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580: Always a Reader

KMO welcomes drug writer and scientist, Lex Pelger, back to the program to talk about France, podcasting, UFOs, the supernormal, and the diminishing returns of psychedelics. KMO and Lex share their evolving approaches to reading and keeping books. Do not call up what you can't put down.

579 – GrowthBusters and Super Connectors

Dave Gardener of the GrowthBusters Podcast

Fresh back from promoting the GEBB comic at EarthX 2022 in Dallas, Texas, KMO returns to the Big Room of the C-Realm Podcast with a conversation recorded on the expo floor with Dave Gardener, the host and producer of the GrowthBusters Podcast. Dave spells out the case against growth, and KMO provides a bit of skeptical pushback to help Dave shore up his arguments.

Later, we hear from Anna Haskell and Slava Borisov, the founders of Padverb, a service that helps podcasters find great guests for their programs. KMO will soon be hosting the Padverb Podcast which should come as a pleasant surprise for those who wish that he'd put out more free podcasts.

578 – Closet Doomer

KMO talks with Peter, the author of the Toxic Plants blog, about how and when he came to take peak oil and the prospect for economic collapse seriously and the preparations he has taken to ensure that his family is better positioned to weather the breakdown of the economy and global supply lines than most people.

577: The Thing in the Window

Gwan Yin at the Nelson

KMO talks with James, a long-time listener to and supporter of the C-Realm Podcast about Doomerism, what makes it so attractive, and what got him out of it. Recorded in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

576: Cyborg Vivarium

KMO talks with James Poulos, the Executive Editor of The American Mind, the Claremont Institute's online publication devoted to driving the conversation about the ideas and principles that drive American political life. His new book, HUMAN, FOREVER: The Digital Politics of Spiritual War, James proposes a means of thwarting the assault on the human soul posed by digital technology. His recent essay in The Claremont Review of Books provides the skeleton for this podcast conversation while also detailing the flawed efforts of seven authors to see the problem posed by digital technology clearly and to propose an effective strategy for remaining human, forever.

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