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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 navigation our world.
||411: The Strange, Fuzzy, Fat Brick of Everything||KMO and Olga caught a ride home from the Psymposium 2014 conference with Joshua Wickerham of the Ethnobotanical Stewardship Council, and the three of them stopped in Connecticut to have lunch with Joshua's good friend,||4/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||410: The Voice of the Moon||KMO welcomes Ilargi of The Automatic Earth to the C-Realm to talk about the sorry state of watchdog journalism, the unhelpful rhetoric of American politicians and pundits around Vladimir Putin's actions with regard to Ukraine,||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||409: The Ultimate Metric of Doom||KMO welcomes Orren Whiddon of Four Quarters Interfaith Church to the C-Realm to discuss the upcoming Age of Limits conference. Orren describes how one of his high school teachers gave him a copy of the original Limits to Growth study and how that put h...||4/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||408: Driven by Fear||KMO welcomes Driftglass, who is the co-host, along with his wife, Blue Gal, of The Professional Left Podcast, to the C-Realm to discuss science fiction and politics. Driftglass provides examples of SF literature from the middle of the 20th Century whic...||4/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||407: Distinguishing Collapse from Catastrophe||KMO welcomes Chad Hill, the author of the Hipcrime Vocab blog, to the C-Realm Podcast to carry on the conversation about the future. SF media has transitioned away from Utopian visions of people and societies liberated from drudgery and conflict by adv...||3/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||406: Suspect Models and the Photosynthetic Ceiling||KMO welcomes Frank Aragona of the Agroinnovations podcast back to the C-Realm to discuss a Guardian article by Nafeez Ahmed that is based on a NASA-funded report that details how growing inequality might bring about the fall of our globalized industria...||3/19/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||405: Enclosing Abundance||KMO talks with Kevin Carson, author of The Homebrew Industrial Revolution about the technologies that seem poised to end the dominance of capital-intensive production methodologies and brake the stranglehold that capitalists and the government minions ...||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||404: We All Deserve Anarchism||This week's episode of the C-Realm Podcast begins with a discussion of David Graeber's 2012 essay, Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit. KMO shares a portion of the conversation with Eric Boyd from C-Realm Vault Podcast episode 082 about som...||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||403: No Utopian Alternative||KMO welcomes filmmaker Joshua Bregman to the C-Realm to discuss why contemporary science fiction, on the screen at least if not on the page, is stuck in a dystopian quagmire. What happened to the utopian vision of Star Trek?||2/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||402: Narratives of Explanatory Value||In this episode of the podcast guest host Larry Lowe shares a conversation he recorded with KMO about the essence of the C-Realm Podcast and his efforts to reduce its broad range of subject matter into a concise 'elevator pitch,||2/19/14||Free||View In iTunes|
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This is one of the top 3 podcasts on the net in my opinion. Too important to miss. Listen and learn.
Do You Sense the Cognitive Dissonance of "Modern Life"?
You are not alone.
The subjects and conversations on the C-Realm are among the most important I have found anywhere. Really, these are the ideas that need to be dealt with and KMO is a natural and brilliant conversationalist, adept at distilling and conveying them. He LISTENS to his guests and engages them in conversations they obviously enjoy, usually. Not one to suffer a fool, neither is he one to embarrass or berate them. It's really good stuff and one of my favorite hours of the week.
I always learn something new with KMO. A few of the topics are way off my usual radar. I stuck with the episodes that didn't initially interest me and I'm better for it. KMO's story is amazing, too, and he gets some amazing guests.