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#233 | Reconciliation Is Dead: The Unist’ot’en Camp & Shutting Down Canada w/ Gord Hill
Feb 25 • 67 min
[Intro: 6:56] In this interview, I speak with Indigenous artist, activist the author Gord Hill. We discuss the recent events at the Unist’ot’en Camp on the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s territory in B.C., Canada, and the wave of solidarity actions that have…
Christian Braga: It Is The Unrest That Moves Us
Feb 23 • 5 min
This is a segment of episode #232 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Indigenous Peoples Through The Lens Of The Media w/ Christian Braga.” Listen/watch the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWbraga / https://youtu.be/BzW181jl3bk Learn more about Christian’s work:…
#232 | Indigenous Peoples Through The Lens Of The Media w/ Christian Braga
Feb 21 • 47 min
[Intro: 8:45] In this episode, I speak with Christian Braga — photojournalist, activist, and member of the media collective Farpa (“It is, therefore, a product of the restlessness that moves us, that spurs us every day in search of images that matter”).…
Joshua Birchall: Language Preservation & The Price Of Negotiation
Feb 14 • 3 min
This is a segment of episode #231 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Before It Is Lost: Indigenous Identity & Language In Amazonia w/ Joshua Birchall.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWbirchall Learn more about the peoples and languages Joshua…
#231 | Before It Is Lost: Indigenous Identity & Language In Amazonia w/ Joshua Birchall
Feb 10 • 95 min
[Intro: 6:36] This interview with anthropologist and linguist Joshua Birchall was recorded in his office at the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi in Belém, Brazil. Joshua has been doing field work in Indigenous communities in the Brazilian state of Rondônia…
Wearing Gas Masks On A Dying Planet | Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Feb 6 • 17 min
This is a segment of my debate/discussion with Alexander Miller was recorded for J.G. Michael’s podcast Parallax Views. Listen to the full episode “Are We Doomed?: A Climate Change Debate/Discussion w/ Patrick Farnsworth and Alexander Miller”:…
Karina Ramos: Building The Strength To Destroy The Racist Structure
Feb 5 • 6 min
This is a segment of episode #230 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Perceptions Of The African Diaspora In Brazil & Abroad w/ Karina Ramos.” Listen/watch the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWramos / https://youtu.be/fRvq7kHEJl0 Read Karina’s article ‘In The…
#230 | Perceptions Of The African Diaspora In Brazil & Abroad w/ Karina Ramos
Feb 3 • 47 min
[Intro: 21:27 | Video: https://youtu.be/fRvq7kHEJl0] In this interview with Karina Ramos, historian and member the Brazilian Association of African Studies, we discuss the roots and contemporary struggles of Afro-Brazilian religious traditions and…
Timothy Lenton: Cascading Climate Shifts & Nonlinear Changes
Jan 29 • 8 min
This is a segment of episode #229 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Tipping Points: Cascading Climate Shifts & Nonlinear Changes Are Upon Us w/ Timothy Lenton.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWlenton Read Timothy’s article ‘Climate tipping…
Elisa Quadros: Mais Amor, Menos Capital [Br. Portuguese]
Jan 27 • 16 min
Elisa Quadros, ativista anarquista e co-organizadora do evento ‘Mais amor, menos capital’ no Rio de Janeiro, conta sua história como uma das dissidentes e prisioneiras políticas mais conhecidas do Brasil devido à perseguição implacável da mídia, da…
André Miguéis: Mais Amor, Menos Capital [Br. Portuguese]
Jan 27 • 5 min
André Miguéis, da Mídia Independente Coletiva (MIC), discute as origens radicais do evento ‘Mais amor, menos capital’ no Rio de Janeiro e seu objetivo final de construir solidariedade e poder político de base no Brasil. Ouça o episódio completo em áudio…
#229 | Tipping Points: Cascading Climate Shifts & Nonlinear Changes Are Upon Us w/ Timothy Lenton
Jan 27 • 59 min
In this episode, I speak with Timothy Lenton, director of the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. We discuss his research into climate tipping points presented in the article ‘Climate tipping points — too risky to…
André Miguéis: More Love, Less Capital [English]
Jan 22 • 5 min
This interview was featured in episode #228 of Last Born In The Wilderness “More Love, Less Capital w/ Mirna Wabi-Sabi, André Miguéis, & Elisa Quadros.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWmllc Read Mirna Wabi-Sabi’s accompanying article…
Elisa Quadros: More Love, Less Capital [English]
Jan 22 • 16 min
This interview was featured in episode #228 of Last Born In The Wilderness “More Love, Less Capital w/ Mirna Wabi-Sabi, André Miguéis, & Elisa Quadros.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWmllc Read Mirna Wabi-Sabi’s accompanying article…
#228 | More Love, Less Capital w/ Mirna Wabi-Sabi, André Miguéis, & Elisa Quadros
Jan 20 • 51 min
[André Miguéis: 32:56 | Elisa Quadros: 38:10] In this episode, I speak with André Miguéis and Elisa Quadros — radical political organizers of the ‘More Love, Less Capital (Mais Amor, Menos Capital)’ event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, recorded on December…
Matthew Remski: Trauma Bonding & Cultic Yearnings At The End Of The World
Jan 15 • 10 min
This is a segment of episode #227 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Somatic Dominance: Climate Collapse & The Spectre Of Cultic Yearnings w/ Matthew Remski.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWremski Read Matthew’s article ‘Yoga’s Culture of…
#227 | Somatic Dominance: Climate Collapse & The Spectre Of Cultic Yearnings w/ Matthew Remski
Jan 13 • 110 min
[Intro: 10:23 | Outro: 1:38:01] In this episode, I speak with yoga practitioner, teacher, and author of ‘Practice and All Is Coming: Abuse, Cult Dynamics, and Healing in Yoga and Beyond’ Matthew Remski. As Matthew revealed in his article ‘Yoga’s Culture…
Alley Valkyrie: Americans, How To Not Win A Damn Thing
Jan 8 • 9 min
This is a segment of episode #226 of Last Born in The Wilderness “Giving Way To Passivity & Despair: Americans, How To Not Win A Damn Thing w/ Alley Valkyrie.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWvalkyrie Purchase Alley’s book ‘Of Monsters and…
#226 | Giving Way To Passivity & Despair: Americans, How To Not Win A Damn Thing w/ Alley Valkyrie
Jan 6 • 85 min
[Intro: 7:47] In this episode, I speak with social critic, activist, writer, and textile artist Alley Valkyrie, co-founder of Gods & Radicals and author of ‘Of Monsters and Miso,’ “a bilingual book of delicious miso sauce recipes.” Waves of protests have…
Oliver Belcher: Climate Crisis & The War Machine
Jan 1 • 9 min
This is a segment of episode #225 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Bootprint Of Empire: The Environmental Impacts Of The US War Machine w/ Oliver Belcher.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWbelcher Read ‘US military is a bigger polluter than…
End Of 2019: Thank You All
Dec 31, 2019 • 3 min
A short message from yours truly. Thank you for the amazing year. As Joe Brewer would say, “onward, fellow humans.”
#225 | The Bootprint Of Empire: The Environmental Impacts Of The US War Machine w/ Oliver Belcher
Dec 30, 2019 • 68 min
[Intro: 12:11 | Outro: 1:00:08] In this episode, I speak with Oliver Belcher, Assistant Professor in Human Geography at Durham University and co-author of ‘Hidden carbon costs of the “everywhere war”: Logistics, geopolitical ecology, and the carbon…
Vivek Mahbubani: The Question Of Foreign Intervention In The Hong Kong Uprising
Dec 14, 2019 • 6 min
This is a segment of episode #224 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Six Months On, No Regrets: The Hong Kong Uprising, A Ground-Level View w/ Vivek Mahbubani.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWmahbubani Learn more about Vivek:…
#224 | Six Months On, No Regrets: The Hong Kong Uprising, A Ground-Level View w/ Vivek Mahbubani
Dec 12, 2019 • 76 min
[Intro: 7:21] In this episode, I speak with Hong Kong citizen, bilingual stand-up comedian, and activist Vivek Mahbubani. Vivek provides a much needed ground-level view of the historic and ongoing uprising in Hong Kong these past six months. We begin with…
Mirna Wabi-Sabi: Villa Mimosa, Non-White Women, & The Roots Of Displacement
Dec 11, 2019 • 9 min
This is a segment of episode #223 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Mapping The Roots: A History Of Displacement w/ Mirna Wabi-Sabi.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWwabisabi2 Read Mirna’s article The History of Displacement of Non-White Women…
#223 | Mapping The Roots: A History Of Displacement w/ Mirna Wabi-Sabi
Dec 9, 2019 • 97 min
[Intro: 9:08] In this episode, I speak with political theorist, writer, and editor at Gods & Radicals Mirna Wabi-Sabi. Mirna and I begin this discussion by laying out the nature of our upcoming collaborative work together, as I’ll be traveling to southern…
Dougald Hine: Dark Passage
Dec 4, 2019 • 8 min
This is a segment of episode #222 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Dark Materials: They Didn’t Want You To Panic w/ Dougald Hine.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWhine Read Dougald’s ‘Notes From Underground’ series at Bella Caledonia:…
Bonus | DMAL: Reimagining Our Relationship With Invasive Species w/ Elliot, Tao, & Avi
Dec 2, 2019 • 38 min
Elliot Robinson, a listener of the podcast that works in land restoration in New Orleans, dropped me a line regarding to my episode with social anthropologist Dr. Khalil Avi, featured in episode #220 (http://bit.ly/LBWavi). He posed a great question…
#222 | Dark Materials: They Didn’t Want You To Panic w/ Dougald Hine
Dec 2, 2019 • 131 min
[Intro: 11:55 | Outro: 1:31:02] In this episode, I speak with Dark Mountain Project co-founder and writer Dougald Hine. We discuss his new writing series ‘Notes From Underground,’ published weekly at Bella Caledonia, that explores “the deep context of the…
Stephen Pyne: Humanity’s Complex Relationship With The Shapeshifter Element
Nov 27, 2019 • 10 min
This is a segment of episode #221 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Age Of Fire: Humanity’s Long Relationship With The Shapeshifter Element w/ Stephen Pyne.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWpyne Read ‘The Fire Age’: http://bit.ly/2Oc93hF In…
#221 | Age Of Fire: Humanity’s Long Relationship With The Shapeshifter Element w/ Stephen Pyne
Nov 25, 2019 • 83 min
[Intro: 11:12 | Outro: 1:04:42] In this episode, I speak with Stephen Pyne, environmental historian and author of ‘Fire: A Brief History.’ In this discussion with Stephen, I ask him to elaborate on humanity’s long, deep, and complex relationship with…
Dr. Khalil Avi: Halting The War On Invasive Species
Nov 20, 2019 • 11 min
This is a segment of episode #220 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Don’t Shoot The Messenger!: Halting The War On Invasive Species w/ Dr. Khalil Avi.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWavi Read Dr. Khalil Avi’s article ‘Don’t Kill The…
#220 | Don’t Shoot The Messenger!: Halting The War On Invasive Species w/ Dr. Khalil Avi
Nov 18, 2019 • 83 min
[Intro: 9:00 | Outro: 1:15:00] In this episode, I speak with Social Anthropologist Dr. Khalil Avi, author of the article ‘Don’t Kill The Messenger!: Invasive Species and Halting Biodiversity Loss’ published at Gods & Radicals. Avi addresses some of the…
Extinction Radio | Segment w/ Michael Sliwa, Paul Beckwith, & Mike Ferrigan
Nov 15, 2019 • 7 min
This is a segment of my discussion with Michael Sliwa and Paul Beckwith on Mike Ferrigan’s program Extinction Radio: https://extinctionradio.net This episode was recorded November 14th, 2019. We discuss the Green New Deal, so-called sustainable…
Noam Chomsky: The Plight Of Assange & The Greatest Challenge To State Power
Nov 9, 2019 • 11 min
This is a segment of episode #219 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Greatest Challenge To State Power: Journalism In Our Time w/ Noam Chomsky.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWchomsky Read the cited article ‘I can’t think properly’: Assange…
#219 | The Greatest Challenge To State Power: Journalism In Our Time w/ Noam Chomsky
Nov 7, 2019 • 29 min
[Intro: 3:35 | English transcript: http://bit.ly/GRchomksy | Br. Portuguese transcript: http://bit.ly/2DhFNQa] In this episode, I speak with political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky. In this brief discussion, we begin with Professor Chomsky…
Samantha Zipporah: Pregnancy Release & Respecting The Womb Continuum
Nov 6, 2019 • 9 min
This is a segment of episode #218 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Into The Yoniverse: The Womb Continuum & Reclaiming Ancestral Knowledge w/ Samantha Zipporah.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWzipporah Purchase a copy of ‘Mapping The…
#218 | Into The Yoniverse: The Womb Continuum & Reclaiming Ancestral Knowledge w/ Samantha Zipporah
Nov 4, 2019 • 81 min
[Intro: 6:12 | Video episode: https://youtu.be/hpzas3qLTEQ] In this episode, I speak with Samantha Zipporah, reproductive justice activist and author of ‘Mapping The Yoniverse,’ a “sex and body positive, gender inclusive and affirming, physical and energy…
William Hawes: Technophilia & Resistance In The Age Of Limbic Capitalism
Oct 30, 2019 • 4 min
This is a segment of episode #217 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Being Extremely Online: Technophilia & The Pervasive Logic Of The Algorithm w/ William Hawes.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWhawes Read William’s essay ‘Questioning The…
#217 | Being Extremely Online: Technophilia & The Pervasive Logic Of The Algorithm w/ William Hawes
Oct 28, 2019 • 80 min
[Intro: 12:55 | Outro: 1:08:16] In this episode, I speak with political writer William Hawes. We discuss his sharp and insightful essay ‘Questioning The Extremely Online.’ What does it mean to be extremely online? As William puts it simply and bluntly,…
Sam Adler-Bell: Eco-fascism & The Roots of Conservationism In America
Oct 23, 2019 • 8 min
This is a segment of episode #216 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Armed Lifeboat: Eco-fascism & The Roots Of Conservationism In America w/ Sam Adler-Bell.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWadlerbell Read Sam’s article ‘Why White…
#216 | The Armed Lifeboat: Eco-fascism & The Roots Of Conservationism In America w/ Sam Adler-Bell
Oct 21, 2019 • 66 min
[Intro: 9:45] In this episode, I speak with Sam Adler-Bell, freelance journalist and co-host of the Know Your Enemy podcast, “a leftist’s guide to the conservative movement.” The subject of this interview is his article ‘Why White Supremacists Are Hooked…
Last Born In Brazil (Research Trip Fundraiser)
Oct 16, 2019 • 1 min
Help out, if you can, through the GoFundMe: gf.me/u/v2utds Or, donate through PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast In December, I will be traveling to Brazil for two months. The purpose of this venture will be to further highlight and expand upon…
Barbara Cecil & Dahr Jamail: Hope Is An Avoidance Of An Essential Risk That Needs To Be Taken
Oct 16, 2019 • 11 min
This is a segment of episode #215 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Transitions: There Is Infinite Hope, But Not For Us w/ Barbara Cecil & Dahr Jamail.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWceciljamail Read Barbara Cecil and Dahr Jamail’s ‘How Then…
#215 | Transitions: There Is Infinite Hope, But Not For Us w/ Barbara Cecil & Dahr Jamail
Oct 14, 2019 • 81 min
[Intro: 2:50] In this episode, I speak with Barbara Cecil and Dahr Jamail, co-authors of the ‘How Then Shall We Live?’ series published at Truthout. An excerpt: ’What I’ve learned is when you really listen, and I mean go really quiet — put all the mental…
Henry Giroux: The Language Of Neoliberalism & Towards A Fascist Politics
Oct 13, 2019 • 12 min
This is a segment of episode #214 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Unforeseen: Neoliberal Ideology & Paving The Road Towards Fascism w/ Henry Giroux.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWgiroux Read Stephen Rohde’s review of Henry’s book ‘The…
A Reading: ‘Peaceful Protests About The Amazon Are Doing Nothing’ by Mirna Wabi-Sabi
Oct 10, 2019 • 6 min
This is my reading of Mirna Wabi-Sabi’s essay for God & Radicals ‘Peaceful Protests About The Amazon Are Doing Nothing.’ Read the essay: http://bit.ly/35nbTH0 Keep Gods & Radicals beautiful resistance going and donate:…
Facing The War In Northern Syria, A Statement From Make Rojava Green Again
Oct 10, 2019 • 5 min
Defend Rojava! Defend the Revolution! #RiseUp4Rojava “Our struggle is the struggle against oppression and exploitation, the struggle against capitalism, against nation-state and against patriarchy. Now more than ever, we will continue the fight for a free…
#214 | The Unforeseen: Neoliberal Ideology & Paving The Road Towards Fascism w/ Henry Giroux
Oct 10, 2019 • 69 min
[Intro: 7:14] In the episode, I speak with Henry A. Giroux, McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest and the Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy, and author of ‘The Terror of the Unforeseen.’ How has…
A Reading: ‘Land, Home, & The Gods’ by Ramon Elani
Oct 9, 2019 • 8 min
This is my reading of Ramon Elani’s essay for God & Radicals ‘Land, Home, and the Gods.’ Read the essay: http://bit.ly/2oezBVc Keep Gods & Radicals beautiful resistance going and donate: https://abeautifulresistance.org/donate Subscribe to the Gods &…
Steven Elliot Martyn: The Seeds Of The Sacred Roots Of Agriculture
Oct 9, 2019 • 6 min
This is a segment of episode #213 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Sacred Gardener: The Seeds Of Co-creative Partnership With The Earth w/ Steven Elliot Martyn.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWmartyn Learn more about Steven and the Sacred…
#213 | Sacred Gardener: The Seeds Of Co-creative Partnership With The Earth w/ Steven Elliot Martyn
Oct 7, 2019 • 81 min
[Intro: 9:23 | Outro: 1:11:40] In this episode, I speak with Steven Elliot Martyn, author of ‘Sacred Gardening: Seeds for the Reemergence of Co-Creative Agriculture’ and ‘The Story of the Madawaska Forest Garden: Co-creating Integrated Polyculture’ and…
Liyah Babayan: The Political Agenda Of Dehumanization
Oct 2, 2019 • 9 min
This is a segment of episode #212 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Liminal: Like This, We Are Still Living w/ Liyah Babayan.” Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/sE18jVK2NJs Or, listen to the full audio-only episode: http://bit.ly/LBWbabayan1 Purchase…
#212 | Liminal: Like This, We Are Still Living w/ Liyah Babayan
Sep 30, 2019 • 122 min
[Intro: 6:00 | Video-version: https://youtu.be/sE18jVK2NJs] In this episode I speak with Liyah Babayan, author of ‘Liminal: A Refugee Memoir.’ In this discussion we delve into Liyah’s profound, disturbing, and moving retelling of her childhood experiences…
Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen: Ragnarok & The Collapse Of The Ordered World
Sep 25, 2019 • 10 min
This is a segment of episode #210 “Ragnarok!: Climate Cataclysm, Animism, & The Mythic Past w/ Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWrasmussen Read ‘RAGNAROK IS COMING! Nordic Scholars: Ancient Viking prophecy speaks to our…
#211 | Ragnarok!: Climate Cataclysm, Animism, & The Mythic Past w/ Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen
Sep 23, 2019 • 81 min
[Intro: 11:00] In this episode, I speak with creator of the Nordic Animist Calendar and Historian of Religion Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen. Rune has spent much of his academic career studying and highlighting various animist spiritual traditions and…
Brain Mier: Pulling The Mental Trigger & The Fires Of The Amazon
Sep 18, 2019 • 7 min
This is a segment of episode #210 “Blotting Out The Sun: Fires Of The Amazon & Pulling The Mental Trigger w/ Brian Mier.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWmier Read Brian Mier’s articles at Brasil Wire: http://bit.ly/2k45A8C In this segment of…
#210 | Blotting Out The Sun: Fires Of The Amazon & Pulling The Mental Trigger w/ Brian Mier
Sep 16, 2019 • 66 min
[Intro: 8:09] In this episode with Brian Mier, co-editor at Brasil Wire and correspondent for TeleSur English, we discuss the fires and deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, the United States intervention in the Brazilian political system, and…
Alexander Reid Ross & Shane Burley: Playing With Fire & The Fascist Creep
Sep 11, 2019 • 8 min
This is a segment of episode #209 “The Grift: Media Spectacle & The Fascist Creep w/ Alexander Reid Ross & Shane Burley.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWrossburley Read ‘I was the target of alt-right death threats across the internet –…
#209 | The Grift: Media Spectacle & The Fascist Creep w/ Alexander Reid Ross & Shane Burley
Sep 9, 2019 • 76 min
[Intro: 6:41] In this episode, I speak Alexander Reid Ross, author of ‘Against the Fascist Creep,’ and Shane Burley, author of ‘Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It.’ I ask Alexander and Shane to discuss the curious case of Andy Ngo — right-wing…
Lyla June: Symphony (I Wrote This One For You)
Sep 4, 2019 • 3 min
This is a segment of episode #208 of Last Born In The Wilderness “All Nations Rise: Undoing Intergenerational Trauma & Healing Through Solidarity w/ Lyla June.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWjune Follow Lyla June on Facebook, Instagram, and…
#208 | All Nations Rise: Undoing Intergenerational Trauma & Healing Through Solidarity w/ Lyla June
Sep 2, 2019 • 69 min
[Intro: 7:50] In this episode, I speak with musician, poet, anthropologist, educator, community organizer and public speaker Lyla June. This discussion with Lyla covers a variety of compelling subjects, including Lyla’s journey of connecting with not only…
Julian Langer: A Life-Embracing Pessimism
Aug 28, 2019 • 7 min
This is a segment of episode #207 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Guerrilla Ontology: The Cancer Of Civilization & An Ineffable Visceral Space w/ Julian Langer.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWlanger Follow Julian Langer’s work:…
#207 | Guerrilla Ontology: The Cancer Of Civilization & An Ineffable Visceral Space w/ Julian Langer
Aug 26, 2019 • 103 min
[Intro: 7:34] In this episode, I speak with eco-radical and guerrilla ontologist philosopher and writer Julian Langer. In this wide-ranging discussion, we discuss the middle-spaces of social engagement with technology and industrial infrastructure within…
Stephen Jenkinson: The Subversion Of The Disfigurement Of Ritual
Aug 21, 2019 • 9 min
This is a segment of episode #206 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Our Devotional Act: Nights Of Grief & Mystery w/ Stephen Jenkinson.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWjenkinson2 Show times, locations, and information on the ‘Nights of Grief &…
#206 | Our Devotional Act: Nights Of Grief & Mystery w/ Stephen Jenkinson
Aug 19, 2019 • 94 min
[INTRO: 12:37 | OUTRO: 1:22:37] In this episode, I speak with culture activist, teacher, author and ceremonialist Stephen Jenkinson. We discuss his most recent performative project ‘Nights of Grief & Mystery,’ made in collaboration with “song and dance…
Dahr Jamail: Climate Refugees & The Far Right Response
Aug 14, 2019 • 7 min
This is a segment of episode #205 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Climate Apartheid: We Will All Be Climate Refugees, Eventually w/ Dahr Jamail.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWjamail2 Read Dahr Jamail’s most recent reporting at Truthout:…
#205 | Climate Apartheid: We Will All Be Climate Refugees, Eventually w/ Dahr Jamail
Aug 12, 2019 • 72 min
[INTRO: 7:10] In my fourth interview with Truthout staff reporter, climate journalist, and author Dahr Jamail, we discuss some of the most dramatic and recent examples of abrupt climate disruption in recent months, how these accelerating changes are…
Ian MacKenzie: Tamera & Exploring The Edges Of Loving Relationships
Aug 7, 2019 • 5 min
This is a segment of episode #204 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Village That Heals: Love School, Lost Nation Road, & Exploring The Edges w/ Ian MacKenzie.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWmackenzie Contribute to the production of ‘Love…
#204 | The Village That Heals: Love School, Lost Nation Road, & Exploring The Edges w/ Ian MacKenzie
Aug 5, 2019 • 101 min
[INTRO: 12:34 | OUTRO: 1:29:24] In this episode, I speak with visionary documentary filmmaker Ian MacKenzie. We discuss his two most recent projects: ‘Love School’ — an ongoing film project, made in collaboration with John Wolfstone and Julia Maryanska,…
Natalie Minoshka & Ínaru De La Fuente Díaz: Ricky Rununcia Is Just The Beginning
Aug 4, 2019 • 3 min
This is a segment of episode #203 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Puerto Rico Rising: Ricky Renuncia w/ Natalie Minoshka & Ínaru de la Fuente Díaz.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWpuertoricorising In this segment with Natalie Minoshka and…
A Reading: ‘The Future Is Fascist’ by Rhyd Wildermuth
Aug 1, 2019 • 30 min
This is my reading of Rhyd Wildermuth’s essay for God & Radicals ‘The Future is Fascist.’ Read the essay: http://bit.ly/2K6s17s Keep Gods & Radicals beautiful resistance going and donate: https://abeautifulresistance.org/donate Subscribe to the Gods &…
#203 | Puerto Rico Rising: Ricky Renuncia w/ Natalie Minoshka & Ínaru de la Fuente Díaz
Aug 1, 2019 • 68 min
[INTRO: 9:56] In this interview, I speak with Natalie Minoshka and Ínaru de la Fuente Díaz. Natalie and Ínaru are on-the-ground activists and citizens of Puerto Rico, and have been active participants in the massive protests that have swept the island for…
Will Falk: We Know What Must Be Done (Sabotage)
Jul 31, 2019 • 7 min
This is a segment of episode #202 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Match Has Been Struck: Environmental Law & Questioning Unquestioned Beliefs w/ Will Falk.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWfalk2 Read more about the “Lake Erie Bill of…
#202 | The Match Has Been Struck: Environmental Law & Questioning Unquestioned Beliefs w/ Will Falk
Jul 29, 2019 • 92 min
[INTRO: 8:30] In this episode I speak with lawyer and radical environmental activist Will Falk. In this discussion, Will examines the United States legal system, in particular environmental law, and the difficult realities communities around the US…
Tania Li: Capitalist Ideology & The Torture Of Meritocracy
Jul 24, 2019 • 6 min
This is a segment of episode #201 “At Land’s End: The Emergence Of Capitalist Relations On An Indigenous Frontier w/ Tania Li.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWtaniali Learn more about Tania Li’s book ‘Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an…
#201 | At Land’s End: The Emergence Of Capitalist Relations On An Indigenous Frontier w/ Tania Li
Jul 22, 2019 • 98 min
[INTRO: 13:02] In this episode, I speak with Tania Li, Ph.D — Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto and the author of ‘Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier.’ In our era of globalized neoliberal capitalism, we tend to…
A Weaving Of Threads: Episode Two Hundred
Jun 26, 2019 • 5 min
This is a segment of episode #200 of Last Born In The Wilderness “We Live In The Orbit Of Beings Greater Than Us: A Weaving Of Threads.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBW200 / http://bit.ly/LBW200v Episode #200 is something of a highlight…
#200 | We Live In The Orbit Of Beings Greater Than Us: A Weaving Of Threads
Jun 24, 2019 • 233 min
This is episode #200 of Last Born In The Wilderness. This is something of a highlight reel, featuring numerous segments from previous interviews I’ve conducted and released, with commentary on the underlying themes and threads that tie all this work…
John H. Richardson: The Acolytes & Apostates Of Ted
Jun 19, 2019 • 9 min
This is a segment of episode #199 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Kaczynski Moments: A Generation Of Unabomber Acolytes (& Apostates) w/ John H. Richardson.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWrichardson Read John H. Richardon’s article…
#199 | Kaczynski Moments: A Generation Of Unabomber Acolytes (& Apostates) w/ John H. Richardson
Jun 17, 2019 • 125 min
INTRO: 12:22 | OUTRO: 1:56:30 In this episode, I speak with journalist John H. Richardson. Former Writer at Large for Esquire, John is the author of the captivating article ‘Children of Ted: The Unlikely New Generation of Unabomber Acolytes,’ published…
Jasper Bernes: The True Costs Of The Green New Deal
Jun 12, 2019 • 7 min
This is a segment of episode #198 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Sacrifice Zones: Between The Devil & The Green New Deal w/ Jasper Bernes.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWbernes Read Jasper Bernes’ article ‘Between the Devil and the Green…
#198 | Sacrifice Zones: Between The Devil & The Green New Deal w/ Jasper Bernes
Jun 10, 2019 • 74 min
INTRO: 10:38 In this episode, I speak with Jasper Bernes, Managing Editor of Commune Magazine. We discuss his recent article ‘Between the Devil and the Green New Deal,’ featured in the second issue of Commune Magazine. In this interview, I ask Jasper to…
Rhyd Wildermuth: The Birth Of Capitalism, Dead Labour, & Karl Marx The Animist
Jun 5, 2019 • 9 min
This is a segment of episode #197 of Last Born In The Wilderness “All That Is Sacred Is Profaned: Marxism, Paganism, & History As Process w/ Rhyd Wildermuth.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWwildermuth

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#197 | All That Is Sacred Is Profaned: Marxism, Paganism, & History As Process w/ Rhyd Wildermuth
Jun 3, 2019 • 112 min
INTRO: 10:20 | OUTRO: 1:41:50 In this episode, I speak with Rhyd Wildermuth — writer, political theorist, co-founder of Gods & Radicals, and the author of the soon-to-be-released ‘All That Is Sacred Is Profaned: A Pagan Guide To Marxism.’ In this…
Michael Sliwa & [RS]: Are We Doomy Enough For You?
May 29, 2019 • 11 min
This is a segment of episode #196 of Last Born In The Wilderness “We’re Doomed!: Of Our Elaborate Plans, The End w/ Michael Sliwa & [RS].” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWrobmike In this segment of my discussion with [RS], host of [MF] on the…
#196 | We’re Doomed!: Of Our Elaborate Plans, The End w/ Michael Sliwa & [RS]
May 27, 2019 • 93 min
INTRO: 8:48 | OUTRO: 1:26:31 In this episode, I speak with Michael Sliwa and [RS]. [RS] is the host of [MF] on the Progressive Radio Network, and Michael is the former co-host of Nature Bats Last and the author of ‘Chasing A Different Carrot: A Manifesto…
Robert Forte: The Records Of Gordon Wasson & The Secret Origins Of The Psychedelic Movement
May 22, 2019 • 9 min
This is a segment of episode #195 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Mind Control: Psychedelics, Conspiracy, & Truth In The Post-Truth Era w/ Robert Forte.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWforte2 Read the 1956 Life Magazine photo essay by R.…
KOINONIA: A Collaboration w/ Inspirata Dance Project
May 20, 2019 • 15 min
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/O4F2HJjrNdA Last year, I collaborated with Cynthia Jones, Artistic Director of Inspirata Dance Project, for the upcoming dance production Inspirata Dance Project Presents: “Koinonia”. The purpose of this collaboration was…
#195 | Mind Control: Psychedelics, Conspiracy, & Truth In The Post-Truth Era w/ Robert Forte
May 20, 2019 • 110 min
[INTRO: 11:06] In this episode, I speak with psychedelic scholar, editor, publisher, and researcher Robert Forte. For over three decades, Robert has collaborated with some of the most influential and well-known figures within the psychedelic movement,…
Francisco Sánchez-Bayo: Drivers Of The Worldwide Decline Of Insects
May 19, 2019 • 5 min
This is a segment of episode #194 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Insect Apocalypse: Drivers Of The Worldwide Decline Of Entomofauna w/ Francisco Sánchez-Bayo.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWsanchezbayo Read the survey ‘Worldwide decline of…
#194 | Insect Apocalypse: Drivers Of The Worldwide Decline Of Entomofauna w/ Francisco Sánchez-Bayo
May 16, 2019 • 45 min
[INTRO: 7:54] In this episode, I speak with Environmental Scientist and Ecologist Francisco Sánchez-Bayo. Fransisco is the lead-author of the scientific survey ‘Worldwide decline of the entomofauna: A review of its drivers,’ co-authored with Kris…
Joe Brewer: Culture Design, Currency, & Moving Toward Resilience
May 15, 2019 • 5 min
This is a segment of episode #193 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Invisible, Sacred Work: The Management Of Planetary Collapse w/ Joe Brewer.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWbrewer2 Support Joe Brewer’s work:…
#193 | Invisible, Sacred Work: The Management Of Planetary Collapse w/ Joe Brewer
May 13, 2019 • 103 min
INTRO: 10:35 | OUTRO: 1:34:00 In this episode, I speak with Joe Brewer — change strategist, complexity researcher, cognitive scientist, and evangelist for the field of culture design. This discussion picks up from our first conversation last year…
Dmitry Orlov: The Precipitous Decline Of America’s Global Empire
May 12, 2019 • 10 min
This is a segment of episode #192 of Last Born In The Wilderness “America Faded Vol. II: The Precipitous Decline Of The U.S. Empire w/ Dmitry Orlov.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/2Yaejoh Read Dmitry’s work at: https://cluborlov.blogspot.com…
Paul Beckwith: Stand Up, Before The Pain Is Too Great
May 8, 2019 • 7 min
This is a segment of episode #191 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Climate Casino: Humanity, Stand Up Before The Pain Is Too Great w/ Paul Beckwith.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWbeckwith Subscribe to Paul Beckwith’s YouTube channel:…
#191 | Climate Casino: Humanity, Stand Up Before The Pain Is Too Great w/ Paul Beckwith
May 6, 2019 • 90 min
INTRO: 11:10 | DROP ME A LINE: 01:18:01 In this episode, I speak with physicist, engineer, and popular science communicator Paul Beckwith. Paul is well known for his approachable and comprehensive analysis of the global climate crisis through his popular…
Birgitta Jónsdóttir: Whistleblowing In The Age Of Surveillance
May 5, 2019 • 11 min
This is a segment of episode #190 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Only Geek In Parliament: Dissent In The Age Of Mass Surveillance w/ Birgitta Jónsdóttir.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWbirgittaj Brigitta contributed to the release of…
#192 | America Faded Vol. II: The Precipitous Decline Of The U.S. Empire w/ Dmitry Orlov
May 3, 2019 • 74 min
[INTRO: 10:01] In this episode, I speak with engineer and writer Dmitry Orlov. I ask Dmitry to provide an overview of the ongoing collapse of the United States empire on the geopolitical, economic, and political fronts, since our first interview recorded…
#190 | The Only Geek In Parliament: Dissent In The Age Of Mass Surveillance w/ Birgitta Jónsdóttir
May 2, 2019 • 114 min
[INTRO: 10:49] In this episode, I speak with Birgitta Jónsdóttir — former Icelandic politician, anarchist, poet, and activist. Birgitta is the co-founder of the Pirate Party of Iceland (in which she served as a representative of from 2013 to 2017), and is…
DEEP CUTS 004 | A Zen Parable (I cannot follow you. I cannot understand you.)
May 1, 2019 • 1 min
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/bgU-zBmcSkE Dusting off a few gems from the early days of the podcast. This is a reading of a Zen parable by Chase Chandler: ‘The student Doko came to a Zen master, and said: “I am seeking the truth. In what state of mind…
The Internationalist Commune Of Rojava: Building An Ecological Society
May 1, 2019 • 8 min
This is a segment of episode #189 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Make Rojava Green Again: The Ecological Society w/ The Internationalist Commune Of Rojava.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWxabat Learn more about ‘Make Rojava Green Again’ and…
#189 | Make Rojava Green Again: The Ecological Society w/ The Internationalist Commune Of Rojava
Apr 29, 2019 • 74 min
[INTRO: 13:37] In this episode, I speak with Xabat — a representative of the Internationalist Commune of Rojava. We discuss the ecological dimension of the Rojavan Revolution in Northeast Syria, represented and explored in the book ‘Make Rojava Green…
Cory Morningstar: The Green New Deal, Rebooting Capitalism, & The Financialization Of Nature
Apr 24, 2019 • 7 min
This is a segment of episode #188 of Last Born In The Wilderness “For Your Consent: Climate Activism & The Financialization Of Nature w/ Cory Morningstar.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWmorningstar Read Cory Morningstar’s six-act exposé…
#188 | For Your Consent: Climate Activism & The Financialization Of Nature w/ Cory Morningstar
Apr 22, 2019 • 110 min
[Intro: 18:30] In this episode, I speak with independent investigative journalist Cory Morningstar. We discuss her extensive six-act exposé ‘The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg — For Consent,’ published at Wrong Kind of Green, which examines the…
Nicholas Humphrey: Midwest Deluge & The Accumulation Of Effects
Apr 21, 2019 • 6 min
This is a segment of episode #187 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Heartland Deluge: The Floods Of An Unfamiliar Earth w/ Nicholas Humphrey.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWhumphrey Follow Nicholas Humphrey’s work:…
#187 | Heartland Deluge: The Floods Of An Unfamiliar Earth w/ Nicholas Humphrey
Apr 18, 2019 • 103 min
[Intro: 12:35] In this episode, I speak with meteorologist and geoscientist Nicholas Humphrey. I ask him to detail the record-breaking flood in the Midwest United States this season, in particular the impacts this is having on the agricultural center of…
Holly Truhlar: Collapse Awareness & The Great Challenge To Mainstream Psychology
Apr 17, 2019 • 5 min
This is a segment of episode #186 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Mainstream Psychology Can Go Fuck Itself: Managing Collapse Awareness w/ Holly Truhlar.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWtruhlar Read her essay ‘Mainstream Psychology Can Go…
#186 | Mainstream Psychology Can Go Fuck Itself: Managing Collapse Awareness w/ Holly Truhlar
Apr 15, 2019 • 76 min
[Intro: 12:45] In this episode, I speak with lawyer, grief therapist, and community builder Holly Truhlar. We discuss her provocatively titled essay ‘Mainstream Psychology Can Go Fuck Itself,’ which addressed the ways mainstream psychology, as it is…
Ramon Elani: Make The Home The Center Of Your Life
Apr 14, 2019 • 6 min
This is a segment of episode #185 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Gods Have Fled: The Home As A Site Of Defiance Against Modernity w/ Ramon Elani.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWelani Read ‘Land, Home, and the Gods’ by Ramon Elani at…
#185 | The Gods Have Fled: The Home As A Site Of Defiance Against Modernity w/ Ramon Elani
Apr 11, 2019 • 94 min
[Intro: 13:30] In this episode, I speak with heathen writer and poet Ramon Elani. In exploring his unique prospective on how to address the converging social, spiritual, and ecological crises on this planet, we examine three essays published for Gods &…
Yoav Litvin: Zionism & The Global Vision Of Apartheid
Apr 10, 2019 • 8 min
This is a segment of episode #184 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Cycles Of Trauma: A Critical Look At The Zionist Project w/ Yoav Litvin.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWlitvin Learn more about Yoav Litvin and his work:…
#184 | Cycles Of Trauma: A Critical Look At The Zionist Project w/ Yoav Litvin
Apr 8, 2019 • 74 min
[Intro: 11:10] In this collaborative interview with [RS], we speak with Yoav Litvin, doctor of psychology, photographer, and writer. Yoav’s work focuses on the roots of the ideology of Zionism, in particular how trauma has informed its formation and…
William Rivers Pitt: The Mueller Report Is Just The Beginning
Apr 6, 2019 • 8 min
This is a segment of episode #183 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Process & Spectacle: The Mueller Report Is In, Now What? w/ William Rivers Pitt.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWpitt Follow William Rivers Pitt’s work at Truthout:…
Kevin Tucker: Spiritual Extractivism & The Ayahuasca Industry
Apr 4, 2019 • 13 min
This is a segment of episode #182 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Death Of A Healer: The Ayahuasca Industry & The Shadow Of Colonial Violence w/ Kevin Tucker.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWtucker Purchase a copy of ’The Cull of…
#183 | Process & Spectacle: The Mueller Report Is In, Now What? w/ William Rivers Pitt
Apr 4, 2019 • 63 min
[Intro: 10:55] In this episode, I speak with Truthout senior editor and lead columnist William Rivers Pitt. We discuss the federal investigation by former FBI Director Robert Mueller into Donald Trump’s potential collusion with Russian foreign agents…
Shane Burley: White Identity & The Cretinous ‘Great Replacement’ Theory
Apr 2, 2019 • 7 min
This is a segment of episode #181 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Violent Myth Of White Erasure: Terror In Christchurch w/ Shane Burley.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWburley2 Read Shane Burley and Alexander Reid Ross’ Op-Ed in The…
DEEP CUTS 003 | Psilocybin Reveals What I Lack (Reflections On A Sick Culture)
Apr 1, 2019 • 9 min
Dusting off a few gems from the early days of the podcast. This segment is from episode #16 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Summer 2014 Psilocybin Adventure Into The Subconscious.” WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON:…
#182 | Death Of A Healer: The Ayahuasca Industry & The Shadow Of Colonial Violence w/ Kevin Tucker
Apr 1, 2019 • 117 min
[Intro: 22:35] In this episode, I speak with Kevin Tucker, author of ‘The Cull of Personality: Ayahuasca, Colonialism and the Death of a Healer’ — the subject of this interview. The book takes a deep dive into the reality of the ayahuasca eco-tourism…
#181 | The Violent Myth Of White Erasure: Terror In Christchurch w/ Shane Burley
Mar 28, 2019 • 80 min
[Intro: 17:30] In this episode, I speak with author, journalist, and political researcher Shane Burley. We discuss the recent mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which an Australian white supremacist targeted Muslim worshippers at two separate…
Milton Bennett: Culting, Authoritarianism, & The Voice Of The Gods
Mar 28, 2019 • 6 min
This is a segment of episode #180 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Suspension Of Consciousness: Culting, Donald Trump, & The Voice Of The Gods w/ Milton Bennett.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWbennett Learn more about the work of Milton and…
#180 | Suspension Of Consciousness: Culting, Donald Trump, & The Voice Of The Gods w/ Milton Bennett
Mar 25, 2019 • 79 min
[Intro: 12:40] In this episode, I speak with sociologist Milton Bennett, director of the Intercultural Development Research Institute, and the creator of the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (also known as the “Bennett Scale”). I was…
Bayo Akomolafe: Other Streams Of Knowing, Other Streams Of Being
Mar 21, 2019 • 11 min
PODCAST T-SHIRTS FOR SALE: http://bit.ly/LBWmerch This is a segment of episode #179 of Last Born In The Wilderness “We Will Not Arrive Intact: The Times Are Urgent, Let’s Slow Down w/ Bayo Akomolafe.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWakomolafe…
#179 | We Will Not Arrive Intact: The Times Are Urgent, Let’s Slow Down w/ Bayo Akomolafe
Mar 18, 2019 • 91 min
In this episode, I speak with Bayo Akomolafe — lecturer, activist, and the author of ‘These Wilds Beyond our Fences: Letters to my Daughter on Humanity’s Search for Home.’ We pick up where we left off from when we last spoke over one year ago, and get…
Alex de Vries: The Global Energy Use Of Bitcoin
Mar 14, 2019 • 7 min
This is a segment of episode #178 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Unsustainable Currency: The Environmental Footprint Of Bitcoin w/ Alex de Vries.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWdevries In this interview with economist and…
#178 | The Unsustainable Currency: The Environmental Footprint Of Bitcoin w/ Alex de Vries
Mar 11, 2019 • 60 min
T-SHIRTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/merch In this episode, I speak with economist and cryptocurrency/blockchain specialist Alex de Vries. We discuss his research into the energy consumptive cryptocurrency…
Alexander Koch: The Great Dying, Colonization, & The Cooling Of The Planet
Mar 7, 2019 • 7 min
This is a segment of episode #177 of the Last Born In The Wilderness “The Great Dying: How The Colonization Of The Americas Cooled The Planet w/ Alexander Koch.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWkoch In this segment of my interview with…
#177 | The Great Dying: How The Colonization Of The Americas Cooled The Planet w/ Alexander Koch
Mar 4, 2019 • 62 min
T-SHIRTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/merch In this episode, I speak with Alexander Koch, lead author of the recently-released ‘Earth system impacts of the European arrival and Great Dying in the Americas after…
DEEP CUTS 002 | Death Grippin’ At Death Grips
Mar 1, 2019 • 5 min
Dusting off a few gems from the early days of the podcast. This segment is from episode #32 of Last Born In The Wilderness “We Are All Whores (For Capital): Work; Being Alone In A Crowd; Striving For Connection.” WEBSITE:…
Clare Farrell: Generating Meaningful & Impactful Action In The Age Of Extinction
Feb 28, 2019 • 6 min
This is a segment of episode #176 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Rebel For Life: Rebellion In The Age Of Extinction & Climate Breakdown w/ Clare Farrell.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWfarrell

In this segment of my discussion with Clare…
I’m 30!
Feb 26, 2019 • 2 min
Hey, today I turn 30. So, obviously, I have to shamelessly promote my Patreon page, right? Give the gift that keeps on giving, and support my work (www.lastborninthewilderness.com) for $1 a month (or more) at…
#176 | Rebel For Life: Rebellion In The Age Of Extinction & Climate Breakdown w/ Clare Farrell
Feb 25, 2019 • 88 min
In this episode, I speak with Clare Farrell, co-founder and spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion (XR) — “an international social movement that aims to drive radical change, through nonviolent resistance in order to minimise species extinction and avert…
Shane Burley: Countering The Intellectual Pseudoscientific Claims Surrounding Ethnicity, Race, & IQ
Feb 21, 2019 • 11 min
In this segment of our second joint interview, [RS] and I speak with Shane Burley​ — journalist and author of ‘Fascism Today: What It Is and How To End It.’ Our discussion with Shane covers numerous topics, including the “Intellectual Dark Web” (or as…
Eric Draitser: Why All Options Are On The Table In Venezuela
Feb 19, 2019 • 9 min
In this segment of my discussion with political analyst Eric Draitser, I ask Eric expand upon his analysis of recent events in Venezuela, expressed in his piece in CounterPunch ‘Trump’s Coup in Venezuela: The Full Story,’ in which Eric lays into the…
#175 | Behind Every Lone Wolf: An Examination Of A Far-Right Insurgency w/ Shane Burley
Feb 18, 2019 • 87 min
WATCH THE VIDEO-VERSION OF THIS EPISODE: https://youtu.be/r6RRNyRTPLc In my second joint interview with [RS], host of [MF] on The Progressive Radio Network (PRN), we speak with Shane Burley​ — journalist and author of ‘Fascism Today: What It Is and How To…
#174 | Revolution Interrupted: Venezuela; Belligerent America; An Unfolding Coup w/ Eric Draitser
Feb 15, 2019 • 98 min
In this episode, I speak with independent political analyst Eric Draitser. I ask Eric expand upon his analysis of recent events in Venezuela, expressed in his piece in CounterPunch ‘Trump’s Coup in Venezuela: The Full Story,’ in which Eric lays into the…
Michael Laufer: Open-Source DIY Pharmaceutical Grade Medicines For All
Feb 15, 2019 • 6 min
In this segment of my discussion with Michael Laufer, Chief Spokesperson and founding member of Four Thieves Vinegar Collective, we get at the various ways the for-profit healthcare system in the United States makes commonly needed medicines practically…
#173 | Medicine For All: Open-Source DIY Pharmaceutical Production For The Masses w/ Michael Laufer
Feb 12, 2019 • 73 min
In this episode, I speak with Michael Laufer — Chief Spokesperson for the Four Thieves Vinegar Collective, a network of individuals that seek to make commonly inaccessible medicines affordable and accessible to public by providing the means to produce…
Gord Hill: Uniting Indigenous Resistance & Anticapitalist Praxis
Feb 11, 2019 • 7 min
In this segment of my discussion with Indigenous artist, activist, and author Gord Hill, I ask Gord to provide much needed context on how radical Leftist theory and practice (for the most part, European in origin) increasingly works in tandem with…
#172 | No Justice On Stolen Land: Uniting Indigenous Resistance & Anticapitalist Revolt w/ Gord Hill
Feb 8, 2019 • 72 min
In this episode, I speak with Gord Hill (also known as Zig Zag) — Indigenous artist, activist, and the author of numerous books/graphic novels, including ‘500 Years of Indigenous Resistance,’ ‘The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book,’ ‘The Anti-Capitalist…
Dahr Jamail: Learning To Say Good-Bye In An Age Of Climate Disruption
Feb 6, 2019 • 10 min
In this segment of our discussion with investigative journalist and author Dahr Jamail, [RS] and I ask Dahr to elaborate on his work in exploring the dire consequences of human-caused climate disruption, including his on-the-ground research into the rapid…
#171 | The End Of Ice: Bearing Witness In The Path Of Climate Disruption w/ Dahr Jamail
Feb 4, 2019 • 91 min
WATCH THE VIDEO VERSON OF THIS EPISODE: https://youtu.be/qiFuMwQ4oAw In this joint interview with [RS], we speak with Dahr Jamail — investigative journalist and the author of ‘The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate…
DEEP CUTS 001 | The Incubus Sitting On My Chest
Feb 1, 2019 • 7 min
Dusting off a few gems from the early days of the podcast. This segment is from episode #9 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Incubus Sitting On My Chest.” WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: http://bit.ly/LBWPATREON DONATE: Paypal:…
Dean Spillane-Walker: The Core Story Of A Dead-End Culture
Jan 31, 2019 • 8 min
In this segment of my discussion with Dean Spillane-Walker, author of ‘The Impossible Conversation: Choosing Reconnection and Resilience at the End of Business as Usual’ and the host of The Poetry of Predicament podcast, we pick up where we left off from…
#170 | Predicament-Laden Times: Continuing The Impossible Conversation w/ Dean Spillane-Walker
Jan 29, 2019 • 75 min
In this episode, I speak with Dean Spillane-Walker — author of ‘The Impossible Conversation: Choosing Reconnection and Resilience at the End of Business as Usual’ and the host of The Poetry of Predicament podcast. We pick up where we left off from our…
Dr. Karla Tait: Intergenerational Trauma & The Unist’ot’en Healing Center
Jan 28, 2019 • 8 min
In this segment of my discussion with Dr. Karla Tait, clinical psychologist and Director of Programming for the Unist’ot’en Healing Center at the Unist’ot’en Camp, I ask her to discuss her work with the Unist’ot’en Healing Center. The Healing Center is an…
#169 | Heal The Land, Heal The People: The Unist’ot’en Healing Center w/ Dr. Karla Tait
Jan 25, 2019 • 59 min
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Karla Tait — clinical psychologist, Director of Programming for the Unist’ot’en Healing Center, and member of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation (in so-called British Columbia, Canada). In this interview, I ask Dr. Tait to…
Trebbe Johnson: The Waste Is An Orphan From The Circle Of Life
Jan 24, 2019 • 6 min
In this segment of my discussion with author Trebbe Johnson, I ask her to go over some of the themes she presents in her book, in particular what it means for a place to be broken, and what it means for us as individuals when those places we have found…
#168 | The Broken Places: Radical Joy In Hard Times w/ Trebbe Johnson
Jan 22, 2019 • 58 min
In this episode I speak with Trebbe Johnson, author of ‘Radical Joy for Hard Times: Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth’s Broken Places.’ We discuss how in a “world devastated by human interaction and natural disaster — from clearcutting and…
Will Falk: Making Space For The Sacred To Thrive
Jan 21, 2019 • 7 min
In this segment of my discussion writer, lawyer, and environmental activist Will Falk, we place Will’s activism and insights within the broader context of what is currently unfolding at the Unist’ot’en Camp, part of the Wet’suwet’en territory in so-called…
A Good-For-Nothing Trainwreck “Debate”: An Examination Of The Reid Technique
Jan 20, 2019 • 15 min
LINK TO THE FULL “DEBATE”: http://bit.ly/LBWtrainwreck In this introduction, I try to adequately examine my “debate” with Michael Wood Jr. — former Baltimore police officer, whistleblower, and Police Management Scholar. I’ve spoken with Michael previously…
#167 | No Access Without Consent: The Unist’ot’en Camp; In Defense Of The Sacred w/ Will Falk
Jan 18, 2019 • 86 min
In this episode, I speak with writer, lawyer, and environmental activist Will Falk. In 2014 and 2015, Will spent a great deal of time at the Unist’ot’en Camp, part of the Wet’suwet’en Nation (in so-called British Columbia). We place Will’s activism and…
Peter Gelderloos: The Post-State Society
Jan 17, 2019 • 7 min
In this segment of my discussion with anarchist, activist, and writer Peter Gelderloos we discuss his book ’Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation,’ which examines state formation in societies through out human history. What stands…
#166 | How Nonviolence Protects The State: An Analysis Of Early State Formation w/ Peter Gelderloos
Jan 14, 2019 • 91 min
In this episode, I speak with anarchist, activist, and writer Peter Gelderloos. Peter is the author of numerous books, two of which we examine in this interview — ‘How Nonviolence Protects The State’ and ’Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State…
Siniša Malešević: Organized Brutality & The Formation Of The National Identity
Jan 10, 2019 • 4 min
In this segment of my discussion with Siniša Malešević, we examine his research into the sociological roots of the nation state in the modern era, as well as the social mechanisms and techniques the nation state uses in order to wed the individual (the…
#165 | The Rise Of Organized Violence: The Brutalities Of National Identity w/ Siniša Malešević
Jan 7, 2019 • 70 min
In this episode, I speak with Siniša Malešević — Full Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University College in Dublin, Ireland. Siniša is the author of numerous books, including ‘The Rise of Organised Brutality: A Historical Sociology of Violence’…
Richard Heinberg: Peak Oil & The Coming Crash
Jan 3, 2019 • 7 min
Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels. In our examination of the themes presented Richard’s recent essay “Our Bonus Decade,”…
#164 | Our Bonus Decade: Peak Oil & The Unmaking Of The Infinite Growth Paradigm w/ Richard Heinberg
Dec 31, 2018 • 68 min
In this episode, I speak with Richard Heinberg — Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels.▴ We examine Richard’s recent essay “Our Bonus Decade,” in…
Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth: Les Gilets Jaunes, An Infection On A Dying Body
Dec 24, 2018 • 9 min
In this segment of my discussion with political theorists Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth — Alley and Rhyd contextualize the cultural, historical, and political reasons as to what the Yellow Vest movement is ultimately responding to, including what…
#162 | This Is Not Your Revolution: Beyond Les Gilets Jaunes w/ Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth
Dec 21, 2018 • 101 min
In this episode, I speak with Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth — co-founders of Gods & Radicals Press and the hosts of the Empires Crumble podcast. We discuss the recent widespread unrest in France (dubbed “Les Gilets Jaunes” or the “Yellow Vest”…
Dezeray Lyn: Disaster Relief & Community Autonomous Response
Dec 19, 2018 • 3 min
In this segment with Dezeray Lyn — activist, street medic, and co-organizer of Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR) — I ask her to discuss the fundamental differences between grassroots disaster relief efforts (as demonstrated by MADR), and those done by…
#161 | Solidarity Not Charity: Mutual Aid Disaster Relief; A Factor Of Evolution w/ Dezeray Lyn
Dec 17, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode I speak with Dezeray Lyn — activist, street medic, and co-organizer of Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR) — a “national network made up of many eco-activists, social justice activists, global justice activists, permaculturalists, community…
Stephen Siff: The Beginnings Of The War On Drugs
Dec 14, 2018 • 5 min
In this segment with Stephen Siff, Associate Professor of Journalism at Miami University and the author of ‘Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience,’ we get into the U.S. news media’s role in the promotion, and in particular the…
#160 | Don’t Believe The Hype: The Media, Branding Psychedelics, & The War On Drugs w/ Stephen Siff
Dec 10, 2018 • 74 min
In this episode, I speak with Stephen Siff, Associate Professor of Journalism at Miami University and the author of ‘Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience.’ In this discussion, we get into the U.S. news media’s role in the…
Drop Me A Line; Leave A Message: (208) 918-2837
Dec 7, 2018 • 0 min
Trying a new thing. You can now drop me a line and leave a message at this number: (208) 918-2837 More details when you call.
Michael Sliwa: The Violence & Hidden Relationships That Underlie Modern Life
Dec 6, 2018 • 7 min
In this segment of my conversation with author, former educator, and “one of the foremost speakers on simple living.” Michael Sliwa, we discuss the traps of modernity and the path Michael has taken to move further away from the center of Empire in an…
Lee Camp: Why Your Vote Is Practically Worthless
Dec 4, 2018 • 7 min
In this segment of my discussion with Lee Camp, we discuss a subject he frequently touches on in his show ‘Redacted Tonight,’ and in his recently released comedy special ‘Super Patriotic Very Uncle Sam Comedy Special Not Allowed On American TV’ — his…
#159 | The Privilege To Leave: Stepping Away From The Center Of Empire w/ Michael Sliwa
Dec 3, 2018 • 69 min
In this episode, I speak with Michael Sliwa — author, former educator, and “one of the foremost speakers on simple living.”⚐ My discussion with Michael addresses the traps of modernity — including work, consumerism, settler-colonialism, our culture’s…
#158 | Super Uncle Sam Very American: Crafting Comedy In Our Inverted Moral Universe w/ Lee Camp
Nov 30, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode, I speak with Lee Camp — stand up comedian, political commentator, and the head writer and host of the national TV show Redacted Tonight on RT America. We discuss his recently released comedy special ‘Super Patriotic Very Uncle Sam Comedy…
Aimee Lewis-Reau & LaUra Schmidt / Good Grief Network: Building Resilience In A Chaotic Climate
Nov 28, 2018 • 4 min
In this conversation with the founders of the Good Grief Network Aimee Lewis-Reau and LaUra Schmidt, we discuss what it means to build psychosocial resilience in our time of accelerating climate change and ecological stress and despair. The dominant…
#157 | Good Grief: Building Individual Resilience w/ Aimee Lewis-Reau & LaUra Schmidt
Nov 26, 2018 • 49 min
In this episode, I speak with Aimee Lewis-Reau and LaUra Schmidt, co-founders of the Good Grief Network, an organization that “cultivates individual resilience to metabolize collective grief.” In this conversation with Aimee and LaUra, we discuss what it…
Mirna Wabi-Sabi: #NotHim, Decoloniality, & The Indigenous/Quilombist Struggle For Autonomy
Nov 21, 2018 • 7 min
In this segment, I speak with Mirna Wabi-Sabi — writer and Co-Editor of Gods & Radicals Press. Mirna and I address her recent piece in Gods & Radicals ‘‘A Luta Continua’: The Struggle Continues,’ (http://bit.ly/2qW2a7X) in which she addresses the recent…
#156 | Not Him: The Farce Of Liberal Democracy & Indigenous Rights In Brazil w/ Mirna Wabi-Sabi
Nov 19, 2018 • 100 min
In this episode, I speak with Mirna Wabi-Sabi — writer and Co-Editor of Gods & Radicals Press. We discuss the recent presidential election in her home country of Brazil and her recent piece on the subject; voting and the farce of liberal democracy; the…
John G. Turner: Swallowed Up Into The Presence Of God
Nov 15, 2018 • 5 min
In this segment with author and historian of American Religion John G. Turner, we discuss the origins and development of the uniquely American religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (or as it is more colloquially referred: the “Mormon…
#155 | An American Religion: Pioneer Prophets & The Colonization Of The West w/ John G. Turner
Nov 12, 2018 • 78 min
In this episode, I speak with author and historian of American Religion John G. Turner. We discuss the origins and development of the uniquely American religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (or as it is more colloquially referred: the…
Dahr Jamail: Unpacking The IPCC Report & Abrupt Climate Disruption
Nov 9, 2018 • 14 min
In this segment of my discussion with award-winning environmental journalist Dahr Jamail, we address the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). I ask Dahr unpack the data and projections regarding anthropogenic climate…
#154 | Another End Of The World Is Possible: Part One w/ Dahr Jamail
Nov 6, 2018 • 65 min
To get the full experience of this discussion with Dahr Jamail, watch the full video production of this event here: https://youtu.be/NrkVn7TQrlA In this discussion with award-winning environmental journalist Dahr Jamail, we begin by addressing the recent…
Spencer Sunshine: Proud Boys & The Rise Of Far Right Violence
Nov 1, 2018 • 7 min
In this segment, I speak with Spencer Sunshine — researcher, journalist, activist, and political consultant regarding Far Right movements. Spencer discusses of the recent controversy surrounding Gavin McInnis, founder of the Proud Boys, and his invitation…
#153 | Fighting Solves Everything: The Rise Of International Far Right Violence w/ Spencer Sunshine
Oct 29, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode, I speak with researcher, journalist, activist, and political consultant regarding Far Right movements Spencer Sunshine. The last time I spoke with Spencer Sunshine was a year ago, soon after the “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville,…
Dr. Helen Cadicott: Unending Consequences & Nuclear Madness
Oct 25, 2018 • 6 min
Nuclear power has been heralded as a safe, clean, and necessary source of energy for the modern developed society, but what are the risks inherent in developing and using nuclear energy, and what examples can we look to that stand in the face of this…
#152 | Folly Of Man: Fukushima, Nuclear Power, & Unending Consequences w/ Dr. Helen Caldicott
Oct 22, 2018 • 49 min
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Helen Caldicott — the “single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises.”✇ We discuss the fallout of the current situation regarding the nuclear meltdown of…
Joe Brewer: The Ecological Crisis & Honoring The Sacred Work
Oct 18, 2018 • 10 min
Joe Brewer is a complexity researcher, cognitive scientist, and evangelist for the field of culture design. We discuss the social, economic, and ecological collapse we are currently in the midst of as a result of the destructive impacts of human…
Kate Harris: Fallen Heroes & The Modern Explorer
Oct 16, 2018 • 3 min
What does it mean to be an explorer in the modern era? How does one reconcile with the captivating myths told of “Old World” explorers charting uncharted territory with the more cynical truths surrounding their real intentions and actions? In this…
#151 | Onward, Fellow Humans: Planetary Collapse, Culture Design, & Regenerative Hubs w/ Joe Brewer
Oct 15, 2018 • 79 min
In this episode, I speak with Joe Brewer — complexity researcher, cognitive scientist, and evangelist for the field of culture design. We discuss the social, economic, and ecological collapse we are currently in the midst of as a result of the destructive…
#150 | Lands Of Lost Borders: Fallen Heroes & Explorations Beyond Limits w/ Kate Harris
Oct 12, 2018 • 77 min
In this episode, I speak with Kate Harris, author of the captivating travel memoir ‘Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road.’ We discuss living off-grid in Atlin, British Columbia, Kate’s complex relationship with Marco Polo and the famed and…
John Zerzan: Domestication & The Neurotic Species
Oct 10, 2018 • 6 min
In this segment, anarchist and primitivist philosopher John Zerzan and I discuss the root of the pervasive neuroses, destructive addictive behaviors, and outbursts of violence in modern society — all of which stem from the alienation produced by the…
#149 | Time & Time, Again: The Neuroses Of Domesticated Life w/ John Zerzan
Oct 8, 2018 • 92 min
In this episode, I speak with anarchist and primitivist writer and philosopher John Zerzan. We discuss his deep analysis of the roots of Time as we understand it to be in the modern sense (explored in a collection of essays titled ‘Time & Time Again’),…
John Halstead: The Myth Of The Dying God
Oct 4, 2018 • 9 min
In this segment, writer John Halstead expounds on his experience of coming to terms with the stark truth of our present predicament regarding global climate change, as was presented in his first essay (“What If It’s Already Too Late?”: Being an Activist…
#148 | The Dying God: Learning To Die In The Anthropocene w/ John Halstead
Oct 1, 2018 • 84 min
In this episode, I speak with pagan writer and activist John Halstead on the themes presented in his excellent and perceptive two-part essay published by Gods&Radicals, entitled ‘“What If It’s Already Too Late?”: Being an Activist in the Anthropocene’ and…
Robert Forte: Psychedelics, The Elite, & Our Brave New World
Sep 27, 2018 • 10 min
In this segment, longtime psychedelic scholar and researcher Robert Forte discusses his concerns regarding the “psychedelic renaissance” currently underway, in particular as we begin to see a resurgence of public interest (including more positive coverage…
Ian Campbell: Self-Directed Learning & The Failure Of Public Schools
Sep 25, 2018 • 8 min
Community-oriented educator and co-founder of North Texas Progressive Schools (NTxPS) Ian Campbell discusses the impact democratic decision-making in progressive schooling has in an individual’s social development, and the limitations and traumas that…
#147 | The Devil Is In The Details: Psychedelics & Our Brave New World w/ Robert Forte
Sep 24, 2018 • 84 min
In this episode, I speak with psychedelic scholar, editor, publisher, and researcher Robert Forte. For over three decades, Robert has collaborated with some of the most influential and well-known figures within the psychedelic movement, including R.…
#146 | The Progressive School: Self-Directed Learning, Democracy, & Play w/ Ian Campbell
Sep 21, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode, I speak with community-oriented educator and co-founder of North Texas Progressive Schools (NTxPS) Ian Campbell. We discuss the fundamental principles of self-directed learning and progressive schooling, the necessity of play in childhood…
Chris Thomas: Conservation In The Age Of Climate Crisis
Sep 19, 2018 • 7 min
Ecologist and author Chris Thomas discusses his view of whether abrupt changes in the global climate system will lead to severe loss of life on this planet, in particular human life — or whether many of the fears regarding this subject are overblown (but…
#145 | Inheritors Of The Earth: Approaching Conservation In The Anthropocene w/ Chris Thomas
Sep 16, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode I speak with ecologist and evolutionary biologist Chris Thomas — author of ‘Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction.’ In this discussion, Chris lays out his understanding of whether we have truly entered…
Kevin Hester & [RS]: Conversations At The End Of Time
Sep 13, 2018 • 8 min
The nature of this discussion with Kevin Hester and [RS] is to approach the difficulties of accepting the reality of the situation we are in and applying this understanding to our day-to-day existence, with all the complexities and inconsistencies that…
Ben Etherington: Primitivist Transformation & The Utopia Of Pre-History
Sep 11, 2018 • 7 min
In this segment, writer and lecturer Ben Etherington and I discuss Primitivism in contemporary culture and media, using the highest grossing film of all time, James Cameron’s ‘Avatar,’ as the focus of the discussion. In modern Western societies, the…
#144 | At The End: The Conversations We Need To Start Having w/ Kevin Hester & [RS]
Sep 10, 2018 • 108 min
In this episode, I speak with Kevin Hester, host of ‘Nature Bats Last,’ and [RS], in a group conversation in which we discuss living in a time of accelerating change, abrupt climate disruption, and extinction. As the climate crisis continues to…
#143 | The New Primitives: The Reverse Teleology Of Primitivist Transformation w/ Ben Etherington
Sep 7, 2018 • 78 min
Our guest for this episode is Ben Etherington — author of ‘Literary Primitivism’ and the long-form essay, published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, titled ‘The New Primitives’ — the themes of which we discuss in this episode. In this discussion, Ben…
Tad Hargrave: The Poverty Of White Culture
Sep 5, 2018 • 8 min
To be labeled and exist as a “white” person in our current era is to live with certain privileges within the dominant culture of North America — some of which are subtle, and many of which are not subtle at all. It is important to note that along with the…
#142 | Reckoning With Whiteness: Privilege & The Wounds Of Identity w/ Tad Hargrave
Sep 3, 2018 • 84 min
In this episode, I speak with writer Tad Hargrave about his work exploring, unpacking, and addressing the concept and social reality of “whiteness” — more broadly the roots, or lack thereof, of “white culture” as we understand it to be today. Tad and I…
Charles Eisenstein: The Dream Of The Land & The Purpose Of Humanity
Aug 30, 2018 • 15 min
In this segment, Charles Eisenstein discusses the themes and ideas presented in his upcoming book ‘Climate: A New Story,’ a book that “flips the script on climate change,” making the “case for a wholesale reimagining of the framing, tactics, and goals we…
#141 | Initiation: A New Story Of Climate w/ Charles Eisenstein
Aug 27, 2018 • 68 min
Our guest for this episode is Charles Eisenstein — public speaker and author of several influential books, including ’Sacred Economics,’ ’The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible,’ and most recently ‘Climate: A New Story.’ In this interview, I…
Jeremy Lent: Neoliberalism & The Narrative Of Progress
Aug 24, 2018 • 6 min
Jeremy Lent — integrator and author of ‘The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning’ — discusses the work of popular science author Steven Pinker and his defense of the “progress narrative” implicit in the neoliberal…
#140 | The Grand Narrative Of Progress: The Neoliberal Order & Participatory Politics w/ Jeremy Lent
Aug 20, 2018 • 72 min
In this episode, I speak with Jeremy Lent — integrator and author of ‘The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning,’ and the founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute, an organization “dedicated to fostering an integrated…
Dr. Joe Tafur: Ayahuasca, Shamanism, & Healing On The Genetic Level
Aug 17, 2018 • 12 min
Dr. Joe Tafur, Family Physician and Shipipo-trained Shaman, discusses how two seemingly different traditions (i.e. Western medicine and Shipibo shamanism) can become more integrated with each other, in ways previously not understood or considered…
Douglas Rushkoff: Whistleblowing, Assange, & The End Of Democracy
Aug 14, 2018 • 13 min
In this segment, bestselling author and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff discusses his views on the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks and its Editor Julian Assange, the controversial DNC email leaks released during the 2016 U.S. presidential election,…
#139 | Physician, Heal Thyself: Ayahuasca, Epigentics, & Integrative Medicine w/ Dr. Joe Tafur
Aug 13, 2018 • 85 min
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Joe Tafur — Family Physician, Shipibo-trained Shaman, Integrative Medicine activist, and the author of ‘The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor’s Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine.’ We discuss…
#138 | Survival of the Richest: Anticipating ‘The Event’ & The Anti-Human Agenda w/ Douglas Rushkoff
Aug 10, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode, I speak with writer, documentarian, and lecturer Douglas Rushkoff. Douglas has authored numerous best-selling books, including ‘Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity,’ ‘Present Shock: When Everything…
Max Wilbert: Dismantling The Culture Of Empire
Aug 9, 2018 • 14 min
Our culture is a life-destroying force on this planet. What is to be done in the face of the reality industrial civilization is forging on the living planet we all share? Max Wilbert and I discuss this question within the context of Max’s years of work…
Lise Eliot: Brain Development, Binary Gender Identity, & Children
Aug 7, 2018 • 12 min
In this segment, neurologist Dr. Lise Eliot delves into questions regarding transgender and childhood gender identity. What factors of brain development inform gender identity in children? Dr. Eliot elaborates on what we do know, and don’t know, about the…
#137 | We Choose To Speak: The Living Planet & Dismantling The Culture Of Empire w/ Max Wilbert
Aug 6, 2018 • 94 min
Max Wilbert is a third-generation organizer, photographer, and co-founder of Deep Green Resistance. Max is the author of ‘We Choose To Speak’ — a collection of essays written between 2013 to 2018, in which Max “make[s] the case for a revolutionary…
#136 | Pink Brain Blue Brain: Gender, Small Differences, & Big Gaps w/ Lise Eliot
Aug 3, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode, I speak with Lise Eliot — Professor of Neuroscience at The Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University, and the author of ‘Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps and What We Can Do About It.’…
Steven Cohen: Deregulating Environmental Protections
Aug 1, 2018 • 5 min
Steven Cohen, former executive director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the author of ‘The Sustainable City,’ provides a nuanced perspective on the ongoing policy decisions by the Trump Administration, under the former Administrator of the…
#135 | The Sustainable City: The Future Of Urban Living w/ Steven Cohen
Jul 29, 2018 • 60 min
In this episode, I speak with Steven Cohen — former executive director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, a professor in the practice of public affairs at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and the author of ‘The Sustainable…
Stephen Jenkinson: Elderhood In Our Time Of Trouble
Jul 26, 2018 • 9 min
In this segment of our conversation, Stephen Jenkinson discusses how the dominant culture of North America, as Stephen frames it, is awash in aged people, but bereft of elders - in the truest sense of the word. Stephen “argues that elderhood is a function…
#134 | Elderhood: Coming Of Age In Troubled Times w/ Stephen Jenkinson
Jul 22, 2018 • 77 min
In this episode I speak with Stephen Jenkinson - founder and lead instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School and the author of numerous books, including ‘Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul’ and most recently ‘Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a…
Vanessa Blakeslee: What Lies Beyond Hope & The Stories That Need To Be Told
Jul 17, 2018 • 8 min
In this time of accelerating ecological, political, and spiritual crisis, how do we cope with the reality our species has forged on this planet? In the face of collapse on multiple fronts, what role does art, and writing in particular, play in our ability…
#132 | Dark Night Of The Soul: Fiction, Art, & Unrelenting Circumstances w/ Vanessa Blakeslee
Jul 13, 2018 • 84 min
In this episode, I speak with award-winning author Vanessa Blakeslee about her new book, a collection of short stories, titled ‘Perfect Conditions.’ In this conversation, we discuss the writing process, producing art in a time of accelerating crisis and…
Liyah Babayan: The Baku Pogrom & The Pain Of Survival
Jul 12, 2018 • 9 min
Liyah Babayan describes what her, and her family, experienced as Armenians during the Baku Pogrom - a horrendous act of mass violence perpetuated against the Armenian population in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. In particular, Liyah discusses how this…
#131 | The Other: Genocide; Life After w/ Liyah Babayan
Jul 9, 2018 • 96 min
For this episode, Cynthia Jones and I speak with Liyah Babayan - local entrepreneur, business owner, activist, and Armenian refugee. In this conversation, Liyah goes over her life story - framing it within the cultural/historical/political framework of…
Peter Sjöstedt-H: Beauty, Aesthetics, & The Psychedelic Experience
Jul 5, 2018 • 6 min
Psychedelic philosopher of mind Peter Sjöstedt-H discusses Beauty, as experienced under the influence of psychedelics. Why is it, that under the influence of psychedelic compounds, one can begin to perceive everyday objects as infinitely beautiful, as if…
#129 | Suffused With Mind: Panpsychism, Psychedelics, & Philosophy w/ Peter Sjöstedt-H
Jul 2, 2018 • 86 min
In this episode, I speak with Anglo-Scandinavian philosopher of mind Peter Sjöstedt-H on psychedelics, panpsychism, and philosophy. Peter and I discuss the resurgence of interest in psychedelics in popular culture regarding the profound, and absolutely…
Joel Wainwright: Climate X & The Impoverished Political Imagination
Jun 27, 2018 • 5 min
In this segment, Joel Wainwright, co-author of ‘Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future,’ discusses a topic often overlooked in the broader discussion about global climate change and our planetary future: how our political and…
#127 | Climate Leviathan: Climate Change & Our Political Future w/ Joel Wainwright
Jun 24, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode, I speak with Joel Wainwright, professor at Ohio State University, and co-author of ‘Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future.’ In this book, Joel and co-author Geoff Mann examine a question often overlooked within the…
Tom Aiello: BASE Jumping & LSD at El Sótano de las Golandrinas (Cave of the Swallows)
Jun 21, 2018 • 5 min
Tom Aiello, founder and lead instructor at the Snake River BASE Academy, shares an amazing story about the time he spent BASE jumping at the legendary Sótano de las Golandrinas (Cave of the Swallows) in the jungles of Mexico, “the largest known cave shaft…
#126 | Snorting The Ashes Of The Dead: An Unproductive Conversation w/ Tom Aiello
Jun 17, 2018 • 74 min
In this episode, I speak with Tom Aiello, founder and lead instructor at the Snake River BASE Academy. Tom has travelled all around the world pursuing his passion of BASE jumping, and in this episode he shares his rich depth of experience and knowledge,…
William Rees: Cognitive Blindspots; The Road To Extinction
Jun 14, 2018 • 14 min
In the face of abrupt climate change, catastrophic loss of biodiversity around the globe, and rapid species decline across the board in recent decades, why are we, as a species, unable to clearly perceive the very perilous situation we find ourselves in?…
Forging Connections In Perilous Times | Patrick Farnsworth | TEDxTwinFalls
Jun 13, 2018 • 9 min
My TEDxTwinFalls talk ‘Forging Connections In Perilous Times’ has just been released. This is the audio from that talk. To watch the presentation and get a fuller experience, watch the video here: https://youtu.be/nLxrd7_ga60 VIDEO DESCRIPTION: “In this…
#125 | Marching Toward Collapse: Biophysical Limits & Our Cognitive Blindspots w/ William Rees
Jun 11, 2018 • 67 min
In this episode, I speak with William Rees, human ecologist, ecological economist, Professor Emeritus and former Director of the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Rees is the originator…
Zak Witus: The Madman Theory, Israel, Syria, & The Greater Middle East
Jun 7, 2018 • 5 min
“Over the past six years, Israel has launched at least 100 attacks against convoys in Syria that were allegedly carrying weapons (perhaps advanced missiles) to Hezbollah and other Shi’ite militias. In February, the Guardian reported that Israel had been…
Franklin Lopez (The Stimulator): De-Zucking Social Media
Jun 5, 2018 • 5 min
Frank Lopez of SubMedia discusses the catch-22 of using social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like to promote independent media and news, while simultaneously trying to build decentralized forms of online organizing and social…
#123 | A Bull In A China Cabinet: Israel, Gaza, & The Madman Theory w/ Zak Witus
Jun 4, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode, I speak with Zak Witus, freelance journalist and activist. Zak discusses the unfolding events in the Gaza Strip, in which thousands of Palestinians, over the past several months, have demonstrated against the horrific conditions imposed…
#122 | Here’s The Fuckin’ News: Decentralizing Social Media w/ Franklin Lopez (The Stimulator)
Jun 1, 2018 • 40 min
In this episode, I talk with Franklin Lopez, also known as the Stimulator, host of the SubMedia program “Here’s The Fuckin’ News,” and former host of “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine).” In this conversation, Franklin discusses the…
Jonathan Lundgren: Scientific Research, Big Monied Interests, & Regenerative Agriculture
May 29, 2018 • 7 min
Agroecologist, entomologist, farmer, and beekeeper Jonathan Lundgren and I discuss the regenerative agricultural movement. Jonathan defines regenerative agricultural practices versus the large-scale, agro intensive farming commonly practiced today.…
#121 | The Regenerative Agricultural Movement: Research, Bias, & Farming w/ Jonathan Lundgren
May 28, 2018 • 50 min
For this episode, I speak with agroecologist, entomologist, farmer, and beekeeper Jonathan Lundgren, CEO of Blue Dasher Farm and Director of the ECDYSIS Foundation. At the very beginning of this conversation, Jonathan discusses his time as a top scientist…
Gerald Horne: Slavery, White Supremacy, & The Roots Of Settler Colonialism
May 25, 2018 • 4 min
Did racism and white supremacy arise as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the 17th century, or did these concepts exist prior to the mass enslavement of Africans and the genocide of the indigenous peoples on what is now called America? What…
#120 | This Is America: The Apocalypse Of Settler Colonialism w/ Gerald Horne
May 21, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode, prolific author and historian Dr. Gerald Horne discusses some of the themes and details presented in his most recently published book ‘The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in 17th…
Teodrose Fikre: Overcoming Division In Times Of Crisis
May 18, 2018 • 5 min
In this segment Teodrose Fikre, founder and editor of the Ghion Journal, discusses how in these times of converging crises, people need to move beyond decisive political discourse, and instead toward more empathetic, nuanced, and unifying forms of…
John Feffer: North Korea, Reunification, & The Neoliberal Order
May 15, 2018 • 9 min
John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, lays out what the underlying motivations would be for a reunification between North and South Korean nations, beyond the very obvious motivation to deescalate tensions…
#119 | Through The Divide: The Role Of Alternative Media In Our Times Of Crisis w/ Teodrose Fikre
May 14, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode, I speak with Teodrose Fikre - journalist, editor, and founder of the Ghion Journal. In his exploratory writings on current events, Teodrose wades through the divisive discourse prevalent in the US media more broadly, and points to…
#118 | The Geopolitics Of The Impossible: North/South Korea, Iran, & The World Today w/ John Feffer
May 11, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode, I speak with John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. This interview covers two major geopolitical trends currently developing in the world today: the reconciliation process currently unfolding…
Israel Bravo: Innovation In Bee Colony Storage
May 10, 2018 • 6 min
In this segment, I speak with Israel Bravo, innovator in the world of beekeeping and bee colony storage. Israel examines and provides solutions to a common problem many beekeepers experience through out the year: beekeepers lose significant portions of…
Alley Valkyrie: Notre-Dame-des-Landes & The French Police State
May 7, 2018 • 9 min
Alley Valkyrie breaks down the current situation in Notre-Dame-des-Landes at the ZAD (French: zone à défendre; English: zone to defend) in rural western France. What originally began as the defense and occupation of a large patch of relatively undisturbed…
#117 | Bees Over Everything: Innovative Beekeeping w/ Israel Bravo
May 7, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode, I speak with Israel Bravo, innovator in the world of beekeeping and bee colony storage. Israel has years of experience in beekeeping, and through experimentation and passionate dedication to the preservation of bee colonies, has managed…
#116 | A Zone To Defend: The Historical/Cultural Context & Purpose Of The ZAD w/ Alley Valkyrie
May 3, 2018 • 87 min
In this episode, I speak with Alley Valkyrie about the recent events in western France regarding the communal, long-term occupation at the ZAD (French: zone à défendre; English: zone to defend). Alley provides a much needed explanation of the events…
Iain McGilchrist: What The Western Worldview Lacks
May 3, 2018 • 7 min
Iain McGilchrist, author of ‘The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World,’ and I discuss how developed Western cultures lack important and necessary elements in their worldview. Specifically, we compare the West to…
#115 | The Making Of The Western World: The Divided Brain w/ Iain McGilchrist
Apr 30, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode, I speak with psychiatrist, lecturer, and author Iain McGilchrist. We discuss some of the themes and ideas presented in his book ‘The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.’ In the very beginning of…
Max Dashu: Women, Shamanism, & The Transition To Modernity
Apr 27, 2018 • 4 min
Max Dashu and I discuss what has been lost in the transition to modernity. From the denial of enriching forms of connection and ritual in our modern culture, to the suppression of the sacred and fully-embodied roles of women (and men) that had existed in…
#114 | Suppressed Histories: Uncovering & Reclaiming What Has Been Lost w/ Max Dashu
Apr 22, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode, I speak with Max Dashu, founder of the Suppressed Histories Archive, and author of ‘Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, 700 - 1100.’ Through a lifetime of research and documentation, Max elaborates on what can be…
Dmitry Orlov: America’s Fading Global Influence
Apr 20, 2018 • 5 min
In light of the recent decision by the United States military to launch over one hundred missiles into Syria at various targets (supposedly in response to an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian people by the Assad regime), what is the United States…
Shane Burley: The Pseudoscience Of Race & The Alt-Right
Apr 19, 2018 • 3 min
Shane Burley, author of “Fascism Today: What It Is and How To End It,” goes over the troubling history of the pseudoscientific research surrounding race. He details the attempts by certain academics, primarily in the 1960’s and 70’s, to scientifically…
#113 | America Faded: Syria, Russia, & The Decline Of The American Empire w/ Dmitry Orlov
Apr 16, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode, I speak with Dmitry Orlov. This interview was recorded Sunday April 15, less than two days after the events discussed in this episode. The reason for the release of this episode outside of my normal release schedule, and on such short…
#112 | Good Night Alt-Right : Fascism Today & How To Stop It w/ Shane Burley
Apr 16, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode, I speak with Shane Burley, author of “Fascism Today: What It Is and How To End It.” In the beginning of this interview, Shane provides a precise description of what fascism is, the historical context in which it first emerged, as well…
Rhyd Wildermuth: Liberation From Reductive Identity Politics
Apr 13, 2018 • 10 min
In this segment, Rhyd Wildermuth, co-founder and managing editor of Gods & Radicals, provides a much needed critique of the identity-centered political discourse of the Left. The fixation on identity in current political discourse (primarily in the US),…
#111 | The Feed: Identity, Reduction, Liberation, Revolution w/ Rhyd Wildermuth
Apr 9, 2018 • 69 min
In this episode, Rhyd Wildermuth and I discuss some of the ideas presented Rhyd’s recent essay “A New Luddite Rebellion.” Rhyd expounds on the role social media has played on our ability to discuss complex and nuanced ideas, as well as the role identity…
Skyler Rienstra: Psilocybin, Mystical Experiences, & Neurogenesis
Apr 5, 2018 • 3 min
This is a segment of my conversation with Skyler Rienstra, founder of the local chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) chapter. We discuss psilocybin, the regeneration of brain cells, and the profound mystical experience psychedelics can…
Daniel Christian Wahl: Beyond Sustainable Living
Apr 3, 2018 • 10 min
In this segment, Daniel Christian Wahl describes what it means to build and cultivate regenerative cultures. Daniel has done extensive work to unify and clarify a vision of social, economic, and value systems we can cultivate that will move us beyond…
#110 | Dazed Revery: Psychedelic Meanderings w/ Skyler Rienstra
Apr 2, 2018 • 93 min
Sklyer Reinstra is founder and lead organizer of the College of Southern Idaho’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) chapter. In this episode, we discuss his recent trip to a major SSDP conference in Baltimore, where hundreds of students from across…
Johann Hari: Connection, Community, Finding Your Tribe
Mar 29, 2018 • 7 min
Johann Hari, author of ‘Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions,’ discusses the reasons why there has been such a dramatic rise in depression and anxiety in Western societies these recent decades, and he…
#109 | Designing Regenerative Cultures: An Incomplete Conversation w/ Daniel Christian Wahl
Mar 27, 2018 • 20 min
This is a segment of my incompletely recorded conversation with Daniel Christian Wahl. Unfortunately, due to some technical issues with the recording of this episode, a significant chunk of our conversation was lost and unsalvageable. Daniel asked that I…
#108 | Lost Connections: The Depressed, The Anxious, The Troubled Society w/ Johann Hari
Mar 25, 2018 • 41 min
In this episode, I speak with Johann Hari, journalist and author of ‘Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions,’ and ‘Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.’ Johann goes over some…
Silvia Federici: The Witch Hunts & The Transition To Capitalism
Mar 16, 2018 • 10 min
Silvia Federici, author of “Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation,” describes how the witch-hunts in medieval Europe was instrumental in the transition from the social and economic order of feudalism to the social and economic…
#106 | Caliban And The Witch: The Body In The Transition To Capitalism w/ Silvia Federici
Mar 11, 2018 • 67 min
In this episode, Silvia Federici goes over many of the details and themes in her groundbreaking book “Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation,” an extensive history of the body in the transition to capitalism. Silvia discusses…
Milica Popovic: Reflections On Suffering
Mar 9, 2018 • 2 min
Milica Popovic reflects on her struggles to survive in Serbia during the breakup of the Republic of Yugoslavia in the 1990’s, and how it was during those times of great difficulty and suffering that ultimately defined who she is to this day. This is a…
#105 | War, Art, & The Hardships That Shape Our Lives w/ Milica Popovic
Mar 5, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode, Cynthia Jones and I speak with Milica Popovic, Associate Professor of Art at the College of Southern Idaho. Milica discusses her personal experiences with the social and economic disintegration in her home country of Serbia, during the…
David O’Hara: The Limitations Of Computer Learning
Mar 1, 2018 • 6 min
David O’Hara discusses his concerns with computer learning, particularly when it comes to “handing over the controls” to these technologies and the corporations that create and use them. David gets into the ethical issues surrounding the unwise…
#104 | Wicked Problems: Lessons From The Ruins Of Maya; Machine Learning & Ethics w/ David O’Hara
Feb 25, 2018 • 72 min
This is my second episode with David O’Hara, and as with the first episode I recorded with him, conversing with David is always a delight and a great pleasure. In this episode we discuss his trip to Central America, and we also talk about the recent…
Dahr Jamail: Abrupt Climate Disruption & Navigating An Unstable Future
Feb 23, 2018 • 6 min
Dahr Jamail goes over the implications of the abrupt climate disruption currently underway on our planet, and what it means to be aware of these trends and what this ultimately entails for our species. The relatively stable climate our planet has…
#103 | Death Spiral: Grappling With The Implications Of Global Climate Disruption w/ Dahr Jamail
Feb 19, 2018 • 67 min
In this episode, Dahr Jamail lays out the details of the current state of the global climate system and the massive catastrophic changes currently underway in our oceans, as well as the ongoing disappearance of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, the receding…
Patrick Dougherty: Moving Through Collective Trauma
Feb 15, 2018 • 3 min
Patrick Dougherty and I discuss working through the traumas felt collectively as we enter a time of increasingly frequent destabilizing events, and how moving through collective trauma can lead us into cultivating empathetic connections with our fellow…
#102 | Collective Trauma: Moving Through It w/ Patrick Dougherty
Feb 12, 2018 • 57 min
Patrick Dougherty is a veteran, clinical psychologist, and founder of Moving Through It, an organization that raises public awareness and cultivates a deeper understanding of collective trauma, as well as provides a means for individuals and groups to…
Derrick Jensen: The Hypocrisy Of The Bright Green Movement
Feb 9, 2018 • 5 min
“See, here’s the problem, we have to make our loyalty to the natural world. Once you make your loyalty the natural world and not to industrial culture everything becomes really clear and this whole con game that is ‘bright green lies’ just falls apart,…
#101 | Bright Green Lies: Dispelling The Myths Of Sustainable Energy w/ Derrick Jensen
Feb 5, 2018 • 85 min
In this episode, Derrick Jensen discusses his current project “Bright Green Lies,” a book that exposes the misconceptions and deceptions surrounding “renewal” energy sources (solar, wind, bio-fuels, etc.), and how the underlying ethos of the global…
#100 | Make Plans, Build Skill Sets, Cultivate Connections (Solo)
Feb 5, 2018 • 28 min
This is episode #100 of the podcast. Incredible. I read a letter from a listener and respond to it. I express how grateful I am for the support I’ve received for this project, and I reiterate the purpose and what I aim for with Last Born In The…
Will Humans Subsist Through Abrupt Climate Change?
Feb 2, 2018 • 3 min
In this excerpt, Robby and I grapple with the question: will humans subsist through abrupt climate change? This is a segment of episode #90 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Unproductive Conversations: Pillow Talk (Under The Identity, Our True Role).”…
#99 | Unproductive Conversations: Pillow Talk (Under The Identity, Our True Role)
Jan 29, 2018 • 82 min
After a sharing a delicious dinner, my good friend Robby Fox and I sat down and shared a conversation that covered a whole variety of topics, including (but not limited to): manhood, initiation rites, visionary experiences, embodying our roles in life,…
Peter McCoy: Cultivating An Alliance With The Spatial Engineers Of Our Planet
Jan 26, 2018 • 5 min
Peter McCoy, founder of Radical Mycology, describes how fungi are “the spatial engineers of our planet,” and how people’s growing interest and curiosity regarding fungi has lead Peter to start Mycologos, the world’s first online mycology school. Learn…
#98 | Radical Mycology: The Radical Potential Of Fungi w/ Peter McCoy
Jan 22, 2018 • 58 min
Peter McCoy is the founder of Radical Mycology, a nonprofit grassroots organization that engages in wide and varied methods (from organizing events and workshops and producing media content) to educate and actively demonstrate the vast potential fungi has…
Paul Ehrlich: Deranged Power; Nuclear Death
Jan 11, 2018 • 3 min
Prof. Paul Ehrlich and I express our thoughts on the deranged individuals in power that have their hands on the button, as well as the awareness we are all coming into of how precarious and dangerous our present moment really is. This is a segment of…
#96 | Minutes To Midnight: The Spectre Of Catastrophe w/ Paul Ehrlich
Jan 8, 2018 • 34 min
Paul Ehrlich is the Bing Professor of Population Studies of the Department of Biology at Stanford University and president of Stanford’s Center for Conservation Biology. In this episode, Paul and I discuss the very severe loss of biodiversity on this…
Reflections On Anti-Refugee Sentiment In The Magic Valley w/ Samra Culum
Jan 5, 2018 • 10 min
Samra Culum reflects on the surge of anti-refugee sentiment in the Twin Falls area, and what it means to be a survivor and refugee in this community. This is a segment of episode #95 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Our Humanity In Times Of Peril: War,…
#95 | Our Humanity In Times Of Peril: War, Community, & Revisiting Trauma w/ Samra Culum
Jan 2, 2018 • 63 min
Samra Culum is Student Development Coordinator at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), and a refugee. Samra, as a child, fled with her family from war-torn Bosnia, and through the CSI Refugee Resettlement Program, settled in Twin Falls, Idaho with her…
Enemy of State: John Mark Dougan; PBSOtalk
Dec 31, 2017 • 3 min
“Mysteriously, about 12,000 confidential records were published. People’s names, addresses, and phone numbers, people who are FBI agents, federal judges, CIA agents, DEA, Homeland Security, police people, they’re fucking information just dumped.” - John…
#94 | John Mark Dougan: Police Corruption, Whistleblowing, & Escaping The Country
Dec 26, 2017 • 86 min
John Mark Dougan, our guest for this episode, is a former police officer from Palm Beach County, Florida, and while serving his time there witnessed corruption and gross misuse of police authority within his department, which eventually lead to his…
Carne Ross: Catalonia & The Future Of The Nation State In The 21st Century
Dec 21, 2017 • 5 min
Carne Ross gives us some insight into the referendum in Catalonia to secede from Spain, and what an event like this means for the future of the nation state in the 21st century. This is a segment of episode #93 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Accidental…
#93 | Accidental Anarchist: Syria, Intervention, & Catalonian Independence w/ Carne Ross
Dec 18, 2017 • 51 min
Carne Ross is a former British diplomat, Middle East and WMD expert, who resigned in 2004 after giving what was then secret information to a British inquiry into the Iraq War. Carne became acutely aware that the information being presented to the public…
Riccardo Manzotti: Reframing Our Understanding Of Conscious Experience
Dec 14, 2017 • 4 min
If we are understand consciousness with Riccardo Manzotti’s Spread Mind hypothesis, what then is the mind? If our mind doesn’t reside in the brain, as previously understood, then our whole understanding of what conscious experience is based on assumptions…
#92 | Spread Mind: Expanding Our View Of Consciousness w/ Riccardo Manzotti
Dec 11, 2017 • 50 min
Riccardo Manzotti is the author of “The Spread Mind: Why Consciousness and the World Are One.” Riccardo teaches Psychology of Perception at IULM University, Milan (Italy), and has specialized in AI, artificial vision, perception, and the philosophy and…
#91 | Unproductive Conversations: It’s The Economy, Stupid
Dec 4, 2017 • 76 min
In this episode, I have an off-the-cuff conversation with Daniel Hill. Daniel is a school teacher and friend, an individual I’ve known most of my life. After engaging in some online conversations/debates, we decided to meet up and have a conversation that…
Ian MacKenzie: Upholding Polarity & The Sacred Masculine
Dec 1, 2017 • 6 min
In a culture that is increasingly in lack of a nuanced perspective on gender and gender roles, Ian MacKenzie provides some deep insights into the sacred and necessary role men can play in the new story that is emerging out of the fragmentation and…
#90 | Initiation Rites: Defining The Sacred Role Of Men w/ Ian MacKenzie
Nov 27, 2017 • 62 min
Ian MacKenzie is an award-winning filmmaker and media activist, and co-director of the film “Amplify Her,” a documentary that follows the powerful and emerging female producers in the electronic music scene. For most of my life, I’ve contemplated the…
Bayo Akomolafe: Reframing Despair In A Time Of Calamity
Nov 24, 2017 • 8 min
In this segment of my conversation with Bayo Akomolafe, Bayo responds to my articulation of despair, of my “not knowing what to do” regarding all the various calamitous events and overwhelming crises occurring at this time we all share. It is during this…
#89 | Unraveling Whiteness; Reckoning With Ghosts w/ Bayo Akomolafe
Nov 20, 2017 • 66 min
Bayo Akomolafe is a researcher, lecturer and author, born and raised in Nigeria. He is an international speaker, poet and activist for a radical paradigm shift in consciousness and current ways of living. Bayo is globally recognized for his poetic,…
It’s Not The Training, It’s The Political Policy w/ Alex S. Vitale
Nov 19, 2017 • 2 min
In this segment of my conversation with Alex Vitale, author of “The End Of Policing,” Alex goes over how regardless of what kind of training police go through in America, incidences of police brutality won’t significantly diminish unless the political…
Broken Window Policing & The Hobbesian Worldview w/ Alex S. Vitale
Nov 16, 2017 • 3 min
In this segment of my conversation with Alex Vitale, author of “The End Of Policing,” Alex describes how a particular philosophical and ethical worldview informs the way policing is conducted in the modern state, and how that has lead to the creation of…
#88 | The End Of Policing: Police Violence In America w/ Alex S. Vitale
Nov 13, 2017 • 56 min
Alex S. Vitale is Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and author of “The End Of Policing.” In this discussion, Alex describes the current state of policing in the US, and well as provides a historical and sociological context as to why policing…
BASE Jumping & The Holding Of Knowledge w/ Tom Aiello; Snake River BASE Academy
Nov 10, 2017 • 6 min
Tom Aiello discusses the reasons why he felt the need and motivation to start the Snake River BASE Academy, the first school of its kind. Snake River BASE Academy provides comprehensive multi-leveled courses on BASE jumping, using the iconic Perrine…
#87 | Snake River BASE: Higher Education For Lower Free Fall w/ Tom Aiello
Nov 6, 2017 • 79 min
Tom Aiello is the founder, owner, and lead instructor of the Snake River BASE Academy, based in Twin Falls, Idaho. Twin Falls is nestled up against the Snake River Canyon, and spanning the canyon is the Perrine Bridge. Due to lack of legal restrictions…
Under The Boot Of Empire: Venezuela & Economic Hitmen w/ John Perkins
Oct 27, 2017 • 3 min
In this segment, John Perkins goes over how the CIA, as well as corporate interests, have been apart of an effort to roll back the reforms and progress certain movements have made in South and Central America in recent decades. This is a excerpt of…
#86 | John Perkins: Venezuela, Economic Hitman, & The Death Economy
Oct 23, 2017 • 37 min
John Perkins is the best selling author of several books, including the well-known “Confessions of an Economic Hitman,” as well as his follow up book “The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman,” released last year. John spent the 1970s working for the…
Shamanic Feats Of Power: Healing With Song w/ Chris Isner; IsnerVision
Oct 20, 2017 • 2 min
“Imagine your in a room with Jimi Hendrix, and he’s playing his guitar, but it’s not plugged in. That’s singing, right? And what these people do is Jimi plugs it in and gives you twelve hits of acid. That’s what they do.” - Chris Isner This is a segment…
Ayahuasca: Highly Sophisticated Medicine w/ Chris Isner; IsnerVision
Oct 18, 2017 • 4 min
Chris Isner, visionary artist, goes over the profound changes an Ayahuasca experience can have on an individual, not only in alleviating psychological ailments, but physical ailments as well. As it turns out, the administering of Ayahuasca, conducted by…
#85 | Visionary States: Iterations Of Form w/ Chris Isner; IsnerVision
Oct 16, 2017 • 71 min
Chris Isner is a visionary artist that primarily works with recovered portions of wood, and out of that produces some of the most wonderful and memorizing iterations of form you’ll ever see. The story of how he learned to work with wood in this way, to…
Beyond Non-Violence & Generating Empathetic Dialogue
Oct 13, 2017 • 4 min
I discuss with my close friend the complicated questions and ethics surrounding what the proper means of combating emboldened White Supremacists is, and the limits of dialogue in the Trump Era. This is an excerpt of episode #84 of Last Born In The…
#84 | Unproductive Conversations: Between Friends
Oct 10, 2017 • 69 min
My guest for this episode is a long time friend. We discuss podcasting, how to deal with the “normalization” of the rhetoric and actions of the Alt-Right, nonviolence versus more direct and potentially violent confrontations with racists, the short-term…
MDMA: The Perfect Drug For Psychotherapy w/ Dr. Ben Sessa
Oct 4, 2017 • 6 min
In this segment, Dr. Ben Sessa goes over the various misconceptions about MDMA, and psychedelic use more generally, among the public due to great amount of misinformation that still surrounds the substance and its properties. Ben then explains how MDMA…
MDMA: The Empathetic Approach To Addiction w/ Dr. Ben Sessa
Oct 4, 2017 • 3 min
Our understanding of the direct connection between addictive behavior and psychological trauma is now manifesting in the use of MDMA for psychotheraputic treatment. A more scientifically based, as well as empathetic, approach to treating traumatized drug…
#83 | MDMA: Revolution In Mental Health w/ Dr. Ben Sessa
Oct 2, 2017 • 52 min
Dr. Ben Sessa is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, and is currently leading the first clinical trials for the therapeutic use of MDMA in a psychiatric setting in the United Kingdom. As Ben goes over in this episode, the way the psychedelic…
Mercenary Armies & The Post-State Era w/ Sean McFate
Sep 29, 2017 • 1 min
With the rise and common use of mercenary armies by governments around the world, the door has been opened for any oligarch or private corporation to use military contractors to do their dirty work. This is an excerpt of episode #81 of Last Born In The…
The Privatization Of War w/ Sean McFate
Sep 28, 2017 • 4 min
Sean McFate lays out the history and contemporary use of the modern private military contractors, explaining how the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan led to the reliance on contractors, including Sean’s former employer Dyncorp and the controversial…
#82 | Post-State Era: Private Military Corporations & The Decay Of Empire w/ Sean McFate
Sep 26, 2017 • 50 min
Our guest, Sean McFate, is an author, novelist, and expert in foreign policy and national security strategy. Sean’s career began in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne Division, and later became a private military contractor in Africa for Dyncorp, where he…
Childhood Dreams & Life Under The Surface w/ David O’Hara
Sep 24, 2017 • 6 min
“I think many of us who fish do so because the fishing line is like a telescope… it allows you to see or sense or feel something that’s deep under there […] you kind of throw something out there and say ‘I wonder what will respond’” - David O’Hara This is…
#81 | Downstream: Rivers Of Wonder & What Lies Beneath w/ David O’Hara
Sep 22, 2017 • 69 min
Just like David O’Hara’s book “Downstream,” this episode is about so much more than fly fishing. David imbues the conversation with great knowledge and wisdom, and speaking with him was a great pleasure in and of itself. The topics touched in this episode…
Prohibition, Religion, & Ecstacy w/ Jerry Brown
Sep 21, 2017 • 7 min
The Psychedelic Renaissance is currently underway. Whether it’s through the current research being conducted into the powerful therapeutic benefits of MDMA and psilocybin, the exploration of nether-regions of human consciousness with DMT, or the research…
Hidden In Plain Sight: The Psychedelic Roots Of Christianity w/ Jerry Brown
Sep 20, 2017 • 7 min
What role did psychedelics play in the early centuries of Christianity? What can we understand about the connection between psychedelics and the mystical experience, and how does that to apply to the foundation of religion? Jerry Brown, co-author of The…
#80 | The Psychedelic Gospels: The Forgotten Roots Of Christianity w/ Jerry Brown
Sep 18, 2017 • 84 min
Jerry Brown is the co-author of The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity. Jerry, as well as his wife and co-author Julie Brown, began their journey into the psychedelic history of early Christianity after noticing…
The Trump Administration & The Storms Of Climate Change w/ Kevin Trenberth
Sep 16, 2017 • 3 min
Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. responds to the EPA head Scott Pruitt’s claim that “to use time and effort to address [global warming] at this point is very, very insensitive to the people…
#79 | Kevin Trenberth: The Consequences Of Denial & The Storms Of Climate Change
Sep 14, 2017 • 29 min
The guest for this episode, Dr. Kevin Trenberth, is a Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Kevin explains the effect anthropogenic climate change is having on our weather systems,…
The Roots Of Antifa Resistance In America w/ Spencer Sunshine
Sep 14, 2017 • 5 min
Since the events in Charlottesville, there have been questions raised about what the appropriate actions are people can take to resist the rise of fascist ideologies and fascist organizing in the United States. Spencer Sunshine gives much need context and…
Unite The Right & Its Fallout w/ Spencer Sunshine
Sep 12, 2017 • 7 min
What has the fallout been for the organizers and participants of the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville? What can we expect from the Far Right and the so-called “Alt-Right” movement in the future? Spencer Sunshine goes over what we can expect in the…
#78 | A Gettysburg Moment: Charlottesville, Antifa, & The Future Of Resistance w/ Spencer Sunshine
Sep 11, 2017 • 64 min
Spencer Sunshine, our guest for this episode, is a researcher, journalist, activist, and political consultant regarding Far Right movements. He holds a PhD in Sociology and has been an activist for over 25 years. Spencer and I discuss the recent events in…
Good Food & Reforging Broken Connections w/ Spencer Mallett
Sep 10, 2017 • 5 min
Only until fairly recently, people maintained direct connections with the community through local food production. The era of mass food production is coming to its eventual end, and those severed connections to food and its source need to be reforged.…
Food Deserts & Sustainable Agriculture w/ Spencer Mallett
Sep 9, 2017 • 5 min
Spencer and I discuss how even though we live in a region with large-scale food production, we don’t necessarily have easy access to the sustainable local farms and dairies in our own community. This inability for the average person to gain easy access to…
#77 | Freshocal: Connecting Local Food Production & Community w/ Spencer Mallett
Sep 8, 2017 • 70 min
The guest for this episode is Spencer Mallett. Spencer is co-founder and co-owner, along with Prof. Kory Lloyd, of Freshocal. Freshocal is a service that conveniently and effectively connects local, small-scale organic food producers with the average…
Saving Species: Working On The Local Level w/ Stuart Pimm
Sep 6, 2017 • 2 min
Stuart Pimm, renowned conservation ecologist, goes over how and why he started Saving Species, an organization that empowers local conservation groups that work with the local communities to reduce deforestation and habitat destruction, as well as direct…
Our Role In Habitat Destruction w/ Stuart Pimm
Sep 5, 2017 • 4 min
Due to the recklessness of human industry, agricultural practices, and human-caused climate change, the rate of species extinction and displacement has skyrocketed in recent decades. Stuart Pimm, renowned conservation ecologist, describes the reasons why…
#76 | Great Dying: Deforestation, Species Extinction, and Localized Conservation w/ Stuart Pimm
Sep 4, 2017 • 51 min
Stuart Pimm, our guest for this episode, is Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology at Duke University, and is a world leader in the study of present day extinctions and what can be done to prevent them. His research covers the reasons why species…
The Crisis Of Capitalism & Collapse Of Empire w/ Rhyd Wildermuth
Sep 2, 2017 • 6 min
The rise of white supremacy in the US is, like other phenomena, a response to what can be called “the crisis of capitalism.” As Rhyd points out, the collapse of the Empire is already underway, and the rise of white fascism in the US and Europe, the Brexit…
White Nationalism, Liberal Democracy, And The Historical Myths of Whiteness w/ Rhyd Wildermuth
Sep 1, 2017 • 4 min
I asked Rhyd why there seems to be a strain of Paganism running through the ideologies of white supremacy groups, made apparent in recent rallies (i.e. “Unite The Right”). Rhyd deconstructs the false perception of the pre-enlightenment history of Europe,…
#75 | Rhyd Wildermuth: Leaving America, Reclaiming Paganism, & Facing Collapse
Aug 29, 2017 • 70 min
Rhyd Wildermuth, our guest for this episode, is co-founder and managing editor of Gods&Radicals, which describes itself as a ‘nonprofit Pagan Anti-Capitalist’ publication. Rhyd identifies as a Pagan and an anarchist, and as we go over in this episode,…
Overthrowing The Myth Of The Selfish Gene w/ Jeremy Lent
Aug 27, 2017 • 4 min
The ‘Selfish Gene’ theory, proposed by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, is beginning to face heavy rebuke and criticism within the realms of science, and as a cultural meme, the theory is also being questioned and rejected by philosophers,…
Ren: What Pierces Through The Illusion Of Separation w/ Jeremy Lent
Aug 26, 2017 • 4 min
Human beings develop patterns of meaning collectively and that is what informs the basis of culture. What can we learn from our culture by comparing it to other cultures that span human history? Jeremy Lent, author of “The Patterning Instinct,” describes…
#74 | Patterns of Meaning: Jeremy Lent on The Patterning Instinct & Overthrowing The Selfish Gene
Aug 25, 2017 • 91 min
In this episode, I speak with Jeremy Lent. Jeremy is the author of “The Pattering Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning” and founder and president of the nonprofit Liology Institute. The premise of “The Patterning Instinct” is that…
The Metaphysics of Technology w/ David Skrbina
Aug 23, 2017 • 8 min
Where is technology leading us? Why does humanity seem to be unable and/or unwilling to step back from the trend toward exponential technological growth with all the inherent risks that come with it? David and I attempt to answer these questions, using…
The UNABOMBER’s Manifesto & Message w/ David Skrbina
Aug 22, 2017 • 4 min
David Skrbina communicated with Theodore Kaczynski (a.k.a. The UNABOMBER), currently serving a life sentence in a Colorado SuperMax Prison, and asked him to clarify his philosophy expounded in his famous manifesto “Industrial Society and Its Future,”…
#73 | The UNABOMBER, Post-Tech Society & Metaphysics of Technology w/ David Skrbina
Aug 21, 2017 • 58 min
David Skrbina is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan where he teaches a course on the Philosophy of Technology, and is the author of “Panpsychism In The West” and “The Metaphysics of Technology.” David has become well-known for being the…
The Creation Story Defines Us w/ Peter Ungar
Aug 19, 2017 • 5 min
Peter tells the creation story of the Hadza of Tanzania, the last foragers of Africa. The creation story defines the culture. Excerpt of Episode #72 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Evolution’s Bite: Teeth, Diet, and The Last Foragers of Tanzania” with…
How Diet & Evolution Shapes Our Jaws w/ Peter Ungar
Aug 18, 2017 • 4 min
Paleoanthropology provides answers into why our jaws and teeth develop the way they do. There are good reasons why our jaws can’t accommodate all our teeth. Excerpt of Episode #72 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Evolution’s Bite: Teeth, Diet, and The Last…
#72 | Evolution’s Bite: Teeth, Diet, and The Last Foragers Of Africa w/ Peter Ungar
Aug 14, 2017 • 47 min
The guest on this episode answers the question: Why do we tend to have so many issues with our teeth and jaws? How many of us have had teeth pulled, such as our wisdom teeth, and have had braces that align our crooked teeth? If we look around at other…
Aggrieved Entitlement, Narcissistic Rage w/ Derrick Jensen
Aug 10, 2017 • 5 min
What is the end going to be like? “There will aggrieved entitlement. There will be narcissistic rage.” - Derrick Jensen Excerpt of Episode #71 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Myth of Human Supremacy” with Derrick Jensen. Listen to full episode:…
You Are Not A Hypocrite w/ Derrick Jensen
Aug 7, 2017 • 6 min
We tend to blame ourselves, versus the culture that brought us to this point. Excerpt of Episode #71 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Myth of Human Supremacy” with Derrick Jensen. Listen to full episode: https://goo.gl/VxXtCL Subscribe:…
#71 | Derrick Jensen: The Myth Of Human Supremacy
Aug 7, 2017 • 82 min
In this episode, I speak with Derrick Jensen, radical environmental philosopher and author. We discuss the underlying themes and message of his most recently published book “The Myth of Human Supremacy.” We discuss the logic of human supremacy and the…
My 2 Cents On Prez Trump’s Transgender Military Ban
Aug 2, 2017 • 7 min
It’s important to step back and ask the bigger questions.
#70 | Damn, Daniel!
Jul 31, 2017 • 78 min
I speak with Daniel Gardner, a man with a lovely, rumbling voice I love listening to, and I hope you do, too. Daniel has been performing on stage most of his life, and has experience in competitive debate and improv. We discuss this, as well as many other…
The Evolved Nest w/ Darcia Narvaez
Jul 27, 2017 • 7 min
Darcia Narvaez goes over the evolved nest of humans. What are the conditions children need in early life to develop into empathetic, pro-social adults? Excerpt from episode #69 “The Bow That Is Stable: Wise & Knowledgeable Child Rearing w/ Darcia Narvaez,…
#69 | The Bow That Is Stable: Wise & Knowledgeable Child Rearing w/ Darcia Narvaez, PhD
Jul 25, 2017 • 79 min
Darcia Narvaez is an explorer and visionary. She works as a professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame where she studies flourishing and compassionate moral development and ecological attachment in children and adults. Her earlier careers…
Tipping Points & Runaway Climate Change
Jul 4, 2017 • 2 min
Melting Artic ice is but one of many tipping points leading to runaway climate change? What to do? Excerpt of episode #67 “Storm Clouds & Silver Linings: Runaway Climate Change; Adaptation & The Inevitable” of Last Born In The Wilderness. Listen:…
#67 | Storm Clouds & Silver Linings: Runaway Climate Change; Adaptation & The Inevitable
Jul 3, 2017 • 67 min
Climate change is real, and its impacts are beginning to be felt worldwide. Regardless of what agreements are made between nations, the reality of what has already been set in motion due to industrial activity and subsequent carbon emissions over the last…
Penetrating Ignorance
Jun 29, 2017 • 1 min
Excerpt of #66 “Ecology, Homesteading, Penetrating Ignorance” w/ Atom Kendrick