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... More
Latest Episode2019-2-20

Ep. 121 Ron Kim "No More Race to the Bottom"

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 election just around the corner, February 26th, Kim is spreading a message about putting community over corporations. “This is about people investing in people,” Kim explains. Hear Ron Kim’s vision for change that moves beyond “race to the bottom” politics that pit cities and states against each other.

Rushkoff, just back from book tour in the UK, opens the show discussing a great awakening happening across the globe. Thousands of children in Great Britain walked out of school in protest of inaction on climate change. Here at home, grassroots activists won a powerful victory against Amazon and their proposed HQ2 in Queens (listen to last week's show with activists Amy Herzog and Jacinta Gonzalez). Meanwhile establishment pundits and politicians continue to dismiss these efforts as naive or foolish. What does this ridicule tell us about this revolutionary moment we are in? 

You can find versions of Rushkoff’s monologues as well as archives of this show on Medium.

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On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records. Mid show was Throbbing Gristle’s “Walkabout” (See Team Human Episode 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.) Our outro features the Mike Watt ’s beak-holding-letter-man.

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Ep. 121 Ron Kim "No More Race to the Bottom"

Douglas Rushkoff and NYC Public Advocate candidate Ron Kim discuss valuing community over corporations.

Ep. 120 Jacinta Gonzalez and Amy Herzog on "Amazon's Cloud Industrial Complex"

As the U.S. moves toward police state policies, Amazon is building the technology to serve it.

Ep. 119 Team Human Live: Douglas Rushkoff and Siobhan O'Connor "Just the Way You Are"

In this special live episode of Team Human, Douglas sits in the hot seat, answering questions on what it means to reassert humanity in a digital age.

Ep. 118 Aaron Maté "The Russians Are Coming!"

Aaron Maté challenges Russiagate, taking a critical look at the frenzy of “bombshell stories” and the distraction this media obsession has caused.

Ep. 117 Book Launch: A Live Team Human Conversation with Douglas Rushkoff and Seth Godin

In a role reversal, Douglas Rushkoff is interviewed by Seth Godin on the release of the Team Human manifesto. Douglas reveals the dynamics of this antihuman machinery and invites us to remake these aspects of society in ways that foster our humanity.

Ep. 116 Live at Civic Hall Pt. 2: A Demonology of Algorithms with Mark Pesce

Futurist and Innovator Mark Pesce uncovers the hidden agendas that haunt the algorithms we interact with everyday.

Ep. 115 Live at Civic Hall Pt. 1: Penny Abeywardena

As the nation abdicates its responsibilities, New York's Commissioner for International Affairs Penny Abeywardena shows how cities are leading the charge to solve global crises.