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

January 20th, 2019

LINK TO THE FULL “DEBATE”: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

Michael Wood Jr.: Law Enforcement & The Roots Of Crime In America

December 28th, 2018

Retired Baltimore police officer, police management scholar, and whistleblower Michael Wood Jr. has become well known for his scholarly, as well as …

#163 | Dismantling The Blue Wall Of Silence: Examining The Modern Police State w/ Michael Wood Jr.

December 25th, 2018

In this episode, I speak with retired Baltimore police officer, police management scholar, and whistleblower Michael Wood Jr. Michael has become well …

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

December 24th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

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December 7th, 2018

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

December 6th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To get the full experience of this discussion with Dahr Jamail, watch the full video production of this event here: In …

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

November 1st, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Mark Dougan: Seth Rich, WikiLeaks, The Connection

June 12th, 2018

This is a segment of my interview with John Mark Dougan, whistleblower and founder the whistleblower website PBSOtalk. In this excerpt, John claims that prior to fleeing the United States to escape prosecution under …

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

June 11th, 2018

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

#124 | The Man In DC: Seth Rich, The DNC, & Wikileaks w/ John Mark Dougan

June 8th, 2018

In this episode, I speak with John Mark Dougan, whistleblower and founder of the whistleblower website PBSOtalk. We discuss the recent claims John has made regarding his connection to Seth Rich, an employee of the …

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

June 7th, 2018

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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 …

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

January 29th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

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

January 3rd, 2018

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

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

September 24th, 2017

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

#77 | Freshocal: Connecting Local Food Production & Community w/ Spencer Mallett

September 8th, 2017

The guest for this episode is Spencer Mallett. Spencer is co-founder and co-owner, along with Prof. Kory Lloyd, of Freshocal. Freshocal is a service that conveniently and effectively connects local, small-scale …

Saving Species: Working On The Local Level w/ Stuart Pimm

September 6th, 2017

Stuart Pimm, renowned conservation ecologist, goes over how and why he started Saving Species, an organization that empowers local conservation …

Our Role In Habitat Destruction w/ Stuart Pimm

September 5th, 2017

Due to the recklessness of human industry, agricultural practices, and human-caused climate change, the rate of species extinction and displacement …

#76 | The Great Dying: Deforestation, Species Extinction, and Localized Conservation w/ Stuart Pimm

September 4th, 2017

Stuart Pimm, our guest for this episode, is Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology at Duke University, and is a world leader in the study of …

The Crisis Of Capitalism & Collapse Of Empire w/ Rhyd Wildermuth

September 2nd, 2017

The rise of white supremacy in the US is, like other phenomena, a response to what can be called "the crisis of capitalism." As Rhyd points out, the …

White Nationalism, Liberal Democracy, And The Historical Myths of Whiteness w/ Rhyd Wildermuth

September 1st, 2017

I asked Rhyd why there seems to be a strain of Paganism running through the ideologies of white supremacy groups, made apparent in recent rallies …

#75 | Rhyd Wildermuth: Leaving America, Reclaiming Paganism, & Facing Collapse

August 30th, 2017

Rhyd Wildermuth, our guest for this episode, is co-founder and managing editor of Gods&Radicals, which describes itself as a 'nonprofit Pagan Anti-Capitalist' publication. Rhyd identifies as a Pagan and an …

Overthrowing The Myth Of The Selfish Gene w/ Jeremy Lent

August 27th, 2017

The 'Selfish Gene' theory, proposed by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, is beginning to face heavy rebuke and criticism within the realms of …

Ren: What Pierces Through The Illusion Of Separation w/ Jeremy Lent

August 26th, 2017

Human beings develop patterns of meaning collectively and that is what informs the basis of culture. What can we learn from our culture by comparing …

#74 | Patterns of Meaning: Jeremy Lent on The Patterning Instinct & Overthrowing The Selfish Gene

August 25th, 2017

In this episode, I speak with Jeremy Lent. Jeremy is the author of "The Pattering Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning" and …

The Metaphysics of Technology w/ David Skrbina

August 23rd, 2017

Where is technology leading us? Why does humanity seem to be unable and/or unwilling to step back from the trend toward exponential technological …

The UNABOMBER's Manifesto & Message w/ David Skrbina

August 22nd, 2017

David Skrbina communicated with Theodore Kaczynski (a.k.a. The UNABOMBER), currently serving a life sentence in a Colorado SuperMax Prison, and asked …

#73 | The UNABOMBER, Post-Tech Society & Metaphysics of Technology w/ David Skrbina

August 21st, 2017

David Skrbina is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan where he teaches a course on the Philosophy of Technology, and is the author …

The Creation Story Defines Us w/ Peter Ungar

August 19th, 2017

Peter tells the creation story of the Hadza of Tanzania, the last foragers of Africa. The creation story defines the culture. Excerpt of Episode #72 …

How Diet & Evolution Shapes Our Jaws w/ Peter Ungar

August 18th, 2017

Paleoanthropology provides answers into why our jaws and teeth develop the way they do. There are good reasons why our jaws can't accommodate all our …

#72 | Evolution's Bite: Teeth, Diet, and The Last Foragers Of Africa w/ Peter Ungar

August 14th, 2017

The guest on this episode answers the question: Why do we tend to have so many issues with our teeth and jaws? How many of us have had teeth pulled, …

Aggrieved Entitlement, Narcissistic Rage w/ Derrick Jensen

August 10th, 2017

What is the end going to be like? "There will aggrieved entitlement. There will be narcissistic rage." - Derrick Jensen Excerpt of Episode #71 of Last Born In The Wilderness "The Myth of Human Supremacy" with Derrick …

You Are Not A Hypocrite w/ Derrick Jensen

August 7th, 2017

We tend to blame ourselves, versus the culture that brought us to this point. Excerpt of Episode #71 of Last Born In The Wilderness "The Myth of …

#71 | Derrick Jensen: The Myth Of Human Supremacy

August 7th, 2017

In this episode, I speak with Derrick Jensen, radical environmental philosopher and author. We discuss the underlying themes and message of his most recently published book "The Myth of Human Supremacy." We discuss …

My 2 Cents On Prez Trump's Transgender Military Ban

August 3rd, 2017

It's important to step back and ask the bigger questions.

#70 | Damn, Daniel!

July 31st, 2017

I speak with Daniel Gardner, a man with a lovely, rumbling voice I love listening to, and I hope you do, too. Daniel has been performing on stage most of his life, and has experience in competitive debate and improv. We …

The Evolved Nest w/ Darcia Narvaez

July 27th, 2017

Darcia Narvaez goes over the evolved nest of humans. What are the conditions children need in early life to develop into empathetic, pro-social …

#69 | The Bow That Is Stable: Wise & Knowledgeable Child Rearing w/ Darcia Narvaez, PhD

July 25th, 2017

Darcia Narvaez is an explorer and visionary. She works as a professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame where she studies flourishing and …

Tipping Points & Runaway Climate Change

July 4th, 2017

Melting Artic ice is but one of many tipping points leading to runaway climate change? What to do? Excerpt of episode #67 "Storm Clouds & Silver Linings: Runaway Climate Change; Adaptation & The Inevitable" of …

#67 | Storm Clouds & Silver Linings: Runaway Climate Change; Adaptation & The Inevitable

July 4th, 2017

Climate change is real, and its impacts are beginning to be felt worldwide. Regardless of what agreements are made between nations, the reality of what has already been set in motion due to industrial activity and …

Penetrating Ignorance

June 29th, 2017

Excerpt of #66 "Ecology, Homesteading, Penetrating Ignorance" w/ Atom Kendrick

#66 | Ecology, Homesteading, and Penetrating Ignorance

June 27th, 2017

This episode features a conversation with Atom Kendrick, longtime friend and lover and cultivator of plant life. After earning an Associates in …

Dunbar's Number: Restructuring/Dismantling Government Bureaucratic Institutions

June 23rd, 2017

Is democracy possible on such a large scale? Can a nation as large as the US make collective decisions, and if not, what sort of government would …

Ad Hoc Federalism: Cognitive Dissonance As Policy

June 21st, 2017

How we got to "Ad Hoc Federalism"; Cognitive dissonance as official policy. Excerpt from #65 'Political Theatre: Practical Questions at the End of …

#65 | Political Theatre: Practical Questions at the End of the American Experiment

June 20th, 2017

Perri Gardner, instructor of Political Science at the College of Southern Idaho, speaks with me about the US political system and government in the …

Work, Corporate Language, Management

June 14th, 2017

The corporate use of language in the workplace, and the less hierarchy the better. Excerpt of Last Born In The Wilderness #64 "The Work: Domestication, Education, Occupation" w/ Danielle Billing. Listen: …

#64 | The Work: Domestication, Education, Occupation

June 13th, 2017

This episode features a conversation with Danielle Billing, teacher at the Idaho School of the Deaf and Blind. At first, we begin discussing our love …

#63 | 3rd Wave: Coffee & Love Make the World Go Round

June 8th, 2017

In this episode we discuss coffee with Paul Graff, business owner and coffee roaster. We break down the fundamentals of "Third Wave" coffee, the …

#62 | Aerial Ambitions: Mykelle Walton Vs The World

June 6th, 2017

This episode features a conversation with Mykelle Walton, Aerialist. Mykelle's main focus the past few years has been to perfect the craft and art of the Aerial Hoop, also known as Lyra. We discuss the progress she …

"Headshots from a distance I couldn't comprehend" | Episode #61

June 1st, 2017

Excerpt from "Worthwhile Conquest: Collaborative Project" with Jordan Thornquest.

#61 | Worthwhile Conquest: Collaborative Project

May 30th, 2017

Jordan Thornquest (Musician, Thornquest Studios) joins me for a conversation about our collaborative project Worthwhile Conquest, a "Let's Play" …

"The Seditious Genius of the Spiritual Penis of Jesus"

May 25th, 2017

A reading of a section of "The Seditious Genius of the Spiritual Penis of Jesus" pg. 391, from "Suicide Note" by Mitchell Heisman, by Chase Chandler. 'In short, Christianity turned the values of genetic reproduction on …

“I cannot follow you. I cannot understand you.”

May 25th, 2017

A reading of the parable of Doko from the last page of "Suicide Note" by Mitchell Heisman, read by Chase Chandler 'The student Doko came to a Zen …

#60 | Unproductive Conversations

May 23rd, 2017

This episode features segments of Mitchell Heisman's "Suicide Note" read by Chase Chandler, as well as a conversation with my friend Paul on current …

Episode #59 | The New Story: Psychedelic Awakening and the New Way Forward

May 16th, 2017

What happens to an individual when they have a psychedelic experience? What meaning can one gain from such an experience? We discuss this in the context of the times we are living in. What does it mean to feel more …

#58 | 'The Friend Zone': A Critique

May 10th, 2017

In this episode, Ausha and I read the (satirical?) article "Why Men and Women Can Never Be ‘Just Friends’" published in The Federalist. The author attempts to be satirical, but it's not always so easy to tell.... We …

#57 | Brandon Scott Tesch: Drag Shows & The Bold Art Of Giving A Shit

May 3rd, 2017

In this episode, I talk with Brandon Scott Tesch. Brandon is known for a few things (such as being a fantastic hairdresser), but has more recently …

#56 | On The Brink: Setting The Stage For Nuclear Conflict

April 26th, 2017

As the tensions escalate between the US and North Korea, it's important to take a step back and look at what's really at stake here. Are we on the edge of nuclear conflict? If so, how has the US media played into this …

#55 | Sex Ed: Sexuality & Its Discontents

April 22nd, 2017

We start this episode off with Danielle Billing, a teacher at the Idaho School For The Deaf And Blind, relaying a story about providing basic sex …

#54 | Guided By The Beauty Of Our Weapons: Trump's Escalation In Syria

April 7th, 2017

April 6th 2017, President Trump ordered an assault on Syrian government targets, launching 59 Tomahawk missiles in the first direct and major attack …

#53 | Late Winter LSD Trip and The Longing For Comradery

April 4th, 2017

Is it okay to enjoy a Woody Allen film when we all know how much of creep he is? What are the ethics of enjoying the work of artists that have been …

#52 | Hey Arnel: Vlogging, Podcasting and Overcoming the Grind

March 14th, 2017

Arnel Culum is a video blogger (vlogger) and creator of the Youtube channel "Hey Arnel" featuring his many adventures, as well as interviews with …

Episode #51 | Liyah Babayan: America's Identity Crisis

March 9th, 2017

Liyah Babayon: Armenian refugee, Activist, Entrepreneur, and Business owner of Ooh La La consignment boutique in Twin Falls, Idaho. I first became familiar with Liyah after she was featured in a Slate article that …

Episode #50 | Sleep Paralysis And The Asteroid That Kills Me (Solo)

February 26th, 2017

What do these strange experiences mean? Almost nothing. But definitely something. Feat. Terence McKenna and the songs "Mating Dance" and "With Me Now" by Flako

Episode #49 | The Future Is Human: A Conversation With TEDxTwinFalls Co-Organizers And Speaker

January 25th, 2017

In this podcast, I have a conversation with the co-organizers of TEDxTwinFalls Mykelle Walton (Head of Creativity)and Jennifer Thornquest (Head of Ideas), as well as speaker Danielle Billing at the upcoming event on …

Episode #48 | A Clouded Present; An Insurmountable Task

January 16th, 2017

The cracks are showing, and they are only getting wider. Intro: "The $ (Instrumental)" by J Dilla Outro: "System Blower" by Death Grips

Episode #47 | Lunch Break: Fringe Music And Mainstream Appropriation

December 28th, 2016

JQuest and I have a conversation over lunch about the trends in modern music and the pros and cons of the mainstream incorporating sounds from the fringes into the hits of mass consumption. Feat. an exerpt from "Work …

Episode #46 | Drunk Christmas Party Conversations At The End Of The World

December 22nd, 2016

This one is short, but heavy. This episode features a segment from a recent interview with Guy McPherson, an American scientist and professor …

Episode #45 | Unpacking The Election; The Next Four Years

December 7th, 2016

What happened? Where do we go from here? And what can we expect from Trump's cabinet picks so far? Perri Garner returns for a post-election discussion to discuss these topics and more in episode #45. Intro: "Ours" by …

Episode #44 | Orange Hair Don't Care

December 1st, 2016

A very disjointed, tangential conversation spanning such topics as obsessive compulsive habits, the election, juvenile homoerotic behavior, and the …

Episode #43 | The Social Media Echo Chamber; Post-Election Analysis; The Overview Effect

November 17th, 2016

Intro: "Nite Eats Day (Instrumental" by Dabrye Outro: "Trilla G" by Jonwayne Featured article "I’m Arab and Many of Us Are Glad That Trump Won" by Omar Kamel on Medium:

[a very short conversation] THE MORNING AFTER | Trump Wins

November 10th, 2016

November 9th, 2016. The morning after the election, JQuest and I converse over breakfast.

Episode #42 | The End Is Nigh: A Conversation On Voting And Crisis

November 4th, 2016

This podcast features a conversation with Perri Gardner, instructor of Political Science at College of Southern Idaho. View her TEDxTwinFalls talk …

Episode #41 | A Future A Little Out Of Focus

October 25th, 2016

Intro/Outro: "La Bush Resistance (feat. Tomer Yosef)" - Balkan Beat Box

Episode #40 | Cannabis Culture Goes Mainstream; The Space Between Stories

October 14th, 2016

Intro/Outro: "Solo (Daedelus' Pacific Adrift" - Daedelus

Episode #39 | Juvenile Angst and Election Year Woes

August 15th, 2016

Episode #39 | Juvenile Angst and Election Year Woes by Patrick Farnsworth

Episode #38 | Revitalizing Cultural Dead Zones: A Conversation w/ Jordan Thornquest

July 6th, 2016

Outro: "Someday" (Demo) [The Strokes Cover] by Jordan Thornquest Follow on Soundcloud: Facebook: …

Episode #37 | PRO CREEPS: Performing TEDxTwinFalls and Contemporary Popular Music

May 24th, 2016

Intro: "I Think I May Have Over Complicated My Life" by Pro Creeps Outro: "I Trusted You" by Pro Creeps Pro Creeps Soundcloud:

Mark Z. Danielewski Q&A 11/1/15 | Rediscovered Bookstore Boise, Idaho

November 3rd, 2015

Mark Z. Danielewski answering some questions about his creative process after a reading of his new book "The Familar: Vol. 2" at Rediscovered …

Episode #36 | Instilling Doubt: Climate Change Denialists Be Damned

November 3rd, 2015

Outro: "The Gun" by Lorn

Episode #35 | The Real High Up High (BASE Jumping and the Art of Running Barefoot)

September 22nd, 2015

Photo by Kontizas Dimitrios

Episode #34 | CO-OP CONQUEST! : NegaNerd and PoeBoy Discuss Videogame Nostalgia and Culture

August 10th, 2015

Check out CO-OP CONQUEST on Youtube! Subcribe and enjoy here: Outro: "Get Your Swag On" by Kam Hesari

Episode #33 | The Space Between Stories

August 9th, 2015

Intro/Outro: "Necromancer" by Zach Hill "Waves On The Shores Of Byblos, Lebanon, 30/06/2015" by Woodcraft Productions Source:

Episode #32 | We Are All Whores (For Capital): Work; Being Alone In A Crowd; Striving For Connection

July 6th, 2015

Episode #32 | We Are All Whores (For Capital): Work; Being Alone In A Crowd; Striving For Connection by Patrick Farnsworth

Episode #31 | Aerial Silks: The Circus Arts, Horrible Horrible Las Vegas & Spectacle vs Competition

June 8th, 2015

A conversation with Mykelle Walton on being an aerialist, practicing the art of Aerial Silks. Mykelle's FB page Aerial Elle: A fantastic video of Mykelle performing: …
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