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Ho ho ho! It’s that time of year again. Here’s JHK’s holiday classic: A Christmas Orphan.

11-year-old Jeff Greenaway hears his mom and dad argue one night after an office Christmas party. He infers from their garbled squabble that he is an orphan, found in a willow basket on the welcome mat outside their New York apartment. Thinking now that his parents are imposters, he steals away to Grand Central Station and buys a train ticket to Drakesville, Vermont, where he intends to start life all over again.
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KunstlerCast 267 – The liminalist, Jasun Horsley


A conversation with Jasun Horsley of the Liminalist podcast and the Auticulture.com blog. A self-described high-functioning Asperger personality, Jasun explores the margins of culture. A liminal condition is one of transition, sometimes turbulent, and we explore this in relation to politics and culture of the day — everything from corn-pone Nazis to sexual transgression. This is another effort to reach out a bit beyond my usual community of financial observers and energy commentators.

By a strange misunderstanding, Jasun thought I’d agreed to be a guest on his podcast, and I thought Jasun agreed to be a guest on mine — so we ended up doing two podcasts in sequence, one for each site. This one, obviously, is me interviewing Jasun. To listen to his Liminalist podcast with me, go here. (Note: that link had not gone “live” when I posted Saturday morning at 10:00am EDT.

Direct download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/kunstlercast/KunstlerCast_267.mp3

Please send questions and comments to jhkunstler@mac.com.

The third World Made By Hand novel

!! Is available !!

(The Fourth and final is near completion)

Kunstler skewers everything from kitsch to greed, prejudice, bloodshed, and brainwashing in this wily, funny, rip-roaring, and profoundly provocative page- turner, leaving no doubt that the prescriptive yet devilishly satiric A World Made by Hand series will continue.” — Booklist

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The 20th Anniversary edition
With an entertaining new introduction by the author

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About James Howard Kunstler

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation. His novels include World Made By Hand, The Witch of Hebron, Maggie Darling — A Modern Romance, The Halloween Ball, an Embarrassment of Riches, and many others. He has published three novellas with Water Street Press: Manhattan Gothic, A Christmas Orphan, and The Flight of Mehetabel.

10 Responses to “KunstlerCast 267 – The liminalist, Jasun Horsley” Subscribe

  1. KMO June 14, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

    Hey, Jim!

    KMO here. I was really happy to hear you and Jasun find so much common ground. I first had him on the C-Realm Podcast back in 2009 after the end of his first podcast series, Stormy Weather. He and Doug Lain were both on a pretty recent episode of C-Realm.

    c-realm.com/podcasts/crealm/448-zero-cubed/

    Keep on keepin’ on!

    -KMO

  2. Slava B June 15, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

    Thanks, KMO, for introducing Jasun to your listeners: I first heard him on that 3-way interview with Doug you did a few months ago. And thanks to Jim for introducing you (that’s how I found out about C-Realm). Now that all three of you guys appear on each other’s podcasts, the circle is complete.

  3. Frankiti June 15, 2015 at 6:40 pm #

    So let me get this right, it was a self-diagnosis, or rather a girlfriend’s offhanded comment?

    That’s the way it is these days, I am what I identify with… a woman, a black person, a savant, and nobody can tell me otherwise. Ugh.

    • jasun June 15, 2015 at 10:08 pm #

      Or is it, “I am any uninformed knee-jerk comment I can toss out there”?

  4. Didi June 18, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    Fascinated by this podcast and the crossover to Auticulture. It really got to me when Jim said (on Jasun’s podcast) that he was tired of interfacing with technology and wanted to reduce his contact with it. This gave voice to my own feelings.

    My work requires me to do the vast majority of tasks on line, especially through one or another ugly, rigid, password-protected portal. I hate it—to the point where I feel physical discomfort when I have to log back in.

    I long for those days (which I am old enough to remember) when you could just handed your work directly to a colleague, perhaps with a little conversation about the project. When you could go for a walk and be unreachable. When you knew what to do with yourself besides looking at a screen. Technology has changed me for the worse. Time to take heed from the podcast and reduce my connection to devices.

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