The Jordan B. Peterson 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.


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S4E11: Abigail Shrier
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S4E10: Minefields and the New Political Landsca...
111 min
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S4E9: Beyond Order: The Illustrator | Juliette...
95 min
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S4E8: The Perfect Mode of Being | Jonathan Pag...
107 min
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S4E7: The Erosion of Women's Rights? | Ayaan Hi...
86 min
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S4E6: Abandon Ideology | Gad Saad - The Jordan ...
This episode was recorded on January 18, 2021.   Gad Saad and I discuss, among other topics, ideas as parasites, postmodernism, social constructivism, applying evolutionary thinking to understand humans’ consummatory nature, epistemic humility,...
123 min
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MPP: Mark Manson with Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson
Mikhaila Peterson co-hosts this episode. In this episode, we spoke with Mark Manson, a best-selling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, and more recently, Everything Is F*cked: A Book about Hope, which has sold over thirteen million copies...
97 min
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S4E5: Rational Optimism | Matt Ridley - Jordan ...
This episode was recorded on January 11, 2021. Matt Ridley and I discuss, among other topics, economic optimism, trade through the reciprocity of nations, enlightened self-interest, virtues relation to trade, feeding nine billion people, the triumphs...
136 min
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S4E3: Radical Ideology and the Nihilistic Void ...
This episode was recorded on January 15, 2021. Douglas Murray and I discuss, among other topics, the collapse of grand narratives on the left and the right alike, the potential for the resultant explanatory and motivational void to be filled by more...
107 min
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S4E2: Build a Better Democrat? | Gregg Hurwitz ...
This episode was recorded on December 20, 2020 before the most recent events on Capitol Hill.  Gregg Hurwitz is an American novelist, scriptwriter, and producer. He has the newest book in his riveting thriller series Orphan X, coming out January...
106 min
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S4E1: Greenlights (and Darkness) | Matthew McCo...
Matthew McConaughey (actor, producer, and author of New York Times Best Seller ) sits down with Jordan Peterson to talk about Matthew’s new book, his upbringing, his relationships with his mother and father, his journey to being at peace with his...
76 min
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Chris Voss with Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson
Chris Voss (former lead FBI hostage and kidnapping negotiator, author, and CEO of Black Swan Ltd.) sits down with Jordan B. Peterson and Mikhaila Peterson, to discuss his book Never Split the Difference, highlighting some of his guiding principles to...
143 min
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Heidegger, Binswanger, Boss (Phenomenology)
In this lecture, 12th in the 2017 series, I discuss Heidegger's phenomenological philosophy of Being, interpreted through the eyes of the psychotherapists Ludwig Binswanger and Medard Boss. The phenomenologists were attempting to reduce the painful...
48 min
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Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard (Existential...
In this lecture, 11th in the 2017 series, I discuss the giants of existentialism, a philosophically-grounded psychological position positing (1) that psychopathology or mental illness/distress is built into Being itself and (2) that the adoption of...
104 min
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Carl Rogers (Humanism & Phenomenology)
In this lecture, 10th in the 2017 series, I begin to talk about Dr. Carl Rogers, a humanist psychotherapist in the phenomenological tradition, and an expert on listening and embodied wisdom. Dr. Rogers offers very profound and practical lessons on the...
52 min
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Wim Hof with Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson
Wim Hof is an absolute legend, holding twenty-six world records for performing unbelievable feats of human conditioning and breaking barriers that science did not believe possible. He sits down with Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson to discuss these...
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Coleman Hughes with Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson
Coleman Hughes and Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson discuss some of the global issues caused by polarizing opinions in race, politics, and western culture. Find Coleman Hughes on his podcast Conversations with Coleman, on Twitter @coldxman, and at his...
62 min
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Sigmund Freud and the Dynamic Unconscious
In this lecture, 9th in the 2017 personality series, Dr. Peterson discusses some of the essentials of Sigmund Freud's theories, concentrating on his conceptualizations of the dynamic (living) unconscious. - Thanks to our sponsors: Wondery "Hosted by...
54 min
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Carl Jung (Part 2)
In this lecture, Dr. Peterson finishes his analysis of Disney's Lion King, which provides a dramatic representation of many of the archetypes identified and analyzed by Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, student of Nietzsche and Freud, and originator of analytical...
205 min
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Carl Jung (Part 1)
In this lecture, Dr. Peterson uses Disney's Lion King to further illustrate the basic principles of the personality and clinical theories of Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, student of Nietzsche and Freud, originator of analytical psychology, and great...
98 min
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Jean Piaget (Constructivism)
Jean Piaget, renowned developmental psychologist, helped us understand how the child built its own personality during exploration, and how that personality was further shaped by the games people play. -- Go to  and use code PETERSON to get 83%...
82 min
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Existentialism)
--From: 2014 Personality Lecture 13: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Existentialism)-- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, perhaps the greatest Russian author of the twentieth century, was an Orthodox Christian existentialist, a direct descendant of Dostoevsky's...
73 min
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Foreword to The Gulag Archipelago: 50th Anniver...
I had the great privilege of writing the foreword to the 50th-anniversary version of the abridged version of one of the most important books of the 20th century, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, a devastating account of the absolute...
90 min
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Maps of Meaning 12: Final - The Divinity of the...
In this, the final Maps of Meaning lecture for 2017, Dr. Peterson reviews the year and its offerings: What is a belief system? Why are people so inclined to engage in conflict to protect their belief systems? It's partly because our belief systems are...
147 min
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Maps of Meaning 11: The Flood and the Tower
In this lecture, Dr. Peterson continues his discussion of the archaic stories at the beginning of Genesis, including Cain and Abel, and the flood story of Noah (the return of chaos), and the story of the Tower of Babel (which he reads as a very old...
218 min
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Maps of Meaning 10: Genesis and the Buddha
In this lecture, Dr. Peterson discusses the creation stories in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, and describes the parallels with the stories of the development of the Buddha from childhood to early adulthood, using the archetypal schema...
159 min
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Maps of Meaning 09: Patterns of Symbolic Repres...
In this lecture, Dr. Peterson discusses the manner in which the fundamental symbolic archetypes (particularly those dealing with the Wise King and Tyrant) are hijacked for the purposes of propaganda. Ideologies are parasites. Their hosts are...
137 min
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Maps of Meaning 08: Neuropsychology of Symbolic...
In this lecture, Dr. Peterson discusses the relationship between the basic categories of imagistic/symbolic representation and brain function, noting that the very hemispheres of the brain are adapted, right/left to the environmental or experiential...
155 min
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Maps of Meaning 07: Images of Story & Metastory
In this lecture, Dr. Peterson discusses how the basic or archetypal categories we use to frame the world are represented in image, where they existed long before their nature could be articulated. These categories include the individual...
170 min
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Maps of Meaning 06: Story and Metastory (Part 2)
In this lecture, Professor Peterson discusses uncertainty or anomaly. We frame the world -- or the world reveals itself to us -- as a story, with a starting point, a destination, and the behavioral means to move from one to the other. The destination...
148 min
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Maps of Meaning 5: Story and Metastory 1
In this lecture, I make the case that we each inhabit a story, describing where we are, where we are going, and the actions we must undertake to get from the former to the latter. These inhabited stories are predicated on an underlying value system...
187 min
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Maps of Meaning 4: Marionettes & Individuals (P...
Here is the fourth episode in a 12 part series that could only be found on youtube until now! In this lecture, I conclude my analysis of the Disney film Pinocchio to illustrate the manner in which great mythological or archetypal themes inform and...
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Maps of Meaning 3: Marionettes & Individuals (P...
Here is the third episode in a 12 part series that could only be found on youtube until now! In this lecture, I continue with the analysis of the Disney film Pinocchio to illustrate the manner in which great mythological or archetypal themes inform...
127 min
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Maps of Meaning 2: Marionettes & Individuals (P...
Here is the second episode in a 12 part series that could only be found on youtube until now! In this lecture, I begin using a particular piece of dramatic art -- the Disney film Pinocchio -- to provide a specific example of the manner in which great...
145 min
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Maps of Meaning 1: Context and Background
Here is the first episode in a 12 part series that could only be found on youtube until now! In this lecture, I discuss the context within which the theory I am delineating through this course emerge: that of the cold war. What is belief? Why is it so...
153 min
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Biblical Series: Joseph and the Coat of Many Co...
We present the final lecture in this Jordan B. Peterson biblical series. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
167 min
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Biblical Series: A Wrestling with God
We continue our biblical series with another Jordan B. Peterson lecture. Thanks to our sponsors: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
154 min
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Biblical Series: Jacobs Ladder
We continue with another Jordan B. Peterson lecture on the Bible. Mikhaila Peterson also has a podcast with a very special guest this past week. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
157 min
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Biblical Series: The Great Sacrifice Abraham an...
We continue with our series on The Bible with another Jordan B. Peterson lecture and Q & A. Thanks to our sponsors: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
155 min
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Biblical Series: Sodom and Gomorrah
We continue our series on The Bible with Dr. Jordan B. Peterson. We hope you enjoy this lecture and Q & A. We thank our sponsors: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
160 min
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Biblical Series: Abraham A Father of Nations
We continue our series on the Bible with Jordan B. Peterson's lecture about Abraham. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
149 min
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Biblical Series: The Call to Abraham
We continue our biblical series with another Jordan B. Peterson lecture. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
162 min
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Biblical Series: The Phenomenology of the Divine
162 min
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Biblical Series: The Psychology of the Flood
185 min
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Biblical Series: Cain and Abel - The Hostile Br...
139 min
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Biblical Series: Adam & Eve / Self-Consciousnes...
154 min
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Biblical Series: God and the Hierarchy of Autho...
165 min
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Biblical Series: Genesis 1 - Chaos & Order
227 min
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Biblical Series: Introduction to the Idea of God
158 min
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Personal Responsibility
128 min
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Toxic Masculinity - A 12 Rules for Life Lecture
130 min
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My Pen of Light - Part Two
55 min
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My Pen of Light - Part One
79 min
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Our Emotions and the Social Hierarchy – Part Two
A Jordan B. Peterson "12 Rules for Life" lecture (Our Emotions and the Social Hierarchy – Part Two), recorded in Brisbane, Australia on February 17, 2019.
68 min
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Our Emotions and the Social Hierarchy – Part One
Part One of a Jordan B. Peterson 12 Rules for Life Lecture. Recorded in Brisbane, Australia on February 17, 2019.
66 min
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Structuring Your Perceptions (part two)
Part two of a Jordan B. Peterson "12 Rules for Life lecture" recorded in Canberra, Australia on February 15, 2019.
58 min
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Structuring Your Perceptions (part one)
This is Part One of a Jordan B. Peterson"12 Rules for Life lecture" recorded in Canberra, Australia on February 15, 2019
57 min
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Playing the Hierarchical Game - Part two
Part two of Jordan Peterson's 2019 lecture from Melbourne, AU
62 min
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Playing the Hierarchical Game - Part one
Part one of Jordan Peterson's 2019 lecture from Melbourne, AU
64 min
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Structuring Your World View
A 12 Rules for Life lecture from Jordan Peterson in Australia on Feb. 11, 2019
128 min
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Put Yourself Together
A 12 Rules for Life lecture from Australia.
120 min
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Defense Against Ideological Possession
Here is the first episode of 2020. A Jordan B. Peterson 12 Rules for Life lecture from Australia. Recorded 02/08/2019
206 min
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Beyond Order: Another 12 Rules for Life
A Jordan B. Peterson lecture from San Diego. Recorded January 25 2019.
115 min
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The Necessity of Aim
A 12 Rules for Life lecture recorded in Riverside on Jan. 24, 2019.
110 min
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Resolving the Science Religion Problem
Resolving the Science Religion Problem is a 12 Rules for Life lecture by Jordan B. Peterson from January 2019.
207 min
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Struggle Between Chaos and Order
A 12 Rules for Life lecture by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
112 min
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Value is Bound by Limitation
A 12 Rules for Life lecture from Vancouver in December of 2018.
112 min
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Being a victim
A 12 Rules for Life lecture from Jordan B. Peterson. Recorded in Olso (Norway) in November of 2018.
129 min
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Competence Hierarchies
Competence Hierarchies is a Jordan Peterson 12 Rules for Life lecture recorded in Birmingham UK...November of 2018.
104 min
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Set Your House in Order
Set Your House in Order is a 12 Rules for Life lecture from Jordan Peterson. Recorded Nov. 1, 2018 in Cambridge UK.
106 min
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The Topic of Truth
A standout 12 Rules for Life lecture from Dr. Jordan B. Peterson. Recorded in Edinburgh 10-28-2018.
130 min
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Rex Murphy's Interview with Jordan B. Peterson
Legendary Canadian commentator and author, Rex Murphy... interviews Jordan. This episode is truly unique and fresh!
60 min
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The Crisis of Masculinity
The Crisis of Masculinity is a lecture from Jordan's 12 Rues for Life Tour on Oct. 25, 2018 in Manchester.
104 min
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You have an Endless Potential
117 min
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Responsibility is the Key to Meaning
100 min
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Risk Being a Fool: A 12 Rules for Life Lecture
168 min
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Aim at a Star - A 12 Rules for Life Lecture
107 min
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Be precise in your speech
116 min
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The World is Your Oyster
142 min
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Why You Should Treat Yourself as if You Have V...
117 min
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Jamil Jivani: Activist & Author
89 min
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Territory, Hierarchy, Security, and Fear
107 min
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Progress, Despite Everything
119 min
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The Main Themes: 12 Rules for Life
111 min
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Religious Belief and the Enlightenment with B...
72 min
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12 Rules: London, Ontario: The inevitability, u...
115 min
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On Claiming Belief in God: Commentary & Discus...
73 min
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Who Dares Say He Believes in God
175 min
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Bishop Barron: Catholicism and the Modern Age
130 min
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12 Rules Kitchener: Hierarchy and Fair Play
109 min
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Who is Joe Rogan? Part Two
96 min
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Who is Joe Rogan? Part One
68 min
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12 Rules Vancouver: Five levels of chaos and order
106 min
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Milo Yiannopoulos: Past, present and future
106 min
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12 Rules Hamilton: Courage
116 min
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Stephen Hicks: Philosophy and Postmodernism
98 min
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12 Rules Thousand Oaks: Truth in Speech, and Me...
130 min
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12 Rules Sacramento: The Sovereignty of the Ind...
114 min
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Akira the Don: Music and Meaning
119 min
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12 Rules Portland: Technology, Temperament & Fr...
124 min