The conversation with Lex Pelger that began in C-Realm Podcast #580 concludes here, and then KMO reads and responds to viewer comments on a recent YouTube video he published on the topic of student debt relief.
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.
KMO and Ad Attack Jim talk about astronomy, the Fermi Paradox, scientism, scientificity, technocracy and whether technocrats or generalists should be the ultimate authority when making policy.
This episode features tales of and from my recent trip to Dallas for EarthX 2022. First up is a talk with Michael Varhola that covers both the thematic significance of aliens in GEBB and a theoretical discussion of the likelihood of other technological civilizations in our galaxy.
In the conversation with Michael, I tried and mostly failed to summarize an argument that gets first rate treatment in this Cool Worlds video: https://youtu.be/PqEmYU8Y_rI
Later, I share the continuation of the conversation with GrowthBusters host, Dave Gardner, the began on C-Realm Podcast #579: GrowthBusters and Super Connectors. Portions of that podcast may appear on a future episode of GrowthBusters, but C-Realm Vault subscribers get the whole conversation in advance.
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.