Human Voices Wake Us (Podcast)

The most recent episodes of my podcast will appear below; the full archive is at Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Happy Black Friday Human Voices Wake Us

Long a mainstay on my blog, this is the first time I've recorded my usual Black Friday message, on what our relationship to work, consumerism, culture, technology, and so much else is doing to us now… and what it has seemingly always meant to the majority of human populations. For those interested in the other episode mentioned here, called Working, you can listen to it here: (in the end, it seemed too long to add onto the end of this episode). Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to I assume that the small amount of work presented in each episode constitutes fair use. Publishers, authors, or other copyright holders who would prefer to not have their work presented here can also email me at, and I will remove the episode immediately. — Support this podcast:
  1. Happy Black Friday
  2. From the Archives: Lee Harvey Oswald
  3. First Person: Pompeii (AD 79) & San Francisco (AD 1906)
  4. How Did Picasso Do It?
  5. Louise Glück: 8 Poems from “The Wild Iris”
  6. Episode #200: Some Thoughts on Success & Failure
  7. From the Archives: George Orwell Down in the Mines
  8. William Wordsworth: Immortality Ode, and 3 Other Poems
  9. One Poet Responds to Fame
  10. The Great Myths #14: The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel (Celtic)