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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 #203: Live Audience Podcast – Part 2

JHK & Duncan at Union College Humanities Seminar Released: April 26, 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. In this segment, students ask 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 #192: Arthur E. Berman, Petroleum Geologist

Magical Thinking and Fracking Released: Feb. 2, 2012 James Howard Kunstler speaks by phone with Arthur E. Berman, who is a petroleum geologist and consultant to the energy sector; editorial board member of The Oil Drum; associate editor of the AAPG Bulletin; director of The Association for the Study of Peak Oil. Berman has published 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 #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 #185: Duncan on Relocalize Vermont

A Chat With the KunstlerCast Host Released: Dec. 15, 2011 In this episode, Duncan appears solo on a radio program called Relocalizing Vermont  to talk about The KunstlerCast book and podcast and the influence that James Howard Kunstler has had on him. In this half-hour interview by Carl Etnier asks Duncan about the KunstlerCast came more »

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KunstlerCast #179: The Long Emergency vs. NYC’s Resurgency

JHK Debates Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Paul Steely White Released: Nov. 3, 2011 In this special episode we listen to a recording from: “The Long Emergency vs. NYC’s Resurgency: A Debate about the Future of Cities” featuring Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Paul Steely White and author James Howard Kunstler. Jeff Olson of Alta Planning & more »

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KunstlerCast #178: CNU Fireside Chat With JHK

The KunstlerCast Book is Now Available for Purchase Released: Oct. 27, 2011 [Note to Listeners: I’m still getting used to the new website. I accidentally created this post without linking to the audio. It’s fixed now. -DC] James Howard Kunstler and Duncan Crary join Congress for the New Urbanism CEO & President John Norquist for 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 #171: The End of Growth – Part 2

JHK Speaks to Richard Heinberg Released: Sept. 1, 2011 In the conclusion of this one-hour conversation, Richard Heinberg, author of Peak Everything, The Party’s Over and the newly published The End of Growth joins James Howard Kunstler by phone to talk about peak oil, financial dysfunction, techno-grandiosity, the fate of industrial aggriculture and the suburban more »

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KunstlerCast #170: The End of Growth – Part 1

JHK Speaks to Richard Heinberg Released: Aug. 25, 2011 In part one of this one-hour conversation, Richard Heinberg, author of Peak Everything, The Party’s Over and the newly published The End of Growth joins James Howard Kunstler by phone to talk about peak oil, financial dysfunction, political convulsions and generational conflict. *If you can’t wait 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#168: The Downgrading of America

The Long Emergency Unfolds Released: Aug. 11, 2011 JHK updates us on the recent credit downgrading of America as it relates to the unfolding Long Emergency. At the end of the show we play a song based on The Long Emergency by podcast listener Duncan Long. Direct Download: KunstlerCast_168.mp3 (43 MB | 50:53 mins.) Listener more »

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KunstlerCast #160: Housing Market Crash Update & Car Sharing

Transitioning Away from Car Dependency Released: June 16, 2011. JHK gives an update on the bursting housing bubble and the fate of car dependency in America. This episode includes a short interview with Sharon Feigon, CEO of I-Go Car Sharing, and Sonya Newenhouse, president of Community Car, two professionals in the car sharing industry. Car more »

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KunstlerCast #157: When McDonald’s Comes to Town

A Community Design Debate Released: May 19, 2011. JHK and Duncan look at two new McDonald’s projects in their home towns and touch upon some universal issues with regards to these types of developments appearing throughout North America. Using the comments on a local newspaper blog, they gague how members of the community are reacting more »

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KunstlerCast #150: Suburban Sprawl in the Rust Belt

And The Diminishing Returns Become Self-Evident Released: March 31, 2011 James Howard Kunstler reacts to a recent letter published by Rustwire.com titled “Michigan CEO: Soul-Crushing Sprawl Killing Business.” Kunstler believes that the diminishing returns of suburbia are becoming self-evident to people of all walks of life, and this piece of writing is yet another example. more »

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KunstlerCast #148: Disaster in Japan

Express Ticket to A World Made By Hand Released: March 17, 2011 After the recent earthquake and tsunami, James Howard Kunstler believes that Japan may be propelled into a much different society very quickly — one that somewhat resemble his World Made By Hand vision. But JHK thinks that using less fossil fuel and dexomplexifying more »

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KunstlerCast #142: Forecast 2011

Time for a Reset Released: Jan. 27, 2011 James Howard Kunstler speaks about his annual forecast for 2011. Although there are a lot of people out there cheering for a “recovery,” JHK believes it’s time for a reset. He foresees food shortages, financial strain and political troubles ahead. Read Jim’s Forecast 2011. Note: This episode more »

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KunstlerCast #126: The Disservice Industry & The Next Manhattan Project

Will Boomers Answer the Call? Released: Sept. 23, 2010 James Howard Kunstler joins Duncan by phone from his hotel room in New Orleans. Their conversation moves from Dearborn, Michigan (2:49 – 5:13 mins) to the failings of the airline industry (5:13 – 14:30 mins), to Burlington, Vt. (14:30 – 22:45 mins), to the potential of more »

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KunstlerCast #122: A Grand Wobble

The Systemic Failures of Our Financial Future Released: Aug. 19, 2010. JHK explains how the current financial problems around the world factor into his vision of The Long Emergency. Kunstler sees these systematic failures of finance as a threat to all of our fundamental economic arrangements, including our ability to live in an orderly society. more »

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KunstlerCast #107: Sprawl Defenders

The Arguments For Suburbia Released: April 15, 2010. This conversation was recorded one day before James Howard Kunstler was scheduled to debate Randal O’Toole at Brown University in Providence, RI. O’Toole is a well-known advocate for the suburban living arrangement. Host Duncan Crary chats with JHK about the pro-suburbia arguments in preparation for the debate. more »

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KunstlerCast #95: Where We’re At ’09

The Context of Current Events Released: Dec. 31, 2009. James Howard Kunstler takes a moment to examine where we’re at as a culture at the end of 2009. JHK shares his thought process leading up to his 2010 Forecast. Topics include healthcare, economics and foreign affairs. [Note: This podcast contains some cursewords.] Direct Download: KunstlerCast_95.mp3 more »

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