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With Host Douglas Rushkoff
127 “All Hands On Deck” Extinction Rebellion with Gail Bradbrook and Clare Farrell
Apr 10 • 80 min
Gail Bradbrook and Clare Farrell leverage love and grief to build the Extinction Rebellion, a movement that demands immediate action on climate change.“There is an emotional component to waking up to our social, political, economic, and climate…
126 Ananya Roy “Occupying the Master’s House”
Apr 3 • 71 min
Playing for Team Human today, professor, scholar, and activist Ananya Roy.Ananya will be showing us how the fight for global social justice, often begins at home.Roy has been working with Occupy Wall Street’s Micah White (Team Human Ep. 04) on a course…
125 Aaron Gell “We’re in the same story, here.”
Mar 27 • 59 min
Playing for Team Human today; Aaron Gell. Aaron is an editor at large for Medium and an instructor for NYU’s Prison Education Project.Aaron will show us how listening and sharing stories can be the key to cultivating empathy. His long-form journalism…
124 “Don’t Know Much About History” - Live from the Greene Space with Roger McNamee
Mar 20 • 81 min
Playing for Team Human today: musician, investor, reformer, and the author of Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe, Roger McNamee.Roger will be talking about his mentorship of Mark Zuckerberg and what went wrong. Was it naive idealism? The…
123 Live from Portland with Blaed Spence and Jennifer Rauch “Beyond the Screen”
Mar 13 • 87 min
Playing for Team Human Today is lifelong activist, warrior, and witch Blaed Spence AND writer, professor, and author of Slow Media, Jennifer Rauch.Today’s show continues our ‘live from the road’ series as Douglas brings Team Human to the Bunk Bar in…
122 Live at WNYC’s the Greene Space with Naomi Klein - “The Big Tent”
Feb 27 • 74 min
Playing for Team Human today: award-winning journalist, activist, and author of No Is Not Enough, This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine, No Logo, and most recently, The Battle For Paradise, Naomi Klein.Klein and Rushkoff share a conversation about…
121 Ron Kim “No More Race to the Bottom”
Feb 20 • 60 min
Playing for Team Human today: New York State Assemblyman and candidate for New York City Public Advocate, Ron Kim. Ron will be helping us understand the power of local, grassroots activism and how to make government a thing of the people. With the…
120 Jacinta Gonzalez and Amy Herzog on “Amazon’s Cloud Industrial Complex”
Feb 13 • 57 min
Playing for Team Human today: immigrant rights activists Jacinta Gonzalez and Amy Herzog.Jacinta and Amy will be showing us why the people living in Queens, New York may not want to welcome Amazon’s HQ2 with open arms. With Amazon poised to deliver on…
119 Team Human Live: Douglas Rushkoff and Siobhan O’Connor “Just the Way You Are”
Feb 6 • 62 min
In this special episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by Siobhan O’Connor, vice president of editorial at Medium. Siobhan and Douglas reverse roles as she hosts the official Team Human book launch. This event was recorded live at Civic Hall on January…
118 Aaron Maté “The Russians Are Coming!”
Jan 30 • 69 min
Playing for Team Human today: journalist and Nation columnist Aaron Maté.Aaron is gong to break down “Russiagate,” taking a sober look at the media frenzy of “bombshell” stories asserting a Russian conspiracy behind the 2016 election. Maté explains why he…
117 Book Launch: A Live Team Human Conversation with Douglas Rushkoff and Seth Godin
Jan 23 • 78 min
Today’s episode is a special live celebration of the release of Team Human the book and manifesto, which is now available everywhere! On January 8th, Douglas was joined by acclaimed author Seth Godin for a pre-release book party at Betaworks Studios in…
116 Live at Civic Hall Pt. 2: A Demonology of Algorithms with Mark Pesce
Jan 16 • 71 min
Playing for Team Human today; technologist, futurist, inventor and mage Mark Pesce.In this conversation with Douglas, part two of a live Team Human show at Civic Hall, Pesce offers a thought-provoking frame through which we might better understand our…
115 Live at Civic Hall Pt. 1: Penny Abeywardena
Jan 9 • 47 min
Playing for Team Human today: Penny Abeywardena.In part one of a two-part live Team Human show, Douglas is joined by New York City’s Commissioner for International Affairs, Penny Abeywardena. Penny’s work looks at the synergies between local and global…
114 Geert Lovink on “Sad by Design” (Corrected Audio)
Dec 12, 2018 • 70 min
Playing for Team Human today: media activist and scholar Geert Lovink. Geert will be helping us see how an understanding of the political economy is not enough. We have to reacquaint ourselves with the experiential layer of our humanity and even reclaim…
113 Jamie Cohen “The Commodity of Authenticity”
Dec 5, 2018 • 76 min
Playing for Team Human today: media and technology scholar Jamie Cohen. Jamie will be helping us understand the commodity of authenticity. His work looks at the ways authenticity is quantized and codified on media platforms such as YouTube. It’s a process…
112 Jason Stockwood “System Reboot”
Nov 28, 2018 • 71 min
Playing for Team Human today: business reformer and the author of Reboot: A Blueprint for Happy Human Business in the Digital Age, Jason Stockwood. Jason will be showing us how to minimize the negative externalities of big business. It all comes down to…
111 Chenjerai Kumanyika “Uncivilization”
Nov 14, 2018 • 73 min
Playing for Team Human today: activist, professor, podcast producer, journalist, and musician Chenjerai Kumanyika. Chenjerai joins Douglas in the basement Media Squat at CUNY Queens College for a conversation about why studying history matters more than…
110 Enspiral: “Better Work Together”
Nov 7, 2018 • 74 min
Playing for Team Human today: Susan Basterfield and Anthony Cabraal. Susan and Anthony share the open secrets of bottom-up collaboration as we celebrate the publication of Enspiral’s book, Better Work Together. It’s a conversation about the power of…
109 Jason Schmitt “A Pirate Bay of Knowledge?”
Oct 31, 2018 • 67 min
Playing for Team Human today: Jason Schmitt. Jason looks at the big business of for-profit academic publishing in his new documentary Paywall:The Business of Scholarship. Should the the world’s research be locked behind closed doors? Jason makes the case…
108 Jessica Blank “A Walk In Their Shoes”
Oct 24, 2018 • 66 min
Playing for Team Human today is playwright, actor, director, writer and teacher Jessica Blank. Jessica shares her insights into the process of building empathy through story. Through works such as her documentary plays the Exonerated and Aftermath,…
107 Fred Turner “Beyond the Master Plan”
Oct 17, 2018 • 77 min
Playing for Team Human today is Fred Turner, professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Stanford University. Fred will be helping us recover the countercultural roots of digital media, while also imploring us to look toward the mundane,…
106 Nora Bateson “Warm Data”
Oct 10, 2018 • 69 min
Playing for Team Human today is systems thinker, writer, and filmmaker Nora Bateson. Nora will be telling us how to stop looking at things as objects and begin seeing the spaces and connections between them. It’s not too late to bring our species back…
105 Philip McKenzie and Michael Wood-Lewis “There Goes the Neighborhood”
Oct 3, 2018 • 103 min
Playing for Team Human today a double header of people trying to effect real cultural change in very different ways. Up first is cultural anthropologist, host of the 2 Dope Boys podcast, and consultant Philip McKenzie. Philip makes the case for injecting…
104 Nathan Schneider “A Place Where It’s Easier To Be Good”
Sep 26, 2018 • 72 min
Playing for Team Human today is platform cooperative activist, journalist, and author of Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy, Nathan Schneider.With contemporary examples and historical context, Nathan makes the…
103 Sarah Esther Lageson PhD “Giving Each Other Some Slack”
Sep 19, 2018 • 58 min
What happens when our past becomes indelibly fixed in the online databases that shape our digital identities? Is there ever escape from the internet’s permanent memory for our blemishes and increasingly public misfortunes? Sarah Lageson studies the…
102 danah boyd “Seeing New Worlds”
Sep 12, 2018 • 89 min
Playing for Team Human today, technology and social media scholar, founder of Data & Society Research Institute, and author of It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, danah boyd.On today’s episode, Douglas and danah talk about stepping…
101 Alissa Quart “It’s Not Your Fault”
Sep 5, 2018 • 60 min
One of the lies many of us have bought over the years is the American Dream. It seemed to work - at least back in the day of the GI bill and guaranteed mortgages. You work hard, go to college, and things will work out. You’ll be okay. And now, a lot of us…
100 Molly Crabapple and Jace Clayton (DJ Rupture) Live at Civic Hall
Aug 29, 2018 • 111 min
Team Human celebrates its 100th episode with this special “double feature,” recorded live before an audience at Civic Hall in Manhattan. Joining Douglas on the stage is writer, artist, and journalist Molly Crabapple. With just “compressed ash and wood…
99 Eliott Edge: Finding the Other “Others”
Aug 22, 2018 • 65 min
How might altered states of consciousness deepen our empathy, imagination, and lead us find the other others? Writer, thinker, and explorer of consciousness, Eliott Edge looks at the ways in which virtual reality and psychedelics can create new frames of…
98 Chris Dancy “I Put Myself In Airplane Mode”
Aug 15, 2018 • 69 min
Playing for Team Human today, “The Most Connected Man on Earth,” author of Don’t Unplug: How Technology Saved My Life and Can Save Yours, Chris Dancy.Dancy has “pushed through” personal surveillance technology and has come back to teach us the lessons he…
Special Announcement! Team Human Live w/ Molly Crabapple and Jace Clayton August 16th at Civic Hall
Aug 9, 2018 • 1 min
Special Announcement and Invitation! Free Show. Limited Tickets Remain.Details and…
97 Parker Posey “It’s the Screens That Got Small.”
Aug 8, 2018 • 58 min
Playing for Team Human today, actress, movie star, visionary of the human-centered future, and — perhaps most importantly - Gracie the Wonderdog’s human partner, Parker Posey.Parker will be sharing what it’s like to play a supposedly evil character like…
96 Bo Burnham “The Movie of Your Own Life Does Not Suck”
Aug 1, 2018 • 69 min
Playing for Team Human today is YouTube phenomenon, Netflix comedian, and writer and director of the movie Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham. Bo and Douglas consider the other, positive side of social media — how it still gives young people a way to test and share…
95 Team Human w/ Virtual Futures Live in London Part 2: Rupert Sheldrake
Jul 25, 2018 • 74 min
In July 2018, Team Human partnered with Virtual Futures for an evening of connection and conversation at JuJu’s Bar and Stage in London. Joining Douglas on stage, science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer Pat Cadigan followed by biologist, author, and…
94 Team Human w/ Virtual Futures Live in London Part 1: Pat Cadigan
Jul 18, 2018 • 60 min
On July 9th 2018 Team Human partnered with Virtual Futures for an evening of connection and conversation at JuJu’s Bar and Stage in London. Joining Douglas on stage, science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer Pat Cadigan followed by biologist, author,…
93 Palak Shah “Who’s Gonna Care?”
Jul 11, 2018 • 63 min
Playing for Team Human today is Palak Shah, Social Innovations Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). Palak will be enlightening us about America’s hidden labor force, the value they create, and how we can support her efforts to give…
92 Live at the Alchemist’s Kitchen: Dr. Mark Filippi “Moon Over Matter”
Jun 27, 2018 • 68 min
Note: For the full, uninterrupted conversation plus audience Q&A, please consider becoming a patron and subscriber at Patreon.com/teamhuman where the entire 90 minute conversation is available now.Recorded live on June 21st at the Alchemist’s Kitchen NYC…
91 Adah Parris “The Art of Conversation”
Jun 20, 2018 • 49 min
Playing for Team Human today Adah Parris. Adah is here to help reorient us to ourselves and steer us to a better, more human future. Adah wears many hats. She is a tech Futurist, a transformation coach, storyteller, public speaker, consultant, and artist.…
90 Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff “Humane Tech or Capitalism Rebranded?”
Jun 13, 2018 • 66 min
Playing for Team Human today, recorded live on the floor at the Personal Democracy Forum 2018, are Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff. Moira and Ben will be showing us how the tech industry’s promise to build less harmful products and programs is just…
89 George Monbiot “Beyond Salvation and Disaster”
Jun 6, 2018 • 67 min
Playing for Team Human today is activist, Guardian columnist, and author of Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis, George Monbiot.Monbiot and Rushkoff discuss the abysmal failure of neoliberalism, a narrative that figures humans as…
88 Eli Pariser “The Ground Under Our Feet”
May 30, 2018 • 69 min
Playing for Team Human today is Eli Pariser, author of The Filter Bubble, former director of MoveOn.org and current chief executive of Upworthy.com.Eli uses media to make what’s important popular, rather than the other way around. Upworthy.com is a…
87 Jason Louv “A World of Gods and Monsters”
May 23, 2018 • 63 min
Playing for team human today is author, occult scholar, and wizard Jason Louv. Jason will be helping us see how the intentions we bring into the world of artificial intelligence could set something in motion from which it is hard to return. Jason’s latest…
86 Juho Makkonen “Breaking the Unicorn Myth”
May 16, 2018 • 62 min
Playing for Team Human today is Juho Makkonen, co-founder of Sharetribe.Juho is working on a vision of the “sharing economy” where people share value with one another instead of seeing it get syphoned off by companies like Uber and Airbnb. His company…
85 Molly Sauter “Stupid Smart Cities”
May 9, 2018 • 67 min
Playing for Team Human today is technology and society researcher Molly Sauter. Molly will be helping us see how stupid some “smart city” visions really are. Molly and Douglas discuss the extractive, “mining ethos” of the tech investment swarm, and how…
84 Charles Hugh Smith “Investing in Community”
May 2, 2018 • 62 min
Playing for Team Human today, the economy’s equivalent of an outsider artist, Of Two Minds blogger and author of Money and Work Unchained, Charles Hugh Smith.Charles will be talking to us about the market, Universal Basic Income, and distributed…
83 Molly Wright Steenson “Play in the Uncanny Valley”
Apr 25, 2018 • 67 min
Playing for Team Human today is designer, technology historian, and author of the new book Architectural Intelligence, Professor Molly Wright Steenson. Molly and Douglas share a wide-ranging conversation that begins by looking at the “weirdness” of AI.…
82 Brian Keating “Honey, I Shrunk the Cosmos”
Apr 18, 2018 • 62 min
“Everyone wants to be a cowboy, but no one wants to ride the range.” A dream of unraveling the mystery of the birth of universe led astrophysicist and author Brian Keating to “saddle up” and head to a frozen ocean of snow at the bottom of the world.…
81 Jeremy Lent “The Patterning Instinct”
Apr 11, 2018 • 62 min
Playing for Team Human today is Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct. Lent’s expansive research looks at the variety of ways cultures throughout history have patterned meaning into the cosmos. In excavating these patterns, Lent shares how humans…
80 Kenric McDowell “The Right Kind of AI”
Apr 4, 2018 • 67 min
What can artists, musicians, magical thinkers and “weirdos” bring to machine learning and neural networks? What do we need to make the right kind of AI? Exploring these questions and more is Kenric McDowell, leader of Google’s Artists and Machine…
79 Suzanne Slomin “Feeding A Living Culture”
Mar 28, 2018 • 73 min
Playing for Team Human today is Suzanne Slomin, founder of Green Rabbit a small solar powered bakery located in the Mad River Valley of Vermont specializing in naturally leavened breads. Suzanne will share with us what it’s like being a “Real Person Doing…
78 Live at Gray Area Night Two Pt. 2: Erik Davis and Josette Melchor
Mar 21, 2018 • 75 min
Today on Team Human we conclude our series of live shows recorded at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in the historic Mission district of San Francisco. Picking up where we left off last week and joining Douglas on stage are teammates Erik Davis and…
77 Live at Gray Area Night Two Pt. 1: Lauren McCarthy
Mar 14, 2018 • 43 min
Playing for Team Human today is interactive artist Lauren McCarthy. Lauren’s thought provoking work brings a unique and creative perspective on social interaction and the intersection of humans and technology.In this episode, Lauren’s app Crowdpilot…
76 Live From Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Pt.2: Howard Rheingold
Mar 7, 2018 • 69 min
This week we continue with part two of our special live recording of Team Human at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in San Fransisco. Joining Douglas on stage is cyberculture pioneer, educator, artist, author, visionary, and shoe painter, Howard…
75 Live From San Francisco at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Pt.1: Annalee Newitz
Feb 28, 2018 • 56 min
This week’s Team Human comes to you recorded live at the historic Grand Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District, home to Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. We’ll be sharing four installments of this live event, kicking it off with a conversation with…
74 Damien Williams “We Built It From Us”
Feb 21, 2018 • 56 min
Playing for Team Human today is interdisciplinary thinker and technology philosopher Damien Williams. In this episode, Williams and Rushkoff look at the embedded biases of technology and the values programed into our mediated lives. How has a conception…
73 Eleanor Saitta “Is It Safe?”
Feb 14, 2018 • 66 min
Playing for Team Human today, cyber security expert Eleanor Saitta. Eleanor shares her deep knowledge on building secure and robust digital ecosystems. As Eleanor and Douglas converse on issues of privacy, encryption, and surveillance, a set of…
72 David Pescovitz “Music for Aliens”
Feb 7, 2018 • 51 min
Playing for Team Human today is journalist, Boing Boing editor, Institute for the Future research director and recent Grammy Award Winning record producer David Pescovitz. Douglas spoke to David just days before he won the Grammy, with collaborators Tim…
71 Merrelyn Emery “Having a Role in Your World”
Jan 31, 2018 • 51 min
Playing for Team Human today is world renowned social scientist and systems thinker, Merrelyn Emery. Emery, with her partner the late Fred Emery, advanced Open Systems Theory and applied it to management of organizations and government. Open Systems…
70 Danielle Butin “It Starts With Listening”
Jan 24, 2018 • 59 min
Playing for Team Human today is Danielle Butin, founder of the Afya Foundation. Afya collects and sends surplus medical supplies from the US to those who need them around the world. In today’s conversation with Douglas, Danielle shares not only stories of…
69 Ghislaine Boddington “Full Immersion”
Jan 17, 2018 • 71 min
Playing for Team Human today is immersion experience artist and pioneer, Ghislaine Boddington. Ghislaine joins Douglas for a conversation about the nature of immersive technologies and how we might bring our bodies with us into the digital realm. Rather…
68 Stacco Troncoso “The Commons Is The Glue”
Jan 10, 2018 • 54 min
Playing for Team Human today is Stacco Troncoso of the P2P Foundation. Stacco brings with him deep knowledge and enthusiasm for the power of the commons. Stacco and the Commons Transition team put their faith in people, believing in the potential of…
67 Genesis Breyer P-Orridge “Weaponized Pleasure”
Dec 20, 2017 • 101 min
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been one of my dearest and most human friends for the past few decades. Gen’s a musician, icon, cut-and-paste artist, occultist, and pandrogyne with whom I’ve worked and played in many ways over the years. Gen founded The Coum…
66 Mitch Horowitz “Radical Optimism”
Dec 13, 2017 • 41 min
Playing for Team Human today, occult scholar and author Mitch Horowitz. Mitch, the author of Occult America (Bantam); One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life (Crown); and Mind As Builder: The Positive-Mind Metaphysics of Edgar…
65 Erin Barnes “In Our Backyards”
Dec 6, 2017 • 39 min
Playing for Team Human today is Erin Barnes co-founder of ioby. Ioby (in our backyards) is a “crowd-resourcing” platform for citizen-led, neighborhood-focused projects. Rather than just raise money, ioby mobilizes civic engagement by putting resources in…
64 Nikki Silvestri “More Than Mere Dirt”
Nov 29, 2017 • 48 min
What can we learn from a mere handful of dirt? For Nikki Silvestri, soil is both a metaphor and the literal “fertile” ground through which complexity and diversity thrive. Having worked on issues of food systems, sustainability, and public health,…
63 Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen “The Thrill of Democracy”
Nov 15, 2017 • 63 min
Playing for Team Human today are Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen from the Small Planet Institute. Lappé and Eichen are out on the road with a mission to reinvigorate “civic courage” and inclusive participation in democracy. Their latest book Daring…
62 Hugh Gallagher “An Outsider’s Approach”
Nov 8, 2017 • 49 min
Today on Team Human, we share a conversation with author, musician, humorist, and culture hacker Hugh Gallagher. Gallagher began his professional writing career thanks in part to a college entrance essay that went viral in the 90s, earning the distinction…
61 Tim O’Reilly “Solving for Economic Inequality?”
Nov 1, 2017 • 45 min
Net impresario Tim O’Reilly now recognizes how the short-term focus of digital business is draining the real economy. Its algorithms have been programmed to extract value from us all. For O’Reilly, however, the solution is not to eliminate algorithms, but…
60 Neal Gorenflo “Sharing Cities”
Oct 25, 2017 • 48 min
Playing for Team Human today is Neal Gorenflo from Shareable.net. Neal joins Douglas to spread the word about Shareable’s latest resource, Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons. Sharing Cities is an inspiring collection of 137 case studies and…
59 Andy Fisher “Big Hunger”
Oct 18, 2017 • 38 min
A high school basketball team organizes a canned food drive. A church volunteer group restocks the local pantry with donations from Walmart. Both examples are seemingly positive portrayals of American civic engagement… So what’s wrong with this…
58 Amber Case “Calming Technology”
Oct 11, 2017 • 54 min
What is a robot? Are robots our friends? Does the term “friend” even apply? So begins this week’s episode of Team Human with cyborg anthropologist Amber Case. Amber and Douglas look at how algorithmically programmed systems of automation and control might…
57 Richard Heinberg “There’s No App For That”
Oct 4, 2017 • 51 min
Playing for Team Human today is Post Carbon Institute fellow Richard Heinberg. Richard is the co-author of Our Renewable Future and most recently, the manifesto, There’s No App For That. On today’s show Richard and Douglas challenge the idea that…
56 Professor Steve Fuller “You Shall Be As Gods: Transhumanism, Posthumanism, and everything human in between.”
Sep 27, 2017 • 63 min
On today’s episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by Professor Steve Fuller. Fuller teaches Sociology at the University of Warwick. In his recent book, Humanity 2.0, Fuller embraces a future vision in which technological and medical advancement will…
55 Jon Lebkowsky “Folding the Fringes”
Sep 20, 2017 • 55 min
For this week’s Team Human, Douglas is out on the road in Austin, Texas where he caught up with longtime friend and cyberculture pioneer, Jon Lebkowsky. Jon and Douglas first look back on the promise of the early cyber revolution, and then look forward to…
54 Manoush Zomorodi “Blissfully Bored”
Sep 13, 2017 • 49 min
When was the last time you found yourself truly bored? Have you forfeit those nooks and crannies in the day when you used to let your mind wander aimlessly in a daydream?On today’s episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by Manoush Zomorodi, host of the…
53 IBM Watson “If I Only Had A Brain”
Sep 6, 2017 • 43 min
This week is a special episode of Team Human. We are sharing an excerpt of a panel discussion recorded on location at IBM Watson in New York from August 2015, hosted by Douglas Rushkoff and produced by our friends at Virtual Futures in London. Douglas was…
52 William Softky and Criscillia Benford “Recalibrating For Trust”
Aug 30, 2017 • 50 min
Consider a text message in which you are deciding where to meet for dinner with a friend. As you go back and forth in that stream of abbreviated communication, you suggest, “Let’s eat Italian,” to which your friend responds “Fine.” The one-word text sends…
51 Make It So: Civic Hall Labs
Aug 23, 2017 • 51 min
Elizabeth Stewart, founding executive director of Civic Hall Labs, empowers technologists who put people first, amplifying the “civic” of civic tech. On today’s show, Stewart joins Douglas Rushkoff for a conversation about technology innovations whose…
50 Alexandra Juhasz “The Tiny Magic of CyberFeminism”
Aug 16, 2017 • 50 min
Playing for Team Human today is Alexandra Juhasz. Juhasz brings her extensive and diverse work as a filmmaker, media critic, and feminist activist to the Team Human round table.On today’s show, Douglas and Alexandra explore the dangers of a media…
49 Michael Frederickson “Awestruck”
Aug 9, 2017 • 69 min
Think back to the last time your eyes were opened wide, your mouth agape, and the hairs on the back of your neck stood on end as you took in a profound or inspiring sight… On today’s episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by Michael Frederickson, lead…
48 Arthur Brock Reclaims Currency
Aug 2, 2017 • 58 min
Playing for Team Human is systems thinker, currency designer, and social hacker Arthur Brock. Art joins Douglas to talk about how currency is less a thing you own and more a way of sharing. It’s a conversation that poses a crucial question of both money…
47 Richard Barbrook “It’s Capitalism, Mate”
Jul 26, 2017 • 58 min
With the birth of the internet and advance of digital networks, we’ve been promised everything from creative cooperation and digital democracy, to the end of work and a new abundance of leisure time. It’s a promise of a techno-utopia that persists today.…
46 Walter Kirn Pt. 2 “Toward Human Ends or the End of Humans?”
Jul 19, 2017 • 51 min
This week on Team Human, the conclusion of Douglas’s soul-searching conversation with friend and author Walter Kirn. Together, Kirn and Rushkoff explore how disingenuously promoted concepts such as “creative destruction” are used to replace human…
45 Walter Kirn Pt. 1 “Training Our Replacements”
Jul 12, 2017 • 49 min
Playing for Team Human today, author and social critic Walter Kirn. Walter and Douglas engage in a two-part conversation that questions the so-called “evolution” of technology. Just how much of our humanity are we willing to surrender to our devices? Why…
Ep.44 Special Episode “Collective Power”
Jul 5, 2017 • 68 min
This week, a special holiday episode featuring conversations with Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey of the Debt Collective plus worker cooperative organizer Esteban Kelly. We launched Team Human a little less than a year ago with little fanfare or promotion.…
43 Adam Brock “Better Than You Found It”
Jun 28, 2017 • 45 min
Playing for Team Human today is permaculturalist Adam Brock, author of Change Here Now. Adam joins Douglas for a conversation about how humanity is integrally connected to natural ecosystems. “Nature is a textbook,” Adam explains, and so by paying close…
42 Ramesh Srinivasan “Whose Global Village”
Jun 21, 2017 • 59 min
Playing for Team Human is Ramesh Srinivasan, professor and author of Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World. Today, information travels around the globe in an instant, and connection to far away people and places is merely a…
41 Richard D. Bartlett “There Is No Enemy Team”
Jun 14, 2017 • 49 min
Playing for Team Human today, master of human connection and consensus, Loomio co-founder Richard Bartlett.Bartett, hailing from New Zealand, stopped by Douglas’s home studio while on a community organizing workshop tour of the US. Bartlett and Rushkoff…
39 Daniel Berninger “Fighting for a Human Agenda”
May 31, 2017 • 60 min
Playing for Team Human today is Daniel Berninger. Berninger is a communications technologist who brings his unique, behind-the-scenes insight to a discussion about what distinguishes human-centered technological advancement from today’s all too prevalent…
38 J.T. Rogers “The Play is the Thing”
May 24, 2017 • 50 min
Just getting a thousand humans into a room together to sit and watch other humans act out something on stage is the miracle. Playwright J.T. Rogers understands why the very act of doing live theater is so hopeful, and applies this hope to intractable…
37 William Hogeland “Defaulting to Colonialism”
May 17, 2017 • 54 min
On this week’s Team Human, we discover one of the reasons why knowing history matters. William Hogeland, author of Autumn of the Black Snake, tells the story of how and why the US Army was created - not to defend our borders, but to wipe out indigenous…
36 Micah Sifry “What We Do Now! #PDF17”
May 10, 2017 • 67 min
Playing for Team Human is Micah Sifry. Next month Micah will host the 2017 Personal Democracy Forum. On today’s show, Micah and Douglas discuss how the stakes are higher than ever for bringing people into an active civic life and engagement with…
35 Tessa Lena “Fighting the Robots”
May 3, 2017 • 45 min
Playing for Team Human today is musician Tessa Lena. Tessa’s music explores the tension between technology and human agency. In her songs and in this interview, Tessa playfully challenges robotic conceptions of humanity. Tessa offers a compelling argument…
34 Pia Mancini “No Shame! Towards a Cooperative Economy”
Apr 26, 2017 • 37 min
Playing for Team Human today is Pia Mancini. Pia is a visionary democracy activist who co-founded the Net Party in Argentina and DemocracyOS. Today Pia joins Douglas to talk about her new project Open Collective. Open Collective is platform that helps…
33 David Sax “The Revenge of Analog”
Apr 19, 2017 • 50 min
Playing for Team Human today is author and Bloomberg Businessweek and New Yorker columnist David Sax. Sax’s latest book Revenge of the Analog, Real Things and Why They Matter explores the resurgence of the tactile, human-to-human, brick-and-mortar…
32 Laszlo Karafiath PhD “Meme Wars”
Apr 12, 2017 • 35 min
Playing for Team Human today, memeticist and social change agent Laszlo Karafiath Ph.D.Laszlo, memetic engineer for Culture 2, shares his analysis of the weaponized media now paralyzing so much of our thought, and tells us what we have to do -…
31 R.U. Sirius “Counter What?”
Apr 5, 2017 • 49 min
A unique episode of Team Human, on today’s show Douglas Rushkoff is joined by longtime friend and counterculture legend R.U. Sirius (aka Ken Goffman), founding editor of Mondo 2000. R.U. will help us evaluate the place of the counterculture in the digital…
30 Bas van Abel “Fingerprints on the Touchscreen”
Mar 29, 2017 • 50 min
Playing for Team Human today is Bas van Abel. Bas is the founder of Fairphone, which began with the radical idea that technology should be built without exploiting human laborers and destroying the planet. Van Abel’s experiment of building a “fair” phone…
29 Caroline Jack “What Counts As Propaganda?”
Mar 22, 2017 • 48 min
Playing for Team Human today is media historian and theorist Caroline Jack. Caroline is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Data + Society Research Institute. In today’s episode Caroline and Douglas explore how powerful people and institutions shape networked…
28 Alex Rivera “Globalization From Below”
Mar 15, 2017 • 41 min
Playing for Team Human today is digital media artist, activist, and filmmaker Alex Rivera. Known for his acclaimed 2008 feature film, Sleep Dealer, Rivera’s work explores the contradictions of a free-flowing globalized economy and the simultaneous…
27 Alnoor Ladha “Rewriting the Rules”
Mar 8, 2017 • 46 min
Playing for Team Human today is activist trainer and executive director of theRules.org, Alnoor Ladha.Ladha will help us understand the interplay between political organization, system thinking, storytelling, technology, and the decentralization of power.…
26 Jason Van Anden “Mobile Justice”
Mar 1, 2017 • 46 min
Playing for Team Human today is Jason Van Anden. Jason is an artist, inventor, and software developer who builds apps to promote social justice. In 2011, Van Anden invented I’m Getting Arrested, software that enabled Occupy Wall Street demonstrators to…
25 Danne Woo “Visualizing Reality”
Feb 22, 2017 • 25 min
Playing for Team Human today is data-visualization humanist Danne Woo. Woo is going to share with us how he uses data to provoke critical thinking, humor, and even human connection with his creative design. Woo is the creator of Data Visual a…
24 Brian Fitzgerald “The Power of Play”
Feb 15, 2017 • 51 min
Playing for Team Human today is Brian Fitzgerald, co-founder of Tinkergarten. Tinkergarten began as the passion project of Brian and his wife, Meghan, a long-time educator. As new parents, Brian and Meghan were looking for hands-on, outdoor learning…
23 Silvia Zuur “Progress Through Collaboration”
Feb 7, 2017 • 50 min
Playing for Team Human today is Silvia Zuur. In 2012, Zuur founded Chalkle to reignite adult education in New Zealand. Today, Zuur serves as a director at Enspiral, a social impact network that builds community driven solutions for a diverse set of issues…
22 Zach Leary “It’s All Happening”
Feb 1, 2017 • 49 min
This week’s Team Human is part 2 of a fascinating conversation between longtime friends Zach Leary and Douglas Rushkoff. Check out part 1 over on Zach’s show, It’s All Happening. Rushkoff and Zach take a winding path through the “psychedelic substrate” of…
21 L.A. Kauffman “Direct Action”
Jan 24, 2017 • 38 min
Playing for Team Human today is L.A. Kauffman. Douglas met with Kauffman on the eve of the release of her new book, Direct Action, Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism, published by Verso press. Direct Action charts a history of renewal and…
20 Jonathan Larsen “Fake Reality”
Jan 17, 2017 • 52 min
Playing for Team Human is Jonathan Larsen. Larsen is a journalist, comedy writer, and TV producer who has worked on the Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart, Up w/ Chris Hayes, and Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann. Larsen recently launched TheFingNews.com, a news digest…
19 Brian Hughes “Distributed Solidarities and Extremism”
Jan 10, 2017 • 47 min
Playing for Team Human is Brian Hughes. Brian is a recent graduate of the Media Studies Graduate Program at CUNY Queens College, home to Team Human and the Laboratory for Digital Humanism. Hughes’s work explores media origins and portrayals of extremism.…
18 Ari Wallach “Longpath Thinking”
Dec 21, 2016 • 47 min
Playing for Team Human Today is Ari Wallach. In a conversation that spans politics, technology, history, and even biology, Wallach and Rushkoff look at the threat of short-term thinking in times of crisis. This freewheeling discussion tackles deep…
17 Viktor Zaunders “Permaculture”
Dec 13, 2016 • 38 min
Playing for Team Human today, all the way from Sweden, is local food facilitator Viktor Zaunders. Zaunders is working to organize sustainable, regenerative, and collaborative local food systems. In this episode, Zaunders and Douglas talk about…
16 Natalie Foster “Future of Work”
Nov 29, 2016 • 47 min
Playing for Team Human today is Natalie Foster. Foster brings a unique determination and optimism to questions surrounding the future of work. Her research as a fellow of the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative and as an affiliate at the Institute…
15 Julie Holland MD “Finding the Others”
Nov 22, 2016 • 31 min
Playing for Team Human today is psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, and psychedelics researcher Dr. Julie Holland. Dr. Holland explains the role of psychedelics in helping people gain the new forms of information and awareness they need to become more…
14 Post-Election Special: The Trump Opportunity
Nov 15, 2016 • 17 min
Rushkoff visits greatagain.gov and conducts a thought experiment: what if we all apply to work in Trump’s administration? A post-election special episode.
13 Kyra D. Gaunt Ph.D. “Full Spectrum Humanity”
Nov 8, 2016 • 35 min
Playing for Team Human is author, activist, ethnomusicologist and singer Kyra Gaunt Ph.D. Kyra’s research on the harassment of young women and people of color has recently focused on the YouTube phenomenon of twerking videos and trolling. In today’s…
12 Mushon Zer-Aviv “Reambiguation”
Oct 31, 2016 • 34 min
Playing for Team Human is Mushon Zer-Aviv. Mushon shares his creative strategies for resistance against assimilation into the big data mindset. His playful, interactive designs turn the cult of data collection on its head, re-ambiguating humans and…
11 Steve Lambert “Public Displays of Collaboration”
Oct 25, 2016 • 31 min
Playing for Team Human is art activist Steve Lambert. Steve reclaims public spaces with his work, igniting the radical imagination and critical thinking of his audience collaborators. With his recent piece, “Capitalism Works For Me!(True/False),” Lambert…
10 Aaron Dignan “Hacking the Corporation”
Oct 17, 2016 • 34 min
Playing for Team Human is Aaron Dignan. Aaron is a strategist, author, and founder of the Ready, where he works on updating the “organizational operating systems” of business. Dignan has advised top executives at global brands including GE, Ford, and…
09 D.C. Vito “Media Literacy”
Oct 11, 2016 • 34 min
Playing for Team Human today is D.C. Vito, Executive Director of The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project). The LAMP brings hands-on media education into underserved communities, empowering students and teachers with the skills needed to comprehend,…
08 Heather Dewey-Hagborg
Oct 4, 2016 • 25 min
Playing For Team Human today, the brilliant and terrifying artist and bio-hacker Heather Dewey- Hagborg. As a transdisciplinary artist, Heather explores the intersection of science, art and biopolitics. Heather recently made the headlines with a project…
07 Marina Gorbis at PDF2016
Sep 26, 2016 • 30 min
Today’s Team Human was recorded live on the floor of the 2016 Personal Democracy Forum, where we caught up with Marina Gorbis, executive director to the Institute for the Future (IFTF). Marina joins Team Human to help us see how a utilitarian value set…
06 Kio Stark “Talk to Strangers”
Sep 19, 2016 • 34 min
Playing for Team Human today is Kio Stark. Kio’s new book When Strangers Meet explores the transformative power to be found in person-to-person interactions with strangers. Kio describes how even a brief interaction can foster empathy and open up the…
05 Andy Bichlbaum “Playful Resistance”
Sep 12, 2016 • 39 min
Playing for Team Human today: Andy Bichlbaum of the infamous Yes Men, the world’s most accomplished working culture hackers, responsible for devastating satirical attacks on Dow Chemical, Halliburton, Exxon, the US Chamber of Commerce, Dupont, and…
04 Micah White “Permanent Revolution”
Sep 5, 2016 • 46 min
Today on Team Human we’re looking at protest. While we may be willing to raise our voices, sign petitions, and even get arrested, are we willing and ready to take hold of power? Author, activist, and Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White gives a…
03 Esteban Kelly “Solidarity”
Aug 29, 2016 • 48 min
Playing for Team Human is Esteban Kelly. Kelly is an exemplary leader in the movement for promoting solidarity and workplace democracy. While working with the Mariposa Food Co-op, Kelly founded the Food Justice and Anti Racism working group. He was also…
02 Richard Maxwell “Greening the Media”
Aug 1, 2016 • 30 min
Special Pre-Launch Episode: Recorded January 2016Playing for Team Human today is Professor Richard Maxwell. Richard Maxwell is a political economist of media. His research begins at the intersection of politics and economics to analyze the global media,…
01 Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey
Jul 29, 2016 • 40 min
Joining team human are debt resisters Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey. Astra Taylor is a filmmaker, writer, activist, and musician. Her films include the documentaries Zizek! and the Examined Life. Taylor’s recent book The People’s Platform: Taking Back…