to Eternia has backfired horribly, and instead of enlisting He-Man's help to protect Earth from the evil Skeletor, they have ended up in a dank and moist dungeon. But things are about to get much, much worse...

Luckily, they still find the time to discuss Zarathustra's speech “On Enjoying and Suffering the Passions” and the 5th episode of the He-Man cartoon, “The Curse of the Spellstone”.

NEXT WEEK: Episode 7 – Escape From Eternia

Thus Spoke He-Man is a miniseries made by Månegal Media, as part of our podcast Fraggle Shrugged. Find more weird and entertaining projects at maanegal.dk

Written, performed, produced, composed, mixed, catered etc. by Sigfred Nielsen.

The show makes use of short clips of copyrighted content, for satirical purposes. If you represent the rightsholders, you can contact us at contact@maanegal.dk

Thus Spoke He-Man

Thus Spoke He-Man 5/7 – Where No Sigfred Has Gone Before

After the dramatic events of the last episode, Sigfred has made a big decision. He cannot stand idly by, as evil forces decimate Earth. He must do something (also because this is kinda, sorta all his fault).

Robo-Henrik is back again, so luckily Sigfred will be in good company on his perilous journey to the distant and dangerous dimension of Eternia…

NEXT WEEK: Episode 6 – The Death Of A Hero

Thus Spoke He-Man is a miniseries made by Månegal Media, as part of our podcast Fraggle Shrugged. Find more weird and entertaining projects at maanegal.dk

Written, performed, produced, composed, mixed, catered etc. by Sigfred Nielsen.

The show makes use of short clips of copyrighted content, for satirical purposes. If you represent the rightsholders, you can contact us at contact@maanegal.dk

Thus Spoke He-Man

Thus Spoke He-Man 4/7 – A Guest Stops By

Things are little different on the podcast. Robo-Henrik needed the week off, but luckily, Sigfred was able to find a replacement. He met a fellow named Dave in the laundry room of his building, and it turned out that this guy was really into the idea of cross-analyzing Thus Spoke Zarathustra and He-Man.

So they get into what "Believers in a World Behind" believe, and what happens when "Colossor Awakes". But Dave has a deep, dark secret that threatens the fate of our entire world. Suddenly, there is much more at stake than whether this is a good concept for a podcast (which it is).

NEXT WEEK: Episode 5 – Where No Sigfred Has Gone Before

Thus Spoke He-Man is a miniseries made by Månegal Media, as part of our podcast Fraggle Shrugged. Find more weird and entertaining projects at maanegal.dk

Written, performed, produced, composed, mixed, catered etc. by Sigfred Nielsen.

Featuring Mads Storm.

The show makes use of short clips of copyrighted content, for satirical purposes. If you represent the rightsholders, you can contact us at contact@maanegal.dk

Thus Spoke He-Man

Thus Spoke He-Man 3/7 – A Very Good Idea For A Podcast (Seriously)

Sigfred gets deeper into his big passion project: uncovering all the deep, hidden connections between He-Man and Thus Spoke Zarathustra that are obviously there. Obviously. This time we cover the He-Man episode "Teela's Quest", and Zarathustra tells us about the Three Transformations. So that's exciting!

Sigfred has got a really good feeling about this show. He thinks it’s a good match with these two items of intellectual property. Everything’s going nice and smooth, and he and Robo-Henrik can just take it easy from here on out.

NEXT WEEK: Episode 4 – A Guest Stops By

Thus Spoke He-Man is a miniseries made by Månegal Media, as part of our podcast Fraggle Shrugged. Find more cool stuff at maanegal.dk

Written, performed, produced, composed etc. by Sigfred Nielsen.

Featuring Emil Rothstein-Christensen.

The show makes use of short clips of copyrighted content, for satirical purposes. If you represent the rightsholders, you can contact us at contact@maanegal.dk

Thus Spoke He-Man

Thus Spoke He-Man 2/7 – The Overhuman!

This week we really begin to dig into Thus Spoke Zarathustra and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Sigfred and his buggy robotic companion Robo-Henrik go through the entire opening section of the book, and get their first taste of what Nietzsche thinks about the world. And in particular, his infatuation with what he calls an “Overhuman”. A fitting counterpiece to this, is the first episode of He-Man to be broadcast, “The Diamond Ray of Disappearance”. Here we learn about the odd and confusing world of Eternia — good thing that that place doesn't exist!

And thus we are off on our epic podcast adventure into the boundless promise of an very good premise.

NEXT WEEK: Episode 3 – A Very Good Idea For A Podcast (Seriously)

Thus Spoke He-Man is a miniseries made by Månegal Media, as part of our podcast Fraggle Shrugged. Find more cool stuff at maanegal.dk

Written, performed, produced, composed etc. by Sigfred Nielsen. The show makes use of short clips of copyrighted content, for satirical purposes. If you represent the rightsholders, you can contact us at contact@maanegal.dk