Art Bell Vault: Peak Oil

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Our newest feature for Coast Insiders, The Art Bell Vault, offers an expanding curated collection with two vintage shows added to the mix each Wednesday. This week's offerings explore 'Peak Oil,' the hypothetical point in which worldwide oil production will begin to decline due to diminished reserves. First, we showcase a fascinating edition of the program from 5/8/05 wherein Art spoke to commentator James Howard Kunstler, who predicted that a forthcoming energy crisis brought about by the 'Peak Oil' scenario would cause a tremendous amount of hardship in America and, ultimately, a complete transformation of the country as it struggles to adapt to this new set of circumstances.

Next, we journey back to October 24, 2004, for an episode in which Art was joined by author Matt Savinar, who shared a similarly bleak outlook for the future due to 'Peak Oil.' He cautioned that the situation will cause oil prices to skyrocket and, in turn, devastate the economy. Savinar understandably argued that the adoption of alternative fuel sources is of critical importance, though also lamented that this may simply "allow us to deplete other resources."

These vintage programs have commercials and breaks removed and are presented in multiple-platforms-- available on-demand for Mac, Windows, IOS, Android, and the Coast app. Many of them feature rare "5th" hours of content from back in the 90s when the show had a longer running time. We do include Art's beloved bumper music, which became such an indelible part of his program.

And for the true Art Bell fan, we offer different listening options to fine-tune your experience, such as guest only, and full show streams. Coast Insiders, we're very happy to bring this new offering to you at no additional charge to your subscription! We welcome your feedback.

Not yet a Coast Insider? Now, is the perfect time to get onboard.

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