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The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

Author: 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 Peterson Videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos). The podcast offers discussion and information concerning a variety of complex ideas: How moral & pragmatic values regulate emotion and motivation; Psychometric models such as the Big Five; The significance of hero mythology; The meaning of music, and the structure of the world as represented through religion and spiritual belief.
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59 - Bjørn Lomborg
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 good intentions for global improvement into implementable and economically efficient strategies. That's really saying something. They have, among other things, analyzed the UN Millenial goals (169 of them, which is far too many), prioritizing and rank-ordering them in terms of practical implementability and costs and benefits. Those who claim to truly care about the world's dispossessed could do far worse than to study the work of Lomborg. Relevant links re: Lomborg: One-page overview of rank-ordered developmental goals: https://bit.ly/2QEVQjz A collection of articles outlining the most appropriate targets for education, health, gender, infrastructure, etc. https://bit.ly/2SxAcec Where should we focus: Lomborg's commentary in Times of India: https://bit.ly/2B02eYL The top 19 targets for world development: https://bit.ly/2zP52bs TED talks: On prioritization: https://bit.ly/2r9Ce8Q On the cost of global problems: https://bit.ly/2EhuRF3 (also a book: https://bit.ly/2BxHnjc)Make yourself smart and informed on climate and other issues of sustainability and development: Cool It: Film: https://amzn.to/2RIP6P1Book: https://amzn.to/2EiPwIF27 climate economists and 3 Nobel Laureates examine where a dollar can do the climate the most good: https://bit.ly/2BWSe4jThe Paris Accord: Minimal outcome, $1.2 trillion cost (https://bit.ly/2zfYweU): explained in a short video: https://bit.ly/2L43DSTHow to make government smarter (with the specific example of recent developments in Bangladesh): https://bit.ly/2zJzSCcAdditional relevant links (JB Peterson):My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life12 Rules for Life Tour: Dates, Cities, and Venues: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaningDr. Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog/Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcastReading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/great-books/Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpetersonPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson

59 - Bjørn Lomborg

2018-12-0801:28:236

58 - October 2018 Q & A
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 Order” [3] 0:04:11 – ‘12 Rules’ tour plans for the next year 0:07:39 – (Q#1) Any advice for young a young counselor soon to finish his degree? What do you wish you knew as a therapist? 0:15:28 – (Q#2) Procrastination and instant gratification rule me. Nothing seems to motivate me. What do I do? 0:23:58 – (Q#3) What do you think the feminine hero journey is? Do females have their own archetypal story? 0:28:13 – (Q#4) You caught some Twitter flak for your comment on Brett Kavanaugh. Care to address your comment and the blow back? 0:39:38 – (Q#5) I took your Understand Myself personality test. Should I take the results as they are and live trying to cope with them, or can I try to change them to some degree? 0:47:18 – (Q#6) My daughter’s school is now teaching gender as a social construct. What do we do? Leaving is not an option. 0:54:49 – (Q#7) Would you consider adding a list of recommended movies to your site? 0:55:20 – (Q#8) Can the Understand Myself or other Big Five Tests be retaken after some time (1-2 years?) 0:58:41– (Q#9) Would you like doing a podcast with Elon Musk? 1:00:21– (Q#10) How do you fight a monster without becoming one yourself? 1:08:31– (Q#11) Canada has legalized marijuana. What are your thoughts? 1:12:45 – (Q#12) Do you have any advice on how to vet a potential marriage partner during the dating phase? 1:19:17 – (Q#13) You said you act as if God exists. Do you also act as if the devil exists?European tour: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/eventsThank you all for joining me tonight, and for all the past and present support.20% Discount code for https://www.selfauthoring.com: October20% Discount code for https://www.understandmyself.com: OctoberSelfauthoring is a set of four online writing programs, designed to help people catch up with their past, understand their present personality and situation, and envision and plan a better future.Understandmyself is a reliable, valid, modern personality test.Additional relevant links:My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life12 Rules for Life Tour: Dates, Cities and Venues: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaningDr Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog/Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcastReading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/great-books/Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpetersonPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson

58 - October 2018 Q & A

2018-11-0601:24:4017

56 - Gregg Hurwitz - An Invitation to the Intellectual Dark Web
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 Democratic candidates who can hold their own in long form political discussions. This is all in an attempt to end the dangerous polarization and concentration on ever more extreme ideology that seems to be destabilizing political discussion. The video is in large part an invitation to the long-form discussion providers of the so-called Intellectual Dark Web to engage with such candidates, so that the public can see beyond the sound bites and spin and impression management and message crafting that has become an integral but pathological part of our traditional low-bandwidth media communication technology. Let's see if we can find political candidates who can shine in a three hour discussion. We're done with the oversimplifications of the traditional media forms. Background: Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times, #1 internationally bestselling author of 20 thrillers, including OUT OF THE DARK (2019), and two award-winning thriller novels for teens. His novels have won numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 30 languages. Gregg has written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios (including THE BOOK OF HENRY), and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). He has published numerous academic articles on Shakespeare, taught fiction writing in the USC English Department, and guest lectured for UCLA, and for Harvard in the United States and internationally. In the course of researching his thrillers, he has sneaked onto demolition ranges with Navy SEALs, swum with sharks in the Galápagos, and gone undercover into mind-control cults. Hurwitz grew up in the Bay Area. While completing a BA from Harvard and a master’s from Trinity College, Oxford in Shakespearean tragedy, he wrote his first novel. He was the undergraduate scholar-athlete of the year at Harvard for his pole-vaulting exploits, and played college soccer in England, where he was a Knox fellow. He has increasingly turned his attention to the political sphere, in an effort to end polarizing discourse: Rebranding the entire Democratic partyWorking with a number of candidates and entities, from senators to the DNC/DCCC/DLCCEffort to get away from gridlock and into solutionsMy new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/Audiobook now available for Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/Dr Jordan B Peterson Website: jordanbpeterson.com/Self Authoring Suite: selfauthoring.com/Understand Myself personality test: understandmyself.com/Podcast: jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/Reading List: jordanbpeterson.com/reading-list/great-books/Twitter: twitter.com/jordanbpetersonPatreon: www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
55 - August 2018 Q & A
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 young woman do to be more disagreeable and assertive if that isn’t how she is temperamentally inclined0:17:52 – (Q#3) How do you know if you’re communicating with the actual person or a mask? Can you ever really know someone?0:19:45 – (Q#4) What new wisdom have you acquired in the past few months?0:33:24 – (Q#5) If too much masculinity is tyranny but the right amount is order, and too much femininity is chaos, what’s the word for the right amount of femininity?0:34:48 – (Q#6) Is it better to marry someone with your temperament or a contrasting, complementary temperament?0:37:54 – (Q#7) It seems like your message is primarily positive-masculine, whereas the positive-feminine is not elaborated with near the same resolution. What do you think?0:42:52 – (Q#8) I’m quite shy and when asked questions in public I find it hard to articulate a good answer but will come up with a strong response hours or days later. Any advice?0:44:21– (Q#9) What causes a person to hoard?0:45:53– (Q#10) Which Hogwarts house would you be sorted into?0:46:23– (Q#11) What's your take on an astrological basis for significant dates in religious stories? Ex. the notion that Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the sun.0:48:09 – (Q#12) My brother (29) is sick at home with burnout; he’s a perfectionist and has anxiety and trouble dealing with stress. How can I help him become stronger?0:50:20 – (Q#13) How do you dress so well? Any tips?0:53:47 – (Q#14) You have written an article on how to write. Can you do the same on how to speak?1:01:48 – (Q#15) Thoughts on the Eastern idea of moving away from excessive thinking into the awareness beyond thinking.1:09:29 – (Q#16) If he who is invited to the largest possible number of games is also the person that goes to conquer the unknown, could this lie in reciprocal altruism?1:12:41 – (Q#17) Please confirm if your Harry Potter Patronus would a be frog1:13:48 – (Q#18) I scored exceptionally low on conscientiousness, industriousness, and orderliness. What can I do for motivation?1:15:34 – (Q#19) What do you think about Alice Miller and her thesis that most psychological diseases and aberrant behaviour are the result of childhood trauma?1:18:07 – (Q#20) What if the truth could unravel your entire life?1:19:38 – (Q#21) I think what put you over with so many of us is the constructive message of how to be a good person. Do you think that’s where the media want you to go?1:23:46 – (Q#22) Would you agree with CS. Lewis that "if you look for truth, you may find comfort; if you look for comfort, you will find despair"Recommended Book:Aion: Researches Into the Phenomenology of the Self – Carl JungSelfAuthoring Code: AugustUnderstandMyself Code: AugustI have created a 20% discount code that works for each program: www.selfauthoring.com and www.understandmyself.com. The former is a writing program, to help you sort out your past, present and future; the latter a personality test that offers you a Big Five profile with each of the traits broken into their two aspects.Information on my upcoming tour continuation (US, UK, Northern Europe: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events)Self Authoring Suite: selfauthoring.com/Understand Myself personality test: understandmyself.com/

55 - August 2018 Q & A

2018-08-2001:28:061

50 - Dr. Richard Haier: The Neuroscience of Intelligence
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 important determinant of life success. It's very existence, however, remains subject to substantive debate, most of it highly politicized. Dr. Richard Haier has recently written a major book on the topic, The Neuroscience of Intelligence (http://amzn.to/2em55A9), summarized in the following manner: "This book introduces new and provocative neuroscience research that advances our understanding of intelligence and the brain. Compelling evidence shows that genetics plays a more important role than environment as intelligence develops from childhood, and that intelligence test scores correspond strongly to specific features of the brain assessed with neuroimaging. In understandable language, Richard J. Haier explains cutting-edge techniques based on genetics, DNA, and imaging of brain connectivity and function. He dispels common misconceptions, such as the belief that IQ tests are biased or meaningless, and debunks simple interventions alleged to increase intelligence. " We recently spent an hour and a half talking about such things. For more information about Dr. Haier, see: http://www.richardhaier.com/12 Rules for Life Tour: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/Audiobook now available for Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/Dr Jordan B Peterson Website: jordanbpeterson.com/Self Authoring Suite: selfauthoring.com/Understand Myself personality test: understandmyself.com/Podcast: jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/Reading List: jordanbpeterson.com/reading-list/great-books/Twitter: twitter.com/jordanbpetersonPatreon: www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
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Ian Baxter

Really interesting conversation and I understood it all :-) I think the question of why climate change is is higher in people's consciousness, apart from the fact that it's very well reported, could just come down to "what's the point of doing these other things if we're all going to die anyway?" It seems a bit simplistic, but most people's rationalisations are simplistic.

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p.i.m.p gator

OMG! Jesus has spoken... My life is so much better now! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Dec 12th
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Thomas McCarty

Jordan: "Did we just become best friends!?!?" Bjorn: "YEP!"

Dec 10th
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Emil Zandén

Jordan Peterson has defined masculinity for me! I work alot with self development and alot of it is very feminine, that's important too but I allways missed half of the puzzle. thank you Jordan.

Dec 9th
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Britto Augustus

knowledge is wealth

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Cemal süreya

lit

Dec 2nd
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Zimmer Barnes

C O N T R A P O I N T S

Nov 16th
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Ezra Fickov

Zimmer Barnes love her! peeps should check her out on YouTube ... also love me some jpb.

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JACK SPARROW

thanks Jordan Peterson

Nov 15th
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Carlos Sauceda

learn something new in each podcast that I can use in my life to be a better person

Nov 9th
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Carlos Sauceda

knowledge is power

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