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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Biblical Series: The Phenomenology of the Divine
As we continue the Jordan B. Peterson series of biblical lectures, we'd like to also mention that Mikhaila Peterson now has a podcast that can be found here: We thank our sponsors: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Biblical Series: The Psychology of the Flood
We are revisiting Jordan B. Peterson's Biblical Series during a time when we believe it to be helpful. In this episode, Dr. Peterson presents another lecture and Q&A on the Bible. Thanks to our sponsors: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Biblical Series: Cain and Abel - The Hostile Br...
We are revisiting Jordan B. Peterson's Biblical Series during a time when we believe it to be helpful. In this episode, Dr. Peterson presents another lecture and Q&A on the Bible. Thanks to our sponsors: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Biblical Series: Adam & Eve / Self-Consciousnes...
We are revisiting Jordan B. Peterson's Biblical Series during a time when we believe it to be helpful. In this episode, Dr. Peterson presents another lecture and Q&A on the Bible. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Biblical Series: God and the Hierarchy of Autho...
We are revisiting Jordan B. Peterson's Biblical Series during a time when we believe it to be helpful. In this episode, Dr. Peterson presents another lecture and Q&A on the Bible. To dive deeper into the presentation and visuals of this lecture,...
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Biblical Series: Genesis 1 - Chaos & Order
We are revisiting Jordan B. Peterson's Biblical Series during a time when we believe it to be helpful. In this episode, Dr. Peterson presents a lecture and Q&A on the Bible. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Biblical Series: Introduction to the Idea of God
On this Easter Sunday, we bring you our first lecture from Jordan Peterson's Biblical Series. These lectures (previously only available on You Tube) will be released in full, and along with selections from his Q&A. We hope you enjoy this series at...
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Personal Responsibility
Our final 12 Rules for Life lecture from Auckland, NZ. Recorded on Feb. 23, 2019. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Toxic Masculinity - A 12 Rules for Life Lecture
Episode 52 is a Jordan B. Peterson 12 Rules for Life lecture from Wellington NZ. Recorded in February of 2019. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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My Pen of Light - Part Two
A Jordan B. Peterson "12 Rules for Life" lecture from his book tour in New Zealand. Recorded February of 2019. Part Two.Part two of a Jordan B. Peterson "12 Rules for Life" lecture from his book tour in New Zealand. Recorded February of 2019.
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My Pen of Light - Part One
A Jordan B. Peterson "12 Rules for Life" lecture from his book tour in NZ. Recorded February of 2019.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Playing the Hierarchical Game - Part two
Part two of Jordan Peterson's 2019 lecture from Melbourne, AU
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Playing the Hierarchical Game - Part one
Part one of Jordan Peterson's 2019 lecture from Melbourne, AU
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Structuring Your World View
A 12 Rules for Life lecture from Jordan Peterson in Australia on Feb. 11, 2019
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Put Yourself Together
A 12 Rules for Life lecture from Australia.
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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
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Beyond Order: Another 12 Rules for Life
A Jordan B. Peterson lecture from San Diego. Recorded January 25 2019.
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The Necessity of Aim
A 12 Rules for Life lecture recorded in Riverside on Jan. 24, 2019.
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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.
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Struggle Between Chaos and Order
A 12 Rules for Life lecture by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
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Value is Bound by Limitation
A 12 Rules for Life lecture from Vancouver in December of 2018.
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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.
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Competence Hierarchies
Competence Hierarchies is a Jordan Peterson 12 Rules for Life lecture recorded in Birmingham UK...November of 2018.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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You have an Endless Potential
Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture from Dublin, Ireland. Recorded on Oct 2018.
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Responsibility is the Key to Meaning
Dr. Peterson visits Texas for a lecture on his 12 Rules for Life! This episode is a standout from his 2018 tour.
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Risk Being a Fool: A 12 Rules for Life Lecture
Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture from Westbury, NY.
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Aim at a Star - A 12 Rules for Life Lecture
Dr. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture in Rochester, NY. Recorded Sept. 5th, 2018
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Be precise in your speech
Jordan's 12 Rules for Life tour continues from Regina SK. Recorded August 14, 2018.
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The World is Your Oyster
Jordan's 12 Rules for Life lecture in Winnipeg from July 2018.
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Why You Should Treat Yourself as if You Have V...
Jordan's 12 Rules for Life lecture from July, 28 2018 in Edmonton, AB
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Jamil Jivani: Activist & Author
Jamil Jivani (recorded 010919) joins Dr. Jordan B. Peterson.
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Territory, Hierarchy, Security, and Fear
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's lecture from Calgary, AB
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Progress, Despite Everything
Steven Pinker joins Dr. Jordan B. Peterson.
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The Main Themes: 12 Rules for Life
Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture from Ottawa on July, 23 2018.
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Religious Belief and the Enlightenment with B...
Jordan Peterson's recent discussion with Ben Shapiro on religion and enlightenment.
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12 Rules: London, Ontario: The inevitability, u...
Jordan Peterson's lecture on the 12 Rules for life: London, Ontario: The inevitability, utility and danger of hierarchies
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On Claiming Belief in God: Commentary & Discus...
An extended commentary and conversation on a lecture from Sydney, Australia, Feb 26, 2019, entitled Who Dares Say He Believes in God?
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Who Dares Say He Believes in God
This lecture, one of the 12 Rules for Life tour talks, was delivered in Sydney Feb 26, 2019, at the International Convention Centre.
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Bishop Barron: Catholicism and the Modern Age
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's conversation with Bishop Barron
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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.
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Who is Joe Rogan? Part Two
The conclusion of Jordan Peterson's conversation with Joe Rogan
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Who is Joe Rogan? Part One
Part one of Jordan Peterson's interview with Joe Rogan.
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12 Rules Vancouver: Five levels of chaos and order
Dr. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture at the Chan Centre in Vancouver
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Milo Yiannopoulos: Past, present and future
Dr. Peterson's conversation with Milo Yiannopoulos from April 11, 2019.
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12 Rules Hamilton: Courage
12 Rules for Life Lecture from Hamilton, Ontario July 20, 2018
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Stephen Hicks: Philosophy and Postmodernism
Jordan Peterson's conversation with Stephen Hicks
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12 Rules Thousand Oaks: Truth in Speech, and Me...
Finding your “why” and testing your fears with Jordan B. Peterson
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12 Rules Sacramento: The Sovereignty of the Ind...
Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture from Sacramento, California on June 27, 2018.
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Akira the Don: Music and Meaning
A conversation with Akira The Don, a DJ and British musician who has used parts of Dr. Peterson's lectures in his music.
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12 Rules Portland: Technology, Temperament & Fr...
For this episode, we’re presenting Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's lecture at the Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon on June 25, 2018.
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Myth & Reality: General Stanley McChrystal
Jordan Peterson's conversation with General Stanley McChrystal
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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 p
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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 Cambridg
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62 - Our Cultural Inflection Point and Higher E...
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, Ge
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60 - Femsplainers with Christina Hoff Sommers ...
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 motivati
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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 go
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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
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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'
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56 - Gregg Hurwitz - An Invitation to the Intel...
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 Demo
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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 yo
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54 - Aspen Ideas Festival: From the Barricades ...
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 misunder
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53 - Susan Blackmore - Do we need God to make s...
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
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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
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51 - Russell Brand
Russell Brand - Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions [Book & Audiobook] UK: https://amzn.to/2IWf00AUS: http://tinyurl.com/ydcwz3kd Australia: https://t.co/Ri1XSonD2X Russell's YouTube Channel: http://tinyurl.com/opragcg Russell's Under The Skin P
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50 - Dr. Richard Haier: The Neuroscience of Int...
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
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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 c
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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
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47 - Warren Farrell - The Absolute Necessity of...
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
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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
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45 - Australia's John Anderson & Dr. Jordan B P...
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 ac
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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
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43 - Jordan Peterson's Rules for Life with Rich...
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
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40 - Message to the school shooters: past, pres...
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
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39 - The Master and His Emissary: Dr. Iain McGi...
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
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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 fol
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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 fro
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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,
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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
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34 - The Perilous State of the University - Jon...
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 org
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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 wre
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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, Profes
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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 li
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30 - The Great Sacrifice: Abraham and Isaac
Lecture 12 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories seriesIn 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 Ish
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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
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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,
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