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442: When We Get There


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 [...]



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


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 [...]



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


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 [...]



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


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 [...]



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


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 [...]

CRV117 Part 2


This is the audience participation portion of the Climate and Labor event that KMO attended at the Murphy Institute on October 31st, 2014.

438: The Great Grab


If oil is the blood of the devil, then palm oil is his piss.

KMO attended the Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth teach-in at Cooper Union this past weekend where he met and recorded conversations with Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute [...]



Mark Robinowitz of traveled to NYC to attend the Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth teach-in put on by the International Forum on Globalization. KMO sat down with him to talk about the value of such an event. The conversation flows into a [...]

437: Hubris and Substitution


A graph of US oil production

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman published an opinion piece in which he lumped The Post Carbon Institute together with the Koch brothers as representatives of “climate despair,” claiming that anti-environmentalist right-wingers and anti-capitalist environmentalists are both wrong [...]



The conversation from C-Realm Podcast #436 with Solar Bob Fairchild continues in this episode. Bob talks about his experience in Haiti and on the prospects for improving quality of life for people living there. KMO and Olga are in Vermont this weekend, exploring the [...]

436: Just a Matter of Time


KMO welcomes Robert J. Fairchild (AKA Solar Bob) to the C-Realm to discuss the dramatic increase in oil extraction from hydraulic fracturing, it’s effects on the US and global economies, and what it really represents in terms of energy returned on energy invested. They make [...]