We uncover the most rebellious ideas in philosophy, human potential and transcendence to find direction through the chaos of the times.
Walking the Talk on Free Speech? With Triggernometry
What does free speech mean in practice, and just as importantly, what are the rights and responsibilities of creators and journalists?
Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller and Konstantin Kisin and Francis Foster of Triggernometry explore the complexities of free speech in an enjoyable and sometimes heated conversation.
To discuss the ideas in our films and take part, check out Rebel Wisdom's Digital Campfire: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans
The Cancelling of Slate Star Codex, with Tom Chivers
At the weekend, the New York Times published a long awaited article about one of the world's most celebrated blogs, Slate Star Codex, a central node of the influential rationalist community.
Called 'Silicon Valley's Safe Space', it was widely criticised as an inaccurate hit piece: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/te...
This is an interview with Tom Chivers, the writer of 'The Rationalist's Guide to the Galaxy', on the backstory to the controversy. What does this say about the ongoing crisis of journalism, and tensions with the tech sector.
The New Yorker wrote a more well-received piece on SSC here: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/ann...
Connection & Covid with Gabor Maté: Wisdom Gym
Dr Gabor Maté is a bestselling author and one of the world's leading voices in the science of the mind-body connection, healing addiction and transforming trauma. In this episode of the Wisdom Gym, he talks about how the pandemic is affecting our ability to connect, and what we can do in relation to it. He also demonstrates a powerful psychotherapeutic approach he has developed called Compassionate Inquiry, and answers audience questions.
This is an edit of our Wisdom Gym, which is available for Rebel Wisdom Sensemakers. To join these sessions, consider becoming a member: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans
Our next Wisdom Gym guest is Thomas Hübl on Wednesday, 24 February at 8pm GMT. Read more about what's happening in the Rebel Wisdom community on https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans/commu...
The Dark Side of Spirituality, Alex Ebert & Jules Evans
What is the link between spirituality and eugenics? What is the dark side of spirituality?
This conversation brings together Alex Ebert, singer and songwriter for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Jules Evans, philosopher and writer.
Jules will be doing a series of exclusive talks for the Rebel Wisdom Digital Campfire starting Thursday 11th February, to join, check here: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans
The Q Anon 'Shaman' & The Return of the Mythic
In the last week so many of the topics that Rebel Wisdom has been covering burst onto the world stage, the birth of new religions, the overlap between spirituality and conspiracy/Q Anon, and more, all personified in the iconic image of the Q Anon Shaman, leading the mob that stormed the seat of American democracy.In this film, we try to pull apart the deeper strands of mythology, religious fervour and high weirdness with three experts in the esoteric, Erik Davis, Gary Lachman and Jules Evans. We will have a Sensemaker's Q&A on this topic on Wednesday 20th January at 8pm UK, to join, check out memberships: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans
Now WTF is going on? American Meltdown Edition
In this latest film in Rebel Wisdom's Sensemaking Series, David Fuller attempts to make sense of an astonishing week for America and the world. From the scenes in the US Capitol, Q Anon making the final leap from fringe conspiracy theory to the centre of American government, to the reaction of big tech, Twitter booting Donald Trump and the demise of Parler. In this talk and Q&A for the Rebel Wisdom Community, David tries to tease out the complexities of the situation, and how multiple narratives are clashing, and the fracture of the information landscape.
Rebel Wisdom's acclaimed course in understanding the world better, Sensemaking 101, is starting again in February, find out more here: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/coursesLinks to news stories and podcasts discussed in the film:
Jordan Hall, Situational Assessment 2017: Trump Edition: https://medium.com/deep-code/situatio...
Bellingcat, The Making of QAnon: A Crowdsourced Conspiracy: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/ameri...
Reply All, Country of Liars (the origins of Q Anon): https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-a...
Peter Pomerantsev, Propaganda and the War Against Reality (lecture): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgO_5...
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, by Lawrence Wright: https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/lawr...
QAnon Woke Up the Real Deep State, Arc Digital: https://arcdigital.media/qanon-woke-u...
Why I’m so angry, John Jalsevac (A Conservative calls out his own side): https://johnjalsevac.com/2021/01/12/w...
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Never boring. Always challenging
Excellent podcast and fine a lot of it, I find, difficult. But sticking with it.
Oct update. Gets better and better
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