The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

39 - The Master and His Emissary: Dr. Iain McGilchrist

February 20, 2018

While in the UK, recently, I had a chance to sit down for an all-too-short half-hour with Dr. Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and His Emissary (description below). Our conversation was taped by Perspectiva (, who described it as follows: "An extraordinary half-hour conversation about the brain, chaos, order, freedom, evil, mythology, being, and becoming between two of the leading thinkers of our time."

Dr. McGilchrist's book (Amazon description: a fascinating exploration of the differences between the brain’s left and right hemispheres, and how those differences have affected society, history, and culture) is available here:

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My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos:


Self Authoring Suite:

Understand Myself personality test:


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