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

  • - Tempering Optimism With Realism In This Now Or Never World

    Author, consultant, and sacred activist, Will Wilkinson, having just published his book Now or Never, shares what he’s learned about the urgency of our predicament and how important it is to temper our optimism with realism as we integrate the transformational path with the path of social and Earth justice.

  • - Andrew Harvey & Carolyn Baker: Only Our Ability To Access Authentic Joy Can Sustain Us

    Ivey Cone interviews Carolyn and Andrew Harvey as they talk about their new book Return To Joy–why they wrote it and why they believe that only our ability to access joy can sustain us as we experience all of the other feelings related to the collapse of systems and climate catastrophe. Their humor is infectious, and their inspiration more than welcome in the midst of an unprecedented global crisis.

  • - Is Doing Inner Work An Aspect Of Privilege?

    In her first 2017 podcast, Carolyn discusses the difference between inner work as a distraction of privilege vs. a strategy of prevention. What IS inner work, and how does it support or conflict with our activism and other forms of work in the world? As always, with emphasis on practical tools for living resiliently, Carolyn offers powerful strategies for navigating the fomidible future of 2017 and beyond.

  • - Philip Shepherd, April 1, 2016

    Philip and Carolyn discuss his new book New Self, New World, what it means to be embodied, and why that matters in a time of global crisis.

  • - Humanity’s Blind Spot Is Humanity’s Undoing; Grief As The Doorway To Acceptance And Even Joy In The Face Of Our Demise

    Carolyn and consciousness researcher and author, Peter Russell, discuss humanity’s deadly trajectory of acceleration and singularity which guarantee our extinction as certainly as abrupt climate change does. So how do we accept what seems inevitable and the reality that “this is how it ends”? Grief is one doorway to acceptance and also a doorway to the joy at lives at our core.

  • - Living With Passion Beyond Hope

    Deb and Carolyn discuss how we live with passion in the face of the global crisis and beyond the chimera of hope.

  • - Women On The Verge Of Societal Breakdown

    Carolyn and Dmitry discuss Piero San Giorgio’s book Women On The Verge Of Societal Breakdown published by Club Orlov Press. Dmitry states that the book illustrates the crucial role which women need to play, as traditional keepers of home and hearth, to keep the family together and doing well during treacherous, turbulent times. But the book also recognizes the great difficulties women will face as the societies they depend on decay and fall apart, and the precariousness of the major gains women have made over the past century, which Piero rightly calls the Century of Women. While recent social progress has made women independent and men somewhat superfluous, these trends tend to quickly reverse as society begins to regress. Piero calls on men to start acting like men once again, and to once again become strong, reliable defenders of women and of their families.

  • - 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.

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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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