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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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United States

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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Nora Bateson "The Changemaker's Trap"

8/5/2020
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...

Duration:00:52:20

Michael Nesmith "Life After Television"

7/22/2020
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...

Duration:00:53:26

Matt Stoller "Make America Ours Again"

7/8/2020
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...

Duration:00:51:04

Julie Holland, M.D. "Good Chemistry"

6/24/2020
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...

Duration:01:06:58

Richard Metzger "Do They Owe Us A Living?"

6/10/2020
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,...

Duration:00:55:31

Tyson Yunkaporta "Find the Other Others"

5/27/2020
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 Yunkaporta Yunkaporta helps us apply an indigenous lens to see our global crises in a more actionable and inclusive way. Where did 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? How did indigenous practices of...

Duration:01:04:48

Martin Winiecki "The Great Unveiling"

5/13/2020
Playing for Team Human today, co-worker at the Tamera Peace Research & 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...

Duration:01:04:26

Jared Diamond "Robots in the Outfield"

5/7/2020
Playing for Team Human today, national baseball writer for the Wall Street Journal and author of "Swing Kings" Jared Diamond Diamond 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...

Duration:00:55:28

Priscillia Ludosky "Occupying Reality"

4/29/2020
Playing for Team Human today, activist and a Founder of the Yellow Vest Movement, Priscillia Ludosky Ludosky 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...

Duration:00:53:03

Brian Hughes "The Undercurrent of Extremism"

4/22/2020
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...

Duration:00:53:25

Reverend Billy and Savitri D "Charging the Wildness"

4/15/2020
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...

Duration:00:49:00

James Howard Kunstler "The Long Emergency"

4/1/2020
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...

Duration:01:02:07

Helena Norberg-Hodge “Everything Works Better Locally”

3/18/2020
Playing for Team Human today, author, filmmaker, and founder & 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...

Duration:01:09:00

Mark Stahlman "Get Digital, Go Medieval"

3/4/2020
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...

Duration:01:04:05

Steven Hassan "Re-establishing Contact"

2/19/2020
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...

Duration:00:49:49

Allison Fine "Things Worth Fighting For"

2/5/2020
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...

Duration:01:04:58

James Lovelock "We Humans are a Good Thing"

1/22/2020
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...

Duration:00:54:24

Lauren Duca “Inheriting the Future” + Christopher Bouzy “Human Trollbots”

1/8/2020
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....

Duration:00:57:08

Paul Krassner "When Fake Was Fun"

12/23/2019
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...

Duration:00:54:32

Eric Gullichsen "Navigating A Shared Space"

12/11/2019
Playing for Team Human today, founder and principal investigator at Pataphysics Research & 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...

Duration:00:46:15