Move Along: The Car Crash is Fake

I have let myself get too worked up for too long about the culture wars on Twitter and its extensions on cable TV. They are not based in reality, but rhetoric. So this year, I’m ignoring them. I think we can trace today’s ideological Wrestlemania in part to Donald Trump’s invented facts about Obama’s birth […]   read more »

Team Human ep. 198: Maggie McGuane

Mass casualty animal and human rescuer Maggie McGuane shares the exhilarating joy of being part of the life force that is our planet. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how he’s embracing compassion of the moment. 🐾 Learn more about Wings of Rescue: https://wingsofrescue.org/ Click here to stream Team Human now   read more »

Team Human ep. 197: Stuart Swezey

Founder of Amok Books and producer of the documentary Desolation Center Stuart Swezey helps us remember what it’s like to do something for its own sake, and stop before it becomes something else. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us of the work involved in producing social media content, and the real downsides of being […]   read more »

We Are Not All Journalists.

I was at a convenience store the other night, and watched some kids come in who had just escaped from a party they didn’t really like. As soon as they were inside, though, they pulled out their phones and started watching social media reports from the kids who had stayed. It wasn’t these kids’ FOMO […]   read more »

Team Human ep. 196: David Zweig

Author and writer David Zweig helps us parse the well-meaning but sometimes inaccurate communication from our health officials about Covid-19. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff remembers his late accountant, Sheldon Gordon, and how we can morally blend together our economic and social lives. 📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Family Enterprise, […]   read more »

Family Enterprise

My accountant Sheldon Gordon died Monday night. It might not be the kind of news one would normally think about for too long, much less write about. Your accountant dies, you find another one. It’s just business. Right? Not really. See, Shelly cared about me and my family in a way that transcends what we […]   read more »

Team Human ep. 195: Ryan George

Actor, writer, and media philosopher Ryan George helps us contend with the absurdity of our particular instance in the multiverse. 🎙In his monologue, Rushkoff ponders what Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse means for our humanity. 📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue on CNN. Click here to stream Team Human.   read more »

Team Human ep. 194: xiaowei r. wang – Live from Unfinished Live

Author of Blockchain Chicken Farm and creative director at Logic Magazine xiaowei r. wang helps us contend with the fact that social trust simply may not be something that can scale. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff asks why we should create solutions “at scale” if operating at scale, itself, is the problem. 📰 You can […]   read more »

What Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse means to our humanity

Maybe this is what Silicon Valley’s demigods have been dreaming about since the beginning. A profound reversal of the relationship between human beings and technology, a flipping of the real and virtual. I’m speaking of the project Mark Zuckerberg launched on Thursday. It was the metaverse, he said, and also announced that his company’s name had changed, […]   read more »

Team Human ep. 193: Ryan Broderick

Garbage Day journalist and host of the Content Mines Podcast Ryan Broderick brings us up to date on the current state of meme play. ✨ You can view Broderick’s talk, The Internet is Magic, from The Meme in the Moment Festival, on YouTube. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how the World Wide Web flattened […]   read more »