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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 12 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.

    22: Lewis Lee, community facilitator and mentor, on using technology and creativity to make change in the 53206, staying out of prison and cultivating a legacy of good

    22: Lewis Lee, community facilitator and mentor, on using technology and creativity to make change in the 53206, staying out of prison and cultivating a legacy of good

    Lewis Lee struggled to stay out of prison when he was a young man, and then to find life purpose once he did. Now, he's a community leader, facilitator and mentor, a voice for social justice, and the Milwaukee-based curator of the Shared Studios Portal in the neighborhood where he came up. The 53206, where Lewis still lives, is the zip code with the highest incarceration rate of black men in America. Lewis is working to change that. He shares his story of using technology to negotiate gang peace and creative collaboration to maintain it, of working with the city's leadership on a fatherhood initiative, and building police-community relations. 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/lewis-lee/.
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    • 59 min
    21: Adam Williams, on building a path of purpose one step at a time, applying the Zen philosophy of chopping wood and carrying water

    21: Adam Williams, on building a path of purpose one step at a time, applying the Zen philosophy of chopping wood and carrying water

    Humanitou creator Adam Williams digs into some thoughts, resources and ideas about recognizing life purpose and cultivating success through the Zen Buddhist koan, "chop wood, carry water." Along the way, he dips into the wisdom of sages like Jedi master Yoda and Michael Jordan, Baba Ram Dass and Pablo Picasso, an 8th century Buddhist poet and the lightbulb inventor Thomas Edison. Adam also shares the simplest of three-step action plans to create lasting success in your life. 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/chop-wood-carry-water/.
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    • 23 min
    20: Ber-Henda Williams, empathic coach and bilingual poet, on empathy, systemic racism, cultural behaviors, collective grief, curiosity and reaffirming connections of humanity

    20: Ber-Henda Williams, empathic coach and bilingual poet, on empathy, systemic racism, cultural behaviors, collective grief, curiosity and reaffirming connections of humanity

    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, in the days following the police shooting of Jacob Black seven times in the back in Kenosha, Wisconsin, we talk about empathy and getting curious about ourselves, systemic biases and anti-racism. We talk about spiritual practices and having courageous conversations, and how to chip away at the callousness and lack of humanity that pervades society right now, and about the need for collective mobilization for something better. 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/.
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    • 1 hr
    19: Virgil Ortiz, artist, on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and the reason he lives, on having a drink with Boy George and talking taboo topics

    19: Virgil Ortiz, artist, on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and the reason he lives, on having a drink with Boy George and talking taboo topics

    Virgil Ortiz, an artist internationally renowned for his work in pottery, fashion and film, carries on a legacy of pueblo potters. He bridges the past with the future, conceptually and technologically, through his blend of indigenous and sci-fi-influenced work. His art is featured in museums and galleries across the U.S., including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and in Europe. It's been his focus since the clay spoke to him through his ancestors at 15 years of age. He uses that power and history to speak out on taboo subjects like politics and culture, mental health and social justice, including for two-spirit people, contemporary (e.g. Boy George, Grace Jones) and historic (We'wha, the Zuni princess). Virgil also is a leading voice on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 (and 2180). More at humanitou.com.
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    Show notes of this episode at https://humanitou.com/virgil-ortiz/. [Episode transcript will be added soon.]
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    18: Brother Luck, celebrity chef, on Top Chef and James Beard, mental health, #nolucksgiven and making bold decisions when the chips are down

    18: Brother Luck, celebrity chef, on Top Chef and James Beard, mental health, #nolucksgiven and making bold decisions when the chips are down

    Chef Brother Luck is the owner of two restaurants in Colorado Springs: Four by Brother Luck and Lucky Dumpling. And he's got a new project underway, even in the heat of the economic and health crises of 2020, The Lucky Lounge. Brother has also been a crowd favorite in the celebrity chef universe of the Food Network, where he was a finalist on Chopped, and where he beat Chef Bobby Flay on the Network’s show, Beat Bobby Flay. He also competed in seasons 15 and 16 of Bravo’s Top Chef. We get into some traumatic and life-altering stuff from Brother’s early years: lessons he learned from his dad, and then the road he took when his dad died way too soon. We talk about mental health and the dark emotional space Brother was in a couple years ago when something -- call it divine intervention or whatever it needs to be called -- shook him out of it. We talk about facing fear and making bold decisions even when the chips are down, like now, when he's taking on and building out The Lucky Lounge. We talk about Brother’s hashtag #nolucksgiven, and how and why he uses his social media and public platforms for good. 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 https://humanitou.com/brother-luck/.
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    • 54 min
    17: Adam Williams, on humanness and creativity, and what Humanitou really is about

    17: Adam Williams, on humanness and creativity, and what Humanitou really is about

    In this solo episode, Adam Williams, creator and host of Humanitou, digs into his own "humanness and creativity," going into those corners he so often asks his guests to vulnerably explore on the podcast. He talks about how his immense curiosity led him into the U.S. Army, and now guides Humanitou. He talks about leadership and empathy, communication and connection as humans who experience different yet relatable stories. He talks about why Humanitou exists and what its place is in his world. 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 https://humanitou.com/humanness-creativity/.
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    • 27 min

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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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. ❤️

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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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