The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
Nov 29, 2020 1 hr 2 min

Coleman Hughes with Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson

Coleman Hughes and Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson discuss some of the global issues caused by polarizing opinions in race, politics, and western culture. Find Coleman Hughes on his podcast Conversations with Coleman, on Twitter @coldxman, and at his website This episode is sponsored by Helix Mattresses. For up to $200 off, visit - For Advertising Inquiries, visit
Nov 22, 2020 54 min

Sigmund Freud and the Dynamic Unconscious

In this lecture, 9th in the 2017 personality series, Dr. Peterson discusses some of the essentials of Sigmund Freud's theories, concentrating on his conceptualizations of the dynamic (living) unconscious. - Thanks to our sponsors: Wondery "Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and Universal Music Group present Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound. The story begins with a keyboard player in the heart of Harlem: Teddy Riley. Teddy’s entire world was music. Playing it. Composing it. Producing it. Teddy and his friend Timmy Gatling followed their dreams and started a revolution in the world of hip-hop and R&B.They crafted hit after hit, and were on top of the world. Their group’s quick rise to fame came with betrayals and broken friendships. Tensions within the band began to flare, and rivalries with other artists turned violent. As the stakes grew higher, their troubled manager pushed the group past their breaking point, with deadly results. Listen today at" - For Advertising Inquiries, visit
Nov 15, 2020 1 hr 46 min

Carl Jung (Part 2)

In this lecture, Dr. Peterson finishes his analysis of Disney's Lion King, which provides a dramatic representation of many of the archetypes identified and analyzed by Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, student of Nietzsche and Freud, and originator of analytical psychology. - Thanks to our sponsors: - For Advertising Inquiries, visit
Nov 08, 2020 52 min

Carl Jung (Part 1)

In this lecture, Dr. Peterson uses Disney's Lion King to further illustrate the basic principles of the personality and clinical theories of Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, student of Nietzsche and Freud, originator of analytical psychology, and great interpreter of mythology and archetype. -- Go to and use code PETERSON to get 83% off a 2-year plan and 3 extra months for free! -- For Advertising Inquiries, visit
Nov 01, 2020 1 hr 22 min

Jean Piaget (Constructivism)

Jean Piaget, renowned developmental psychologist, helped us understand how the child built its own personality during exploration, and how that personality was further shaped by the games people play. -- Go to and use code PETERSON to get 83% off a 2-year plan and 3 extra months for free! -- For Advertising Inquiries, visit
Oct 25, 2020 1 hr 13 min

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Existentialism)

--From: 2014 Personality Lecture 13: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Existentialism)-- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, perhaps the greatest Russian author of the twentieth century, was an Orthodox Christian existentialist, a direct descendant of Dostoevsky's thinking, and a man who took a mighty axe to the terrible tangled roots of communist totalitarianism. He associated inauthentic being on the part of the individual, within society, with the direct degeneration of that society into tyranny and malevolence. -- For Advertising Inquiries, visit
Oct 18, 2020 49 min

Foreword to The Gulag Archipelago: 50th Anniversary

I had the great privilege of writing the foreword to the 50th-anniversary version of the abridged version of one of the most important books of the 20th century, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, a devastating account of the absolute horror wreaked upon the people of the Soviet Empire by the acolytes of the doctrine of Karl Marx. I read the foreword here, in its entirety, and encourage everyone to purchase and study the book. It changed the world. The 50th-anniversary version of The Gulag Archipelago is available at Amazon UK at or at multiple booksellers on the dedicated Penguin Random House page at NOTE: The North American license is held by Harper Collins, and the book is not available in its 50th-anniversary form except from the sellers above. -- Additional relevant links re Solzhenitsyn: Main webpage: Nobel Prize acceptance speech: I have recommended many of Solzhenitsyn's books here: - Thank you to our sponsors: For Advertising Inquiries, visit
Oct 11, 2020 2 hr 27 min

Maps of Meaning 12: Final - The Divinity of the Individual

In this, the final Maps of Meaning lecture for 2017, Dr. Peterson reviews the year and its offerings: What is a belief system? Why are people so inclined to engage in conflict to protect their belief systems? It's partly because our belief systems are not only systems of belief, but structures that serve to render everyone who participates in that belief and its dramatization and acting out in the world predictable, trustworthy and cooperative (even when competing). Is there a hierarchy of rank or value among belief systems, or are they merely arbitrary? What is the relationship between descriptions of the objective world and moral guidelines? How do you determine how to conduct yourself in the world? What should you do (and is that question even genuine -- or answerable?) What inbuilt structures do you bring into the world, as a consequence of biological evolution, that help you orient yourself in life, in the face of its overwhelming complexity? What is the relationship between the games that children learn to play when becoming socialized and the cultural structures that guide us in broader society? How is all this related to the underlying symbolic structures (religious structures) that sit at the base of our societies and belief structures?
Oct 04, 2020 2 hr 33 min

Maps of Meaning 11: The Flood and the Tower

In this lecture, Dr. Peterson continues his discussion of the archaic stories at the beginning of Genesis, including Cain and Abel, and the flood story of Noah (the return of chaos), and the story of the Tower of Babel (which he reads as a very old warning about the danger of erecting something akin to a totalitarian/utopian secular state -- that is pathological order).
Sep 27, 2020 2 hr 19 min

Maps of Meaning 10: Genesis and the Buddha

In this lecture, Dr. Peterson discusses the creation stories in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, and describes the parallels with the stories of the development of the Buddha from childhood to early adulthood, using the archetypal schema developed previously in the course. For Advertising Inquiries, visit
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