B&G Podcast 12: States of War, Wars of States


Black and Green Podcast 12: 9-6-2018.

Podcast housecleaning, giving call in messages a shot. Supporting Black & Green. A bit about Of Gods and Country. Pinker, Chagnon, sociobiologists and their retelling of violence as a revisionist form of human history to bury our actual nature. Warfare and conquest. Seeing domestication in minutiae vs bigger picture. Guayaki brand yerba mate and their site cleansing, follow up to episode 8, renewed attacks. Limits of boycotts and attacking industry. Depression palate cleanser. Reading from Of Gods on the Ache. 

B&G Podcast 11: 8-12-2018

Black and Green Podcast 11: 8-12-2018

Black and Green Review 6 timeline. Anniversaries of Charlottesville and execution of Mike Brown in the unending tension of social media and civilization. Poem break: Joan Kovatch's 'Timing'. Of Gods and Country, update, overview and reading. Murder of native women and the legacies and institutions of colonization. Intergenerational trauma and domestication. Why hunter-gatherers matter.

B&G Podcast 9: 6-5-2018

Black & Green Podcast 9: 6-5-2018.

Some podcast housecleaning, now available on the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network, upcoming Goodlife Revival interview and Gathered Remains promo. Info on submitting work for Black and Green Review no 6. Monsanto's insane 'Climate Fieldview' "social network": automation and automatons for a dismal future. Discussion on Barbara Ehrenreich's excellent new book Natural Causes. On growing up a Zionist and writing a book about Christian missionaries, but not overlooking the colonization of Israel. Readings from Fredy Perlman.

B&G Podcast 8: 5-6-2018

Black & Green Podcast 8, Parts 1 & 2: 5-6-2018. 

The unfortunate murder of "Ayahuasca shaman", Olivia Arévalo Lomas. Colonization and entitlement. The madness of the frontier and how the white murderer remains the story. The creepy world of guru tourism. The failed search for meaning as captives within civilization and how colonization powers entitlement escapism. The implications for rewilding. Bashing the feel-good eco-capitalism of Guayaki brand yerba mate. The genocide of the Aché and who is complicit. Slavery and plantations as the product of missionaries. Rewilding and resisting a system that makes white privilege possible. Battling civilization as a whole rather than falling for gurus.

B&G Podcast 7: 4-17-2018

Episode 7: April 17, 2018.

Following up on the Cambridge Analytica fallout: what we already knew, hints of what's to come. High tech surveillance vs old-timey surveillance in terms of governments, corporations and others. Green Scare as an example of the old, trolls and nerds stacking the deck for the future. Our lives as data and shifting ideas about what Artificial Intelligence is (spoiler alert: domestication). Algorithms rule everything around me. 

B&G Podcast 6: 4-7-2018

Episode 6: April 7, 2018.

Featuring Yank! Civilization's geniuses want to "disenchance" factory farmed animals for "humane" reasons. 'Atomic Homefront' and nuclear waste: the costs of civilization, nuclear dumpster fires and what things civilization presents to us. Yanomami and the Atomic Energy Commission, Napoleon Chagnon, and reading from 'Gathered Remains.' Catching some fire about 'Catching Fire' and how fire has shaped us.

B&G Podcast 5: Can't Believe We Still Have to Talk About This

Episode 5: March 12, 2018.

Elon Musk wants hipsters to colonize Mars to survive nuclear war. "I can't believe we still have to talk about this shit" edition: Derrick Jensen, "anarchists are rapists" and anti-trans insanity. Don't let this one slide. Cult of personality and no gods, no gurus. Quick hot take on Graeber. Another one bites the dust, Danny Vitalis, you won't be missed. 

B&G Podcast 4: 3-1-2018

Episode 4: March 1, 2018.

Technological failures: Elon Musk edition. Void updates: interfaces, neuroplasticity, the maliciousness of control, and the importance of data. Readings from Carr, Hayes, and Foer. Rewilding and the importance of grounding. GA Bradshaw on rattlesnakes as social animals and the consequences of translocation for grounded animals, why we aren't seeing it ourselves. Anti-missionary bash: the Wuaorani, homosexuality, and Christian suppression - why the domesticated hate joy.

(Finally figuring this thing out more and making realistically sized files)