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.
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.
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 is 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!
KMO talks with independent scholar, musician and all-around content creator, Matt Presti, about social media, pre-fab worldviews, cognitive control, and creative independence. Matt takes inspiration and guidance from the late Walter Russell and helps people to access the path of self-cultivation that Russell provided in the curriculum of the University of Science and Philosophy. This episode references KMO's 2008 conversation with Michael Tsarion which is still available on YouTube.
It's been a while since KMO put out a free podcast. At long last, here's a conversation with Dermot O'Connor, the Angry Animator, fresh back from an extended stay in Ireland. Now that Dermot is back in the USA, what did his time away prime him to notice with newfound clarity? Later, KMO and Dermot talk about how AI is eating jobs in animation. Dermot says it will put him out of a job. KMO suggests that it will push him more in the direction of authoring animated projects rather than animating them.