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Team Human

English, Cultural, 1 seasons, 317 episodes, 4 days 20 hours 11 minutes
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Team Human is a weekly podcast and set of resources enabling human intervention in the economic, technological, and social programs that determine how we live, work, and interact. This is media as cultural resistance and a path to social change. Get bonus content on Patreon (https://open.acast.com/public/patreon/fanSubscribe/931659) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy (https://acast.com/privacy) for more information.
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Katherine G. Fry

Media Studies Professor Katherine Fry and author of Dynamic Media Environments Katherine G. Fry helps us see how the media environment in which a story is told may have a lot more to do with how we understand it than we realize.About Katherine FrySince earning her Ph.D., Katherine G. Fry has been teaching and publishing in the areas of media research and criticism, television news, media culture and technology, and media literacy. A Fulbright recipient, she has lectured internationally in Turkey, Spain and Germany. Currently she is engaged in research that involves talking to audiences about how they define news. She also develops media literacy curricula for all ages and trains media literacy educators at the graduate level.📘 Now Available:
06/12/202353 minutes 17 seconds
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Demigod Wannabes

Douglas Rushkoff explains the differences between contemporary billionaires and their forebears — and why we should laugh and dismiss their increasingly bizarre behaviors.📰 You can read ‘We will coup whoever we want!’: The unbearable hubris of Musk and the billionaire tech bros now.🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock access to a number of great perks including ad-free episodes of Team Human, access to the Team Human Discord community where we record monthly Q&amp;A sessions with Rushkoff, special perks like free tickets to live events, and access to the Rushkoff archive. <a target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href="https://open
29/11/202330 minutes 2 seconds
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Kibbitz Room XII

Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human!&nbsp;Douglas Rushkoff hosts the monthly Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server. This conversation was recorded on October 31, 2023.🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock access to a number of great perks including ad-free episodes of Team Human, access to the Team Human Discord community where we record monthly Q&amp;A sessions with Rushkoff, special perks like free tickets to live events, and access to the Rushkoff archive. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/202355 minutes 22 seconds
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Jem Bendell

Former Professor of Sustainability Leadership and author of Breaking Together: A Freedom-Loving Response To Collapse Jem Bendell tells us to stop pretending and learn how to navigate climate change through deep adaptation.About Jem BendellProfessor Jem Bendell is a world-renowned scholar on the breakdown of modern societies due to environmental change. Downloaded over a million times, his Deep Adaptation paper is credited with inspiring the growth of the Extinction Rebellion movement in 2018, and generated a global network to reduce harm in the face of societal collapse. He completed his PhD at the University of Bristol and his Geography BA (Hons) at the University of Cambridge. He was one of the few intellectuals on the green left who criticised many of the policies during the pandemic as being ineffective and harmful. Away from that work, and having stepped back as a Professor, he is now a regenerative farmer in Bali and
15/11/20231 hour 20 minutes 43 seconds
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Nora Bateson

Founder of The International Bateson Institute, filmmaker, educator, and author of Combining Nora Bateson shares the sense, and sensibility, of true interdependence — and helps us muster the courage to embrace ambiguity.About Nora BatesonNora Bateson is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute, based in Sweden. Her work asks the question “How we can improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?”. An international lecturer, researcher and writer, Nora wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind, a portrait of her father, Gregory Bateson. Her work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems. Her book, Small Arcs of
08/11/20231 hour 4 minutes 33 seconds
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Mitch Horowitz - Team Human Live in NYC

Author of Modern Occultism and historian of alternative spirituality Mitch Horowitz helps us launch the sigil that flips the script on civilization, itself. Live music by Steven Brent. This conversation was recorded live in collaboration with Digital Void at Caveat in New York City on Saturday, October 28, 2023.About Mitch HorowitzMitch Horowitz is a historian of alternative spirituality and one of today’s most literate voices of esoterica, mysticism, and the occult. Mitch is a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library and the PEN Award-winning author of books including
01/11/20231 hour 1 minute 33 seconds
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Leaving X and Social Media Behind

Douglas Rushkoff explains his decision to leave X, and all social media platforms, behind him in a first-of-its-kind monologue-only episode of Team Human. In his monologue, Rushkoff draws inspiration from Chaucer's Parlement of Foules to discuss how the platform dynamics of X/Twitter are unfit for nuanced discussion about global tragedies and human suffering.🎟️ This Saturday, Oct. 28: Team Human Live returns! Douglas Rushkoff will be in conversation with Mitch Horowitz at Caveat in New York City! Join two award-winning authors for a special live podcast taping, book signing, live music, and social hour. Click here for tickets and livestream.🌍 You can support Team Human on <a href="http://patreon.com/teamhuman" rel="noopener nore
25/10/202341 minutes 43 seconds
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Rushkoff on TIME's Person of the Week

Douglas Rushkoff was selected to be interviewed for TIME's Person of the Week podcast for a conversation about how human behavior is training AI. Originally publushed Sept. 7, 2023.Keep up with TIME's Person of the WeekPodcast page | Excerpts from Rushkoff's conversation🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock access to a number of great perks including an ad-free feed of Team Human beginning June 21, access to the Team Human Discord community where we record monthly Q&amp;A sessions with Rushkoff, special perks like free tickets to live events, <a target='_b
21/10/202327 minutes 14 seconds
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Andrea Chalupa

Activist, filmmaker, author, and podcaster behind Gaslit Nation Andrea Chalupa shows us how to muster the courage, tenacity ,and willpower to fight for the willpower we want.About Andrea ChalupaAndrea Chalupa is a journalist, filmmaker, author, and activist. She is the writer and producer of the journalistic thriller Mr. Jones, directed by three-time Academy Award-nominee Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa; The Secret Garden; House of Cards; The Wire) and starring James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, and Peter Sarsgaard. Her script for Mr. Jones is being adapted into a graphic novel by Lion Forge, the animation studio that produced Matthew Cherry’s Academy Award-winning&nbsp;Hair Love. She is the author of&nbsp;Orwell and The Refuge
18/10/20231 hour 9 minutes 29 seconds
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A Message from Douglas

In a pause from our normal weekly release, Rushkoff reminds us not to dehumanize each other. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/20231 minute 45 seconds
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Dennis Yi Tenen

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and author of the forthcoming Literary Theory For Robots Dennis Yi Tenen shares the hidden history of modern machine intelligence — which has more to do with medieval poetry and Russian folktales than the myths being told by those in Silicon Valley.📕 You can pre-order Dennis Yi Tenen’s new book, Literary Theory For Robots, now.About Dennis Yi TenenDennis Yi Tenen is an associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His research happens at the intersection of people, text, and technology. A long-time affiliate of Columbia’s Data Science Institute and formerly a Microsoft engineer and a Berkman Center for Internet and Society Fellow, his code runs on millions of personal computers worldw
04/10/20231 hour 5 minutes 24 seconds
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Maggie Jackson

Award-winning author and journalist Maggie Jackson shares some of the insights of her new book, Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure.🎙️ In his monologue, Rushkoff advocates for a holistic understanding of life - not just individualized, mechanized processes.📕 You can pre-order Maggie Jackson’s new book, Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure now.About Maggie JacksonMaggie Jackson is an award-winning author and journalist known for her penetrating writings on social trends, particularly technology’s impact on humanity. Her forthcoming book Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure (Nov. 7, 2023) has been praised as "beautiful, inspirational, compelling, and urgently needed" (Sherr
28/09/202352 minutes 1 second
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Kibbitz Room XI

Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human!&nbsp;Douglas Rushkoff hosts the eleventh Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server. This conversation was recorded on Sept. 7, 2023.🎟️ Team Human Live! Join Douglas Rushkoff in conversation with Mitch Horowitz on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Caveat in New York City! Join two award-winning authors for a special live podcast taping, book signing, live music, and social hour. Click here for tickets and livestream.🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock access to a number of great perks including ad-free episodes of Team Human, access to the Team Human Discord community where we record monthly Q&amp;A sessions with Rushkoff, spe
20/09/202358 minutes 19 seconds
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Kevin Slavin

Working at the intersection of science, technology, and culture, Kevin Slavin introduces us to the weird and wonderful world of microbial sensing — and what pandemics can teach us about the game of life.🎙️ In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses the importance of expertise and passion to help us understand each other beyond our utility value.🎟️ Just Announced: Team Human Live! Join Douglas Rushkoff in conversation with Mitch Horowitz on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Caveat in New York City! Join two award-winning authors for a special live podcast taping, book signing, live music, and social hour. Click here for tickets and livestream.🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock acce
13/09/20231 hour 11 minutes 39 seconds
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Naomi Klein

Author and activist Naomi Klein and Douglas Rushkoff talk about her new book, Doppelganger, and take a trip into the mirror world.🎙️ In his monologue, Rushkoff explains how one white supremacist’s rejection of economic common sense stuck.📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, The Tragedy of No Commons, on Medium.📚 You can pre-order Naomi Klein’s book, Doppleganger: A Trip into the Mirror World, now. Keep up with Naomi KleinWebsite | <a href="https:/
06/09/20231 hour 20 minutes 23 seconds
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Madeline Ashby

Science fiction author and futurist Madeline Ashby helps us understand why Hollywood’s future belongs to people - not machines.🎙️In his monologue, Rushkoff warns us that spectacle is what prevents us from seeing each other📰 Read Ashby’s Wired piece, Hollywood’s Future Belong to People - Not MachinesKeep up with Madeline AshbyWebsite | TwitterAbout Madeline AshbyMadeline Ashby graduated from the first cohort of the M.Des. in Strategic Foresight and Innovation programme at OCADU in 2011.&nbsp;It was her second Masters degree. (Her first, in Interdisciplinary Studies, focused on cyborg th
30/08/20231 hour 19 minutes 26 seconds
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Paul Austin

Founder &amp; CEO of Third Wave and author of Mastering Microdosing Paul Austin helps us make sense of the new landscape of psychedelic therapy and what retrieving our relationship with mycelia may mean for our collective future.🎙️In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us to embrace the here and now – and to not feed the trolls.📚 Mastering Microdosing: How to Use Sub-Perceptual Psychedelics to Heal Trauma, Improve Performance, and Transform Your Life is now available.🍄 Learn more about Third Wave🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock access to a number of great perks including ad-free episodes of Team Human, access to
23/08/20231 hour 11 minutes 18 seconds
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Kibbitz Room X

Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human!&nbsp;Douglas Rushkoff hosts the ninth Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server. This conversation was recorded on August 01, 2023.Rushkoff fields questions about the differences between creating content for broad audiences and expert communities, the different ways people define capitalism and fascism, the influence of The Social Dilemma, and the role of creatives in amplifying community needs.🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock access to a number of great perks including ad-free episodes of Team Human, access to the Team Human Discord community where we record monthly Q&amp;A sessions with Rushkoff, special perks like free tickets to live events, and access to the Rushkoff archive. <a target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href="https://open.acast.com/public/patreon/fanSubsc
16/08/202356 minutes 19 seconds
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Émile P. Torres

Author of Human Extinction: A History of the Science and Ethics of Annihilation Émile P. Torres talks about TESCREAL- Transhumanism, Extropianism, Singularitarianism, Cosmism, Rationalism, Effective Altruism, and Longtermism.🎙️ In his monologue, Rushkoff wonders if magic is our probable path to a sustainable future.📰 You can read Rushkoff's monologue, Embracing the Impossible, on Medium.About Émile P. TorresÉmile P. Torres’ work over the past decade has centered around a single theme: eschatology, whether religious, secular, or scientific. Recently, Torres has focused on the nature and causes of human extinction, its ethical implications, and the history of the idea.🌍 You can support Team Human on <a href="http://patreon.com/teamhuman" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_bla
09/08/20231 hour 16 minutes 30 seconds
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David Brin

Scientist, science fiction author, and futurist David Brin shows us how by granting AI’s individuality we can begin to hold them accountable for their actions.🎙️ In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses his struggles with burnout and&nbsp;how he’s working to overcome it.Episode ResourcesGive Every AI a Soul - or ElseVivid TomorrowsAtlas Shrugged: The Hidden Context of the Book and FilmPolemical JudoAbout David BrinDavid Brin is a science fiction author, scientist &amp; t
02/08/20231 hour 28 minutes
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The Life and Thought Crimes of Robert Anton Wilson w/ Gabriel Kennedy

Author of Chapel Perilous: The Life and Thought Crimes of Robert Anton Wilson Gabriel Kennedy walks us through the Chapel Perilous and reminds us how important and essential Wilson’s work is in a world on the brink of conspiratorial madness.🎙️In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how Robert Anton Wilson modeled uncertainty as a form of play and the long-term implications of Operation Mindfuck.📚 Pre-order Kenedy's Chapel Perilous: The Life and Thought Crimes of Robert Anton Wilson from MIT Press.Follow Gabriel KennedyTwitter | Chapel Perilous |
26/07/20231 hour 31 minutes 11 seconds
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Rushkoff on TrueAnon: Bloodless Hype Machines

Douglas Rushkoff joined TrueAnon for a conversation about AI hype cycles and human connection in a digital future. Provided as a special bonus for Team Human Podcast supporters. Originally published July 13, 2023. About TrueAnonTrueAnon is a podcast about your enemies made by your friends. Join unlicensed private investigators Liz Franczak, Brace Belden, and Yung Chomsky for a show that will drive you insane.Support TrueAnon on Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/TrueAnonPodSubscribe to TrueAnonApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/trueanon/id1474001390Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0LYHwc0D2JbZGvd4dyKsizGoodPods: https://goodpods.com/podcasts/trueanon-36098🌍 You can support Team Human on <a hre
24/07/20231 hour 30 minutes 30 seconds
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Kibbitz Room IX live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker

Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human!&nbsp;Douglas Rushkoff hosts the ninth Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server. This show was recorded on Friday, June 23, 2023.Rushkoff fields questions about denaturalizing power in comedy, the mainstreaming of unidentified aerial phenomena, and the Musar movement.🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock access to a number of great perks including ad-free episodes of Team Human, access to the Team Human Discord community where we record monthly Q&amp;A sessions with Rushkoff, special perks like free tickets to live events, and access to the Rushkoff archive. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;
19/07/20231 hour 32 seconds
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Nika Roza Danilova

Singer, songwriter, and producer behind Zola Jesus Nika Roza Danilova helps us recognize the power of the arts to reconnect us to the forces of nature.🎙️ In his monologue, Rushkoff explains why older people make more plausible candidates.📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, You Want a Younger President?, on Medium.About Nika Roza DanilovaNika Roza Danilova, known professionally by her stage name Zola Jesus, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Her music has been noted for combining elements of electronic, industrial, classical, and goth.Keep up with Nika Roza DanilovaYouTube | <a href="https://www.instagram.com/zolajesu
12/07/20231 hour 14 minutes 34 seconds
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Annie Kelly

QAnon Anonymous collaborator, conspiracy researcher, and postdoctoral researcher Annie Kelly helps us navigate the new landscape of conspiracy theory in a digital age.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains how the quest for empirical evidence can undermine our power.📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, Keep Memes Magical, on Medium.About Annie KellyAnnie Kelly is a Ph.D. student at the University of East Anglia researching the impact of digital cultures on anti-feminism and the far right, and is the Britain correspondent for the podcast “QAnon Anonymous.”ManClan, the podcast series that Julian Feeld and Kelly are (slowly) working through about masculinity influencers,Keep up with Annie Kelly<a href="https://twitter.com/anniekelly" rel="noopener nore
05/07/20231 hour 34 minutes 55 seconds
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Thomas Negovan

Symbolist, curator, creator, and editor of a new version of Caligula Thomas Negovan discusses artistic and spiritual responses to the deadening effects of industrialism.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff asks us not to give up our local, home-field advantage by fighting for change on a huge abstract level📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, The Scaled Golum, on Medium.📚 Read more about Negovan’s new version of Caligula.🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock access to a number of great perks including
28/06/20231 hour 26 minutes 57 seconds
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Kibbitz Room VIII live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker

Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human!&nbsp;Douglas Rushkoff hosts the eighth Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server. This show was recorded on Friday, May 19, 2023.Rushkoff fields questions about how young artists struggle to imagine dream projects, how to use large language models creatively, and the ways we can combat AI doomerism?🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how AI should be the center of the show – not hidden in the writer’s room.📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, How AI can Really Challenge Movies, on Medium.🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock access to a number of great perks including an ad-free episodes of Team Human, access to the Team
22/06/202359 minutes 22 seconds
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Gary Marcus

Cognitive scientist, social entrepreneur, and author of Rebooting AI Gary Marcus helps us parse between the real and imagined threats of AI, shares his recent experience testifying before Congress, and discusses his plans to intervene on our behalf.🎙️ In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses why tech bro warnings feel more like a coordinated money grab.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, AI Panic = AI Hype, on Medium.🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock access to a number of great perks including an ad-free feed of Team Human beginning June 21, access to the Team Human Discord community where we record monthly Q&amp;A sessions wi
14/06/20231 hour 13 minutes 1 second
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Douglas Rushkoff: I Will Not Be Autotuned - Live from All Tech is Human's Responsible Tech Mixer

Douglas Rushkoff took the stage at All Tech is Human’s Responsible Tech Mixer to explain why he refuses to be autotuned in the face of technosolutionism and the rise AI. Recorded April 26, 2023, at Betaworks in New York City.📺 Click here to watch a video of Rushkoff’s talk.🌎 Learn more about All Tech is HumanWebsite | LinkedIn | YouTube | Slack | <a hr
07/06/202331 minutes 31 seconds
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Malcolm Harris

Author of Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and The World Malcom Harris helps us understand the history and foundations of the Silicon Valley mindset so we can better respond to its destructive capacity today.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how cultivating awe can save the world.📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, How Cultivating Awe Can Save The World, on Medium.📕 Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and The World by Malcolm Harris is now available.📗 D
02/06/20231 hour 21 minutes 52 seconds
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Fenton Bailey

TV Producer and Author of Screenage: How TV Shaped Our Reality From Tammy Faye to RuPaul’s Drag Race Fenton Bailey discusses the nature of the screen and the power it has unleashed for a designer reality.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how re-socializing the people can help us change the register.📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, Individual Liberty is No Longer the Goal, on Medium.📕 Screenage: How TV Shaped Our Reality From Tammy Faye to RuPaul’s Drag Race by Fenton Bailey is now available.About Fenton Ba
16/05/20231 hour 1 minute 54 seconds
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Kibbitz Room VII live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker

Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human!&nbsp;Douglas Rushkoff hosts the seventh Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server. This show was recorded on Friday, April 28, 2023.Rushkoff fields questions about how AI will influence art and music production, the differences between artistic and corporate use of AI, and overcoming fear. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how AIs are trained to imitate, amplify, and accelerate human behavior — and why that means humans need to be good to each other now more than ever.📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, Teach Your Children, Even if They’re AIs, on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.
08/05/202350 minutes 41 seconds
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Rex Weyler

Cofounder of Greenpeace and writer of the Deep Green column Rex Weyler helps us transcend the idea that we can fix the environment – or anything else – so we can finally learn to participate as members of a living world.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how re-socializing people can help us change the register. 📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, Individual Liberty is No Longer the Goal, on Medium.About Rex WeylerRex Weyler is a writer and ecologist. His books include Blood of the Land, a history of indigenous American nations, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; Greenpeace: The Inside Story, a finalist for the BC Book Award and the Shaughnessy-Cohen Award for Political Writing; and The Jesus Sayings, a deconstruction
24/04/20231 hour 7 minutes 53 seconds
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Claire Leibowicz, Justin Hendrix, John Borthwick, and Douglas Rushkoff - live at Betaworks

Head of the AI and Media Integrity Program at the Partnership on AI (PAI) Claire Leibowicz, Tech Policy Press CEO and Editor Justin Hendrix, Betaworks CEO John Borthwick, and Douglas Rushkoff come up with guiding principles for the future of artificial intelligence on a live panel discussion recorded at Betaworks on Monday, April 3.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff announces a new MA program in Media Arts and Performance, for community-minded artist, media activists, and performers.📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, Wanna Make Something Together, on Medium.About Claire LeibowiczClaire Leibowicz is the Head of the AI and Media Integrity Program at The Partnership on AI (PAI) and a doctoral candidate at Oxford. Cl
14/04/20231 hour 12 minutes 8 seconds
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Marina Gorbis & Jerry Davis

Executive Director of the Institute for the Future Marina Gorbis and Institute for the Future Equitable Enterprise Initiative Advisor Jerry Davis discuss how to change the register from industrial values to collaborative commerce.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains how denaturalizing power reveals the constructed landscape.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue,&nbsp;If it Ain’t Real, Don’t Fix it, on Medium.About Marina GorbisMarina Gorbis is Executive Director of the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a 50-year old non-profit research and educational organization based in Silicon Valley. She has brought a foresight and a futures perspective to hundreds of organizations in business, education, government, philanthropy, and civic society. Marina’s current research focuses on
30/03/20231 hour 20 minutes 36 seconds
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Alissa Quart

Executive Director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and author of Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream Alissa Quart helps us dispel the myth of the self-made man once and for all.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains why he believes we’ve hit peak billionaire mindset.📖 Alissa Quart’s book, Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream, is now available.About Alissa Quart:Alissa Quart is the author of five acclaimed books of nonfiction including the forthcoming Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream (Ecco, 2023), Squeezed<
20/03/20231 hour 5 minutes 18 seconds
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Kibbitz Room V live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker

Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human!&nbsp;Douglas Rushkoff hosts the sixth Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server. This show was recorded on Friday, February 17, 2023.Rushkoff fields questions about virtual reality’s potential to transform storytelling, what it means to be punk, and how artists can navigate recent tech layoffs.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses four interventions in the human machine he plans to explore with the Institute for the Future.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed. <a target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href="https://open.acast.com/p
07/03/20231 hour 8 minutes 29 seconds
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Alex Holland

Journalist, Tea Pub operator, and Founder of SolarPunk Stories Alex Holland helps us learn to tell better and more constructive stories about our collective future.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains how AI can be compared to the Conquistadors.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, How We Taught Technology to Program Humans, on Medium.📕 Read Sell the SizzleAbout Alex Holland:Alex has worked as a journalist in the UK, Venezuela and India, started and led the campaign to stop Brixton Market getting knocked down and created the world's first Tea Pub which was also Crowdcube's most shared startup. He loves reading, writing and is one o
23/02/202358 minutes 2 seconds
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Jeff Emmett

Co-founder of the Commons Stack and Token Engineering researcher at BlockScience Jeff Emmett tells us about the wonders of mycelia - and why we may all want to start considering ourselves mycopunks.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains how the only answer to more tech is more human investment📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, How to Grade Papers Written by AI, on Medium.🍄 Learn more about Mycopunk PrinciplesAbout Jeff Emmett:Jeff Emmett is a Token Engineering researcher at BlockScience, and co-founder of the Commons Stack. Drawing inspiration from mycelial networks and biomimetic processes, he realized he is and always has been a mycopunk - but now there's a
15/02/20231 hour 16 minutes 37 seconds
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Micah Sifry

Organizer, The Connector journalist, and author of The Big Disconnect Micah Sifry helps us evaluate how directly we need to be involved in political activism to keep democracy sustainable.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff shares a story about how the universe winked at him, and why he thinks we’ll all be okay.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Magic is Real, on Medium.Keep up with Micah Sifry:The Connector | <a href="https://mastodon.social/@msifry" rel="noopener noreferr
10/02/20231 hour 11 minutes 13 seconds
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Kibbitz Room V live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker

Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human!&nbsp;Douglas Rushkoff hosts the fifth Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server. This show was recorded on Friday, January 20, 2023.Rushkoff fields questions about how AI will change the educational landscape, the worldviews that emerged from 1950s speculative fiction, and why media ecology never took off in Europe.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff invites us to welcome the unpredictable.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Probability Leads Only to Death on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content fro
26/01/20231 hour 5 minutes 8 seconds
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Jessamyn West

Library technologist, owner of MetaFilter, and author of Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide, Jessamyn West shares the joys of hands-on technology education in the public library - and how modeling behavior may just work better than scaling it.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how to grade papers written by AI.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, How to Read Papers Written By AI, on Medium.📕 Learn more about West’s book, Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide.</p
11/01/20231 hour 16 minutes 14 seconds
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Mitch Horowitz

Playing for Team Human today, historian of alternative spirituality and author of Uncertain Places: Essays on Occult and Outsider Experiences, Mitch Horowitz helps us figure out if we’re praying to the wrong gods.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses the real and imagined dangers of artificial intelligence.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, The Medium is the Message, on Medium.About Mitch Horowitz:Mitch Horowitz is a historian of alternative spirituality and one of today’s most literate voices of esoterica, mysticism, and the occult. Mitch illuminates outsider history, explains its relevance to contemporary life, and reveals the longsta
04/01/20231 hour 26 minutes 9 seconds
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Infectious Altruism - Holiday Special

In a special holiday message, Rushkoff imagines a world where infectious - not effective - altruism is the goal of communities.🙏 Thank you to everyone who supported Team Human this year. We wish you a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/12/20226 minutes 20 seconds
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Kibbitz Room IV live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker

Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human!&nbsp;Douglas Rushkoff hosts the fourth Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server.Rushkoff fields questions about how his views on internet privacy have evolved over the last two decades, the different sensibilities of young generations, and his recent writing.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses the changes he would make to Twitter if he became CEO of the platform.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, If I Were CEO of Twitter, on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archi
21/12/20221 hour 4 minutes 27 seconds
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Molly White

Software engineer, computer scientist, and creator of Web3 Is Going Just Great Molly White helps us determine whether Web3 is really going just great for humanity — and helps us figure out how much skepticism to have about the blockchain. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how 2022 was the year tech bro lunacy was exposed.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, The Year Tech Bro Lunacy Was Exposed, on Medium.Keep up with Molly White:Website | Web3 is Going Great | <a href="https://twitter.com/molly0xFF
14/12/20221 hour 11 minutes
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Eric Zimmerman

Game Designer and author of The Rules We Break: Lessons in Play, Thinking, and Design, Eric Zimmerman helps us discover how learning to play can keep us from being played.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses longtermism, metamodernism, and optimizing Twitter for a post-human future.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, What’s a Meta For?&nbsp;-&nbsp;part two, on Medium.Keep up with Eric Zimmerman:Website | Twitter🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous sup
01/12/20221 hour 26 minutes 46 seconds
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Noah Hutton

Writer and director of documentary and narrative films Noah Hutton helps us recognize the power and perfection in what might otherwise be considered our failings and mistakes.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses big tech’s search for the ultimate escape hatch.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, What’s a Meta For?&nbsp;-&nbsp;part one, on Medium.Keep up with Noah Hutton:Website | Twitter | Instagram🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on <a href="http:
23/11/20221 hour 5 minutes 10 seconds
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Cory Doctorow

Journalist and author of Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We'll Win Them Back , Cory Doctorow shares his latest thoughts on the ways the economy and&nbsp;creativity are being hacked by the perpetrators of chokepoint capitalism.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how Elon Musk may have undermined both authoritarianism and his hopes for a techno-monarchy.📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, How Elon Upstaged Trump, on Medium.📖 Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How
16/11/20221 hour 12 minutes 40 seconds
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Surviving Apocalyptic Economics w/ Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin - Live from Ottawa International Writers Festival

Douglas Rushkoff joins Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin, authors of Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We'll Win Them Back, for a special panel recorded live from Ottawa International Writers Festival on October 24, 2022.📖 Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We'll Win Them Back is now available.📕 Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires is now available wherever books are sold.🎧 Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires is produced by Record Books and narrated by Douglas Rushkoff.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our li
09/11/20221 hour 3 minutes 8 seconds
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Greg Barris

Comedian and Creator of the Deep Healing Podcast Greg Barris shares the open secret to collective healing: Laughing together.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff shares the real promise of shared virtual realities📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Now You See What I Mean, on Medium.🎧 Learn more about Deep Healing with Greg Barris.For more about Greg BarrisTwitter | Instagram🌍 Team Human is made possibl
03/11/202235 minutes 42 seconds
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In Celebration of Speculative Fiction: 22 Ideas About The Future Book Launch w/ Eva Pascoe, Stephen Oram, and Benjamin Greenaway

Douglas Rushkoff joins author Stephen Oram, editor Benjamin Greenaway, and cofounder of Cyberia Eva Pascoe for a special conversation about speculative fiction in celebration of the release of CyberSalon’s 22 Ideas About The Future. How does speculative fiction help us reveal truths we may have hidden from ourselves? 🎙 This conversation was recorded live from London’s Newspeak House on Thursday, September 29, 2022.📕 Learn more about 22 Ideas About The Future, available now.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed. <a target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href="https://
19/10/202248 minutes 14 seconds
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Kibbitz Room III live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker

Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human!&nbsp;Douglas Rushkoff hosts the third Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server.He fields questions from community members about Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires, the possibilities of Web3 after Ethereum’s swtich from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, and how we can find hope in entertainment.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on the Team Human Team Feed. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' re
06/10/202256 minutes 11 seconds
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Clinton Ignatov

Essayist and McLuhan archivist Clinton Ignatov helps us understand Marshall McLuhan - and ourselves - in the context of the media environments we inhabit and the metaphors we use to understand them.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains how our desperate attempts at profiteering and monopolization render us all more vulnerable to death and disaster.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, How Capitalism Makes Us Less Safe, on Medium.For more about Clinton IgnatovTwitter | Website🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on <a href="http://patreon
23/09/20221 hour 7 minutes 47 seconds
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Sherry Turkle

Psychologist, sociologist, MIT Professor, and Author of Reclaiming Conversation and The Empathy Diaries, Sherry Turkle guest hosts Team Human in a special reverse interview to celebrate the release of Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires.Turkle helps Rushkoff share his experiences with the men behind The Mindset to understand them in the greater context of the fear of intimacy and quest for domination fueling so many of their exploits.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reflects on the release of Survival of the Richest and reminds us to engage with the ground —&nbsp; not just the figure.📕 Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires is now available wherever books are sold.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous
16/09/20221 hour 12 minutes 30 seconds
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Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires - Twitter Spaces w/ Adrienne Gibbs

Douglas Rushkoff joins Medium's Adrienne Gibbs for a special Twitter Spaces conversation about the launch of his new book, Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires. Originally recorded September 9, 2022.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on the Team Human Team Feed. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/202235 minutes 13 seconds
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Jenny Odell

Multi-disciplinary artist and author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy Jenny Odell conducts a rare reverse interview with Douglas Rushkoff to celebrate the launch of Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires.Odell interrogates the premise and purpose of. Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires through the lens of her investigations about why we do what we do with technology. For more about Jenny Odell:Website | Twitter | <a href="https://bookshop.org/books/how-to-do-nothing-resisting-the-attention-economy/9781612198552" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_bl
09/09/202259 minutes 49 seconds
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Survival of the Richest

On this week’s episode, Douglas Rushkoff offers a special excerpt of his new book, Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires.📕 Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires is now available wherever books are sold!🎧 Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires is produced by Record Books and narrated by Douglas Rushkoff.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed. Get bonus content
06/09/202246 minutes 33 seconds
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Paris Marx

Author of Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong About the Future of Transportation and Host of Tech Won’t Save Us Paris Marx helps us see how the future of transportation imagined by our techno-benefactors may best be understood as a collective dead end.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains how laughter can be an antidote to help us view the mindset of tech billionaires.📕 Road To Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong About the Future of Transportation is now available wherever books are sold.Keep up with Paris Marx:Twitter | Tech Won't Save Us🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support
31/08/20221 hour 11 minutes 5 seconds
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Marc Brickman

The lighting genius behind Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen, experience designer, and artist Marc Brickman shows us how centering the person in the very last row of the theater makes the experience better for everyone.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains the mindset behind why tech billionaires fear artificial intelligence — and why going meta isn’t a winning strategy.&nbsp;Keep up with Marc Brickman:Instagram | Website🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed. <a t
24/08/20221 hour 1 minute 9 seconds
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Janelle Orsi

Playing for Team Human today, Co-Founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center and Senior Advisor to the Institute For The Future’s Equitable Enterprise Initiative, Janelle Orsi helps Rushkoff overcome his dream for a turn-key solution for greater wealth distribution.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains how we can transcend both denial and distraction when the world seems to be coming apart.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, That Queasy Feeling, on Medium. 🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed. <a target='_blank' rel='noopener nore
10/08/20221 hour 10 minutes 29 seconds
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Kibbitz Room II live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker

Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human!&nbsp;Douglas Rushkoff hosts the second Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server.He fields questions from community members discussing how the ideals of the 1990s counterculture won, the role of religion in Team Human's mission, and why platform cooperatives have trouble scaling against venture capital-backed ventures. Recorded July 23, 2022.You can participate in the next live Kibbitz room inside the virtual Apocalypse Bunker on Friday, August 26 at 1 PM ET. Live from the Team Human community Discord server.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on the Team Human Team Feed. <a target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href="https://open.aca
03/08/20221 hour 9 minutes 27 seconds
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Conner Habib

Author of Hawk Mountain and Host of Against Everyone with Conner Habib, Conner Habib shows us how shared stories and identification with each other’s trauma can help us find a new level of solidarity with one another.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains why higher prices are not necessarily a bad thing.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Breaking News: Stuff Actually Costs a Lot, on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.
27/07/20221 hour 10 minutes 6 seconds
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Éliane Ubalijoro & David Jensen

UNEP co-champions of the Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES) Éliane Ubalijoro and David Jensen help us see how to marry big, top-down efforts with bottom-up reality.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us that no matter how bad things get, the basic principles of ethical behavior remain the same.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Don’t Change the Picture, Change Reality, on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed. <a target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' h
20/07/202252 minutes 48 seconds
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Kibbitz Room live from the Virtual Apocalypse Bunker

Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human!&nbsp;Douglas Rushkoff hosts the first live Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server.He fields questions from community members discussing the different ways of acknowledging the value created and extracted by social media platforms, why algorithms tend to create fear-based affinity groups, and how to consider emerging technologies and Web3 for decentralized or cooperative governance. Recorded July 1, 2022.You can participate in the next live Kibbitz room inside the virtual Apocalypse Bunker on Saturday, July 23, at 12 PM ET. Live from the Team Human community Discord server.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on the Team Human Team Feed.
13/07/202254 minutes 24 seconds
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Philip Rosedale

Founder of Second Life and High Fidelity Labs Philip Rosedale discusses the misguided efforts fueling Web3 and helps us retrieve the original mission for immersive social platforms.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how speculators prevent crypto from working as a safe haven.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, The Tail Wagging The Doge, on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed. Get bonus content on Patr
06/07/20221 hour 5 minutes 35 seconds
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Lisa Lovebucket

Founder of The Creative Arts Recruitment Squad and The Post Apocalypse School of Teesside Lisa Lovebucket shows us how learning to prepare for the worst may give us the resilience we need to avoid apocalypse altogether.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff asks us not to abandon people in red states.🔥 Learn more about The Post Apocalypse School of Teesside:Website | Twitter🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed. <a target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href="https://
29/06/20221 hour 4 minutes 12 seconds
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Nick Kroll

Actor, comedian, and Big Mouth creator Nick Kroll argues for the power of comedy in challenging times.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff wonders if adults may have lost the ability to tell our kids that our adult lives are better than their tortured adolescence.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, It Doesn’t Get Better?, on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed. Get bonus content on Patreon<br
15/06/202242 minutes 41 seconds
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A Closer Look at Cyberia (KOPB, 1994) - Preview

Rushkoff explores the ecosystem of the early internet, the transition from a passive-to-active media environment, and how digital technology disrupts legacy media gatekeepers in a preview of this week's bonus content, an interview Rushkoff did about Cyberia for KOPB public radio in 1994. 🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to this interview, as well as...👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Discounts and free admission to live events.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and m
08/06/20227 minutes 40 seconds
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Micah Sifry

The Connector journalist, activist, and author of The Big Disconnect Micah Sifry helps us find a better, healthier way to metabolize current events. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff offers a short, but concrete, set of answers about how we can confront our global crises.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Rise to the Occasion, on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive
01/06/20221 hour 2 minutes 27 seconds
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Cyberia @ Powell's Books (1994) - Preview

Here's a preview of this week's bonus content: Douglas Rushkoff delivers a reading of Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Cyberspace Rushkoff at Powell's Books in 1994. 🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to this interview, as well as...👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Discounts and free admission to live events.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers. Get bonus content on Patreon<
25/05/20227 minutes 3 seconds
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Sue Thomas

Author of Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace Sue Thomas helps us recognize and restore the nature in our technology.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reflects on Program or Be Programmed a decade after it was published.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Program or Be Programmed, on Medium.🌍 Visit Sue Thomas’ website to learn more about her work.📕 Learn more about Sue Thomas’ book: Nature and Wellbeing in a Digital Age: How to Feel Better Without Logging Off. 🌍 Team Human is made poss
18/05/20221 hour 6 minutes 8 seconds
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Special Announcement: Survival of the Richest

We always knew but now we&nbsp;know. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind. Tune in for a special announcement from Rushkoff about his new book, Survival of the Richest. Available everywhere September 6, 2022.📕 Pre-order Survival of the Richest from your favorite local bookseller and request a copy from your local library.📰 Read Rushkoff's book announcement, Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires, on Medium.🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month
11/05/202210 minutes 40 seconds
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Neşe Devenot and David Nickles

Postdoctoral Scholar in Bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Neşe Devenot and Managing Editor of Psymposia David Nickles help us evaluate the current psychedelic renaissance, as well as those who may be abusing the power unleashed by the substances.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how psychedelics, like everything else, are political.📰 Read a written version of Rushkoff's monologue, Avoiding the Power Trip, on Medium.🎧 Listen to Cover Story: Power Trip from New York Magazine.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon
04/05/20221 hour 7 seconds
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Cyber Salon 2002 - Preview

How can we come to understand the human propensity to organize chaotic experiences into narrative, and our tendency to mistake our narratives for reality? Rushkoff explores in a talk originally delivered at Cyber Salon 2002.🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to this interview, as well as...👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Discounts and free admission to live events.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers. <a target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href="https://open.acast.com/public/patreon/fanS
27/04/20226 minutes 17 seconds
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Hannah Close

Writer, researcher, and curator at Advaya Hannah Close helps to bring us from mere reciprocity to true kinship.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how haggling holds us all together.📰 Read a written version of Rushkoff's monologue, The Fabric of Society, on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community, exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed, and free access to our live events. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast.
20/04/20221 hour 12 minutes 45 seconds
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Judaism as an Approach to Media and Society - Nothing Sacred Interview Preview

How can we view Judaism as less of a religion and more of an approach to media and society? Rushkoff explains in an interview originally recorded April 2002. From KAOS radio, Olympia, Washington.🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to this interview, as well as...👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Discounts and free admission to live events.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers. Get bonus con
13/04/20226 minutes 58 seconds
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Ari Wallach

Founder and Director of Longpath and author of the upcoming book, Longpath: Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs, Ari Wallach discusses the fundamentally human need to belong, and how it will determine our collective chances for survival.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff stakes his future on the solidarity of the people over the cynicism of the elite.📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, Open Up: The Refugees are Coming, on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community, exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on
06/04/20221 hour 7 minutes 7 seconds
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Douglas Rushkoff "There's No Such Thing as Content" - Trend Day Keynote Preview

Here's an excerpt from a keynote talk Rushkoff delivered at Trend Day 2002, an annual conference presented by Der Spiegel. Rushkoff discusses how the advent of interactivity has rendered the main means of communication obsolete and why corporations feel threatened by people creating and enjoying their own content.🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to this conversation, as well as...👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Discounts and free admission to live events.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers.
30/03/20228 minutes 18 seconds
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Mark Stahlman

President of the Center for the Study for Digital Life Mark Stahlman explains East, West, and Digital, the three spheres he believes are shaping the future of civilization, and how understanding the way they interact can help us strategize a way forward for humans.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains why he’s not an optimist anymore.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, I’m Not an Optimist, on Medium.📺 Watch Stahlman’s East, West, and Digital seminar series presented by the Center for the Study for Digital Life.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of
23/03/20221 hour 13 minutes 22 seconds
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Douglas Rushkoff "Religion As Open-Source Proposition" - Preview

Here's an excerpt from a keynote talk Rushkoff delivered at the Silicon Alley Jewish Center in the early-2000s. Rushkoff explores the tenants of Judaism to learn if they can be applied to surveillance technology.🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to this conversation, as well as...👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Discounts and free admission to live events.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers. <a target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href="https://open.acast.com/public/patreon/fanSubscribe/9
16/03/20228 minutes 22 seconds
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Laurie Segall

Journalist, founder of Dot Dot Dot Media, and author of Special Characters: My Adventures with Tech's Titans and Misfits, Laurie Segall tells us what it’s like to interview people like Mark Zuckerberg, and why she holds out faith that their humanity may still rule the day. 🎙 In his monologue, discusses what we can do within our communities to help contribute to global crises.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community, exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed, and free access to our live eve
09/03/20221 hour 6 minutes 8 seconds
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David McRaney

Science journalist and author of the forthcoming book, How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion, David McRaney explores the circumstances under which minds can change - and what it means for all of us.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff argues for the broad spectrum of reasons why humanity might have a special place in our universe.📚 You can pre-order David’s new book, How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion, now. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.co
23/02/20221 hour 11 minutes 27 seconds
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Douglas Rushkoff "Hidden Potential" - GEL 2006 Preview

Here's an excerpt of a talk Rushkoff delivered at Good Experience Live (GEL) 2006 about how hidden potential is wasted potential.🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to this conversation, as well as...👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Discounts and free admission to live events.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers. Get bonus content on Patreon<p style='color:grey; font-size:0.
16/02/20226 minutes 42 seconds
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Vicki Robin

Author of Your Money or Your Life and Blessing the Hands That Feed Us Vicki Robin explains what it means to be a town cryer - and how to maintain our friendships and civil interdependence.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff shares how he is finding success by diving in and experiencing the world head-on rather than avoiding it.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.Learn more about Vicki’s books:📚 Blessing the Hands That Feed Us | Your Money or Your LifeKeep up with Vicki: <a href="https://vickirobin.com" rel="noopener nor
09/02/202257 minutes 44 seconds
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Douglas Rushkoff "Open-Source Reality" - Preview

Here's an excerpt of a talk Rushkoff delivered at the 2001 Reboot Conference in Denmark where he argues for alternate approaches to Silicon Valley's tech development.🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to this conversation, as well as...👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Discounts and free admission to live events.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' t
02/02/20228 minutes 5 seconds
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Divya Siddarth

Political economist and social technologist at Microsoft, and a researcher at the RadicalxChange Foundation, Divya Siddarth introduces us to The Pluriverse and challenges us to consider just how many worlds are possible. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us that our happiness does not need to be tied to our aspirations. 📰 Read A Declaration of the Interdependence of Cyberspace🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Get bonus content on Patreon H
26/01/20221 hour 9 minutes 38 seconds
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Renee Hobbs

Founder of the Media Education Lab and author of Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age Renee Hobbs joins Rushkoff to discuss how the enlightenment project can work without gatekeepers.🎙In his monologue, Rushkoff wrestles with his decision to focus on local civics as the influence of national culture wars seep in.📚 Renee’s book, Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age, is now available.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.Keep up with Renee:<a href="https://mediaeducationlab.com/about/renee-hobbs" rel="noopener n
19/01/20221 hour 11 minutes 19 seconds
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Jamie Cohen

Head of Education at Digital Void and cultural theorist Jamie Cohen walks us through — and hopefully to the other side — of our fascist media environment. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff argues that the culture wars on Twitter and television are not based in reality, but rhetoric.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Move Along: The Car Crash is Fake, now on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.Keep up with Jamie:🐦 Twitter | 💻 Website | <a href="htt
12/01/20221 hour 3 minutes 23 seconds
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Maggie McGuane

Mass casualty animal rescuer Maggie McGuane shares the exhilarating joy of being part of the life force that is our planet.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how he’s embracing compassion of the moment.🐾 Learn more about Wings of Rescue: https://wingsofrescue.org/🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/20211 hour 8 seconds
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Alex Kazemi - Preview

Here's a preview of this week's bonus episode featuring author of Pop Magick: A Guide to Bending Your Reality Alex Kazemi in conversation with Douglas Rushkoff. Kazemi explores how to restore autonomy, agency, and connection with the others.🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to this conversation, as well as...👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Discounts and free admission to live events.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers. <a target='_blank' rel=
15/12/202122 minutes 41 seconds
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Stuart Swezey

Founder of Amok Books and producer of the documentary Desolation Center Stuart Swezey helps us remember what it’s like to do something for its own sake, and stop before it becomes something else.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us of the work involved in producing social media content, and the real downsides of being on 24/7.📰 You can read a written version of his monologue, We Are Not Alone on Medium. 🎥 Learn more about Desolation Center at the official documentary website.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. <a target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer'
08/12/20211 hour 17 seconds
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Cristian Movila - Preview

Here's a preview of Douglas Rushkoff's conversation cristian movila, founder of the original UNFINISHED festival and arts, culture, and technology gathering. Rushkoff explores his digital, cyberpunk roots.🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to this conversation, as well as...👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Discounts and free admission to live events.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted
01/12/20217 minutes 19 seconds
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David Zweig

Writer, lecturer, and musician David Zweig explores how we must embrace nuance in scientific arguments in order to break away from binary thinking — and, ultimately, earn public trust.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff remembers his late accountant, Sheldon Gordon, and how we can morally blend together our economic and social lives.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/20211 hour 6 minutes 56 seconds
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Greg Barris - Preview

Here’s a special preview of comedian Greg Barris in conversation with Doulgas Rushkoff. Rushkoff and Barris discuss Barris’ research into Immanuel Velikovsky’s theories of worlds in collision.🎟 You can see Barris at his Deep Healing show at Union Hall in New York City on January 19, 2022. Tickets are available here.🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to this conversation, as well as...👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Discounts and free admission to live events.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushko
17/11/202125 minutes 17 seconds
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Ryan George

Actor, writer, and media philosopher Ryan George helps us contend with the absurdity of our particular instance in the multiverse.🎙In his monologue, Rushkoff ponders what Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse means for our humanity.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue on CNN.Follow Ryan George:🎥 YouTube | 🐦 Twitter | 📸 Instagram🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on <a href="http://patreon.com/teamhuman" rel="noopener noreferrer"
10/11/20211 hour 4 minutes 53 seconds
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Unfinished Live "A Better Web is Possible: How Do We Make it Happen?" - Preview

Here's a special preview of the panel "A Batter Web is Possible: How Do We Make it Happen?" featuring Founder of Cyber Collective Tazin Khan Norelius, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council Katherine Maher, Associate Political Economist and Social Technologist at Microsoft and RadicalXChange, Divya Siddarth, and Douglas Rushkoff. Live from Unfinished on September 24, 2021.🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to this conversation, as well as...👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Discounts and free admission to live events.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers. <a target
03/11/20218 minutes 29 seconds
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xiaowei r. wang - Live from Unfinished Live

Author of Blockchain Chicken Farm and creative director at Logic Magazine Xiaowei Wang helps us contend with the fact that social trust simply may not be something that can scale.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff asks why we should create solutions “at scale” if operating at scale, itself, is the problem.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Exponential Tech Doesn’t Serve Social Good, on Medium.📖 Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang is now available at your favorite indie bookstore.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on P
27/10/202158 minutes 4 seconds
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Amber Case Twitter Spaces - Preview

Here’s a special preview of cyborg anthropologist Amber Case's Twitter Spaces event with Douglas Rushkoff. Originally recorded October 6, 2021.🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to:👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more info
20/10/20216 minutes 17 seconds
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Ryan Broderick

Garbage Day journalist and host of the Content Mines Podcast Ryan Broderick brings us up-to-date on the current state of meme play.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how the World Wide Web flattened a meta-community of digital nomads.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff's monologue, Did the Homepage Kill the Internet?, on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.Follow Ryan Broderick🐦 Twitter | 📸 Instagram | 📰 <a href="garbageday.email" rel="noopener noreferrer" ta
13/10/20211 hour 13 minutes 13 seconds
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Sarah Pessin - Preview (2021 Salon)

Here’s a special preview of Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Thought at the University of Denver Sarah Pessin's live salon with Douglas Rushkoff from a special Team Human Salon live from Team Human’s Discord community. Originally recorded September 3, 2021.🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to:👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See <a style
06/10/20217 minutes 39 seconds
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Ellen Pearlman

New media artist, curator, writer, and creator of, Noor: A Brain Opera, the world’s first immersive interactive brain opera, Ellen Pearlman brings us where no machine can go: Into the last soft, squishy recesses of human experience still inaccessible to our robot overlords. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us about the importance of reducing our exposure to the global information onslaught.📚You can read the written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, “Turning off the "News"” on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Get bonus content on Patreon<p style='co
29/09/20211 hour 2 minutes 51 seconds
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The Yes Men on Newsmax - Preview

Here’s a special preview of The Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum in conversation with Rushkoff explaining how he was invited to return to Newsmax as “Paul Wolfowitz” — and what happened on the air. The Yes Men’s Originally recorded September 11, 2021.Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to:👉 The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' t
22/09/20216 minutes 5 seconds
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Richard Heinberg

Author of Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival and senior fellow-in-residence Post Carbon Institute fellow Richard Heinberg shares the simple truth that power has a lot less to do with what you’re granted or what you have than what you do. 🎙In his monologue, Rushkoff explores the opportunity we have to confront the realities of climate change now that its effects are here. “But now that the effects of our own activity are upon us, we have no more power to mitigate them than the toddler does of preventing chest of drawers from toppling over.📚You can read the written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, “It’s Good to Feel Small” on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on <a href="http://p
15/09/20211 hour 2 minutes 6 seconds
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R. U. Sirius (1993) - Preview

Founding editor of High Frontiers, Reality Hackers, and Mondo 2000, R. U. Sirius and Douglas Rushkoff discuss Mondo 2000's cultural influence, memes, and how to create a fool proof media virus. This is a special preview of a conversation recorded in 1993.Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to:👉&nbsp;The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See <a sty
08/09/20218 minutes 6 seconds
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Irwin Kula

President of the National Jewish Center for Leading and Leadership, author of Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life, and seventh-generation rabbi Irwin Kula brings us through a spiritual journey in the desert — and may just show us the strength to stay there in the in-between.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains his hope that blockchains and cryptocurrencies can become something other than another asset class for a generation of traders. “Our marketplaces should never be in service to its financial utilities or the people monopolizing them. Nor should the metrics of economic health be based on the requirement of capital to grow.”📰 You can read Can’t We Use Crypto for Something Other Than Capitalism, a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue on Medium.🌎 <a href
01/09/20211 hour 25 minutes 20 seconds
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Special Report: Yes Men's Andy Bichlbaum Pranks Newsmax

On this Team Human special report, The Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum explains how he duped Newsmax into letting an imposter former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz discuss his regret for the Afghanistan War for 11 minutes!📖 Read The YesLab’s report: “War is all we’ve got // How to invent a great conservative talking point” for a full behind-the-curtain story.🐦 Follow The Yes Men on Twitter🎧 Andy previously appeared on Team Human Ep. 05 “Playful Resistance”🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on <a href="http://patreon.com/teamhuman" rel="noo
23/08/202129 minutes 5 seconds
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Sarah Pessin

Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Thought at the University of Denver Sarah Pessin helps us learn to treasure the great human in-between. The living, delightfully incomplete, and always never-quite-thereness of our collective human journey.🎙In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how epidemiologists are stuck in a real-time feedback loop with public health — and the importance of cutting people slack.📚You can read the written version of his monologue, Why the CDC Should Have Never Gotten Involved in Manufacturing Consent, on Medium.🌍Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.Begin supporting today for as little as $2 per mont
18/08/20211 hour 7 minutes 10 seconds
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Jeremy Lent Salon - Preview

Author of The Web of Meaning and The Patterning Instinct, Jeremy Lent joins Douglas Rushkoff for a special Team Human Salon live from Team Human’s Discord community. Here’s a sneak preview of their conversation. Originally recorded August 6, 2021.Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to:👉&nbsp;The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted o
11/08/20216 minutes 19 seconds
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Naomi Klein

Author and activist Naomi Klein engages with Rushkoff on media and society on the occasion of winning the Media Ecology Association’s Neil Postman award for career achievement in public intellectual activity. How is narrative in peril? Rushkoff and Klein explain how ecology can help provide a grand narrative.🎙In his monologue, Rushkoff makes the case to enact a Gentle Awakening for our loved ones who have become addicted to conspiracy fever. 🌎 Begin supporting Team Human on Patreon today for as little as $2 per month to gain access to our Discord community, live community salons, the Team Human Team Feed featuring bonus content including archived conversations with Timothy Leary and Terence McKenna, t-shirts, and various other digital rewards. <a target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' hre
04/08/20211 hour 14 minutes 47 seconds
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John Perry Barlow - Preview

Cofounder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and psychedelic hero John Perry Barlow (1947-2018) and Rushkoff discuss the the War on Drugs and the widespread fear of computers in a conversation recorded circa 1992. Here, Barlow introduces Rushkoff to the phrase “cultural immune response,” which later served as inspiration for 1995’s Media Virus. For as little as $2 per month, you’ll instantly gain access to:👉&nbsp;The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 B
28/07/20216 minutes 52 seconds
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Jeremy Lent

Author of The Patterning Instinct and The Web of Meaning, Jeremy Lent helps us see through to the meaning that informs our science so that it can be used to embrace the paradox of our existence, rather than reducing it down to a form suitable only for exploitation.In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how well-natured attempts to improve language will almost always fall short because of the underlying structure of the language we use. “We must also accept that language is just another medium that will almost always fail to say what we truly mean.”📚 You can read Rushkoff’s “What if All Language is Oppressive?” on Medium.📖 The Web of Meaning&nbsp;is available now. It’s an imp
21/07/20211 hour 30 seconds
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Heather Dewey-Hagborg + Joerg Blumtritt "An Oral History of the Internet" (Preview)

Here’s a sneak preview of this week’s Team Human Patreon-exclusive bonus content: Rushkoff, information artist and bio-hacker Heather Dewey-Hagborg, and visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of Interactive Media Joerg Blumtritt participate in&nbsp;‘An Oral History of the Internet’. Rushkoff shares his early experience of the internet how the internet has changed over time. This project was sponsored by the NYUAD Art Gallery and the NYUAD Institute. Originally recorded June 9, 2021.🌍 You can become a contributing supporter of Team Human for as little as $2 per month by visiting: patreon.com/teamhuman. When you join you'll instantly gain access to:👉&nbsp;The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons f
14/07/20215 minutes 15 seconds
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Nate Hagens

Co-Founder &amp; Director of the Institute for the Study of Energy &amp; Our Future, Nate Hagens deconstructs some of our deeply held beliefs about climate change and offers us a few dangerous and inexpensive ways to keep our species sustainably happy. How can we learn to live with less?📺 Watch Nate Hagens’ Earth and Humanity: Myth and Reality Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/20211 hour 10 minutes 20 seconds
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Tyson Yunkaporta in High Fidelity - Patreon Special (Preview)

Here's a preview of this week's bonus episode: Sand Talk author Tyson Yunkaporta joins Douglas Rushkoff in Team Human's High Fidelity spatial audio room for a special salon. Team Human teammates were granted a special opportunity to join live. Originally recorded on May 8, 2021. You can gain full access to this conversation by becoming a supporter today at: patreon.com/teamhuman Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/06/20215 minutes 42 seconds
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Duncan Trussell

Comedian, composer, contemporary buddhist, and host of the Duncan Trussell Family Hour Duncan Trussell and Rushkoff travel far and wide through spirituality and synchronicity to help us discover what it means to be truly human, together. Is the hope that life — and conversations, themselves — continue after death? How can humans grapple with the Buddhist belief of truly learning to let go of “the dream”? Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/20211 hour 35 minutes 31 seconds
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Ode to Robert Anton Wilson - The Stoa (Preview)

Here's a preview of this week's Team Human bonus content: A talk Rushkoff gave about the late Robert Anton WIlson and his notion of the chapel perilous. Rushkoff shares the story of the first time he met RAW and why RAW believed a skeptic's worldview isn't safer than any other worldview. This talk includes a conversation with The Stoa's Rebecca Fox and Peter Limberg. Recorded March 2021. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/20217 minutes 40 seconds
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Alexander Stern

Writer, philosopher, and author of The Fall of Language, Alex Stern helps us distinguish who we are from what we tweet. Further, he explores how enlightenment values end up turning into their opposite — and why the word “fascism” can be a barrier to understanding culture. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/202150 minutes 24 seconds
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Bruce Sterling - Patreon Special (~1990)

Here's a special preview of science fiction author Bruce Sterling's conversation with Douglas Rushkoff circa 1990. Sterling had just co-written The Difference Engine with William Gibson. This conversation was recorded in part to research for Rushkoff's Cyberia.Support now for as little as $2 per month to gain full access to this conversation and&nbsp;Team Human's&nbsp;special patrons-only Team Feed at&nbsp;Patreon.com/TeamHuman. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/20216 minutes 51 seconds
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Arthur Jones & Giorgio Angelini "Feels Good Man"

Feels Good Man filmmakers Arthur Jones and Giorgio Angelini show us how a great meme can go bad — and how to take it back again.Rushkoff, Angelini, and Jones explore the evolution of Matt Furie’s Pepe the Frog from stoner frog to alt-right meme. When did internet culture became real-world culture? How did a community of trolls who wanted to manipulate reality end up effecting physical space? When was the moment that fan fiction became mainstream?In his monologue, Rushkoff addresses the cycle of bad faith arguments amplified by Twitter that end up destroying real conversation — and many talented people’s credibility. “Once you cross over into the land of make-believe facts — however earnest you believe your intention is — it undermines not only your argument, but the whole social fabric. It undermines our entire collective quest as human beings to figure o
26/05/20211 hour 14 minutes 2 seconds
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Ken Jordan - Patreon Special (2009)

Here's a special preview of Reality Sandwich Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Lucid News Ken Jordan and Douglas Rushkoff's conversation from WFMU's The Media Squat. Jordan explains how cultural change works, the 2012 prophecy, and art's role in giving voice to the unspoken. Originally aired June 22, 2009.Support now for as little as $2 per month to gain full access to this conversation and&nbsp;Team Human's&nbsp;special patrons-only Team Feed at&nbsp;Patreon.com/TeamHuman. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for mo
19/05/20216 minutes 38 seconds
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Ela Minus

Musician and composer Ela Minus introduces us to her acts of rebellion and shows us how music can help us find the others against all efforts to prevent it. Minus’ new album, Acts of Rebellion is streaming everywhere now.In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how robots can help us appreciate and understand what it means to be human. "You need the next medium in order to understand the value of the medium that you’re in.” Rushkoff says. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/20211 hour 18 minutes 13 seconds
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Yes Men - Patreon Special (2009)

Here's a special preview of The Yes Men's conversation with Rushkoff from an episode of WFMU's The Media Squat in 2009. Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno discuss their 2009 film The Yes Men Fix The World, how they measure success, and bias against situationist-style media pranking. Originally aired August 3, 2009.Support now for as little as $2 per month to gain full access to this conversation and Team Human's special patrons-only Team Feed at Patreon.com/TeamHuman. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See aca
05/05/20215 minutes 33 seconds
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Luke Burgis

Entrepreneur and author of Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life Luke Burgis shares the reasons behind Silicon Valley's obsession with the philosophies of former Stanford Professor René Girard and whether we can ever transcend the human impulse of wanting to be like someone else. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/20211 hour 10 minutes 14 seconds
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danah boyd - Patreon Special (2009)

danah boyd is a Partner Researcher a Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data &amp; Society, and a visiting professor at New York University. In this conversation from 2009, Rushkoff and boyd discuss how Myspace was turning into a "digital ghetto" as Facebook was becoming the dominant social media platform. Further, boyd explores the digital practices of underrepresented populations.You can access the full conversation now by becoming a contributing supporter at&nbsp;patreon.com/teamhuman. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more inf
21/04/20215 minutes 32 seconds
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Frank Brodhead

Author and lifelong community and climate activist Frank Brodhead helps us transform our rage and despair into hope and action. Why is environmentally-friendly policy never the focal point of political leadership? “I think so much of local politics has to do with maintaining the resale value of people’s main asset, that’s their home. The last thing that responsible political leadership is to maintain a stable climate.” Frank says. Even in the face of despair, Frank provides reason for us to keep playing for Team Human.In his monologue, Rushkoff explores why film and television needs to embrace the human soul. “You can’t get to those questions with the best film technology alone. You need also to be able to embrace that weird extra special something about the human soul.” and recalls a discussion with Richard Dawkins and Naomi Wolf about moralism. Get bonus co
14/04/20211 hour 13 minutes 27 seconds
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David Pescovitz (2009) - Patreon Special

David Pescovitz is a former research director at Institute for the Future and a former editor at Boing Boing and Wired Magazine. Rushkoff and Pescovitz explore the characteristics of innovative people, simulation theory, and the importance of wonder in a conversation originally aired on WFMU's The Media Squat. You can access the full conversation now by becoming a contributing supporter at patreon.com/teamhuman. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/20215 minutes 1 second
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Kenya (Robinson)

Socialite, philanthropist, international southerner, mischief maker and self-described shit-starter, Kenya (Robinson) investigates gender, consumerism, and ability through unexpected performative actions and sculptural gestures.In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us that it's okay to turn to civics to avoid burnout from 24/7 political coverage. "Civics is something different than politics. Civics is helping other people." He also proposes people use non-fungible tokens to critique the art market. “The current NFT market in some ways is anti-art in that it’s simply reinforcing capitalism.” Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/20211 hour 17 minutes 15 seconds
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Xeni Jardin - Patreon Special

Here's a sneak peak of tech culture journalist and former Boing Boing editor Xeni Jardin discussing the power of bottom-up media from WFMU's The Media Squat. Originally aired on April 13, 2009. You can stream the full conversation by becoming a contributing supporter of Team Human at Patreon.com/TeamHuman, Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/03/20214 minutes 19 seconds
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Tyson Yunkaporta

Author of “Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World” and member of the Apalech Clan, Tyson Yunkaporta helps us reckon with the end of civilization. Have we accidentally reintroduced circularity into our systems? Is there a way to integrate western civilization’s ideal of progress with integral theory? Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/20211 hour 8 minutes 14 seconds
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Dennis McKenna (1992) - Patreon Special

Ethnopharmacologist Dennis McKenna, brother of the late Terence McKenna, meets Douglas Rushkoff for research related to Cyberia in 1992. McKenna and Rushkoff discuss DMT, cybernetic evolution, the ongoing development of the human being, and more in a special bonus episode exclusive to Team Human patrons. You can listen to the full conversation by becoming a contributing supporter now: patreon.com/teamhuman Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/03/20219 minutes 26 seconds
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Cyberia Reunion in High Fidelity (feat. R. U. Sirius, Jody Radzik, Ani Phyo., and Nick Philip)

Playing for Team Human today, R. U. Sirius, Nick Philip, Annie P.O, and Jody Radzik, look back on the magical explosion at the intersection of art and technology in the early-1990s rave scene.This episode was recorded in High Fidelity, a real-time spatial audio software developed by Second Life co-founder Philip Rosedale. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/20211 hour 16 minutes 5 seconds
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Aleister & Adolf: Rushkoff and Michael Oeming on Jimmy Church's FADE to Black - Patreon Special

In celebration of the paperback release of Dark Horse's Aleister &amp; Adolf, Douglas Rushkoff and Michael Oeming join Jimmy Church's FADE to BLACK to discuss the graphic novel's 2016 release. To gain full access to this conversation you can become a contributing supporter of Team Human at https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/02/20218 minutes 24 seconds
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Vicki Robin

Playing for Team Human today, social innovator, writer, and host of, “What Could Possibly Go Right?” Vicki Robin.Vicky will be helping us find ways to emerge from this moment of social and economic despair, so we can reckon - together - with the consequences of confusing monetary wealth with human freedom.In his monologue, Rushkoff explains the difficulty the United States has coordinating a Covid-19 vaccine response. “The biggest threat to our collective health is our alienation from the underlying cycles.” Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy f
17/02/20211 hour 14 minutes 53 seconds
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Genesis P-Orridge: 1993 conversation (Part 3) - Patreon Special

Genesis P-Orridge meets Douglas Rushkoff for the first time in a 1993 car ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The third of a three-part bonus series, available exclusively to Team Human Patreon supporters. You can become a contributing supporter at https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/02/202111 minutes
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Yaël Eisenstat

Playing for Team Human today, former Global Head of Elections Integrity Operations for Political Advertising at Facebook, diplomat, corporate social responsibility advisor, and technology activist, Yaël Eisenstat. Eisenstat helps us distinguish between the conscious and the automatic malfeasance of our social infrastructure.In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how the people on r/WSB delivered cybernetic feedback to those who deserve it. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/02/20211 hour 23 minutes
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Genesis P-Orridge: Bonus 1993 conversation (Part 2) - Patreon Special

Genesis P-Orridge meets Douglas Rushkoff for the first time in a 1993 car ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The second of a three-part bonus series, available exclusively to Team Human Patreon supporters. You can become a contributing supporter at https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/20216 minutes 45 seconds
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Mark Pesce

Playing for Team Human today, futurist, inventor, and author of “Augmented Reality,” Mark Pesce.Pesce augments our understanding of the many interfaces between ourselves and whatever it is that’s out there. Does cybernetics break the western conception of linear time, arrow-for-progress, colonial expansion thing?In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses why elected officials should not be on social media platforms. “The minute we put banks and other real stuff on here is the minute it started to go wrong.” Further, he looks at how early-stage internet fan fiction crept into reality and ended up addicted to fractalnoia. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank'
18/01/20211 hour 15 minutes 37 seconds
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Genesis P-Orridge: Bonus 1993 conversation (Part 1) - Patreon Special

Genesis P-Orridge meets Douglas Rushkoff for the first time in a 1993 car ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The first of a three-part bonus series, available exclusively to Team Human Patreon supporters. You can become a contributing supporter at https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/01/20216 minutes 58 seconds
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Conner Habib

Playing for Team Human today, porn star, sex workers’ rights activist, lecturer, and host of Against Everyone Podcast, Conner Habib.Conner takes us from the case against PornHub to the living, thinking current constituting human existence. How is sexual energy one way to understand our organismic relationship to life energy and one another? What are ways this gets repressed or cut off?"The war on sex is the longest and oldest running war on consciousness. Sex creates an altered state of consciousness." - Conner Habib.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff reflects on 2020 and explains how Black Rock executives and neoliberal policies will not solve the United States’ issues. Get bonus content on Patreon<p style='color:grey; font-size:0.7
06/01/20211 hour 6 minutes 16 seconds
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Riane Eisler "From Domination to Partnership"

Playing for Team Human today, social systems scientist, cultural historian, and author of "Nurturing Our Humanity," Riane Eisler.Eisler helps us see how to transcend the dominator model in economics, politics, and our personal interactions to find new ways to partner with one another, and everything. How we can tell an integrated story to combat a regressive economic and social agenda?In his opening monologue, Rushkoff explores how intimacy and uncertainty help make podcasting a special and unique medium. He also looks at how robots are not doing a better job doing labor, but rather have become more efficient at hiding human labor. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy<
23/12/202059 minutes 1 second
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Harvey Pekar: Bonus 2009 Interview - Patreon Special

This is a special preview of a bonus episode featuring American comic book writer Harvey Pekar in conversation with Douglas Rushkoff in 2009 on WFMU's Media Squat. You can listen to the full episode by supporting Team Human on Patreon. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/12/20204 minutes 40 seconds
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Julia Watson "Survival of the Most Symbiotic"- Live from IMPAKT Festival

Playing for Team Human today, designer, activist, academic, and author of Lo-Tek Radical Design by Radical Indigenism, Julia Watson.Watson discusses how we can respond to climate change by utilizing millennia-old knowledge about how we can live in symbiosis with nature. What are the cultural preconditions required to implement a living bridge and other indigenous technologies? How can western society better create technology through the elements that already exist in our surrounding environment?In his opening monologue, Rushkoff explains how progress became associated with colonialism and advocates for us to retrieve circular and advanced mechanisms for human and interspecies flourishing. <a target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href="https://open.acast.com/public/pat
08/12/202043 minutes 16 seconds
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Sonia Shah "We're Always Strangers, Ourselves" - Live from IMPAKT Festival

Playing for Team Human today, investigative journalist and author of “The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move,” Sonia Shah. Shah challenges conventional assumptions about migration and reveals how it has long been central to the human experience. Further, she looks ahead to how climate change will force the next great human migration, and how we can all view each other not as strangers, but as fellow humans.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff connects the plight of billionaire technologists imagining apocalyptic scenarios and building bunkers with the migration patterns of the Israelites in Torah. "We'll always be welcoming strangers because we'll always be strangers, ourselves."This episode of Team Human was recorded live at IMPAKT Festival 2020 from Utrecht. Get bonus content on Patreon<p style='color:grey;
25/11/202044 minutes 34 seconds
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David Lynch: Bonus 1986 Interview - Patreon Special

A young Douglas Rushkoff sits down with David Lynch weeks after the release of Lynch's Blue Velvet. In a wide-ranging conversation, Lynch discusses what it feels like to, "make it" in the film industry and Lynch's filmmaking process. You can listen to the full conversation by becoming a contributing supporter now: patreon.com/teamhuman Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/11/20204 minutes 45 seconds
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George Dyson "Nature is on Team Machine

Playing for Team Human today, author and technology historian, George Dyson.Dyson helps us take a less human-centered perspective on our place in the cosmos for our own - and everything's - best interest.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses the imperative to not hold grudges after the presidential election and pays tribute to his late friend, Mark Filippi. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/202047 minutes 30 seconds
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Jessica Gordon Nembhard "Black Ideas Matter"

Playing for Team Human today, Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development at Jon Jay College and author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Economic Thought and Practice, Jessica Gordon Nembhard.Jessica shows us how black communities already developed the circular economic mechanisms that the rest of us need in order to dig out of the repressive weight of exploitation.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses how the made-for-television format of United States presidential debates does more harm than good for democracy. Get bonus content on Patreon Hoste
28/10/202056 minutes 1 second
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Joanna Harcourt-Smith: Bonus 2009 Interview - Patreon Special

Here’s a sneak peak of a conversation between Joanna Harcourt-Smith and Douglas Rushkoff from 2009. available in-full exclusively to Patreon supporters. Support at Patreon.com/TeamHuman for access to the full interview and all of our bonus content. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/10/20206 minutes 4 seconds
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Marina Gorbis "Mutuality"

Playing for Team Human today, Executive Director of Institute for the Future, Marina Gorbis. Gorbis discusses what she believes to be the real solution to our economic and social problems: Mutuality. She explores the psychological effect of how trust in American civic and social institutions has so quickly eroded, why scale is anti-human, and our best chance at making our ideas actionable. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/202058 minutes 43 seconds
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Grant Morrison "Freaks Like Us"

Playing for Team Human today, storyteller and mage, Grant Morrison.Morrison discusses the magical power of art and storytelling. How can we transform the physical world through narrative? How does the hero’s journey create narcissistic personalities, and what are alternative models of storytelling?&nbsp;Morrison and Rushkoff weave through magic and metaphors to envision a more distributed world. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/09/20201 hour 12 minutes 39 seconds
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Terence McKenna: Bonus 1993 Interview - Patreon Special

Here's a sneak peak of a conversation between Terence McKenna and Douglas Rushkoff from 1993, available in-full exclusively to Patreon supporters. Support at Patreon.com/TeamHuman for access to the full interview and all of our bonus content. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/202013 minutes 39 seconds
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Douglas Rushkoff "Find the Others" at Disinfo.Con 1999 - Patreon Special

Douglas Rushkoff delivers the opening talk at Disinfo.Con 1999 - the first and only convention of its kind. Here's a sneak preview of Rushkoff's talk. The full-length audio is available to Team Human's Patreon supporters. Subscribe now to gain full access at https://www.Patreon.com/TeamHuman Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/09/20205 minutes 43 seconds
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Dríade Aguiar "Culture Makes History"

Playing for Team Human today, co-founder and co-editor of Mídia NINJA, Dríade Aguiar.Aguiar explains how and why to center the voices of those are are experiencing reality on the ground. She looks at those who make the future and explains how it's accomplished, how we can stop injustices that are happening to real people in real places, and looks at how activist and media efforts can help to address the destruction of the Amazon in an effective way.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff explains how the left and the right have both untethered themselves from reality in different ways. He shows us how our cybernetic feedback loops have disoriented our sensibilities, and the role that Operation Mindfuck played in our current moment. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:gre
02/09/20201 hour 4 minutes 58 seconds
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Timothy Leary: Bonus 1993 Interview - Patreon Special

Here's a sneak peak of Timothy Leary and Douglas Rushkoff's archived conversation from 1993, available in-full exclusively to Patreon supporters. Support at Patreon.com/TeamHuman for access to the full interview and all of our bonus content. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/08/20206 minutes 11 seconds
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Jim Rutt "An Invitation to Game B"

Playing for Team Human, complexity theorist, host of the Jim Rutt Podcast series, and former chairman the Santa Fe Institute, Jim Rutt.Rutt shares his idea for a new civilization-era operating system. Why does the the United States' outdated operating system call for a radical change to a more equitable and humane landscape? "If the glue that holds Game A together is competition for status through material possessions and positional goods. The status around GameB will be conviviality." Rutt says.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff questions whether covid-19 is leading people to embrace and insulate within digital technology, or if it has become the excuse.Read more about Jim Rutt's GameB on Medium:https://medium.com/@memetic007/a-journey-to-gameb-4fb13772bcf3You can subscribe to the Jim Rutt show here:<a href=
19/08/20201 hour 13 minutes 2 seconds
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Nora Bateson "The Changemaker's Trap"

Playing for Team Human today, filmmaker, writer, educator, and systems thinker, Nora Bateson.Bateson and Rushkoff interrogate our moment of global crisis to challenge the very systems that drive human behavior and thought. Further, they explore why quantifying humans as part of a system reduces people to abstract figures rather than the complex beings they truly are. "There's something about this possibility of recognizing living complexity in ourselves and each other that becomes this untold possibility," Bateson says.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses why Team Human’s greatest strength is not in a specific physical space, but in the form of deeply honest, human engagement.— Support Us —Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.On Patreon:&nbsp;http://patreon.com/teamhuman<
05/08/202052 minutes 20 seconds
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Michael Nesmith "Life After Television"

Playing for Team Human today, musician, producer, and inventor of the music video, Michael Nesmith.Nesmith will be sharing his insights about what it was like to live inside the reality television show that we’re all living in today. Nesmith discusses his self-awareness of existing in a television environment, the influence the Monkees' music had on the Beatles, and the psychic effects the show had on a generation of technology and psychedelic icons.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff explores the logics behind those who believe Covid-19 will one day disappear. “We need to see the virus as a scientific, biological, and an informational challenge.” Rushkoff says.Michael Nesmith's autobiography,&nbsp;Life After Television, is available now from Penguin Random House: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/538474/infinite-tuesday-by-michael-nesmith/— Support Us —Team Human is made possible thanks to the ge
22/07/202053 minutes 26 seconds
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Matt Stoller "Make America Ours Again"

Playing for Team Human today, author of “Goliath: The Hundred Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy,” and Director of Research at the American Economic Liberties Project, Matt Stoller.Stoller disinters the ground of neoliberalism and looks at how we can reclaim democracy from the market. What are ways for us to make sense of -- and reform -- economic systems that veil themselves as apolitical? Further, Rushkoff and Stoller discuss how neoliberal economic policy influenced both left and right political ideology in the twentieth century, how it contributed to President Obama'a bank bailouts, and explore alternative economic models that prioritize humans over capital.In his monologue, Rushkoff looks at how black communities have for centuries harbored a spirit of support and mutual aid that the rest of us are discovering only no
08/07/202051 minutes 4 seconds
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Julie Holland, M.D. "Good Chemistry"

Playing for Team Human today, psychiatrist and author of "Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, from Soul to Psychedelics," Julie Holland, M.D.Holland explores how people can bring elements of their psychedelic experiences into their everyday lives. She looks at the role compassion plays in the psychedelic experience and how developmental disorders can be aided by these experiences. Further, Rushkoff and Holland look at ways that humans have been polarized into their own personalized silos, and the importance of lifting people out of isolation so they can be more empathetic and better learn about one another.In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how Twitter's modus operandi of rigid binaries attempts to simplify a world that can't be deduced beyond its lived experience.Good Chemistry by Julie Holland, M.D. is now available: http://www.harperwave.com/book/9780062862884/
24/06/20201 hour 6 minutes 59 seconds
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Richard Metzger "Do They Owe Us A Living?"

Playing for Team Human today, counterculture icon and Editor of Dangerous Minds, Richard Metzger. Metzger envisions what life might look like on the dole and what that means for the future of the counterculture.Rushkoff and Metzger consider whether the ideals of yesterday’s counterculture were so successful that they’ve become the new over culture? And if so, who are really the new revolutionaries? They also consider the effect Covid-19 will have on a new generation’s financial prospects, and whether the underlying flaws in capitalism will finally be laid bare.In his monologue, Rushkoff looks at the way our policing problems can only be solved if we fund and utilize other kinds of civil servants instead of just ones with weapons.Read “Good Cops Don’t Need Grenade Launchers” by Douglas Rushkoff from Medium’s GEN:<a href="https://gen.medium.com/good-cops
10/06/202056 minutes 42 seconds
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Tyson Yunkaporta "Find the Other Others"

Playing for Team Human today, senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne and author of "Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World," Tyson YunkaportaYunkaporta helps us apply an indigenous lens to see our global crises in a more actionable and inclusive way. Where did&nbsp;western culture go wrong? How did the shift from a circular understanding of time to a linear model of time affect human perception of progress?&nbsp;How did indigenous practices of psychedelic drugs lose their meaning without their proper contexts and spiritual guidance?&nbsp;In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses how regenerative thinking and practice can be applied across broad spectrums to help understand how to integrate all parts of life -- from production to externalities -- into our actions and mindsets.— Sup
27/05/20201 hour 1 minute 28 seconds
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Martin Winiecki "The Great Unveiling"

Playing for Team Human today, co-worker at the Tamera Peace Research &amp; Education Center, writer, and activist, Martin Winiecki.Winiecki discusses the underlying societal causes of Covid-19 and looks at the values people will need to hold in order to heal. He explores the need to transform and integrate the economic, conscious, and erotic structures to help create values like mutual support, solidarity, and trust within a community. Further, he looks at how the technological and economic structures intended to keep us physically distant from one another have been exposed and exacerbated during this crisis.In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how mass coherence is Team Human's secret weapon against craziness and corruption in government.Read “Searching for the Anti-Virus | Covid-19 s Quantum Phenomenon” from Kosmos Journal: <a href="https://www.kosmosjournal.org/kj_arti
13/05/20201 hour 4 minutes 26 seconds
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Jared Diamond "Robots in the Outfield"

Playing for Team Human today, national baseball writer for the Wall Street Journal and author of "Swing Kings" Jared DiamondDiamond discusses how technological advancements have changed the fun and quirky ways that baseball organizations construct their teams and play the game. Why are baseball players changing their swings in order to hit more home runs? What is behind baseball’s desire to compete for the same college graduates who want to work for Amazon, Google, and major tech companies? Is there room for humans in modern baseball?In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses the impact Covid-19 is having on art and music.Follow Jared Diamond: https://twitter.com/jareddiamondSwing Kings&nbsp;is now available: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062872104— Support Us —Team Human is
07/05/202055 minutes 28 seconds
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Priscillia Ludosky "Occupying Reality"

Playing for Team Human today, activist and a Founder of the Yellow Vest Movement, Priscillia LudoskyLudosky will be showing us how a movement uniting the agendas of the people transcends the sensibilities of both the left and the right. How can solidarity serve as the ground for sustainable social change? How can an environmental movement weigh the concerns of the environment with the economic needs of the working class? How did the Yellow Vest Movement plan and organize their actions?On Real People Doing Real Things, Timothy "Paule" Jackson, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Detroit Hives, discusses how he’s creating an inner-city bee farm that is inclusive for the community and the pollinators.You can learn more about Jackson's work at Detroit Hives by clicking here: http://detroithives.org/You can read the written version of Rushkoff’s monologue on Mediu
29/04/202053 minutes 3 seconds
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Brian Hughes "The Undercurrent of Extremism"

Playing for Team Human today, Graduate Assistant at the Polarization Extremism and Radical Innovation Lab at American University, Brian Hughes.Hughes shares with us the underlying drive fueling so much of today’s more violent extremism along with how we can mitigate some of its impact. How can we reconcile issues of identity that are tied to structural conditions of racism and sexism? How do we achieve solidarity?In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses how Covid-19 is a kamikaze attack of human biology against systems that threaten our very survival.Read the written version of Rushkoff’s monologue on Medium:https://medium.com/team-human/we-are-not-the-virus-we-are-the-kamikazes-dadae917e5a2?— Support Us —Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support
22/04/202053 minutes 26 seconds
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Reverend Billy and Savitri D "Charging the Wildness"

Playing for Team Human today, artists, activists, and writers Reverend Billy and Savitri D.Reverend Billy and Savitri D discuss the origins of the Church of Stop Shopping and the desire to create a tradition of a post-religious American future. Reverend Billy and Savitri walk us through the evolution of the Church of Stop Shopping as a satire into a group that addresses the challenges and needs of their local community. “You have to change the theme of your work because something is happening to the people in your community.” Savitri D says.Rushkoff, Reverend Billy, and Savitri D. examine the current moment and ask, “Who are the current experts that people can turn to in a pandemic?” along with strategies for people to help build resilience. “Rebuilding our memories is a project people need to embark upon.” Reverend Billy says.In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how the ethical dimensions and risks associated with people who have recovered from Covi
15/04/20201 hour 8 minutes 13 seconds
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James Howard Kunstler "The Long Emergency"

Playing for Team Human today, author, social critic, and public speaker James Howard Kunstler.Kunstler discusses how the current pandemic is just the beginning of a process he calls ‘The Long Emergency.” “When the dust settles, we’re tasked with reorganizing our lives.” he says.Further, Kuntsler discusses the implications of a debt-based economy when debt can’t be paid and money ceases to represent anything. “When capital doesn’t function, it stops being money.”Kunstler looks at how humans might reorient themselves after the pandemic. How might humans connect to the world? What will the re-enchantment of the human experience and human life look like?In his monologue, Rushkoff looks at how the Trump administration views the economic shutdown as an equal or greater danger to the pandemic because of what it might allow humans to realize: That humans work for the economy instead of our economy working for us.Read the written version
01/04/20201 hour 2 minutes 8 seconds
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Helena Norberg-Hodge “Everything Works Better Locally”

Playing for Team Human today, author, filmmaker, and founder &amp; director of Local Futures, Helena Norberg-Hodge.Norberg-Hodge joins Team Human to discuss how globalisation doesn't make things more efficient, and how localism can work to serve real people and real places.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff remembers his friend, the late Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (1950-2020), and reflects on the way television media is warping our perception of the current coronavirus crisis.Read Rushkoff on Genesis Breyer P-Orridge from BoingBoing: https://boingboing.net/2020/03/14/douglas-rushkoff-on-genesis-br.htmlLearn more about Local Futures: https://www.localfutures.org/Local is our Future: Steps to an Economics of Happiness: https://www.localfutures.org/publications/local-is-our-future-book-helena-norberg-hodge/— Support Us —Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on P
18/03/20201 hour 9 minutes
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Mark Stahlman "Get Digital, Go Medieval"

Playing for Team Human today, founder of the Center for the Study of Digital Life, Mark Stahlman.Stahlman joins Team Human to discuss how artificial intelligence has become the new ground for human interaction, and why navigating it will require us to retrieve our uniquely human senses. "We will only become fully human if we learn to take responsibility for our actions." Stahlman says. Further, he discusses the shift from a television environment to a digital environment and what that means for our collective sensibilities.In his opening monologue. Rushkoff discusses Super Tuesday results and looks at the figure and ground of the presidential race and what we can do in our local communities to create change.Learn more about the Center for the Study of Digital Life: http://www.digitallife.center/— Support Us —Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.On Patr
04/03/20201 hour 4 minutes 5 seconds
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Steven Hassan "Re-establishing Contact"

Playing for Team Human today, mental health counselor and author of "Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control" Steven Hassan.Hassan joins Team Human to discuss how today's political movements constitute cults, his experience being recruited by the Moonies while in college, and why mass civic education about the psychology of influence is important to protect ourselves from indoctrination both domestic and international.In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses the recent infusion of technology in theatrical productions and why it distorts&nbsp;one of theatre's original purposes of real human bodies in physical space. "There are still a few of these precious remaining values and modalities where the human form is celebrated." He says of the theatre.Learn more about Hassan's wor
19/02/202049 minutes 27 seconds
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Allison Fine "Things Worth Fighting For"

Playing for Team Human today, author, social change thought leader, nonprofit founder, and congressional candidate for New York's 17th district, Allison Fine.Fine joins Team Human to discuss her platform and decision to run for congress. "We are so broken right now that I actually want to go into the belly of the beast to get us to the next chapter. I think it's important for us to pay attention to what's going on now, but not to get stuck in what's going on now." Fine and Rushkoff discuss the imperative for the United States to shift to a green economy, the existential threat of automation on labor, breaking down barriers for women's success, and empowering people with a mobile economy that optimizes for velocity.In his monologue, Rushkoff looks at how Twitter provides Russia with memetic ammunition to launch propaganda campaigns against the United States.Learn more about Allison's campaign here: https://www.allisonfine2020.com/—
05/02/20201 hour 4 minutes 58 seconds
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James Lovelock "We Humans are a Good Thing"

Playing for Team Human today, author, centenarian, environmentalist, futurist, and scientist, James Lovelock.Lovelock joins Team Human to discuss his new book, "Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence" which envisions a future where artificial intelligence and humans together will help the earth survive. On this episode, Lovelock and Rushkoff discuss the origins of the Gaia Hypothesis, the ways in which human beings can work to stop climate change, and the delicate nature of life on earth. In addition, Lovelock discusses the possibility of humans being alone in the universe and the likelihood that life developed on earth at all.In his monologue, Rushkoff asks whether Team Human has become too radical.— Support Us —Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.On Patreon:&nbsp
22/01/202053 minutes 59 seconds
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Lauren Duca “Inheriting the Future” + Christopher Bouzy “Human Trollbots”

Playing for Team Human today activist, author and journalist Lauren Duca.Lauren joins Team Human to discuss her new book, "How to Start a Revolution: Young People and the Future of American Politics" which explores the new forms of political engagement being pioneered by the next generation. On this episode, Duca shared her thoughts on how a generational shift from political alienation to political participation has been triggered by the election of Trump and the imminent climate crisis. In addition, Duca and Rushkoff uncover the positive lessons that can be learned from her viral Team Vogue article ‘Donald Trump is Gaslighting America,’ her appearance on Fox News with Tucer Carlson, and the controversy surrounding her brief experience teaching at NYU.&nbsp;Find out more about Lauren Duca: <a href="http://www.laurenduca.com" target="
08/01/202057 minutes 8 seconds
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Paul Krassner "When Fake Was Fun"

Playing for Team Human today radical activist, counter-cultural icon, and founder of The Realist magazine, Paul Krassner (1932-2019).Krassner and Rushkoff explore how the combination of fabricated news, scandals and outrage - otherwise known as mind fucking - were once the tools employed by anarchic activists. They discuss how a one-time violin prodigy became the pioneer of the US underground press, and how being an optimist might be our best defence against the challenging times we face.&nbsp;In his opening monologue, Rushkoff shares how we might make the internet a more human-friendly domain through a simple response to the net’s original sin: algorithmic customization.&nbsp;Find out more about Paul Krassner: http://paulkrassner.com&nbsp;Find about all of our guests, listen to past shows &amp; discover live events at&nbsp;http://teamhuman
23/12/201954 minutes 32 seconds
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Eric Gullichsen "Navigating A Shared Space"

Playing for Team Human today, founder and principal investigator at Pataphysics Research &amp; virtual reality pioneer, Eric Gullichsen.Gullichsen and Rushkoff look back at how early virtual reality headsets brought them together nearly 25 years ago. Together, they discuss Timothy Leary's commentary and influence on Gullichsen's work in virtual reality and how Leary still influences Guillichsen's work today with Transcranial Ultrasound Neuromodulation. Here, Gullichsen explains his views on treatments created from organic sources versus synthetic ones and how new brain treatments can be administered in a non-invasive fashion. How can innovations serve our humanity instead of serving it up to Silicon Valley?In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses how popular public discourse about the Internet is ten-to-twenty years behind what's happening today. He looks at how digital technology has created an environme
11/12/201946 minutes 15 seconds
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Yancey Strickler "A More Generous World"

Playing for Team Human today, Cofounder of Kickstarter &amp; The Creative Independent and author of the newly published book, “This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World,” Yancey Strickler.Strickler joins Team Human to discuss his vision for building a society that looks beyond money and toward optimizing for humans. What are ways we can protect our human weaknesses? How can we appropriately scale a business to fit the needs of humans instead of growth for growth's sake? Further, he discusses his concept of Bentoism, a model created based on the belief, "...that our self-interest isn’t solely defined by what we want and need right now. Our self-interest extends to the considerations of our future selves, the people who rely on us, and the next generation." He discusses how this m
27/11/201956 minutes 55 seconds
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Deborah Cullinan "From the Community"

Playing for Team Human today, CEO of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, co-founder of Culture Bank, and Innovator in Residence at the Kauffman Foundation, Deborah Cullinan. Also playing for Team Human this week, New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim and Cornell Law Professor Robert Hockett. Plus, hear from Reverend Billy, who explains how Team Human supporters can be sainted at Earth Riot on Sunday, December 15.Cullinan joins Team Human to discuss what it means to place artists and creativity at the center of thriving communities, ways to think about art as an important driver to lasting change, and how difficult it is to imagine a brighter future when our current basic needs are not met. "We need to think of art and creativity as part of a
13/11/201954 minutes 34 seconds
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Vinnie Colaiuta "Rhythm is Life"

Playing for Team Human today, drummer and session musician, Vinnie Colaiuta.Vinnie joins Team Human to discuss&nbsp;the art of listening, collaborating, and celebrating the imperfection that makes music a human art. Douglas and Vinnie explore the difference between making music together, the biases of&nbsp;music-production technology, what Vinnie has learned from working artists like Frank Zappa, the importance of flow-state, and what it is like to be one of the most in-demand studio musicians.—Vinnie Colaiuta is an award-winning drummer based in Los Angeles. He famously worked for Frank Zappa as his principal drummer for studio and live performances. His performances on Zappa's albums Tinsel Town Rebellion, Joe's Garage and Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar are considered by many drummers to be among the most astounding ever recorded. Joe's Garage was named one of the top-25 drumming performances of all time in a 1993 Modern Drummer article.Afte
30/10/20191 hour 1 minute 11 seconds
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Tiffany Shlain "Unplugging One Day a Week" + Tribute to Paul Krassner

Playing for Team Human today, filmmaker and author, Tiffany Shlain.Tiffany joins Team Human to discuss her new book, 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week. By drawing from the ancient ritual of Shabbat she shows how turning off all screens for twenty-four hours each week can help us reclaim our humanity. I This week’s&nbsp;Team Human&nbsp;also includes a short tribute to counter-culture icon, Paul Krassner.You can find out more about Charles’ work at:&nbsp;http://www.tiffanyshlain.comYou can find out more about Paul at: http://paulkrassner.comYou can also find out more about all of our guests, listen to past shows, find out about upcoming live events, and become a contributing subscriber by visiting us at&nbsp;TeamHuman.fm
16/10/201952 minutes 15 seconds
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Charles Eisenstein "Questioning Quantification" + Bretton Woods@75 Keynote

Playing for Team Human today, Author and Gift Economy Advocate, Charles Eisenstein.Charles joins Team Human to share how he believes quantification is changing the way we think about climate, ecology and human beings. Less of an interview, this informal conversation was recorded at Bretton Woods@75 where Charles and Douglas were both speakers. They discuss the role work plays in our lives, and explore some of the new ways economic systems might be structured in order to put humans at the center.This week’s Team Human also includes a monologue recorded live from Bretton [email protected] can find out more about Charles’ work at: https://charleseisenstein.orgYou can find out more about Bretton Woods@75: https://www.brettonwoods.org/You can also find out more about all of our guests, listen to past shows,
02/10/20191 hour 15 minutes 47 seconds
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Bryan Walsh "Avoiding Apocalypse" + Adrienne Haynes "Community Empowerment"

Playing for Team Human today, former TIME International Editor, Bryan Walsh &amp; attorney and business woman Adrienne Haynes.Bryan Walsh shares his thoughts on why the end of humankind seems inevitable and the ways we might avoid imminent crisis.&nbsp;In his new book, End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World, Walsh explores how the threats of asteroids, super volcanoes, nuclear war, climate change, disease pandemics, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial intelligence might actually be avoided through innovative news ideas and collective action.You can find out more about Bryan Walsh’s work here: https://www.hachettebooks.com/titles/bryan-wal
18/09/201954 minutes 48 seconds
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Ep. 136 Live from MAHA with Stephen Bartolomei and Brigitte McQueen Shew "Optimizing for Connection"

Playing for Team Human today, musician, media scholar, and founding&nbsp;Team Human&nbsp;producer Stephen Bartolomei AND community advocate and founder of the Union for Contemporary Art Brigitte McQueen Shew.Douglas opens the show with a monologue about the disorienting construction of the Democratic debates by television networks. He looks at how the television environment fights to assert its dominance in a digital age, how candidates are positioned against one another, and how the stage's aesthetic is optimized for spectacle and audience distraction.Bartolomei explores the surveillance features of a recording studio and how their panoptic construction contrasts a do-it-yourself, basement experience of communal creation. He looks at how musical raw material can undergo a dehumanizing process to be converted into a surveillance commodity and how we should instead work to optimize for connection.<
04/09/20191 hour 7 minutes 52 seconds
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Mary L. Gray "Invisible by Design" + Betaworks Studios Keynote

Playing for Team Human today, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and Fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Mary L. Gray.Mary L. Gray joins Team Human to share her research into the invisible human workforce that powers the web. In her new co-authored book, Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass, Gray explores the assumptions made about the content moderators, proofreaders and AI-trainers that make the internet seem so smart. Despite the common idea that this low-paid workforce is exploited, this episode shows the ways in which the 'ghost economy’ might actually provide opportunity for those who choose to participate in it.This week’s Team Human also includes a monologue recorded live from Betaworks Studio’s recent event on humane technology, “Human After All - Humanistic Technology for a New Era”.Yo
21/08/201952 minutes 20 seconds
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Live from VRTO with Keram Malicki-Sanchez & Amelia Winger-Bearskin

On June 2nd, 2019 Team Human was invited by VRTO to host a live recording on virtual reality, story telling and time. Joining Douglas on stage, VRTO Founder, Keram Malicki-Sanchez followed by artist, technologist and organizer, Amelia Winger Bearskin.Rushkoff discusses the origins of virtual reality and shares stories of exploring the limits of the medium with Timothy Leary and Terrence McKenna. Together Rushkoff, Malicki-Sanchez, and Winger-Bearskin ask how virtual reality can be used in storytelling, why good VR experiences shouldn't force us to do certain things, and how we might justify the use of virtual reality in the face of existential crises. It is a wide-ranging discussion that aims to challenge the underlying assumptions of VR's central operating&nbsp;system.Keram Malicki-Sanchez founded VRTO in spring 2015. He is also the editor-in-chief of IndieGameReviewer.com since 2008 and founder of FIVARS – the Festival of International Virtual and Augmented R
07/08/20191 hour 2 minutes 12 seconds
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Jennifer Dumpert "Liminal Dreaming"

Playing for Team Human today, San Francisco-based writer and author of Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep, Jennifer Dumpert.Jennifer Dumpert joins Team Human to explore the unusual half-waking dream states of hypnagogia and hypnopompia. In her new book, Liminal Dreaming, Dumpert shares her exploration of these dream spaces to show how they can improve sleep, mitigate anxiety and depression and aid creativity. On this episode Douglas and Jennifer explore all forms of the liminal - the spaces in between things - to understand how our ability to deal with these forms of ambiguity make human consciousness so unique.&nbsp;You can find out more about Jennifer's work at UrbanDreamscape.comYou can also find out more about all of our guests, listen to past shows, find out about upcoming
24/07/201942 minutes 22 seconds
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Ep. 132 David Wallace-Wells "The Power of Panic"

Playing for Team Human today, American Journalist and author of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, David Wallace-Wells.David Wallace-Wells joins Team Human to share why he believes that the climate crisis that is both inevitable and avoidable. In his new book, The Uninhabitable Earth, Wallace-Wells works to deconstruct the myth that humans are insulated from the worst effects of climate change. He does this by showing that the obsession with the science behind climate can often hide the larger humanitarian crises. Together, Douglas and David reveal how living in a hotter and less hospitable world will require more than a techno-solutionist approach. Instead, it will require collective political engagement that begins with the making the possibility of societal collapse comprehensible to th
10/07/20191 hour 2 minutes 42 seconds
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Ep. 131 Cory Doctorow "The Oligarchy's Operating System"

Playing for Team Human today, activist, journalist, and science fiction author of the new anthology Radicalized, Cory Doctorow.Cory has a unique way of building stories, metaphors, and scenarios that clarify the underlying dynamics of living in a technologized society. In Radicalized, Cory extrapolates the embedded laws and values defining the present moment to show, not some distant future, but the dystopia that very much exists today. Together, Douglas and Cory explore the question – What do we do with this moment where everything, even truth itself, feels up for grabs? Avoiding nihilism and despair, Cory’s writing and thinking showcase a unique kind of agency and optimism. Is this the moment we flip the script on dystopia? Join Cory and Douglas as they look toward a utopia that engages the collective will and imagination required to overcome crisis and inequality.<
26/06/20191 hour 14 minutes 26 seconds
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Ep. 130 Astra Taylor "Democracy is a Verb"

Returning to play for Team Human today, filmmaker, author, musician, and activist Astra Taylor.Astra joins Douglas for a conversation that wrestles with the paradoxes and contradictions inherent in democracy. It’s a discussion explored in her latest film, What is Democracy? and her new book, Democracy May Not Exist But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone.&nbsp;(Hudson Books, Indie Bound, Amazon)Do we really have a clear vision and political imagination of what democracy should loo
12/06/20191 hour 10 minutes 31 seconds
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Ep. 129 Clive Thompson "The Lust for Scale"

Playing for Team Human today and closing out this season of the show; author and New York Times and Wired contributor Clive Thompson. Clive is a keen observer of human beings and the way different media and technological environments change how we see ourselves and our purpose. His latest book, Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World, looks at the ways coders are engaged in not only programing our technologies, but programming our reality. In this free-form Team Human conversation, Douglas and Clive discuss the embedded logic behind the codes that shape our society– looking all the way back to Torah, and then on to contemporary platforms.What values are being coded into our everyday experience? Is there still space for that very human,
01/05/20191 hour 1 minute 20 seconds
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Ep. 128 Brewster Kahle "The Library of Everything"

Playing for Team Human today, founder of the Internet Archive, Brewster Kahle. Kahle is keeping the dream of building a decentralized, open, mind-expanding internet alive. In this Team Human conversation, Brewster and Douglas discuss the faulty dot-com business models and incentives that derailed the net. They look at the mountains of Twentieth Century culture in danger of being lost from the archive. In a historical moment when we feel exploited and distrustful of so much media, Internet Archive presents a refuge for deeper searches, research, and exploration.&nbsp;The Internet Archive’s associated projects including the Wayback Machine, tv.archive.org, the Great 78 Project and openlibrary.org</a
24/04/20191 hour 5 minutes 59 seconds
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Ep. 127 "All Hands On Deck" Extinction Rebellion with Gail Bradbrook and Clare Farrell

Gail Bradbrook and Clare Farrell leverage love and grief to build the Extinction Rebellion, a movement that demands immediate action on climate change.“There is an emotional component to waking up to our social, political, economic, and climate predicaments, and a mix of anger, shock, exhilaration, and fear. Yet properly integrated, they can all serve us as we attempt to muster the collective fortitude to confront these interconnected challenges.Playing for Team Human today are two guests who are practicing state-of-the-art activism that acknowledges and leverages these various emotional components. Douglas is joined by molecular biophysics PhD and economic justice campaigner Gail Bradbrook and #bodypolitic fashion designer turned hunger strike activist, Clare Farrell.&nbsp;They’ve begun a movement centered in
10/04/20191 hour 20 minutes 8 seconds
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Ep. 126 Ananya Roy "Occupying the Master’s House"

Playing for Team Human today, professor, scholar, and activist Ananya Roy.Ananya will be showing us how the fight for global social justice, often begins at home.Roy has been working with Occupy Wall Street’s Micah White (Team Human Ep. 04) on a course about housing inequality for the Activist Graduate School, and is a professor of Urban Planning and Social Welfare at UCLA, where she is also director of the Institute on Inequality and Democracy. Her book Povert
03/04/20191 hour 11 minutes 32 seconds
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Ep. 125 Aaron Gell "We're in the same story, here."

Playing for Team Human today; Aaron Gell. Aaron is an editor at large for Medium and an instructor for NYU's Prison Education Project.Aaron will show us how listening and sharing stories can be the key to cultivating empathy. His long-form journalism finds the humanity in even the most compromised and contemptible of characters. In this episode, Douglas and Aaron invite you to eavesdrop into their conversation as they explore the ways stories can connect us. In this moment, when we face existential crisis from many directions, Gell asserts that empathy is an imperative if we are going to preserve our humanity.We’re in this story together.&nbsp;Douglas opens with a monologue on how the end of the Mueller investigation is the opportunity to do a political reset. Being anti-trump is not enough. "Just as Trump’s administration <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;sour
27/03/201959 minutes 9 seconds
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Ep. 124 "Don't Know Much About History" - Live from the Greene Space with Roger McNamee

Playing for Team Human today: musician, investor, reformer, and the author of Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe, Roger McNamee.Roger will be talking about his mentorship of Mark Zuckerberg and what went wrong. Was it naive idealism? The imperatives of growth-driven capitalism? Greed? Rushkoff and McNamee look at how things have derailed and what must be done to reclaim the driver’s seat for technologies run amok.“There are no rules today.” McNamee warns of online surveillance and the increasing power of behavioral modification. We’ve gone from being exploited as “the product” to becoming “fuel for the fire.”Join Douglas and Roger for a behind-the-scenes look at what is driving these powerful and pernicious platforms.Douglas opens with a monologue proposing a hypothetical. What if Zuckerberg had stayed in school? Would a
20/03/20191 hour 21 minutes 28 seconds
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Ep. 123 Live from Portland with Blaed Spence and Jennifer Rauch "Beyond the Screen"

Playing for Team Human Today is lifelong activist, warrior, and witch Blaed Spence AND writer, professor, and author of Slow Media, Jennifer Rauch.Today’s show continues our ‘live from the road’ series as Douglas brings Team Human to the Bunk Bar in Portland, Oregon for an event in collaboration with XRAY radio.Douglas opens with a monologue arguing that politics are still stuck in the television age. What might politics look like when we are not reduced to mere spectators but instead become engaged as active participants?(@1min30s)Blaed Spence joins Douglas on stage for a conversation about the subversive act of looking away from our screens and into each other’s
13/03/20191 hour 27 minutes 44 seconds
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Ep. 122 Live at WNYC's the Greene Space with Naomi Klein - "The Big Tent"

Playing for Team Human today: award-winning journalist, activist, and author of No Is Not Enough, This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine, No Logo, and most recently, The Battle For Paradise, Naomi Klein.Klein and Rushkoff share a conversation about moving beyond the ideology of individualism. It’s a discussion about what it means, in concrete terms, to forge solidarity with others. Klein finds hope in people’s ability to overcome divides by working together, in common labor, on a common project. One example Klein celebrates is the Green New Deal with its multifaceted and intersectional approach to solving the triple threat of climate crisis, economic inequality, and the surge of racist nationalism. Speaking live on stage at <a href="http://www.thegreenespace.org/series/podcast-
27/02/20191 hour 14 minutes 42 seconds
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Ep. 121 Ron Kim "No More Race to the Bottom"

Playing for Team Human today: New York State Assemblyman and candidate for New York City Public Advocate, Ron Kim. Ron will be helping us understand the power of local, grassroots activism&nbsp;and how to make government a thing of the people. With the election just around the corner, February 26th, Kim is spreading a message about putting community over corporations. “This is about people investing in people,” Kim explains. Hear Ron Kim’s vision for change that moves beyond “race to the bottom” politics that pit cities and states against each other.Rushkoff, just back from book tour in the UK, opens the show discussing a great awakening happening across the globe. Thousands of children in Great Britain walked out of school in protest of inaction on climate change. Here at home, grassroots activists won a powerful victory against Amazon and their proposed HQ2 in Queens <a href="https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-120-amaz
20/02/20191 hour 15 seconds
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Ep. 120 Jacinta Gonzalez and Amy Herzog on "Amazon's Cloud Industrial Complex"

Playing for Team Human today: immigrant rights activists Jacinta Gonzalez and Amy Herzog.Jacinta and Amy will be showing us why the people living in Queens, New York may not want to welcome Amazon’s HQ2 with open arms.&nbsp;With Amazon poised to deliver on lucrative government contracts for surveillance and immigration enforcement technologies, Jacinta and Amy make it clear that the stakes are higher than just rising rents and gentrification.On today’s episode we’ll take a hard look at Amazon’s “cloud industrial complex.” We’ll look at how surveillance technologies like Amazon’s Rekognition are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to programs that antagonize vulnerable communities.&nbsp;Jacinta and Amy give Team Human listeners a critical and concrete look at the multiple intersections between our technology giants, police-state enforcement policies, and the long history of corporate profiteering on the backs of marginalized peoples.&nbsp;
13/02/201957 minutes 34 seconds
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Ep. 119 Team Human Live: Douglas Rushkoff and Siobhan O'Connor "Just the Way You Are"

In this special episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by&nbsp;Siobhan O’Connor, vice president of editorial at Medium. Siobhan and Douglas reverse roles as she hosts the official Team Human book launch. This event was recorded live at Civic Hall on January 23, just one day after the Team Human manifesto hit the shelves. Whether you’ve been a Team Human listener from the very beginning or just started reading the book, this conversation exemplifies Rushkoff at his most open and candid.Douglas begins with a monologue reflecting back on the classic lesson from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, "You are special just the way you are.” Updating this wise old maxim for a digital age, Rushkoff asserts:You are not just the inputs and output
06/02/20191 hour 2 minutes
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Ep. 118 Aaron Maté "The Russians Are Coming!"

Playing for Team Human today: journalist and Nation columnist Aaron Maté.Aaron is gong to break down “Russiagate,” taking a sober look at the media frenzy of “bombshell” stories asserting a Russian conspiracy behind the 2016 election.&nbsp;Maté explains why he thinks this narrative ultimately aligns with the longstanding interests of U.S. establishment power. He calls it a “privilege protection racket” that thrives on distraction and misdirection, turning the public away from a real critique of the rise of Trumpism that would otherwise implicate the neoliberal policies of democrats and conservatives alike, foreign policy think tanks, and the media. It’s a Team Human conversation that may play along a divide among listeners, but no matter where you fall on the question of collusion, Maté offers a thought provoking perspective on the dangers of this media obsession. Is the Russia fixation a media virus
30/01/20191 hour 9 minutes 29 seconds
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Ep. 117 Book Launch: A Live Team Human Conversation with Douglas Rushkoff and Seth Godin

Today’s episode is a special live celebration of the release of Team Human the book and manifesto, which is now available everywhere! On January 8th, Douglas was joined by acclaimed author Seth Godin for a pre-release book party at Betaworks Studios in NYC. Douglas reverses roles for the show, with Seth hosting the conversation. Not the typical book reading, Douglas and Seth use this live event as an opportunity to engage with each other and audience in a spontaneous, free-form Team Human conversation.It’s a talk launched by a question that cuts to the heart of the book itself – How have technologies meant to connect us come to alienate and atomize us instead? Douglas and Seth share why we must reclaim connection and Find the Others.“It’s not too late!
23/01/20191 hour 18 minutes 30 seconds
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Ep. 116 Live at Civic Hall Pt. 2: A Demonology of Algorithms with Mark Pesce

Playing for Team Human today; technologist, futurist, inventor and mage Mark Pesce.In this conversation with Douglas, part two of a live Team Human show at Civic Hall, Pesce offers a thought-provoking frame through which we might better understand our relationship to algorithms and artificial intelligence:What might you call a creature that feeds on your energy, knows your weaknesses, and can tamper with your emotional state in ways that compel you to act beyond your best interest? Centuries ago we might call this a demon. As algorithms are programmed to exploit humans in order to do their bidding, perhaps it's time to interrogate the Faustian bargains we make each time we sign up, log in, and click thru.It’s a fascinating and sinuous conversation that exemplifies the creative ways humans, together in a room, can think about technology and reassert power
16/01/20191 hour 11 minutes 25 seconds
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Ep. 115 Live at Civic Hall Pt. 1: Penny Abeywardena

Playing for Team Human today: Penny Abeywardena.In part one of a two-part live Team Human show, Douglas is joined by New York City’s Commissioner for International Affairs, Penny Abeywardena. Penny’s work looks at the synergies between local and global issues. Guided by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Penny is helping make New York City a significant player in global efforts to solve humanity’s most pressing issues of immigration, poverty, climate change, injustice, and inequality.&nbsp;In an era of virulent nationalism, racism at the border, and national disfunction; can cities like New York lead the way in solving global crises? Penny shares her insights and experiences, recorded live at the Civic Hall in Manhattan.Learn more the Mayor's Office of International Affairs <a href="https://www1.nyc.gov/site
09/01/201947 minutes 6 seconds
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Geert Lovink on "Sad by Design" (Corrected Audio)

Playing for Team Human today: media activist and scholar Geert Lovink. Geert will be helping us see how an understanding of the political economy is not enough. We have to reacquaint ourselves with the experiential layer of our humanity and even reclaim our sadness to counter the stultifying effects of platform capitalism. Today, when our sources of information are intimately intertwined with our social lives, it’s not as simple as just “going offline.” How can we overcome the anti-human agendas embedded in our technology?&nbsp;Today’s show reaches back to the origins of what became known as “tactical media” — using interactive media to promote the human agenda. Geert makes the case for reawakening this sensibility. You can learn more about Geert at networkedcultures.org and discover his forthcoming book <a href="https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/S/bo40060953.html
12/12/20181 hour 10 minutes 51 seconds
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Jamie Cohen "The Commodity of Authenticity"

Playing for Team Human today: media and technology scholar Jamie Cohen. Jamie will be helping us understand the commodity of authenticity. His work looks at the ways authenticity is quantized and codified on media platforms such as YouTube. It’s a process through which trust and connection become instrumentalized as tools for the monetization and manipulation of audience attention. Jamie warns how, coupled with powerful algorithms, the gaming of authenticity threatens serious social consequences. Jamie joins Douglas to discuss his research, including his case studies of famous YouTubers like Tyler Oakley and Casey Neistat. Together they dig into the promise and peril of "populist" digital technologies; blogging, VR, and beyond.&nbsp;Jamie Cohen Is a professor at Molloy College where he started the New Media Program. He researches social media, memes, digital culture,
05/12/20181 hour 16 minutes 46 seconds
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Jason Stockwood "System Reboot"

Playing for Team Human today: business reformer and the author of Reboot: A Blueprint for Happy Human Business in the Digital Age, Jason Stockwood. Jason will be showing us how to minimize the negative externalities of big business. It all comes down to the bizarre idea of providing goods and services that people actually need. Could such a radical business concept catch on today? Jason is striving to use business and technology to be part of the solution, rather than an extractive, negative force. Is there still room in capitalism to embed social justice?Rushkoff opens the show thinking about algorithms. What if we thought of algorithms as a kind of distorted biofeedback? What can we learn about humans from the ways in which algorithms fail?Music Credits: Opening the show, we're trying out a new Team Human original, recorded a
28/11/20181 hour 11 minutes 44 seconds
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Chenjerai Kumanyika "Uncivilization"

Playing for Team Human today: activist, professor, podcast producer, journalist, and musician Chenjerai Kumanyika.&nbsp;Chenjerai joins Douglas in the basement Media Squat at CUNY Queens College for a conversation about why studying history matters more than ever as we fight for a just future. Chenjerai also shares a bit of his own unique personal history; how he went from working in an emergency room to a touring as an international hip hop artist, to his most recent work as an activist/journalist and now, college professor at Rutgers University. Drawing from these diverse contexts, Chenjerai helps us understand media and activism in a time of renewed racism and repression. A spirit of deep conviction and empathy animates Chenjerai’s work and shines through in this conversation with Douglas.Check out Chenjerai’s Peabody Award winning podcast, <a href="https://www.giml
14/11/20181 hour 13 minutes 3 seconds
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Enspiral: "Better Work Together"

Playing for Team Human today: Susan Basterfield and Anthony Cabraal. Susan and Anthony share the open secrets of bottom-up collaboration as we celebrate the publication of Enspiral’s book, Better Work Together. It's a conversation about the power of working together, building on ideas “good enough to try,” and creating a space where it’s “safe to fail.”Looking for collaborative and participatory ways to create social change? Enspiral has collected and opened up its learnings for all to replicate.Douglas opens with a monologue about moving beyond “master plan” interventions. What does democracy look like on a human scale?If you enjoy this episode, check out Episode 23 with Enspiral teammate Silvia Zuur:https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-23-silvia-zuur/And Episode
07/11/20181 hour 14 minutes 29 seconds
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Jason Schmitt "A Pirate Bay of Knowledge?"

Playing for Team Human today: Jason Schmitt. Jason looks at the big business of for-profit academic publishing in his new documentary Paywall:The Business of Scholarship. Should the the world's research be locked behind closed doors? Jason makes the case for open access on today's Team Human.Opening the show, Rushkoff offers a monologue on the state of democracy. While our politicians and their propagandists have lost faith in our ability to vote purposefully, Team Human knows better. There has never been a more crucial time to get involved, not only at the polls next week but in civic life and community action beyond.Versions of Douglas's monologues can be found at https://medium.com/@rushkoff. We'll also be posting the entire back catalog in a new Team Human Collection at Medium.Vi
31/10/20181 hour 7 minutes 39 seconds
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Jessica Blank "A Walk In Their Shoes"

Playing for Team Human today is playwright, actor, director, writer and teacher Jessica Blank. Jessica shares her insights into the process of building empathy through story. Through works such as her documentary plays the Exonerated and Aftermath, Jessica’s characters stare their audience directly in the eye, reach out to their heart, and open a pathway for transformation. This, Jessica explains, is the magic of being in shared space with people embodying real, human stories.Learn about her creative process, how she finds that opening for empathy, and how we might retrieve those human scale stories that are charged with the empathic power to bring about social change.Douglas opens the show with a monologue asking, "Is the nationalist, xenophobic, inward-turned America we’ve been projecting to the world as of late the real US?"On this episode you hea
24/10/20181 hour 6 minutes 57 seconds
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Fred Turner "Beyond the Master Plan"

Playing for Team Human today is Fred Turner, professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Stanford University. Fred will be helping us recover the countercultural roots of digital media, while also imploring us to look toward the mundane, existing ways of staking our claim to authority over the world in which we live.Turner has done extensive research into the countercultural and even psychedelic roots of cyberculture, culminating in his extended biography of Stewart Brand titled&nbsp;From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism.&nbsp;Turner’s writing and research reaches even further back into the history of cyberculture with <a href="http://fredturner.stanford.edu/books/the-
17/10/20181 hour 17 minutes 35 seconds
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Nora Bateson "Warm Data"

Playing for Team Human today is systems thinker, writer, and filmmaker Nora Bateson. Nora will be telling us how to stop looking at things as objects and begin seeing the spaces and connections between them. It’s not too late to bring our species back from the brink! This conversation was recorded backstage in Palo Alto at the Institute For the Future's (IFTF) 50th Anniversary Gala.I first met at Nora Bateson&nbsp;at&nbsp;a general semantics conference where she was screening her then brand new film An Ecology of Mind about her father Gregory Bateson, one of the principle developers of cybernetic and systems theory. But as I got to know Nora and her work, particularly the book <a href="https://www.am
10/10/20181 hour 9 minutes 29 seconds
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Philip McKenzie and Michael Wood-Lewis "There Goes the Neighborhood"

Playing for Team Human today a double header of people trying to effect real cultural change in very different ways. Up first is cultural anthropologist, host of the 2 Dope Boys podcast, and consultant Philip McKenzie. Philip makes the case for injecting corporate america with the values of social justice by subverting the machine from within. Following Philip is founder of Front Porch Forum, Michael Wood Lewis. Michael shows us how the net can be used to turn residents back into neighbors. It’s a story about the transformative power of witnessing everyday acts of neighborliness.&nbsp;For more on Philip McKenzie, visit https://philipmckenzie.com/Check out Philip’s podcast 2 Dope Boys. Episode 26 features Philip's conversation with Douglas Rushkoff!&nbsp;<a href="http://www.twodopeboyspod.com/blog/2016/9/1/on-point-26-douglas-rushkoff-throwing-rocks-at-the-google-bus" rel="noo
03/10/20181 hour 43 minutes 51 seconds
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Nathan Schneider "A Place Where It's Easier To Be Good"

Playing for Team Human today is platform cooperative activist, journalist, and author of Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy, Nathan Schneider.With contemporary examples and historical context, Nathan makes the case that the co-op movement is not mere utopian idealism, but a very real and vital economic shift that is being harnessed for social good. It’s a conversation that embraces the co-op transformation as a path to a more just and equitable society and a more participatory approach to life overall.Douglas opens the show with a reflection on the limits of both our communication technologies and language itself. On Team Human, what matters is not just the content, but the context. Team Human is the “sound of engagement,” the “sound of solidarity.”If you enjoy this show, you might also
26/09/20181 hour 12 minutes 25 seconds
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Sarah Esther Lageson PhD "Giving Each Other Some Slack"

What happens when our past becomes indelibly fixed in the online databases that shape our digital identities? Is there ever escape from the internet’s permanent memory for our blemishes and increasingly public misfortunes? Sarah Lageson studies the serious social ramifications and new forms of “digital punishment” meted out by the growth of online crime data. On today’s episode she discusses this topic, the focus of her forthcoming book, Digital Punishment - Uses and Abuses of Criminal Records in the Big Data Age. Her work looks at the way bias and errors in the criminal justice system&nbsp;become embedded within these digital records and how this is exploited by private data brokers. Lageson and Rushkoff then turn to the very human question of how we should treat each other in a society where every mistake or brush with the law becomes glued to our digital identity. At the very least, it’s
19/09/201858 minutes 47 seconds
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danah boyd "Seeing New Worlds"

Playing for Team Human today, technology and social media scholar, founder of Data &amp; Society Research Institute, and author of It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens,&nbsp;danah boyd.On today's episode, Douglas and danah talk about stepping outside of our narrow worldviews. How does technology amplify our biases? Where does human agency lie in complex, networked systems? What is the distinction between a "network" versus a "community?" These and many more questions explored in this deep-dive into social media and the relationship of digital technology to our everyday lives.From Douglas: "This week, my journey to make sense of digital society - and to challenge m
12/09/20181 hour 29 minutes 24 seconds
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Alissa Quart "It's Not Your Fault"

One of the lies many of us have bought over the years is the American Dream. It seemed to work - at least back in the day of the GI bill and guaranteed mortgages. You work hard, go to college, and things will work out. You’ll be okay.&nbsp;And now, a lot of us who were privileged enough to be able to follow that path, are finding ourselves unable to reach that place of security anymore. It’s a new precarity - shared by almost everyone in America today - and what our guest Alissa Quart has beautifully documented in work at the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and in her new book, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America.&nbsp;In today’s conversation, Alissa deconstructs
05/09/20181 hour 27 seconds
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Molly Crabapple and Jace Clayton (DJ Rupture) Live at Civic Hall

Team Human celebrates its 100th episode with this special “double feature,” recorded live before an audience at Civic Hall in Manhattan.&nbsp;Joining Douglas on the stage is writer, artist, and journalist Molly Crabapple. With just “compressed ash and wood pulp,” Molly brings to life images of injustice and makes visible that which is too often rendered invisible. Her paintings from Guantanamo, Istanbul, Syria, Puerto Rico, and recently immigration detention centers in Texas bear witness to the struggle of humans suffering under the oppression of empire. Molly explains how being an artist has afforded her unique access to these places otherwise closed off to cameras and reporters. “The best thing about being an artist who is a reporter is that you are constantly underestimated,” Molly explains. Moll
29/08/20181 hour 51 minutes 42 seconds
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Eliott Edge: Finding the Other "Others"

How might altered states of consciousness deepen our empathy, imagination, and lead us find the other others? Writer, thinker, and explorer of consciousness, Eliott Edge looks at the ways in which virtual reality and psychedelics can create new frames of reference and enhance our connection to each other and the planet. In his latest book, 3 Essays on Virtual Reality: Overlords, Civilization, and Escape , Eliott engages with the ethical and existential questions of reality as a simulation. "If reality is a simulation, then we were born into this 'video game' to participate." It's a conversation on the future of media literacy how it must evolve to include "vi
22/08/20181 hour 5 minutes 59 seconds
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Chris Dancy "I Put Myself In Airplane Mode"

Playing for Team Human today, “The Most Connected Man on Earth," author of Don’t Unplug: How Technology Saved My Life and Can Save Yours, Chris Dancy.Dancy has “pushed through” personal surveillance technology and has come back to teach us the lessons he has learned from years of intense firsthand engagement as a “mindful cyborg.”In this episode, perhaps the most candid and open conversation on Team Human to date, Dancy shares his personal story. He explains how technology saved his life, not by shielding him from nature and the body, but by amplifying the natural cycles with which he had lost touch.And while Chris’s journey offers both hope and wisdom, we also learn why sometimes you just need to pl
15/08/20181 hour 9 minutes 23 seconds
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Special Announcement! Team Human Live w/ Molly Crabapple and Jace Clayton August 16th at Civic Hall

Special Announcement and Invitation! Free Show. Limited Tickets Remain.Details and Tickets:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jace-clayton-and-molly-crabapple-with-douglas-rushkoff-team-human-live-tickets-48339958116?utm_source=eb_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=new_event_email&amp;utm_term=viewmyevent_buttonNext Thursday, August 16th, Douglas will be joined live on stage at Civic hall in New York City by two incredibly talented, powerful, and thoughtful human beings; artist, journalist, and author Molly Crabapple as well musician, artist and writer Jace
09/08/20181 minute 51 seconds
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Parker Posey "It's the Screens That Got Small."

Playing for Team Human today, actress, movie star, visionary of the human-centered future, and — perhaps most importantly - Gracie the Wonderdog’s human partner, Parker Posey.Parker will be sharing what it’s like to play a supposedly evil character like Doctor Smith on the Netflix series Lost in Space, as well as some of the experiences, insight, and love of life that went into her definitively fabulous new book - You’re On An Airplane.Today’s show comes to you, ALIVE, from the headquarters of the inspiring charity Gods Love We Deliver in the otherwise too-expensive-for-actual-human-residents island of Manhattan in New York City.<
08/08/201858 minutes 2 seconds
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Bo Burnham "The Movie of Your Own Life Does Not Suck"

Playing for Team Human today is YouTube phenomenon, Netflix comedian, and writer and director of the movie Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham. Bo and Douglas consider the other, positive side of social media — how it still gives young people a way to test and share social strategies and express themselves.&nbsp;A conversation with many inspired tangents, Douglas and Bo also look at the ways social media pressures us to live our lives like a performance in a movie, the tragedy of becoming trapped in metanarratives, and how to get ahead of a self-satirizing internet.&nbsp;Today’s conversation references Douglas’s Frontline documentaries Generation Like and The Merchants
01/08/20181 hour 9 minutes 20 seconds
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Team Human w/ Virtual Futures Live in London Part 2: Rupert Sheldrake

In July 2018, Team Human partnered with&nbsp;Virtual Futures&nbsp;for an evening of connection and conversation at JuJu’s Bar and Stage in London. Joining Douglas on stage, science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer Pat Cadigan followed by biologist, author, and TED outlaw Rupert Sheldrake.Presented here in Episode 95 is Part Two of this live event featuring Douglas in conversation with Rupert Sheldrake, followed by a group conversation and audience question and answer session. If you missed part one with Pat Cadigan, find it here.Douglas and Rupert discuss sc
25/07/20181 hour 14 minutes 40 seconds
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Team Human w/ Virtual Futures Live in London Part 1: Pat Cadigan

On July 9th 2018 Team Human partnered with Virtual Futures&nbsp;for an evening of connection and conversation at JuJu's Bar and Stage in London. Joining Douglas on stage, science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer Pat Cadigan followed by biologist, author, and TED outlaw Rupert Sheldrake.Presented here is Part One of the program, featuring Douglas in conversation with Pat Cadigan. Pat and Douglas take a winding path through topics including virtual reality, identity, and telling the future. Inspired by Pat's vivid and clairvoyant imagination Rushkoff asks his audience to use the term "future" as a verb, exclaiming, "We can future together!"Opening the show, Rushkoff digs deeper into his recent, now viral essay, "Survival of the Richest." Rather than succumb
18/07/20181 hour 36 seconds
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Palak Shah "Who's Gonna Care?"

Playing for Team Human today is Palak Shah, Social Innovations Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). Palak will be enlightening us about America’s hidden labor force, the value they create, and how we can support her efforts to give them the voice and dignity they deserve.&nbsp;While domestic work has long been viewed as something less than “real work,” Palak explains how this invisible labor is actually the backbone of both our society and the economy. Together, Palak and Douglas look at how our perceptions of domestic work are so deeply influenced by biases of gender, race, and class. Shah also looks at how the legacy of slavery and decades of immigration policy continue to influence domestic work in today's economy.&nbsp;As the economy goes digital and the labor force increasingly moves online to platforms and apps, Shah and the NDWA are working to s
11/07/20181 hour 3 minutes 45 seconds
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Live at the Alchemist's Kitchen: Dr. Mark Filippi "Moon Over Matter"

Note: For the full, uninterrupted conversation plus audience Q&amp;A, please consider becoming a patron and subscriber at Patreon.com/teamhuman where the entire 90 minute conversation is available now.Recorded live on June 21st at the Alchemist's Kitchen NYC in collaboration with Evolver, this evening of conversation focuses on the non-generic quality of time, the way each week of the lunar cycle favors a particular neurotransmitter, and how to leverage this knowledge for better productivity, emotional stability, and social harmony. Rushkoff opens the show offering a new perspective on his ever more relevant Present Shock manifesto.Joining Douglas on stage and pla
27/06/20181 hour 8 minutes 5 seconds
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Adah Parris "The Art of Conversation"

Playing for Team Human today Adah Parris. Adah is here to help reorient us to ourselves and steer us to a better, more human future. Adah wears many hats. She is a tech Futurist, a transformation coach, storyteller, public speaker, consultant, and artist. Comfortable in such diverse roles, Adah brings a unique perspective to the team, having influenced both individuals and corporations to adopt a more connection-centered ethos.&nbsp;In this candid and open conversation with Douglas, Adah brings her empathy, insight, and creativity to the table. She reminds us of the power of putting down our smartphones, looking into one another’s eyes, and engaging in the “Art of Conversation.”Visit https://www.adahparris.com/ to learn more about Adah's philosophy and work.&nbsp;Douglas opens the show with a monologue that unmasks the propaganda that is being made with the unfo
20/06/201849 minutes 25 seconds
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Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff “Humane Tech or Capitalism Rebranded?”

Playing for Team Human today, recorded live on the floor at the Personal Democracy Forum 2018, are Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff. Moira and Ben will be showing us how the tech industry’s promise to build less harmful products and programs is just capitalism’s way of proving that love means never having to say, “I’m sorry.”Moira and Ben co-wrote the brilliant feature article in the Guardian, “Why Silicon Valley Can’t Fix Itself”Just last week, Ben’s exposé and interview with an anonymous worker/organizer at Google revealed the internal fight led by workers against Google’s contracting with the Pentagon on Project Maven, a weaponized use of Google’s AI and cloud computing technology. The interview, published Ju
13/06/20181 hour 6 minutes 18 seconds
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George Monbiot "Beyond Salvation and Disaster"

Playing for Team Human today is activist, Guardian columnist, and author of Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis, George Monbiot.Monbiot and Rushkoff discuss the abysmal failure of neoliberalism, a narrative that figures humans as self-interested, competitive, and greedy creatures. Monbiot offers compelling evidence, both from his own on the ground experience reporting on people’s movements in Indonesia and Brazil, as well as recent findings in neuroscience and anthropology that break the neoliberal myth. But it’s not enough to merely break a myth with facts and figures. Monbiot argues that we must offer a new, engaging story. Can we harness our “narrative instinct,” to amplify participation in a politics centered on belonging, community, and resto
06/06/20181 hour 7 minutes 46 seconds
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Eli Pariser "The Ground Under Our Feet"

Playing for Team Human today is Eli Pariser, author of The Filter Bubble, former director of MoveOn.org and current chief executive of Upworthy.com.Eli uses media to make what’s important popular, rather than the other way around. Upworthy.com is a story-driven website focused on magnifying meaningful conversations that encourage positive social change. On today’s episode, Eli and Douglas mine our reality tunnels, looking at how perspective shapes meaning and what strategies we might employ to ground democracy in greater consciousness and empathy.&nbsp;On the theme of reality, Douglas opens with the viral craze over the “Yanni/Laurel” audio clip. Can we really say tha
30/05/20181 hour 9 minutes 13 seconds
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Jason Louv "A World of Gods and Monsters"

Playing for team human today is author, occult scholar, and wizard Jason Louv.&nbsp;Jason will be helping us see how the intentions we bring into the world of artificial intelligence could set something in motion from which it is hard to return. Jason’s latest book John Dee and the Empire of Angels: Enochian Magick and the Occult Roots of Empire digs deep into the untold and often ignored occult history of Western thinking and empire. On today’s show Jason and Douglas bridge the gap from the Elizabethan esoteric imaginary to the modern day alchemical thinking driving our technologies.Visit this John Dee mini site for a unique preview of Louv’s latest book.&nbsp;&nbsp;https://www.johndee007.comAnd <a hr
23/05/20181 hour 3 minutes 42 seconds
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Juho Makkonen "Breaking the Unicorn Myth"

Playing for Team Human today is Juho Makkonen, co-founder of Sharetribe.Juho is working on a vision of the “sharing economy” where people share value with one another instead of seeing it get syphoned off by companies like Uber and Airbnb. His company Sharetribe creates tools for individuals and local communities to decentralize and ultimately democratize ownership of the sharing economy. In this conversation, Douglas and Juho discuss platform cooperatives and the slow patient work of building a business focused on sustainability rather than&nbsp;the “unicorn ambition” of growth and profit.&nbsp;Check out Sharetribe.com as well as this link to Juho's latest book https://theleanmarketplace.com/&nbsp;.Douglas opens the show with a monologue that questions the imposition of new mythologies as we
16/05/20181 hour 2 minutes 6 seconds
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Molly Sauter "Stupid Smart Cities"

Playing for Team Human today is technology and society researcher Molly Sauter. Molly will be helping us see how stupid some “smart city” visions really are. Molly and Douglas discuss the extractive, “mining ethos” of the tech investment swarm, and how this mentality does harm to communities from Silicon Valley to Toronto, Canada. Is your city the next VC Guinea pig in the technocratic experiment to grow cities and extract their value?Check out Molly’s fantastic book on another type of “swarm”: The Coming Swarm: DDOS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet&nbsp;https://www.amazon.com/Coming-Swarm-Hacktivism-Disobedience-Internet/dp/1623564565Plus their most recent writing referenced on today’s show:&nbsp;<a href="https://theout
09/05/20181 hour 7 minutes 14 seconds
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Charles Hugh Smith "Investing in Community"

Playing for Team Human today,&nbsp;the economy’s equivalent of an outsider artist, Of Two Minds blogger and author of Money and Work Unchained, Charles Hugh Smith.Charles will be talking to us about the market, Universal Basic Income, and distributed prosperity.You can learn more about Charles at his website and blog Of Two Minds: https://www.oftwominds.com/.Opening the show, Douglas considers the "Art of the Deal." Perhaps a truly artful deal is one that engages us in relationships of collaboration rather than self-interest.Producer's note: The audio in this show is less than ideal due to a poor VoIP connection. It has been processed for intelligibility, but you still may notice drop outs and distortions. Apologies.You can sustain this show via&nbsp;Patreon. A
02/05/20181 hour 2 minutes 22 seconds
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Molly Wright Steenson "Play in the Uncanny Valley"

Playing for Team Human today is designer, technology historian, and author of the new book Architectural Intelligence, Professor Molly Wright Steenson. Molly and Douglas share a wide-ranging conversation that begins by looking at the “weirdness” of AI. How do design metaphors such as “awesome mouth feel” and “uncanny valley” provoke deeper questions of human imagination, play, and meaning. Molly’s background in architecture and history offers listeners a unique grounding of digital in the physical. Check out Molly’s new book Architectural Intelligence and her longstanding website <a href="http://www.girlwonder.com/" rel="
25/04/20181 hour 7 minutes 47 seconds
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Brian Keating "Honey, I Shrunk the Cosmos"

“Everyone wants to be a cowboy, but no one wants to ride the range.” A dream of unraveling the mystery of the birth of universe led astrophysicist and&nbsp;author&nbsp;Brian Keating to "saddle up" and head to a frozen ocean of snow at the bottom of the world.&nbsp;Keating&nbsp;joins Rushkoff to talk about science, religion, questions that lead to more questions, and the "background noise” of the cosmos that may just be the key to understanding how this all began.Rushkoff begins today's show commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Are we suffering the effects of HAL computer-like programming on Facebook? "I know everything hasn't been quite right with me, but I can assure you now, very confidently, that it's going to be all right again. I feel much better
18/04/20181 hour 2 minutes 55 seconds
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Jeremy Lent "The Patterning Instinct"

Playing for Team Human today is Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct. Lent’s expansive research looks at the variety of ways cultures throughout history have patterned meaning into the cosmos. In excavating these patterns, Lent shares how humans might retrieve those metaphors that amplify altruism and shared intentionality. Together, Rushkoff and Lent explore the question of what makes humans unique and how we might leverage our patterning instinct to foster a future characterized by deeper connection rather than alienation.&nbsp;Douglas begins today’s show with a monologue on cultural immunity. He questions the impulse to solve the problems of democracy by simply building better tech. How might we build resilience in people rather than just in our gadgets and algorithms?This show features intro and outro music thanks to <a href="http://fugazi.band
11/04/20181 hour 2 minutes 53 seconds
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Kenric McDowell "The Right Kind of AI"

What can artists, musicians, magical thinkers and "weirdos" bring to machine learning and neural networks? What do we need to make the right kind of AI? Exploring these questions and more is Kenric McDowell, leader of Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence program. In this&nbsp;conversation with Douglas, Kenric explains how his unique role at Google enables him to bring the artistic spirit into the very heart of technology development. Moving beyond the hype of AI, Kenric shares strategies for leading technology with human imagination rather than the other way around.Douglas opens today’s show addressing the myth of social media; the notion that you matter. Facebook doesn’t care about you, and it’s time to leave it behind. Every minute spent off Facebook is a minute you can spend with the others! Go find them.Our intro and outro music is thanks to <a href="
04/04/20181 hour 7 minutes 30 seconds
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Suzanne Slomin "Feeding A Living Culture"

Playing for Team Human today is Suzanne Slomin, founder of Green Rabbit a small solar powered bakery located in the Mad River Valley of Vermont specializing in naturally leavened breads.&nbsp;Suzanne will share with us what it’s like being a “Real Person Doing Real Things” – an actual baker, farmer, employer and global citizen trying to operate as sustainably and humanly as possible across all the dimensions of her work.&nbsp;In this episode, we meet Suzanne having just “fed” her sourdough starter, a living culture of yeast and bacteria that is the essential element for her delicious and healthful breads. Instantly, the conversation is grounded to the hands-on daily work that makes Green Rabbit so special. Is it possible for the small farmer and local baker to maintain integrity and stewardship of the community in an increasingly extractive economy? Find out how Suzanne does
28/03/20181 hour 13 minutes 10 seconds
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Live at Gray Area Night Two Pt. 2: Erik Davis and Josette Melchor

Today on Team Human we conclude our series of live shows recorded at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in the historic Mission district of San Francisco. Picking up where we left off last week and joining Douglas on stage are teammates Erik Davis and Josette Melchor. Erik Davis is the author of Techgnosis, Nomad Codes and host of The Expanding Mind podcast. Erik and Douglas start with the big question, “What the fuck is going on here?” What begins with a few laughs quickly digs into a mind-expanding conversation about those gray areas between religion, technology, and psychedelics. Erik and Douglas look for coherence and connection in these fractious times. Making this message concrete is Gray Area’s founder <a href="http://www.josettemelchor.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"
21/03/20181 hour 15 minutes 13 seconds
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Live at Gray Area Night Two Pt. 1: Lauren McCarthy

Playing for Team Human today is interactive artist Lauren McCarthy. Lauren’s thought provoking work brings a unique and creative perspective on social interaction and the intersection of humans and technology.In this episode, Lauren’s app Crowdpilot becomes the first “advertisement” to be featured on Team Human. Crowdpilot is an app in which real time conversation advice is crowdsourced from online third-party monitors.&nbsp;In another crowdsourcing experiment titled Social Turkers, McCarthy hired Amazon Mechanical Turks to participate with her on her own OkCupid dates. The Turks, connected via stream, give Lauren dating advice while she meets strangers in real life.Lauren also discusses <a href="http:/
14/03/201843 minutes 49 seconds
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Live From Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Pt.2: Howard Rheingold

This week we continue with part two of our special live recording of Team Human at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in San Fransisco. Joining Douglas on stage is cyberculture pioneer, educator, artist, author, visionary, and shoe painter, Howard Rheingold.&nbsp;“Mind amplifiers,”&nbsp;“psychedelic signifiers,” and “the instrumental vs. the sacred” are just the tip of the iceberg in a conversation that explores how we got to this moment in technology and society... and ultimately where we hope to go. Following Rushkoff and Rheingold’s conversation, Sci-Fi author and technology journalist Annalee Newitz (hear Newitz's conversation in part 1) rejoins the team for a roundtable discussion and audience Q &amp; A.&nbsp;If you are just discovering Team Human, check out last week’s <a href="http://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-75-live-at-gray-area-pt-1-a
07/03/20181 hour 9 minutes 45 seconds
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Live From San Francisco at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Pt.1: Annalee Newitz

This week's Team Human comes to you recorded live at the historic Grand Theater in San Francisco's Mission District, home to Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. We'll be sharing four installments of this live event, kicking it off with a conversation with Annalee Newitz, author of the mind blowing sci-fi novel Autonomous, as well as prior work Scatter Adapt and Remember: How Humans will Survive a Mass Extinction, founder of I09, and journalist for outlets such as Ars Technica among many others.Annalee joins Douglas on stage to talk about artificial intelligence, autonomy, tech ethics, robot sex, saving the planet and more. It's a lively discussion, energized by the
28/02/201856 minutes 7 seconds
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Damien Williams "We Built It From Us"

Playing for Team Human today is interdisciplinary thinker and technology philosopher Damien Williams. In this episode, Williams and Rushkoff look at the embedded biases of technology and the values programed into our mediated lives. How has a conception of technology as “objective” blurred our vision to the biases normalized within these systems? What ethical interrogation might we apply to such technology? And finally, how might alternative modes of thinking, such as magick, the occult, and the spiritual help us to bracket off these systems for pause and critical reflection? This conversation serves as a call to vigilance against runaway systems and the prejudices they amplify.Learn more about Damien’s work at http://www.afutureworththinkingabout.com/Rushkoff begins today’s show with a story from home. A well-meaning school administrator begins using social media
21/02/201856 minutes 31 seconds
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Eleanor Saitta "Is It Safe?"

Playing for Team Human today, cyber security expert Eleanor Saitta. Eleanor shares her deep knowledge on building secure and robust digital ecosystems. As Eleanor and Douglas converse on issues of privacy, encryption, and surveillance, a set of thought-provoking insights about online identity and human to human connection emerges. Does empathy scale across our cyber connections? Or is it confusion and distrust that are most apt to scale?&nbsp;Conversing over a shaky and intermittent VoIP connection, the question at hand seems to materialize within the interview. Luckily Saitta and Rushkoff overcome technical hurdles and find rapport and connection in a unique conversation that ultimately asks;What is real? How do I know I am me? Is it safe?&nbsp;Opening today’s episode, Douglas looks back on the life of friend, cyber culture pioneer, and co-founder of the Electronic
14/02/20181 hour 6 minutes 2 seconds
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David Pescovitz "Music for Aliens"

Playing for Team Human today is journalist, Boing Boing editor, Institute for the Future research director and recent Grammy Award Winning record producer David Pescovitz. Douglas spoke to David just days before he won the Grammy, with collaborators Tim Daly and Lawrence Azerrad, for best boxed or special limited-edition package for The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition. The Voyager vinyl is an incredible artifact to hold and hear. The original Voyager Golden Records were launched on board the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft in 1977. Today these phonograph records are floating in interstellar space on Voyager 1 and at the edge of our solar system on Voyager 2. The records
07/02/201851 minutes 25 seconds
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Merrelyn Emery "Having a Role in Your World"

Playing for Team Human today is world renowned social scientist and systems thinker, Merrelyn Emery. Emery, with her partner the late Fred Emery, advanced Open Systems Theory and applied it to management of organizations and government. Open Systems Theory, or OST is the idea that autocracies make for bad governments, companies, and organizations. In this conversation, Merrelyn and Douglas discuss the power of community and collective organizing. They also discuss the social environments conducive to true grassroots, systemic change. As Merrelyn explains it, “By working together with collective responsibility, people can regain control over their own affairs, in their own communities and organizations, by cooperating to meet shared goals rather than competing or peeling off as individuals to do ‘their own thing’.”Douglas begins todays show announcing the first of exciting new Team Human live events in 2018. Rushkoff will be hosting two evenings of no-holds-barred Team Human d
31/01/201851 minutes 41 seconds
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Ep. 70 Danielle Butin "It Starts With Listening"

Playing for Team Human today is Danielle Butin, founder of the Afya Foundation. Afya collects and sends surplus medical supplies from the US to those who need them around the world. In today’s conversation with Douglas, Danielle shares not only stories of the good accomplished through Afya, but also a broader strategy for human intervention. How did Danielle, an occupational therapist and geriatric care provider, come to launch an organization that has shipped more than six million pounds of medical and humanitarian supplies into areas of crisis? Danielle describes the change that can come by the simple act of listening and then responding to need. She shares her zeal for deep human encounters and teaches that great ideas are "dancing among us” if we choose to be awake and aware enough to take notice.Douglas begins today’s episode
24/01/201859 minutes 9 seconds
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Ghislaine Boddington "Full Immersion"

Playing for Team Human today is immersion experience artist and pioneer, Ghislaine Boddington. Ghislaine joins Douglas for a conversation about the nature of immersive technologies and how we might bring our bodies with us into the digital realm. Rather than diminish the role of the physical body, Ghislaine’s work celebrates the body as an integral part of enhanced immersive experience. As Creative Director at body&gt;data&gt;space Ghislaine’s art and practice embraces technologies that amplify connection, collectivity, and togetherness. In the course of their conversation, Ghislaine and Douglas discuss the virtues of such body-positive, community-minded use of tech while simultaneously questioning how we might we explore digital immersion in a way that avoids paving the way for those who would exploit us. Thus emerges the question, in the process of embedding digital
17/01/20181 hour 11 minutes 36 seconds
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Ep. 68 Stacco Troncoso "The Commons Is The Glue"

Playing for Team Human today is Stacco Troncoso of the P2P Foundation. Stacco brings with him deep knowledge and enthusiasm for the power of the commons. Stacco and the Commons Transition team put their faith in people, believing in the potential of diverse, empowered communities to address complex problems. Far from a utopian fantasy, P2P offers a wealth of resources including models from groups who have already successfully transitioned to a commons approach in governance, finance, and culture. Stacco and crew have just launched a new Commons Transition Primer, loaded with case studies and beautifully designed research on ways to make the commons transition a reality in your community.Today’s show features music interludes composed, recorded, and performed by our guest, <a href="https://sound
10/01/201854 minutes 45 seconds
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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge "Weaponized Pleasure"

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been one of my dearest and most human friends for the past few decades. Gen’s a musician, icon, cut-and-paste artist, occultist, and pandrogyne with whom I’ve worked and played in many ways over the years.&nbsp;Gen founded The Coum Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, and Psychic TV, with whom I played keyboards in the early 2000’s. Gen also embarked on a very personal cut-and-paste experiment with partner Jackie, wh
20/12/20171 hour 41 minutes 2 seconds
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Mitch Horowitz "Radical Optimism"

Playing for Team Human today, occult scholar and author Mitch Horowitz.&nbsp;Mitch, the author of Occult America&nbsp;(Bantam);&nbsp;One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life&nbsp;(Crown); and&nbsp;Mind As Builder: The Positive-Mind Metaphysics of Edgar Cayce(A.R.E. Press)&nbsp;joins Douglas for a c
13/12/201741 minutes 5 seconds
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Erin Barnes "In Our Backyards"

Playing for Team Human today is Erin Barnes co-founder of ioby. Ioby (in our backyards) is a “crowd-resourcing”&nbsp;platform for citizen-led, neighborhood-focused projects. Rather than just raise money, ioby mobilizes civic engagement by putting resources in the hands of local leaders who want to steward positive change in their neighborhoods.&nbsp;Erin shares with Douglas how ioby harnesses the power of solidarity and real world connection. In doing so, ioby not only ignites civic participation, but also flips the script on the NIMBY mentality (not in my backyard). Ioby demonstrates the positive potential of local communities playing an active role in shaping public spaces and creating public good.Visit ioby.org to learn about the many diverse community efforts and start your own project today!
06/12/201739 minutes 56 seconds
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Nikki Silvestri "More Than Mere Dirt"

What can we learn from a mere handful of dirt? For Nikki Silvestri, soil is both a metaphor and the literal “fertile” ground through which complexity and diversity thrive. Having worked on issues of food systems, sustainability, and public health, Silvestri describes soil as the link through which to engage in the work of building community, resilience, and social equity. Today, in her conversation with Douglas Rushkoff, Silvestri offers a unique approach to systems thinking, grounded in a deep sense of humility in the face the immensely complex natural systems that thrive just below our feet.&nbsp;Nikki Silvestri is the founder of&nbsp;Soil and Shadow and the the former executive director of Green for All and the People's Grocery. Visit <a href="http://www.nikkisilvestri.com/" rel="noopener nore
29/11/201748 minutes 52 seconds
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Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen "The Thrill of Democracy"

Playing for Team Human today are Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen from the Small Planet Institute. Lappé and Eichen are out on the road with a mission to reinvigorate “civic courage” and inclusive participation in democracy. Their latest book Daring Democracy Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want offers a diagnosis of what has come to ail our democracy and recommends the necessary cures, offering concrete examples of ballot initiatives, reforms, and collective organizing happening across the country. Counter to a despairing narrative on the current state of democracy in the U.S., Lappé and Eichen argue that people are indeed rising to take the reigns. Inspired by examples of deep organizing and the convergence of movements in places such as Democracy Spring,
15/11/20171 hour 3 minutes 46 seconds
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Hugh Gallagher "An Outsider's Approach"

Today on Team Human, we share a conversation with author, musician, humorist, and culture hacker Hugh Gallagher. Gallagher began his professional writing career thanks in part to a college entrance essay that went viral in the 90s, earning the distinction of being an early, if not the first, internet comedy meme. With lines like, “I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice... I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes…” Gallagher broke the mold,&nbsp;winning a national writing award,&nbsp;a beer with John Kennedy Jr., and a gig writing for Rolling Stone.&nbsp;Douglas and Gallagher
08/11/201749 minutes 36 seconds
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Tim O'Reilly "Solving for Economic Inequality?"

Net impresario Tim O’Reilly now recognizes how the short-term focus of digital business is draining the real economy. Its algorithms have been programmed to extract value from us all. For O’Reilly, however, the solution is not to eliminate algorithms, but to write better ones.&nbsp;If there’s an argument to made for technosolutionism, O’Reilly makes as good a case as there is. Rather than confronting O’Reilly on their differences, Rushkoff engages him, pushes gently, finds common ground, and looks to develop a shared approach to our economic woes.&nbsp;Also, Rushkoff opens the show with a question: while the advance of technologies and our eagerness for the new may be inevitable, where in the process of on-boarding might we fold in human values? Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See
01/11/201745 minutes 1 second
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Neal Gorenflo "Sharing Cities"

Playing for Team Human today is Neal Gorenflo from Shareable.net. Neal joins Douglas to spread the word about Shareable’s latest resource, Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons. Sharing Cities is an inspiring collection of 137 case studies and policies across a wide spectrum of issues that show how empowered communities are building citizen-run, democratic solutions using commons thinking.Whether it be the grassroots artist organization Club Cultural Matienzo (CCM) that formed in Buenos Aires to build a cultural commons for the local arts scene in wake of a tragic nightclub fire, or land stewardship activis
25/10/201748 minutes 41 seconds
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Andy Fisher "Big Hunger"

A high school basketball team organizes a canned food drive. A church volunteer group restocks the local pantry with donations from Walmart. Both examples are seemingly positive portrayals of American civic engagement… So what’s wrong with this picture?Playing for Team Human today is Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger: the Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups. In the book, Fisher tackles the big question of why chronic hunger and food insecurity persist despite the efforts of food banks, pantries, and charity.&nbsp;Fisher’s suggests that our effort to solve hunger with charity is missing a crucial component that would transform stopgap measures into long-term solutions. Join Douglas and Andy as they take a critical look at the what Fisher calls the “non-profit industrial complex," while looking toward a future where social equity figures
18/10/201738 minutes 6 seconds
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Amber Case "Calming Technology"

What is a robot? Are robots our friends? Does the term “friend” even apply? So begins this week’s episode of Team Human with cyborg anthropologist Amber Case. Amber and Douglas look at how algorithmically programmed systems of automation and control might just be turning us into the robots. Case’s recent book, Calm Technology Design For the Next Generation of Devices proposes another way. How might we flip the script on systems that compress and atomize our every move? How might we use our technology to slow down rather than speed up – to resolve to sharper human detail rather than a pixelated blur. And finally, how might we use technology, including this podcast, to advance a slow-motion, empathetic, and deep state of calm?&nbsp;Rushkoff begins wit
11/10/201754 minutes 3 seconds
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Ep. 57 Richard Heinberg "There's No App For That"

Playing for Team Human today is Post Carbon Institute fellow Richard Heinberg. Richard is the co-author of Our Renewable Future and most recently, the manifesto, There’s No App For That. On today’s show Richard and Douglas challenge the idea that technological “progress” is a panacea for solving systems-level crises like climate change. Richard’s work calls on us to look at the fundamental ethical problems underlying climate issues such as overshoot, unsustainable growth, and inequality. Heinberg then challenges us to step out from hiding behind our technologies and acknowledge the deliberate moral intervention that is urgently needed if we are to foster a more resilient and more just community and ecosystem.Check out Richard’s manifesto, There’s No
04/10/201751 minutes 30 seconds
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Ep. 56 Professor Steve Fuller "You Shall Be As Gods: Transhumanism, Posthumanism, and everything human in between."

On today's episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by Professor Steve Fuller. Fuller teaches Sociology at the University of Warwick. In his recent book, Humanity 2.0, Fuller embraces a future vision in which technological and medical advancement will enable humans to evolve beyond our current physical and mental limitations. Steve will use this concept to teach us what distinguishes transhumanist from posthumanist projects, and why such thinking should be taken seriously. While Rushkoff and Fuller may come from very different perspectives, they share common ground in questioning whether living as gods – longer, faster, stronger, smarter – will serve humanity or merely further existing inequality, injustice, and environmental catastrophe.To open this show, Rushkoff looks at the ways being human is a team sport. It's a future vision that recognizes collaboration, not competit
27/09/20171 hour 3 minutes 8 seconds
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Ep. 55 Jon Lebkowsky "Folding the Fringes"

For this week's Team Human, Douglas is out on the road in Austin, Texas where he caught up with longtime friend and cyberculture pioneer, Jon Lebkowsky. Jon and Douglas first look back on the promise of the early cyber revolution, and then look forward to the ways in which those quirky fringe elements might be folded back into the work of promoting justice, solidarity, and even a bit of ambiguity... Whether manifested in platform cooperatives, consensus building tools like Loomio, or in the spirit of Occupy, Lebkowsky and Rushkoff retrieve the thread of radical potential as it has evolved from those early days of the internet.Douglas begins today's show discussing his recent meeting with a group of billionaires whose fears of future social unrest have left them scrambling for apocalypse strategies to protect their wealth and lifestyle. Find out what the "insulation eq
20/09/201755 minutes 49 seconds
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Ep. 54 Manoush Zomorodi "Blissfully Bored"

When was the last time you found yourself truly bored? Have you forfeit those nooks and crannies in the day when you used to let your mind wander aimlessly in a daydream?On today's episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by Manoush Zomorodi, host of the popular WNYC Studios podcast,&nbsp;Note to Self.&nbsp;On Note to Self, Manoush initiated a series of listener experiments aimed at breaking the influence of our digital devices and networks on our lives. Those social experiments led her to uncover the creative power of boredom, detailed in her brand new book Bored and Brilliant:&nbsp;How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self&nbsp;.On today's show, Douglas and Manoush wander together, as they interrogate the always-on media environment. In an era of constant
13/09/201749 minutes 21 seconds
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Ep. 53 IBM Watson "If I Only Had A Brain"

This week is a special episode of Team Human. We are sharing an excerpt of a panel discussion recorded on location at IBM Watson in New York from August 2015, hosted by Douglas Rushkoff and produced by our friends at Virtual Futures in London. Douglas was joined by philosopher-sociologist Steve Fuller, tech entrepreneur and ethicist Martine Rothblatt, IBM Watson researcher Michael Karasick, and philosopher of technology, Dan O'Hara.Patreon subscribers have exclusive access to the full, unedited video with an engaging question and answer session at https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman. Start your monthly subscription today to support the show and get access to the Team Human Slack Channel as well as other subscriber rewards. July and August rewards are shipping this week!Enjoy this discussion and please review Team Human on iTunes or your p
06/09/201743 minutes 43 seconds
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Ep. 52 William Softky and Criscillia Benford "Recalibrating For Trust"

Consider a text message in which you are deciding where to meet for dinner with a friend. As you go back and forth in that stream of abbreviated communication, you suggest, “Let’s eat Italian,” to which your friend responds “Fine.” The one-word text sends you into a state of alarm. Did they mean “fine” as in “great,” or “fine” as in “Fine, you win, we can eat where you’d like”? Somewhere in this chain of communication trust, has been lost.&nbsp;Playing for Team Human today are William Softky and Criscillia Benford, a husband and wife team who are looking deep into the biophysical and mathematical underpinnings of establishing trust in communications. They’ve just published a paper titled “Sensory Metrics of Neuromechanical Trust” in the journal, Neural Computation. In this conversation, Sof
30/08/201750 minutes 57 seconds
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Ep. 51 Make It So: Civic Hall Labs

Elizabeth Stewart, founding executive director of Civic Hall Labs, empowers technologists who put people first, amplifying the “civic” of civic tech. On today’s show, Stewart joins Douglas Rushkoff for a conversation about technology innovations whose value is measured in their contribution to the public good. It’s a type of thinking that asserts the means of tech innovation to be just as important as its ends. We’ll learn about Elizabeth's work and how Civic Hall labs is fostering participatory, human-centered collaborations to solve difficult societal challenges.Throughout this conversation Elizabeth highlights a number of tremendous resources for Team Human listeners engaged in building technology for public good. Start at CivicHallLabs.org for more info. One project you’ll find is <a href="https://www.civichalllabs.org/probonotech
23/08/201751 minutes 28 seconds
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Ep. 50 Alexandra Juhasz "The Tiny Magic of CyberFeminism"

Playing for Team Human today is Alexandra Juhasz. Juhasz brings her extensive and diverse work as a filmmaker, media critic, and feminist activist to the Team Human round table.On today's show, Douglas and Alexandra explore the dangers of a media landscape that amplifies the grotesque and sensational. They also look at how human agency and autonomy are threatened on our hypercommercialized media platforms.Drawing on her commitment to feminist values, Alex encourages an embrace of the "situatedness of our humanity" and the vitality of difference. Such is the "tiny magic" necessary to build real world change while widening our embrace of a full-spectrum of humanity.Juhasz recently joined the CUNY faculty at Brooklyn College as professor of film and department chairperson. Visit http://alexandrajuhasz.com/ to learn more about her media-making and pedagogy.The <a href="https://femtechnet.org/publicatio
16/08/201750 minutes 13 seconds
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Ep. 49 Michael Frederickson "Awestruck"

Think back to the last time your eyes were opened wide, your mouth agape, and the hairs on the back of your neck stood on end as you took in a profound or inspiring sight… On today's episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by Michael Frederickson, lead technical director at Pixar Animation, to talk about this deeply human experience of awe.It's a conversation that spans the “awful” to the "awesome" and all those ambiguous spaces in-between. Rushkoff and Frederickson dig into questions of technology and storytelling, the narrative arc, and the evolutionary, even empathetic value of having our minds blown.Rushkoff tees off this episode with a monologue inspired by the unresolved and sometimes unsettling world of David Lynch and his new Twin Peaks series. Is art meant to solve our riddles or pose new ones? Join Team Human this week, as we revel in life's liminal spaces and surrender to the power of awe.Music in today's show thanks to: <a href="http://h
09/08/20171 hour 9 minutes 56 seconds
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Ep. 48 Arthur Brock Reclaims Currency

Playing for Team Human is systems thinker, currency designer, and social hacker Arthur Brock. Art joins Douglas to talk about how currency is less a thing you own and more a way of sharing. It’s a conversation that poses a crucial question of both money and cryptocurrencies alike–how might we design new exchanges that embody values of social and environmental betterment, rather than extraction and exploitation?&nbsp;Rushkoff begins today’s show with a monologue about Instagram’s recent addition of an algorithm that removes mean comments from users’ threads. While on the surface the idea appears to be an attempt by Instagram to quell trolling, Rushkoff questions both the means and intentions. Is Instagram merely building an algorithmically programmed version of “see no evil, hear no evil”… or worse?&nbsp;Team Human is produced each week thanks to listener subscriptions. Join us on patreon at <a href="https://www
02/08/201758 minutes 1 second
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Ep. 47 Richard Barbrook "It's Capitalism, Mate"

With the birth of the internet and advance of digital networks, we’ve been promised everything from creative cooperation and digital democracy, to the end of work and a new abundance of leisure time. It’s a promise of a techno-utopia that persists today.&nbsp;Playing for team human today, Dr. Richard Barbrook challenges this imaginary future by unearthing the neoliberal underpinnings of Silicon Valley’s vision of progress. Rushkoff and Barbrook engage in a conversation that both uncovers the economic forces driving the evolution of technology while simultaneously acknowledging the utility of our tech tools as evidenced in the recent organizing around Labour underdog, Jeremy Corbyn.&nbsp;Rushkoff opens with a monologue challenging his own initial enthusiasm for Universal Basic Income. Is UBI just another gaming of the system in order to perpetuate consumption in an vastly unequal society?T
26/07/201758 minutes 6 seconds
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Ep. 46 Walter Kirn Pt. 2 "Toward Human Ends or the End of Humans?"

This week on Team Human, the conclusion of Douglas's soul-searching conversation with friend and author Walter Kirn. Together, Kirn and Rushkoff explore how disingenuously promoted concepts such as “creative destruction” are used to replace human civilization with a business plan.What would it mean to maximize human virtues of compassion or intelligence instead of machine virtues like speed and extraction? Is there a higher power, and do we need one in order to value one another?Check out Walter Kirn's latest essay in Harper's, Apocalypse Always, out this week!Thanks to our new supporters on Patreon. Visit patreon.com/teamhuman to join the team. The complete, uninterrupted conversation between Walter and Douglas is available to Patr
19/07/201751 minutes 8 seconds
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Ep. 45 Walter Kirn Pt. 1 "Training Our Replacements"

Playing for Team Human today, author and social critic Walter Kirn. Walter and Douglas engage in a two-part conversation that questions the so-called “evolution” of technology. Just how much of our humanity are we willing to surrender to our devices? Why do we deem our own replacement by computer programs to be the inevitable path of progress? And whose progress are we actually talking about?We’ve broken this conversation into two parts. Tune in next week for Part 2. Visit walterkirn.com to learn more about his work including his latest book, Blood Will Out. Check out Kirn’s most recent column in Harper's. Douglas begins the conversation citing this recent interview with Kirn in Playboy.Today’s show inaugurates our
12/07/201749 minutes 11 seconds
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Ep.44 Special Episode "Collective Power"

This week, a special holiday episode featuring conversations with Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey of the Debt Collective plus worker cooperative organizer Esteban Kelly. &nbsp;We launched Team Human a little less than a year ago with little fanfare or promotion. Steadily we’ve assembled a formidable team of listeners via word of mouth, retweets, and person-to-person conversation. We’d like to take this week to introduce our more recent listeners to two conversations that set the tone for Team Human.&nbsp;Today’s show begins by going all the way back to very first Team Human interview with Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey, co-founders of Strike Debt, Rolling Jubilee and most recently the Debt Collective. The Debt Collective is a dire
05/07/20171 hour 8 minutes 10 seconds
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Ep. 43 Adam Brock "Better Than You Found It"

Playing for Team Human today is permaculturalist Adam Brock, author of Change Here Now. Adam joins Douglas for a conversation about how humanity is integrally connected to natural ecosystems. “Nature is a textbook,” Adam explains, and so by paying close attention to ecological systems, we can better understand ourselves as part of a greater whole. It’s a theme that serves as the springboard into a conversation not only about the ways we grow food, but also about community, trust, and the deeper sense of connection that comes from a permaculture mindset.Rushkoff opens today’s show with a monologue about Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods and how scaling up in the digital economy threatens to leave humans behind. Rushkoff's most recent book Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity was just released in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rushkoff.com/book
28/06/201745 minutes 43 seconds
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Ep. 42 Ramesh Srinivasan "Whose Global Village"

Playing for Team Human is Ramesh Srinivasan, professor and author of Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World.&nbsp;Today, information travels around the globe in an instant, and connection to far away people and places is merely a click away. Yet the prevalence of filter bubbles, the rise of political extremism, and the consolidation of network power into the hands of behemoth companies like Facebook and Google portend a growing disconnection in society. Ramesh Srinivasan looks beyond the slogans and "empty metaphors" often used to brand these technologies as inclusive, free, and liberating. On today's episode, Srinivasan and Rushkoff challenge the notion that technology automatically builds community as it is deployed globally. It’s a conversation that critically assesses the presumptions of Western technocrats who see growing data and digital connectivity as the end itself for building a more just world.&
21/06/201759 minutes 40 seconds
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Ep. 41 Richard D. Bartlett "There Is No Enemy Team"

Playing for Team Human today, master of human connection and consensus, Loomio co-founder Richard Bartlett.Bartett, hailing from New Zealand, stopped by Douglas's home studio while on a community organizing workshop tour of the US. Bartlett and Rushkoff discuss the challenges of building consensus in an all too often top-down, winner-takes all society. Together we'll learn how Loomio, inspired by the general assemblies of Occupy Wall Street, strives to amplify collaborative power and foster more participatory democratic practice. It's a project that starts with small-scale, human-to-human connection and grows outward from there. Rushkoff begins today's episode with a monologue premised on a similar theme. Being human is a "team sport" and the more we cave into the divisive fear of these hostile times, the harder it becomes to "occupy a reality" of mutual care and concern.To learn more a
14/06/201749 minutes 25 seconds
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Ep. 39 Daniel Berninger "Fighting for a Human Agenda"

Playing for Team Human today is Daniel Berninger. Berninger is a communications technologist who brings his unique, behind-the-scenes insight to a discussion about what distinguishes human-centered technological advancement from today’s all too prevalent machine-focused visions for the future. Berninger, who played an instrumental role in the creation of VoIP, or voice over internet communications technology, offers a critique of systems whose power is inflated by machine agendas. Berninger also takes aim at the bureaucratic glut of institutions and government and their self-serving structures that also threaten to alienate humans. Together, Berninger and Rushkoff find common ground in their celebration of solidarity and the irreducible nature of humanity as key to solving society’s intractable problems.This show begins with a monologue from Rushkoff on how agendas, be it the "machine agenda" of the tech industry or the conspiracy-driven narratives of today’s
31/05/20171 hour 28 seconds
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Ep. 38 J.T. Rogers "The Play is the Thing"

Just getting a thousand humans into a room together to sit and watch other humans act out something on stage is the miracle. Playwright J.T. Rogers understands why the very act of doing live theater is so hopeful, and applies this hope to intractable problems like the Middle East conflict - with surprising, and Tony-nominated results.Also, a monologue from Douglas Rushkoff on the Manchester bombing, and what it means when a fatal stampede at a Who concert in Cincinnati can be considered the good old days.More on J.T. Rogers, including tickets and info for his critically acclaimed work Oslo, at jtrogerswriter.com. Get bonus content on Patreon<p style='color:grey; font-
24/05/201750 minutes 38 seconds
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Ep. 37 William Hogeland "Defaulting to Colonialism"

On this week’s Team Human, we discover one of the reasons why knowing history matters. William Hogeland, author of Autumn of the Black Snake, tells the story of how and why the US Army was created - not to defend our borders, but to wipe out indigenous nations. And all that, in an effort to satisfy the growth mandate embedded in our economy by heroes of the neoliberal left like Alexander Hamilton. Make no mistake: Hogeland is a live wire.The show opens with a related monologue from Rushkoff about why successful businesses should refrain from scaling up. How about staying local, and letting other companies just copy your model? Why and how has the need to scale and colonize new territory become our default?Purchase&nbsp;Autumn of the Black Snake: &nbsp;Indie Bound&nbsp;-or-&nbsp;<a href="https://www.amazon.com/
17/05/201754 minutes 52 seconds
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Ep. 36 Micah Sifry "What We Do Now! #PDF17"

Playing for Team Human is Micah Sifry. Next month Micah will host the 2017 Personal Democracy Forum. On today’s show, Micah and Douglas discuss how the stakes are higher than ever for bringing people into an active civic life and engagement with democracy. Looking beyond the 2016 electoral postmortems and whodunits, Micah and Douglas talk about the power of humans breathing together–conspiring–in real space and time, while also leveraging technologies of connection, to build an actionable progressive agenda.&nbsp;Listeners of Team Human will find kindred spirits at the Personal Democracy Forum and Civic Hall. If you voted and you've been marching and calling your representatives but are still looking for ways to enhance your civic power and find community, PDF 2017 is ready for you.&nbsp;Personal Democracy F
10/05/20171 hour 7 minutes 56 seconds
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Ep. 35 Tessa Lena "Fighting the Robots"

Playing for Team Human today is musician Tessa Lena. Tessa's music explores the tension between technology and human agency. In her songs and in this interview, Tessa playfully challenges robotic conceptions of humanity. Tessa offers a compelling argument for power of music to call us out of those automatic, quantified notions of self and society.Both Lena and Rushkoff pose essential questions; Is technology being used to extend our human potential? Does the embedded economic agenda driving technology inevitably thwart ambitions that focus on people over profit?Tessa's brand new record Tessa Fights Robots serves as the launching point for a true Team Human conversation about the power of art, music, and play in an increasingly robotic society.Team Human is supported by listeners. A special thanks to our new support
03/05/201745 minutes 44 seconds
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Ep. 34 Pia Mancini "No Shame! Towards a Cooperative Economy"

Playing for Team Human today is Pia Mancini. Pia is a visionary democracy activist who co-founded the Net Party in Argentina and DemocracyOS. Today Pia joins Douglas to talk about her new project Open Collective.&nbsp;Open Collective is platform that helps small, non-traditional organizations to collectivize, raise funds, and manage expenses in a networked and transparent fashion. Open Collective is a useful resource for listeners who are trying to build sustainable funding for their local community group, political organization, and even school club. Pia explains how Open Collectives not only is helping to fund a growing number of unique organizations, but signals a future where transparent, collective partnerships might foster new models of democratic participation and exchange of resources.Douglas begins today's
26/04/201737 minutes 6 seconds
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Ep. 33 David Sax "The Revenge of Analog"

Playing for Team Human today is author and Bloomberg Businessweek and New Yorker columnist David Sax. Sax’s latest book Revenge of the Analog, Real Things and Why They Matter explores the resurgence of the tactile, human-to-human, brick-and-mortar encounters that characterize the analog experience. How might our rekindled love of vinyl LPs, local book stores, and face-to-face interaction help reground society to the physical realities of land, labor, and our fellow humans? Sax and Rushkoff explore the real world experiences and “flesh and blood consequences" that lie just beyond the glow of our screens and mediated environments.In today’s show monologue, Rushkoff looks at the extreme political and policy binaries being pushed by the Trump administration. He argues for an embrace of liminal spaces; the continuous, ambiguous, and messy analog work of bu
19/04/201750 minutes 51 seconds
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Ep. 32 Laszlo Karafiath PhD "Meme Wars"

Playing for Team Human today, memeticist and social change agent Laszlo Karafiath Ph.D.Laszlo, memetic engineer for Culture 2, shares his analysis of the weaponized media now paralyzing so much of our thought, and tells us what we have to do - collectively - to build our immunity to thought viruses.&nbsp;Together Karafiath and Rushkoff look at the ways we might redeploy memetic power to foster positive social change. You can learn more about Karafiath's work at www.purposeandplay.com or follow him on twitter.Also on today's show - Rushkoff on avoiding the rabbit holes of speculation and distraction in the context of war and the volatile Trump administration. How might we get back to the work of rebuilding society rather than being pull
12/04/201735 minutes 38 seconds
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Ep. 31 R.U. Sirius "Counter What?"

A unique episode of Team Human, on today's show Douglas Rushkoff is joined by longtime friend and counterculture legend R.U. Sirius (aka Ken Goffman), founding editor of Mondo 2000. R.U. will help us evaluate the place of the counterculture in the digital landscape. Is counterculture even possible today? Is humanity itself the counterculture as we resist increasingly quantified and abstracted lives? Together R.U. and Rushkoff playfully and thoughtfully examine these questions while asserting those quirky yet challenging expressions of humanity not so easily reduced to code or marketing demographics.The music on today's show comes from a variety of R.U. Sirius's musical projects. Visit https://rusirius.bandcamp.com/ to listen. Follow Sirius's work at https://stealthissingularity.com/. Musicians are e
05/04/201749 minutes 55 seconds
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Ep. 30 Bas van Abel "Fingerprints on the Touchscreen"

Playing for Team Human today is Bas van Abel. Bas is the founder of Fairphone, which began with the radical idea that technology should be built without exploiting human laborers and destroying the planet. Van Abel's experiment of building a "fair" phone has taken him around the world to witness first-hand the lives made invisible in the digital supply chain. Bas and Douglas talk about how putting people first requires both a redesign of economic systems and a reshaping of our individual perspectives as consumers in an age of hyper-materialism.Learn more about Fairphone here.&nbsp;Watch this VPRO documentary on producing the fairphoneOn today's opening monologue, Rushkoff on his weekend viewing of the Broadway sensation Hamilton and the tension between retreating into fantasy versus committing to fix our real
29/03/201750 minutes 11 seconds
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Ep. 29 Caroline Jack "What Counts As Propaganda?"

Playing for Team Human today is media historian and theorist Caroline Jack. Caroline is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Data + Society Research Institute. In today's episode Caroline and Douglas explore how powerful people and institutions shape networked civic life through media and communications technology. Caroline has us think deeply and broadly about corporate personhood, imagined machines, epistemological chaos… in other words–media and persuasion.You can find more of Caroline Jack’s work on her Medium Blog including this recent piece entitled “What’s Propaganda Got To Do With It?”In today's monologue Rushkoff offers a thought-provoking take on the exhausting and overwhelming news cycle. Rather t
22/03/201748 minutes 56 seconds
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Ep. 28 Alex Rivera "Globalization From Below"

Playing for Team Human today is digital media artist, activist, and filmmaker Alex Rivera. Known for his acclaimed 2008 feature film,&nbsp;Sleep Dealer, Rivera's work explores the contradictions of a free-flowing globalized economy and the simultaneous stigmatizing of immigrant laborers and erecting of border walls. Together, Rivera and Douglas Rushkoff interrogate the rhetoric of the digital "global village." We'll learn about what Rivera calls "Dronification," a highly connected, yet ever-more alienated digital subjectivity. Rivera and Rushkoff then discuss how we might restore true human connection and build bottom-up solidarity, or what the&nbsp;Zapatistas call&nbsp;"globalization from below."In today's intro monologue Rushkoff considers the need for both empowering local, grassroots organizing as well as for
15/03/201741 minutes 28 seconds
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Ep. 27 Alnoor Ladha "Rewriting the Rules"

Playing for Team Human today is activist trainer and executive director of&nbsp;theRules.org,&nbsp;Alnoor Ladha.Ladha will help us understand the interplay between&nbsp;political organization, system thinking, storytelling, technology, and the decentralization of power. In a conversation spanning a wide range of topics including anarchism, collective organizing, local economies, psychedelics, and even spirituality, Ladha and Rushkoff underscore the multifaceted and necessary work of building a resilient and just society.Learn more about Alnoor and his work at&nbsp;http://therules.org/In today's monologue Rushkoff addresses the deleterious effects of our algorithmically programmed cyber experience. Are Facebook and Google a threat to the health of civil society? How can we restore human agency and critical thinking to our digital lives?</div
08/03/201746 minutes 57 seconds
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Ep. 26 Jason Van Anden "Mobile Justice"

Playing for Team Human today is Jason Van Anden. Jason is an artist, inventor, and software developer who builds apps to promote social justice. In 2011, Van Anden invented I’m Getting Arrested, software that enabled Occupy Wall Street demonstrators to alert friends and family in the event they were arrested. In 2012 Van Anden developed Stop and Frisk Watch , a tool used to monitor the New York City Police Department’s controversial practice. Van Anden has since has gone on to head Quadrant 2, developers of Mobile Justice, a police video taping app and part of the Bystanders Rule! platform. Quadrant 2 is also currently developing Workit, designed to offer networked support for 1.
01/03/201746 minutes 46 seconds
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Ep. 25 Danne Woo "Visualizing Reality"

Playing for Team Human today is data-visualization humanist Danne Woo. Woo is going to share with us how he uses data to provoke critical thinking, humor, and even human connection with his creative design.&nbsp;Woo is the creator of&nbsp;Data Visual&nbsp;&nbsp;a user-friendly web-based design interface that empowers individuals to create their own shareable data-driven graphics. We'll learn why the Trump presidency has inspired Woo to design "a chart a day" and to "make tweets trump again".&nbsp;Dannewoo.com&nbsp;is where you can find a link to Woo’s work. Check out the politically inspired projects like “Make Tweets Trump Again”&nbsp;and Woo’s Chrome extension “Don’t Support Trump Supporters” driven by data from the #grabyourwallet campaign. Woo’s site also features creative works including Woo’s large format multiplayer game&nbsp;<a href="h
22/02/201725 minutes 59 seconds
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Ep. 24 Brian Fitzgerald “The Power of Play”

Playing for Team Human today is Brian Fitzgerald, co-founder of Tinkergarten. Tinkergarten began as the passion project of Brian and his wife, Meghan, a long-time educator. As new parents, Brian and Meghan were looking for hands-on, outdoor learning experiences for their daughter. Unable to find any, they started Tinkergarten. Today, Tinkergarten is a growing community focused on bringing memorable, tactile, and outdoor educational play opportunities to children and parents. Brian shares how his background in technology and education led him to build networking tools that help get kids off of screens and
15/02/201751 minutes 32 seconds
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Ep. 23 Silvia Zuur “Progress Through Collaboration”

Playing for Team Human today is Silvia Zuur. In 2012, Zuur founded Chalkle to reignite adult education in New Zealand. Today, Zuur serves as a director at Enspiral, a social impact network that builds community driven solutions for a diverse set of issues including education, funding, and cooperative organizing. Enspiral is famously home to Loomio, a cooperative founded 2012 to create more effective tools for collaborative decision-making. Zuur joins Douglas Rushkoff to talk about the value of open, people-focused organizing strategies and her efforts to facilitate sustainable solutions for positive social change.Enspiral offers a number of
07/02/201750 minutes 25 seconds
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Ep. 22 Zach Leary “It’s All Happening”

This week&#8217;s Team Human is part 2 of a fascinating conversation between longtime friends Zach Leary and Douglas Rushkoff. Check out part 1 over on Zach&#8217;s show, It&#8217;s All Happening. Rushkoff and Zach take a winding path through the &#8220;psychedelic substrate&#8221; of digital technology, looking back at the strange trips that birthed the modern web and virtual space of the internet. Most importantly, Leary and Rushkoff retrieve those human connections; the compassion, vision, and care for others that still just might save us in the digital age.Rushkoff begins today&#8217;s show with a thought provoking monologue. Is resistance futile in a digital society? Tune in to find out more!
01/02/201749 minutes 31 seconds
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Ep. 21 L.A. Kauffman “Direct Action”

Playing for Team Human today is L.A. Kauffman. Douglas met with Kauffman on the eve of the release of her new book, Direct Action, Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism, published by Verso press. Direct Action charts a history of renewal and reinvention in activist movements since the 1960s with a focus on how we might learn from both the successes and failures of our radical past.In today’s episode, L.A. offers an invigorating commitment to protest, grassroots organizing, and the fight for justice. Douglas and L.A. spoke just days before Women’s March on Washington. They discuss what direct action means by connecting th
24/01/201738 minutes 30 seconds
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Ep. 20 Jonathan Larsen “Fake Reality”

Playing for Team Human is Jonathan Larsen. Larsen is a journalist, comedy writer, and TV producer who has worked on the Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart, Up w/ Chris Hayes, and Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann. Larsen recently launched TheFingNews.com, a news digest that brings context, analysis, and humor to the daily news.Jonathan joins Douglas Rushkoff to talk about the Fucking News and the new Indivertible Guide. In a wide-ranging conversation, Larsen and Rushkoff look behind the scenes of reporting and discuss propaganda, fake news, and strategies for resisting the reality TV show era of the Trump presidency.From the Indivertible Guide:<
17/01/201752 minutes 11 seconds
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Ep. 19 Brian Hughes “Distributed Solidarities and Extremism”

Playing for Team Human is Brian Hughes. Brian is a recent graduate of the Media Studies Graduate Program at CUNY Queens College, home to Team Human and the Laboratory for Digital Humanism. Hughes&#8217;s work explores media origins and portrayals of extremism. On today&#8217;s episode, Hughes begins by sharing his research on Arab Nationalism as related to media technologies from global broadcast to networked communications. Using his recent MA thesis as the springboard, Hughes and Rushkoff take a deep look at nationalist and extremist affinities that have surfaced both at home and abroad. How do hypertext, memes, and even magick fit into this story? Tune in to find out.Read Brian Hughes&#8217;s MA thesis linked in the abstra
10/01/201747 minutes 19 seconds
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Ep. 18 Ari Wallach “Longpath Thinking”

Playing for Team Human Today is Ari Wallach. In a conversation that spans politics, technology, history, and even biology, Wallach and Rushkoff look at the threat of short-term thinking in times of crisis. This freewheeling discussion tackles deep assumptions of both the Left and the Right, while striving toward a long-term strategy for rebuilding solidarity and progress in society.Visit Ari&#8217;s website AriWallach.com to learn more about his work.&nbsp; Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='http
21/12/201647 minutes 27 seconds
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Ep. 17 Viktor Zaunders “Permaculture”

Playing for Team Human today, all the way from Sweden, is local food facilitator Viktor Zaunders. Zaunders is working to organize sustainable, regenerative, and collaborative local food systems. In this episode, Zaunders and Douglas talk about permaculture and the lessons that can be applied to social systems at large.Visit Viktor&#8217;s website zaunders.net to learn more about the variety of projects he is working on.In this interview, Zaunders mentions Open Source Ecology. They provide a wealth of resources that encourage collaborative and innovative ecodesign. Visit their site opensourceecology.org <a target='_b
13/12/201638 minutes 44 seconds
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Ep. 16 Natalie Foster “Future of Work”

Playing for Team Human today is Natalie Foster. Foster brings a unique determination and optimism to questions surrounding the future of work. Her research as a fellow of the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative and as an affiliate at the Institute for the Future focuses on rebuilding the social contract for the changing landscape of labor in the 21st century. On today&#8217;s episode, Foster and Rushkoff discuss worker protections, cooperative ownership, precarious labor, and the future of jobs in an increasingly automated digital economy.Visit our special <a href="http://teamhuman.fm/resources/#1480392961317-f2b48440-961d" tar
29/11/201647 minutes 42 seconds
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Ep. 15 Julie Holland MD “Finding the Others”

Playing for Team Human today is psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, and psychedelics researcher Dr. Julie Holland. Dr. Holland explains the role of psychedelics in helping people gain the new forms of information and awareness they need to become more fully human. Is there the potential for greater understanding and human connection through the psychedelic experience? Together Holland and Rushkoff explore this question, charting out a path toward greater empathy and solidarity.Today&#8217;s monologue features Rushkoff on Timothy Leary and &#8220;Finding the Others.&#8221; Visit XY Magazine for his complete essay, featured as part of the recent relaunch of the magazine.Dr. Holland&#8217;s latest book is <a href="http://www.in
22/11/201631 minutes 17 seconds
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Ep. 14 Post-Election Special: The Trump Opportunity

Rushkoff visits greatagain.gov and conducts a thought experiment: what if we all apply to work in Trump&#8217;s administration? A post-election special episode. Get bonus
15/11/201617 minutes 2 seconds
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Ep. 13 Kyra D. Gaunt Ph.D. “Full Spectrum Humanity”

Playing for Team Human is author, activist, ethnomusicologist and singer Kyra Gaunt Ph.D. Kyra&#8217;s research on the harassment of young women and people of color has recently focused on the YouTube phenomenon of twerking videos and trolling. In today&#8217;s episode Kyra and Douglas talk about invisible audiences and their effect on social media interaction. Kyra warns how persistent media disproportionately stigmatizes marginalized communities. She offers strategies to reclaim &#8220;full spectrum humanity,&#8221; both on and off-line, celebrating the nuance and complexity of identity formation in safe spaces.Learn more about Kyra and follow her work at kyraocity.wordpress.com and visit <a href="http://w
08/11/201635 minutes 20 seconds
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Ep. 12 Mushon Zer-Aviv “Reambiguation”

Playing for Team Human is Mushon Zer-Aviv. Mushon shares his creative strategies for resistance against assimilation into the big data mindset. His playful, interactive designs turn the cult of data collection on its head, re-ambiguating humans and embracing the most quirky, inspired, and anomalous aspects of our lives. Mushon&#8217;s recent project, AdNauseam.io  challenges surveillance advertising by feeding it back into itself. Check out this and his many projects linked below. You can also learn more about &#8220;reambiguation&#8221; on Mushon&#8217;s  Medium blog. Full bio from Mushon.com: 
01/11/201634 minutes 57 seconds
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Ep. 11 Steve Lambert “Public Displays of Collaboration”

Playing for Team Human is art activist Steve Lambert. Steve reclaims public spaces with his work, igniting the radical imagination and critical thinking of his audience collaborators. With his recent piece, &#8220;Capitalism Works For Me!(True/False),&#8221; Lambert brought an interactive scoreboard out to the public, and in doing so, sparked an honest, candid, and personal discussion about how the economy is working for people.Lambert is a founder and director of the Center for Artistic Activism where he hosts resources and workshops to help aspiring activists innovate new means of social transformation.Visit Steve&#8217;s website
25/10/201631 minutes 24 seconds
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Ep. 10 Aaron Dignan “Hacking the Corporation”

Playing for Team Human is Aaron Dignan. Aaron is a strategist, author, and founder of the Ready, where he works on updating the &#8220;organizational operating systems&#8221; of business. Dignan has advised top executives at global brands including GE, Ford, and American Express. In today&#8217;s episode, Aaron and Douglas speak candidly about what goes on behind the scenes in the halls of corporate power. Can businesses be redesigned into more meaningful and cooperative work structures in the growth driven economy? What might it take to &#8220;hack the corporation&#8221; into something that serves people over profit?  <span class="s
18/10/201634 minutes 28 seconds
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Ep. 09 D.C. Vito “Media Literacy”

Playing for Team Human today is D.C. Vito, Executive Director of The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project). The LAMP brings hands-on media education into underserved communities, empowering students and teachers with the skills needed to comprehend, create, and critique media. In today&#8217;s episode, D.C. and Douglas make the concept of &#8220;media literacy&#8221; tangible for an interactive media era, while unmasking the social programming lurking just behind the screen.Learn more at thelamp.org. There you&#8217;ll find MediaBreaker, a free online program that enables students to deconstruct, re-edit, and
11/10/201634 minutes 21 seconds
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Ep. 08 Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Playing For Team Human today, the brilliant and terrifying artist and bio-hacker Heather Dewey- Hagborg. As a transdisciplinary artist, Heather explores the intersection of science, art and biopolitics. Heather recently made the headline
04/10/201625 minutes 55 seconds
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Ep. 07 Marina Gorbis at PDF2016

Today&#8217;s Team Human was recorded live on the floor of the 2016 Personal Democracy Forum, where we caught up with Marina Gorbis, executive director to the Institute for the Future (IFTF). Marina joins Team Human to help us see how a utilitarian value set has been embedded into our society and its technologies. Together Marina and Douglas discuss those ambiguous and even anomalous qualities of being human, while looking to a future that embraces humanity as something greater than mere data points.This episode also features Rushkoff&#8217;s closing talk at the Personal Democracy Forum.You can learn more about the Marina&#8
27/09/201630 minutes 19 seconds
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Ep. 06 Kio Stark “Talk to Strangers”

Playing for Team Human today is Kio Stark. Kio&#8217;s new book When Strangers Meet explores the transformative power to be found in person-to-person interactions with strangers. Kio describes how even a brief interaction can foster empathy and open up the possibility for meaningful human connection. Kio and Douglas challenge the unwritten rules of social interaction and talk about how basic human connection can spark positive social change.Links:Kio&#8217;s recent New York Times travel feature, &#8220;5 Ways Total Strangers Can Make Your Trip Better&#8221; can be found <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/14/travel/talking-to-strangers-tip
20/09/201634 minutes 49 seconds
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Ep. 05 Andy Bichlbaum “Playful Resistance”

Playing for Team Human today: Andy Bichlbaum of the infamous Yes Men, the world&#8217;s most accomplished working culture hackers, responsible for devastating satirical attacks on Dow Chemical, Halliburton, Exxon, the US Chamber of Commerce, Dupont, and others.Bichlbaum is going to share with us the secret to fighting against even violent oppression with playful resistance.After listening to the show, check out the Yes Lab, a resource for playful resisters everywhere. http://yeslab.org/And check out our resources page for an expanding list of ways to get involved in the actions featured on the show. This week we&#8217;ve added links to activist toolkits, ins
13/09/201639 minutes 22 seconds
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Ep. 04 Micah White “Permanent Revolution”

Today on Team Human we&#8217;re looking at protest. While we may be willing to raise our voices, sign petitions, and even get arrested, are we willing and ready to take hold of power? Author, activist, and Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White gives a passionate assessment of the state of protest today while putting forth his own vision for revolutionary social change or what he calls, The End of Protest.Micah is also currently running for Mayor of Nehalem, Oregon. View his campaign here.If you enjoyed this episode, check out <a href="http://teamhuman.fm/episodes/episode-01-
06/09/201646 minutes 9 seconds
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Ep. 03 Esteban Kelly “Solidarity”

Playing for Team Human is Esteban Kelly. Kelly is an exemplary leader in the movement for promoting solidarity and workplace democracy. While working with the Mariposa Food Co-op, Kelly founded the Food Justice and Anti Racism working group. He was also appointed by the Mayor of
30/08/201648 minutes 8 seconds
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Ep. 02 Richard Maxwell “Greening the Media”

Special Pre-Launch Episode: Recorded January 2016Playing for Team Human today is Professor Richard Maxwell. Richard Maxwell is a political economist of media. His research begins at the intersection of politics and economics to analyze the global media, their social and cultural impact, and the policies that regulate their reach and operations. Richard has published on a wide array of media topics. Recent work includes The Routledge Companion to Labor and Media (Editor) Media and the Ecological Crisis (co-editor) and <a href=
01/08/201630 minutes 47 seconds
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Ep. 01 Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey

Joining team human are debt resisters Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey. Astra Taylor is a filmmaker, writer, activist, and musician. Her films include the documentaries Zizek! and the Examined Life. Taylor’s recent book The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age takes a hard look at the persisting and embedded inequalities in today’s digital media landscape. Thomas Gokey is a visual artist, adju
29/07/201640 minutes 35 seconds