Last Born In The Wilderness

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June 27th, 2019

2:30

Hey, just an update/reminder that I’ll be taking a few weeks off from releasing episodes and doing interviews for this project. I decided leading up to the release of episode 200 that I needed to take a break in order …

A Weaving Of Threads: Episode Two Hundred

June 26th, 2019

5:00

This is a segment of episode #200 of Last Born In The Wilderness “We Live In The Orbit Of Beings Greater Than Us: A Weaving Of Threads.” Listen to …

#200 | We Live In The Orbit Of Beings Greater Than Us: A Weaving Of Threads

June 24th, 2019

3:53:12

This is episode #200 of Last Born In The Wilderness. This is something of a highlight reel, featuring numerous segments from previous interviews I’ve conducted and released, with commentary on the underlying themes and …

John H. Richardson: The Acolytes & Apostates Of Ted

June 19th, 2019

9:03

This is a segment of episode #199 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Kaczynski Moments: A Generation Of Unabomber Acolytes (& Apostates) w/ John H. …

#199 | Kaczynski Moments: A Generation Of Unabomber Acolytes (& Apostates) w/ John H. Richardson

June 17th, 2019

2:05:56

INTRO: 12:22 | OUTRO: 1:56:30

In this episode, I speak with journalist John H. Richardson. Former Writer at Large for Esquire, John is the author of the captivating article ‘Children of Ted: The Unlikely New Generation …

Jasper Bernes: The True Costs Of The Green New Deal

June 12th, 2019

7:38

This is a segment of episode #198 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Sacrifice Zones: Between The Devil & The Green New Deal w/ Jasper Bernes.” …

#198 | Sacrifice Zones: Between The Devil & The Green New Deal w/ Jasper Bernes

June 10th, 2019

1:14:57

INTRO: 10:38

In this episode, I speak with Jasper Bernes, Managing Editor of Commune Magazine. We discuss his recent article ‘Between the Devil and the Green New Deal,’ featured in the second issue of Commune Magazine.

In …

Rhyd Wildermuth: The Birth Of Capitalism, Dead Labour, & Karl Marx The Animist

June 5th, 2019

9:31

This is a segment of episode #197 of Last Born In The Wilderness “All That Is Sacred Is Profaned: Marxism, Paganism, & History As Process w/ Rhyd …

#197 | All That Is Sacred Is Profaned: Marxism, Paganism, & History As Process w/ Rhyd Wildermuth

June 3rd, 2019

1:52:34

INTRO: 10:20 | OUTRO: 1:41:50

In this episode, I speak with Rhyd Wildermuth — writer, political theorist, co-founder of Gods & Radicals, and the …

Michael Sliwa & Rob Seimetz: Are We Doomy Enough For You?

May 29th, 2019

11:23

This is a segment of episode #196 of Last Born In The Wilderness “We're Doomed!: Of Our Elaborate Plans, The End w/ Michael Sliwa & Rob Seimetz.” …

#196 | We're Doomed!: Of Our Elaborate Plans, The End w/ Michael Sliwa & Rob Seimetz

May 27th, 2019

1:33:54

INTRO: 8:48 | OUTRO: 1:26:31

In this episode, I speak with Michael Sliwa and Rob Seimetz. Rob is the host of Moving Forward on the Progressive Radio Network, and Michael is the former co-host of Nature Bats Last and the …

Robert Forte: The Records Of Gordon Wasson & The Secret Origins Of The Psychedelic Movement

May 22nd, 2019

9:49

This is a segment of episode #195 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Mind Control: Psychedelics, Conspiracy, & Truth In The Post-Truth Era w/ Robert …

KOINONIA: A Collaboration w/ Inspirata Dance Project

May 20th, 2019

15:05

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/O4F2HJjrNdA

Last year, I collaborated with Cynthia Jones, Artistic Director of Inspirata Dance Project, for the …

#195 | Mind Control: Psychedelics, Conspiracy, & Truth In The Post-Truth Era w/ Robert Forte

May 20th, 2019

1:50:47

[INTRO: 11:06]

In this episode, I speak with psychedelic scholar, editor, publisher, and researcher Robert Forte. For over three decades, Robert has …

Francisco Sánchez-Bayo: Drivers Of The Worldwide Decline Of Insects

May 19th, 2019

5:40

This is a segment of episode #194 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Insect Apocalypse: Drivers Of The Worldwide Decline Of Entomofauna w/ Francisco …

#194 | Insect Apocalypse: Drivers Of The Worldwide Decline Of Entomofauna w/ Francisco Sánchez-Bayo

May 16th, 2019

45:00

[INTRO: 7:54]

In this episode, I speak with Environmental Scientist and Ecologist Francisco Sánchez-Bayo. Fransisco is the lead-author of the …

Joe Brewer: Culture Design, Currency, & Moving Toward Resilience

May 15th, 2019

5:47

This is a segment of episode #193 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Invisible, Sacred Work: The Management Of Planetary Collapse w/ Joe Brewer.” Listen …

#193 | Invisible, Sacred Work: The Management Of Planetary Collapse w/ Joe Brewer

May 13th, 2019

1:43:01

INTRO: 10:35 | DROP ME A LINE: 01:34:00

In this episode, I speak with Joe Brewer — change strategist, complexity researcher, cognitive scientist, and …

Dmitry Orlov: The Precipitous Decline Of America's Global Empire

May 12th, 2019

10:57

This is a segment of episode #192 of Last Born In The Wilderness “America Faded Vol. II: The Precipitous Decline Of The U.S. Empire w/ Dmitry Orlov.” …

Paul Beckwith: Stand Up, Before The Pain Is Too Great

May 8th, 2019

7:49

This is a segment of episode #191 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Climate Casino: Humanity, Stand Up Before The Pain Is Too Great w/ Paul Beckwith.” …

#191 | Climate Casino: Humanity, Stand Up Before The Pain Is Too Great w/ Paul Beckwith

May 6th, 2019

1:30:58

INTRO: 11:10 | DROP ME A LINE: 01:18:01

In this episode, I speak with physicist, engineer, and popular science communicator Paul Beckwith. Paul is …

Birgitta Jónsdóttir: Whistleblowing In The Age Of Surveillance

May 5th, 2019

11:54

This is a segment of episode #190 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Only Geek In Parliament: Dissent In The Age Of Mass Surveillance w/ Birgitta …

#192 | America Faded Vol. II: The Precipitous Decline Of The U.S. Empire w/ Dmitry Orlov

May 4th, 2019

1:14:02

[INTRO: 10:01]

In this episode, I speak with engineer and writer Dmitry Orlov. I ask Dmitry to provide an overview of the ongoing collapse of the …

#190 | The Only Geek In Parliament: Dissent In The Age Of Mass Surveillance w/ Birgitta Jónsdóttir

May 2nd, 2019

1:54:43

[INTRO: 10:49]

In this episode, I speak with Birgitta Jónsdóttir — former Icelandic politician, anarchist, poet, and activist. Birgitta is the …

DEEP CUTS 004 | A Zen Parable (I cannot follow you. I cannot understand you.)

May 1st, 2019

1:16

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/bgU-zBmcSkE

Dusting off a few gems from the early days of the podcast. This is a reading of a Zen parable by Chase Chandler:

‘The student Doko came to a Zen master, and said: “I am …

The Internationalist Commune Of Rojava: Building An Ecological Society

May 1st, 2019

8:44

This is a segment of episode #189 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Make Rojava Green Again: The Ecological Society w/ The Internationalist Commune Of …

#189 | Make Rojava Green Again: The Ecological Society w/ The Internationalist Commune Of Rojava

April 29th, 2019

1:14:54

[INTRO: 13:37]

In this episode, I speak with Xabat — a representative of the Internationalist Commune of Rojava. We discuss the ecological dimension …

Cory Morningstar: The Green New Deal, Rebooting Capitalism, & The Financialization Of Nature

April 24th, 2019

7:25

This is a segment of episode #188 of Last Born In The Wilderness “For Your Consent: Climate Activism & The Financialization Of Nature w/ Cory …

#188 | For Your Consent: Climate Activism & The Financialization Of Nature w/ Cory Morningstar

April 22nd, 2019

1:50:21

[Intro: 18:30]

In this episode, I speak with independent investigative journalist Cory Morningstar. We discuss her extensive six-act exposé ‘The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg — For Consent,’ published at Wrong Kind of …

Nicholas Humphrey: Midwest Deluge & The Accumulation Of Effects

April 21st, 2019

6:12

This is a segment of episode #187 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Heartland Deluge: The Floods Of An Unfamiliar Earth w/ Nicholas Humphrey.” Listen …

#187 | Heartland Deluge: The Floods Of An Unfamiliar Earth w/ Nicholas Humphrey

April 18th, 2019

1:43:34

[Intro: 12:35]

In this episode, I speak with meteorologist and geoscientist Nicholas Humphrey. I ask him to detail the record-breaking flood in the …

Holly Truhlar: Collapse Awareness & The Great Challenge To Mainstream Psychology

April 17th, 2019

5:12

This is a segment of episode #186 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Mainstream Psychology Can Go Fuck Itself: Managing Collapse Awareness w/ Holly …

#186 | Mainstream Psychology Can Go Fuck Itself: Managing Collapse Awareness w/ Holly Truhlar

April 15th, 2019

1:16:26

[Intro: 12:45]

In this episode, I speak with lawyer, grief therapist, and community builder Holly Truhlar. We discuss her provocatively titled essay …

Ramon Elani: Make The Home The Center Of Your Life

April 14th, 2019

6:15

This is a segment of episode #185 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Gods Have Fled: The Home As A Site Of Defiance Against Modernity w/ Ramon …

#185 | The Gods Have Fled: The Home As A Site Of Defiance Against Modernity w/ Ramon Elani

April 11th, 2019

1:34:55

[Intro: 13:30]

In this episode, I speak with heathen writer and poet Ramon Elani. In exploring his unique prospective on how to address the converging …

Yoav Litvin: Zionism & The Global Vision Of Apartheid

April 10th, 2019

8:53

This is a segment of episode #184 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Cycles Of Trauma: A Critical Look At The Zionist Project w/ Yoav Litvin & Rob …

#184 | Cycles Of Trauma: A Critical Look At The Zionist Project w/ Yoav Litvin & Rob Seimetz

April 8th, 2019

1:14:16

[Intro: 11:10]

In this collaborative interview with Rob Seimetz, host of Moving Forward on PRN, we speak with Yoav Litvin, doctor of psychology, …

William Rivers Pitt: The Mueller Report Is Just The Beginning

April 6th, 2019

8:43

This is a segment of episode #183 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Process & Spectacle: The Mueller Report Is In, Now What? w/ William Rivers …

#183 | Process & Spectacle: The Mueller Report Is In, Now What? w/ William Rivers Pitt

April 4th, 2019

1:03:17

[Intro: 10:55]

In this episode, I speak with Truthout senior editor and lead columnist William Rivers Pitt. We discuss the federal investigation by …

Kevin Tucker: Spiritual Extractivism & The Ayahuasca Industry

April 4th, 2019

13:36

This is a segment of episode #182 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Death Of A Healer: The Ayahuasca Industry & The Shadow Of Colonial Violence w/ …

Shane Burley: White Identity & The Cretinous 'Great Replacement' Theory

April 2nd, 2019

7:22

This is a segment of episode #181 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Violent Myth Of White Erasure: Terror In Christchurch w/ Shane Burley.” Listen …

DEEP CUTS 003 | Psilocybin Reveals What I Lack (Reflections On A Sick Culture)

April 1st, 2019

9:55

Dusting off a few gems from the early days of the podcast. This segment is from episode #16 of Last Born In The Wilderness "Summer 2014 Psilocybin Adventure Into The Subconscious."

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#182 | Death Of A Healer: The Ayahuasca Industry & The Shadow Of Colonial Violence w/ Kevin Tucker

April 1st, 2019

1:57:58

[Intro: 22:35]

In this episode, I speak with Kevin Tucker, author of ‘The Cull of Personality: Ayahuasca, Colonialism and the Death of a Healer’ — the …

#181 | The Violent Myth Of White Erasure: Terror In Christchurch w/ Shane Burley

March 28th, 2019

1:20:38

[Intro: 17:30]

In this episode, I speak with author, journalist, and political researcher Shane Burley. We discuss the recent mass shooting in …

Milton Bennett: Culting, Authoritarianism, & The Voice Of The Gods

March 28th, 2019

6:55

This is a segment of episode #180 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Suspension Of Consciousness: Culting, Donald Trump, & The Voice Of The Gods w/ …

#180 | Suspension Of Consciousness: Culting, Donald Trump, & The Voice Of The Gods w/ Milton Bennett

March 25th, 2019

1:19:38

[Intro: 12:40]

In this episode, I speak with sociologist Milton Bennett, director of the Intercultural Development Research Institute, and the creator …

Bayo Akomolafe: Other Streams Of Knowing, Other Streams Of Being

March 21st, 2019

11:01

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This is a segment of episode #179 of Last Born In The Wilderness “We Will Not Arrive Intact: The …

#179 | We Will Not Arrive Intact: The Times Are Urgent, Let's Slow Down w/ Bayo Akomolafe

March 18th, 2019

1:31:00

In this episode, I speak with Bayo Akomolafe — lecturer, activist, and the author of ‘These Wilds Beyond our Fences: Letters to my Daughter on …

Alex de Vries: The Global Energy Use Of Bitcoin

March 14th, 2019

7:19

This is a segment of episode #178 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Unsustainable Currency: The Environmental Footprint Of Bitcoin w/ Alex de …

#178 | The Unsustainable Currency: The Environmental Footprint Of Bitcoin w/ Alex de Vries

March 11th, 2019

1:00:25

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In this episode, I speak with economist and cryptocurrency/blockchain specialist Alex de Vries. We discuss his research into the …

Alexander Koch: The Great Dying, Colonization, & The Cooling Of The Planet

March 7th, 2019

7:30

This is a segment of episode #177 of the Last Born In The Wilderness “The Great Dying: How The Colonization Of The Americas Cooled The Planet w/ …

#177 | The Great Dying: How The Colonization Of The Americas Cooled The Planet w/ Alexander Koch

March 4th, 2019

1:02:21

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In this episode, I speak with Alexander Koch, lead author of the recently-released 'Earth system impacts of the European arrival and …

DEEP CUTS 002 | Death Grippin' At Death Grips

March 1st, 2019

5:56

Dusting off a few gems from the early days of the podcast. This segment is from episode #32 of Last Born In The Wilderness "We Are All Whores (For Capital): Work; Being Alone In A Crowd; Striving For Connection."

Clare Farrell: Generating Meaningful & Impactful Action In The Age Of Extinction

February 28th, 2019

6:17

This is a segment of episode #176 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Rebel For Life: Rebellion In The Age Of Extinction & Climate Breakdown w/ Clare …

I'm 30!

February 27th, 2019

2:47

Hey, today I turn 30. So, obviously, I have to shamelessly promote my Patreon page, right? Give the gift that keeps on giving, and support my work (www.lastborninthewilderness.com) for $1 a month (or more) at

#176 | Rebel For Life: Rebellion In The Age Of Extinction & Climate Breakdown w/ Clare Farrell

February 25th, 2019

1:28:26

In this episode, I speak with Clare Farrell, co-founder and spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion (XR) — "an international social movement that aims …

Shane Burley: Countering The Intellectual Pseudoscientific Claims Surrounding Ethnicity, Race, & IQ

February 21st, 2019

11:28

In this segment of our second joint interview, Rob Seimetz and I speak with Shane Burley​ — journalist and author of 'Fascism Today: What It Is and How To End It.' Our discussion with Shane covers numerous topics, …

Eric Draitser: Why All Options Are On The Table In Venezuela

February 19th, 2019

9:31

In this segment of my discussion with political analyst Eric Draitser, I ask Eric expand upon his analysis of recent events in Venezuela, expressed …

#175 | Behind Every Lone Wolf: An Examination Of A Far-Right Insurgency w/ Shane Burley

February 18th, 2019

1:27:18

WATCH THE VIDEO-VERSION OF THIS EPISODE: https://youtu.be/r6RRNyRTPLc

In my second joint interview with Rob Seimetz, host of Moving Forward on The Progressive Radio Network (PRN), we speak with Shane Burley​ -- …

#174 | Revolution Interrupted: Venezuela; Belligerent America; An Unfolding Coup w/ Eric Draitser

February 15th, 2019

1:38:00

In this episode, I speak with independent political analyst Eric Draitser. I ask Eric expand upon his analysis of recent events in Venezuela, …

Michael Laufer: Open-Source DIY Pharmaceutical Grade Medicines For All

February 15th, 2019

6:26

In this segment of my discussion with Michael Laufer, Chief Spokesperson and founding member of Four Thieves Vinegar Collective, we get at the …

#173 | Medicine For All: Open-Source DIY Pharmaceutical Production For The Masses w/ Michael Laufer

February 12th, 2019

1:13:23

In this episode, I speak with Michael Laufer — Chief Spokesperson for the Four Thieves Vinegar Collective, a network of individuals that seek to make …

Gord Hill: Uniting Indigenous Resistance & Anticapitalist Praxis

February 11th, 2019

7:45

In this segment of my discussion with Indigenous artist, activist, and author Gord Hill, I ask Gord to provide much needed context on how radical Leftist theory and practice (for the most part, European in origin) …

#172 | No Justice On Stolen Land: Uniting Indigenous Resistance & Anticapitalist Revolt w/ Gord Hill

February 8th, 2019

1:12:50

In this episode, I speak with Gord Hill (also known as Zig Zag) — Indigenous artist, activist, and the author of numerous books/graphic novels, including ‘500 Years of Indigenous Resistance,’ ‘The 500 Years of …

Dahr Jamail: Learning To Say Good-Bye In An Age Of Climate Disruption

February 6th, 2019

10:11

In this segment of our discussion with investigative journalist and author Dahr Jamail, Rob Seimetz and I ask Dahr to elaborate on his work in exploring the dire consequences of human-caused climate disruption, …

#171 | The End Of Ice: Bearing Witness In The Path Of Climate Disruption w/ Dahr Jamail

February 4th, 2019

1:31:30

WATCH THE VIDEO VERSON OF THIS EPISODE: https://youtu.be/qiFuMwQ4oAw

In this joint interview with Rob Seimetz, host of Moving Forward on The Progressive Radio Network (PRN), we speak with Dahr Jamail — investigative …

DEEP CUTS 001 | The Incubus Sitting On My Chest

February 1st, 2019

7:22

Dusting off a few gems from the early days of the podcast. This segment is from episode #9 of Last Born In The Wilderness "The Incubus Sitting On My Chest."

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Dean Spillane-Walker: The Core Story Of A Dead-End Culture

January 31st, 2019

8:15

In this segment of my discussion with Dean Spillane-Walker, author of ‘The Impossible Conversation: Choosing Reconnection and Resilience at the End of Business as Usual’ and the host of The Poetry of Predicament …

#170 | Predicament-Laden Times: Continuing The Impossible Conversation w/ Dean Spillane-Walker

January 29th, 2019

1:15:38

In this episode, I speak with Dean Spillane-Walker — author of ‘The Impossible Conversation: Choosing Reconnection and Resilience at the End of Business as Usual’ and the host of The Poetry of Predicament podcast. We …

Dr. Karla Tait: Intergenerational Trauma & The Unist'ot'en Healing Center

January 28th, 2019

8:31

In this segment of my discussion with Dr. Karla Tait, clinical psychologist and Director of Programming for the Unist'ot'en Healing Center at the …

#169 | Heal The Land, Heal The People: The Unist'ot'en Healing Center w/ Dr. Karla Tait

January 25th, 2019

59:37

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Karla Tait -- clinical psychologist, Director of Programming for the Unist'ot'en Healing Center, and member of the …

Trebbe Johnson: The Waste Is An Orphan From The Circle Of Life

January 24th, 2019

6:12

In this segment of my discussion with author Trebbe Johnson, I ask her to go over some of the themes she presents in her book, in particular what it …

#168 | The Broken Places: Radical Joy In Hard Times w/ Trebbe Johnson

January 22nd, 2019

58:11

In this episode I speak with Trebbe Johnson, author of ‘Radical Joy for Hard Times: Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth's Broken Places.’ We discuss how in a "world devastated by human interaction and natural …

Will Falk: Making Space For The Sacred To Thrive

January 21st, 2019

7:43

In this segment of my discussion writer, lawyer, and environmental activist Will Falk, we place Will's activism and insights within the broader …

A Good-For-Nothing Trainwreck "Debate": An Examination Of The Reid Technique

January 20th, 2019

15:55

LINK TO THE FULL “DEBATE”: http://bit.ly/LBWtrainwreck

In this introduction, I try to adequately examine my “debate” with Michael Wood Jr. — former …

#167 | No Access Without Consent: The Unist'ot’en Camp; In Defense Of The Sacred w/ Will Falk

January 18th, 2019

1:26:37

In this episode, I speak with writer, lawyer, and environmental activist Will Falk. In 2014 and 2015, Will spent a great deal of time at the Unist’ot’en Camp, part of the Wet’suwet’en Nation (in so-called British …

Peter Gelderloos: The Post-State Society

January 17th, 2019

7:17

In this segment of my discussion with anarchist, activist, and writer Peter Gelderloos we discuss his book ’Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation,’ which examines state formation in societies …

#166 | How Nonviolence Protects The State: An Analysis Of Early State Formation w/ Peter Gelderloos

January 14th, 2019

1:31:07

In this episode, I speak with anarchist, activist, and writer Peter Gelderloos. Peter is the author of numerous books, two of which we examine in …

Siniša Malešević: Organized Brutality & The Formation Of The National Identity

January 10th, 2019

4:52

In this segment of my discussion with Siniša Malešević, we examine his research into the sociological roots of the nation state in the modern era, as …

#165 | The Rise Of Organized Violence: The Brutalities Of National Identity w/ Siniša Malešević

January 7th, 2019

1:10:50

In this episode, I speak with Siniša Malešević — Full Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University College in Dublin, Ireland. Siniša is the …

Richard Heinberg: Peak Oil & The Coming Crash

January 3rd, 2019

7:16

Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels. In our examination of the themes presented Richard’s …

#164 | Our Bonus Decade: Peak Oil & The Unmaking Of The Infinite Growth Paradigm w/ Richard Heinberg

December 31st, 2018

1:08:24

In this episode, I speak with Richard Heinberg — Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels.▴ We examine Richard’s …

Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth: Les Gilets Jaunes, An Infection On A Dying Body

December 24th, 2018

9:41

In this segment of my discussion with political theorists Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth — Alley and Rhyd contextualize the cultural, historical, …

#162 | This Is Not Your Revolution: Beyond Les Gilets Jaunes w/ Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth

December 21st, 2018

1:41:42

In this episode, I speak with Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth — co-founders of Gods & Radicals Press and the hosts of the Empires Crumble podcast. We discuss the recent widespread unrest in France (dubbed “Les …

Dezeray Lyn: Disaster Relief & Community Autonomous Response

December 19th, 2018

3:55

In this segment with Dezeray Lyn — activist, street medic, and co-organizer of Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR) — I ask her to discuss the fundamental differences between grassroots disaster relief efforts (as …

#161 | Solidarity Not Charity: Mutual Aid Disaster Relief; A Factor Of Evolution w/ Dezeray Lyn

December 17th, 2018

53:30

In this episode I speak with Dezeray Lyn — activist, street medic, and co-organizer of Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR) — a "national network made up of many eco-activists, social justice activists, global justice …

Stephen Siff: The Beginnings Of The War On Drugs

December 14th, 2018

5:22

In this segment with Stephen Siff, Associate Professor of Journalism at Miami University and the author of ‘Acid Hype: American News Media and the …

#160 | Don't Believe The Hype: The Media, Branding Psychedelics, & The War On Drugs w/ Stephen Siff

December 10th, 2018

1:14:31

In this episode, I speak with Stephen Siff, Associate Professor of Journalism at Miami University and the author of ‘Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience.’ In this discussion, we get into the …

Drop Me A Line; Leave A Message: (208) 918-2837

December 7th, 2018

0:38

Trying a new thing. You can now drop me a line and leave a message at this number: (208) 918-2837

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Michael Sliwa: The Violence & Hidden Relationships That Underlie Modern Life

December 6th, 2018

7:28

In this segment of my conversation with author, former educator, and “one of the foremost speakers on simple living.” Michael Sliwa, we discuss the traps of modernity and the path Michael has taken to move further away …

Lee Camp: Why Your Vote Is Practically Worthless

December 4th, 2018

7:39

In this segment of my discussion with Lee Camp, we discuss a subject he frequently touches on in his show ‘Redacted Tonight,’ and in his recently released comedy special ‘Super Patriotic Very Uncle Sam Comedy Special …

#159 | The Privilege To Leave: Stepping Away From The Center Of Empire w/ Michael Sliwa

December 3rd, 2018

1:09:16

In this episode, I speak with Michael Sliwa — author, former educator, and “one of the foremost speakers on simple living.”⚐ My discussion with Michael addresses the traps of modernity — including work, consumerism, …

#158 | Super Uncle Sam Very American: Crafting Comedy In Our Inverted Moral Universe w/ Lee Camp

November 30th, 2018

51:38

In this episode, I speak with Lee Camp — stand up comedian, political commentator, and the head writer and host of the national TV show Redacted …

Aimee Lewis-Reau & LaUra Schmidt / Good Grief Network: Building Resilience In A Chaotic Climate

November 28th, 2018

4:07

In this conversation with the founders of the Good Grief Network Aimee Lewis-Reau and LaUra Schmidt, we discuss what it means to build psychosocial …

#157 | Good Grief: Building Individual Resilience w/ Aimee Lewis-Reau & LaUra Schmidt

November 26th, 2018

49:35

In this episode, I speak with Aimee Lewis-Reau and LaUra Schmidt, co-founders of the Good Grief Network, an organization that “cultivates individual …

Mirna Wabi-Sabi: #NotHim, Decoloniality, & The Indigenous/Quilombist Struggle For Autonomy

November 22nd, 2018

7:05

In this segment, I speak with Mirna Wabi-Sabi — writer and Co-Editor of Gods & Radicals Press. Mirna and I address her recent piece in Gods & Radicals ‘‘A Luta Continua’: The Struggle Continues,’ (

#156 | Not Him: The Farce Of Liberal Democracy & Indigenous Rights In Brazil w/ Mirna Wabi-Sabi

November 19th, 2018

1:40:32

In this episode, I speak with Mirna Wabi-Sabi — writer and Co-Editor of Gods & Radicals Press. We discuss the recent presidential election in her home country of Brazil and her recent piece on the subject; voting …

John G. Turner: Swallowed Up Into The Presence Of God

November 15th, 2018

5:57

In this segment with author and historian of American Religion John G. Turner, we discuss the origins and development of the uniquely American religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (or as it is more …

#155 | An American Religion: Pioneer Prophets & The Colonization Of The West w/ John G. Turner

November 12th, 2018

1:18:01

In this episode, I speak with author and historian of American Religion John G. Turner. We discuss the origins and development of the uniquely American religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (or as it …

Dahr Jamail: Unpacking The IPCC Report & Abrupt Climate Disruption

November 9th, 2018

14:09

In this segment of my discussion with award-winning environmental journalist Dahr Jamail, we address the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). I ask Dahr unpack the data and …

#154 | Another End Of The World Is Possible: Part One w/ Dahr Jamail

November 6th, 2018

1:05:20

To get the full experience of this discussion with Dahr Jamail, watch the full video production of this event here: https://youtu.be/NrkVn7TQrlA

In …

Spencer Sunshine: Proud Boys & The Rise Of Far Right Violence

November 1st, 2018

7:26

In this segment, I speak with Spencer Sunshine — researcher, journalist, activist, and political consultant regarding Far Right movements. Spencer …

#153 | Fighting Solves Everything: The Rise Of International Far Right Violence w/ Spencer Sunshine

October 29th, 2018

1:04:59

In this episode, I speak with researcher, journalist, activist, and political consultant regarding Far Right movements Spencer Sunshine. The last …

Dr. Helen Cadicott: Unending Consequences & Nuclear Madness

October 25th, 2018

6:54

Nuclear power has been heralded as a safe, clean, and necessary source of energy for the modern developed society, but what are the risks inherent in developing and using nuclear energy, and what examples can we look to …

#152 | Folly Of Man: Fukushima, Nuclear Power, & Unending Consequences w/ Dr. Helen Caldicott

October 22nd, 2018

49:26

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Helen Caldicott — the "single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and …

Joe Brewer: The Ecological Crisis & Honoring The Sacred Work

October 18th, 2018

10:28

Joe Brewer is a complexity researcher, cognitive scientist, and evangelist for the field of culture design. We discuss the social, economic, and …

Kate Harris: Fallen Heroes & The Modern Explorer

October 16th, 2018

3:25

What does it mean to be an explorer in the modern era? How does one reconcile with the captivating myths told of “Old World” explorers charting …

#151 | Onward, Fellow Humans: Planetary Collapse, Culture Design, & Regenerative Hubs w/ Joe Brewer

October 15th, 2018

1:19:58

In this episode, I speak with Joe Brewer -- complexity researcher, cognitive scientist, and evangelist for the field of culture design. We discuss …

#150 | Lands Of Lost Borders: Fallen Heroes & Explorations Beyond Limits w/ Kate Harris

October 12th, 2018

1:17:56

In this episode, I speak with Kate Harris, author of the captivating travel memoir ‘Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road.’ We discuss …

John Zerzan: Domestication & The Neurotic Species

October 10th, 2018

6:53

In this segment, anarchist and primitivist philosopher John Zerzan and I discuss the root of the pervasive neuroses, destructive addictive behaviors, …

#149 | Time & Time, Again: The Neuroses Of Domesticated Life w/ John Zerzan

October 8th, 2018

1:32:30

In this episode, I speak with anarchist and primitivist writer and philosopher John Zerzan. We discuss his deep analysis of the roots of Time as we …

John Halstead: The Myth Of The Dying God

October 4th, 2018

9:05

In this segment, writer John Halstead expounds on his experience of coming to terms with the stark truth of our present predicament regarding global climate change, as was presented in his first essay (“What If It’s …

#148 | The Dying God: Learning To Die In The Anthropocene w/ John Halstead

October 1st, 2018

1:24:10

In this episode, I speak with pagan writer and activist John Halstead on the themes presented in his excellent and perceptive two-part essay published by Gods&Radicals, entitled ‘“What If It’s Already Too Late?”: …

Robert Forte: Psychedelics, The Elite, & Our Brave New World

September 27th, 2018

10:11

In this segment, longtime psychedelic scholar and researcher Robert Forte discusses his concerns regarding the “psychedelic renaissance” currently …

Ian Campbell: Self-Directed Learning & The Failure Of Public Schools

September 25th, 2018

8:26

Community-oriented educator and co-founder of North Texas Progressive Schools (NTxPS) Ian Campbell discusses the impact democratic decision-making in …

#147 | The Devil Is In The Details: Psychedelics & Our Brave New World w/ Robert Forte

September 24th, 2018

1:24:55

In this episode, I speak with psychedelic scholar, editor, publisher, and researcher Robert Forte. For over three decades, Robert has collaborated …

#146 | The Progressive School: Self-Directed Learning, Democracy, & Play w/ Ian Campbell

September 21st, 2018

58:57

In this episode, I speak with community-oriented educator and co-founder of North Texas Progressive Schools (NTxPS) Ian Campbell. We discuss the …

Chris Thomas: Conservation In The Age Of Climate Crisis

September 19th, 2018

7:43

Ecologist and author Chris Thomas discusses his view of whether abrupt changes in the global climate system will lead to severe loss of life on this …

#145 | Inheritors Of The Earth: Approaching Conservation In The Anthropocene w/ Chris Thomas

September 17th, 2018

1:06:12

In this episode I speak with ecologist and evolutionary biologist Chris Thomas — author of ‘Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age …

Kevin Hester & Rob Seimetz: Conversations At The End Of Time

September 13th, 2018

8:58

The nature of this discussion with Kevin Hester and Rob Seimetz is to approach the difficulties of accepting the reality of the situation we are in …

Ben Etherington: Primitivist Transformation & The Utopia Of Pre-History

September 11th, 2018

7:50

In this segment, writer and lecturer Ben Etherington and I discuss Primitivism in contemporary culture and media, using the highest grossing film of …

#144 | At The End: The Conversations We Need To Start Having w/ Kevin Hester & Rob Seimetz

September 10th, 2018

1:48:58

In this episode, I speak with Kevin Hester, host of ‘Nature Bats Last,’ and Rob Seimetz, host of ‘Moving Forward,’ in a group conversation in which we discuss living in a time of accelerating change, abrupt climate …

#143 | The New Primitives: The Reverse Teleology Of Primitivist Transformation w/ Ben Etherington

September 7th, 2018

1:18:55

Our guest for this episode is Ben Etherington — author of 'Literary Primitivism' and the long-form essay, published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, titled 'The New Primitives' — the themes of which we discuss in …

Tad Hargrave: The Poverty Of White Culture

September 5th, 2018

8:16

To be labeled and exist as a “white” person in our current era is to live with certain privileges within the dominant culture of North America — some …

#142 | Reckoning With Whiteness: Privilege & The Wounds Of Identity w/ Tad Hargrave

September 3rd, 2018

1:24:09

In this episode, I speak with writer Tad Hargrave about his work exploring, unpacking, and addressing the concept and social reality of “whiteness” — …

Charles Eisenstein: The Dream Of The Land & The Purpose Of Humanity

August 30th, 2018

15:04

In this segment, Charles Eisenstein discusses the themes and ideas presented in his upcoming book ‘Climate: A New Story,’ a book that "flips the …

#141 | Initiation: A New Story Of Climate w/ Charles Eisenstein

August 27th, 2018

1:08:50

Our guest for this episode is Charles Eisenstein — public speaker and author of several influential books, including ’Sacred Economics,’ ’The More …

Jeremy Lent: Neoliberalism & The Narrative Of Progress

August 24th, 2018

6:14

Jeremy Lent — integrator and author of ‘The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning’ — discusses the work of popular …

#140 | The Grand Narrative Of Progress: The Neoliberal Order & Participatory Politics w/ Jeremy Lent

August 20th, 2018

1:12:19

In this episode, I speak with Jeremy Lent — integrator and author of ‘The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning,’ …

Dr. Joe Tafur: Ayahuasca, Shamanism, & Healing On The Genetic Level

August 17th, 2018

12:18

Dr. Joe Tafur, Family Physician and Shipipo-trained Shaman, discusses how two seemingly different traditions (i.e. Western medicine and Shipibo shamanism) can become more integrated with each other, in ways previously …

Douglas Rushkoff: Whistleblowing, Assange, & The End Of Democracy

August 14th, 2018

13:50

In this segment, bestselling author and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff discusses his views on the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks and its …

#139 | Physician, Heal Thyself: Ayahuasca, Epigentics, & Integrative Medicine w/ Dr. Joe Tafur

August 13th, 2018

1:25:02

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Joe Tafur — Family Physician, Shipibo-trained Shaman, Integrative Medicine activist, and the author of ‘The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor's Exploration into Traditional …

#138 | Survival of the Richest: Anticipating 'The Event' & The Anti-Human Agenda w/ Douglas Rushkoff

August 10th, 2018

1:02:06

In this episode, I speak with writer, documentarian, and lecturer Douglas Rushkoff. Douglas has authored numerous best-selling books, including ‘Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of …

Max Wilbert: Dismantling The Culture Of Empire

August 9th, 2018

14:40

Our culture is a life-destroying force on this planet. What is to be done in the face of the reality industrial civilization is forging on the living …

Lise Eliot: Brain Development, Binary Gender Identity, & Children

August 7th, 2018

12:40

In this segment, neurologist Dr. Lise Eliot delves into questions regarding transgender and childhood gender identity. What factors of brain …

#137 | We Choose To Speak: The Living Planet & Dismantling The Culture Of Empire w/ Max Wilbert

August 6th, 2018

1:34:13

Max Wilbert is a third-generation organizer, photographer, and co-founder of Deep Green Resistance. Max is the author of ‘We Choose To Speak’ — a …

#136 | Pink Brain Blue Brain: Gender, Small Differences, & Big Gaps w/ Lise Eliot

August 3rd, 2018

1:04:08

In this episode, I speak with Lise Eliot — Professor of Neuroscience at The Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University, and the author of …

Steven Cohen: Deregulating Environmental Protections

August 1st, 2018

5:50

Steven Cohen, former executive director of Columbia University's Earth Institute and the author of ‘The Sustainable City,’ provides a nuanced …

#135 | The Sustainable City: The Future Of Urban Living w/ Steven Cohen

July 29th, 2018

1:00:07

In this episode, I speak with Steven Cohen — former executive director of Columbia University's Earth Institute, a professor in the practice of …

Stephen Jenkinson: Elderhood In Our Time Of Trouble

July 26th, 2018

9:29

In this segment of our conversation, Stephen Jenkinson discusses how the dominant culture of North America, as Stephen frames it, is awash in aged …

#134 | Elderhood: Coming Of Age In Troubled Times w/ Stephen Jenkinson

July 23rd, 2018

1:17:02

In this episode I speak with Stephen Jenkinson - founder and lead instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School and the author of numerous books, including …

Vanessa Blakeslee: What Lies Beyond Hope & The Stories That Need To Be Told

July 17th, 2018

8:40

In this time of accelerating ecological, political, and spiritual crisis, how do we cope with the reality our species has forged on this planet? In …

#132 | Dark Night Of The Soul: Fiction, Art, & Unrelenting Circumstances w/ Vanessa Blakeslee

July 13th, 2018

1:24:55

In this episode, I speak with award-winning author Vanessa Blakeslee about her new book, a collection of short stories, titled ‘Perfect Conditions.’ …

Liyah Babayan: The Baku Pogrom & The Pain Of Survival

July 12th, 2018

9:19

Liyah Babayan describes what her, and her family, experienced as Armenians during the Baku Pogrom - a horrendous act of mass violence perpetuated …

Shane Burley & Rob Seimetz: Occupy ICE - From Occupation To Community

July 10th, 2018

7:43

What is the Occupy ICE movement, and what are its aims? What are the dynamics of these encampments - a form of direct action - against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency? Filmmaker and journalist Shane …

#131 | The Other: Genocide; Life After w/ Liyah Babayan

July 9th, 2018

1:36:20

For this episode, Cynthia Jones and I speak with Liyah Babayan - local entrepreneur, business owner, activist, and Armenian refugee.

In this conversation, Liyah goes over her life story - framing it within the …

#130 | Abolish ICE: Direct Action; From Occupation To Community w/ Shane Burley & Rob Seimetz

July 6th, 2018

47:45

This episode contains two interviews. The first is with Shane Burley - filmmaker, journalist, and author of ‘Fascism Today: What It Is and How To End It.’ The second is with Rob Seimetz - journalist and radio host of …

Peter Sjöstedt-H: Beauty, Aesthetics, & The Psychedelic Experience

July 5th, 2018

6:19

Psychedelic philosopher of mind Peter Sjöstedt-H discusses Beauty, as experienced under the influence of psychedelics. Why is it, that under the influence of psychedelic compounds, one can begin to perceive everyday …

#129 | Suffused With Mind: Panpsychism, Psychedelics, & Philosophy w/ Peter Sjöstedt-H

July 2nd, 2018

1:26:12

In this episode, I speak with Anglo-Scandinavian philosopher of mind Peter Sjöstedt-H on psychedelics, panpsychism, and philosophy. Peter and I …

Joel Wainwright: Climate X & The Impoverished Political Imagination

June 27th, 2018

5:07

In this segment, Joel Wainwright, co-author of ‘Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future,’ discusses a topic often overlooked in …

#127 | Climate Leviathan: Climate Change & Our Political Future w/ Joel Wainwright

June 24th, 2018

39:40

In this episode, I speak with Joel Wainwright, professor at Ohio State University, and co-author of ‘Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our …

Tom Aiello: BASE Jumping & LSD at El Sótano de las Golandrinas (Cave of the Swallows)

June 21st, 2018

5:55

Tom Aiello, founder and lead instructor at the Snake River BASE Academy, shares an amazing story about the time he spent BASE jumping at the …

#126 | Snorting The Ashes Of The Dead: An Unproductive Conversation w/ Tom Aiello

June 18th, 2018

1:14:13

In this episode, I speak with Tom Aiello, founder and lead instructor at the Snake River BASE Academy. Tom has travelled all around the world pursuing his passion of BASE jumping, and in this episode he shares his rich …

William Rees: Cognitive Blindspots; The Road To Extinction

June 14th, 2018

14:24

In the face of abrupt climate change, catastrophic loss of biodiversity around the globe, and rapid species decline across the board in recent decades, why are we, as a species, unable to clearly perceive the very …

Forging Connections In Perilous Times | Patrick Farnsworth | TEDxTwinFalls

June 13th, 2018

9:27

My TEDxTwinFalls talk 'Forging Connections In Perilous Times' has just been released. This is the audio from that talk. To watch the presentation and …

#125 | Marching Toward Collapse: Biophysical Limits & Our Cognitive Blindspots w/ William Rees

June 11th, 2018

1:07:08

In this episode, I speak with William Rees, human ecologist, ecological economist, Professor Emeritus and former Director of the University of …

Zak Witus: The Madman Theory, Israel, Syria, & The Greater Middle East

June 7th, 2018

5:18

“Over the past six years, Israel has launched at least 100 attacks against convoys in Syria that were allegedly carrying weapons (perhaps advanced …

Franklin Lopez (The Stimulator): De-Zucking Social Media

June 5th, 2018

5:20

Frank Lopez of SubMedia discusses the catch-22 of using social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like to promote independent …

#123 | A Bull In A China Cabinet: Israel, Gaza, & The Madman Theory w/ Zak Witus

June 4th, 2018

59:50

In this episode, I speak with Zak Witus, freelance journalist and activist. Zak discusses the unfolding events in the Gaza Strip, in which thousands …

#122 | Here's The Fuckin' News: Decentralizing Social Media w/ Franklin Lopez (The Stimulator)

June 1st, 2018

40:53

In this episode, I talk with Franklin Lopez, also known as the Stimulator, host of the SubMedia program "Here's The Fuckin' News," and former host of …

Jonathan Lundgren: Scientific Research, Big Monied Interests, & Regenerative Agriculture

May 29th, 2018

7:00

Agroecologist, entomologist, farmer, and beekeeper Jonathan Lundgren and I discuss the regenerative agricultural movement. Jonathan defines …

#121 | The Regenerative Agricultural Movement: Research, Bias, & Farming w/ Jonathan Lundgren

May 28th, 2018

50:52

For this episode, I speak with agroecologist, entomologist, farmer, and beekeeper Jonathan Lundgren, CEO of Blue Dasher Farm and Director of the …

Gerald Horne: Slavery, White Supremacy, & The Roots Of Settler Colonialism

May 25th, 2018

4:50

Did racism and white supremacy arise as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the 17th century, or did these concepts exist prior to the mass …

#120 | This Is America: The Apocalypse Of Settler Colonialism w/ Gerald Horne

May 21st, 2018

58:41

In this episode, prolific author and historian Dr. Gerald Horne discusses some of the themes and details presented in his most recently published …

Teodrose Fikre: Overcoming Division In Times Of Crisis

May 18th, 2018

5:23

In this segment Teodrose Fikre, founder and editor of the Ghion Journal, discusses how in these times of converging crises, people need to move …

John Feffer: North Korea, Reunification, & The Neoliberal Order

May 15th, 2018

9:09

John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, lays out what the underlying motivations would be for a …

#119 | Through The Divide: The Role Of Alternative Media In Our Times Of Crisis w/ Teodrose Fikre

May 14th, 2018

1:06:51

In this episode, I speak with Teodrose Fikre - journalist, editor, and founder of the Ghion Journal. In his exploratory writings on current events, Teodrose wades through the divisive discourse prevalent in the US media …

#118 | The Geopolitics Of The Impossible: North/South Korea, Iran, & The World Today w/ John Feffer

May 11th, 2018

1:04:06

In this episode, I speak with John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. This interview covers two major …

Israel Bravo: Innovation In Bee Colony Storage

May 10th, 2018

6:42

In this segment, I speak with Israel Bravo, innovator in the world of beekeeping and bee colony storage. Israel examines and provides solutions to a …

Alley Valkyrie: Notre-Dame-des-Landes & The French Police State

May 7th, 2018

9:55

Alley Valkyrie breaks down the current situation in Notre-Dame-des-Landes at the ZAD (French: zone à défendre; English: zone to defend) in rural western France. What originally began as the defense and occupation of a …

#117 | Bees Over Everything: Innovative Beekeeping w/ Israel Bravo

May 7th, 2018

52:01

In this episode, I speak with Israel Bravo, innovator in the world of beekeeping and bee colony storage. Israel has years of experience in …

#116 | A Zone To Defend: The Historical/Cultural Context & Purpose Of The ZAD w/ Alley Valkyrie

May 3rd, 2018

1:27:51

In this episode, I speak with Alley Valkyrie about the recent events in western France regarding the communal, long-term occupation at the ZAD (French: zone à défendre; English: zone to defend). Alley provides a much …

Iain McGilchrist: What The Western Worldview Lacks

May 3rd, 2018

7:15

Iain McGilchrist, author of 'The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World,' and I discuss how developed Western …

#115 | The Making Of The Western World: The Divided Brain w/ Iain McGilchrist

April 30th, 2018

1:02:15

In this episode, I speak with psychiatrist, lecturer, and author Iain McGilchrist. We discuss some of the themes and ideas presented in his book 'The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the …

Max Dashu: Women, Shamanism, & The Transition To Modernity

April 27th, 2018

4:15

Max Dashu and I discuss what has been lost in the transition to modernity. From the denial of enriching forms of connection and ritual in our modern …

#114 | Suppressed Histories: Uncovering & Reclaiming What Has Been Lost w/ Max Dashu

April 22nd, 2018

58:48

In this episode, I speak with Max Dashu, founder of the Suppressed Histories Archive, and author of 'Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk …

Dmitry Orlov: America's Fading Global Influence

April 20th, 2018

5:22

In light of the recent decision by the United States military to launch over one hundred missiles into Syria at various targets (supposedly in response to an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian people by the Assad …

Shane Burley: The Pseudoscience Of Race & The Alt-Right

April 19th, 2018

3:40

Shane Burley, author of "Fascism Today: What It Is and How To End It," goes over the troubling history of the pseudoscientific research surrounding race. He details the attempts by certain academics, primarily in the …

#113 | America Faded: Syria, Russia, & The Decline Of The American Empire w/ Dmitry Orlov

April 17th, 2018

57:06

In this episode, I speak with Dmitry Orlov. This interview was recorded Sunday April 15, less than two days after the events discussed in this episode. The reason for the release of this episode outside of my normal …

#112 | Good Night Alt-Right : Fascism Today & How To Stop It w/ Shane Burley

April 16th, 2018

45:29

In this episode, I speak with Shane Burley, author of "Fascism Today: What It Is and How To End It." In the beginning of this interview, Shane provides a precise description of what fascism is, the historical context in …

Rhyd Wildermuth: Liberation From Reductive Identity Politics

April 13th, 2018

10:05

In this segment, Rhyd Wildermuth, co-founder and managing editor of Gods & Radicals, provides a much needed critique of the identity-centered …

#111 | The Feed: Identity, Reduction, Liberation, Revolution w/ Rhyd Wildermuth

April 9th, 2018

1:09:43

In this episode, Rhyd Wildermuth and I discuss some of the ideas presented Rhyd's recent essay "A New Luddite Rebellion." Rhyd expounds on the role …

Skyler Rienstra: Psilocybin, Mystical Experiences, & Neurogenesis

April 5th, 2018

3:11

This is a segment of my conversation with Skyler Rienstra, founder of the local chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) chapter. We …

Daniel Christian Wahl: Beyond Sustainable Living

April 3rd, 2018

10:42

In this segment, Daniel Christian Wahl describes what it means to build and cultivate regenerative cultures. Daniel has done extensive work to unify …

#110 | Dazed Revery: Psychedelic Meanderings w/ Skyler Rienstra

April 2nd, 2018

1:33:02

Sklyer Reinstra is founder and lead organizer of the College of Southern Idaho's Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) chapter. In this episode, …

Johann Hari: Connection, Community, Finding Your Tribe

March 29th, 2018

7:23

Johann Hari, author of 'Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions,' discusses the reasons why there …

#109 | Designing Regenerative Cultures: An Incomplete Conversation w/ Daniel Christian Wahl

March 27th, 2018

20:35

This is a segment of my incompletely recorded conversation with Daniel Christian Wahl. Unfortunately, due to some technical issues with the recording of this episode, a significant chunk of our conversation was lost and …

#108 | Lost Connections: The Depressed, The Anxious, The Troubled Society w/ Johann Hari

March 25th, 2018

41:40

In this episode, I speak with Johann Hari, journalist and author of 'Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected …

Silvia Federici: The Witch Hunts & The Transition To Capitalism

March 16th, 2018

10:59

Silvia Federici, author of "Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation," describes how the witch-hunts in medieval Europe was …

#106 | Caliban And The Witch: The Body In The Transition To Capitalism w/ Silvia Federici

March 12th, 2018

1:07:33

In this episode, Silvia Federici goes over many of the details and themes in her groundbreaking book "Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and …

Milica Popovic: Reflections On Suffering

March 9th, 2018

2:45

Milica Popovic reflects on her struggles to survive in Serbia during the breakup of the Republic of Yugoslavia in the 1990's, and how it was during …

#105 | War, Art, & The Hardships That Shape Our Lives w/ Milica Popovic

March 5th, 2018

33:54

In this episode, Cynthia Jones and I speak with Milica Popovic, Associate Professor of Art at the College of Southern Idaho. Milica discusses her …

David O'Hara: The Limitations Of Computer Learning

March 1st, 2018

6:17

David O'Hara discusses his concerns with computer learning, particularly when it comes to "handing over the controls" to these technologies and the …

#104 | Wicked Problems: Lessons From The Ruins Of Maya; Machine Learning & Ethics w/ David O’Hara

February 25th, 2018

1:12:36

This is my second episode with David O'Hara, and as with the first episode I recorded with him, conversing with David is always a delight and a great pleasure. In this episode we discuss his trip to Central America, and …

Dahr Jamail: Abrupt Climate Disruption & Navigating An Unstable Future

February 23rd, 2018

6:49

Dahr Jamail goes over the implications of the abrupt climate disruption currently underway on our planet, and what it means to be aware of these …

#103 | Death Spiral: Grappling With The Implications Of Global Climate Disruption w/ Dahr Jamail

February 19th, 2018

1:07:00

In this episode, Dahr Jamail lays out the details of the current state of the global climate system and the massive catastrophic changes currently underway in our oceans, as well as the ongoing disappearance of Arctic …

Patrick Dougherty: Moving Through Collective Trauma

February 15th, 2018

3:48

Patrick Dougherty and I discuss working through the traumas felt collectively as we enter a time of increasingly frequent destabilizing events, and …

#102 | Collective Trauma: Moving Through It w/ Patrick Dougherty

February 12th, 2018

57:00

Patrick Dougherty is a veteran, clinical psychologist, and founder of Moving Through It, an organization that raises public awareness and cultivates …

Derrick Jensen: The Hypocrisy Of The Bright Green Movement

February 9th, 2018

5:52

"See, here's the problem, we have to make our loyalty to the natural world. Once you make your loyalty the natural world and not to industrial …

#101 | Bright Green Lies: Dispelling The Myths Of Sustainable Energy w/ Derrick Jensen

February 5th, 2018

1:25:55

In this episode, Derrick Jensen discusses his current project "Bright Green Lies," a book that exposes the misconceptions and deceptions surrounding …

#100 | Make Plans, Build Skill Sets, Cultivate Connections (Solo)

February 5th, 2018

28:21

This is episode #100 of the podcast. Incredible. I read a letter from a listener and respond to it. I express how grateful I am for the support I've …

Will Humans Subsist Through Abrupt Climate Change?

February 2nd, 2018

3:47

In this excerpt, Robby and I grapple with the question: will humans subsist through abrupt climate change?

This is a segment of episode #90 of Last Born In The Wilderness "Unproductive Conversations: Pillow Talk (Under …

#99 | Unproductive Conversations: Pillow Talk (Under The Identity, Our True Role)

January 29th, 2018

1:22:42

After a sharing a delicious dinner, my good friend Robby Fox and I sat down and shared a conversation that covered a whole variety of topics, …

Peter McCoy: Cultivating An Alliance With The Spatial Engineers Of Our Planet

January 26th, 2018

5:33

Peter McCoy, founder of Radical Mycology, describes how fungi are "the spatial engineers of our planet," and how people's growing interest and …

#98 | Radical Mycology: The Radical Potential Of Fungi w/ Peter McCoy

January 22nd, 2018

58:19

Peter McCoy is the founder of Radical Mycology, a nonprofit grassroots organization that engages in wide and varied methods (from organizing events …

Paul Ehrlich: Deranged Power; Nuclear Death

January 11th, 2018

3:47

Prof. Paul Ehrlich and I express our thoughts on the deranged individuals in power that have their hands on the button, as well as the awareness we …

#96 | Minutes To Midnight: The Spectre Of Catastrophe w/ Paul Ehrlich

January 8th, 2018

34:07

Paul Ehrlich is the Bing Professor of Population Studies of the Department of Biology at Stanford University and president of Stanford's Center for …

Reflections On Anti-Refugee Sentiment In The Magic Valley w/ Samra Culum

January 5th, 2018

10:04

Samra Culum reflects on the surge of anti-refugee sentiment in the Twin Falls area, and what it means to be a survivor and refugee in this community.

#95 | Our Humanity In Times Of Peril: War, Community, & Revisiting Trauma w/ Samra Culum

January 3rd, 2018

1:03:10

Samra Culum is Student Development Coordinator at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), and a refugee. Samra, as a child, fled with her family from …

Enemy of State: John Mark Dougan; PBSOtalk

December 31st, 2017

3:31

"Mysteriously, about 12,000 confidential records were published. People's names, addresses, and phone numbers, people who are FBI agents, federal …

#94 | John Mark Dougan: Police Corruption, Whistleblowing, & Escaping The Country

December 26th, 2017

1:26:12

John Mark Dougan, our guest for this episode, is a former police officer from Palm Beach County, Florida, and while serving his time there witnessed …

Carne Ross: Catalonia & The Future Of The Nation State In The 21st Century

December 21st, 2017

5:37

Carne Ross gives us some insight into the referendum in Catalonia to secede from Spain, and what an event like this means for the future of the nation state in the 21st century.

This is a segment of episode #93 of Last …

#93 | Accidental Anarchist: Syria, Intervention, & Catalonian Independence w/ Carne Ross

December 18th, 2017

51:00

Carne Ross is a former British diplomat, Middle East and WMD expert, who resigned in 2004 after giving what was then secret information to a British inquiry into the Iraq War. Carne became acutely aware that the …

Riccardo Manzotti: Reframing Our Understanding Of Conscious Experience

December 14th, 2017

4:20

If we are understand consciousness with Riccardo Manzotti's Spread Mind hypothesis, what then is the mind? If our mind doesn't reside in the brain, …

#92 | Spread Mind: Expanding Our View Of Consciousness w/ Riccardo Manzotti

December 11th, 2017

50:06

Riccardo Manzotti is the author of "The Spread Mind: Why Consciousness and the World Are One." Riccardo teaches Psychology of Perception at IULM …

#91 | Unproductive Conversations: It's The Economy, Stupid

December 4th, 2017

1:16:43

In this episode, I have an off-the-cuff conversation with Daniel Hill. Daniel is a school teacher and friend, an individual I've known most of my …

Ian MacKenzie: Upholding Polarity & The Sacred Masculine

December 1st, 2017

6:38

In a culture that is increasingly in lack of a nuanced perspective on gender and gender roles, Ian MacKenzie provides some deep insights into the …

#90 | Initiation Rites: Defining The Sacred Role Of Men w/ Ian MacKenzie

November 27th, 2017

1:02:20

Ian MacKenzie is an award-winning filmmaker and media activist, and co-director of the film "Amplify Her," a documentary that follows the powerful …

Bayo Akomolafe: Reframing Despair In A Time Of Calamity

November 24th, 2017

8:06

In this segment of my conversation with Bayo Akomolafe, Bayo responds to my articulation of despair, of my "not knowing what to do" regarding all the …

#89 | Unraveling Whiteness; Reckoning With Ghosts w/ Bayo Akomolafe

November 20th, 2017

1:06:35

Bayo Akomolafe is a researcher, lecturer and author, born and raised in Nigeria. He is an international speaker, poet and activist for a radical …

It's Not The Training, It's The Political Policy w/ Alex S. Vitale

November 19th, 2017

2:20

In this segment of my conversation with Alex Vitale, author of “The End Of Policing,” Alex goes over how regardless of what kind of training police …

Broken Window Policing & The Hobbesian Worldview w/ Alex S. Vitale

November 16th, 2017

3:37

In this segment of my conversation with Alex Vitale, author of "The End Of Policing," Alex describes how a particular philosophical and ethical …

#88 | The End Of Policing: Police Violence In America w/ Alex S. Vitale

November 13th, 2017

56:55

Alex S. Vitale is Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and author of “The End Of Policing.” In this discussion, Alex describes the current …

BASE Jumping & The Holding Of Knowledge w/ Tom Aiello; Snake River BASE Academy

November 10th, 2017

6:18

Tom Aiello discusses the reasons why he felt the need and motivation to start the Snake River BASE Academy, the first school of its kind. Snake River …

#87 | Snake River BASE: Higher Education For Lower Free Fall w/ Tom Aiello

November 6th, 2017

1:19:42

Tom Aiello is the founder, owner, and lead instructor of the Snake River BASE Academy, based in Twin Falls, Idaho. Twin Falls is nestled up against the Snake River Canyon, and spanning the canyon is the Perrine Bridge. …

Under The Boot Of Empire: Venezuela & Economic Hitmen w/ John Perkins

October 27th, 2017

3:03

In this segment, John Perkins goes over how the CIA, as well as corporate interests, have been apart of an effort to roll back the reforms and …

#86 | John Perkins: Venezuela, Economic Hitman, & The Death Economy

October 23rd, 2017

37:15

John Perkins is the best selling author of several books, including the well-known "Confessions of an Economic Hitman," as well as his follow up book …

Shamanic Feats Of Power: Healing With Song w/ Chris Isner; IsnerVision

October 20th, 2017

2:19

"Imagine your in a room with Jimi Hendrix, and he's playing his guitar, but it's not plugged in. That's singing, right? And what these people do is Jimi plugs it in and gives you twelve hits of acid. That's what they …

Ayahuasca: Highly Sophisticated Medicine w/ Chris Isner; IsnerVision

October 18th, 2017

4:53

Chris Isner, visionary artist, goes over the profound changes an Ayahuasca experience can have on an individual, not only in alleviating …

#85 | Visionary States: Iterations Of Form w/ Chris Isner; IsnerVision

October 16th, 2017

1:11:35

Chris Isner is a visionary artist that primarily works with recovered portions of wood, and out of that produces some of the most wonderful and …

Beyond Non-Violence & Generating Empathetic Dialogue

October 13th, 2017

4:09

I discuss with my close friend the complicated questions and ethics surrounding what the proper means of combating emboldened White Supremacists is, …

#84 | Unproductive Conversations: Between Friends

October 10th, 2017

1:09:14

My guest for this episode is a long time friend. We discuss podcasting, how to deal with the "normalization" of the rhetoric and actions of the …

MDMA: The Perfect Drug For Psychotherapy w/ Dr. Ben Sessa

October 4th, 2017

6:35

In this segment, Dr. Ben Sessa goes over the various misconceptions about MDMA, and psychedelic use more generally, among the public due to great amount of misinformation that still surrounds the substance and its …

MDMA: The Empathetic Approach To Addiction w/ Dr. Ben Sessa

October 4th, 2017

3:05

Our understanding of the direct connection between addictive behavior and psychological trauma is now manifesting in the use of MDMA for …

#83 | MDMA: Revolution In Mental Health w/ Dr. Ben Sessa

October 2nd, 2017

52:29

Dr. Ben Sessa is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, and is currently leading the first clinical trials for the therapeutic use of MDMA …

Mercenary Armies & The Post-State Era w/ Sean McFate

September 29th, 2017

1:56

With the rise and common use of mercenary armies by governments around the world, the door has been opened for any oligarch or private corporation to …

The Privatization Of War w/ Sean McFate

September 28th, 2017

4:09

Sean McFate lays out the history and contemporary use of the modern private military contractors, explaining how the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan led to the reliance on contractors, including Sean's former …

#82 | Post-State Era: Private Military Corporations & The Decay Of Empire w/ Sean McFate

September 26th, 2017

50:22

Our guest, Sean McFate, is an author, novelist, and expert in foreign policy and national security strategy.

Sean's career began in the U.S. Army in …

Childhood Dreams & Life Under The Surface w/ David O'Hara

September 24th, 2017

6:29

"I think many of us who fish do so because the fishing line is like a telescope... it allows you to see or sense or feel something that's deep under there [...] you kind of throw something out there and say 'I wonder …

#81 | Downstream: Rivers Of Wonder & What Lies Beneath w/ David O'Hara

September 22nd, 2017

1:09:31

Just like David O'Hara's book "Downstream," this episode is about so much more than fly fishing. David imbues the conversation with great knowledge and wisdom, and speaking with him was a great pleasure in and of …

Prohibition, Religion, & Ecstacy w/ Jerry Brown

September 21st, 2017

7:02

The Psychedelic Renaissance is currently underway. Whether it's through the current research being conducted into the powerful therapeutic benefits …

Hidden In Plain Sight: The Psychedelic Roots Of Christianity w/ Jerry Brown

September 20th, 2017

7:04

What role did psychedelics play in the early centuries of Christianity? What can we understand about the connection between psychedelics and the …

#80 | The Psychedelic Gospels: The Forgotten Roots Of Christianity w/ Jerry Brown

September 18th, 2017

1:24:28

Jerry Brown is the co-author of The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity. Jerry, as well as his wife and …

The Trump Administration & The Storms Of Climate Change w/ Kevin Trenberth

September 16th, 2017

3:10

Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. responds to the EPA head Scott Pruitt's claim that "to use time and effort to address [global warming] at this point is …

#79 | Kevin Trenberth: The Consequences Of Denial & The Storms Of Climate Change

September 14th, 2017

29:47

The guest for this episode, Dr. Kevin Trenberth, is a Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Kevin explains the effect anthropogenic climate …

The Roots Of Antifa Resistance In America w/ Spencer Sunshine

September 14th, 2017

5:58

Since the events in Charlottesville, there have been questions raised about what the appropriate actions are people can take to resist the rise of …

Unite The Right & Its Fallout w/ Spencer Sunshine

September 12th, 2017

7:39

What has the fallout been for the organizers and participants of the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville? What can we expect from the Far Right and the so-called "Alt-Right" movement in the future? Spencer Sunshine …

#78 | A Gettysburg Moment: Charlottesville, Antifa, & The Future Of Resistance w/ Spencer Sunshine

September 11th, 2017

1:04:16

Spencer Sunshine, our guest for this episode, is a researcher, journalist, activist, and political consultant regarding Far Right movements. He holds …

Good Food & Reforging Broken Connections w/ Spencer Mallett

September 10th, 2017

5:09

Only until fairly recently, people maintained direct connections with the community through local food production. The era of mass food production is coming to its eventual end, and those severed connections to food and …

Food Deserts & Sustainable Agriculture w/ Spencer Mallett

September 9th, 2017

5:36

Spencer and I discuss how even though we live in a region with large-scale food production, we don't necessarily have easy access to the sustainable local farms and dairies in our own community. This inability for the …

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