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445: Pocket Utopias

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Author and conference organizer, J. P. Harpignies, recently interviewed utopian SF author, Kim Stanley Robinson, on stage at a Bioneers gathering. KMO took a recorder over to JP’s place to continue the conversation. They look at the value of utopian thought and ambition as well [...]

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Scott Chaskey

KMO reflects back on the themes he encountered in the Voices of Hope in a Time Crisis conference with specific reference to presentations  by Elizabeth Yeampierre, Scott Chaskey, and Catherine Ingram. Also, KMO describes the experience of following the blogs and online videos of [...]

444: Just Winging It

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The Tanzanian Life Project

KMO talks with hacktivist and organic chat client Willow Bl00. Willow has just returned from working on a variety of projects in Tanzania, Kenya and Peru where she focused on issues ranging from the use of technology to ameliorate the [...]

CRV122

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KMO and Duncan on the streets of Troy, NY.

Ready for more vioces from Troy, New York? Let’s hope so, because this episode of the C-Realm Vault Podcast continues the conversation between Duncan Crary, KMO, Olga and an assortment of colorful characters they [...]

443: Troy! It’s the New Brooklyn

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On the way back from a visit to Southern Vermont, KMO and Olga stopped in Troy, NY, a small city that has seen good times and bad. They met fellow podcaster, Duncan Crary, at the Lucas Confectionary to talk about why Duncan believes that Troy [...]

CRV121

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The Turk

KMO attended the 2014 Digital Labor conference at the New School in Manhattan. He shared some of the better material he collected there on the publicly-accessible C-Realm Podcast, but he also had some frustrations at the opacity of many of the [...]

442: When We Get There

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KMO attended the 2014 Digital Labor conference at the New School in NYC where Prof. Henry Warwick delivered a presentation called The Enclosure of the Internet. The next day, KMO sat down to talk with Henry about the themes of his presentation, and in the [...]

CRV120

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Buffalo Bill Cody

At the #DL14 conference, returning C-Realm guest, Henry Warwick, gave a presentation in which he described the development, growth and eventual enclosure of the internet using the narrative frame of the American frontier. Later, KMO sat down with Henry to [...]

441: Ayahuasca and the Anthropocene

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Alexander Bogdanov

KMO and Olga welcome Joshua Wickerham of the Ethnobotanical Stewardship Council back to the C-Realm to talk about the state of drug policy reform and changing cultural narratives. The recent mid-term elections in the United States demonstrated that even with conservative politicians [...]

CRV119

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A maloka is a typical setting for an ayahuasca ritual in Peru.

This episode of the C-Realm Vault Podcast features a talk by Joshua Wickerham, Executive Director of the Ethnobotanical Stewardship Council, with Opening Remarks from Jag Davies and Ethan Nadelmann. This lecture [...]

440: Voices of Hope

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Jonathan Santos provides the music on this week’s episode.

KMO attended the Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis gathering in NYC this past weekend and connected with people working to foster non-violent yet fundamental systems change. The first three speakers at the [...]

CRV118

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On last week’s C-Realm Podcast, KMO played part of a conversation with Brattleboro yoga teacher, Peter Rizzo. Some of that conversation, particularly Peter’s assessment of the yoga scene in New York City, was a bit more provocative than KMO wanted to get in the [...]

439: Fundamental Systems Change

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Bhava Yoga’s logo

KMO’s conversation with Helena Norberg-Hodge of Local Futures, recorded at Cooper Union, continues in this episode. Helena explains why she does not like to advocate for “revolution” with it’s implicit call for violence. Instead, she advocates the need for fundamental systems [...]

CRV117

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KMO attended an event at the Murphy Institute that addressed the tension between climate activism and the labor movement. Unions seek to help workers secure good working conditions and pay, and the fossil fuel industry is a source of high-wage jobs. It’s also PART of [...]

CRV117 Part 1

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KMO attended an event at the Murphy Institute that addressed the tension between climate activism and the labor movement. Unions seek to help workers secure good working conditions and pay, and the fossil fuel industry is a source of high-wage jobs. It’s also PART of what [...]