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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.
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Jonathan Pageau

Jonathan Pageau

2021-02-2801:47:358

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, the idea of heaven, and more. Headspace - for a free one-month trial, visit: headspace.com/jbp The Great Courses (Plus) - for a free month of unlimited access, visit: thegreatcoursesplus.com/peterson To pre-order Dr. Peterson's new book Beyond Order: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/beyond-order-12-more-rules-for-life/​ New episodes of the Jordan B. Peterson podcast will release in audio-form every Sunday and its corresponding video every Monday on YouTube and thinkspot.   Please email business@jordanbpeterson.com for any business inquiries. Please email justin@advertisecast for any podcast advertising inquires.  
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

2021-02-2101:18:039

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 her arguments and concerns with current immigration practices and how Islamic leaders and values clash with many freedoms of modern culture. We also look more at her latest book, Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, author, scholar, and former politician best known for her activism against women’s treatment in Islam. She just released a new book, Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights. She recently launched a brand new podcast which you can find on her website: https://AyaanHirsiAli.com/ Headspace - for a free one-month trial, visit: headspace.com/jbp THINKR - to start your free trial, visit: thinkr.org New episodes of the Jordan B. Peterson podcast will release in audio-form every Sunday and its corresponding video every Monday on YouTube and thinkspot.   Please email business@jordanbpeterson.com for any business inquiries. Please email justin@advertisecast for any podcast advertising inquires.
Gad Saad: Infectious Ideas

Gad Saad: Infectious Ideas

2021-02-1401:57:5715

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 humans’ consummatory nature, epistemic humility, nomological networks, the degrees of assault on truth, and more.   Gad Saad is a Canadian-Lebanese evolutionary psychologist, professor, and author. He is best known for his work applying evolutionary psychology to marketing and consumer behavior. His most popular book is The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense. He is currently a professor at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. - Thank you to our sponsors: Helix Sleep - for up to $200 off all mattresses and 2 free pillows, visit: Helixsleep.com/JORDAN THINKR - to start your free trial, visit: thinkr.org The Great Courses (Plus) - for a free month of unlimited access, visit: thegreatcoursesplus.com/peterson - For advertising inquiries, please email justin@advertisecast.com    
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 popular blogger. We discussed how to properly set goals, the destabilizing effects of social media, the value of committed relationships, and responsibility. We compared experiences as authors that fit into the self-help category and our search for meaning as men inside and outside of religion.  Find more Mark Manson on Twitter @IAmMarkManson,  on Instagram @markmanson, his website markmanson.net, and in his books. THINKR - to start your free trial, visit: thinkr.org LUCY Nicotine - go to lucy.co and use promo code: PETERSON for 20% off all products, including gum and lozenges - For advertising inquiries, please email justin@advertisecast.com
Matt Ridley: Rational Optimism

Matt Ridley: Rational Optimism

2021-01-3101:34:5620

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 Ridley is a British best-selling author (The Origins of Virtue, The Rational Optimist, How Innovation Works, and many more) who is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics. He is also a well-respected journalist, businessman, and member of The House of Lords in the United Kingdom. - Thank you to our sponsors: Headspace - for a free one-month trial, visit: headspace.com/jbp The Great Courses (Plus) - for a free month of unlimited access, visit: thegreatcoursesplus.com/peterson - For advertising inquiries, please email justin@advertisecast.com  
Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray

2021-01-2401:46:5115

This episode was recorded on January 15, 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 all-too-frequently characterizes relationships across the left-right divide. Douglas Murray is a British best-selling author (The Madness of Crowds and The Strange Death of Europe) and a columnist and associate editor at The Spectator (UK). He is an award-winning journalist that has contributed to many papers and publications in the US and UK. - Thanks to Green Chef for sponsoring this episode. Green Chef is the first USDA-certified organic meal kit company. Visit: GreenChef.com/JBP90 and use code JBP90 to get $90 off including free shipping!   This episode is also sponsored by Self Authoring. The Self-Authoring Suite helps you sort through your past to get past trauma, write your present life, and organize your mind for the future by identifying and prioritizing goals.  Visit SelfAuthoring.com and use promo code “MP” for 15% off.  - For advertising inquiries, please email justin@advertisecast.com
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 Orphan X Novel. In the last few years leading up to the presidential election, Gregg has been working with an independent team of Hollywood writers, producers, and directors to design and promote a moderate political message for the democrats with wide public appeal. See Hollywood Reporter article for more information.  Find Gregg Hurwitz on Twitter @GreggHurwitz, and check out Gregg’s books on Amazon Gregg Hurwitz Author Page  Preorder: Prodigal Son: An Orphan X Novel - Thank you to our sponsors: Headspace - for a free one-month trial, visit: headspace.com/jbp THINKR - to start your free trial, visit: thinkr.org - For advertising inquiries, please email justin@advertisecast.com
Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

2021-01-1001:17:2518

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 malevolent or dark characters in movies or on television, and a surprising satirical review of Greenlights.  Find Matthew McConaughey on Twitter @McConaughey and on Instagram @officiallymcconaughey and basically anywhere. Check out his new book Greenlights, which has sold over 1 million copies, available at many different retailers.   Thank you to our sponsors: Helix Sleep - for up to $200 off all mattresses and 2 free pillows, visit: Helixsleep.com/JORDAN SmartAsset - to receive your free Personalized Retirement Planning Report, visit: SmartAsset.com/Jordan - For advertising inquiries, please email justin@advertisecast.com
Chris Voss (former lead FBI hostage and kidnapping negotiator, author, and CEO of Black Swan Ltd.) sits down with Jordan B. Peterson and Mikhaila Peterson, to discuss his book Never Split the Difference, highlighting some of his guiding principles to use in negotiations at work, home, with your spouse, or even in hostage situations. Find more of Chris Voss on Instagram @thefbinegotiator, his free negotiation newsletter at blackswanltd.com, or text to sign up mobile for the newsletter in the USA to 33777” black swan method” - A special thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring this episode of the Jordan B. Peterson Podcast. Visit www.skillshare.com/peterson to enjoy a free trial of a Skillshare Premium membership. - Are you looking for some help with your New Year's resolutions?  Self Authoring helps you sort through your past to get past trauma, write your present life, and organize your mind for the future by identifying and prioritizing goals. Get 15% off Self Authoring by visiting https://www.selfauthoring.com and using the promo code “MP” - For advertising inquiries, please email justin@advertisecast.com
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 consequences the elimination of meaning from existence.   -    Thanks to our sponsor: NordVPN - Holiday Offer: Purchase 2-year plan get 4 months free Visit: nordvpn.com/peterson and use coupon code ‘Peterson’ at check out - For Advertising Inquiries, visit https://www.advertisecast.com/TheJordanBPetersonPodcast
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 our sponsors: Thinkr.org For a free trial visit www.thinkr.org   Self Authoring Program Visit SelfAuthoring.com and use code MP for 15% off   Understand Myself Personality Assessment Visit UnderstandMyself.com and use code MP for 15% off   Are you gifting a pre-order of Beyond Order? Get your printable PDF to put under the tree at JordanBPeterson.com - For Advertising Inquiries, visit https://www.advertisecast.com/TheJordanBPetersonPodcast
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.  
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 idea of physically healing trauma through impacting DNA, and the science, philosophy, and practicality behind it all.  Find more Wim Hof in his book The Wim Hof Method, and on his website wimhofmethod.com Thanks to our sponsors: Thinkr.org - free trial. Visit www.thinkr.org Skillshare.com - 2-week free trial. Visit www.skillshare.com/peterson Greenchef.com - $80 off and free shipping. Visit www.greenchef.com/jbp80 - For Advertising Inquiries, visit https://www.advertisecast.com/TheJordanBPetersonPodcast
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. For up to $200 off, visit www.helixsleep.com/jordan - For Advertising Inquiries, visit https://www.advertisecast.com/TheJordanBPetersonPodcast
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 Shrink Next Door) and Universal Music Group present Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound. The story begins with a keyboard player in the heart of Harlem: Teddy Riley. Teddy’s entire world was music. Playing it. Composing it. Producing it. Teddy and his friend Timmy Gatling followed their dreams and started a revolution in the world of hip-hop and R&B.They crafted hit after hit, and were on top of the world. Their group’s quick rise to fame came with betrayals and broken friendships. Tensions within the band began to flare, and rivalries with other artists turned violent. As the stakes grew higher, their troubled manager pushed the group past their breaking point, with deadly results. Listen today at http://wondery.fm/Jacked_JBP" - For Advertising Inquiries, visit https://www.advertisecast.com/TheJordanBPetersonPodcast  
Carl Jung (Part 2)

Carl Jung (Part 2)

2020-11-1501:46:2712

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 - For Advertising Inquiries, visit https://www.advertisecast.com/TheJordanBPetersonPodcast  
Carl Jung (Part 1)

Carl Jung (Part 1)

2020-11-0853:0415

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 code PETERSON to get 83% off a 2-year plan and 3 extra months for free! -- For Advertising Inquiries, visit https://www.advertisecast.com/TheJordanBPetersonPodcast
Jean Piaget (Constructivism)

Jean Piaget (Constructivism)

2020-11-0101:22:209

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 months for free! -- For Advertising Inquiries, visit https://www.advertisecast.com/TheJordanBPetersonPodcast
--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. He associated inauthentic being on the part of the individual, within society, with the direct degeneration of that society into tyranny and malevolence. -- For Advertising Inquiries, visit https://www.advertisecast.com/TheJordanBPetersonPodcast
I had the great privilege of writing the foreword to the 50th-anniversary version of the abridged version of one of the most important books of the 20th century, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, a devastating account of the absolute horror wreaked upon the people of the Soviet Empire by the acolytes of the doctrine of Karl Marx. I read the foreword here, in its entirety, and encourage everyone to purchase and study the book. It changed the world. The 50th-anniversary version of The Gulag Archipelago is available at Amazon UK at https://amzn.to/2CQ8O6O or at multiple booksellers on the dedicated Penguin Random House page at https://bit.ly/2Q2CUrb NOTE: The North American license is held by Harper Collins, and the book is not available in its 50th-anniversary form except from the sellers above. -- Additional relevant links re Solzhenitsyn: Main webpage: http://www.solzhenitsyn.ru/main.php Nobel Prize acceptance speech: https://bit.ly/2SvkaSS I have recommended many of Solzhenitsyn's books here: https://jordanbpeterson.com/great-books/ - Thank you to our sponsors: https://allform.com/lp/jordan/podcasts   For Advertising Inquiries, visit https://www.advertisecast.com/TheJordanBPetersonPodcast
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Shaun Bernhardt

It seems that a few questions that came up during this episode, go unanswered. One thing that most religious people seem to all agree on is that their god or deity or form of worship is the correct most aspirational form to choose. Another-wards the highest of what society stands to become. While we can’t determine objectively which form is the correct one, we can observe how the followers act as a whole in the eyes of society and perhaps use this as some sort of gradient for measuring. If you were to compare those gradients to each other, it seems that the largest with the most compassionate impact or value additive action on society would win. But the trouble is it doesn’t end there as life continues to ebb and flow through events. As Jordan said you can arrive at a moment of perfect balance where it seems that the highest state has been achieved and then the next moment this perspective has shifted to something else that the mind has come to rest on, indicating that this balance has not been stabilized is not consistent.
 Do we believe that in order to live in balance or happiness one must give themselves with faith and move to a higher cause or merge with higher body is the term used in the podcast? Indicating a spiritual hierarchy that one must fit themselves into, like a family or group. Is this in fact the only way to achieve such balance and happiness in life. That is among community of like minded believers. Is this community necessary to achieve this state consistently? Symbolically it makes sense to form a trinity in such a way, and a trinity or triangle being the strongest form does lend it self to building strong cohesive systems such as squares, or deca hedrons in complexity. We can see many examples of this in nature. I wonder however if this family or group of relationships is the only way to keep such a goal or high awareness intact? Sort of a protection mechanism perhaps.

The idea that Christianity is the merging of all psychological selves coming into one shared vision. A vision of balance with a goal and a direction that makes sense. This is considered the saving of that person when he/she chooses to follow the direction of compassion or of service in a right greater than ones own basic and selfish needs. This idea seems in alignment with basic procreation and the continuation of ones own genes and species, but is it necessary to establish a balance and vision in life or even in death might be more accurate.

Finally, in the essence of death in the complete circuit of being alive is the chain of events necessary to have understanding of the complete cycle and generate happiness in the living person. Another wards can humanity truly live with out death as the Son of God being the last one to eradicate all opposites and generate continuity? Is this the only model we can follow to arrive at a balance in life or an eradication of opposition and conflict among life? This case as main stream version of eradication, perhaps is not the only way but maybe it is an easy path and easy method, where other paths are more difficult and require greater amounts of will or determination. Such as thinking the same thought for 60 minutes or remaining under water for more than 5 minutes. All paths appear to have miraculous outcomes if they are worked at hard enough over time.

Having met several folks that are pretty awakened, perhaps not at the deity level but close. Could these be the seeds that are spoken about in the podcast? It is tough for me to personally except following the past as a means towards the goal of the future that has yet to be created to be the right and only method. At best this seems a safe plan, at worst this seems a sacrifice of free will or of ones individual destiny. All be that each person goes through a psychological low a darkest day. As nature would have it most rise from this low to achieve the next plateau above. The will to exist might just be to exist or perhaps it is more genetic or biological in nature, which could define choices at the subatomic level, meaning that free will as effort in itself is only illusory fitting into the greater genome or greater DNA structure of a family or group system for evolution. After all does each individual life really matter or is it an average of the whole that matters one million years from now. Perhaps in some way it is both at the same time. It seems free will takes its place in the day to day, or in goal setting, or in ones intention to do good. Perhaps each instance came from the one before it, and the one before that, all being baked into the present instance. So in some small way we are the essence of the seed that was planted many years before this moment and so on. I can’t imagine we are all destined to live only one existence of so call deity ship or theosis. Seems quite limited and lacking diversity. While this could appeal to me in a selfish way as in “I like my own image greater than the one of others”. Imagine a world where everyone was white and followed Christianity to eventually become a saint. How redundant simply boring. Perhaps the notion of free will is in the fact we can each individually choose our own path to the highest moment the current highest moment of existence perhaps this the fundamental truth that binds together. Love being the glue but truth being the walking stick of cause and effect. No matter where we came from we will all end up at a place that is perceived as the highest high but each embodying our own version of that. And then that moment dies and we are on to the next moment of birth. Seems to emulate natures path of moving as a system that emulates change by filling in the blanks. This feels more organic to me. For example many saints wander alone until finding peace and then a community develops. So it is unfair to say that because a person is wondering they are doomed to fail or unlikely to find balance until they form a community. This seems to contradict the basic systems of nature as far as I can tell. As to whether and to why a person or other living thing acts, it seems only to be the result of previous conditioning or previous environment. All things that are living have the opportunity to continue changing until they are not longer living, so to me as a whole this seems correct and perhaps not needing adjustment or conformity within a religion or specific social system. It is true that this is perhaps not useful to a greater whole or society. At least not in an acceptable timetable. It may come of use in a future timetable. So perhaps this is another example of the faith spoken about.

Mar 3rd
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Matt Pitkin

if you take away only one thing from this episode it is that Dr. Peterson is suffering immensely. I know his condition is widely known but this is the first time I can actually hear the pain in his voice and it cut deep.. I hope you feel better soon Jordan! The world needs you buddy

Mar 3rd
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SPYDOR

00:01 - Intro. 01:10 - Ads. 03:33 - Interview.

Feb 28th
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Ben Chapman

Anyone else curious as to why Hurwitz found recovery and refuge among his conservative friends after this whole ordeal? Over a billion dollars worth of messaging for democratic candidates yet he wasn't welcomed or comforted, or given the support he needed at that time from liberal and democratic friends. I would have liked to hear more about this aspect of his journey. It seems antithetical to his story, and they seemed to skip right over it.

Feb 21st
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filippo cremonesi

He is back and better than ever

Feb 21st
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SPYDOR

0:01 - Intro. 0:39 - Ads. 3:19 - Interview.

Feb 21st
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Lucius Verus

You would guess that JBP would go on more "easy" and less challenging and threatening philosophical or social issues after everything he's been trough. But no, here we are, thank you for being yourself and being here. You're truly practicing your beliefs and standing behind your words. I wish you good health and if not happiness, at least lack of suffering this year.

Feb 21st
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Mamad

Woooooow

Feb 17th
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Muz Badami

Wim is def not the first person to figure out dealing with extreme levels of cold. He is def the first westerner to bring this technique mainstream. the Yogi's up in the himalayas have been doing this for 100s of years. this is what allows them to spend all year up in the snow capped mountains meditating with almost no clothes and no tourists to disturb them or film them. There are a number of yogic and Pranayama techniques to achieve this. Wim has figured this out on his own which is extraordinary but by no means is he the only one.

Feb 17th
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Michael Maaß

Nice interview and interesting to listen to from start to finish.

Feb 14th
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SPYDOR

00:01 - Intro. 00:53 - Ads. 04:13 - Talk begins.

Feb 14th
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SPYDOR

Starts at 03:21.

Feb 11th
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Sean Everett

3:00

Feb 11th
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Moshe Wise

Peterson quotes the idea that it is more difficult to rule yourself than a city & suggests that this comes from the New Testament. In fact he probably had Proverbs 16 in mind: He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Feb 8th
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J D

I shut it off at pesticides. Pest control yes but spraying heavy amounts of toxic synthetic pesticides is definitely not a good thing. There is definitely a difference in conventional "especially heavily sprayed" crops vs organically produced crops. Studies continue to show this, we need to change our understanding of the production of our food and what we are feeding ourselves, families, pets and animals.

Feb 2nd
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Cole Fraser

I am very happy to hear Jordan sound lively and hear him laugh again!

Feb 1st
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SPYDOR

Talk starts at 03:08. Fascinating conversation; especially the bit on demographics.

Feb 1st
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SPYDOR

02:58 Talk begins.

Jan 31st
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sara Sh

👍👍

Jan 30th
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Matt Pando

But TDS is to strong...

Jan 25th
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