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427: Ice Cream in Rwanda


Rob Fruchtman

KMO interviewed Rob Fruchtman, the director of the film Sweet Dreams on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 . They spoke in front of a live audience in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn for the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. In this episode of [...]

426: The Myth of Progress


JMG @ Age of Limits 2014

KMO welcomes John Michael Greer back to the C-Realm Podcast to talk about his book Not the Future We Ordered: Peak Oil, Psychology, and The Myth of Progress. The conversation begins with a trip back in time to [...]

425: A Cheerful Engagement with Reality


KMO yaks with James Howard Kunstler about the third novel in his World Made by Hand series. It’s called A History of the Future, and it gives us a glimpse of life outside the little corner of upstate New York to which the events of [...]

424: The Limits of Privacy


Worried Monkey learns to solder at Hope X.

KMO attended Hope X in NYC this past weekend (July 18 – 20, 2014) where he recorded an interview with tante (AKA Jürgen Geuter) about the unrealistic expectations we heap upon on idea of privacy. Specifically, he [...]

423: “Away”


Sustainable Dave

KMO welcomes David Chameides to the C-Realm Podcast to talk about his efforts to effectively communicate the implications of peak oil and climate change to teenagers. Dave has delivered this message to the students at the North Carolina Governor’s School, a summer [...]

422: I Me My


Ramana Maharshi

KMO speaks with Gary Weber, author of Happiness Beyond Thought: A Practical Guide to Awakening, about the means of breaking from of the self-referential internal monologue that keeps us obsessing over where we’ve been, where we hope to go, and the certainty [...]

421: The Functional Equivalent of a Conspiracy


Don’t even think of sitting here.

KMO and Kevin Carson, the author of The Desktop Regulatory State: The Countervailing Power of Networks and Super-Empowered Individuals, met up at the public library in Springdale, Arkansas to record a conversation about radical monopolies, car culture, retrofitting the built environment [...]

420: Toward a Just Transition


In this second episode of interviews recorded at CommonBound 2014, KMO talks with Ed Whitfield of the Fund For Democratic Communities about effective communication and the appropriate and inappropriate uses of private property. Next up is Hannah Jones of the Responsible Endowments Coalition talking about her [...]

419: Notions of a New Economy


KMO attended the New Economy Coalition‘s CommonBound 2014 gathering and recorded interviews for the event’s livestream. This episode of the C-Realm Podcast features three of those interviews starting with NEC president, Bob Massie. Next up is Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies, and [...]



The conversation with Vincent Horn of Buddhist Geeks continues here in the Vault with a discussion about how the  viewpoints that trouble us the most are often the ones with which we used to associate ourselves. After that, KMO shares a recording on the [...]

418: Adaptive Contemplation


KMO talks with Vincent Horn of Buddhist Geeks about how Buddhist practices are adapting themselves to thrive and be useful in technological society. He sees Buddhism as co-existing in the same space as the DIY and Maker movements where bio-feedback, sophisticated sensors and psychedelics stand [...]

417: Timelines for Collapse


Jay Smith and Mark Robinowitz

KMO attended the 2014 Age of Limits conference, and he invited C-Realm listeners who were in attendance to join him in a recorded conversation that took place at the same time as the main conversation in the round described [...]

C-Realm Book Club: Oryx and Crake part 2


In the conclusion to KMO’s conversation with four C-Realm listeners about Margaret Atwood’s dark, speculative vision, Oryx and Crake, they ask, “Where is the government?” How plausible is it that all government functions will have been subsumed by corporations by the middle of this century? [...]

415: C-Realm Book Club: Oryx and Crake part 1


KMO is joined by four C-Realm listeners to discuss Margaret Atwood’s dark work of speculative fiction, Oryx and Crake. KMO and guests consider whether the liberal arts have been degraded and devalued by corporate culture. In the near future of Atwood’s vision, science and technology [...]

C-Realm Special: Donato Giancola


Donato and KMO @ BWAC gallery


On Saturday, May 17th, 2014 KMO interviewed award-winning painter, Donato Giancola, on stage at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition gallery in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Donato is well known for his science fiction and fantasy book covers, and [...]