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KunstlerCast #198: Catherine Tumber on Small Cities – Part 2

Urban Contraction, Urban Farming, Urban Schooling Released: March 15, 2012 James Howard Kunstler speaks by phone with Catherine Tumber, author of Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World. Tumber believes that small industrial cities, particularly in the Northeast and Midwest, are well suited for the energy and 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 #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 #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 #172: Jeff Goodell on Climate Change

Severe weather, the financial toll and other effects of global warming Released: Sept. 8, 2011 James Howard Kunstler and host Duncan Crary are joined in the studio by Jeff Goodell, environmental writer for Rolling Stone magazine and author of How to Cool the Planet and Big Coal. Jeff speaks about global warming and some of more »

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KunstlerCast #165: Landscape Urbanism – Part 2

JHK & Andres Duany Critique the Landscape Urbanism Released: July 21, 2011. JHK continues his critique of Charles Waldheim’s presentation on Landscape Urbanism, delivered at the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU 19). This episode also includes remarks by New Urbanist leader Andres Duany and a listener quesion from a conferencegoer. [Note: This episode contains more »

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KunstlerCast #164: Landscape Urbanism – Part 1

JHK Critiques Charles Waldheim’s Remarks Released: July 14, 2011. In recent years there has been a growing debate between New Urbanism and Landscape Urbanism, a theory that argues the landscape, rather than architecture, is more capable of organizing the city and enhancing the urban experience. In this episode, JHK reacts to recent remarks by Harvard more »

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KunstlerCast #151: Energy Delusions

Fantasies About Our Oil Dependency Released: April 7, 2011 James Howard Kunstler believes Americans and their leaders are lying to themselves about our current energy predicament. There is a tremendous body of fantasy about how much energy Americans can harvest from shale gas, shale oil, tar sands, running the American truck fleet on natural gas more »

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KunstlerCast #147: Pigeons

A Mini Episode with Andrew Blechman Released: March 10, 2011 In this mini episode, Leisureville author Andrew Blechman talks with Jim and Duncan about pigeons, the fascinating subject of his other book Pigeons. Learn more about Andrew Blechman at www.andrewblechman.com. Note: This episode includes a few cursewords. Direct Download: KunstlerCast_147.mp3 (10.5 MB | 12:33 mins.) more »

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KunstlerCast #116: Deep Water Horizon

Oil Spill Adds to the Converging Crises Released: June 17, 2010. JHK examines the tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the fog of incomplete information that surrounds it. Kunstler sees this incident as further proof that the peak oil story is real. Now that the low hanging fruit of our oil resources more »

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KunstlerCast #114: Agrarian Urbanism

The New New Urbanism? Released: May 27, 2010. James Howard Kunstler recently returned from the 18th Annual Congress for the New Urbanism. Agrarian urbanism was a hot topic among many New Urbanists at the Congress and in this episode Kunstler takes the time to explore the topic of food production in cities. Rising energy prices more »

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KunstlerCast #101: Climate Change

Peak Oil and Global Warming Released: March 4, 2010. James Howard Kunstler answers a listener call about the relationship between climate change and peak oil. JHK shares some of the information contained in a soon-to-be published book that explains our climate predicament and some of the possible corrective actions being considered. Direct Download: KunstlerCast_101.mp3 (22 more »

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KunstlerCast #85: Is NYC The Green Metropolis?

The Last Major Renovation of Manhattan Released: Oct. 22, 2009. Inspired by David Owen’s book “Green Metropolis,” James Howard Kunstler examines the idea of Manhattan as a “green” city. Kunstler believes that, during his lifetime, New York has never been in as good shape as it is now. But he also thinks it will never more »

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KunstlerCast #80: White & Green Rooftops

Mitigating Climate Change & Saving Energy Costs Released: Sept 17, 2009. Professor Steven Chu, the US Energy Secretary, is advocating for people to paint their rooftops white in order to save on energy and to cut down on global warming. James Howard Kunstler reacts to this idea and also addresses the topic of rooftop gardens, more »

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KunstlerCast #75: Jet Skis in the Wilderness

Traffic Jams and Plastic Weenie Stands in the Woods Released: August 13, 2009. Even during a recession, Americans are pouring into our nation’s “wilderness areas” with jet skis and cigarette boats in tow. After returning home from a visit to the Adirondack Mountains of New York, James Howard Kunstler serves up some thoughts on the more »

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KunstlerCast #49: After the Plastic Fiesta

Goodbye Vinyl Siding, Hello Mr. Repair Man Released: January 29, 2009. Many everyday items in our lives are made from petroleum byproducts like plastic. But James Howard Kunstler believes that the rising costs of petroleum will change our relationship to plastic products. In the future, people might actually start repairing items rather than just throwing more »

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KunstlerCast #13: Personal Transit & Green Buildings

Transit, building and behavior as oil prices rise Released: May 8, 2008. James Howard Kunstler takes questions on personal rapid transit, sustainable green buildings and the happy motoring program in America. He also scolds us for us referring to ourselves as consumers. This show is the result of a special collaboration between The KunstlerCast and more »

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