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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. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Future Thinkers is a media platform, community, and education portal dedicated to the evolution of society, technology, and consciousness. Helping you become better adapted to our uncertain future. As seen in BBC, Forbes, World Economic Forum, and iTunes Top 40. Created by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova.
 
A podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, and featuring a diverse range of experts about the ways that technology excites us, scares us, and confuses us. It's complicated. “Those who like their comedy on the nerdy side will find just that in the blend of tech and jokes that this show and podcast provides.”-New York Times Previous guests have included Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Baratunde Thurston, Trac ...
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter discusses the 3 most formative books of one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Brené Brown, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Roxane Gay, Cheryl Strayed, Rich Roll, Soyoung the Variety Store Owner, Derek the Hype Man, Kevin the Bookseller, Shirley The Nurse, Vishwas the Uber Driver, Angie Thomas, David Mitchell, Surgeon Ge ...
 
Bite-sized clips with TED level top thinkers, founders and scientists on how advances in biotech & genomics, space travel, IoT, AI and other exponential tech converge to create our collective future and what we can do, from a research and policy perspective to shape the trends, technologies and societal norms for a better world. Main Podcast: https://disruptors.fm/itunes If in-depth, unscripted conversations with the researchers, startups and future thinkers transforming the future of all of ...
 
NEXT Conference. The digital festival on the Reeperbahn The NEXT Conference is the international digital festival that takes place on Hamburg’s famous Reeperbahn. For two days, the City becomes the hotspot in Europe for pop culture and digital discussion. In an inspirational way, NEXT asks the question: What will move consumers in the near future? The Conference prepares companies for the challenges and opportunities of developing digitalisation - and helps them to stay fit for the future. T ...
 
Hear some of the best stories on Medium, straight from the authors who wrote them. On each episode of Medium's flagship podcast, we invite an author to the studio to perform a recent story they wrote for Medium and then talk with us about it. Hosted by journalist Manoush Zomorodi and writer Kara Brown, Playback features insightful, first-person stories on timely topics affecting the world today — and then gives you the story behind the story from the writer.
 
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Roman Krznaric is a public philosopher who writes about the power of ideas to change society. His latest book is The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short Term World. His previous international bestsellers, including Empathy, The Wonderbox and Carpe Diem Regained, have been published in more than 20 languages. Kate Raworth is a renegade …
 
I grew up reading the Choose Your Own Adventure series but it had been years — decades even! — since I’d read a game book. Then I stumbled upon the fascinating book Meanwhile by Jason Shiga and was completely sucked back into this incredible genre. When you open Meanwhile you are a young boy on his way to an ice-cream shop. If you get vanilla? You …
 
In this live taping of the podcast at Caveat in NYC, Dr. Tessa West, the author of Jerks at Work, conducts quizzes to see what kind of jerk you are and what kind of jerk most-easily persuades you in the workplace. You will also learn how to counteract the behaviors of people who make work suck more than it should. West is a leading expert on interp…
 
Author of Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival and senior fellow-in-residence Post Carbon Institute fellow Richard Heinberg shares the simple truth that power has a lot less to do with what you’re granted or what you have than what you do. 🎙In his monologue, Rushkoff explores the opportunity we have to confront the realities of climate ch…
 
Founding editor of High Frontiers, Reality Hackers, and Mondo 2000, R. U. Sirius and Douglas Rushkoff discuss Mondo 2000's cultural influence, memes, and how to create a fool proof media virus. This is a special preview of a conversation recorded in 1993. Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to…
 
Do you ever feel book guilt? Do you ever feel book shame? Do you ever feel bad when you quit a book? Do you ever feel like the books you read aren’t ‘hard’ enough? These are common feelings that I know I’ve had. I say we need to get rid of all the book shame and book guilt we learn as we grow up because there really is no right or wrong way to read…
 
Over the course of this audio documentary series, David McRaney explores the history and science of intelligence, IQ, and remarkable talent through interviews with dozens of intelligence experts and actual "geniuses" (a 5-year-old prodigy, the man with the highest IQ ever recorded, etc). McRaney wrestles with the complexity of GENIUS as a cultural …
 
In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast, we sit down with eight experts on communication, conversation, and persuasion to discuss the best methods for reaching out to the vaccine hesitant with the intention of nudging them away from hesitancy and toward vaccination. Mentioned in the show, here is the link to a free online class with Mis…
 
On this Team Human special report, The Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum explains how he duped Newsmax into letting an imposter former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz discuss his regret for the Afghanistan War for 11 minutes! 📖 Read The YesLab’s report: “War is all we’ve got // How to invent a great conservative talking point” for a full behind-the-…
 
Happy Sturgeon Moon, everybody! And happy Blue Moon, too! Jane McGonigal joins us on Chapter 85 of 3 Books to help us celebrate. Let’s start off with a question. What would you do if you jumped out of a desk chair and slammed your head directly into an open cupboard door which gave you a massive concussion that left you bedridden for months? Oh, an…
 
Our host Vicki Robin takes a turn in the hot seat, asking herself “What Could Possibly Go Right?” After more than 50 episodes in the program, Vicki reflects on the emerging themes and shares thoughts as a cultural scout, including: The four acceptances she is making to find more serenity and avoid burnout in activism The benefits of returning to ri…
 
Author of The Web of Meaning and The Patterning Instinct, Jeremy Lent joins Douglas Rushkoff for a special Team Human Salon live from Team Human’s Discord community. Here’s a sneak preview of their conversation. Originally recorded August 6, 2021. Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 per month. You’ll instantly gain access to: 👉 The …
 
Douglas Rushkoff makes a return appearance to the series with fresh insights on our core question of What Could Possibly Go Right? Listen to his previous interview on episode 28. Douglas Rushkoff is an author, documentarian, and host of the popular podcast, Team Human. Rushkoff’s work explores how different technological environments change our rel…
 
In this episode, we sit down with psychologist Jay Van Bavel to discuss his new book, The Power of Us, an exploration of "the dynamics of shared, social identities. What causes people to develop social identities? What happens to people when they define themselves in terms of group memberships? Under what conditions does the human proclivity to div…
 
Do you have a therapist? Do you meet up with someone on a regular basis to open up, talk about yourself, and get into the weeds of your emotions? Maybe the ones you can articulate, the ones you can’t articulate, the ones you’re angry about having, the ones you’re confused about having. I started seeing a therapist about 10 years ago. After the loss…
 
Dany Sigwalt, Executive Director at Power Shift Network, has spent much of her career moving between movement building and youth leadership development, working to marry the two into one cohesive strategic reality. She cut her organizing teeth providing solidarity childcare for housing rights advocates in DC, fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanist…
 
Cofounder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and psychedelic hero John Perry Barlow (1947-2018) and Rushkoff discuss the the War on Drugs and the widespread fear of computers in a conversation recorded circa 1992. Here, Barlow introduces Rushkoff to the phrase “cultural immune response,” which later served as ins…
 
Daniel Schmachtenberger is a renowned theorist, systems thinker, and polymath. In this episode, he speaks with us about the existential threats facing humanity, our society's ability to make sense of the world, exponential technology, and steps we can take towards a more beautiful civilization. About Daniel Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding mem…
 
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, teacher, and co-host of the podcast, A Matter of Degrees. Dr. Wilkinson co-founded and leads The All We Can Save Project with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, in support of women leading on climate. Her books on climate include the bestselling anthology All We Can Save (2020, co-editor), The Drawdown Re…
 
When we talk about conspiracy theories we tend to focus on what people believe instead of why, and, more importantly, why they believe those things and not other things. In this episode, we sit down with two psychologists working to change that, and in addition, change the term itself from conspiracy theory to conspiracy narrative, which more accur…
 
“Our technologies, markets and cultural institutions, once forces for human connection and expression, now isolate and repress us. It is time to remake society together, not as individual players, but as the team we actually are: Team Human.” That little paragraph is printed right on the cover of the latest book by Douglas Rushkoff. Do you know Dou…
 
John Wood, Jr. is a national leader for Braver Angels, a former nominee for Congress, former Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, musical artist, and a noted writer and speaker on issues of political and racial reconciliation. He addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including: The optimism …
 
Here’s a sneak preview of this week’s Team Human Patreon-exclusive bonus content: Rushkoff, information artist and bio-hacker Heather Dewey-Hagborg, and visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of Interactive Media Joerg Blumtritt participate in ‘An Oral History of the Internet’. Rushkoff shares his early experience of the internet how the internet…
 
Penny Livingston is internationally recognized as a prominent permaculture teacher, designer, and speaker. She has been teaching internationally and working professionally in land management, regenerative design, and permaculture development for 25 years. She holds an MS in Eco-Social Regeneration, has 3 diplomas in Permaculture Design, and has bee…
 
Our guest on this episode is Dr. Julia Shaw, the author of The Memory Illusion. Julia is famous among psychologists because she was able to implant false memories into a group of subjects and convince 70 percent of them that they were guilty of a crime they did not commit, and she did so by using the sort of sloppy interrogation techniques that som…
 
What was your first Tarantino experience? I was thirteen years old in an unfinished basement watching Reservoir Dogs on VHS and can still remember how shook my friends and I were when we saw it. Was that your first Tarantino experience? Or was it Pulp Fiction? Jackie Brown? Kill Bill? Inglourious Basterds? Django Unchained? The Hateful Eight? Once …
 
Jeremy Lent is an author and speaker whose work investigates the underlying causes of our civilization’s existential crisis and explores pathways toward a life-affirming future. He is the Founder of the Liology Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering an integrated worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on the Earth. He add…
 
Here's a preview of this week's bonus episode: Sand Talk author Tyson Yunkaporta joins Douglas Rushkoff in Team Human's High Fidelity spatial audio room for a special salon. Team Human teammates were granted a special opportunity to join live. Originally recorded on May 8, 2021. You can gain full access to this conversation by becoming a supporter …
 
Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College, a member of the MacArthur Foundation Connected Learning Research Network, and co-founder of the Center for a New American Dream. Schor’s research focuses on consumption, time use, and environmental sustainability. Her books include After the Gig: How the Sharing Economy Got Hijacked and How …
 
In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast, we sit down with four experts on human behavior to try and understand how wearing masks, during the COVID-19 pandemic, became politicized. In the show, we take a take a deep dive into tribal psychology, which, in essence, says that humans are motivated reasoners who alter their thinking, feeling,…
 
I discovered Dave Eggers in the late 90s when the Internet was all belts and pinions and the only two comedy websites that I remember reading were The Onion and McSweeney’s. The Onion’s site was the notorious outcropping of a campus comedy newspaper from Wisconsin and McSweeney’s was founded by a publishing dynamo Whiz Kid named Dave Eggers who’d w…
 
Comedian, composer, contemporary buddhist, and host of the Duncan Trussell Family Hour Duncan Trussell and Rushkoff travel far and wide through spirituality and synchronicity to help us discover what it means to be truly human, together. Is the hope that life — and conversations, themselves — continue after death? How can humans grapple with the Bu…
 
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