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Art by Michael Roper

KMO talks to LONG-time friend of the C-Realm, Michael Roper. Doktor Mike, after having driven a cab in NYC for 40 years, has recently and unexpectedly (even to him) moved to Florida. We talk about that transition and about a bunch of other stuff in this scattershot conversation. Enjoy!

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Texas Cedar Choppers

Here's a conversation that has been sitting in a half-edited state since before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. KMO and Michael Varhola draw upon Colin Woodard's vocabulary in the book American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America to talk about Michael's view of the nation and current events from his vantage point near San Antonio, Texas.

Meet the Unruly Clan That Once Ruled the Hill Country Living hard and free, cedar choppers clashed with respectable townsfolk in the mid-20th century, by Wes Ferguson.

Ukraine Special: Natgas and Nukes

KMO talks through the implications of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the West's response just a few days after the fact. The real implications will take years to reveal themselves (assuming we avoid nuclear war).


Part 3 of 3 of KMO's look back at the 1995 essay, The Californian Ideology. Additional sources include WAS LONG-DISTANCE CALLING A SCAM?: Kind of — but not in the way you might think by Adam Elder and The New Calvinists by Jacob Howland

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.

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