The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
Join intellectual phenomenon Dr. Jordan Peterson and his daughter Mikhaila 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.

12 Rules Kitchener: Hierarchy and Fair Play
Jun 16 • 109 min
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson’s “12 Rules For Life” lecture at the Center in the Square in Kitchener, Ontario.
Who is Joe Rogan? Part Two
Jun 9 • 96 min
The conclusion of Jordan Peterson’s conversation with Joe Rogan
Who is Joe Rogan? Part One
Jun 2 • 68 min
Part one of Jordan Peterson’s interview with Joe Rogan.
12 Rules Vancouver: Five levels of chaos and order
May 26 • 106 min
Dr. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life lecture at the Chan Centre in Vancouver
Milo Yiannopoulos: Past, present and future
May 19 • 106 min
Dr. Peterson’s conversation with Milo Yiannopoulos from April 11, 2019.
12 Rules Hamilton: Courage
May 12 • 116 min
12 Rules for Life Lecture from Hamilton, Ontario July 20, 2018
Stephen Hicks: Philosophy and Postmodernism
May 5 • 98 min
Jordan Peterson’s conversation with Stephen Hicks
12 Rules Thousand Oaks: Truth in Speech, and Meaning
Apr 28 • 130 min
Finding your “why” and testing your fears with Jordan B. Peterson
12 Rules Sacramento: The Sovereignty of the Individual
Apr 21 • 114 min
Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life lecture from Sacramento, California on June 27, 2018.
Akira the Don: Music and Meaning
Apr 14 • 119 min
A conversation with Akira The Don, a DJ and British musician who has used parts of Dr. Peterson’s lectures in his music.
12 Rules Portland: Technology, Temperament & Free Speech
Apr 7 • 124 min
For this episode, we’re presenting Dr. Jordan B. Peterson’s lecture at the Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon on June 25, 2018.
Myth & Reality: General Stanley McChrystal
Mar 31 • 76 min
Jordan Peterson’s conversation with General Stanley McChrystal
12 Rules Seattle: Facts, Stories, and Values
Mar 24 • 116 min
For this episode, we’re presenting Dr. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life Tour lecture at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA on June 21, 2018. The lecture covers the evolution of religion thinking, a true human universal. Everyone has to deal with the problem of…
63 - Sir Roger Scruton
Mar 12 • 93 min
A conversation between Dr. Jordan Peterson and Sir Roger Scruton, moderated by Dr. Stephen Blackwood, introduced by Professor Douglas Hedley, presented by The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism and Ralston College, held on Nov 2, 2018 in…
62 - Our Cultural Inflection Point and Higher Education
Feb 21 • 94 min
A conversation with Dr Stephen Blackwood about Solzhenitsyn, our cultural inflection point, higher education, and the hunger of the young for meaning. Dr Stephen Blackwood is the president of Ralston College, a new university being founded in Savannah,…
61 - January 2019 Q & A
Jan 22 • 120 min
Happy New Year. This is the first of this year’s Q and A’s. I am going to answer audience questions, as usual, as well as discussing my next book, my impending departure from Patreon, and my upcoming tour to Switzerland, California, Australia and New…
60 - Femsplainers with Christina Hoff Sommers and Danielle Crittenden
Jan 2 • 91 min
On December 13, 2018, I was a guest on Femsplainers with Christina Hoff Sommers and Danielle Crittenden. We discussed, among other topics, the secrets of a long marriage, the problems with dating apps, how to handle a belligerent toddler, and the…
59 - Bjørn Lomborg
Dec 8, 2018 • 88 min
I spoke December 7, 2018 with Bjørn Lomborg, author and President of Copenhagen Consensus Center, a singularly innovative and influential US-based think tank. Mr. Lomborg and his team have done the hard conceptual and empirical work necessary to turn good…
58 - October 2018 Q & A
Nov 6, 2018 • 84 min
Preorder The Gulag Archipelago: 50th Anniversary: [1] 0:01:23 – Release of 50th Anniversary version of The Gulag Archipelago with a forward written by JBP [2] 0:03:11 – Finalized deal for next book “12 More Rules: Beyond Mere Order”…
57 - Dr. Oz - Jordan Peterson’s Rules to Live By
Oct 22, 2018 • 163 min
In this exclusive, in-depth interview, author and clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson joins Dr. Oz to discuss how we can find meaning in our lives, challenge our thinking, and provide tactical ways we can reach our full potential. Take Dr.…
56 - Gregg Hurwitz - An Invitation to the Intellectual Dark Web
Aug 30, 2018 • 86 min
I spoke today with author Gregg Hurwitz (more information about him below). Hurwitz is currently working to rebrand the Democratic party, working to produce an issues-oriented, anti-corruption, practical mainstream narrative and to identify promising…
55 - August 2018 Q & A
Aug 20, 2018 • 88 min
Every month (or as close as I can get), I answer questions from the generous people who support me on Patreon. This is the Patreon Q & A from August 2018. 0:00:57 – Announcements0:06:33 – (Q#1) How are you?0:12:04 – (Q#2) What can a too-agreeable young…
54 - Aspen Ideas Festival: From the Barricades of the Culture Wars
Jul 6, 2018 • 93 min
From the Aspen Ideas Festival, recorded Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Jordan Peterson, author of the best-selling 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, may be one of the most famous intellectuals in North America today. He also may be among the most…
53 - Susan Blackmore - Do we need God to make sense of life?
Jun 28, 2018 • 57 min
Jordan Peterson vs Susan Blackmore - Do we need God to make sense of life? Jordan Peterson debated atheist psychologist Susan Blackmore on the UK’s Unbelievable? show as part of their Big Conversation series. For the video, more debates and bonus content…
52 - Munk Debate - Political Correctness
Jun 11, 2018 • 122 min
The resolution? “What you call political correctness, I call progress…” On May 18th, the redoubtable Stephen Fry (self-admitted soft leftie) and I debated the duo of academic, author and radio host Michael Eric Dyson ( and…
51 - Russell Brand
Jun 7, 2018 • 95 min
Russell Brand - Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions [Book & Audiobook] UK: US: Australia: Russell’s YouTube Channel: Russell’s Under The Skin Podcast:…
50 - Dr. Richard Haier: The Neuroscience of Intelligence
Jun 4, 2018 • 85 min
There is almost nothing more important to understand about people than intelligence. It can be measured more accurately than anything else in the social sciences. It differs tremendously and importantly between individuals. It is the single most important…
49 - Steven Pinker: Enlightenment Now
May 28, 2018 • 66 min
I spoke with Harvard’s Dr. Steven Pinker about the immense improvements in human living conditions that are now happening with amazing speed almost everywhere in the world — as detailed in his new book, Enlightenment Now! ( — a…
48 - Ben Shapiro
May 14, 2018 • 62 min
See Shapiro discussion starts at about 4:20 if you want to skip the tour information. This is an alternate posting of Ben Shapiro’s May 6 premiere Sunday Special discussion with me ( Ben and I had a…
47 - Warren Farrell - The Absolute Necessity of Fathers
May 13, 2018 • 95 min
I came across Dr. Warren Farrell’s work a few years ago, when I read Why Men Earn More(, a careful study of the many reasons for the existence of the “gender pay gap,” attributed by ideologues of the identity-politics persuasion to…
46 - April 2018 Q & A
May 8, 2018 • 102 min
Every month, I answer questions from the generous people who support me on Patreon. This is the Patreon Q & A from April 2018. 1. 2:52 : Free will; Sam Harris’s opinions on free will2. 16:37 : Chaos vs. order3. 31:24 : Gay couples raising children4. 35:56…
45 - Australia’s John Anderson & Dr. Jordan B Peterson: In Conversation
Apr 26, 2018 • 84 min
I was in Australia in mid-March of 2018, speaking in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. While I was there, I had the privilege of speaking to former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson (Facebook:, who is described…
44 - Lafayette College - The Mill Series
Apr 20, 2018 • 168 min
A lecture and Q & A from my appearance at Lafayette College on March 29th, 2018, hosted and sponsored by The Mill Series. Reposted from The Mill Series Channel:… Original Video:……
43 - Jordan Peterson’s Rules for Life with Richard Fidler
Apr 2, 2018 • 51 min
From Dr. Peterson’s appearance on Conversations with Richard Fidler from March 14th, 2018. Richard Fidler is an Australian ABC radio presenter, and writer, best known for his hour-long interview program, Conversations with Richard Fidler. The program is…
42 - March 2018 Q & A
Mar 19, 2018 • 95 min
Every month, I answer questions from the generous people who support me on Patreon. This is the Patreon Q & A from March 2018. 0:48 Patreon Q#1 - What should teaching and research in the humanities look like? I’m going to grad school for literature and I…
41 - Quillette - Discussion with Editor Claire Lehmann
Mar 15, 2018 • 69 min
Please consider supporting Quillette’s fine work through Patreon at… I sat down recently with Claire Lehmann, founder and editor of Quillette, an online magazine that publishes essays on a range of topics related to…
40 - Message to the school shooters: past, present and future
Mar 12, 2018 • 37 min
I wrote in some detail and with some depth about motivation for the mass slaughter of innocents in my new book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. Because of what happened all-too-recently and brutally in Parkland — because of what keeps happening —…
39 - The Master and His Emissary: Dr. Iain McGilchrist
Feb 20, 2018 • 30 min
While in the UK, recently, I had a chance to sit down for an all-too-short half-hour with Dr. Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and His Emissary (description below). Our conversation was taped by Perspectiva (, who described it…
38 - Cathy Newman Interview & Analysis
Jan 29, 2018 • 143 min
On January 16th, 2018 Channel 4 aired the now infamous interview between Cathy Newman and Dr. Jordan Peterson. This podcast will first air the original interview and then the interview of Dr. Peterson by Geenstijl that was an analysis of the interview…
37 - Deconstruction: The Lindsay Shepherd Affair
Jan 4, 2018 • 125 min
In November 2017, Wilfred Laurier University teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd was called to a disciplinary meeting by two professors (Nathan Rambukkana and Herbert Pimlott) and one administrator (Adria Joel) to discuss her screening of a video clip…
36 - Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors
Dec 21, 2017 • 165 min
Lecture 14 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series. This lecture closes 2017, and the book of Genesis. In it, I present the story of Joseph who, as the wearer of the coat of many colors, is profoundly adaptable, courageous,…
35 - Jacob: Wrestling with God
Nov 30, 2017 • 152 min
Lecture 13 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series. In this lecture, I present the second half of the story of Jacob, later Israel (he who struggles with God). After serving his time with his uncle Laban, and being deceived…
34 - The Perilous State of the University - Jonathan Haidt
Nov 21, 2017 • 95 min
I recently traveled to New York University to talk with Dr. Jonathan Haidt about, among other things, disgust, purity, fear and belief; the perilous state of the modern university; and his work with Heterodox Academy ( an…
33 - Jacob’s Ladder
Nov 13, 2017 • 154 min
Lecture 13 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series. The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories starts up after a two month hiatus with the first half of the story of Jacob, the founder of Israel (“those who…
32 - Compelled Speech - Law Society of Ontario
Nov 3, 2017 • 110 min
Part 1 of this podcast is the video “A Call to Rebellion for Ontario Legal Professionals”: ( Part 2 is the video: “Update: Law Society of Ontario Compelled Speech”: ( On October 10,…
31 - Modern Times - Camille Paglia
Oct 19, 2017 • 103 min
Dr. Camille Paglia is a well-known American intellectual and social critic. She has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (where this discussion took place) since 1984. She is the author of seven books focusing on…
30 - The Great Sacrifice: Abraham and Isaac
Sep 7, 2017 • 154 min
Lecture 12 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series In this, the final lecture of the Summer 2017 12-part series The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories, we encounter, first, Hagar’s banishment to the desert with…
29 - Sodom and Gomorrah
Sep 4, 2017 • 151 min
Lecture 11 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. Often interpreted as an injunction against homosexuality (particularly by those simultaneously claiming identity as Christians and opposed to that orientation), the stories of…
28 - Abraham: Father of Nations
Aug 31, 2017 • 149 min
Lecture 10 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. The Abrahamic adventures continue with this, the tenth lecture in my 12-part initial Biblical lecture series. Abraham’s life is presented as a series of encapsulated narratives,…
27 - The Call to Abraham
Aug 25, 2017 • 156 min
Lecture 9 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. In this lecture, I tell the story of Abraham, who heeds the call of God to leave what was familiar behind and to journey into unknown lands. The man portrayed in the Bible as the…
26 - The Phenomenology of the Divine
Aug 22, 2017 • 161 min
Lecture 8 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. In the next series of stories, the Biblical patriarch Abram (later: Abraham) enters into a covenant with God. The history of Israel proper begins with these stories. Abram heeds…
25 - Walking With God: Noah and the Flood
Aug 19, 2017 • 151 min
Lecture 7 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories Lecture Series. Life at the individual and the societal level is punctuated by crisis and catastrophe. This stark truth finds its narrative representation in the widely-distributed…
24 - The Psychology of the Flood
Jul 18, 2017 • 157 min
Lecture 6 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series The story of Noah and the Ark is next in the Genesis sequence. This is a more elaborated tale than the initial creation account, or the story of Adam and Eve or Cain and…
23 - Cain and Abel: The Hostile Brothers
Jul 4, 2017 • 152 min
Lecture 5 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series The account of Cain and Abel is remarkable for its unique combination of brevity and depth. In a few short sentences, it outlines two diametrically opposed modes of being —…
22 - Adam and Eve: Self-Consciousness, Evil, and Death
Jul 1, 2017 • 154 min
Lecture 4 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series I turned my attention in this lecture to the older of the two creation accounts in Genesis: the story of Adam and Eve. In its few short paragraphs, it covers: the emergence…
21 - God and the Hierarchy of Authority
Jun 11, 2017 • 162 min
Lecture 3 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. Although I thought I might get to Genesis II in this third lecture, and begin talking about Adam & Eve, it didn’t turn out that way. There…
20 - Ideology, Logos & Belief
Jun 7, 2017 • 145 min
Two-part interview with Transliminal Media’s Jordan Levine, April 2017, in Vancouver, Canada. Sequel to the hit 2015 interview ‘Religion, Myth, Science, Truth’: Please support Transliminal Media on Patreon** |…
19 - Genesis - Chaos and Order
May 29, 2017 • 153 min
Lecture 2 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories. In this lecture, I present Genesis 1, which presents the idea that a pre-existent cognitive structure (God the Father) uses the Logos, the Christian Word, the second Person of the…
18 - Introduction to the Idea of God
May 23, 2017 • 159 min
Lecture 1 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series from May 16th at Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. In this lecture, I describe what I consider to be the idea of God, which is at least partly the notion of sovereignty and power,…
17 - Dr Martin Daly
May 11, 2017 • 100 min
I’m speaking with Dr. Martin Daly, a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, a pioneer in the field of evolutionary psychology, and author of Killing the Competition . Dr. Daly has determined that economic inequality and male on male…
16 - An Incendiary Discussion
May 1, 2017 • 111 min
A few weeks ago, Dr. Oren Amitay, who has been defending me in online discussions hosted by the Ontario Psychological Association, invited me to address his psychology class (to which other students were invited). We discussed freedom of speech,…
15 - How To Change The World
Apr 20, 2017 • 52 min
Part 1: A Message to Millenials: How to Change the World — Properly. Young people want, rightly, to change the world. But how might this be properly done? Dr Jonathan Haidt recently contrasted Truth University with Social Justice University. Social…
14 - A Dialogue with Tom Amarque
Apr 2, 2017 • 75 min
Tom Amarque is a German philosopher, writer, publisher, and podcaster. With his podcast ‘Lateral Conversations’ he seeks out - with the help of a wide range of guests - new developments and perspectives in philosophy, psychology, and spirituality, trying…
13 - Maps of Meaning 10, 11, 12, & 13
Mar 26, 2017 • 110 min
Part 1: Maps of Meaning 10 Figuring Evil – Starting at 0:32 Part 2: Maps of Meaning 11 Losing Religion – Starting at 27:57 Part 3: Maps of Meaning 12 Truths that Matter – Starting at 55:22 Part 4: Maps of Meaning 13 The Force Within – Starting at 1:22:45…
12 - Maps of Meaning 7, 8, & 9
Mar 20, 2017 • 82 min
Part 1: Maps of Meaning 7 Contemplating Genesis – Starting at 0:32 Part 2: Maps of Meaning 8 Dwelling on Paradise – Starting at 27:57 Part 3: Maps of Meaning 9 Becoming A Self – Starting at 55:22 Links YouTube Video playlist Self-Authoring Programs Dr…
11 - Dr. James W Pennebaker
Mar 9, 2017 • 81 min
Dr. James W. Pennebaker is Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Executive Director of Project 2021, aimed at rethinking undergrad education at that university. I first encountered Dr. Pennebaker’s work when I was working…
10 - Maps of Meaning 4, 5, & 6
Mar 6, 2017 • 82 min
Part 1: Maps of Meaning: 4 Games People Must Play 0:32 Part 2: Maps of Meaning: 5 Grappling with Fear 27:59 Part 3: Maps of Meaning: 6 Submitting to Order 55:23 Links YouTube Video playlist Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson’s Patreon Support Page
09 - Maps of Meaning 1, 2, & 3
Feb 27, 2017 • 82 min
Part 1: Maps of Meaning: 1 Monsters of Our Own Making. This is the first of a 13-part 30 minute episode television series broadcast by TVO presenting Dr. Jordan B Peterson’s lectures on his book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief. The lecture…
08 - Samuel Andreyev
Feb 19, 2017 • 82 min
A conversation with Samuel Andreyev: A composer, poet, teacher and performer. His music is performed, broadcast, recorded and written about worldwide, and is known for its expressive intensity, spirit of exploration and enormous range of timbres.…
07 - Gregg Hurwitz
Feb 2, 2017 • 102 min
A conversation with Author Gregg Hurwitz covering a variety of topics, including Gregg’s recent work, writing practices, perfection vs. wholeness, superheroes & archetypal heroes, how to balance intimacy and work, limits of comedy, free speech, and more.…
06 - Slaying the Dragon Within Us
Jan 17, 2017 • 56 min
This is the first Big Ideas Lecture performed by Jordan Peterson, back in 2002. He reads a book for very young children by Jack Kent called “There’s no Such Thing as a Dragon” to a group of University of Toronto alumni (most over 65). He explains what it…
05 - The Psychology of Redemption
Jan 10, 2017 • 47 min
A TVO Big Ideas Lecture from 2012, presented at INPM’s Conference on Personal Meaning. It discusses the idea of redemption in Christianity from a psychological perspective, comparing in part to ideas of transformation in psychotherapy.…
04 - Religion, Myth, Science, Truth
Dec 30, 2016 • 156 min
A discussion about Religion, Myth, Science and Truth. It was originally recorded by Transliminal in November 2015. Find the original video at 0:00 INTRO: PETERSON’S JOURNEY 9:45 RELIGION: CROWD-CONTROL, NAIVE…
03 - The Necessity of Virtue
Dec 22, 2016 • 52 min
A recording of the 2010 Hancock Lecture and was recorded by TVO. Dr Peterson discusses virtue from a contemporary perspective that both encompasses and extends beyond moral and religious contexts. Through compelling stories and research, Dr Peterson…
02 - Tragedy vs. Evil
Dec 18, 2016 • 43 min
In a lecture recorded by TVO, Professor Jordan Peterson discusses the nature of evil, distinguishing it from tragedy, and presenting his ideas on how both the former and the latter might be most effectively dealt with. Support this Podcast with Patreon Dr…
01 - Reality and the Sacred
Dec 7, 2016 • 58 min
In a public lecture recorded by TVO, Dr Peterson describes the way the world is portrayed in deep stories, such as myths and religious representations. The world in such stories is a place of action, not a place of things, and it has its archetypal…