DarkHorse Podcast

DarkHorse Podcast

By 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 Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying, in which we use an evolutionary toolkit to reveal patterns in nature--including human nature. Guest episodes feature Bret hosting long form discussions. Some guests are well known, others obscure, but all are chosen because they have demonstrated unusual insight. The state and future of civilization will be a recurring theme, so buckle up!

Episodes

Exquisite Failures: The 233rd Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 233rd in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this week’s episode, we discuss The Hope Accord, which calls for the “immediate suspension of Covid-19 mRNA vaccine products.” We encourage you to sign it. Then: wisdom from Charlie Munger on why we should prefer a world in which some people are not compensated for their losses (even if they didn’t deserve to lose), over having gameable systems in which cheaters flourish. Then: how the NYT stacks the deck in favor of sunscreen, by asking oncologists and dermatologists. When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Finally, how chytrid fungus has wiped out frog populations and species across the world; how fever is used by endotherms like us to clear infections; and new research that finds that frogs like frog saunas, which not only feels great, but helps them clear fungal infections. The through-line: human hubris intervening in complex systems often ends badly.*****Our sponsors:Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order.Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code 25DarkHorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.Pique’s Nandaka: delicious mushroom, tea, and chocolate drink that provides all day energy. Up to 20% off + free frother+beaker at www.Piquelife.com/darkhorse.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:The Hope Accord: https://thehopeaccord.orgPoor Charlie’s Almanack: https://www.amazon.com/Poor-Charlies-Almanack-Charles-Expanded/dp/1578645018The New York Times consults experts on the value of sunshine vs sunscreen: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/02/well/sunscreen-vitamin-d-skin-cancer.htmlLindqvist et al 2016. Avoidance of sun exposure as a risk factor for major causes of death: A competing risk analysis of the melanoma in southern Sweden cohort. Journal of Internal Medicine, 280(4): 375– 387: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/joim.12496Weldon et al 2004. Origin of the amphibian chytrid fungus. Emerging infectious diseases, 10(12): 2100: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3323396/pdf/03-0804.pdfWaddle et al 2024. Hotspot shelters stimulate frog resistance to chytridiomycosis. Nature: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-024-07582-ySupport the Show.
09/07/241h 53m

Common Sense, Inverted: The 232nd Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 232nd in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this week’s episode, we discuss the 248th anniversary of the founding of the United States, with readings from Common Sense and the Declaration of Independence. Then: deep state vs. shallow state, and how it came to be that news = New York Times ^-1, and health = CDC^-1. Discussing the biggest story of 2020—the corruption and affiliations of what would become the first family of the U.S.—was considered a moral failure at the time. Finally: feminism fails in a spectacular show of rugby and lingerie (as Meghan Murphy said: “Modern feminism wants women either in burkas or p*rn gear”), and we discuss why WNBA star Caitlyn Clark is being competed with in the way that she is.*****Our sponsors:Dream Recovery: silk sleep masks and pillowcases, and sleep tape, for better sleep and a healthier life. DreamRecovery.io, use code DarkHorse for an additional 20% off all products.ARMRA: Colostrum is our first food, and can help restore your health and resilience as an adult. Go to www.tryarmra.com/DARKHORSE to get 15% off your first order.Helix: Excellent, sleep-enhancing, American-made mattresses. Go to www.HelixSleep.com/DarkHorse to get up to 30% of all mattress orders AND 2 free pillows.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Common Sense (Thomas Paine, 1776): https://americainclass.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Common-Sense-Full-Text.pdfDeclaration of Independence: https://uscode.house.gov/download/annualhistoricalarchives/pdf/OrganicLaws2006/decind.pdfThe Standard on rugby players x lingerie: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/team-gb-rugby-stars-rugby-sevens-paris-olympics-tokyo-b1168015.htmlLinda Blade weighs in: https://x.com/coachblade/status/1808125106440323228Lingerie company x DEI: https://www.bluebella.com/pages/ideaHeather on Competition, and how it differs between the sexes: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/competition1of2Support the Show.
03/07/242h 6m

More Than one Way to Skin a Knee: Lenore Skenazy on DarkHorse

Lenore Skenazy is “America’s Worst Mom”, founder of Free Range Kids and President of Let Grow. Bret talks to her about parenting in an era of zero risk.Find Lenore on X: https://x.com/FreeRangeKids  (@FreeRangeKids)Find Let Grow at their website: https://letgrow.org/*****PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including SuperFood Golden Milk and beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order.*****Join DarkHorse on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
30/06/241h 52m

Lie to a Tyrant: The 231st Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 231st in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this week’s episode, we discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in Biden v Missouri, and its implications for free speech and censorship; the presidential debate that will exclude Kennedy; and the release of Julian Assange—all possible tactics to control public conversation. Also: what does an AI deep fake of Dave Chappelle suggest about the future of comedy, and the role of humor in human interactions? Finally: a meandering tale of cars, border guards, and leaping water vipers, culminating in discussion of new research out of Madagascar on jumping leeches.*****Our sponsors:Pique’s Nandaka is a delicious mushroom, tea, and chocolate drink that provides all day energy. Up to 20% off + free frother & beaker at www.Piquelife.com/darkhorse.Timeline: Accelerate the clearing of damaged mitochondria to improve strength and endurance: Go towww.timeline.com/darkhorse and use code darkhorse for 10% off your order. VanMan: Tallow and honey balm, deodorant, and many other amazing animal based personal care products.Go to www.vanmanscompany.com/darkhorse and use code darkhorse for 10% off your first order.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Supreme Court Opinion, Missouri v Biden: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/23pdf/23-411_3dq3.pdfKennedy’s simulcast during the presidential debate: https://therealdebate.comJulian Assange released: https://x.com/Stella_Assange/status/1805912602482291195AI deep fake of Dave Chappelle: https://x.com/BretWeinstein/status/1804609027911147675Fahmy & Tessler 2024. A jumping terrestrial leech from Madagascar. Biotropica:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/btp.13340Support the Show.
26/06/242h

It’s not Complicated: The 230th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 230th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this week’s episode, we discuss air quality in Los Angeles, and how California led the way in making catalytic converters standard in cars across the United States. Now, that regulatory apparatus is being used for less honorable ends, as legislators consider mandating the inclusion of folic acid in all tortilla products. We discuss pre- vs post-industrial diet, what mother’s milk is for, whether adult Americans are sleeping well, and how reductionism helped get us into this mess. Collectively, we have a complicated mindset, mapped on to a complex system. Then: the Pentagon funded an anti-vax campaign in the Philippines during Covid. At the same time that Americans who were hesitant about the Covid vax were demonized and targeted, the government was creating vaccine hesitancy in other parts of the world. The Cartesian crisis continues.*****Our sponsors:Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order.MDHearing: Small, effective hearing aids just $149.99 each when you buy a pair, plus free charging case. At www.ShopMDHearingAid.com, use code DH.American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:LA Times: California wants to mandate folic acid in tortillas to help babies. Why that’s bad: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-05-22/tortillas-folic-acid-corn-masa-californiaReuters Investigation: Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to undermine China during pandemic: https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-covid-propaganda/Robinson et al 2022. Factors contributing to vaccine hesitancy and reduced vaccine confidence in rural underserved populations. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 9(1): 1-8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9702767/General Dynamics IT: https://www.gdit.comSupport the Show.
19/06/241h 45m

Monsters, Spotted: The 229th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 229th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this week’s episode, we discuss empathy, sympathy, and theory of mind; corporate personhood, psychopathic behavior, and the limitations of humans; kin selection, and reciprocity, both direct and indirect. Then: utopias, and why they fail, from the hero of Er in Plato’s Republic to the Singularity. And we discuss the human need for story, which exists next to, and perhaps deeper than, our need for analysis and logic.*****Our sponsors:CBDistillery: Cannabinoid products that are safe, clean, and effective. Go to www.CBDistillery.com and use code DarkHorse 20% off.ARMRA: Colostrum is our first food, and can help restore your health and resilience as an adult. Go to www.tryarmra.com/DARKHORSE to get 15% off your first order.Momentous: high-quality, science-backed, rigorously tested supplements. Go to www.livemomentous.comand use code DARKHORSE for 15% off.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Lahti and Weinstein 2005. The better angels of our nature: Group stability and the evolution of moral tension. Evolution and Human Behavior, 26(1): 47-63: https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/document?repid=rep1&type=pdf&doi=c5669ae3f2b5ba89967ab466b1095ab9c6d99c8cDarkHorse Evolutionary Lens #128: Wouldn’t Put It Past ‘Em: https://rumble.com/v4zrlvl-the-228th-evolutionary-lens-with-bret-weinstein-and-heather-heying.htmlAngus Fletcher, professor of story science, FAQs: https://www.angusfletcher.co/faqsSupport the Show.
12/06/241h 42m

Wouldn’t Put it Past ‘Em: The 228th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 228th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this week’s episode, we discuss the WHO, International Health Regulations, and this week’s rally in Geneva. Also: major concessions in the Covid narrative. And: avian flu (H5N1). Finally: on the joys of motorcycling in the Alps with one’s son.*****Our sponsors:Timeline: Accelerate the clearing of damaged mitochondria to improve strength and endurance: Go totimeline.com/darkhorse and use code darkhorse for 10% off your order. ARMRA: Colostrum is our first food, and can help restore your health and resilience as an adult. Go to www.tryarmra.com/DARKHORSE to get 15% off your first order.Helix: Excellent, sleep-enhancing, American-made mattresses. Go to www.HelixSleep.com/DarkHorse to get up to 30% of all mattress orders AND 2 free pillows.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Tedros tweet: https://x.com/DrTedros/status/1796993038926897205Chan in the NYT on Covid origins: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/06/03/opinion/covid-lab-leak.htmlThe Telegraph on excess deaths in 2020 – 2022: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/06/04/covid-vaccines-may-have-helped-fuel-rise-in-excess-deaths/Mostert et al 2024. Excess mortality across countries in the Western World since the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Our World in Data’ estimates of January 2020 to December 2022. BMJ Public Health 2024;2:e000282. https://bmjpublichealth.bmj.com/content/bmjph/2/1/e000282.full.pdfThe WHO on avian flu: https://www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/influenza-h5n1McCollough Substack on avian flu, June 4: https://petermcculloughmd.substack.com/p/breaking-publication-proximal-originHulscher et al 2024. Proximal Origin of Epidemic Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 Clade 2.3.4.4b and Spread by Migratory Waterfowl. https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202406.0060/v1Murawski et al 2024. Highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus in a common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in Florida. Communications Biology, 7(1)476.: https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-024-06173-x.pdfElsmo et al 2023. Pathology of natural infection with highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1) clade 2.3. 4.4 b in wild terrestrial mammals in the United States in 2022. BioRxiv, 2023-03.: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.03.10.532068v2.full.pdfSupport the Show.
05/06/241h 59m

Truth Seeking in a Dark Age | Phil Harper on DarkHorse

Bret talks to Phil Harper on his recent trip to the UK. They discuss the process of truth seeking and how our present dark age affects it.Find Phil on X: @phillyharper (https://twitter.com/phillyharper)Find Phil on Substack: https://philharper.substack.com/Cartoon mentioned at minute 56: https://imgix.bustle.com/lovelace/uploads/1055/dba34200-2841-0133-775b-0aecee5a8273.jpg?w=760&h=508&fit=crop&crop=faces&auto=format%2Ccompress&q=50&dpr=2*****PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including SuperFood Golden Milk and beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order.*****Join DarkHorse on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
01/06/241h 55m

Who Wins & WHO Loses? The 227th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 227th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss the failure of the WHOs Pandemic Preparedness Treaty—what it means, what the world did right, and what Goliath may have learned from the experience against a scrappy band of emergent Davids. Also: who cheats in high school sports, who does not, and what the Washington State Track and Field meet in Yakima demonstrated about athleticism, sportsmanship, and honor, with special mention of Braelyn Baker. Finally: thoughts about dreams.*****Our sponsors:Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code 25DarkHorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.Maui Nui Venison: healthiest wild red meat on the planet, from steaks to bone broth to jerky. Go to mauinuivenison.com/darkhorse to get 20% off your first order.Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:WHO’s Your Daddy (DarkHorse Livestream 197): https://rumble.com/v3pr3ao-bret-and-heather-197th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.htmlMeryl Nass on the defeat of the WHO’s Treaty: https://x.com/nassmeryl/status/1795151440182218878WIAA main site, links to heat sheets and final scores for both Yakima & Tacoma meets: https://www.wiaa.com/tournament-xtr/Support the Show.
28/05/241h 50m

Science Friction: The 226th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 226th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss a new breakthrough in plant genetics: polyploid potatoes and corn from Ohalo Genetics, which are claimed to double the harvest from individual plants. Beginning with a discussion of naturally occurring polyploidy in other species, including frogs, we analyze the discussion of Ohalo’s new products with an evolutionary lens. Is it possible that biotechnology can evade trade-offs, or is this utopian thinking in the corporate world? Why do so many mistakes of modernity come in the form of people accustomed to complicated systems, applying their knowledge to complex systems? Finally: does Terrence Howard (recently on Joe Rogan) have a predictive model, or is he just blowing smoke?*****Our sponsors:MUD\WTR: is a great coffee alternative with mushrooms, herbs (and cacao!) with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSE at check out for $20 off, and a free frother!Listening.com: Listen to academic papers, books, pdfs and more—on the go! Go to listening.com/DARKHORSE for a whole month free.Moink: Delicious grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild caught Alaskan salmon. Visit www.moinkbox.com/darkhorse to get a year’s worth of bacon free when you sign up.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgMentioned in this episode:Ohalo Genetics: https://ohalo.comDiscussion with Ohalo CEO on The All-In podcast: https://x.com/noorsinghrai/status/1793006932862587370.Wood et al 2009. The frequency of polyploid speciation in vascular plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of sciences 106(33): 13875-13879. https://www.pnas.org/doi/pdf/10.1073/pnas.0811575106Otto et al 2007. Climatic variation and the distribution of an amphibian polyploid complex. Journal of Animal Ecology, 76(6): 1053-1061. https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1365-2656.2007.01300.xTerrence Howard on Joe Rogan: https://youtu.be/g197xdRZsW0?si=DMKHwvPdbnlFt3hJSupport the Show.
22/05/242h 3m

Russelling with God | Russell Brand on DarkHorse

Bret talks to Russell Brand in the wake of his Baptism.Find Russell on X: @rustyrockets (https://x.com/rustyrockets)Find Russell on Rumble: https://rumble.com/russellbrand*****Moink: Delicious grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild caught Alaskan salmon. Visit www.moinkbox.com/darkhorse to get a year’s worth of bacon free when you sign up.*****Join DarkHorse on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
20/05/2457m 8s

Everything Under the Sun: The 225th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 225th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss assassination attempts, the sun, pharmaceuticals, and the American presidency. Assassination: Robert Fico, the president of Slovakia, was shot several days after announcing that his country would reject the WHO Pandemic Treaty. The sun: last weekend’s dramatic aurora were the visible manifestation of the strongest solar storm in 19 years; how should we be thinking about mitigating the risks to our electrical grid, and to our society, from future storms that will surely come? Also: how do risks from biotic vs abiotic forces differ? Pharma: Semaglutide (aka Ozempic) helps protects against heart disease! Or…not. We dive into the research that supposedly produced this result, complete with conflicts of interest between Novo Nordisk and the conference in Italy where the work was presented. Biden: invites Trump to debate, with conditions.*****Our sponsors:Maui Nui Venison: healthiest wild red meat on the planet, from steaks to bone broth to jerky. Go to mauinuivenison.com/darkhorse to get 20% off your first order.MDHearing: To get our $397 when you buy a PAIR offer plus free charging case, head to shopmdhearing.com/DARKHORSE and use code DARKHORSE.American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Why President Fico was a special problem for the powers that be: https://twitter.com/april_harding/status/1790817554493010143Ben Davidson on the Sun and on DarkHorse: https://rumble.com/v4ucpc6-apocalypse-when-ben-davidson-on-darkhorse-live.htmlOzempic—don’t be fooled: https://twitter.com/HeatherEHeying/status/1738959829321036212Chao et al 2023. Semaglutide for the treatment of obesity. Trends in cardiovascular medicine, 33(3): 159-166.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9209591/pdf/nihms-1768574.pdfThe Times of London: Weight loss jab cuts heart disease deaths by 20%: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/uk-weight-loss-jabs-prescription-drugs-ozempic-7dbsvkblg31st European Conference on Obesity: https://eco2024.orgAbstracts from Conference: https://karger.com/ofa/issue/17/Suppl.%201Biden speaks: https://x.com/JoeBiden/status/1790713878248038478Support the Show.
15/05/242h 16m

Apocalypse When? Ben Davidson on DarkHorse

Live at 12:30 PT, May 10th. Bret and Ben discuss potential impacts of the sun on humanity in the coming days.Find Ben Davidson on X: @SunWeatherMan (https://twitter.com/SunWeatherMan)*****Join DarkHorse on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
10/05/242h 1m

Anecdote in Science: The 224th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 224th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss animal behavior: the implications of an orangutan using a medicinal plant to treat a wound, and the one-off videos that we’ve all seen—of cats preventing toddlers from falling, of a beluga whale retrieving a woman’s phone. What does this say about the minds of these other organisms, and about us? Also: dog domestication, from wolves, but not from foxes. And: the New York Times publishes more insipid garbage about vaccine injury, Bret returns to the question of what safety means, and The Nation turns its back on its muckraking roots.*****Our sponsors:Momentous: high-quality, science-backed, rigorously tested supplements. Go to livemomentous.com and use code DARKHORSE for 15% off.Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code 25DarkHorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.Listening.com: Listen to academic papers, books, pdfs and more—on the go! Go to listening.com/DARKHORSE for a whole month free.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Laumer et al 2024. Active self-treatment of a facial wound with a biologically active plant by a male Sumatran orangutan. Scientific Reports, 14(1), p.8932. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-024-58988-7County Highway: https://www.countyhighway.comThousands Believe Covid Vaccines Harmed Them. Is Anyone Listening? https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/03/health/covid-vaccines-side-effects.htmlChris Martenson on the NYT: https://twitter.com/chrismartenson/status/1787602191114526836Benn et al 2023. Randomized clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines: Do adenovirus-vector vaccines have beneficial non-specific effects?. Iscience, 26(5): https://portal.findresearcher.sdu.dk/en/publications/randomized-clinical-trials-of-covid-19-vaccines-do-adenovirus-vecSupport the Show.
08/05/241h 53m

Never Alone: The 223rd Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 223rd in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss science and religion, materialism and other ways of understanding our world. Can analysis and quantification explain everything? Can narrative, intuition, and creativity? All are or should be part of the scientific process; science is incomplete with only one mode. We also discuss models, how they fail, how difficult they are to assess, and what one recent climate model has to say about the role of air pollution in Earth’s temperature. Enlightenment values require that we use our freedom to inquire about all things that we are curious about. Also: happy Beltane!*****Our sponsors:MUD\WTR: is a great coffee alternative with mushrooms, herbs (and cacao!) with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSE at check out for $20 off, and a free frother!ARMRA: Colostrum is our first food, and can help restore your health and resilience as an adult. Go to www.tryarmra.com/DARKHORSE to get 15% off your first order.Helix: Excellent, sleep-enhancing, American-made mattresses. Go to www.HelixSleep.com/DarkHorse to get up to 30% of all mattress orders AND 2 free pillows.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Third Man Syndrome and Shackleton: https://twitter.com/brianroemmele/status/1785827941718614291Clearer skies may be accelerating global warming: https://www.science.org/content/article/clearer-skies-may-be-accelerating-global-warming Hodnebrog et al 2024. Recent reductions in aerosol emissions have increased Earth’s energy imbalance. Communications Earth & Environment, 5(1):166: https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-024-01324-8Nature editorial: What happens when climate change and the mental-health crisis collide? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-00993-xAnimation about mental health and climate change: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/grantham/publications/all-publications/the-impact-of-climate-change-on-mental-health-and-emotional-wellbeing-current-evidence-and-implications-for-policy-and-practice.phpGrowing up is hard to do (do not pay others to do your thinking for you): https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/growing-up-is-hard-to-doSupport the Show.
04/05/241h 42m

We're Beating the WHO – With Dr. Kat Lindley

Dr. Kat Lindley is the President of the Global Health Project. Bret Talks to her about the state of the World Health Organization Pandemic Treaty.Find Dr. Lindley on X: @KLVeritas (https://twitter.com/KLVeritas)*****Sponsors: PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including SuperFood Golden Milk and beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order.Sole: Carefully designed, personally moldable footbeds for healthy feet. Go to https://yoursole.com/darkhorse to receive 20% off their new Jasper Chukkas.*****Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
28/04/2430m 6s

Why Darwin was Right: The 222nd Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 222nd in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss evolution, and how we know that it is true. We discuss the different kinds of beliefs that people have—beliefs that attempt to reconcile with reality, vs beliefs that reconcile with social standing and comfort. If your beliefs put you on the outs with your friends, do you change your beliefs, or your friends? Are you willing to give up the cocktail party for reality? We also discuss research published in 2000 and funded by Fauci’s NIAID, which demonstrated that it was possible to make chimeric coronaviruses, swapping the spike protein from one to a different species entirely. Finally: sex-biased gene expression, in which genes are expressed differently in the two sexes, in anatomical systems as varied as brain, kidneys, and liver.*****Our sponsors:Listening.com: Listen to academic papers, books, pdfs and more—on the go! Go to listening.com/DARKHORSE for a whole month free.Maui Nui Venison: healthiest wild red meat on the planet, from steaks to bone broth to jerky. Go to mauinuivenison.com/darkhorse to get 20% off your first order.Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Kennedy 2023. The Wuhan Cover-Up and the Terrifying Bio-Weapons Arms Race: https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781510773981/the-wuhan-cover-up/Kuo et al 2000. Retargeting of coronavirus by substitution of the spike glycoprotein ectodomain: crossing the host cell species barrier. Journal of virology, 74(3):1393-1406: https://journals.asm.org/doi/full/10.1128/jvi.74.3.1393-1406.2000Rodríguez-Montes et al 2023. Sex-biased gene expression across mammalian organ development and evolution. Science 382(6670), p.eadf1046: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.adf1046Support the Show.
24/04/241h 28m

The Untold Story of Polio – Forrest Maready on DarkHorse

Forrest Maready is the author of “The Moth in the Iron Lung”, among other books. It tells a very different story of the Polio epidemic than the one you are likely familiar with, a story with radically different implications for health and medicine. Bret talks with Forest about his book and his interpretation of the evidence with an evolutionary bent to the conversation.Buy the Moth in the Iron Lung: https://a.co/d/dvYehmhFollow Forest on X: https://x.com/forrestmaready*****Join DarkHorse on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
20/04/242h 27m

Babies Not on the Level: The 221st Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

One month free DarkHorse Locals: https://darkhorse.locals.com/support/promo/DARKHORSE1MONTHIn this 221st in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss men competing against women in women’s sport, and the new research that shows there’s no problem at all. We are in a world of science cosplay, full of science skin suits. Then: cancel culture and its mirror image: promotion culture. The promotion of zombies to positions of power is a weapon of the culture. Also, if wisdom is about delayed gratification, and the counter-intuitive, and being comfortable with uncertainty, then we are in a society of deeply unwise people, a society led by people with the minds of children—just like in The Twilight Zone. Finally: how cats and humans communicate with one another by narrowing our eyes at each other.*****Our sponsors:MUD\WTR: is a great coffee alternative with mushrooms, herbs (and cacao!) with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSE at check out for $20 off, and a free frother!Momentous: high-quality, science-backed, rigorously tested supplements. Go to livemomentous.com and use code DARKHORSE for 15% off.Moink: Delicious grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild caught Alaskan salmon. Visit www.moinkbox.com/darkhorse to get a year’s worth of bacon free when you sign up.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Hamilton et al 2024. Strength, power and aerobic capacity of transgender athletes: a cross-sectional study. British Journal of Sports Medicine: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/bjsports/early/2024/04/10/bjsports-2023-108029.full.pdfHilton and Lundberg 2021. Transgender women in the female category of sport: perspectives on testosterone suppression and performance advantage. Sports Medicine, 51: 199-214: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s40279-020-01389-3.pdfFeynman’s Cargo Cult Science: https://calteches.library.caltech.edu/51/2/CargoCult.htmBiden v Clifton Duncan: https://x.com/cliftonaduncan/status/1780532643051741657Freddy Sayers at UnHerd: The Disinformation Industry: https://unherd.com/2024/04/inside-the-disinformation-industry/Katherine Maher, new CEO of NPR, on the First Amendment: https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1780597079439446250Humphrey et al 2020. The role of cat eye narrowing movements in cat–human communication. Scientific Reports, 10(1): 16503: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-73426-0Support the Show.
17/04/242h 11m

Intellectual Stockholm Syndrome: The 220th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

Get 1 month free at the DarkHorse Locals channel: https://darkhorse.locals.com/support/promo/DARKHORSE1MONTHIn this 220th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss the modern Dark Age. Topics include informational advantage, entropy, and reason. We discuss whether all static rules are gameable, and whether adjusting your model to increase predictive power can help you evade the sophists. We also ask what people in North Korea actually think about their lives relative to the rest of the world, and how their situation is analogous to that of people who have been kidnapped, or to that of a populace that is convinced by authorities to do things that are against their interests. At what scales does Stockholm Syndrome apply? We also discuss confidence and humility, intellectual obstructionism, and the value of track records.*****Our sponsors:American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.Maui Nui Venison: healthiest wild red meat on the planet, from steaks to bone broth to jerky. Go to mauinuivenison.com/darkhorse to get 20% off your first order.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgMentioned in this episode:Excerpt from Chandler Burr’s book about Luca Turin, The Emperor of Scent: https://chandlerburr.com/booksMattias Desmet’s The Psychology of Totalitarianism: https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/the-psychology-of-totalitarianism/Evolutionary Lens Livestream 121 from April 2, 2022, Welcome to the Noble Psy-Op: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrfL6fRW150Support the Show.
06/04/241h 27m

Normalizing Normativity: The 219th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 219th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss evolution and intelligent design, and why the failures of institutions and institutional science during Covid are causing people to question everything that science has concluded. We also discuss motonormativity—aka car brain—both steel manning it as a concept, and critiquing the research that named the phenomenon. Finally: sex chromosomes in cephalopods (octopus and their kin)—older than you think.*****Our sponsors:MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorsepod and use DARKHORSEPOD at check out for 15% off. ARMRA: Colostrum is our first food, and can help restore your health and resilience as an adult. Go to www.tryarmra.com/DARKHORSE to get 15% off your first order.MDHearing: To get our $397 when you buy a PAIR offer plus free charging case, head to shopmdhearing.com/DARKHORSE and use code DARKHORSE.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:“Giving Up Darwin” - Gelernter’s review of Meyers’ book: https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/giving-up-darwin/Motonormativity: critical car theory (at Principled Bicycling): https://substack.com/home/post/p-142960056Walker et al 2023. Motonormativity: how social norms hide a major public health hazard: https://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJENVH.2023.135446?af=ROldest known animal sex chromosome evolved in octopuses 380 million years ago: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-00637-0Coffing et al 2024. Cephalopod Sex Determination and its Ancient Evolutionary Origin Revealed by Chromosome-level Assembly of the California Two-Spot Octopus: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2024.02.21.581452v2.full.pdfSupport the Show.
03/04/242h 2m

Covid Through a Pathologists Eye: Ryan Cole on DarkHorse

Bret Speaks with Ryan Cole about his role as a Covid dissident over the last 4 years, and his unique viewpoint as a pathologist.Find Ryan Cole on X: @drcole12 (https://twitter.com/drcole12)*****Join DarkHorse on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
30/03/242h 40m

Original Syndrome: The 218th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 218th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss plants, a lot, in service of understanding what a “syndrome” is, and why it matters. This is not mere semantics, but if you feel that it is, focus on the tropical forests instead! There are plenty of bats to go around. What can you predict about the pollinators of flowers that are bright and showy and have no smell? How about those that are white and have a musty smell? What can you predict about jungle trees that grow fast and die young? How does such predictive power and pattern recognition relate to how to make sense of the world in which you live? Also: update from Panama: the San Vicente Camp is now closed, and a fire has apparently destroyed all of its records. Curious, that.*****Our sponsors:Fast Growing Trees: Healthy, happy trees delivered to your door, with 30 day Alive and Thrive Guarantee. Go to www.FastGrowingTrees.com/DarkHorse to get 15% of your entire order.MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorsepod and use DARKHORSEPOD at check out for 15% off. American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:San Vicente Camp in Panama destroyed: https://apnews.com/article/panama-migrants-darien-colombia-disturbance-6d45b7fc7f581ad0c0a8bcff7247b9bfIntroduction to Antipode: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/antipode-introductionSupport the Show.
27/03/241h 43m

Unsettling Science – Rebutting the Experts

Bret Swanson put together an excellent slide deck to accompany this podcast, find it here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/5vaooui2r15zayv1kl2ye/2024-3-23-Dan-Wilson-Response-Slide-Deck.pdf?rlkey=3t5uizv3e0gep2q3vydouwtl7&dl=0*****Find Bret Swanson on X: @JBSay (https://twitter.com/JBSay)Find Bret Swanson on Substack: http://infonomena.substack.com/Find Joomi Kim on X: @JoomiKim1 (https://twitter.com/JoomiKim1)Find Joomi Kim on Substack: https://joomi.substack.com/*****PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including SuperFood Golden Milk and beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order.*****--Shared Sources --Krauson Et Al. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41541-023-00742-7 Roltgen Et Al. https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(22)00076-9--Joomi Kim’s Sources-- Nunez Castilla Et Al. https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/14/7/1415Can Li Et Al. https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/74/11/1933/6353927Buergin Et Al. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37470105/Mansanguan Et Al. https://www.mdpi.com/2414-6366/7/8/196Shenton Et Al. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0264410X23015165Yu Et Al. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10373639/Mulligan Et Al. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2639-4Cheng-Che Chen Et Al. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1756-185X.14482Jing-Xing Li Et Al. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41541-023-00661-7--Bret Swanson’s Sources--Nakamura Et Al. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-393X/11/5/934Zaiem Et Al. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0040595723001099Sharabi Et Al. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8575550/Guo Et Al. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1568997223000745Yonker Et Al. https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.061025 Baumeier Et Al. https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/23/13/6940?cmid=de3a70dd-30e4-4d19-beef-1cf840d2ee7aSchwab Et Al. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00392-022-02129-5Joy Et Al. https://www.jacc.org/doi/abs/10.1016/j.jcmg.2021.04.011Tuvali Et Al. https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/11/8/2219/htm?mibextid=ykz3hlKarlstad Et Al. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/article-abstract/2791253 Fauci https://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/pdf/S1931-3128(22)00572-8.pdfShrestha (Cleveland Clinic) https://academic.oup.com/ofid/article/10/6/ofad209/7131292McGreevy Et Al. https://academic.oup.com/jamiaopen/article/6/2/ooad026/7117831Deb Conrad: https://infonomena.substack.com/p/dr-hotezs-data-is-highly-flawedBrogna Et Al. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/prca.202300048 Jingan Chen Et Al. https://pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2309472120 Bitounis Et Al. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41573-023-00859-3Weissman (Parhiz Et Al.) https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(22)00076-9Morz Et Al. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-393X/10/10/1651Arne Burkhardt: https://rumble.com/v2jbj16-arne-burkhardt-presentation-to-the-ccca.htmlAge Stratified Excess Mortality: https://infonomena.substack.com/p/society-of-actuaries-shows-continued Hoshino Et Al. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35812802/ --Other Sources--Our world in data graph: https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/united-states-rates-of-covid-19-deaths-by-vaccination-statusArmada Et Al. https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/sciimmunol.adh3455Norman Fenton “Cheap Trick” Statistical Games: https://wherearethenumbers.substaSupport the Show.
24/03/242h 39m

The Question is Moot: The 217th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 217th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss the Supreme Court, the First Amendment, Covid, censorship, DEI, the Rawlsian Veil of Ignorance, and affirmative action, in the context of Murthy v State of Missouri. We also talk about Goliath being a combination of emergence and collusion, and how facts are being used to support existing narratives, rather than stories being constructed using all of the facts. We discuss two explosive pieces of research that dropped this week—on the health risks of heat, and of intermittent fasting. And we briefly talk about why you should never cave to the mob (beaver edition).*****Our sponsors:Momentous: high-quality, science-backed, rigorously tested supplements. Go to livemomentous.com and use code DARKHORSE for 15% off.Moink: Grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild caught Alaskan salmon. Visit www.moinkbox.com/darkhorse to get a year’s worth of hamburger free when you sign up. Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Case File 23-411: Murthy v State of Missouri: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/23/23-411/299644/20240202144405984_2024-02-02%20-%20Murthy%20v.%20Missouri%20-%20Brief%20of%20Respondents%20-%20Final%20with%20Tables.pdfHypothesis about Goliath: https://twitter.com/alexandrosm/status/1770219558990938294Sunbathing for just ONE DAY is super bad for you (except it’s not): https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wellness-us/body/article-13215737/sunbathing-heart-disease-risk-skin-cancer.htmlResearch Abstract: Associations Between Short-Term Outdoor Heat Measures and Markers of Immune Response and Inflammation: https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/20343/presentation/484Research Abstract: Association Between Time-Restricted Eating and All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality: https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/20343/presentation/379Never Cave to the Mob: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/never-cave-to-the-mobSupport the Show.
20/03/242h 2m

Surgical Sophistry: The 216th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 216th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss the WPATH files—internal documents from the World Professional Association on Transgender Health—which were released this month. In them, we find evidence that clinicians are encouraging hormonal and surgical interventions on young people who are too young to consent, have not been informed of the risks, and often have comorbidities. We also discuss an article by a trans-identified man who argues “the moral case for letting trans kids change their bodies.” Finally: the milk of amphibians.*****Our sponsors:VanMan: Tallow and honey balm, and many other animal based personal care products. Go to vanmanscompany.com/darkhorse and use code darkhorse for 10% off your first order.MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorsepod and use DARKHORSEPOD at check out for 15% off. Helix: Excellent, sleep-enhancing, American-made mattresses. Go to www.HelixSleep.com/DarkHorse and use code HELIXPARTNER20 to get up to 20% of all mattress orders AND 2 free pillows.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:The WPATH Files: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56a45d683b0be33df885def6/t/65e6d9bea9969715fba29e6f/1709627904275/U_WPATH+Report+and+Files.pdfAndrea Long Chu in New York magazine: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/trans-rights-biological-sex-gender-judith-butler.htmlAmphibian Milk at Natural Selections: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/amphibian-milkSupport the Show.
13/03/241h 45m

Contested Development: The 215th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 215th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss the CDC’s new super simple recommendations on respiratory viruses, and learn from the CDC that treatment can be prevention. While the CDC never mentions vitamin D in these new guidelines, a new meta-analysis finds that vitamin D supplementation is protective against bad Covid outcomes, especially in people who were previously deficient. We also discuss how podcasts are stepping in for institutions, sparking intellectual connections that the academy used to provide—all of this in the context of genocide and perpetrator studies. Also: strictly mechanistic explanations are standing in for evolutionary ones in many fields—including ophthalmology, dentistry, and psychology—to the detriment of all. And: the shared teeth of mammals and crocodiles.*****Our sponsors:MDHearing: To get our $397 when you buy a PAIR offer plus free charging case, head to shopmdhearing.com/DARKHORSE and use code DARKHORSE.ARMRA: Colostrum is our first food, and can help restore your health and resilience as an adult. Go to www.tryarmra.com/DARKHORSE to get 15% off your first order.Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:CDC Guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/respiratory-viruses/guidance/respiratory-virus-guidance.htmlSartini et al 2024. Preventive Vitamin D Supplementation and Risk for COVID-19 Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients, 16(5), p.679: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/16/5/679Oregon Health Authority provides ways for Oregonians to get non mRNA shots: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORHA/bulletins/38c37feDrs. Jonny Hudson and Michael Bryant on DarkHorse, March 2024: https://rumble.com/v4ghlsk-no-title-jonny-michael-pod.html?mref=256aqg&mc=eh4u2Mike Mew on DarkHorse, July 2020: https://youtu.be/JYpPu-NrYSI?si=LOVDF2nrV1NAxOPbWeston A Price Foundation: https://www.westonaprice.org/1491, by Charles Mann: https://www.amazon.com/1491-Revelations-Americas-Before-Columbus/dp/1400032059Brains, Mammals, and the Brains of Mammals: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/brains-mammals-and-the-brains-ofSupport the Show.
06/03/241h 46m

The Evolution of Rational Monsters

Dr. Michael Bryant is a professor of History and Legal Studies at Bryant University. Dr. Jonny Hudson has a Ph.D. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Bret talks with the two of them about Jonny’s recent dissertation which applies an evolutionary lens to the Holocaust.*****Sponsors:Listening.com: Go to listening.com/DARKHORSE or use code DARKHORSE at checkout, listeners of DarkHorse get 1 whole month free.Fast Growing Trees: Healthy, happy trees delivered to your door, with 30 day Alive and Thrive Guarantee. Go to www.FastGrowingTrees.com/DarkHorse to get 15% off your entire order.*****Join DarkHorse on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, Q&As, and early podcast releases: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Check out the DarkHorse store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgSupport the Show.
02/03/242h 14m

Polite Society Can Kill You: The 214th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 214th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss polite society, RSV, and Google’s Gemini. Under what circumstances should we listen to, or defer to, the will of polite society? How can we tell if those conditions are changing? With regard to RSV (Respiratory Syncitial Virus), how deadly is it? To whom? What drugs—vaccinations and otherwise—are available, and to whom? While Politico mocks those who question the use of RSV vaccine in children, the New York Times points out there is no FDA authorized RSV vaccine for children. We also discuss the RSV vaccine that was authorized for children in the 1960s—and how it made subsequent illness far worse for those vaccinated. Finally: how does Google’s roll-out of Gemini AI reveal what is going on behind the scenes? A discussion of positive and negative feedback illustrates more broadly what Gemini reveals.*****Our sponsors:Freespoke: our new favorite search engine, which prioritizes privacy. Check out freespoke.com/darkhorseand make it your default search engine. PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including SuperFood Golden Milk and beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order.American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Suspension of Curiosity leads to Serious Adverse Events: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/suspension-of-curiosity-leads-toMatt Orfalea: Nobody is Safe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI3yU5Z2adI&t=28sMilkBar TV: pandemic of the unvaccinated: https://twitter.com/TheMilkBarTV/status/1761934974784246068 Politico: “There’s a New Life-Saving Vaccine. Why Won’t People Take It?”: https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/02/13/next-front-vaccine-wars-00141054New York Times: “Some Pregnant Women and Infants Received the Wrong R.S.V. Shots”: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/14/health/rsv-shots-pregnant-women-infants.htmlRSV according to the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/rsv/public/child.htmlWelliver 2003. Review of epidemiology and clinical risk factors for severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. The Journal of Pediatrics, 143(5): 112-117: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022347603005080Castilow et al 2007. Understanding respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine-enhanced disease. Immunologic Research, 39: 225-239: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s12026-007-0071-6.pdfSupport the Show.
29/02/241h 51m

What’s the Return on ROI? The 213th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 213th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss sex, gender, and plants. First up: sex is binary, gender is downstream of sex, and rare Disorders of Sexual Development do not put the lie to the sex binary. Then: Duke University is deep-sixing its world class herbarium. We discuss the value of natural history museums, and of libraries, and defend the liberal arts and sciences as fundamental not just to human inquiry, but to human flourishing.*****Our sponsors:Sole: Carefully designed, personally moldable footbeds for healthy feet. Go to https://yoursole.com/darkhorse to receive 20% off their new Jasper Chukkas.Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.Moink: Grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild caught Alaskan salmon. Visit www.moinkbox.com/darkhorse to get a year’s worth of hamburger free when you sign up.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Colin Wright on Eric Weinstein’s appearance on Modern Wisdom: https://x.com/SwipeWright/status/1759718664369050058 Me, She, He, They: Reality vs Identity in the 21st Century (Heather on sex and gender):https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/meshehetheyDuke plans to close its Herbarium, “A tragic mistake”: https://www.science.org/content/article/tragic-mistake-decision-close-duke-university-s-herbarium-triggers-furor Herman, S.G., 2002. Wildlife biology and natural history: time for a reunion. The Journal of wildlife management66(4): 933-946. https://www.jstor.org/stable/3802927Support the Show.
20/02/241h 30m

Bjorn Lomborg on the DarkHorse Podcast

Bjorn Lomborg is the president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and author of the recent book, Best Things First.Copenhagen Consensus: https://copenhagenconsensus.com/Best Things First: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Things-First-BjornLomborg/dp/1940003482/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1 *****VanMan: Tallow and honey balm, and many other animal based personal care products. Go to vanmanscompany.com/darkhorse and use code darkhorse for 10% off your first order.*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
18/02/241h 29m

Deadly Serious Games: The 212th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 212th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss how to build your own boot camp, with principles including the courage cascade, flak over the target, recognizing the distinction between signal and noise, random vs systematic error, “the room is not the room,” OODA loops, and keeping separate track of analytics and morals. Also: how a new ant in Africa has forced lions to change how and what they hunt. And: microbeef sushi.*****Our sponsors:Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order.Momentous: high-quality, science-backed, rigorously tested supplements. Go to livemomentous.com and use code DARKHORSE for 15% off.American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Dolphins: https://x.com/rainmaker1973/status/1757341726186910022Judicial Watch: DHS Secretary Mayorkas Personally Declined Presidential Candidate RFK Jr’s Request for Secret Service Protection: https://www.judicialwatch.org/rfk-jr-secret-service-protection/Center for Countering Digital Hate – The New Climate Denial: https://counterhate.com/research/new-climate-denial/Kamaru et al 2024. Disruption of an ant-plant mutualism shapes interactions between lions and their primary prey. Science, 383(6681): 433-438: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.adg1464Microbeef sushi: https://www.science.org/content/article/rice-covered-cow-cells-aims-provide-nutritious-sustainable-foodSupport the Show.
14/02/241h 55m

The Science of Conspiracy: The 211th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 211th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss Winter and seasonality, before a longer discussion of overfitting, shoe-horning, and straight-jacketing. How do models, collusion, and Occam’s Razor contribute to how we understand the world? Why are generalists better situated to interpret complexity than are specialists? Then: how good is the science behind the major paper out of The Lancet that assures us that we should not be eating red meat? Answer: not very. Finally, we discuss the orcas who were trapped in sea ice off of Japan, and what it means to be an orca (including mention of the grandmother hypothesis).*****Our sponsors:MDHearing: To get our $397 when you buy a PAIR offer, head to Shopmdhearing.com and use code DARKHORSE.  Helix: Excellent, sleep-enhancing, American-made mattresses. Go to www.HelixSleep.com/DarkHorse and use code HELIXPARTNER20 to get up to 20% of all mattress orders AND 2 free pillows.ARMRA: Colostrum is our first food, and can help restore your health and resilience as an adult. Go to www.tryarmra.com/DARKHORSE to get 15% off your first order.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr (about Luca Turin): https://www.amazon.com/Emperor-Scent-Story-Perfume-Obsession/dp/0375759816 Willett et al 2019. Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. Lancet 393, 447–492: https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0140-6736%2818%2931788-4Stanton 2024. Unacceptable use of substandard metrics in policy decisions which mandate large reductions in animal-source foods. Npj Science of Food 8(10): https://www.nature.com/articles/s41538-024-00249-yStanton et al 2022. 36-fold higher estimate of deaths attributable to red meat intake in GBD 2019: is this reliable?. The Lancet, 399(10332), pp.e23-e26.: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)00311-7/fulltextSupport the Show.
07/02/242h 17m

Trojan Migration? The 210th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 210th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss hypotheses about the border situation. Having just returned from Panama, Bret hypothesizes that there are two immigrations happening: the migration driven by the pursuit of greater economic opportunities in the United States, which includes people from all over the world, and a lot of families; and a second, cryptic migration which includes mostly people from China, of military age, heavily skewed towards men. He also reviews a hypothesis from some years back, about the effect of the one-child policy in China, taken in concert with the tendency to prefer boys. We then discuss neurogenesis in pregnant mice; and also the “diaper spa” being opened in New Hampshire, which is only possible because we have stopped allowing ourselves to critique anti-social and anti-societal tendencies.*****Our sponsors:Maui Nui Venison: healthiest wild red meat on the planet, from steaks to bone broth to jerky. Go to mauinuivenison.com/darkhorse to get 20% off your first order.American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.Freespoke: our new favorite search engine. Check out Freespoke from your desktop or in your app store and download it today to make it your default search engine.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Support and Defend: Military Whistleblowers Volume II (on DarkHorse): https://youtu.be/fg_Y7WxfQ48 Chaker et al 2023. Pregnancy-responsive pools of adult neural stem cells for transient neurogenesis in mothers. Science 382(6673): 958-963: https://www.science.org/doi/epdf/10.1126/science.abo5199What’s a diaper spa? https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2024/01/30/diaper-spa-raising-eyebrows-atkinson-new-hampshire/ The diaper spa: https://diaperspa.comSupport the Show.
31/01/241h 46m

Peril in The Main Stream: The 209th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 209th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss misinformation and how dangerous it is, especially to mainstream researchers and media. We dissect research that claims to find evidence that “doing your own research” actually cements false views, and find that the research itself is so methodologically flawed as to be incapable of delivering accurate results. We celebrate the finding of Canada’s Federal Court that the invoking of the Emergencies Act during the Trucker’s Convoy was unconstitutional; and we discuss the WHO’s faltering pandemic preparedness plan. And we briefly discussed Panama: what is happening in the Darien, in the Panama Canal, and why a monkey crossed the Canal. Head over to our Locals for more content from Bret & Zack’s recent trip to Panama.*****Our sponsors:Moink: Grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild caught Alaskan salmon. Visit www.moinkbox.com/darkhorse to get a year’s worth of hamburger free when you sign up. Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including SuperFood Golden Milk and beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Doing your own research is a good way to end up being wrong (WaPo):https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/01/17/do-your-own-research-study/Aslett et al 2024. Online searches to evaluate misinformation can increase its perceived veracity. Nature625:548-575: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-023-06883-yFact checkers aren’t scientists: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/coming-soonFrom Table S8?: Why are volcanoes all over the globe suddenly shooting giant clouds of ash miles into the air? https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/01/michael-snyder/why-are-volcanoes-all-over-the-globe-suddenly-shooting-giant-clouds-of-ash-miles-into-the-air/Cargo cult science, by Feynman (1974): https://calteches.library.caltech.edu/51/2/CargoCult.htmFederal Court of Canada declares invocation of the Emergencies Act unconstitutional: https://theccf.ca/wp-content/uploads/EA-challenge-fed-court-reasons-FINAL.pdfThe cavalry rolled in, by Dan Arcand: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/the-cavalry-rolled-inThe Guardian: Global pandemic agreement at risk of falling apart, WHO warns: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/22/global-pandemic-agreement-at-risk-of-falling-apart-who-warnsSupport the Show.
24/01/241h 31m

Diversity, Equity, & Explosive Decompression: The 208th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 208th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss how not to hand Goliath a win. Letting Goliath in on the social landscape of the dissidents, on the petty feuds and disagreements, is giving it power that it should not have. And we discuss Boeing’s 737-9 Max airplanes: the one that blew out a door plug above Oregon; the FAA’s response to that “in-flight departure”; and recent changes at Boeing, which include increasing the focus on product and employee safety and product quality, to now also focus on climate, and on Diversity Equity and Inclusion). As we predicted before: move away from prioritizing merit in favor of immutable characteristics, and disaster will follow.*****Momentous: high-quality, science-backed, rigorously tested supplements. Go to livemomentous.com and use code DARKHORSE for 15% off.Maui Nui Venison: healthiest wild red meat on the planet, from steaks to bone broth to jerky. Go to mauinuivenison.com/darkhorse to get 20% off your first order.Freespoke: our new favorite search engine. Check out Freespoke from your desktop or in the app store and download it today to make it your default search engine.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Real Coffee with Scott Adams 1/12/24: https://rumble.com/v46lgtz-coffee-with-scott-adams-11224.htmlFAA’s Emergency Airworthiness Directive 1/6/24: https://drs.faa.gov/browse/excelExternalWindow/DRSDOCID122693486620240106201913.0001Elon Musk Says Boeing Has a Diversity Problem. The Evidence Says Otherwise. Barron’s 1/12/24: https://www.barrons.com/articles/boeing-elon-musk-dei-diversity-c102c788James Lindsay’s thread about DEI at Boeing: https://x.com/ConceptualJames/status/1745110176372339167DarkHorse #159, Monkey business at Pfizer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QkyRmuAdGU&t=5182sSupport the Show.
13/01/241h 43m

The Dream Team Scheme: The 207th Evolutionary Lens with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying

In this 207th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we sort out the strange reaction to Bret’s recent appearance on Tucker Carlson. What do all mobs have in common? What are the differences between critique and competition? We also talk about fat: from butter to olive oil to canola oil, what should you fry in? Are saturated fats bad for you? What are the differences between mono- and poly- unsaturated fats? Does the food industry have it right about anything? Should we fight for the right to yellow margarine?*****Our sponsors:VanMan: Tallow and honey balm, and many other animal based personal care products. Go to vanmanscompany.com/darkhorse and use code darkhorse for 10% off your first order.Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order.MDHearing: To get our $397 when you buy a PAIR offer, head to Shopmdhearing.com and use code DARKHORSE.  *****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Q&A Link: https://darkhorse.locals.com/post/5109596/your-questions-answered-january-10th-darkhorse-q-aMentioned in this episode:Tucker Carlson ep60, interview with Bret: https://x.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1743405833667371329WHO’s Your Daddy? DarkHorse #197 from 10-17-23: https://rumble.com/v3pr3ao-bret-and-heather-197th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.htmlApparently we’re the bad guys (Natural Selections, February 2023): https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/apparently-were-the-bad-guysKahn Academy on Saturated fats, unsaturated fats, and trans fats: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/ap-biology/chemistry-of-life/properties-structure-and-function-of-biological-macromolecules/v/saturated-fats-unsaturated-fats-and-trans-fatsGrootveld, Percival, & Grootveld. 2018. Chronic non-communicable disease risks presented by lipid oxidation products in fried foods. Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition 7(4): 305-312.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6131264/pdf/hbsn-07-04-305.pdfSupport the Show.
11/01/242h 1m

#206: A Science-Like Substance (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 206th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we discuss new year’s resolutions. The Oregon Health Authority has requested, using data kind of but not really from the CDC, that we resolve to get vaccinated! Then: a short reading from Natural Selections. And: What happened to Claudine Gay, the now-resigned president of Harvard, and why is anyone surprised? In light of the largest solar flare since 2017, which, had it been angled differently, could have wreaked havoc on Earth, why don’t we have systems in place to prevent such havoc? Are any of our institutions or systems functional? What is driving the lack of functionality?*****Our sponsors:Helix: Excellent, sleep-enhancing, American-made mattresses. Go to www.HelixSleep.com/DarkHorse and use code HELIXPARTNER20 to get up to 20% of all mattress orders AND 2 free pillows.ARMRA: Colostrum is our first food, and can help restore your health and resilience as an adult. Go to www.tryarmra.com/DARKHORSE to get 15% off your first order.American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Resolve to get vaccinated: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORHA/bulletins/3822af9CDC report from 12-22-23: Influenza, Updated COVID-19, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccination Coverage Among Adults — United States, Fall 2023: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/72/wr/mm7251a4.htmEra of the False Narrative: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/era-of-the-false-narrativeSocial Justice Elevator Music: https://rumble.com/v3zxpmt-bret-and-heather-202nd-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.htmlClaudine Gay’s 1997 Dissertation: https://www.proquest.com/openview/724b4099916954afb2cda76a12deb066/12023 ends with a massive solar storm: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2024/01/01/2023-ends-with-strongest-x-class-solar-flare-for-six-years-get-ready-for-aurora/Support the Show.
03/01/241h 34m

#205: The World we Leave (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 205th 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 briefly discuss solar storms, Carrington events, and the possible failure of the electrical grid. Then: what does the absence of organisms where they once were mean? In the Exumas, Bahamas, this month, there were no laughing gulls. Eight months ago they were abundant in the same place. Could they be migrating? Might it be a pathogen? Local patchiness? Major decline for other reasons, like competition, or toxicity from plastics or pesticides? We discuss conservation success stories, like sea otters and bald eagles and California condors; and failures, like sea stars on the West coast of North America; and show some videos from the Bahamas. We object to the conflation of “environmental decline” with “climate change.” And we discuss curly haired “woolly dogs” of the Pacific Northwest, who were bred and cared for by the Coast Salish people, but are now extinct.*****Our sponsors:Mindbloom: at-home ketamine therapy. Use code DARKHORSE at www.Mindbloom.com to receive $100 off your first six session program.MDHearing: Use promo code DARKHORSE to receive a pair of high-quality hearing aids for only $297. https://www.mdhearingaid.comSundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Q&A Link: https://rumble.com/v43tubf-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-205th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.htmlMentioned in this episode:How the sun could wipe us out: A burst of plasma would set in motion a devastating cascade of failures (Weinstein 2021): https://unherd.com/2021/07/how-the-sun-could-wipe-us-out/In want of a geologist: When "parrotfish" isn&apost a complete answer to where the land came from (Heying 2022): https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/in-want-of-a-geologistCurly haired ‘woolly dogs’ of the Pacific Northwest were no myth: https://www.science.org/content/article/curly-haired-woolly-dogs-pacific-northwest-were-no-mythLin et al 2023. The history of Coast Salish “woolly dogs” revealed by ancient genomics and Indigenous Knowledge. Science, 382(6676): 1303-1308: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.adi6549Support the Show.
28/12/231h 39m

100 Years of Wisdom: B17 Pilot on the DarkHorse Podcast

Martin Agegian is 100 years old at the time of recording. He served in World War II as a B17 Pilot, and has stories from a life full of wisdom and intrigue. Bret and he discuss his life on the DarkHorse Podcast.Buy Martin’s book: https://www.amazon.com/God-Bless-Amerika-Martin-Agegian/dp/0692435530*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
23/12/232h 52m

#204 In Defense of the Indefensible (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 204th 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 science and faith, in the context of the recent court ruling that will keep Trump off the ballot in Colorado. We discuss failure modes, which include, yes, faith, and science, and falsificationism, and rationality, and more. All of these are useful in some contexts, some much more than others, but none are sufficient. What, in the end, are scientists doing, and what are people doing in the name of science? Also: the solstice, and a reading from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.*****Our sponsors:American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.The Wellness Company: Services and supplements including Spike Support Formula, for vaccine injuries and long Covid. Go to twc.health/DARKHORSE to save 15% of your order.Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Dr. Timothy Kelly on changing beliefs: https://x.com/drtimothykelly/status/1700773378875887943 Alexandros Marinos on maintaining multiple hypotheses at a time: https://x.com/alexandrosM/status/1700466475616829845 Isaac Asimov (maybe) thinking on scientific discovery: https://quoteinvestigator.com/2015/03/02/eureka-funny/ Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/46/46-h/46-h.htmSupport the Show.
20/12/231h 36m

#203 Cause of Death (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 203rd 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 once again discuss college presidents, in light of what is happening at Harvard and other elite schools. We talk about historical and bureaucratic constraint, Evergreen, consulting firms, and plagiarism, and, in a related story, how someone acting on behalf of the Mayor of Boston mistakenly invited all 13 city councilors to a holiday party, when she meant to invite only the 6 who are “electeds of color.” Then: what do morbid curiosity and predator inspection have in common? People seem to be dying at high rates, and in new contexts, but is this actually the case? How would we know? What do the global excess mortality data suggest? Then: rules to live by, as acknowledged by us at Hanukkah.*****Our sponsors:Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Now through December 31, new customers get 20% off and a 100-day free trial at www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse.Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.ARMRA: Colostrum is our first food, and can help restore your health and resilience as an adult. Go to www.tryarmra.com/DARKHORSE to get 15% off your first order.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:On College Presidents (first published at Academic Questions, 2019): https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/on-college-presidentsBoston City Hall roiled by email party invitation for ‘electeds of color’ sent to all:https://www.bostonherald.com/2023/12/12/boston-city-hall-roiled-by-email-party-invitation-for-electeds-of-color-sent-to-all/Denis Rancourt’s speech in Romania on excess mortality, on Robert Malone’s Substack: https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/not-14m-lives-saved-but-over-17mEpilogue to Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide, where the rules for Hanukkah are published: https://www.huntergatherersguide.comQ&A Link: https://rumble.com/v40y2e8-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-202nd-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html?mref=256aqg&mc=eh4u2Support the Show.
13/12/231h 43m

Ain’t no Rock and Roll: Brad Skistimas on the DarkHorse Podcast

Bret Speaks with Brad Skistimas of Five Times August in the wake of his newest release: “Ain’t No Rock and Roll”Find Five Times August on X: @FiveTimesAugust (https://twitter.com/FiveTimesAugust)Find Five Times August at: https://www.fivetimesaugust.com/*****This episode is sponsored by The Wellness Company: Services and supplements including Spike Support Formula, for vaccine injuries and long Covid. Go to twc.health/DARKHORSE to save 15% of your order.*****Find Bret Weinstein on X: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
11/12/231h 26m

#202: Social Justice Elevator Music (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 202nd 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 Congressional hearing in which the presidents of several elite universities are asked whether calling for the genocide of Jews constitute bullying or harassment. We call out the double standard revealed by their actions, and their answers. Then we discuss the impressive efforts by Pfizer to engage the behemoth that is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Also: How important is it that Elon Musk told Disney to F-off? How do chinstrap penguins get away with sleeping for four seconds at a time? And what is going on with the deer in the Florida Keys?*****Our sponsors:Mindbloom: at-home ketamine therapy. Use code DARKHORSE at www.Mindbloom.com to receive $100 off your first six session program.Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Now through December 31, new customers get 20% off and a 100-day free trial at www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse.UnCruise: Get $500 off any adventure cruise on a small ship into destinations including Galapagos, Panama, Alaska, and the San Juan Islands: https://uncruise.com/pages/darkhorse/*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Representative Stefanik questions University presidents: https://x.com/repstefanik/status/1732138663608271149First hit when searching “Pfizer” on YouTube in early December: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PAZDI4t1WMPaul Thacker substack (With a “Go Fuck Yourself” Musk Finally Gave a Middle Finger to Democratic Party Censors): https://disinformationchronicle.substack.com/p/with-a-go-fuck-yourself-musk-finally Libourel et al 2023. Nesting chinstrap penguins accrue large quantities of sleep through seconds-long microsleeps. Science 382(6674): 1026-1031. DOI: 10.1126/science.adh0771Support the Show.
06/12/232h 10m

2023 Holiday Gift Special – The Evolutionary Lens #202

In this special 2023 gift episode of DarkHorse, we talk about some gifts that might make your loved ones happy.Mentioned in this episode:From Silk to Pastries: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/giftingDarkHorse Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0uPv6Wgj23sMscnYzFB15M?si=f479e10d92114632Hand carved wooden spoons, and “Carving Out a Living on the Land,” both by Emmet Von Driesche: https://www.emmetvandriesche.comChelsea Green Publishing: https://www.chelseagreen.comGodine Publishers: https://godine.comSlowdown Farmstead: https://www.slowdownfarmstead.com/aboutNatural Selections: https://naturalselections.substack.com/aboutCounty Highway: https://www.countyhighway.comA Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Gatherers-Guide-21st-Century-Challenges/dp/0593086880/Book Darts: https://www.bookdarts.comUnCruise Small Boat Adventures (they’re not paying us for this. Get $500 off any adventure cruise to destinations including Galapagos, Panama, Alaska, and the San Juan Islands): https://uncruise.com/pages/darkhorse/DarkHorse Store: https://www.darkhorsestore.orgApple State Vinegar, fantastic never-cooked, bright and amazing, shrubs and vinegar: https://applestatevinegar.comHoney and honey products out of Colorado: https://bjornscoloradohoney.comGiant Herbs & Tea, including fantastic chais and bitters. Everything is outstanding: http://www.giant-herbs.comLard and tallow based skin care products at Farrow Skincare. Try the Epic Dermis: https://farrow.lifeBob Moran art: https://www.bobmoran.co.uk/*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgTheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1QSupport the Show.
06/12/2356m 11s

#201: Unchecked & Out of Balance (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 201st 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 New York’s emergency rule 2.13, which has now been reinstated after being overturned, and which paves the way for quarantine camps in order to “control the spread of a highly contagious communicable disease.” We also discuss penguins, their ability to tell each other apart based on the dots on their chests, and why that’s important.*****Our sponsors:The Wellness Company: Services and supplements including Spike Support Formula, for vaccine injuries and long Covid. Go to twc.health/DARKHORSE to save 15% of your order.Hillsdale College: Since 1844, Hillsdale has been providing an education focused on freedom and character. Go to hillsdale.edu/DARKHORSE to register for any of more than 40 free on-line courses.Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:New York Codes: Section 2.13 Isolation and Quarantine Procedures: https://web.archive.org/web/20220716005014/https://regs.health.ny.gov/volume-title-10/content/section-213-isolation-and-quarantine-proceduresAttorney Bobby Ann Cox on 11-19-23: Appellate Court Paves the Way for Quarantine Camps! https://attorneycox.substack.com/p/breaking-news-appellate-court-pavesNot just a tuxedo: https://www.science.org/content/article/not-just-tuxedo-african-penguins-identify-mates-their-polka-dotsBaciadonna et al 2024. African penguins utilize their ventral dot patterns for individual recognition. Animal Behaviour, 207: 13-21. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347223002579Prospering with Integrity: peak.fan/integrity (use code DarkHorse25 for 25% off)Support the Show.
29/11/231h 15m

Gaslighting the Vaccine Injured: A DarkHorse Story

Nick Gibson is a long-time participant in Bret’s Patreon discussions. In this episode, Nick and Bret discuss his experience through covid and his shift in perspective.*****Our sponsors:PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including SuperFood Golden Milk and beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order.Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Go to www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse15 to get 15% off, and a 100-day free trial.*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
26/11/231h 36m

#200: Is Nothing Sacred? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 200th 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 gender equity in infant care, and what makes workplaces so toxic that women are leaving academia. And we give thanks to many of the people who stood up to tyranny and lies in the last few years.*****Our sponsors:Biom: NOBS is a different, superior way to clean your teeth. Try it, you’ll never go back. Go to www.betterbiom.com/darkhorse to get 15% off your first month supply.Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order.MDHearing: Use promo code DARKHORSE to receive a pair of high-quality hearing aids for only $297. https://www.mdhearingaid.com*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: Get 10% off storewide this holiday season: https://darkhorsestore.org/discount/HOLIDAY10*****Q&A Link: https://rumble.com/v3x9y36-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-200th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.htmlMentioned in this episode:Gribble et al 2023. Breastfeeding and infant care as ‘sexed’ care work: reconsideration of the three Rs to enable women’s rights, economic empowerment, nutrition and health. Frontiers in Public Health, 11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10599145/Henriksson & Rubertsson 2021. Bodies get in the way: breastfeeding and gender equality in Swedish handbooks for new parents. NORA-Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 29(4): 330-342.https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/08038740.2021.1888791Toxic workplaces are the main reason women leave academic jobs. In Nature News 10-20-23: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-03251-8Spoon et al. 2023. Gender and retention patterns among U.S. faculty. Science Advances 9: eadi2205(2023). 10.1126/sciadv.adi2205The “Appeal to the Noble Savage” fallacy: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/the-appeal-to-the-noble-savage-fallacySupport the Show.
22/11/232h 9m

#199: Surgical Totalitarianism (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 199th 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 FCC’s plan to expand the scope of their reach to…everything, in the name of equity (of broadband access). We compare this move to that of the WHO, and also to what happened at Evergreen, and to pretty much all “equity” maneuvers ever. We discuss the spread of viral information on-line, and how Renée DiResta would like to stop it. In light of Bari Weiss’s speech, we discuss why anti-Semitism is on the rise. And we discuss the normalization of things like anti-Semitism and autogynephilia, how the social contract is decaying, and why young people are jumping from diagnosis to diagnosis, and why it seems like a mistake.*****Our sponsors:Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.UnCruise: Get $500 off any adventure cruise on a small ship into destinations including Galapagos, Panama, Alaska, and the San Juan Islands: https://uncruise.com/pages/darkhorse/Mindbloom: at-home ketamine therapy. Use code DARKHORSE at www.Mindbloom.com to receive $100 off your first six session program.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:How to comment on FCC Proceedings: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/how-commentA Most Useful Emergency: https://hollymathnerd.substack.com/p/a-most-useful-emergencyCommissioner Carr’s statement on FCC plans (11-6-23): https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-398244A1.pdfBefore the FCC, Ex Parte Comments of the NTIA (10-6-23): https://www.ntia.doc.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ntia-digital-discrimination-ex-parte-comment.pdfFCC Fact Sheet: Preventing Digital Discrimination (10-25-23): https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-397997A1.pdfMichael Shellenberger on Renée DiResta: https://twitter.com/shellenberger/status/1723493811119067611Bari Weiss’s speech: You are the last line of defense: https://www.thefp.com/p/you-are-the-last-line-of-defenseThe Public Fetish: https://naturalselections.bio/p/the-public-fetishSupport the Show.
15/11/232h 6m

#198: Czech Your Privilege (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 198th 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 West, the West West, and the West West West. Following recent travels in Prague, London, and Denver, we talk about how Prague seems to keeping the embers of the West alive—through noble subversion, shared knowledge of musical traditions, cobbled streets, and more. We discuss anti-semitism—its absence in Prague, its presence in London. We talk about the art and energy discussions at the ARC (Alliance for Responsible Citizenship) conference. And we discuss children and young people being harmed by the affirmative care model, following Heather’s participation in the Genspect conference in Denver. *****Our sponsors:Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Go to www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse15 to get 15% off, and a 100-day free trial.American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.ARMRA: Colostrum is our first food, and can help restore your health and resilience as an adult. Go to www.tryarmra.com/DARKHORSE to get 15% off your first order.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Q&A Link: https://rumble.com/v3uhzel-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-198th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.htmlMentioned in this episode:The flame of the West is alive: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/the-flame-of-the-west-is-aliveInstitut H21: https://www.ih21.org/en/homeOpus Cactus: https://opuscactus.comFourth-gen nuclear: https://energyfromthorium.com/principles/nuc-vs-chem/Genspect: https://genspect.orgSupport the Show.
08/11/231h 39m

The Illusion of Consensus: Rav Arora on the DarkHorse Podcast

Bret speaks with Rav Arora on the DarkHorse Podcast. They cover the failure of institutions, what we might build in their place, and how we get thereFind Rav at his Joint Substack with Jay Bhattacharya: https://www.illusionconsensus.com/Find Rav on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ravarora1*****Sponsors:The Wellness Company: Services and supplements including Spike Support Formula, for vaccine injuries and long Covid. Go to twc.health/DARKHORSE to save 15% of your order.PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including SuperFood Golden Milk and beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order.*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Mentioned in this episode: Can Sam Harris Pull Back: https://www.illusionconsensus.com/cp/138291630“Pro Vaccine” Publication: https://www.illusionconsensus.com/p/how-covid-warped-the-journalism-industryCardiologist Regrets Vaccinating Young Men: https://www.illusionconsensus.com/p/cardiologist-regrets-vaccinatingSupport the Show.
05/11/232h 6m

Cluster B World: Joshua Slocum on the DarkHorse Podcast

Bret Speaks with Joshua Slocum of the Disaffected Podcast on DarkHorse. They discuss personality disorders, blame, societal failure, and the links therein.Find Joshua on X: https://twitter.com/DisaffectedPodFind Joshua on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF_kJax21k2zVlc3tJn-22Q*****Sponsors:Mindbloom: at-home ketamine therapy. Use code DARKHORSE at www.Mindbloom.com to receive $100 off your first six session program.PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including SuperFood Golden Milk and beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order.*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
29/10/232h 16m

Entropy, Energy & The 4th Frontier: Chris Martenson on DarkHorse

Bret speaks with Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity on the DarkHorse podcast. Find Chris on X: https://twitter.com/chrismartensonFind Chris at Peak Prosperity: https://peakprosperity.com/*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps: (00:00) Introduction(04:32) Sponsors(08:25) Similarities and differences(14:00) Non linear scientific mind(26:22) Lahaina fires(30:30) Owen Benjamin(34:20) Narrative and metaphor(51:50) Burning Man(55:00) Fossil fuels(01:02:00) Peak Oil(01:09:45) ROI and time traveling money printer(01:19:45) First principle thinking and bot attacks(01:32:30) Rent seeking elite, depopulation and collapse(01:41:22) The West, breaking coalitions, and false dichotomies(01:58:30) Colleges(02:06:40) Fourth Frontier(02:18:13) Consciousness(02:27:40) Negative entropy(02:43:00) Insects and are humans special?(03:00:00) Wrap upSupport the Show.
22/10/233h 3m

#197 WHO’s Your Daddy (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 197th 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 WHO’s proposed amendments to their 2005 International Health Regulations. It’s not good, as lawyer Philipp Kruse, and John Campbell, have already pointed out. These amendments, should they be approved, will mark the end of science, of democracy, and of justice. Then we discuss complexity, how to respond to complex situations, and Israel and Hamas. Our reflexes are being used to control us; life is being presented as a multiple-choice test, but we can resist that test. Finally, check out the progressive stack on the New Democratic Party convention in Canada. It’s Bananas.*****Our sponsors:The Wellness Company: Services and supplements including Spike Support Formula, for vaccine injuries and long Covid. Go to twc.health/DARKHORSE to save 15% of your order.Hillsdale College: Since 1844, Hillsdale has been providing an education focused on freedom and character. Go hillsdale.edu/DARKHORSE to register for any of 39 free on-line courses.UnCruise: Get $500 off any adventure cruise on a small ship into destinations including Galapagos, Panama, Alaska, and the San Juan Islands: https://uncruise.com/pages/darkhorse/*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Q&A Link: https://rumble.com/v3pr2g0-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-197th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.htmlMentioned in this episode:John Campbell on the WHO Pandemic treaty: https://youtu.be/kCoFLhDKlA4Proposed Amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005): https://apps.who.int/gb/wgihr/pdf_files/wgihr1/WGIHR_Compilation-en.pdfBret on complexity (x): https://twitter.com/bretweinstein/status/1714016367702389144A kind of winning (Natural Selections): https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/a-kind-of-winningBret’s congressional testimony in 2018: https://youtu.be/uRIKJCKWla4The New Democratic Party convention in Canada: https://x.com/thecountersgnl/status/1713963950461829146Bananas (with Louise Lasser, *not* Diane Keaton): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066808/Support the Show.
17/10/231h 48m

#196 War on Our Minds (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 196th 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 astronomical events, like today’s annular eclipse—that exist with or without human awareness of them. What would the ancients have thought of an eclipse? We discuss science, and the risk to us all as we take the S out of STEM, leaving an applied, human-centric set of fields that are missing their foundation. We discuss Roger Waters—his modern takes on Israel and Palestine, and his dreams and words as recorded in the music of Pink Floyd. We too wish for a world in which no one kills the children anymore, and are having a difficult time defining the shape of this moment in time. Finally: where are the neocons now?*****Our sponsors:Biom: NOBS is a different, superior way to clean your teeth. Try it, you’ll never go back. Go to www.betterbiom.com/darkhorse to get 15% off your first month supply.Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order.Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Don’t look it up: https://www.academia.edu/35652813/Dont_Look_It_UpRoger Waters video essay: https://x.com/rogerwaters/status/1712978707864797522?s=20Lyrics to The Gunner’s Dream, in The Final Cut (1983): https://genius.com/Pink-floyd-the-gunners-dream-lyricsSupport the Show.
14/10/231h 41m

#195: Hanlon’s Sledge Hammer (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 195th 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 attacks on Israel by Hamas on October 7. We discuss values: Old Testament versus the West. We discuss frontiers, both legitimate and illegitimate, and terrorism. We discuss land rights and first peoples. We discuss the “Coalition Slicer-Dicer” and the perverse incentives of those who would keep us at war, keep us sick, and keep us from talking to one another.*****Our sponsors:ARMRA: Colostrum is our first food, and can help restore your health and resilience as an adult. Go to www.tryarmra.com/DARKHORSE to get 15% off your first order.MDHearing: Use promo code DARKHORSE to receive a pair of high-quality hearing aids for only $297. https://www.mdhearingaid.comAmerican Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Bret on terrorism and the Charlie Hebdo attack in 2015: https://www.salon.com/2015/11/15/lets_not_get_it_wrong_this_time_the_terrorists_won_after_911_because_we_chose_to_invade_iraq_shred_our_constitution/Support the Show.
11/10/231h 41m

The Israel Attacks: Beyond the Obvious with Efrat Fenigson

Efrat Fenigson is an independent Journalist, Podcaster, Israeli Citizen & Covid dissident. In the wake of the October 7th terrorist attacks on Israel, she has provided insight into the situation from inside Israel on X (Twitter). Bret and Efrat discuss the current state of affairs and the situation unfolding as we speak. Due to the timely nature of this episode, it is important to note that this was filmed at 8PM Israel time on October 10, 2023, and released several hours later.It is also of note that at the end of this recording, Efrat hears the sounds of rockets going off nearby. However there was also construction noise near Bret during the entire duration of the episode, not to be confused with sounds of war.Note: Hamas was founded in 1987, not 1967 as was inadvertently stated.Find Efrat on X (Formerly Twitter): @efenigson (https://twitter.com/efenigson)Find Efrat on Substack: https://substack.com/@efrat*****Find Bret Weinstein on X (formerly Twitter): @BretWeinstein. Join DarkHorse on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Background(07:00) Empathy (13:20) Barbaric acts(20:35) Hamas background(27:05) How was the attack possible?(32:45) Possible explanations(47:15) Implausible patterns of anomalies(50:55) Comparisons with 9/11 and Pearl Harbor(59:25) Higher forces at work?(01:18:30) Broken alliances over conflict(01:20:07) Conspiracy and silos(01:34:20) Bret&aposs heroes(01:41:10) Wrap upSupport the Show.
10/10/231h 43m

#194 Ragtag Fugitive Science (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 194th 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 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which was awarded for nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19. We discuss the innovation for which the prize was awarded, what some of the known effects are, and what has been claimed about the (lack of) effects. We review some Nature news articles, including the finding that mRNA vaccines are linked to unexpected menstrual events. And we compare the costs and benefits of eating fish, supplementing with fish oil, and pharmaceutical drugging with Vascepa, and discuss connections between the three. ***** Our sponsors: Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic. UnCruise: Get $500 off any adventure cruise on a small ship into destinations including Galapagos, Panama, Alaska, and the San Juan Islands: https://uncruise.com/pages/darkhorse/ Mindbloom: at-home ketamine therapy. Use code DARKHORSE at www.Mindbloom.com to receive $100 off your first six session program. ***** Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/ Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org ***** Q&A Link: https://rumble.com/v3my788-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-194th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html Mentioned in this episode: Nobel press release: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/2023/press-release/ Chinese journalist asking Nobel committee about safety: https://x.com/refugeofsinner5/status/1709225153429737584 Nobel laureate Weissman discussing safety of mRNA shots in January 2021: https://x.com/TheChiefNerd/status/1708912252487684588 Fraiman et al 2022. Serious adverse events of special interest following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in randomized trials in adults. Vaccine, 40(40): 5798-5805:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X22010283 COVID vaccines linked to unexpected vaginal bleeding. Nature News 9-25-23:https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-02996-6 Covid vaccines and safety: what the research says. Nature News Explainer 2-16-21: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00290-x How Covid unlocked the power of RNA vaccines (“Side effects can be troubling.”). Nature News feature 1-12-21: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00019-w Fish, fishy, and fish adjacent: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/fish-fishy-and-fish-adjacentJob opportunity: https://amarincorp.com/job/key-account-managerSupport the Show.
04/10/231h 41m

#193 The Reactionary Clap Trap (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 193rd 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 middle-ground scramble by the mainstream media to defeat those who would think for themselves by inventing slurs like “conspiracy theorist influencer” and “reactionary trap.” Harper’s says that “insurgency” is threatening the Democratic Party. The Atlantic invokes a world in which “mistakes don’t matter, and no one feels shame,” not realizing that they’re talking about themselves. And the New York Times goes after Bret for observing inconsistencies in official stories. As Isaac Asimov famously said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but that’s funny…’”*****Our sponsors:MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorsepod and use DARKHORSEPOD at check out for 15% off. PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including SuperFood Golden Milk and beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order.Hillsdale College: Since 1844, Hillsdale has been providing an education focused on freedom and character. Go hillsdale.edu/DARKHORSE to register for any of 39 free on-line courses.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Harper’s: Against the Current: https://harpers.org/archive/2023/10/against-the-current/The Atlantic: From Feminist to Right-Wing Conspiracist: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2023/10/naomi-wolf-klein-doppelganger-book/675120/The New York Times: How to Argue Against Identity Politics Without Turning Into a Reactionary: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/22/opinion/identity-politics.htmlSupport the Show.
30/09/231h 49m

#192 How Now New World Cow (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 192nd 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 how cattle got to the New World, and when and from where, and what that implies about the first cowboys. We discuss the fact that Nature published this compelling piece of research, and Science reported on it all wrong. We marvel that Nature admits that “scientists are under attack for someone else’s political gain”—but are not surprised to find they’ve got it backwards. Meanwhile, the pangolin vector hypothesis for SARS-CoV2 is being revived, and bats are hung out to dry (metaphorically), based on bad, debunked research that was done by researchers with perverse incentives.*****Our sponsors:MDHearing: 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. https://www.mdhearingaid.comSundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order.Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.*****Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org*****Mentioned in this episode:Delsol et al 2023. Ancient DNA confirms diverse origins of early post-Columbian cattle in the Americas. Scientific reports 13(1): 12444. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-39518-3Sluyter 2015. How Africans and their descendants participated in establishing open-range cattle ranching in the Americas. Environment and History 21(1): 77-101.https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/whp/eh/2015/00000021/00000001/art00005Science goes full click-bait: https://www.science.org/content/article/america-s-first-cowboys-were-enslaved-africans-ancient-cow-dna-suggestsPeter Hotez in Nature: scientists are “under attack for someone else’s political gain”: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-02981-zRalph Baric revives the pangolin vector of SARS-CoV2 hypothesis, but you weren’t supposed to notice: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-023-01476-xScientific American stokes fear of bats: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-secret-weapon-in-preventing-the-next-pandemic-fruit-bats/Merlin Tuttle’s defense of bats: https://www.merlintuttle.org/response-to-misleading-american-scientific-bat-story/Bret on bats in UnHerd, June 2021: https://unherd.com/2021/06/why-we-should-welcome-the-lab-leak-theory/Support the Show.
27/09/231h 28m

Creon Levit on the DarkHorse Podcast

Creon was employed as a scientist at NASA Ames Research Center for over 30 years working in applied physics, aerodynamics, data visualization, computational chemistry, molecular nanotechnology, celestial mechanics, launch systems, optics, and satellite systems engineering. Since 2015 he has been chief technologist at Planet Labs - a satellite imaging company headquartered in San Francisco. Creon is a Planet Fellow at Planet Labs and a Senior Fellow at the Foresight institute. He serves on various NASA committees, and organizational technical advisory boards.The views he expresses on this podcast are personal and are not affiliated with any of the above organizations.Find Creon on X: @creon (https://twitter.com/creon)Fin Creon on Substack: https://creon.substack.com/*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.orgTheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
18/09/232h 23m

#191: Fight Back and Win (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 191st 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 climate science, models, and assumptions. How do urban heat, and assumptions of low vs high solar variability, affect climate models? Should apparent consensus among climate scientists give one pause? Are non-scientist humans capable of thinking for themselves? We discuss the difference between the environment, and climate, and discuss Apple’s new video starring Mother Nature herself. Finally, we review the move, in Canadian school libraries, to get rid of books published before 2008. What could go wrong? *****Our Sponsors: Our sponsors: ARMRA: Colostrum is our first food, and can help restore your health and resilience as an adult. Go to www.tryarmra.com/DARKHORSE to get 15% off your first order. PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including 100% grass fed, organic, naturally fermented beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order. UnCruise: Get $500 off any adventure cruise on a small ship into destinations including Galapagos, Panama, Alaska, and the San Juan Islands: https://uncruise.com/pages/darkhorse/ ***** Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/ Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org ***** Mentioned in this episode: Soon et al 2023. The Detection and Attribution of Northern Hemisphere Land Surface Warming (1850–2018) in Terms of Human and Natural Factors: Challenges of Inadequate Data. Climate, 11(9): 179.https://www.mdpi.com/2225-1154/11/9/179 CERES: https://www.ceres-science.com/about Creon Levitt’s “Hot or Not” - https://open.substack.com/pub/creon/p/hot-or-not Dr. Paul Offit on the difference between science and science communication: https://x.com/TheChiefNerd/status/1701966873129033985?s=20 Apple meets Mother Nature: https://x.com/tim_cook/status/1701732427897491578 CBC reports on the intentional disappearance of books from school libraries: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/peel-school-board-library-book-weeding-1.6964332Support the Show.
13/09/232h 11m

#190: Burden of Truth (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 190th 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 Biden and the job he hopes to finish, Covid in the White House and the U.S. Open, what the socialists think we should do about Covid, how Martina Navratilova sees the future of women’s sports, Title IX, sense-making when the experts aren’t making sense, how to tell good heterodoxy from bad, and more! ***** Our sponsors: Sole: Carefully designed, personally moldable footbeds for healthy feet. First 1,000 customers to https://yoursole.com/darkhorse receive a free pair of Sole footbeds.  MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorsepod and use DARKHORSEPOD at check out for 15% off.  Biom: NOBS is a different, superior way to clean your teeth. Try it, you’ll never go back. Go to www.betterbiom.com/darkhorse to get 15% off your first month supply. ***** Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/ Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org ***** Q&A Link: https://rumble.com/v3fd8bl-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-190th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html Mentioned in this episode: Together, we can finish the job! https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/together-we-can-finish-the-job Jill Biden tests positive for Covid, at The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/09/05/jill-biden-tests-positive-for-covid-19/ Illness at the U.S. Open: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/01/sports/tennis/us-open-players-sick.html World Socialists seek to “force the implementation of a global elimination strategy.” They seem nice. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/09/05/gsjw-s05.html Martina Navratilova on women and men in women’s sports: https://genspect.org/martina-navratilova-five-years-later/ Michael Shermer & Bret on DarkHorse (34:50): https://rumble.com/v3e1039-on-skepticism-michael-shermer-and-jeremy-rys-on-darkhorse.html John Campbell: Pfizer fails to answer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzQjBcoIMYISupport the Show.
06/09/231h 27m

On Skepticism: Michael Shermer & Jeremy Rys on DarkHorse

Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the host of the podcast The Michael Shermer Show, and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University where he teaches Skepticism 101. For 18 years he was a monthly columnist for Scientific American. He writes a weekly Substack column. He is the author of New York Times bestsellers Why People Believe Weird Things and The Believing Brain, Why Darwin Matters, The Science of Good and Evil, The Moral Arc, Heavens on Earth, and Giving the Devil His Due: Reflections of a Scientific Humanist. Jeremy Rys has a B.S. degree in Physics from Bridgewater State University and is a co-founder of APEC the Alternative Propulsion Engineering Conference an academic think tank of scientists, engineers, and inventors who explore the potentials of new physics and technologies including metamaterials, warp drives, ion thrusters, laser induced plasmas, invisibility cloaks, and other "Alien" technologies. - He is also an avid researcher of alternative history and the history behind classified programs and covert operations. He also enjoys researching scientific controversies and conspiracy theories. Find Michael Shermer at: https://www.skeptic.com/ - https://michaelshermer.com/Find Jeremy Rys at: https://www.altpropulsion.com/ - https://alienscientist.com/ ***** Join DarkHorse on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/ A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/ Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Jeremy Sources:JFK -- https://www.youtube.com/@AmericasUntoldStories https://spartacus-educational.com/JFKwhiteR.htm https://www.jfkpaine.com/the-story/ RFK -- Autopsy Records https://www.grunge.com/799514/tragic-details-found-in-robert-f-kennedys-autopsy-report/ "RFK Must Die" by Shane O&aposSullivan William Joseph Bryan Jr. - MKULTRA Hypnotist 9/11 -- The Armageddon Planners: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2004/03/the-armageddon-plan/302902/ Bremer on 9/11 giving the official theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLdR87wQK_0 The Pentagon Renovations: https://digwithin.net/2012/01/01/a-small-world/ "Another 19" by Kevin RyanSupport the Show.
03/09/232h 24m

#189: Evidence Free Medicine (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 189th 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 twitter, free speech, and why zero is a special number. Bret sings a little, and invokes Ray Bradbury. Then we discuss a surgeon who is proud to do “non-binary” surgeries, and another doctor who describes how enforcement of Covid policies helped silence doctors who were critical of trans ideology. We discuss what puberty blockers are, and whether they are safe. ***** Our sponsors: Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic. House of Macadamias: Delicious and nutritious macadamia nuts, in all sorts of configurations. Go to www.houseofmacadamias.com and use code DARKHORSE for a 20% discount on all orders, plus a free gift with substantive purchase. American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899. ***** Join us on Locals! Get access to our Discord server, exclusive live streams, live chats for all streams, and early access to many podcasts: https://darkhorse.locals.com/ Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org ***** Mentioned in this episode: Washington Post: Following Elon Musk’s lead, Big Tech is surrendering to disinformation: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/08/25/political-conspiracies-facebook-youtube-elon-musk/ Orwellian tweet from “twitter safety”: https://twitter.com/Safety/status/1696566031177707766 Rufo, August 2023: Barbarism in the Name of Equality: https://www.city-journal.org/article/barbarism-in-the-name-of-equality Rufo, June 2023: Thrown to the Wolves: https://www.city-journal.org/article/transgender-ideology-and-the-corruption-of-medicine Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Analogues: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK547863/Support the Show.
30/08/231h 48m

#188: Play the Hand You Are Dealt (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 188th 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 medicine, scientific publishing, and just how bad things have gotten. The New England Journal of Medicine declined to publish a letter that would have provided valuable scientific context for a paper they recently published, and we discuss Bret’s reserve capacity hypothesis regarding the evolution of senescence and the relationship of telomere length to both aging and cancer. Then we discuss uterine transplants. What can be done for women who are born without uteruses who want to bear children of their own? What about for men who present themselves to the world as women? How about women who have transitioned “into” men but have decided that they would like to bear children after all? And who can get Continuing Medical Education credits from the American Medical Association for pretending that up is down, male is female, and reality is a thing of the past? You can! ***** Our sponsors: Mindbloom: at-home ketamine therapy. Use code DARKHORSE at www.Mindbloom.com to receive $100 off your first six session program. Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order. PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including SuperFood Golden Milk and beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com 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:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Q&A Link: https://rumble.com/v3avyq9-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-188th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html Mentioned in this episode: DeBoy et al 2023. Familial Clonal Hematopoiesis in a Long Telomere Syndrome. New England Journal of Medicine. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2300503 DarkHorse Livestream #172 (“20 Years Later”): https://www.youtube.com/live/CcgzrMrnBUE Weinstein & Ciszek 2002. The reserve-capacity hypothesis: evolutionary origins and modern implications of the trade-off between tumor-suppression and tissue-repair. Experimental gerontology, 37(5): 615-627.http://176.9.41.242/doc/longevity/2002-weinstein.pdf Castellón et al 2017. The history behind successful uterine transplantation in humans. JBRA assisted reproduction, 21(2): 126: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5473706/pdf/jbra-21-02-0126.pdf Murphy & Mumford 2023. Should Uterus Transplantation for Transwomen and Transmen Be Subsidized? AMA Journal of Ethics, 25(6): 431-436. https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/article/should-uterus-transplantation-transwomen-and-transmen-be-subsidized/2023-06 Continuing Medical Education credits through the AMA: https://www.ama-assn.org/education/ama-pra-credit-systemSupport the Show.
23/08/231h 43m

The Lahaina Fire – Jeremy Lee Quinn on DarkHorse

This was originally broadcast live on August 18, 2023 while Jeremy was on the ground on Maui. We had to reupload do to technical difficulties. Jeremy on Twitter: @jeremyreporter (https://twitter.com/jeremyreporter)Jeremy on Instagram: jeremyreporter (https://www.instagram.com/jeremyreporter/) ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/ Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
19/08/2343m 20s

#187 Outsiders (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 187th 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 why we are sitting outside: Covid does not transmit outside, and this has been clear for well over three years now. Then we discuss story and storytelling, paths diverging in a wood, and the need for all stories within one universe to reconcile. We discuss narrative, gender ideology, male and female typical modes of engagement, and science. We discuss new research that finds that mammals, but not birds, seem to like fruit that contains alcohol. And we discuss the Cartesian crisis that we are living through, and the Maui fires. ***** Our sponsors: MDHearingAid: 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. https://www.mdhearingaid.com Sole: Carefully designed, personally moldable footbeds for healthy feet. Go to https://yoursole.com/darkhorse to receive 50% off any pair of Sole footbeds.  Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide: https://www.huntergatherersguide.com Daemon Voices: On Stories & Storytelling, by Philip Pullman: https://www.amazon.com/Daemon-Voices-Storytelling-Philip-Pullman/dp/0525521178 The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44272/the-road-not-taken Casorso et al 2023. Seed dispersal syndrome predicts ethanol concentration of fruits in a tropical dryforest. Proc Royal Society B 290:20230804: https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2023.0804*****Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome(03:05) Sponsors(13:50) Heather may have COVID(23:23) Afterword(31:50) Philip Pullman on Storytelling(43:43) Gender, sex differences and lived Experience(01:15:25) Tropical forests(01:24:30) Seed dispersal(01:38:25) Cartesian crisis(01:55:20) Wrap upSupport the Show.
18/08/232h

Web3 Working Group – DarkHorse Podcast

Bret Speaks with Amy and Devon James of the Web3 Working Group. They discuss internet history, the future of our internet, and the pitfalls we should avoid. Find the Web3 Working Group at their website: https://www.web3wg.org/Find the Web3 Working Group on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@web3wgFind the Web3 Working Group on Twitter: https://twitter.com/web3wg ***** Our Sponsor: MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorsepod and use DARKHORSEPOD at check out for 15% off.  ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/ Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introductions(04:44) Sponsors(06:33) Background(09:10) Blockchain(20:00) Custodians and regulations(30:40) Blockchain, bitcoin, and incentives(40:39) Authenticity, Deep fakes, and Cryptography(01:03:15) Potential future catastrophes(01:08:55) AI and Web3(01:17:15) Back to AI(01:29:05) Personal AI assistant, risk and benefits(01:40:40) Regulations and sanctioned behaviors(01:52:25) AGI and tracking updates(02:05:45) Content creators(02:21:10) Potential future(02:32:00) Wrap upSupport the Show.
13/08/232h 33m

#186: Besting the Experts (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 186th 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 mechanism of action by which the mRNA vaccines cause heart damage, following the publication of relevant research in Science Immunology. We discuss the nature of science, both empirical and theoretical, and why the eclipsing of theoretical science by the empiricists is dangerous. We discuss how fields become stuck, and why, once they get stuck, it is easy to best them. We discuss a new paper that describes two case studies of teenage males who have recurring myocarditis post mRNA vaccine. And we talk about social learning in bumblebees: they learn how to solve puzzles from others of their own kind. As do we. ***** Our sponsors: UnCruise: Get $500 off any adventure cruise on a small ship into destinations including Galapagos, Panama, Alaska, and the San Juan Islands: https://uncruise.com/pages/darkhorse/ American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899. MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorsepod and use DARKHORSEPOD at check out for 15% off.  ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Q&A Link: https://rumble.com/v35z0um-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-186th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html?mref=256aqg&mc=eh4u2 Mentioned in this episode: County Highway: https://www.countyhighway.com Barmada et al 2023. Cytokinopathy with aberrant cytotoxic lymphocytes and profibrotic myeloid response in SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine–associated myocarditis. Science Immunology 8(83): p.eadh3455.https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/sciimmunol.adh3455 Amodio et al 2023. Relapsing myocarditis following initial recovery of post COVID-19 vaccination in two adolescent males–Case reports. Vaccine: X, 14: p.100318.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590136223000591 Bridges et al 2023. Bumblebees acquire alternative puzzle-box solutions via social learning. Plos Biology, 21(3): p.e3002019. https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3002019&fbclid=IwAR2jxtImrcpd5PiQqGOFCipsx5t9Th20VR_ZT3H-q9chftbGjqNCGTBk2Qs*****Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome(02:00) Sponsors(09:30) County highway, mango trees, cinnamon<Support the Show.
09/08/231h 42m

Pharma: Not Their First Rodeo – Umberto Meduri & Paul Marik on DarkHorse

**At 6:35 Umberto says “in 2000” instead of the intended “in 2020”Umberto Meduri is a professor of pharmaceutical sciences, and a former professor of medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, in Memphis Tennessee.Paul Marik is quadruple boarded in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Neuro Critical Care, and Nutrition Science. Paul Marik was a tenured professor of Medicine, and chief of the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Virginia Medical School.The pattern of blocking effective, safe, generic medications is clearly evident in the story of Umberto Meduri, an excellent physician and researcher who made a remarkable discovery about inflammation of the lung, and a safe and effective treatment with the potential to save hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of lives annually across the globe. The one problem: the drug in question was out of patent. Instead of receiving a Nobel Prize, Dr. Meduri had his career destroyed, and his reputation ruined with pure propaganda. This story, told for the first time here on The DarkHorse Podcast reveals the full depth of the capture of science and medicine, and allows us to see exactly how our response to Covid ended up the exact opposite of good science and medicine.Visit the FLCCC: www.flccc.net*****Our Sponsors:House of Macadamias: Delicious and nutritious macadamia nuts, in all sorts of configurations. Go to https://www.houseofmacadamias.com and use code DARKHORSE for a 20% discount on all orders, plus a free gift with substantive purchase.*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.orgTheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introductions(03:20) Sponsors(06:00) Origin story(12:15) Inflammation(26:10) Obvious remedies ignored(38:45) What could have happened(42:05) Doctors were targeted(48:35) Coup against medicine(54:20) History of steroid use(01:10:24) Publishing drug trials and peer review(01:18:17) Umberto&aposs RCT and misconduct charge(01:42:00) Eli Lilly&aposs drug for ARDS(01:49:50) Big Pharma callousness(01:53:20) COVID early treatments ignored(02:02:20) Needless death(02:10:15) EUA and mRNA(02:16:25) COVID protocols(02:21:40) Wrap upSupport the Show.
05/08/232h 28m

#185: Why Would They Lie About That? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 185th 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 new research that finds that 1 in 35 people getting a Moderna booster suffered heart damage, and ask whether it is only the spike protein, or also the mRNA platform more generally, that is at fault. We discuss the eradication of selective pressure in mRNA “vaccines” that do not include the actual pathogen. We discuss the effects of vaccine mandates on the U.S. military, both in terms of morale, and readiness, and return to an earlier discussion of the cheap trick used in research to reveal vaccine efficacy where there is none. And Bret ends on a parable. Buckle up. ***** Our sponsors: Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic. Biom: NOBS is a different, superior way to clean your teeth. Try it, you’ll never go back. Go to www.betterbiom.com/darkhorse to get 15% off your first month supply. PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including SuperFood Golden Milk and beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. *****Mentioned in this episode: 1 in 35 myocardial injury, from John Campbell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd_RTf_ForA&feature=youtu.be Buergin et al 2023. Sex‐specific differences in myocardial injury incidence after COVID‐19 mRNA‐1273 Booster Vaccination. European Journal of Heart Failure. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/ejhf.2978 Paul Offit talks to Gad Saad: https://twitter.com/NickHudsonCT/status/1684797155083538432?s=20 Thinning the Ranks, by Clayton Fox, in Tablet: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/thinning-the-ranks Cheap Trick, by Neil and Fenton, July 29, 2023: https://wherearethenumbers.substack.com/p/the-very-best-of-cheap-trickSupport the Show.
02/08/231h 36m

Censorship Industrial Complex: Bret Speaks with Michael Shellenberger on the Darkhorse Podcast

Bret Speaks with Michael Shellenberger for the second time on the DarkHorse Podcast. They discuss censorship, the intelligence apparatus, and political disagreement with decency. Find Shellenberger on Substack: https://public.substack.com/Find Shellenberger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shellenberger *****Our Sponsors:Hillsdale College: Since 1844, Hillsdale has been providing an education focused on freedom and character. Go hillsdale.edu/DARKHORSE to register for any of 39 free on-line courses.PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including 100% grass fed, organic, naturally fermented beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order.***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introduction(03:57) Sponsors(09:07) Twitter files and free speech(23:00) Information governance board and Renée DiResta(31:27) Conspiracy theories and UAPs(35:41) Renée DiResta and Sam Harris(52:15) Elon buying Twitter(55:10) COVID(59:20) FBI whistleblowers and Anti-Semitism(01:16:20) Data manipulation(01:22:26) Back to FBI whistleblowers(01:32:15) Wrap upSupport the Show.
29/07/231h 33m

#184: Suspend Your Disbelief (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 184th 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 RuPaul’s Drag Race, Barbie, and the deep state. How do drag and Barbie reveal similar confusions about sex and gender, feminism, and whether or not you’ve been red-pilled? Are drag queens women? Is Barbie? Then: an exploration of the meaning of the term “deep state,” its implications for recent American history, and its possible connection to capture, corruption, and foreign influence. Suspend your disbelief…or else. ***** Our sponsors: PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including 100% grass fed, organic, naturally fermented beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order. MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorsepod and use DARKHORSEPOD at check out for 15% off.  Hillsdale College: Since 1844, Hillsdale has been providing an education focused on freedom and character. Go hillsdale.edu/DARKHORSE to register for any of 39 free on-line courses. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Q&A Link: https://rumble.com/v32iclu-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-184th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html Mentioned in this episode: You Go Girl: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/you-go-girl The Deep State Theory, Explained: https://www.thoughtco.com/deep-state-definition-4142030Support the Show.
26/07/232h 7m

#183: Uninventing the West (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 183rd 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 predictable descent of the West into a tribal battle over resources, following from the corrupt rent-seeking elites’ destruction of the system of competence and merit which fueled the boom of the 20th century. More specifically, we discuss FreedomFest, libertarians and liberty, RFK Jr. and his free market solution to pollution; also: race, sex, genocide, and rape. And: a man cheats two ways to take home a medal in a race for disabled women. Finally: saber-toothed anchovies. ***** Our sponsors: Sole: Carefully designed, personally moldable footbeds for healthy feet. Go to https://yoursole.com/darkhorse to receive 50% off any pair of Sole footbeds.  Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order. Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Use code darkhorse at https://seed.com/darkhorse to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com Locals: https://darkhorse.locals.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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: https://www.freedomfest.com Trans-Identified Male Wins Bronze In Women’s 400m At 2023 World Para Athletics Championships: https://reduxx.info/trans-identified-male-wins-bronze-in-womens-400m-at-2023-world-para-athletics-championships/ Saber-toothed anchovies make the news at Science in 2020: https://www.science.org/content/article/saber-toothed-anchovies-roamed-oceans-45-million-years-ago Original research: Capobianco et al 2020. Large-bodied sabre-toothed anchovies reveal unanticipated ecological diversity in early Palaeogene teleosts. Royal Society Open Science, 7(5): 192260.https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.192260Support the Show.
19/07/231h 30m

Recapturing the Narrative: Bret Speaks with Mike Nayna on the Darkhorse Podcast

*****View on Rumble: https://rumble.com/v2ysgoo-recapturing-the-narrative-bret-speaks-with-mike-nayna-on-the-darkhorse-podc.html***** Bret Speaks with Mike Nayna in the wake of his release of the Reformers film series. They discuss the art of conveying meaning, narrative, and the current moment. Find Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikenaynaFind Mike on Substack: https://michaelnayna.substack.com/ *****Our Sponsor:House of Macadamias: Delicious and nutritious macadamia nuts, in all sorts of configurations. Go to https://www.houseofmacadamias.com and use code DARKHORSE for a 20% discount on all orders, plus a free gift with substantive purchase.*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/ Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introductions(08:08) Sponsors(10:25) Presenting the Reformers(17:00) Authenticity and activism(25:50) Cynical Theories and James Lindsay(32:15) Full picture Vs cartoon(47:15) Social media and Peter Boghossian(54:30) Radical honesty(01:00:15) Academic behaviors(01:13:30) Digital pilgrims and hope(01:28:35) Wrap upSupport the Show.
12/07/231h 30m

#182: Gender Surrender (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 182nd 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 herbicide atrazine, its effects on reproductive development in amphibians, its persistence in the environment, its safety testing, and its valorization by the New York Times and the CDC. We also discuss male nipples—why do they exist?—and the CDC’s ongoing capitulation to stupid with its glossary entry on chestfeeding. ***** Our sponsors: PaleoValley: Wide array of amazing products, including 100% grass fed, organic, naturally fermented beef sticks. Go to https://paleovalley.com/darkhorse for 15% off your first order. MDHearing: 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. https://www.mdhearingaid.com UnCruise: Get $500 off any adventure cruise on a small ship into destinations including Galapagos, Panama, Alaska, and the San Juan Islands: https://uncruise.com/pages/darkhorse/ ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com Locals: https://darkhorse.locals.com/support 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Q&A Link:  Mentioned in this episode: EPA on atrazine: https://www.epa.gov/ingredients-used-pesticide-products/atrazine Hayes et al., 2002. Hermaphroditic, demasculinized frogs after exposure to the herbicide atrazine at low ecologically relevant doses. PNAS 99(8): 5476– 5480: https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.082121499 Reeder et al 1998. Forms and prevalence of intersexuality and effects of environmental contaminants on sexuality in cricket frogs (Acris crepitans). Environmental Health Perspectives, 106(5): 261– 266: https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/pdf/10.1289/ehp.98106261 Jablonowski et al 2011. Still present after all these years: persistence plus potential toxicity raise questions about the use of atrazine. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 18: 328-331: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-010-0431-y NYT: 5 Noteworthy Falsehoods Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Has Promoted: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/06/us/politics/rfk-conspiracy-theories-fact-check.html Gammon et al 2005. A risk assessment of atrazine use in California: human health and ecological aspects. Pest Management Science: formerly Pesticide Science, 61(4): 331-355: https://onlineliSupport the Show.
09/07/231h 42m

#181: The Slow Creep of Institutional Entropy (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

*****Watch on Rumble: https://rumble.com/v2y8952-bret-and-heather-181st-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html***** In this 181st 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 higher ed—its goals and freedoms, how it is failing, what can be done to fix it. We discuss a thought experiment regarding the Special Olympics. We discuss new research on sex differences in certain kinds of cancers, and the reporting on it. And we talk a bit about hummingbirds. *****Our sponsors: Hillsdale College: Since 1844, Hillsdale has been providing an education focused on freedom and character. Go hillsdale.edu/DARKHORSE to register for any of 39 free on-line courses. MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorsepod and use DARKHORSEPOD at check out for 15% off.  Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Go to www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse15 to get 15% off, and a 100-day free trial. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: Justice Frankfurter’s 1957 concurring opinion in Sweezy v New Hampshire: https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep354/usrep354234/usrep354234.pdf The Special Olympics: https://www.specialolympics.org Nature News, June 21, 2023: How the Y chromosome makes some cancers more deadly for men: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-01987-x Weinstein and Ciszek 2002. The reserve-capacity hypothesis: evolutionary origins and modern implications of the trade-off between tumor-suppression and tissue-repair. Experimental gerontology 37(5):615-627.http://176.9.41.242/doc/longevity/2002-weinstein.pdf LePage et al 2013. Genomic Imprinting Effects of the X Chromosome on Brain Morphology. Journal of Neuroscience 33(19): 8567-8574. https://www.jneurosci.org/content/33/19/8567Support the Show.
05/07/231h 40m

#180 Allergies, Adjuvants, & Affirmative Action (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

*****Watch on Rumble: https://rumble.com/v2xdg7m-bret-and-heather-180th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html*****In this 180th 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.We begin by discussing Bret’s 2021 conversation with RFK Jr., which DarkHorse released this week—why the delay, and what revelations are therein? Then we discuss adjuvants in killed virus vaccines, and whether the intentional awakening of the immune system with adjuvants may contribute to allergies. And we discuss affirmative action, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision this week, which found in a 6 – 3 decision that using race as a factor in college admissions is unlawful. Reviewing some of the relevant legal history—the ratification of the 14th Amendment (1868), Plessy v Ferguson (1896), Brown v Board of Education (1954), University of California v Bakke (1978), and Grutter v Bollinger (2003)—we then discuss the opinions put forth by both the majority and dissent in this case.*****Our sponsors:Biom: NOBS is a different, superior kind of toothpaste. Try it, you’ll never go back. Go to www.betterbiom.com/darkhorse to get 15% off your first month supply, until July 17, 2023.American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.*****Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comFind 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIATheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Q&A Link: https://rumble.com/v2xdh70-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-180th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.htmlMentioned in this episode:Supreme Court Decision in Students for Fair Admissions v Harvard / UNC, decided June 29, 2023: https://int.nyt.com/data/documenttools/supreme-court-decision-on-race-based-admissions/0a725aaabb459074/full.pdfUC Regents v Bakke: https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/regents_of_the_university_of_california_v_bakke_(1978)Grutter v Bollinger: https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/grutter_v_bollinger_(2003)Support the Show.
01/07/231h 53m

RFK Jr From the Vault | Unreleased Darkhorse Podcast from 2021

In November 2021, Bret spoke to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on the DarkHorse podcast. It was unreleased, until now. Find RFK on Twitter: (https://twitter.com/RobertKennedyJr)Find RFK on his campaign website: (https://www.kennedy24.com/)Read his book: The Real Anthony Fauci (amazon.com/Real-Anthony-Fauci-Democracy-Childrens-ebook/dp/B08XQYGC68) ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
30/06/232h 47m

Bret Speaks with Vivek Ramaswamy on the Darkhorse Podcast

*****View on Rumble: https://rumble.com/v2w3dsa-bret-speaks-with-vivek-ramaswamy-on-the-darkhorse-podcast.html***** Bret Speaks with 2024 Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy. They discuss the characteristics that define a proper person for the role of US president, the values necessary to lead the country, and the unique position this election occupies. ***** Our sponsors: iHerb: carefully-curated selection of wellness products at terrific value on an easy to use site. Go to www.iherb.com and use code DARKHORSE for 22% off your first order. Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Go to www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse15 to get 15% off, and a 100-day free trial. ***** Find Vivek on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VivekGRamaswamyVisit Vivek’s campaign site: https://www.vivek2024.com/ ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
24/06/232h 3m

#179: Science Strong & Fragile (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

*****Watch on Rumble: https://rumble.com/v2vg6l3-bret-and-heather-173rd-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html***** In this 179th 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. We begin this episode by discussing the hazards of mind-reading: Does disagreeing with a Day of Absence mean that you are racist? Does being hesitant about Covid vaccines mean that you don’t think Covid is a serious disease? Does not wanting trans-identified men in women’s shelters and prisons mean that you think that at all trans people are dangerous? Then we discuss shenanigans in Covid vaccine efficacy analysis, which would make even a placebo look like it was effective treatment. And we discuss RFK Jr and Rogan’s recent conversation, and responses to it. Is Ivermectin effective against Covid? Are childhood vaccines dangerous? How would we know? Do we have the information that we need in order to figure it out? ***** Our Sponsors: Fast Growing Trees: Healthy, happy trees delivered to your door, with 30 day Alive and Thrive Guarantee. Go to www.FastGrowingTrees.com/DarkHorse to get 15% off your entire order. Mindbloom: at-home ketamine therapy. Use code DARKHORSE at www.Mindbloom.com to receive $100 off your first six session program. Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: Fenton & Neil 2023: The illusion of vaccine efficacy revisited: https://wherearethenumbers.substack.com/p/the-illusion-of-vaccine-efficacy Rogan #1999 with Robert F. Kennedy Jr: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3DQfcTY4viyXsIXQ89NXvg Prasad 2023: What RFK Jr. Gets Right—and What He Gets Wrong: Dr. Vinay Prasad fact-checks the presidential candidate on vaccines, regulatory capture, and more. https://www.thefp.com/p/what-rfk-jr-gets-rightand-what-he FDA: Why you should not use ivermectin to treat or prevent Covid-19: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/why-you-should-not-use-ivermectin-treat-or-prevent-covid-19 Marinos dismantles some Ivermectin claims: https://twitter.com/alexandrosM/status/1671412921816203266Support the Show.
21/06/231h 35m

#178: Cheating as National Pastime (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

*****Watch on Rumble: https://rumble.com/v2up8u5-bret-and-heather-178th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html***** In this 178th 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. Should men be competing in women’s sports? Do men who do so exhibit sophistry and cheating? What are the implications of Trump’s arraignment, and of the fact that MSNBC would not live broadcast his speech afterwards? What is going on with carnivorous plants? How are they like mangroves? Do they ever switch between being carnivorous and not? And what about that species in Borneo that collects the poop of tree shrews? *****Our Sponsors: UnCruise: Get $500 off any adventure cruise on a small ship into destinations including Galapagos, Panama, Alaska, and the San Juan Islands: https://uncruise.com/pages/darkhorse/ Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 30% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic. Sole: Carefully designed, personally moldable footbeds for healthy feet. Go to https://yoursole.com/darkhorse to receive any pair of Sole footbeds for free. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Q&A Link: https://rumble.com/v2up9up-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-178th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html?mref=256aqg&mc=eh4u2 Mentioned in this episode: Celebrating the Cheater: How to beat women in the 21st century: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/celebrating-the-cheater Rachel Maddow on MSNBC’s decision not to live-broadcast Trump’s speech: https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1668787223871750146 Inducible Carnivory: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.adj0816Givnish, T.J., 2015. New evidence on the origin of carnivorous plants. Proceedings of the National  Academy of Sciences, 112(1): 10-11. https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.1422278112Clarke et al 2009. Tree shrew lavatories: a novel nitrogen sequestration strategy in a tropical pitcher plant. Biology letters 5(5):632-635: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2781956/Support the Show.
17/06/231h 47m

The War on Ivermectin: Bret Speaks with Pierre Kory on the Darkhorse Podcast

Bret Speaks with Pierre Kory in the wake of his recent book publication.  They discuss the governmental and pharmacological campaign against Ivermectin, an effective prophylactic and treatment measure for Covid-19, and the harm done. Buy Pierre’s book: War on Ivermectin (https://www.amazon.com/War-Ivermectin-Medicine-Millions-Pandemic-ebook/dp/B09T4K2YTV)Find Pierre at the FLCCC: https://covid19criticalcare.com/ ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
14/06/232h 56m

#177: Upgrading Skepticism (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

*****Watch on Rumble: https://rumble.com/v2t8xe0-bret-and-heather-177th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html?mref=256aqg&mc=eh4u2***** In this 177th 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. Picking up from last week, how has the book, Where There Is No Doctor, been updated for the 2022 edition? From breast-feeding to medicines, obesity to sterility, the book has remained excellent in many ways, while adopting a few modern errors. And in 1992, it recommended 5 vaccine shots for young children; now it recommends 15 - 17—why the change? Then: how can we bootstrap rules for how to think about in an increasingly confused era? We discuss important concepts that are easily abused—like “controlled opposition” and “the right side of history”—and the meaning of the Trump indictment and the Defender 23 NATO exercise in Europe. ***** Our sponsors: iHerb: carefully-curated selection of wellness products at terrific value on an easy to use site. Go to www.iherb.com and use code DARKHORSE for 22% your first order. American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899. MDHearingAid: 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. https://www.mdhearingaid.com **** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Q&A Link: https://rumble.com/v2td8s8-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-177th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html Mentioned in this episode: Where There Is No Doctor – 1992 & 2022 editions: https://store.hesperian.org/prod/Where_There_Is_No_Doctor.html Hesperian (publisher of Where There Is No Doctor) Covid-19 Vaccine Info: https://en.hesperian.org/hhg/COVID-19_Vaccines Advance chapter of “New Where There Is No Doctor” on Vaccines: https://hesperian.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/en_nwtnd_2011/en_nwtnd_2019_30.pdf Glenn Greenwald’s “System Update #96” from June 9, 2023: https://rumble.com/v2t5day-system-update-show-96.html Air Defender 23: The Huge Military Air Defense ExerSupport the Show.
11/06/232h 22m

#176: Rigging the Game (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

Watch on Rumble: https://rumble.com/v2rtyii-bret-and-heather-176th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html?mref=256aqg&mc=eh4u2 ***** In this 176th 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. The decline of science at the FDA has become unmanageable—so argues BMJ, a leading medical journal, and they’ve got the receipts to back up the claim. Meanwhile, the FDA is advocating that we all work to stop the spread of misinformation, and that sunlight is the enemy. Also: the cost of silence. When editors at prominent publications hide the fact of their vaccine injuries, we all suffer. And a look back at the important book, Where There Is No Doctor—and its advice on vaccines, medications, and more. ***** Our sponsors: Fast Growing Trees: Healthy, happy trees delivered to your door, with 30 day Alive and Thrive Guarantee. Go to www.FastGrowingTrees.com/DarkHorse to get 15% of your entire order. Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic. Mindbloom: at-home ketamine therapy. Use code DARKHORSE at www.Mindbloom.com to receive $100 off your first six session program. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Q&A Link: https://rumble.com/v2rufpg-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-176th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html?mref=256aqg&mc=eh4u2 Mentioned in this episode: BMJ commentary: https://www.bmj.com/content/381/bmj.p1061 Did the FDA break its own rules in approving the antibiotic Recarbrio? https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/381/bmj.p1048.full.pdf Meanwhile at the FDA: https://www.fda.gov Rav Arora’s “Editor at "Pro-Vaccine Publication" Experienced Serious Adverse Event After Second Pfizer Shot”: https://www.illusionconsensus.com/p/update-editor-at-pro-vaccine-publication Where There Is No Doctor: https://store.hesperian.org/prod/Where_There_Is_No_Doctor.htmlSupport the Show.
03/06/231h 31m

The Dawn of AGI: Bret Speaks with Alexandros Marinos on the Darkhorse Podcast

Bret Speaks Alexandros Marinos on the dawning of the AI age. Where are we, where are we headed, and how should we react? Find Alexandros on Twitter: @alexandrosM (https://twitter.com/alexandrosM)Find Alexandros at his Substack: Do Your Own Research (https://doyourownresearch.substack.com/) ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein).  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
31/05/232h 51m

#174: Return to Nuremberg (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 175th 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 the last three years we have witnessed mass violations of the Hippocratic Oath, and of the Nuremberg Code. Which of the 10 principles of the Code have been breached during Covid—or indeed, have any notbeen? Why is the WHO simultaneously crowing about pushing Covid vaccines on Africans, and launching a fear campaign against salt? When did the propaganda and marketing arm take over our public health agencies? Meanwhile, Scientific American is making a bid for worst public health take by arguing that exclusively breastfeeding your infant is neither nature’s way, nor important. And The Atlantic Monthly enters the fray by saying the quiet part out loud, admitting that the Covid vaccines were in fact one very large experiment on an uninformed populace, who could therefore not give consent.*****Our sponsors:Helix: Excellent, sleep-enhancing, American-made mattresses. Go to www.HelixSleep.com/DarkHorse and use code DARKHORSE to get up to 20% of all mattress orders AND 2 free pillows.House of Macadamias: Delicious and nutritious macadamia nuts, in all sorts of configurations. Go to www.houseofmacadamias.com and use code DARKHORSE for a 20% discount on all orders, plus a free gift with substantive purchase.UnCruise: Get $500 off any adventure cruise on a small ship into destinations including Galapagos, Panama, Alaska, and the San Juan Islands: https://uncruise.com/pages/darkhorse/*****Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comFind 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIATheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Q&A Link: https://rumble.com/v2qapn0-your-questions-answered-bret-and-heather-174th-darkhorse-podcast-livestream.html?mref=256aqg&mc=eh4u2Mentioned in this episode:Shuster 1997. Fifty years later: the significance of the Nuremberg Code. New England Journal of Medicine, 337(20):1436-1440. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199711133372006 Matt Orfalea’s video compilation of bad Covid takes: https://twitter.com/0rf/status/1660067082220838916?s=20The WHO discovers its next enemy: https://www.who.int/news/item/09-03-2023-massive-efforts-needed-to-reduce-salt-intake-and-protect-livesThe WHO works hard to vaccinate Africans against Covid: https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/covid-19-vaccination-is-rising-in-many-vulnerable-african-communities-thanks-to-eu-funded--who-led-projectScientific American gets it wrong (again): https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/its-ok-not-to-breastfeed/Rejoinder here: https://www.huntergatherersguide.comThe Atlantic’s changed hSupport the Show.
28/05/232h 11m

#174: Take Care (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 174th 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. The Press Secretary said this week that “These are our kids. They belong to all of us.” Conservatives had a predictable meltdown. Is she right, or is she wrong? What are the “sides” in this debate? Are there more than two sexes? Can a human transition between sexes? Are we sliding back towards regressive gender norms, and embracing social contagion and mental illness? With regard to a Florida bill restricting gender transition interventions for minors, an ER doc said that it is his job to “take care” of people, regardless of their beliefs. True. But what does it mean to take care? The two sides in this debate fundamentally disagree about what constitutes care. Finally, Bret invites Eliezer Yudkowsky to debate AI, LLM’s and complex vs. complicated systems. ***** Our sponsors: Sole: Carefully designed, personally moldable footbeds for healthy feet. Try for 30 days for free. Go to https://yoursole.com/darkhorse to receive any pair of footbeds with no charge for the first 30 days.  Cured: Nootropics designed with care and intention, third-party tested to ensure purity. Go to www.curednutrition.com/darkhorse, and use code DARKHORSE to get 20% off your order. (Try “Rise” and “Zen”!) Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: Fox tweet of Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre: https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1658836059311034368 Editor in chief of Scientific American gets it badly wrong: https://twitter.com/laurahelmuth/status/1658952315032698883?s=20Support the Show.
20/05/231h 48m

#173: Would You Believe… (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 173rd 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. First up this week, we discuss SARS-CoV2—again!—in light of new research that finds no evidence for a zoonotic origin at the Huanan Seafood Market. Science is not faring well these days. We also discuss AI “doomers,” and why that’s a misleading epithet. A new product that’ll keep your produce fresh with absolutely no downsides is now on fruit near you! And a hummingbird makes an error. ***** Our sponsors: BetterBiom: NOBS is a different, superior kind of toothpaste. Try it, you’ll never go back. Go to www.betterbiom.com/darkhorse to get 15% off your first month supply, until July 17, 2023. American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899. Mindbloom: at-home ketamine therapy. Use code DARKHORSE at www.Mindbloom.com to receive $100 off your first six session program. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA 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/pSkK3T0UCfE Mentioned in this episode: Wuhan market samples fail to shed further light on COVID origins, in Nature News, May 4, 2023: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-01483-2 Bloom 2023. Association between SARS-CoV-2 and metagenomic content of samples from the Huanan Seafood Market. Posted on bioRxiv on May 3, 2023: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.04.25.538336v2 Apeel: https://www.apeel.comSupport the Show.
13/05/231h 38m

#172, 20 Years Later (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 172nd 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. First up this week, we discuss Spring and sea stars (also known as starfish, and asteroids). Then we discuss “new” research being discussed in the New York Times which finds that long telomeres shorten life, a prediction made by Bret over 20 years ago. We discuss hypothesis, theory, science and citation, and observe that “science” doesn’t seem to have learned anything from the giant scientific debacle that was the signature of the Covid era. Finally, we discuss modernity, fertility and feminism, and point out—not for the first time—that we cannot go back, but must go forward with caution and care. ***** Our sponsors: Cured: Nootropics designed with care and intention, third-party tested to ensure purity. Go to www.curednutrition.com/darkhorse, and use code DARKHORSE to get 20% off your order. (Try “Rise” and “Zen”!) MDHearingAid: 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. https://www.mdhearingaid.com Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Go to www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse15 to get 15% off, and a 100-day free trial. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: Sea stars Lost in the Salish Sea: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/sea-stars-lost-in-the-salish-sea “Link Between Long Telomeres and Long Life Is a Tall Tale, Study Finds” Gina Kolata in the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/04/health/long-telomeres-age-longevity.html Weinstein & Ciszek 2002. The reserve-capacity hypothesis: evolutionary origins and modern implications of the trade-off between tumor-suppression and tissue-repair. Experimental gerontology, 37(5): 615-627.http://176.9.41.242/doc/longevity/2002-weinstein.pdf DeBoy et al 2023. Familial Clonal Hematopoiesis in a Long Telomere Syndrome. New England Journal of Medicine: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2300503 Modernity is Making You Sterile, by Louise Perry in The Spectator: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/modernity-is-making-you-sterile/Support the Show.
09/05/231h 39m

#171: Internet Beyond the Wall (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 171st 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.This week we discuss why businesses aren’t acting like businesses. Why did Fox fire Tucker Carlson? Why did Anheuser-Busch hire Dylan Mulvaney? Why did Twitter of old throw people off for engaging in WrongThink? Why does YouTube continue to strike people for talking to the wrong people—people like democratic candidate for president Robert F Kennedy, Jr? Part of the answer is in the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) agenda. ESG is social credit for corporations, and it is being used by Goliath to facilitate a new kind of fascism.*****Our sponsors:Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic.UnCruise: Get $500 off any adventure cruise on a small ship into destinations including Galapagos, Panama, Alaska, and the San Juan Islands: https://uncruise.com/pages/darkhorse/House of Macadamias: Delicious and nutritious macadamia nuts, in all sorts of configurations. Go to www.houseofmacadamias.com and use code DARKHORSE for a 20% discount on all orders, plus a free gift with substantive purchase.*****Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comFind 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIATheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Mentioned in this episode:Tucker Carlson’s Keynote address at The Heritage Foundation: https://www.youtube.com/live/ebG2POkoHgUCFI on ESG: https://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/resources/esg/esg-environmental-social-governance/The Domestication of City Dwellers (on 15 Minute Cities): https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/domestication ***** Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome(07:17) Sponsors(17:55) Dyslexia(20:40) Tucker Carlson(43:57) Goliath and trans rights(51:12) Twitter, YouTube and Goliath(55:45) ESG(01:10:12) Is good global governance possible?(01:12:50) Something is on the march(01:18:00) RFK Jr on Tucker Carlson(01:29:00) Wrap upSupport the Show.
30/04/231h 30m

#170: It’s my Earth Day too, Yeah (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 170th 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. This week we discuss the sun and the Earth. Near Infrared Radiation (NIR) from the sun penetrates deep inside our bodies, where it stimulates our mitochondria to produce subcellular melatonin, a potent antioxidant. Spend time outside to reap the health benefits. And: It is Earth Day! Let us reject reductionism, specialization, and dependence, and remember our roots on the land, making and growing and producing things with our own hands: let us be producers, not merely consumers. Always, we can learn from Wendell Berry. Also: how could the Biden administration be making such a foolish mistake with mortgage rates, why did it take so long for MIT to drop their Covid vax mandates, and how awesome is that spike protein? ***** Our sponsors: Mindbloom: at-home ketamine therapy. Use code DARKHORSE at www.Mindbloom.com to receive $100 off your first six session program. Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order. Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Go to www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse15 to get 15% off, and a 100-day free trial. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Q&A Link: https://youtube.com/live/eXaGDO-tpjI?feature=share Mentioned in this episode: It is dark inside your head: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/it-is-dark-inside-your-head History of Earth Day: https://www.earthday.org/history/ The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture (Wendell Berry, 1977): https://www.amazon.com/Unsettling-America-Culture-Agriculture/dp/161902599X Biden Raises Costs for Homebuyers With Good Credit to Help Risky Borrowers: https://www.newsweek.com/biden-raises-costs-homebuyers-good-credit-help-risky-borrowers-1795700 The Spike, by Clayton Fox, in Tablet: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/science/articles/the-spikeSupport the Show.
22/04/231h 46m

Feminism Against Progress: Bret Weinstein Speaks with Mary Harrington on the Darkhorse Podcast

Bret speaks with Mary Harrington in the leadup to the launch of her new book, Feminism Against Progress. Find Mary on Substack: https://reactionaryfeminist.substack.com/Find Mary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/moveincircles ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
22/04/231h 35m

#169: Free Speech & Friendly Fire (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 169th 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. This week we discuss sports bras, Twitter, AI, electric unicycles, and AIDS. Sports bras are a useful item of clothing for women engaged in certain kinds of sports; they are not a fashion accessory, but are being used as such, and as a weapon in the culture wars. Then: Substack announced a new product that will be compete with Twitter, and Twitter responded with chaos; “friendly fire” between two of the few companies that seek to protect free speech is bad for everyone. Also: what are electric unicycles, and how fun and safe are they? Finally: discussion of Celia Farber’s book, Serious Adverse Events: An Uncensored History of AIDS, with some comparisons to what happened during Covid. ***** Our sponsors: House of Macadamias: Delicious and nutritious macadamia nuts, in all sorts of configurations. Go to www.houseofmacadamias.com and use code DARKHORSE for a 20% discount on all orders, plus a free gift with substantive purchase. MDHearingAid: 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. https://www.mdhearingaid.com Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Go to www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse15 to get 15% off, and a 100-day free trial. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: Norris et al 2021. How the characteristics of sports bras affect their performance. Ergonomics, 64(3) 410-425: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00140139.2020.1829090 A brief history of the sports bra: https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a20860634/a-brief-history-of-the-sports-bra/ Is Dylan Mulvaney trolling us? https://www.instagram.com/p/CqgTftujqZc/Substack introduces Notes (a Twitter competitor): https://on.substack.com/p/introducing-notes Farber 2006. Serious Adverse Events: An Uncensored History of AIDS. https://www.amazon.com/Serious-Adverse-Events-Uncensored-History/dp/1645022072 Chelsea Green just republished the book: https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/serious-adverse-events/Support the Show.
08/04/231h 37m

#168: Orwell 2.0 (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 168th 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. This week we discuss twitter mobs, and Thomas Sowell’s Intellectuals and Society, with example after example of how the media filters reality and creates fiction while burying reality: from famine to homelessness, gun control to unemployment. We also discuss science, a field—like journalism—that is supposed to be working in pursuit of truth. Then we return to the question of AI, and whether two pieces out this week that suggest a moratorium, or something stronger, are the right approach. Finally: Do male armadillos, like all the rest of mammals who have been studied, get erections during REM sleep? ***** Our sponsors: Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 25% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01® Daily Synbiotic. American Hartford Gold: Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899. Mindbloom: at-home ketamine therapy. Use code DARKHORSE at www.Mindbloom.com to receive $100 off your first six session program. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Q&A Link: https://youtube.com/live/Vze4L4Tjt8Q?feature=share Mentioned in this episode: Clifton Duncan’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CliftonDuncanEntertainment A Guide to Understanding the Hoax of the Century, by Jacob Siegel in Tablet: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/guide-understanding-hoax-century-thirteen-ways-looking-disinformation Pause Giant AI Experiments: An Open Letter: https://futureoflife.org/open-letter/pause-giant-ai-experiments/ Pausing AI development. We need to shut it all down. By Yudkowsky: https://time.com/6266923/ai-eliezer-yudkowsky-open-letter-not-enough/ Affanni et al 2001. Absence of penile erections during paradoxical sleep. Peculiar penile events during wakefulness and slow wave sleep in the armadillo. Journal of Sleep Research, 10(3): 219-228.https://bibliotecadigital.exactas.uba.ar/download/paper/paper_09621105_v10_n3_p219_Affanni.pdfSupport the Show.
01/04/231h 42m

Unknown Origin: Bret Weinstein Speaks with Jeremy Rys on the Darkhorse Podcast

Bret Speaks with Jeremy Rys on the topic of alien life, contact, and how to come at this topic analytically with proper care. Find Jeremy at his website: https://alienscientist.com/Find Jeremy on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/alienscientist ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
30/03/231h 44m

#167: AGI: Where Will it End? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 167th 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. It’s our three-year anniversary doing these livestreams!This week we revisit raccoon dogs and the origins of SARS-CoV2. Then: Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT—should we be worried? If so, how worried? Bret proposes three categories of AI: malevolent, misaligned, and deranging. Finally: trans ideology and activism: trans-women will not be allowed to compete against women in international sports. And men are allowed to shut down women on a #LetWomenSpeak tour, so long as they claim to be women, or to be speaking for men who claim to be women. This is not the next civil rights battle; this is a battle for reality.*****Our sponsors:Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Go to www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse15 to get 15% off, and a 100-day free trial.Helix: Excellent, sleep-enhancing, American-made mattresses. Go to www.HelixSleep.com/DarkHorse and use code DARKHORSE to get up to 20% of all mattress orders AND 2 free pillows.Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order.*****Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com*****Q&A Link: https://youtube.com/live/S1Ewes9nBx0?feature=shareMentioned in this episode:“Report” by Crits-Christoph et al, 2023, on “Genetic evidence of susceptible wildlife in SARS-CoV-2 positive samples at the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market”: https://zenodo.org/record/7754299#.ZB8j1y-B35hBubeck et al 2023. Sparks of Artificial General Intelligence: Early experiments with GPT-4. https://arxiv.org/pdf/2303.12712.pdfBentley-Condit & Smith 2010. Animal tool use: current definitions and an updated comprehensive catalog. Behaviour, 147(2): 185-32A. http://eosmith.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Bentley-Condit-Smith-Animal-Tool-Use.pdfYudkowsky 2003: Who cares if humanity is doomed? http://extropians.weidai.com/extropians/0303/4140.htmlWorld Athletics Council March 23, 2023 press release: https://www.worldathletics.org/news/press-releases/council-meeting-march-2023-russia-belarus-female-eligibilityGuilt by association, in The Spectator, by Petra Bueskens, 3-22-23: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/03/guilt-by-association-2/Livestream from Kellie-Jay Keen event in Auckland, New Zealand, 3-24-23: https://www.youtube.com/live/eDuy2Kx2HlITrans activists make women terrified for their safety at the Let Women Speak rally in New Zealand. By Katrina Biggs, 3-25-23: https://aboldwoman.substack.com/p/trans-activists-make-women-terrifiedThe Paradox Institute’s pamphlet on myths of gender-affirming care: https://www.theparadoxinstitute.com/print/pamphlets/myths-of-gender-affirming-carePSA to the Mama Bears: Do Not Affirm, Do Not Comply: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/psamamabearsSupport the Show.
25/03/232h 4m

#166: Corruption, Capture, & Narrative Control (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 166th 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.This week we discuss ants and agriculture, coevolution and symbiosis, the mainstream media and SARS-CoV2 origins, raccoon dogs and Kristian Andersen. We talk corruption, capture, and narrative control. We finish with two heartening stories about resistance, and coming together, that remind us of how to be good and human to one another.*****Our sponsors:MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSEMUD at check out for 15% off. House of Macadamias: Delicious and nutritious macadamia nuts, in all sorts of configurations. Go to www.houseofmacadamias.com and use code DARKHORSE for a 20% discount on all orders, plus a gift with substantive purchase.MDHearingAid: 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. https://www.mdhearingaid.com*****Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comFind 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIATheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Q&A Link: https://youtube.com/live/9lqzjbyzQo8?feature=shareMentioned in this episode:Schultz et al 2005. Reciprocal illumination: a comparison of agriculture in humans. Insect-fungal associations: ecology and evolution. Oxford University Press, New York, pp.149-190. http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/Muelleru/pubs/SchultzEtAl2005RecipIllum.pdf New Data Links Pandemic’s Origins to Raccoon Dogs at Wuhan Market. The New York Times, March 16, 2023: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/16/science/covid-wuhan-market-raccoon-dogs-lab-leak.htmlThe Strongest Evidence Yet That an Animal Started the Pandemic. The Atlantic Monthly, March 16, 2023: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2023/03/covid-origins-research-raccoon-dogs-wuhan-market-lab-leak/673390/The Atlantic Monthly’s earlier “reporting” on Covid, discussed on DarkHorse Livestream #105: https://www.youtube.com/live/fRyEdcuHTH0The Big Short: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgqG3ITMv1QSupport the Show.
18/03/231h 50m

#165 Skepticism ≠ Terrorism (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 165th 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. This week we discuss mis-, dis-, and mal- information, and terrorism, in light of testimony before Congress regarding the Twitter files and government interference in the exchange of information. We learn how the government would like us to quash narratives that it finds displeasing or inconvenient. We discuss the nature of respiratory disease and pandemics, and consider how much of the destruction that happened in the last three years might have been iatrogenic: caused by medical treatment (rather than by the virus). We consider what happened in 2018-2019, during the Spanish Flu, and the evidence that much of the damage then might have been iatrogenic—specifically from exceedingly high doses of aspirin. And we share the words of theologian Paul Tillich, who broadcast warnings and passion into Nazi Germany, his homeland, to reach the people and encourage resistance. ***** Sponsors: Mindbloom: at-home ketamine therapy. Use code DARKHORSE at www.Mindbloom.com to receive $100 off your first six session program. American Hartford Gold, Trusted Leader in Precious Metals: https://offers.americanhartfordgold.com/darkhorse/” Get up to $5,000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.  Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Go to www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse15 to get 15% off, and a 100-day free trial. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government Hearing on the Twitter Files (3-9-23): https://www.youtube.com/live/i-Ip_MHYmkY?feature=share Anyone, at anytime, can spread malinformation (clip from DarkHorse Livestream #115, first aired 2-13-22): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTOWCZEkNiI Rumor Control Page Startup Guide: https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/2023-01/rumor-control-startup-guide_508.pdf The Greatest Lie Told During Covid, by gato malo, in bad cattitude, 3-8-23: https://boriquagato.substack.com/p/the-greatest-lie-told-during-covid Starko 2009. Salicylates and pandemic influenza mortality, 1918–1919 pharmacology, pathology, and historic evidence. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 49(9): 1405-1410. https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/49/9/1405/301441?fbclid=IwAR0m4SSuPqedlg8Support the Show.
11/03/231h 31m

#164 Science, Race, Death, and (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 164th 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. This week, we discuss science, race, death and sex. No, really. Science: why it is critical—in science and in sense-making in general—to separate the observation of a thing, from the interpretation of what it means. Race: why acting to protect yourself from individual bad actors is different from avoiding whole demographic groups. Death: Daniel Ellsberg, who released the Pentagon Papers, revealed a terminal diagnosis this week. We discuss him, his legacy, and death more generally. Sex: How can different lifestyles—e.g., “neo-trad” vs polyamorous—co-exist in a functioning society? Or can they? Also, we begin with a brief conversation about the Inca. *****Our sponsors: House of Macadamias: Delicious and nutritious macadamia nuts, in all sorts of configurations. Go to www.houseofmacadamias.com and use code DARKHORSE for a 20% discount on all orders, plus a gift with substantive purchase. Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 20% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic. MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSEMUD at check out for 15% off. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: In the footsteps of those who came before (published in 2019 in Areo, about the Andean Yumbo people): https://areomagazine.com/2019/01/28/in-the-footsteps-of-those-who-came-before/ Daniel Ellsberg announces a terminal diagnosis, and reflects on his life: https://twitter.com/DanielEllsberg/status/1631381696661827584?s=20 Aella wonders why her lifestyle is being taken to task by neo-trads: https://twitter.com/Aella_Girl/status/1630871870307459072?s=20Support the Show.
04/03/231h 40m

Out of Creative Control: Bret Speaks with Matt Orfalea on the DarkHorse Podcast

Bret Speaks with Matt Orfalea on the DarkHorse Podcast. They discuss cancel culture and propaganda, and consider how we face this developing danger. Find Matt on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@OrfFind Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0rf ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
28/02/231h 51m

#163: Making Medicine Modern (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 163rd 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. This week, we discuss individual vs. public health, and whether the failures of the last three years are due to an over-reliance on clinical reasoning. (Spoiler: they’re not.) Rather, the failures are due to a lack of evolutionary thinking, in combination with reductionism and a reliance on both metrics and credentials. Then: continuing last week’s discussion of how models are the product of science, how do we assess the claim that shedding caused a case of myocarditis? Finally: race relations are disintegrating in some circles, and that seems to be the obvious result of race-baiting by supposedly well-intentioned “liberals” wielding DEI initiatives. There is a widespread move to shame people for things that are immutable (e.g. race), celebrate bad things that are mutable (e.g. kinks), and pretend that immutable things can change (e.g. sex). ***** Our sponsors: Helix: Excellent, sleep-enhancing, American-made mattresses. Go to www.HelixSleep.com/DarkHorse and use code DARKHORSE to get up to 20% of all mattress orders AND 2 free pillows. Ned: a CBD company that uses USDA certified organic full spectrum hemp oil, and creates specialty blends to help with stress and sleep. Visit www.helloned.com/darkhorse to get 15% off. Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Go to www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse15 to get 15% off, and a 100-day free trial. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Q&A Link: https://youtube.com/live/njKB4We9T6s?feature=share Mentioned in this episode: Reinhart 2023. Want to Fix Public Health? Stop Thinking Like a Doctor. From The Nation: https://www.thenation.com/article/society/fix-public-health-argument Nesse and Williams 1994. Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine. https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Get-Sick-Darwinian/dp/0679746749 DarkHorse Livestream #30, in which Bret explains why knowing the origin of the virus will help us understand and predict its effect: https://www.youtube.com/live/_Rdrfh1Snjs?feature=share&t=1839 Stanford Med School: No courses in evolution, but a big focus on social justice: https://med.stanford.edu/md/discovery-curriculum/social-justice-and-health-equity.htmlSupport the Show.
26/02/231h 41m

#162: Why Science? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 162nd 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. This week, we discuss John Campbell’s discussion of an autopsy report, and his discussion of drug recommendations in 2020 Britain raises, which raises serious questions about medical intent. We discuss scientific models—the good kind—and how Campbell’s first video reveals the correctness of our model of mRNA vaccine injury. Then we discuss a research paper, Wanzhu et al 2023, which purports to find that people vaccinated against Covid are less likely to go to the ER, to be hospitalized, and to die, than are unvaccinated people who have a history of Covid. We discuss whether or not this is true. Finally, we discuss the role of stigma and shame in a functioning society. ***** Our sponsors: House of Macadamias: Delicious and nutritious macadamia nuts, in all sorts of configurations. Go to www.houseofmacadamias.com and use code DARKHORSE for a 20% discount on all orders, plus a free gift with substantive purchase. MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSEMUD at check out for 15% off.  MDHearingAid: 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. https://www.mdhearingaid.com ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Q&A Link: https://youtube.com/live/aja0sOk-vS0?feature=share Mentioned in this episode: John Campbell on autopsy: https://youtu.be/NZhzWzoPB3M Weinstein and Ciszek, D 2002. The reserve-capacity hypothesis: evolutionary origins and modern implications of the trade-off between tumor-suppression and tissue-repair. Experimental gerontology, 37(5): 615-627. http://176.9.41.242/doc/longevity/2002-weinstein.pdf John Campbell on euthanasia in the pandemic? https://youtu.be/3BqbVo2sQi0 NBC reports that natural immunity is better than vaccination in preventing new infection: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/natural-immunity-protective-covid-vaccine-severe-illness-rcna71027 Wanzhu et al 2023. SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death in Vaccinated and Infected Individuals by Age Groups in Indiana, 2021‒2022. AJPH: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/Support the Show.
19/02/232h 18m

#161: They’re Making Our Point (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 161st 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. This week, we discuss Godot, dogs, and science. Do the New York Times and the Brookings Institution have insight into what’s true, what’s not, and how science is done? Could they define hypothesis, prediction, or test? We think not. New “research” out of Brookings claims that we are leading purveyors of misinformation, who “burnish [our] scientific bona fides” by using tricky terms like “correlation” and “causation.” Brookings having established that we are cranks for discussing scientific articles that are on pre-print servers (and so haven’t been peer-reviewed), we point to Nature’s discussion this week of…a scientific article on a pre-print server. Finally, we discuss how you might use a scientific approach to increase your odds of surviving in the Indonesian rainforest. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. *****Mentioned in this episode:Steve Bannon’s Podcast Is Top Misinformation Spreader, Study Says: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/09/technology/podcasts-steve-bannon-war-room-misinformation.htmlAudible reckoning: How top political podcasters spread unsubstantiated and false claims: https://www.brookings.edu/essay/audible-reckoning-how-top-political-podcasters-spread-unsubstantiated-and-false-claims/ COVID drug drives viral mutations — and now some want to halt its use. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-00347-z Washington Post 2014: At fast-growing Brookings, donors may have an impact on research agenda: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-fast-growing-brookings-donors-help-set-agenda/2014/10/30/a4ba4e8e-48ef-11e4-891d-713f052086a0_story.html Mastroianni 2022. The rise and fall of peer review. https://experimentalhistory.substack.com/p/the-rise-and-fall-of-peer-review Crawford 2015. The World Beyond Your Head. http://www.matthewbcrawford.com/new-page-1-1/Twitter interaction between Scott Adams and Bret: https://twitter.com/creon/status/1624494554631278592*****Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome(05:38) Sponsors and discussing feet(16:55) Forest Gump correction and Beckett&aposs play(25:00) Dogs may save the world(30:45) NYT mentions DarkHorse(01:03:06) Pre prints, peer review, and generalists(01:14:45) Brookings institute and Matthew Crawford reading(01:28:12) Scott Adams and lost in a forest(02:10:00) Wrap upSupport the Show.
11/02/232h 11m

#160: The Middle Ground Scramble (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 160th 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.This week, we discuss why sport has different categories for men and women, and actors and actresses are up for different awards, but sculptors, scientists, and screenwriters aren’t assessed by sex. What is the difference, and why does it matter? Should music awards be divvied up by sex? How about surfing competitions? Then we discuss how never to end up in another situation in which the authorities are spouting nonsense, they somehow convince far too many people that they are the voice of science; and dangerous, unscientific policies are made that will affect millions for a long time to come. Many people who consider themselves heterodox thinkers got it very wrong throughout Covid, but now claim that those of us who got it right did so through contrarianism or luck. Wrong, and wrong.*****Our sponsors:House of Macadamias: Delicious and nutritious macadamia nuts, in all sorts of configurations. Go to www.houseofmacadamias.com and use code DARKHORSE for a 20% discount on your first order.Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 20% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic.MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSEMUD at check out for 15% off.*****Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3atCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comFind 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIATheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Q&A Link: https://youtube.com/live/usYKjf8NDws?feature=shareMentioned in this episode:The Guardian writes “In the second year of non-gendered categories, the five nominees for artist of the year are entirely male:” https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/jan/12/brit-awards-2023-wet-leg-and-harry-styles-lead-male-dominated-nominationsSurfing competition in Hawaii invites women: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/huge-waves-bring-hawaii-surf-contest-the-eddie-after-hiatus/Honestly with Bari Weiss and guest Helen Lewis: https://www.honestlypod.com/podcast/episode/3203402d/a-golden-age-of-gurusOn not being a contrarian: staying skeptical among people of faith: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/notacontrarian***(00:00) Welcome(04:00) Sponsors(15:00) Moon cycles(21:50) Nazi Twitter(26:10) Award categories by sex(01:10:20) Science and journalism(01:16:10) Middle Ground Scramble(01:28:00) Bari Weiss(01:56:00) Wrap upSupport the Show.
05/02/231h 56m

#159: Monkey Business at Pfizer (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 159th 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. This week, we discuss how to predict things that reliably turn out to be true, especially in the public health sphere: use the scientific method, employ a generalist toolkit, and engage in campfire conversations. We also talk about the Project Veritas video of a Pfizer executive discussing what Pfizer may be discussing, Pfizer’s official response to that video, and what the implications are societally and scientifically, and how this might be framed using Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. ***** Our sponsors: Sundays: Dog food so tasty and healthy, even husbands swear by it. Go to www.sundaysfordogs.com/DARKHORSE to receive 35% off your first order. Ned: is a CBD company that uses USDA certified organic full spectrum hemp oil, and creates specialty blends to help with stress and sleep. Visit www.helloned.com/darkhorse to get 15% off. House of Macadamias: Delicious and nutritious macadamia nuts, in all sorts of configurations. Go to www.houseofmacadamias.com and use code DARKHORSE for a 20% discount on your first order. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, including from Amazon: https://a.co/d/dunx3at Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIATheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Q&A Link: https://youtube.com/live/tAD6TTT8tZM?feature=shareMentioned in this episode:Peak Prosperity (Chris Martenson): https://peakprosperity.comInfonomena (Bret Swanson): https://substack.com/profile/5570083-bret-swansonLet’s be clear (Joomi Kim): https://joomi.substack.comDo your own research (Alexandros Marinos): https://doyourownresearch.substack.comProject Veritas, Pfizer exec video: https://www.projectveritas.com/news/pfizer-executive-mutate-covid-via-directed-evolution-for-company-to-continue/Pfizer Responds to Research Claims: https://www.pfizer.com/news/announcements/pfizer-responds-research-claimsPfizer celebrates the hiring of their Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer: https://www.pfizer.com/news/articles/ramcess_jean_louis_is_ready_to_build_on_pfizer_s_longtime_commitment_to_diversity_equity_and_inclusion*****Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome and cat&aposs identities(06:15) Sponsors(16:00) Scott Adams(53:30) Project Veritas with Pfizer director(01:07:20) Pfizer&aposs response(01:21:40) Second Veritas video(01:39:40) Omicron anomalies(01:48:33) Is this a trap?(01:53:10) Wrap upSupport the Show.
29/01/231h 54m

#158: Transphobes? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 158th 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. This week, we discuss cancellation. How do mobs get to people and coerce them? Once cancelled, how immune are you? What are the lessons learned when going through the looking glass? Also: why do searches for “alpha male” and “gender norms” yield such bizarre results? And: why are we allowing the phrase “Adult Attracted Minor” to spread, as if it isn’t normalizing pedophilia? And Bret invites Sam Harris to talk to him: on DarkHorse, in a mediated conversation, or on QPARK. ***** Support our sponsors: Mizzen+Main: Beautiful and comfortable clothing for men. Use code DARKHORSE at www.MizzenAndMain.com to receive $25 off any regular price order of $130 or more.  MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSEMUD at check out for 15% off. Mindbloom: at-home ketamine therapy. Use code DARKHORSE at www.Mindbloom.com to receive $100 off your first six session program. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: Next Step in the War on Kids: https://hollymathnerd.substack.com/p/next-step-in-the-war-on-kids CDC presents The Vaccinator: https://twitter.com/CDCgov/status/1616533650287329280 QPARQ: https://twitter.com/TheQPARQSupport the Show.
22/01/231h 51m

Beavers? Bret Weinstein Speaks with Jakob Shockey on the Darkhorse Podcast

Jakob Shockey, founder of the Beaver Coalition, has spent years researching and working to preserve, restore, and understand beaver habitats. He discusses with Bret the rarely discussed impacts of Beavers on all aspects of our world, and how we have thrown this equilibrium out of balance by trapping beavers and industrializing north America with little regard for preserving the factors that made it as hospitable as it has been.Find Jakob at his website: https://www.jakobshockey.com/Find the Beaver Coalition at: https://www.beavercoalition.org/*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.orgTheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introductions(05:07) Sponsors(08:37) Common beavers and gold rush(20:14) Beavers, family structure, and felling trees(32:55) Tent making bats(37:00) Beavers&apos fur and South America(41:40) Back to Natural History of beavers(53:20) Weather changing beavers(01:01:05) Pivots(01:06:40) Conservatives and progressives and environmental degradation(01:19:22) Ecuador(01:24:30) Managing land ownership and habitat(01:36:20) Other animals reliant on beavers(01:41:30) Beaver dams(01:51:40) Beavers and fire suppression(02:00:40) Trapped beavers and population sinks(02:07:00) Beavers and ages of dams(02:12:00) Vegetarian diggers(02:18:00) Role for humans(02:21:40) Evergreen&aposs fatal flaw(02:44:18) Twitter(02:51:55) Wrap upSupport the Show.
21/01/232h 52m

#157 On Beyond Antibodies (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 157th 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. This week, we discuss antibodies. Why is the public health messaging around immunity focused on antibodies, when there is so much more to immunity? Also, the Department of Defense has finally dropped vaccine mandates for the military, and the federal government has affirmed that we are in the middle of a Covid-19 “health emergency” for the 11th consecutive time. The American Academy of Pediatrics is now suggesting the remedy of drugs (at 12 years old) and surgery (at 13) for children suffering from the “disease of obesity.” We’re no longer supposed to use the word field, according to both USC and Michigan’s Dept of Health and Human Services. And male pufferfish make elaborate geometric designs in the sand, all for the love of female pufferfish. ***** Our sponsors: MDHearingAid: 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. https://www.mdhearingaid.com Moink: Grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild caught Alaskan salmon. Visit www.moinkbox.com/darkhorse to get a year’s worth of filet mignon free when you sign up.  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.  ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: Why antibody levels do not equal "immunity": Part 1. By Joomi Kim, January 14, 2023: https://joomi.substack.com/p/why-antibody-levels-do-not-equal Chevaisrakul et al 2023. Hybrid and herd immunity 6 months after SARS-CoV-2 exposure among individuals from a community treatment program. Scientific Reports 13 Article number: 763 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-28101-5 Health and Human Services’ Declarations of a Public Health Emergency: https://aspr.hhs.gov/legal/PHE/Pages/default.aspx Consider drugs and surgery early for obesity in kids, new guidelines say: "Waiting doesn&apost work: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/obesity-kids-teens-drugs-surgery-early-new-guidelines/ Clinical Practice Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics: https://www.aap.org/en/patient-cSupport the Show.
15/01/232h 11m

#156 Who Lost the Plot? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 156th 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. This week, we discuss new research on the mechanism of action of ivermectin against SARS-CoV2. We also discuss several organizations that have lost the plot: the Red Cross (with regard to who can donate blood), the American Museum of Natural History (with regard to who should be educating teens on the viral outbreaks), and a science conference (with regard to “non-normative sex expression in plants”). Finally, we ask whether Heather lost the plot back in the fourth grade when she categorized birds for a science project. ***** Sponsors: House of Macadamias: Delicious and nutritious macadamia nuts and bars. Go to www.houseofmacadamias.com and use code DARKHORSE for a 20% discount on your first order. Eight Sleep: Personalized thermoregulation while you sleep. Eight Sleep’s amazing Pod Pro Cover (for your mattress) is $150 off at www.eightsleep.com/darkhorse Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 20% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA 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/d9El2VxNeI8 Mentioned in this episode: Ivermectin&aposs Mechanism of Action Against SARS-CoV-2 Described (Leake & McCollough): https://petermcculloughmd.substack.com/p/ivermectins-mechanism-of-action-against Boschi et al 2022. SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Induces Hemagglutination: Implications for COVID-19 Morbidities and Therapeutics and for Vaccine Adverse Effects. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23(24), p.15480. https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/23/24/15480?s=09 Red Cross LGBTQ+ Donors: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/eligibility-requirements/lgbtq-donors.html FDA’s Guidance for Industry: https://www.fda.gov/media/92490/download American Museum of Natural History’s Teen Sci Café: https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/teens/teen-scicafe Annual conference of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology: https://www.xcdsystem.com/sicb/program/5X9OIbU/index.cfm?pgid=381 Support the Show.
08/01/231h 40m

#155 Unnatural Anti-Immunity (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 155th 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. This week, we discuss USDA organic certification, Whole Foods, and why people make inconsistent decisions in their own lives. We talk about new research published in Science Immunology that finds that the degree to which people are mRNA vaccinated against Covid is correlated with a paradoxical immunological response (with regard to IgG4). We discuss new research published in The Lancet, which pretends to be about how women are faring with monkeypox, but is actually largely about men who are pretending to be women; we also review The Lancet’s final op-ed of 2022, which bemoans a “breakdown of trust in the state and in scientists.” Finally, we discuss how glass frogs become transparent: by sequestering blood in their livers. ***** Support the sponsors of this show: Thesis: personalized nootropics for motivation, creativity, confidence and more. To get a customized Thesis starter kit, take the quiz at takethesis.com/DARKHORSE, and use code DARKHORSE at checkout for 10% off your first box. Eight Sleep: Personalized thermoregulation while you sleep, and when you wake. Eight Sleep’s amazing Pod Pro Cover (for your mattress) is $150 off at www.eightsleep.com/darkhorse Sole: Beautiful shoes and carefully designed footbeds for healthy feet. Go to https://yoursole.com/darkhorse , and first-time customers get 50% off any footbed, plus they have a 90-day money back guarantee. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA 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/8sb6jRZidlA Mentioned in this episode: USDA Organic Certification (two links): https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2020/10/27/organic-101-allowed-and-prohibited-substanceshttps://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2012/10/10/organic-101-five-steps-organic-certificationIrrgang et al 2022. Class switch towards non-inflammatory, spike-specific IgG4 antibodies after repeated  SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination. Science Immunology, p.eade2798. https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/sciimmunol.ade2798 IgG4-related disease (IgG4RD) means FIBROSIS and organ destruction (Jessica Rose, 12-28-22): https://jessicar.substack.com/p/igg4-related-disease-igg4rd-means Trainwreck of all trainwrecks (12-24-22): https://www.rintrah.nl/theSupport the Show.
01/01/231h 55m

Bret Weinstein Speaks with Dr. Aseem Malhotra on the Darkhorse Podcast

Dr Aseem Malhotra is an NHS Trained Consultant Cardiologist, and visiting Professor of Evidence Based Medicine, Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health, Salvador, Brazil. He is a world renowned expert in the prevention, diagnosis and management of heart disease. Bret speaks with him regarding the Covid 19 mRNA vaccines, and what he is seeing from the perspective of cardiology.Find Dr. Malhotra on Twitter: @DrAseemMalhotra (https://twitter.com/draseemmalhotra)Find Dr. Malhotra at: https://doctoraseem.com/*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.orgTheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
31/12/221h 56m

#154 Stanford Prism Experiment (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 154th 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. This week, we discuss the new Newspeak, as promoted by Stanford and its list of very bad words. While recognizing that, in a few rare cases, they have a point, overall this list and its enforcers are batshit crazy. And what it leads to is worse: we discuss title IX compliance officers, the dude who thinks it’s fine to hang out in women’s spas and other spaces, and the savage woman-hating multiple murderer who is likely to end up in a women’s prison. None of this is okay. ***** Our sponsors: Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 20% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic. Moink: Grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild caught Alaskan salmon. Visit www.moinkbox.com/darkhorse to get a year’s worth of filet mignon free when you sign up.  MDHearingAid: 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. https://www.mdhearingaid.com ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: The new Newspeak, by Heather: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/the-new-newspeak The Stanford Guide to Acceptable Words, in the Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-stanford-guide-to-acceptable-words-elimination-of-harmful-language-initiative-11671489552 Trans glossary from the University of Oregon: https://hr.uoregon.edu/trans-glossary-101 Transgender Fugitive Who Spurred Wi Spa Riots Bares All, by Jeremy Lee Quinn: https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/exclusive-transgender-fugitive-who-spurred-wi-spa-riots-bares-all/ The Personal Responsibility Vortex, Bret’s TedX talk from 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjNRtrZjkfE Rabbitholed #78: Dana Rivers Is the Story the Media Doesn&apost Want You to Read, by Mandy Stadtmiller: https://mandystadtmiller.substack.com/p/rabbitholed-78-dana-rivers-is-theSupport the Show.
24/12/222h 3m

#153: Science So Big (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 153rd 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. This week, we discuss the committee newly empaneled by Florida governor Ron DeSantis to explore Covid policy and treatment, in which Bret is a part. It has been roundly mocked in the media, who cite a truly remarkable piece of non-research that contains no new data, no references, and methods and results that cannot be assessed. We discuss Science magazine’s editorial that deifies Fauci, Nature magazine’s editorial claiming that science is hard and we’ll never know what happened during Covid, and the White House’s Summit on Equity and Excellence in STEMM, which threatens to create Harrison Bergeron University. Finally: do female snakes experience sexual pleasure? Tune in to find out all about hemiclitores. ***** Our sponsors: Allform: Get 20% off any order (of a beautiful sofa) from Allform at https://allform.com/darkhorse. LMNT: Electrolyte drink mix with all the good salts, and none of the bad stuff. Free sample pack of all 8 flavors with any purchase at DrinkLMNT.com/DARKHORSE. ReliefBand: Get relief from nausea without drugs. Go to https://www.reliefband.com, use code DARKHORSE, and you’ll receive 20% off plus free shipping. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com Mentioned in this episode: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis holds an accountability roundtable for mRNA shots: https://twitter.com/GovRonDeSantis/status/1602683363994705920 Fauci responds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuXUelJezeM&t=291s Stephen Colbert responds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBzD14v1g8U&t=81s Fitzpatrick et al 2022. Two years of U.S. Covid-19 Vaccines have Prevented Millions of Hospitalizations and Deaths. The Commonwealth Fund: https://www.commonwealthfund.org/blog/2022/two-years-covid-vaccines-prevented-millions-deaths-hospitalizations Thank you, Tony! Editorial in Science, by the editor-in-chief of Science:https://www.sciencemagazinedigital.org/sciencemagazine/library/item/09_december_2022/4063695/  Missing data mean we’ll probably never know how many people died of COVID. Nature editorial:https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-04422-9 Msemburi et al 2022. The WHO estimates of excess mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Nature (12-14-22): https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-05522-2 White House Summit on Equity and Excellence in STEMM, livestreamed 12-12-22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=6l4ynrYnUTg Folwell et al 2022. First Evidence of Hemiclitores in Snakes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 289: https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.1702Support the Show.
18/12/221h 28m

#152: Free Speech: The Kanye Case (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 152nd 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. This week, we discuss the free exchange of ideas, in light of Matt Taibbi’s revelations about how the story of Hunter Biden’s laptop was censored inside Twitter, and Kanye West going explicitly antisemitic on InfoWars. Why should Kanye be heard, given that what he is saying is awful? We also discuss chemist Anna Krylov’s newest piece, who has seen first-hand what happens when ideas are censored and events disappeared. The National Science Foundation awards a large amount of money to an organization called Hacks/Hackers, who use that money to “discover” that Bret is a conservative who spreads vaccine misinformation. Meanwhile, Pfizer mocks people who try to figure things out for themselves, and receives a Reuters Pharma Award. That is not a typo. ***** Our sponsors: Ned: is a CBD company that uses USDA certified organic full spectrum hemp oil, and creates specialty blends to help with stress and sleep. Visit www.helloned.com/darkhorse to get 15% off. 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. 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 available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: Matt Taibbi thread, the twitter files: https://twitter.com/mtaibbi/status/1598822959866683394 The Peril of Politicizing Science, Krylov 2021: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c01475 The Diversity Problem on Campus, Abbot & Marinovic 2021: https://www.newsweek.com/diversity-problem-campus-opinion-1618419 From Russia with Love: Science and Ideology Then and Now, Krylov 2022: https://hxstem.substack.com/p/from-russia-with-love-science-and Hacks/Hackers awarded large NSF grant to advise people “what to say”: https://www.hackshackers.com/hacks-hackers-partners-advance-phase-ii/ Feds fund &aposexpert-informed&apos internet toolkit to help users fight &aposmisinformation&apos: https://thenationaldesk.com/news/americas-news-now/feds-fund-expert-informed-internet-toolkit-to-help-users-fight-misinformation Pfizer moSupport the Show.
03/12/221h 27m

Locking the Gates of Dentistry: Bret Speaks with Dr. Mike Mew

Bret Speaks with Dr. Mike Mew for the second time on the Darkhorse podcast. Dr. Mew is working to tackle the problem face, jaw, and teeth alignment from an evolutionary perspective. His approach, known as orthotropics, has been widely successful in those with whom he has worked; he now faces the potential loss of his license to practice dentistry in a tribunal going on as this episode is released. Find Dr. Mew on YouTube: Orthotropics (https://www.youtube.com/@Orthotropics)Find Dr. Mew at: https://orthodontichealth.co.uk/ ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the Show.
30/11/222h 6m

#151 How to Think, not What to Think (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 151st 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. This week, we discuss the difference between people who crashed and burned in the last few years, and those who remain standing. What was your position on SARS-CoV2 origins, vaccines, early treatment, masks, when those topics first came to your consciousness? Have your positions moved? Has your model of the world become better over time, or has it remained static? Static models of the world are doomed to failure, even when held by those with some heterodox beliefs. Also: what does wordle have to do with any of this? And is Elon Musk really opening the gates of hell? Finally, how to eat pears. ***** Our sponsors: Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 20% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic. Sole: Beautiful shoes and carefully designed footbeds for healthy feet. Go to https://yoursole.com/darkhorse and plug in your zip code to see if you’re eligible for free footbeds. MDHearingAid: 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. https://www.mdhearingaid.com ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA 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/HcCsomJo0Ck Mentioned in this episode: Taylor Lorenz in the Washington Post, 11-24-22: ‘Opening the gates of hell’: Musk says he will revive banned accounts: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/11/24/twitter-musk-reverses-suspensions/ WaPo 11-22-22: Musk’s ‘free speech’ agenda dismantles safety work at Twitter, insiders say: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/11/22/elon-musk-twitter-content-moderations/ The End of Faith…in Sam Harris: https://hollymathnerd.substack.com/p/the-end-of-faithin-sam-harris FDA Says Telling People Not to Take Ivermectin for COVID-19 Was Just a Recommendation (The Epoch Times, 11-19-22):  https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/fda-says-telling-people-not-to-take-ivermectin-for-covid-19-was-just-a-recommendation_4873897.html Henry Ward Beecher on pears (1863): https://twitter.com/paulisci/status/1596545609296936961Support the Show.
27/11/222h 8m

#150 The Time Traveling Money Printer (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 150th 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. This week, we discuss how myriad stories of failure and corruption might be linked together beneath the surface by systems of power that know more about where we are headed than we are being told. With the collapse of FTX this week, connections between woke ideology and covid ideology have been made clear. A coming centralized bank digital currency is implicated as well. We also discuss twitter, and whether it is “just” a social media platform, or if it has a chance of replacing legacy media in bringing us the news. Then: how should doctors respond to those who ask for Covid vaccine exemptions? And finally: do cats understand when humans are talking to them? Are cats savvy enough to ignore strange men who give orders? Are humans? ***** Our sponsors: Thesis: personalized nootropics for motivation, creativity, confidence and more. To get a customized Thesis starter kit, take the quiz at takethesis.com/DARKHORSE, and use code DARKHORSE at checkout for 10% off your first box. Moink: Grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild caught Alaskan salmon. Visit www.moinkbox.com/darkhorse to get a year’s worth of filet mignon free when you sign up.  Ned: is a CBD company that uses USDA certified organic full spectrum hemp oil, and creates specialty blends to help with stress and sleep. Visit www.helloned.com/darkhorse to get 15% off. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: The Covid/Crypto Connection: The Grim Saga of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried (Brownstone Institute): https://brownstone.org/articles/covid-crypto-connection-ftx-and-sbf/ Sam Bankman-Fried tries to explain himself (Vox): https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/23462333/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-cryptocurrency-effective-altruism-crypto-bahamas-philanthropy Alexandros Marinos on Ivermectin, the TOGETHER trial, and other things: https://doyourownresearch.substack.com/ Maajid Nawaz on Joe Rogan (#1780): https://open.spotify.com/episode/1ugbn7cuab3mNgKbo81ajM?si=f82cb4e064ad4728&nd=1 This Pivotal Moment – episode 2: https://youtu.be/auhNY1EZ6UI College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ontario, 11-18-22, Covid19 FAWs for Physicians: https://www.cpso.on.ca/Physicians/Your-Practice/PhysiSupport the Show.
20/11/222h 20m

Has Bret Strayed from Reason? Bret Speaks with Robert Wright on Darkhorse

Bret speaks with Robert Wright on the Darkhorse Podcast. They discuss Robert’s suggestion that Bret’s ideas have strayed from plausibility. Find Robert on Twitter: @robertwrighter (https://twitter.com/robertwrighter)Find Robert on bloggingheads: https://bloggingheads.tv/ *****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introductions(00:50) Motivated reasoning(06:17) Sponsors(11:08) Trump era and media(14:30) Bret was pissed off. And inverse of correct response(19:37) Military podcast quotes(32:15) Alternative hypothesis for military mandates(53:20) mRNA injections to children(01:07:20) More hypotheses(01:18:27) Foreign influence and China(01:26:00) Why Robert doesn&apost trust Bret&aposs COVID analysis(01:35:30) Robert Malone and censoring dissidents(01:42:30) Absolute corruption of the system(01:54:35) Podcast invitation and wrap upSupport the Show.
17/11/222h 1m

#149 If Not Amnesty, What? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 149th 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.This week, we discuss certainty. How certain are you of your positions—on the efficacy of masks, SARS-CoV2 origins, mRNA vaccines, Ukraine, elections, trans, CRT, the police? Has your certainty changed over time? We discuss whether people on a particular side of many fraught issues are more likely to have adopted a position, and a level of certainty, from authorities, and never had it change. We discuss apology, and what a real apology sounds like, and how it should be received. We also ask why so many cities, and those who live in cities, are celebrating mental illness and addiction, rather than working to actually help those afflicted. Being anxious and confused doesn’t mean that the rest of us should go along with your contorted worldview; in fact, it is our duty not to.NOTE: Tech issue with Livestream Q&A so it never happened. Questions will be answered next week.*****Our sponsors:Western Razor Company: Use code DARKHORSE at www.westernrazor.com/darkhorse to get 10% off your order on excellent razors, without the hype.LMNT: Electrolyte drink mix with all the good salts, and none of the bad stuff. Free sample pack of all 8 flavors with any purchase at DrinkLMNT.com/DARKHORSE.ReliefBand: Get relief from nausea without drugs. Go to https://www.reliefband.com, use code DARKHORSE, and you’ll receive 20% off plus free shipping.*****Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.orgCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comFind 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIATheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Mentioned in this episode:DarkHorse Livestream #112 (The Scramble to Protect the Elites, aired January 21, 2022): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMqwMptiBfoPartial transcript of same: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/reckoning?r=83qgf&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=webWillamette Week’s endorsement of Rene Gonzalez: https://www.wweek.com/news/2022/10/19/wws-general-election-2022-endorsements-portland-city-hall/*****Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome(08:40) Sponsors(16:20) Certainty and we are all judging each other(33:50) Wrong about masks(38:35) Certainty of doctors(49:40) Loss of trust between people and apologies(01:01:30) Honesty between Bret and Heather(01:06:30) Safety and harm(01:09:00) Is Bret angry?(01:14:40) Celebration of mental illness(01:33:20) Wrap upSupport the Show.
13/11/221h 35m

#148 An Outbreak of Governance (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 148th 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.This week, we discuss elections and democracy. What happens if we start investigating the relationship between pharma/Pfizer and the public health apparatus? Are there any patriots left in politics? We also discuss twitter, Elon Musk, and the “pause” being taken by some former advertisers on twitter. Then: what precisely is going on with the bivalent vaccines against Covid—is it whiz-bang scientific cleverness, or whiz-bang scientific recklessness? Finally, what is the difference between black-face and woman-face?*****Our sponsors: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.Allform: Get 20% off any order (of a beautiful sofa) from Allform at https://allform.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 available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.orgCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comFind 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIATheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Mentioned in this episode:Let’s Declare a Pandemic Amnesty, by Emily Oster, in The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/10/covid-response-forgiveness/671879/Premier of Alberta Danielle Smith offers an apology: https://twitter.com/RebelNewsOnline/status/1583944132266848256General Mills, Audi and Pfizer Join Growing List of Companies Pausing Twitter Ads (Wall Street Journal): https://www.wsj.com/articles/general-mills-audi-and-pfizer-join-growing-list-of-companies-pausing-twitter-ads-11667507765The Ink Black Heart, by Kenneth Galbraith: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Heart-Cormoran-Strike-Novel/dp/0316413038/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Woke Hypocrisies, by Heather: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/wokehypocrisies*****Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome(11:35) Robert Wright follow up(15:20) Sponsors(26:05) Packaging and cognitive pollution(31:30) Election(51:20) Amnesty(01:01:00) Elon Musk on Twitter(01:26:45) Bivalent boosters(01:39:20) Womanface(01:56:40) Wrap upSupport the Show.
05/11/221h 57m

Bret Weinstein Speaks with Bridget Phetasy on the Darkhorse Podcast

Bret speaks with Bridget Phetasy on the Darkhorse podcast. They discuss the impact of the internet on the relationship landscape, motherhood, and a biological perspective on what a healthy environment might look like among the many facets they address in this conversation.Find Bridget on Twitter: @BridgetPhetasy (https://twitter.com/BridgetPhetasy)Find Bridget on Substack: https://bridgetphetasy.substack.com/Find Bridget on her website: https://phetasy.com/*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.orgTheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introductions(02:30) Motherhood(06:05) Sponsors(09:28) Parenting in modern era(14:43) Modern medicines(17:38) I regret being a slut(33:33) Why did monogamy evolve?(40:01) Game theory for sex(51:25) Incentivizing fatherhood and Motherhood(01:03:08) Porn problem(01:21:00) Female body count(01:28:30) Lasting damage and female power(01:39:55) Female value(01:47:40) Technology, progressivism, and consequences(01:52:40) Battle of the sexes(02:00:50) Wrap upSupport the Show.
31/10/222h 4m

#147 Why Musk Matters (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 147th 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.This week, we discuss Colombia—what was it like in the 1990s, versus now? Building on our experiences in Latin America for the last few decades, and Bret’s trip to Colombia last week, we discuss approaches to Covid, to food, and to life. Also: hummingbirds. We also discuss the American Federation of Teachers, and PEN America—an organization that supports literature creation and production—and how their political biases are badly affecting their ability to report on mis- and dis- information. In related news: Elon Musk has taken custody of Twitter, and some people are freaking out. Finally: how are Donald Trump and Elon Musk not the same?Our store:  https://www.darkhorsestore.orgOur book: A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Gatherers-Guide-21st-Century-Challenges/dp/0593086880/). Signed copies available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.orgHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur Patreons: https://www.patreon.com/heatherheying, https://www.patreon.com/bretweinsteinOur sponsors:Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 20% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic.Sole: Beautiful shoes and carefully designed footbeds for healthy feet. Go to https://yoursole.com/darkhorse , and first-time customers get 50% off, plus they have a 90-day money back guarantee.Ned: is a CBD company that uses USDA certified organic full spectrum hemp oil, and creates specialty blends to help with stress and sleep. Visit www.helloned.com/darkhorse to get 15% off.Mentioned in this episode:PSA to the Mama Bears: Defend Your Children: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/psamamabearsFrom PEN America: Reading Between the Lines: Race, Equity, and Book Publishing. https://pen.org/report/race-equity-and-book-publishing/L.A. Times op-ed: Op-Ed: How Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter could threaten free speech: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2022-10-27/elon-musks-twitter-free-speech-disinformationAFT Washington: We’re pulling together to end the pandemic: https://www.aftwa.org/news/were-pulling-together-end-pandemicCaitlin Johnstone: The Official narrative on Ukraine: https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2022/10/29/the-official-narrative-on-ukraine/Steve Kirsch: Dr. Peter McCullough is being progressively stripped of his medical credentials: https://open.substack.com/pub/stevekirsch/p/dr-peter-mccullough-is-being-progressivelyTimestamps:(00:00) Welcome(10:35) Sponsors(17:55) Bret&aposs trip to Colombia(25:00) Colombia&aposs COVID strategy(40:35) CDC recommendations for childhood vaccine schedule(55:25) Bret&aposs trip into Andes(01:10:00) AFT Washington - is disinformation political?(01:24:20) Elon Musk buys Twitter(01:45:40) Suicide search on phone(01:53:14) Wrap upSupport the Show.
30/10/221h 55m

Support and Defend: Bret Speaks with more Military Whistleblowers

In a follow up conversation to last week’s episode, Bret speaks with two more active and past duty service members about their experience in the US military during Covid, they seek to convey their experience over the last few years in the, and make it known what process is underway in our military.*****Ms. Jordan Karr, former USAF:Jordan Karr is a former USAF Intelligence officer. She served 9 years on active duty to include multiple deployments and was recently separated in May 2022 over the COVID vaccine mandates. She has an active IG complaint against her chain of command for forcing her out of the service, with only two weeks notice, and not allowing her the due process to see her religious accommodation request through. She comes from a family of veterans. Her sister is a space force officer who, once a high performing officer, received adverse paperwork after she was discriminated against for her religious beliefs. Jordan helped initiate multiple lawsuits against the DoD and is a plaintiff in Coker v Austin. She is vocal about medical freedom since the reason she did not want to get the vaccine, aside from the fact that it is an unlawful order, is due to her fertility disorder. She was denied a medical exemption because the DoD only recognized 3 criteria, based on whether a member was vaccine injured from the first shot. Through her own journey, she has found that the military does not cover fertility treatments, though they are likely the cause of many of the fertility issues that service members suffer through in silence. She has received countless messages from service members and their families asking for help and sharing their own medical struggles, from cancer to fertility disorders. Her goal is to restore the integrity of the military to a fighting force and to advocate for changes in the VA system.Major Grant Smith, USA:Grant is an infantryman turned physical therapist focused on optimizing human performance in the U.S. Army. He promotes holistic health and fitness of Soldiers in Fort Riley, Kansas as one of the Army&aposs first Division Holistic Health and Fitness Officers. Grant created a 501(c)(19) veterans organization aiming to support current and former service members and spouses who are committed to American values in bids to hold political office (americasveteranparty.com). He serves on the Truth For Health&aposs Military Advisory Council (https://www.truthforhealth.org/) advocating for medical freedom. He draws energy every day knowing that great Americans numbering in the millions are intent on engaging in principled, purposeful action to conserve the American way of life.*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.orgTheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introductions(04:00) Sponsors(07:47) Current state of military V mandates(17:00) Nuremberg and Nazi comparison(28:55) Motivated reasoning(42:04) Other military COVID mandates(49:30) Spiritual crisis in military(01:02:15) Military readiness(01:09:54) Hypothesis for rationale and chain of command(01:14:00) Masks and recognizing when you&aposre wrong(01:29:38) Private but not public support(01:33:38) Losing and making friends, plus showing courage(01:41:40) Lack of booster uptake(01:47:35) Wrap upSupport the Show.
19/10/221h 51m

#146 Art, Science, and the Quest for Truth (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 146th 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. This week, we discuss science, art, and the shared values and virtues between them. We often discuss how science and scientific institutions are failing; this week we discuss the failure of artistic institutions, as well as the political ideology of Wikipedia, which is destroying it from the inside. We also discuss how twitter is protecting those who do harm, and punishing those who would stop them. Also: Bret offers an invitation to Robert Wright. ***** Our sponsors: Thesis: personalized nootropics for motivation, creativity, confidence and more. To get a customized Thesis starter kit, take the quiz at takethesis.com/DARKHORSE, and use code DARKHORSE at checkout for 10% off your first box. Moink: Grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild caught Alaskan salmon. Visit www.moinkbox.com/darkhorse to get a year’s worth of filet mignon free when you sign up. MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSE at check out for 15% off. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: Thread on Wikipedia finances and politics, 10/11/22: https://twitter.com/echetus/status/1579776106034757633 “Twitter Is Actively Contributing to the Spread of Serious Self-Injury: And suppressing those calling attention to it”, by Pamela Paresky, 10/16/22: https://wesleyyang.substack.com/p/twitter-is-actively-contributing*****Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome and announcements(05:15) Sponsors(11:55) Minor corrections(13:57) Vaccines and trans critique(23:18) Art, science, sculpting, welding(34:55) Arts and science are bulwarks against stupidity(44:20) Where do Wikipedia donations go(57:35) Has Bret lost his mind?(01:04:20) Twitter account suspended(01:19:17) Dr John Campbell navigating censorship(01:22:50) Wrap upSupport the Show.
17/10/221h 24m

Support and Defend: Military Whistleblowers Confront a Rogue Chain of Command

Bret speaks with three active and past duty service members about their experience in the US military during Covid, they seek to bring to light what they are seeing and what it represents. *****  John Bowes is a first lieutenant in the United States Airforce, he is a student F16 pilot who has been grounded over the Covid vaccine mandates. Olivia Degenkolb has been in the US Navy for 20 years as an active-duty service member, she is a foreign area officer, and was selected as the assistant naval designate to Beijing, the department of defense has recently stated that she cannot return to service as an unvaccinated member. Dale Saran is an attorney and a retired major in the Marine Corp, he has been litigating the military vaccination issue for the past 20 years. *****BUBS Naturals: High-quality, sustainably sourced collagen protein, MCT oil, and more, from a company with a conscience. Use code DARKHORSE to receive 20% off your order at https://www.bubsnaturals.com/American Hartford Gold: Get up to $1,500 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.Eight Sleep: Personalized thermoregulation while you sleep, and when you wake. Eight Sleep’s amazing Pod Pro Cover (for your mattress) is $150 off at www.eightsleep.com/darkhorse***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introductions(03:22) Sponsors(09:07) Gulf War Syndrome and anthrax vaccine mandate(14:40) Nuremberg(20:14) Olivia&aposs story(30:45) Readiness(38:40) Saboteurs, enemy action, regulatory capture(53:30) Military mandates(01:02:50) Adverse events(01:07:40) Members of Congress(01:13:40) Experience prior to mandates(01:20:08) John&aposs experience, religious accommodation, and natural immunity(01:29:37) Fetal cells and religious beliefs(01:40:50) Opting out due to scientific beliefs?(01:49:13) Accepting immoral orders and Biden&aposs speech(01:53:00) Olivia and John&aposs closing personal stories(02:04:35) Wrap upSupport the Show.
14/10/222h 5m

#145 A Phestival of Phacts (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 145th 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.This week, we begin by discussing the interview between Jon Stewart and the Attorney General of Arkansas. Yes, protecting children does mean overriding the recommendations of several prominent organizations, including the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Endocrine Society, both of which we discuss as well. The President of the AMA says he’s working hard against medical disinformation, in part by participating in a “Festival of Fact-Checking” sponsored by self-appointed fact-checking organizations, and featuring science himself, Anthony Fauci. Then, with help from Barbara Ehrenreich’s excellent book on the topic, we discuss actual festivals, and the human history of ecstatic ritual, and ask whether an increase in depression coincided in human history with a decline in festivals. Finally, we discuss the virtues of driving around with your windows open.*****Our sponsors:ReliefBand: Get relief from nausea without drugs. Go to https://www.reliefband.com, use code DARKHORSE, and you’ll receive 20% off plus free shipping.LMNT: Electrolyte drink mix with all the good salts, and none of the bad stuff. Free sample pack of all 8 flavors with any purchase at https://DrinkLMNT.com/DARKHORSE.Allform: Get 20% off any order (of a beautiful sofa) from Allform at https://allform.com/darkhorse.*****Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.orgCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comFind 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIATheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/Gk-T5PfOnX0Mentioned in this episode:Jon Stewart interviews the Attorney General of Arkansas: https://twitter.com/TheProblem/status/1578414849083654144What Do Girls Do? https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/whatdogirlsdo?r=83qgf&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=webThe Endocrine Society’s 2017 Gender Dysphoria/Gender Incongruence Guideline Resources: https://www.endocrine.org/clinical-practice-guidelines/gender-dysphoria-gender-incongruence“Turning the tide against medical disinformation will take all of us” from the President of the American Medical Association: https://www.ama-assn.org/about/leadership/turning-tide-against-medical-disinformation-will-take-all-usUnited Facts of America: A Festival of Fact-Checking: https://www.poynter.org/event/united-facts-of-america-a-festival-of-fact-checking/Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy, 2006 book by Barbara Ehrenreich: https://www.amazon.com/Barbara-Ehrenreich/e/B000AQ4X9S/Support the Show.
09/10/221h 32m

#144 It's Even Worse Than That (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 144th 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.This week, we discuss the prestigious scientific journal Nature, and its promotion of an anti-scientific perspective on sex and gender. We also discuss the not-so-prestigious journal Transgender Studies Quarterly, and its take on species concepts, and also on the “Trans*-Ness of Blackness.” We discuss the new research that finds that covid vaccines do affect women’s menstrual cycles, and also the shortcomings both in that research, and in the Washington Post’s reporting on it. Bret offers pro bono marketing help to Pfizer. And we talk about Great Britain’s medical regulatory agency (MHRA) moving from its role as “watchdog” of outside entities, to that of “enabler.”Our store:  https://www.darkhorsestore.orgOur book: A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Gatherers-Guide-21st-Century-Challenges/dp/0593086880/). Signed copies available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.orgOur Patreons: https://www.patreon.com/heatherheying, https://www.patreon.com/bretweinsteinHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur sponsors: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.Ned: is a CBD company that uses USDA certified organic full spectrum hemp oil, and creates specialty blends to help with stress and sleep. Visit www.helloned.com/darkhorse to get 15% off.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.Mentioned in this episode:Currah, Paisley, 2022. To set transgender policy, look to the evidence. Nature, 9-27-22: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-03036-5Transgender Studies Quarterly, main site: https://read.dukeupress.edu/tsqTrans Species: https://read.dukeupress.edu/tsq/article/1/1-2/253/91865/Trans-SpeciesHasenbush et al 2019. Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Laws in Public Accommodations: a Review of Evidence Regarding Safety and Privacy in Public Restrooms, Locker Rooms, and Changing Rooms. Sex Res Soc Policy 16: 70–83. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13178-018-0335-zLivestream of protest of “Outright Vermont,” from 10-1-22, on the YouTube channel of the Disaffected Podcast: https://youtu.be/OBk5hWxPe4IWashington Post article (by Amanda Morris, 9-27-22): Women said coronavirus shots affect periods. New study shows they’re right. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2022/09/27/covid-vaccine-period-late/Edelman et al 2022. Association between menstrual cycle length and covid-19 vaccination: global, retrospective cohort study of prospectively collected data. BMJ Medicine, 1(1). https://bmjmedicine.bmj.com/content/bmjmed/1/1/e000297.full.pdf?with-ds=yesThe Digger, Phil Harper’s Substack: https://philharper.substack.comDr. June Raine’s talk at Oxford in March 2022, “From Watchdog to Enabler: Regulation in Covid and after”: https://youtu.be/xUQfzTqPUm4?t=1818Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome and announcements(04:00) Sponsors(11:53) Nature on Trans(26:05) Trans gender studies quarterly(36:32) Another research article from TGSQ(39:45) Nature&aposs responsibility(50:18) WaPo on menstrual cycle length and COVID vaccination(01:04:20) Uptake of new bivalent booster(01:08:23) MHRA from watchdog to enabler(01:26:00) Wrap upSupport the Show.
02/10/221h 27m

The Importance of Liberalism: Bret Speaks with Vandana Shiva

Bret speaks with Vandana Shiva on the Darkhorse podcast. They discuss a wide range of topics from GMOs to Covid, and the meaning of liberalism.Find Dr. Shiva on Twitter: @drvandanashiva (https://twitter.com/drvandanashiva)Her new memoir Terra Viva: My Life in a Biodiversity of Movements will be out October 27, 2022 (Chelsea Green Publishing)*****Sponsors:www.westernrazor.com/darkhorse and use promo code DarkHorse at checkoutVivo 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.https://drinklmnt.com/darkhorse *****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.orgTheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introduction(03:18) Sponsors(09:13) GMOs(23:30) Complexity of biology(31:00) COVID as a GMO lab leak(37:50) Way forward(44:30) Leftist change(54:45) The power of seeds(01:07:30) Wrap upSupport the Show.
30/09/221h 10m

#143 What Did They Know & When Did They Know It? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 143rd 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.This week, we discuss how some stories diagnose a system: What does it mean when a college declares its (non-racist) professors racist? What does it mean when journalists only recognize election fraud if it works against their team? What does it mean when “science” is invoked only to support foregone conclusions? Discussing these and more examples from the last two and a half years of Covid, we talk about the need for functional journalism, science, higher ed, and government, and of “skepticism kill switches.” How do you get people to stop being skeptical? Tell them that asking questions renders them a racist, a murderer, or a TERF.Our store:  https://www.darkhorsestore.orgOur book: A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Gatherers-Guide-21st-Century-Challenges/dp/0593086880/). Signed copies available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.orgOur Patreons: https://www.patreon.com/heatherheying, https://www.patreon.com/bretweinsteinHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur sponsors:BUBS Naturals: High-quality, sustainably sourced collagen protein, MCT oil, and more, from a company with a conscience. DIE YOUNG AS LATE AS POSSIBLE. Go to bubsnaturals.com/DARKHORSE for 20% off your order.Sole: excellent, consciously made shoes and footbeds. Visit www.yoursole.com/darkhorse, and if you live in a ZIP code (US) / Postal Code (Canada) where Sole hasn’t shipped to, you’ll receive a free Performance Medium footbed. MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSE at check out for 15% off.Mentioned in this episode:Mansanguan et al 2022. Cardiovascular Manifestation of the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in Adolescents. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, 7(8): 196. https://www.mdpi.com/2414-6366/7/8/196Toronto-area shop teacher shows up for class with giant prosthetic breasts: https://twitter.com/lovelyti/status/1572653516153581568?s=20&t=34smdHt5Ef0ZTcxThknc7wTimestamps:(00:00) Welcome and announcements(07:00) Sponsors(14:20) Some stories diagnose the system(32:22) Capture(41:35) Government capture(01:01:30) Breaking Points on lab leak(01:18:00) Journalists(01:23:50) Conclusion and end point of this analysis(01:26:44) Giant breasted teacher(01:42:15) Wrap upSupport the Show.
25/09/221h 43m

Implausible Deniability: Bret Speaks with Ramsey Ramerman

Bret Speaks with Ramsey Ramerman about section 230 in the context of the social media and governmental landscapes in 2022. They address the problem solved by section 230, how it has been interpreted by courts, and the power it has allowed to be abused; furthermore, they discuss what routes are accessible to address this issue, and what paths are being and have been explored already.Find Ramsey on Twitter: @RamseyRamerman (https://twitter.com/RamseyRamerman)*****Mindbloom: Go to Mindbloom.com/darkhorse for $100 off your first six session program today.  American Hartford Gold: Get up to $1,500 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117, that’s 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.orgTheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introduction(04:42) Sponsors(07:48) Publishers or distributors(13:30) Right of association(19:00) Section 230(26:50) Quasi public space(35:45) Government meetings about censoring certain voices(41:54) Defined process and rules(45:50) Current cases against censorship(50:03) Classifying speech as terrorism(01:01:01) Fascism(01:12:50) DarkHorse shadowbanned(01:16:08) States addressing issues(01:20:20) Shadowbanning and Trump(01:26:45) COVID censorship(01:30:27) Wrap upSupport the Show.
22/09/221h 34m

#142 Constitutional Myopia (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 142nd 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.This week, we discuss how Chile’s newly proposed, and newly rejected, Constitution. Science journals and the media want us to believe that it’s super-sciencey, but a read of the actual document suggests otherwise. We also discuss affirmative action among STEM faculty, and also, why myopia is increasing, and what can be done about it. Hyper-novelty strikes again.*****Get a “Keep Portland WEIRD” shirt, and other merch, at our store: https://www.darkhorsestore.org/product-page/keep-portland-weird-western-educated-industrialized-rich-democraticThis week is the one-year anniversary of the publication of our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century. It is available everywhere books are sold (https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Gatherers-Guide-21st-Century-Challenges/dp/0593086880/), and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.orgJoin us on our Patreons: https://www.patreon.com/heatherheying, https://www.patreon.com/bretweinsteinHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com*****Support the sponsors of the show:Thesis: personalized nootropics for motivation, creativity, confidence and more. To get a customized Thesis starter kit, take the quiz at takethesis.com/DARKHORSE, and use code DARKHORSE at checkout for 10% off your first box.Moink: Grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild caught Alaskan salmon. Visit www.moinkbox.com/darkhorse to get a year’s worth of filet mignon free when you sign up.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.*****Mentioned in this episode:Chilean researchers saddened by vote to reject new constitution, Nature, Sept 7, 2022: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02850-1Chile proposes new constitution steeped in science, Nature, July 28, 2022: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02069-0Proposed new political Constitution of the Republic of Chile: https://www.chileconvencion.cl/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Texto-Definitivo-CPR-2022-Tapas.pdfCovid-19 pandemic: Chile capital locks down despite mass vaccination, BBC, June 11, 2021: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-57436861DeepL Translator: https://www.deepl.com/translatorHow we boosted the number of female faculty members at our institution, Nature, Sept 8, 2022: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02829-yThe myopia generation, The Atlantic Monthly, Sept 13, 2022: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/10/kids-glasses-vision-increased-nearsightedness-myopia/671244/*****Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome(06:00) Sponsors(13:00) Chilean constitution(01:07:52) Nature article on boosting women&aposs numbers in faculty(01:20:27) Atlantic story on myopia(01:52:25) Wrap upSupport the Show.
18/09/221h 54m

#141 Keep Portland WEIRD! (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 141st in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we talk about Portland, which has been our home town for four years. It is a city that we are now leaving. Portland has amazing nature, culture, food and people. But Portland is falling apart, despite a strong tax base, and amazing ingenuity in its people and businesses.Get a “Keep Portland WEIRD” shirt at our store:  https://www.darkhorsestore.org/product-page/keep-portland-weird-western-educated-industrialized-rich-democraticOur book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold (https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Gatherers-Guide-21st-Century-Challenges/dp/0593086880/), and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.orgJoin us on our Patreons: https://www.patreon.com/heatherheying, https://www.patreon.com/bretweinsteinHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com*****Support the sponsors of the show:Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 20% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic.MDHearingAid: 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. https://www.mdhearingaid.comAllform: Get 20% off any order (of a beautiful sofa) from Allform at https://allform.com/darkhorse.*****Mentioned in this episode:Too many things to link, but here are a handful of our favorite restaurants in and around Portland: G-Love, Palomar, Fried Egg I’m in Love, Ankeny Tap & Table, Tasty, LeChon, Rotigo, Mama Bird, Lola’s.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome and announcements(03:00) Demonetized(05:35) Sponsors(11:30) Tucker Carlson on Portland(20:45) Portland photos(30:30) Downtown graffiti(41:30) Truck&aposs stickers(46:00) Psychedelic totem pole(55:58) Living in vehicles(01:02:10) "Change is a must"(01:12:36) Cleaning up graffiti(01:15:00) Portland food and restaurants(01:28:00) San Juan Islands(01:31:25) Wrap upSupport the Show.
12/09/221h 32m

#140 Creators and Their Creations (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 140th 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.*****Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.orgCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comFind 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIATheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****SUPPORT OUR SPONSORSEight Sleep: Personalized thermoregulation while you sleep, and when you wake. Go to www.eightsleep.com/darkhorse for exclusive Labor Day savings through September 11th.Ned: is a CBD company that uses USDA certified organic full spectrum hemp oil, and creates specialty blends to help with stress and sleep. Visit www.helloned.com/darkhorse to get 15% off.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.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome and announcements(04:53) Sponsors(11:50) Was Shakespeare a woman?(35:00) JK Rowling(40:00) Wagner and Ronald Fisher(50:00) Computers generating insights and art(01:02:03) One phrase tweets(01:06:40) Biden&aposs speech(01:21:10) Dark Brandon(01:24:15) Barbara Ehrenreich death(01:28:40) Mixed aged group schooling(01:39:30) Wrap upSupport the Show.
04/09/221h 40m

Are We Living in a Dark Age? Bret Speaks with Steve Patterson

Bret Speaks with Steve Patterson on the subject of today’s world and what we face as time progresses. Some of us have begun to wonder, given the vast array of unscientific beliefs that recently echoed across civilization, are we entering a cryptic dark age? Might we be living in one already? Steve Patterson, a philosopher and independent researcher, has reached an even more unsettling conclusion. Despite the remarkable pace of technological progress, we have lived our entire lives in the scientific dark. Find Steve at his website: https://steve-patterson.com/Find Steve on Twitter: https://twitter.com/steveinpursuit ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introduction(05:33) Sponsors(10:27) Establishing critical concepts in fields of study(17:40) Bret&aposs mentors and Richard Dawkins(36:32) Popularizers of science(41:12) Martial Arts(53:43) Trade-offs and interdisciplinary skills(57:53) COVID(01:02:19) Bret&aposs Jamaica hiccup story and burning sage at funerals(01:07:03) God and faith in science(01:11:12) Consciousness and the hard problem(01:26:15) Free will(01:29:05) Is Bret an atheist? Defining religious(01:39:40) Religion shaped hole and what religion got right about civilization collapse(01:44:07) Debate between Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson(01:49:00) Underestimating the complexity of the world (01:56:41) Diminishing returns and keeping hypotheses open(02:06:33) The process of science creates noise(02:08:41) How markets function(02:10:20) COVID Vs and complex systems(02:19:00) Are we in a dark age? Foundation of mathematics(02:39:20) Steel man of believing in bad ideas(02:48:30) Psychological features and ideas(02:54:30) Wrap upSupport the Show.
29/08/222h 55m

#139 Science Surrenders (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 139th 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.This week, we discuss whether reality is going to be tolerated—by internet randos, by magazines supposedly devoted to disseminating scientific findings to an interested public, and by actual scientific journals. A new editorial in Nature Human Behavior is breath-taking in its rejection of the scientific process and values, and, therefore, of reality. Then: what anti-scientific buffoonery is behind not allowing unvaccinated-against-Covid Novak Dvokovic, argued by some to be the best tennis player ever, to compete in the U.S. Open? And: what is the New York Times up to?*****Support the sponsors of the show:Wisdom Health: Get your health back by working with functional medicine practitioners. Join today and get $100 off your first appointment at wisdomhealth.co/DARKHORSEMUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSE at check out for 15% off. LMNT: Electrolyte drink mix with all the good salts, and none of the bad stuff. Free sample pack of all 8 flavors with any purchase at DrinkLMNT.com/DARKHORSE.*****Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.orgCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comFind 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIATheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/08XQm4phScsMentioned in this episode:On reality not being tolerated by internet randos: https://twitter.com/queersing/status/1560472435991883777On reality not being tolerated by Scientific American: https://twitter.com/HeatherEHeying/status/1563018397562327040On reality not being tolerated by scientific journals: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-022-01443-2.pdfOn Fraud: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/onfraud?r=83qgf&s=w&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=webDjokovic can’t play in the U.S. Open: https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/34457783/unvaccinated-novak-djokovic-withdraws-us-open-travel-united-statesThe New York Times confuses journalism with politics: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/26/us/politics/trump-affidavit-intelligence-spies.html*****Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome and announcements(07:20) Sponsors(13:30) Reality not being tolerated (morphological autonomy)(25:50) Scientific American and sexual binary(35:30) Scientific journals have lost the plot(52:30) Sex differences in academia(01:13:05) Djokovic and tennis(01:28:35) Mar-a-Logo search from the NYT(01:39:30) Wrap upSupport the Show.
27/08/221h 40m

Wikipedia and the War on Science: Bret Speaks with Norman Fenton

Bret speaks with Norman Fenton on the failure of academia and our medical system that Covid has revealed. They discuss how Wikipedia, the greatest encyclopedia to date, has become a political weapon, and how big an issue this actually is.Find Norman at his website: https://www.normanfenton.com/Find Norman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/profnfenton?s=20&t=zC_ddM-x2Y7I_vEddufszA*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.orgTheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Eight Sleep: Personalized thermoregulation while you sleep, and when you wake. Eight Sleep’s amazing Pod Pro Cover (for your mattress) is $150 off at www.eightsleep.com/darkhorseAmerican Hartford Gold: Get up to $1,500 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Call 866-828-1117, that’s 866-828-1117 or text “DARKHORSE” to 998899.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introduction(02:53) Sponsors(06:12) Testing accuracy(14:35) Prosecutor&aposs fallacy(16:50) Inverse COVID response and Great Reset(24:50) Climate change skepticism(31:00) Norman&aposs Wikipedia(48:35) Bret&aposs Wikipedia and David Gorski(56:30) Motives of mainstream narrative operatives(01:04:25) Message to Jimmy Wales(01:09:30) Times article and Oxford-AZ Vaccine(01:22:32) How many people are unvaccinated?(01:27:50) BBC&aposs "Unvaccinated"(01:32:00) Deborah Birx and Fauci revelations(01:34:30) Peer review(01:49:13) Wrap upSupport the Show.
20/08/221h 51m

#138 Thou Shalt Follow the Science (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 138th 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. This week, we discuss what fatwas and cancel culture have in common. Why are we allowing zealots to decide what we can say and do by fiat? The circuitry of religion has an ancient history (even when it goes off the rails, as in the attack on Salman Rushdie); it is being hijacked by a secular cult. This new cult is targeting apostates, and heretics. The new cult does not admit when it is wrong—the CDC simply puts out new guidelines that recommend treating vaccinated and unvaccinated people as equivalent. The new cult sneaks in ideology when you’re not looking. The new cult is anti-science, anti-reality, and anti-democracy. ***** Support the sponsors of the show: Thesis: personalized nootropics for motivation, creativity, confidence and more. To get a customized Thesis starter kit, take the quiz at takethesis.com/DARKHORSE, and use code DARKHORSE at checkout for 10% off your first box. Ned: is a CBD company that uses USDA certified organic full spectrum hemp oil, and creates specialty blends to help with stress and sleep. Visit www.helloned.com/darkhorse to get 15% off. MDHearingAid: 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. https://www.mdhearingaid.com *****  Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA 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/jdRX7kNAhG0 Mentioned in this episode: Salman Rushdie stabbed: https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/13/us/salman-rushdie-attacked-saturday/index.html USAFacts is full of truth (but check the footnotes): https://usafacts.org/articles/what-is-the-tampon-tax/NPR reports on the changes to the CDC Guidelines: https://twitter.com/npr/status/1557816501796851714?s=11&t=LQ6Ozwa4UTj7gH1gG1qIhg CDC Guidelines for Covid, August 2022: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7133e1.htm?s_cid=mm7133e1_w Tweet thread about how one person responds to the CDC Guidelines: https://twitter.com/denHolisticmama/status/1558208254374662144?s=20&t=dbSn8GDrntoStW_SPN9EXQ The Fauci Effect (from an event at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle): httSupport the Show.
13/08/221h 30m

#137 Hostile Work Environments & Folks Who Love Them (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 137th 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.This week, we discuss Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the academy, and ask: does DEI belong in science? If the answer is no, are we contributing to a hostile or alienating workplace? We argue that it is the DEI enthusiasts who are creating hostile and alienating spaces for all of the rest of us. Then: laboratory of the self, and some hypotheses about pain perception, illness, and pathogens. Finally: land sharks. Who are they, what do they want, and how do they get where they’re going?*****Support the sponsors of the show:Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 20% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic.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.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 available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.orgCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comFind 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIATheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Mentioned in this episode:Krylov 2021. The peril of politicizing science. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 12(22): 5371-5376. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c01475DarkHorse Livestream #84: https://odysee.com/@BretWeinstein:f/EvoLens84:bKrylov receives Communicator of the Year award from USC: https://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/3656/2021-communicator-of-the-year-awards/Herbert et al 2022. Words Matter: On the Debate over Free Speech, Inclusivity, and Academic Excellence. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters13(30): 7100-7104. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jpclett.2c02242Feminism, then and now: https://twitter.com/HeatherEHeying/status/959874657036861440?s=20&t=RmYYEP-2-SusY350VGsNQwdLand sharks: https://metro.co.uk/2022/08/01/shark-week-rare-walking-breed-spotted-on-land-blows-viewers-minds-17108324/*****Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome(06:38) Sponsors(12:00) Diversity equity inclusion(20:00) Words matter(36:15) Faculty hiring based on color(49:30) Defining excellence(57:15) Christopher Columbus(01:01:00) Parking lot interaction and 1914 feminism(01:16:28) Bret&aposs joints and laboratory of self(01:38:15) Land Sharks(01:59:55) Wrap upSupport the Show.
06/08/222h 1m

Where Are We Heading? Bret Speaks with Peter Boghossian

Bret Speaks with Peter Boghossian on a multitude of subjects surrounding wokeism, Covid, and the endpoint of our present course. Support the sponsors of the show:Eight Sleep: Personalized thermoregulation while you sleep, and when you wake. Eight Sleep’s amazing Pod Pro Cover (for your mattress) is $150 off at www.eightsleep.com/darkhorseVivo 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. *****Find Peter Boghossian on Twitter (@peterboghossian): https://twitter.com/peterboghossian?s=20&t=ADWAyKWWHtyG5Vy5pjvjrAFind Peter Boghossian on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/drpeterboghossian ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter (@BretWeinstein): https://twitter.com/BretWeinstein?s=20&t=e9QreEvK9H5jKnubx6BJCAFind Bret Weinstein on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introduction(04:20) Sponsors(08:08) Woke ideology and confirmation bias(13:00) Professors and institution’s culture(17:30) Thinking critically(24:21) Shared characteristics of woke(30:38) Responding to friends who you disagree with(37:22) Pandemic and expertise(43:22) I stopped listening to NPR when...(51:06) Is Wokeism an existential threat?(56:00) The Selfish Gene and culture(01:03:00) Is Wokeism seeded by foreign entities?(01:10:12) New atheists and woke(01:14:28) Wrap upSupport the Show.
31/07/221h 16m

#136 Sex, Lies, and Prison Escape (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 136th 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.This week, we discuss the tragic tale of a woman who became a murderer….or actually, we discuss a murderer who claims to have become a woman. We talk about the order to close Tavistock, the gender identity clinic in England, and whether “affirmative care” for children who declare themselves trans may soon be a thing of the past. We discuss Wikipedia, which was once the Universe’s best encyclopedia, and how far it has fallen. We discuss definitions, including the definition of “recession.” And we discuss the drinking age for young adults.*****Support the sponsors of the show:Farrow SkinFood is a lard-based skincare company with products that nourish the skin without preservatives or added chemicals. Go to farrow.life/darkhorse for 20% off your first purchase; additional 15% off with a recurring subscription.BUBS Naturals: High-quality, sustainably sourced collagen protein, MCT oil, and more, from a company with a conscience. Use code DARKHORSE to receive 20% off your order at https://www.bubsnaturals.com/MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSE at check out for 15% off.*****Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.orgCheck out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.orgHeather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comFind 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIATheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/6pDoKLEPEGIMentioned in this episode:QPARQ, exploring disagreements: https://youtu.be/n7DUJ6lgbh4The New York Times on a homicidal maniac: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/30/nyregion/how-did-a-two-time-killer-get-out-to-be-charged-again-at-age-83.html?searchResultPosition=1Genspect, a rational approach to gender: https://genspect.orgTavistock gender clinic forced to shut over safety fears: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tavistock-gender-clinic-forced-to-shut-over-safety-fears-wpdx3v6nwThe Cass Independent Review: https://cass.independent-review.uk/about-the-review/Protect Children: Do not allow them to medically transition: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/childrentransitioning?r=83qgf&s=w&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=webWikipedia on recession as of July 30, 2022: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recession(00:00) Welcome(05:05) Sponsors(10:37) QPARQ(14:13) Murder by 83 year old "woman"(36:42) Tavistock clinic(54:06) Wikipedia  recession(01:13:05) Drinking age(01:24:00) Joe BidenSupport the Show.
30/07/221h 30m

#135 Signal Lost (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

View on Odysee: https://odysee.com/@BretWeinstein:f/EvoLens135:4 View on Spotify (With video):  ***** In this 135th 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. This week, we discuss how, with regard to Covid, natural immunity compares to vaccine-induced immunity. Is the omicron variant unique in this regard? What science has been done to address the question? When is it acceptable to cite a preprint, and when must you absolutely, positively rely solely on peer-reviewed literature? What did the world do to deserve wrestling with this virus into an unspecified future? Are the Attorneys General of Missouri and Louisiana on to something? Political violence in this country is being pursued by the January 6 committee—but how much of it is being included? And: is peer review value added, or value subtracted? Also: how alarmist are glaciers? ***** Support the sponsors of the show: Thesis: personalized nootropics for motivation, creativity, confidence and more. To get a customized Thesis starter kit, take the quiz at takethesis.com/DARKHORSE, and use code DARKHORSE at checkout for 10% off your first box. LMNT: Electrolyte drink mix with all the good salts, and none of the bad stuff. Free sample pack of all 8 flavors with any purchase at DrinkLMNT.com/DARKHORSE. MDHearingAid: 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. https://www.mdhearingaid.com ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com ***** Mentioned in this episode: Nature News article on prior Omicron infection: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01950-2 CDC on SARS-CoV2 variants: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/variant-classifications.html?msclkid=29647209ac7011ec95de22acaee31a78 Altarawneh et al 2022. Protection of SARS-CoV-2 natural infection against reinfection with the BA. 4 or BA. 5 Omicron subvariants. medRxiv: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.07.11.22277448v1 Chemaitelly et al 2022. Duration of immune protection of SARS-CoV-2 natural infection against reinfection in Qatar. medRxiv: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.07.06.22277306v1.full.pdf Missouri & Louisiana Attorneys General File Suit Against President Biden, Top Admin Officials for Allegedly Colluding with Social Media Giants to Censor and Suppress Free Speech: https://ago.mo.gov/home/news/2022/05/05/missouri-louisiana-ags-file-suit-against-president-biden-top-admin-officials-for-allegedly-colluding-with-social-media-giants-to-censor-and-suppress-free-speech Jeremy Lee Quinn article in Newsweek on January 6 hearings: https://www.newsweek.com/jan-6-followed-years-political-violence-committee-should-investigate-leftist-violence-too-1727190 Support the Show.
23/07/221h 10m

Can we Break Free? Bret Speaks with Michael Shellenberger

Bret Speaks with Michael Shellenberger regarding his recent gubernatorial campaign in California. They discuss the difficulty inherent in running for political office outside of the two major parties. In addition, they touch on topics ranging from nuclear power to Covid, and how we might go about escaping the modern predicament we have landed in.Find Michael at his website: https://shellenberger.org/Buy Michael’s latest book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/San-Fransicko-Progressives-Ruin-Cities/dp/0063093626/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1652994380&sr=8-1 *****View on Spotify Video: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1QfwliVVnToxKoYlzYHUMZ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein (https://twitter.com/BretWeinstein?s=20&t=Z8UMHvIbcf3PMJHRm-MnuA), and on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein).  Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.darkhorsestore.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introduction(01:40) Bret misjudged Michael(04:20) Sponsors(05:45) Disappointment from election(07:40) Yang, Amash, Gabbard(10:20) IDW for political change and previous elections(14:32) Andrew Yang and lone wolf disease(20:55) Third party and hidden tribes report(31:45) Party identity(34:40) Lack of endorsements(41:12) Homelessness coverage is now more balanced(43:52) Michael Shellenberger on COVID(45:35) Bret&aposs COVID position(01:04:20) Critics of Bret&aposs ivm position(01:13:52) COVID dissidents(01:18:30) Nuclear weapons(01:28:10) Nuclear energy(01:33:52) Energy transitions and fusion(01:41:30) Spent fuel rods and fuel pools(01:48:40) Fukushima and Chernobyl(02:00:32) Deaths from Nuclear, fentanyl, COVID(02:04:22) Water cooled nuclear plants and coolants(02:08:25) Human factors and Three Mile Island(02:11:20) Dealing with spent fuel fires(02:20:40) Dry cast storage(02:25:20) Power grid down(02:37:40) WIPP project(02:45:50) What would Bret do with energy(02:50:00) Nuclear war inevitable(02:59:30) Bret&aposs skepticism(03:03:00) Wrap upSupport the Show.
21/07/223h 8m

#134: Flies in the Face of Reason (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

View on Odysee: https://odysee.com/@BretWeinstein:f/EvoLens134:0?r=4uduif6gFWnKY3Bktmi8XwCNa7UxSJpb View on Spotify (With video):  ***** In this 134th 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. This week, we discuss Howard Zinn, scones, and the existence of God. We discuss accidents and injury, and Bret proposes a hypothesis for why his recent bicycle accident happened. We discuss memory, frame rate, electric unicycles, and motorcycles. We discuss the moon: the full moon, tidal locking, Oliver Sacks, viewing the Earth from outside of itself, and Apollo 11, which launched 53 years today, and would result, a few days later, in humanity’s first moon landing. We discuss isopropyl alcohol: it is not only a wonderful antiseptic, disinfectant, and cleanser, but also, apparently, an effective stunner of flies. ***** Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 20% off your first month of Seed&aposs DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic. Ned: is a CBD company that uses USDA certified organic full spectrum hemp oil, and creates specialty blends to help with stress and sleep. Visit www.helloned.com/darkhorse to get 15% off. Allform: Get 20% off any order (of a beautiful sofa) from Allform at https://allform.com/darkhorse. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA 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/UuRVbXwOroI Mentioned in this episode: Howard Zinn: https://www.howardzinn.org Memories of a Mugging: https://medium.com/@heyingh/memories-of-a-mugging-42c19dd126f8 Apollo 11 Mission Overview: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo11.html Apollo 8’s Earthrise photograph: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/2234/the-story-behind-apollo-8s-famous-earthrise-photo/ Oliver Sacks: https://www.oliversacks.com Isopropyl: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isopropyl_alcoholSupport the Show.
16/07/221h 28m

Does History Repeat Itself? Bret Speaks with Mattias Desmet

Bret Speaks with Mattias Desmet on the subject of mass formation, a topic Mattias has spent a great deal of time exploring and has written a recent book on (The Psychology of Totalitarianism), linked below. They tackle this process from their differing backgrounds of expertise and discuss what it suggests about our path into the future.Find Mattias’ book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Totalitarianism-Mattias-Desmet/dp/1645021726/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1657654629&refinements=p_27%3AMattias+Desmet&s=books&sr=1-1*****Support the sponsors of the show: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.Moink: Grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild caught Alaskan salmon. Visit www.moinkbox.com/darkhorse to get a year’s worth of filet mignon free when you sign up.*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.https://www.patreon.com/bretweinsteinPlease subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIAAll removed videos can be found on Spotify Video and Odysee: https://open.spotify.com/show/57R7dOcs60jUfOnuNG0J1R https://odysee.com/@BretWeinsteinCheck out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: http://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.orgTheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introduction(02:10) Sponsors(05:32) What is mass formation?(09:55) Modern masses Vs ancient masses(15:10) Conditions for mass formation(31:00) Desirable evolutionary reason for mass formation(39:20) Evergreen mass formation(43:00) Mass formation is a state of madness(47:15) Bret and Mattias disagreement(54:25) What if Hitler had won(01:01:36) Mass formation is a symptom(01:03:20) Love and rationality(01:07:50) Is mass formation rational?(01:12:32) Individuals who stood up during pandemic(01:18:58) Woke mass formation(01:29:40) Importance of words and language(01:34:11) Isolation during the pandemic(01:36:35) One mass formation after another(01:42:40) Unease across the population(01:45:22) Reductionist mechanist materialist ideology(01:59:30) Wrap upSupport the Show.
12/07/222h 2m

#133 Corruption, Efficacy, and the Rise of the Trad-Vaxxers (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 133rd 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. This week, we discuss the surge of Covid cases during the northern Summer. We talk about a new paper which finds that the mRNA vaccines against Covid do more harm than good, and the fact that both Canada, and the state of Washington, are implementing new vaccine mandates now, despite ever growing evidence that the Covid vaccines are not doing what we were told they would do. We ask whether Elmo knows what he’s talking about when he advocates for young muppets everywhere to get vaccinated. And Heather talks to an anti-vaxxer who turns out not to be an anti-vaxxer at all; she is a trad-vaxxer.  Then we discuss Jordan Peterson’s twitter suspension, and what “deadnaming” means, and whether it’s a real thing. Finally: what is the value of work? ***** Support the sponsors of the show: LMNT: Electrolyte drink mix with all the good salts, and none of the bad stuff. Free sample pack of all 8 flavors with any purchase at www.DrinkLMNT.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. Eight Sleep: Personalized thermoregulation while you sleep, and when you wake. Eight Sleep’s amazing Pod Pro Cover (for your mattress) is $150 off at www.eightsleep.com/darkhorse ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. *****Mentioned in this episode: Fraiman, J., Erviti, J., Jones, M., Greenland, S., Whelan, P., Kaplan, R.M. and Doshi, P., 2022. Serious Adverse Events of Special Interest Following mRNA Vaccination in Randomized Trials: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4125239 In Washington state, Governor Inslee mandates vaccines for state employees: https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-issues-directive-covid-19-vaccination-standards-state-employees In Canada, new mandates to get boosted every nine months: https://torontosun.com/news/national/two-doses-are-no-longer-enough-canadians-required-to-get-covid-shot-every-nine-months  On Sesame Street, Elmo gets vaccinated, and protects the whole neighborhood! https://twitter.com/elmo/status/1541778204129742850?s=20&t=LreC6hZFS_ZyxRRBw_FxhA JJ Couey on twitter: https://twitter.com/jjcouey JJ Couey in conversation with Kevin McSupport the Show.
06/07/221h 45m

Who Missed the Boat? Bret Speaks with Maajid Nawaz

Bret speaks with Maajid Nawaz was the founding chairman of Quilliam, a counter-extremism think tank that sought to challenge the narratives of Islamist extremists and, until January 2022, was the host of an LBC radio show on Saturdays and Sundays.https://twitter.com/MaajidNawazhttps://odysee.com/@MaajidNawaz*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.https://www.patreon.com/bretweinsteinPlease subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIAAll removed videos can be found on Spotify Video and Odysee: https://open.spotify.com/show/57R7dOcs60jUfOnuNG0J1Rhttps://odysee.com/@BretWeinsteinCheck out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: http://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.orgTheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, Article 6: Consent: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000212116Under-30s offered alternative to Oxford-AstraZeneca jab: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-566655170.096% fatality rate – British parliamentary record: https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2021-07-12/31381Pfizer documents on >1200 deaths in first 90 days of vaccine roll-out: https://perma.cc/6W69-9WFTRadical w/Maajid Nawaz, 6 - On Allegations of Involuntary State Euthanasia Using Midazolam: https://odysee.com/@MaajidNawaz:d/Ep6-Radical:9The faces from China’s Uyghur detention camps: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/85qihtvw6e/the-faces-from-chinas-uyghur-detention-campsHillary Clinton Did It: https://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-clinton-did-it-robby-mook-michael-sussmann-donald-trump-russia-collusion-alfa-bank-11653084709*****American Hartford Gold: Call them at 866-828-1117 or text DARKHORSE to 998899 to get started buying precious metals such as gold and silver.https://www.americanhartfordgold.com/*****Timestamps(00:00) Introduction(02:12) Maajid’s vax history and Crimes against Humanity(04:35) Vax issues(09:36) War against humanity(13:25) Importance of relationship in keeping sane(14:08) Sponsor(17:28) Would Bret have predicted their alliance?(19:02) Intelligence and fear(20:50) Disappointment with Academia(24:13) They’re coming for your 5-year-old(27:06) Lineage and courage(28:03) Maajid’s injection site(32:02) Parents tolerating nonsense(36:38) MMR and Wakefield(39:06) Better Way Conference Debate(43:45) We’re at ideological war(50:22) Radical cynicism(53:02) What is going on?(58:49) Guerilla warfare(01:01:03) Fatal flaw in people who see through the nonsense(01:01:57) Evolving myths(01:07:46) Disagreements with Jordan Peterson(01:15:04) Creating new myths(01:19:26) Doctors and pharmacist relationship(01:21:55) Friends who failed during COVID(01:36:08) The ISupport the Show.
30/06/221h 40m

#132: 50 States not in a Roe (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 132nd 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. This week, we discuss the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and how both individuals and political entities on both “sides” are responding to it. We discuss the implications of whether other organisms might use abortifacients, and how fuzzy categories are revealed with the discovery of a giant bacterium. We discuss whether twitter is sanctioning violence, while saying that they are doing the opposite. And we discuss the recent reveal that the CDC, despite seeming to claim the opposite for well over a year now, is now acknowledging that they have not been analyzing adverse events from the Covid vaccines. ***** Support the sponsors of the show: Thesis: personalized nootropics for motivation, creativity, confidence and more. To get your own customized Thesis starter kit, go online to takethesis.com/DARKHORSE, take the quiz, and use code DARKHORSE at checkout for 10% off your first box! BUBS Naturals: High-quality, sustainably sourced collagen protein, MCT oil, and more, from a company with a conscience. 20% of your order at https://www.bubsnaturals.com/?discount=DARKHORSE Farrow Life is a lard-based skincare company with products that nourish the skin without preservatives or added chemicals. Go to farrow.life/darkhorse for 20% off your first purchase; additional 15% off with a recurring subscription. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://store.darkhorsepodcast.org Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA ***** Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/usP2D_qGUZs Mentioned in this episode: Alito Goes a Long Way: DarkHorse livestream #125, on SCOTUS, Roe and abortion, May 4, 2022: https://youtu.be/XTPba-Hz4gM Heying 2018. On Abortion: Time, Space, Error and Ethics. Areo: https://areomagazine.com/2018/08/24/on-abortion-time-space-error-and-ethics/ Volland et al 2022. A centimeter-long bacterium with DNA compartmentalized in membrane-bound organelles. Science 376, 1453–1458. DOI: 10.1126/science.abb3634 Less technical summary of the giant bacterium discovery, in Nature: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01757-1 Guetzkow, for Children’s Health Defense, 6/21/22: CDC Admits It Never Monitored VAERS for COVID Vaccine Safety Signals: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/cdc-vaers-covid-vaccine-safety/ Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)Standard Operating Procedures for COVID-19, from the CDC, 2021 (updated 2022: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/pdf/VAERS-v2-SOP.pdf Support the Show.
26/06/221h 29m

Staving Off Extinction: Bret Speaks with Konstantin Kisin

Bret speaks with Konstantin Kisin in London about fatherhood, thinking in public, and human extinction.Konstantin Kisin is a Russian-British comedian, social commentator, and co-host of the Triggernometry podcast.https://twitter.com/KonstantinKisinhttps://www.youtube.com/c/Triggerpod*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.https://www.patreon.com/bretweinsteinPlease subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIAAll removed videos can be found on Spotify Video and Odysee: https://open.spotify.com/show/57R7dOcs60jUfOnuNG0J1Rhttps://odysee.com/@BretWeinstein:fCheck out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: http://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.orgTheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****References:A Letter to Dr Andrew Hill – Oracle Filmshttps://odysee.com/@OracleFilms:1/2022.03.04-A-Letter-to-Andrew-Hill-V8_HD:3Principal investigator on TOGETHER trial admits effectiveness of ivermectin:https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/did-the-together-study-show-that*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introduction(01:50) New baby(07:06) Bret’s transition into fatherhood(12:55) Societal change compared to 20th century(24:04) Heading to extinction?(33:52) Happy if you died today(39:50) COVID response(43:43) Conflict of visions by Thomas Sowell(49:28) Contentious issues like vaccines & ivermectin(59:41) Tess Lawrie & Andrew Hill video(01:06:54) Worst informational landscape in history(01:09:00) Reversing Nuremberg & Pharma capture(01:18:28) Trusting people not facts(01:20:50) Ukraine and tribal thinking(01:28:49) Shaping discussions with bots(01:34:17) Transparency of corruption(01:42:10) Conservatives, progressives, liberals and technological power(01:54:50) Heterodox podcasts and too many opinions(01:58:19) We need the IDW back(02:02:32) Wrap upSupport the Show.
23/06/222h 4m

#131 Becoming Allergic to Truth (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

View on Odysee: https://odysee.com/@BretWeinstein:f/EvoLens131:b View on Spotify video: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3CXDqWrOJN7OgY5uFxoFI1 ***** In this 131st 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. This week, we discuss why so many things, in modernity, and right now in particular, are labeled the opposite of what they truly are. What we are told is safe, is toxic; we are told we must do, we should not. How did this happen? Beginning with a tale of scientific discovery in the 1990s and early 2000s—involving telomeres and cancer and senescence and mice—we arrive at one answer: if the powers-that-be have insight, they are better served by keeping that insight to themselves, by refusing to share it. And so: all the newspapers, all the universities, all the everything, are failing. We also discuss baby formula—why you might want or need it, and share a recipe from a naturopath that will be far better than anything you can (or cannot) find on the shelves. And we discuss fathers: genetic fatherhood, biological fatherhood, cultural fatherhood. There are many ways to be a good father. ***** Support the sponsors: Eight Sleep: Personalized thermoregulation while you sleep, and when you wake. Eight Sleep’s amazing Pod Pro Cover (for your mattress) is $150 off at www.eightsleep.com/darkhorse 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.  Allform: Get 20% off any order (of a beautiful sofa) from Allform at https://allform.com/darkhorse. *****Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://store.darkhorsepodcast.org Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com ***** Q&A Link: https://odysee.com/EvoLens131QandA:eeb46459ec6ced74436f7a852e3f9e57a5c525c0 Mentioned in this episode: Paris Brest Paris bike race: https://rusa.org/pages/pbp Le Tour de France: It’s like bike racing on steroids: https://teespring.com/le-tour-de-france-2022?tsmac=store&tsmic=dark-horse-podcast&pid=46&cid=2755 Abigail Shrier’s 2021 book, Irreversible Damage: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/irreversible-damage-abigail-shrier/1133754701 Lahti, D.C. and Weinstein, B.S., 2005. The better angels of our nature: Group stability and the evolution of moral tension. Evolution and Human Behavior, 26(1): 47-63. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-better-angels-of-our-nature%3A-group-stability-of-Lahti-Weinstein/c5669ae3f2b5ba89967ab466b1095ab9c6d99c8c Mice, telomeres, senescence and cancer, all in one place (Weinstein and Ciszek 2002): http://176.9.41.242/docs/longevity/2002-weinstein.pdf Baby formula recipe from Dr. Lockwood: https://terrainwellness.com/diy-baby-formula-recipe/Orwell, 1937. The Road to Wigan Pier. https://files.libcom.org/files/wiganpier.pdf*****Timestamps:(00:00) Welcome and announcements(12:10) SponsorsSupport the Show.
18/06/221h 34m

Mass Vaccination and Natural Immunity: Bret Speaks with Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche

Bret speaks with Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche in Bath, England, together for the COVID Better Way Conference 2022.Geert Vanden Bossche is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who has specialist expertise in virology and vaccinology, Geert has worked in industry in the construction of vaccines, and in the non profit sector working to bring immunity to larger numbers of people.Find Geert:https://www.geertvandenbossche.org/https://twitter.com/GVDBosschehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_yhGQiJ5lTmOaoIQA91GzA*****Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.https://www.patreon.com/bretweinsteinPlease subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIAAll removed videos can be found on Spotify Video and Odysee: https://open.spotify.com/show/57R7dOcs60jUfOnuNG0J1Rhttps://odysee.com/@BretWeinstein:fCheck out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: http://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.orgTheme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.*****First DarkHorse Podcast with Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche:https://youtu.be/BNyAovuUxro*****Timestamps:(00:00) Introduction(02:10) Previous predictions(08:06) Mass vaccination during a pandemic(14:40) Sterilizing immunity(17:44) T-Cell immunity(25:52) Narrow immunity to one antigen(36:05) Selection of vaccine-immune escaped variants(38:43) Why are we still mass vaccinating with same antigen?(45:20) Where would we be without the vaccines?(52:41) Spanish Flu and natural immunity(57:53) Why innate immunity decays(01:07:28) Non neutralizing antibodies binding to the spike(01:13:35) Seasonality and age(01:18:02) Geert’s hypothesis on ivermectin dosage increase(01:23:07) Will the virus transmit outside?(01:27:23) Where are we now in this pandemic?(01:35:03) Geert’s hypothesis(01:41:33) Bret breaks down Geert’s hypothesis(01:47:37) A new phase of the pandemic(01:56:28) Advice to the world(02:02:05) Wrap upSupport the Show.
16/06/222h 3m

#130: Coerced Consensus (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 130th 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. This week, we discuss the state of Portland, Oregon, two years after protests and riots made a mess of the city. Still found on the streets: entreaties to abolish the police, and protect “black trans sex workers,” and to attend a pride brunch that is actually a “drag queen brunch.” And yet when you talk to people, you almost invariably find that the veneer on the surface is not what it seems. Few people seem to agree with the coerced consensus: that letting people camp and shoot up and defecate on sidewalks is being compassionate to them; or that men can become women. We discuss whether a minority’s self-declared rights should be allowed to infringe on already established rights of others. And we discuss the self-assembly of rackets to fill niches—such as Covid testing centers that are both lucrative for those running them, and mandatory to participate in activities like international travel, and camp. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://store.darkhorsepodcast.org 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&aposs 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? Check out our other channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Mentioned in this episode: Pride Brunch: https://events.humanitix.com/pride-drag-brunch News from Reuters this week: https://twitter.com/i/events/1534530310607499264 Mice, telomeres, senescence and cancer, all in one place (Weinstein and Ciszek 2002): http://176.9.41.242/docs/longevity/2002-weinstein.pdf  Support the Show.
11/06/221h 33m