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Hey Human. I’m Susan Ruth. I have interesting, enlightening, in-depth conversations with people from all walks. Sometimes I agree with them, sometimes their point of view couldn’t be further from mine. The world expands and contracts in experience and conversation. I find people fascinating… every human has a story.

Hey Human. I’m Susan Ruth. I have interesting, enlightening, in-depth conversations with people from all walks. Sometimes I agree with them, sometimes their point of view couldn’t be further from mine. The world expands and contracts in experience and conversation. I find people fascinating… every human has a story.
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Hey Human. I’m Susan Ruth. I have interesting, enlightening, in-depth conversations with people from all walks. Sometimes I agree with them, sometimes their point of view couldn’t be further from mine. The world expands and contracts in experience and conversation. I find people fascinating… every human has a story.

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615-439-5201


Episodes

Chris Watts: Katrina, Confederates and The New South

6/20/2019
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E162 Louisiana National Guard veteran and Hurricane Katrina First-responder human Chris Watts was raised in the Deep South on conservative Christian values and the fear of “Liberals Gone Mad.” Politics, prayer, journalism, race, small towns, The Confederacy, social media, and more are covered in this episode. For more information and links, please visit: HeyHumanpodcast.com

Duration:01:44:01

Mary Martin: Making Things That Last

6/13/2019
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E161 Starmaker, record executive and power talent manager human, Mary Martin played a key role in connecting Bob Dylan with the Band; she managed Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Rodney Crowell, and Vince Gill at crucial stages of their careers; she signed Emmylou Harris to Warner Bros. Records. In other words, she’s responsible for finding some […]

Duration:01:06:52

KJ: Upward Tears In My Downward Dog

6/6/2019
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E160 Adventuring human KJ said to me, “I’ve done some terrible things.” That certainly caught my attention and I wanted to know more. She shares her history of making “questionable” choices as a girl on the edge, on the rise and on the whole. Self-reflection and growth is at the heart of her story and […]

Duration:01:44:40

Gary Ferguson: Gary, In the Now, Awake

5/30/2019
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E159 Broadway dancer, actor, choreographer, director, coach and mentor human Gary Ferguson has crammed a whole lot of living in his life, so far. He’s won over 100 competitions (including national championships) as coach for the Mercy High, all-girls Catholic school, dance and cheer squads. He has been a Broadway dance star and was dance […]

Duration:01:13:08

James Dixon: All Hustle, No Luck

5/23/2019
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E158 Philanthropist, mentor, coach, father figure human James Dixon is a lot of things to a lot of people. He’s a boxing coach and mentor to kids (some of whom don’t have a strong parental figure in the home), a philanthropist giving of his time, money and expertise to help his community and he’s a […]

Duration:01:02:05

Jen + Graham Ayers: Under the Hawthorn(e) Tree

5/16/2019
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E157 Parent humans Jen and Graham Ayers heard a rumor. Instead of buying into the rumor they decided to find out for themselves. In doing so, they began a journey that would lead to a better community, a stronger school in that community and a bond between parents, teachers and administrators that would change everything. […]

Duration:01:04:34

Eleanor Owen: 100 Years of Questions

5/9/2019
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E156 Mental health professional, journalist, playwright, university professor, costume designer, actress human Eleanor Owen has received statewide and national honors and awards for her advocacy work on behalf of families and individuals with mental illness. In 1978, she founded the Washington Advocates for the Mentally Ill and the following year in Wisconsin, she co-founded the […]

Duration:01:42:42

Kuldrin Fire: Whips and Chains Excite

5/2/2019
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E155 Master dom and sadist human Kuldrin Fire is a pillar of the BDSM community. He is an educator and a podcaster (Kuldrin’s Krypt). As a former medical professional, Kuldrin is trained and certified in CPR/First Aid, universal precautions, and bloodborne and fluid-borne pathogens. For more information and links, please visit: HeyHumanpodcast.com

Duration:01:08:23

Shawn Ryan: A Vigilant Life

4/25/2019
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E154 Former Navy SEAL and CIA Contractor, Founder of Vigilance Elite human Shawn Ryan enlisted in the US Navy at 18. He became a SEAL and served with SEAL Teams 2 and 8, deploying to multiple conflict zones, fighting in both Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the Navy, Shawn continued to serve his country as […]

Duration:01:09:37

David Hannah: Jesus Was Both; And…

4/18/2019
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E153 Pastor human David Hannah is a teaching pastor at The Church of Lockeland Springs in Nashville, TN. He’s a former attorney, former missionary, husband, father and follower of Jesus. For more information and links, please visit: HeyHumanpodcast.com

Duration:01:21:08

Jennifer Mitchell: Masochism, Agency and Power Dynamics

4/11/2019
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E152 Gender and sexuality scholar, associate professor of Modernist and Contemporary British Lit and critical theorist human Jennifer Mitchell, PhD is a teacher, an author and essayist. She teaches at Union College in New York. For more information and links, please visit: HeyHumanpodcast.com

Duration:01:29:48

Erica Stone: Loss, Love and Hope in Sierra Leone

4/4/2019
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E151 Humanitarian, African orphans advocate, author human Erica Stone is a champion for the orphans of war-torn and disease-ravaged Sierra Leone. Her new bestselling memoir, Gray – A Story of Loss, chronicles her all-at-once devastating and triumphant experiences in the country she has grown to love as her own. An incredible story of love and […]

Duration:01:05:20

Eric Nadel: Voice of the Texas Rangers

3/28/2019
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E150 Voice of the Texas Rangers human Eric Nadel was inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame and has received the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Texas Sportscaster of the Year Award seven times. He’s an accomplished author and has recently released a book of baseball themed limericks, Lim-Eric! (Nov. 2018). He is an […]

Duration:00:52:28

Jamie Floyd: Wait, Want, Work, Wonder FULL

3/21/2019
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E149 country music artist, songwriter, composer human Jamie Floyd wowed audiences and got a standing ovation from Shania Twain on Real Country and you may have heard her songs in the Burt Reynold’s movie, The Last Movie Star. Jamie has been pursuing her dreams since she was eleven and has penned songs from some of […]

Duration:01:02:02

Joe Stiles: The Jailer of His Choice

3/14/2019
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E148 Bail bondsman and fugitive recovery agent human Joe Stiles owns Bail Fast Bonding in Knoxville, TN and has recovered “jumpers” from dozens of states. We chat about laws, history, his recovery adventures and the concept of “Dead or Alive” (not the Bon Jovi kind). For more information and links, please visit: HeyHumanpodcast.com

Duration:01:32:28

Eric Kellum: From Porn Addiction to Sexual Healing

3/7/2019
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E147 Recovering porn addict human Eric Kellum, like many, began his obsession with pornography when he was still quite young, resulting in sexual struggles and dysfunction. Years later, in a moment of harsh realization that his marriage wouldn’t be able to survive, Eric began his journey to healing. As a pastor in Virginia he tries […]

Duration:01:10:59

Al Snow: The Head, the Heart & the Wrestling Extreme

2/28/2019
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E146 Professional WWE, TNA and TCW wrestler, color commentator, promoter and training coach human Al Snow has been throwing people around the mat for most of his life. He owns and operates the Ohio Valley Wrestling training facilities all over the world and his book, Self Help: Life Lessons From the Bizarre Wrestling Career of […]

Duration:01:13:14

Kaywana Raeburn: Global, National, Local

2/21/2019
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E145 Professor of Behavioral Economics human Kaywana Raeburn, PhD. teaches courses at Union College in Schenectady, NY. Her primary research areas are behavioral and experimental economics, particularly as relates to developing countries. We chat about farmers, technology, STEM girls and how one person effects change globally. For more information and links, visit: HeyHumanpodcast.com

Duration:01:01:59

Alex, Mercury + Eva: Polyamory for Love and Algebra

2/14/2019
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E144 Polyamorous humans Alex, Mercury and Eva are a part of a “sub-culture” community in Nashville practicing Polyamory. Alex and Mercury are partners with another woman, and Eva lives with her boyfriend and his wife. Together the three discuss polyamory culture, norms, lifestyle, misconceptions, advocacy and support. Happy Valentine’s Day! (56:47) For more information and […]

Duration:00:56:46

Jon and Harold: A New Generation of Healing

2/7/2019
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E143 CBD retailer and pot farmer (respectively) humans Jon Van Hoff and Harold Jarboe were way ahead of their time back in the day. They understood the benefits of CBD, hemp and THC long before it became a part of the zeitgeist. Jon owns and operates Nashville ReLeaf and Harold owns and operates Tennessee Homegrown, […]

Duration:01:30:37