The next episode of “The Freak Power Ticket,” features a playlist and commentary exploring the trippy anti-authoritarianism of genre filmmaker John Carpenter’s greatest dystopian works: They Live (1988), Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), and Escape from New York (1981).

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Producer / host Ted Coe will discuss the inspirations and impact of the multitalented writer, director, and composer, including: the eerie zeitgeist-attuned symbolism of the World Trade Center in Escape from New York and that film’s actual East St. Louis locations; “Obey” street artist Shepard Fairey’s popular homages to They Live; Carpenter’s synth-heavy film scoring; and more.

9/11, Occupy Wall Street, and Ferguson will resonate throughout the program, which will also feature original music, dialogue samples, remixes, covers, musical tributes, trailers, and commentary.

“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the fall from 11am-12noon PST.