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.

Society & Culture
Who is Joe Rogan? Part Two
The conclusion of Jordan Peterson's conversation with Joe Rogan
96 min
Who is Joe Rogan? Part One
Part one of Jordan Peterson's interview with Joe Rogan.
68 min
12 Rules Vancouver: Five levels of chaos and order
Dr. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture at the Chan Centre in Vancouver
106 min
Milo Yiannopoulos: Past, present and future
Dr. Peterson's conversation with Milo Yiannopoulos from April 11, 2019.
106 min
12 Rules Hamilton: Courage
12 Rules for Life Lecture from Hamilton, Ontario July 20, 2018
116 min
Stephen Hicks: Philosophy and Postmodernism
Jordan Peterson's conversation with Stephen Hicks
98 min
12 Rules Thousand Oaks: Truth in Speech, and Me...
Finding your “why” and testing your fears with Jordan B. Peterson
130 min
12 Rules Sacramento: The Sovereignty of the Ind...
Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture from Sacramento, California on June 27, 2018.
114 min
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.
119 min
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.
124 min
Myth & Reality: General Stanley McChrystal
Jordan Peterson's conversation with General Stanley McChrystal
76 min
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
116 min
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
93 min
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
115 min
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
95 min
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
88 min
58 - October 2018 Q & A
Preorder The Gulag Archipelago: 50th Anniversary:[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
84 min
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'
221 min
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
86 min
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
88 min
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
93 min
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
57 min
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 ( and blogger
122 min
51 - Russell Brand
Russell Brand - Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions [Book & Audiobook] UK: Australia: Russell's YouTube Channel: Russell's Under The Skin P
95 min
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
85 min
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! ( -- a c
66 min
48 - Ben Shapiro
See 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 ( Ben and I had a
62 min
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(, a careful study of the many reasons for the existence of the "gender pay gap," attributed by ideologues of the identity-politics persuasion to
95 min
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:, who is described ac
84 min
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: Video:
257 min
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
51 min
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
37 min
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 (, who described it
30 min
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
143 min
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
125 min
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,
249 min
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
260 min
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 ( an org
95 min
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
154 min
32 - Compelled Speech - Law Society of Ontario
Part 1 of this podcast is the video "A Call to Rebellion for Ontario Legal Professionals": ( 2 is the video: "Update: Law Society of Ontario Compelled Speech": ( October 10, Profes
110 min
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
144 min
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
154 min
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
151 min
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,
149 min
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
156 min
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 t
184 min
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 univer
151 min
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 Ab
157 min
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 -
152 min
22 - Adam and Eve: Self-Consciousness, Evil, an...
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 emergenc
154 min
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
162 min
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': support Transliminal Media on Patreon** | https://www.patr
167 min
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
153 min
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, di
159 min
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 homici
120 min
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, ideologic
111 min
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 Just
52 min
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
75 min
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
110 min
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 LinksYouTube Video playlistSelf-Authoring Progr
82 min
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 o
81 min
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 LinksYouTube Video playlistSelf-Authoring ProgramsDr Peterson's Patreon Support Page
82 min
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 p
82 min
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. Resolute
92 min
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.
102 min
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
56 min
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.c
47 min
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 illu
52 min
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 PatreonDr
43 min
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 charac
58 min