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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 career with the video and later book titled The Crash Course, which undertook to explain the dangers of contemporary banking, finance, and money-creation. Chris and Adam maintain the front and back ends of the PeakProsperity.com website, which features weekly articles and two excellent podcasts on issues pertaining to what I have called The Long Emergency.


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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 the four-book series of World Made By Hand novels, set in a post economic crash American future. His most recent book is Living in the Long Emergency; Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward. Jim lives on a homestead in Washington County, New. York, where he tends his garden and communes with his chickens.

7 Responses to “KunstlerCast 272 — A Conversation with Chris Martenson and Adam Taggart”

  1. Phil_C November 22, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    Thank you for this podcast, Jim. How it happened, precisely, I don’t recall, but I checked out “The End of Suburbia” from the library several years back and had an epiphany. The movie seemed to provide an explanation for my intuition that something was not quite right about what I was seeing around me. It was a great comfort to know that others were of a similar mind. Since that time about a dozen years ago, I have been enjoying your books and novels, podcasts, and updates on your blog. The only reasons for my reply are to extend a “Thank You” for sharing your work that I so enjoy and to extend my wishes of health and happiness to you.

    • chipshot November 23, 2015 at 10:02 am #

      I’ll second those sentiments, especially since JHK gets plenty of negative feedback from knuckle-dragging, close minded, stuck in the past denialists.

  2. Walter B November 23, 2015 at 11:51 am #

    Well done! It was grand to hear three intelligent men discussing ways to improve our lives to prepare for future eventualities that may not be as rosy and wonderful as those that keep s all in a trance and consuming wildly would have us duped into believing. We have been following such examples for over a decade now and rather than being disappointed at the fact that the “World has not Ended” yet, we have actually reaped many benefits from our prudence. In the old days, saving for a rainy day was sound advice that because anathema once the finance thieves found so many ways to pilfer those savings, but there are many ways to avoid such thievery as you gentlemen spoke of so well in you discussion. It is a shame that those who rape global resources for profit are so greedy and shortsighted, but I guess that is just one of the downfalls of our species. Keep up the good work James, it is appreciated and enjoyed.

  3. uncletommy November 23, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    It is always good to have a positive message tucked in between the insightful, but somewhat cynical views that you, JHK, express on a regular basis. While your comments are bang on, you always call a spade a spade(if that metaphor isn’t too politically incorrect,given your last blog). That quaity of thought always makes me come back to your viewpoint as a realist. The most hopeful thing I have heard, recently, is the Chris Nelder podcast, The Energy Transition Show,#7. This is, by far, an example of what we “realist Nerds” choose to frequent in this regard. While my larder is full and there is a pile of split firewood in the shed, we can ignore the industrial wave that has swamped us since Watt’s steam engine and Chris’s podcast explores the new challenges that are opening before us. Keep your scalpel sharp and use it well and often. Give CM and AT a pat on the back for me


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