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484: Life on Tires


Hondo, Wendy and Sesame.

Wendy Jehanara Tremayne, author of The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living, returns to the C-Realm Podcast, and this time she’s brought along her partner, Mikey Sklar. They have taken a break from their New Mexico homestead and have [...]

483: The Pace of Nature


The final interview that KMO and Olga recorded on their recent Vermont road trip was with Mark Morey at the Institute for Natural Learning. Mark had a copy of the book Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future on the desk in front of him [...]

482: Enlightened Neurotics


Cory in hula hoop ecstasy.

KMO and Olga took a road trip through Vermont and recorded conversations at most every step along the way. This week’s conversation took place at Good Commons retreat center in Plymouth, Vermont where Olga talked with her friend, Tesha Buss, [...]

481: Comfort and Understanding (Are Killing Us)


Soryu Forall

KMO and Olga continue the conversation with Soryu Forall at the Center for Mindful Learning. Soryu explains that the sort of happiness that comes from the ability to make our bodies comfortable and our minds understand is a terrible danger to life [...]

480: Assumptions and Preferences


Soryu Forall

KMO and Olga took a road trip to Vermont where they met up with Soryu Forall, a meditation and mindfulness teacher and the founder of the Center for Mindful Learning. On this episode of the C-Realm Podcast, Soryu describes the feedback loop [...]

479: Tiny Gets Huge


“Deek” basking in the light of the Tuftex.

KMO and Olga talk with Derek “Deek” Diedricksen of Derek builds tiny houses, cabins, forts and other unconventional structures, often using donated or scrounged materials. Olga will be attending his Tiny House Summer Camp 3 [...]

478: Lies, Damned Lies and Data


The mint features prominently in the conversation.

KMO and Olga welcome Karl Fitzgerald, creator of the Renegade Economists Podcast, to the kitchen table at C-Realm HQ. Karl was in New York recording many hours of video with Michael Hudson, and on his last night [...]

477: SBNR


Psychedelic Parenting

In recent decades an increasing number of people have begun to identify themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” In this episode of the C-Realm Podcast, KMO talks with Jonathan Thompson about the unintended consequences of this practice of loading the word ‘religion’ [...]

476: The Third Space



Douglas Lain has a new novel, After the Saucers Landed, which depicts an alternate history in which fake-looking flying saucers land on the White House lawn in the 1990s. The aliens that emerge are Nordic space brothers like the ones described by Billy [...]

475: Living at Home


In May, KMO and Olga visited Katherine MacLean at Happy Acres Farm in Sherman, Connecticut. At the time, Katherine was pregnant and planning to have the baby at home under the care of midwives in spite of much pressure to give herself over to the care [...]



KMO and guest Kevin Dole consider why horror writer Thomas Ligotti considers consciousness to be the parent of all horrors. Consciousness is supposed to be the most marvelous phenomenon in existence right? Not according to Ligotti. In his first non-fiction book, The Conspiracy Against the [...]

473: Anarchist without Adjectives


KMO spoke with Kevin Carson while visiting Arkansas. Kevin is an avowed anti-capitalist, but some C-Realm listeners can’t square that notion with Kevin’s professed libertarian leanings and his failure to avow uncomplicated condemnation of private property and “the market.” Whatever that is. The conversation touches [...]

472: Mean and Stupid


KMO is visiting his family in northwest Arkansas, and in this episode he asks some of his Arkansan friends about the Confederate battle flag. Berryville-based writer and broadcaster, Dan Krotz, explains how people who display the Confederate flag are broadcasting the message that they are [...]

471: Writ in Water


Inscription on the headstone of John Keats

This episode features two conversations recorded at the kitchen table with people whom Erik Davis introduced to KMO and Olga. First up is stage magician Ferdinando Buscema who describes a memento mori ritual he has constructed for [...]

470: A Poker Player’s Point of View


KMO welcomes Pentamental co-host John Maguire to the C-Realm to talk explicitly about consciousness. The conversation ranges from quantum physics and its relationship with fuzzy New Age belief systems to poker and epistemological humility. A final homage to the late Joe Bageant leads into a [...]