KMO welcomes JP, host of Talking the Orville on the Egotastic FunTime YouTube channel to the C-Realm to talk about The Orville, Star Trek Discovery and Black Mirror. In addition to jawing about their current favorite Trek-style shows, they also talk about comedy and trying to make a living as an independent content creator.
Wishing you a happy trip around the sun.
KMO welcomes Bill McKibben back to the C-Realm to discuss his new novel, Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance. Vermont has been an independent nation in the past, and some people would like to see it make its own way apart from the United States in the 21st Century. Bill McKibben is not one of those people calling for a real-life Vermont succession, but he stresses that in the face of the Trump provocations we must mount some sort of resistance.
KMO talks with solo game designer, James Patton about the Cyberpunk-themed game that he has been working on for the last couple of years. The conversation starts out with an examination of the boundaries of the cyberpunk genre and branches out from there to encompass several recurring C-Realm themes including the cynical manipulation of human psychology to extract treasure from the naive, the unwary, and the vulnerable. What do you think? Are loot crates a form of gambling?
KMO welcomes James Felton Keith, author of Personal Data: The People's Asset Class, back to the C-Realm to talk about why he's running for Congress and how our society would be better situated to provide for everyone if we all owned the personal data that we generate just by living our lives. JFK explains why this will benefit society even if it does provide more immediate gains for those who are already doing well under the current arrangement. Finally, the conversation turns to racial justice, police violence, and the state of the relationship between the young people of color and the NYPD.