Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast
Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast

Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast

Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying

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

Recent Episodes

#110: Informed Dissent (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)
JAN 8, 2022
#110: Informed Dissent (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 110th 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 talk about Covid from different rooms, because one of us has Omicron. It’s fine, very minor really. And having had it will provide lasting immunity to the virus! We discuss vaccine mandates, this variant compared to the last, and how some people have viewed the mRNA vaccines as a raft in a shipwreck, while others of us have not. We read a tiny bit from Kary Mullis, discuss brisket and the power of onions, and honor David Bowie on his birthday.
Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available from https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org, (and everywhere books are sold), but they have sold out of signed copies.

Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: store.darkhorsepodcast.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/xbwpxRKf21Y

Mentioned in this episode:

A Few Days After My First Vaccine, poem by Alison Luterman, published in The Sun, October 2021 issue.
 
Dancing Naked in the Mind Field, by (Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner) Kary Mullis, 1998.

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91 MIN
Vitamin D for Covid, What’s the Catch? - DarkHorse Podcast Gruff Davies and Linda Benskin
DEC 27, 2021
Vitamin D for Covid, What’s the Catch? - DarkHorse Podcast Gruff Davies and Linda Benskin

Bret Speaks with Gruff Davies and Linda Benskin on the subject of Vitamin D as a preventative measure for Covid.

https://www.gruffdavies.com/
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3669379
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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. 

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

Timestamps:
00:00 Welcome and introductions
01:15 Vitamin D initial review in May 2020
03:40 VitaminDforAll letter
https://vitamindforall.org/letter.html
07:00 Inference and randomized controlled trials
11:05 Vitamin D toxicity
13:08 Public health authorities are worse than incompetent
15:07 Vitamin A and D toxicity
19:17 Negative Brazil vitamin D study
21:05 Positive studies on vitamin D
23:00 Normal function of vitamin D
25:20 Vitamin D from the sun and supplements
29:07 Africa and sunshine
30:21 MERS and seasonality
31:30 Ecuador and sunshine
33:03 Air pollution in Italy and Korea
35:00 Brazil and vitamin D deficiency
36:55 Jamaica and politically correct science
39:46 Censorship from big tech
43:26 Health disparities and funding
47:14 Operation Warp Speed
50:18 Pascal's wager
52:02 Intelligent heroes and cognitive dissonance
54:30 Financial incentives
56:40 Pre-hormone D
58:04 Vitamin D from food
01:00:11 Avoiding colds and flu in winter season
01:04:15 Australia lockdown
01:05:10 Finland and food fortification
01:05:54 Sweden and Somali refugees
01:08:30 Recommended Daily Allowance
01:10:44 Vitamin D and mechanism for COVID immunity
01:15:00 Excusing doctors and "disproving" vitamin D in underpowered studies
01:21:38 Fluvoxamine and monoclonal antibodies
01:24:40 Emergency use authorization
01:25:32 Reducing harm with vitamin D
01:29:30 Zoonotic transmission and driving COVID extinct
01:35:51 Influenza outbreaks and vaccines
01:37:33 Not just vitamin D
01:39:57 What distinguishes vitamin D
01:42:00 Vitamin D, sun, and balance of risk
01:46:23 3 recommendations
01:47:47 Suspicion of public health authorities
01:50:44 Debunking negative studies
01:53:14 What does vitamin D expose
01:57:40 Funding of journals and fact checkers
01:59:25 Wrap up

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120 MIN
#109: Humanity Unmasked (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)
DEC 18, 2021
#109: Humanity Unmasked (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 109th 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 talk about many things Covid. Obesity is a well-established comorbidity for Covid, but the mainstream media often insists that stigma, rather than actual physiological reality, is what puts fat people at risk. Why do public health injunctions so rarely offer anything that individuals can actually do for themselves? Children are at very low risk from bad outcomes from Covid. What are we stealing from them that we have no right to steal—with masks, physical distancing, and other interventions? How can we go on an “ethical offense” against mandates and other top-down measures? And finally: observations from the ground in Australia. Also: research-based consumer reviews, and the many languages into which our book is being translated!

Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available from https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org, (and everywhere books are sold), but they have sold out of signed copies.

Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: store.darkhorsepodcast.org

Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): Coming on Dec 21: more observations from Australia: https://naturalselections.substack.com

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Buy signed copies of A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century direct from this lovely bookstore: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org

Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: store.darkhorsepodcast.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/7m1PcdeS-p8

Mentioned in this episode:

Research based product reviews: https://www.consumerlab.com/

O’Hearn et al 2021. Coronavirus disease 2019 hospitalizations attributable to cardiometabolic conditions in the United States: a comparative risk assessment analysis. Journal of the American Heart Association,

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104 MIN
#108: Books that Stand up to Lockdown (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)
DEC 11, 2021
#108: Books that Stand up to Lockdown (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 108th 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 talk about 12 important books, and the media, and the democrats, and public health messaging, and more. 

Buy signed copies of A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century direct from this lovely bookstore: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org 

Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: store.darkhorsepodcast.org 

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

Support the sponsors of the show: 

Moink: Grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild caughte Alaskan salmon. Visit www.moinkbox.com/darkhorse to get a year’s worth of ground beef 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. 

Four Sigmatic: Delicious mushroom coffee made with both real coffee and two species of mushrooms. Up to 40% off and free shipping at Foursigmatic.com/DARKHORSE. 

***** 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/hQM7CCYW4x8 

Mentioned in this episode: Elaine Scarry’s Thinking in an Emergency 

Matthew Crawford’s The World Beyond Your Head 

Oliver Sacks’ An Anthropologist on Mars 

John Taylor Gatto’s Weapons of Mass Instruction 

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy’s Mother Nature 

Chandler Burr’s The Emperor of Scent 

Jerry Muller’s The Tyranny of Metrics 

Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma

 Robert Whitaker’s Anatomy of an Epidemic 

Rod Dreher’s Live Not By Lies 

Eric Hoffer’s The True Believer 

Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff 

Sebastian Junger’s Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging 

And this, from The Hill: https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/584905-biden-is-delivering-the-fastest-economic-recovery-in-history-why-hasnt 

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73 MIN