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466: Plodding (into the) Future

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Fifteen years after Asimo’s debut, we’re still waiting for a better humanoid robot.

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 [...]

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KMO, Eric and Olga

KMO welomes Eric Boyd back to the C-Realm. Eric is visiting NYC and took time to travel out to provincial Brooklyn for a chat with KMO at the kitchen table and then a brief jaunt through Green-wood Cemetery, the [...]

465: Undead Labor

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KMO welcomes Tom O’Brien, host of the From Alpha to Omega Podcast, to the C-Realm to talk about The Walking Dead, the unlikely visions of the techno-utopians, and how surprised he is to find that after three years of doing a podcast about economics he [...]

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A horde of working class zombies storm the capitalist’s castle in Land of the Dead.

KMO welcomes Tom O’Brien, host of the From Alpha to Omega Podcast, to the C-Realm Vault to talk about The Walking Dead, Star Trek and Marxism. What do [...]

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A robot without boobies is like a fish without a bicycle. Or something like that. In this episode of the C-Realm Vault podcast, KMO goes it alone. Well, not quite alone. He’s got the writings of Eugene Thacker to help him distinguish the World [...]

464: Healing Heartbreak

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If you’re human, you’ve probably had your heart broken. If you live in a post-industrial society, the loss of a long-term relationship may have been the most intense emotional trauma you’ve ever experienced. It sucks, but there is an upside. This week’s guest, Emily Hursh, [...]

463: Peak Plus Ten

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Trees near Brian’s house in Ireland.

Recently, Brian Kaller posted a reflection to his blog, Restoring Mayberry, on the fact that ten years after the peak of conventional petroleum production, the world isn’t nearly as broken as the most alarmist Peak Oil personalities warned [...]

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The conversation with Ahnika Delirium from C-Realm Podcast #462 continues here. The over-used phrase, “Check your privilege,” regardless of the importance of recognizing differential power relationships, has come to serve as a thought-stopper and crypto-ad hominem. Ahnika has an alternative phrase which means the [...]

462 Fluid Binaries

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Ahnika Delirium

KMO and Olga visited House of Collection to speak with Ahnika Delirium about intentional communities, gender identities & presentation, privilege, and whether a conservative Christian cakemaker should be required by law to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Links and [...]

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Artwork by Andrew Dimitt

Before there was FaceBook, before there was MySpace, there was LiveJournal. KMO welcomes fellow cartoonist, Andrew Dimitt, to the C-Realm Vault to talk about navigating online spaces, sacred geometry, the I Ching, plunging down the rabbit hole and speaking [...]

461: I Don’t Speak My Language

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Dr. Bayo Akomolafe

KMO talks with Dr. Bayo Akomolafe about cultural hegemony and getting out from under imposed colonial value systems. Bayo, who flauted the expectations of training as clinical psychologist, embarked on a shamanic quest to re-connect with his own heritage. He say [...]

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Hexagram 10: Stepping on the Tiger’s Tail

KMO and Erik Davis continue the conversation from C-Realm Podcast 460 and compare the Amazon Studios production of The Man in the High Castle to the original Philip K. Dick novel. At the time they recorded [...]

460: Not That Guy

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Techgnosis, by Erik Davis, was first published back in 1998, before the dot com crash, the presidential election fiasco of the year 2000, 9/11, the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, the financial crisis of 2008 and the protracted recession and jobless recovery. Erik joins [...]

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The conversation about iboga with Dimitri Mobengo Mugianis continues in this episode of the Vault. Dimitri describes his arrest in Seattle, his short time in federal detention and the seemingly unlikely outcome of his trial.

CRV143

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A robot without boobies is like a fish without a bicycle. Or something like that. In this episode of the C-Realm Vault podcast, KMO goes it alone. Well, not quite alone. He’s got the writings of Eugene Thacker to help him distinguish the World [...]