534: Roots of Division

Keith Preston of Attack The System

KMO welcomes Keith Preston of Attack the System back to C-Realm Radio to talk about the current political and social division in the United States. Keith first offers a technological explanation for the intensity of the social animosity on display in public discourse. He then delves into the history of left and right political movements in the US to describe in more detail how we came to our particular historical moment.

533: Talking Libertarianism

KMO, a "recovering libertarian," talks with Joshua D. Glawson, a full-on libertarian and writer for 71 Republic. Topics of conversation include the way NPR has covered the most recent mass shooting event, the way governments appeal to the less noble aspects of human psychology in order to gain and maintain political power, and, eventually, technological unemployment. KMO mentions, but then fails to detail the ways in which libertarian ideology no longer fits his psyche as comfortably as it once did. That can be the topic for the follow-up conversation. KMO swiped the cover art image from this site.

532: Election 2018

Joshua D. Glawson at Politicon 2018

It is election day, 2018. Political and partisan tensions are high, and voter turnout looks to be high as well. In this episode, KMO shares conversations with Vermont's Lt. Governor, David Zuckerman, libertarian writer Joshua D. Glawson, and political commentator Steve Lamb. KMO also riffs on ideas lifted from the writing of Caitlan Johnstone and Yuval Noah Harari to consider the idea that Democracy's limitations are not necessarily flaws.

531: Nietzsche Among the Aliens

KMO will be introducing Frederich Nietzsche as a character in the GEBB.io webcomic, and so he talked with Daniel Coffeen to get a better idea of what this dyspeptic critic of herd mentality was all about. Gagging on the foul air of off-gassing normies? This conversation may be just the struck wooden match needed to clear out the stench. Thanks to Doug Lain of Zero Books for hookup.

530: Politicon 2018

GoatVsFish

KMO traveled to Los Angeles for Politicon 2018 where he promoted GEBB.io and recorded interviews for the Center for Progressive Urban Politics. This episode of the C-Realm Podcast features three of these interviews. First up, Dr. Brian Weeden provides some context on the proposed creation of the Space Force, a new branch of the US military devoted to space assets. Earth orbit is an increasingly busy place with a mix government, military, and commercial ventures. Some form of governance and control will be necessary. Next up isĀ Sheril Kirshenbaum, the executive director of Science Debate, an organization devoted to persuading elected officials and the media to thinking and speaking more clearly about scientific topics. Finally, KMO meets GoatVsFish in the space where performance art meets politics. Is he goat? Is he fish? Does he sit upon the fence? And if so, is there a corresponding mudra? There is!