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C-Realm Radio 028

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Jeff Sessions says, "Good people don't smoke marijuana."

Jeff Sessions says, "Good people don't smoke marijuana."

It sometimes seems like the war on weed is all but over, and then Donald Trump goes and picks Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general, a man who joked that he thought the KKK was okay until he learned that they smoke pot. KMO and Silas speak first to Julie Goddard about the DEA's subtle rule change that makes CBD, a non-psychoactive constituent of the hemp plant that has a variety of medical applications, a Schedule 1 substance like heroin. Later, Doug Fine calls in with a dose of optimism. He points to the 2014 Farm Bill which defines the parameters of legal hemp cultivation. He argues that the DEA will be in violation of federal law if they try to persecute hemp farmers because their product contains CBD.

511: Splintered

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cover_art_511KMO looks back from the year 2050 with John Feffer, author of Splinterlands: A Novel. At the beginning of the 21st Century, nations were integrating into larger cooperative spheres, but the main character in John Feffer's novel takes a virtual tour of the geopolitical landscape of the future to show us how and why that trend floundered and what a world marked by constricted trust horizons looks like. You can also watch this conversation on YouTube.

C-Realm Radio 027

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Beware the butt-hurt beta male. He has been known to kill.

Beware the butt-hurt beta male. He has been known to kill.

Angela Nagel has written a piece for The Baffler called The New Man of 4chan in which she talks about "chan culture" and the failure of mainstream liberalism and mainstream journalism to devote enough time and attention to it to get past the facile stereotypes that have passed for reporting on this aspect of digital culture. She joins KMO and Silas for a discussion of safe spaces, beta males, the Red Pill, and the Alt-light, as embodied by Milo Yiannopoulos.  She describes her disappointment with the intellectual laziness of contemporary American feminists.

C-Realm Radio 026

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Chuck Burr

Chuck Burr

KMO welcomes author, permaculturalist and seed saver, Chuck Burr, back to the C-Realm to talk about the importance of wildcrafting. Chuck thinks the only hope is to change consciousness. We value what we depend on, and right now, most of us depend on the industrial system for food, shelter, clothing, entertainment, and validation. The more we can meet our needs from the wild, the more motivated we will be to preserve the non-human world.

C-Realm Radio 025

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R. U. Sirius

R. U. Sirius

KMO and Silas welcome Mondo2000 co-founder, R. U. Sirius, to the C-Realm to reminisce about the naive cyber-enthusiasm of the 90s. Wired's Long Boom never came to pass, and virtual reality is just now taking baby steps, 20 years after it's arrival seemed imminent. The old guys try to encapsulate the wisdom of Uncle Bob (RAW) for the younger generation between songs from the Bandcamp "album" Alt - WRONG: The Degenerate Song Exhibition.

510: Spoilers All ‘Round

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For the lulz.

For the lulz.

Ben McLeish and KMO talk about season 3 of Black Mirror with particular emphasis on the episodes Shut Up and Dance and Playtest. An ongoing theme in Black Mirror is punishing wrongdoers in a way that is grossly out of proportion to their supposed crimes. The conversation will continue on this weekend's C-Realm Vault podcast.

C-Realm Radio 024

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crv224_coverBen McCleish joins KMO and Silas in the C-Realm to summarize and discuss the first two chapters of Ted Kaczynski's new book Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How. This discussion mostly focuses on the why. Kaczynski may be a murderer, but he is no misanthrope. His aim is to defend human freedom and save all life on Earth from the relentless maw of the techno-industrial system. He thinks that the techno-sphere will render the planet uninhabitable by complex organisms and that reform and rational guidance are impossible. Only an anti-tech revolution stands any chance of preserving a life-sustaining planet.

C-Realm Radio 023

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Is that red patch getting bigger?

Is that red patch getting bigger?

Since the election of Donald Trump, we've heard the word "fascist" being thrown around rather freely. Does the shoe fit? The Angry Animator, Dermot O'Connor, joins KMO in the C-Realm to pin down the meaning of the word to see how it applicable it really is to the current state of affairs in the USA. The topic of the alt.right works its way into the mix, and KMO explains why he is more critical of the Blue tribe than the Red, even though he feels more at home and at east among the Blue tribe.

C-Realm Radio 022

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WOOL420While the 2016 Presidential election result was not to the liking of most progressives, the 8 out of 9 marijuana-related ballot initiatives that passed represent considerable progress in the move away from the war on the drugs. In this episode of C-Realm Radio, KMO and Silas welcome Matt Simon, New England Political Director of the Marijuana Policy Project. They discuss the 2017 prospects for ending prohibition in Vermont. Now that Maine and Massachusetts have lifted the criminal penalties for possession and use, perhaps Vermont legislators will find the moral courage they have so far failed to muster on this issue.

C-Realm Radio 021

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crr021_coverKMO and Silas talk with Jerry Barnett, the author of Porn Panic! Sex and Censorship in the UK. According to Jerry, the war against female sexual expression used to be headed by people on the religious Right. Today, it is self-identified feminists who are leading the charge.

C-Realm Radio 020

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crr020_coverKMO and co-pilot Silas talk with Keith Preston of Attack the System about anarchism, the alternative right, racial realism, and the ongoing struggle against oligarchy. Discuss this episode with other C-Realm listeners on the Friends of the C-Realm group on Facebook.

C-Realm Radio 019

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C-Realm Radio cover artKMO welcomes filmmaker Niles Heckman back to the C-Realm to talk about his new documentary series, Shamans of the Global Village. Niles is the man behind the camera, and Rak Razam hosts the program.

509: The Shale Intermezzo

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JHK in Bellows Falls, VT

JHK in Bellows Falls, VT

James Howard Kunstler knows walkable communities, and in this episode of the C-Realm, KMO and JHK consider the potential of formerly industrial small towns and cities to adapt to the coming new energy and financial realities that will nail the coffin shut on our 20th Century habits and expectations for getting around, making a living, and inhabiting the landscape. This conversation was recorded at the FACT 8 studios in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

C-Realm Radio 018

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Oonagh

Oonagh

Long-time C-Realm listeners Oonagh the improv poetess, and blogger James Kukula join KMO and co-host-in-training Silus for a wide-ranging conversation covering a variety of C-Realm themes. In the second hour, Larry Lowe joins in to discuss the UFO elements at play in the presidential election campaign. Fun times!

C-Realm Radio 017

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crc017_coverKMO welcomes Erik Tinker, founder of the web magazine Pax Solaria to the C-Realm to consider the future of humanity. Erik sees a future for humans that involves off-world colonization and KMO represents for the doomers and collapse-conscious set. This episode also includes the perspective of a local 16-year-old who was in studio to learn the basics of audio production.