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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.
||475: Living at Home||In May, KMO and Olga visited Katherine MacLean at Happy Acres Farm in Sherman, Connecticut. At the time, Katherine was pregnant and planning to have the baby at home under the care of midwives in spite of much pressure to give herself over to the care ..||7/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||MALIGNANTLY USELESS||KMO and guest Kevin Dole consider why horror writer Thomas Ligotti considers consciousness to be the parent of all horrors. Consciousness is supposed to be the most marvelous phenomenon in existence right? Not according to Ligotti.||7/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||473: Anarchist without Adjectives||KMO spoke with Kevin Carson while visiting Arkansas. Kevin is an avowed anti-capitalist, but some C-Realm listeners can't square that notion with Kevin's professed libertarian leanings and his failure to avow uncomplicated condemnation of private prope...||7/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||472: Mean and Stupid||KMO is visiting his family in northwest Arkansas, and in this episode he asks some of his Arkansan friends about the Confederate battle flag. Berryville-based writer and broadcaster, Dan Krotz, explains how people who display the Confederate flag are b...||7/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||471: Writ in Water||This episode features two conversations recorded at the kitchen table with people whom Erik Davis introduced to KMO and Olga. First up is stage magician Ferdinando Buscema who describes a memento mori ritual he has constructed for himself using playing...||6/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||470: A Poker Player’s Point of View||KMO welcomes Pentamental co-host John Maguire to the C-Realm to talk explicitly about consciousness. The conversation ranges from quantum physics and its relationship with fuzzy New Age belief systems to poker and epistemological humility.||6/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||469: Left Communication||KMO attended the 2015 Left Forum, and while he found the presenters to be, on the whole, quite knowledgeable, he was, once again, struck by their flat presentations and lack of communicative polish. What's up with that?||6/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||468: Energy Geopolitics in Contest World||KMO attended the 2015 Left Forum gathering and recorded a panel discussion about the geopolitics of energy by Michael Klare, Micheal Schwartz and Daniel Volman. Ever since the world became dependent on petroleum for industrial and military expansion,||6/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||467: World of Wounds||KMO and Olga talk to educator and novelist, Zack Lehtinen, about his novel, World of Wounds. The novel is akin to Ishmael by Daniel Quinn in that it is an attempt to convey ideas through narrative which many readers might otherwise reject or ignore.||5/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||466: Plodding (into the) Future||Remember when you first saw videos of the humanoid robot, Asimo, walking on two legs, climbing stairs, hopping on one foot? Wasn't it amazing? Asimo made "his" debut in the year 2000. That was 15 years and 7 cycles of Moore's Law ago.||5/20/2015||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.