The Hoomanist

33 EpisodesProduced by Hoomane

The Hoomanist is an independent resource of compassionate and ethical inspiration for creators and digital humanists. Hosted by Simone Salis.

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Mark Larson: Focus on Your Process

December 13th, 2018


Mark Larson is a writer, interviewer, educator, and curator of many oral history projects like American Stories Continuum and Ensemble, Chicago …

Melissa McEwen: Find a Career That Makes You Happier

November 29th, 2018


Melissa McEwen is a tech consultant and writer merging two passions and careers, publishing articles for Quartz, Submain, on Medium and more. You can …

Tim Kazurinsky: Don't Give Up Your Soul

November 15th, 2018


Tim Kazurinsky is an actor, screenwriter, Saturday Night Live alumnus, and performer from the Police Academy series as Officer Sweetchuck. In the …

Scott Robin: Get Creative Through Restraints

November 1st, 2018


Scott Robbin, web developer and co-creator with Naz Hamid of Vapid, an intentionally simple content management system to create websites. Starting in the late 90s, Mr. Robbin founded different companies like Halobrite …

Cody Gough: Cultivate Your Curiosity

October 18th, 2018


Cody Gough is a radio host, producer, and audio editor. For over a decade he worked as a producer and content creator with WGN Radio, GonnaGeek Network, and Mr. Gough's skills help shows to take shape and …

Linnea Gandhi: Take Back Your Attention

October 4th, 2018


Linnea Gandhi is adjunct professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth and founder of BehavioralSight—an advisory firm helping …

Jen Ellison: Challenge Your Authentic Self

September 20th, 2018


Jen Ellison is an actor, writer, director, and professor focusing on comedy and theatre. Throughout her career, Ms. Ellison performed and directed at …

Byron Reese: The Fourth Age

September 6th, 2018


Byron Reese is an entrapreneur, public speaker and author, currently CEO and Publisher of GigaOM, a leading technology research company. As a …

Ashley Ray: Set Higher Expectations for Yourself

August 23rd, 2018


Ashley Ray is a comedian, writer, and TV critic sharing her personal stories and ideas while touching important topics like gender, race, and …

Dakota Conduct: Stop Complaining and Find Solutions

August 16th, 2018


Dakota Conduct is a Supply Chain Analyst by the day, and drag queen by night. Living in the duality of corporate daytime professional and gender-bending drag queen in nightlife, she shows how knowledge can only further …

Jake Shapiro: Inside RadioPublic's Strategy

August 9th, 2018


RadioPublic's CEO and co-founder Jake Shapiro talks about RadioPublic's stragety, business model, and risks, discussing how to create a sustainable marketplace for podcast creators and listeners while contributing to …

Ali Barthwell: Understand and Surprise Your Audience

August 2nd, 2018


Ali Barthwell is the co-founder of WakandaCon, a celebration of afro-futurism and black culture in a society that stripped african-americans of their …

Thomas Thorson: Cliff-Dwelling

July 12th, 2018


Thomas Thorson is a landscape architect and urban designer interpreting the physical world to interconnect people in an urban environment. He serves on the Board of Directors at the Cliff Dwellers Club, an historic and …

Neal Sàles-Griffin: Run for Mayor

July 5th, 2018


Neal Sáles-Griffin is an entrapreneur, teacher, and an educational leader born and raised in the Chicago South Side, currently CEO of CodeNow, a …

Anne Libera: Empower Through Comedy

June 21st, 2018


Anne Libera is the creator of the first college degree in Comedy and Director of the Comedy Studies program at Columbia college Chicago, overseeing …

Nate DuFort: Be a One-Person Show

June 14th, 2018


Nate DuFort is a writer, producer, and director who splits his time between Detroit and Chicago. Mr. Dufort is a consultant for The Second City, …

Danielle Feiberg: Make the Best Movies Through Diversity (from Pixar)

June 7th, 2018


Danielle Feinberg is a storyteller using light as her narrative tool. With over 2 decades of experience at Pixar Animation Studios, Ms. Feinberg …

Dave Hoover: Learn Through Apprenticeship

May 31st, 2018


Dave Hoover is a Code crafter formally trained in psychology and family therapy, Mr. Hoover is a software developer using the Ethereum blockchain and …

Adrian Danzig: Discover Infinite Beauty and Talent

May 24th, 2018


Artistic Director of "500 Clown"—a physical theater company that uses clown and humor to get the audience's active attention—Adrian Danzig has …

Lisa Wagner-Carollo: Find the Still Point Within Yourself

May 17th, 2018


Lisa Wagner-Carollo is an agent of social change. Through theater, social justice, and spirituality, for almost 30 years she has been making an …

Mineko Okamura: Space Channel 5 VR, from SEGA to Grounding

May 10th, 2018


Okamura-san is the CEO of Grounding, an independent video-game company based in Japan and currently developing the virtual reality sequel to one of …

Kelly Leonard: Use "Yes And" in Everyday Life

May 3rd, 2018


Currently the "Executive Director of Insights and Applied Improvisation" at the iconic theater The Second City, Kelly Leonard is an improviser who doesn't perform on stage. He applies the constructive principles behind …

Luca Badetti: Embrace Your Inabilities

April 26th, 2018


Dr. Luca Badetti tries to embrace both abilities and inabilities, arguing that this is the best way to become a more complete and connected human …

Jack Vidra: Do Something That Scares You

April 19th, 2018


Gourmet chef and porn star with a military background, Jack Vidra is a model working in the adult entertainment industry nominated as Best Newcomer …

David Dewane: Make Yourself Uncomfortable

April 12th, 2018


David Dewane is an architect and journalist working to create a better world through design and social change serving as Community Director of Archeworks, and formerly as the editor in chief for Impact Design Hub, both …

Jonathan Mayo: Come Out as Your Own Person

April 5th, 2018


Jonathan Mayo is an artist and creator behind Cleaning Closets, an oral history project that collects and shares true coming out stories from both …

Charna Halpern: Improvise a Comedy Empire

March 29th, 2018


Ms. Halpern mentored comedy legends like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, and Cecily Strong—while building a comedy empire with her iO …

Jason Rohrer: Understand Your Place in the Bigger Picture

March 22nd, 2018


Using videogames as an artistic medium. Jason Rohrer is an independent game artist and creator of the videogames "One Hour One Life", "Immortality", …

Cathy Pearl: Create Humane Technology

March 15th, 2018


Cathy Pearl is one of the few experts in the rising field of designing computers with a voice, working in the San Francisco Bay Area for over two decades and experimenting to create a more natural, conversational way to …

Dominic Pacyga: Fall in Love with Your City

March 8th, 2018


Prof. Dominic A. Pacyga is a historian and researcher who analyzes the city of Chicago not just as an urban conglomerate, but as the collective and …

David Pasquesi: The Art of Paying Attention

March 1st, 2018


David Pasquesi is one of the most experienced improvisers currently performing on stage, focused on exploring the moment together with the audience, and not just performing for the audience. His Chicago and New York …

Opening Theme: Short Version

January 4th, 2018


A short version of the opening theme of The Hoomanist.

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