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The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson: Professor of Psychology

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This podcast is a collection of interviews & lectures, some of which are recorded specifically for this podcast, and some that are from his university courses, public lectures, documentary interviews, and YouTube videos from his channel: Jordan Peter...Show More
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58:18 | Dec 7th, 2016

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 c...Show More

1:22:44 | Feb 27th, 2017

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 lect...Show More

56:24 | Jan 17th, 2017

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 wha...Show More

43:39 | Dec 19th, 2016

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 Patre...Show More

1:47:00 | Sep 15th

Dr. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture in Rochester, NY. Recorded Sept. 5th, 2018

1:56:10 | Sep 8th

Jordan's 12 Rules for Life tour continues from Regina SK. Recorded August 14, 2018.

1:48:49 | Sep 1st

Jordan's 12 Rules for Life lecture in Winnipeg from July 2018.

1:57:29 | Aug 25th

Jordan's 12 Rules for Life lecture from July, 28 2018 in Edmonton, AB

1:29:54 | Aug 18th

Jamil Jivani (recorded 010919) joins Dr. Jordan B. Peterson.

1:51:22 | Jul 28th

Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture from Ottawa on July, 23 2018.

1:12:43 | Jul 21st

Jordan Peterson's recent discussion with Ben Shapiro on religion and enlightenment.

1:55:00 | Jul 14th

Jordan Peterson's lecture on the 12 Rules for life: London, Ontario: The inevitability, utility and danger of hierarchies

1:13:11 | Jul 7th

An extended commentary and conversation on a lecture from Sydney, Australia, Feb 26, 2019, entitled Who Dares Say He Believes in God?

1:45:59 | Jun 30th

This lecture, one of the 12 Rules for Life tour talks, was delivered in Sydney Feb 26, 2019, at the International Convention Centre.

1:40:52 | Jun 23rd

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's conversation with Bishop Barron

1:49:25 | Jun 16th

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's "12 Rules For Life" lecture at the Center in the Square in Kitchener, Ontario.

1:36:50 | Jun 9th

The conclusion of Jordan Peterson's conversation with Joe Rogan

1:08:08 | Jun 2nd

Part one of Jordan Peterson's interview with Joe Rogan.

1:46:13 | May 26th

Dr. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture at the Chan Centre in Vancouver

1:46:41 | May 19th

Dr. Peterson's conversation with Milo Yiannopoulos from April 11, 2019.

1:56:08 | May 12th

12 Rules for Life Lecture from Hamilton, Ontario July 20, 2018

1:38:19 | May 5th

Jordan Peterson's conversation with Stephen Hicks

2:10:26 | Apr 28th

Finding your “why” and testing your fears with Jordan B. Peterson

1:54:54 | Apr 21st

Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture from Sacramento, California on June 27, 2018.

1:59:24 | Apr 14th

A conversation with Akira The Don, a DJ and British musician who has used parts of Dr. Peterson's lectures in his music.

2:04:21 | Apr 7th

For this episode, we’re presenting Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's lecture at the Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon on June 25, 2018.

1:16:01 | Mar 31st

Jordan Peterson's conversation with General Stanley McChrystal

1:56:23 | Mar 24th

For this episode, we’re presenting Dr. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life Tour lecture at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA on June 21, 2018. The lecture covers the evolution of religion thinking, a true human universal. Everyone has to deal with t...Show More

1:33:28 | Mar 12th

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 Cam...Show More

1:34:27 | Feb 21st

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 Savanna...Show More

2:00:44 | Jan 22nd

Happy New Year. This is the first of this year's Q and A's. I am going to answer audience questions, as usual, as well as discussing my next book, my impending departure from Patreon, and my upcoming tour to Switzerland, California, Australia and New...Show More

1:31:49 | Jan 2nd

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 mot...Show More

1:28:23 | Dec 8th, 2018

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...Show More

1:24:40 | Nov 6th, 2018

Preorder The Gulag Archipelago: 50th Anniversary: https://bit.ly/2OxhiGW [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 O...Show More

2:43:44 | Oct 22nd, 2018

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. Pete...Show More

1:26:34 | Aug 30th, 2018

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...Show More

1:28:06 | Aug 20th, 2018

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 you...Show More

1:33:19 | Jul 6th, 2018

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 mis...Show More

57:28 | Jun 28th, 2018

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 con...Show More

2:02:55 | Jun 11th, 2018

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 (https://bit.ly/2IzKSZz) and blog...Show More

1:35:22 | Jun 7th, 2018

Russell Brand - Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions [Book & Audiobook] UK: https://amzn.to/2IWf00A US: http://tinyurl.com/ydcwz3kd Australia: https://t.co/Ri1XSonD2X Russell's YouTube Channel: http://tinyurl.com/opragcg Russell's Under The S...Show More

1:25:19 | Jun 4th, 2018

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 impo...Show More

1:06:42 | May 28th, 2018

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! (https://amzn.to/2jDwv7D) -...Show More

1:02:30 | May 14th, 2018

See www.jordanbpeterson.com/events 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 (https://bit.ly/2I4czoU). Ben and I h...Show More

1:35:50 | May 13th, 2018

I came across Dr. Warren Farrell's work a few years ago, when I read Why Men Earn More(https://amzn.to/2HX3Epj), a careful study of the many reasons for the existence of the "gender pay gap," attributed by ideologues of the identity-politics persuasi...Show More

1:42:30 | May 8th, 2018

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. ...Show More

1:24:12 | Apr 26th, 2018

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: https://www.facebook.com/johnandersonao/), who is describ...Show More

2:48:22 | Apr 20th, 2018

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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvcp... Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...Show More

51:24 | Apr 2nd, 2018

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...Show More

1:35:40 | Mar 19th, 2018

Every month, I answer questions from the generous people who support me on Patreon. This is the Patreon Q & A from March 2018. 0:48 Patreon Q#1 - What should teaching and research in the humanities look like? I'm going to grad school for literature a...Show More

1:09:10 | Mar 15th, 2018

Please consider supporting Quillette’s fine work through Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/Quillette/ove... I sat down recently with Claire Lehmann, founder and editor of Quillette, an online magazine that publishes essays on a range of topics relat...Show More

37:02 | Mar 12th, 2018

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 happe...Show More

30:38 | Feb 20th, 2018

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 (http://bit.ly/2EOCiU0), who describe...Show More

2:23:23 | Jan 29th, 2018

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 intervie...Show More

2:05:38 | Jan 4th, 2018

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 cli...Show More

2:45:10 | Dec 21st, 2017

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, courag...Show More

2:32:54 | Nov 30th, 2017

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 dec...Show More

1:35:42 | Nov 21st, 2017

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 (https://heterodoxacademy.org/) a...Show More

2:34:44 | Nov 13th, 2017

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...Show More

1:50:26 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Part 1 of this podcast is the video "A Call to Rebellion for Ontario Legal Professionals": (http://bit.ly/2yo4Jpe). Part 2 is the video: "Update: Law Society of Ontario Compelled Speech": (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPpPnGA8rkQ) On October 10, P...Show More

1:43:50 | Oct 19th, 2017

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 ...Show More

2:34:16 | Sep 7th, 2017

Lecture 12 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series In 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 wit...Show More

2:31:48 | Sep 4th, 2017

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 storie...Show More

2:29:09 | Aug 31st, 2017

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 narrati...Show More

2:36:01 | Aug 25th, 2017

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...Show More

2:41:33 | Aug 22nd, 2017

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 he...Show More

2:31:47 | Aug 19th, 2017

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 u...Show More

2:37:03 | Jul 19th, 2017

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 a...Show More

2:32:40 | Jul 4th, 2017

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 be...Show More

2:34:00 | Jul 1st, 2017

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 eme...Show More

2:42:00 | Jun 11th, 2017

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. T...Show More

2:25:56 | Jun 7th, 2017

Two-part interview with Transliminal Media's Jordan Levine, April 2017, in Vancouver, Canada. Sequel to the hit 2015 interview 'Religion, Myth, Science, Truth': https://youtu.be/07Ys4tQPRis Please support Transliminal Media on Patreon** | https://www...Show More

2:33:44 | May 29th, 2017

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 Tr...Show More

2:39:23 | May 23rd, 2017

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 powe...Show More

1:40:26 | May 11th, 2017

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 h...Show More

1:51:34 | May 1st, 2017

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, ideo...Show More

52:03 | Apr 20th, 2017

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...Show More

1:15:28 | Apr 2nd, 2017

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, tr...Show More

1:50:13 | Mar 26th, 2017

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 at ...Show More

1:22:49 | Mar 20th, 2017

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 Links YouTube Video playlist Self-Authoring Progra...Show More

1:21:10 | Mar 9th, 2017

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 work...Show More

1:22:49 | Mar 6th, 2017

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 Links YouTube Video playlist Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Pa...Show More

1:22:51 | Feb 19th, 2017

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. Res...Show More

1:42:21 | Feb 2nd, 2017

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 m...Show More

47:29 | Jan 10th, 2017

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.selfauthor...Show More

2:36:43 | Dec 30th, 2016

A discussion about Religion, Myth, Science and Truth. It was originally recorded by Transliminal in November 2015. Find the original video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Ys4tQPRis&t 0:00 INTRO: PETERSON'S JOURNEY 9:45 RELIGION: CROWD-CONTROL, ...Show More

52:01 | Dec 22nd, 2016

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 ...Show More