The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast Podcast

Join intellectual phenomenon Dr. Jordan Peterson and his daughter Mikhaila for enlightening discourse that will change the way you think. This podcast breaks down the dichotomy of life through interviews and lectures that explain how individuals and culture are shaped by values, music, religion, and beyond. It will give you a new perspective and a modern understanding of your creativity, competence, and personality.

On Claiming Belief in God: Commentary & Discussion with Dennis Prager
Dr. Jordan Peterson delivered this talk at the Prager Summit in May in Santa Barbara. However, it's really an extended commentary on a lecture from Sydney, Australia, Feb 26, 2019, entitled Who Dares Say He Believes in God? To conclude this episode, Jordan also talks with Dennis Prager at the Prager Summit in May in Santa Barbara.Thanks to our sponsors:Try Basis! https://www.elysiumhealth.com/en-us/jordan?utm_source=jbp&utm_medium=podcast&coupon=JORDAN&exp=21dCandid https://get.candidco.com/jordanButcher B...

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Who Dares Say He Believes in God
"I have been asked many times by many people if I believe in God. I don't like this question. I generally respond by stating that I act as if God exists, but that's not sufficiently true. Who could do that? Who could conduct themselves with the moral exactitude and care necessary of someone who would dare to make that claim? Either claim? In any case, after being asked the question yet again, when I was in Australia, I decided to attempt to answer it in some detail." - Dr. Jordan B. PetersonThis lecture, on...

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Bishop Barron: Catholicism and the Modern Age
For Ep 14, we present Dr. Peterson's highly anticipated conversation with Bishop Barron.Word On Fire: https://www.wordonfire.org/bishop-robert-barron/Thanks to our sponsors: Stamps: https://www.stamps.com Basis:https://www.trybasis.com/jordanhttps://www.elysiumhealth.com/en-us/jordan?utm_source=jbp&utm_medium=podcast&coupon=JORDAN&exp=21d...

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12 Rules Kitchener: Hierarchy and Fair Play
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's "12 Rules For Life" lecture at the Center in the Square in Kitchener, Ontario, recorded on July 21, 2018.Vist: https://www.jordanbpeterson.comThanks to our sponsors:https://burrow.com/jordanhttps://www.expressvpn.com/jordanhttps://helixsleep.com/jordanhttps://linkedin.com/jordan...

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Who is Joe Rogan? Part Two
Part two of Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's interview with Joe Rogan.Joe Rogan is an American stand-up comedian, mixed martial arts (MMA) color commentator, podcast host, businessman, television host, and actor.Visit Mikhaila Peterson here: https://www.youtube.com/user/mikhailapeterson1Visit Dr. Peterson here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL_f53ZEJxp8TtlOkHwMV9QThanks to our sponsors:https://tommyjohn.com/jordanTry Basis! https://www.elysiumhealth.com/en-us/jordan?utm_source=jbp&utm_medium=podcast&coupon=JORD...

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Who is Joe Rogan? Part One
Part one of Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's interview with Joe Rogan.Joe Rogan is an American stand-up comedian, mixed martial arts (MMA) color commentator, podcast host, businessman, television host, and actor.Thanks to our sponsors:https://get.candidco.com/jordanhttps://caavo.comhttps://www.awaytravel.com/jbphttps://www.blinds.com...

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12 Rules Vancouver: Five levels of chaos and order
Today, we’re presenting Dr. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture at the Chan Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, recorded on July 26, 2018.https://www.jordanbpeterson.comThanks to our sponsors: https://www.stamps.comhttps://www.butcherbox.com/jbp...

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Milo Yiannopoulos: Past, present and future
Today we present Dr. Peterson's conversation with journalist, performance artist, and comedian, Milo Yiannopoulos. Recorded April 11, 2019.https://www.jordanbpeterson.comhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Hyj5sVbiYhpc_FA14nziwThanks to our sponsors: https://www.expressvpn.com/jordanhttps://business.linkedin.com/jordanhttps://www.birchgold.com...

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12 Rules Hamilton: Courage
Today, we're presenting Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life Lecture at the First Ontario Concert Hall in Hamilton, Ontario.https://www.jordanbpeterson.comhttps://twitter.com/jordanbpetersonhttps://twitter.com/MikhailaAleksishttps://mikhailapeterson.comThanks to our sponsors: https://burrow.com/jordanhttps://helixsleep.com/jordanhttps://www.birchgold.com...

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Stephen Hicks: Philosophy and Postmodernism
Today, we’re presenting Dr. Peterson's conversation with Stephen Hicks, recorded on March 27, 2019. Stephen R. C. Hicks is Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University, Illinois, USA, Executive Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship, and Senior Scholar at The Atlas Society.https://www.jordanbpeterson.comhttp://www.stephenhicks.orghttp://www.stephenhicks.org/2019/04/30/ph-d-philosophers-review-explaining-postmodernism/http://www.opencollegepodcast.orgThanks to our sponsor: https://www.1800f...

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12 Rules Thousand Oaks: Truth in Speech, and Meaning
For this episode, we’re presenting Jordan’s lecture at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, California on June 30, 2018.Thanks to our sponsors:https://www.butcherbox.comhttps://www.audible.comhttps://www.stamps.com...

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12 Rules Sacramento: The Sovereignty of the Individual
For this episode, we’re presenting Jordan’s lecture at The Community Theatre in Sacramento, California on June 27, 2018.Thank to our sponsor:https://www.expressvpn.com...

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Akira the Don: Music and Meaning
On this episode, we’re presenting a conversation with Akira The Don, a British musician who has used parts of Dr. Peterson's lectures in his music.https://www.jordanbpeterson.comThanks to our sponsors:https://www.linkedin.comhttps://www.expressvpn.com...

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12 Rules Portland: Technology, Temperament & Free Speech
In this lecture, I describe the surprising popularity of long-form philosophical discussions, making reference to my talks with Sam Harris on science and value and religion and atheism, the vital and biologically-influenced role that temperament and personality play in determining individual interest and ability, and the necessity that free and untrammeled speech plays in aiding people’s ability to think carefully and make proper decisions. Thought is by no means something we only engage in as individuals.T...

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Myth & Reality: General Stanley McChrystal
I had the opportunity to speak recently with General Stanley McChrystal, retired four-star general, former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and Commander, US Forces, Afghanistan. Since 2010, he has taught courses in international relations at Yale University as a Senior Fellow of the University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.General McChrystal is also the the bestselling author of Leaders: Myth and Reality, described by the publisher as follows: “Leadership is not what you th...

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12 Rules Seattle: Facts, Stories, and Values
For this episode, we’re presenting Dr. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life Tourlecture at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA on June 21, 2018.The lecture covers the evolution of religion thinking, a true humanuniversal. Everyone has to deal with the problem of value. Everyone has todetermine what is of more or less importance what’s a priority, and whatis not or they can’t act, or even perceive. So the problem of value has tobe solved or at least addressed by everyone, and that’s what makes it auniversal issue, deep...

63 - Sir Roger Scruton
A conversation between Dr. Jordan Peterson and Sir Roger Scruton, moderated by Dr. Stephen Blackwood, introduced by Professor Douglas Hedley, presented by The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism and Ralston College, held on Nov 2, 2018 in Cambridge, England. God willing (so to speak) I will be staying in Cambridge in October and November talking with the faculty at the Divinity School there about the book of Exodus prior to releasing a new series of videos about that biblical saga. --- GUEST LINKS...


63 - Sir Roger Scruton
A conversation between Dr. Jordan Peterson and Sir Roger Scruton, moderated by Dr. Stephen Blackwood, introduced by Professor Douglas Hedley, presented by The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism and Ralston College, held on Nov 2, 2018 in Cambridge, England. God willing (so to speak) I will be staying in Cambridge in October and November talking with the faculty at the Divinity School there about the book of Exodus prior to releasing a new series of videos about that biblical saga. --- GUEST LINKS ...

62 - Our Cultural Inflection Point and Higher Education
A conversation with Dr Stephen Blackwood about Solzhenitsyn, our cultural inflection point, higher education, and the hunger of the young for meaning. Dr Stephen Blackwood is the president of Ralston College, a new university being founded in Savannah, Georgia. Ralston College is committed to an educational vision that enables students to lead lives of self-knowledge, freedom, and substance. Stephen Blackwood www.stephenjblackwood.com on Twitter @stephenblackwd Ralston College www.ralston.ac on ...

62 - Our Cultural Inflection Point and Higher Education
A conversation with Dr Stephen Blackwood about Solzhenitsyn, our cultural inflection point, higher education, and the hunger of the young for meaning. Dr Stephen Blackwood is the president of Ralston College, a new university being founded in Savannah, Georgia. Ralston College is committed to an educational vision that enables students to lead lives of self-knowledge, freedom, and substance. Stephen Blackwood www.stephenjblackwood.com on Twitter @stephenblackwd Ralston College www.ralston.ac on Twitter @ra...


61 - January 2019 Q & A
Happy New Year. This is the first of this year's Q and A's. I am going to answer audience questions, as usual, as well as discussing my next book, my impending departure from Patreon, and my upcoming tour to Switzerland, California, Australia and New Zealand. If you were a Patreon subscriber and wish to continue with your support, then you can switch to http://bit.ly/2AIjkLe The 50% discount coupon for the Future Authoring program (selfauthoring.com) can be used at http://bit.ly/2TKwf6H Use coupon code N...

61 - January 2019 Q & A
Happy New Year. This is the first of this year's Q and A's. I am going to answer audience questions, as usual, as well as discussing my next book, my impending departure from Patreon, and my upcoming tour to Switzerland, California, Australia and New Zealand. If you were a Patreon subscriber and wish to continue with your support, then you can switch to http://bit.ly/2AIjkLe The 50% discount coupon for the Future Authoring program (selfauthoring.com) can be used at http://bit.ly/2TKwf6H Use coupon code NY20...

60 - Femsplainers with Christina Hoff Sommers and Danielle Crittenden
On December 13, 2018, I was a guest on Femsplainers with Christina Hoff Sommers and Danielle Crittenden. We discussed, among other topics, the secrets of a long marriage, the problems with dating apps, how to handle a belligerent toddler, and the motivation of my radical feminist critics. Femsplainers (http://femsplainers.com/) is “the gossipy, smart, witty conversation you’d have if all of your girlfriends (and some of your guy friends too!) were experts on the hot topics of the moment. High spirited and h...


60 - Femsplainers with Christina Hoff Sommers and Danielle Crittenden
On December 13, 2018, I was a guest on Femsplainers with Christina Hoff Sommers and Danielle Crittenden. We discussed, among other topics, the secrets of a long marriage, the problems with dating apps, how to handle a belligerent toddler, and the motivation of my radical feminist critics. Femsplainers (http://femsplainers.com/) is “the gossipy, smart, witty conversation you’d have if all of your girlfriends (and some of your guy friends too!) were experts on the hot topics of the moment. High spirited and h...

59 - Bjørn Lomborg
I spoke December 7, 2018 with Bjørn Lomborg, author and President of Copenhagen Consensus Center, a singularly innovative and influential US-based think tank. Mr. Lomborg and his team have done the hard conceptual and empirical work necessary to turn good intentions for global improvement into implementable and economically efficient strategies. That's really saying something. They have, among other things, analyzed the UN Millenial goals (169 of them, which is far too many), prioritizing and rank-ordering ...

59 - Bjørn Lomborg
I spoke December 7, 2018 with Bjørn Lomborg, author and President of Copenhagen Consensus Center, a singularly innovative and influential US-based think tank. Mr. Lomborg and his team have done the hard conceptual and empirical work necessary to turn good intentions for global improvement into implementable and economically efficient strategies. That's really saying something. They have, among other things, analyzed the UN Millenial goals (169 of them, which is far too many), prioritizing and rank-ordering ...


58 - October 2018 Q & A
Preorder The Gulag Archipelago: 50th Anniversary: https://bit.ly/2OxhiGW [1] 0:01:23 – Release of 50th Anniversary version of The Gulag Archipelago with a forward written by JBP [2] 0:03:11 – Finalized deal for next book “12 More Rules: Beyond Mere Order” [3] 0:04:11 – ‘12 Rules’ tour plans for the next year 0:07:39 – (Q#1) Any advice for young a young counselor soon to finish his degree? What do you wish you knew as a therapist? 0:15:28 – (Q#2) Procrastination and instant gratification rule me...

58 - October 2018 Q & A
Preorder The Gulag Archipelago: 50th Anniversary: https://bit.ly/2OxhiGW [1] 0:01:23 – Release of 50th Anniversary version of The Gulag Archipelago with a forward written by JBP [2] 0:03:11 – Finalized deal for next book “12 More Rules: Beyond Mere Order” [3] 0:04:11 – ‘12 Rules’ tour plans for the next year 0:07:39 – (Q#1) Any advice for young a young counselor soon to finish his degree? What do you wish you knew as a therapist? 0:15:28 – (Q#2) Procrastination and instant gratification rule me. Nothing see...

57 - Dr. Oz - Jordan Peterson's Rules to Live By
In this exclusive, in-depth interview, author and clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson joins Dr. Oz to discuss how we can find meaning in our lives, challenge our thinking, and provide tactical ways we can reach our full potential. Take Dr. Peterson's full personality quiz: https://bit.ly/2yfmWSJ Dr. Peterson's book, 12 Rules for Life: https://bit.ly/2DSnDn1 Watch Dr. Jordan Peterson on The Dr. Oz Show: https://bit.ly/2E8V49B Subscribe to Dr. Oz's official YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/1QhiDuv L...


57 - Dr. Oz - Jordan Peterson's Rules to Live By
In this exclusive, in-depth interview, author and clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson joins Dr. Oz to discuss how we can find meaning in our lives, challenge our thinking, and provide tactical ways we can reach our full potential. Take Dr. Peterson's full personality quiz: https://bit.ly/2yfmWSJ Dr. Peterson's book, 12 Rules for Life: https://bit.ly/2DSnDn1 Watch Dr. Jordan Peterson on The Dr. Oz Show: https://bit.ly/2E8V49B Subscribe to Dr. Oz's official YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/1QhiDuv Like D...

56 - Gregg Hurwitz - An Invitation to the Intellectual Dark Web
I spoke today with author Gregg Hurwitz (more information about him below). Hurwitz is currently working to rebrand the Democratic party, working to produce an issues-oriented, anti-corruption, practical mainstream narrative and to identify promising Democratic candidates who can hold their own in long form political discussions. This is all in an attempt to end the dangerous polarization and concentration on ever more extreme ideology that seems to be destabilizing political discussion. The video is in...

56 - Gregg Hurwitz - An Invitation to the Intellectual Dark Web
I spoke today with author Gregg Hurwitz (more information about him below). Hurwitz is currently working to rebrand the Democratic party, working to produce an issues-oriented, anti-corruption, practical mainstream narrative and to identify promising Democratic candidates who can hold their own in long form political discussions. This is all in an attempt to end the dangerous polarization and concentration on ever more extreme ideology that seems to be destabilizing political discussion. The video is in l...


55 - August 2018 Q & A
Every month (or as close as I can get), I answer questions from the generous people who support me on Patreon. This is the Patreon Q & A from August 2018. 0:00:57 – Announcements0:06:33 – (Q#1) How are you?0:12:04 – (Q#2) What can a too-agreeable young woman do to be more disagreeable and assertive if that isn’t how she is temperamentally inclined0:17:52 – (Q#3) How do you know if you’re communicating with the actual person or a mask? Can you ever really know someone?0:19:45 – (Q#4) What new wisdom have yo...

55 - August 2018 Q & A
Every month (or as close as I can get), I answer questions from the generous people who support me on Patreon. This is the Patreon Q & A from August 2018. 0:00:57 – Announcements0:06:33 – (Q#1) How are you?0:12:04 – (Q#2) What can a too-agreeable young woman do to be more disagreeable and assertive if that isn’t how she is temperamentally inclined0:17:52 – (Q#3) How do you know if you’re communicating with the actual person or a mask? Can you ever really know someone?0:19:45 – (Q#4) What new wisdom have you...

54 - Aspen Ideas Festival: From the Barricades of the Culture Wars
From the Aspen Ideas Festival, recorded Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Jordan Peterson, author of the best-selling 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, may be one of the most famous intellectuals in North America today. He also may be among the most misunderstood. His fans say that he’s saved their lives, and detractors say that he’s the gateway drug to the alt-right. Who is this psychologist-philosopher whom so many of us had never heard of two years ago, and what does he really believe? Featuring Jordan Pete...


54 - Aspen Ideas Festival: From the Barricades of the Culture Wars
From the Aspen Ideas Festival, recorded Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Jordan Peterson, author of the best-selling 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, may be one of the most famous intellectuals in North America today. He also may be among the most misunderstood. His fans say that he’s saved their lives, and detractors say that he’s the gateway drug to the alt-right. Who is this psychologist-philosopher whom so many of us had never heard of two years ago, and what does he really believe? Featuring Jordan Pete...

53 - Susan Blackmore - Do we need God to make sense of life?
Jordan Peterson vs Susan Blackmore - Do we need God to make sense of life? Jordan Peterson debated atheist psychologist Susan Blackmore on the UK's Unbelievable? show as part of their Big Conversation series. For the video, more debates and bonus content sign up www.thebigconversation.show Get the Unbelievable? podcast at www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievable Additional relevant links: 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote ...

53 - Susan Blackmore - Do we need God to make sense of life?
Jordan Peterson vs Susan Blackmore - Do we need God to make sense of life? Jordan Peterson debated atheist psychologist Susan Blackmore on the UK's Unbelievable? show as part of their Big Conversation series. For the video, more debates and bonus content sign up www.thebigconversation.show Get the Unbelievable? podcast at www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievable Additional relevant links: 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Ch...


52 - Munk Debate - Political Correctness
The resolution? "What you call political correctness, I call progress…" On May 18th, the redoubtable Stephen Fry (self-admitted soft leftie) and I debated the duo of academic, author and radio host Michael Eric Dyson (https://bit.ly/2IzKSZz) and blogger/author Michelle Goldberg (https://bit.ly/2wVOTBZ). A press release describing the debate can be found here: https://bit.ly/2IUnG7j Courtesy of the Munk Debates: https://www.munkdebates.com/The-Debat... How did the audience respond? Results can be found h...

52 - Munk Debate - Political Correctness
The resolution? "What you call political correctness, I call progress…" On May 18th, the redoubtable Stephen Fry (self-admitted soft leftie) and I debated the duo of academic, author and radio host Michael Eric Dyson (https://bit.ly/2IzKSZz) and blogger/author Michelle Goldberg (https://bit.ly/2wVOTBZ). A press release describing the debate can be found here: https://bit.ly/2IUnG7j Courtesy of the Munk Debates: https://www.munkdebates.com/The-Debat... How did the audience respond? Results can be found here...

51 - Russell Brand
Russell Brand - Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions [Book & Audiobook] UK: https://amzn.to/2IWf00A US: http://tinyurl.com/ydcwz3kd Australia: https://t.co/Ri1XSonD2X Russell's YouTube Channel: http://tinyurl.com/opragcg Russell's Under The Skin Podcast: https://www.russellbrand.com/podcasts Production Credits: Produced & edited by Jenny May Finn / @JennyMayFinn Sound Engineer: Oliver Cadman Originally posted on Russell Brand's Under the Skin Podcast - #52 Freedom and Tyranny...


51 - Russell Brand
Russell Brand - Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions [Book & Audiobook] UK: https://amzn.to/2IWf00A US: http://tinyurl.com/ydcwz3kd Australia: https://t.co/Ri1XSonD2X Russell's YouTube Channel: http://tinyurl.com/opragcg Russell's Under The Skin Podcast: https://www.russellbrand.com/podcasts Production Credits: Produced & edited by Jenny May Finn / @JennyMayFinn Sound Engineer: Oliver Cadman Originally posted on Russell Brand's Under the Skin Podcast - #52 Freedom and Tyranny...

50 - Dr. Richard Haier: The Neuroscience of Intelligence
There is almost nothing more important to understand about people than intelligence. It can be measured more accurately than anything else in the social sciences. It differs tremendously and importantly between individuals. It is the single most important determinant of life success. It's very existence, however, remains subject to substantive debate, most of it highly politicized. Dr. Richard Haier has recently written a major book on the topic, The Neuroscience of Intelligence (http://amzn.to/2em55A9), ...

50 - Dr. Richard Haier: The Neuroscience of Intelligence
There is almost nothing more important to understand about people than intelligence. It can be measured more accurately than anything else in the social sciences. It differs tremendously and importantly between individuals. It is the single most important determinant of life success. It's very existence, however, remains subject to substantive debate, most of it highly politicized. Dr. Richard Haier has recently written a major book on the topic, The Neuroscience of Intelligence (http://amzn.to/2em55A9), s...


49 - Steven Pinker: Enlightenment Now
I spoke with Harvard's Dr. Steven Pinker about the immense improvements in human living conditions that are now happening with amazing speed almost everywhere in the world -- as detailed in his new book, Enlightenment Now! (https://amzn.to/2jDwv7D) -- a careful, clear-headed and data-driven defense of the rational/scientific worldview that helped make such improvement possible). Dr. Pinker grew up in Montreal and earned his BA from McGill and his PhD from Harvard. Currently Johnstone Professor of Psycholog...

49 - Steven Pinker: Enlightenment Now
I spoke with Harvard's Dr. Steven Pinker about the immense improvements in human living conditions that are now happening with amazing speed almost everywhere in the world -- as detailed in his new book, Enlightenment Now! (https://amzn.to/2jDwv7D) -- a careful, clear-headed and data-driven defense of the rational/scientific worldview that helped make such improvement possible). Dr. Pinker grew up in Montreal and earned his BA from McGill and his PhD from Harvard. Currently Johnstone Professor of Psychology...

48 - Ben Shapiro
See www.jordanbpeterson.com/events Shapiro discussion starts at about 4:20 if you want to skip the tour information. This is an alternate posting of Ben Shapiro's May 6 premiere Sunday Special discussion with me (https://bit.ly/2I4czoU). Ben and I had a very intense discussion about the nesting of human perception and cognition in the mythic world - a better discussion, I think, than I've had with anyone. I've added to the beginning of our discussion an update on available tickets for my US 12 Rules for ...


48 - Ben Shapiro
See www.jordanbpeterson.com/events Shapiro discussion starts at about 4:20 if you want to skip the tour information. This is an alternate posting of Ben Shapiro's May 6 premiere Sunday Special discussion with me (https://bit.ly/2I4czoU). Ben and I had a very intense discussion about the nesting of human perception and cognition in the mythic world - a better discussion, I think, than I've had with anyone. I've added to the beginning of our discussion an update on available tickets for my US 12 Rules for Li...

47 - Warren Farrell - The Absolute Necessity of Fathers
I came across Dr. Warren Farrell's work a few years ago, when I read Why Men Earn More(https://amzn.to/2HX3Epj), a careful study of the many reasons for the existence of the "gender pay gap," attributed by ideologues of the identity-politics persuasion to systemic patriarchal prejudice and oppression. Farrell has recently published another book, The Boy Crisis (https://amzn.to/2wnApuy) with Dr. John Gray. We spent an intense 90 minutes discussing the crucial role played by fathers in child development, payi...

47 - Warren Farrell - The Absolute Necessity of Fathers
I came across Dr. Warren Farrell's work a few years ago, when I read Why Men Earn More(https://amzn.to/2HX3Epj), a careful study of the many reasons for the existence of the "gender pay gap," attributed by ideologues of the identity-politics persuasion to systemic patriarchal prejudice and oppression. Farrell has recently published another book, The Boy Crisis (https://amzn.to/2wnApuy) with Dr. John Gray. We spent an intense 90 minutes discussing the crucial role played by fathers in child development, payi...


46 - April 2018 Q & A
Every month, I answer questions from the generous people who support me on Patreon. This is the Patreon Q & A from April 2018. 1. 2:52 : Free will; Sam Harris's opinions on free will2. 16:37 : Chaos vs. order3. 31:24 : Gay couples raising children4. 35:56 : Distinguishing reality from unconscious projection5. 41:28 : How to combat foggy thinking while working/writing6. 47:24 : How past experiences shape our free will (see q. 1)7. 48:12 : The proper role of a therapist8. 56:22 : Experiencing willful meaning...

46 - April 2018 Q & A
Every month, I answer questions from the generous people who support me on Patreon. This is the Patreon Q & A from April 2018. 1. 2:52 : Free will; Sam Harris's opinions on free will2. 16:37 : Chaos vs. order3. 31:24 : Gay couples raising children4. 35:56 : Distinguishing reality from unconscious projection5. 41:28 : How to combat foggy thinking while working/writing6. 47:24 : How past experiences shape our free will (see q. 1)7. 48:12 : The proper role of a therapist8. 56:22 : Experiencing willful meaning ...

45 - Australia's John Anderson & Dr. Jordan B Peterson: In Conversation
I was in Australia in mid-March of 2018, speaking in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. While I was there, I had the privilege of speaking to former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnandersonao/), who is described accurately on Wikipedia as "handsome, well-educated and well-spoken." Mr. Anderson introduced one of my Australian lectures. We also had the opportunity to talk together for a few hours, and to complete this interview. We discussed many things -- responsibili...


45 - Australia's John Anderson & Dr. Jordan B Peterson: In Conversation
I was in Australia in mid-March of 2018, speaking in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. While I was there, I had the privilege of speaking to former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnandersonao/), who is described accurately on Wikipedia as "handsome, well-educated and well-spoken." Mr. Anderson introduced one of my Australian lectures. We also had the opportunity to talk together for a few hours, and to complete this interview. We discussed many things -- responsibili...

44 - Lafayette College - The Mill Series
A lecture and Q & A from my appearance at Lafayette College on March 29th, 2018, hosted and sponsored by The Mill Series. Reposted from The Mill Series Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvcp... Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT_YS... Links 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-... Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-m... Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Websit...

44 - Lafayette College - The Mill Series
A lecture and Q & A from my appearance at Lafayette College on March 29th, 2018, hosted and sponsored by The Mill Series. Reposted from The Mill Series Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvcp... Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT_YS... Links 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-... Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-m... Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Website Reading...


43 - Jordan Peterson's Rules for Life with Richard Fidler
From Dr. Peterson's appearance on Conversations with Richard Fidler from March 14th, 2018. Richard Fidler is an Australian ABC radio presenter, and writer, best known for his hour-long interview program, Conversations with Richard Fidler. The program is ABC Radio's most popular podcast, downloaded more than 3 million times per month. It features local and international guests from all walks of life, engaging in in-depth interviews. Original Program: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/ Orig...

43 - Jordan Peterson's Rules for Life with Richard Fidler
From Dr. Peterson's appearance on Conversations with Richard Fidler from March 14th, 2018. Richard Fidler is an Australian ABC radio presenter, and writer, best known for his hour-long interview program, Conversations with Richard Fidler. The program is ABC Radio's most popular podcast, downloaded more than 3 million times per month. It features local and international guests from all walks of life, engaging in in-depth interviews. Original Program: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/ Origin...

42 - March 2018 Q & A
Every month, I answer questions from the generous people who support me on Patreon. This is the Patreon Q & A from March 2018. 0:48 Patreon Q#1 - What should teaching and research in the humanities look like? I'm going to grad school for literature and I don't want my work to serve ideological possession. 3:07 Patreon Q#2 - Have you thought about slowing down? There are people worried about how hard you're pushing yourself with the countless commitments. 5:06 Patreon Q#3 - Many who respect your work feel...


42 - March 2018 Q & A
Every month, I answer questions from the generous people who support me on Patreon. This is the Patreon Q & A from March 2018. 0:48 Patreon Q#1 - What should teaching and research in the humanities look like? I'm going to grad school for literature and I don't want my work to serve ideological possession. 3:07 Patreon Q#2 - Have you thought about slowing down? There are people worried about how hard you're pushing yourself with the countless commitments. 5:06 Patreon Q#3 - Many who respect your work feel yo...

41 - Quillette - Discussion with Editor Claire Lehmann
Please consider supporting Quillette’s fine work through Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/Quillette/ove... I sat down recently with Claire Lehmann, founder and editor of Quillette, an online magazine that publishes essays on a range of topics related to politics, social life, science, and academia. The magazine has quickly become a highly respected outlet for open discussion of topics in psychology and the social and behavioral sciences. Claire was studying forensic psychology at the graduate level but ...

41 - Quillette - Discussion with Editor Claire Lehmann
Please consider supporting Quillette’s fine work through Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/Quillette/ove... I sat down recently with Claire Lehmann, founder and editor of Quillette, an online magazine that publishes essays on a range of topics related to politics, social life, science, and academia. The magazine has quickly become a highly respected outlet for open discussion of topics in psychology and the social and behavioral sciences. Claire was studying forensic psychology at the graduate level but d...


40 - Message to the school shooters: past, present and future
I wrote in some detail and with some depth about motivation for the mass slaughter of innocents in my new book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. Because of what happened all-too-recently and brutally in Parkland -- because of what keeps happening -- I thought I would read the relevant chapter (Rule 6: Put your house in perfect order before you criticize the world) and release it on YouTube and as a Podcast. I regard the mass shootings as symptomatic of the nihilism and psychological confusion that s...

40 - Message to the school shooters: past, present and future
I wrote in some detail and with some depth about motivation for the mass slaughter of innocents in my new book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. Because of what happened all-too-recently and brutally in Parkland -- because of what keeps happening -- I thought I would read the relevant chapter (Rule 6: Put your house in perfect order before you criticize the world) and release it on YouTube and as a Podcast. I regard the mass shootings as symptomatic of the nihilism and psychological confusion that s...

39 - The Master and His Emissary: Dr. Iain McGilchrist
While in the UK, recently, I had a chance to sit down for an all-too-short half-hour with Dr. Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and His Emissary (description below). Our conversation was taped by Perspectiva (http://bit.ly/2EOCiU0), who described it as follows: "An extraordinary half-hour conversation about the brain, chaos, order, freedom, evil, mythology, being, and becoming between two of the leading thinkers of our time." Dr. McGilchrist's book (Amazon description: a fascinating exploration of th...


39 - The Master and His Emissary: Dr. Iain McGilchrist
While in the UK, recently, I had a chance to sit down for an all-too-short half-hour with Dr. Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and His Emissary (description below). Our conversation was taped by Perspectiva (http://bit.ly/2EOCiU0), who described it as follows: "An extraordinary half-hour conversation about the brain, chaos, order, freedom, evil, mythology, being, and becoming between two of the leading thinkers of our time." Dr. McGilchrist's book (Amazon description: a fascinating exploration of the...

38 - Cathy Newman Interview & Analysis
On January 16th, 2018 Channel 4 aired the now infamous interview between Cathy Newman and Dr. Jordan Peterson. This podcast will first air the original interview and then the interview of Dr. Peterson by Geenstijl that was an analysis of the interview followed with an elaboration on what they think are the five strongest points of Dr. Peterson's philosophy on "how to be in the world". The centrality of the archetypical hero's myth The central role of the Logos during the hero's narrative Making the rig...

38 - Cathy Newman Interview & Analysis
On January 16th, 2018 Channel 4 aired the now infamous interview between Cathy Newman and Dr. Jordan Peterson. This podcast will first air the original interview and then the interview of Dr. Peterson by Geenstijl that was an analysis of the interview followed with an elaboration on what they think are the five strongest points of Dr. Peterson's philosophy on "how to be in the world". The centrality of the archetypical hero's myth The central role of the Logos during the hero's narrative Making the right s...


37 - Deconstruction: The Lindsay Shepherd Affair
In November 2017, Wilfred Laurier University teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd was called to a disciplinary meeting by two professors (Nathan Rambukkana and Herbert Pimlott) and one administrator (Adria Joel) to discuss her screening of a video clip from TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin during a class she was conducting. Shepherd taped the proceedings (http://bit.ly/2mMPvok) and released them, causing a national and international firestorm of outrage over the manner in which she was treated. The video ...

37 - Deconstruction: The Lindsay Shepherd Affair
In November 2017, Wilfred Laurier University teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd was called to a disciplinary meeting by two professors (Nathan Rambukkana and Herbert Pimlott) and one administrator (Adria Joel) to discuss her screening of a video clip from TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin during a class she was conducting. Shepherd taped the proceedings (http://bit.ly/2mMPvok) and released them, causing a national and international firestorm of outrage over the manner in which she was treated. The video c...

36 - Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors
Lecture 14 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series. This lecture closes 2017, and the book of Genesis. In it, I present the story of Joseph who, as the wearer of the coat of many colors, is profoundly adaptable, courageous, adaptable, merciful and just. Even in slavery -- even in prison -- he comes out triumphant, because of the strength of his character and his wisdom. Betrayed by his brothers, he acts to strengthen his family; unjustly accused by the Pharaoh's wife, he main...


36 - Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors
Lecture 14 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series. This lecture closes 2017, and the book of Genesis. In it, I present the story of Joseph who, as the wearer of the coat of many colors, is profoundly adaptable, courageous, adaptable, merciful and just. Even in slavery -- even in prison -- he comes out triumphant, because of the strength of his character and his wisdom. Betrayed by his brothers, he acts to strengthen his family; unjustly accused by the Pharaoh's wife, he main...

35 - Jacob: Wrestling with God
Lecture 13 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series. In this lecture, I present the second half of the story of Jacob, later Israel (he who struggles with God). After serving his time with his uncle Laban, and being deceived by him in the most karmic of manners, Jacob returns to his home country. On the way, he encounters an angel, or God Himself, wrestles through the night with Him. Successful in his encounter, he still sustains damage to his thigh, but earns the name Israel,...

35 - Jacob: Wrestling with God
Lecture 13 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series. In this lecture, I present the second half of the story of Jacob, later Israel (he who struggles with God). After serving his time with his uncle Laban, and being deceived by him in the most karmic of manners, Jacob returns to his home country. On the way, he encounters an angel, or God Himself, wrestles through the night with Him. Successful in his encounter, he still sustains damage to his thigh, but earns the name Israel,...


34 - The Perilous State of the University - Jonathan Haidt
I recently traveled to New York University to talk with Dr. Jonathan Haidt about, among other things, disgust, purity, fear and belief; the perilous state of the modern university; and his work with Heterodox Academy (https://heterodoxacademy.org/) an organization designed to draw attention to the lack of diversity of political belief in the humanities and the social sciences. Dr. Haidt is Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business and a social psychologist. He studies...

34 - The Perilous State of the University - Jonathan Haidt
I recently traveled to New York University to talk with Dr. Jonathan Haidt about, among other things, disgust, purity, fear and belief; the perilous state of the modern university; and his work with Heterodox Academy (https://heterodoxacademy.org/) an organization designed to draw attention to the lack of diversity of political belief in the humanities and the social sciences. Dr. Haidt is Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business and a social psychologist. He studies...

33 - Jacob's Ladder
Lecture 13 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series. The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories starts up after a two month hiatus with the first half of the story of Jacob, the founder of Israel ("those who wrestle with God"), the man who robs his brother of his birthright, is deceived into marrying the wrong woman, and dreams of a stairway to heaven, in the ancient Shamanic tradition. Links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson Self Authoring:...


33 - Jacob's Ladder
Lecture 13 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series. The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories starts up after a two month hiatus with the first half of the story of Jacob, the founder of Israel ("those who wrestle with God"), the man who robs his brother of his birthright, is deceived into marrying the wrong woman, and dreams of a stairway to heaven, in the ancient Shamanic tradition. Links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson Self Authoring: http://...

32 - Compelled Speech - Law Society of Ontario
Part 1 of this podcast is the video "A Call to Rebellion for Ontario Legal Professionals": (http://bit.ly/2yo4Jpe). Part 2 is the video: "Update: Law Society of Ontario Compelled Speech": (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPpPnGA8rkQ) On October 10, Professor Bruce Pardy, Lawyer Jared Brown and I uploaded the video A Call to Rebellion for Ontario Legal Professionals: (http://bit.ly/2yo4Jpe) in the wake of the Law Society's new requirement for a mandatory "statement of principles" that appears primarily pol...

32 - Compelled Speech - Law Society of Ontario
Part 1 of this podcast is the video "A Call to Rebellion for Ontario Legal Professionals": (http://bit.ly/2yo4Jpe). Part 2 is the video: "Update: Law Society of Ontario Compelled Speech": (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPpPnGA8rkQ) On October 10, Professor Bruce Pardy, Lawyer Jared Brown and I uploaded the video A Call to Rebellion for Ontario Legal Professionals: (http://bit.ly/2yo4Jpe) in the wake of the Law Society's new requirement for a mandatory "statement of principles" that appears primarily polit...


31 - Modern Times - Camille Paglia
Dr. Camille Paglia is a well-known American intellectual and social critic. She has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (where this discussion took place) since 1984. She is the author of seven books focusing on literature, visual art, music, and film history, among other topics. The most well-known of these is Sexual Personae (http://amzn.to/2xVGEEV), an expansion of her highly original doctoral thesis at Yale. The newest, Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism...

31 - Modern Times - Camille Paglia
Dr. Camille Paglia is a well-known American intellectual and social critic. She has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (where this discussion took place) since 1984. She is the author of seven books focusing on literature, visual art, music, and film history, among other topics. The most well-known of these is Sexual Personae (http://amzn.to/2xVGEEV), an expansion of her highly original doctoral thesis at Yale. The newest, Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism...

30 - The Great Sacrifice: Abraham and Isaac
Lecture 12 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series In this, the final lecture of the Summer 2017 12-part series The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories, we encounter, first, Hagar's banishment to the desert with Ishmael and then the demand made by God to Abraham for the sacrifice of Isaac. To sacrifice now is to gain later: perhaps the greatest of human discoveries. What, then, should best be sacrificed? And what might be the greatest gain? There are few eternal que...


30 - The Great Sacrifice: Abraham and Isaac
Lecture 12 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series In this, the final lecture of the Summer 2017 12-part series The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories, we encounter, first, Hagar's banishment to the desert with Ishmael and then the demand made by God to Abraham for the sacrifice of Isaac. To sacrifice now is to gain later: perhaps the greatest of human discoveries. What, then, should best be sacrificed? And what might be the greatest gain? There are few eternal quest...

29 - Sodom and Gomorrah
Lecture 11 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. Often interpreted as an injunction against homosexuality (particularly by those simultaneously claiming identity as Christians and opposed to that orientation), the stories of the angels who visit Abraham, bless him, and then rain destruction on Sodom and Gomorrah are more truly a warning against mistreatment of the stranger and impulsive, dysregulated, sybaritic conduct. Abraham opens his heart and hearth to the stranger. The d...

29 - Sodom and Gomorrah
Lecture 11 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. Often interpreted as an injunction against homosexuality (particularly by those simultaneously claiming identity as Christians and opposed to that orientation), the stories of the angels who visit Abraham, bless him, and then rain destruction on Sodom and Gomorrah are more truly a warning against mistreatment of the stranger and impulsive, dysregulated, sybaritic conduct. Abraham opens his heart and hearth to the stranger. The d...


28 - Abraham: Father of Nations
Lecture 10 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. The Abrahamic adventures continue with this, the tenth lecture in my 12-part initial Biblical lecture series. Abraham's life is presented as a series of encapsulated narratives, punctuated by sacrifice, and the rekindling of his covenant with God. This seems to reflect the pattern of human life: the journey towards a goal, or destination, and the completion of a stage or epoch of life, followed by the necessity of revelation an...

28 - Abraham: Father of Nations
Lecture 10 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. The Abrahamic adventures continue with this, the tenth lecture in my 12-part initial Biblical lecture series. Abraham's life is presented as a series of encapsulated narratives, punctuated by sacrifice, and the rekindling of his covenant with God. This seems to reflect the pattern of human life: the journey towards a goal, or destination, and the completion of a stage or epoch of life, followed by the necessity of revelation and re...

27 - The Call to Abraham
Lecture 9 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. In this lecture, I tell the story of Abraham, who heeds the call of God to leave what was familiar behind and to journey into unknown lands. The man portrayed in the Bible as the father of nations moves forward into the world. He encounters the worst of nature (famine), society (the tyranny of Egypt) and the envy of the powerful, who desire his wife. There is nothing easy about Abraham's life. Instead, he is portrayed both as a rea...


27 - The Call to Abraham
Lecture 9 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. In this lecture, I tell the story of Abraham, who heeds the call of God to leave what was familiar behind and to journey into unknown lands. The man portrayed in the Bible as the father of nations moves forward into the world. He encounters the worst of nature (famine), society (the tyranny of Egypt) and the envy of the powerful, who desire his wife. There is nothing easy about Abraham's life. Instead, he is portrayed both as a real...

26 - The Phenomenology of the Divine
Lecture 8 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. In the next series of stories, the Biblical patriarch Abram (later: Abraham) enters into a covenant with God. The history of Israel proper begins with these stories. Abram heeds the call to adventure, journeys courageously away from his country and family into the foreign and unknown, encounters the disasters of nature and the tyranny of mankind and maintains his relationship with the God who has sent him forth. He becomes in this...

26 - The Phenomenology of the Divine
Lecture 8 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. In the next series of stories, the Biblical patriarch Abram (later: Abraham) enters into a covenant with God. The history of Israel proper begins with these stories. Abram heeds the call to adventure, journeys courageously away from his country and family into the foreign and unknown, encounters the disasters of nature and the tyranny of mankind and maintains his relationship with the God who has sent him forth. He becomes in this m...


25 - Walking With God: Noah and the Flood
Lecture 7 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories Lecture Series. Life at the individual and the societal level is punctuated by crisis and catastrophe. This stark truth finds its narrative representation in the widely-distributed universal motif of the flood. Mircea Eliade, the great Romanian historian of religion, noted that flood stories identify two reasons for the destruction: (1) the tendency of complex things to fall apart of their own accord; (2) the proclivity of human beings to ...

25 - Walking With God: Noah and the Flood
Lecture 7 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories Lecture Series. Life at the individual and the societal level is punctuated by crisis and catastrophe. This stark truth finds its narrative representation in the widely-distributed universal motif of the flood. Mircea Eliade, the great Romanian historian of religion, noted that flood stories identify two reasons for the destruction: (1) the tendency of complex things to fall apart of their own accord; (2) the proclivity of human beings to s...

24 - The Psychology of the Flood
Lecture 6 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series The story of Noah and the Ark is next in the Genesis sequence. This is a more elaborated tale than the initial creation account, or the story of Adam and Eve or Cain and Abel. However, it cannot be understood in its true depth without some investigation into what the motif of the flood means, psychologically, and an analysis of how that motif is informed by the order/chaos dichotomy, as well as by the idea of an involuntar...


24 - The Psychology of the Flood
Lecture 6 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series The story of Noah and the Ark is next in the Genesis sequence. This is a more elaborated tale than the initial creation account, or the story of Adam and Eve or Cain and Abel. However, it cannot be understood in its true depth without some investigation into what the motif of the flood means, psychologically, and an analysis of how that motif is informed by the order/chaos dichotomy, as well as by the idea of an involuntary v...

23 - Cain and Abel: The Hostile Brothers
Lecture 5 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series The account of Cain and Abel is remarkable for its unique combination of brevity and depth. In a few short sentences, it outlines two diametrically opposed modes of being -- both responses to the emergence of self-consciousness and the knowledge of good and evil detailed in story of Adam and Eve. Cain's mode of being -- resentful, arrogant and murderous -- arises because his sacrifices are rejected by God. This means th...

23 - Cain and Abel: The Hostile Brothers
Lecture 5 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series The account of Cain and Abel is remarkable for its unique combination of brevity and depth. In a few short sentences, it outlines two diametrically opposed modes of being -- both responses to the emergence of self-consciousness and the knowledge of good and evil detailed in story of Adam and Eve. Cain's mode of being -- resentful, arrogant and murderous -- arises because his sacrifices are rejected by God. This means that his...


22 - Adam and Eve: Self-Consciousness, Evil, and Death
Lecture 4 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series I turned my attention in this lecture to the older of the two creation accounts in Genesis: the story of Adam and Eve. In its few short paragraphs, it covers: the emergence of human self-consciousness; mankind's attendant realization of vulnerability, mortality, and death; the origin of the capacity for willful evil, as the ability to exploit that newly-realized vulnerability; the emergence of shame as a consequence o...

22 - Adam and Eve: Self-Consciousness, Evil, and Death
Lecture 4 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series I turned my attention in this lecture to the older of the two creation accounts in Genesis: the story of Adam and Eve. In its few short paragraphs, it covers: the emergence of human self-consciousness; mankind's attendant realization of vulnerability, mortality, and death; the origin of the capacity for willful evil, as the ability to exploit that newly-realized vulnerability; the emergence of shame as a consequence of that...

21 - God and the Hierarchy of Authority
Lecture 3 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. Although I thought I might get to Genesis II in this third lecture, and begin talking about Adam & Eve, it didn't turn out that way. There was more to be said about the idea of God as creator (with the Word as the process underlying the act of creation). I didn't mind, because it is very important to get God and the Creation of the Universe right before moving on :) . In this lecture, I t...


21 - God and the Hierarchy of Authority
Lecture 3 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. Although I thought I might get to Genesis II in this third lecture, and begin talking about Adam & Eve, it didn't turn out that way. There was more to be said about the idea of God as creator (with the Word as the process underlying the act of creation). I didn't mind, because it is very important to get God and the Creation of the Universe right before moving on :) . In this lecture, I tried...

20 - Ideology, Logos & Belief
Two-part interview with Transliminal Media's Jordan Levine, April 2017, in Vancouver, Canada. Sequel to the hit 2015 interview 'Religion, Myth, Science, Truth': https://youtu.be/07Ys4tQPRis Please support Transliminal Media on Patreon** | https://www.patreon.com/transliminal Links Transliminal Media Patreon Transliminal Media YouTube Channel Self Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page...

20 - Ideology, Logos & Belief
Two-part interview with Transliminal Media's Jordan Levine, April 2017, in Vancouver, Canada. Sequel to the hit 2015 interview 'Religion, Myth, Science, Truth': https://youtu.be/07Ys4tQPRis Please support Transliminal Media on Patreon** | https://www.patreon.com/transliminal Links Transliminal Media Patreon Transliminal Media YouTube Channel Self Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page...


19 - Genesis - Chaos and Order
Lecture 2 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories. In this lecture, I present Genesis 1, which presents the idea that a pre-existent cognitive structure (God the Father) uses the Logos, the Christian Word, the second Person of the Trinity, to generate habitable order out of precosmogonic chaos at the beginning of time. It is in that Image that Man and Woman are created -- indicating, perhaps, that it is (1) through speech that we participate in the creation of the cosmos of experience and (...

19 - Genesis - Chaos and Order
Lecture 2 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories. In this lecture, I present Genesis 1, which presents the idea that a pre-existent cognitive structure (God the Father) uses the Logos, the Christian Word, the second Person of the Trinity, to generate habitable order out of precosmogonic chaos at the beginning of time. It is in that Image that Man and Woman are created -- indicating, perhaps, that it is (1) through speech that we participate in the creation of the cosmos of experience and (...

18 - Introduction to the Idea of God
Lecture 1 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series from May 16th at Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. In this lecture, I describe what I consider to be the idea of God, which is at least partly the notion of sovereignty and power, divorced from any concrete sovereign or particular, individual person of power. I also suggest that God, as Father, is something akin to the spirit or pattern inherent in the human hierarchy of authority, which is based in turn on the dominance hierarchies ch...


18 - Introduction to the Idea of God
Lecture 1 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series from May 16th at Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. In this lecture, I describe what I consider to be the idea of God, which is at least partly the notion of sovereignty and power, divorced from any concrete sovereign or particular, individual person of power. I also suggest that God, as Father, is something akin to the spirit or pattern inherent in the human hierarchy of authority, which is based in turn on the dominance hierarchies ch...

17 - Dr Martin Daly
I'm speaking with Dr. Martin Daly, a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, a pioneer in the field of evolutionary psychology, and author of Killing the Competition . Dr. Daly has determined that economic inequality and male on male homicide rates are strongly linked, and makes a causal argument for why this is the case, attributing it to status competition under stressful conditions. To support this podcast: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson Other relevant links: NEW...

17 - Dr Martin Daly
I'm speaking with Dr. Martin Daly, a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, a pioneer in the field of evolutionary psychology, and author of Killing the Competition . Dr. Daly has determined that economic inequality and male on male homicide rates are strongly linked, and makes a causal argument for why this is the case, attributing it to status competition under stressful conditions. To support this podcast: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson Other relevant links: NEW: Persona...


16 - An Incendiary Discussion
A few weeks ago, Dr. Oren Amitay, who has been defending me in online discussions hosted by the Ontario Psychological Association, invited me to address his psychology class (to which other students were invited). We discussed freedom of speech, ideological possession, unconscious bias and the Implicit Association test, and other issues germane to psychology and the modern world. Apologies for the audio quality, it was cleaned up as best we could, it gets better throughout. Links Original Video Dr...

16 - An Incendiary Discussion
A few weeks ago, Dr. Oren Amitay, who has been defending me in online discussions hosted by the Ontario Psychological Association, invited me to address his psychology class (to which other students were invited). We discussed freedom of speech, ideological possession, unconscious bias and the Implicit Association test, and other issues germane to psychology and the modern world. Apologies for the audio quality, it was cleaned up as best we could, it gets better throughout. Links Original Video Dr. Oren A...

15 - How To Change The World
Part 1: A Message to Millenials: How to Change the World -- Properly. Young people want, rightly, to change the world. But how might this be properly done? Dr Jonathan Haidt recently contrasted Truth University with Social Justice University. Social Justice U has as its advantage the call to social transformation. In this video, I outline why Truth is the proper route to societal improvement -- and why that starts with the individual. Part 2: A New Years Message to the World A message for those who are ...


15 - How To Change The World
Part 1: A Message to Millenials: How to Change the World -- Properly. Young people want, rightly, to change the world. But how might this be properly done? Dr Jonathan Haidt recently contrasted Truth University with Social Justice University. Social Justice U has as its advantage the call to social transformation. In this video, I outline why Truth is the proper route to societal improvement -- and why that starts with the individual. Part 2: A New Years Message to the World A message for those who are loo...

14 - A Dialogue with Tom Amarque
Tom Amarque is a German philosopher, writer, publisher, and podcaster. With his podcast 'Lateral Conversations' he seeks out - with the help of a wide range of guests - new developments and perspectives in philosophy, psychology, and spirituality, trying to overcome the pitfalls of what is known as postmodernity. He currently lives in Mallorca, Spain. Links Tom's Podcast: Lateral Conversations Tom's Webpage Self Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page...

14 - A Dialogue with Tom Amarque
Tom Amarque is a German philosopher, writer, publisher, and podcaster. With his podcast 'Lateral Conversations' he seeks out - with the help of a wide range of guests - new developments and perspectives in philosophy, psychology, and spirituality, trying to overcome the pitfalls of what is known as postmodernity. He currently lives in Mallorca, Spain. Links Tom's Podcast: Lateral Conversations Tom's Webpage Self Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page...


13 - Maps of Meaning 10, 11, 12, & 13
Part 1: Maps of Meaning 10 Figuring Evil – Starting at 0:32 Part 2: Maps of Meaning 11 Losing Religion – Starting at 27:57 Part 3: Maps of Meaning 12 Truths that Matter – Starting at 55:22 Part 4: Maps of Meaning 13 The Force Within – Starting at 1:22:45 Links YouTube Video playlist Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page One Time Donation to Dr. Peterson...

13 - Maps of Meaning 10, 11, 12, & 13
Part 1: Maps of Meaning 10 Figuring Evil – Starting at 0:32 Part 2: Maps of Meaning 11 Losing Religion – Starting at 27:57 Part 3: Maps of Meaning 12 Truths that Matter – Starting at 55:22 Part 4: Maps of Meaning 13 The Force Within – Starting at 1:22:45 Links YouTube Video playlist Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page One Time Donation to Dr. Peterson...

12 - Maps of Meaning 7, 8, & 9
Part 1: Maps of Meaning 7 Contemplating Genesis – Starting at 0:32 Part 2: Maps of Meaning 8 Dwelling on Paradise – Starting at 27:57 Part 3: Maps of Meaning 9 Becoming A Self – Starting at 55:22 Links YouTube Video playlist Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page...


12 - Maps of Meaning 7, 8, & 9
Part 1: Maps of Meaning 7 Contemplating Genesis – Starting at 0:32 Part 2: Maps of Meaning 8 Dwelling on Paradise – Starting at 27:57 Part 3: Maps of Meaning 9 Becoming A Self – Starting at 55:22 Links YouTube Video playlist Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page...

11 - Dr. James W Pennebaker
Dr. James W. Pennebaker is Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Executive Director of Project 2021, aimed at rethinking undergrad education at that university. I first encountered Dr. Pennebaker's work when I was working on the SelfAuthoring Suite (www.selfauthoring.com), an online writing program which has helped thousands of college students stay in school and get better grades. He conducted the original work on "expressive writing," starting in the 1980's, showing that...

11 - Dr. James W Pennebaker
Dr. James W. Pennebaker is Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Executive Director of Project 2021, aimed at rethinking undergrad education at that university. I first encountered Dr. Pennebaker's work when I was working on the SelfAuthoring Suite (www.selfauthoring.com), an online writing program which has helped thousands of college students stay in school and get better grades. He conducted the original work on "expressive writing," starting in the 1980's, showing that pe...


10 - Maps of Meaning 4, 5, & 6
Part 1: Maps of Meaning: 4 Games People Must Play 0:32 Part 2: Maps of Meaning: 5 Grappling with Fear 27:59 Part 3: Maps of Meaning: 6 Submitting to Order 55:23 Links YouTube Video playlist Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page...

10 - Maps of Meaning 4, 5, & 6
Part 1: Maps of Meaning: 4 Games People Must Play 0:32 Part 2: Maps of Meaning: 5 Grappling with Fear 27:59 Part 3: Maps of Meaning: 6 Submitting to Order 55:23 Links YouTube Video playlist Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page...

09 - Maps of Meaning 1, 2, & 3
Part 1: Maps of Meaning: 1 Monsters of Our Own Making. This is the first of a 13-part 30 minute episode television series broadcast by TVO presenting Dr. Jordan B Peterson's lectures on his book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief. The lecture provides a good introduction to the psychology of mythology and religion, based on the idea that stories from these domains describe the world as a place of action, rather than, as science does, a place of things. Part 2: Maps of Meaning: 2 Contending with...


09 - Maps of Meaning 1, 2, & 3
Part 1: Maps of Meaning: 1 Monsters of Our Own Making. This is the first of a 13-part 30 minute episode television series broadcast by TVO presenting Dr. Jordan B Peterson's lectures on his book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief. The lecture provides a good introduction to the psychology of mythology and religion, based on the idea that stories from these domains describe the world as a place of action, rather than, as science does, a place of things. Part 2: Maps of Meaning: 2 Contending with C...

08 - Samuel Andreyev
A conversation with Samuel Andreyev: A composer, poet, teacher and performer. His music is performed, broadcast, recorded and written about worldwide, and is known for its expressive intensity, spirit of exploration and enormous range of timbres. Resolutely independent, his compositional process is marked by a rigourous perfectionism, with many projects taking years to reach completion. Samuel Andreyev studied composition with Allain Gaussin in Paris, then at the Conservatoire de Paris, where he obtained...

08 - Samuel Andreyev
A conversation with Samuel Andreyev: A composer, poet, teacher and performer. His music is performed, broadcast, recorded and written about worldwide, and is known for its expressive intensity, spirit of exploration and enormous range of timbres. Resolutely independent, his compositional process is marked by a rigourous perfectionism, with many projects taking years to reach completion. Samuel Andreyev studied composition with Allain Gaussin in Paris, then at the Conservatoire de Paris, where he obtained a ...


07 - Gregg Hurwitz
A conversation with Author Gregg Hurwitz covering a variety of topics, including Gregg's recent work, writing practices, perfection vs. wholeness, superheroes & archetypal heroes, how to balance intimacy and work, limits of comedy, free speech, and more. Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of 17 novels, most recently, THE NOWHERE MAN. His books have been nominated for numerous awards, shortlisted twice for best novel of the year by International ...

07 - Gregg Hurwitz
A conversation with Author Gregg Hurwitz covering a variety of topics, including Gregg's recent work, writing practices, perfection vs. wholeness, superheroes & archetypal heroes, how to balance intimacy and work, limits of comedy, free speech, and more. Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of 17 novels, most recently, THE NOWHERE MAN. His books have been nominated for numerous awards, shortlisted twice for best novel of the year by International T...

06 - Slaying the Dragon Within Us
This is the first Big Ideas Lecture performed by Jordan Peterson, back in 2002. He reads a book for very young children by Jack Kent called "There's no Such Thing as a Dragon" to a group of University of Toronto alumni (most over 65). He explains what it means: Pay attention -- or else. Links Map of Motivation (Image) There's No Such Thing As A Dragon (Children's Book) Original YouTube Video Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page...


06 - Slaying the Dragon Within Us
This is the first Big Ideas Lecture performed by Jordan Peterson, back in 2002. He reads a book for very young children by Jack Kent called "There's no Such Thing as a Dragon" to a group of University of Toronto alumni (most over 65). He explains what it means: Pay attention -- or else. Links Map of Motivation (Image) There's No Such Thing As A Dragon (Children's Book) Original YouTube Video Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page...

05 - The Psychology of Redemption
A TVO Big Ideas Lecture from 2012, presented at INPM's Conference on Personal Meaning. It discusses the idea of redemption in Christianity from a psychological perspective, comparing in part to ideas of transformation in psychotherapy. www.selfauthoring.com, Dr Peterson's Patreon...

05 - The Psychology of Redemption
A TVO Big Ideas Lecture from 2012, presented at INPM's Conference on Personal Meaning. It discusses the idea of redemption in Christianity from a psychological perspective, comparing in part to ideas of transformation in psychotherapy. www.selfauthoring.com, Dr Peterson's Patreon...


04 - Religion, Myth, Science, Truth
A discussion about Religion, Myth, Science and Truth. It was originally recorded by Transliminal in November 2015. Find the original video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Ys4tQPRis&t 0:00 INTRO: PETERSON'S JOURNEY 9:45 RELIGION: CROWD-CONTROL, NAIVE SCIENCE, OR NEITHER? 10:08 "They're straw man arguments" 11:45 Multiple motivational systems, different levels of thinking 13:32 Fundamental presuppositions 14:13 Dawkins vs. Christianity: like a "smart 13 year old boy" 14:44 SCIENTI...

04 - Religion, Myth, Science, Truth
A discussion about Religion, Myth, Science and Truth. It was originally recorded by Transliminal in November 2015. Find the original video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Ys4tQPRis&t 0:00 INTRO: PETERSON'S JOURNEY 9:45 RELIGION: CROWD-CONTROL, NAIVE SCIENCE, OR NEITHER? 10:08 "They're straw man arguments" 11:45 Multiple motivational systems, different levels of thinking 13:32 Fundamental presuppositions 14:13 Dawkins vs. Christianity: like a "smart 13 year old boy" 14:44 SCIENTISTS MISREADING RELIGION...

03 - The Necessity of Virtue
A recording of the 2010 Hancock Lecture and was recorded by TVO. Dr Peterson discusses virtue from a contemporary perspective that both encompasses and extends beyond moral and religious contexts. Through compelling stories and research, Dr Peterson illustrates the necessity of virtue both for the individual and for society at large. Support this Podcast with Patreon Dr Peterson's Online Self-Development Writing Programs: Self Authoring...


03 - The Necessity of Virtue
A recording of the 2010 Hancock Lecture and was recorded by TVO. Dr Peterson discusses virtue from a contemporary perspective that both encompasses and extends beyond moral and religious contexts. Through compelling stories and research, Dr Peterson illustrates the necessity of virtue both for the individual and for society at large. Support this Podcast with Patreon Dr Peterson's Online Self-Development Writing Programs: Self Authoring...

02 - Tragedy vs. Evil
In a lecture recorded by TVO, Professor Jordan Peterson discusses the nature of evil, distinguishing it from tragedy, and presenting his ideas on how both the former and the latter might be most effectively dealt with. Support this Podcast with Patreon Dr Peterson's Online Self-Development Writing Programs: Self Authoring...

02 - Tragedy vs. Evil
In a lecture recorded by TVO, Professor Jordan Peterson discusses the nature of evil, distinguishing it from tragedy, and presenting his ideas on how both the former and the latter might be most effectively dealt with. Support this Podcast with Patreon Dr Peterson's Online Self-Development Writing Programs: Self Authoring...


01 - Reality and the Sacred
In a public lecture recorded by TVO, Dr Peterson describes the way the world is portrayed in deep stories, such as myths and religious representations. The world in such stories is a place of action, not a place of things, and it has its archetypal characters, positive and negative. Culture is typically represented as paternal, nature as maternal, and the individual as hero and adversary. Culture offers people security, but threatens them with tyranny. Nature offers renewal, but also brings death. The relig...

01 - Reality and the Sacred
In a public lecture recorded by TVO, Dr Peterson describes the way the world is portrayed in deep stories, such as myths and religious representations. The world in such stories is a place of action, not a place of things, and it has its archetypal characters, positive and negative. Culture is typically represented as paternal, nature as maternal, and the individual as hero and adversary. Culture offers people security, but threatens them with tyranny. Nature offers renewal, but also brings death. The relig...