Ep. 153 Brian Hughes “The Undercurrent of Extremism”

April 22, 2020

Playing for Team Human today, Associate Director at the Polarization Extremism and Radical Innovation Lab at American University, Brian Hughes.

Hughes shares with us the underlying drive fueling so much of today’s more violent extremism along with how we can mitigate some of its impact. How can we reconcile issues of identity that are tied to structural conditions of racism and sexism? How do we achieve solidarity?

In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses how Covid-19 is a kamikaze attack of human biology against systems that threaten our very survival.

Read the written version of Rushkoff’s monologue on Medium:

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Hosted by Douglas Rushkoff
Produced by Josh Chapdelaine
Audio Edited & Mixed by Luke Robert Mason
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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, whose guiding influence is always the way.

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