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Brett McKay is the founder and editor-in-chief of the hugely popular ‘Art of Manliness’ blog, a lifestyle site dedicated to reviving the 'lost art' of manliness. Brett created the site in January 2008 while in law school, with the goal to change the tone and discussion on what it means to be a man. He has since built a following of some 125,000 subscribers, been featured on CNN.com and in 2009 released the book ‘The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man.’ He joined Guy Evans to discuss common portrayals of men in the media, virtues that modern men should aim to exhibit, and whether the rumors of man's imminent demise are premature!

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Earlier this month, the UK charity Oxfam released its report on global income inequality ('Working for the Few'), just in time for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The paper detailed some shocking realities concerning the widening gap between rich and poor - notably, the fact that the richest 85 people on the planet possess the same wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion.

The public response to the paper has been overwhelmingly one of outrage, continuing the concerns about extreme disparity initiated by the Occupy movement. However, according to one pundit, the news coming from Oxfam is nothing short of 'fantastic'. In this episode of Smells Like Human Spirit, Guy Evans examines the pathology of the 'super-rich', and makes his case for why current global economic conditions are anything but 'fantastic'.

FURTHER READING

Farrell, P.B. (2014). Davos billionaires: Oblivious to the coming revolution. MarketWatch.com. 27 January 2014.

Thompson, M. (2014). World's 85 richest own as much as poorest 50%. CNN.com. 21 January 2014.

Oxfam International (2014). Working for the Few: Political capture and economic inequality. 20 January 2014.

RT News (2013). World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over. 20 January 2013.

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Ryan Ripley of 'The Shill Report' joined Guy Evans for a tremendous back-and-forth conversation on the topic of 'soft news' - that is, the increasing tendency of the mainstream press to cover the relatively insignificant topics of entertainment and celebrity culture in favor of more 'serious' stories. From there, Ryan and Guy discussed the effect of this focus on the democratic process, the potential of sensationalized news to distort reality, and whether an emphasis on soft news can be helpful in recruiting engaged and informed consumers of serious news. Listen, share, and enjoy!

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According to a recent Huffington Post article,‘articles and mentions of transhumanism and life extension science tripled in 2013 in major media’. The number of those that identify as 'transhumanists' are also on the rise, and in 2012, Italy elected the world's first transhumanist politician. To discuss the rise of transhumanism in the mainstream, Guy Evans was once again joined by the author, filmmaker and researcher Aaron Franz of the ageoftransitions.com. Enjoy!

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Today's guest is David Smalley, Founder of Dogma Debate - a live internet show which covers topics such as religion, politics, and social issues. He is also a public speaker, former editor of American Atheist magazine, and author of the book ‘Baptized atheist’. He joined Guy Evans to discuss his change in world view, how he approaches a staunch 'believer', and the state of religion in the United States.

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Bryan Alvarez, host of the After Dark Radio Show and noted journalist in the world of pro wrestling and MMA, joins Guy Evans to discuss the 'paranormal', the unexplained, and the mysterious! Other topics of discussion include the societal impact of new technologies, the JFK assassination, and more...enjoy!

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Vasko Atanasoski of the Macedonia band 'Bernays Propaganda' was a very popular guest on Smells Like Human Spirit in 2013. He returned to the show to elaborate further on some ideas discussed in his first appearance, with particular reference to aspects of cultural hegemony and ideology. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this great episode!

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Cale Sampson is a Canadian Hip Hop artist known for his socially conscious and thought provoking lyrics that challenge mainstream beliefs and encourage listeners to think critically about their society. He is regarded as the innovator of a style of hip-hop called ‘Info-Rap’, and his debut solo album, entitled Cale Sampson, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim. His latest effort, 'The Big Picture'has received similar plaudits; and so he joined Guy Evans on Smells Like Human Spirit to discuss his music and discuss some pertinent social and political issues. Enjoy!

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Today's podcast once again focuses on the stories that prove that the sky isn’t falling, that there is another tomorrow, and that things aren’t all bad! In this episode of SLHS, Guy Evans reviews three positive news items - Utah's efforts to eradicate homelessness, an athlete giving up a spot at the Winter Olympics to her twin, and new research that suggests evolution favors selflessness rather than selfishness. Enjoy!

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John and Molly Knefel, the brother and sister duo that co-host Radio Dispatch, join Guy Evans for Episode 127 of the Smells Like Human Spirit Podcast. Originally from Iowa, John and Molly now reside in Brooklyn, NY and aim to cover the most important and underreported stories of the day with their show, which has gained quite an impressive following since its inception in 2010. Topics of discussion in this episode include Guantanamo Bay, Occupy's legacy, the juvenile justice system in the U.S., and much more. Enjoy, and spread the word!

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