The Jordan B Peterson Podcast

The Jordan B Peterson Podcast (archive below) features audio versions of some of the most popular and compelling of Dr. Peterson’s YouTube videos, interviews with some of the world’s most compelling thinkers (Camille Paglia, Steven Pinker, Jonathan Haidt, Sam Harris, General Stanley McChrystal, Iain McGilchrist, Joe Rogan, Ben Shapiro, among many others), lectures from the 12 Rules for Life tour unavailable anywhere else, as well as an assortment of audience Q and A’s (a particularly popular feature). We hope to include a wider assortment of great scientists, in particular, in the upcoming year.

Philosophical and psychological topics include

  • the relationship between science and religion, values and perception,
  • the interplay between motivation, emotion and cognition;
  • the nature of human personality, from a biological and sociocultural perspective (including discussion of the standard personality model, the Big Five, and the differences between the temperament and interests of men and women stemming from use of that model);
  • and the role of fundamental rights (such as that of free speech and untrammeled discourse) in stabilizing and regulating the economic and political worlds.

Dr. Peterson concentrates primarily on the role of the individual, and the responsibilities that accompany mature individuality, assuming that productive, engaging, peaceful and otherwise highly functional social systems depend on the idea of the sovereign person, and the burden and opportunity of adventure, vision and destiny that accompany that idea.

Episode Archive

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S4: E45 – Justin Trudeau and the Election that Should Have Never Been | Rex Murphy

September 16th, 2021|

Rex Murphy is a renowned Canadian commentator and author who deals primarily with Canadian political and social matters. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: Green Chef - Visit https://greenchef.com/jbp100 promo code “jbp100” to get $100 off and free shipping. BiOptimizers - Visit https://magbreakthrough.com/jbp ...

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S4: E44 – No Safe Spaces | Dennis Prager & Adam Carolla

September 6th, 2021|

Dennis Prager, an American conservative radio show host, and Adam Carolla, a comedian and a podcaster, join forces to discuss their documentary “No Safe Spaces.” Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: BioOptimizers: www.magbreakthrough.com/jbp Use code “jbp10” to save 10% when you try Magnesium ...

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S4: E43 – Is Property Theft? | Dr. Robert Murphy

September 1st, 2021|

Dr. Robert P. Murphy is an Austrian School economist, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, and Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: Matter by Elysium - https://explorematter.com/Jordan promo code “JBPMatter” to save $45 (one month free). This ...

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S4: E42 – Saving the Humanities | Stephen Blackwood

August 23rd, 2021|

Dr. Stephen Blackwood: Philosopher, cultural critic and founder of Ralston College. Jordan Peterson and Dr. Stephen Blackwood discuss his work as a founder of an inner-city youth program and his experience with developing Ralston College in Savannah, Georgia. They have a rich discussion about the philosophical ...

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S4: E41 – The Four Dos and Don’ts of Divorce | Warren Farrell

August 18th, 2021|

Dr. Warren Farrell and I discuss his book “The Boy Crisis” which explores the challenges boys face in education, mental health, relationships with fathers, and more. Together we steer the conversation towards the overwhelming experience of being a young male navigating through early adolescent years into ...

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S4: E40 – Bitcoin: The Future of Money? | Bitcoiner Book Club

August 18th, 2021|

This episode was recorded on May 13th 2021 In today’s episode, Dr. Jordan Peterson sits down with four vocal members of the #Bitcoin community for an introduction to the world of #cryptocurrencies. Together, they cover a variety of topics ranging from the intricacies of Bitcoin, other ...

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S4: E39 – The End of Universities?

August 18th, 2021|

Yeonmi Park's account of her experience at Columbia University is harrowing - as someone who had just arrived in the West after her escape from North Korea, the idea that she had to censor herself at a prestigious university like Columbia, or any university for that ...

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S4: E38 – Death, Disease, and Politics | Dr. Randy Thornhill

August 18th, 2021|

This episode was recorded on May 10th 2021. Jordan Peterson’s guest today is distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico, American entomologist and evolutionary biologist, Dr. Randy Thornhill. Dr. Thornhill’s research shines an enticing light on scientific areas that most people have never been ...

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S4: E:36 – From the Beginning to Now | Lawrence Krauss

August 18th, 2021|

This episode was recorded on May 7th 2021 On this episode of the Jordan Peterson Podcast, Jordan is accompanied by American-Canadian theoretical physicist and cosmologist Lawrence M. Krauss. Throughout his career, Dr. Krauss has made remarkable contributions to the field of research on particle physics and ...

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S4: E:35 – Baron Black of Crossharbour | Lord Conrad Black

August 18th, 2021|

This episode was recorded on May 7th 2021 In this Season 4, Episode 35 of the Jordan Peterson Podcast, Jordan is joined by Lord Conrad Black. Conrad Black is a Canadian-born British peer, and former publisher of The London Daily Telegraph, The Spectator, The Chicago Sun-Times, ...

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S4: E33 – The Meaning of Music | Samuel Andreyev

August 18th, 2021|

This episode was recorded on 2/8/2021 On this Season 4, Episode 33 of the Jordan Peterson Podcast, Jordan was joined by Samuel Andreyev. Samuel Andreyev is a Canadian composer. He writes music for orchestras, soloists, chamber groups, singers, and other ensembles throughout Europe and the world. ...

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S4: E32 – Free Speech and the Satirical Activist | Andrew Doyle

August 18th, 2021|

On this Season 4 Episode 32 Episode of the Jordan Peterson Podcast, Jordan is joined by British comedian, author, playwright, journalist, political satirist, and voice of Titania McGrath, Andrew Doyle. Andrew Doyle and Jordan discuss his new book, “Free Speech and Why It Matters”, the hate ...

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S4: E30 – Malice, or the Establishment? | Michael Malice

August 18th, 2021|

On Season 4 Episode 30 of the Jordan Peterson Podcast, Jordan Peterson is joined by Michael Malice. Michael Malice is a New York City-based author, podcaster, columnist, and media personality. He is a champion and proponent of free speech, anarchy, and many other non-mainstream ideals. Find ...

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S4: E29 – Journalist or Heretic? | Bari Weiss

August 18th, 2021|

On this Season 4 Episode 29 of the Jordan Peterson Podcast, Jordan Peterson is joined by Bari Weiss. Bari Weiss is a journalist and author. She has worked as an opinion writer and editor at the New York Times, before that she was an OP editor ...

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S4: E28 – You’re Next | Dr. Rima Azar

August 18th, 2021|

On Season 4, Episode 28 of the Jordan Peterson Podcast, Jordan is joined by Dr. Rima Azar. Dr. Rima Azar is an Associate Professor of health psychology at Mount Allison University, co-founder and co-director of NaviCare/SoinNavi, and a former holder of a CIHR New Investigator salary ...

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Why Is the Feminine Represented as Chaos? | Q&A 06-02-2021

August 18th, 2021|

I recently answered questions that were submitted on the social media platform - https://www.thinkspot.com. This is my third Q&A of 2021: Why Is the Feminine Represented as Chaos? Thinkspot is still in beta, and would greatly appreciate your participation. These answers were also released early on ...

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S4: E27 – Rex Murphy | The Education of a Journalist

August 18th, 2021|

On this episode of the Jordan Peterson Podcast, Jordan is joined by Rex Murphy. Rex is a Canadian commentator and author who deals primarily with Canadian political and social matters. He is best known for working on and for CBC Here and Now, CBC Radio 1’s ...

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S4: E26 – Tyranny, Slavery and Columbia U | Yeonmi Park

August 18th, 2021|

On this episode of the Jordan Peterson Podcast, Jordan was joined by Yeonmi Park. Yeonmi Park is a North Korean defector and human rights activist trying to shine a light on the atrocities still being committed in North Korea by the current Kim regime. She wrote ...

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S4: E25 – Aggressive By Nature? | Richard Tremblay

August 18th, 2021|

In this episode, Jordan B Peterson is joined by Richard Tremblay. Richard Tremblay is a Canadian child psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Montreal, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in child development. His research has focused on the ...

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S4: E24 – How We’re Breeding Narcissists | Russell Peters

August 18th, 2021|

Jordan B Peterson co-hosts this Mikhaila Peterson Podcast episode with Russell Peters, a Canadian comedian, actor, and producer. Together, they explore politically incorrect humor, stand up, acting, travel, working during the pandemic, universally funny truths, spontaneous action, the personality of a comedian, and more. Russell is ...

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S4: E21 – A Brain Divided | Iain McGilchrist

May 13th, 2021|

Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist, author, thinker, and lecturer. He is maybe best known for his book The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World Dr. Iain McGilchrist and I discussed a variety of topics relating to the bifurcated ...

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S4: E19 – Brave Art | Randall Wallace

May 6th, 2021|

Randall Wallace, graduate of Duke University, is an American NYT bestselling author of seven novels, as well as a screenwriter (TV and film), director, producer, songwriter, holder of a black belt in karate, and founder of Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity. He is perhaps best known ...

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S4 E17: Grace Church High School: Teaching and the Voice of Conscience | Paul Rossi

May 3rd, 2021|

Important Context and Timeline: https://www.fairforall.org/grace-church-whistleblower/ This episode was recorded on April 22nd, 2021 Paul Rossi and I discuss the controversy surrounding a recent article Paul wrote. It has become apparent that an anti-racism curriculum is being instituted in schools across the United States and that doesn’t ...

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S4 E14: U.S. Senator Mike Lee

April 12th, 2021|

I had the pleasure of speaking with Senator Mike Lee on February 18, 2021. We discuss his experiences as a United States Senator for the state of Utah. Senator Lee and I talked at length about the structure and original formation of the US government. We ...

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S4 E13: Jocko Willink

April 12th, 2021|

I had the pleasure of inviting Jocko Willink @Jocko Podcast​ onto my podcast for the first time. I've been on Jocko’s podcast several times in the past and now get the opportunity to reverse the interviewing role to learn more about his life and endeavors. We ...

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S4 E11: Abigail Shrier

March 25th, 2021|

Abigail Shrier and I discuss identity, gender dysphoria, the increased rate of gender transitioning procedures among young female adolescents, details of these procedures, de-transitioning, her personal experiences writing her book “Irreversible Damage”, and more. Abigail Shrier is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and ...

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S4 E10: Bret Weinstein

March 16th, 2021|

Bret Weinstein and I discuss the events that led to his resignation from Evergreen State College, dealing with controversy, pair bonding, the new political landscape, paranoia created by having communities online, discordant opinion budgets, and more. Bret Weinstein is a theoretical evolutionary biologist, host of DarkHorse ...

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S4 E9: Juliette Fogra

March 16th, 2021|

Juliette Fogra and I discuss the stunning art that she created for my new book Beyond Order, her life story, artistic composition, her muse when creating, photoshop, fine art, music, living in chronic pain, and more. Juliette Fogra is an artist that created the art for ...

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S4 E8: Jonathan Pageau

March 5th, 2021|

This episode was recorded on Feb 14th, 2021 Jonathan Pageau and I discuss, among other topics, the issue of conscience, narrative with objective reality, perfect mode of being, the responsibility to move things towards the divine, the inevitability of religion, significance of the virgin birth, Theosis, ...

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S4 E7: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

February 22nd, 2021|

This podcast was recorded on Feb 2nd, 2021 Ayaan Hirsi Ali and I discuss, among other topics, Immigration, Islam, the changing safety of women in public(particularly in areas of Europe), clashing values of western cultures and Islam, win-win propositions, and many more career-ending topics. Ayaan outlines ...

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S4 E6: Gad Saad: Infectious Ideas

February 16th, 2021|

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 our consummatory nature, epistemic humility, nomological networks, the degrees of assault on truth, and more. To pre-order Dr. Petersons ...

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S4 E5: Mark Manson and Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson

February 11th, 2021|

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 worldwide. He’s also a very ...

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S4 E4: Matt Ridley

February 7th, 2021|

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 of cities, escape of Malthusian population trap, and more. Matt ...

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S4 E3: Douglas Murray

January 31st, 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 radical ideological ideas, and the dangers posed by the mutual recrimination that ...

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S4 E2: Gregg Hurwitz: Build a Better Democrat

January 18th, 2021|

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 26, 2020, entitled Prodigal Son: An ...

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S4 E1: Matthew McConaughey

January 10th, 2021|

Matthew McConaughey (actor, producer, and author of New York Times Best Seller "Greenlights") 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 fame, what it’s like to play ...

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S3 E38: Heidegger, Binswanger, Boss (Phenomenology)

December 27th, 2020|

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 separation between object and subject that has as one of its ...

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S3 E37: Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard (Existentialism)

December 20th, 2020|

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 responsibility through action is the appropriate response. - Thanks to ...

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S3 E36: Carl Rogers (Humanism & Phenomenology)

December 13th, 2020|

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 value of truthful relationships. ...

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S3 E35: Wim Hof and Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson

December 8th, 2020|

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 incredible feats and discusses his unique conditioning methods, the ...

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S3 E34: Coleman Hughes with Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson

November 29th, 2020|

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 website https://www.colemanhughes.org This episode is sponsored by Helix Mattresses. ...

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S3 E33: Sigmund Freud and the Dynamic Unconscious

November 24th, 2020|

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 Taraji P. Henson, Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The ...

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S3 E32: Carl Jung (Part 2)

November 16th, 2020|

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 psychology. - Thanks to our sponsors: https://helixsleep.com/jordan ...

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S3 E31: Carl Jung (Part 1)

November 9th, 2020|

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 interpreter of mythology and archetype. -- Go to https://Surfshark.deals/peterson and use ...

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S3 E30: Jean Piaget (Constructivism)

November 1st, 2020|

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 https://Surfshark.deals/peterson and use code PETERSON to get 83% off a 2-year plan and 3 extra ...

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S3 E29: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Existentialism)

October 26th, 2020|

--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 thinking, and a man who took a mighty axe to the terrible tangled roots of communist totalita