Just as the Covid pandemic was starting to transform our lives, Daniel Thorson, the creator of the Emerge podcast, started a 75 day silent retreat in rural Vermont.

He emerged into a different world, and straight into a media storm, starting in the pages of the New York Times and continuing with interviews around the world.

However, there is an even more intriguing story, because for the last two years on the Emerge podcast Daniel has been exploring exactly the topics of existential risk and societal fragility that the pandemic has laid bare for everyone.

Rebel Wisdom’s David Fuller caught up to see what he made of his re-emergence into this new world.

Relevant links:

Daniel’s Emerge Podcast: https://www.whatisemerging.com/emergepodcast

Jordan Hall, Deep Code: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j3cCrpXERg

Daniel Schmachtenberger, War on Sensemaking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LqaotiGWjQ

Daniel Schmachtenberger, Phase Shift for Humanity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQRzxEobWco&t=137s

The Story of Collapse, Daniel Thorson & Josh Fields: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj82JMVNO9o&t=264s

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