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
- - Redefining Hope In The Face Of Climate Trauma And Climate Grief
Carolyn and author, climate activist, and ecopsychologist Zhiwa Woodbury discuss the formation of trauma and its manifestations in climate chaos as well as all of the emotions that are stirred as we face the withering of our planet, especially grief. As we become willing to face these realities, we must redefine hope, not as a passive stance of mindlessly waiting for someone or something to fix the predicament, but responding with action, community, passion, a willingness to bear witness to suffering and make life easier for all living beings. In the process, we embrace a different kind of hope that does not depend on outcome but rather on our commitment to be fully engaged.
- - The Global Crisis: Signing On To The Journey Of Transformational Resilience
Carolyn & Myrn talk about what happens to us when we allow ourselves to fully wake up to the global crisis. Often the uncertainty pushes us to do deep inner work which then allows us to discover a new quality of empowerment. Not only do we then become more resilient, but our resilience becomes transformational so that we can engage in service and healing. Because every living being is connected with every other living being, serving one, serves all.
- - The Only Games In Town: Deep Ecology, Deep Inner Work, And Rigorous Sacred Activism In The Age Of Extinction
Carolyn and Val Silidker engage in an especially juicy conversation on collapse, the New Cosmology, the Universe Story, and why it is essential for the planet and for ourselves that we commit to doing inner work and external service for the rest of our lives.
- - The Collapse Of The Oroville Dam: A Metaphor And Mirror of Societal Collapse
Carolyn and Ivey Cone, longtime friend of the New Lifeboat Hour and Northern California resident living near Oroville, cover the collapse of the dam in depth and the potential for a disaster the size of Katrina if the dam’s infrastructure completely fails.
- - Happy Valentines Day: Do You Have A Home?
On this Valentine’s Day, activist Mimi German and Carolyn discuss not romantic love, but love and compassion for homeless people in Portland and around the world. How does climate change affect their lives, and what can we do as communities and as individuals to help the most vulnerable of our species?
- - Navigating A Tsunami Of Cultural And Political Upheaval
Will returns to the New Lifeboat Hour to discuss with Carolyn how we ground ourselves and stay grounded in the midst of the current cultural upheaval as well as in the larger picture of global crisis. How do we balance the inner world of emotional and spiritual work we must do on ourselves with the outer activism that this time is demanding of us? In addition to his book Now Or Never, Will shares with us his exciting upcoming conference, Architects Of The New Paradigm. This is a lively, joyful conversation between friends and allies.
- - Kali Takes America: Are We With Her?
Harvard educated scholar of Comparative Religion and Mythology, Vera de Chalambert and Carolyn discuss the mythology of the 2016 election and the planetary rite of passage that Kali, the fierce female force of the Hindu tradition, is compelling our species and our planet to experience and be transformed by. Don’t miss this rich conversation.
- - Climate Chaos, Disaster Relief, Health and Food Security
Nick from Relief Analysis discusses the implications of climate chaos in terms of natural disasters and disaster relief. How do we become resilient in terms of infrastructure, food, and health security? How can we mitigate climate chaos by studying the patterns of rain bombs and other extreme weather events?
- - 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.
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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