Team Human ep. 205: Mark Stahlman

President of the Center for the Study for Digital Life Mark Stahlman explains East, West, and Digital, the three spheres he believes are shaping the future of civilization, and how understanding the way they interact can help us strategize a way forward for humans. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains why he’s not an optimist […]   read more »

Open Up: The Refugees are Coming

The displacement of over four million Ukrainians to other parts of the world has got me thinking about the relationship of people to places. Thanks to war, climate change, and economic pressures (which are all rapidly becoming one and the same) an increasing number of people are finding themselves dispossessed. It’s not necessarily a new […]   read more »

I’m Not an Optimist.

I spent much of life, and my career, looking on the bright side of things. Technology, media, and our newfound power to express ourselves in a digital age once gave me great hope for the future of the human collective. What could we do? What would we do? My books and articles were correspondingly optimistic […]   read more »

Doing Less, to Help Ukraine

I didn’t post anything here last week. I didn’t release my regular podcast episode, either. On the one hand, it was a matter of reading the room: when something truly awful is happening, the best course is usually to pause. Of course, that doesn’t stop clueless marketers from continuing to post their bright and cheery […]   read more »

Team Human ep: 204: Laurie Segall

Journalist, founder of Dot Dot Dot Media, and author of Special Characters: My Adventures with Tech’s Titans and Misfits, Laurie Segall tells us what it’s like to interview people like Mark Zuckerberg, and why she holds out faith that their humanity may still rule the day. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses what we can […]   read more »

Keep the Faith

I’m not a man of faith as it’s commonly understood, but I am starting to wonder if we’re getting to a moment where we human beings need to assert just a bit of sacred mystery to the goings on in this dimensional neighborhood we call reality. Read more from, Keep the Faith, on Medium.   read more »

Team Human ep. 203: David McRaney

Science journalist and author of the forthcoming book, How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion, David McRaney explores the circumstances under which minds can change – and what it means for all of us. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff argues for the broad spectrum of reasons why humanity might have a […]   read more »

Is This Compassion?

My go-to approach to crisis has always been to rely on my most rational sensibilities. Observe the symptoms, identify the problem, come up with a solution, and execute. In some ways, particularly in situations where another human being is involved, this approach has allowed me to insulate myself from the actual pain and suffering, while […]   read more »

Team Human ep. 202: Vicki Robin

Author of Your Money or Your Life and Blessing the Hands That Feed Us Vicki Robin explains what it means to be a town cryer – and how to maintain our friendships and civil interdependence. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff shares how he is finding success by diving in and experiencing the world head-on rather […]   read more »

Adjusting to One-Party Rule

This week, the Republican Party took the final step. They declared, officially, that the January 6th protests, riots, violence, insurrection or murders (depending on your perspective) were “legitimate political discourse.” Further, they ratified the motion that any representatives attempting to determine what happened on that day are officially censured and no longer supported by the […]   read more »