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 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 totalitarianism. ...

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S3 E23: Maps of Meaning 8 – Neuropsychology of Symbolic Representation

September 13th, 2020|

In this lecture, Dr. Peterson discusses the relationship between the basic categories of imagistic/symbolic representation and brain function, noting that the very hemispheres of the brain are adapted, right/left to the environmental or experiential permanence of chaos/order or unexplored/explored territory, with consciousness serving the Logos role ...

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S3 E21: Maps of Meaning 7 – Images of Story & Metastory

September 6th, 2020|

In this lecture, Dr. Peterson discusses how the basic or archetypal categories we use to frame the world are represented in image, where they existed long before their nature could be articulated. These categories include the individual (hero/adversary), culture (wise king/tyrant), and nature (destruction/creation). The heroic ...

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S3 E15: Biblical Series – Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors

July 19th, 2020|

We present the final lecture in this Jordan B. Peterson biblical series. This lecture is available for discussion on thinkspot. Thanks to our sponsor: https://helixsleep.com/jordan Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life ...

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S3 E14: Biblical Series – Wrestling with God

July 12th, 2020|

We continue our biblical series with another Jordan B. Peterson lecture. This lecture is available for discussion on thinkspot. Thanks to our sponsors: https://www.ancestry.com/jordan http://trybasis.com/jordan/ Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life ...

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S3 E13: Biblical Series – Jacobs Ladder

July 5th, 2020|

We continue with another Jordan B. Peterson lecture on the Bible. The podcast is also posted for discussion on thinkspot. Mikhaila Peterson also has a podcast with a very special guest this past week: https://mikhailapeterson.libsyn.com Thanks to our sponsor: https://helixsleep.com/jordan Relevant Links 12 Rules ...

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S3 E12: Biblical Series – The Great Sacrifice Abraham and Isaac

June 28th, 2020|

We continue with our series on the Bible with another Jordan B. Peterson lecture and Q & A. You can join the discussion on this lecture for free at thinkspot.com. Thanks to our sponsors: https://www.joinhoney.com/peterson http://trybasis.com/jordan/ Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events ...

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S3 E11: Biblical Series – Sodom and Gomorrah

June 21st, 2020|

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: https://www.expressvpn.com/jordan https://www.ancestry.com/jordan Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An ...

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S3 E10: Biblical Series – Abraham, Father of Nations

June 14th, 2020|

We continue our series on the Bible with Jordan B. Peterson's lecture about Abraham. Thanks to our sponsor: http://trybasis.com/jordan/ This podcast is also available for discussion on thinkspot. Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An ...

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S3 E9: Biblical Series – The Call to Abraham

June 7th, 2020|

We continue our biblical series with another Jordan B. Peterson lecture. Thanks to our sponsor: http://trybasis.com/jordan/ This episode is also available for discussion on thinkspot. Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life ...

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S3 E8: Biblical Series – The Phenomenology of the Divine

May 31st, 2020|

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: https://mikhailapeterson.libsyn.com/website We thank our sponsors: https://www.ancestry.com/jordan http://trybasis.com/jordan/ This podcast is available for discussion at thinkspot.com. Relevant Links ...

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S3 E7: Biblical Series – Walking with God

May 24th, 2020|

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 comment on this episode, log into thinkspot and click on Dr. Peterson’s Profile. Thanks to our sponsors: ...

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S3 E3: Biblical Series – God and the Hierarchy of Authority

April 26th, 2020|

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: https://www.ashford.edu/jordan https://www.expressvpn.com/jordan https://www.policygenius.com Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life ...

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S3 E2: Biblical Series / Genesis 1 – Chaos & Order

April 19th, 2020|

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: http://trybasis.com/jordan/ Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events ...

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S2 E53: Personal Responsibility

April 5th, 2020|

Our final 12 Rules for Life lecture from Auckland, NZ. Recorded on Feb. 23, 2019. Thanks to our sponsor: http://trybasis.com/jordan/ Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life My first book: Maps of ...

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S2 E52: Toxic Masculinity – A 12 Rules for Life Lecture

March 29th, 2020|

Episode 52 is a Jordan B. Peterson 12 Rules for Life lecture from Wellington NZ. Recorded in February of 2019. Thanks to our sponsor: https://www.ashford.edu/jordan Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life ...

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S2 E51: My Pen of Light – Part Two

March 22nd, 2020|

Part two of a Jordan B. Peterson "12 Rules for Life" lecture from his book tour in New Zealand. Recorded February of 2019. Thanks to our sponsors: http://trybasis.com/jordan/ https://helixsleep.com/jordan Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: ...

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S2 E50: My Pen of Light – Part One

March 15th, 2020|

A Jordan B. Peterson "12 Rules for Life" lecture from his book tour in New Zealand. Recorded February of 2019. Thanks to our sponsors: https://www.butcherbox.com/jbp https://www.uber.com https://www.ancestry.com/podcast Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote ...

S2 E49: Our Emotions and the Social Hierarchy – Part Two

March 8th, 2020|

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. Thanks to our sponsors: https://www.butcherbox.com/jbp http://trybasis.com/jordan/ Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 ...

S2 E48: Our Emotions and the Social Hierarchy – Part One

March 1st, 2020|

Part One of a 12 Rules for Life Lecture. Recorded in Brisbane, Australia on February 17, 2019. Thanks to our sponsor: https://www.butcherbox.com/jbp Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life My first book: ...

S2 E47: Structuring Your Perceptions (part two)

February 23rd, 2020|

Structuring Your Perceptions (part two) This is Part two of a Jordan B. Peterson "12 Rules for Life lecture" recorded in Canberra, Australia on February 15, 2019. Thanks to our sponsors: https://www.capterra.com/jbp https://www.ashford.edu/jordan http://trybasis.com/jordan/ https://www.ancestry.com/jordan Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My ...

S2 E46: Structuring Your Perceptions (part one)

February 16th, 2020|

This is Part One of a Jordan B. Peterson"12 Rules for Life lecture" recorded in Canberra, Australia on February 15, 2019 Thanks to our sponsor: https://www.uber.com Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to ...

S2 E45: Playing the Hierarchical Game – Part two

February 9th, 2020|

Part two of Jordan Peterson's 2019 lecture from Melbourne, AU Thanks to our sponsors: http://trybasis.com/jordan/ 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning Dr Jordan B ...

S2 E44: Playing the Hierarchical Game – Part one

February 2nd, 2020|

Part one of Jordan Peterson's 2019 lecture from Melbourne, AU Thanks to our sponsors: https://www.capterra.com/jbp https://www.ancestry.com/jordan Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of ...

S2 E43: Structuring Your World View

January 26th, 2020|

A 12 Rules for Life lecture from Jordan Peterson in Australia on Feb. 11, 2019 Thanks to our sponsors! https://www.ashford.edu/jordan http://trybasis.com/jordan/ Relevant Links 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life My first book: Maps ...