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The 16th Human - Carin Bondar of Chilliwack, British Columbia - Biologist, Author, and TV Host

Carin Bondar is a mother of four and polymath extraordinaire. Not only is she a TV host, author, and jungle explorer, she's also a psychotherapist specializing in drug and alcohol addiction. Carin is a host of Science Channel's hit show, *Outrageous Acts of Science*. She was the writer and host of the popular web series, *Wild Sex*. And her 4th book, *Wild Moms*, is due out this April -- right in time for Mother's Day! Check out Carin's website:...


We Need to Talk About Recreational Marijuana - Human Issues Special

In the first ever Human Issues episode of Humans of Earth, I speak with experts regarding the dangers of marijuana, with a focus on high potency marijuana. Find out what they think we should be talking about when it comes to marijuana legalization. Check out *Northwest Trees*, a marijuana documentary by Ben Grayzel: And for more information about your host, visit: Photo by Chris Benson on Unsplash.


The 14th Human - Gunnar Tjomlid of Oslo, Norway - Writer and Web Developer

Gunnar Tjomlid is the Norwegian author of the *hopefully* soon-to-be-published-in-English book, *The Placebo Defect*. He is a well-known blogger who travels Scandinavia and Europe, giving lectures and talks about alternative medicine and the importance of thinking critically. In our interview, Gunnar provides one of the best explanations of introversion I've heard to date. He talks about why he blogs and podcasts about some of the most taboo topics around. "We really have to start looking...


End of 2017 Announcements - Upcoming Guests

A note about four upcoming guests and a shoutout to Humans of Earth listeners! For more information about your host, visit:


The 13th Human - Justin Whitaker of Seattle, Washington - Buddhist Philosopher and Writer

Justin Whitaker, founder of the award-winning blog, American Buddhist Perspectives, was raised as a liberal Catholic but began to explore Buddhism in college. Little did he know at the time that Buddhism would become one of his life's main focuses. We discuss how the #MeToo movement has touched Buddhism, Justin's cofounding of the Guideful app, and his roots in Helena, Montana. "We can all be a lot happier with a lot less." -Justin Whitaker Read American Buddhist Perspectives:...


The 12th Human - Kristen Hovet of Burnaby, British Columbia - Journalist - My Cancer Journey

A few days ago, I sat down to record my entire story of being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 34 and my journey of healing from cancer treatment -- from start to finish. It wasn't easy to record and it's not easy to listen to, but I think it's important to share. I'm approaching the 2.5 year mark of being cancer free. That's halfway to remission! To all those who do not allow their children to be given the HPV vaccine, I give you my story to consider. Please share with anyone who is on...


The 11th Human - Sheri Heller of New York - Psychotherapist and Interfaith Minister

The 11th Human - Sheri Heller of New York - Psychotherapist and Interfaith Minister by profile series by Kristen Hovet


The 10th Human - Morgan Beall of Gibsons, British Columbia - Microfinance Program Manager

Morgan Beall was trained as a sniper. He got his pilot's license, only to trade in his wings for the water. He's had many diverse jobs in his life and currently finds himself making dreams come true through small business loans. As a banker, "therapist" is an unlikely title for what he does, but it's exactly the role he often finds himself in. I want to make a note of the fact that we brought up a topic towards the end that we never actually discussed. I understand that the topic was...


The 9th Human - Leo Igwe - Founder of Nigerian Humanist Movement

Leo Igwe is a human rights advocate and founder of the Nigerian Humanist Movement. He specializes in campaigning against and documenting the impacts of child witchcraft accusations in Africa. When Leo was only 12 years old, he began studying to enter the Catholic priesthood, but left seminary school 12 years later. Born and raised in Nigeria, Leo is currently based in Bayreuth, Germany, where he recently received his PhD from the Bayreuth International School of African Studies. He...


The 8th Human - Gudrun Hofmeister of Frederick, Maryland - Philanthropy Consultant

Gudrun and I have been pen pals and friends for 25 years, ever since the 6th grade, when I was living in Mandan, North Dakota, and she was living in Simi Valley, California. But we have never spoken to each other on the phone or met in person. We've shared so many details of our lives and loves over the years, and for this episode only, the line between host and guest will be blurred. In this episode, Gudrun and I speak for the very first time "off the page". We read portions of our...


The 7th Human - Nick Halseth of Minneapolis, Minnesota - Skydiving Aviation Photographer

Nick Halseth is a skydiving aviation photographer and videographer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. In this episode, Nick talks about how he recently lost a toe and what it means to be in a time of major transition. He also shares his thoughts on the trippy Book of Revelation, and much more. To view Nick's work, check out For more information about your host, visit


The 6th Human - Jordan Noël Hawkes of Los Angeles, California - Film Producer

Jordan Noël Hawkes is a film producer, film festival director, and former radio DJ. Originally from Los Angeles, Hawkes lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for six years, and believes in the possibility of change through the sharing of stories. "Look for the similarities." - Jordan Noël Hawkes Hawkes is currently working on a feature length documentary, titled Street Heroines. "A feature documentary on the courage and creativity of female graffiti and street...