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Humanitou dives into what it means to be human, creative and authentic. Creator and host Adam Williams guides conversations of humanness and creativity with an inclusive and diverse series of artists, thinkers, leaders and spiritual practitioners. He also shares his own practices, questions and resources for the creative and spiritual life. Humanitou calls on all of us to listen with openness and empathy, and to challenge the truths we hold about ourselves and each other.

Humanitou: Conversations of Humanness + Creativity Adam Williams

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Humanitou dives into what it means to be human, creative and authentic. Creator and host Adam Williams guides conversations of humanness and creativity with an inclusive and diverse series of artists, thinkers, leaders and spiritual practitioners. He also shares his own practices, questions and resources for the creative and spiritual life. Humanitou calls on all of us to listen with openness and empathy, and to challenge the truths we hold about ourselves and each other.

    28: Adam Williams, on the Season One wrap-up, Humanitou updates and Lewis Hyde's 'The Gift'

    28: Adam Williams, on the Season One wrap-up, Humanitou updates and Lewis Hyde's 'The Gift'

    Adam Williams, creator and host of the Humanitou Podcast, wraps up Season One of the podcast, and talks about the newest goings on around Humanitou and his plans for the season break before he jumpstarts Season Two early in 2021. Along the way, he talks about Lewis Hyde's classic book, "The Gift," and how it's influencing his perspective on art creation (and even selling) as a means of gift giving, and how we all can play a role in keeping the energy of generosity flowing in the world. These things and more in this season-ending episode of the Humanitou Podcast. Show notes and transcript at humanitou.com.
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    Humanitou is created, hosted and produced by Adam Williams.
    Show notes and transcript of this episode at humanitou.com/season1-wrap.
    Follow on Instagram @humanitou
    Support Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/
    Give feedback to Humanitou via the Listener Survey at humanitou.com
    About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/
    Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/
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    • 14 min
    27: Chip Thomas, doctor, public artist & activist, on documentary photography, 'soul wounds' of the Navajo Nation, Quaker values, and surviving a widow-maker

    27: Chip Thomas, doctor, public artist & activist, on documentary photography, 'soul wounds' of the Navajo Nation, Quaker values, and surviving a widow-maker

    Dr. Chip Thomas, a.k.a. "Jetsonorama," as a boy, avoided the violence of school desegregation by spending a fateful few years in a Quaker community. He later carried those Quaker values with him into a four-year commitment to serve as a young doctor on the Navajo Nation. That was in the Eighties. He's still there, more than 30 years later, and has become an integral part of the community, not only as a doctor, but as a public artist and activist. In this conversation, we talk about Chip's recent selection by the United Nations as one of nine artists being highlighted for #UN75. We talk about the disproportionate suffering on the Navajo Nation and "soul wounds." Chip earned a Guinness World Record for a 12,000-mile cycling trek the length of Africa. And on another cycling adventure met the brink of death in the grip of a widow-maker heart attack. These things and much more in this episode of the Humanitou Podcast. Show notes at humanitou.com. Photo credit: Ben Moon
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    Humanitou is created, hosted and produced by Adam Williams.
    Show notes and transcript of this episode at humanitou.com/chip-thomas.
    Follow on Instagram @humanitou
    Support Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/
    Give feedback to Humanitou via the Listener Survey at humanitou.com
    About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/
    Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/

    • 1 hr 20 min
    26: Ber-Henda Williams, founder of The Power of Girlhood, on leadership and poetry, curiosity, FOMO and Sheila E.

    26: Ber-Henda Williams, founder of The Power of Girlhood, on leadership and poetry, curiosity, FOMO and Sheila E.

    Ber-Henda Williams is an empathic coach and facilitator, a bilingual poet and storyteller, and founder of The Power of Girlhood, a leadership institute for teen girls in Detroit. In this conversation, we talk about Detroit, and about going against the tide and leading from where we are. We talk about the need for curiosity, love poetry as a tool against the political power structure, and going toe-to-toe with the boys in class, laying down beats and rhymes. We've got special shoutouts to DJ Kool Herc and Sheila E. ("she's not just some Prince protegé"), among many other influences, including Eve Ensler and her play, "The Vagina Monologues." And we talk about other things, too. More at humanitou.com.
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    Humanitou is created, hosted and produced by Adam Williams.
    Show notes and transcript of this episode at humanitou.com/berhenda-williams-2.
    Follow on Instagram @humanitou
    Support Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/
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    About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/
    Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/

    • 1 hr 16 min
    25: Amanda E.K., writer and filmmaker, on purity culture and rapture anxiety, religious trauma syndrome and coming into her own as an atheist queer polyamorous nonbinary woman

    25: Amanda E.K., writer and filmmaker, on purity culture and rapture anxiety, religious trauma syndrome and coming into her own as an atheist queer polyamorous nonbinary woman

    Amanda E.K. is a writer and filmmaker, the editor-in-chief and publisher of Suspect Press, a memoirist about purity culture and an exvangelical. In this conversation, Amanda talks about her fundamentalist evangelical upbringing, purity culture, rapture anxiety and religious trauma syndrome. We also talk about when she started to question the faith, and about eventually coming into her own truths as an atheist and a self-described "queer polyamorous nonbinary womxn" in a loving heterosexual marriage. Among other things, like Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" and Amanda's forthcoming memoir. More at humanitou.com.
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    Humanitou is created, hosted and produced by Adam Williams.
    Show notes and transcript of this episode at humanitou.com/amanda-e-k.
    Follow on Instagram @humanitou
    Support Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/
    Give feedback to Humanitou via the Listener Survey at humanitou.com
    About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/
    Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    24: Adam Williams, on his fear of 'love', the nuances of karma, and healing our dis-ease and disconnections

    24: Adam Williams, on his fear of 'love', the nuances of karma, and healing our dis-ease and disconnections

    Adam Williams, creator of Humanitou, gets into a topic that he's really not comfortable talking about: love. In this solo episode, he starts with an odd little story that finally got him to speak on this issue he's got with love. He explores why he's not comfortable having this talk with you today, why that’s got to change and how he's changing it. He also briefly digresses into the nuances of karma, what it really is and what it really isn’t. And he shares some other things that he thinks you’ll find useful in your own relationship to love. 
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    Humanitou is created, hosted and produced by Adam Williams.
    Show notes and transcript of this episode at humanitou.com/love.
    Follow on Instagram @humanitou
    Support Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/
    Give feedback to Humanitou via the Listener Survey at humanitou.com
    About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/
    Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/

    • 24 min
    23: Lucas LaRochelle, designer and founder of Queering the Map, on the magic of archiving queer experience, and anonymity, love and truth, data privacy and A.I.

    23: Lucas LaRochelle, designer and founder of Queering the Map, on the magic of archiving queer experience, and anonymity, love and truth, data privacy and A.I.

    Lucas LaRochelle is a designer and artist, and the founder of Queering the Map, a collaborative digital archive of queer experience across the world. With Lucas, we dive into the storytelling and the magic of Queering the Map. We talk about the importance and the transcendental powers of anonymity, and we talk about one of the most powerful aspects of love. We also dig into truth and fiction, and what it means to acknowledge another’s story versus invalidating it and dismissing it as untrue or even unworthy. And we get into data privacy and artificial intelligence. Among other things. More at humanitou.com.
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    Humanitou is created, hosted and produced by Adam Williams.
    Show notes and transcript of this episode at humanitou.com/lucas-larochelle/.
    Follow on Instagram @humanitou
    Support Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/
    Give feedback to Humanitou via the Listener Survey at humanitou.com
    About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/
    Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Ber-Henda ,

Heart and Ear!!!

Adam is so intentional and diligent with his interviews. He really knows how to center his guests and get to the heart of both the message and connection. Please share this podcast! It is truly one of the best out here if you want to get deep, charged and inspired!

Scrabblehooked ,

Adam is brilliant!

I have know Adam for three years and I am blown away with the evolution of his creative adventures. He interviews and references other creative artists, but if you want a real, down to earth, honest, inspiring and motivating conversation, Adam is brilliant. He is the voice of the creative future. I look forward to hearing all of the interviews with others and his own conversations that help us overcome any and all obstacles to being the most creative people we can possibly be. Thank you so much Adam for being vulnerable, honest and real. You are truly a gift. ❤️

Bitchsauce ,

authenticity galore

Adam is amazing. I was featured on Humanitou a couple of years ago. It was a true honor to be recognized by him. I was able to speak my truth and bring light to trauma. Thank you Adam!

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