Podcasts and Other Audio

Many of you have read my books and followed my writing online over the years but perhaps were unable to attend one of my workshops in person. Despite the limitations of audio vs. live presentations, some of my valuable teaching will now be available online.

It is my goal in the coming year to produce extensive audio segments of vital information regarding emotional and spiritual preparation for the collapse of industrial civilization. These will include far more than just information and will offer you the opportunity to utilize many of the experiential exercises provided in my live workshops.

The Lifeboat Hour

In 2014 Carolyn acquired the Lifeboat Hour on Progressive Radio Network from the late Michael Ruppert. She is now podcasting on her own with guests and commentary which provide practical tools for navigating the turbulent waters of the global crisis.

The “New” Lifeboat Hour

  • - Carolyn’s Holiday Chat: Navigating Daunting Times

    Yes we are facing the extinction of species, but meanwhile, we also face exacerbating tyranny as industrial civilization unravels. How do we reconnect with what truly matters? How do we resist? And how do we maintain resilience as systems collapse and the madness becomes more inescapable? How do we maintain the mandala and the embodiment of wholeness in a fragmenting world? How do we experience joy in the face of its glaring opposites?

  • - Post-Election US And Safe Circles Of Awareness And Community

    Carolyn and Dean discuss the aftermath of the US election and what is likely to change and what isn’t. More importantly, they discuss the Impossible Conversation about climate change that we both verbalize and live. How do we create safe circles of waking up to the end of business as usual and lovingly support each other in the process?

  • - How To Live At Peace With The World

    Dave Pollard shares with Carolyn the ways in which his exploration of the collapse of industrial civilization has influenced his world view and the values by which he lives. In searching his inner world in relation to collapse, he has found peace through practicing lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. Having researched collapse for many years, Carolyn and Dave discuss the richness of their journeys.

  • - Teaching Sustainability In The Age Of Extinction And Other Paradoxes Of The Anthropocene

    Carolyn interviews Professor Mimi Riley of Butte College, Chico, California. Mimi shares how waking up to the global crisis influenced her parenting and her teaching. She emphasizes the importance of the grieving process but also creating and celebrating beauty, as well as developing a spiritual path in order to find meaning, purpose, and community in unprecedented times. 

  • - Return To Joy: Vibrant Living In The Face Of Despair

    Carolyn and Andrew in conversation and celebration of their newly-released book, Return To Joy. What is joy? How is it different from happiness? How do we access it in a time of extinction and endings? What is required of us to live from and be motivated by joy? To be awake is to experience a wide range of emotions, but we must be able to return to and immerse ourselves in joy.

  • - Arctic Ice Melt And Its Devastating Consequences For Planet Earth

    Carolyn and Peter Wadhams, Professor of Ocean Physics at the University of Cambridge and author of Farewell To Ice, discuss the unprecedented loss of Arctic ice, its consequences, and Dr. Wadhams’ suggestions for mitigating the loss. He also addresses the origins of the underlying fear that climate change scientists have of revealing the full extent of our climate predicament.

  • - Why Our Culture Needs A Day Of The Dead Ritual

     Barry and Maya Spector discuss their many years of offering an annual Day of The Dead grief ritual in the East San Francisco Bay–it’s healing power for participants and for the facilitators. We discuss the fact that the underlying myths of America culture are collapsing and notice how that collapse is increasing the madness of human beings who inhabit industrial civilization. Without conscious grieving in a safe and supportive container, the madness can only increase, along with our sense of despair and isolation.

  • - Navigating The Global Crisis As A Millennial

    Carolyn and Erica Martenson discuss what it’s like to be a millennial in the throes of systems collapse and climate chaos. What feelings emerge, what life skills must be learned, what brings joy alongside the despair?

  • - The Work That Reconnects And The Role Of Conscious Elders

    Carolyn and Molly Young Brown, co-author with Joanna Macy of Coming Back To Life: The Work That Reconnects talks about the role of conscious people and conscious elders in activism. Conscious activism compels us to ally with indigenous people and all oppressed beings and allow ourselves to be taught by them. Until we do so, we will only be an “I” and not a “we.” In addition, we cannot be conscious activists unless we are willing to utilize our emotions as a doorway to more skillful activism. Working with our emotions deepens our connection with our allies and allows us to view our adversaries with respect, compassion, and discernment.

  • - An Apprenticeship With Sorrow

    Francis Weller returns to the New Lifeboat Hour to discuss with Carolyn the connection between grief and joy, what it means to have an apprenticeship with sorrow, and the difference our commitment to feeling our grief in a safe and support environment makes in our lives. What would our culture be like if we experienced that grief is our friend and that it is waiting to bring us many gifts on every level in our lives and communities? Don’t miss this inspiring conversation with America’s Grief Sage, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow.

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The “Old” Lifeboat Hour

  • The Lifeboat Hour – 02.03.16 -

    Carolyn talks with Ivey Cone, producer of Fuki Cafe and Extinction Radio, about how we navigate these turbulent times and stay connected with the Earth.

  • The Lifeboat Hour – 01.17.16 -

    Being an elder has less to do with age than with wisdom. Dr. Harvey Austin and Carolyn discuss Harvey’s new book “Elders Rock.”

  • The Lifeboat Hour – 01.10.16 -

    Dean Walker and Carolyn talk about “Full Spectrum Living—With Death In Mind.” What does it mean to live with passion and purpose in a time of extinction?

  • The Lifeboat Hour – 12.20.15 -

    In this episode, “A Light In Dark Times,” Carolyn offers an urgent Winter Solstice, inspirational “fireside chat.” Where are we going as an Earth community? What is the Earth asking of us right now?

  • The Lifeboat Hour – 12.13.15 -

    Tyler Hess returns to the Lifeboat Hour to share his perspective as a member of the millennial generation on climate chaos, the collapse of industrial civilization, and how living in intimate relationship with Earth in the face of the Sixth Great Extinction sustains us and all life in the universe.

  • The Lifeboat Hour – 12.06.15 -

    Author and wisdom teacher, Mirabai Starr, joins Carolyn to discuss the Dark Night Of The Globe as well as The Dark Night Of The Soul in troubled times. 

  • The Lifeboat Hour – 11.22.15 -

    Carolyn is joined by activist, author, and Rumi scholar, Andrew Harvey as they discuss the human shadow and the global crisis and how we can heal both the personal and collective shadow.

  • The Lifeboat Hour – 11.15.15 -

    Carolyn and Charles Eisenstein are all over the map discussing things they both care about deeply.

  • The Lifeboat Hour – 11.08.15 -

    Carolyn talks with energy activist Nancy La Placa about the climate cost of fossil fuels and dirty energy with some surprises about which forms of energy really are cleaner. 

  • The Lifeboat Hour – 10.25.15 -

    Carolyn and Francis Weller discuss the need to become skilled practitioners of conscious grieving along with his new book, The Wild Edge of Sorrow.

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