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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God, Consciousness, and the Theories of Everything | Curt Jaimungal | The JBP Podcast | #229

February 25th, 2022|

This episode was recorded on November 1, 2021. In this episode, I discuss truth, God, science, and Curt’s documentary ‘Better Left Unsaid’ about the ramifications of left-wing politics going too far. Curt Jaimungal is a Torontonian filmmaker and YouTuber @TheoriesofEverything with Curt Jaimungal, where he explores ...

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Song by Jordan B Peterson: Wake Up

February 22nd, 2022|

Wake Up: Dedicated, under the current unfortunate conditions, to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honorable Justin Trudeau. Composition: Jordan B Peterson and Skutch Tully Arrangement and mixing: Skutch Tully Lyrics: Jordan B Peterson Images and illustrations: Juliette Fogra Voices: Sonia Tully, Tammy Peterson, Skutch ...

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What the Truckers Do and Do Not Want

February 22nd, 2022|

In this video, Benjamin Dichter, who is integrally involved in the Truckers Freedom Convoy, reads a statement of the movement's demands, who they are, and addresses what they are not asking for that has been presented by the legacy media. - The full interview with Mikhaila ...

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Message to the Truckers

February 15th, 2022|

I've been asked to say a few words to the truckers in Ottawa.-I've given that some careful consideration. You protesters have accomplished an awful lot already. The conservative leadership has crumbled. Erin O'Toole has been replaced by someone who is giving a fair bit of voice to ...

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S4: E82 – The Spiritual Void in the West | Rav Arora

February 15th, 2022|

This episode was recorded on Saturday, March 27, 2021. - In this exclusive interview, Rav Arora and Dr. Peterson discuss problems with ideology, atheism, the church, systemic racism, victimhood, the death of religion, psychedelics, meaning, religious practice, and personal responsibility. Rav is an independent journalist based ...

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S4: E81 – Questioning Sam Harris | Sam Harris

February 7th, 2022|

This episode was recorded on November 25, 2021. - Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher, New York Times best-selling author, host of the Making Sense podcast, and creator of the "Waking up" app. Dr. Harris and I discuss the is/ought problem, dreams, attention, evidence, consciousness, logic, ...

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S4: E80 – Cruelty | Charles Joseph

February 4th, 2022|

This episode was recorded on November 10th, 2021. - Charles Joseph is a Kwakwaka’wakw artist known for his masks, totem poles, and canoes. His work can be found in homes and businesses worldwide, including mine. His “Residential School Totem” stands before the Montreal Museum of Fine ...

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S4: E79 – Needle Points | Norman Doidge

February 1st, 2022|

Why so many are hesitant to get the COVID vaccines, and what we can do about it. - Read Needle Points in its entirety here: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/science/articles/needle-points-vaccinations-chapter-one - Needle Points,’ Tablet’s exploration into the sources and nature of vaccine hesitancy, is presented in four parts. To download ...

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Message To Canadian Leaders: Seize The Day

February 1st, 2022|

A message to Premiers Jason Kenney, Scott Moe and Doug Ford, and Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition Erin O'Toole: What are you waiting for? This is your moment. Seize the day. - Update: Since this was recorded, Justin Trudeau says he's now tested positive for ...

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S4: E77 – Theory of Enchantment | Chloé Valdary

January 27th, 2022|

This episode was recorded on September 15th, 2021. - Chloé Valdary and I discuss The Theory of Enchantment, her personal brand of compassionate anti-racism. Chloé has been featured in Psychology Today and the NY Times. Her work with Theory of Enchantment attempts to bring compassion to ...

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D-I-E must DIE

January 27th, 2022|

This is a reading of my recent article, posted January 11th, 2022 on the National Post front page. - You can read that article here: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/jordan-peterson-why-i-am-no-longer-a-tenured-professor-at-the-university-of-toronto - This story will also be featured in the next print edition of the National Post. Relevant Links ...

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S4: E73 – Evolution & the Challenges of Modern Life | Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying

January 12th, 2022|

This episode was recorded on October 5th, 2021. - Podcasters and evolutionary biology power-couple Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying join me to discuss various topics related to their new book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century. We explore issues like niche-switching, what Darwin got wrong, ...

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S4: E69 – Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity with Word on Fire | Dr. Christopher Kaczor & Dr. Matthew Petrusek

January 6th, 2022|

This episode was recorded on September 6, 2021. - Dr. Christopher Kaczor, Dr. Matthew Petrusek, and I discuss their new book “Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity”—the first systematic analysis of 12 Rules for Life and my biblical series from a Christian perspective. We also cover—just to ...

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Why I Love Great Britain

January 6th, 2022|

In early December 2021 asked by a major British newspaper to write some words reflecting on my recent two-week visit to the UK. I had been invited, then disinvited, to Cambridge University in 2019, when I had planned and made arrangements to participate in a seminar ...

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S4: E:51 – Apocalypse Never? | Michael Shellenberger

November 30th, 2021|

This episode was recorded on October 4th. Dr. Jordan Peterson and Michael Shellenberger exchange ideas about the Apocalyptic Environmentalism that is getting mainstream coverage. Michael sheds light on the true impact of climate change and the theory of nuclear peace. As they dive into Michael’s new ...

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S4: E47 – Sex and Dating Apps | Rob Henderson

September 23rd, 2021|

Rob Henderson is a US Air Force veteran, Ph.D. student in evolutionary and social psychology, and prolific writer. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: “Matter” by Elysium: Go to https://explorematter.com promo code “JBPMatter” to get one month subscription for free (worth $45). Dr. Jordan ...

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S4: E46 – Individuality and Autonomy: Maxime Bernier and the PPC | Maxime Bernier

September 17th, 2021|

Honorable Maxime Bernier is the leader of the People’s Party of Canada (PPC), former MP of Beauce (‘06-’19) and candidate for the Prime ministership of Canada. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: Blazing Bulls - Visit https://blazingbullgrills.com/ and use code “MP” or “JP150” ...

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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: 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: E37 – The Immortality Key; Psychedelics and the Ancient Age | Brian Muraresku & Prof. Carl Ruck

August 18th, 2021|

This podcast was recorded on May 14th, 2021. In today’s episode, Dr. Jordan Peterson is accompanied by author Brian Muraresku and Professor Carl Ruck to unravel the secrets of ancient Greek culture and religion. They embark upon the sinuous journey of discussing psychedelics in Ancient Greek ...

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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: 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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What’s the Most Effective Way of Overcoming Self-Deception? | Q&A 06-17-2021

August 18th, 2021|

I recently answered questions that were submitted on the social media platform - https://www.thinkspot.com. This is my fourth Q&A of 2021: What’s the Most Effective Way of Overcoming Self-Deception? Thinkspot is still in beta, and would greatly appreciate your participation. These answers were also released early ...

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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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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 ...