Mikhaila Peterson speaks with thought leaders, influencers and industry changers - continually finding the best ways to improve the human experience. From stay at home moms to CEOs, fitness enthusiasts to spiritual guides, nutrition researchers to health professionals - Mikhaila has interview-style conversations aimed at provoking thought, addressing difficult subjects, and delving into topics that are generally shied away from.
121. The Art Of Seduction and Human Psychology | Robert Greene
1:03:06In this episode, I spoke with bestselling author Robert Greene. It was intense. He walked me through the nine seduction types in his book and gave examples of each. He spoke about common manipulation techniques, how using his laws of power aren’t always manipulative, the ruthless power structures in Hollywood, tips on being vulnerable, and his new book, “The Daily Laws.” Robert Greene is an American author known for his books on strategy, power, and seduction. He has written six international bestsellers: The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, Mastery, and The Laws of Human Nature. Like I mentioned his newest book is the daily laws. This was a really fun episode. Really fun. If you enjoyed this, be sure to subscribe! Find more Robert Greene on his website: https://PowerSeductionandWar.com/ Follow him on Twitter @RobertGreene: https://twitter.com/RobertGreene Purchase Robert Greene's new book, “The Daily Laws: 366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy, and Human Nature” here: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Greene/e/B001IGV3IS/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1 ———————————— Follow Me On ———————————— Audio - https://linktr.ee/mikhailapeterson Twitter - https://twitter.com/MikhailaAleksis Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mikhailapeterson Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mikhailapetersonpodcast Lion Diet - https://linktr.ee/liondiet Telegram - https://t.me/mikhailapeterson ———————————— Show Notes ———————————— [0:00] Intro [1:55] Introduction to this week's guest Robert Greene [03:22] How Robert got interested in writing about power and strategy. [05:11] Common manipulation techniques [09:22] The difficulty of being honest [10:50] The ruthless industry and power structures of Hollywood and the music industry. [13:53] The 48 Laws of Power [16:40] Using power without being evil or manipulative. [18:12] Roberts's favorite laws [21:23] "You think that the person above you, your boss, he or she seems so powerful and in control, you don't realize that they have insecurities, that they have an ego, that they have weaknesses and vulnerabilities. You assume that if you say something a little ambiguous that they laugh it off because they are above you and don't care about what you think or say, but the truth is the higher up you go in any hierarchy, the more insecure you become." Robert Greene [22:28] The Art of Seduction [28:45] The nine seducer types [35:30] The Star [40:58] Quote on seduction types. "You have one of these qualities in you; it's natural to you; you were born with it. Seduction isn't about beauty. It's about understanding human psychology." Robert Greene [44:32] The Coquette [46:33] The Natural [52:50] "Revealing to that other person that you have fallen under their spell is almost the most seductive thing you can do because it is deeply, deeply exciting to feel that that other person is charmed by us, but in order to do that, you have to be vulnerable." Robert Greene [54:44] Tips on being vulnerable [58:09] The negative lash back from Robert Greene's books. [01:00:00] Robert Greene's new book, "The Daily Laws." #MikhailaPetersonPodcast #RobertGreene #ArtofSeduction #TheDailyLaws #The48LawsofPower
120. Leaving the Cult of Wokeness | Africa Brooke
1:10:08This episode was sponsored by Super Speciosa Kratom. Go to https://superspeciosa.com/mp enter the code MP for 20% off. This episode was also sponsored by NordVPN - check out their 73% off deal at https://nordvpn/tmpp code tmpp for 73% off! In this episode, Mikhaila hosts Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Africa Brooke. Africa shares her experience with writing her viral article. She offers some insight on how to be conscious of one's actions and finding their authentic voice. In addition to discussing wokeness, they also delve into politics in connection to religion, in-group preference, and accepting other perspectives. Check out how Africa was influenced by Dr. Peterson in this episode. Africa Brooke is a London-based Consultant and Mindset Coach that wrote a letter entitled: "Why I’m leaving the cult of wokeness", which has been read by over four million people. Africa aims to help people restore their dignity and define their values and boundaries as entrepreneurs or any individuals who require a mindset rewire. If you enjoyed this, be sure to subscribe! Why I'm Leaving the Cult of Wokeness - https://ckarchive.com/b/d0ueh0h67mpd Find more Africa Brooke on her website: https://AfricaBrooke.com/ Follow her Instagram account: https://Instagram.com/AfricaBrooke ———————————— Follow Me On ———————————— Audio - https://linktr.ee/mikhailapeterson Twitter - https://twitter.com/MikhailaAleksis Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mikhailapeterson Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mikhailapetersonpodcast Lion Diet - https://linktr.ee/liondiet Telegram - https://t.me/mikhailapeterson ———————————— Show Notes ———————————— [0:00] Intro [03:16] "Why I am leaving the cult of wokeness.", an excerpt from a viral article read by Mikhaila. [04:19] Africa Brooke's background. [06:15] The start of Africa’s letter and its impact. [07:10] Africa's beliefs before writing this letter. [09:28] How Africa realized her actual values. [16:15] Africa’s experience and reaction with people doubting her. [22:51] What drove Africa Brooke to write the letter. [25:20] Suggestions on switching directions when you know your decision is wrong. [27:43] The idea that all white people are racist and in-group preference. [35:25] When politics becomes a religion. [39:17] Listening to different people's views. [40:41] How Africa reflected on her voice. [48:20] When Africa started listening to Dr. Peterson. [51:26] Dr. Peterson and Marvel Comics. [53:03] Africa’s personal consequences post-viral letter. [59:24] The acknowledgment of the positive responses from her letter. [01:05:23] Wrap Up. Find Africa Brook on Instagram @AfricaBrooke and on her website AfricaBrooke.com #MikhailaPeterson #AfricaBrooke #JordanPeterson #Wokeness #Racism
119. The Trans Debate, Surviving PTSD, and the State of American Humor | Yannis Pappas
1:00:50In this episode, Mikhaila hosts Yannis Pappas who shares his experience of getting shot, quitting comedy to recover, and returning. The two discuss surviving COVID, personality traits, PTSD, panic attacks from serious trauma, and this rapidly changing world. After Yannis shares his daily routine pre and post COVID, he provides advice to young comics. Yannis Pappas is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and podcast host from Brooklyn, New York. The “Long Day” podcast host is widely known for the characters of Mr. Panos and Maurica. He also co-hosted an award-winning series and a sports comedy show in addition to participating in festivals around the world. If you enjoyed as much as I did, make sure to subscribe! Find more Yannis Pappas on his website: https://www.yannispappascomedy.com/ Follow his Instagram account: https://Instagram.com/YannisPappas Check out Yannis Pappas’s Youtube @LongDays with Yannis Pappas ———————————— Follow Me On ———————————— Audio - https://linktr.ee/mikhailapeterson Twitter - https://twitter.com/MikhailaAleksis Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mikhailapeterson Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mikhailapetersonpodcast Lion Diet - https://linktr.ee/liondiet Telegram - https://t.me/mikhailapeterson ———————————— Show Notes ———————————— [0:00] Intro [02:34] Surviving COVID-19. [04:34] Yannis's background. [04:56] Lexipro, neuroticism, and psychopaths. [06:36] Yannis and Mikhaila discuss potential danger. [07:29] Shows in NY and club requirements. [10:14] Country music and moving out of Canada, Austin, and Nashville. [13:53] Yannis’s started in comedy and getting shot. [19:01] His SNL audition and suffering from PTSD post shot. [21:16] Mikhaila's panic attacks during hospital visits. [22:41] Yannis responds to the idea of panic attacks. [24:24] Being a social worker for 9/11 victims. [26:00] Dr. Jordan’s Peterson personality test. [26:37] The two types of personalities Yannis has seen in comedy. [28:49] How evil operates according to Yannis. [29:11] Yannis’s return to comedy. [30:49] Pappas’s advice for young comics. [31:09] How Yannis writes his comedy sets. [33:53] Successful comedy expectations. [34:08] Yannis’s view towards public rejection. [34:38] How comedy is universally changing quickly. [35:57] Yannis’s opinion on humor nowadays. [39:01] The story of an MMA trans woman fighter choking out a woman. [42:27] Yannis’s perspective towards freedom in America. [44:52] Mikhaila’s thoughts on attachment. [45:43] Yannis's favorite comics. [49:37] Yannis’s daily routine and the changes during COVID. [54:05] Yannis's future plans and the Chinese Communist Party. [58:08] Wrap Up. Find more Yannis on YouTube, his podcast Long Days with Yannis Pappas, and his special, "Blowing the Light." #MikhailaPetersonPodcast #YannisPappas #ComedyPodcast #Comedy #PTSD
118. The Story of FreedomToons ft. Jordan Peterson
52:19You are in for a treat in this episode as the founder of Freedom Toons joins me. After Seamus Coughlin shares his journey since high school, he also explains how his Catholic roots factored in. All that got me hyped up to share my own experience of finding God. Following that serious discussion, I have to say that it’s been a while I haven’t laughed this much. I promise you’ll get a good laugh too as you watch Coughlin impersonating Trump and the one and only Dr. Jordan. Yes, I know. Wait till you see HIS reaction too. Get the true taste of the expression of freedom as Mikhaila and Seamus Coughlin discuss his experience in animation. In this episode, they tackle values, religion, and complex emotions. Coughlin’s shares his experience with his Youtube Channel “Freedom Toons”, and ends up imitating well-known figures like Trump and none other than Dr. Jordan himself. Check out this episode to see the impact “Freedom Toons” has had and how Dr. Jordan reacts towards an impersonation of him. Seamus Coughlin is a libetarian animator and political cartoonist, columnist, and Youtuber with an affinity for multimedia production. During his high school career, he qualified for many local and national awards. Ever since his mentor encouraged him to start his own business, he has been working in the digital industry. Remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode. Find more Seamus Coughlin on YouTube: @FreedomToons Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Seamus_Coughlin ———————————— Follow Me On ———————————— Audio - https://linktr.ee/mikhailapeterson Twitter - https://twitter.com/MikhailaAleksis Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mikhailapeterson Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mikhailapetersonpodcast Lion Diet - https://linktr.ee/liondiet Telegram - https://t.me/mikhailapeterson ———————————— Show Notes ———————————— [0:00] Intro [02:20] Seamus Coughlin's background. [05:20] The success of “Freedom Toons”. [06:40] Coughlin’s thoughts on values. [07:05] Dr. Peterson’s thoughts on conservatives. [09:30] Coughlin’s Catholic roots. [12:30] Mikhaila's experience finding God. [18:55] Finding joy in misery. [21:27] Dr. Peterson’s Jungian technique to analyze Mikhaila's dream. [24:50] Dr. Peterson’s opinion on commitment. [26:35] The different imitations of Seamus. [31:10] Seamus's most popular videos. [38:37] The Thanksgiving video. [40:20] The growth journey of “Freedom Toons”. [41:58] Wearing white after Labor Day. [42:42] Coughlin’s impersonation of Dr. Peterson in the presence of Dr. Peterson. [45:30] Coughlin’s impersonation of Trump. [29:09] The impact of “Freedom Toons”. [30:53]Wrap Up. #MikhailaPeterson #SeamusCoughlin #FreedomToons #JordanPeterson #Conservatism
117. Top Carnivore Diet Doctor Tips | Ken Berry
1:01:54Dr. Ken Berry struggled with health issues and weight and medical misinformation. He’s one of the biggest doctors in the carnivore diet scene and one of the most knowledgeable. Also his last name is Berry so that’s funny. Mikhaila and Ken discussed how being a carnivore is beneficial to people, particularly sick people. After Dr. Berry shares his thoughts on the role of cholesterol in the carnivore diet, and other common concerns, Mikhaila encourages Dr. Berry to go all in and try the Lion Diet. If you have been meaning to follow a meat-based diet, listen to Dr. Berry here. Dr. Ken Berry is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is a Board Certified Family Physician who has been practicing Family Medicine for over a decade in Tennessee. He is also the author of the book “Lies My Doctor Told Me” with a mission to help people reclaim their health. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe! Subscribe to Dr. Berry’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/KenDBerryMD Visit Dr. Berry’s website: https://drberry.com/ ———————————— Follow Me On ———————————— Audio - https://linktr.ee/mikhailapeterson Twitter - https://twitter.com/MikhailaAleksis Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mikhailapeterson Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mikhailapetersonpodcast Lion Diet - https://linktr.ee/liondiet Telegram - https://t.me/mikhailapeterson ———————————— Show Notes ———————————— [0:00] Intro [02:00] Introducing Ken Berry. [05:00] Ken Berry's health issues. [10:50] Ken Berry's daily meal and what his diet looks like specifically. [15:20] Do people who suffer have to be worried about the carnivore diet? [22:50] Has Dr. Ken Berry ever tried the lion diet for six weeks straight? [23:50] The keto flu and the transition symptoms from carbohydrate withdrawal and electrolyte and salt fluctuations. [28:30] Gut Microbiome causes a more extended period of cravings. [30:50] Zombie Ants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vijGdWn5-h8 [33:07] Dr. Ken Berry's book Lies My Doctor Told Me and the new book he is writing, tentatively titled, "The Proper Human Diet." [40:30] Words of comfort for people who are overweight and are concerned about overconsuming meat. [45:03] Dr. Berry defines a Keto Diet. [45:55] Difference between net carbs vs. total carbs. [48:54] Food manufacturers "Reindeer Games." [49:50] Retraining your pallet and using different keto foods to transition from the standard American diet. [53:40] Sense of smell changing from the keto diet. [55:25] How to get started with this type of diet. [58:23] Dr. Berry's YouTube Channel. [59:42] The carnivore's doctors and their carbohydrate last names. [01:00:14] Where to find Dr. Ken Berry. #MikhailaPetersonPodcast #DrKenBerry #CarnivoreDiet #TheLionDiet #LionDiet
116. Why You Need To Relearn How To Breathe | James Nestor
56:30Want to sponsor the show? Message firstname.lastname@example.org Mikhaila and James Nestor spark up an interesting conversation about sleep apnea. They discuss the effects of sleep apnea in addition to some ways of reducing it. Mikhaila shares her opinion on soothers which led their discussion to proper breathing. If you’re interested in seeing whether you properly breathe or have an interest in freediving, then this video is for you. James Nestor is an American Journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. He appeared on many television and radio shows in addition to an appearance on TEDX to share his experience on breathing and deep diving. If you enjoyed this episode, remember to subscribe! Find more James Nestor on his website: https://www.mrjamesnestor.com/ Follow his Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/mrjamesnestor/?hl=en Check out James’s Tik Tok: https://twitter.com/mrjamesnestor?lang=en ———————————— Follow Me On ———————————— Audio - https://linktr.ee/mikhailapeterson Twitter - https://twitter.com/MikhailaAleksis Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mikhailapeterson Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mikhailapetersonpodcast Lion Diet - https://linktr.ee/liondiet Telegram - https://t.me/mikhailapeterson ———————————— Show Notes ———————————— [0:00] Intro [03:22] How to reduce sleep apnea. [05:22] The different effects of sleep apnea. [06:28] Working the tube in the throat. [09:36] How to spot proper breathing. [10:39] Oropharyngeal exercises. [14:19] Mikhaila’s experience with soothers and the problem with pacifiers. [19:17] Does sleep tape help? [22:00] What a proper breath looks like. [26:07] The breathing of Wim Hof. [29:41] Nestor’s book popularity. [31:57] Our twisted healthcare system and the effects on COVID19. [39:35] How James started. [41:41] Freediving. [44:47] James's experience in freediving. [49:54] The practice of freediving. [55:41] Wrap up #MikhailaPetersonPodcast #JamesNestor #Breath #SleepApnea #Freediving
115. Conversation Tricks from an FBI Negotiation Trainer | Mark Goulston
59:30This episode is sponsored by Super Speciosa Kratom! Go to https://getsuperleaf.com/MP and use code MP for 20% off. I sat down today with Mark Goulston to discuss all things mental health-related. We got into the ins and outs of dealing with depression, his own techniques and tips on how to cope, and the Michelangelo Mindset. Mark Goulston is the Creator/Co-founder of Michelangelo Mindset, exec coach, best-selling author of nine books, and host of My Wakeup Call Podcast. He was originally a UCLA professor of psychiatry for over 25 years, and a former FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer. If you enjoyed this, be sure to subscribe! The Teen Mental Health Webinar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqZmDLTFntI Tell My Story - https://www.chooselife.org/film Follow Mark Goulston on Twitter @MarkGoulston: https://twitter.com/MarkGoulston and on his website - https://www.chooselife.org/ ———————————— Follow Me On ———————————— Audio - https://linktr.ee/mikhailapeterson Twitter - https://twitter.com/MikhailaAleksis Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mikhailapeterson Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mikhailapetersonpodcast Lion Diet - https://linktr.ee/liondiet Telegram - https://t.me/mikhailapeterson ———————————— Show Notes ———————————— [00:00] Intro [04:58] Surgical empathy [10:33] The Michelangelo Mindset [12:28] Mikhaila’s experience with depression and suicidal thoughts. [14:22] Teen mental health webinar and the Tell My Story documentary about youth mental health and suicide prevention. [19:05] The steps of the Michelangelo Mindset [22:14] What to do if your start-up pitch flops [27:09] What you want to create in a conversation with other people. [28:00] Steve Jobs Xerox story [31:32] What you can do to get that type of reaction [32:09] Creating bestselling book titles [34:45] Wisdom on never getting taken advantage of and Mark's experience with the OJ Simpson trial. [47:46] A tactic against bullies [46:00] Mark’s own story of depression [56:35] Mark’s interview with Jordan B. Peterson #MikhailaPeterson #MarkGoulston #Suicide #Depression #MentalHealth
114. Will Things Get Better? | Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying
1:13:52This episode is sponsored by https://understandmyself.com/ and use code MP for 10% off! In today’s episode, Mikhaila hosts the evolutionary biologists Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying. They had an insightful discussion with Mikhaila about how in the most prosperous age of human history, suicide and illness rates are skyrocketing. Humans are more miserable than ever. How did that happen from an evolutionary perspective? Are the challenges of modern life really that hard? They also delved into humanity’s reaction to COVID, birth control, switching genders, monogamy, and religion. Watch this episode to see how evolution shapes our lives. Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying are former professors at Evergreen State College. The married couple were among the college’s most popular teachers. They specialized in evolutionary biology. Together, they authored A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life, a book discussing why humans are miserable despite living in the most prosperous age in all of human history. Follow Bret Weinstein on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BretWeinstein Follow Bret Heather Heying on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeatherEHeying Listen to Bret Weinstein’s DarkHorse Podcast: https://bretweinstein.net/podcast Read A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the challenges of Modern Life: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08... If you enjoy this episode, don’t forget to subscribe.
113. Restructure your BRAIN using your THOUGHTS | Dr. Caroline Leaf
1:06:27This episode is sponsored by truLOCAL. Go to https://trulocal.ca and https://trulocalusa.com and use code MP to get free meat! Today’s guest, Dr. Caroline Leaf, is one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change with directed mind input. She discusses how you can eliminate toxic thoughts and brain pathways established in your brain. Dr. Leaf also answers Mikhaila’s question about how long it usually takes to change your brain by changing your behaviour. Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist. She helps people understand their minds and change their lives for the better. Dr. Leaf is the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, and her most recent: Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking. The mental health and mind expert hosts the 'Cleaning Up The Mental Mess' podcast where she shares scientific tips on how to take control over your mental health and brain.
112. How to Heal Your Toxic Brain | Dr. Daniel Amen
1:01:39This episode is sponsored by Ancestral Supplements' Grass Fed Beef Organs, go to https://ancestralsupplements.com/ to get your own! Ever wondered if psych meds are good for you? In this episode, Mikhaila and Dr. Amen discuss how psych meds can affect your brain and why psychiatry is failing. But that’s not all. They delve into what causes a toxic brain, the 3 worst things you can do for your brain, how a healthy diet can maintain your brain health, and more. If you’re interested in keeping your brain healthy (of course you are), or you’re suffering from brain damage, you need to watch this episode. Dr. Amen is one of America’s leading psychiatrists and brain health experts. He is the go-to psychiatrist for many celebrities like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. The New York Times mega-bestseller for Change Your Brain, Change Your Life has appeared on many tv shows like Dr. Phil, Larry King, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The View. He’s here to educate you about brain health and to help you change your life for the better. Follow Dr. Amen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doc_amen/ Dr. Amen’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/AmenClinic Dr. Amen’s website: https://danielamenmd.com/ If you enjoy this episode, don’t forget to subscribe.