Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

#11: self-feeding pancake

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Robin & Justin talk about what a good community can do for your creativity, and why it can be more meaningful to build your own community from scratch. Hackerspaces, social service houses, collectives, and our own little startups can all play a role in inspiring us to do better work. And even treehouses. Matriarchal treehouses. Dot treehouse dot mom. Most importantly: pancake shall never kill pancake.

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Show Notes

Voices of the 99%

This is a thing Justin spends lots of his time on.

Washington Peace Center Activist Award Honorees 2013: Voices of the 99%

The Voices of the 99% radio station started at Occupy DC in 2011 with the intention of covering resistance movements worldwide. Their current shows use round-table discussions, critique of ongoing news debates, and interviews to raise the public consciousness.

Courage Is A Muscle--Build It

This is a blog post about Justin's old friend Max, whose confidence used to terrify Justin.

Creating the Medici Effect

A new book looks at creativity at the intersections of fields, disciplines, and cultures. An excerpt from The Medici Effect explores the far-flung food ideas of chef Marcus Samuelsson.


TX/RX Labs is a non-profit organization that provides a makerspace for the greater Houston area.

Benton House

Benton House is a neighborhood social service agency, continuing the heritage of the settlement house movement. Our purpose is to enrich the quality of life of both individual residents and the neighborhood as a whole.

The Lamont Street Collective

This is the house where Justin lives.

Parkinson's Law

Throwback clip yall.

The Descendants: Milo Goes To College