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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 293 — Hate Is the New Sex, featuring John Michael Greer

Clusterfuck Nation Now appearing Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page!   John Michael Greer is a widely read author and blogger whose work focuses on the overlaps between ecology, spirituality, and the future of industrial society. He published the Archdruid Report blog for many years, focusing on many themes that overlapped more »

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KunstlerCast 292 — Conversation With Author and Ecologist David Orr… Plus Extra Bonus Podcast! JHK and the S-Town Podcast

  David W. Orr is Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and senior adviser to the president of Oberlin College. He is a founding editor of the journal Solutions, and serves as the executive director of the Oberlin Project, a collaborative effort of the city of Oberlin, Oberlin College, and private and more »

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KunstlerCast 291 — Chatting with Market Analyst Tony Greer

Our pal and frequent guest, Dave Collum, suggested we have a chat with his pal Tony Greer, an independent global market analyst with 25 years of trading experience in and around Wall Street. He graduated from Cornell University in 1990 and spent the first ten years of his career trading currencies, commodities, and precious metals more »

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KunstlerCast 290 – Rocky Rawlins and the Survivor Library

I’ll be chatting with Rocky Rawlins who is the man behind The SurvivorLibrary.com, a phenomenal website that contains scans in pdf-file form of hundreds of books on basic technology and the skills for applying them, mostly dating from the late 19th and early 20th century. It’s hard to overstate the scope of this vast trove more »

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KunstlerCast 289 — David Collum, Fun with Financial Markets

    Today I’m yakking with return guest David Collum, the Betty R. Miller Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University, who has become a popular presence on the internet commenting on the financial system and the related predicaments of our time. He’s also been involved in the campus culture wars and is not too shy more »

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KunstlerCast 288 — Chatting with Urbanist and Transit Expert Taras Grescoe

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! This episode’s featured interview is with transportation expert and urbanist Taras Grescoe, author of Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile. Taras writes: “In the 20th century, our greatest cities were almost ruined by the automobile. Only a global revolution in transportation can bring them back more »

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KunstlerCast 287 — Piero San Giorgio and his New Book: “Women on the Verge of a Societal Breakdown”

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! It’s a pleasure to welcome back Piero San Giorgio who came on the podcast some time ago to talk about his previous excellent book, Survive the Economic Collapse, a Practical Guide. I caught up with Piero on Skype at his home in Switzerland to talk about his new book, Women on more »

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KunstlerCast 286 — Chatting with Jasun Horsley of the Liminalist Podcast — Double Edition

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! It’s a pleasure to welcome back Jasun Horsley, who presides over the blog Auticulture and The Liminalist podcast. Jasun is a UK ex-pat now living in rural British Columbia, Canada. He describes himself as a “high-functioning Aspergian” and his work often takes readers and listeners to the further more »

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KunstlerCast 285 — Byron King of Rickard’s Gold Investor

  Today I’m chewing the gristle of finance with Byron King. Byron is a geologist who currently writes a newsletter, in association with economist Jim Rickards, entitled Rickards Gold Speculator with Byron King.  It’s published by Agora Financial, of Baltimore, www.agorafinancial.com.  Over the course if his career, Byron worked in the oil industry, and has more »

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Chatting With Kate Wagner of McMansion Hell dot Com

Today I’m yakking with Kate Wagner, the antic voice behind the marvelous website Welcome to MacMansion Hell, a humorous and opinionated blog that aims to educate the general public about architecture, design, and urbanism by making examples of America’s most despised architectural style. She is currently a master’s student in Acoustics as part of a more »

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KunstlerCast 283 — Catching Up With Forecaster David Collum

  I’m talking with David Collum of Cornell University. Dave is Betty R. Miller Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Chair of Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. He’s better known in the blogosphere as a witty and dauntless forecaster of matters finance and political, and it’s always good to check in with him during times more »

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KunstlerCast 282 — Shrinking the Technosphere with Dmitry Orlov

  Dmitry Orlov is back to talk about his new book, “Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on the Technologies that Limit Our Self-sufficiency and Freedom.” It can be ordered at his website: cluborlov.com. Dmitry is the author previously of “Reinventing Collapse,” “Communities That Abide.” “The Five Stages of Collapse,” and several books of essays. more »

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KunstlerCast 281– Chatting with Steve St. Angelo about Oil and Finance

Independent researcher Steve St. Angelo started to invest in precious metals in 2002.  Later on in 2008, he began researching areas of the gold and silver market that, curiously, the majority of the precious metal analyst community have left unexplored. These areas include how energy and the falling EROI – Energy Returned On Invested – more »

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KunstlerCast 280 — “150 Strong” with Dmitry Orlov

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page!   Dmitry Orlov, the author of Reinventing Collapse and many other books, has become a publisher lately and, in his capacity as publisher and publicist, Dmitry and I will be chatting about the new book he just brought out, 150 Strong; A Pathway to a Different Future by more »

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KunstlerCast 279 — Yaking with Kirk Bostrom about Disorder in Finance and Markets

  Kirk Bostrom is the Managing Partner and Chief Portfolio Manager of Strategic Preservation Partners LP, located in Silicon Valley. Kirk began his career as a teenage “runner” on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and has spent over 30 years in the securities investment realm. He was named repeatedly as one of more »

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KunstlerCast 278 — Alice Friedemann — When the Trucks Stop Running

  Alice J. Friedemann is the author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the future of transportation.”  She is also the creator of the excellent website: http://energyskeptic.com/. Ms. Friedemann is perhaps best known for “Peak Soil,” edited by David Pimentel at Cornell, Tad Patzek at U.C. Berkeley, and Walter Youngquist (author of “Geodestinies”). She more »

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KunstlerCast 277 — A Chat with Steve Ludlum of Economic-Undertow.com

Steve Ludlum is a native mid-westerner who has spent most of his 65 years on the East Coast. Steve is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer who has also been at various times an amateur naturalist, artist, designer and writer. He currently studies economic issues, resource and energy depletion, monetary policy and the cause-and-effect relationship with more »

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KunstlerCast 276 — That Conversation About Race We Were Supposed to Have

  “Christopher Cornelius” is the nom de guerre of a black American international humanitarian aid worker who has put years of service in some of the world’s most dangerous places: Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Africa, Kenya, the Balkans, Cambodia, Sudan, and others. He is uncomfortable with developments in racial politics back home and has an original more »

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KunstlerCast 275 — Art Berman Clarifies Whatever Happened to Peak Oil

  Arthur E. Berman is a petroleum geologist with 37 years of oil and gas industry experience. He is an expert on U.S. shale plays and is currently consulting for several E&P companies and capital groups in the energy sector. Berman has published more than 100 articles on oil and gas plays and trends. He more »

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KunstlerCast 274 — Chatting With Bill Kauffman of The Front Porch Republic

 Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! Bill Kauffman is a founder and contributor to the Front Porch Republic website. He’s also the author of Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette; Ain’t My America; and the recent collection of essays, Poetry night at the Ballpark. He also wrote the screenplay for the 2013 motion picture Copperhead, more »

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KunstlerCast 273 — Chatting with Chuck Marohn of StrongTowns.org

  The Christmas Breakfast 2015, Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, New York Charles Marohn is the Founder and President of Strong Towns, a non-profit advocacy organization focused on the financial predicament local governments find themselves in as a result of America’s suburban experiment. Chuck has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota’s Institute more »

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KunstlerCast 272 — A Conversation with Chris Martenson and Adam Taggart

Chatting with Chris Martenson and Adam Taggart, authors of Prosper!: How to Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting. Both Chris and Adam were corporate executives who dropped out to pursue more a resilient way of life in a rapidly and increasingly hazardous changing world. Chris Martenson began that phase of his more »

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KunstlerCast 271 – A Conversation with Gail Tverberg of OurFiniteWorld.com

A conversation with Gail Tverberg of OurFiniteWorld.com. Gail Tverberg is an analyst who has been researching the connection between oil limits and the economy for nearly 10 years.  She writes a widely-followed blog called Our Finite World. Her background is as an actuary, working as a consultant to insurance companies. She also has a foot more »

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KunstlerCast 270 — Gabbing With David Collum

David Collum is the Betty R. Miller Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University. His technical expertise is in organic chemistry, but he has gained recognition for assorted podcasts and annual surveys focusing on politics and economics. Some of this latter content can be found at http://collum.chem.cornell.edu/dbc6/DBC_rogue.html Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/kunstlercast/KunstlerCast_270.mp3 more »

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KunstlerCast 269 — Steve Ludlum of the Economic Undertow Blog

Also known as Steve From Virginia, this week’s guest has a unique take on the nexus of energy, capital, and the destiny of industrial civilization. Steve writes: “The credit regime is falling apart under the weight of its own costs, not just in Europe. Government issue money ends a monopoly over a vital private good more »

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