List of episodes
Gender and Business - This Human Business Episode 7
October 10, 2018
This final episode of the 1st season of This Human Business confronts the ugly reality exposed by the Me Too movement: The masculine default of business identity is hurting people and affecting the bottom line. Sexual assault, sexual harassment, and just plain sexism pervades business. How can we make it better - for women, for men, for everybody? How does gender fluidity relate to the practice of commerce? What do gender dynamics have to teach us about opportunities for the business of ident...
The Future of Business - This Human Business Episode 6
October 03, 2018
This episode of This Human Business considers the future of business, which is something that we cannot know, of course. When we're talking about the future of business, we're really talking about our concerns in the present and the legacy of the past.
The Business of Human Technology - This Human Business Episode 5
September 26, 2018
After years of hype, the digital revolution has finally led to the Great Techlash of 2018. Though Silicon Valley tycoons are still in love with their bots and their apps, the rest of us are realizing that the promises of technological utopia come with a dark side. We're growing skeptical of all the apps and automation. So, how can digital technology be humanized, to make it relevant and trustworthy again?
A Postmortem on the Cat of Artificial Intelligence
September 19, 2018
This week, This Human Business takes an unexpected turn with the news of the death of one of the businesses in this week’s intended episode about technology and humanity in business. That episode will come next week, but today, this stripped-down, mournful version of the ordinary podcast explores the strange businesss that sought to make artificial intelligence into a digital cat, its downfall, and the implications for business journalism.
Rituals in Commerce - This Human Business Episode 4
September 13, 2018
The digital industrial orthodoxy in business tells us that commerce is rational, mathematical. Cultural anthropologists looking at business know better. Business is filled with rituals, both for consumers and for people working in the corporate world. Enter the threshold and listen to this 4th episode of This Human Business to understand the elements of ritual, and how they can profit a business even as they make it more human.