How To Be Human

Tackling the 7.6 billion person question. One conversation at a time.

About the project

Some time in the last century, you were thrust into this human experience. Without instructions, without a choice of where, when and with whom you entered the world, you simply arrived and have had to try and make sense of it.

This project is a glimpse into the lives of other humans. We will only see the world through one set of eyes, but through real conversation we can experience a thousand lives.

Conversations over coffee

I’m on a mission to have coffee with 500 strangers from around the world. 📍Currently in Slovenia. 

117 – I Never Was Boy Crazy

117 – I Never Was Boy Crazy

“I don’t look forward to my next birthday because I shall go soon after. You don’t get to that age without toppling off the top. I keep telling people I’m 30 but I’m going to be 100 in August! I was about twenty seven when I got married, something like that. I met my husband through his sister. We were friends…

119 – We Were Forced To Live For Today

119 – We Were Forced To Live For Today

“I spent four years in the war. It was terrible. I was eighteen years old at the time and I became a flight engineer on the Lancaster bombers.  I got married during the war and we were two opposites. She was entirely different to me in her way of life, and I was...

116 – I Don’t Have To Be A Powerful Person – Ramona

116 – I Don’t Have To Be A Powerful Person – Ramona

I’m very independent. From the outside no-one would think I’m self-conscious. But I can be. I want to feel better about myself. My appearance. Who I am. I guess just everything about me. I’m not in a bad state or anything, but I want to bring it to another level. I got divorced four years…

118 – Maintaining People’s Image Of Me Is Difficult – Alex

118 – Maintaining People’s Image Of Me Is Difficult – Alex

"When I was in tenth grade, something happened that shook my reality. One day, I was sitting in the back of the class. The principal was there and was observing the teacher. I wasn’t really listening and when it was my turn to read I had no idea where we were....

115 – Was That Decision For Me? – Maria

115 – Was That Decision For Me? – Maria

“I was offered a job recently. It’s for three years in Toulouse doing work in one of the best research centres in Europe. That’s pretty cool! But only if you want to commit to working behind a computer for eight hours a day for the next three years. I’ve been working…

The Podcast

Conversations with humans

Ep 19 – Learning To Love Myself – Nika Erčulj

Ep 19 – Learning To Love Myself – Nika Erčulj

My recovery journey started about 5 years ago, when I was kinda thrown into therapy. When people ask me what my diagnosis was, I never know how to answer. At the beginning I really wanted that word, and I think a lot of people do when…

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