If you've checked out episode 3, you know that I mention the Podcast Network that Adam Gates from Where the Hearth Is and I have started. We call it the Human Caste (with an E!) and I thought it might be good to share a little bit about the thought behind it.
Adam and I both wanted to have conversations and tell stories about the ideas that make up our lives, about changing and evolving ideas that make us, well, Human. Truth & Belief focuses on consciousness and the quest for meaning by asking guests to answer questions like: What is moral? What does it all mean? How is the universe ordered? What's the point of life?
Adam's show (which, seriously, go listen to it, it's a blast) covers architecture and how we interact with the built environment. It's everything from design to regulations, to the meaning we put into the spaces we dwell in. Together we wanted to form a podcast network that talked about these big ideas in a way that was thoughtful. We wanted people to enjoy exploring these topics with a curious (rather than judgemental) mind.
We use that word "curious" all the time, me and Adam. It's optimistic, it's lighthearted and it's humble. It's a big part of what it means to be human - we're basically curiosity and adaptation machines. And yet, alot of media comes at us with firm opinions, hard facts, yes or no questions, or combative language.
Hope you dig the Human Caste stuff so far. More to come soon, including the announcement of a third show that's joining us.