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David Boles: Human Meme

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This Human Meme podcast is the inflection point for what it means to live a life of knowing. We are in the critical moment of human induction. David Boles is a writer, publisher, teacher, lyricist and author living and working in New York City. He has dedicated his life to founding the irrevocable aesthetic. Be a Human Meme!

This Human Meme podcast is the inflection point for what it means to live a life of knowing. We are in the critical moment of human induction. David Boles is a writer, publisher, teacher, lyricist and author living and working in New York City. He has dedicated his life to founding the irrevocable aesthetic. Be a Human Meme!

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United States

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This Human Meme podcast is the inflection point for what it means to live a life of knowing. We are in the critical moment of human induction. David Boles is a writer, publisher, teacher, lyricist and author living and working in New York City. He has dedicated his life to founding the irrevocable aesthetic. Be a Human Meme!

Twitter:

@DavidBoles

Language:

English

Contact:

212.321.3700


Episodes

The 300-lb Ballerina

5/13/2021
A human aesthetic is created to celebrate, not humiliate. What do we choose to value in Art? Is inclusion more important than ability? Do we care more for participation than precision in performance? Some among us want to change the look, and resonance, of the traditional performance Arts; but do we want to so quickly toss away a 500-year-old standard?

Duration:00:11:51

Adding to the Christofascism Lie

5/6/2021
The Holocaust is not an Easter story. There are some, the Christofascists among us, who propagate the lie -- some, perhaps, unwittingly -- that the Christ child is the center of all religions, when that is not true. Here is the story of how that lie is propagated.

Duration:00:13:12

Where the Day Goes to Die

4/29/2021
We seek renewal in the East, and find death in the West. In that arc of the day, we struggle to define the truth of each moment, while resisting the evil effort to rewrite what has already been lived.

Duration:00:17:05

Too Many Tomorrows

4/22/2021
We have a shared, and fatal, fat mentality. Some try to convince us there's such a thing as being "Healthy Fat" when no such condition exists. If we are ever again to regain our place in our own lives, we must become honest, and face down the temptation of the adverse calorie.

Duration:00:12:51

The Great White Bridge as Throughline

4/15/2021
Joe Biden is a historical bridge worth crossing. Sure, Joe is owned by the big banks. Sure, Joe told student loan borrowers to pound sand. Sure, Joe lied about the $2,000 stimulus checks; but maybe there's more to his throughline than we need to imagine.

Duration:00:12:14

Putting it on the Record

4/8/2021
A "Deal is a Deal" is dead and gone. A handshake is cancelled. All the terms of keeping your word have now gone the way of the comfort of community where you once belonged merely by being. Now the world is about paper, contracts, and the forced enrollment of a morality that no longer matters.

Duration:00:11:41

Hoping the World Will Return to You

4/1/2021
As the world spins forward, we, the newly aged, get left behind. What are we to make of the changes in a culture that cancels the opposite opinion, and where booty shaking overrules the arched foot? In the end, we shall all return together for the yearning of the faraway fire lighted just for us.

Duration:00:09:43

Life of a Ghost

3/25/2021
Ghosts get the work done. Ghosts become us. Ghosts are up from the grave to provide solace against "Cancel Culture" -- because you cannot kill what does not care!

Duration:00:11:01

Camp Kitaki and One Tin Soldier

3/18/2021
Music connects us to the living, and reminds us of our demise. In the Summer of 1973, the Coven song, "One Tin Soldier" was on the top of the music charts, and that tune was sung by 8-year-olds in the yellow school bus, on the way home from Camp Kitaki, in Nebraska. Music supplies the memories for our memes.

Duration:00:15:05

David Boles Bells: A Recantation

3/11/2021
If you're pressing over 50, then you need a good Kettlebell workout! Welcome to the new BolesBells.com website and blog -- the right place for those who have lived over half a century, and for those who also want to keep their health and power. As we age, there are more specific concerns about health, strength and agility that we need to address as we do our best to always move forward from the grave.

Duration:00:12:23

Sex and the Vegan

3/4/2021
Naming conventions matter. Words have definitions beyond simple branding. The sexualization of Veganism for profit is a dangerous copulation with afterbirth results. Being Vegan is more than a sexual slur!

Duration:00:13:08

The Final 20 Minutes

2/25/2021
Why do so many dramatic stories fail in the final 20 minutes? Today, we will find out together using Denzel Washington's, THE LITTLE THINGS, movie as a template for a disaster in storytelling. We'll also discuss The Greeks, Aristotle, THE CURE AT TROY, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, CITIZEN KANE, and the SEVEN SECONDS television show. Here's your three-year, Ivy League, MFA in Playwriting earned in 36 minutes!

Duration:00:36:46

Don't Bet on the Grave

2/18/2021
Be not enchanted by death. Take a risk with the living and propel your ideas forward into imagination, and not eternal dreaming. History is a context of what was about to happen, not about what is about to begin now. Wager against the headstone and insist on touching the horizon.

Duration:00:11:16

Ritualistic Releases

2/11/2021
We use rituals to provide contextual meaning for human progress. In that systemic release of both joy and disappointment, the ritualistic flow defines the ongoing morality of a community. If we choose not to be a part of the flow, then we have become an impediment to the progressive means of humanity.

Duration:00:09:45

Old Timers for Young Folks

2/4/2021
Here are some thoughts for young people. Sometimes we need to test our values beyond our boundaries, we must often forsake our happiness for the greater good; and, finally, it is only up to us to actually get something done that is everlasting.

Duration:00:13:08

Bob Dylan Sold Us Out

1/28/2021
Bob Dylan betrayed us for a buck. What does an artist owe an audience? Faithfulness? Predictability? The assumption of kindness? Bob Dylan sold his songs for a fortune, and in the process, lost the world. Now let's use his own words against him.

Duration:00:12:01

Rescuing the District

1/21/2021
Washington, DC is, and always must remain, a golden city. Here's my story of landing, fresh-faced from Nebraska, in our nation's capital during the summer of 1987 -- and how life there is now irrevocably changed by the January 6, 2021 insurrection.

Duration:00:11:53

A Cosmic Latte and the Cult of Ignorance

1/14/2021
Sometimes simple is not so smart. Americans tend to prefer the dumb over the keen -- just because one is easier to understand, and share, than the other. That lackadaisical mendacity must not be allowed to be a substitute for greatness. Reject Boaty McBoatface. Rejoice in the genius of others!

Duration:00:11:08

Always Too Late

1/7/2021
We spend our lives apologizing. We express regret for thoughts and feelings we cannot repress. Not every thought need be shared or spoken. Even when we know better, we still take a step too far, we still arrive at peace too late, we are still unable to stop the inevitable spew of hurt in reclamation.

Duration:00:09:30

Just Because You Did It...

12/31/2020
Our system of law is broken. The guilty are set free. The innocent are doing hard time. Is there any way to get out of this moral morass that enrobes us like tar and sinks our highest aspirations?

Duration:00:10:05