Over the last four years, Jacob Sloan has lived naked and alone within an abandoned island hotel, smoking cannabis, eating squirrels, and swimming in a lake that contains a dark secret. As memory slowly begins to flower in his brain, Jacob recalls the traumatic events that lead him to the island, describing a childhood of evangelical Christian horror, constantly fearing bar codes, the Antichrist, and being abandoned in the ever-nearing rapture.
In addition to his tales of madness and murder on an Iowa farm, Jacob also recounts the true story of how California's acid-fueled hippies of the 1960s became the religious right of the 1980s.
Part historical fiction, part psychological horror, Carnality: Dancing on Red Lake is the first of a six-part series chronicling the con men, authoritarians, and sociopaths of America's evangelical movement, as remembered by a mentally ill boy who was once the biggest child star of the scene.
Read by the author.
Music by Esme Patterson and Adam Baumeister.