What Could Possibly Go Right?

#84 Douglas Rushkoff: Finding a Different Kind of Play

June 20, 2022 Vicki Robin Season 1 Episode 84
What Could Possibly Go Right?
#84 Douglas Rushkoff: Finding a Different Kind of Play
Show Notes

Douglas Rushkoff makes a third appearance in our series, sharing his latest thoughts on What Could Possibly Go Right? Listen to his previous interviews in episodes 28 and 52.

Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. Rushkoff’s work explores how different technological environments change our relationship to narrative, money, power, and one another. Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, his twenty books include Team Human, based on his podcast. Others include bestsellers Present Shock, Throwing Rocks and the Google Bus, Program or Be Programmed, Life Inc, and Media Virus. He also made the PBS Frontline documentaries Generation Like, The Persuaders, and Merchants of Cool. 

Before our season break, enjoy this casual chat between Douglas and Vicki which included themes of:

  • Exposing “the false premise of winning at capitalism”
  • Exploring that life often gets better, not worse as we avoid consumerist comforts
  • Rebuilding non-monetary social capital and being careful of the “transactional bias in the way human beings relate to each other”

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Website: rushkoff.com
Twitter: twitter.com/rushkoff

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