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Energy, Peak Oil, and Resilience - Audio Clips - Archive




This page is an archive of audio clips on energy, peak oil, and resilience. You can also see the page of current energy/peak oil/resilience audio

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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Post Carbon Institute

Navigating the New Economic Reality — 26 Jun 2013 — Richard Heinberg lays out the energy reality that is driving our economic troubles and shows how a new economic reality—one based on localism—is the best way forward. Subtopics include energy quality, shale gas, and the history of the work-energy-prosperity relationship.
Part 1:  Watch  |  Download/Listen   23:48
Part 2:  Watch  |  Download/Listen   25:01

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Unwelcome Guests

Leaving The Cave of Media Shadows — 20 Jul 2013— Morris Berman discusses the all-encompassing set of delusions that has us stuck on a path where not only can the masses not see the imbalance of our chosen lifestyles, they are so bought-in to the lies that they staunchly defend them. He thinks the levels of momentum and force involved are so great that efforts by good-minded people to effect course corrections are unlikely to succeed—the current experiment will simply have to play out until it fails due to its own internal impossibilities.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   59:30


Radio EcoShock, 03 Jul 2013
Joe Alton, MD on Medical Self-Reliance
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   13:15

NPR, 22 Jul 2013
The Sh*t Hits the Energy Standards For Ceiling Fans
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Sea Change Radio, 16 Jul 2013
Industrial Palm Oil—Better Than Industrial Fossil Fuels?
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good C-Realm Podcast

The Allure and Despair of the Apocalyptic Prognosis — 26 Jun 2013 — KMO welcomes Jay Smith back to the C-Realm to discuss his impressions of the 2013 Age of Limits conference. Among the topics: the blowback against Dmitry Orlov's comments about the exclusivity of patriarchal societies; and attendees' reactions to the presentation of Guy McPherson, who says the climate trends are so dire that the extinction of the human species is likely this century.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   59:54

Unrated ExtraEnvironmentalist

Land Grab—The Financialization of Farmland — 30 Jun 2013 — A financial sector built on a foundation of continuous material expansion is seeking returns in a slowing global economy. Will investments in global farmland be able to provide the returns expected by pension funds, endowments, and future financial claims? Why are investors suddenly emphasizing the same data and charts that environmentalists have been pointing towards for decades? Fred Pearce discusses the global race for farmland as detailed in his recent book, The Land Grabbers. Then Gregor Macdonald talks about the global energy trends driving this search for "innovative returns."
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen C-Realm Podcast

Locked Into the Azure World — 19 Jun 2013 — KMO and Bruce Damer talk about technology, the destruction that industrial civilization visits on the natural world, and the possibility that the planetary plant body accepts that damage as the price of partnering with the monkey brain to venture beyond its planetary limitations. Damer talks up the benefits of voluntarily reducing the birth rate and warns against "technological solutionism."
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   59:54


KunstlerCast, 27 Jun 2013
Talking Petroleum Trends and Peak Oil with Geologist Jeffrey Brown
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KunstlerCast, 11 Jul 2013
Brian Czech on Energy, Environment, and Bogus Economics
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good KunstlerCast

The Future of the US—Energy Decline and Biophysical Economics — 20 June 2013— James Howard Kunstler and George Mobus discuss energy topics, including ... why economists don't get energy issues right; the relationship between capital formation, energy availability, and wealth generation; how falling net energy ratios are causing desperation in the energy industry; and why our government lies about our energy situation. In the face of long-term energy decline, Mobus advises community self-sufficiency and voluntarily moving away from dependence on centralized systems.
Download/Listen   36:42

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good The Lifeboat Hour

Michael Ruppert:  The Whole World, Under Pressure — 16 Jun 2013 — Michael Ruppert reviews some of the current trends that have us not just on an unsustainable path, but heading towards a cliff: fracking threatens the entire US water supply; 4 degrees C is now baked into the global warming cake; a decrease in high-quality energy supplies means carbon emissions and toxic pollution will increase, not decrease. On the geopolitical front, he notes a new phase in the Turkish police's pushback—chemical warfare; the US/UK and Russia/China are increasing their jousting over Syria; the Syria situation is connected to the Turkish situation, and if the former escalates much more, it will mean world war. As encouragement in our need to push back against TPTB, he says that violent acts in self-defense are not "violence."
Download/Listen   52:32

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen NPR

Denis Hayes on Green Energy — 14 Jun 2013 — Since his days as head of the Solar Energy Research Institute under President Jimmy Carter, Denis Hayes has been pushing to add more renewable energy sources to the country's energy portfolio. Hayes discusses the current US market for renewables like solar and wind, and gives his take on where he sees America's energy future headed.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Radio EcoShock

The Woes of Civilization, the Appeal of Going Native, and Stark Reality — 11 Jun 2013 — Ever wondered what it would be like to escape the chaos of our insane civilization, divest oneself of the trappings of modern life, and try to live off the fat of the land? Author Miles Olson shares his experiences and reflections on rewilding, based on a decade of living intimately with the land and building a "feral homestead" on Vancouver Island. Takeaway thought: The collapse of civilization will not solve our problems—the 7 billion crazy humans will still be here, still crazy.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Radio EcoShock

Dealing with Our Inner Destructive Force — 11 Jun 2013 — Our environment, species, climate, and economy are flirting with collapse. Is it possible we could be organic, solar-powered humans—and still destroy the ecology of the world? That is to say, is there an inner destructive force we need to examine—and change—in order to evolve, or even to survive?
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen KunstlerCast

New Urbanism Special — 06 Jun 2013— James Howard Kunstler chats with Andres Duany of the Congress for the New Urbanism about a new book (with a chapter by JHK) that takes on the frauds and fakers at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and their so-called Landscape Urbanism program, which pretends to have sustainability and green credentials but is little more than the greenwashing of unsustainable suburbia. ~~ Also on board is Emily Talen, co-editor of the new book and professor of Geography, Urban Design, and Sustainability at Arizona State University.
Download/Listen   46:29

Unrated Radio EcoShock

Dan Chiras on Solar — 18 Jun 2013 — Does it pay to "go solar"? Dan Chiras, who has worked with alternative energy technologies for three decades, offers tips on solar, wind, and more. This interview concentrates on solar energy, including "solar thermal."
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Radio EcoShock, 18 Jun 2013
How to Choose the Right Solar Installer
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Beyond 50, 07 Jun 2013
Goat Milk? Meet the Jonas Family
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good KunstlerCast

Energy "Wishful Thinking" in the US — 30 May 2013— Tad Patzek, chair of the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at the University of Texas, describes media reports that the US will soon be energy-independent as wishful thinking. He says flow rates, not reserve amounts, are the issue, and flow rates are trending down. Biofuels will not be able to replace fossil fuels. The American way of life will, in the end, be negotiable—declining energy availability and affordability will necessitate it. But a lower-energy world may prove to be just the kick we need to unplug our chaos-numbed minds from the world of distractions.
Download/Listen   35:45

Unrated C-Realm Podcast

Dmitry Orlov:  Survivors' Toolkit for the Five Stages of Collapse — 05 Jun 2013— KMO welcomes Dmitry Orlov back to the C-Realm to discuss the themes in his new book, The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit. Orlov presents case studies of people who responded adaptively to collapses of various sorts, including (1) how organized crime syndicates became a necessary way of doing business in post-Soviet Russia; and (2) the Roma (Gypsies) who have mastered the art of hiding in plain site, staying flexible, and maintaining a clear boundary between themselves and the larger societies in which they operate.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good The Lifeboat Hour

The Accelerating Demise of Our Industrial Society — 26 May 2013 — Mike Ruppert reviews the many signs that the demise of our industrial society is accelerating, as infrastructure collapses, as the rule of law increasingly does not apply, and as The Powers That Be have fewer and fewer options for keeping the game going. Although he empathizes with people who are still pursuing change through normal channels—for instance, protesting fracking at a county council meeting—he thinks such activities just end up being part of the theatre of the ruling class, a way for TPTB's minions to let caring folks have their tantrums but still do what the corp-gov empire demands in its unwavering effort to maximize profit and power at the expense of all else.
Download/Listen   53:50

Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! ExtraEnvironmentalist

Days of Destruction—Hedges, Berman, and Orlov on Collapse — 20 May 2013 — Three titans of the collapse discussion provide a ton of great points here. Key observations from Chris Hedges and Morris Berman include how Obama is merely a brand for the corporate state—a state that is inexorably driving the masses to serfdom; as well as how The Powers That Be keep the masses ignorant and sated on infotainment so those who are informed and speak up are seen as troublemakers. Dmitry Orlov contrasts the authorities' over-reactive lockdown after the Boston bombing to less drastic reactions in other, much more dangerous situations. He also talks about how to penetrate the wall of denial among family and friends; and explains why it's important to invest most of your money (and yourself) in tools, materials, and methods that allow you to live well without money.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   2:15:15

(GP comment:  Except for Hedges' clueless sidebar analysis of the gun issue in the US, this is excellent.)

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good The Lifeboat Hour

The Five Horsemen of the Global Apocalypse — 12 May 2013 — Michael Ruppert reframes the "Four Horsemen" meme: in the unfolding collapse of industrial civilization, the horsemen are climate chaos, plague-level diseases, radioactive contamination, drought, and war—the interwoven threads in our carpet of doom. He also gives food contamination/adulteration (especially GMOs) an honorable mention. He spends the hour discussing these topics, as well as the meta-theme of how life can be so generally good at the same time our long-term prospects are f*cked.
Download/Listen   56:17

(GP comment:  Ah, yes, that would be the benefit of living within the walls of an empire that exploits the rest of the world.)

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen KunstlerCast

Arthur Berman on Peak Oil and the Shale Oil/Gas Boom — 09 May 2013 — JHK talks with geologist and independent oil-and-gas analyst Arthur Berman. Berman brings clarity to the muddle created by industry propaganda planted in the credulous mainstream media. Topics include how finance relates to energy production, a practical definition of peak oil, and the precipitous decline rate in natural gas wells in the US..
Download/Listen   45:50


Post Carbon Institute / Spring of Sustainability, 21 May 2013
Richard Heinberg:  Snake Oil—How Big Energy's Misleading Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Living On Earth

Solar Shines On — 03 May 2013 — Thanks to incentives and growing awareness, solar panels are becoming increasingly popular across the country. Helen Palmer had an array assembled on her roof last year, and in this update she explains how, among other benefits, the panels have almost eliminated her electricity bills.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Sea Change Radio

Fighting Power Gridlock — 07 May 2013 — How do we advance sustainable practices in a world driven by the profit motive? Ezra Garrett, the Chief Sustainability Officer for California's Pacific Gas and Electric company, explains how public policies that mandate the use of renewable energy sources can be appropriate tools for guiding private power generators towards sustainability. In particular, Garrett explains how PG&E plans to reach California's mandated threshold of 33% renewables in the next seven years.
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Rating: 2 of 5 - OK; if you've got the time... C-Realm Podcast

Challenging Our Own Beliefs — 01 May 2013 — KMO and science fiction author, futurist, and contrarian David Brin discuss a range of themes in post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction. Brin also opines on the need to be contrarian and to challenge our own beliefs. As human civilization faces a transition from smart animals to beings that wield god-like powers in real time with no do-overs, we must overcome our tendency toward self-deception, factionalism, and righteous indignation.
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Rating: 2 of 5 - OK; if you've got the time... Quirks & Quarks

Better Bacterial Biofuels Through Genetic Engineering? — 27 Apr 2013 — As the failings of current biofuels become more obvious, the strategies to find a truly successful, high-net-energy biofuel continues. Professor John Love discusses efforts to genetically engineer microbes that will more efficiently convert simple sugars into petro-identical go-juice for our vehicles.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   9:07

(GP comment:  All biofuels are destined to fail, if only for the rarely discussed but obvious reason that they steal resources from biological processes that are essential to a sustainable global ecosystem.)


KunstlerCast, 02 May 2013
Steve Ludlum on Peak Oil and Finance
Download/Listen   40:00

Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! C-Realm Podcast

Stealing From the Future — 24 April 2013 — Mark Robinowitz of the Oil Empire web site notes that earth is over its carrying capacity, regardless of which problem—climate change, peak oil, water supplies, etc.—you wish to discuss. In this "peak everything" era, we're using everything as fast as we possibly can, with nothing but economists' assurances that there will be the same level of abundance in the future. Our most serious problem is "peak denial"—the general public is rejecting reality. He explains why the declarations of some environmentalists that extraction technologies have trumped peak oil are wrong, and he laments that climate change has come to dominate the entire discussion about sustainability. In particular, he comments that the typical environmentalist's position that we can solve climate though economic methods within the infinite growth paradigm is hopelessly wrong.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Green Power and Wellness

Paul Gipe on the Alternative Energy Future — 22 Apr 2013 — Paul Gipe explains the nuts and bolts of how various alternative energy technologies are reshaping our world's energy systems and offers numbers on how we can achieve a sustainable energy future. ~~ In the short segment that precedes that, shutting down the San Onofre nuclear plant is discussed, and we also get the news nugget that former NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko has stated publicly that all 104 US nuclear power plants have safety problems that cannot be fixed.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good ExtraEnvironmentalist

Permaculture Possibilities—Integrated Solutions to All Problems — 17 Apr 2013— Our global systemic challenges—energy, environment, and economy—have become dramatically more severe over the last several decades. Permaculture offers a unique toolkit to address problems such as energy depletion, desertification, poisoned landscapes, and right livelihoods. But will low-tech solutions that "work with nature" be able to capture a public imagination predisposed to expect technological progress to enable "business as usual" forever? This is part 2 of 2 of EE's coverage of the Pacific Northwest Permaculture Convergence sessions.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen C-Realm Podcast

Grounded in Grief—The Emotional Baggage of Collapse — 17 Apr 2013— Carolyn Baker talks about staying sane in an age of madness and the danger of having a mental health professional reduce the large scale social phenomena of a society in the process of catastrophic transition down to individual mental pathologies—and affixing such labels to you.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen KunstlerCast

The Vermont Sail Freight Project — 18 Apr 2013— JHK talks with Erik Andrus of the Vermont Sail Freight Project. They are building a boat dedicated to shipping Vermont farm products to New York City and other markets via Lake Champlain, the Champlain Canal, and the Hudson River.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   35:00


Lifeboat Hour, 14 Apr 2013
Ruppert:  It's Too Late To Change the Way Money Works; We Must Change Consciousness
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Unwelcome Guests, 13 Apr 2013
Jared Diamond on the Importance of Elder Knowledge
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen One Radio Network

Protecting Your Family Against Societal Disruption — 02 Apr 2013 — N.E. MacDougald reviews the preparations that can help you and your family more easily deal with general emergency conditions or disruptions to central services. Topics covered include... items to have in your vehicle's trunk; the basement as a safe space; the importance of determination and faith to survival; dealing with inflation risk and currency risk; improving your survival skill set.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good The Lifeboat Hour

Ruppert on Converging Crises — 31 Mar 2013 — Michael Ruppert discusses the many signs of converging crises across the planet, both manmade and planet-driven. Beyond dead pigs, now dead black swans are appearing in China's waterways, adding an ironic twist to the carnage there. In the UK, there were several thousand deaths from the unprecedented cold this winter. The "Monsanto protection act" is the final evidence of Obama's complicity in the dark machinations of TPTB. The shenanigans in Cyprus, where banksters are stealing depositors' money in broad daylight, plus the explanatory announcements by EU central bankers about how such policies may be applied broadly in the future, should tell us that money in any bank is at risk by definition.
Download/Listen   54:39


The Lifeboat Hour, 07 Apr 2013
Charles Eisenstein on Transition and the Value of "Preaching to the Choir"
Download/Listen   1:00:00

The Wringer, 06 Mar 2013
Sieg Heil! — Fracking Invades Poland
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KunstlerCast, 11 Apr 2013
Bill Powers:  The US Natural Gas Boom is Unsustainable
Download/Listen   40:33

KunstlerCast, 04 Apr 2013
The Five Stages of Dmitry Orlov
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Sea Change Radio, 02 Apr 2013
Michael Skelly on Wind Power and High Voltage DC Transmission Lines
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good ExtraEnvironmentalist

Permaculture Convergence—Replacing Ego-Centric with Eco-Centric — 19 Mar 2013 — Despite the massive destruction our species has wrought on the earth, we've also learned a tremendous amount about ecological systems in the process. As our old narrative of domination crumbles, an understanding of how to work with nature is emerging. Can we apply the ideas of permaculture to society when facing energy depletion, climate change and social breakdown? Will our future society be able to regenerate the planet? Speakers at the 2012 Northwest Permaculture Convergence discuss how permaculture approaches can address global challenges.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Sea Change Radio

Voting For Solar, One Locale at a Time — 19 Mar 2013 — Adam Browning, the executive director of Vote Solar, explains his vision of affordable and widespread renewable power. While Vote Solar now has national reach, they concentrate on local initiatives. As Browning likes to say, "If your plan involves congress, it's a bad plan." ~~ In part 2, the discussion turns to the lessons we can learn from success stories like the German solar industry as well as high-profile flops like Solyndra.
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Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! ExtraEnvironmentalist

De-Growth—Can We Accept Its Inevitability? — 16 Jan 2013 — Decades of material growth have left us with a limited imagination for alternatives. Now that we've hit the point of diminishing returns for additional economic growth, can we decolonize our mind? In the developed world, is it possible to improve our quality of life while decreasing our standard of living? Could it be possible to degrow our economies in a way that creates a happier and healthier society and improves quality of life? Interview clips with degrowth academics and activists feature Josh Farley, David Suzuki, Bill Rees, Charles Hall, Gail Tverberg, Juliet Schor, and others.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Post Carbon Institute / Quivira Coalition Conference

Sandra Postel on Water Sustainability — 20 Dec 2012— Sandra Postel gives a presentation at the Quivira Coalition 2012 Conference titled "How to Feed Nine Billion People From the Ground Up—Soil, Seeds, Water, Plants, Livestock, Forests, Organics, and People."
Download/Listen   45:35

Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! Post Carbon Institute / Fuzzy Logic Science Show

Magic Pudding Economics—Money-Printing vs. Peak Energy — Oct 2012 — Richard Heinberg says that money-printing efforts to fix the financial mess may eventually succeed, but they will not fix the underlying energy shortfall that is increasingly putting pressure on the global economy. He also notes that population is another factor in the resource problem. He thinks that in the future we will necessarily be living more locally, using less energy. After we go through a period of psychological adjustment, most people will probably come to see it as a good thing.
Download/Listen   28:24

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Time Monk Radio Network

James Wesley Rawles:  Prepping—From Fiction to Reality — 15 Sep 2012 — James Wesley Rawles writes fiction intended to inform readers about the realities of coming collapse and to tutor them on how they can be prepared for a chaotic future. In this interview, Rawles weaves together themes from his novels with analysis of current events, offering a range of believable collapse scenarios—and prepping solutions for them.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Sharon Astyk on Being Prepared for the Unexpected — 25 Sep 2012 — Homesteading guru Sharon Astyk talks about prepping, including dealing with energy sources and window heat retention/rejection in winter and summer; food preservation and canning tips, including "How long does canned food stay good for?" and why brown rice can't be stored long-term; storing water for emergencies; and keeping stored fuel usable.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Science Friday

National Academy of Sciences Study Says Wind Power Plentiful in US — 14 Sep 2012 — A new National Academy of Sciences study that finds great potential in US wind power. Questions covered in this SciFri discussion include... How quickly could we get to, say, 20% of US electricity coming from wind? What do we do for power when the wind isn't blowing? What about untapped wind resources like the whooshing near highways? What about the bird kill issues?
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen ABC (Australia) / Post Carbon Institute

Richard Heinberg Explains Peak Everything — 18 Sep 2012— Richard Heinberg explains how resource limits, especially oil limits, will be a choke point for continued economic growth.
Download/Listen   38:49

(GP comment:  None of this will be new for peak oil veterans, though the interviewer does an excellent job of asking questions that clarify Heinberg's message.)

No rating - Not reviewed ExtraEnvironmentalist

How We Can Start Building a Post-Growth World — 26 Aug 2012 — Paul Sinclair discusses a new field of archeological research that is discovering the role of urban gardening throughout history and during wartime in ancient cities. ~~ Donnie Maclurcan of the Post Growth Institute explains how we can start building a post-growth world. ~~ John Michael Greer answers listener questions and discusses the study "Trade Off: A Study in Global Systemic Collapse," which details how a cascading collapse could lead to rapid end for the global supply.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Sea Change Radio

Making Waves, Making Energy — 10 Jul 2012 — A number of guests discuss wave energy, which converts ocean wave motion into electricity. Among the projects is one to propagate buoy-based ocean power across the globe and another that uses "oscillating water column" technology to capture wave energy. Also covered are the successes and challenges associated with wave power.
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Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! ExtraEnvironmentalist

Innovation, Energy, Complexity, and Peak Everything — 01 Jul 2012 — Sander van der Leeuw explains how societies use innovation to shift short-term risks to long-term risks through the application of technology, energy, and collaboration. A natural outcome of the upward innovation spiral is the increasing complexity of how we get things done and an increase in how many things we're doing. We're now in the steep upward part of the innovation-complexity curve, and without a similar increase in energy resources and/or energy efficiency, that will not continue. Society will be forced to adapt to living with less.
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Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! ASPO

Robert Hirsch: The Oil Crises of the 1970s—Get Ready for the Reruns — Jun 2012 — Robert L. Hirsch revisits the effects of the oil crises of the 1970s, their economic impacts, and the effects they had on human activities and psychology. Those crises were political in nature, and eventually things got better. But today we face geological constraints on oil production, and we are on the verge of a new oil crisis. Unfortunately, it appears that we learned nothing from the earlier crises: we have not prepared; we are not even aware; and we will experience the same impacts again—this time without the promise of a new ramp-up in oil production.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Radio EcoShock

Guy McPherson:  Still Walking Away From Empire — 20 Jun 2012 — After teaching about empire and the limits of civilization for years, Guy McPherson decided he had to personally unplug. He left the University of Arizona to go off-grid in New Mexico, developing a largely self-sustaining small farm. McPherson discusses the barriers to personal change and why more and more people are searching for survival-based transition strategies and a reality-based way of life.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good ExtraEnvironmentalist

Bill Rees:  Why We're in Denial About Limits — 07 Jun 2012 — In an interview at the Montreal De-Growth Conference, Bill Rees speaks about why most humans are in denial about the failure of the human enterprise as well as the threats posed by ecological damage and energy constraints. He also talks about how we could start adapting to our ecological challenges through a new cultural narrative.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen The Lifeboat Hour

12-Step Program for Dealing with Collapse — 03 Jun 2012 — The conversation between Michael Ruppert and Carolyn Baker includes... the difference between religion and spirituality; the relevance of hitting bottom in the current milieu; why humans need a 12-step program for dealing with collapse; how Joan of Arc and Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man" inform the spiritual approach to collapse.
Download/Listen   55:59

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Shift Shapers

You Peak-Oil Commie Buzz-Kill Doomer! — 13 May 2012 — Do you look at a world of predatory capitalism, economic shocks, peak oil, shrinking resources, and climate chaos and say it's fairly obvious we're headed towards a collapse, or at least a major shift that will be unpleasant? Does expressing this view to others cause them to think you're weird or radical or just a buzz-kill? Kathy McMahon, a clinical psychologist, explains how one can deal with the anxiety and isolation of realizing that our civilization has hit a wall and will not recover.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Shift Shapers

Michael Ruppert:  Get Ready for Transition — 11 May 2012 — Michael Ruppert has warned us before. He's warning us again now. The arrival of peak-oil, the violent chicanery of global governments, and the scramble for dwindling fuel supplies—all the signs are screaming that collapse is coming. Ruppert recommends leaving the clueless zombies to their delusions and focusing energy on increasing local food production. "Embrace the death of the old that you may experience, participate in, and rejoice in the birth of the new."
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Unwelcome Guests

Relocalization and The Economics of Happiness — 28 Apr 2012 — This radio adaptation of the film The Economics of Happiness presents a critique of economic globalization, free trade, and the consequent movement from villages to cities. It points out that government policies are heavily biased against local businesses and the free market, in favor of multinational corporations. As resources dwindle, relocalization is inevitable. A vital step to relocalization is for citizens to assert control over what governments tax, regulate, and subsidize.
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C-Realm Podcast, 09 May 2012
Would Free Energy Just Wreck the Planet Faster?
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Lifeboat Hour

Collapse Clarions vs. the Zombie Populace — 22 Apr 2012 — The discussion between Mike Ruppert and Dmitry Orlov includes... Between Romney and Obama, which will bring about "fast collapse" sooner? Is "Powerdown" really an option? If the markets will soon nosedive, should one short the markets? Why do most people have such a hard time getting out of zombie mode? What should do-gooder "collapse clarions" do about their inability to penetrate others' minds with the truth?
Download/Listen   53:39

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Sea Change Radio

Floating Offshore Turbines—Not-In-My-Beachview Wind Power — 10 Apr 2012 — Habib Dagher discusses a new floating wind turbine project that is scheduled to launch off the coast of Maine in the summer of 2013. Unlike the much-argued-over Cape Wind project, these turbines are far enough away from land that it can't be seen from the coast. Dagher talks about the technology, its capacity for energy capture, and some of the challenges facing the offshore wind industry as a whole.
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Rating: 2 of 5 - OK; if you've got the time... KunstlerCast

Characterizing Life in Post-Peak America — 26 Apr 2012 — Fielding questions from a student audience, James Howard Kunstler's topics include... why the alternate-fuel fleet is a pipedream and why even a revitalized US rail network will be only a partial solution; why New York City has both unique advantages and challenges for the post-peak world; why condos will be particularly troubled as collapse sets in; how landscape monocultures concentrate poverty; a call for renouncement of student loans.
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Part 2:  Go to page  |  Download/Listen   31:24

Unwelcome Guests

Getting Local Food Going — 07 Apr 2012 — Pam Warhurst is one of the founders of "Incredible Edible," a local group that aims to increase the amount of local food grown and eaten in the UK town of Todmorden. She explains the process that resulted in this successful "grow local" movement. The town council, local businesses, schools, farmers, and the whole community are all involved.
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Download/Listen   59:30

TED Talks

The Earth Is Full — Feb 2012 — Paul Gilding explains why it's delusional to think that we can continue our pattern of never-ending economic growth. On all fronts—finance, population, energy, food, water, climate—the trends are not sustainable. We must confront the end of growth. He identifies the clues that indicate the crisis has already begun. But there is hope—humans always need a good crisis to make a major transition, and this one will be massive.
Watch  |  Download/Listen   16:43

Post Carbon Institute

Daniel Lerch:  Peak Oil, a Fundamental Problem — Feb 2012 — Against the backdrop of European crisis and high US unemployment, what does the changing energy landscape mean for national and global economies in 2012 and beyond? At a meeting of the World Affairs Council of Oregon, Daniel Lerch presents the basics of peak oil, addresses some of fantasy statements by oil optimists, talks about alternative energy sources, and takes audience questions.
Audio Part 1—Speech:  Download/Listen   44:19
Audio Part 2—Q&A:  Download/Listen   22:56

New Culture

The Bodhisattva of Collapse — 26 Jan 2012 — KMO of the C-Realm Podcast gives a presentation to the VAL2011 audience, examining the choice that all collapse-aware individuals face: Try to wake up the unaware masses—many of whom clearly prefer to remain unaware—or leave the clueless to their fate and concentrate on interaction with the small percentage who "get it."
Watch  |  Download/Listen   16:51

Financial Sense NewsHour

Robert Hirsch:  Energy Storm — 15 Dec 2011 — Peak oil centrist Robert Hirsch discusses energy trends and approaching problems. He sees a big problem in the next 2-3 years. He says there's no way to know why the peak-oil refusniks continue to stick to their "no problem here, move along" line. Perhaps it's fear of being the bearer of bad news.  (That's the best case for them—cowardice. The worse case is that they are paid shills of the profiteering oil industry. --GP)
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   41:17

Time Monks Radio Network

George Ure:  Laying Odds on a Dystopian Future — 03 Dec 2011 — George Ure discusses the possibility of an "economic collision" in January 2012, with the possibility of the DOW falling 80-90% over the next two years. He discusses the de facto coup d'etat in the US perpetrated by the moneyed class and evaluates the possibility that the US is headed towards dictatorship. He contrasts the risk of social collapse due to financial market meltdowns vs. collapse due to the ramifications of events like severe solar storms or WW III, and highly recommends having a substantial garden based on non-chemical methods. Much more....
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   2:07:12

Coast To Coast / KSFO

Geoffrey Simmons:  Disaster Preparedness — 01 Dec 2011 — Geoffrey Simmons says that relying on first responders is foolhardy, because such help likely would not be able to reach everyone in a timely fashion. He shares a litany of specific preparedness tips.
C2C show info page  |  Download/Listen   41:35


Joseph Tainter:  Simplifying Complexity — 15 Dec 2011 — Is our species capable of recognizing meta-trends and preparing for the potentially disastrous results of unsustainable societal practices? Are we approaching a cliff of over-reliance on technology? Joseph Tainter discusses complexity, energy, collapse, and sustainability, from our society today to the Roman Empire of yesteryear.
Download/Listen   1:52:06

Living On Earth

Catch The Rain—Rainbarrels and Cisterns a Growing Movement — 11 Nov 2011 — As locales from Atlanta to West Texas have dealt with debilitating drought, people have begun rediscovering the benefits of rainwater catchment. Even in less arid climates, rainwater harvesting makes great sense, whether serving as a primary water supply for off-grid living or serving as a free, chlorine-free source of water for gardens and landscaping.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   9:41

Sea Change Radio

Tapping Into Geothermal Energy — 25 Oct 2011 — Humans have been capturing and using geothermal heat from the earth for a very long time, and today, geothermal power makes up a significant portion of the energy grid in countries ranging from Iceland to the Philippines to Nicaragua. But the US has yet to fully embrace this resource. Karl Gawell of the Geothermal Energy Association explains how geothermal works and discusses ways to expand usage.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   30:00


Michael Ruppert:  The Big Picture on Collapse — 11 Sep 2011 — Michael Ruppert offers an excellent speech that paints for us the Big Picture on Collapse: peak oil, global environmental destruction, the debt-based infinite-growth monetary paradigm, corrupt governance, and our individual complicity in it all. He also suggests the way out.
Download/Listen - Speech   1:16:07
Download/Listen - Q&A   33:45

C-Realm Podcast

Charles Eisenstein:  The Nature of Money, Collapse, and the Gift Economy — 24 Aug 2011 — Eisenstein talks about interest and the economic imperatives that it fosters. If the value of money decreased over time rather than growing via interest, then it would be clear to everyone that the best thing one can do with one's money is to spend it quickly and close to home. He explains why he thinks that in times of chaos and potential collapse, the best way to preserve wealth is to give your money away to those in need.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   59:48

The Lifeboat Hour

Michael Ruppert:  The Infinite Growth Paradigm Is the Battleground—Pick a Side — 21 Aug 2011 — Ruppert discusses his recent diatribe against the aware-but-inactive in the minion class and how the righteous battle lines are now drawn—you're either with the infinite growth paradigm or you're against it. He also talks about the status of gold and the quickening rush to global war, beginning in the Middle East.
Download/Listen   52:17

Permaculture as Part of Collapse and Transition — 14 Aug 2011 — Ruppert and guests discuss the underway transition and the need—among other things—to move from industrial agriculture to permaculture. His guests are David Holmgren, one of the cofounders of the permaculture movement, and Peter Charles Downey, director of the new film Anima Mundi.
Download/Listen   58:02


Richard Douthwaite:  The Economics of Sustainability and Alternative Currencies — 04 Jul 2011 — The interplay between energy and money will be the underlying factor behind the biggest stories of the next decade. While easily accessible energy and financialization have created a massive bubble on the way up Hubbert's curve, the primary agent on the way down will be unraveling the financial complexities built up over the last 60 years. Surviving in this new world will require a radically different idea about how money can be detached from central banks and set up as localized units of economic exchange.
Download/Listen   1:11:53

Radio EcoShock

David Hughes: Peak Oil + Peak Coal = Big Problem — 20 Jul 2011 — David Hughes offers a fact-filled review of demand for oil and coal vs. supply and reserves. He concludes that the scale of current fossil fuel usage is such that the physical limits of scalability will disallow a ramping up of renewables in time to meet the peaking of non-renewables. That means we have a painful adjustment period coming.
Download/Listen   59:59

Post Carbon Institute

Rob Hopkins:  New Thinking in Transition — 18 Jul 2011 — Hopkins, the founder of the transition movement, provides a status update. Among his points are: While "green groups" may seem like natural allies, and in many cases share common goals, associating transition efforts too closely with environmental activists may end up with the transition group inappropriately and unhelpfully being seen as just another green group. He also thinks transition groups need to move beyond preaching about peak oil and climate change and focus more on the benefits of localism.
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Energy Bulletin / TED

Randy White:  There IS a Plan B—Community Response — 30 Jun 2011 — Randy White, founder of the community-response organization Bright Neighbor and co-author of the Portland Peak Oil Task Force Report "Descending the Oil Peak: Navigating the Transition from Oil and Natural Gas," discusses community response plans in case of economic collapse.
Watch  |  Download/Listen   10:34


CollapseNet / Peak Moment TV

The Twilight of the Antipodes and the Cultural Flip — 22 Mar 2011 — In his speech at Green Life Eco-Fest 2011, Dmitry Orlov offers a rich description of the inevitability of collapse of any system based on exponential growth; the use of money as a means to concentrate power; the importance of social networks and established non-financial mechanisms of exchange to mitigate the effects of collapsing central systems; and how "the gift economy" could be a new paradigm for exchange.
Watch  |  Download/Listen 59:53

Sustainable World Radio

The Scoop On Poop—Ecological Wastewater Management — 20 Jun 2011 — Carol Steinfeld discusses the earthy details of improving and simplifying the treatment of human waste, with a focus on the ins and outs of composting toilets.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   28:29

Energy Bulletin

Eco-Agriculture—The Solution to Our Great Food Challenge? — 20 May 2011 — Julian Cribb outlines the many challenges we face feeding the world, including water limitations, energy constraints, soil erosion and farm loss, population rise, lack of technological investment, stagnating crop productivity, and climate unpredictability. He also offers many solutions to the need for food production to use less land, water, and chemicals in the future. Many of them are old standbys, but other ideas show distinct signs of innovative thinking.
Watch  |  Download/Listen   23:13


Americans Demand Walkable Neighborhoods... But Prefer Suburban Style Housing — 26 May 2011 — Though he's solidly in favor of smarter urban planning, James Howard Kunstler admits that the average American still wants the suburban setting. As future energy constraints make car-centric suburban living less attractive economically and functionally, the pressure for change will come. But the funds and energy to make a smooth transition are unlikely to be there at that point.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   30:03

The Lifeboat Hour

Michael Ruppert:  Behold the Birth of Post-Petroleum Man — 22 May 2011 — Michael Ruppert, speaking at Eco-Fest 2011, offers a searing condemnation of the amoral ethos of the dying "petroleum man" era. The new paradigm that is unfolding is "Post-Petroleum Man," which will by necessity avoid bankers, corporations, consumerism, and centralization in favor of localism and things with real value. It's up to each of us to move quickly to the new paradigm as the necrotizing leviathan slowly sinks beneath the oil-slicked surface.
Download/Listen   55:00

Max Keiser

Dmitry Orlov:  Update on Five Stages of Collapse(The Keiser Report, Russia Today) — 30 Mar 2011 — Max and Stacy discuss the fascist media's continuing re-framing of the financial crisis and its causes. ~~ Dmitry Orlov, who several years ago penned an article called "The Five Stages of Collapse," discusses where the US and other countries stand in this regard.
Watch  |  Download/Listen   23:33

Financial Sense NewsHour

Ancient Roman Empire vs. Anglo-American Empire — 19 Feb 2011 — Ugo Bardi offers an interesting review of the reasons civilizations get into "sustainability trouble." Among the parallels he draws between the declining Roman Empire and today's teetering Western powers are: increasing costs to maintain the status quo (especially in terms of energy production); attempts to fortify "hold lines"; disregarding infrastructure maintenance requirements to the long-term detriment of the empire.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   55:55

Coast To Coast

Mat Stein, Optimistic Doomer — 27 Feb 2011 — Mat Stein discusses six big trends that suggest a perfect storm of sustainability problems is coming. He also reviews positive actions people can take to change their lives to deal with the coming changes.
HOUR 1: Download/Listen   1:00:00
HOUR 2: Download/Listen   1:00:00

(1) MP3s mirror KSFO's full hours; meat typically runs from 10:00-29:00 and 38:00-58:00.
(2) C2C pages:  this show  |  latest shows

Radio EcoShock

Population Overload — 11 Feb 2011 — Three voices with solutions for the population crisis:  Lisa Hymas of on GINKs—Green-Inclined, No Kids. ~~ Clinical psychologist Ellen Walker—the good and the bad of going child-free. ~~ Plus the grand-daddy of the whole population movement, Paul Erhlich, author of the classic book The Population Bomb.
Download/Listen   1:00:00
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Radio EcoShock

Rapid Population Decline—or Bust! — 04 Feb 2011 — The population of Egypt doubled since 1980. Mexico, India too. Dr. Jack Alpert says it is time for extreme measures, before civilization falls. With three responses by Rex Weyler of Greenpeace fame, Dr. Bill Rees (co-inventor of the "ecological footprint"), and ecologist Vandy Savage.
Download/Listen   1:00:00
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The Lifeboat Hour

Modern Survival Training — 02 Jan 2011 — Tom Brown discusses modern survival skills and classes, as well as Native American prophesies as they relate to coming hard times.
Download/Listen   1:00:00

Post Carbon Institute

Future Transportation Systems — 01 Sep 2010 — Richard Gilbert and David Bragdon discuss the transportation transition path from oil to the likely next phase, electricity.
Download/Listen   18:12

Financial Sense NewsHour

Chris Martenson:  The Basics of Urban/Suburban Resilience — 07 Aug 2010 — In the first segment, Brian Pretti gives a good analysis of the economic situation. ~~ Then Chris Martenson, creator of the excellent Crash Course series, offers his thoughts on what city dwellers and suburbanites can do to make themselves more resilient in the face of potential disruptions driven by energy and economic troubles—or just plain ol' weather-related emergencies.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   1:17:24

American RadioWorks

The Psychology of Saving Energy — 30 Jul 2010 — Some scientists argue that behavioral science must play a substantial role in dealing with energy and climate issues. People are indeed motivated by saving money, but incentives other than financial are sometimes more successful at getting people to change their energy behavior.
Download/Listen   7:32
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Chelsea Green Radio

Homesteading in The 21st Century — 16 Jun 2010 — Philip Ackerman-Leist, author of Up Tunket Road—Homesteading in The 21st Century, talks about the new breed of young homesteaders and the financial, psychological, and social challenges they face.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen 29:09

Evolving Ideas

Lawrence E. Joseph:  Solar Blasts and the Electrical Grid — 27 Jul 2010 — Science consultant Lawrence E. Joseph discusses the likelihood of a widespread, prolonged disruption of electrical service related to a "solar blast." His analysis of the data suggest that such an event is mostly likely to happen (coincidentally) in 2012. He believes a crash program of installing utility-scale surge protectors could greatly mitigate the impact of such an event. He also talks about actions on a household level.
Download/Listen   56:08

Lawrence E. Joseph books:   (on
Aftermath:  A Guide to Preparing for and Surviving Apocalypse 2012

Against the Grain

Transporation Net Energy:  Bicycles and Roads — 06 Jul 2010 — Many sustainability advocates says bicycles are personal-transportation kings because they have a high work-output-to-energy-input ratio. But ain Boal points out that the analysis changes dramatically if one includes the energy, economic, and environmental costs of building and maintaining the ever-important system of smooth roads needed to make bicycle transportation so efficient. ~~ Boals also discusses the history of public-interest radio.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   52:01

Survival Podcast

What a Few Big Disaster Scenarios Might Be Like — 14 Jul 2010 — For those of us that like to ponder and plan for a variety of disruptive scenarios---or for those who just like having their doom buttons pushed---Spirko gives his take on a variety of bad stuff, including a pandemic, a solar kill shot, and peak oil.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   1:00:59

NPR / All Things Considered

Fiscal Localism On Rise In Germany — 15 Jul 2010 — The Havelbluete, the Augusta and the Chiemgauer might sound like the names of locally brewed beers, but they are in fact micro-currencies which, like micro-breweries, are in abundance in Germany. There are more than two dozen local currencies in circulation, and 40 or so initiatives are about to start printing their own banknotes. These notes are not gimmicks; they're recognized legal tender within each local region.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   4:19

Survival Podcast

The Lowdown on the High Art of Suvivalism — 22 Jun 2010 — Jack Spirko explains the benefits of "survivalism" and why it's about being smart, not about being an anti-social wacko. Survivalism is really just "resilience with attitude."
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   56:40

Fight the Empire (on KBOO)

Michael Ruppert:  Surviving Collapse — 17 Jun 2010 — Ruppert takes caller questions, including one that asks: "Why all the doom-talk; why don't we just toughen up and get off our butts and do something about it, like the way we pulled out of the Great Depression of the 1930s?"
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   56:00

Peak Moment

Post-Peak/Post-Crash Jobs — 14 Jun 2010 — Paul and Sarah Edwards say we need to transition from the Wall Street economy not to the Main Street economy but rather to the "Elm Street economy"—one that recognizes we're in the 21st century.
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Rob Newman

Peak LOL — From circa 2005, humorist Rob Newman introduces his audience to the concept of peak oil, with lots of laughs.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen 11:00

Sierra Club Radio

Summerize Your House — 19 Jun 2010 — Most people think about winterizing a house to save energy. Here are a few tips to improve your home's energy performance this summer.
Download/Listen   3:42
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Survival Podcast — 15 Jun 2010
Jack Spirko does an excellent job of covering the basics of food storage and food security—the logic of it and how to do it safely, in a way that saves you money in the long run. He calls it a "holistic approach to survival food storage."

Go to page  |  Download/Listen   1:00:26

Food storage is not just a nutty thing twitchy-eyed loners do. It's a basic approach to making sure our households can sail though troubled waters without undue hunger or time wasted standing in lines at grocery stores (or FEMA camps). It takes a little more effort to start a rotational food storage system than it does to buy groceries each week as you need them, but the security and long-term cost benefits are clear.

Related GP pages:
-- Food Security Actions
-- Food-Gardening Books

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Living On Earth

Grid-Dependent vs. Off-Grid—Two Opinions — 04 Jun 2010 ("Begrudging the Grid") — Two new books examine the public utilities that millions of Americans depend on. One author says they're so vital they need more tax support. The other suggests decentralized utilities would be cheaper and more robust. A bit lightweight, but a good starting point. -- GP
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   17:04

Radio EcoShock

Is Humanity Unsustainable? — 28 May 2010 — Dr. Bill Rees is co-inventor of "the ecological footprint" concept. He says we're already in overshoot mode, and the only way out is to execute a planned contraction of the economy.
Download/Listen   1:00:00
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Michael Ruppert:  Confronting Collapse—Vermont Town Meeting — 13 May 2010 — Ruppert speaks on the steps that must be taken to confront oil dependence and the deep imbalances caused by the ponziconomy. He underscores that most politicians, including Obama, are pawns of the banksters, and that the financial parasites are now making bets on and fostering the financial collapse of US states. And much more.
Watch  |  Download/Listen   1:22:40

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MIT-trained engineer Mat Stein talks about the need for personal disaster preparedness, such as ways to purify water should tap water be unavailable for a while.

Beyond your regular old forest fires, earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters, Stein thinks there are six human-driven scenarios that could lead to widespread disruptions in the future:

  • climate change
  • a peak in global oil production
  • the collapse of the world's remaining fisheries (or the oceans more generally)
  • deforestation
  • food crises
  • overpopulation

Download/Listen   1:00:00

(1) MP3 above mirrors KSFO's full-hour MP3, with news and commercials. Meaty portions run roughly from 10:00-29:00 and 38:00-58:00.
(2) You can see Coast To Coast pages for this interview or a list of latest shows.

Mat Stein book:   (on
When Technology Fails

Related GP article:
The Resilient Household

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picture of Michael Ruppert Mike Ruppert:  LATOC Q & A — 10 May 2010 — Will it be China's faltering economy that finally ignites a global financial blow-up? Or maybe it will be the fallout from the Gulf oil leak or the still-gurgling pool of toxic derivatives. Ruppert also discusses... the advisability of home gardens and seed saving; the return of the robber barons; the unlikelihood of martial law in the US, in spite of the likelihood of increasing civil violence and gang activity; why the never-ending-growth paradigm must die.
PART 1:  Download/Listen   33:40
PART 2:  Download/Listen   56:21

C-Realm Podcast

The Long Defeat — 07 Apr 2010 — KMO uses a slender thread to weave a connection between the epic battle portrayed in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of The Rings trilogy and the challenges we face in the coming years as resource constraints and trouble in the debt-based economy force radical change upon our denialist society. Segments include "The Tolkien Professor," James Howard Kunstler and Doug Lain.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   59:59

Survival Podcast

Core Preparedness Principles — 06 Apr 2010 — Survival Podcast host Jack Spirko makes a guest appearance on the Baldy and the Blonde radio show to discuss some core preparedness principles. The theme that runs through them all is: "Helping you to live the life you want if times get tough—and even if they don't."
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   44:32


Mike Ruppert Q & A — 26 Mar 2010 — Ruppert fields audience questions after a UK showing of his movie CoLLapse.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   37:47

The Forgotten Men

Michael Ruppert:  Peak Oil’s “Cigarette-Smoking Man” — 20 Mar 2010 — Michael Ruppert discusses peak oil and the impossibility of alternative energy solutions; economic collapse and the problem with "the way money works"; and what the average person can do about any of it. He says collapse is not only inevitable, it's happening now.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   48:58

Ruppert's book:
Confronting Collapse

Agroinnovations Podcast / Quirks and Quarks

Peak Wood? -- Will the Demand for Renewables Send Forests Over the Edge?
Feb 2010 — In the next decade or two, as oil and other fossil fuels peak and decline, wood energy seems bound to make a comeback. But with 6 billion people on the planet, can our forests stand it?
ITEM 1:  Go to page  |  Download/Listen   36:16
ITEM 2:  Download/Listen   9:38

Survival Podcast

Situational Awareness and Normalcy Bias
Feb 2010 — We can improve personal security and safety by developing "situational awareness" in everyday activities. Also discussed: "normalcy bias" and how the rapid onset of stress can prevent us from acting decisively in a tough situation.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   59:41

Planning to Bug In
Nov 2009 — Once people finally wrap their minds around the impact that serious disruptions in food, energy, and other centralized services could have on their lives, some develop a "bug-out plan." But if you're more inclined to stay put and cope, here are some good things to think about so your preparedness measures—and psychology—are sufficient.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen  53:58


Food in a World Made By Hand
Oct 2009 — In James Howard Kunstler's novel World Made by Hand, the characters in the post-peak-oil world must overcome many obstacles but nonetheless manage to eat food that is in general delicious and a vast improvement over the current American diet. Kunstler talks about the lost ceremony of eating with family and friends as well as the tragic result our "fast food nation" has brought about.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   30:57

Fora TV / Long Now

Dmitry Orlov:  Social Collapse Best Practices — Feb 2009 — This speech is from early 2009, but beyond a few of the numbers now being dated, it is still chock-full of useful points about how weird living in a post-collapse world might be. Orlov's dry sense of humor makes it almost enjoyable to hear about the coming American Dark Age.
Watch  |  Download/Listen   1:31:45

Dmitry Orlov book:
Reinventing Collapse:  The Soviet Example and American Prospects



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