Global Humanist Shoptalk

by M L Clark

A podcast dedicated to "thinking slow" about how different topics relate to being more humanist in our approach to a complexly hurting world. Join us as we look at how everyday objects and seemingly straightforward topics can all reveal deeper questions about how to advance better policy and move among one another with greater compassion and curiosity. 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E06 - The Humanist Chicken Egg

    S01 E06 - The Humanist Chicken Egg

    A change in cultural context can transform how one thinks about the most innocuous everyday items. That was certainly the case for me with respect to eggs, when I moved from Canada to Colombia and fell into a complete rethink abou...

    21:13
  • S01 E05 - The Humanist Childhood

    S01 E05 - The Humanist Childhood

    In this episode, we reflect on one of the key indicators of familial wellness and a healthy childhood. It's not money exactly, but it's related! For families living with financial precarity, there is often far less opportunity to ...

    20:21
  • S01 E04 - The Humanist Quinoa Market

    S01 E04 - The Humanist Quinoa Market

    Sometimes the best way to move forward is to think about how we've responded to issues in the past. In this episode of Global Humanist Shoptalk, I reflect on the early-2000s trend cycle for quinoa as a super-food with key global-a...

    24:31
  • S01 E03 - The Humanist Wellness Industry

    S01 E03 - The Humanist Wellness Industry

    In this episode, we talk about one of the most delicate and vital issues of our time: how we address our mental health crises as a society. While neoliberalism has made a full industry out of wellness, is it really addressing the ...

    24:15
  • S01 E02 - The Humanist Sidewalk

    S01 E02 - The Humanist Sidewalk

    Everyday objects like the sidewalk, and the routines we've built around them, can be sites of reflection on how we've built our societies, and for whom. In this episode, I reflect on how moving from Canada to Colombia compelled me...

    28:20