Bonus: Grief and Making Connections with LaUra Schmidt
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by Post Carbon Institute: Sustainability, Climate, Collapse, and Dark Humor
1w ago
LaUra Schmidt visits Crazy Town to discuss her work with the Good Grief Network and her book, How to Live in a Chaotic Climate: 10 Steps to Reconnect with Ourselves, Our Communities, and Our Planet. Along the way, she shares wisdom and insights on courage, taking meaningful action, terror management theory, and practices for processing the strong emotions that accompany facing climate change and other aspects of the polycrisis. Warning: This podcast occasionally uses spicy language. Sources/Links/Notes: LaUra's book, How to Live in a Chaotic Climate: 10 Steps to Reconnect with Ourselves, Ou ..read more
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Bonus: Vanilla Andreessen, Pygmy Marmosets, and Hi-Tech Delusions
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by Post Carbon Institute: Sustainability, Climate, Collapse, and Dark Humor
2M ago
The most vomit-inducing document of 2023 has to be the "Techno-Optimist Manifesto," written (oh so obviously) by a billionaire Silicon Valley venture capitalist. Join Jason, Rob, and Asher if you feel like sharing in some outrage and learning about a WAY better manifesto that just so happens to focus on the world's smallest monkeys. Warning: This podcast occasionally uses spicy language. References: Marc Andreessen's horrifying "Techno-Optimist Manifesto"  Peer-reviewed paper featuring Jason's far superior "Dehumanist Manifesto" Description of the pygmy marmoset The idea of Beth Sawin ..read more
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Bonus: Bundyville and Stories that Need to Be Told with Leah Sottile
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by Post Carbon Institute: Sustainability, Climate, Collapse, and Dark Humor
3M ago
Investigative journalist Leah Sottile writes articles teeming with insights, and she produces and hosts podcasts filled with ah-ha moments. Rob tries not to sound like too much of a fanboy as he interviews Leah about political extremism, environmentalism, and the craft of storytelling during the Great Unraveling. Resources: Leah's website Leah's Substack page, titled "The Truth Does not Change According to Our Ability to Stomach It" Article in The High Country News "The 90-foot sentinel of Butte, Montana" Bundyville: The Remnant, a must-listen podcast about the patriot movement and right-win ..read more
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Bonus Riff: Infinite, Unlimited, Forever - Water in the Desert
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by Post Carbon Institute: Sustainability, Climate, Collapse, and Dark Humor
4M ago
Just how much has the extractivist growth mindset come to dominate Phoenix and other cities in the desert Southwest of the United States? Prepare to turn your indignation meter up to 11 as Jason, Rob, and Asher consider desalination, pipelines, and the folly of pursuing infinite growth in a dry climate. Support the show ..read more
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Bonus: Holding the Fire - Indigenous Voices on the Great Unraveling
Crazy Town
by Post Carbon Institute: Sustainability, Climate, Collapse, and Dark Humor
4M ago
We are pleased to share the new podcast from Post Carbon Institute, Holding the Fire. Award-winning journalist and author Dahr Jamail hosts in-depth interviews with leaders from around the world to uncover Indigenous ways of reckoning with environmental and societal breakdown. Support the show ..read more
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Bonus: Bagdhad Bob Visits Climate Town
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by Post Carbon Institute: Sustainability, Climate, Collapse, and Dark Humor
6M ago
What do Saddam Hussein’s information minister and the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board have in common? Hint: it starts with a “d,” ends with “enial,” and isn’t just a river in Egypt. A new and virulent strain of climate denial could be called “doomer shaming.” Instead of acknowledging how logical it is to be distressed about the state of the climate (and the pitiful worldwide political response), delusional boosters of the status quo would rather belittle people who worry about rising temperatures, wildfires, super-storms, and ecosystem breakdown. Jason, Rob, Asher, and Melody consider ho ..read more
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Bonus: Choose Your Own Adventure in the Great Unraveling
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by Post Carbon Institute: Sustainability, Climate, Collapse, and Dark Humor
7M ago
After hearing a story of woe on the streets of Portland, Oregon, Jason, Rob, and Asher cover the four critical ways of cultivating personal resilience to navigate the Great Unraveling. The report we reference several times is Welcome to the Great Unraveling: Navigating the Polycrisis of Environmental and Social Breakdown. Warning: This podcast occasionally uses spicy language. Support the show ..read more
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The Surest Paths to a Hard Collapse: The Delusional Doctrines of the Phalse Prophethood (Season Wrap-up)
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by Post Carbon Institute: Sustainability, Climate, Collapse, and Dark Humor
8M ago
Asher, Rob, and Jason explore the lessons and dangers of the brotherhood of Phalse Prophets and consider better ways to achieve a sustainable and equitable society. Along the way, they examine how to start a cult, turn the insufferability index on themselves, respond to listener feedback, and repeatedly mispronounce amygdala. Please share this episode with your friends and start a conversation. Warning: This podcast occasionally uses spicy language. For an entertaining deep dive into the theme of season five (Phalse Prophets), read the definitive peer-reviewed taxonomic analysis from our ver ..read more
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The Elon Musk Episode about Elon Musk Brought to You by Elon Musk
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by Post Carbon Institute: Sustainability, Climate, Collapse, and Dark Humor
9M ago
Meet Elon Musk, the Muskian mogul who Elon Musks his way to the pinnacle of Muskitude. Please share this episode with your friends and start a conversation. Warning: This podcast occasionally uses spicy language. For an entertaining deep dive into the theme of season five (Phalse Prophets), read the definitive peer-reviewed taxonomic analysis from our very own Jason Bradford, PhD.  Sources/Links/Notes: Prepare to be wowed by the Musk Foundation website. Luc Olinga, "Errol Musk, Elon's Dad, Prompts a New Controversy," TheStreet (2022). Musk's attack on Jane Goodall Cade Metz and Neal E ..read more
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How to Lose Friends and Demoralize People: The Science (sic!) of Near-Term Extinction
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by Post Carbon Institute: Sustainability, Climate, Collapse, and Dark Humor
9M ago
Meet Guy McPherson, the extinction enthusiast who undermines legitimate climate concerns by predicting we’re all going to die yesterday. Please share this episode with your friends and start a conversation. Warning: This podcast occasionally uses spicy language. For an entertaining deep dive into the theme of season five (Phalse Prophets), read the definitive peer-reviewed taxonomic analysis from our very own Jason Bradford, PhD.  Sources/Links/Notes: Guy McPherson, "Near-Term Extinction blog post," Nature Bats Last (last updated 2016). Scott Johnson, "How Guy McPherson gets it wrong ..read more
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