Podcasts
Crazy Town

With equal parts humor and in-depth analysis, Asher, Rob, and Jason safeguard their sanity while probing crazy-making topics like climate change, overshoot, runaway capitalism, and why we’re all deluding ourselves.

Crazy Town is produced by Post Carbon Institute and hosted by Resilience.

Latest Episode

Episode 93

Crazy Town 93. Escaping Escapism: What a Bizarre Rodent Ritual Can Teach Us About Navigating a World We Can’t Really Escape

After a full season of trying to escape more than a dozen evil -isms (fun things like capitalism, industrialism, extremism, and otherism), Rob, Jason, and Asher come to one conclusion: there is no true escape — at least not for those of us who want to help their communities collapse and re-emerge gracefully.

June 19, 2024

ACADEMIC RESOURCE

A Species-level Taxonomic Treatment of the Phalse Prophets with Hypotheses on their Origin and Evolution

During periods of crisis people often cling to stories as a way to alleviate their anxieties. This taxonomic treatment of twelve species of Phalse Prophets describes the ideologies of faux saviors, so those wanting to face reality have the tools to detect when high IQ excrement is being flung in their direction.

Phalse Prophets paper

Hosts

Crazy Town podcast hosts

Crazy Town is hosted by Asher Miller (left), Jason Bradford (center), and Rob Dietz (right). Willow (cow) and Toro (calf) are too smart to participate.

Credits

Production and editing by Melody Travers. Communications and outreach by Clara Winter and Amy Buringrud.

Music: Way Huge” and “Don’t Give Up” by Midnight Shipwrecks (Copyright 2017).

Thanks to all the people who financially support Crazy Town, and special thanks to our incredible volunteers: Elana Zuber for conducting countless hours of research, Anya Steuer for creating original artwork, and Taylor Antal for providing transcripts.