Join intellectual phenomenon Dr. Jordan Peterson 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.
328. Jordan Peterson's Business Partners | Dr. Daniel Higgins & Dr. Robert O. Pihl
Dr Jordan B Peterson, Dr. Daniel Higgins, and Dr. Robert O. Pihl discuss their early research and business ideas, the breakthroughs that led to their successes, the concept that entrepreneurial ability can be measured, and the beneficial truths that can be found in knowing yourself.
Dr. Daniel M. Higgins has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Harvard University where he studied the roles of cognitive ability and personality in predicting academic and workplace performance. With Dr Jordan B Peterson and Dr. Robert O. Pihl, he has worked towards bringing efficient and effective psychological assessments and interventions to people worldwide, most notably, through the Self Authoring and Understand Myself projects.
Robert O. Pihl is an American psychology researcher, professor, and clinician. He has worked at McGill University in Montreal, Canada since 1966, and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and Canadian Psychological Association. Pihl has made significant contributions to the fields of clinical and health psychology in his more than 250 publications on various topics such as alcohol aggression, substance abuse, and pharmacology. In 2009, Pihl was awarded the Canadian Psychological Association's Gold Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Canadian Psychology.
327. Women, Pornography, and Sadism | Dr. Del Paulhus
Dr Jordan B Peterson and Dr. Del Paulhus delve deep into the Dark Tetrad: Machiavellianism, Narcissism, Psychopathy, and the newly added Sadism. From these four traits, researchers can quantify much of the darkness of humanity, and begin to study it in a way that yields numerical results, and the potential to make substantial predictions.
Dr. Delroy Paulhus is a personality researcher whose work in dark personality traits, via a variety of psychometric methods, has yielded measures of the Dark Tetrad. His work has also validated measures of socially desirable responding, perceived control, free will and determinism, and over-claiming. His work has been published in over 150 articles and books, and his current citation count exceeds 43,000.
326. Israel, Russia, China, Iran: The World in Conflict | Walter Russell Mead
Dr Jordan B Peterson and Walter Russell Mead cross continents in a broad discussion over world affairs. They go in-depth on the state of China’s totalitarian regime, Vladimir Putin's plans for the war with Ukraine, the growing unrest under Iran’s iron fist, the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, and how a push for American optimism is necessary to best face these emboldened challengers on the world stage.
Walter Russell Mead is a writer, professor, and academic, focusing his efforts on international policy and affairs. He is the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and taught American foreign policy at Yale University. Mead has worked as a columnist for publications such as The Wall Street Journal and was editor at large for The American Interest. His books include “Mortal Splendor,” “Special Providence,” “Power, Terror, Peace and War,” “God and Gold,” and most recently “The Arc of a Covenant.”
325. The Downfall of the Ivy League | Victor Davis Hanson
Dr Jordan B Peterson and Victor Davis Hanson discuss the state of Ivy League universities, the rise of administrative exploitation, and the cost of our institutions losing credibility.
Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, focusing on classics and military history. He is an accomplished academic, professor, and author. He has taught at Stanford, Hillsdale College, the US Naval Academy, and Pepperdine University. His books include “The Second World Wars,” “The End of Sparta,” “The Soul of Battle, Carnage and Culture,” the most recent being “The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America.”
324. The Protest in Iran and What It Means | Masih Alinejad
Dr Jordan B Peterson and Masih Alinejad discuss the current situation in Iran, the growing unrest as revolution beckons, and the need for support from the world stage. Alinejad recounts her personal experiences growing up in Iran, being exiled, and multiple kidnapping attempts orchestrated by the current regime.
Masih Alinejad is an Iranian-American journalist, author, and women's rights activist. Alinejad is an outspoken critic of the Iranian government’s human rights abuses and its treatment of women and political opponents. She is the founder of the My Stealthy Freedom campaign against compulsory hijab. Since its launch in 2014 has become the largest civil disobedience campaign for women’s rights in the history of the Islamic Republic. Alinejad currently lives in exile in New York City under FBI protection since a coordinated kidnapping attempt by the Islamic Republic of Iran's Intelligence Ministry was foiled in 2021.
323. Unsettled: Climate and Science | Dr. Steven Koonin
Dr Jordan B Peterson and Dr. Steven Koonin discuss the IPCC reports – the globally sourced research on climate change – and how policymakers take summaries of summaries from this to justify their green agenda, despite what the reports actually suggest. They also discuss starvation, obesity, green economics, and nuclear futures.
Steven Koonin, a University Professor at NYU, has served as the Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Science, as Chief Scientist for BP, and as professor and Provost at Caltech. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Governor of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a senior fellow of Stanford’s Hoover Institution, and a Trustee of the Institute for Defense Analyses. Koonin holds a BS in physics from Caltech and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from MIT. He wrote the recent bestseller “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters.”
Came across Dr.Petersons interview on YouTube with Joe Rogan since then I was drawn to his ideas on how one could make their life better than it was yesterday. Bought his book 12 rules for life, this is the first I ever purchased a non-academic book out of interest and wasn’t disappointed. Pointing the faults and idiosyncrasies of people is easy but providing remedies/solutions to overcome these is how JBP is helping people around the world. Thank you for existing doc.
Listening to Dr. Peterson engaging some of the best and brightest minds is a treat. Wishing him good health and long life.
So many interesting guests, Dr Peterson engages each of them with very interesting questions. I find each episode is a voyage of discovery. Very grateful for such an interesting and intelligent podcast.