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ETC Voices Podcast 018

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KMO talks with two travelers in search of community. Topics include peak oil, nuclear power, and the challenges of preparing for a post-collapse environment when the imperatives of the money economy remain in full effect.

257: Intelligence and Ferocity

257: Intelligence and Ferocity
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KMO welcomes author and blogger, Dave Pollard to the program to talk about transition. Dave thinks that industrial civilization is facing likely collapse, but he remains optimistic about the prospect of making a graceful transition to something more sustainable and humane. KMO plays [...]

248: Courage, Compassion & Creativity

248: Courage, Compassion & Creativity
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KMO welcomes Guy McPherson, author of the Nature Bats Last blog, to the C-Realm Podcast to discuss population overshoot, the impact of city living versus rural living, energy descent, the Echo Chamber, confirmation bias and transhumanism. KMO shares feedback from the author of the neufneuf blog. [...]

246: Navigating the Coming Chaos

246: Navigating the Coming Chaos
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KMO welcomes Carolyn Baker back to the program to discuss her new book, Navigating the Coming Chaos: A Handbook for Inner Transition.  They weigh the merits of focusing on the machinations of the New World Order, and Carolyn explains why she thinks people [...]

217: The Success Trap

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KMO welcomes Future Pundit Randall Parker back to the program to discuss the possible responses to a looming energy shortfall that “Doomers” think will bring down industrial civilization. Randall doubts things will get that bad, but he fears that in succeeding in our [...]

216: Got Status?

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Are fears of a peak oil-fueled, civilization-wide collapse rational, or do Doomers crave a big crash to excuse their own failures? Does the very success of our global civilization breed resentment and stress that stems from our basic psychological needs as primates shaped by [...]

198: Tools of Connection

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KMO welcomes Carolyn Baker, author of Sacred Demise: Walking the Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization’s Collapse to the program to discuss ways that people can prepare themselves mentally, emotionally and spiritually to pass through the initiatory experience that the collapse of industrial civilization [...]

189: Scale & Scope

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In this whistle stop episode, KMO talks cybernetic consciousness with Eric Boyd and Neil Kramer. Might machine minds prove more resistant to being warped by warped circumstances than humans, or might they go with the amoral flow? Later, Gordon Wardlaw, who hosted a [...]

183: Back to Surrender Again

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This installment features the conclusion of KMO’s conversation with Jason Horsley about the limits and pitfalls of entheogenic self-exploration and the utility of surrender. The second half of the program brings together clips from other podcasts and excerpts from Carolyn Baker’s book Sacred [...]

153: The Kunstler Konspiracy

153: The Kunstler Konspiracy
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KMO ventures into the Kunstler Kave with two C-Realm listeners to engage James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century and Scooter the cat in a conversation on the [...]

146: My Invisible Path

146: My Invisible Path
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AyasminA returns to the C-Realm to help KMO plumb the darkness for landmarks along KMO’s invisible path. In response to an email from the world’s only credentialed “creative urbanist,” KMO quotes from Kevin Kelly’s blog entry about the fatal flaw in the anti-civilizationists’ agenda. [...]

131: Rocky Top

131: Rocky Top
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M. King Hubbert’s peak is a perfect mathematical abstraction, and gliding over the top at speed might leave one with a giddy feeling of momentary weightlessness, but according to Albert K. Bates, the reality described by the mathematical object is more of a rocky [...]

98: Beyond Civilized and Primitive

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First, Dmitry Orlov, author of Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects, details the Collapse Party Platform: a list of initiatives that acknowledge the danger of collapse and, if implemented, would make near-future America a more livable place than the destination that [...]

80: Higher States of Collapse

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Higher States of Collapse

KMO responds to a query concerning the best place in the US to ride out the Malthusian Correction and later enlists the aid of former guests of the program to answer a listener’s question about whether entheogens really do [...]

79: The Red Queen

79: The Red Queen
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First up Dmitry Orlov and Albert K. Bates explore visions of a post-collapse America, and later KMO talks food, consciousness, and the forces of darkness with Neil Kramer of the Cleaver.

Dmitry Orlov is the author of Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American [...]