The KMO Show

by KMO

Join veteran podcaster, interviewer, and artist, KMO, as he and his guests explore how we know what we know and how we can use that knowledge to address societal challenges and create a more prosperous and equitable world.. The KMO Show features conversations with interdisciplinary thinkers and innovators on topics like artificial intelligence, evolutionary psychology, social dynamics, and more.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • 020 - Graveyard of Discarded Intelligence

    020 - Graveyard of Discarded Intelligence

    KMO reads of his recent Substack posts on what happens when discarded consumer electronics with embedded AI start to pile up. Who will find a use for that idle intelligence. Later, Jim from the Attack Ads! podcast shows up to discuss the points raised in the essays.

  • 019 - KMO on Effective Anomalous Barbenheimer

    019 - KMO on Effective Anomalous Barbenheimer

    KMO details how artificial intelligence unites the seemingly disparate stories around the Senate UAP hearings, the Hollywood writers and actors strike, and the Silicon Valley cult known as e/acc (effective accelerationism).

  • 018 - KMO on COVID Scientism

    018 - KMO on COVID Scientism

    Two weeks ago, I published an hour-long explanation as to why I have no interest in joining the cultural struggle over the COVID-19 pandemic or delve into the details of why some people refuse to take the mRNA vaccines. This week, I respond to another email from a long-time listener. This time the listener asked for support in denouncing "science denialism," a phrase I hate. I don't subscribe to any of the anti-authoritarian narratives around COVID, but the smug sanctimony of PMC Democrats who claim to trust "the science" irritates me more than the loopiest of anti-elite fever dreams. In this episode, I explain why. In short, don't try to recruit me to your side in an ideological or cultural struggle. I poke holes in everybody's story. Including my own. That's just how I roll.

  • 017 - Prospects for Technological Civilization with Christopher Harrison

    017 - Prospects for Technological Civilization with Christopher Harrison

    Both host and guest in this week's show once subscribed to idea that technological civilization would be collapsing in short order. Both have since moderated their views, but while KMO has repudiated any involvement with Doomerism, Christopher Harrison still thinks that the current technological, ecological, economic and political modes of societal operation are unworkable.

  • 016 - Why KMO does not care about the COVID Vaccine fight

    016 - Why KMO does not care about the COVID Vaccine fight

    Listeners have encouraged me to get invested in the cultural contest between defenders of the establishment's account of COVID-19 and the mRNA vaccines and those who gravitate to a darker interpretation of events. Wrapped up in the ideological antagonism is the presidential candidacy of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.. I will not be investing my time or attention in that struggle. In this episode of the podcast I explain why.To illustrate my points, I read from The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe and Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How by Theodore John Kaczynski.