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114. Will Things Get Better? | Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying

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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.

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    127. Unintended Consequences of the Opiate Epidemic | Sally Satel & Peter Pischke


    For 25% off your first Aurate purchase, go to and use promo code “Mikhaila”! In this episode, Sally Satel and Peter Pischke join Mikhaila to talk about dependence-forming medications, the opioid epidemic, and the prescription-drug system that’s partly to blame. Sally Satel is a psychiatrist and addiction medicine writer. She is a lecturer at Yale School of Medicine and the author of ‘PC MD: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine.’ More recently, she co-authored ‘Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience.’ Her articles have been published in The New York Times, the New Republic, and The Wall Street Journal. Peter Pischke is a journalist and health and disability reporter. He hosts The Happy Warrior podcast and has been on many top podcasts and TV shows. As a journalist who’s struggled with chronic pain, he aims to educate people and raise awareness about issues as important as the opioid crisis—which is discussed at length in this episode. ———————————— Find Peter Pischke on Twitter @HappyWarriorP or hear him host The Happy Warrior Podcast at There’s more Sally Satel on her website and Twitter @slsatel Useful resources for people with chronic pain: ———————————— Follow Me On ———————————— Audio - Twitter - Instagram - Facebook - Lion Diet - Telegram - ———————————— Show Notes ———————————— [0:00] Intro [02:37] Introducing guests Peter Pischke and Sally Satel [05:59] What is the opioid crisis? How did it get started? [09:07] “Just between 2020 and 2021, we've hit our highest number in a year yet for deaths, which was about 90,000 related to opioid addiction” - Peter Pischke [11:02] Peter shares his personal story of addiction and recovery from opioid use [14:25] Mikhaila shares her experience with painkillers for childhood arthritis and the difficult choice between using a habit-forming drug or feeling miserable day in and day out [15:21] "It's like woah, I'm in a lot of pain, I full-on have an autoimmune disorder and there's a reason I need these pain killers, and in the moment it's the difference between being in chronic pain or sleeping but being on a pain medication that is dependency forming" - Mikhaila Peterson [15:54] Sally’s experience working at a methadone clinic in Washington DC [20:36] “Some of our patients say they can't handle this on their own and get on a replacement medication for the opioids. And this is not the right medical analogy, but metaphorically it might be like taking insulin: it's just a medication you take every day. Some people do get off completely, but those are the more rare cases"- Sally Satel [21:02] “It takes a long time to repair your life, and people use drugs for a reason” - Sally Satel [22:40] The mixture of drugs in many cases of overdose. The difficulty in prescribing necessary meds post-2016 legislation restricting doctors’ ability to prescribe certain drugs [34:39] The extreme pressure on doctors to see more and more patients. Its effect on prescribed patient care [39:35] Dependence-forming medications [44:05] American culture and the constant war between addicts and legitimate patients in legislature and treatment [51:53] “It could well be that many people on high-dose opioids today didn't need to be on that high of a dose [...] That's all true, but once you’re on a high dose that’s working, and you want to stay on it, to me it's unconscionable that doctors would take you off of it” - Sally Satel [52:16] A message from Peter for those struggling with chronic pain [54:43] A message for people who may be using or considering using [55:21] Wrapping up #MikhailaPeterson #Addiction #OpioidCrisis #MedicalSystem #ChronicPain
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    126. Opposing Views: Climate Change | Alex Epstein & Dr. Andrew Dessler


    This episode is sponsored by - - Paleo Valley Beef sticks - go to and enter code MP for 15% off your first order. - Rabbit Air Purifiers - go to for quality air purifiers. In this episode of Opposing Views, I was joined by Alex Epstein and Dr. Andrew Dessler to discuss climate change. Alex Epstein is a philosopher, author, and founder of the Center for Industrial Progress. His NYT bestseller The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels argued that human flourishing actually requires the use of fossil fuels. Dr. Andrew Dessler is a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M. He wrote The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate, explaining how science is (mis)used in politics. - Find more Alex Epstein on Twitter @AlexEpstein Follow Dr. Andrew Dessler on Twitter @AndrewDessler or find his book Introduction to Modern Climate Change at ___ [0:00] Intro [04:25] Intro to Alex Epstein [05:50] Epstein's views on climate change and the impact of humans [07:15] “The current benefits of burning fossil fuels outweigh the negative side effects" Alex Epstein [09:30] Should we be transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy? [11:20] “The modern anti-fossil fuel movement that says that rising CO2 levels are an existential threat, deliberately excludes nuclear and hydro. Why is that? It's my view that this is philosophical, [that some energies are seen as more natural,] and that's why they favor certain renewables and exclude others" Epstein [12:00] “There's this idea that human impact is bad and we have to stop it, and that's a philosophical view. I think our goal should be to advance human flourishing" Epstein [14:41] On the modern environmental movement, "it's all about the morality of eliminating human impact, and not at all about actually being concerned with reliable energy" - Epstein [15:28] What caused the Texas 2021 power grid failure? [17:31] “Wind dies down when it's cold most of the time and when it's really hot and that is part of why it's a very bad source of energy" - Epstein [19:00] Is natural gas subsidised by the government? [20:29] Climate-related disaster deaths are actually down 98% in the last hundred years. So we are actually safer from climate than ever" - Epstein [22:40] What is the validity of the claim that rising CO2 levels are going to lead to more human deaths through natural disasters? [23:02] “We should only trust predictions about the future from people that acknowledge the reality of the present" - Epstein [26:10] Epstein's views on carbon taxes and who really is producing the most CO2 [28:14] Is Alex an industry plant advocate? [29:06] What impact that humans have made is worse for us and the planet so far? [32:51] ”Anybody that thinks nature is their friend hasn't seen horse flies in Canada. They shouldn’t exist—they’re huge and bite chunks out of you" Mikhaila Peterson [34:37] Wrapping up with Alex Epstein [41:32] Introducing the second guest - Dr. Andrew Dessler [42:47] Is climate change real? What are the primary causes? [43:03] “Climate change is definitely occurring, I think there's very little argument of that at this point" Dessler [44:00] “Carbon dioxide since pre-industrial (or before 1750) when humans started burning fossil fuels, has gone up [by] 40%, and that’s entirely due to human activity" Dessler [45:15] What’s the best way to stop or slow climate change? [46:37] Are green energy sources more expensive for the consumer? [48:45] “There is no reason to continue a fossil fuel economy except for the power that fossil fuel producers have in our political position" Dessler [49:20] Is nuclear power viable? [50:35] What caused the Texas 2021 power grid failures? [53:15] What about claims that carbon taxes will mostly impact the middle and lower class in America, making them less financially stable? [57:50] “There are some businesses where the very rich owners are not going to be able to recover from switching off of fossil fuels and those are the people who object" Dessler [58:00] What % of bad CO2 emissions are coming from America? Are we the bad guys in terms of CO2 produced? [01:00:15] Is renewable energy easy to store? [01:05:00] Is climate change responsible for the natural disasters in recent years? [01:10:06] What happens if we really put all our efforts behind switching to renewable energy now? [01:11:30] Climate change is no laughing matter [01:13:48] Which countries are doing the best to combat climate change? - [01:18:45] Using hydrogen fuel cells to store energy [01:20:05] Most renewable energy source? [01:21:50] Wrapping up with Dr. Dessler - [01:22:00] The question is not ‘were fossil fuels good’—of course they were. The question is what future do we want to live in?" Dessler #CO2 #ClimateChange #FossilFuels
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    125. Addictive Psych Meds | Beverley Thomson


    This episode is sponsored by - - Aurate, get your jewelry at for 25% off! - Paleo Valley, go to and use code 'MP' for 15% off your first purchase! In this episode, Mikhaila hosts Beverley Thomson, a psychiatrist and author. They delve into mental health and the problems with pharmaceuticals. Beverley enlightens us about the increasing number of people on antidepressants, the brain changes that result from extended exposure, how to get off prescription drugs safely, the problem with generic drugs, and much more. They both share their attempts at navigating a ghastly health care system, and Mikhaila talks about Dr. Peterson’s awful experience going through akathisia. If you suffer or know someone suffering from antidepressants, this episode is for you. Beverley Thomson, is a writer, researcher, and speaker with a focus on psychiatric medication like antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and ADHD drugs. Beverley has intensely studied how these meds work, their history, side effects, the potential for dependence, and the effects of withdrawal. Beverley has worked with the British Medical Association, the Scottish Government, and the UK Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry. Her book Antidepressed: A Breakthrough Examination of Epidemic Antidepressant Harm and Dependence, is available now. If you enjoyed this conversation, be sure to subscribe! ———————————— Find Beverley Thomson's book Antidepressed: A Breakthrough Examination of Epidemic Antidepressant Harm and Dependence at Follow Beverley on Twitter @T_A_Psupport Antidepressant Management: RxISK Inner Compass Initiative/The Withdrawal Project Surviving Antidepressants
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    124. Opposing Views: Is Bitcoin The Future? | Peter Schiff & Robert Breedlove


    This episode is sponsored by NordVPN, go to and use code TMPP for 73% off + a bonus gift! In this episode of Opposing Views, I was joined by Peter Schiff and Robert Breedlove to discuss Bitcoin. We covered a range of topics like decentralization, the US dollar, and the risks involved with cryptocurrencies becoming increasingly popular. Both guests gave their opinion on whether Bitcoin is better than gold as a value standard - a prickly question because you have to consider, among other things, market forces, security, scarcity, inflation, and the potential for a new financial crisis. Peter Schiff is an American economist, stockbroker, financial commentator, and author. He is one of the few unbiased investment advisors (not committed solely to the short side of the market) to have correctly predicted the current bear market and to have positioned his clients accordingly. He's also renowned for his accurate forecasts on the US stock market and economy, as well as the mortgage meltdown, credit crunch, and subprime debacle. Schiff is the CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. You may also recognize him as a frequent guest on national news or as the host of the Peter Schiff Show Podcast. Robert Breedlove is an ex-hedge fund manager, philosopher, podcaster, and advocate of cryptocurrencies - especially Bitcoin. He describes himself as a freedom maximalist whose mission is to "cast light on the corruption of money." Breedlove is the CEO and founder of Bitcoin consulting firm Parallax Digital. He also hosts the "What is Money?" show, where he engages in deep conversations with some of the world's most prolific thinkers. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to hit subscribe! - Find more Peter Schiff on his Podcast the Peter Schiff Show: Also check out his asset management company if you are so inclined, at Find more Robert Breedlove on Twitter @breedlove22, and check out his podcast the What Is Money Show at ———————————— Show Notes ———————————— [0:00] Intro [02:08] Introducing guest Peter Schiff [06:05] What is the current state of the US Economy? [09:42] Is cryptocurrency partially responsible for the inflation of the US dollar? [13:02] Is there a way to make crypto a practical, spendable currency for the average person? [13:17] “The real case use for any cryptocurrency right now is as a gambling token. People don't buy it to spend it, they buy it as an investment to see it appreciate in value." - Peter Schiff [18:44] Would Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency be a viable solution for a country with an unstable fiat currency to control inflation? [24:44] Exploring the possibility of a gold standard cryptocurrency [27:50] Peter Shiff's advice for people considering Bitcoin as an investment [41:09] What value does Shiff place on the decentralized aspect of Bitcoin's construction, not needing a governing center to regulate supply through inflation [43:05] “People thought they were going to get rich off of beanie babies. Once you get in a bubble you stop seeing reality.” - Peter Schiff [46:52] Wrapping up with first guest Peter Shiff [52:12] This episode is sponsored by NordVPN, go to and use code TMPP for 73% off + a bonus gift! [53:51] Introducing the second guest Robert Breedlove [55:12] What Bitcoin is from Breedlove’s perspective. Is Bitcoin at a disadvantage not being a physical item like gold, which can be used for its physical properties? [01:01:23] How did we transition from gold to paper money? [01:06:53] Why does Bitcoin not need to backing by something like a gold standard? [01:09:18] History of the US gold standard in the 20th century [01:13:47] Volatility of Bitcoin, a serious problem? [01:17:37] “The complex relationship of humanity to money, this is the one lesson we keep having to learn again painfully. Every three generations we seem to forget that we can't print money to solve our problems.” - Robert Breedlove [01:18:30] What is Robert's stance on the future of Bitcoin? [01:23:18] How can people use Bitcoin effectively for real-life transactions? [01:26:25] What are the fees associated with using Bitcoin networks for transactions? [01:30:05] Robert Breedlove's opinion on the effects of inflation on the US economy in coming years [01:33:50] “Fiat Currency is a pyramid scheme. Those with access to the recently printed money first get rich at the expense of those who get it later and last.” - Robert Breedlove [01:36:32] Examining the possibility of governmental regulation of Bitcoin transactions [01:39:22] Are the beginning stages of Bitcoin really only reasonably accessible to a certain group of people? [01:42:30] How does Breedlove feel about cryptocurrencies like Ethereum? [01:43:07] Wrapping up the episode with Robert Breedlove #MikhailaPetersonPodcast #RobertBreedlove #PeterSchiff #Bitcoin #Crypto
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    123. How Men Can Instantly Look More Attractive | Tanner Guzy


    In this episode, I spoke with men's style coach Tanner Guzy. With the focus on male fashion shifting dramatically over the last few decades, Tanner thinks a lot of men need a sense of direction, and that finding a style of one’s own is an essential part of self-expression. In Tanner’s words, there’s a need for “aesthetic literacy” that isn’t quite being fulfilled. We covered several topics related to men's fashion, such as how personality is expressed through style. We talked about suits and shoes. The changing aesthetic of Western culture and masculinity. The three archetypes of male fashion: rugged, refined, and rakish. We also went into short tangents about Guzy's personal life, his joys as a father, and his time spent as a missionary for the Church of Latter-day Saints. Tanner Guzy is a men's style coach, author, and TEDx speaker. His goal is to help boost men’s confidence and attractiveness by upping their fashion game. He is the author of The Appearance of Power: How Masculinity is Expressed Through Aesthetics. Find more Tanner Guzy on Twitter @tannerguzy Instagram @tannerguzy Check out more of his stuff at And check out his book The Appearance of Power at ———————————— Follow Me On ———————————— Audio - Twitter - Instagram - Facebook - Lion Diet - Telegram - ———————————— Show Notes ———————————— [0:00] Intro [02:05] Presenting this week's guest, Tanner Guzy [03:15] “The ability to articulate yourself through your appearance is just as powerful and just as important as it is with written or spoken language.” - Tanner Guzy [04:05] What’s it like when Tanner starts working with a new client? [04:55] Are there any “absolutely-no" moments when it comes to style and fashion? [05:45] The changing aesthetic of Western culture [10:30] How do you get back into fashion after neglecting your appearance for a while? [12:10] Focusing on becoming more multidimensional in your look as a man [15:10] Are men dressing less masculine? [16:30] How do you get started as a fashion coach? [18:00] Mikhaila and Tanner go on a tangent about Guzy’s missionary work as a Latter-Day Saint [21:30] Discussing the three style archetypes in men: rugged, refined, and rakish [23:30] “As you start to dress in a way that reflects the way you feel on the inside, when you look in the mirror it's incredibly congruent and authentic to what you feel your style is.” - Tanner Guzy [25:30] Dressing around certain troublesome parts of the body [26:50] What shoes are a no-go zone for men in 2021? [29:00] Recommendations on good outfits for a first date [32:30] “If you ever see an older guy who is dressed like he is eighteen, it's because his wife is dressing him. Men and women have different goals when they get dressed: women are looking for youth and vitality and trendiness; men tend to dress more towards the status they have attained in life.” - Tanner Guzy [33:30] Do not dress in a way that reflects status you haven’t yet obtained [35:00] How to look good on a budget [40:30] What expensive brands are actually worth it? [43:30] Is there a tasteful way to buy things that show status? [45:00] Where did “don’t wear white after labor day” come from? [50:30] Creating an iconic style. Famous style icons of the 20th Century [52:15] Wrapping up #MensFashion #Masculinity #MensStyle #Fashion #MikhailaPeterson
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    122. Opposing Views: Gun Control | Dan Gross & Dr. John R. Lott


    Welcome to episode 122 of the Mikhaila Peterson Podcast. This is another opposing views episode where I speak with two people who have opposing views on contentious subjects. This is my favourite format of episode and one I’ll be focusing on. In this episode, I spoke with Dan Gross and Dr. John R. Lott about gun control in America. We discussed their stances on gun control, assault weapons, the gun show loophole, and background check laws. I asked them whether states with stricter gun control have less gun violence. We also touched on straw purchasers, misconceptions regarding gun violence, and how politics has pervaded an already complicated debate—which is one of the reasons we need conversations like this one. In the first half, I sat down with Dan Gross. After his brother was wounded in the 1997 Empire State shooting, Gross left a bright career in marketing to become a gun control activist. He has since worked to raise awareness on gun safety, spearheading campaigns that teach gun owners to mitigate risk. Gross is the former president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and co-founded the Center for Gun Rights and Responsibility. In the second half, I spoke with gun rights advocate, economist, and political commentator John R. Lott. He has worked for Yale, the University of Chicago, and the U.S. Department of Justice under Trump. He is the founder and former president of the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC). John Lott has published op-eds in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and more. Remember please keep the comments civil - organizing these episodes is tricky and I really love doing them I think they’re so interesting so let’s keep things civil so that more people will agree to come on. Next week's episode is opposing views on Bitcoin. I hope you enjoy this episode - if you do please hit subscribe. Enjoy your week! Find more Dan Gross on the website: Follow Dan Gross on Twitter: Find more John Lott on: Follow him on Twitter: ———————————— Show Notes ———————————— [0:00] Intro [02:45] Dan Gross’s background. [05:53] Dan's stance on gun control. [09:24] Dan’s suggestion on gun control. [09:59] Finding the balance with gun usage. [10:09] Why Dan was vilified in certain communities. [11:42] Dan’s thoughts on who should own guns. [14:55] The gun show loophole. [19:19] The reason behind a gun show loophole. [21:13] The politicized gun debate. [25:03] Do states with stricter gun control have less gun violence? [26:53] Comparing gun access between the states and other countries. [29:44] The REAL problem with guns according to Dan. [31:09] The assault weapon debate. [35:41] Straw purchasers. [38:38] Gun dealers and crime guns. [39:13] Dan's thoughts on how to crack down on straw purchasers. [43:53] Find Dan Gross on Twitter @DanGrossPAX and at The Center for Gun Rights and Responsibility website: [45:05] John R. Lott Jr.'s background. [45:53] John's view on gun control. [46:07] The sad reality of gun control according to John. [46:42] Inequality in gun control. [53:37] John’s perspective on legal gun access. [55:39] Where felons purchase their guns. [56:18] Statistics on gun purchase. [1:02:23] A surprising fact of crime in the US. [1:03:27] Straw purchasers. [01:04:00] John's suggestion to change background checks. [01:07:12] Red flag laws. [01:15:09] John's perspective on gun education. [01:18:52] John’s thoughts on children dying from domestic gunshots. [01:19:33] The relationship between gun control and gun crime. [01:20:13] John’s advice on governmental gun control. [01:24:55] Find more John Lott on #MikhailaPeterson #GunRights #GunViolence #OpposingViews #GunControl
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    121. The Art Of Seduction and Human Psychology | Robert Greene


    In 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! Website:   YouTube: Follow him on Twitter @RobertGreene: Purchase Robert Greene's new book, “The Daily Laws: 366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy, and Human Nature” here: ———————————— Follow Me On ———————————— Audio - Twitter - Instagram - Facebook - Lion Diet - Telegram - ———————————— 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
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    120. Leaving the Cult of Wokeness | Africa Brooke


    This episode was sponsored by Super Speciosa Kratom. Go to 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 - Find more Africa Brooke on her website: Follow her Instagram account: ———————————— Follow Me On ———————————— Audio - Twitter - Instagram - Facebook - Lion Diet - Telegram - ———————————— 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 #MikhailaPeterson #AfricaBrooke #JordanPeterson #Wokeness #Racism
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    119. The Trans Debate, Surviving PTSD, and the State of American Humor | Yannis Pappas


    In 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: Follow his Instagram account: Check out Yannis Pappas’s Youtube @LongDays with Yannis Pappas ———————————— Follow Me On ———————————— Audio - Twitter - Instagram - Facebook - Lion Diet - Telegram - ———————————— 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
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    118. The Story of FreedomToons ft. Jordan Peterson


    You 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: ———————————— Follow Me On ———————————— Audio - Twitter - Instagram - Facebook - Lion Diet - Telegram - ———————————— 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

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