Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast
Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying

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

In this 63rd 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 begin by discussing impeachment, pardons, and the Federalist papers, taking lessons from America’s history. Then we discuss a new research paper that finds that asymptomatic COVID cases account for half of all infections—is the research well-done, the model founded, the conclusions warranted? We discuss the fact that Oceania (New Zealand and Australia) have implemented such successful COVID containment measures that they are delaying vaccinations for a bit. And we end with a tale of two bald eagles and their nest, speaking also to other birds and their nests—swallows, Steller’s jays, robins. DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.org Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/Zy0gt66WUyo Mentioned in this episode: Johansson et al 2021. SARS-CoV-2 Transmission From People Without COVID-19 Symptoms: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2774707?utm_source=silverchair&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_alert-jamanetworkopen&utm_term=mostread&utm_content=olf-widget_01152021 Lee et al 2020. Clinical course and molecular viral shedding among asymptomatic and symptomatic patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection in a community treatment center in the Republic of Korea. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2769235 Chaw et al 2020. Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in different settings, Brunei. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/11/20-2263_article Mc Evoy et al 2020. The relative infectiousnes

Jeremy Lee Quinn is an independent investigative photo journalist who was at the Capitol during the breach on January 6, 2021, he discusses with Bret what he learned during the event. Find Jeremy on The Public Report: https://www.publicreport.org/ Find Jeremy on Twitter: @JLeeQuinn Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

In this 62nd 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 value of gratitude, always but especially now. We pivot to the lab leak hypothesis, and what its discussion in the mainstream media means for the ability of society at large to consider what might be true regarding the origins of SARS-CoV2. We discuss what happened in the Capitol on January 6, and and the ensuing censorship and purges by the big tech platforms. We see the boot coming down hard and fast, with calls from U.S. Representatives to refocus our concern on events and enemies within our own borders. Finally, a reading from Thich Nhat Hanh’s 2012 book, Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm. DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.org Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/CS3w9zOGvmw Mentioned in this episode: Baker 2020. The Lab Leak Hypothesis. Published in New York Magazine: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/coronavirus-lab-escape-theory.html Klotz & Sylvester 2012. The unacceptable risks of a man-made pandemic. Published in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: https://thebulletin.org/2012/08/the-unacceptable-risks-of-a-man-made-pandemic/ Op-ed by Aaron Zubia in the Wall Street Journal, The Founders’ Guide to ‘Knock Down, Drag Out’ Fighting: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-founders-guide-to-knock-down-drag-out-fighting 11610133634?st=xwxxiioo6trfkag&reflink=article_email_share Johnstone 2020. The Boot Is Coming Down Hard And Fast. Published in Medium: https://caityjohnstone.medium.com/th

In this 61st 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 kambo, the poison of an Amazonian frog, which is being used by Americans who are seeking a purgative and possibly spiritual experience, but the people at the NYT once again reveal that they have no idea even how to speak science, much less assess it. From there, down the rabbit hole we go to a discussion of the different diets of four Amazonian tribes. We then discuss the politicization of science, in discussion of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Oregon Healthcare Authority, possible drug treatments for COVID, and a third, promising vaccine which is on the horizon. We also reveal that Ted Wheeler, mayor of Portland, has said some mean things about antifa. At the top of this episode, we reveal new “First Against the Wall Club” merchandise, and make a correction from episode #60, regarding the Evergreen locker room story. DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.org Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/xIwi04yhYUU Mentioned in this episode: Can you poison your way to good health? New York Times article from January 1, 2021: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/style/self-care/kambo-tree-frog-detox.html?referringSource=articleShare Hesselink 2018. Kambo and its Multitude of Biological Effects: Adverse Events or Pharmacological Effects? https://clinmedjournals.org/articles/iacp/international-archives-of-clinical-pharmacology-iacp-4-017.php?jid=iacp Milton 1992. Comparative aspects of diet in Amazonian forest-dwellers. https://royalsocietypublishing

In this 60th 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. DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.org Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/kdJIA1G1_KQ Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

In this 59th 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 CDC recommendations to engage in race-based vaccine distribution, the New England Journal of Medicine jumping the shark on sex and birth certificates, and the role of markets in journalism. We also pay attention to this moment in time: Chanukah, Christmas and the solstice, plus a reading from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. We begin the episode by making a few corrections from episode 58, on the subjects of ligands and adaptive immunity. DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.org Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/qiaGWeoV4MA Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

In this 58th 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 COVID-19 vaccines, and what questions you would want to answer in order to understand them: Are they safe? Are they effective? If you survive COVID-19, what are the long-term health effects? We discuss what an mRNA vaccine is and does, and how the immune system functions (and fails to function). We also talk about what makes flies sexy. The answer may surprise you: big long wings, and a diet of tomatoes. DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.org Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/AXM7qmMStUUSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

In this 57th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world though an evolutionary lens. DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.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. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/FsLJnTqipN8 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

In this 56th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world though an evolutionary lens. Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/rrIEP703nH0 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

In this 55th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world though an evolutionary lens. Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/aVHrNPD3n9A Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

In this 54th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world though an evolutionary lens. In this episode, we discuss COVID-19, lockdowns, masks, and the implications for a possible vaccine. We ask if there are questions that should not be asked, and what makes a person an ideologue. Should you stay in your lane? What does it mean when a person is consistent in their arguments over time? How do new social media platforms become like old social media platforms? Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/SBSK7-QOY6w Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

In this 53rd in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world though an evolutionary lens. Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/26q3uImFgkg Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

In this 52nd in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world though an evolutionary lens. Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/xokRbQm7vOM Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

In this 51st in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss Bret’s recent Facebook ban. What are the implications for democracy when social media platforms are in the business of deciding who gets to speak? In the second half, we discuss Eric Hoffer’s 1951 book, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements. Are there two mass movements currently competing with one another for adherents? Can creativity provide people with the power to resist such movements? What might good leadership look like?Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/YZaFb0c4YbE Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

Greg Lukianoff is a co-author of Coddling of the American Mind, and president of FIRE (https://www.thefire.org/). He discusses with Bret the current situation in the United States, how it relates to historical events, and what it might lead to. Find Greg on Fire: https://www.thefire.org/ Find Greg on Twitter: @glukianoff Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

Douglas Murray is an author of Multiple books including his most recent one; The Madness of Crowds, and associate editor at The Spectator. He discusses with Bret the collapse of American cities such as Portland, how we end up here, and what will come next. Find Douglas’s new book: The Madness of Crowds (https://www.amazon.com/Madness-Crowds-Gender-Race-Identity/dp/1635579988) Find Douglas on Twitter: @DouglasKMurray Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

In this 50th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world though an evolutionary lens. Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/ldojWoZ96zA Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

In this 49th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world though an evolutionary lens. Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/rji_IAI5kz4 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

In this 48th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world though an evolutionary lens. Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/PURErKL01bE Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

In this 47th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world though an evolutionary lens. Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon.Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/vw41jgO864I Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)