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Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast

Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying

On The DarkHorse Podcast, we will explore questions that matter, with tools that work. Weekly episodes of "The Evolutionary Lens" are co-hosted with Heather Heying, in which we use an evolutionary toolkit to reveal patterns in nature--including human nature. Other episodes will feature Bret hosting long form discussions. Some guests will be well known, others obscure, but all of them are chosen because they have demonstrated unusual insight. The state and future of civilization will be a recurring theme, so buckle up!

139 - #101: When Doctors Were Scientists (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)
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  • 139 - #101: When Doctors Were Scientists (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 101st in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.

    Beginning with a discussion of Room 101 from Orwell’s 1984, we then share excerpts from Ross Douthat’s forthcoming book, The Deep Place, with discussion of how we arrive at medical consensus, how long-term illness is often misunderstood by the medical establishment, and how weirdos on the internet can get things more right than the authorities. Rose and McCullough’s research paper on myocarditis was pulled by the journal with no explanation; the letter that came back from the editor had no info in it. The Washington Post makes the extraordinary claim that “the public is observing the scientific method up-close and in real time.” New research finds that obstetricians are human and fallible, and prone to the same kinds of cognitive distortions that we all are. We read and then discuss C.S. Lewis’s short 1948 essay, On Living in an Atomic Age. And we finish with a discussion of sea lions.

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    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox; next post: vitamin D deficiency and Covid-19): https://naturalselections.substack.com

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    Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for at amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQA

    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com

    Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com).

    Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon.

    Get your Goliath shirts right here: store.darkhorsepodcast.org

    Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal.

    Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Check out our other channel:  @DarkHorse Podcast Clips  

    Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.

    Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/BydB_mEbAig

    Mentioned in this episode:

    A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: https://huntergatherersguide.com is once again available at amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Gatherers-Guide-21st-Century-Challenges/dp/0593086880/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1634424371&sr=8-1

    Douthat, Ross. 2021. The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Places-Memoir-Illness-Discovery/dp/0593237366/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

    Five tactics used to spread vaccine misinformation in the wellness community, and why they work. Washington Post, 10-22-21: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/10/22/wellness-vaccine-misinformation-social-media/

    Singh, M., 2021. Heuristics in the delivery roo

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    Sat, 23 Oct 2021
  • 138 - #100: The Demolition of Dissent (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 100th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.

    In this episode we discuss consensus, forced consensus, and the manufacture of consensus. We discuss medical misinformation, censorship, and freedom of speech (and freedom to listen). We also discuss how Australia is approaching vaccines and exposure to Covid. We talk a bit about one hundred years of the culture war, and the use of the props of science to drive change. We pick up a couple items from This Week in The Absurd and Appalling: Teen Vogue jumps another shark, and a pumpkin parade is cancelled. Also: how to find the sea lion on your car, and what to do about it once you’ve found it.

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    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com

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    Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Go to www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse to get 20% off, and a 100-day free trial.

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    *****

    Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for at amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQA

    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com

    Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com).

    Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon.

    Get your Goliath shirts right here: store.darkhorsepodcast.org

    Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal.

    Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Check out our other channel:  @DarkHorse Podcast Clips  

    Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.

    Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/A3OgiD9Dktc

    *****

    Mentioned in this episode:

    A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: https://huntergatherersguide.com once again available at amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Gatherers-Guide-21st-Century-Challenges/dp/0593086880/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1634424371&sr=8-1

    Root Quarterly: https://www.rootquarterly.com

    Dose of Leadership podcast with Richard Rierson: https://open.spotify.com/show/3bGEiWy5XbQhJk8XdApNyt?si=z2yNBfYCTt6FOqXwlZiqUQ&nd=1

    Don’t Freak Out: Catching Covid after you are vaccinated improves immunity. https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/dont-freak-out-catching-covid-after-you-are-vaccinated-improves-immunity/news-story/a65e560935dc5f4a271e9bcba226478e

    100 years of the culture war, article in Spike by Frank Furedi: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/09/17/100-years-of-the-culture-war/

    Seattle School Cancels Halloween “Pumpkin Parade,” says it “marginalizes students of color.” On

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    Sat, 16 Oct 2021
  • 137 - #99: What Science Does for Meaning (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 99th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.

    In this episode we discuss whether understanding science destroys our sense of awe. We ask how gazing out across the ocean, or into a vast and dark night sky, affect our sense of our own humanity, and what Roger Scruton had to say on the subject, in “Effing the Ineffable.” We follow this with discussions of necessity and sufficiency in scientific investigation; the fact that Tylenol is dangerous for pregnant women and children; why talking about pregnant people rather than women is disrespectful and suggestive of an anti-scientific worldview; Molnupiravir and its effects; and parenting in the modern era. Finally, we discuss the success and fate of our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, which is a best-seller despite being widely unavailable.

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    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com

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    *****

    Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for at amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQA

    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com

    Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com).

    Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon.

    Get your Goliath shirts right here: store.darkhorsepodcast.org

    Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal.

    Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Check out our other channel:  @DarkHorse Podcast Clips  

    Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.

    Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/oIPVUl4DWtw

    *****

    Mentioned in this episode:

    A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: https://huntergatherersguide.com available at Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-hunter-gatherers-guide-to-the-21st-century-heather-heying/1138713718?ean=9780593086889

    Vullioud et al 2021. Increases in glucocorticoids are sufficient but not necessary to increase cooperative burrowing in Damaraland mole-rats. Hormones and Behavior, 135: 105034: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0018506X21001136
     
    Tylenol Could Be Risky for Pregnant Women – A New Review of 25 Years of Research Finds Acetaminophen May Contribute to ADHD and Other Developmental Disorders in Children: Lay-article published on “naked capitalism”: https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/10/tylenol-could-be-risky-for-pregnant-women-a-new-review-of-25-years-of-research-finds-acetaminophen-may-contribute-to-adhd-and-other-developmental-disorders-in-children.html
     
    Bauer et al 2021. Paracetamol use during pregnancy—a call for precautionary action. Nature Reviews Endocrinology, pp.1-10: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41574-021-00553-7

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    Sat, 02 Oct 2021
  • 136 - #98: Everybody's a Critic (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 98th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.

    In this episode, we discuss critique, and specifically dissect two negative reviews of our book—one of which, in an establishment outfit, is not really a review; the other of which, posted on amazon, is actually careful and cogent. We discuss the difference being uninformed (or scientifically illiterate), and being unwilling to be informed (scientifically resistant).  Our book is an invitation to think deeply about what we are, and how to live better lives at both the individual and societal level. We discuss new research out of New Mexico that finds evidence for people there 23,000 years ago. We discuss how history is taught, and what our actual human past has to say about different types of frontiers, including geographic, as those earliest Americans found. We discuss Roger Scruton’s essay Dying in Time. And yes, we do mention that we made the New York Times best seller list.

    *****
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    *****

    Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for at amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQA

    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com

    Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com).

    Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon.

    Get your Goliath shirts right here: store.darkhorsepodcast.org

    Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal.

    Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Check out our other channel:  @DarkHorse Podcast Clips  

    Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.

    Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/p23bE0Q1Jis

    *****
    Mentioned in this episode:

    A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: https://huntergatherersguide.com available at Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-hunter-gatherers-guide-to-the-21st-century-heather-heying/1138713718?ean=9780593086889

    Amazon reviews of the book: https://www.amazon.com/charts/2021-09-19/mostsold/nonfiction/ref=dp_chrtbg_dbs_1

    The Jim Rutt Show: https://jimruttshow.blubrry.net

    The Realignment: https://www.therealignment.fm/159-bret-weinstein-and-heather-heying-how-the-21st-century-drove-us-all-crazy/

    Into the Impossible, with Brian Keating: http://imagination.ucsd.edu/_wp/the-podcast/

    The Sounds of Film, with Tom Needham: https://wusb.fm/soundsoffilm

    New York Times best seller list: https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/hardcover-nonfiction/

    Bennett et al 2021. Evidence of humans in North America d

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    Sat, 25 Sep 2021
  • 135 - #97: Lift Off! (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 97th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.

    In this episode, we discuss the epilogue of A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, which includes mention of the precautionary principle, not gaming good systems, the Golden Rule, society’s obligations to us, and more. We talk about Pegasus spyware. We discuss lessons learned and topics covered in recent media about the book: on not being cancellable, on the value of sometimes going it alone, on why we need to save Enlightenment values, but may not be able to save the current institutions of higher ed. And we talk about how our book is doing in the marketplace, and what it means about legacy media vs upstart media.

    Get your Goliath shirts right here: store.darkhorsepodcast.org

    Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com

    Support the sponsors of this show:

    MDHearingAid.com: Use promo code DARKHORSE to receive a significant discount off your order of already inexpensive, high-quality hearing aids, plus receive a free extra charging case. Or call 1-833-772-1392.

    Four Sigmatic: Delicious mushroom coffee made with both real coffee and two species of mushrooms. Up to 40% off and free shipping at Foursigmatic.com/DARKHORSE.
     
    Public Goods: Get $15 off your first order at Public Goods, your new everything store, at https://www.publicgoods.com/darkhorse or with code DARKHORSE at checkout.

    Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for pre-sale at amazon. Publication date: 9-14-21: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQA

    http://huntergatherersguide.com/

    DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.org

    Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com).

    Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon.

    Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal.

    Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips

    Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.

    Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/i8jl-t_Er_4

    Mentioned in this episode:

    A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: https://huntergatherersguide.com

    The Michael Shermer Show, #209: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3km3z84iE7UqDVVfPFipgb?si=oIQy2-jQSKy5w2LNWbOHcA&dl_branch=1
     
    The Jim Rutt Show, #141: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6NhL9qmbGy0reBxSrhTTJC?si=hYzZt9fgQB2oEEzdSkRneg&dl_branch=1
     
    TRIGGERnometry, live show with B&H: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0mX7dHh6idI2sZcS4Gvox1?si=IsqEPrM1QnGpO5YNphUPrw&dl_branch=1
     
    The Glenn Beck Program, #117: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4KZ72JOkcKmSj0x44gzLZC?si=O7ne52S2R3Ou9fDFGl6zaw&dl_branch=1

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    Sat, 18 Sep 2021
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