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    Michael Laufer: Open Access Medicine For The Betterment Of All

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 17:28

    This is a segment of episode 327 of Last Born In The Wilderness, “Hijacking Pharma: Open Access Medicine For The Betterment Of All w/ Micheal Laufer.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/michael-laufer-2 Learn more about Four Thieves Vinegar Collective: https://fourthievesvinegar.org Michael Laufer of the Four Thieves Vinegar Collective returns to the podcast to reiterate the aims of the group, and update us on the collective's recent and soon to be launched projects.  As a founding member of this project, Dr. Laufer's objective has been to communicate the philosophical and material objectives of the organization, which has been described as "an anarchist biohacking group." Since its founding in 2015, the collective has worked to provide the information needed to produce DIY pharmaceutical drugs safely and equitably, particularly for a population, like those that live within the borders of the United States, that do not have easy and affordable access to them. The absolute inaccessibility of the healthcare system for most US Americans is a violation of one of the most fundamental indicators of a healthy, equal, and stable society, which is access to care. Four Thieves Vinegar Collective is a response to that, giving us an inspiring alternative to the for-profit healthcare system that is impoverishing us more and more every day. Dr. Michael Laufer is Chief Spokesperson and founding member of Four Thieves Vinegar Collective, a volunteer network of anarchists and hackers developing DIY medical technologies outside the dominant for-profit medical establishment. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop

    #327 | Hijacking Pharma: Open Access Medicine For The Betterment Of All w/ Micheal Laufer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 67:45

    Michael Laufer of the Four Thieves Vinegar Collective returns to the podcast to reiterate the aims of the group, and update us on the collective's recent and soon to be launched projects.  As a founding member of this project, Dr. Laufer's objective has been to communicate the philosophical and material objectives of the organization, which has been described as "an anarchist biohacking group." Since its founding in 2015, the collective has worked to provide the information needed to produce DIY pharmaceutical drugs safely and equitably, particularly for a population, like those that live within the borders of the United States, that do not have easy and affordable access to them. This is especially relevant when we discuss, in this interview, the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe and Casey, leaving a sizable portion of the US population without access to pregnancy terminating procedures and abortifacient drugs. Dr. Laufer and the collective's response to this has been to provide, in an open and accessible manner, information on how to potentially attain and prepare the materials needed to have a safe DIY abortion, regardless of what a wholly illegitimate political and legal system may prohibit or discourage. But, this is only one facet of the broader conversation Dr. Laufer and I have in this episode. The absolute inaccessibility of the healthcare system for most US Americans is a violation of one of the most fundamental indicators of a healthy, equal, and stable society, which is access to care. Four Thieves Vinegar Collective is a response to that, giving us an inspiring alternative to the for-profit healthcare system that is impoverishing us more and more every day.  Dr. Michael Laufer is Chief Spokesperson and founding member of Four Thieves Vinegar Collective, a volunteer network of anarchists and hackers developing DIY medical technologies outside the dominant for-profit medical establishment. Episode Notes: - Learn more about Four Thieves Vinegar Collective: https://fourthievesvinegar.org - Follow Dr. Laufer and Four Thieves on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichaelSLaufer / https://twitter.com/4ThievesVinegar - Learn more about the Open Insulin Foundation: https://openinsulin.org - The article referenced in this interview is ‘Anarchist Collective Shares Instructions to Make DIY Abortion Pills' published at Vice: https://bit.ly/3aHs3Tr - The song featured is “Deneb” by Nick Vander from the album Kodama (Nowaki's Selection), used with permission by the artist. Listen and purchase at: https://nickvander.bandcamp.com WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    [PREVIEW] ADG #16 | Hedonia! Reactionary Nihilism! Floss Your Teeth! (The Grandest ADG Yet!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 18:15

    This is a preview of episode 16 of Attack & Dethrone Godcast. Listen and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts, and watch and subscribe on YouTube. LISTEN: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast WATCH: https://youtu.be/Ka5v0sVhplk This is the grandest ADG yet! Two newcomers, a former educator in GOP-controlled Texas and a nurse in Alberta, Canada, join Patrick, Forrest, Bill, Colin, and previous guest Jonathan DeJong, for a compelling and expansive discussion on the ongoing social collapse of the United States. From the Supreme Court's recent series of decisions to turn the country into a far-right theocracy, to the unrelenting stream of mass shootings, this episode is an excavation, of sorts — unearthing the roots of the crisis, and pondering a path through it.

    Nicholas Humphrey: The Quickening Of Incredible, Deadly Weather Events

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 22:29

    This is a segment of episode 326 of Last Born In The Wilderness, “Hot As Hell: The Quickening Of Incredible, Deadly Weather Events w/ Nicholas Humphrey.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/nicholas-humphrey-3 Follow and support Nick's work: https://www.patreon.com/MeteorologistNickHumphrey Meteorologist and geoscientist Nicholas Humphrey returns to the podcast, sharing his insights into the various catastrophic, record-breaking heatwaves and weather events currently playing out in numerous regions across the planet. He explains how the complex dynamics of anthropogenic climate disruption is quickening the pace of these events, and in turn, how ill adapted and ill prepared we are in addressing the realities of this predicament. Nicholas Humphrey is a meteorologist and geoscientist, with the focus on extreme weather events and their connection to our destabilizing climate. Nick's goal is to communicate, in an interdisciplinary fashion, the serious risks from climate tipping points, extreme weather events, and ecological collapse. He graduated with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in societal impacts of extreme weather from South Dakota State University in 2013, and earned a MS in Geosciences - Applied Meteorology from Mississippi State University in 2016. He is a second year PhD student in Emergency Management and Disaster Science at North Dakota State University. He currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Jason Box: Greenland Ice Collapse; Our Climate Undone

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 18:50

    This is a segment of episode 325 of Last Born In The Wilderness, “Faster Than Forecast: Greenland Ice Collapse; Our Climate Undone w/ Jason Box.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/jason-box Learn more about Dr. Box and his book ‘Faster Than Forecast,' and subscribe to his YouTube channel: https://www.sila.cool / https://www.youtube.com/c/JasonBoxClimate Renowned climate scientist and "ice maverick" Dr. Jason Box joins me to discuss the specific and broad implications of anthropogenic climate disruption. He cites nearly three decades worth of on-the-ground documentation of the impacts human industrial activity is having on the rapidly thawing Greenland ice sheet, written about extensively in his independently published book ‘Faster Than Forecast: The Story Ice Tells Us About Climate Change.' Jason Box is a professor in Glaciology and Climate at the Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). Since 1994, he has made 30 expeditions to Greenland to install and maintain measurement networks on Greenland ice. He is a lead author for Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) and a contributing author to the most recent three Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment reports. He is an outspoken advocate for climate change risk management, including having joined panels to evaluate climate altering technologies. Jason specializes in satellite observations of snow and ice and mass balance modeling. Jason has degrees in Geography and Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from the University of Colorado. For 9 years (2003-2011), Jason taught university courses in micro-climatology, climate change and environmental science at The Ohio State University. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #326 | Hot As Hell: The Quickening Of Incredible, Deadly Weather Events w/ Nicholas Humphrey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 70:21

    Meteorologist and geoscientist Nicholas Humphrey returns to the podcast, sharing his insights into the various catastrophic, record-breaking heatwaves and weather events currently playing out in numerous regions across the planet. He explains how the complex dynamics of anthropogenic climate disruption is quickening the pace of these events, and in turn, how ill adapted and ill prepared we are in addressing the realities of this predicament. Nicholas Humphrey is a meteorologist and geoscientist, with the focus on extreme weather events and their connection to our destabilizing climate. Nick's goal is to communicate, in an interdisciplinary fashion, the serious risks from climate tipping points, extreme weather events, and ecological collapse. He graduated with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in societal impacts of extreme weather from South Dakota State University in 2013, and earned a MS in Geosciences - Applied Meteorology from Mississippi State University in 2016. He is a second year PhD student in Emergency Management and Disaster Science at North Dakota State University. He currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota. Episode Notes: - Follow and support Nick's work: https://www.patreon.com/MeteorologistNickHumphrey - Follow him on Facebook and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/wxclimonews / https://twitter.com/NickHum89508601 - I reference the article ‘India Isn't Ready for a Deadly Combination of Heat and Humidity' by Kamala Thiagarajan, published at Wired: https://bit.ly/3I5iJVt - Sounds by Midnight Sounds. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #325 | Faster Than Forecast: Greenland Ice Collapse; Our Climate Undone w/ Jason Box

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 43:20

    Renowned climate scientist and "ice maverick" Dr. Jason Box joins me to discuss the specific and broad implications of anthropogenic climate disruption. He cites nearly three decades worth of on-the-ground documentation of the impacts human industrial activity is having on the rapidly thawing Greenland ice sheet, written about extensively in his independently published book ‘Faster Than Forecast: The Story Ice Tells Us About Climate Change.' Jason Box is a professor in Glaciology and Climate at the Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). Since 1994, he has made 30 expeditions to Greenland to install and maintain measurement networks on Greenland ice. He is a lead author for Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) and a contributing author to the most recent three Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment reports. He is an outspoken advocate for climate change risk management, including having joined panels to evaluate climate altering technologies. Jason specializes in satellite observations of snow and ice and mass balance modeling. Jason has degrees in Geography and Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from the University of Colorado. For 9 years (2003-2011), Jason taught university courses in micro-climatology, climate change and environmental science at The Ohio State University. Episode Notes: - Learn more about Dr. Box and his book ‘Faster Than Forecast,' and subscribe to his YouTube channel: https://www.sila.cool / https://www.youtube.com/c/JasonBoxClimate - Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/climate_ice - The music featured is by Waxie: https://waxiemusiclibrary.com WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Darcia Narvaez & Four Arrows: The Kinship Worldview & Primal Awareness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 15:04

    This is a segment of episode 324 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Kinship Worldview: Precepts For Rebalancing Life On Earth w/ Darcia Narvaez & Four Arrows.” Listen to the full interview: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/darcia-narvaez-four-arrows Purchase a copy of ‘The Kinship Worldview' from Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3Hy8YPr Darcia Narvaez and Four Arrows join me to discuss their recently published book ‘Restoring the Kinship Worldview: Indigenous Voices Introduce 28 Precepts for Rebalancing Life on Planet Earth,' a work that contains "selected speeches from Indigenous leaders around the world—necessary wisdom for our times, nourishment for our collective, and a path away from extinction toward a sustainable, interconnected future." As I comment in the beginning of this discussion, reading this book has been a necessary balm to the various subjects I've explored on the podcast of late. This work has reminded me that our civilization's capacity for mass violence, systemic oppression, exploitation, and the destruction of life-systems of the earth is not representative of human nature, nor the human condition, as a whole. The dominant worldview that pervades all facets of modern, industrial human life is the outcome of centuries, if not millennia, of bad habits and intergenerational trauma. The kinship worldview, highlighted in this book and in this interview, has been a defining feature of indigenous cultures the world over, for "ninety-nine percent of human history," as Professor Narvaez states in her work. The question of how to return to this way of knowing and being, and how to apply it in light of the most pressing crises dominating our time, is of utmost importance. Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D is Professor of Psychology Emerita at the University of Notre Dame. She focuses on moral development and flourishing from an interdisciplinary perspective, and is  especially interested in how early life experience and societal culture interact to influence wellbeing and virtuous character in children and adults. Her current research explores how early life experience influences societal culture, wellbeing and sociomoral character in children and adults. She integrates neurobiological, clinical, developmental and education sciences in her theories and research about human nature and human development. She publishes extensively on moral development, parenting and education. Wahinkpe Topa (Four Arrows), aka Donald Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D, was born in Missouri in 1946. He is Irish, Tsalagi and a made relative of the Oglala Lakota Medicine Horse Tiospaye.  Before his current position as professor at Fielding Graduate University, he served as Director of Education at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation where he fulfilled his Sun Dance Vows. With doctoral degrees in Health Psychology and in Curriculum and Instruction (with a cognate in Indigenous worldview), he has authored twenty acclaimed books and numerous invited chapters and articles. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #324 | Kinship Worldview: Precepts For Rebalancing Life On Earth w/ Darcia Narvaez & Four Arrows

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 64:55

    Darcia Narvaez and Four Arrows join me to discuss their recently published book ‘Restoring the Kinship Worldview: Indigenous Voices Introduce 28 Precepts for Rebalancing Life on Planet Earth,' a work that contains "selected speeches from Indigenous leaders around the world—necessary wisdom for our times, nourishment for our collective, and a path away from extinction toward a sustainable, interconnected future." As I comment in the beginning of this discussion, reading this book has been a necessary balm to the various subjects I've explored on the podcast of late. This work has reminded me that our civilization's capacity for mass violence, systemic oppression, exploitation, and the destruction of life-systems of the earth is not representative of human nature, nor the human condition, as a whole. The dominant worldview that pervades all facets of modern, industrial human life is the outcome of centuries, if not millennia, of bad habits and intergenerational trauma. The kinship worldview, highlighted in this book and in this interview, has been a defining feature of indigenous cultures the world over, for "ninety-nine percent of human history," as Professor Narvaez states in her work. The question of how to return to this way of knowing and being, and how to apply it in light of the most pressing crises dominating our time, is of utmost importance. Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D is Professor of Psychology Emerita at the University of Notre Dame. She focuses on moral development and flourishing from an interdisciplinary perspective, and is  especially interested in how early life experience and societal culture interact to influence wellbeing and virtuous character in children and adults. Her current research explores how early life experience influences societal culture, wellbeing and sociomoral character in children and adults. She integrates neurobiological, clinical, developmental and education sciences in her theories and research about human nature and human development. She publishes extensively on moral development, parenting and education. Wahinkpe Topa (Four Arrows), aka Donald Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D, was born in Missouri in 1946. He is Irish, Tsalagi and a made relative of the Oglala Lakota Medicine Horse Tiospaye.  Before his current position as professor at Fielding Graduate University, he served as Director of Education at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation where he fulfilled his Sun Dance Vows. With doctoral degrees in Health Psychology and in Curriculum and Instruction (with a cognate in Indigenous worldview), he has authored twenty acclaimed books and numerous invited chapters and articles. Episode Notes: - Purchase a copy of ‘The Kinship Worldview' from Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3Hy8YPr - Learn more about Prof. Narvaez work: http://darcianarvaez.com / http://evolvednest.org - Learn more about Four Arrows work: https://www.fourarrowsbooks.com - Watch the short film ‘Breaking the Cycle': https://breakingthecyclefilm.org - Watch “Indigenous worldview can preserve our existence,” featured at the end of UNESCO Sustainability Conference: https://youtu.be/QkQTeVmHn7M - The music featured is by Waxie: https://waxiemusiclibrary.com - Special thanks to Kate. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Arun Gupta: Seeing Through The Great Replacement (Conspiracy) Theory

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 23:56

    This is a segment of episode 323 of Last Born In The Wilderness “A Very Corporeal Ideology: Seeing Through The Great Replacement (Conspiracy) Theory w/ Arun Gupta.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/arun-gupta-2 Read ‘The Replacement Killers: How Trump and Tucker spawned a new breed of terrorists' and ‘Banning abortion is key to Trump's fascist agenda' at Raw Story: https://bit.ly/3xgp6Au / https://bit.ly/3H7yDOT Journalist Arun Gupta returns to the podcast to discuss the "very corporeal ideology" of fascism, the so-called "Great Replacement Theory,” the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, and how each of these subjects tie into the broader sociopolitical project of the far right in the United States. The ideological and conspiratorial framework of the “Great Replacement Theory” has motivated numerous individuals to commit racist mass violence over the years, with one of the most prominent examples being the recent massacre in Buffalo, New York by an 18-year-old white man on May 14th. It also, as Gupta lucidly articulates in this interview, informs the underlying white grievance politics and goals of the conservative right in the United States, informing the rhetoric of the most popular political commentators in the country, namely Fox News star pundit Tucker Carlson. With the stated aims and motivations laid bare in the manifesto of the mass shooter in Buffalo, and Carlson mainstreaming these ideas in more digestible and politically friendly terms to millions of regular viewers, fascism is alive and well in the United States. Arun Gupta is a journalist who has written for the Washington Post, The Nation, Raw Story, The Guardian, and Jacobin. He is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York and author of the upcoming ‘Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk Food-Loving Chef's Inquiry Into Taste' (The New Press). WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #323 | A Very Corporeal Ideology: Seeing Through The Great Replacement Theory w/ Arun Gupta

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 75:44

    Journalist Arun Gupta returns to the podcast to discuss the "very corporeal ideology" of fascism, the so-called "Great Replacement Theory,” the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, and how each of these subjects tie into the broader sociopolitical project of the far right in the United States. The ideological and conspiratorial framework of the “Great Replacement Theory” has motivated numerous individuals to commit racist mass violence over the years, with one of the most prominent examples being the recent massacre in Buffalo, New York by an 18-year-old white man on May 14th. It also, as Gupta lucidly articulates in this interview, informs the underlying white grievance politics and goals of the conservative right in the United States, informing the rhetoric of the most popular political commentators in the country, namely Fox News star pundit Tucker Carlson. With the stated aims and motivations laid bare in the manifesto of the mass shooter in Buffalo, and Carlson mainstreaming these ideas in more digestible and politically friendly terms to millions of regular viewers, fascism is alive and well in the United States. Arun Gupta is a journalist who has written for the Washington Post, The Nation, Raw Story, The Guardian, and Jacobin. He is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York and author of the upcoming ‘Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk Food-Loving Chef's Inquiry Into Taste' (The New Press). Episode Notes: Read Arun's articles ‘The Replacement Killers: How Trump and Tucker spawned a new breed of terrorists' and ‘Banning abortion is key to Trump's fascist agenda' at Raw Story: https://bit.ly/3xgp6Au / https://bit.ly/3H7yDOT Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/arunindy WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Tim Garrett: Jevons Paradox & The False Promises Of Energy Efficiency

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 15:58

    This is a segment of episode 321 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Heat Engine, Civ: Another Planetary State, Tapping At The Door.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/tim-garrett Atmospheric scientist Tim Garrett joins me to discuss, among other things, collapse. Contained within the full hour-long interview, we cover the thermodynamics of civilizational growth and inevitable decline, the irrationality of dominant economic theory, Jevons Paradox, and his fascinating and wondrous study of clouds and snowflakes. Tim Garrett is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah, and his research mostly focuses on the complex interplay between aerosols, clouds, precipitation, radiation and climate. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #321 | Heat Engine, Civ: Another Planetary State, Tapping At The Door w/ Tim Garrett

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 61:25

    Atmospheric scientist Tim Garrett joins me to discuss, among other things, collapse. Contained within this hour-long interview, we cover the thermodynamics of civilizational growth and inevitable decline, the irrationality of dominant economic theory, Jevons Paradox, and his fascinating and wondrous study of clouds and snowflakes. Tim Garrett is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah, and his research mostly focuses on the complex interplay between aerosols, clouds, precipitation, radiation and climate. Episode Notes: - Learn more about Tim's work and follow him on Twitter: https://www.inscc.utah.edu/~tgarrett / https://twitter.com/nephologue - Song featured is “Bells Buzzes and Bows for Breen” by Scott Farkas. Used with permission: https://youtu.be/NU92uyOU9-w WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Max Haiven: Palm Oil & Regimes Of Human Sacrifice

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 18:01

    This is a segment of episode 320 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Grease Of Empire: Palm Oil & Regimes Of Human Sacrifice w/ Max Haiven.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/max-haiven Purchase a copy of ‘Palm Oil' from Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3sCAsgD Author, teacher, and editor Max Haiven joins me to discuss his book ‘Palm Oil: The Grease of Empire,' published through Pluto Books. As Silvia Federici states, this book "powerfully demonstrates how, by following the history of a key commodity, we can reconstruct the logic of imperial capitalism: its destruction of land and bodies, its drive to constantly reduce the means of our reproduction, its relentless production of oppressive regimes." In this discussion, Haiven details the contours of such subjects as commodity fetishism and human sacrifice, as well as points to the straight line that shoots through the heinous histories of chattel slavery and Western imperialism to the formation of modern global capitalist order, by focusing on one primary and ubiquitous product we all, throughout the course of lives, have consumed countless times and in countless ways: palm oil. Max Haiven is a writer, teacher, and Canada Research Chair in the Radical Imagination. He is the author of several books, including ‘Art after Money, Money after Art' (2018), ‘Revenge Capitalism' (2020), and ‘Palm Oil' (2022). Haiven is editor of VAGABONDS, a series of short, radical books from Pluto Press, and teaches at Lakehead University on Anishinaabe territories on the North Shore of Gitchigumi, though he is often found in Berlin. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #320 | Grease Of Empire: Palm Oil & Regimes Of Human Sacrifice w/ Max Haiven

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 62:53

    Author, teacher, and editor Max Haiven joins me to discuss his book ‘Palm Oil: The Grease of Empire,' published through Pluto Books. As Silvia Federici states, this book "powerfully demonstrates how, by following the history of a key commodity, we can reconstruct the logic of imperial capitalism: its destruction of land and bodies, its drive to constantly reduce the means of our reproduction, its relentless production of oppressive regimes." In this discussion, Haiven details the contours of such subjects as commodity fetishism and human sacrifice, as well as points to the straight line that shoots through the heinous histories of chattel slavery and Western imperialism to the formation of modern global capitalist order, by focusing on one primary and ubiquitous product we all, throughout the course of lives, have consumed countless times and in countless ways: palm oil. Max Haiven is a writer, teacher, and Canada Research Chair in the Radical Imagination. He is the author of several books, including ‘Art after Money, Money after Art' (2018), ‘Revenge Capitalism' (2020), and ‘Palm Oil' (2022). Haiven is editor of VAGABONDS, a series of short, radical books from Pluto Press, and teaches at Lakehead University on Anishinaabe territories on the North Shore of Gitchigumi, though he is often found in Berlin. Episode Notes: - Purchase a copy of ‘Palm Oil' from Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3sCAsgD - Learn more about Max and his work: https://maxhaiven.com - Read his article ‘Far from Ukraine, Putin's War Worsens Palm Oil Crisis' published at the Boston Review: https://bit.ly/3LpIhwK - Learn more about the VAGABONDS series, from Pluto Books: https://vagabonds.xyz - Sounds by Midnight Sounds - Image: “The Production of Palm Oil (1844)” by Anonymous. Public domain. Source: https://bit.ly/3NhNOXq WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Brynn Tannehill: "Your Institutions Will Not Save You" (Overturning Roe)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 14:31

    This is a segment of episode 319 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Overturning Roe: "Your Institutions Will Not Save You" w/ Brynn Tannehill.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/brynn-tannehill Purchase ‘American Fascism' at Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3kQgavA Activist, analyst, and author Brynn Tannehill joins me to discuss the recent leak of the Supreme Court's drafted majority opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade and Casey. Having extensively documented the factors leading to the fascist turn the United States is taking in her book American Fascism: How the GOP Is Subverting Democracy'' and elsewhere, Tannehill predicted a conservative stacked Supreme Court would, in due time, overturn several sweeping decisions the Court has made over the decades, including: the expansion and protection of reproductive rights, same-sex marriage, interracial marriage, and more. As the Republican Party openly moves into fascist territory and the Democratic Party fecklessly concedes to the GOP's sweeping agenda, whatever rights and protections that have been granted by the federal government for marginalized groups will be effectively rescinded. Overturning Roe v. Wade is just the beginning. A far-right autocracy is on the horizon. Brynn Tannehill is a leading trans activist and essayist, and has written for The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Bilerico, Slate, Salon, USA Today, The Advocate, LGBTQ Nation, The New Civil Rights Movement, as a blogger and featured columnist. She graduated from the Naval Academy with a B.S. in computer science in 1997, and earned her Naval Aviator wings in 1999 and flew SH-60B helicopters and P-3C maritime patrol aircraft during three deployments between 2000 and 2004. She served as a campaign analyst while deployed overseas to 5th Fleet Headquarters in Bahrain from 2005 to 2006. In 2008 Brynn earned a M.S. in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology and transferred from active duty to the Naval Reserves. In 2008 Brynn began working as a senior defense research scientist in private industry. She left the drilling reserves and began transition in 2010. She is the author of ‘Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Trans (But Were Afraid to Ask),' and ‘American Fascism: How the GOP Is Subverting Democracy.' WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    The "Out of the Pandemic Phase" Phase of the Pandemic w/ Forrest Palmer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 29:16

    This is a segment of Patreon-exclusive discussion with writer and social critic Forrest Palmer. Become a supporter and listen to the full discussion: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness / https://bit.ly/3sppZ7V In this Patreon-exclusive discussion with writer and social critic Forrest Palmer, we discuss the so-called "out of the pandemic phase" phase we've entered into in the United States. This conversation covers how the various systemic and cultural responses to the pandemic are directly tied to the white supremacist character of the United States and capitalist hegemonic imperatives. And, just as importantly, we discuss this pandemic as ecological; one cannot separate the unmitigated damage this virus is having on the human collective from the mass extinction event unfolding on the planet today. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #319 | Overturning Roe: "Your Institutions Will Not Save You" w/ Brynn Tannehill

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 73:09

    Activist, analyst, and author Brynn Tannehill joins me to discuss the recent leak of the Supreme Court's drafted majority opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade and Casey. Having extensively documented the factors leading to the fascist turn the United States is taking in her book ‘American Fascism: How the GOP Is Subverting Democracy' and elsewhere, Tannehill predicted a conservative stacked Supreme Court would, in due time, overturn several sweeping decisions the Court has made over the decades, including: the expansion and protection of reproductive rights, same-sex marriage, interracial marriage, and more. As the Republican Party openly moves into fascist territory and the Democratic Party fecklessly concedes to the GOP's sweeping agenda, whatever rights and protections that have been granted by the federal government for marginalized groups will be effectively rescinded. Overturning Roe v. Wade is just the beginning. A far-right autocracy is on the horizon. Brynn Tannehill is a leading trans activist and essayist, and has written for The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Bilerico, Slate, Salon, USA Today, The Advocate, LGBTQ Nation, The New Civil Rights Movement, as a blogger and featured columnist. She graduated from the Naval Academy with a B.S. in computer science in 1997, and earned her Naval Aviator wings in 1999 and flew SH-60B helicopters and P-3C maritime patrol aircraft during three deployments between 2000 and 2004. She served as a campaign analyst while deployed overseas to 5th Fleet Headquarters in Bahrain from 2005 to 2006. In 2008 Brynn earned a M.S. in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology and transferred from active duty to the Naval Reserves. In 2008 Brynn began working as a senior defense research scientist in private industry. She left the drilling reserves and began transition in 2010. She is the author of ‘Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Trans (But Were Afraid to Ask),' and ‘American Fascism: How the GOP Is Subverting Democracy.' Episode Notes: - Learn more about Brynn and follow her on Twitter: http://www.brynntannehill.com / https://twitter.com/BrynnTannehill - Purchase ‘American Fascism' at Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3kQgavA - Read Justice Alito's draft opinion at Politico: https://politi.co/3kO9T3P WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Sabu Kohso: Radiation, Revolution, & Enclaves Of Counter-power

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 14:06

    This is a segment of episode 318 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Negative Commons: Radiation, Revolution, & Enclaves Of Counter-power w/ Sabu Kohso.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/sabu-kohso Purchase a copy of ‘Radiation and Revolution' from Bookshop: https://bit.ly/38uEiRA Political theorist, anti-capitalist activist, and translator Sabu Kohso joins me to discuss his book ‘Radiation and Revolution,' a text that "uses the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster to illuminate the relationship between nuclear power, capitalism, and the nation-state." This interview was recorded in the Gray Coast Guildhall in Quilcene, WA, for the Communal Life & Planetary Relations at the End of This World event, held on March 12, 2022. In ‘Radiation and Revolution,' Sabu Kohso argues that “nuclear power is not a mere source of energy—it has become the organizing principle of the global order and the most effective way to simultaneously accumulate profit and govern the populace.” The 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster and its effects live with us today. “The year 2011 was,” as he writes in his article ‘Radiation, Pandemic, Insurrection' published in The New Inquiry, “the beginning of the present: an age of endless disasters and struggles against ruling powers under the catastrophic conditions thereby imposed. The epoch has witnessed the intensification of two global impetuses – disaster and uprising – whose interaction, since then, has increasingly involved us.” (https://bit.ly/3LRpGu2) These synergies, uprising and ecological devastation, have intensified since the events at Fukushima. The “negative commons,” as Sabu has described it, have invaded every facet of modern life. As such, these systems of catastrophe must be revolted against; enclaves of counter-power must take root in nation-states around the world, to reclaim and reconstitute humanity's regenerative role within the life systems of the earth. Sabu Kohso is a political and social critic, translator, and a long-time activist in the global and anti-capitalist struggle. A native of Okayama, Japan, Sabu has lived in New York City since 1980. He published a series of books in Japanese on urban space and popular struggles in New York, as well as a book on philosophy of planetary anarchism, which have been translated into Korean. He has translated from English to Japanese books by David Graeber (‘Fragments of an anarchist anthropology' and ‘Debt – the First 5000 Years') and that of John Holloway (‘Crack Capitalism'), and translated from Japanese to English the works by the architect Arata Isozaki (‘Japanness in Architecture') and by the philosopher and literary critic Kojin Karatani (‘Architecture as Metaphor and Transcritique'). His first English book is ‘Radiation and Revolution' (Duke University Press, September 2020). WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #318 | Negative Commons: Radiation, Revolution, & Enclaves Of Counter-power w/ Sabu Kohso

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 55:55

    Political theorist, anti-capitalist activist, and translator Sabu Kohso joins me to discuss his book ‘Radiation and Revolution,' a text that "uses the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster to illuminate the relationship between nuclear power, capitalism, and the nation-state." This interview was recorded in the Gray Coast Guildhall in Quilcene, WA, for the Communal Life & Planetary Relations at the End of This World event, held on March 12, 2022. In ‘Radiation and Revolution,' Sabu Kohso argues that “nuclear power is not a mere source of energy—it has become the organizing principle of the global order and the most effective way to simultaneously accumulate profit and govern the populace.” The 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster and its effects live with us today. “The year 2011 was,” as he writes in his article ‘Radiation, Pandemic, Insurrection' published in The New Inquiry, “the beginning of the present: an age of endless disasters and struggles against ruling powers under the catastrophic conditions thereby imposed. The epoch has witnessed the intensification of two global impetuses – disaster and uprising – whose interaction, since then, has increasingly involved us.” These synergies, uprising and ecological devastation, have intensified since the events at Fukushima. The “negative commons,” as Sabu has described it, have invaded every facet of modern life. As such, these systems of catastrophe must be revolted against; enclaves of counter-power must take root in nation-states around the world, to reclaim and reconstitute humanity's regenerative role within the life systems of the earth. Sabu Kohso is a political and social critic, translator, and a long-time activist in the global and anti-capitalist struggle. A native of Okayama, Japan, Sabu has lived in New York City since 1980. He published a series of books in Japanese on urban space and popular struggles in New York, as well as a book on philosophy of planetary anarchism, which have been translated into Korean. He has translated from English to Japanese books by David Graeber (‘Fragments of an anarchist anthropology' and ‘Debt – the First 5000 Years') and that of John Holloway (‘Crack Capitalism'), and translated from Japanese to English the works by the architect Arata Isozaki (‘Japanness in Architecture') and by the philosopher and literary critic Kojin Karatani (‘Architecture as Metaphor and Transcritique'). His first English book is ‘Radiation and Revolution' (Duke University Press, September 2020). Episode Notes: - Purchase a copy of ‘Radiation and Revolution' from Bookshop: https://bit.ly/38uEiRA - Read ‘Radiation, Pandemic, Insurrection' published in The New Inquiry: https://bit.ly/3LRpGu2 - Contribute to the Gray Coast Guildhall project to put a new roof on the building and build a wheelchair accessible walkway and entrance: https://bit.ly/3LXvbHN - Music featured was composed by Scott Farkas, and premiered by the Magic Valley Symphony at the College of Southern Idaho on October 13th, 2019. Title: “counting piece 1.” Used with permission. Source: https://youtu.be/xxaCg6pBsYQ - Episode title card features the image “Third IAEA Mission Team (02110056)” by Susanna Loof / IAEA, used under CC BY 2.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Barrett Brown: Peter Thiel, Dark Enlightenment, & The End Of The Open Society

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 21:50

    This is a segment of episode 317 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Capture: Peter Thiel, Dark Enlightenment, & The End Of The Open Society w/ Barrett Brown.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/barrett-brown Follow Barrett on Twitter, and pre-order ‘My Glorious Defeats' from Bookshop : https://twitter.com/BarrettB / https://bit.ly/3qHZhGS Award-winning investigative journalist, media critic, and activist Barrett Brown joins me to discuss Silicon Valley billionaire and venture capitalist Peter Thiel. He describes the complex web of media outlets and personalities, hackers, and intelligence community assets connected directly or indirectly with Thiel — a powerful, enormously well-resourced figure aiming to undermine the last remnants of democracy and the open society. Barrett Brown is a writer and activist. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Intercept, Huffington Post, New York Press, Skeptic, The Daily Beast, Al Jazeera, and other outlets. In 2009, he founded Project PM, a “distributed think tank” later repurposed to oversee a crowdsourced investigation into private intelligence contractors and little-known surveillance/disinformation methodologies. In 2011 and 2012, he worked with Anonymous on campaigns involving the Tunisian revolution, state misconduct, and other issues. In 2012, Brown was arrested and later sentenced to four years in federal prison on charges stemming from his investigations into HBGary, Stratfor, Palantir, Archimedes, and other firms that would later be implicated in election interference operations in the US and UK. While imprisoned, he won the National Magazine Award and other journalism and writing honors for his column, “The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Prison.” Upon his release in late 2016, he established the non-profit Pursuance to develop a platform for mass civic engagement and to promote his doctrine of non-institutional “process democracy.” His third book, ‘My Glorious Defeats,' is available for pre-order from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #317 | Capture: Peter Thiel, Dark Enlightenment, & The End Of The Open Society w/ Barrett Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 74:22

    Award-winning investigative journalist, media critic, and activist Barrett Brown joins me to discuss Silicon Valley billionaire and venture capitalist Peter Thiel. He describes the complex web of media outlets and personalities, hackers, and intelligence community assets connected directly or indirectly with Thiel — a powerful, enormously well-resourced figure aiming to undermine the last remnants of democracy and the open society. Barrett Brown is a writer and activist. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Intercept, Huffington Post, New York Press, Skeptic, The Daily Beast, Al Jazeera, and other outlets. In 2009, he founded Project PM, a “distributed think tank” later repurposed to oversee a crowdsourced investigation into private intelligence contractors and little-known surveillance/disinformation methodologies. In 2011 and 2012, he worked with Anonymous on campaigns involving the Tunisian revolution, state misconduct, and other issues. In 2012, Brown was arrested and later sentenced to four years in federal prison on charges stemming from his investigations into HBGary, Stratfor, Palantir, Archimedes, and other firms that would later be implicated in election interference operations in the US and UK. While imprisoned, he won the National Magazine Award and other journalism and writing honors for his column, “The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Prison.” Upon his release in late 2016, he established the non-profit Pursuance to develop a platform for mass civic engagement and to promote his doctrine of non-institutional “process democracy.” His third book, ‘My Glorious Defeats,' is available for pre-order from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Episode Notes: - Follow Barrett on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarrettB - Pre-order ‘My Glorious Defeats' from Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3qHZhGS - Listen to Barrett on CounterPunch Radio and Black Power Media: https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/02/12/barrett-brown / https://youtu.be/EG7miQzSh6Q - Watch the Field of Vision documentary following Barrett after his release from federal prison in 2016: https://youtu.be/Mh19A0elV6E - Read ‘Dallas Journalist Barrett Brown Went to the U.K. Now, He Wants Asylum' published at The Dallas Observer: https://bit.ly/3wITi8u - Learn more about the Black Socialists in America: https://blacksocialists.us / https://twitter.com/BlackSocialists - Sounds by Midnight Sounds - Title card graphic is a derivative of “Peter Thiel” by Gage Skidmore, used under CC BY-SA WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Charlie Angus: Cobalt & The Birth Of A Mining Superpower

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 18:50

    This is a segment of episode 316 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Demonic Metals: Cobalt & The Birth Of A Mining Superpower w/ Charlie Angus.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/charlie-angus Purchase a copy of ‘Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower' from Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3qnlmdy Charlie Angus, MP for the riding of Timmins-James Bay in Ontario, Canada, joins me to discuss his new book ‘Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower,' published through House of Anansi Press. He shines a light on how the fascinating, and disturbing, history of a small mining town in Ontario, aptly named Cobalt, is tied up in the genocidal, and ecocidal, history of the nation-state of Canada, and its outsized role in the global mining industry today. What does a small town in northern Ontario have to with Canada's rise to becoming the world's reigning mining superpower? How is cobalt, this "demonic" metal, tied to some of the most horrific crimes of settler-colonialism and financial, extractive capitalism in the modern era? “The tale of the early-twentieth-century mining rush at Cobalt has been told as a settler's adventure, but Indigenous people had already been trading in metals from the region for two thousand years. And the events that happened here — the theft of Indigenous lands, the exploitation of a multicultural workforce, and the destruction of the natural environment — established a template for resource extraction that has been exported around the world.” Charles Joseph Angus is a Canadian author, journalist, broadcaster, musician and politician. He has been the Federal Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Timmins-James Bay since 2004. He is a member of the New Democratic Party and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics and is the NDP Critic for Indigenous and Northern Affairs (Youth). Charlie ran as a candidate in the 2017 NDP Federal Leadership Race. Charlie lives in Cobalt, Ontario with his family. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #316 | Demon Metals: Cobalt & The Birth Of A Mining Superpower w/ Charlie Angus

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 59:29

    Charlie Angus, MP for the riding of Timmins-James Bay in Ontario, Canada, joins me to discuss his new book ‘Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower,' published through House of Anansi Press. He shines a light on how the fascinating, and disturbing, history of a small mining town in Ontario, aptly named Cobalt, is tied up in the genocidal, and ecocidal, history of the nation-state of Canada, and its outsized role in the global mining industry today. What does a small town in northern Ontario have to with Canada's rise to becoming the world's reigning mining superpower? How is cobalt, this "demonic" metal, tied to some of the most horrific crimes of settler-colonialism and financial, extractive capitalism in the modern era? “The tale of the early-twentieth-century mining rush at Cobalt has been told as a settler's adventure, but Indigenous people had already been trading in metals from the region for two thousand years. And the events that happened here — the theft of Indigenous lands, the exploitation of a multicultural workforce, and the destruction of the natural environment — established a template for resource extraction that has been exported around the world.” Charles Joseph Angus is a Canadian author, journalist, broadcaster, musician and politician. He has been the Federal Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Timmins-James Bay since 2004. He is a member of the New Democratic Party and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics and is the NDP Critic for Indigenous and Northern Affairs (Youth). Charlie ran as a candidate in the 2017 NDP Federal Leadership Race. Charlie lives in Cobalt, Ontario with his family. Episode Notes: - Purchase a copy of ‘Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower' from Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3qnlmdy - Learn more about Charlie and his work: https://www.charlieangus.ca WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Beatrice Adler-Bolton: The Sociological Production Of The "End Of The Pandemic"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 18:58

    This is a segment of episode 315 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Let It Rip: The Sociological Production Of The "End Of The Pandemic" w/ Beatrice Adler-Bolton.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/beatrice-adler-bolton Subscribe and support the Death Panel podcast: https://www.deathpanel.net / https://www.patreon.com/deathpanelpod Beatrice Adler-Bolton, disability justice advocate and co-host of the Death Panel podcast, joins me to discuss the sociological production of the "end of the pandemic," and what that means for the "surplus" populations made most vulnerable by the economic demands of capital. She is the author of the upcoming book ‘Health Communism: A Surplus Manifesto,' co-authored with Artie Vierkant, which "argues for a new global left politics aimed at severing the ties between capital and health." As the hosts of the Death Panel podcast have documented, discussed, and warned, the declarations made by the political and economic elites that we have entered into a "post-Covid" reality — where any and all public health measures meant to mitigate the spread of the virus are effectively lifted, and deemed unnecessary moving forward — is but a sociological construct, not based in epidemiological reality and sound public health policy. We have entered into the "let it rip" phase of the pandemic, it seems. What does this means for the immunocompromised/disabled and other vulnerable populations, as practically all efforts and measures (however weak) to mitigate the spread of this virus come to an end? Beatrice Adler-Bolton is a blind/low vision and chronically ill artist, writer, and disability justice advocate. Beatrice studies radical patient groups and the capitalist political economy of health as an independent researcher and is earning a master's in Disability Studies at CUNY. She is the co-host of the Death Panel podcast with Artie Vierkant and Phil Rocco. Beatrice's first book, called ‘Health Communism: A surplus manifesto,' co-authored with Artie Vierkant, will be published by Verso Books in the US and UK in October 2022. Health Communism argues for a new global left politics aimed at severing the ties between capital and health. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #315 | Let It Rip: The Sociological Production Of The "End Of The Pandemic" w/ Beatrice Adler-Bolton

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 76:41

    Beatrice Adler-Bolton, disability justice advocate and co-host of the Death Panel podcast, joins me to discuss the sociological production of the "end of the pandemic," and what that means for the "surplus" populations made most vulnerable by the economic demands of capital. She is the author of the upcoming book ‘Health Communism: A Surplus Manifesto,' co-authored with Artie Vierkant, which "argues for a new global left politics aimed at severing the ties between capital and health." As the hosts of the Death Panel podcast have documented, discussed, and warned, the declarations made by the political and economic elites that we have entered into a "post-Covid" reality — where any and all public health measures meant to mitigate the spread of the virus are effectively lifted, and deemed unnecessary moving forward — is but a sociological construct, not based in epidemiological reality and sound public health policy. We have entered into the "let it rip" phase of the pandemic, it seems. What does this means for the immunocompromised/disabled and other vulnerable populations, as practically all efforts and measures (however weak) to mitigate the spread of this virus come to an end? Beatrice Adler-Bolton is a blind/low vision and chronically ill artist, writer, and disability justice advocate. Beatrice studies radical patient groups and the capitalist political economy of health as an independent researcher and is earning a master's in Disability Studies at CUNY. She is the co-host of the Death Panel podcast with Artie Vierkant and Phil Rocco. Beatrice's first book, called ‘Health Communism: A surplus manifesto,' co-authored with Artie Vierkant, will be published by Verso Books in the US and UK in October 2022. Health Communism argues for a new global left politics aimed at severing the ties between capital and health. Episode Notes: - Subscribe and support the Death Panel podcast: https://www.deathpanel.net / https://www.patreon.com/deathpanelpod - Learn more about Beatrice's work and subscribe to her Substack: https://www.beatriceadlerbolton.com / https://blindarchive.substack.com - Pre-order ‘Health Communism: A Surplus Manifesto': https://bit.ly/35Zby2d - Article quoted is ‘“The Beyblade Strategy” or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Focused Protection' published at The New Inquiry: https://bit.ly/35L3QJl - Music produced by Epik The Dawn: https://epikbeats.net WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Eric Draitser: Putin's Eurasianist Vision & The Invasion Of Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 16:25

    This is a segment of episode 314 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Invasion Of Ukraine: An Imperialist War, An Unfolding Conflagration w/ Eric Draitser.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/eric-draitser Subscribe to Eric's YouTube channel and support him on Patreon: https://bit.ly/36XE7xn / https://www.patreon.com/ericdraitser Eric Draitser, independent political analyst and host of CounterPunch Radio, joins me to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We recorded this discussion March 3rd 2022 — exactly seven days into this ongoing conflict. Eric has been publishing very concise, clear, and measured analysis of the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian military almost daily since it began — mostly through 15-20 minute videos published publicly, and through his Patreon page for his supporters. He applies a principled anti-imperialist, anti-war, and leftist approach to his detailed summaries of this situation as it unfolds — pointing to the roles that both Russian leadership (primarily Russian President Vladimir Putin) and the United States and its NATO partners in Europe have played in the escalation of this conflict. What are the short-term, and long-term, aims of Russia in this invasion? What is the historical context this war sits within? What are the ideological components to this? And most importantly, who ultimately suffers from this conflagration in Eastern Europe? We discuss all this and more in this interview. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #314 | The Invasion Of Ukraine: An Imperialist War, An Unfolding Conflagration w/ Eric Draitser

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 83:06

    Eric Draitser, independent political analyst and host of CounterPunch Radio, joins me to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We recorded this discussion March 3rd 2022 — exactly seven days into this ongoing conflict. Eric has been publishing very concise, clear, and measured analysis of the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian military almost daily since it began — mostly through 15-20 minute videos published publicly, and through his Patreon page for his supporters. He applies a principled anti-imperialist, anti-war, and leftist approach to his detailed summaries of this situation as it unfolds — pointing to the roles that both Russian leadership (primarily Russian President Vladimir Putin) and the United States and its NATO partners in Europe have played in the escalation of this conflict. What are the short-term, and long-term, aims of Russia in this invasion? What is the historical context this war sits within? What are the ideological components to this? And most importantly, who ultimately suffers from this conflagration in Eastern Europe? We discuss all this and more in this interview. Episode Notes: - Subscribe to Eric's YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/36XE7xn - Support him on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ericdraitser - Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stopimperialism - Subscribe to CounterPunch Radio: https://www.counterpunch.org/category/counterpunch-radio-podcasts/ WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Lily Kay Ross: Power Tripping, Exposing Abuse, & Applying Psychedelic Ethics

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 18:30

    This is a segment of episode 313 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Cover Up: Power Tripping, Exposing Abuse, & Applying Psychedelic Ethics w/ Lily Kay Ross.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/lily-kay-ross Listen and subscribe to Power Trip and read the episode transcripts: https://www.psymposia.com/powertrip Lily Kay Ross, sexual violence researcher and Arts and Gender Editor at Psymposia, joins me to discuss her research and insights into the dark underbelly of psychedelic therapy — a subject expertly explored in Power Trip, a New York Magazine investigative podcast series she is the co-creator and producer of. As psychedelics become less stigmatized in the West and popularized as tools for trauma therapy and vehicles for spiritual enlightenment, Lily Kay Ross has been documenting something far more complex and nefarious under the surface of the optimistic image of the "psychedelic renaissance": sexual misconduct and abuse; pervasive ethical malfeasance. As she documents in Power Trip, there are numerous documented cases of so-called shamans and psychedelic guides taking advantage of their clients, violating bodily autonomy, and gaslighting victims into accepting abuse as "part of the healing journey." This issue has been raised numerous times over the years, and Lily has observed, and personally experienced, what happens when these subjects are presented to the psychedelic community: victim blaming, obfuscation, and silence. Why does this happen? If psychedelics are to be ethically applied in therapy, what protocols must be implemented to avoid these abuses from occurring? Lily Kay Ross, PhD has been taking a feminist approach to theorizing ethics in psychedelic spaces since 2009, especially with regard to sexual misconduct, abuses of power, charlatans, and the dominance of traditional gender norms in psychedelic spaces. Her PhD research looks at how neoliberal discourses burden victim/survivors of sexual violence with the directive to individually overcome social problems, and the trouble with post-traumatic growth. Her other projects advance best practice and evidence based policies and responses to sexual harm. She is a feminist writer, educator, and violence prevention facilitator. After a five year hiatus from psychedelics, she's happy to be home. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #313 | Cover Up: Power Tripping, Exposing Abuse, & Applying Psychedelic Ethics w/ Lily Kay Ross

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 60:13

    Lily Kay Ross, sexual violence researcher and Arts and Gender Editor at Psymposia, joins me to discuss her research and insights into the dark underbelly of psychedelic therapy — a subject expertly explored in PowerTrip, a New York Magazine investigative podcast series she is the co-creator and producer of. As psychedelics become less stigmatized in the West and popularized as tools for trauma therapy and vehicles for spiritual enlightenment, Lily Kay Ross has been documenting something far more complex and nefarious under the surface of the optimistic image of the "psychedelic renaissance": sexual misconduct and abuse; pervasive ethical malfeasance. As she documents in PowerTrip, there are numerous documented cases of so-called shamans and psychedelic guides taking advantage of their clients, violating bodily autonomy, and gaslighting victims into accepting abuse as "part of the healing journey." This issue has been raised numerous times over the years, and Lily has observed, and personally experienced, what happens when these subjects are presented to the psychedelic community: victim blaming, obfuscation, and silence. Why does this happen? If psychedelics are to be ethically applied in therapy, what protocols must be implemented to avoid these abuses from occurring? Lily Kay Ross, PhD has been taking a feminist approach to theorizing ethics in psychedelic spaces since 2009, especially with regard to sexual misconduct, abuses of power, charlatans, and the dominance of traditional gender norms in psychedelic spaces. Her PhD research looks at how neoliberal discourses burden victim/survivors of sexual violence with the directive to individually overcome social problems, and the trouble with post-traumatic growth. Her other projects advance best practice and evidence based policies and responses to sexual harm. She is a feminist writer, educator, and violence prevention facilitator. After a five year hiatus from psychedelics, she's happy to be home. Episode Notes: - Listen and subscribe to PowerTrip and read the episode transcripts: https://www.psymposia.com/powertrip - Read Will Hall's article ‘Ending The Silence Around Psychedelic Therapy Abuse,' and ‘Sexual Assault in the Amazon: As the ayahuasca tourism industry grows, so do accounts of abuse' by Rachel Monroe: https://bit.ly/3LXZKxA / https://bit.ly/3t4eT80 - If you have a story to tell Psymposia, email: tips@psymposia.com WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Folk Music & Confluence of Beautiful, Terrible Things w/ Jillian | Patron Appreciation Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 13:48

    This is a segment of “Folk Music & Confluence of Beautiful, Terrible Things w/ Jillian” on Patreon. Listen to the full discussion: https://www.patreon.com/posts/patron-series-of-62578082 In this installment of the Patron Appreciation Series, I speak with Jillian, an American Folk music enthusiast and musician. We discuss the fascinating origins of traditional music in the United States, and how the confluence of historical forces and the intercultural mingling of enslaved, formerly enslaved, and displaced peoples produced the incredibly creative and unique music we enjoy today. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    The Poor Prole's Almanac: Regenerative Prep For Systemic Collapse

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 15:14

    This is a segment of episode 312 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Death Wobbles: Regenerative Prep For Systemic Collapse w/ The Poor Prole's Almanac.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/poor-proles-almanac Subscribe to The Poor Prole's Almanac: https://thepoorprolesalamanac.podbean.com/ Andy Ciccone and Elliott Evans, hosts of The Poor Prole's Almanac, join me to discuss a variety of subjects relating to the broad subject of collapse. We expound on what the "death wobbles" of the fragmenting, and declining, society we live within means for present and near future survival. How do we prepare for what is happening? How do we orient ourselves beyond the hyper-individualist notion of "prepping" for the apocalypse, as is often conceived of in US culture? The Poor Prole's Almanac is a podcast that provides a leftist perspective on prepping, foraging, homesteading, weapons, community-building, and global warming during late-stage capitalism. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #312 | Death Wobbles: Regenerative Prep For Systemic Collapse w/ The Poor Prole's Almanac

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 71:53

    Andy Ciccone and Elliott Evans, hosts of The Poor Prole's Almanac, join me to discuss a variety of subjects relating to the broad subject of collapse. We expound on what the "death wobbles" of the fragmenting, and declining, society we live within means for present and near future survival. How do we prepare for what is happening? How do we orient ourselves beyond the hyper-individualist notion of "prepping" for the apocalypse, as is often conceived of in US culture? The Poor Prole's Almanac is a podcast that provides a leftist perspective on prepping, foraging, homesteading, weapons, community-building, and global warming during late-stage capitalism. Episode Notes: - Subscribe to The Poor Prole's Almanac: https://thepoorprolesalamanac.podbean.com / - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PoorProlesAlmanac - Links to everything else: https://linktr.ee/PoorProles - Andy mentions Earthbound, a “cooperative channel designed to be a resource of skill-sharing and strengthen community-wide autonomy”: https://www.instagram.com/earthbound_tv/ - Music produced by Epik The Dawn: https://epikbeats.net WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Christopher Scott Thompson: Animist Worldview & Dreaming As Ritual

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 17:00

    This is a segment of episode 311 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Pagan Anarchist: Animist Worldview & Dreaming As Ritual w/ Christopher Scott Thompson.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/christopher-scott-thompson Learn more about and purchase Pagan Anarchism, The Book of One, and If In Ruins We Must Live: https://bit.ly/3KEUcaA / https://bit.ly/3KxD9HL / https://bit.ly/3GQSaC2 Pagan author and poet Christopher Scott Thompson joins me to discuss the intersections between animism and anarchism as defined in his essays, and books, published through Gods & Radicals Press, including Pagan Anarchism, and most recently, The Book of Onei (an antinomian dream grimoire), and If In Ruins We Must Live (a collection of mystic poetry). Christopher Scott Thompson is an anarchist, martial arts instructor, and devotee of Brighid and Macha. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #311 | The Pagan Anarchist: Animist Worldview & Dreaming As Ritual w/ Christopher Scott Thompson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 57:26

    Pagan author and poet Christopher Scott Thompson joins me to discuss the intersections between animism and anarchism as defined in his essays, and books, published through Gods & Radicals Press, including Pagan Anarchism, and most recently, The Book of Onei (an antinomian dream grimoire), and If In Ruins We Must Live (a collection of mystic poetry). Christopher Scott Thompson is an anarchist, martial arts instructor, and devotee of Brighid and Macha. Episode Notes: - Read Christopher's work at Gods & Radicals Press: https://abeautifulresistance.org - Learn more about and purchase Pagan Anarchism, The Book of One, and If In Ruins We Must Live: https://bit.ly/3KEUcaA / https://bit.ly/3KxD9HL / https://bit.ly/3GQSaC2 - His personal blog: https://noctiviganti.wordpress.com - The music featured is by Waxie: https://waxiemusiclibrary.com WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Paul Street: Fascistic Characteristics Of A Divided United States

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 17:34

    This is a segment of episode 310 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Vigilante Veneration: Fascistic Characteristics Of A Divided United States w/ Paul Street.” Listen to the full interview: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/paul-street Learn more about Paul Street's work: https://www.paulstreet.org Award-winning journalist, policy researcher, author, and historian Paul Street joins me to discuss the highly controversial and divisive Kyle Rittenhouse case and subsequent acquittal. Along with providing a substantive exploration of the broad sociopolitical context of this trial, we also touch on the case of the modern day lynching of Ahmaud Arbery and the recent conviction of the men that murdered him in Georgia, the concerted legislative push in Republican dominated states across the U.S. to impose harsher voter restrictions and roll back reproductive rights on the national level, and what these trends mean for the upcoming elections of 2022 and 2024, and electoral politics as a whole. On the state level, Republicans have passed scores of laws to undermine the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, attack voter rights, cripple public health measures, censure public school educators, and set the stage for Roe v. Wade to be overturned by the conservative majority Supreme Court. The dismal performance of the Democrats, a party that currently barely maintains a majority in Congress, and the maneuvers and long-term strategies employed by the Republicans, will lead, potentially, to a Republican majority in Congress and a Trump presidential win in 2024. The lame duck presidency of Joe Biden and an ineffective, self-defeating Democratic Party have been, seemingly, unable and unwilling to counter this on any fundamental level. It's not surprising, but must be noted. Paul Street is an independent progressive policy researcher, award-winning journalist, historian, author and speaker based in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois.  He is the author of ten books to date, and most recently 'Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump, and the Politics of Appeasement,' and 'This Happened Here: Neoliberals, Amerikaners, and the Trumping of America.' Paul writes regularly for Counterpunch. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #310 | Vigilante Veneration: Fascistic Characteristics Of A Divided United States w/ Paul Street

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 78:44

    [Intro: 7:46] Award-winning journalist, policy researcher, author, and historian Paul Street joins me to discuss the highly controversial and divisive Kyle Rittenhouse case and subsequent acquittal. Along with providing a substantive exploration of the broad sociopolitical context of this trial, we also touch on the case of the modern day lynching of Ahmaud Arbery and the recent conviction of the men that murdered him in Georgia, the concerted legislative push in Republican dominated states across the U.S. to impose harsher voter restrictions and roll back reproductive rights on the national level, and what these trends mean for the upcoming elections of 2022 and 2024, and electoral politics as a whole. In this interview, Paul Street and I don't so much as dwell on the gruesome, and often tedious, details of the trial of Rittenhouse (such as whether the act of shooting three protestors could be justified as self-defense or not), but rather the broader context these events fit within. Specifically, how the veneration of vigilantes and so-called vigilante justice, which Rittenhouse has been applauded for within conservative, right-leaning spaces, speaks to how utterly fascist the conservative right has become. Paul Street is an independent progressive policy researcher, award-winning journalist, historian, author and speaker based in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois.  He is the author of ten books to date, and most recently 'Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump, and the Politics of Appeasement,' and 'This Happened Here: Neoliberals, Amerikaners, and the Trumping of America.' Paul writes regularly for Counterpunch. Episode Notes: - Learn more about Paul's work: https://www.paulstreet.org - Read his Counterpunch articles: https://www.counterpunch.org/author/paul-street - Purchase his books 'Hollow Resistance' and 'This Happened Here' on Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3Djg1YA / https://bit.ly/32U066l - Music by Epik The Dawn WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Gaia Illuminations w/ Candace Jensen | Patron Appreciation Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 15:10

    This is a segment of “Gaia Illuminations w/ Candace Jensen” on Patreon. Listen to the full discussion: https://www.patreon.com/posts/patron-series-w-58480644 Learn more about Candace's work: https://www.candacejensen.com Artist, writer, and spiritual ecologist Candace Jensen joins me for this installment of the Patron Appreciation Series. We discuss her Gaia Illuminations, and the artistic representation, and deconstruction, of language and the written word. We dig into her spiritual and philosophical approach to art, in particular calligraphy, including how anarcho-primitivism and animism has influenced the purpose and direction of her work. Candace Jensen is an interdisciplinary visual artist, writer, printmaker, calligrapher and activist committed to realizing a culture profoundly informed by deep ecology. Jensen uses hand-made inks, gold leaf, print and painting media to create her Gaia Illuminations and visual essays, which expand calligraphic illumination's traditional cultural reliquary beyond that of anthropocentrism. Greatly influenced by Lovelock's Gaia Theory and interdependence principles, her work asserts through mythic and symbolic language that Earth herself is worthy of the gilded, decorated Capital. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Rob Wallace: An Abandonment Of Public Health At The End Of Empire

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 14:42

    This is a segment of episode 309 of Last Born In The Wilderness “An Abandonment Of An Abandonment: Public Health At The End Of Empire w/ Rob Wallace.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/rob-wallace Learn more about Pandemic Research for the People (PReP): https://www.prepthepeople.net Rob Wallace — evolutionary epidemiologist, agroecologist, and author of ‘Dead Epidemiologists: On the Origins of COVID-19' — joins me to discuss the complex interplay between the increase of infectious pathogens globally, the role of epidemiology within the neoliberal capitalist project, agribusiness and ecological destruction, and Empire at the end of the "cycle of accumulation" in late stage capitalism. Zootonic pathogen spillover into human populations is on the upward trend. The high-speed evisceration of the last remaining intact biodiverse regions on the planet, in conjunction with agribusiness's rapacious exploitation of biological life, meets the conditions for highly contagious viruses to evolve and leap from animal to human hosts more successfully and frequently. Regarding this epidemiological reality, Rob Wallace is an archetypal Cassandra, having predicted a pandemic emerging under current conditions as only a matter of time. As we know all know, he was right. SARS-CoV-2 emerged at the very end of 2019 in Wuhan, China, and over the course of almost two years, has killed millions of human beings as it continues to mutate and burn its way through the global population, disrupting practically every governing system of human life in the process. We have entered into an age of pandemics. Unless a massive shift occurs in the global economic order (be it systemic collapse or revolution, you pick), the idea of a global pandemic only occurring every 100 years or so, and not every one to two decades (or less), would be delusional. Rob Wallace is an agroecologist, economic geographer and evolutionary epidemiologist at the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps in St Paul. He is author of ‘Big Farms Make Big Flu' and the recently published ‘Dead Epidemiologists: On the Origins of COVID-19.' He has consulted for the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #309 | An Abandonment Of An Abandonment: Public Health At The End Of Empire w/ Rob Wallace

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 85:57

    [Intro: 8:34] Rob Wallace — evolutionary epidemiologist, agroecologist, and author of ‘Dead Epidemiologists: On the Origins of COVID-19' — joins me to discuss the complex interplay between the increase of infectious pathogens globally, the role of epidemiology within the neoliberal capitalist project, agribusiness and ecological destruction, and Empire at the end of the "cycle of accumulation" in late stage capitalism. We reference his large body of work, but in particular two of his most recent Patreon pieces, ‘A Spray of Split Seconds' and ‘Vic Berger's American Public Health.' Zootonic pathogen spillover into human populations is on the upward trend. The high-speed evisceration of the last remaining intact biodiverse regions on the planet, in conjunction with agribusiness's rapacious exploitation of biological life, meets the conditions for highly contagious viruses to evolve and leap from animal to human hosts more successfully and frequently. Regarding this epidemiological reality, Rob Wallace is an archetypal Cassandra, having predicted a pandemic emerging under current conditions as only a matter of time. As we know all know, he was right. SARS-CoV-2 emerged at the very end of 2019 in Wuhan, China, and over the course of almost two years, has killed millions of human beings as it continues to mutate and burn its way through the global population, disrupting practically every governing system of human life in the process. We have entered into an age of pandemics. Unless a massive shift occurs in the global economic order (be it systemic collapse or revolution, you pick), the idea of a global pandemic only occurring every 100 years or so, and not every one to two decades (or less), would be delusional. Rob Wallace is an agroecologist, economic geographer and evolutionary epidemiologist at the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps in St Paul. He is author of ‘Big Farms Make Big Flu' and the recently published ‘Dead Epidemiologists: On the Origins of COVID-19.' He has consulted for the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Episode Notes: - Support Rob Wallace's work on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/robwallace - Learn more about Pandemic Research for the People (PReP): https://www.prepthepeople.net - Purchase his books ‘Big Farms Make Big Flu' and ‘Dead Epidemiologists' at Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3qQh2Vk / https://bit.ly/3CsDhmi - Music by Epik The Dawn - Photo by Mstyslav Chernov: https://bit.ly/3HwveJ6 WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #308 | Intersectional Class Struggle: To Walk & Chew Gum At The Same Time w/ Michael Beyea Reagan

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 72:00

    [Intro: 12:12] Michael Beyea Reagan, historian and activist, joins me to discuss his book ‘Intersectional Class Struggle: Theory and Practice,' an "innovative study [that] explores the relevance of class as a theoretical category in our world today, arguing that leading traditions of class analysis have missed major elements of what class is and how it operates." In our time of increasing wealth disparity and widespread socioeconomic precarity for the working class (dubbed the "Second Gilded Age"), how can intersectionality, as a theoretical framework and practice, help us more deeply understand and appreciate the liberatory struggles of racial, economic, and feminist movements? Reagan, through his excellent historical documentation in ‘Intersectional Class Struggle,' has provided a more nuanced, and richer, view of class consciousness that does not fit into crude boxes.  "Using a historical lens, it studies the experiences of working class peoples, from migrant farm workers in California's central valley, to the “factory girls” of New England, and black workers in the South to explore the variety of working-class experiences. It investigates how the concepts of racial capitalism and black feminist thought, when applied to class studies and popular movements, allow us to walk and chew gum at the same time—to recognize that our movements can be diverse and particularistic as well as have elements of the universal experience shared by all workers. Ultimately, it argues that class is made up of all of us, it is of ourselves, in all our contradiction and complexity." Michael B. Reagan is a historian and lecturer at the University of Washington's Robinson Center for Young Scholars and adjunct faculty at Seattle College. His writing has appeared in Spectre, Truthout, Counterpunch, Perspectives, Found SF, and the South Seattle Emerald. Episode Notes: - Learn more about Michael's work at his website: https://mbreagan.com - Purchase a copy of ‘Intersectional Class Struggle' from AK Press or Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3BPKPPG / https://bit.ly/3EO3jC7 - Read ‘Intersectional class struggle: from shared oppression to unified resistance' at ROAR Magazine: https://bit.ly/3k9iU7F - Song featured is “thedge.” by Knxwledge from the album VGM.13: https://knxwledge.bandcamp.com/album/vgm-13 WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Michael Beyea Reagan: Intersectionality — Learning To Walk & Chew Gum At The Same Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 8:43

    This is a segment of episode 308 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Intersectional Class Struggle: To Walk & Chew Gum At The Same Time w/ Michael Beyea Reagan.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/michael-reagan Purchase a copy of ‘Intersectional Class Struggle' from AK Press or Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3BPKPPG / https://bit.ly/3EO3jC7 Michael Beyea Reagan, historian and activist, joins me to discuss his book ‘Intersectional Class Struggle: Theory and Practice,' an "innovative study [that] explores the relevance of class as a theoretical category in our world today, arguing that leading traditions of class analysis have missed major elements of what class is and how it operates." In our time of increasing wealth disparity and widespread socioeconomic precarity for the working class (dubbed the "Second Gilded Age"), how can intersectionality, as a theoretical framework and practice, help us more deeply understand and appreciate the liberatory struggles of racial, economic, and feminist movements? Reagan, through his excellent historical documentation in ‘Intersectional Class Struggle,' has provided a more nuanced, and richer, view of class consciousness that does not fit into crude boxes.  "Using a historical lens, it studies the experiences of working class peoples, from migrant farm workers in California's central valley, to the “factory girls” of New England, and black workers in the South to explore the variety of working-class experiences. It investigates how the concepts of racial capitalism and black feminist thought, when applied to class studies and popular movements, allow us to walk and chew gum at the same time—to recognize that our movements can be diverse and particularistic as well as have elements of the universal experience shared by all workers. Ultimately, it argues that class is made up of all of us, it is of ourselves, in all our contradiction and complexity." Michael B. Reagan is a historian and lecturer at the University of Washington's Robinson Center for Young Scholars and adjunct faculty at Seattle College. His writing has appeared in Spectre, Truthout, Counterpunch, Perspectives, Found SF, and the South Seattle Emerald. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    The Art That Is Aware Of You w/ Jean-Jacques Martinod | Patron Appreciation Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 7:44

    This is a segment of “The Art That Is Aware Of You w/ Jean-Jacques Martinod” on Patreon. Listen to the full discussion: https://www.patreon.com/posts/patron-series-is-57486524 Experimental filmmaker and multimedia artist Jean-Jacques Martinod joins me for this Patron Appreciation Series conversation to discuss phenomenology, art, and the creative process. Jean-Jacques Martinod works oscillate between modalities of hybrid cinemas using methodologies that experiment with archival materials, celluloid film, analog tape, digital media, synesthetic operations, personal mythologies and travelogues. His work has screened in a variety of museums, festivals, galleries, and artist-led spaces. His most recent film, DATURA'S AUBADE, was co-directed with Bretta C. Walker and premiered at the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) in September. J-J is also the co-founder, along with Bretta, of Evidence House, "a living / breathing / micropublishing project." Two of his films are available to the public, La Bala de Sandoval (https://bit.ly/3nTPUSe), and Grabados del Ojo Nocturno (https://bit.ly/2ZNYARF). WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior #JJMartinod #Filmmaking #Art

    Mark Freeman: Selfhood, Narrative, & Reimagining The Story Of Dementia

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 12:32

    Mark Freeman: Selfhood, Narrative, & Reimagining The Story Of Dementia This is a segment of episode 307 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Do I Look At You With Love?: Dementia's Tragic Promise & An Act of Care w/ Mark Freeman.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/mark-freeman Purchase a copy of 'Do I Look at You with Love?' from Bookshop or Brill: https://bit.ly/3vJx97x / https://bit.ly/3BcRlQi Mark Freeman, narrative psychologist and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society at the College of the Holy Cross, discusses his book 'Do I Look at You with Love?: Reimagining the Story of Dementia' — documenting the final twelve years of his mother's life of cognitive decline with dementia. This interview explores the complex reality of the narratives of the self, memory, the “tragic promise” of dementia, relationship, and the final acts of care one can provide for a dying loved one. “'Do I Look at You with Love?' were the words uttered by Mark Freeman's mother when she learned, once again, that he was her son. This book explores the experience of dementia as it transpired during the course of the final twelve years of her life, from the time of her diagnosis until her death in 2016 at age 93. As a longtime student of memory, identity, and narrative, as well as the son of a woman with dementia, he had a remarkable opportunity to try to understand and tell her story. Much of the story is tragic. But there were other periods and other dimensions of relationship that were beautiful and that could not have emerged without her very affliction. In the midst of affliction there were gifts, arriving unbidden, that served to alert Freeman and his family to what is most precious and real. These are part of the story too. Part narrative psychology, part memoir, part meditation on the beauty and light that might be found amidst the ravages of time and memory, Freeman's moving story is emblematic of nothing less than the bittersweet reality of life itself.” (https://bit.ly/3BcRlQi) Mark Freeman, Ph.D. (1986), University of Chicago, is Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society at the College of the Holy Cross. His many writings include 'Rewriting the Self' (1993), 'Hindsight' (2010), and 'The Priority of the Other'(2014). WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #307 | Do I Look At You With Love?: Dementia's Tragic Promise & An Act of Care w/ Mark Freeman

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 74:41

    [Intro: 8:43] Mark Freeman, narrative psychologist and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society at the College of the Holy Cross, discusses his book 'Do I Look at You with Love?: Reimagining the Story of Dementia' — documenting the final twelve years of his mother's life of cognitive decline with dementia. This interview explores the complex reality of the narratives of the self, memory, the “tragic promise” of dementia, relationship, and the final acts of care one can provide for a dying loved one. “'Do I Look at You with Love?' were the words uttered by Mark Freeman's mother when she learned, once again, that he was her son. This book explores the experience of dementia as it transpired during the course of the final twelve years of her life, from the time of her diagnosis until her death in 2016 at age 93. As a longtime student of memory, identity, and narrative, as well as the son of a woman with dementia, he had a remarkable opportunity to try to understand and tell her story. Much of the story is tragic. But there were other periods and other dimensions of relationship that were beautiful and that could not have emerged without her very affliction. In the midst of affliction there were gifts, arriving unbidden, that served to alert Freeman and his family to what is most precious and real. These are part of the story too. Part narrative psychology, part memoir, part meditation on the beauty and light that might be found amidst the ravages of time and memory, Freeman's moving story is emblematic of nothing less than the bittersweet reality of life itself.” (https://bit.ly/3BcRlQi) Mark Freeman, Ph.D. (1986), University of Chicago, is Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society at the College of the Holy Cross. His many writings include 'Rewriting the Self' (1993), 'Hindsight' (2010), and 'The Priority of the Other'(2014). Episode Notes: - Purchase a copy of 'Do I Look at You with Love?' from Bookshop or Brill: https://bit.ly/3vJx97x / https://bit.ly/3BcRlQi - Learn more about Mark and his work: https://bit.ly/3Ghiky1 - The music featured is by Waxie: https://waxiemusiclibrary.com WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Rune Rasmussen: Animism, Conspiracism, & Songs Of Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 11:11

    This is a segment of episode 306 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Raven Age: Animism, Conspiracism, & Songs Of Power w/ Rune Rasmussen.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/rune-rasmussen-2 Learn more about Nordic Animism and subscribe to the Youtube channel: https://nordicanimism.com / https://www.youtube.com/user/Runehr Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen, historian of religion and founder of the Nordic Animism project, returns to the podcast to discuss animism and the Raven totem flag project he, and others, have created to define and symbolize humanity's role in the climate disrupted present we find ourselves in. Through years of in-depth research into the history and contemporary practice of animist religious/spiritual traditions the world over, Rune has unique insight into the nature of the numerous crises the world finds itself in presently. In our first discussion on this podcast, he framed the global climate crisis through the myth of Ragnarök, famously depicted in the Old Norse poem Völuspá. In this interview, I ask him to help us understand, though a mythic lens, the roots of the widespread proliferation of conspiracist thinking (endemic within the United States) in our “post-truth” era. How has modernity produced this crisis of meaning in the Western world today? What value can animism provide, not only in identifying the source of this crisis, but also in rooting ourselves in a world that is undergoing climate cataclysm and civilizational rupture? Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen, Ph.D., is a historian of religion, educated from the Universities of Uppsala and Copenhagen. He has lived in many countries and done fieldwork in a number of contemporary (primarily Afro-descendant) religions, but since childhood he has had Nordic religion as a strong field of interest. Today Rune is working on applying contemporary developments in anthropology to rethink the way we address Nordic religion both in terms of scholarship, but also as a reservoir of cultural knowledge for environmental activism and sustainability sensitization. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #306 | Raven Age: Animism, Conspiracism, & Songs Of Power w/ Rune Rasmussen

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 96:56

    [Intro: 12:50] Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen, historian of religion and founder of the Nordic Animism project, returns to the podcast to discuss animism and the Raven totem flag project he, and others, have created to define and symbolize humanity's role in the climate disrupted present we find ourselves in. Through years of in-depth research into the history and contemporary practice of animist religious/spiritual traditions the world over, Rune has unique insight into the nature of the numerous crises the world finds itself in presently. In our first discussion on this podcast, he framed the global climate crisis through the myth of Ragnarök, famously depicted in the Old Norse poem Völuspá. In this interview, I ask him to help us understand, though a mythic lens, the roots of the widespread proliferation of conspiracist thinking (endemic within the United States) in our “post-truth” era. How has modernity produced this crisis of meaning in the Western world today? What value can animism provide, not only in identifying the source of this crisis, but also in rooting ourselves in a world that is undergoing climate cataclysm and civilizational rupture? Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen, Ph.D., is a historian of religion, educated from the Universities of Uppsala and Copenhagen. He has lived in many countries and done fieldwork in a number of contemporary (primarily Afro-descendant) religions, but since childhood he has had Nordic religion as a strong field of interest. Today Rune is working on applying contemporary developments in anthropology to rethink the way we address Nordic religion both in terms of scholarship, but also as a reservoir of cultural knowledge for environmental activism and sustainability sensitization. Episode Notes: - Learn more about Nordic Animism and subscribe to the Youtube channel: https://nordicanimism.com / https://www.youtube.com/user/Runehr - The Raven totem flag: https://nordicanimism.com/raven - Support Nordic Animism on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nordicanimism - Rune recommends the book ‘Animism: Respecting the Living World': http://animism.org.uk - This episode is dedicated to Ed Coffman. Rest in peace, Ed. Listen to his interview on the Freedom of Mind podcast: https://freedomofmind.com/the-moon-organization-extremism - Music was produced by Epik The Dawn WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Sophie Strand: In Our Bones, We Knew This Was Going To Happen

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 20:58

    This is a segment of episode 305 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Storytelling Is An Emergency: In Our Bones, We Knew This Was Going To Happen w/ Sophie Strand.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/sophie-strand Learn more about Sophie and her work: http://sophiestrand.com Writer, poet, and essayist Sophie Strand joins me to discuss the "emergency of storytelling" in our climate disrupted present and future, and the subjects she explores in her upcoming book releases, 'The Madonna Secret,' and 'The Flowering Wand: Lunar Kings, Lichenized Lovers, Transpecies Magicians, and Rhizomatic Harpists Heal the Masculine.' Sophie and I entered this conversation a bit fuzzy, a little stunned. We acknowledge this from the get go. We were processing devastating news that morning: Hurricane Ida crashed and dragged itself from south to north across the East Coast, overwhelming the infrastructure, shutting down the grid and flooding cities. We discuss how climatologically, ecologically, we can feel how things have shifted tremendously — in the Northwest where I live, and in Hudson Valley where Sophie lives. While, personally, I tend to explore this broad subject on this podcast, Sophie writes about it. In her essay 'Storytelling is an Emergency: An Ecological Reading of Scheherazade,' she writes: “We are entering into an ecological A Thousand and One Nights of climate change. We are entering into a series of stories that are desperately trying to save their teller: the earth, Gaia, the biosphere, whatever word, for you, encompasses the sum total of spherical, gravity-bound life. Will we like King Shahryar, halt our violence, and begin to listen to a new, non-human kind of story? Will we let these stories change us and reform us? Ultimately, it matters not whether we do or do not. This series of stories will not depend on a human scribe. It will be written into the stone mantle of the Earth itself.” (https://bit.ly/3B4CJ6A) Sophie Strand is a writer based in the Hudson Valley who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and ecology. But it would probably be more authentic to call her a neo-troubadour animist with a propensity to spin yarns that inevitably turn into love stories. Give her a salamander and a stone and she'll write you a love story. Sophie was raised by house cats, puff balls, possums, raccoons, and an opinionated, crippled goose. In every neighborhood she's ever lived in she has been known as “the walker”. She believes strongly that all thinking happens interstitially – between beings, ideas, differences, mythical gradients. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    A Reading Of Two Short Plays w/ Dan Hanrahan | Patron Appreciation Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 14:06

    This is a segment of “A Well-Oiled Propaganda Machine w/ Dan Hanrahan” on Patreon. Listen to the full discussion: https://www.patreon.com/posts/patron-series-w-56403440 In this segment of this Patron Appreciation conversation with Dan Hanrahan, we do a reading of two short plays he has been working on, ‘What Do You Wanna Be When You Grow Up?' (https://bit.ly/39ZY84N) and ‘Don't Bread Me.' (https://bit.ly/2Y5ekPv) Dan Hanrahan is a Chicago-based musician, translator, poet, performer, and teacher of Latin American literature. Learn more about his work at https://www.danhanrahan.net WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    #305 | Storytelling Is An Emergency: In Our Bones, We Knew This Was Going To Happen w/ Sophie Strand

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 88:02

    [Intro: 11:43] Writer, poet, and essayist Sophie Strand joins me to discuss the "emergency of storytelling" in our climate disrupted present and future, and the subjects she explores in her upcoming book releases, 'The Madonna Secret,' and 'The Flowering Wand: Lunar Kings, Lichenized Lovers, Transpecies Magicians, and Rhizomatic Harpists Heal the Masculine.' Sophie and I entered this conversation a bit fuzzy, a little stunned. We acknowledge this from the get go. We were processing devastating news that morning: Hurricane Ida crashed and dragged itself from south to north across the East Coast, overwhelming the infrastructure, shutting down the grid and flooding cities. We discuss how climatologically, ecologically, we can feel how things have shifted tremendously — in the Northwest where I live, and in Hudson Valley where Sophie lives. While, personally, I tend to explore this broad subject on this podcast, Sophie writes about it. In her essay 'Storytelling is an Emergency: An Ecological Reading of Scheherazade,' she writes: “We are entering into an ecological A Thousand and One Nights of climate change. We are entering into a series of stories that are desperately trying to save their teller: the earth, Gaia, the biosphere, whatever word, for you, encompasses the sum total of spherical, gravity-bound life. Will we like King Shahryar, halt our violence, and begin to listen to a new, non-human kind of story? Will we let these stories change us and reform us? Ultimately, it matters not whether we do or do not. This series of stories will not depend on a human scribe. It will be written into the stone mantle of the Earth itself.” (https://bit.ly/3B4CJ6A) Sophie Strand is a writer based in the Hudson Valley who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and ecology. But it would probably be more authentic to call her a neo-troubadour animist with a propensity to spin yarns that inevitably turn into love stories. Give her a salamander and a stone and she'll write you a love story. Sophie was raised by house cats, puff balls, possums, raccoons, and an opinionated, crippled goose. In every neighborhood she's ever lived in she has been known as “the walker”. She believes strongly that all thinking happens interstitially – between beings, ideas, differences, mythical gradients. Episode Notes: - Learn more about Sophie and her work: http://sophiestrand.com - Follow her on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/sophie.strand1 / https://www.instagram.com/cosmogyny - Sounds by Abel Takan WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

    Shane Burley: Paths To Power & Antifascist Resistance In The Apocalypse

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 10:11

    This is a segment of episode 304 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Why We Fight: Paths To Power & Antifascist Resistance In The Apocalypse w/ Shane Burley.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/shane-burley-2 Purchase a copy of 'Why We Fight from AK Press or Bookshop: https://www.akpress.org/why-we-fight.html / https://bit.ly/3o3Ieyq Journalist Shane Burley joins me to discuss his newest book, 'Why We Fight: Essays on Fascism, Resistance, and Surviving the Apocalypse,' published through AK Press. Smoke choked cities. Supply chain disruptions. Pandemic. Riots. Fascist violence. The calamitous events of 2020 sent shock waves through the social fabric of the United States. There is the pervasive sense that we've crossed a threshold, one that cannot be walked back or reversed. In 'Why We Fight,' Burley navigates this territory of the here and now, providing deep insights into the conditions that gave rise to some of the most dramatic developments of the past several years. In this interview, I ask Burley to provide updates into the evolution of fascist politics during this time, and what antifascist resistance to the far right looks like, and must adapt to, in a time of apocalyptic rupture. Shane Burley is a writer and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. His essays, criticism and journalism has been featured in places like Jacobin, Al Jazeera, NBC News, Truthout, In These Times, Bandcamp, Salvage, Commune, The Baffler, Upping the Anti, Full Stop, and the Oregon Historical Quarterly. He is the author of 'Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It' (AK Press, 2017) and has contributed to a number of anthologies and journals. His commentary on the far-right has been featured in places such as The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, PBS, and many others. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast / https://venmo.com/LastBornPodcast BOOK LIST: https://bookshop.org/shop/lastbornpodcast EPISODE 300: https://lastborninthewilderness.bandcamp.com BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr ATTACK & DETHRONE: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior