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The leading voices of the free thinking generation share incredible insights and stories on Smells Like Human Spirit! This podcast provides you with the information to think critically, question authority, and discover the truth about the world for yourself. What's more, every show is different - with long-ranging interviews, special features, and in-depth yet relatable discussions helping you to learn more about the key issues of today. Subscribe to the show now, and peace!




211: Program or Be Programmed, with Douglas Rushkoff

Episode 211 ofSmells Like Human Spiritexploresourever-increasinguse oftechnology, ina modern world seemingly obsessed with smartphones and social media. First, Douglas Rushkoff, a highly influential media theorist, author, and Professor of Media Studies at Queens College joins the show.Mr. Rushkoff, the creator of four award-winning PBS "Frontline" documentaries, discusses the impact of modern technologies on communication, the political process, and social progress. In the second part of...

210: Bearing Witness, with Jo McElroy Senecal

Today's podcast focuses on a topic that many of us would like to avoid discussing - death - or more specifically, the experience of being present in the final moments of someone's life. To do so, Guy Evansis joined by Jo McElroy Senecal, author of the powerful New York Times opinion piece 'Bearing Witness', and counselor and family liaison fora nonprofit organization called theHole In The Wall Gang Camp. Enjoy! Subscribe on iTunes:...

Duration: 00:28:59

209: Phesto Dee of Souls of Mischief talks his career, innovation in music,

Phesto Dee, a member of one of the most respected and revered hip-hop groups of all-time, Souls of Mischief, joins Guy Evans for Episode 209 ofSLHS. In the first half of the interview, we discuss Phesto's career, his experiences navigating the murky world of music industry politics, and his thoughts on originality and creativity in the genre of hip-hop. Later we get into some broader topics of discussion including the social problems facing America today, police brutality, and the global...

208: Podcasting about Podcasting, with guest Elsie Escobar

"[Podcasts] are nothing. [They are] irrelevant. You learn nothing.” - Howard Stern Our guest for Episode 208 of Smells Like Human Spiritis the podcaster, yoga lifestyle specialist, and digital media strategist Elsie Escobar. Elsie joined the show to discuss the mainstream's media latest obsession with podcasting, what the future holds for the medium, and why Howard Stern was wrong! For more:

206: Smells Like Human Spirit Is Back/Thoughts on the 'Podcasting Boom'

It's official - Smells Like Human Spirit is back!!! In this episode, host Guy Evans discusses his six-month absence from the microphone, and examines the apparent 'podcasting boom' as touted by mainstream and independent media alike. Will the future of podcasting mirror the trajectory of the numerous other new media that came before it? For more:

Smells Like Human Spirit RETURNS on March 2nd!

Smells Like Human Spirit RETURNS on Monday 3/2! Many of you know that I’ve been dealing with a (relatively) severe back issue for the past year or so. The condition became pretty debilitating last summer, and by September, sitting down for an hour to record a podcast was a ridiculously excruciating task. It was with much regret that I had to step away from the microphone until things improved, but fear not – Smells Like Human Spirit is on the comeback trail! After just experiencing my...

Duration: 00:00:11

205: The NFL, Brain Trauma, and Domestic Violence

It's been a rough couple of weeks for the National Football League. Ever since a sickening video emerged on September 8th of Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee (now-wife) Janay Palmer, the public outcry over the league’s handling of a series of domestic violence issues has been at fever pitch, even reaching the nation’s highest office. All the while, the looming specter of concussion consequences is generating more discussion than ever regarding the...

204: Scottish Independence

Tomorrow, Thursday September 18th, voters in Scotland will be asked in a referendum to vote on whether their nation should be an independent country, breaking away from the rest of the United Kingdom. A yes vote would establish a separate Scottish state for the first time since 1707, when a need for economic security resulted in union with England, and the subsequent formation of the Kingdom of Great Britain. Despite periods of backlash against the ideology of Britishness, particularly at...

Duration: 00:16:44

203: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Throughout July and August of this year, social media users were inundated with an almost constant stream of short videos featuring people from seemingly all walks of life dumping buckets of ice water on their heads. This trend, known as the 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge', went viral in an effort to promote awareness for the disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. It soon became a most unlikely pop culture phenomenon, with various celebrities, politicians and athletes...

Duration: 00:21:10

202: The Birth of Korean Cool, with Euny Hong

For Episode 202 of Smells Like Human Spirit, Guy Evans interviews Euny Hong, a journalist and author whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, among many other places. Euny’s most recent book, ‘The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture’ examines the 21st Century rise of South Korea becoming a global leader in business, technology, education, and – as the title implies – pop culture. For more: Visit...

201: Music Psychology, with writer Tom Barnes

This episode of Smells Like Human Spirit is a continuation of sorts from SLHS 197, a show which examined the rise of the so-called 'evil empire' of radio, Clear Channel Communications. To further explore the current state of the music industry and mainstream music in particular, writer Tom Barnes joined Guy Evans to expound on his very popular recent article, ‘The Music Industry Is Literally Brainwashing You To Like Bad Pop Songs – Here’s How'. Enjoy! For more:...

Duration: 00:19:02

Guy Evans interview on Tom Secker's 'Clandestime' Podcast (09/03/14)

This podcast episode contains the audio of Guy Evans' recent appearance on Tom Secker's 'Clandestime' podcast (aired 09/03/14). As part of Tom's series of shows looking at various motion pictures with surveillance themes, the subject at hand was the 2002 movie 'Minority Report'. Throughout the 40+ minute talk, specific topics of discussion included the film's origins, the technology featured in the film and how much of it is now operational in 2014, and the philosophical dimensions of the...

Duration: 00:43:19

200: Media Matters

On the heels of the decision by the New York Post to defy basic rules of decency with its disgraceful James Foley cover, Guy Evans looks at three other recent instances of egregious coverage in the mainstream media. Thank you for helping SLHS get to 200 episodes! For more: Get bonus episodes:

199: Podcasting No Longer Under Attack? Eric Garner Update, and 'The Tech U

Guy Evans welcomes Sydney-based writer James 'JR' Hennessy to the podcast to talk his recent Guardian article, 'The tech utopia nobody wants: why the world nerds are creating will be awful.' Other topics of discussion in this episode include Adam Carolla's refusal to accept patent troll company Personal Audio's offer to drop their lawsuit against him, and an update on the fallout from Eric Garner's death. For more:

198: Beyond The Paint - How Philadelphia Became The 'City of Murals'

1980s Philadelphia. Reeling from rising crime, Mafia warfare and the proliferation of drug gangs, the city’s murder rate had skyrocketed. Although the birthplace of America was in desperate need of healing, the pain and uncertainty experienced by local residents manifested itself in a radical change to their city’s outward appearance, courtesy of the prevalence of graffiti. Graffiti became such an issue,themost pressing issue according to then-mayor Wilson Goode, that it came to be seen as...

197: Manufacturing Popularity - The Rise of Clear Channel, Radio's 'Evil Em

While a slew of recent corporate mergers and acquisitions this year have sparked renewed concerns over media monopolies, the radio and concert conglomerate Clear Channel has long been considered the poster child for what’s wrong with media deregulation. The corporation is the number one radio station owner in the United States, with the 840 stations under its umbrella amounting to about 245 million listeners per month. Now I know what you’re thinking – who listens to the radio anymore? A...

196: The Death of Eric Garner

One week has passed since the tragic and controversial death of 43-year old Eric Garner, a native of Staten Island, N.Y., and father of six. In an incident captured on camera, Mr. Garner died after resisting arrest from NYPD officers for the apparent charge of selling untaxed cigarettes. Footage shows the man being put in a suspected illegal chokehold by officer Daniel Pantaleo, before audibly protesting of his inability to breathe and then collapsing outside a beauty salon. He was later...

Guy Evans interview on 'The Ripple Effect' Podcast (05/03/14)

This podcast episode contains the audio of Guy Evans' most recent appearance on 'The Ripple Effect' podcast (aired 05/03/14). Topics of discussion include: *Edward Bernays' influence and impact; *The continued existence of the British Royal Family; *Increased corporate involvement in podcasting; *The unfortunate passing of investigative journalist and activist Michael Ruppert; and much more in this mammoth TWO HOUR discussion. If you'd like to see SLHS continue, please consider lending your...

Duration: 02:01:50

195: Holistic Nutrition, with guest Nancy Guberti

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third (34.9%) of U.S. adults can now be classified as obese, making the estimated annual medical cost of obesity in America some $190 billion dollars. Despite a growing public awareness that the problem is truly of epidemic proportions, many proponents of purely conventional medicine have suggested that the causes of the obesity wave remain a mystery. Nancy Guberti doesn't quite see it that way. Nancy is a former...

Duration: 00:45:44

194: SLHS Update

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