Sunday, August 23, 2009

DisInfo Podcast -- Douglas Rushkoff Interview


Dear Friends,

You've heard me talk about "out there radio," I'm sure. If you haven't gone the extra step to listen for yourselves, well, I feel a little sorry for you. Nonethless, my favorite podcast hosts now run the disinfo cast, and the latest interview is really great. Author Douglas Rushkoff - you may have seen him on the Colbert Report - but that 5 minutes doesn't begin to cover the ground this 45 min. interview does. Great stuff, some great advice for living a great life. I especially enjoyed his take on how the word "cool" has changed from meaning impervious to marketers to now meaning the ones who are the savviest consumers - a la the urban outfitters and the whole hipster crowd.

Please listen!

"This episode features an interview with author and media wizard Douglas Rushkoff.  We discuss his new book, Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back , his work as a media correspondent with the groundbreaking PBS series Frontline, and his long time interest in counter-culture."

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