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The C-Realm is a weekly, interview-based program which features discussions on topics ranging from a possible technological singularity, to entheogenic exploration, the re-localization of community and agriculture, and the competing narratives by which we define ourselves and navigate our world.

The C-Realm is a weekly, interview-based program which features discussions on topics ranging from a possible technological singularity, to entheogenic exploration, the re-localization of community and agriculture, and the competing narratives by which we define ourselves and navigate our world.
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The C-Realm is a weekly, interview-based program which features discussions on topics ranging from a possible technological singularity, to entheogenic exploration, the re-localization of community and agriculture, and the competing narratives by which we define ourselves and navigate our world.

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English


Episodes

551: The Specter of Ecofascism

8/30/2019
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KMO and John Michael Greer met up in Lancaster, PA this week to talk about ecofascism. JMG made a bit of a stir a few weeks back when he published an essay on his blog called The Next Twilight of Environmentalism. His thesis is that we're in the early stages of seeing media power-brokers discredit…

Duration:01:04:00

550: The Hamster Wheel of Futility

8/20/2019
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James Howard Kunstler KMO and JHK yak about the degraded state of American electoral politics, the Democrat Primary contest, potential campaign surprises, and the potential for cyber-mischief from unexpected quarters. The first part of the conversation is to be found on YouTube: https://youtu.be/L1NxXzCVUok

Duration:00:53:42

549: Chatting with Liam

7/31/2019
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KMO talks with an aspiring radio host and consciousness aficionado live in the WOOL, 91.5 FM studio. The policy priorities: If Liam had to have a political platform right now, his first draft would be like this: 1. Drastically reduce war/ "defense" spending and divert most of it to... 2. Set up "transition corps" of…

Duration:01:06:58

548: Logic Bros

7/14/2019
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KMO welcomes Ben Burgis, author of Give Them An Argument: Logic for the Left to the C-Realm to talk about why so many people on the left are averse to using logic and rational argument and default to shaming and moral denunciation instead. Ben also explains why the logic bros on the right may not…

Duration:01:08:21

547: Population and Narrative

6/27/2019
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KMO talks with Bill Ryerson of Population Media Center about that organization's decades-long mission to help people in developing countries overcome maladaptive cultural narratives and live more effective lives.

Duration:01:04:15

546: Identity and Displacement

6/11/2019
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David Blacker returns to the C-Realm Podcast to talk about the themes in his new book, What's Left of the World: Education, Identity and the Post-Work Political Imagination. KMO has been reading Andrew Yang's book, and David has also read it and followed Yang's candidacy, so the discussion circles the topic of Universal Basic Income…

Duration:00:57:13

545: Follow Your BLSS

5/22/2019
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KMO talks with John Adams, Deputy Director of Biosphere2, a project that started out as a bold attempt to create a closed ecological system that with no inputs of food, water, or oxygen, could sustain 8 humans for 2 years. That didn't go as planned, but since then, Biosphere2 has flourished as a unique Earth…

Duration:01:03:22

544: Ja’Loja!

5/12/2019
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KMO welcomes JP of Egotastic Funtime back to the C-Realm to dissect season 2 of both The Orville (which we love) and Star Trek: Discovery (which we wish we could love). What worked? What didn't? What's on your wish list? Fun stuff!

Duration:00:58:26

543: Getting Clear

5/9/2019
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Earlier this year, KMO distanced himself from the Peak Oil fast collapse narrative saying that surveillance capitalism and artificial intelligence would be a bigger deal in the near term than fossil fuel shortfalls. He didn't say it very clearly, because even careful listeners took that as a declaration that information technology was building a stairway…

Duration:01:04:43

542: Blowback From the Blowback

3/24/2019
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A few weeks ago, KMO came out to Jim Kunstler as a sort of Peak Oil apostate. One of the most passionate and coherent of the people pushing back against KMO's change of opinion on the topic of Peak Oil is his friend and neighbor, Doug. In this episode of the C-Realm Radio show on…

Duration:01:02:49

541: Restoration and Identity

3/19/2019
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KMO welcomes Jordan and Fabio, two interns from the Greater Falls Community Justice Center, to the WOOL studio to talk about restorative justice and the need to move away from a primarily punitive form of criminal justice.

Duration:00:59:47

540: This Finite Earth

2/17/2019
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KMO talks to engineer and permaculturalist, Robert Brown, about the strengths and weaknesses of the Peak Oil narrative. KMO recalls the different psychological factions that congregated under the Peak Oil banner. Some were focused on finding investment opportunities, others were disgusted with contemporary society and thrilled at the prospect of it falling to pieces. The…

Duration:01:00:44

539: Extend the Pretend

2/5/2019
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KMO has turned Peak Oil apostate. Information technology and machine learning in particular, seem to have played a much more influential and interesting role in determining the course of industrial civilization over the past decade than have shortfalls in petroleum production. In short, the predictions of a Peak Oil fast collapse have failed to materialize.…

Duration:01:08:53

538: Playing Roles

1/28/2019
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KMO welcomes author and game designer, Michael O. Varhola, to the C-Realm to discuss the story-telling alchemy that comes from getting a group of people together around a table with dice, character sheets and possibly some miniatures to engage in collaborative adventure-spinning. Michael is the founder of a gaming company called Skirmisher, and you can…

Duration:01:01:15

537: H1B Mission Creep

1/22/2019
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The H1B Visa program was originally intended to make sure that American tech companies had access to enough computer programmers to fix the Y2K bug before the stroke of midnight. Mission accomplished. But then the H1B program found a new mission. Kevin Lynn of U.S. Tech Workers explains how the program expanded and the effect…

Duration:00:44:01

536: Recontextualizing Identity

1/7/2019
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KMO speaks with Mark Gober, author of An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life. The idea that consciousness arises from sufficiently complex arrangements of matter isn't so much a finding arrived at by scientific investigation as it is an axiom of the…

Duration:01:10:17

C-Realm Special: KMO on YouTube

1/2/2019
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KMO's 2019 resolution: Upload SOMETHING to YouTube every single day in 2019. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2N0_6TmngztwzkX3ktImiQ

Duration:00:57:40

535: The REAL Star Trek

12/3/2018
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Season 2 of both Star Trek: Discovery and The Orville are just weeks away. KMO talks to JP of Egotastic Funtime about both shows and why it is that The Orville feels so much more like Star Trek than the official offering from CBS, the legal owners of the Star Trek IP. They also discuss…

Duration:01:07:47

534: Roots of Division

11/19/2018
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KMO welcomes Keith Preston of Attack the System back to C-Realm Radio to talk about the current political and social division in the United States. Keith first offers a technological explanation for the intensity of the social animosity on display in public discourse. He then delves into the history of left and right political movements…

Duration:00:59:22

533: Talking Libertarianism

11/12/2018
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KMO, a "recovering libertarian," talks with Joshua D. Glawson, a full-on libertarian and writer for 71 Republic. Topics of conversation include the way NPR has covered the most recent mass shooting event, the way governments appeal to the less noble aspects of human psychology in order to gain and maintain political power, and, eventually, technological…

Duration:01:02:14