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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

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

532: Election 2018

11/6/2018
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It is election day, 2018. Political and partisan tensions are high, and voter turnout looks to be high as well. In this episode, KMO shares conversations with Vermont's Lt. Governor, David Zuckerman, libertarian writer Joshua D. Glawson, and political commentator Steve Lamb. KMO also riffs on ideas lifted from the writing of Caitlan Johnstone and…

531: Nietzsche Among the Aliens

10/29/2018
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KMO will be introducing Frederich Nietzsche as a character in the GEBB.io webcomic, and so he talked with Daniel Coffeen to get a better idea of what this dyspeptic critic of herd mentality was all about. Gagging on the foul air of off-gassing normies? This conversation may be just the struck wooden match needed to…

Duration:01:03:09

530: Politicon 2018

10/25/2018
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KMO traveled to Los Angeles for Politicon 2018 where he promoted GEBB.io and recorded interviews for the Center for Progressive Urban Politics. This episode of the C-Realm Podcast features three of these interviews. First up, Dr. Brian Weeden provides some context on the proposed creation of the Space Force, a new branch of the US…

Duration:00:55:15

529: Self Murder

9/24/2018
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KMO talks with independent scholar, musician and all-around content creator, Matt Presti, about social media, pre-fab worldviews, cognitive control, and creative independence. Matt takes inspiration and guidance from the late Walter Russell and helps people to access the path of self-cultivation that Russell provided in the curriculum of the University of Science and Philosophy. This episode…

Duration:01:05:37

528: Back in the Saddle

9/6/2018
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It's been a while since KMO put out a free podcast. At long last, here's a conversation with Dermot O'Connor, the Angry Animator, fresh back from an extended stay in Ireland. Now that Dermot is back in the USA, what did his time away prime him to notice with newfound clarity? Later, KMO and Dermot…

Duration:00:59:23

527: Thinking Like a Writer

5/30/2018
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KMO welcomes author Elayne Clift to the C-Realm to talk about finding one's voice as a writer and using it to change the world for the better. Elayne has worked in many countries around the world in international public health education and communication with a focus on maternal and child health, which led her to Virginia…

Duration:01:07:47

526: Bash Bash Conversation

5/25/2018
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Will the advent of artificial superintelligence (ASI) spell the end of capitalism? Doug Lain explores that question in his new novel, Bash Bash Revolution in which an AI named Bucky creates proliferating copies of itself to work questions of personal identity and free will. Eventually, the Buckys ensnare almost all of humanity in the GameCube…

Duration:01:03:41

525: Challenging Corruption

5/14/2018
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KMO talks with Dr. Dan Freilich, a Navy veteran and VA doctor who hopes to defeat Vermont's incumbent Representative, Peter Welch, in the upcoming primary election. For Dr. Dan, every problem and every issue that progressives care about comes back to campaign finance reform. He has vowed not to accept campaign contributions from corporations or…

Duration:01:06:02

524: Big Data Little Privacy

4/23/2018
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KMO talks with B. J. Mendelson, the author of Social Media is Bullshit and Privacy: And How to Get It Back. Is privacy a lost cause? Is there any way to swim against the current of big tech companies collecting, collating and profiting off of the enormous amount of personal data that we generate with…

Duration:01:06:03

523: Stet

4/11/2018
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The profession of writing books has changed in recent decades, and now James Howard Kunstler, the author of many books both fiction and non-fiction, published by mainstream publishers, is relying increasingly on blogging and reader support through Patreon to pay the bills. Jim talks about his days at Rolling Stone and the lofty expectations he…

Duration:00:52:25

522: The Poverty of Leisure

4/3/2018
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Charles Hugh Smith is a critic of the idea of UBI (universal basic income), but in order to understand his critique it is necessary to take a deep dive into the nature of work. Any simple formulation of what constitutes work will either over-generalize and capture too much, or it will leave out certain activities…

Duration:01:06:38

521: A Menagerie of Archetypes

3/19/2018
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We're all familiar with the archetypal alien abduction scenario. You wake up in your bed. You can't move. Short gray humanoids with big black eyes surround you. They whisk you off to some other place for painful and humiliating procedures and then mostly wipe your memory of the event, at least in the short term.…

Duration:01:10:44

520: States and Stages

3/11/2018
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Dr. Carole Griggs and Ted Strauss are the co-founders of iConscious, a project intended "to create a world in which it is normal for all human beings to awaken their whole being, bring their unique genius into the world, and live together in deeply attuned, collective consciousness." In the conversation, we consider the relationship of consciousness…

Duration:01:06:16

518: Madness - C-Realm Podcast

2/26/2018
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A C-Realm listener commented that some of "the denizens of various C-Realm-adjacent parts of cyberspace" aren't much impressed with the narrative that Russian interference in the 2016 election put Donald Trump in the White House. KMO isn't remotely impressed by this narrative, nor is this week's guest, Keith Preston of Attack the System. By fixating on…

Duration:00:58:05