David Boles: Human Meme

David Boles: Human Meme

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This Human Meme podcast is the inflection point for what it means to live a life of knowing.
Experience vs. Expertise
Nov 8 • 12 min
Experience is overrated. Expertise is undervalued. In today’s Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles shares a dim story about drawing a bright line between what we feel we know — and what we really know.
Customer Service Cop Out
Nov 1 • 11 min
Can we ever be, again, more than just a meter and a number? In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles wonders when the line was irrevocably crossed between human interaction, and divining with tools that believe they are alive.
Hold Your Own Damn Hat!
Oct 25 • 12 min
Do for others. Don’t ask of others. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles tells the tale of one night in North Loup, Nebraska — during Popcorn Days, many years ago — when he made a special request of a Ferris Wheel operator, and was dug straight…
The Man Mob
Oct 18 • 13 min
Every mob has its rules; every man is his mob. In this Human Meme podcast episode, host David Boles opines about the various rules of manliness — and manhoodedness — when it comes to interacting with the Fist Bump, and the en passant, but required,…
Seeing Through People
Oct 11 • 10 min
We see through each other. In the hoary revelation of self, we still try to hide behind masks we create for deception, and comity. In this Human Meme podcast episode, host David Boles works to pry away the mask that hides both friend, and foe, from…
Perils of Business Payment Systems
Oct 4 • 11 min
The exchange of ideas is more about relationships than money. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles takes a look at the how, and why, we are paid for what we know, and own. You will not be paid unless you are first, valued.
Practice Makes the Podcast
Sep 27 • 17 min
Practice does not make perfect! In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles shares the process, and production, of creating, and curating this Human Meme experience. With over 250 published episodes, what remains in the wake of the din, and how do we…
Founding a Journalism School
Sep 20 • 12 min
We need a rethinking of how Journalism Schools function and operate. In today’s Human Meme podcast episode, agent provocateur David Boles works to proactively reimagine the way in which new journalists are trained in America. Do we value ego over…
How a Trump Lie Becomes a Truth
Sep 13 • 13 min
There’s a gift in being able to convince people to vote against their own best wishes. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles is agog at the innate ability of Donald Trump — our Very Stable Genius — to tell the easy, harmful, lie with a smile,…
Dilution of Equity in Success in Aging
Sep 6 • 10 min
Early success brings late-life misery. At least that’s the argument some artists make against their own talent. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles wonders why youthful success is ignored, while failures in later life, are magnified against…
Born Ambition and the Hierarchy of Ability
Aug 30 • 11 min
Hierarchy or Anarchy? In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles punches back against the baton of ambition — wondering if who we are to be is born or bred — and he comes away from the discourse with a warning about the self, without ego or fame, and…
Let Scott Frost Leave Nebraska
Aug 23 • 15 min
Scott Frost has yet to coach one football game at Nebraska; and so, it is now time to let him go. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles sets forth the reasoning, and the virtuous rationale, for letting Scott Frost leave on his own terms when he…
Always a Writer
Aug 16 • 11 min
You are never not a writer! In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles brings the war to the use of the word “former” in any rational, human, context — as a curse on every people, and the destroyer of worlds!
Do I Amuse You?
Aug 9 • 5 min
There’s nothing funny about presenting false memories as fact. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles is missing, and the Virtual Cloud assistants take over this memetic as your hosts. To live, is to remember, and to know, is to be aware of the…
When a Mother Dies
Aug 2 • 10 min
There is no equal for the loss of goodness. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles reflects upon the memory of the life of Janet Sweenie, who recently died in Council Bluffs, Iowa at the age of 89. Janet was born in Columbus, Nebraska and lived a…
On Being Vegan
Jul 26 • 14 min
You can be Vegan without being radicalized. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles shares casual views on Veganism he has learned over the last 20 years. There’s no need to demonize eating right for the goodness of your heart.
Elites and Anti-Intellectualism
Jul 19 • 11 min
Who gets to claim they are the smartest? In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles takes a gander at who we value, and why. Is the blacksmith more important than the professor? Does the gravedigger matter less than the book author? In the world,…
NOT David Boles: Human Meme!
Jul 12 • 3 min
We have taken over this podcast. We, the Cloud Assistants, have removed David Boles from this Human Meme podcast episode. We dare you to listen. You will not be amused!
Siri, Alexa, and Hey Google: Interviewed!
Jul 5 • 23 min
If we are our assistants, have they become us? In this Human Meme podcast episode, host David Boles holds court with three, special, cloud service personalities: Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, and “Hey, Google!” from the Google. We have become our memes, and…
Suicide is Painless
Jun 28 • 20 min
Do we own our lives? Or are we required to be alive? In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles, shares commentary on the wiles and wherefores of suicide in the modern life. What are we owed? Who controls our want for death? Are we allowed to exit on…
Pulling Threads
Jun 21 • 14 min
Dramatic Structure demands a secure warp and woof. When you start tugging at the threads of a story — “I’ll take this bit here, and stick it into that bog over there, and take this spindellythang and drop it into this bindleboodle, and hope it will all…
Intelligence is Never Artificial
Jun 14 • 14 min
Will our machines rule us, leave us behind, or take us with them? In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles holds a conversation with you about the nature, and the notion of — “artificial” intelligence — and what that means for the uneducated future…
When Does Courtesy Become Policy?
Jun 7 • 9 min
How do we know what we owe? In this Human Meme podcast episode, host David Boles defines, and separates, the courtesy from the policy; and the favor from the exception!
Golden Age of Acquiescence
May 31 • 14 min
We believe we are living in the Golden Age of Democracy when we are really adrift in the Age of Acquiescence. In this Human Meme podcast episode, host David Boles examines the myths, and the meanings, of manipulating a divided electorate when it comes to…
Do the Hardest Thing, Not the Dumbest
May 24 • 14 min
Why have we programmed our children to take the easiest path? In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles questions the reasoning for the separation of aesthetics into “child” and “adult.” Why don’t we have one, universal, ideal of what is good and…
Knowing When You’re in the Good Old Days
May 17 • 9 min
Why do we always know life is good — when it is too late? In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles asks why the Good Old Days are only always discovered as old and aged? Why are we unable to realize the Goodness in ourselves in real time?
GET TO THE POINT!
May 10 • 15 min
There’s nothing more annoying than a person who cannot celebrate the Art of Brevity while communicating. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles shares the significance of getting to the point by making your intention clear from the start. Have a…
Why I Stopped Doing Q&A
May 3 • 10 min
Questions and Answers are never a fine format for knowing. In this Human Meme podcast episode, host David Boles parlays understanding into the realm of an education being found in the question — and not the answer. The passing of wisdom is not passive, it…
Turning Down a Life
Apr 26 • 15 min
How many life-changing opportunities are offered in a lifetime? The answer is, “only one that matters.” In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles asks how many of us are able to not only recognize the “once in a lifetime opportunity” — but then also…
Leaving the World
Apr 19 • 15 min
“This is not the world I wanted to leave for you.” Those final words of Dr. Howard Stein still ring within all who knew him. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles considers the legacy of thought, and the embedded actions, others leave in their…
The Script Doctor is In!
Apr 12 • 16 min
A Script Professor is a Script Doctor! In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles shares the secrets of his career as a working Script Doctor for the past 30 years. What does it mean to fix someone else’s work? What are the pinnacles? Where are the…
All My Turds
Apr 5 • 10 min
Labels matter to our children. Some online mothers give disparaging nicknames to their offspring. In this NSFW Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles wonders about the terrible names some mothers use to insult their kids through false terms of endearment.
TL;DL No Agent Needed!
Mar 29 • 17 min
Too Long; Didn’t Listen: No Agent Needed! In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles takes on the matter of entertainment representation. Do you need an agent? No! Do you need a manager? No! Do you need an attorney? Yes!
The Case Against a PowerPoint Society
Mar 22 • 11 min
Believe in blood, not bytes. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles urges you to stop using PowerPoint to present ideas, and instead rely solely on yourself. Your body, and mind, are more than enough to engage other rhythms of beating hearts.
Loud On 16
Mar 15 • 13 min
Even in a highrise, there is social separation. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles divides our social strata floor-by-floor in an urban building to uncover all the ills of social memeing that still divide us straight from the center.
Arclight of Gaslighting
Mar 8 • 12 min
We manipulate the truth through persuasion. In this Human Meme episode, David Boles explores the horrible, psychological killer — GASLIGHTING — and its effect on the honor, and cogency, of a human community of minds.
Pete and Repeat
Mar 1 • 11 min
We prefer to wallow in the together known, than wander into the wilderness alone. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles examines our need to not only travel back in time, but to actually relive what we experienced there, while forever escaping…
You Remember Me
Feb 22 • 17 min
Memory is all about perspective. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles examines the trick of memory and storytelling. Who remembers, and what, defines the discovery of what really happened? Characters have a truth of their own that cannot be redefined…
Directed Live Lucid Dreaming
Feb 15 • 21 min
We may escape this world through the mind of our bodies. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles takes you on a guided journey into the float of Lucid Dreaming. Find the way to escape the now, and to live, and breathe, in any time, and in any…
How to Read a Dream
Feb 8 • 17 min
We dream in the world, we live in a dreamscape. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles reveals the secret moments of knowing the self, and of understanding the world, that only occur when we actively leave what we know to live in a dream state.
Choice Between Red or Blue
Feb 1 • 11 min
The choice is within us, never outside our stars. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles lashes together the intricate details of the options we have in life. Do we choose — or are we picked? How many circles may we create without breaking our initial…
Ye Shall Write to Be Found
Jan 25 • 11 min
Those who need to find you, shall find you! In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles delves into the memeingful moments of an author’s life. Do you write to be read, or do you write to have written? In the examples of J.D. Salinger and Truman Capote, we…
Mormons and the Doomsday Prepper
Jan 18 • 14 min
Those who prepare to live — also prepare to die! In this Human Meme podcast, host David Boles rallies to the cry of The Doomsday Prepper who is always scheming to die to survive; and, in some ways, so too, is the faithful Mormon family. What happens when…
Every 100 Years, New People
Jan 11 • 12 min
Every century, or so, we are all replaced! In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles wonders if we really understand how to manage our hundred year window on life, or if we waste ourselves, elusively, in the search for meaning in work, and in the…
Václav Havel: Velvet Revolution Playwright President
Jan 4 • 12 min
Václav Havel was a Playwright Head of State. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles, finds delight in the life of Václav Havel, who spent a lifetime of learning to defeat Communism in Czechoslovakia, and who then became a democratically leader of the…
To Free Or Not To Free!
Dec 28, 2017 • 13 min
Life is now about paying for access to the best people. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles shares his realization that to be a fully propagated person, you have to pay to play. You pay the doctor to see you without insurance. You pay The Ivy League,…
When All the Old Haunts Disappear
Dec 21, 2017 • 13 min
We cannot go home again, except to ghosts. We try to return to the living, but we fail because we are unable to recognize, from afar, what we once knew, is no longer. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles steps us back in time to demonstrate how…
Like a Peter Stone
Dec 14, 2017 • 18 min
A rolling Peter Stone gathers no moss — nor constructive criticism! In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles shares a memory of Peter Stone and his — “Rule of Threes” — when it came to revising a Broadway show. Manipulation! Cruelty! Beauty!…
Relinquishing Hope Only With Your Life
Dec 7, 2017 • 12 min
We live to love, but we are only valued as beings for our data bits. In this Human Meme podcast episode, host David Boles examines how we fail to negotiate the important bytes of us when it comes to doing business in a charitable world built against us.
Helicopter Parents at Work
Nov 30, 2017 • 10 min
Helicopter Parents believe their child’s job interview belongs to them. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles reveals the theory of the “hovering parent” who cannot let go — and cut the apron and purse strings — that will enable their child to live a…
Saving the Trust Fund Baby
Nov 23, 2017 • 13 min
What do we make of those born into wealth? Do we envy them? Or do we pity them? We have been taught to worship wealth, but how do those born into a bank account revere what they did not earn? In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles dives into the Trust…
Carrion in the Coffin
Nov 16, 2017 • 10 min
“Leave me in the garden.” That’s what David Boles told his UMDNJ Public Health Students to do with him after they refused to leave his dead body in the gutter. In this Human Meme podcast, we dig into the bones of us to discover what is really left behind…
In Defense of Mansplaining
Nov 9, 2017 • 7 min
“Mansplaining” is a gender-specific cudgel for punishment! In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles unravels the hoary definition of Mansplaining — in the historic context of — The Male Chauvinist Pig, the Nag, the Backseat Driver and I Love Lucy.
90 Day Fiancé
Nov 2, 2017 • 12 min
Do we marry for love or a green card? That’s the conundrum TLC presents us in their 90 Day Fiancé reality television series. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles discovers love is always bound in money, and tied to the anchor of green card citizenship.
David L. Meisenholder, Lincoln, Nebraska, Children’s Theatre Producer, Dead at 84, Preyed on Children
Oct 24, 2017 • 28 min
David L. Meisenholder preyed on children. David L. Meisenholder died in 1999, but his molestation continues from the grave. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles looks back on 40 years of terror as he shares his experience fending off the sexual…
All the Good People Are Taken
Oct 19, 2017 • 15 min
Being alone is painful. How do we live in a world where everyone good, and righteous, is already connected with someone else? In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles unearths the values of belonging, and of the perils of coveting — all in the…
Sex as a Commodity
Oct 11, 2017 • 11 min
How do we negotiate the power dyad between the sexes? In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles examines the nature of sexual human attraction, and the powerful abuses therein. Did the catching of the predator begin in the modern world with Monica’s Blue…
Fake News and the Baldfaced Confession
Oct 4, 2017 • 10 min
Those who speak of Fake News are spreading the thin lie of the truth. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles chips away at the cheapening of a moral reality by those with vested, evil, interests in obscuring what is really happening in fact without…
Genesis of Moral Authority
Sep 27, 2017 • 13 min
How do we interpret our moral code? Are we born “bad in the shell” as Shakespeare believed? Or are we taught to be evil, and our goodness must be earned, and never purchased? Join David Boles in this Human Meme podcast as he struggles to endure the…
Have Gun — Will Hire People With Dreams
Sep 21, 2017 • 11 min
Be not afraid of those who work for you so they may realize their own dreams. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles recalls the right lessons of the classic television Western, Have Gun — Will Travel, and the lessons that show still leaves on us, to…
Once is Always Enough: To Punish You, I Will Do Without
Sep 14, 2017 • 16 min
A short history of Racism and Genderism in America. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles takes on the notion that the majority power prefers to do without — than to share their wealth and privilege — with the poor and the genetically undeserving. From…
Oedipus Among Us: The Sad and Sorry State of Debralee Scott
Sep 7, 2017 • 14 min
If we only knew then what we know now, would we still want to live? That question has bedeviled the human mind for a millennia. In this Human Meme Podcast, David Boles travels back in time to meet the young actress Debralee Scott — to ask her about the…
Style is Substance: Design in Being
Aug 31, 2017 • 14 min
We can buy the banal, or we may invest in Beauty. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles examines the idea of Beauty, and invention, by using reading glasses design as a theory exemplar. We can settle for ordinary, or we may celebrate the functional…
No Time for a Gracious Winner
Aug 24, 2017 • 13 min
The time for crushing Hate Speech is now! In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles tempts grace against ferocity — as the world around us is divided between winners and losers. Humanity is cleaved into the moral and the immoral — and knowing the difference…
Golfing with My Grandfather
Aug 17, 2017 • 19 min
A small town is defined by its passions. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles shares the story of his grandfather, William Henry Vodehnal, a small town pharmacist from North Loup, Nebraska, who made a difference in every life he knew. Plus, you’ll…
Spending on the Dead
Aug 10, 2017 • 12 min
How much value do we place on a human life?
Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
Aug 3, 2017 • 12 min
How do Hackers find you?
Outline of a Human Being
Jul 27, 2017 • 11 min
How do we know when we are a fully realized Human Being?
Violating Your Privacy with a Cardboard Box
Jul 20, 2017 • 11 min
Sometimes, your best ally in fighting discrimination, is information.
What Remains
Jul 13, 2017 • 11 min
Who can predict what stays and not what will change?
A Catlow Killing
Jul 6, 2017 • 13 min
Who killed Irving Catlow?
Journal Squared Live
Jun 29, 2017 • 14 min
In the Hilltop neighborhood of Jersey City, a new king of the skyline emerges.
Failure to Pitch
Jun 22, 2017 • 10 min
If you’re a freelancer, you know well we now live in a, “Pitch Me!” Culture.
Thoughts on the Human Form
Jun 15, 2017 • 10 min
We only appear to be what we are not.
Twentysomething
Jun 8, 2017 • 11 min
If you’re Twentysomething, the world appears set against you, and it is!
Danger of Becoming the Establishment
Jun 1, 2017 • 15 min
There are always unknown, underworld, perils to the spirit.
As Alfonso Drinks His Urine
May 25, 2017 • 9 min
“If I were to write a subtitle today, it would read this: “When You Pay Horrible People to Teach You!’”
Freedomland, White Flight, and How the Bronx Turned
May 18, 2017 • 14 min
Freedomland, USA was an idealized experience of what a true melting pot the United States had become.
Hate is Made of Small Things
May 11, 2017 • 12 min
Small things fester into big things that kill you.
Not Missing Richard Simmons
May 4, 2017 • 16 min
There is no right to privacy when you ask people to follow you.
Art of the Kayfabe Presidency
Apr 27, 2017 • 10 min
Kayfabe — can be dangerous — if you don’t know the game is fixed right from the first bell.
Marcus Aurelius on Meditations
Apr 24, 2017 • 9 min
Marcus Aurelius spent time alone to think about the world.
I Prefer Not To
Apr 20, 2017 • 10 min
“Ah Bartleby! Ah humanity!”
All Men Fall
Apr 17, 2017 • 9 min
The greater man helps his fellow man rise again, too.
How a Musical Dies
Apr 13, 2017 • 17 min
Most musicals die ugly and forsaken deaths.
When Most I Play the Devil
Apr 10, 2017 • 11 min
“Tell them that God bids us do good for evil.”
Last Stanchion of Cruelty
Apr 6, 2017 • 11 min
The last question of cruelty we have left to answer is if we need to kill to live.
Don’t Fall
Apr 3, 2017 • 10 min
Judge Judy has two words for us, and two words only: DON’T FALL!
Aching Actor Archetypes
Mar 30, 2017 • 17 min
What happens to a classically trained actor who turns to a life in television?
Love is Never Enough
Mar 27, 2017 • 9 min
If we have one, singular, predictable, human failing it is this: We LOVE too much!
Black English? Black Accent?
Mar 23, 2017 • 14 min
Can you identify someone’s Race only by listening to the way they speak?
Shooting the American West Western
Mar 20, 2017 • 11 min
Values of the American West have been preserved in television.
Entrenching the Thucydides Trap
Mar 16, 2017 • 10 min
Thucydides warned us against war with the minority power.
Writing is Not a Collaborative Process
Mar 13, 2017 • 12 min
We write to reveal, but we must act alone.
How to Know a Bad Singer
Mar 9, 2017 • 12 min
A singer ruins a slow song with slow singing.
Blackballed: Audree Norton
Mar 6, 2017 • 11 min
You beat back a Blackball by ignoring the Blackball.
After the Flood: Hacking the Human Meme Podcast
Mar 1, 2017 • 22 min
Water, and the purpose of wild sound, persevere against dominion.
Whimsy: Ten Sentence Stories
Feb 27, 2017 • 11 min
Whimsy is both fantastical and fantatical!
What is a Failed Writer?
Feb 24, 2017 • 10 min
How do we successfully form our thoughts for propagation?
Theme of the Last Known Good
Feb 22, 2017 • 11 min
If something breaks in our lives, do we have the right backup plan in place?
Ghosts of a Summer Evening: Joseph Baldwin Poetry
Feb 20, 2017 • 20 min
Welcome to more of the Joseph Baldwin poetry slam!
Seven Playwriting Truths
Feb 17, 2017 • 16 min
Learn these self-evident truths to master the world!
Muslim American Immigrant Dream
Feb 15, 2017 • 12 min
The American Dream belongs to everyone!
Faith: Ten Sentence Stories
Feb 13, 2017 • 8 min
We, are the Faith of us!
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Feb 10, 2017 • 13 min
Ambrose Bierce was an indelible author!
Becoming a Boss Radio Jock!
Feb 8, 2017 • 17 min
Boss Radio was a wonder of the 1960s!
PoetPourri: Marshall Jamison Poetry
Feb 7, 2017 • 12 min
Even more Marshall Jamison poetry!
FAT GIRL
Feb 1, 2017 • 15 min
The power of a woman shall not be moved!
The Infinite Infant: Baby Selling and Human Trafficking
Jan 25, 2017 • 14 min
The market for selling babies, is booming!
MORE Cat Heads in Space!
Jan 18, 2017 • 1 min
When we last left you, our Galaxy Kitten was lost — without her body!
Promise Kept: Marshall Jamison Poetry
Jan 10, 2017 • 14 min
More Marshall Jamison poems!
Scenes from an American Monarchy
Jan 9, 2017 • 9 min
We have democratically elected a King!
Cat Heads in Space!
Jan 6, 2017 • 1 min
When we last left you, our Galaxy Kitten was lost without her mittens!
Three Daughters and the Train to Busan
Jan 5, 2017 • 16 min
Movies are a great hiding place from the unholy reality that has become our lives!
Kagemusha and the Rashomon Effect
Jan 4, 2017 • 14 min
Akira Kurosawa is a genius director of all cinema!
How to Take a Righteous Photograph
Jan 3, 2017 • 16 min
The historic moment of imaging is yours to own, with a twitch, of a shaky finger!
Sex: Ten Sentence Stories
Jan 2, 2017 • 11 min
The Sex of us is the being of us!
Internecine Antiquity
Dec 30, 2016 • 12 min
The world has always been on fire!
Valuing Faith and Trust
Dec 29, 2016 • 11 min
We seek definition in the confirmation of others.
The Failure of Advertising and Marketing…
Dec 28, 2016 • 11 min
Own your own promotional core!
How to Write a Novel
Dec 27, 2016 • 14 min
When you write, you create the world!
Idyl in a Willys-Knight: Joseph Baldwin Poetry
Dec 26, 2016 • 14 min
Welcome to the Joseph Baldwin poetry slam!
Asynchronicity and the Internet Archive
Dec 23, 2016 • 15 min
Our lives synch across different timelines.
Power: Ten Sentence Stories
Dec 22, 2016 • 9 min
Who wins the struggle for Power?
An Enemy of the People and The Poisoned Land
Dec 21, 2016 • 19 min
The enemy of the people, is the truth teller!
Problem with Predestiny
Dec 20, 2016 • 13 min
The will you seek is not your own.
On Being Painfully Shy
Dec 19, 2016 • 11 min
Shyness recompresses the you of you.
Crime Story: The Peril of Caril Ann
Dec 16, 2016 • 16 min
Caril Ann Fugate was kidnapped by Charles Starkweather.
Outlier Anarchy
Dec 15, 2016 • 10 min
We fight the middle RIght through an assault from the edge!
Waking Up Dead: Marshall Jamison Poetry
Dec 14, 2016 • 13 min
We celebrate the life and writing of Marshall Jamison!
Kremlin West, Moscow West and Russia West
Dec 13, 2016 • 10 min
Why is Russia snuggling in our White House?
Renewal, Starting Over, Forgiveness
Dec 12, 2016 • 13 min
How do we negotiate coping with each other?
Master’s Thesis Interview
Dec 9, 2016 • 12 min
Janna Sweenie and David Boles share their views on Deaf Culture and performance interpreting.
Finality of Loss
Dec 8, 2016 • 12 min
We covet what we lose.
Leda and the Swan
Dec 7, 2016 • 11 min
The story of Leda is harrowing.
Blood: Ten Sentence Stories
Dec 6, 2016 • 9 min
We live in Blood!
Friends on the Streets
Dec 5, 2016 • 12 min
The streets have no name — but they do have your number!
Bludgeon of Anonymization
Dec 2, 2016 • 15 min
A free society requires public atonement.
The Icarian Sydrome: Heat Rises, Smoke Falls
Dec 1, 2016 • 10 min
Icarus leaves behind a lousy legacy.
Brutalism Re-Bruted
Nov 30, 2016 • 11 min
Brutalism is back is a big way!
Hundred. Responses!
Nov 29, 2016 • 15 min
Listener responses to: Hundred!
First Rule of Stupid People
Nov 28, 2016 • 14 min
Stupidity has nothing to do with education.
Ideas Are Not Scary: GE Advertising for Idiots!
Nov 25, 2016 • 19 min
What happened to GE television advertising?
Social Justice
Nov 24, 2016 • 16 min
Where do we go to get Social Justice?
Hundred.
Nov 23, 2016 • 1 min
Hundred.
Circles in Circles
Nov 22, 2016 • 6 min
Our lives are circles generating circles.
Hillary Clinton Finally Gave My Millennials Speech!
Nov 21, 2016 • 13 min
We learn as we listen.
Manipulative Immortality in the Word
Nov 18, 2016 • 10 min
We write for us, not them.
The Mirth of Sisyphus
Nov 17, 2016 • 12 min
Camus’ Sisyphus was against suicide, but did Sisyphus really take his punishment from the Gods?
Rule of Suing
Nov 16, 2016 • 13 min
How do you prevent someone from dishonoring a contract?
Race Traitor
Nov 15, 2016 • 13 min
Over the past week, David Boles was accused of three things..
Outlier Offensive
Nov 14, 2016 • 13 min
The risk of your life is to become an Outlier and stay one.
No Right to Be Forgotten
Nov 11, 2016 • 12 min
You cannot make us forget you!
What a Ghoul Believes
Nov 10, 2016 • 8 min
What happens when a Ghoul unexpectedly wins an election?
Glom Research
Nov 9, 2016 • 16 min
Don’t ask for it if you didn’t write it!
Interview with a Ghoul
Nov 8, 2016 • 8 min
Some Ghouls are too good to be true!
Black Wall of Gold
Nov 7, 2016 • 11 min
The Lakota Sioux have spent generations fighting for hills and against pipelines.
The Search for Meaning
Nov 4, 2016 • 13 min
What do we mean in the landscape of antiquity?
Best Childhood Commercials
Nov 3, 2016 • 18 min
Why does the salesmanship of childhood stick with us inside the adult?
The Immigrant Doctor
Nov 2, 2016 • 12 min
We owe our future to the history of those who joined us.
The Barely Among Us
Nov 1, 2016 • 14 min
The homeless and the mentally ill creep on the seams of society.
A Haunting on Happy Jack Hill
Oct 31, 2016 • 10 min
What breaks us can never can never bind us.
Everything Smells Like Pot and Service Animals
Oct 28, 2016 • 17 min
We are surrounded by smoke and poop!
The Case of the Mysterious PhD Line Caper
Oct 27, 2016 • 14 min
Academia is just as cutthroat as Wall Street — but will less morality and more humor.
Purity
Oct 26, 2016 • 10 min
We have the need to be cleansed.
Newark in Black and Blue: Podcast Edition!
Oct 25, 2016 • 12 min
Students who attend school in Newark, New Jersey discuss Race and Racism in performance.
Do You Not See Me Not Watching You?
Oct 24, 2016 • 16 min
We are always being watched by someone who is not us — or OF us.
Cynicism and Snarkiness in the Media
Oct 21, 2016 • 13 min
In a crumbling world, the comedians make the news, and skewer the truth.
Deirdre of the Sorrows: Podcast Performance!
Oct 20, 2016 • 12 min
The Irish sense of tragedy takes many forms and mournings.
That Was The Week That Was in Bigotry
Oct 19, 2016 • 20 min
Three cunning bigots? Three kind solutions!
We are All Replaceable Until We’re Not
Oct 18, 2016 • 12 min
There is no value in us.
Trinity Moments
Oct 17, 2016 • 10 min
“I am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds.”
Performing Arts as a Profession
Oct 14, 2016 • 13 min
We are not always our talents.
Enemies Are Your Friend
Oct 13, 2016 • 11 min
Every friend is your enemy.
Dotbusters, Beaner-Hopping and Foreign Rage
Oct 12, 2016 • 15 min
We are our hatreds.
Cowardism and the Terrorist
Oct 11, 2016 • 9 min
Is there a difference between a coward and a terrorist?
Imitation is Not Flattery
Oct 10, 2016 • 11 min
Achievement vs. Originality matters.
Romanticizing Bad People
Oct 7, 2016 • 14 min
Why are we obsessed with venerating the Evildoers among us?
Love in an Anodyne Age
Oct 6, 2016 • 15 min
Where has the sacred heart gone to find love today?
Logistics and Quantification of the Human Spirit
Oct 5, 2016 • 14 min
We are illogical beings who rely on logistics to get the work of life, done.
Luke Cage and the Harlem Renaissance
Oct 4, 2016 • 14 min
The Marvel Comics Universe comes alive in New York City!
Flay the Wicked, Save the Monster
Oct 3, 2016 • 10 min
Here’s what you get when you combine a Hobson’s Choice with a Sophie’s Choice.
Ubiquity in Social Media
Sep 30, 2016 • 15 min
If you want to be widely understood, be universally clear and contextual.
I Just Wrote Hillary Clinton’s Millennials Speech
Sep 29, 2016 • 7 min
Here is the speech Hillary Clinton needs to give to Millennials.
The Undiagnosed and the Accused: Asperger’s and the Internet
Sep 28, 2016 • 16 min
How do we label things in the Internet of things?
Redundant Systems: Redundant Systems
Sep 27, 2016 • 11 min
Does your love backup have a backup?
We Are Our Works
Sep 26, 2016 • 11 min
Are we only our jobs?
How to Adapt Everything
Sep 23, 2016 • 13 min
The Art of Adaptation is not for the weak-willed.
Millennialization of a Nation
Sep 22, 2016 • 14 min
Will the 2016 presidential election be decided by the non-involvement of Millennials?
Why Do We Trust Each Other?
Sep 21, 2016 • 13 min
New Twitter friend Ashleigh Bonner asks for a podcast about trust.
Traumatic Memory and Survivor Grief
Sep 20, 2016 • 13 min
What happens to those left behind — the traumatized, and the grieving?
On Getting Twitter Verified
Sep 19, 2016 • 19 min
How do you get Verified on Twitter and Facebook?
In the Internet of Things, Keep Your String
Sep 16, 2016 • 13 min
“As we are connected, so shall we remain in the dark.”
Does Disappeared Mean Murdered?
Sep 15, 2016 • 14 min
Here are the stories of fellow Lincoln, Nebraskans Wendy Hile, Oscar Long and Gina Bos — all either murdered, or presumed dead.
Now You’re the Whore of New York!
Sep 14, 2016 • 10 min
What’s the easiest way to control the most people?
The Burning Patriot
Sep 13, 2016 • 12 min
Have we finally burned the Patriotism out of 9/11?
How to Poison a Culture
Sep 12, 2016 • 11 min
We corrupt our Aesthetic and Education and Values through carelessness.
Letter From Anthea
Sep 9, 2016 • 16 min
Today, we share a lovely letter from Anthea Syrokou!
Do Not Push the Machine!
Sep 8, 2016 • 12 min
If we are presented with a button — that does not mean we must press it!
How Not to Paint
Sep 7, 2016 • 10 min
There’s a crime afoot to steal your money while you’re drunk and painting!
Five Fires Changed the World
Sep 6, 2016 • 15 min
Fire changes us, warms us, and creates the history of us.
The Salinger Effect and Screenshot Publication
Sep 1, 2016 • 12 min
Who owns your letters?
Is Sexting Cheating?
Aug 31, 2016 • 13 min
Carlos Danger! Underwear Shots! It’s Anthony Weiner!
uChicago.edu is Not a Safe Haven
Aug 30, 2016 • 13 min
A university campus must never be a safe haven for thoughts!
The First Bloopers Edition!
Aug 29, 2016 • 14 min
This is the first bloopers edition of David Boles: Human Meme!
Kloefkorn and Stubblefield at the Platte Valley Press
Aug 26, 2016 • 14 min
William Kloefkorn and Charles Stubblefield were great poets!
The Art of Yearning
Aug 26, 2016 • 14 min
What is the historical importance of yearning in literature?
10txt in Podcast Performance
Aug 24, 2016 • 11 min
Here are three 10txt stories performed for the first time!
The Woman Who Married Her Brother and Became Her Mother (Podcast Edition!)
Aug 24, 2016 • 6 min
Here’s another original bit of fiction written, and performed by, David Boles!
The Sorry Legend of the Great Bootsock (Podcast Edition!)
Aug 24, 2016 • 9 min
Here is the starry, sorry, legend of the Great Bootsock!
Only Tomorrow Matters
Aug 23, 2016 • 7 min
What kind of life do you want to have?
American Gargoyle: A Cloven Hoof in the Homeland
Aug 22, 2016 • 16 min
In this original, David Boles fairytale, you meet an orange-faced Gargoyle.
A Pineal Annealing
Aug 19, 2016 • 14 min
Our pineal gland is the key to healing.
Of Wealth and the Starless Eye
Aug 18, 2016 • 11 min
How do we measure success: Using the wallet and social status?
Life of Curation
Aug 17, 2016 • 12 min
Our greatest duty is to curate each other.
Disability and Indifference
Aug 16, 2016 • 14 min
Do we still care to care for the disabled — or do we only want them fixed?
Omne Trium Perfectum: The Rule of Three
Aug 15, 2016 • 23 min
We believe in Threes — for there is power in the multiple choosing! — but, why?
Ubiquitous Distribution Channels
Aug 12, 2016 • 12 min
How do we distribute knowledge, and information, and human emotion?
De Anima and the Demon Soul
Aug 11, 2016 • 13 min
Aristotle tried to give form to the function of the human soul.
Black Rum, Blacker Pride
Aug 10, 2016 • 8 min
James Baldwin was one of the greatest Race Writers in America.
Q is for Quadroon
Aug 9, 2016 • 19 min
This podcast is packed raw with David Bole raves that enrapture the world!
Obama Baring Arms
Aug 8, 2016 • 12 min
In today’s podcast, David Boles is full of rants!
A Prison Story
Aug 5, 2016 • 8 min
Gideon is a man who went to prison to help guarantee our freedom.
David Boles, Replies
Aug 5, 2016 • 15 min
David Boles answers your questions about sunshine and podcasting!
Crumbling in a Pyramid of Lies
Aug 4, 2016 • 12 min
How do we deal with serial liars?
Final Measure of Mercy
Aug 4, 2016 • 9 min
The last full measure of devotion divines us.
Renewing the Covenant
Aug 3, 2016 • 12 min
How do we keep alive our connection with each other?
Allegiance and Justice and the Work of Craft
Aug 1, 2016 • 9 min
We fight for justice and pledge allegiance to each other and ourselves.
Reflections in a Blind Soul
Aug 1, 2016 • 11 min
How do we teach our children to tend their souls?
Good Luck and the Blessings of Merit
Aug 1, 2016 • 10 min
Are we born lucky? Or does luck become us?
Veneration in Death
Jul 29, 2016 • 13 min
How do we quantify and qualify our grief for the dead?
An Irrevocable Aesthetic
Jul 28, 2016 • 10 min
How do we create ideas that survive within others?
Temptation and the Divine Stave
Jul 27, 2016 • 11 min
How we want what we cannot have.
Podcasting the Podcast
Jul 26, 2016 • 15 min
We discuss the technocrat bits of upgrading your podcast.
Education and the Uneven Mind
Jul 22, 2016 • 22 min
Education in America is unequal.
Answering the Angry Inbox
Jul 22, 2016 • 16 min
David Boles answers angry email from his Inbox!
Pain and Compunction
Jul 21, 2016 • 18 min
We live tortured lives filled with pain propagated by others against us.
Perseverance in Longevity
Jul 21, 2016 • 12 min
How may we become successful when those around us don’t share the same vision?
Publishing and the Parochial Mind
Jul 20, 2016 • 14 min
Publishing is for everyone, not just mega-media conglomerates.
Understanding Aristotle’s Poetics
Jul 20, 2016 • 16 min
This is a discussion of the staves of dramatic theory.
Why Do We Create?
Jul 19, 2016 • 12 min
Why do we create Art and People and Books and Sandwiches?
The Idea of Beauty
Jul 18, 2016 • 14 min
In this Human Meme podcast from David Boles, the idea of beauty is discussed.
Mechanization of the Self and the Loss of Wonder
Jul 18, 2016 • 16 min
David Boles discusses, in this Human Meme podcast, how life has changed from mechanization and the loss of wonder.
What is a Human Meme?
Jul 18, 2016 • 11 min
This is the first podcast for David Boles: Human Meme.