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On The DarkHorse Podcast, we will explore questions that matter, with tools that work. Weekly episodes of "The Evolutionary Lens" are co-hosted with Heather Heying, in which we use an evolutionary toolkit to reveal patterns in nature--including human nature. Other episodes will feature Bret hosting long form discussions. Some guests will be well known, others obscure, but all of them are chosen because they have demonstrated unusual insight. The state and future of civilization will be a recurring theme, so buckle up!

Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying

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On The DarkHorse Podcast, we will explore questions that matter, with tools that work. Weekly episodes of "The Evolutionary Lens" are co-hosted with Heather Heying, in which we use an evolutionary toolkit to reveal patterns in nature--including human nature. Other episodes will feature Bret hosting long form discussions. Some guests will be well known, others obscure, but all of them are chosen because they have demonstrated unusual insight. The state and future of civilization will be a recurring theme, so buckle up!

    #106: Freeing Ourselves from the Medically Woke (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #106: Freeing Ourselves from the Medically Woke (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 106th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.

    We discuss Covid deaths in 2021, versus 2020, and what the numbers mean about public health policy; we also talk about the new variant. We briefly visit the difference in reporting between the Rittenhouse trial and the assault on people in a Christmas parade in Waukesha. We discuss types of woke, including medical. What is wrong with higher education, and how can we fix it? What does Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance have to say about the “church of reason”? And finally: Bret’s newest essay in UnHerd, The Liberal Case for Gun Ownership.

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    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox):  https://naturalselections.substack.com
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    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com

    Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com).

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    Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/R5pxFfNmVmU

    Mentioned in this episode:

    U.S. Covid-19 Deaths For 2021 Surpass Toll From 2020, 10/6/21: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadellatto/2021/10/06/us-covid-19-deaths-for-2021-surpass-toll-from-2020/?sh=56807e876cc2

    Harper’s Weekly Review for 11/23/21: https://harpers.org/2021/11/weekly-review-kyle-rittenhouse-verdict-malcolm-x-vir-das-india/
    Natural Selections 11/23/21: Higher Ed Needs a Reboot: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/highered2

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    No Exceptions: A Story of Medical Tyranny in Australia

    No Exceptions: A Story of Medical Tyranny in Australia

    Betty Pezzimenti runs her own food truck and catering business. She is facing a vaccine mandate with which she can not comply for health reasons, and from which she cannot seem to get an exemption.
     
    Betty’s catering business: https://www.theearthlysweetspot.com.au/
    Find Betty on Twitter: @BettySera3
     
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    Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. 
     
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    #105: State Lies Coming Across (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #105: State Lies Coming Across (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

     View on Odysee: https://odysee.com/EvoLens105:ab84d3cbe2a641c230507d2a3406fdf5d0972168 

    In this 105th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens. 

    We discuss compliance, and that non-compliance is not inherently a bleak, dark, dreary place; it can be joyous. We read an excerpt from Catch-22. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s office is—in contrast—a bleak and dreary place these days. Then we investigate how “crossed state lines” is like “horse dewormer”? The Atlantic goes full gossip girl on vaccines. And we discuss the virtues of being in one place, really being there, and getting to know it over time. 

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    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox); last post: why we should not allow medical transition for children; next post: higher ed: https://naturalselections.substack.com 

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     ***** 
    Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for at amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQA 

    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com 

    Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). 

    Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. 

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    Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. 

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    Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. 

    Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/s2Ggy4eObBk 

    Mentioned in this episode: Catch-22, Heller’s novel of war, insanity, and sanity, originally published in 1955: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/168668.Catch_22 

    Taibbi and Orfalea: The Rittenhouse Verdict is Only Shocking if You Followed the Last Year of Terrible Reporting: https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-rittenhouse-verdict-is-only-shocking 

    The Atlantic gossips about vaccine boosters: https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2021/11/when-should-i-get-booster/620725/ 
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    #104: Locusts of Control (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #104: Locusts of Control (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 104th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.

    How can higher education be saved? The University of Austin launched this week, to much enthusiasm, some ridicule, and cautious optimism. We discuss what higher ed in general, and UATX in particular, needs to consider, including that faculty need to know something real, be able to communicate it, and have a fundamental belief in the humanity of their students. We discuss religion in the context of Chesterton’s fence, and apologies. What is an apology, why are apologies not just valuable but necessary, and how is modernity rendering them less useful? Finally: an update on the zoo giraffes who died, which we discussed last week: they had not been vaccinated, according to a Newsweek fact check. And a short discussion of quail.

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    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox); last post: why we should not allow medical transition for children; next post: higher ed:  https://naturalselections.substack.com

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    *****

    Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for at amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQA

    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com

    Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com).

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    Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.

    Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/NIOycjlVc5k

    Mentioned in this episode:

    University of Austin: https://www.uaustin.org

    Fact Check: Did Dallas Zoo Giraffes Die After COVID Vaccine? https://www.newsweek.com/dallas-zoo-giraffe-covid-vaccine-death-sick-1647415

    Fact Checkers Aren’t Scientists (Heather’s first Substack post, from July 2021): https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/coming-soon
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    #103: Midwifed Crisis (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #103: Midwifed Crisis (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 103rd in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.

    What does Francis Collins (head of the NIH) have to say about truth, midwifery, gain of function research, and how to end the pandemic? We then discuss the strangely similar official responses to three different substances that have been suggested as treatment for or prophylaxis against Covid: hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and vitamin D. We talk about unnamed experts, and how they became so confident. We discuss the vaccination, and subsequent death, of giraffes in a zoo. And we discuss the situation of an elite young cross-country athlete whose family has to make a very difficult choice.

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    *****

    Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for at amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQA

    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com

    Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com).

    Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon.

    Get your Goliath shirts right here: http://store.darkhorsepodcast.org

    Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal.

    Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Check out our other channel:  @DarkHorse Podcast Clips  

    Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.

    Mentioned in this episode:

    Conversation with Francis Collins on the Lex Fridman podcast: https://youtu.be/mRZE-SJShkE
     
    Benskin, L. 2021. The Influence of Vitamin D on Covid-19 Outcomes. To be published as Chapter 4 of Covid-19 and Nutraceuticals: A Guidebook Bohr Publishers and New Century Health Publishers, LLC: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/354376762_THE_INFLUENCE_OF_VITAMIN_D_ON_COVID-19_OUTCOMES_Chapter_4_of_Covid-19_and_Nutraceuticals_A_Guidebook_Bohr_Publishers_and_New_Century_Health_Publishers_LLC
     
    Vitamin D Deficiency and Covid-19: Make D While the Sun Shines (And when the sun doesn’t shine, supplement). On Heather’s substack: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/vitamind

    Johns Hopkins advises on pediatric Covid vaccines (November 5 newsletter): https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/resources/COVID-19/vax-dev-updates/index.html

    Vaccinate the giraffes! https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/coronavirus/fort-worth-dallas-zoos-plan-to-vaccinate-animals-against-covid
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    #102: Check Your Latitude at the Door (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #102: Check Your Latitude at the Door (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 102nd in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.

    Beginning with a discussion of health and illness, followed by ads for our sponsors, we then launch into discussion of vitamin D deficiency and Covid comorbidities; a new study in The Lancet which finds that, if infected with Covid, vaccinated people transmit at the same rate as do unvaccinated people; and the prospect of vaccinating 5–11-year-olds against Covid. Finally, we discuss the wisdom of Nobel laureates: on tinkering, giving students difficult problems, and the value of discomfort.

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    *****

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    Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Go to www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse to get 20% off, and a 100-day free trial.

    Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for at amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQA

    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com

    Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com).

    Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon.

    Get your Goliath shirts right here: http://store.darkhorsepodcast.org

    Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal.

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    Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.

    Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/hpTJviIhctU

    Mentioned in this episode:

    Vitamin D Deficiency and Covid-19: Make D While the Sun Shines (And when the sun doesn’t shine, supplement). On Heather’s substack: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/vitamind

    Kompaniyets et al 2021. Peer Reviewed: Underlying Medical Conditions and Severe Illness Among 540,667 Adults Hospitalized With COVID-19, March 2020–March 2021. Preventing Chronic Disease, 18: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8269743/

    Singanayagam et al 2021. Community Transmission and Viral Load Kinetics of SARS-CoV-2 Delta (B. 1.617. 2) Variant in Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Individuals. Preprint at The Lancet: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(21)00648-4/fulltext#seccestitle160

    Keating 2021. Into the Impossible: Think Like a Nobel Prize Winner: Lessons from Laureates to Stoke Curiosity, Spur Collaboration, and Ignite Imagination in Your Life and Career. https://www.amazon.com/Into-Impossible-Laureates-Collaboration-Imagination/dp/1544523491#detailBullets_feature_div
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