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The leading voices of the free thinking generation share incredible insights and stories on Smells Like Human Spirit! This podcast provides you with the information to think critically, question authority, and discover the truth about the world for yourself. What's more, every show is different - with long-ranging interviews, special features, and in-depth yet relatable discussions helping you learn more about the key issues of today. Subscribe to the show now, and peace!

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    211: Program or Be Programmed, with Douglas Rushkoff


    Episode 211 of Smells Like Human Spirit explores our ever-increasing use of technology, in a modern world seemingly obsessed with smartphones and social media. First, Douglas Rushkoff, a highly influential media theorist, author, and Professor of Media Studies at Queens College joins the show. Mr. Rushkoff, the creator of four award-winning PBS "Frontline" documentaries, discusses the impact of modern technologies on communication, the political process, and social progress. In the...


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    1h11m
    2015

    210: Bearing Witness, with Jo McElroy Senecal


    Today's podcast focuses on a topic that many of us would like to avoid discussing - death - or more specifically, the experience of being present in the final moments of someone's life. To do so, Guy Evans is joined by Jo McElroy Senecal, author of the powerful New York Times opinion piece 'Bearing Witness', and counselor and family liaison for a nonprofit organization called the Hole In The Wall Gang Camp. Enjoy! Subscribe on iTunes: ...


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    23m
    2015

    209: Phesto Dee of Souls of Mischief talks his career, innovation in music, social issues facing America, police brutality, the banking system, and more


    Phesto Dee, a member of one of the most respected and revered hip-hop groups of all-time, Souls of Mischief, joins Guy Evans for Episode 209 of SLHS. In the first half of the interview, we discuss Phesto's career, his experiences navigating the murky world of music industry politics, and his thoughts on originality and creativity in the genre of hip-hop. Later we get into some broader topics of discussion including the social problems facing America today, police brutality, and the global...


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    58m
    2015

    208: Podcasting about Podcasting, with guest Elsie Escobar


    "[Podcasts] are nothing. [They are] irrelevant. You learn nothing.” - Howard Stern Our guest for Episode 208 of Smells Like Human Spirit is the podcaster, yoga lifestyle specialist, and digital media strategist Elsie Escobar. Elsie joined the show to discuss the mainstream's media latest obsession with podcasting, what the future holds for the medium, and why Howard Stern was wrong! For...


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    30m
    2015

    207: Director Robert May on the 'Kids for Cash' Scandal


    Today's guest is the noted producer and director Robert May, whose resume includes an executive producer credit on the Oscar Award Winning film ‘The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from The Life of Robert S. McNamara.’ More recently, Mr. May served as the Director for the 2013 documentary ‘Kids For Cash’ - a piece focusing on the 2008 scandal involving a zero tolerance judge who sentenced some 3,000 children to a private for-profit detention facility, all the while pocketing a...


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    33m
    2015

    206: Smells Like Human Spirit Is Back/Thoughts on the 'Podcasting Boom'


    It's official - Smells Like Human Spirit is back!!! In this episode, host Guy Evans discusses his six-month absence from the microphone, and examines the apparent 'podcasting boom' as touted by mainstream and independent media alike. Will the future of podcasting mirror the trajectory of the numerous other new media that came before it?    For more: www.smellslikehumanspirit.com www.twitter.com/smellslikepod www.facebook.com/SmellsLikeHumanSpirit www.youtube.com/user/SmellsLikePodcast


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    35m
    2015

    Smells Like Human Spirit RETURNS on March 2nd!


    Smells Like Human Spirit RETURNS on Monday 3/2! Many of you know that I’ve been dealing with a (relatively) severe back issue for the past year or so. The condition became pretty debilitating last summer, and by September, sitting down for an hour to record a podcast was a ridiculously excruciating task. It was with much regret that I had to step away from the microphone until things improved, but fear not – Smells Like Human Spirit is on the comeback trail! After just experiencing my...


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    0m
    2015

    205: The NFL, Brain Trauma, and Domestic Violence


    It's been a rough couple of weeks for the National Football League. Ever since a sickening video emerged on September 8th of Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee (now-wife) Janay Palmer, the public outcry over the league’s handling of a series of domestic violence issues has been at fever pitch, even reaching the nation’s highest office. All the while, the looming specter of concussion consequences is generating more discussion than ever regarding the...


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    32m
    2014

    204: Scottish Independence


    Tomorrow, Thursday September 18th, voters in Scotland will be asked in a referendum to vote on whether their nation should be an independent country, breaking away from the rest of the United Kingdom. A yes vote would establish a separate Scottish state for the first time since 1707, when a need for economic security resulted in union with England, and the subsequent formation of the Kingdom of Great Britain.   Despite periods of backlash against the ideology of Britishness, particularly...


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    26m
    2014

    203: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


    Throughout July and August of this year, social media users were inundated with an almost constant stream of short videos featuring people from seemingly all walks of life dumping buckets of ice water on their heads. This trend, known as the 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge', went viral in an effort to promote awareness for the disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. It soon became a most unlikely pop culture phenomenon, with various celebrities, politicians and athletes performing...


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    39m
    2014