Team Human is a weekly podcast and set of resources enabling human intervention in the economic, technological, and social programs that determine how we live, work, and interact. This is media as cultural resistance and a path to social change.

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Playing for Team Human today, investigative journalist and author of “The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move,” Sonia Shah. Shah challenges conventional assumptions about migration and reveals how it has long been central to the human experience. Further, she looks ahead to how climate change will force the next great human migration, and how we can all view each other not as strangers, but as fellow humans.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff connects the plight of billionaire technologists imagining apocalyptic scenarios and building bunkers with the migration patterns of the Israelites in Torah. "We'll always be welcoming strangers because we'll always be strangers, ourselves."This episode of Team Human was recorded live at IMPAKT Festival 2020 from Utrecht. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

A young Douglas Rushkoff sits down with David Lynch weeks after the release of Lynch's Blue Velvet. In a wide-ranging conversation, Lynch discusses what it feels like to, "make it" in the film industry and Lynch's filmmaking process. You can listen to the full conversation by becoming a contributing supporter now: patreon.com/teamhuman See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Playing for Team Human today, author and technology historian, George Dyson.Dyson helps us take a less human-centered perspective on our place in the cosmos for our own - and everything's - best interest.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses the imperative to not hold grudges after the presidential election and pays tribute to his late friend, Mark Filippi. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Playing for Team Human today, Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development at Jon Jay College and author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Economic Thought and Practice, Jessica Gordon Nembhard.Jessica shows us how black communities already developed the circular economic mechanisms that the rest of us need in order to dig out of the repressive weight of exploitation.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses how the made-for-television format of United States presidential debates does more harm than good for democracy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Here’s a sneak peak of a conversation between Joanna Harcourt-Smith and Douglas Rushkoff from 2009. available in-full exclusively to Patreon supporters. Support at Patreon.com/TeamHuman for access to the full interview and all of our bonus content. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Playing for Team Human today, Executive Director of Institute for the Future, Marina Gorbis. Gorbis discusses what she believes to be the real solution to our economic and social problems: Mutuality. She explores the psychological effect of how trust in American civic and social institutions has so quickly eroded, why scale is anti-human, and our best chance at making our ideas actionable. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Playing for Team Human today, storyteller and mage, Grant Morrison.Morrison discusses the magical power of art and storytelling. How can we transform the physical world through narrative? How does the hero’s journey create narcissistic personalities, and what are alternative models of storytelling? Morrison and Rushkoff weave through magic and metaphors to envision a more distributed world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Here's a sneak peak of a conversation between Terence McKenna and Douglas Rushkoff from 1993, available in-full exclusively to Patreon supporters. Support at Patreon.com/TeamHuman for access to the full interview and all of our bonus content. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Douglas Rushkoff delivers the opening talk at Disinfo.Con 1999 - the first and only convention of its kind. Here's a sneak preview of Rushkoff's talk. The full-length audio is available to Team Human's Patreon supporters. Subscribe now to gain full access at https://www.Patreon.com/TeamHuman See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Playing for Team Human today, co-founder and co-editor of Mídia NINJA, Dríade Aguiar.Aguiar explains how and why to center the voices of those are are experiencing reality on the ground. She looks at those who make the future and explains how it's accomplished, how we can stop injustices that are happening to real people in real places, and looks at how activist and media efforts can help to address the destruction of the Amazon in an effective way.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff explains how the left and the right have both untethered themselves from reality in different ways. He shows us how our cybernetic feedback loops have disoriented our sensibilities, and the role that Operation Mindfuck played in our current moment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Here's a sneak peak of Timothy Leary and Douglas Rushkoff's archived conversation from 1993, available in-full exclusively to Patreon supporters. Support at Patreon.com/TeamHuman for access to the full interview and all of our bonus content. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Playing for Team Human, complexity theorist, host of the Jim Rutt Podcast series, and former chairman the Santa Fe Institute, Jim Rutt.Rutt shares his idea for a new civilization-era operating system. Why does the the United States' outdated operating system call for a radical change to a more equitable and humane landscape? "If the glue that holds Game A together is competition for status through material possessions and positional goods. The status around GameB will be conviviality." Rutt says.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff questions whether covid-19 is leading people to embrace and insulate within digital technology, or if it has become the excuse.Read more about Jim Rutt's GameB on Medium:https://medium.com/@memetic007/a-journey-to-gameb-4fb13772bcf3You can subscribe to the Jim Rutt show here:https://www.jimruttshow.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: 

Playing for Team Human today, filmmaker, writer, educator, and systems thinker, Nora Bateson.Bateson and Rushkoff interrogate our moment of global crisis to challenge the very systems that drive human behavior and thought. Further, they explore why quantifying humans as part of a system reduces people to abstract figures rather than the complex beings they truly are. "There's something about this possibility of recognizing living complexity in ourselves and each other that becomes this untold possibility," Bateson says.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses why Team Human’s greatest strength is not in a specific physical space, but in the form of deeply honest, human engagement.— 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 —

Playing for Team Human today, musician, producer, and inventor of the music video, Michael Nesmith.Nesmith will be sharing his insights about what it was like to live inside the reality television show that we’re all living in today. Nesmith discusses his self-awareness of existing in a television environment, the influence the Monkees' music had on the Beatles, and the psychic effects the show had on a generation of technology and psychedelic icons.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff explores the logics behind those who believe Covid-19 will one day disappear. “We need to see the virus as a scientific, biological, and an informational challenge.” Rushkoff says.Michael Nesmith's autobiography, Life After Television, is available now from Penguin Random House: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/538474/infinite-tuesday-by-michael-nesmith/— 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.fm— 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: 

Playing for Team Human today, author of “Goliath: The Hundred Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy,” and Director of Research at the American Economic Liberties Project, Matt Stoller.Stoller disinters the ground of neoliberalism and looks at how we can reclaim democracy from the market. What are ways for us to make sense of -- and reform -- economic systems that veil themselves as apolitical? Further, Rushkoff and Stoller discuss how neoliberal economic policy influenced both left and right political ideology in the twentieth century, how it contributed to President Obama'a bank bailouts, and explore alternative economic models that prioritize humans over capital.In his monologue, Rushkoff looks at how black communities have for centuries harbored a spirit of support and mutual aid that the rest of us are discovering only now.You can subscribe to Stoller’s email newsletter, Big, here: https://mattstoller.substack.com/welcomeYou can read the full version of Rushkoff’s monologue “How Centuries of Black Strength Created a Blueprint for Economic Recovery” on Medium’s GEN: https://gen.medium.com/americas-black-communities-created-the-blueprint-for-collective-recovery-e89e792dc124— 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: 

Playing for Team Human today, psychiatrist and author of "Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, from Soul to Psychedelics," Julie Holland, M.D.Holland explores how people can bring elements of their psychedelic experiences into their everyday lives. She looks at the role compassion plays in the psychedelic experience and how developmental disorders can be aided by these experiences. Further, Rushkoff and Holland look at ways that humans have been polarized into their own personalized silos, and the importance of lifting people out of isolation so they can be more empathetic and better learn about one another.In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how Twitter's modus operandi of rigid binaries attempts to simplify a world that can't be deduced beyond its lived experience.Good Chemistry by Julie Holland, M.D. is now available: http://www.harperwave.com/book/9780062862884/Good-Chemistry-Julie-Holland.— 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: 

Playing for Team Human today, counterculture icon and Editor of Dangerous Minds, Richard Metzger. Metzger envisions what life might look like on the dole and what that means for the future of the counterculture.Rushkoff and Metzger consider whether the ideals of yesterday’s counterculture were so successful that they’ve become the new over culture? And if so, who are really the new revolutionaries? They also consider the effect Covid-19 will have on a new generation’s financial prospects, and whether the underlying flaws in capitalism will finally be laid bare.In his monologue, Rushkoff looks at the way our policing problems can only be solved if we fund and utilize other kinds of civil servants instead of just ones with weapons.Read “Good Cops Don’t Need Grenade Launchers” by Douglas Rushkoff from Medium’s GEN:https://gen.medium.com/good-cops-dont-need-grenade-launchers-c6110ddb453e:— 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: 

Playing for Team Human today, senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne and author of "Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World," Tyson YunkaportaYunkaporta helps us apply an indigenous lens to see our global crises in a more actionable and inclusive way. Where did western culture go wrong? How did the shift from a circular understanding of time to a linear model of time affect human perception of progress? How did indigenous practices of psychedelic drugs lose their meaning without their proper contexts and spiritual guidance? In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses how regenerative thinking and practice can be applied across broad spectrums to help understand how to integrate all parts of life -- from production to externalities -- into our actions and mindsets.— 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: 

Playing for Team Human today, co-worker at the Tamera Peace Research & Education Center, writer, and activist, Martin Winiecki.Winiecki discusses the underlying societal causes of Covid-19 and looks at the values people will need to hold in order to heal. He explores the need to transform and integrate the economic, conscious, and erotic structures to help create values like mutual support, solidarity, and trust within a community. Further, he looks at how the technological and economic structures intended to keep us physically distant from one another have been exposed and exacerbated during this crisis.In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how mass coherence is Team Human's secret weapon against craziness and corruption in government.Read “Searching for the Anti-Virus | Covid-19 s Quantum Phenomenon” from Kosmos Journal: https://www.kosmosjournal.org/kj_article/searching-for-the-anti-virus-covid-19-as-quantum-phenomenon/ — 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: ht

Playing for Team Human today, national baseball writer for the Wall Street Journal and author of "Swing Kings" Jared DiamondDiamond discusses how technological advancements have changed the fun and quirky ways that baseball organizations construct their teams and play the game. Why are baseball players changing their swings in order to hit more home runs? What is behind baseball’s desire to compete for the same college graduates who want to work for Amazon, Google, and major tech companies? Is there room for humans in modern baseball?In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses the impact Covid-19 is having on art and music.Follow Jared Diamond: https://twitter.com/jareddiamondSwing Kings is now available: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062872104— 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: ht