Our Cultural Inflection Point and Higher Education: Jordan Peterson and Stephen Blackwood

Podcast: 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, Georgia. Ralston College is committed to an educational vision that enables students to lead lives […]

Jordan Peterson Threatens Everything of Value In NZ

A couple of days ago (Feb 12, 2019) a group calling itself the Auckland Peace Action, objecting to my slated arrival in New Zealand in a couple of days ( for my 12 Rules for Life Tour, produced a “press release” claiming that “Jordan Peterson Threatens Everything of Value in Our Society.” I thought that […]

Archetype, Reality, Friendship and Literature: Peterson/Hurwitz

At Penguin Random House, in London, I had a recent opportunity to speak with New York Times Bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz, who has just released the latest in his Orphan X series, Out of the Dark ( We discussed our long term friendship, beginning when I taught Gregg at Harvard, the strange relationship between his […]

NZ/Australia 12 Rules Tour: Next 2 Weeks

Tickets available at I’m doing a 14 venue tour in Australia and New Zealand. The first shows sold out, so there’s wasn’t much point announcing them by video. However, seats are still available for Wellington (21/02), Auckland (23/02), Sydney (26/02), Melbourne (27/02) and Brisbane (28/02). Hope to see you there. Additional relevant links: Website: […]

Leaders: Myth & Reality: General Stanley McChrystal

I had the opportunity to speak recently with General Stanley McChrystal, retired four-star general, former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and Commander, US Forces, Afghanistan. Since 2010, he has taught courses in international relations at Yale University as a Senior Fellow of the University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. General McChrystal is also […]

Patreon Account Deletion

I closed my Patreon account today, as I promised a few weeks ago ( Thank you to all my current and former Patrons. Additional relevant links: Website: 12 Rules for Life Tour: Dates, Cities and Venues: Books: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: […]

January 2019 Q & A

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 Zealand. If you are a Patreon subscriber, and wish to continue […]

Interview with the grievance studies hoaxers

In the second week of January (2019) I spoke with Dr. Peter Boghossian, Dr. James Lindsay, and Helen Pluckrose, authors of the infamous “Grievance studies” hoax papers. We discussed their motivations and the consequences of their actions. Portland State University is currently taking disciplinary actions against Dr. Boghossian, having found him guilty of academic misconduct […]

Responsibility, conscience and meaning

Every time I talk publicly about the relationship between responsibility and meaning, the audience falls silent… Timon Dias, editor of Geenstijl, the largest Dutch weblog, interviewed me, for the second time, on January 6th (we had spoken a year before: This interview covered: 1. a review of my lecture tour and other activities last […]

Comedians, canaries and coalmines

The jester in the king’s court is the only person allowed to tell the truth. The king who can no longer tolerate his jester has become a tyrant. This is a short clip from a Q & A moderated by Dave Rubin. It’s taken from from this video, which is the Q and A section […]