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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!

    #158: Transphobes? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #158: Transphobes? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 158th 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 discuss cancellation. How do mobs get to people and coerce them? Once cancelled, how immune are you? What are the lessons learned when going through the looking glass? Also: why do searches for “alpha male” and “gender norms” yield such bizarre results? And: why are we allowing the phrase “Adult Attracted Minor” to spread, as if it isn’t normalizing pedophilia? And Bret invites Sam Harris to talk to him: on DarkHorse, in a mediated conversation, or on QPARK.
     
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    Mentioned in this episode:
     
    Next Step in the War on Kids: https://hollymathnerd.substack.com/p/next-step-in-the-war-on-kids
     
    CDC presents The Vaccinator: https://twitter.com/CDCgov/status/1616533650287329280
     
    QPARQ: https://twitter.com/TheQPARQ
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    Beavers? Bret Weinstein Speaks with Jakob Shockey on the Darkhorse Podcast

    Beavers? Bret Weinstein Speaks with Jakob Shockey on the Darkhorse Podcast

    Jakob Shockey, founder of the Beaver Coalition, has spent years researching and working to preserve, restore, and understand beaver habitats. He discusses with Bret the rarely discussed impacts of Beavers on all aspects of our world, and how we have thrown this equilibrium out of balance by trapping beavers and industrializing north America with little regard for preserving the factors that made it as hospitable as it has been.
    Find Jakob at his website: https://www.jakobshockey.com/
    Find the Beaver Coalition at: https://www.beavercoalition.org/
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    Timestamps:
    (00:00) Introductions
    (05:07) Sponsors
    (08:37) Common beavers and gold rush
    (20:14) Beavers, family structure, and felling trees
    (32:55) Tent making bats
    (37:00) Beavers' fur and South America
    (41:40) Back to Natural History of beavers
    (53:20) Weather changing beavers
    (01:01:05) Pivots
    (01:06:40) Conservatives and progressives and environmental degradation
    (01:19:22) Ecuador
    (01:24:30) Managing land ownership and habitat
    (01:36:20) Other animals reliant on beavers
    (01:41:30) Beaver dams
    (01:51:40) Beavers and fire suppression
    (02:00:40) Trapped beavers and population sinks
    (02:07:00) Beavers and ages of dams
    (02:12:00) Vegetarian diggers
    (02:18:00) Role for humans
    (02:21:40) Evergreen's fatal flaw
    (02:44:18) Twitter
    (02:51:55) Wrap up
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    #157 On Beyond Antibodies (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #157 On Beyond Antibodies (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 157th 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 discuss antibodies. Why is the public health messaging around immunity focused on antibodies, when there is so much more to immunity? Also, the Department of Defense has finally dropped vaccine mandates for the military, and the federal government has affirmed that we are in the middle of a Covid-19 “health emergency” for the 11th consecutive time. The American Academy of Pediatrics is now suggesting the remedy of drugs (at 12 years old) and surgery (at 13) for children suffering from the “disease of obesity.” We’re no longer supposed to use the word field, according to both USC and Michigan’s Dept of Health and Human Services. And male pufferfish make elaborate geometric designs in the sand, all for the love of female pufferfish.
     
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    Mentioned in this episode:
     
    Why antibody levels do not equal "immunity": Part 1. By Joomi Kim, January 14, 2023: https://joomi.substack.com/p/why-antibody-levels-do-not-equal
     
    Chevaisrakul et al 2023. Hybrid and herd immunity 6 months after SARS-CoV-2 exposure among individuals from a community treatment program. Scientific Reports 13 Article number: 763 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-28101-5
     
    Health and Human Services’ Declarations of a Public Health Emergency: https://aspr.hhs.gov/legal/PHE/Pages/default.aspx
     
    Consider drugs and surgery early for obesity in kids, new guidelines say: "Waiting doesn't work: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/obesity-kids-teens-drugs-surgery-early-new-guidelines/
     
    Clinical Practice Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics: https://www.aap.org/en/patient-c
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    #156 Who Lost the Plot? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #156 Who Lost the Plot? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 156th 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 discuss new research on the mechanism of action of ivermectin against SARS-CoV2. We also discuss several organizations that have lost the plot: the Red Cross (with regard to who can donate blood), the American Museum of Natural History (with regard to who should be educating teens on the viral outbreaks), and a science conference (with regard to “non-normative sex expression in plants”). Finally, we ask whether Heather lost the plot back in the fourth grade when she categorized birds for a science project.
     
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    Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/d9El2VxNeI8
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
     
    Ivermectin's Mechanism of Action Against SARS-CoV-2 Described (Leake & McCollough): https://petermcculloughmd.substack.com/p/ivermectins-mechanism-of-action-against
     
    Boschi et al 2022. SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Induces Hemagglutination: Implications for COVID-19 Morbidities and Therapeutics and for Vaccine Adverse Effects. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23(24), p.15480. https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/23/24/15480?s=09
     
    Red Cross LGBTQ+ Donors: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/eligibility-requirements/lgbtq-donors.html
     
    FDA’s Guidance for Industry: https://www.fda.gov/media/92490/download
     
    American Museum of Natural History’s Teen Sci Café: https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/teens/teen-scicafe
     
    Annual conference of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology: https://www.xcdsystem.com/sicb/program/5X9OIbU/index.cfm?pgid=381
     
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    #155 Unnatural Anti-Immunity (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #155 Unnatural Anti-Immunity (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 155th 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 discuss USDA organic certification, Whole Foods, and why people make inconsistent decisions in their own lives. We talk about new research published in Science Immunology that finds that the degree to which people are mRNA vaccinated against Covid is correlated with a paradoxical immunological response (with regard to IgG4). We discuss new research published in The Lancet, which pretends to be about how women are faring with monkeypox, but is actually largely about men who are pretending to be women; we also review The Lancet’s final op-ed of 2022, which bemoans a “breakdown of trust in the state and in scientists.” Finally, we discuss how glass frogs become transparent: by sequestering blood in their livers.
     
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    Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/8sb6jRZidlA
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
     
    USDA Organic Certification (two links): 
    https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2020/10/27/organic-101-allowed-and-prohibited-substances
    https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2012/10/10/organic-101-five-steps-organic-certification
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    rrgang et al 2022. Class switch towards non-inflammatory, spike-specific IgG4 antibodies after repeated 
     
    SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination. Science Immunology, p.eade2798. https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/sciimmunol.ade2798
     
    IgG4-related disease (IgG4RD) means FIBROSIS and organ destruction (Jessica Rose, 12-28-22): https://jessicar.substack.com/p/igg4-related-disease-igg4rd-means
     
    Trainwreck of all trainwrecks (12-24-22): https://www.rintrah.nl/the
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    Bret Weinstein Speaks with Dr. Aseem Malhotra on the Darkhorse Podcast

    Bret Weinstein Speaks with Dr. Aseem Malhotra on the Darkhorse Podcast

    Dr Aseem Malhotra is an NHS Trained Consultant Cardiologist, and visiting Professor of Evidence Based Medicine, Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health, Salvador, Brazil. He is a world renowned expert in the prevention, diagnosis and management of heart disease. Bret speaks with him regarding the Covid 19 mRNA vaccines, and what he is seeing from the perspective of cardiology.


    Find Dr. Malhotra on Twitter: @DrAseemMalhotra (https://twitter.com/draseemmalhotra)
    Find Dr. Malhotra at: https://doctoraseem.com/


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    • 1 hr 56 min

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