Over the last year, Heather Heying and her husband Bret Weinstein have turned their podcast the Dark Horse, into a commentary on the pandemic.
It's a long way from their background as evolutionary biology professors at Evergreen college, which they were forced to leave in 2017.
How has the journey been over the last year, and what can be learnt from it?
This Q&A was recorded in April in the Rebel Wisdom Digital Campfire. To see upcoming events, and join conversations like this, check here: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/campfire-events
Dark Horse podcast is here: https://www.youtube.com/BretWeinsteinDarkHorse
What have we learnt from Brian Rose's spectacular London Mayor flameout, and assorted other scams? This was a conversation including Nic Gabriel, the original co-host of London Real, Coffeezilla, who has done so much to expose Brian over the last months, hosted by Rebel Wisdom in the Digital Campfire.
David Fuller has just written a new Medium piece summarising the unanswered questions about Brian's mayoral bid, in particular, whether any of the money from the 'Digital Freedom Platform' scam was used to fund it. Brian is threatening to sue anyone who makes that claim, by the way: https://medium.com/rebel-wisdom/did-brian-rose-use-the-money-he-scammed-from-his-followers-to-run-for-mayor-bb317cf68ddb
Check out the interview where Nic Gabriel broke his silence on Brian Rose & London Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hOQCUj3wyY&t=2267s
Nic's 'Liberation Mentor' podcast: https://www.liberationmentor.com/
Coffeezilla's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFQMnBA3CS502aghlcr0_aw
And check out the upcoming conversations in the Digital Campfire here: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/campfire-events
What is a Live Player? How does this concept help us make sense of the cultural landscape? Is becoming one important, maybe essential?
Samo Burja is a deep thinker with a talent for creating concepts that help make sense of the cultural landscape, such as 'Live Player', meaning a person or organisation capable of novelty, versus one only able to run existing scripts.
The pandemic, and the inept response to it has shown up how many institutions and organisations are now effectively 'dead players', and how hollow and dysfunctional many of our systems have become.
In this wide-ranging and inspiring conversation, Samo explains what turns live players into dead ones, the underlying psychology and dynamics at play, and how we might go about changing that process.
Rebel Wisdom is shortly to begin a new online journey, called Becoming a Live Player, led by David Fuller and Peter Limberg of The Stoa. We will explore the landscape together, and learn some of the most effective skills, practices and psychotechnologies from as many different sources (memetic tribes) as possible: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/courses/liv...
This conversation was recorded in the Rebel Wisdom Digital Campfire. To see what sessions and discussions are coming up, check here: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/campfire-ev...
Samo Burja, 'About Me': "There has never been an immortal society. No matter how technologically advanced our own society is, it is unlikely to be an exception. To achieve a positive future that defies these odds, we must understand the hidden forces that shape society.
In 2017, I founded Bismarck Analysis, a consulting firm that investigates the political and institutional landscape of society. I’m a Research Fellow at the Long Now Foundation where I study how institutions can endure for centuries and millennia. I’m also Senior Research Fellow in Political Science at the Foresight Institute where I advise how institutions can shape the future of technology."
In the face of multiple existential threats, and a pervasive crisis of meaning, how can we reconnect to our deepest purpose and what techniques and practices can help us reboot.
Jamie Wheal is launching his new book, Recapture the Rapture, based on three principles: Choose Your Own Apocalypse, The Alchemist's Cookbook and Ethical Cult Building.
Rebel Wisdom is co-hosting the launch party for the book with Jamie on Wednesday 28th April with guests including Gabor Mate, Dennis McKenna, Douglas Rushkoff, Diane Musho Hamilton, Tyson Yunkaporta, Daniel Schmachtenberger and many more.
You can get an invite through Flow Genome Project by buying the book: