John Atwood of One-Electron returned to Kings Beach, California and he brought his Lexus hybrid mobile recording studio with him. The conversation picks up where we left off a few weeks ago. Whereas that conversation focused mostly on radio and television, this time we're focused closer to the present and on social media. Many digressions ensue.
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.
The 420th episode has almost nothing to do with marijuana. Instead, it continues the reading of and commenting on the 1995 essay by Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron, The Californian Ideology.
KMO welcomes Nicholas Lyons to the C-Realm Vault for a get-to-know-you conversation. Topics include memes, truth vs fitness, identity, reality tunnels and, eventually, cryptography and blockchains.
KMO talks with James Poulos, the Executive Editor of The American Mind, the Claremont Institute's online publication devoted to driving the conversation about the ideas and principles that drive American political life. His new book, HUMAN, FOREVER: The Digital Politics of Spiritual War, James proposes a means of thwarting the assault on the human soul posed by digital technology. His recent essay in The Claremont Review of Books provides the skeleton for this podcast conversation while also detailing the flawed efforts of seven authors to see the problem posed by digital technology clearly and to propose an effective strategy for remaining human, forever.