Thursday, May 25, 2017

As Alfonso Drinks His Urine

"If I were to write a subtitle today, it would read this: 'When You Pay Horrible People to Teach You!'" In today's Human Meme podcast, David Boles shares the story of an old foe -- an Ivy League Playwriting Instructor -- who, on the first day of class, declared he would "rather drink his own urine" than to have to "teach another section of new Playwrights." Salud!

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Freedomland, White Flight, and How the Bronx Turned

Freedomland, USA was an idealized experience of what a true melting pot the United States had become; it lasted four years. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles digs into the murky depths of the Baychester salt marshes in the Bronx -- where "White Flight" became a social test of turning. 

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Hate is Made of Small Things

Small things fester into big things that kill you. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles takes a look at the tiny insults we hold onto for 40 years, so that we may feel better, later, about the first betrayal. Who knew a small town, Doppler Weather Radar system -- overlay idea! -- at a small, Midwestern, radio station, could cause such dishonesty and longing?

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Not Missing Richard Simmons

There is no right to privacy when you ask people to follow you, and you then take their time, attention, money, and admiration, in the exchange. In this Human Meme podcast episode, David Boles wonders why Richard Simmons, and even Dr. Drew, appear to feel besieged by the very bespoke fame, and attention, they bespake while starting out on their Hollywood careers.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Art of the Kayfabe Presidency

Kayfabe -- can be dangerous -- if you don’t know the game is fixed right from the first bell. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles applies -- The Art of Kayfabe -- to the modern world, and the Evildoer Presidency. If Kayfabe is the fourth wall -- what happens when that suspension of disbelief, is never believed?

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Marcus Aurelius on Meditations

Marcus Aurelius spent time alone to think about the world. Because of that rightful introspection, in writing, from one of the last five great Emperors, we have insight into the history of what fed us. In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles shares some of his favorite quotes from Marcus' "Meditations" in examination.

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