Episode 15: The Heart Makes Our Way

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Length: 50 minutes 41 seconds

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Guest: Gopi

Song review: “Dil Se Re” and “Bombay Theme” by A. R. Rahman

In which we hear a scientist answer Seven Questions to Save Humanity, and help us with a really good revision to question three:

Q1. Where do your name and sense of identity come from?

Q2. What does being human mean to you?

Q3. Have you ever had a [metaphysical/paranormal] change in your perception of reality? What inspires wonder in you?

Q4. What is the best way we can honor life?

Q5. What does Community mean to you?

Q6. What projects or collaborations are you presently most excited about?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?


Learn about the great musician A. R. Rahman!

Episode 14: Les is More

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Length: 1 hour 4 minutes 11 seconds

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Guest: Lisa

Song review: “Mozambique” by Les Baxter

In which we hear an artist answer Seven Questions to Save Humanity, and two more questions from previous guests! The main seven she answered included …

Q1. Where do your name and sense of identity come from?

Q2. What does being human mean to you?

Q3. Have you ever had a metaphysical/paranormal change in your perception of reality?

Q4. What is the best way we can honor life?

Q5. What does Community mean to you?

Q6. What projects or collaborations are you presently most excited about?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?


Show Notes

Lisa’s instagram: lisapenneyart


Remember the great composer Les Baxter!


Thank You Matrons&Patrons!

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Episode 13: The Bohemian Life Continues

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Length: 38 minutes 13 seconds

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Guest: Avi

Song review: “La Vie Bohème A” and “B” by Jonathan Larson (from the musical Rent)

In which we hear Avi answer Seven Questions to Save Humanity:

Q1. Tell us about yourself, maybe? Where do your name and sense of identity come from?

Q2. What does being human mean to you?

Q3. Have you ever had a change in your perception of reality?

Q4. What is the best way we can honor life?

Q5. What does Community mean to you?

Q6. What projects or collaborations are you presently most excited about?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?

… plus, Avi’s answer to Vic’s question: What’s the difference between giving up and letting go?


Show Notes


To reach out to Avi and Sky about their project, please mention “I Like People #13” in the body or subject line and write to:

Avi Kruley: avi.kruley [[ at ]] presidio.edu
Sky Blue: sky [[ at ]] ic.org

Support the legacy of the great poet Jonathan Larson!


Thank You Matrons&Patrons!

I like people. is one of many public artworks supported by backers receiving exclusive art rewards at: patreon.com/maxeem.

Episode 12: Speaker in the Darkness

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Length: 1 hour 14 minutes 38 seconds

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Guest: Vic

Song review: “You Want It Darker” by Leonard Cohen

In which we meet Vic, hear about his life fighting the evils of child abuse, while positing these Seven Questions to Save Humanity:

Q1. What are your preferred gender pronouns, and who are you? Tell us about yourself, maybe?

Q2. What does being human mean to you?

Q3. Have you ever had a change in your perception of reality?

Q4. How can we be truly ethical human beings? What is the best way to care for the Earth? How do we honor the gift of Earth? What can we do to honor life?

Q5. What does Community mean to you?

Q6. What projects or collaborations are you presently most excited about?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?

… plus, since Aeron’s question hadn’t been defined yet (I was in the middle of recording episodes 11 through 13) Vic gets a variation of Paige’s question I wanted to ask him: Why do you do what you do?


Support the legacy of the great poet Leonard Cohen!


Thank You Matrons&Patrons!

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Episode 11: Throughout the Human, Balance

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Length: 1 hour 31 minutes 42 seconds

 

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Guest: Aeron

Song reviews: “Koyaanisqatsi” from the motion picture soundtrack (1982) by Philip Glass, and “Rainbow Road” by Fygar

In which we meet Aeron, hear a bit about his life while positing the newest version of the Seven Questions to Save Humanity:

Q1. What are your preferred pronouns, where does your name come from, and what’s your deal? What are your preferred gender pronouns, and who are you?

Q2. What does being human mean to you?

Q3. Have you ever had a metaphysical or paranormal encounter?

Q4. How can we be truly ethical human beings? What is the best way to care for the Earth?

Q5. What does Community mean to you?

Q6. What projects or collaborations are you presently most excited about?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?

… plus Austin’s question: How would you approach making the change that you want to see in the world?


Thank You Matrons&Patrons!

 

Check out Fygar the Band at www.fygar.rocks

 

I like people. is one of many public artworks supported by backers receiving exclusive art rewards at: patreon.com/maxeem.
 

Episode 10: Powerful Cultural Ethical Renewal

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Length: 1 hour 7 minutes 13 seconds

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Guest: Austin

Song review: Lou Harrison’s Double Concerto for Violin and Cello

In which we meet Austin, hear a bit about his life while positing the present version of the Seven (or so) Questions to Save Humanity:

Q1. What are your preferred pronouns, where does your name come from, and what’s your deal?

Q2. What does being human mean to you?

Q3. Have you ever had a metaphysical or paranormal encounter?

Q4. What is the best way to care for the Earth?

Q5. What does Community mean to you?

Q6. What projects or collaborations are you presently most excited about?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?

… plus Paige’s inquiry from the previous episode.


Show Notes

Thank You Matrons&Patrons!

I like people. is one of many public artworks supported by backers receiving exclusive art rewards at: patreon.com/maxeem.

Episode 9: Ancient Mother Land

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Length: 1 hour 42 minutes 3 seconds

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Guest: Paige

Artist reviews: Lyla June & Mariee Sioux

In which we meet Paige, hear a bit about her/their life while positing the present version of the Seven (or so) Questions to Save Humanity:

Q1. Where does your name come from? What are your preferred pronouns, where does your name come from, and what’s your deal?

Q2. What does being human mean to you?

Q3. How else would you care to describe your experience on Earth? Have you ever had an encounter with the paranormal?

Q4. What is the best way to care for the Earth?

Q5. What does “community” mean to you?

Q6. What projects or collaborations are you presently most excited about?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?

… plus Paige’s question for the next guest: Why are you doing what you’re doing?


Show Notes


Support the music | Lyla June and Mariee Sioux

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Episode 8: The Journey Party

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Length: 42 minutes 52 seconds

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Guest: Cam

Artist reviews: Lemon Demon (album “View-Monster” and solo album “Mouth Moods”) & Rival Consoles (“Persona”)

In which we meet Cam, hear a bit about their life while positing the present version of the Seven (or so) Questions to Save Humanity:

Q1. Where does your name come from?

Q2. What does being human mean to you?

Q3. How else would you care to describe your experience on Earth?

Q4. What is the best way to care for the Earth?

Q5. What does “community” mean to you?

Q6. What projects or collaborations are you presently most excited about?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?

… plus Cam’s question for the next guest: Can you describe your secret wunderbar life?


Support the music | Lemon Demon (Neil Cicierega) and Rival Consoles (Ryan Lee West)

Episode 7: Dance of the Observer

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Length: 37 minutes 50 seconds

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Guest: Bell

Album review: Dionysus (2018) by Dead Can Dance

In which we meet Bell, hear a bit about their life while positing the present version of the Seven (or so) Questions to Save Humanity:

Q1. Where does your name come from?

Q2. What does being human mean to you?

Q3. How else would you care to describe your experience on Earth?

Q4. What is the best way to care for the Earth?

Q5. What does Community mean to you?

Q6. What projects or collaborations are you presently most excited about?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?

… plus a few more including Bell’s question for the next guest: Next time you view a patch of night sky, what stars do you see, what personal constellation is there, and what is its story?



Support the music | buy this gorgeous new album at www.DeadCanDance.com

Episode 6: Landslide

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Length: 1 hour 7 minutes 20 seconds

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Guest: Sunny

Song review: Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

In which we meet Sunny, hear a bit about her life all while positing these seven eight questions to save humanity:

Q1. What’s your name?

Q2. Are you Human?

Q3. How would you describe yourself?

Q4. What is the best way for humans to care for the Earth?

Q5. What does Community mean to you?

Q6. What personal projects or collaborations are you presently most excited about?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?

New Question: Why do I feel so disinterested in life?

Because of this new feature, the seven questions to save humanity format may be changed for next episode’s interview.

Episode 5: Stoking the interest in being interested

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Length: 24 minutes 14 seconds

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Guest: Casey

Song review: When The Lights Come On by They Might Be Giants

In which we ask Casey seven questions to save humanity, as such:

Q1. What’s your name?

Q2. Are you Human?

Q3. How would you describe yourself?

Q4. What is the best way for humans to care for the Earth?

Q5. What does Community mean to you?

Q6. What personal projects or collaborations are you presently most excited about?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?


Support the music | They Might Be Giants

Episode 4: Black Bear Ranch

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Length: 44 minutes 26 seconds

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Guest: Cassandra/Koshita

Special artist feature: DeathRibbons

Song review: Great Spangled Fritillary by Cocteau Twins

Photo (CC) Margot Erlandson

In which we are introduced to the Black Bear Ranch commune, a spirit dwelling there known by multiple names (among them Cassandra, Koshita and other names) their band “DeathRibbons” is explored and also Seven Questions to Save Humanity are presented to them as:

Q1. What’s your name?

Q2. Are you Human?

Q3. How would you describe yourself?

Q4. What is the best way for humans to care for the Earth?

Q5. What does Community mean to you?

Q6. What personal projects or collaborations are you presently most excited about?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?

BONUS PROMPT: Tell us a story about survival or “the art of living”

Episode 3: The Happiest Guy He’s Ever Met

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Length: 63 minutes 32 seconds

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Guest: Mark

Music review: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Sexually Aroused Gas Mask and Toads of the Short Forest from Weasels Ripped My Flesh by The Mothers of Invention

In which the Seven Questions to Save Humanity are slightly refined to:

Q1. What’s your name?

Q2. Are you Human?

Q3. How would you describe yourself?

Q4. What can we do to care for Earth’s resources (?) … still not sure about this question

Q5. What does Community mean to you?

Q6. What personal projects or collaborations are you most excited about presently?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?

BONUS PROMPT: If you’d like, share a story of survival or something about “the art of living” … Yes, something about “the art of living” may be good!

Episode 2: Humans. Bears. Can. Survival.

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Length: 41 minutes 36 seconds

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Guest: Janie

Song review: Halleluhwah by Can

In which the Seven Questions to Save Humanity are slightly refined to:

Q1. What’s your name?

Q2. Are you Human?

Q3. How do you identify that way? How would you describe yourself?

Q4. What is your criteria for interacting with Earth’s resources? How do you personally show care for Earth’s resources? (?) … needs some work

Q5. What does Community mean to you?

Q6. What personal projects or collaborations are you presently most excited about?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?

BONUS PROMPT: Tell us a story of survival

Episode 1: Seven Questions to Save Humanity

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Length: 51 minutes 06 seconds

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Guest: Fred

Song review: Yuki Song by Deep Forest

Thank you for checking out my podcast about living breathing cultural shifts through the great song of living together. My name is Maxeem and I have traveled through intentional community ecovillages, communes, cohousing and co-ops for 7 years, feeling music and other art as great inspiration and motivation. After feeling a stronger and stronger push to do something about this yearning to share people of community with the world, I’ve decided to finally go around and start asking permission for interviews. In this episode we speak with Fred in Northern California and try to come up with the first iteration of seven questions to ask people living in community together.

For spoilers, here they are:

Q1. What’s your name?

Q2. Are you Human?

Q3. How do you identify that way?

Q4. What is your criteria for interacting with Earth’s resources?

Q5. What does Community mean to you?

Q6. What personal projects or collaborations are you presently most excited about?

Q7. How can we all realize more human happiness together?

Support the Artist | Visit Deep-Forest.fr

Interviews with people in community together and reviews of art from a pro-people perspective