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
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
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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