548: Logic Bros

KMO welcomes Ben Burgis, author of Give Them An Argument: Logic for the Left to the C-Realm to talk about why so many people on the left are averse to using logic and rational argument and default to shaming and moral denunciation instead. Ben also explains why the logic bros on the right may not have all that firm a grasp on what makes a compelling argument, even if they have memorized the names of lots of informal fallacies.

547: Population and Narrative

William Ryerson

KMO talks with Bill Ryerson of Population Media Center about that organization's decades-long mission to help people in developing countries overcome maladaptive cultural narratives and live more effective lives.

546: Identity and Displacement

David Blacker returns to the C-Realm Podcast to talk about the themes in his new book, What's Left of the World: Education, Identity and the Post-Work Political Imagination. KMO has been reading Andrew Yang's book, and David has also read it and followed Yang's candidacy, so the discussion circles the topic of Universal Basic Income for a good portion of the conversation.

545: Follow Your BLSS

KMO talks with John Adams, Deputy Director of Biosphere2, a project that started out as a bold attempt to create a closed ecological system that with no inputs of food, water, or oxygen, could sustain 8 humans for 2 years. That didn't go as planned, but since then, Biosphere2 has flourished as a unique Earth systems test laboratory. John Adams describes what's going on at Biosphere2 in the present in this episode of the C-Realm Podcast.

544: Ja’Loja!

KMO welcomes JP of Egotastic Funtime back to the C-Realm to dissect season 2 of both The Orville (which we love) and Star Trek: Discovery (which we wish we could love). What worked? What didn't? What's on your wish list? Fun stuff!