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565: Man! Shit’s Crazy!

KMO talks with Ben Burgis, columnist for Jacobin and author of Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left about the crazy that is the American psyche and media landscape. They pay particular attention to Jon Ronson's book on public shaming and Glenn Greenwald's exit from The Intercept. Fun stuff!

564: Game over, man! Game over!

KMO reads and responds to a long email from Chad Hill, the author of the Hipcrime Vocab blog. Topics include the ongoing collapse of the United States of America, incels and the pull that right-wing extremists have with young men who feel pushed out of the dating market. Other contributions come from Friend of the C-Realm, Marc C. and First of Incelmatics.

563: Exceptionally Sucky

Donald J. Putin

KMO compares notes on empire and American exceptionalism with Donald J. Putin, author of Donald J. Putin on American Exceptionalism : It's Not You, It's Just America Being America.

562: Broken Monogamy

What happens to a society with a surplus of young men who are convinced that they have no hope of ever finding a wife and starting a family? It ain't pretty. KMO talks with First, the author of Black Pill Documentary – Online Dating 2020 and Beyond: An Exercise in Futility.

561: The Future of Privacy and the Internet of Shit

There. Fixed it.

KMO speaks with Matthijs Pontier, a privacy advocate, AI researcher and politician in The Netherlands. The conversation starts with a focus on the Pirate Party and then moves through a discussion of the COVID-19 response measures, through surveillance capitalism and finally ends on a brief discussion on artificial intelligence.

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