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David Collum is the Betty R. Miller Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University. He is the intellectual utility infielder of internet commentary, covering all the bases: culture, politics, finance, and technology, with often surprising views on the the predicaments of our time. Here we attempt to make sense of the fast-moving corona virus story and the increasingly weird and troubling second-order events spinning off of it into the global economy and fractious American politics du jour.

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12 Responses to “KunstlerCast 349 — Yakking with Dave Collum of Cornell University about Covid-19 and the Political Fiascos du Jour” Subscribe

  1. Phillyboy September 14, 2021 at 3:32 pm #

    Watch Out! You may be on her list. Her uncle Adolph would be proud of her…

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  2. Bruceweb September 14, 2021 at 6:27 pm #

    David said we are hardwired to do as we are told. When I came to this realization long ago, I knew that the human race was evolution’s biggest mistake.

  3. Kornado September 14, 2021 at 7:56 pm #

    Hey James, first time caller, long time loyal reader and listener.
    I’ve heard all of your podcasts with David, and i agree with most of his opinions, except for climate change and Trump.
    (I believe in climate change and i don’t like trump).
    I’ve noticed he seems more aware that Trump is an annoying clown, he admits to more of Trump’s deprecating social behavior.
    But what does he mean when he says he doesn’t believe in climate change? I feel like before he denied it because he personally looked at the data or whatever.
    Will he admit to human climate change, or was his comment more about the neoliberal strategy to profit from it, so it is simply as corrupted as everything else.
    You responded with, you think it might come in cycles which i feel like you’ve never said before. Is this a signifcant change in thinking on your part, or was that thrown out more happenstance to get back to the topic?
    I’m way down the rabbithole with covid (Chris Martenson,, etc), so i’m reminded with that boot to the face that even the instiutions you want to trust are obviously lying. So, I can understand the need to read the data about climate change but goddamn it, it’s just seems so fucking obvious what the increased carbon is doing.

  4. mumbai September 15, 2021 at 4:28 am #

    I cannot download this podcast – never had a problem before.
    It comes up as a 2kb HTML document, not MP3.
    I can listen on the laptop but not load onto my MP3
    Any suggestions?

  5. MaryQueen September 15, 2021 at 10:52 am #

    I follow Dave on Twitter so I was happy to hear he’s not going anywhere (yet).

    Great interview, thank you both.

  6. pantoufle September 15, 2021 at 5:19 pm #

    This was great! You guys have wonderful chemistry.

    Jim have you ever considered posting these podcasts to Odysee, Rumble, Bitchute etc to make them more widely accessible?

    Could even put them on subscriber platforms such as Subscribestar (your buddy Orlov is on there) or Gum Road. Just a thought. More people should these ideas.

  7. pantoufle September 15, 2021 at 5:21 pm #

    I loved Dave’s remarks about feeling “dark” and a little crazy. Nice to hear I’m not alone. This Clown World schtick is getting old.

  8. pantoufle September 15, 2021 at 6:26 pm #

    My understanding is the VAERS database is quite old. So likely so is its website. But I suspect the main reason the site is clunky/difficult to use is that its designers were told it would have extremely modest workload. Like with previous viruses/vaccines where 25 or 50 deaths was a big big deal (and the vax got pulled to, you know, save lives–oh those old school ethics!).

  9. tom clark September 15, 2021 at 11:28 pm #

    He should be fired from Cornell..just another wokester.

  10. Ponnowelin September 19, 2021 at 2:06 pm #

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