Fri, 26 October 2012
Nostalgia (as defined by Merriam-Webster)
1 : The state of being homesick
2: A wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to, or of, some past period or irrecoverable condition; also : something that evokes nostalgia
Life is fleeting. Is this something to be embraced, or something to be fought against? In the social media age where you can seemingly record every moment in your life - would you if you could?
On this podcast, David Weinberg, a radio producer from Los Angeles, joins us to share his experiences in relation to this topic. David was recently featured on BBC Radio 4's 'Short Cuts' programme, sharing his tale of how an innocuous attempt to improve his interview efficacy snowballed into an obsession which lead to him secretly recording his conversations for three years. An interesting podcast as ever so check it out and subscribe using iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/smells-like-human-spirit-podcast/id530984313 or using the RSS feed at http://smellslikepodcast.libsyn.com/rss. Enjoy!
Direct download: Smells_Like_Human_Spirit_Episode_26_-_The_Man_Who_Recorded_His_Own_Life.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT
Mon, 22 October 2012
“The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned. I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.” - Antonio Gramsci, 1891-1937
Timothy Pilgrim is an associate professor at Western Washington University, and a published poet with over 100 poems to his name. In this edition of the podcast, we talk to Tim about what the mass media has become vs. what it was designed to be, how the media shapes and informs public opinion, and why there are 'necessary illusions' that must be imposed on the public in order to divert them from the political process. An interesting show as ever so check it out and subscribe to the podcast by either searching for 'Smells Like Human Spirit' on iTunes, or directly accessing the RSS feed at http://smellslikepodcast.libsyn.com/rss. Enjoy!
Direct download: Smells_Like_Human_Spirit_Episode_25_-_Necessary_Illusions_with_Timothy_Pilgrim.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:17am EDT
Thu, 18 October 2012
Episode 24 - Miscellaneous, Etc. (Innovation in Pop Culture, Internet Censorship, Amber Lyon, et plus)
Guy Evans and James Wilson are back with Episode 24 of the 'Smells Like Human Spirit' Podcast. After a streak of outstanding guests, we have a discussion on anything and everything that came to mind, including innovation in pop culture, attempts to censor the web, the incredible story of Amber Lyon, and more. There is also an announcement of a huge upcoming guest so listen for that too! Enjoy!
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Direct download: Smells_Like_Human_Spirit_Episode_24_-_Miscellaneous_Etc._Innovation_in_Pop_Culture_Internet_Censorship_Amber_Lyon_et_plus.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:37am EDT
Mon, 8 October 2012
Steve Taylor is a fascinating, dynamic and insightful lecturer and author specializing in psychology and spirituality. His books have been described by Eckhart Tolle as 'an important contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present', and his work has been featured widely in the British media; notably, on BBC Breakfast, BBC World TV, BBC Radio 4 and 5, and in the Guardian and the Independent.
In this edition of the Smells Like Human Spirit Podcast, we talk to Steve about the challenges of living in the modern world, staying in the present moment, the fear of dying, living a purposeful life, new leadership being needed for human beings, and more. Enjoy!
Check out Steve's website at http://stevenmtaylor.co.uk
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Direct download: Smells_Like_Human_Spirit_Episode_23_-_Steve_Taylor_on_Living_in_the_Moment_Humania_Death_and_more.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT
Mon, 1 October 2012
As promised, we are back with Part 2 of our conversation with former CIA Asset Susan Lindauer (click here for Part 1). Keep visiting www.smellslikehumanspirit.com and subscribe on iTunes to our podcast for more great content. Peace!
Direct download: Smells_Like_Human_Spirit_Episode_22_-_Former_CIA_Asset_Susan_Lindauer_on_911_Part_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:29am EDT