KMO riffs on the topics Bruce Sterling addressed in his annual talk at SXSW and responses to feedback from listeners. The cover art is based on an info-graphic by Thomas Homer-Dixon assessing the risks of financial crisis, authoritarianism, civil violence, and war over the next five years under President Trump.
KMO talks with podcasting peer from back in the day, Cody of Blacklight in the Attic, about the strategies he uses to counter online echo chambers that propagate crazy narratives like chemtrail and flat earth conspiracy mania. Cody is part of an on-line brigade of skeptics and debunkers who call themselves the Badgers, a secret society with multiple membership levels. At the end of the podcast, KMO shares some of his recent writings on the Deep State.