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KunstlerCast - Suburban Sprawl: A Tragic Comedy: Episodes

<p>Join me and Chris Martenson on a journey through the swamps of financial lingo so we might all develop a clearer notion of all that jargon we hear and read everyday in the chatter-sphere of the Internet. Chris is a PhD biologist who dropped out of the corporate gerbil wheel a few years ago and produced ...
<p>#260 &mdash; Independent petroleum geologist Arthur Berman says of the shale oil and shale gas scene: &ldquo;What we&rsquo;re reading in the newspapers everyday is completely distorted. It couldn&rsquo;t be more wrong and delusional.&rdquo; JHK and Art delve into the finer points of the so-called ...
<p>JHK Gets a new microphone and chats with J.D. Dickey author of &ldquo;Empire of Mud &mdash; the Secret History of Washington, DC. For decades during the 19th century, the city was a national disgrace. Unfilled swamps, filthy canals, and rutted horse trails littered its landscape. Political bosses ...
<p>JFK in free-ranging conversation with David Collum, who calls himself &ldquo;the Paris Hilton of financial commentary.&rdquo; Dave is also the distinguished Betty R Miller Professor of Chemistry and Chair in the Cornell University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. He is a savvy cat and ...
<p>JFK shoots the breeze with Piero SanGiorgio, author of Survive the Coming Economic Collapse, a practical guide. The book was originally published in France and has now been put out in an English language version by Washington Summit Books. San Giorgio has lived in the USA Africa and other places, ...
<p>JHK&rsquo;s conversation with the excellent John Michael Greer, author and blogger about where we are now on the arc of collapse and what the mood of the culture is. Greer&rsquo;s many books include <i>The Long Descent, Green Wizardry, After Oil, The Wealth of Nature</i>, and <i>Not the Future We ...
<p>#255 &ndash; JHK yaks with Lynn Vannucci of Water Street Press (www.Waterstreetpressbooks.com) about the new model of book publishing in the digital age. Lynn has published four short-form novellas by JHK the past several years. Aspiring writers may be interested to discover that there is more of ...
<p>&nbsp;JHK chats with Douglas Kelbaugh of the University of Michigan School of Architecture about Dubai, where JHK recently made a brief sojourn. Doug Kelbaugh was dean of the UMich architecture faculty for ten years. After that, he worked for two years for the Dubai-based Limitless Corporation, which ...
<p>Alice Friedemann insists she is not an academic, but publishes on a wide variety of contemporary scientific issues bearing on the fate of industrial civilization. She subscribes to a scenario that she calls the "fast crash." She worked for 25 years as a systems architect and engineer in the corporate ...
<p>JHK&rsquo;s conversation with KMO of the C-Realm Podcast. KMO, who goes by that tag for his public persona, is one of the best interviewers in the podcast world. I&rsquo;ve been listening to him for years, and have been on his podcast more than once, so it&rsquo;s a treat to have him on mine. KMO ...
<p>JHK yaks with independent energy analyst and author Chris Nelder about the fine points of making an energy transition (or not) from the current economy into whatever the next one is. Chris is more sanguine about the alt energy future than JHK is, but we have a respectful and lively discussion of the ...
<p><span>JHK and Charles Hugh Smith, author and blogger at OfTwoMinds.com, yak about the Deep State, our favorite new word for what used be be known as the Establishment. We also touch on Charles's theory that the Deep State will be willing to "throw Wall Street under the bus" to save itself, if it felt ...
<p>&nbsp; &nbsp;<span>#249 -- JHK chats with Steve Ludlum of the Economic-Undertow.com blog about the contemporary economy as a waste engine. We venture into dark and distant corners of the economic story, including population overshoot, the potential for social disorder, and the role of gold and silver ...
<p>It's harvest time. The frost is on the pumpkin. JHK visits the Farmers Market in Cambridge, NY, and chats with the farmers (and sundry other interesting people) about the ag scene in Washington County and the fate of small town America. By the way, the magnificent old Cambridge Hotel right next to ...
<p>#247 -- Celebrating the 20thth anniversary of the publication of <i>The Geography of Nowhere </i>(and release for the first time of an E-book edition), JHK yaks with New Urbanist Andres Duany about the campaign to create more walkable communities and places worth caring about. Duany came to the USA ...
<p>JHK interviews Eric Zency, author of The Other Road to Serfdom and the Path to Sustainable Development. He is deeply knowledgable about the issues that the KunstlerCast is concerned with: the problems of an 'infinite growth' economy, the relationship between energy and money, and the fate of the planet. ...
<p>JHK chats with tugboat fleet owner Rob Goldman about the revival and future of shipping on America's inland waterways. Rob's company, NYS Marine Highway runs tugboats that push cargo barges through the Erie Canal system and the Great Lakes, as well as along the Atlantic Coast. Rob graduated from Rensslaer ...
<p>JHK interviews Michael Klare, author or <em>The Race For What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources</em>. Michael is also the author of <em>Resource Wars</em>, and <em>Blood and Oil</em>. He runs the Department of Peace and Security Studies at Hampshire College, a program that ...
<p>#243 -- Summer Break Special -- JHK and his friend Richie drop in on the Washington County (NY) fair for an extravaganza of cows, oxen, weird fried food, scary rides, and chats with farmers, tractor collectors, teenagers, and other civilians.&nbsp;</p>
<p>The KunstlerCast music is &ldquo;Adam and ...
<p>#242 --JHK talks with John Norquist, director of the Congress for the New Urbanism and four-term mayor of Milwaukee Wisconsin, about the state of the American city, the future of the Great Lakes Region, and the difficulty in overcoming decades of bad choices concerning how we inhabit the landscape ...
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