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David Boles: Human Meme

Welcome to the David Boles: Human Meme podcast! You may subscribe via Apple iTunes, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, Spotify and RSS or your own podcast player. We explore ideas of knowing, merits of sharing, and the danger of thought -- as one listener wrote about this podcast; "Mindfulness with an edge" and another said, "You have the spirit of philosophy; you inspire dialectic thoughts." David Boles lives at Boles.com, writes for BolesBlogs.com, and publishes with BolesBooks.com. David Boles' memetic conundrum considers the braided prairie pause against the sinking sky: "I can't see what it is; and I don't know what it isn't."

Jul 10, 2024

Let's start by examining the psychological foundation of this issue. Traditionally, men have been socialized to adopt what psychologists call the "stoic" model of masculinity. This model prioritizes traits such as toughness, self-reliance, and emotional restraint. Historically, these traits were essential for...


Jun 26, 2024

Squatting, or adverse possession, is a legal doctrine that allows a person to gain ownership of a property under certain conditions. This notion might seem straightforward—occupy a space long enough, and it becomes yours. But as we think, we uncover layers of legal, ethical, and societal implications that complicate...


Jun 24, 2024

 In the late 1950s, specifically 1958, America was a nation caught between the idyllic post-war boom and the undercurrents of social unrest that would explode in the decades to come. It was during this time that Charles Starkweather, a 19-year-old with a James Dean fixation and a brooding persona, embarked on a...


Jun 19, 2024

Our discussion is inspired by the cautious insights of Warren Buffett and the philosophical probes of Sam Harris, whose perspectives shed light on both the potential benefits and the unique challenges posed by AI. From the economic implications of job displacement to existential questions about sentience and ethics, we...


Jun 17, 2024

As we explore the tales behind phrases like "Goody Two-Shoes," "Catch-22," "Big Brother," and "tilting at windmills," we sink into the narratives that spawned them and the authors who penned these indelible words. These phrases encapsulate complex ideas and emotions, echoing through time to resonate in our current...