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Mikhaila Peterson speaks with thought leaders, influencers and industry changers - continually finding the best ways to improve the human experience. From stay at home moms to CEOs, fitness enthusiasts to spiritual guides, nutrition researchers to health professionals - Mikhaila has interview-style conversations aimed at provoking thought, addressing difficult subjects, and delving into topics that are generally shied away from.

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Mikhaila Peterson speaks with thought leaders, influencers and industry changers - continually finding the best ways to improve the human experience. From stay at home moms to CEOs, fitness enthusiasts to spiritual guides, nutrition researchers to health professionals - Mikhaila has interview-style conversations aimed at provoking thought, addressing difficult subjects, and delving into topics that are generally shied away from.

    Opposing Views: Is Critical Race Theory Solving Anything? | James Lindsay & Vaush - MP Podcast

    Opposing Views: Is Critical Race Theory Solving Anything? | James Lindsay & Vaush - MP Podcast

    In this episode of Opposing Views, James Lindsay and Ian Kochinski, better known as Vaush, joined me to discuss Critical Race Theory. 
    We covered a range of topics surrounding CRT, starting of course with what it is and what it’s trying to solve, where it’s being taught, the agenda behind it, and what we can do about it. But we also touch on related topics like social biases, anti-capitalism, and the idea of whiteness / the over-focus on race that’s so prevalent today. 
    James Lindsay is an American author, mathematician, and political commentator. He is known for having co-authored a series of hoax papers for social science journals, perhaps the best-known being “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct” and the one where “unwanted humping” at dog parks was observed day in and day out, resulting in an informed breakdown of how men would benefit from being trained like dogs. 
    Vaush is an American left-wing YouTuber known for his advocating libertarian market socialism. He has popular debates on his channel as well, often against other YouTubers.
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    [0:00] Intro
    [02:40] Intro to James Lindsay 
    [05:04] What CRT is; what it's trying to solve
    [08:30] "CRT is calling everything you want to control racist until you control it." - JL
    [08:35] Isn't C.R.T. a way to even the scales for people that have had it harder?
    [14:54] Are educators aware of what they are teaching?
    [18:12] "The ideology itself is psychopathic, so people who engage with it reproduce its psychopathy whether they are psychopaths or not." - JL
    [21:52] Strategic equivocation, paralogy, and the multiple meanings behind the words being used in C.R.T. 
    [27:55] Global tyranny 
    [28:32] Link to Opposing Views: Vaccine Passports https://youtube.com/watch?v=Plz-D9OzWlM
    [28:40] How far are we entrenched in CRT? Where is it being taught?
    [32:27] What whiteness means 
    [34:11] Entryism and how far has CRT has made it into the institutions and military
    [37:17] The state of Canada 
    [37:37] What can people do? 
    [43:55] What happens if we don't do anything?
    [46:01] ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance)
    [49:56] Where to Find James
    [52:15] Introduction to Vaush
    [52:47] What is Critical Race Theory and what is it trying to solve?
    [54:00] Where C.R.T. comes from and is it just a way to get Marxism into America? 
    [54:55] "When we talk about young people, like middle schoolers being taught critical race theory, it's kind of like saying they are being taught astrophysics because they are learning about arithmetic." - Vaush
    [55:45] Why is it necessary to teach this to children?
    [57:15] Redlining and social biases
    [58:43] What are the solutions?
    [59:13] "The goal should be total freedom for everyone. Everyone should be elevated; you never want to fix a systemic problem by dragging one group down." - Vaush
    [01:03:54] Is C.R.T. Marxism disguised and taking over the states?
    [01:04:18] Mikhaila’s problem with C.R.T. and why don’t we focus on the actual issues, instead of race?
    [01:08:00] Isn't it better to teach people how to overcome disadvantages inst

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    Finding God | Jonathan Pageau

    Finding God | Jonathan Pageau

    This episode was sponsored by -NordPass. Get 50% off a 2-year plan + a free month at https://nordpass.com/TMPP or with code “TMPP” -Schwank Grills. Visit https://schwankgrills.com or use code “JP150” now for $150 OFF an American-made, 1500-degree grill + grill cover. In this episode, Mikhaila hosts French Canadian symbolic thinker, YouTuber, editor of the Orthodox Arts Journal, and icon carver Jonathan Pageau, an explorer of how (underlying) symbolic patterns emerge, develop, and then manifest in religion, art, pop culture, etc. Mikhaila and Jonathan discuss finding God, the Protestant church (and the Reformation), human compassion, ways to go to Heaven (and Hell), the Protestant people (or: Purgatory denial), Christianity for mystics, the Bible, and—not least—the story of Purgatory. If you enjoyed this conversation, be sure to subscribe and hit the bell button! ———————————— Find Jonathan on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/JonathanPageau Twitter https://twitter.com/pageaujonathan Learn more about his carvings http://pageaucarvings.com/index.html https://patreon.com/jonathanpageau and carving classes https://jonathanpageau.thinkific.com/... ———————————— Follow Me On ———————————— All Platforms: https://linktr.ee/mikhailapeterson Facebook: https://facebook.com/mikhailapete​rson Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikhailaAleksis​​ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mikhailapeterson Telegram channel: https://t.me/mikhailapeterson​​ ———————————— Show Notes ———————————— [00:00] Intro [01:30] Pageau’s background [02:33] How he got into symbolism [03:33] Pageau’s pattern, explained [06:56] Why the pattern matters [09:44] Mikhaila finding God [23:05] Mikhaila’s church-hunt [24:31] Prayer & life’s extremes [26:13] "Moderating with prayer and worship is part of it… Giving up success to something above you so it doesn't carry you too high" - Jonathan Pageau [28:19] Sharing beliefs with family [28:39] Mikhaila’s demon-experience [35:22] Bridging the story world and psychology with religion [35:47] "If a literalist [or] uneducated person says ‘don't do that, you'll go to hell,’ they're usually telling the truth" - JP [36:06] "There are things you can do, and there are ways you can be, and there are ways you can engage with others that will tend you toward hell, you could say. Where you will have the worst experiences, and then there are ways to be, ways to engage with others which will bring you up" - JP [37:48] Transforming suffering into God's compassion [42:59] "Who's the person helping people who suffer? It's usually someone who has suffered, and so there is a way that you can see that. Like it really is this image of transforming into blessing, transforming suffering into something else, which is actually manifesting God's compassion in the world through us" - JP [43:56] Why do some find God so easily? [47:49] Differences in Christian Religions [51:21] Pageau's book recommendations [54:53] "The Protestant Church is really a fruit of the modern world… whereas the catholic and orthodox church are more like a stream coming down from millennia" - JP [56:54] Pageau’s church-advice for Mikhaila [01:00:23] Different protestant churches [01:01:24] The Reformation & Protestantism [01:07:04] Pageau’s misgivings re: the Reformation [01:08:44] Purgatory: Origins [01:09:26] "The reformers say if it's not in the bible, it's not true, and it's like OK, but that wasn't the standard before" - JP [01:10:19] "The Bible is a good means to prevent chaos. But the reality is more linked to the actual body of people and their connection to Christ through generations, who transmit not just books but a way to be and a way to pray and of seeing and engaging with God" - JP [01:11:39] A mystical understanding of Christianity [01:14:00] How do people parse reality from tradition? [01:15:59] The fear of joini

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    Opposing Views: Is Home-Schooling Better?

    Opposing Views: Is Home-Schooling Better?

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    In this episode of Opposing Views, Dr. T. Jamerson Brewer, T. J. Schmidt, and I discuss homeschooling: home vs. public education, socializing kids, curriculum ideology, factors to academic success, ideology, and much more.

    T. Jameson Brewer, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Social Foundations. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the U of Illinois.
    T. J. Schmidt earned his Juris doctor from Oak Brook College of Law. As an HSLDA attorney, T. J. helps people with legal questions and challenges surrounding homeschooling.
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    [00:00] Intro
    [2:30] Introducing T. J. Schmidt
    [3:00] Why homeschool?
    [4:30] “We made the decision because we both had a great experience growing up homeschooled" - T. J. Schmidt
    [05:00] Main arguments against homeschooling
    [05:30] TJ retells a day of homeschooling with his family
    [08:00] States where homeschooling is illegal
    [10:00] Is every parent qualified to teach?
    [11:00] “Homeschooling isn’t easy [or] for everyone, but anyone can homeschool regardless of background" - TJ
    [12:30] Homeschool, isolation, and echo chambers
    [13:00] Do people who homeschool make more on average?
    [15:30] Typically, “homeschool families aren’t as well off as their neighbors" - TJ
    [16:30] Combined schooling methods
    [18:30] COVID & hybrid homeschooling
    [20:30] Home vs. public curriculum
    [21:30] “Most states [have compulsory subjects] It is up to the parent, however, what material they use to teach that" - TJ
    [23:30] How expensive is it?
    [26:00] Ideology & teaching
    [27:30] Parents & trickle-down opinions on (potentially touchy) subjects
    [28:30] “Homeschooling isn’t about [religion]" - TJ
    [30:00] Wrapping up
    [32:30] “We are doing [it] because we love our children and we want them to be successful" - TJ
    [33:00] “There's no research on homeschooling being any more dangerous" - TJ
    [38:00] Brewer's take on homeschooling
    [38:30] “It’s the quintessential iteration of school choice and it's also one of the oldest forms of schooling" - Jameson Brewer
    [41:00] “As a parent, I have the option to homeschool. And I have specifically chosen not to because I don't believe [it’s] the best way" - JB
    [42:30] Public school: Origins
    [43:00] Should certain educational guidelines be endorsed by the government?
    [43:30] “In almost every state, it is exceedingly easy [to homeschool]" - JB
    [47:00] Brewer’s data-plea to the homeschoolers
    [47:30] Efficacy of public vs. homeschooling
    [48:00] Based on self-reports, homeschooled kids “are doing better than their public school peers" - JB
    [49:30] “Homeschool families typically [make x2 or x3 the] household income" - JB
    [50:30] Religion, politics, and other homeschool rationales
    [51:00] Is socialization a problem?
    [52:30] Public & Homeschooling: 2 shades of echo chamber?
    [57:00] Should we get to choose what we learn?
    [58:30] Lower-income households & the value of a quality education
    [1:02:30] CRT (critical race theory) in public education
    [1:04:30] Could homeschooling gain cred via compulsory, standardized testing?
    [1:05:00] “Testing for the sake of testing… isn’t

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    Rollo Tomassi on the Mikhaila Peterson Podcast

    Rollo Tomassi on the Mikhaila Peterson Podcast

    In this episode, Mikhaila has author and influencer from the manosphere, Rollo Tomassi, on the podcast. Rollo has used Mikhaila as an example in videos about women, including a fairly direct comparison between her and a murderer.
    After quite directly detailing her issues with that portrayal, Mikhaila steers into a longer conversation about Tomassi's theories on men and women—the same ones he offers in The Rational Male book series.
    Check out Kill to Party, the 4-hour-long video that provoked this meeting
    at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYO-gVaTzLs
    Rollo Tomassi is the author of several books, The Rational Male series being the most renowned. His data-focused views revolve around modern men and women, dating, family life, evolutionary psychology, and "red pill" theory for men.
    If you enjoyed this conversation, be sure to subscribe!
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    Opposing Views: Are Vaccines Safe? | Robert F. Kennedy Jr. & Amesh Adalja

    Opposing Views: Are Vaccines Safe? | Robert F. Kennedy Jr. & Amesh Adalja

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    In this episode of Opposing Views, I was joined by Robert F.. Kennedy Jr. and Amesh Adalja to discuss the safety of vaccines, more specifically the Covid19 vaccines. We covered a range of topics including childhood vaccination, the recommended vaccine schedule in the US, vaccine types, safety, additives, and injuries, and much more.
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the chairman and founder of Children’s Health Defence. He’s the author of a new book: The Real Anthony Fauci. He is also the son of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy.
    Amesh Adalja is a Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His work is focused on emerging infectious disease, pandemic preparedness, and biosecurity.
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    Woke Narratives Debunked | Kenny Xu

    Woke Narratives Debunked | Kenny Xu

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    Did you know that, if Harvard didn’t limit enrollment, 43% of their students would be Asian American?
    In this episode, Mikhaila hosts Kenny Xu, author of the new book An Inconvenient Minority. Xu is likewise the President of the race-blind advocacy group Color Us United, and the host of the Inconvenient Minority podcast, where he battles elite "woke" narratives with groundbreaking discussions about race, identity, and culture that challenge the Left and the Right.
    Mikhaila and Kenny Xu cover the shift in incentives that have been taking place in the public education system, which Xu sees as revolving around two conflicting terms: meritocracy and critical race theory. As an Asian American, Xu’s own university experience is a testament to how a fixation on equality of outcome has led to trivializing curriculums, the cheapening of hard work, and terms as outlandish as “inclusive math.”
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    Or podcast, at
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    [00:00] Intro
    [2:20] Welcoming Kenny Xu
    [03:15] Defining meritocracy and critical race theory (CRT). How have they entered public education in the US?
    [03:20] “Meritocracy is the idea that no matter your background, you should be judged based on your merits, skills, and [what] you can contribute" - Kenny Xu
    [04:12] “CRT subdivides people into categories of privileged or oppressed based on their race. Whites are at the top… and people of color at the bottom" - KX
    [06:07] “I just use Asian Americans as an example to prove it's not race [or] skin color that creates their position in society, but where they are culturally, what merit they have, and what they bring to the table" - KX
    [06:34] The origins of CRT
    [08:15] What is the end goal of CRT? What does teaching it ultimately accomplish?
    [09:52] “The goal of CRT is to deconstruct society and build again from the ashes" - KX
    [11:19] What’s CRT’s plan for our existing societal system? What are some common teachings?
    [13:46] What is “white adjacency”?
    [15:44] “The term... refers to the benefits of being white leaking onto those that act more ‘white,’ like successful Asian Americans" - KX
    [17:11] What were Xu's initial reactions in college as he was taught CRT? A long history of hard work, dismissed
    [21:33] Are there better solutions or theories than CRT?
    [22:12] “We need a ban on racial preferences in all colleges, schools, and universities because [they provide] all the wrong incentives" - KX
    [23:33] The history of race-based preference at Harvard
    [29:27] Xu shares his personal experience as an English major turned math major. Why race-based schooling is more racist than meritocracies
    [30:13] “I believe you could have just as rigorous of a philosophy curriculum in universities as a math or science curriculum. They purposely dumb down these majors because universities [care about] good graduation rates" - KX
    [33:21] “In an effort to be anti-racist, [CRT] actually ends up becoming racist" - KX
    [33:31] Poor Asian immigrants challenging the

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