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REVIEW: A portable Kunstler in your pocket
Philip Langdon , Better Cities & Towns, March 2012

For four years, a young journalist named Duncan Crary periodically trekked north from the deindustrialized but beautifully built city of Troy, just outside Albany, to James Howard Kunstler’s adopted home, Saratoga Springs, New York — there to conduct wonderful podcasts with New Urbanism’s most riveting writer. (read more)

REVIEW: The Kunstlercast: Conversations with James Howard Kunstler
Scott Dodd, onearth, Feb. 22, 2012

Crary picked a fortuitous time to get Kunstler on tape: just as the American suburbs he had long denigrated began to show signs of collapse, thanks to the 2008 financial crisis and mortgage debacle.(read more)

REVIEW: The KunstlerCast by Duncan Crary
Frank Kaminski, Energy Bulletin, Feb. 12, 2012

This book is indeed great fun. … However, Crary’s superior volume has the guts to truly grapple with the harsh realities shaping our times—realities that few dare discuss out in the open. (read more)

REVIEW: Not Missing a Beat (.pdf)
Peter Bane, Permaculture Activist Magazine, February 2012

KunstlerCast is an easy read that you can dip into and out of at will. (read .pdf)

REVIEW: Duncan Crary and the KunstlerCast
Charles Marohn, Strong Towns, Jan. 25, 2012

For those of you wanting a good overview of Kunstler’s thinking and for those of you that want to share JHK with others but may fear being embarrassed by the sometimes “salty” language he can use, this book is a great tool. The format is, by design, conversational. You can digest it in small bites or in large pieces. And the Kunstler world through Duncan’s eyes is not necessarily sanitized, but it is communicated in a way that I think will reach a broader audience.(read more)

REVIEW: KunstlerCast: Conversations With James Howard Kunstler
Stephen Caulfield, Suburban Poverty, Dec. 27, 2011

The conversational tone is so welcome. This is like talking with friends, intellectual cousins. (read more)

REVIEW: Talkin’ peak oil blues: The new KunstlerCast book
Transition Voice, Dec. 12, 2011

After several years in serious conversation with guru Kunstler, it’s clear that Crary has more than earned his chops in the peak oil and resource-lifestyle conversation.(read more)

REVIEW: The KunstlerCast–lessons in branding, podcasting & publishing
Published & Profitable, Nov. 21, 2011

The KuntslerCast: Conversations with James Howard Kunstler, is more than a series of transcriptions. Duncan Crary extensively edited and updated the podcasts, creating continuity and focus without sacrificing the frequently-outrageous moments contained in the original podcasts. (read more)

REVIEW: The KunstlerCast – Conversations with James Howard Kunstler
Public Intelligence Blog,* Nov. 20, 2011


(*Robert D. Steele is also an Amazon “Top 50 Reviewer”)

REVIEW: Ready to despair? ‘Doomer’ exhorts us to ‘grow up’
Sunday News, Nov. 12, 2011

The 320-page New Society Publishers offering was just released in paperback and is based on four years of weekly Kunstler riffs recorded by podcasting journalist Duncan Crary.
In his introduction to the book, Crary professes to be merely a host, and sometimes a Kunstler foil, but the two upstate New Yorkers really are kindred intellects. (read more)

REVIEW: The KunstlerCast
This Week at the Library, Nov. 9, 2011

Given the present economics of the world, Kunstler’s work has never been more relevant, and is now all the more accessible. This is a hit for old fans and the newly interested alike. (read more).

REVIEW: The KunstlerCast: Conversations with James Howard Kunstler
The ADD Blog by Alan David Doane, Nov. 9, 2011

In Crary’s deceptively compact new book of the same name, you’ll find the ultimate primer to everything Kunstler, as the author has mined scores of the duo’s podcasts to create an indispensable document of James Howard Kunstler’s personal history, philosophy, observations and predictions (read more).


NEWS: Five Questions for Duncan Crary
Orion Magazine Blog, March 29, 2012

I grew up on a cul-de-sac in the suburbs of Albany, New York—and I didn’t like it. I couldn’t express my displeasure with the suburban living arrangement until I read The Geography of Nowhere, and then I spent, maybe, four years in conversation with Jim, learning from him. I don’t have a master’s degree or anything, so I think of those four years as an informal education, an apprenticeship of sorts. (read more)

NEWS: Chuck Marohn interviews Duncan Crary
Strong Towns Podcast,
Jan. 25, 2012

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NEWS: Carl Etnier interviews Duncan Crary (.mp3)
Relocalizing Vermont, WGDR Plainfield 91.1 FM
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2012

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NEWS: Top 10 peak oil books of 2011
Transition Voice, Dec. 12, 2011

(#6: The KunstlerCast: Conversations with James Howard Kunstler)

NEWS: 287: American Brigadoon
The C-Realm (podcast), Dec. 7, 2011

KMO welcomes KunstlerCast host, Duncan Crary, back to the C-Realm to talk about his four-year intellectual apprenticeship which has culminated in his new book, The KunstlerCast: Conversations with James Howard Kunstler. Duncan extols the virtues of life in Troy, New York, which requires of him neither cell phone nor automobile. The conversation turns to the Occupy movement, the Ecovillage Training Center, and, of course, podcasting.

NEWS: Kunstler podcasts now available in book form
Times Union, Nov. 18, 2011

NEWS: Duncan Crary, downtown disciple
All Over Albany, Nov. 22, 2011

Duncan Crary has been in love with Troy since he was a child, “hatched,” as he puts it, “on a cul-de-sac in the American suburbs” in Delmar. (read more)

NEWS: Online to on paper
Spotlight Newspapers, Nov. 15, 2011

“Part of it is being able to laugh at ourselves, and some of the pain we cause ourselves,” said Crary. “When I laugh at these things, I’m not trying to come off as feeling superior. I understand why people make the choice to live in suburbia. There are a lot of reasons. I’ve heard them all, and some of them are compelling. But, you’ve got to be able to laugh at the fiasco we’ve gotten ourselves into right now as a country and a culture.” (read more)

NEWS: The KunstlerCast: Conversations with James Howard Kunstler by Duncan Crary
New Society Publishers, Nov. 10, 2011

(blog entry by book publisher)

NEWS: Five Questions for Nov. 9, 2011: James Howard Kunstler
The Record, Nov. 9, 2011

(Q&A with JHK about podcast and book)

NEWS: The KunstlerCast book
 All Over Albany, 10/31/2011

(Quick Plug)

NEWS: Kunstler on Beef-on-Weck, City Court Building, and Preservation
Buffalo Rising
, 10/31/11

(Quick Plug. Review forthcoming.)

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Paperback – 320 pages 6 Inches × 6 Inches (w × h) Weight: 261 Grams Publisher: New Society Publishers ISBN: 9780865716933 Pub. Date: 2011-11-15


The KunstlerCast book, by Duncan Crary, will be available through US and Canadian booksellers in late November. However, you can purchase copies of the book now, through this website. Orders will be processed within one business day. Delivery will take 2-8 business days.  In the future other purchase options (Amazon, Money Order) will be offered.


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