tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Munson's Barefoot Broadcast 2017-12-07T12:55:21Z Carl Munson tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1212622 2017-12-07T12:55:20Z 2017-12-07T12:55:21Z Missed the Bitcoin Boat?
A friend just asked: "Bitcoins ... missed the boat?"
is the sea, not a boat. Largely unmapped, wildly imagined and the setting for a fascinating voyage ahead..
Here's my toe in that water - #2018

Get involved here: https://www.coinbase.com/join/59b719ee2722e900bb80b4e5
Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1211568 2017-12-05T12:17:49Z 2017-12-05T12:17:50Z Look at the process, not the result!

How about we make Trump and Brexit the last mistakes of archaic political processes?

We have the technological means to create true and timely representation of the collective will, yet we make do with primitive tools that bring primitive outcomes.

We are in a position to experience decentralised democracy on any scale we would wish for. But we seem to be choosing to cry over spilt milk instead of discussing a viable systemic alternative!

#blockchain #digitaldemocracy #peertopeer #newstories #decentralisation

Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1204261 2017-11-09T18:20:59Z 2017-11-09T18:21:00Z It's not every day you have a studio named after you!
With grateful thanks to the Access All Aerials crew X

Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1203047 2017-11-03T15:54:47Z 2017-11-03T15:54:47Z POST for a world that works (-:

Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1198886 2017-10-17T13:57:25Z 2017-10-17T13:57:25Z Great Blockchain Introduction by Morgen E. Peck
As you may have noticed I'm deeply involved with www.ournet.news, an idea that percolated through Michael Brodie, that is gradually gathering ground.

We've embarked on a journey to help people and communities regain control of the Internet, which like so many areas of our lives, is drifting towards the ownership of a decreasing number of powerful organisations and individuals.

We want the web - possibly the greatest invention of our times - to empower the greatest potential of humans as well as line the pockets of a few profiteers, who have clearly delivered us some great innovation and social change.

Key to our vision of a cyberspace for a world that works (for all) are the concepts of trust, decentralisation of ownership, and reward for time usefully spent online. 
The technological basis for these aims is blockchain technology, which promises to be one of the most disruptive and helpful advances in recent times; one that arose from the financial crash of 2008.

If you can't be bothered to read its entirety, just consider the possibility that it could undermine and replace ideas like Spotify, Uber, AirBnB and every area of finance - to the advantage of our greater good, within a few years.

Whilst many recent ideas have been claimed by the profit motive, this advance - by the very nature of its design - might be beyond such claims, making it a truly disruptive and evolutionary step for us all, not just a money-minded, fearful minority.

#blockchain #ournet
Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1197330 2017-10-10T15:20:22Z 2017-10-10T15:20:22Z A Letter from Portugal
Around three weeks in, here's an update...

Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1195295 2017-10-02T05:20:40Z 2017-10-02T05:20:40Z World Changing Virtual Village Just a Change of Perception Away

Without doubt, the Internet has been a giant leap for humankind, but its fullest potential has yet to be fulfilled for the greater and greatest good. So claim the people at OurNet who believe the Web can nourish the best aspects of humanity and its potential, despite disturbing trends like ‘fake news’ and trolling.

OurNet is heralding a new way forward for humanity’s greatest technological achievement as concerns grow about the corporatisation, de-humanisation and centralisation of cyberspace.

“OurNet is a ‘virtual village’ that works for all, not just for some – a new context and culture that re-humanises, refines and rewards the best of what we can be,” claims founder and visionary Michael Brodie who originally conceived the idea as a crowd sourced, crowd edited, online news magazine, over ten years ago.

While some might see this as a course-correction for the Web, Brodie thinks it’s more than that: “OurNet isn’t a new flavour of an old system that’s not working,” he says. “What I’m up for, what I think we’re all up for, is ‘a world that works’. A new harmony for humankind, empowered by the Internet and the power it brings to people”.

“The resources and technology are in place. There’s enough for everyone on this planet. What’s needed is a new context or consciousness for us to live together more intelligently, more peacefully, more creatively. OurNet provides that context,” he adds.

The ‘Virtual Village’ of OurNet’s social media platform will restore the values, relationships and community spirit of the traditional village to a disconnected and disparate world, turbocharged by the technology of the Internet.

In operation, users will be able to create their own online ‘village’, tuned to their interests, location and responsibilities, or visit other ‘villages’ all over the world to share, chat, collaborate and entertain each other - developing real communities that thrive.

The current mass media obsession with truth will give way to peer-generated trust as communities of every kind - from the smallest special interest group to the largest political constituencies - will be encouraged to use OurNet uncensored, yet regulated by ‘peer refinement’. Sharing which brings the greatest good will meet with the greatest elevation and reward.

Community members will be rewarded with a unique cryptocurrency for contribution and curation of content, which can be used to buy site services, be tradable with other users, and exchangeable for other currencies at off-site exchanges.

“We’re excited, inspired and ready to grow our development team,” says Michael Brodie. “We want to hear from people the world over who are ready to connect, collaborate and create the world that works for all that we know in our hearts is possible. The benefits of a re-humanised, truly-democratised and de-centralised Internet are just a change of perception away...”

Further information and updates at: www.ournet.news

Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1194575 2017-09-28T15:49:28Z 2017-09-28T15:54:25Z Can Peace Ever Come? My Interview with a 'Very Dangerous Man': Donald Reeves
"Imagination is central to both the art and the practice of conflict transformation and peace building because it draws on the possibilities of giving birth to something new." - Donald Reeves

Called a "very dangerous man" by Margaret Thatcher, and a "visionary with attitude" by Jack Dee, Donald Reeves is a cult figure in religious and political circles. The former Rector of St James' Piccadilly, he's a man of action and vision who lives out his religious belief through political activity and struggle.

This is my interview with him, from the Spring of 2010 at Exeter's One Vision gathering, which attacks 'pacification' and the reduction of people to dots and numbers thanks to the horror of management speak and the market.

See also: https://renegadeinc.com/donald-reeves-on-england/

And: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2011/aug/05/grassroots-movement-to-tackle-islamophobia

First recorded and published on www.traydio.com
Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1191953 2017-09-18T09:46:53Z 2017-09-18T09:46:53Z Plymouth to Santander ]]> Carl Munson tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1190618 2017-09-12T08:32:21Z 2017-09-12T08:32:22Z Thanks to all following OurNet's progress


Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1189850 2017-09-08T23:18:35Z 2017-09-08T23:18:35Z Why leave Facebook? Why use Steemit? OurNet Update with Danny Shine (Par...


Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1189483 2017-09-07T14:34:29Z 2017-09-07T14:41:12Z They Think It's All Stover! Was Ted Hughes Right?
I was lucky enough to find myself at Stover Country Park yesterday with my young children, pictured below.

This beautiful place, near Newton Abbot in Devon, hosts the Ted Hughes Poetry Trail. In the visitor centre I was reminded of Ted's great love of nature and conservation, and was moved by his insight:

"As we enter a new century, there is some acknowledgement that through industrialisation, urbanisation and materialism, we have become more removed from the natural world than it is safe or healthy to be."

Since he wrote those words, unprecedented 'progress' has come to us via the Internet, and presumably his concerns would have intensified, as life online moves us even further away from nature.

My concern is that the progress of the web has moved us away, not only from nature as Hughes suggested, but it is now moving us away from our human nature. 

I dearly hope, and actually feel confident, that we can and will find a way to re-humanise the Internet. As we proceed, our virtual lives will ultimately support and energise, not undermine, our real, natural lives. 

Balance will return. It's never far away.

Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1188843 2017-09-04T22:54:00Z 2017-09-04T22:54:00Z Profile Pic ]]> Carl Munson tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1183050 2017-08-12T20:15:04Z 2017-08-12T20:15:04Z Cannabis Compliance
Guess who I met today?!

Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1182804 2017-08-11T19:36:54Z 2017-08-11T19:36:57Z Fireworks, Plymouth, August 2017 ]]> Carl Munson tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1181938 2017-08-08T23:27:06Z 2017-08-08T23:27:07Z Anchor's Audio to Video Innovation is Awesome! ]]> Carl Munson tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1181405 2017-08-07T17:48:53Z 2017-08-07T17:48:53Z Permaculture in Portugal
Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1181177 2017-08-07T00:15:30Z 2017-08-07T00:15:30Z Silly Con Valley
Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1180614 2017-08-04T23:01:44Z 2017-08-05T12:54:17Z Biggest Socio-economic Experiment in Human History Check out Charlie Shrem in part two of this:


Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1180596 2017-08-04T21:50:43Z 2017-08-04T21:50:43Z Talking with OurNet's Mike Brodie

What is OurNet?

Posted by The Barefoot Broadcast on Friday, August 4, 2017
Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1180410 2017-08-04T10:18:48Z 2017-08-04T10:18:48Z Should We Kill The 'Big Web'? New article: https://ournet.news/article/theres-no-such-thing-as-a-free-lunch-or-website]]> Carl Munson tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1179771 2017-08-02T18:48:57Z 2017-08-02T18:48:58Z New Logos from Top Astrologer!
She's not only a great astrologer, she made me these two, too:

The Barefoot Broadcast - Your Transformation Station for Positive Personal & Planetary Change. Be heard here: www.thebarefootbroadcast.com
Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1179665 2017-08-02T12:19:22Z 2017-08-02T12:23:15Z Russell Brand's new book: 'Recovery'
Russell Brand's new book: Recovery
This is actually Russell. Thanks for giving me your personal email address - I hate getting spammy-feeling emails. It's like someone putting their hand down the back of my trunks. "Unsubscribe"! But this is me and I want you to know I've written this book about addiction - not just to drink and drugs but to everything. My idea is that we are living in an age of addiction, that we have been taught to believe that consuming - anything from hair gel to heroin - can somehow make us better. 
This book is in a way my life's work and I feel proud of it and hopeful about it.
So yeah. This book could be useful to anyone who is affected by addiction, anywhere on the scale
Thanks for your email address. ❤



This is the age of addiction. Obvious addictions like drugs and alcohol, right through to socially acceptable chemicals such as caffeine and, all the way to invisible and often endorsed addictions like work, stress, bad relationships and
digital media.

We are facing an epidemic so all-encompassing that many of us don’t even realise we are in its grasp.
Recovery is a self-help book for everyone that will change your life. Offering a definitive guide to addiction from someone who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and staring at their phone, as if the answer is going to come from there… This important new book will help anyone who is an addict (or loves an addict) move towards recovery.

With a powerful mix of honesty, humour and compassion, Russell Brand tells his intimate yet universal story and shares the practical advice and wisdom he has been taught through his fourteen and a half years of recovery. He speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction― from serious, life-threatening misuse of substances, to the subtler habits we use to hold our lives together, like food, technology or unhealthy relationships.

Russell understands that addiction is amorphous and migratory. This book asks and addresses; ‘What pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running―into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong relationship?’ and most importantly ‘When are you going to recover the person you were born to be?’

Within the book Russell explores how the process of staying clean and connected is a daily process. He shares the practical toolkit that he uses himself, and offers a recovery plan to anyone who believes their life could be better.

Recovery is published on 21 September. 

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Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1179172 2017-08-01T02:49:20Z 2017-08-02T11:50:45Z New Biog

Here's my draft biog for the new frontier!

Maverick broadcaster, writer and evangelist, I'm interested and invested in the transformational power of on-line and real life technology for positive change.

It seems we live in polar times, where roads to both destruction and enlightenment lay ahead of humanity. I'm committed to the latter, and through various endeavours over the last 25 years - both professionally and personally - I’ve stoked my dream of a fairer, saner and more joyful world.

Now, with the Barefoot Broadcast that I first created in 2010, I’m back with a daily radio show that seeks to transform the very way we communicate with each other.

On the ‘transformation station’, I believe true understanding and authentic listening are the way forward to an elevated and more consciouness reality for humankind.

Be heard, try listening, right here: www.thebarefootbroadcast.com

Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1179036 2017-07-31T18:56:53Z 2017-07-31T18:56:53Z My Anchor podcast is live!
Thanks to my switched-on friend Sue Haswell, I'm now and Anchor-man (don't!)

This platform not only got me internet broadcasting within minutes, lo and behold, a day later and I'm now a podcaster on Apple Music (-:

The obvious upside is very immediate and very sociable broadcasting; downside seems to be a five-minute limit to shows.

However, it's a very exciting development for radio as we know it and I'm looking forward to working with Anchor and being a sneezer for them in UK and Europe...

Begin forwarded message:

From: Team Anchor <support@anchor.fm>
Date: 31 July 2017 at 19:31:01 BST
To: carl@carlmunson.com
Subject: Your Anchor podcast is live!

Hey there,

Your podcast, The Barefoot Broadcast , is now available in Apple Podcasts.

Here’s how to locate and share the link to your podcast:

  1. Open the Anchor app. (If you tap that link on your phone we’ll take you right there.)
  2. Go to your profile; it’s the last tab in the navigation bar.
  3. Switch to the "Episodes" tab and tap the share button next to your podcast information. It looks like this, depending on whether you’re on iOS or Android:

We’ll let you know as it becomes available in more places.

Remember, any episodes you create in Anchor will automatically be synced as episodes for this podcast.

Other quick podcast tips:

  • You can create episodes out of any segment from your station in Anchor, except other people’s content (like songs, or segments from other stations). Call-ins you receive can be added to episodes.
  • Segments in your station that expire without being added to an episode will not be added to your podcast.
  • You can edit your cover art, podcast name, description, or category at any time. From your profile in the Anchor app, tap the “Episodes” tab and then tap the gear next to your podcast information.


Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1178756 2017-07-31T00:27:16Z 2017-07-31T00:27:17Z Foul Play

One of my finest moments as an investigative journalist...

Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1178751 2017-07-31T00:06:50Z 2017-08-02T11:49:58Z The Astrology of Corbyn, May & Trump

Here, gifted Astrologer - Louisa Tanner Munson - looks at the charts of politicians Trump, May and Corbyn, with special reference to the Goddess asteroids.
Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1178556 2017-07-30T11:08:16Z 2017-08-02T11:46:54Z Prayer and Affirmation; Mother to Son; Elder on Mother Earth

Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1178039 2017-07-28T11:18:11Z 2017-07-28T20:39:49Z On Expats, Cowpats, Migrants and the Pursuit of Peace
Expats can be like cowpats. There you are enjoying the peace of the countryside, and ... ooops, you step in poops. Suddenly your attention switches from tranquility and rural joy, to something odorous that should really have been avoided.

Expats and their spats are on my mind because I'm soon to be one. Testing the waters on a virtual basis, I joined 'Expats in Portugal', a Facebook group.

Yesterday, group member Nina observed: "The carry on with some members in this group is shocking. I can't hold back any longer! Whilst there are some really nice, helpful, informative people there are also some really nasty, rude ones who clearly join in on conversations just to stir up trouble & feel it is acceptable to say hurtful things & get personal which at times is verging on bullying. I have seen an innocent question ending in an all out war of words."

Pic: Hitch Bo, from his Portuguese travelogue 

We've all been there, whether it's an expat group or one of those passive aggressive 'Spotted' shaming forums, where posting often turns to roasting, with inevitable demands for decent behaviour and bans for those judged trolls.

Back in virtual Portugal, I immediately felt the need to see the transformational angle, and wanted to respond with a special show on my Transformation Talk Show - The Barefoot Broadcast's soon-to-be daily airing. Entitled 'Ex-pat, but not a twat' (working title), I'm hoping to use my 'non-combat chat format' and talk to anyone with a view on living abroad, even those who feel the need to bully, belittle and badger other people.

I want to understand how this expat curmudgeonliness occurs and see if we can find some common ground in a conversation that encourages respect and understanding among those taking part.

Angles may include the distinction between ex-pat and migrant. Some see this purely as a racist classification where whites and Europeans establish themselves as 'expats', whilst everyone else is a 'migrant'. See this Guardian article for more on that.

Another, equally uncomfortable, take could be around the concept of colonial karma: who-goes-around-gets-come-around, maybe? It's all just a great big churn of human movement, and those with colonial pasts might be especially open to welcoming 'blow-ins', as they're know in Devon, my current perch.

Anyway, aren't we all 'world citizens' as my surrogate father and mentor Geoff Powell says? Borders and flags are all made up. Can't we just follow our noses, follow our hearts and follow the Golden Rule?

Personally, I see myself and my family as migrants, not expats, in our looming bid to find a more peaceful way of life in Portugal. I can't think of much worse than mentally and physically gating ourselves in a new land, refusing to engage with local culture, and doing all we can to re-impose the one we are endeavoring to escape, with its tendency to narrow-mindedness and fear of others.

We seek a more peaceful way of life, as I suspect others are, who grace the aforementioned Facebook group. Perhaps this pursuit lies at the heart of all who are offended there? The seemingly positive may feel their dreams of a new life being shattered by nasty trolls as they venture abroad. The nasty trolls also upset - with the proposition of the seemingly positive 'flooding in' and destroying their new-found, foreign fulfilment.

As we look for 'a life of Saturdays', as my wife just put it, I'll be keen not to come across as my own worst, personal stereotype of the expat: brown, wrinkly and to-be-avoided. Not unlike a cowpat.

My radio show can be found here: https://www.spreaker.com/show/transformation-talk-show

What is an Expat?

Carl Munson
tag:carlmunson.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1177400 2017-07-26T20:46:27Z 2017-07-26T20:52:20Z Transformation Talk Show - Talking Trends...

Terrifying or inspiring? Attributed variously to Mercedes' CEO, Udo Gollub and David Delahunty, check out these trends and let me know what you think...


Carl Munson