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Joanna Demers – The Sound of the Apocalypse

November 2, 2017

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Joanna Demers discusses her books Drone and Apocalypse and Anatomy of Thought Fiction.

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The idea of apocalypse is truly ancient. Although the word essentially translates as a revelation of knowledge, today the term is commonly used in reference to end-time scenarios or to the end of the world in general. Almost every culture and civilization has or has had its own apocalyptic tradition, often believing the end-time already begun and the end itself imminent. Whether self-inflicted or supernatural, cosmic or divine, apocalyptic thinking infuses all corners of culture. From the mysteries and meanings of religion and art, to our beliefs about the past, present and future, and the values which guide how we see ourselves, others, and the world at large, the dread of impending doom never seems far away.

During the late 20th and early 21st Centuries, this once unspoken unease grew into a pervasive terror. Nuclear annihilation, dehumanizing technology, ecological disaster, and rampant totalitarianism now apparently conspire to deliver, at best, the dystopian nightmares of Brave New World or Nineteen Eighty-Four or, at worst, the complete destruction of all life on Earth. Roaming through this forbidden zone Joanna Demers takes a sideways look at apocalyptic culture. Our discussion today centres mainly on music and the fear of the future which has given us both an unhealthy obsession with the sound of the past, and bleak but often beautiful new sounds reflecting the contradictory dread and longing which characterise our species at this moment time.

Featuring music by: Cliff Martinez, Cwtch, Glass Candy, William Basinski, Robert Rich and Oneohtrix Point Never.

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Joel Caris – Into the Ruins: Our De-Industrial Destiny

September 25, 2016

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Joel Caris discusses his new quarterly magazine Into The Ruins, and the doubtful future of industrial society. Modern industrial civilization is a mode of existence which most of us take for granted. The abundant food, supercharged sanitation, endless entertainment, and constellation of other seemingly unlimited choices laid before us is rarely questioned, and its complexities are poorly understood. But in our headlong charge to consume more of everything whatever the cost, we have set in motion a chain of events which is currently cascading towards catastrophe.

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Grafton Tanner – Culture, Capitalism, and Digital Disease: Part One

June 11, 2016

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Grafton Tanner discusses his book Babbling Corpse – Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts. The age of global capitalism promised all things to everyone; a world of techno-utopian fantasies embellished by endless entertainment, copious consumerism, and instant communication. As the 20th Century finally gave way to the 21st, corporate central control offered a vision of a future free from war, fear, and limitation. In societies increasingly devoid of meaning and purpose, we bought into the promise of this digital dreamland with religious zeal. The future, however, is turning out to be far from that envisioned in the ivory towers of industry imagineers. The events of 9/11 and subsequent years of the so-called ‘war on terror’, and the seismic shock of the 2008 financial crash and it’s fatal fallout have left America, the West in general, and many other regions of the world reeling with no end in sight and with the milk and honey promises of the past in tatters.

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Peter Baumann – Machines of Desire

June 1, 2016

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Peter Baumann discusses his new album Machines of Desire, and his long career in and outside music. From 1971 to 1977 Peter Baumann was part of what many consider to be the definitive line-up of German electronic music pioneers Tangerine Dream, contributing to classic albums such as Phaedra, Rubycon, and Ricochet. Although he continued to record for several years thereafter, much of his subsequent activity has revolved around socio-political realms. Since the early 2000s, Peter has devoted much of his time to studying and promoting initiatives in science and philosophy that shed light on the human condition. This has included work with the California Institute of Integral Studies, the Mind and Life Institute, and his own Baumann Foundation. In 2011 he co-authored the book Ego: The Fall of the Twin Towers and the Rise of an Enlightened Humanity, before finally returning to music in 2016 with Machines of Desire, his first full album since 1983.

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Courtney Brown – Death in Dallas: Remote Viewing JFK Part Two

December 23, 2015

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Farsight Institute director Courtney Brown discusses their latest remote viewing project The JFK Assassination. Part one probes the identity of the shooters, while part two examines who or what was behind the plot, and their possible motivation. The assassination of US president John F. Kennedy on November 22nd, 1963 remains one of the most controversial events in world history. The official story – that Kennedy was killed by a lone gunman acting alone – has been hotly disputed almost from the start. Indeed, along with the Apollo moon missions and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the JFK assassination has been the popular subject of numerous so-called ‘conspiracy theories’ as everyone from serious researchers to outright cranks formulate their own version of the fateful day’s events.

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Jay Dyer – Magic, Mass Media and the Mind Control Matrix

November 21, 2015

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We live in a world of illusion, a realm of the unreal. The primal impulses and drives so central to our being – for meaning, purpose, oneness, and love – are diminished and driven out amid the avalanche of disinformation, duplicity and deceit under which we labour, day in, day out. Our culture has become corrupted, our instincts corroded, and the very idea of truth lost in a sea of lies. Many among us think that it has always been so; still others see a species simply gone astray, forlornly searching once more for the way from which we wandered on some fateful day.

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Courtney Brown – Death in Dallas: Remote Viewing JFK Part One

November 11, 2015

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Farsight Institute director Courtney Brown discusses their latest remote viewing project The JFK Assassination. The assassination of US president John F. Kennedy on November 22nd, 1963 remains one of the most controversial events in world history. The official story – that Kennedy was killed by a lone gunman acting alone – has been hotly disputed almost from the start. Indeed, along with the Apollo moon missions and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the JFK assassination has been the popular subject of numerous so-called ‘conspiracy theories’ as everyone from serious researchers to outright cranks formulate their own version of the fateful day’s events.

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Courtney Brown – Aliens On Iapetus

June 11, 2015

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Courtney Brown discusses The Farsight Institute’s latest project Aliens On Iapetus. This remote viewing documentary focuses on what appears to be a huge set of structures on the surface of Iapetus, a moon of Saturn. The apparent structures are clearly visible in a photograph that was taken by the Cassini space probe that still orbits Saturn. We now know what these things are, who built them, and why. We also know what happened to those who stayed there, and how they died. This was not a military outpost, not a spy base, nor an industrial or mining location. It is actually more amazing than anything anyone could have imagined.

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The Bridge with Kira featuring Greg Moffitt

May 31, 2015

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I recently appeared as a guest on The Bridge With Kira, hosted by Kira Young. The show consists of two separate discussions Can Podcasting Be Storytelling? plus Why Is The Alternative Media Such A Sausage Fest? It’s a wide-ranging talk that takes the headline titles as basic starting points. A five minute sample can be

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Courtney Brown – Remote Viewing Cydonia, Mars: Part Two

April 15, 2015

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Courtney Brown discusses The Farsight Institute’s latest project Remote Viewing Cydonia, Mars. The data collected during the project suggests that long ago, a civilization existed on Mars. This civilization built something in a place now known as Cydonia. Many on Earth speculated that it appeared to be a ‘face’ looking upward, but it’s something else. The Farsight project suggests that it was a place where people congregated and lived; a city of Martians who were more like us on Earth than most would imagine.

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