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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."

Jun 12, 2024

Our discussion extends beyond the mere act of colorizing old photographs to include the ways in which entire histories are often romanticized, sanitized, or even rewritten to suit contemporary tastes and ideologies. From the silver screens of Hollywood to the solemn corridors of educational institutions, the...


May 6, 2024

The genesis of dystopian literature can be traced back to the burgeoning industrial age, where rapid technological advancement and societal upheaval began to stir deep-seated fears and anxieties about the future. Thomas More's "Utopia," published in 1516, though fundamentally a work about a perfect society, ironically...


May 3, 2024

Ilse Koch, historically etched into memory with monikers such as "The Witch of Buchenwald," "The Beast of Buchenwald," and most infamously, "The Bitch of Buchenwald," embodies an enigma of evil that defies the very essence of humanity. Her rise to power and her reign of terror within the confines of the Buchenwald...


Apr 10, 2024

The concept of "the earliest recorded memory" in human history is a tantalizing enigma. To unravel it, we must first distinguish between different types of memories: those etched into the tangible world through writing and artifacts, and those that reside, more fleetingly, within the human mind. The earliest known...


Mar 10, 2024

Through the historic lens of the tumultuous relationship between King Henry II and Thomas Becket, we explore how words, when spoken by those in positions of authority, carry an immense weight that can shape the course of history. This episode is a trek through the psychological, ethical, and cultural dimensions of...