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Team Human

With Host Douglas Rushkoff

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
Latest Episode2/19/2020

Ep. 148 Steven Hassan "Re-establishing Contact"

Ep. 148
Playing for Team Human today, mental health counselor and author of "Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control" Steven Hassan.Hassan joins Team Human to discuss how today's political movements constitute cults, his experience being recruited by the Moonies while in college, and why mass civic education about the psychology of influence is important to protect ourselves from indoctrination both domestic and international.In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses the recent infusion of technology in theatrical productions and why it distortsone of theatre's original purposes of real human bodies in physical space. "There are still a few of these precious remaining values and modalities where the human form is celebrated." He says of the theatre.Learn more about Hassan's work: https://freedomofmind.com/— Support Us —Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.On Patreon:http://patreon.com/teamhumanBecome a Contributing Subscriber:TeamHuman.fmReview the show on Apple Podcasts!— Follow Team Human Show —Twitter:http://twitter.com/teamhumanshowInstagram:http://instagram.com/teamhumanshowMedium:http://medium.com/teamhuman#TeamHumanShow #FindTheOthers— Follow Douglas Rushkoff —Twitter:http://twitter.com/rushkoffMedium:https://medium.com/@rushkoffInstagram:http://instagram.com/douglasrushkoffFacebook:https://facebook.com/rushkoff/LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/rushkoff/— Credits —Hosted byDouglas RushkoffProduced byJosh ChapdelaineAudio Edited & Mixed byLuke Robert MasonOur community manager is Michael Bass.Music by Fugazi (On this Episode you heard “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro – thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.)Special thanks to Stephen Bartolomei, who helps us all keep grounded in reality.Team Human is a Production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens College.
2/5/2020

Allison Fine "Things Worth Fighting For"

Ep. 147
Playing for Team Human today, author, social change thought leader, nonprofit founder, and congressional candidate for New York's 17th district, Allison Fine.Fine joins Team Human to discuss her platform and decision to run for congress. "We are so broken right now that I actually want to go into the belly of the beast to get us to the next chapter. I think it's important for us to pay attention to what's going on now, but not to get stuck in what's going on now." Fine and Rushkoff discuss the imperative for the United States to shift to a green economy, the existential threat of automation on labor, breaking down barriers for women's success, and empowering people with a mobile economy that optimizes for velocity.In his monologue, Rushkoff looks at how Twitter provides Russia with memetic ammunition to launch propaganda campaigns against the United States.Learn more about Allison's campaign here: https://www.allisonfine2020.com/— Support Us —Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.On Patreon:http://patreon.com/teamhumanBecome a Contributing Subscriber:TeamHuman.fmReview the show on Apple Podcasts!— Follow Team Human Show —Twitter:http://twitter.com/teamhumanshowInstagram:http://instagram.com/teamhumanshowMedium:http://medium.com/teamhuman#TeamHumanShow #FindTheOthers— Follow Douglas Rushkoff —Twitter:http://twitter.com/rushkoffMedium:https://medium.com/@rushkoffInstagram:http://instagram.com/douglasrushkoffFacebook:https://facebook.com/rushkoff/LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/rushkoff/— Credits —Hosted byDouglas RushkoffProduced byJosh ChapdelaineAudio Edited & Mixed byLuke Robert MasonMusic by Fugazi (On this Episode you heard “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro – thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.)Special thanks to Stephen Bartolomei, who has gone into the belly of the beast to get us to the future.Team Human is a Production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens College.
1/22/2020

James Lovelock "We Humans are a Good Thing"

Ep. 146
Playing for Team Human today, author, centenarian, environmentalist, futurist, and scientist, James Lovelock.Lovelock joins Team Human to discuss his new book, "Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence" which envisions a future where artificial intelligence and humans together will help the earth survive. On this episode, Lovelock and Rushkoff discuss the origins of the Gaia Hypothesis, the ways in which human beings can work to stop climate change, and the delicate nature of life on earth. In addition, Lovelock discusses the possibility of humans being alone in the universe and the likelihood that life developed on earth at all.In his monologue, Rushkoff asks whether Team Human has become too radical.— Support Us —Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.On Patreon:http://patreon.com/teamhumanBecome a Contributing Subscriber:TeamHuman.fmReview the show on Apple Podcasts!— Follow Team Human Show —Twitter:http://twitter.com/teamhumanshowInstagram:http://instagram.com/teamhumanshowMedium:http://medium.com/teamhuman#TeamHumanShow #FindTheOthers— Follow Douglas Rushkoff —Twitter:http://twitter.com/rushkoffMedium:https://medium.com/@rushkoffInstagram:http://instagram.com/douglasrushkoffFacebook:https://facebook.com/rushkoff/LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/rushkoff/— Credits —Hosted byDouglas RushkoffProduced byJosh ChapdelaineAudio Edited & Mixed byLuke Robert MasonMusic by Fugazi (On this Episode you heard “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro – thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.)Special thanks to Stephen Bartolomei, Team Human's emergent phenomenon.Team Human is a Production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens College.
1/8/2020

Lauren Duca “Inheriting the Future” + Christopher Bouzy “Human Trollbots”

Ep. 145
Playing for Team Human today activist, author and journalist Lauren Duca.Lauren joins Team Human to discuss her new book, "How to Start a Revolution: Young People and the Future of American Politics" which explores the new forms of political engagement being pioneered by the next generation. On this episode, Duca shared her thoughts on how a generational shift from political alienation to political participation has been triggered by the election of Trump and the imminent climate crisis. In addition, Duca and Rushkoff uncover the positive lessons that can be learned from her viral Team Vogue article ‘Donald Trump is Gaslighting America,’ her appearance on Fox News with Tucer Carlson, and the controversy surrounding her brief experience teaching at NYU.Find out more about Lauren Duca: http://www.laurenduca.comOn this episode we’re also joined by Bot Sentinel founder Christopher Bouzy for our ‘Real People, Doing Real Things’ segment. He joins Team Human to share how he is enabling the public to be more aware of the online origins of disinformation.You can find out more about Christopher Bouzy’s work here: https://botsentinel.comFind about all of our guests, listen to past shows & discover live events athttp://teamhuman.fmYou can read written versions of Douglas Rushkoff’s show monologues at Medium:https://medium.com/@rushkoff— Support Us —Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.On Patreon:http://patreon.com/teamhumanBecome a Contributing Subscriber:TeamHuman.fmReview the show on Apple Podcasts!— Follow Team Human Show —Twitter:http://twitter.com/teamhumanshowInstagram:http://instagram.com/teamhumanshowMedium:http://medium.com/teamhuman#TeamHumanShow #FindTheOthers— Follow Douglas Rushkoff —Twitter:http://twitter.com/rushkoffMedium:https://medium.com/@rushkoffInstagram:http://instagram.com/douglasrushkoffFacebook:https://facebook.com/rushkoff/LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/rushkoff/— Credits —Hosted byDouglas RushkoffProduced byJosh ChapdelaineAudio Edited & Mixed byLuke Robert MasonMusic by Fugazi (On this Episode you heard “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro – thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.)Special thanks to Stephen Bartolomei whose awakening is far more than political.Team Human is a Production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens College.
12/23/2019

Paul Krassner "When Fake Was Fun"

Ep. 144
Playing for Team Human today radical activist, counter-cultural icon, and founder of The Realist magazine, Paul Krassner (1932-2019).Krassner and Rushkoff explore how the combination of fabricated news, scandals and outrage - otherwise known as mind fucking - were once the tools employed by anarchic activists. They discuss how a one-time violin prodigy became the pioneer of the US underground press, and how being an optimist might be our best defence against the challenging times we face.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff shares how we might make the internet a more human-friendly domain through a simple response to the net’s original sin: algorithmic customization.Find out more about Paul Krassner: http://paulkrassner.comFind about all of our guests, listen to past shows & discover live events athttp://teamhuman.fmYou can read written versions of Douglas Rushkoff’s show monologues at Medium:https://medium.com/@rushkoff— Support Us —Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.On Patreon:http://patreon.com/teamhumanBecome a Contributing Subscriber:TeamHuman.fmReview the show on Apple Podcasts!— Follow Team Human Show —Twitter:http://twitter.com/teamhumanshowInstagram:http://instagram.com/teamhumanshowMedium:http://medium.com/teamhuman#TeamHumanShow #FindTheOthers— Follow Douglas Rushkoff —Twitter:http://twitter.com/rushkoffMedium:https://medium.com/@rushkoffInstagram:http://instagram.com/douglasrushkoffFacebook:https://facebook.com/rushkoff/LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/rushkoff/— Credits —Hosted by Douglas RushkoffProduced by Josh ChapdelaineAudio Edited & Mixed by Luke Robert MasonMusic by Fugazi (On this Episode you heard “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro – thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.)Special thanks to Stephen Bartolomei who is busy countering culture.Team Human is a Production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens College.
12/11/2019

Eric Gullichsen "Navigating A Shared Space"

Ep. 143
Playing for Team Human today, founder and principal investigator at Pataphysics Research & virtual reality pioneer, Eric Gullichsen.Gullichsen and Rushkoff look back at how early virtual reality headsets brought them together nearly 25 years ago. Together, they discuss Timothy Leary's commentary and influence on Gullichsen's work in virtual reality and how Leary still influences Guillichsen's work today with Transcranial Ultrasound Neuromodulation. Here, Gullichsen explains his views on treatments created from organic sources versus synthetic ones and how new brain treatments can be administered in a non-invasive fashion. How can innovations serve our humanity instead of serving it up to Silicon Valley?In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses how popular public discourse about the Internet is ten-to-twenty years behind what's happening today. He looks at how digital technology has created an environment that has stripped us of our ability to find common ground because we're increasingly living in different worlds.Team HumanPodcastsupporters can get sainted at Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping’sEarth Rioton Sunday, December 15, at 2:00 PM at Joe’s Pub at The Public. If you’re a Patreon supporter and you’d like to attend, please email team@teamhuman.fm for tickets.If you’re not a Patreon supporter, you can purchase ticketshere:http://www.revbilly.com/earth_riot_at_joe_s_pub_at_the_public_20191215Find about all of our guests, listen to past shows & discover live events athttp://teamhuman.fmYou can read written versions of Douglas Rushkoff’s show monologues at Medium:https://medium.com/@rushkoff— Support Us —Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.On Patreon:http://patreon.com/teamhumanBecome a Contributing Subscriber:TeamHuman.fmReview the show on Apple Podcasts!— Follow Team Human Show —Twitter:http://twitter.com/teamhumanshowInstagram:http://instagram.com/teamhumanshowMedium:http://medium.com/teamhuman#TeamHumanShow #FindTheOthers— Follow Douglas Rushkoff —Twitter:http://twitter.com/rushkoffMedium:https://medium.com/@rushkoffInstagram:http://instagram.com/douglasrushkoffFacebook:https://facebook.com/rushkoff/LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/rushkoff/— Credits —Hosted by Douglas RushkoffProduced by Josh Chapdelaine and Jamie CohenAudio Edited & Mixed by Luke Robert MasonMusic by Fugazi (On this Episode you heard “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro – thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.)Special thanks to Stephen Bartolomei who is busy drumming to his own beat.Team Human is a Production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens College.
11/27/2019

Yancey Strickler "A More Generous World"

Ep. 142
Playing for Team Human today, Cofounder of Kickstarter & The Creative Independent and author of the newly published book, “This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World,” Yancey Strickler.Strickler joins Team Human to discuss his vision for building a society that looks beyond money and toward optimizing for humans. What are ways we can protect our human weaknesses? How can we appropriately scale a business to fit the needs of humans instead of growth for growth's sake? Further, he discusses his concept of Bentoism, a model created based on the belief, "...that our self-interest isn’t solely defined by what we want and need right now. Our self-interest extends to the considerations of our future selves, the people who rely on us, and the next generation." He discusses how this model can help humans discover what it's like to be self-coherent and situate themselves as both individuals and as a collective."This Could Be Out Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World" is now available: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/591594/this-could-be-our-future-by-yancey-strickler/Learn more about Bentoism: http://bentoism.org/Team HumanPodcastsupporters can get sainted at Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping’sEarth Rioton Sunday, December 15, at 2:00 PM at Joe’s Pub at The Public. If you’re a Patreon supporter and you’d like to attend, please email team@teamhuman.fm for tickets. If you’re not a Patreon supporter, you can purchase ticketshere:http://www.revbilly.com/earth_riot_at_joe_s_pub_at_the_public_20191215Find about all of our guests, listen to past shows & discover live events athttp://teamhuman.fmYou can read written versions of Douglas Rushkoff’s show monologues at Medium:https://medium.com/@rushkoff— Support Us —Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.On Patreon:http://patreon.com/teamhumanBecome a Contributing Subscriber:TeamHuman.fmReview the show on Apple Podcasts!— Follow Team Human Show —Twitter:http://twitter.com/teamhumanshowInstagram:http://instagram.com/teamhumanshowMedium:http://medium.com/teamhuman#TeamHumanShow #FindTheOthers— Follow Douglas Rushkoff —Twitter:http://twitter.com/rushkoffMedium:https://medium.com/@rushkoffInstagram:http://instagram.com/douglasrushkoffFacebook:https://facebook.com/rushkoff/LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/rushkoff/— Credits —Hosted by Douglas RushkoffProduced by Josh ChapdelaineAudio Edited & Mixed by Luke Robert MasonMusic by Fugazi (On this Episode you heard “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro – thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.)Special thanks to Stephen Bartolomei who we model 'future us' on.Team Human is a Production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens College.