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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!

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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!

    #111: On Dying, Lying, & Testifying (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #111: On Dying, Lying, & Testifying (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 111th 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.

    This week, we talk about Covid, again. We talk about how our public health authorities talk about it, and whether VAERS is reliable, and how we would know. The Oregon Health Authority assures us that we “only have to wait five months” for a booster now. We talk about consilience, and how to assess claims of truth. We show a 2,000 year old skull out of Peru that has been…modified; and we show some street art out of DC. We talk about chicken that is actually plants; the successful Wari empire in pre-Incan South America who threw parties at which a combination of alcohol and hallucinogens were served; sperm whales learning how to avoid whalers; and a vast icefish breeding colony in Antarctica. 

    Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available from https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org, (and everywhere books are sold, including amazon), but they have sold out of signed copies.

    Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: store.darkhorsepodcast.org

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

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    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/9v_Y6aIefzM

    Mentioned in this episode:

    The Jordan B Peterson Podcast (S4 E73), with us: Evolution & the Challenges of Modern Life: https://youtu.be/jKh0ni7HlNw
     
    Brisket recipe herein: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/omicron?r=83qgf&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
     
    Washington Post tells us that students want more remote schooling, out of concerns for their safety: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/01/14/students-walkout-covid-safety/
     
    Clip of Walensky’s and Fauci’s testimony before the Senate: https://twitter.com/medrededeng/status/1481322426537594880?s=21
     
    Oregon Health Authority’s newsletter: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDHS/bulletins/3050bfc
     
    Joomi Kim’s excellent piece, “I was deceived about COVID va
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    #110: Informed Dissent (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #110: Informed Dissent (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 110th 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.

    This week, we talk about Covid from different rooms, because one of us has Omicron. It’s fine, very minor really. And having had it will provide lasting immunity to the virus! We discuss vaccine mandates, this variant compared to the last, and how some people have viewed the mRNA vaccines as a raft in a shipwreck, while others of us have not. We read a tiny bit from Kary Mullis, discuss brisket and the power of onions, and honor David Bowie on his birthday.
    Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available from https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org, (and everywhere books are sold), but they have sold out of signed copies.

    Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: store.darkhorsepodcast.org

    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): 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/xbwpxRKf21Y

    Mentioned in this episode:

    A Few Days After My First Vaccine, poem by Alison Luterman, published in The Sun, October 2021 issue.
     
    Dancing Naked in the Mind Field, by (Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner) Kary Mullis, 1998.


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Vitamin D for Covid, What’s the Catch? - DarkHorse Podcast Gruff Davies and Linda Benskin

    Vitamin D for Covid, What’s the Catch? - DarkHorse Podcast Gruff Davies and Linda Benskin

    Bret Speaks with Gruff Davies and Linda Benskin on the subject of Vitamin D as a preventative measure for Covid.

    https://www.gruffdavies.com/
    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3669379
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    Timestamps:
    00:00 Welcome and introductions
    01:15 Vitamin D initial review in May 2020
    03:40 VitaminDforAll letter
    https://vitamindforall.org/letter.html
    07:00 Inference and randomized controlled trials
    11:05 Vitamin D toxicity
    13:08 Public health authorities are worse than incompetent
    15:07 Vitamin A and D toxicity
    19:17 Negative Brazil vitamin D study
    21:05 Positive studies on vitamin D
    23:00 Normal function of vitamin D
    25:20 Vitamin D from the sun and supplements
    29:07 Africa and sunshine
    30:21 MERS and seasonality
    31:30 Ecuador and sunshine
    33:03 Air pollution in Italy and Korea
    35:00 Brazil and vitamin D deficiency
    36:55 Jamaica and politically correct science
    39:46 Censorship from big tech
    43:26 Health disparities and funding
    47:14 Operation Warp Speed
    50:18 Pascal's wager
    52:02 Intelligent heroes and cognitive dissonance
    54:30 Financial incentives
    56:40 Pre-hormone D
    58:04 Vitamin D from food
    01:00:11 Avoiding colds and flu in winter season
    01:04:15 Australia lockdown
    01:05:10 Finland and food fortification
    01:05:54 Sweden and Somali refugees
    01:08:30 Recommended Daily Allowance
    01:10:44 Vitamin D and mechanism for COVID immunity
    01:15:00 Excusing doctors and "disproving" vitamin D in underpowered studies
    01:21:38 Fluvoxamine and monoclonal antibodies
    01:24:40 Emergency use authorization
    01:25:32 Reducing harm with vitamin D
    01:29:30 Zoonotic transmission and driving COVID extinct
    01:35:51 Influenza outbreaks and vaccines
    01:37:33 Not just vitamin D
    01:39:57 What distinguishes vitamin D
    01:42:00 Vitamin D, sun, and balance of risk
    01:46:23 3 recommendations
    01:47:47 Suspicion of public health authorities
    01:50:44 Debunking negative studies
    01:53:14 What does vitamin D expose
    01:57:40 Funding of journals and fact checkers
    01:59:25 Wrap up
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    • 2 hrs
    #109: Humanity Unmasked (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #109: Humanity Unmasked (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 109th 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.

    This week, we talk about many things Covid. Obesity is a well-established comorbidity for Covid, but the mainstream media often insists that stigma, rather than actual physiological reality, is what puts fat people at risk. Why do public health injunctions so rarely offer anything that individuals can actually do for themselves? Children are at very low risk from bad outcomes from Covid. What are we stealing from them that we have no right to steal—with masks, physical distancing, and other interventions? How can we go on an “ethical offense” against mandates and other top-down measures? And finally: observations from the ground in Australia. Also: research-based consumer reviews, and the many languages into which our book is being translated!

    Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available from https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org, (and everywhere books are sold), but they have sold out of signed copies.

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    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): Coming on Dec 21: more observations from Australia: 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).

    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.

    Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/7m1PcdeS-p8

    Mentioned in this episode:

    Research based product reviews: https://www.consumerlab.com/

    O’Hearn et al 2021. Coronavirus disease 2019 hospitalizations attributable to cardiometabolic conditions in the United States: a comparative risk assessment analysis. Journal of the American Heart Association,
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    #108: Books that Stand up to Lockdown (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #108: Books that Stand up to Lockdown (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 108th 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. 

    This week, we talk about 12 important books, and the media, and the democrats, and public health messaging, and more. 

    Buy signed copies of A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century direct from this lovely bookstore: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org 

    Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: store.darkhorsepodcast.org 

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

    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/hQM7CCYW4x8 

    Mentioned in this episode: Elaine Scarry’s Thinking in an Emergency 

    Matthew Crawford’s The World Beyond Your Head 

    Oliver Sacks’ An Anthropologist on Mars 

    John Taylor Gatto’s Weapons of Mass Instruction 

    Sarah Blaffer Hrdy’s Mother Nature 

    Chandler Burr’s The Emperor of Scent 

    Jerry Muller’s The Tyranny of Metrics 

    Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma

     Robert Whitaker’s Anatomy of an Epidemic 

    Rod Dreher’s Live Not By Lies 

    Eric Hoffer’s The True Believer 

    Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff 

    Sebastian Junger’s Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging 

    And this, from The Hill: https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/584905-biden-is-delivering-the-fastest-economic-recovery-in-history-why-hasnt 
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Covid: The Path not Taken - DarkHorse Podcast with Dr. Peter McCullough

    Covid: The Path not Taken - DarkHorse Podcast with Dr. Peter McCullough

    Dr. Peter McCullough is an academic internist, cardiologist, and a trained epidemiologist located in Dallas, Texas. He speaks with Bret regarding what a wise response to Covid would look like.

    The McCullough Report: https://www.americaoutloud.com/the-mccullough-report/
    Find Dr. McCullough on Twitter: @P_McCulloughMD

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    Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. 

    DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.org 

    Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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