Curating Content To Support Learning About Humanity's Transition

This content was posted on  23 Dec 19  by   Douglas Rushkoff  on  Podcast
Paul Krassner “When Fake Was Fun”

Playing for Team Human today radical activist, counter-cultural icon, and founder of The Realist magazine, Paul Krassner (1932-2019).

Krassner and Rushkoff explore how the combination of fabricated news, scandals and outrage – otherwise known as mind fucking – were once the tools employed by anarchic activists. They discuss how a one-time violin prodigy became the pioneer of the US underground press, and how being an optimist might be our best defence against the challenging times we face. 

In his opening monologue, Rushkoff shares how we might make the internet a more human-friendly domain through a simple response to the net’s original sin: algorithmic customization. 

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Hosted by Douglas Rushkoff

Produced by Josh Chapdelaine

Audio Edited & Mixed by Luke Robert Mason

Music by Fugazi (On this Episode you heard “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro – thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.)

Special thanks to Stephen Bartolomei who is busy countering culture.

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