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KunstlerCast #210: Too Much Magic

Released: July 12, 2012 JHK discusses his newly published nonfiction book Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation, (Altantic Monthly Press, 2012). Kunstler considers Magic to be an update on his 2005 book “The Long Emergency.” He says it was time to issue a reality testing report from reality central. more »

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KunstlerCast #209: NextGen New Urbanists

Released: June 28, 2012 JHK and Duncan speak to a group of NextGen New Urbanists during the Congress for the New Urbanism held in West Palm Beach, Fla. this May 9-12. NextGen New Urbanists are young professionals participating in the New Urbanist movement. Jim asks the group to tell him what they’re up to and more »

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KunstlerCast #202: Live Audience Podcast – Part 1

JHK & Duncan at Union College Humanities Seminar Released: April 19, 2012 James Howard Kunstler and Duncan Crary record a podcast before a live student audience at Union College, in Schenectady, N.Y. As part of a Humanities Super Seminar on liberal arts and activism, the students read The KunstlerCast book. During the podcast Jim and more »

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KunstlerCast #201: Listener Mailbag

Light Pollution, the Printed Page v. the Screen & More Released: April 12, 2012 JHK fields listeners calls about the healthcare industry and its future in the Long Emergency, the validity of peak oil, cognitive ability to retain information from a computer screen vs. the printed page, and light pollution. Direct Download: KunstlerCast_201.mp3 (25 MB more »

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KunstlerCast #199: Communications Wasteland

Our Overcomplexity and Hyperdependence on Modern Technology Released: March 22, 2012 JHK and Duncan have a ramble ‘n rant episode on the robitification of our communications landscape, that wasteland of overcomplexity and hyperdependence of modern technology. Direct Download: KunstlerCast_199.mp3 (42 MB | 40:10 mins.) Listener Caller Line: 1-(866) 924-9499 toll-free ANNOUNCEMENT: The 200th episode of more »

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KunstlerCast #196: JHK’s Veganism

The American Diet of The Future Released: March 1, 2012 JHK talks about his experience being a “97 percent” vegan and how the American diet may change in the Long Emergency. ***Jim’s recipe for Lucky Soup will be posted here tomorrow (March 2)*** Direct Download: KunstlerCast_196.mp3 (26 MB | 25:24 mins.) Listener Caller Line: 1-(866) more »

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KunstlerCast #195: Reading the Landscape

Experiencing the World on Foot Released: Feb. 23, 2012 James Howard Kunstler shares his thoughts on the experience of moving through the landscape and built environment on foot, rather than by car. Direct Download: KunstlerCast_195.mp3 (43 MB | 41:37 mins.) Listener Caller Line: 1-(866) 924-9499 toll-free   New Reviews of The KunstlerCast Book: OnEarth Magazine more »

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KunstlerCast #193: Listener Mailbag

David Brooks Does a 180 on Suburbia Released: Feb. 9, 2012 In this episode, James Howard Kunstler and Duncan Crary go through the KunstlerCast listener mail bag. Topics include: David Brooks’s recent 180 on the “wonders” of suburbia, the Zeitgeist movement, the fate of ebooks, home maintenance during The Long Emergency, rural Illinois and other more »

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KunstlerCast #191: Get Used to Being Uncomfortable

Rising Pessimism & Crony Capitalism in America Released: Jan. 26, 2012 James Howard Kunstler comments on the rising rates of pessimism in the U.S. in response to Capital cronyism, the disappearing American dream, and our own entitled wishful thinking. During the second half of the program he examines some of the cultural and lifestyle changes more »

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KunstlerCast #190: The Trust Horizon

Growing Mistrust for Government in the U.S. Released: Jan. 19, 2012 JHK discusses the concept of “The Trust Horizon,” which he first came across on one of his favorite blogs, The Automatic Earth blog. As the economy contracts, Americans are gazing at the “Trust Horizon” for big government. On the other hand, more people are more »

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KunstlerCast #189: Irrational Cries to Demolish Infrastructure

Citizens React to Tragic Death With Calls to Demolish Train Bridge Released: Jan. 12, 2012 After a tragic death, citizens in the Albany area are clamoring to tear down an old train bridge that is already slated to be re-opened as a bike-hike trail. JHK & Duncan examine this story and explain why we must more »

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KunstlerCast #188: Forecast 2012

JHK’s New Year’s Resolution Released: Jan. 5, 2012 JHK discusses his 2012 Annual Forecast. He thinks this may be the year that we discover that shale gas and oil is just another bubble, simply a destination for hot money to make returns in a financial landscape that doesn’t offer many. He also mentions a recent more »

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KunstlerCast #186: John Michael Greer

Apocalypse Not, Green Wizardry and Techno-Narcissism Released: Dec. 22, 2011 John Michael Greer, author of The Long Descent, The Wealth of Nature and, most recently, Apocalypse Not, joins JHK and Duncan by phone to speak about 2012 apocalypse scenarios, Green Wizardry, politics and techno narcissism. Greer explains how the 1970s were the last time that more »

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KunstlerCast #182: Ken Avidor

Depicting a Landscape of Logos Released: Nov. 25, 2011 JHK and Duncan are joined by Minneapolis-based cartoonist and self-described muckraker Ken Avidor, who recently illustrated the KunstlerCast book and whose artwork as been displayed on this website for years. Topics include Minnesota sprawl, the Mall of America, Avidor’s artistic influences and his opposition to the more »

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KunstlerCast #180: Occupy Everything

Dark & Troubled Times in the U.S. Released: Nov. 10, 2011 James Howard Kunstler shares his thoughts on the Occupy movement sweeping America. It’s going to be a dark and difficult time ahead for the U.S. and JHK thinks we may be heading into a period of mischief this spring. But he has a lot more »

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KunstlerCast #176: Listener Mailbag

JHK Answers Questions From Listener Callers Released: Oct. 13, 2011 JHK and Duncan get caught up on listener calls. Question topics include: Phoenix vs. Georgia; repealing the gas tax, The Long Descent, the downgrading of America and why aren’t there any African-American characters in Jim’s World Made By Hand novels. One listener also shares a more »

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KunstlerCast #175: Despotic Christian Theocrats on the Rise

Spiritual Warfare in the American Long Emergency Released: Oct. 6, 2011 There’s a crazy Christian cult on the rise in the US and JHK believes Americans needs to watch out. The New Apostolic Reformation is a dangerous movement exerting its influence on the American political sphere during a time when this country is so fraught more »

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KunstlerCast #169: Will TLE Put an End to Spontaneous Behavior?

Car Dependency and the American National Character Released: Aug. 18, 2011 A listener asks if American’s cherished value of spontaneity is inextricably bound to car dependency. JHK shares his thoughts on the American National Character and how it may change during The Long Emergency. Topics include: Alexis de Tocqueville, Carmageddon, Convenience, Car Sharing. Direct Download: more »

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KunstlerCast#167: Picturing Suburbia – Rebroadcast

Painting the landscape of our time Released: Aug. 4, 2011 (Originally April 24, 2008). In this rebroadcast of one of our very first podcasts, we revisit JHK’s adventures in landscape paiting. JHK’s paintings are currently hanging in two group exhibitions this sunner. Description: When James Howard Kunstler isn’t railing against suburban sprawl, he’s painting it. more »

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KunstlerCast #155: Taking the Initiative

North Central Troy, NY Released: May 5, 2011. In this enhanced podcast, JHK & Duncan explore North Central Troy, NY with Billie-Jean Greene, a KunstlerCast listener who recently purchased a home in this area. This once wealthy neighborhood on the Hudson River has suffered from urban blight for many years. But a group of neighbors, more »

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KunstlerCast #149: Debauchery in the Student Ghettos

Keg and Eggs Riots in the U.S. Released: March 24, 2011 JHK and Duncan apply an urbanist lens to a recent string of drunken St. Paddy’s Parade Day riots in three U.S. cities: Newport, RI, Hoboken, NJ, and Albany, NY. Topics covered in this discussion include: monocultures, transient populations, the ghettoization of the generations, self-regulating more »

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KunstlerCast #146: Geritopia

Leisureville, by Andrew Blechman Released: March 3, 2011 Author Andrew Blechman discusses his book Leisureville, a tragicomic report on The Villages, America’s largest planned retirement community. In this version of suburbia, Blechman explains, everyone drives golf carts, last call is at 8:30, Fox News plays on the hour from the lampposts and children aren’t allowed. more »

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KunstlerCast #145: Listener Mailbag

JHK Takes Questions from the Audience Released: Feb. 24, 2011 JHK and Duncan get caught up on questions from listener callers. Topics include post-petroleum education, the homogenization of America, Vancouver and light pollution. Note: This episode includes one curseword. Direct Download: KunstlerCast_145.mp3 (31 MB | 44:17 mins.) Listener Caller Line: 1-(866) 924-9499 toll-free Sponsor: This more »

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KunstlerCast #144: American Jitney

Slugging and Couch Surfing in the USA Released: Feb. 17, 2011 JHK discusses slugging and couch surfing and other casual self-organizing transportation and lodging systems that are emerging under new terms of existence in a less affluent USA. Note: This episode contains explicit language Direct Download: KunstlerCast_144.mp3 (24 MB | 34:39 mins.) Listener Caller Line: more »

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KunstlerCast #143: Imported From Detroit?

The American Inferiority Complex Released: Feb. 10, 2011 JHK reacts to the Chrysler Superbowl commercial featuring rapper Eminem, titled “Imported from Detroit.” This leads to a discussion of American growing inferiority complex and our unending need for techno triumphal pep rallies. Note: This episode contains explicit language Direct Download: KunstlerCast_143.mp3 (35 MB | 51:07 mins.) more »

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