Is there any hope at all of building and maintaining a free society? If so, how? If you are among "the remnant", this might be the show for you. See blog & discussion at: www.bretigne.com
Deep Work for Anarchists - with Starr O'Hara
I talk with writer Starr O'Hara about her journey to anarchism, her latest book "How to Survive Dystopia (With Your Humanity Intact)", and the work we can each to do to "conquer ourselves" so that we can move forward.
We also talked about her upcoming re-launch of a group she has started to support like-minded freedom folk actually get stuff done. The group is called "Extremists Being Awesome" - and it sounds like that's exactly what it is! They meet for two hours, five days a week, and she says the existing members have accomplished some incredible things since they started.
Starr will be opening the group up to new members in a few weeks - if you want to learn more about it, and be notified when the group opens up again, follow her Substack for updates.
Starr's book is here.
Her Substack is here.
And she is also on Twitter.
P.S. Apologies for the audio skipping you might hear in this episode. We had an issue with the connection freezing up briefly several times. It didn't last long enough to disrupt the flow of the conversation, but I apologize for any annoyance caused.
My Mutual-Aid Vision for the Future, and Fighting Back Against Medical Tyranny - with Susan May
I was interviewed by Susan May, the founder of “RiseUP with Susan May” and the RiseUP community, and creator of the Facebook group “Gather and Get Moving with Susan May”, a "...safe place for medical freedom advocates to connect and be inspired to action."
Susan and I talk a little about my own history, and about my experience fighting medical tyranny while in the hospital with our daughter. We also talk about my vision for a Mutual-Aid society and community dedicated to caring for those with special needs.
My Freogan Fellowship website is here.
Can Liberty Dollar Save the World?
I speak with Wayne and Kathy Hicks of Liberty Dollar Financial Association, about Liberty Dollar's history, and its rebirth as a Private Membership Association.
If you're looking for solutions to state-controlled money and financial systems, and if you're not entirely sure that Bitcoin (or any cryptocurrency) is the answer, then you need to listen to this episode. Liberty Dollar's new incarnation is truly revolutionary - and it doesn't stop at money and finance.
We talk about food security, the Liberty Dollar social network platform, and how the "outside-the-box" nature of LDFA can help to reclaim the economy from the world of crony corporatism.
You can find Liberty Dollar Financial Association here. (This is my affiliate link, so if you sign up using this link, I will get a little something.)
And LibertyNet, the social-network platform, is here.
Not Crypto, Not Barter - Could XClave Bux Be the Alternative Currency We Need?
I spoke with Markus Allen, founder of XClave, a few months back, about his radical concept for creating independent private towns, including plans for an independent currency. At the time, I fully intended to post the episode in a timely manner.
Then our family decided to move out of California, and the next few months were a frantic blur.
Now, nearly 5 months later, this particular episode is more relevant than ever. With governments seizing the bank accounts of those who oppose their actions, and inflation starting to get very very real, we are in need of practical solutions to the problem of state inolvement in money and in financial systems. Could XClave Bux be the answer?
Listen to this episode and see what you think.
Check out XClave here.
...and XClave Bux here.
Can Poetry Save the World? I ask Joyce Beckett, professor of literature for Freogan Fellowship
Joyce Beckett is an Oxford-educated professor of literature who will be teaching a class in English and Irish literature for Freogan Fellowship Learing - the education arm of the private membership association that I recently started.
Here, Joyce speaks about the experience of poetry as a bulwark against the cultural and spiritual "colonization" that is the effect of mass media and culture.
Most of Freogan Fellowship Learning's classes are designed for teens - however this one is also open to adults. As Joyce says:
"Anyone, at any stage of their lives, with an interest in the profound effect
of words on the senses will be most welcome."
Joyce will also be offering a free sample class on Tuesday, January 4th at 5:00pm Pacific Time. To sign up for that class, or for more information about her full-semester class, visit Freogan Fellowship Learning.
Christmas in the Darkness / The Rules of Christmas
I've recently started posting on Substack. (You can see my stuff here.) A lot of what I'm posting are articles and blog posts that I wrote many years ago, but that are still (sadly, in many cases) very relevant today.
This is one of them. I wrote it at Christmastime five years ago, and it is even more true in today's world.
Following my piece is my husband, reading the timeless "Rules of Christmas."
Enjoy. And Merry Christmas.
Great info and well presented
I really appreciate this podcast. Not only is the subject matter relevant and informative, but the host has a wonderful speaking voice, great interviewing skills and I always finish an episode with more knowledge and understanding. Thank you!
Felt secondhand embarrassment for the host
Looked interesting at first, but the first episode I tried had a guest talking absolute nonsense pseudoscience about earthquakes. A literal middle schooler could debunk him. I was actually embarrassed for the host who had to talk to him and pretend anything he said was reasonable.
A constant and steady voice in the darkness. I am happy to recommend this podcast to anyone seeking to expand their views on the world and how to best navigate it!