Kall Bottom Up Radio
I interviewed Daniel Quinn on April 5th
2013. This is part one of a two part
interview. Here is a link
to the audio podcast: Daniel Quinn, Author of Ishmael, on Invisible Success, Civilization and Memes We Live By
Thanks to Don Caldarazzo for doing the transcript.
Daniel Quinn's book, Ishmael, about a telepathic gorilla, won a Ted Turner award for book with a hopeful vision of the future. It's become a bestseller translated into many languages and I recommend it as must reading if you've never read it. This interview discusses the book AND an essay on invisible success and civilizations that die or quit-- one he wrote specifically for this interview.
by Friends of Ishmael
Rob Kall: And
welcome to the Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show, WNJC 1360 AM out of Washington
Township, reaching metro Philly and South Jersey, sponsored by Opednews.com . Tonight, I'm very excited to
have as my guest Daniel Quinn. "Daniel
Quinn (and this is from Wikipedia) is an American writer popularly described as
an environmentalist, and best for known his novel Ishmael, published in
1992, which won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award in 1991. Quinn does not, however, identify himself as
an environmentalist, criticizing the term for 'creating a false dichotomy that
frames the environment somehow separate from human life.'" So.
Welcome to the show, Daniel!
Daniel Quinn Oh, I'm
glad to be with you.
Rob Kall: So tell
me: that's Wikipedia's take on you. How would
you like people to think about you?
Daniel Quinn Well
that's a question I've never been able to answer, and people have tried all
sorts of things. I've been called a
primitive anarchist, and, as you say, I've been called by 'environmentalist.' I suppose the closest is "Cultural Critic,"
whatever in the world that might be,.
Rob Kall: That's
pretty wide and open. That' gives you
lots of room to do whatever you want.
Daniel Quinn Yeah.
Rob Kall: OK. I contacted you because I've been a fan ever
since you came out with Ishmael, a brilliant book that everybody should
read. Let me repeat that again: Ishmael
is an incredible book that gets you to think about the world in different ways;
that, I believe every person should read this.
How would you describe Ismael?
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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
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He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
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Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
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more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, (more...)