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Jordan B. Peterson:
Interviews, audio files, books, transcripts
(project terminated)

I’m maintaining a personal archive of interviews with, and recordings of, U of T professor Jordan B. Peterson. My emphasis here is on publishing audio files of YouTube videos, because we all have better things to do that sitting fixedly at a computer watching a video when we could just listen to it. You can also download much more usable versions of Peterson’s PDF of his book Maps of Meaning.


Terminated. See blog posts.

YouTube interviews & features

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You can save these alternative files wherever you wish (and, for example, add them individually to your podcast player, if, like Overcast, it allows you to do so).

Available items
Date Description & source Alternatives
July 4 [Project terminated] Listen to the podcast. Also: “Proclivity
July 3 Patreon Q&A Nº 3 Audio only (.MP3), but note increasing exasperation
July 2 Jordan Peterson, Michael Rectenwald and John Kirbow Discuss Countering Social Justice Audio only (.MP3)
June 28 Canadian Freedom Summit 2017:
  1. Livestream” of lecture
  2. Scrum (lousy audio)
Audio only (.MP3):
  1. Lecture
  2. Scrum
June 17 Remarks at Rebel Live 2017 Audio only (.MP3)
June 15 Twelve Principles for a 21st-Century Conservatism Audio only (.MP3)
June 1 Patreon Q&A Nº 2 Audio only (.MP3)
May 30, 31 Conversations with Gad Saad: first; second; thirdAudio only (.MP3),
all three in one file (updated)
May 24 A Left-Wing Case for Free Speech
(original has atrocious audio quality; I wasn’t even going to post this one)
Audio only (.MP3)
May 22 Presentation at Harvard: “Postmodernism and the Mask of Compassion Audio only (.MP3)
(May 20) Interviews with Transliminal:
  1. 2015
  2. 2017
Audio only (.MP3):
  1. 2015
  2. 2017
May 18 Testimony before Senate on Bill C‑16 (with Jared Brown)
  1. Audio only (.MP3)
  2. Senate homepage for this meeting date
  3. Senate transcript from May 17
  4. copy of transcript
May 8 Patreon bonus interview 1: “L Brown Audio only (.MP3)
May 5 Dave Rubin “live” with Peterson Audio only (.MP3)
April 27 Exploring the Psychology of Creativity Audio only (.MP3)
April 24 Presentation at Linfield College Audio only (.MP3)
April 22 The Devouring Mother
(unusually difficult and substandard export to audio)
Audio only (.MP3, half-assed)
April 13 Conversation with Mark Steyn Audio only (.MP3)
April 10 Conversation with Sargon of Akkad Audio only (.MP3)
April 7 Conversation with Derrick Pilot (“Some Black Guy”) Audio only (.MP3)
April 6 Equity Authoritarians Must Be Stopped – Now Audio only (.MP3)
April 3 Peterson on Bill 89 Audio only (.MP3)
April 1 Presentation at Western University Audio only (.MP3)
March 30 Patreon Q&A Nº 1 Audio only (.MP3)
March 27 Conversation with Oren Amitay Audio only (.MP3)
March 16 PragerU live chat Audio only (.MP3)
March 11 Strengthen the Individual (presentation at Ottawa Public Library; includes Q&A) Audio only (.MP3)
February 27 Milo, Free Speech & Postmodernism Audio only (.MP3)
Student & Teacher Audio only (.MP3)
February 25 Manning Centre Conference 2017: Censorship on Campus (Peterson version) Audio only (.MP3)
February 11 Presentation in and at Oren Amitay’s class Audio only (.MP3)
February 4 Generation Screwed (Toronto Action Forum) Audio only (.MP3)
January 22 Speakers Action Group
(this audio file isn’t trimmed to include just Jordan, but does include Q&A)
Audio only (.MP3)
December 14 Frank Nilsen
(unbearable Norwegian accent)
Audio only (.MP3)
December 13 James Hergott (Hergott Show, Episode 3) Audio only (.MP3)
December 9 Steven Crowder:
  1. Interview

  2. Uncut Web extended” interview

Audio only (.MP3):
  1. Interview (trimmed)

  2. Uncut Web extended

December 4 The Bridgehead (Jonathon Van Maren; YouTube) Audio only (.MP3)
November 29 Jonathan Pageau:
  1. Part 1 (“Tradition and Things That Don’t Fit”)

  2. Part 2 (“The Metaphysics of Pepe”), from 2017 January 3

Audio only (.MP3):
  1. Part 1

  2. Part 2

November 21 Sam Sholli (None of the Above) Audio only (.MP3)
November 19 Debate on Bill C‑16 (one of several versions) Audio only (.MP3)
November 11 Theryn Meyer Audio only (.MP3)
November 5 Gavin McInnes again Audio only (.MP3)
October 27 “Where Do SJWs Come From?” (interview with Peterson and Christine Brophy; YouTube) Audio only (.MP3)
October 25 Gavin McInnes Show (Compound Media) Audio only (.MP3)
October 11 Gad Saad (Saad Truth 265) Audio only (.MP3)
September 16 Peterson and John Vervaeke Discuss the Meaning of Life Audio only (.MP3)
July 16 Jordan Peterson Q&A: Disney Propaganda and Why Bashing Religion Doesn’t Make You Smart Audio only (.MP3)
May 5 Walrus Talks: Tolerance as a Vice Audio only (.MP3)

Peterson’s own podcast

Peterson has his own podcast. To subscribe to any podcast, all you need is its RSS feed:

iTunes, Apple, and SoundCloud all are completely independent from podcasting. Podcasts are audio files published by RSS. You don’t need iTunes or Apple for a podcast, and SoundCloud files aren’t podcasts. This may be the first time you were told any of that.

Other interviews
(no longer updated)

You can download these directly at source. And, despite having disclaimed iTunes above, in some respects it is easier to simply search for "Jordan Peterson" and "Jordan B. Peterson" (with quotes) in the iTunes Store.

This list isn’t going to be updated after April 2017, but I’m keeping it available.

  1. Debate on TVO’s The Agenda

  2. Vin Armani

  3. Bryan Callen

  4. Patrick Coffin (released many months late)

  5. Steven Crowder again

  6. The Dark Room

  7. Sam Harris:

    1. What Is True?

    2. Meaning and Chaos

  8. Honey Badger Radio

  9. Lions of Liberty (sic)

  10. Stefan Molyneux Episode 3591: No viable stable link, and I’m not giving you an URL containing /#/ that will cease to work if you look at it funny. Also: Atrocious Skype audio quality. (At some point Peterson will have to buy a real mike and learn to record his side of the audio in interviews)

  11. CBC Out in the Open (disingenuous hostess)

  12. Jesse Lee Peterson: December 13 episode MP3 (direct link; beware)

  13. Reality Calls

  14. Renegade Report

  15. Joe Rogan

  16. Dave Rubin

  17. Duncan Trussell

Not included

Peterson’s own lectures and monologues.

Maps of Meaning

Peterson’s book Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief was published by Routledge in 1999. Peterson offers two technically unworkable PDFs of the book for download. I improved those PDFs were possible.

For 2019, those PDFs now reside at the Internet Archive.

Jordan’s original PDF, dated 2002 (avoid)
Improved PDF (at Has bookmarks and index; is a tagged PDF but is not claimed to be accessible; does not and will not link endnotes to their references; awful typography could not be improved; many typos even in headings fixed in bookmarks
Jordan’s original Russian PDF of Карта смыслов, dated 2009 (also avoid)
Marginally improved PDF (at This file is so technically broken that the improvements are slight. Even the character encoding is broken, so good luck always seeing Cyrillic characters. Bookmark addition was impossible. Tags added; indexing was pointless

To properly republish Maps of Meaning would mean converting it to a well-tested ePub file so one could read it as an E‑book. I don’t see that happening. But! There’s a Kindle version.

Finally, a bit of advice for anyone writing about Bill C‑16

Peterson rose to prominence in 2016 by discussing the implications of the Canadian federal legislation know as Bill C‑16. You do not write the name of that bill with a hyphen (the normal character you see on your keyboard, typically between 0 and =). You have to use a nonbreaking hyphen, otherwise your carefully measured words about this legislation will seem to be talking about Bill C‑
16 (with unwanted linebreaks in the middle of what should be inseparable character sequence).

(First time you’ve heard of that, too? Good thing you come to my site, then. You learn things.)

You have to use a nonbreaking hyphen even on Twitter and Facebook, because lines break there, too. (You won’t. The House of Commons homepage for that bill doesn’t, either.)

Updated: 2019.01.05 18:48

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