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James Howard Kunstler, author of "The Geography of Nowhere" and "The Long Emergency," takes on suburban sprawl, disposable architecture and the end of the cheap oil era each week with program host Duncan Crary.

KunstlerCast - Suburban Sprawl: A Tragic Comedy Wizzard Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 273 Ratings

James Howard Kunstler, author of "The Geography of Nowhere" and "The Long Emergency," takes on suburban sprawl, disposable architecture and the end of the cheap oil era each week with program host Duncan Crary.

    KunstlerCast 343

    KunstlerCast 343

    The Anonymous high school physics teacher has been corresponding with me for a while and I asked him to come on the podcast. He teaches in New England, and that is all I can reveal of his identity. Of course, we will chat about the current scene in secondary education.
    The KunstlerCast theme music is the beautiful Two Rivers Waltz written and performed by Larry Unger.

    • 56 min
    KunstlerCast 342

    KunstlerCast 342

    Hobbs Magaret is a regenerative cattle rancher in Central Oregon. Raised on the ranches of the Texas Panhandle and further educated at The University of Oregon, he has experienced two extremes of the contemporary American Experiment. Hobbs, his wife, and his daughter live in Sisters, Oregon, where they use regenerative and fossil fuel averse techniques to rehabilitate degraded ag land and sell beef directly to regional consumers. Visit his website at SistersCattleco.com and checkout his interesting videos at TikTok.
    The KunstlerCast theme music is the beautiful Two Rivers Waltz written and performed by Larry Unger.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    KunstlerCast 341

    KunstlerCast 341

    Derrick Jensen is an author, teacher, activist, and small farmer. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, and Endgame. He was named “the Poet Philosopher of the Ecological Movement” by Democracy Now! and one of Utne Reader's “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” He is the co-author of the new book Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It.  He lives in  Northern California
    The KunstlerCast theme music is the beautiful Two Rivers Waltz written and performed by Larry Unger.

    • 47 min
    KunstlerCast 340

    KunstlerCast 340

    John Michael Greer, an old friend of the podcast, blogs at Ecosophia --  subtitle, Toward an Ecological Spirituality. JMG has been an astute observer of the Western world’s arduous economic and cultural descent, and is the author of many books, both novels and non-fiction, including Green Wizardry, After Oil, The Wealth of Nature, and Not the Future We Ordered. Star’s Reach, is a novel set 400 years ahead in America’s neo-medieval future. We chat about his latest book, coming out this spring, The King in Orange, a meditation on the relationship between archetype psychology and the occult as acted out in politics and culture.
    The KunstlerCast theme music is the beautiful Two Rivers Waltz written and performed by Larry Unger.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    KunstlerCast 339

    KunstlerCast 339

    Adam Ellwanger is a professor of English at the University of Houston - Downtown, where he teaches rhetoric and writing. In addition to those topics, his varied research interests include popular culture, political philosophy, media studies, and the American Mess writ large. Check out his dangerous new book on the modern politics of identity, entitled Metanoia: Rhetoric, Authenticity, and the Transformation of the Self.  You will also like his essay on the Human Events website: Toward a Woke Metaphysics.
    Recently, he authored an open letter signed by over 180 professors that outlines forms of non-compliance that signatories will undertake in an effort to resist the current ideological trends on campus. Ellwanger also offers regular commentary at sites like Human Events, New Discourses, American Greatness, Quillette, and more. In his free time, he writes, plays guitar, drinks beer and ruby port, and listens to music. Follow him @DoctorEllwanger on Twitter.
    The KunstlerCast theme music is the beautiful Two Rivers Waltz written and performed by Larry Unger.

    • 55 min
    KunstlerCast 338

    KunstlerCast 338

    #338 —Andres Duany is a key founder of the New Urbanist movement. His Miami-based firm, DPZ, with wife and partner Lizz Plater-Zyberk, designed the iconic new town, Seaside, Florida, and scores of other excellent projects in the USA and around the world. Andres continues to lead the way in urban design and in these turbulent times, I think you’ll appreciate communing with his fierce and humorous intelligence.
    The KunstlerCast theme music is the beautiful Two Rivers Waltz written and performed by Larry Unger.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
273 Ratings

273 Ratings

Me95691566 ,

One of my favs

One of my favs

Rico the Bald ,

Right down the middle.

I love JHK’s writing. The future may not be rosy, but better to consider it now while we can improve our position. Our step wise decline may not arrive soon or be an empty gas pump. But our system is corrupt and our currency is dangerously stretched.
Timing future events is impossible but the trends are easy to read. Keep digging James.

Dnanid ,

A few grains, much chaff

I enjoyed some of the sessions (Blittersdorf, Duany) and the iconoclasm below and sometimes above the surface. Collum as guest is especially a waste of time, fond of clever and empty speculation. Cheered on by host Kunstler.

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