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Latest 9 Dec 2022 | Updated Daily

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310. Viral: The Origin of Covid 19 | Matt Ridley

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

Dr. Peterson's extensive catalog is available now on DailyWire+: https://utm.io/ueSXh Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Matt Ridley go in depth to explore the Covid 19 outbreak, scrutinizing the lack of criticism, the inherent red flags widely accepted as benign, the possible motive for a multi-government cover up, and ultimately the demise of the scientific enlightenment as it bends to a more fearsome pandemic: totalitarianism. Matt Ridley is a British writer, journalist, and public speaker. His books collectively have sold over a million copies, and have been translated into 31 languages. His books include The Red Queen, The Origins of Virtue, Genome, Nature via Nurture, Francis Crick, The Rational Optimist, The Evolution of Everything, and How Innovation Works. He is also frequently published in the Wall Street Journal, and in the Times (London), as a columnist. As a speaker, Ridley has seen over two million views for his TED talk, “When Ideas Have Sex.” Ridley focuses on the area of science for his writings, and held the role  of science editor at the Economist for nine years. -Sponsors- Birch Gold: Text "JORDAN" to 989898 for your no-cost, no-obligation, FREE information kit  Audible: Try Audible FREE for 30 days. Visit https://audible.com/peterson or text “PETERSON” to 500-500.  Exodus90: Is it time for your Exodus? Find resources to prepare at https://exodus90.com/jordan.  Black Rifle Coffee: Get 10% off your first order or Coffee Club subscription with code JORDAN: https://www.blackriflecoffee.com/ - Links - For Matt Ridley: Matt Ridley’s newest book, Viral, is now available in a revised and expanded edition, find it here https://www.amazon.com/Viral-Search-COVID-19-Matt-Ridley/dp/006313912X or the audio/digital version here https://a.co/d/aVdU6zV Matt Ridley’s Website https://www.mattridley.co.uk/ Twitter https://twitter.com/mattwridley?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authormattridley/ - Chapters - (0:00) Coming up(1:31) Intro(4:25) The origin of the Covid 19 outbreak(7:39) Adapted for humans(11:42) Immediate effectiveness(13:50) Inserted genetic information(16:29) Early concerns of engineering, the pangolin problem(20:00) Reputation management, potential cover up(25:00) The smoking gun, Project Defuse(28:24) The impossibility of ethical science in a totalitarian country(33:50) When presumptions don’t add up(37:00) Framing the pandemic as political, a distraction(45:16) 80,000 animals tested in Wuhan, 0 infected(50:30) The lack of criticism for the Chinese government(53:53) Potential darkness, spreading totalitarianism(57:03) China envy, recalling the USSR(1:01:23) Other possible motives(1:05:24) The sad evolution of scientific inquiry(1:09:30) The demise of the enlightenment(1:17:15) The antagonism between religion and science(1:22:07) Truth over consequence(1:28:01) The conflation of religion as a faith and as an institution(1:36:00) The spirit of inquiry(1:38:37) Dawkins; not seeking the answer, following the questions(1:43:20) The truth will set you free // SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL //Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/jordanbpeterson.com/youtubesignupDonations: https://jordanbpeterson.com/donate // COURSES //Discovering Personality: https://jordanbpeterson.com/personalitySelf Authoring Suite: https://selfauthoring.comUnderstand Myself (personality test): https://understandmyself.com // BOOKS //Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life: https://jordanbpeterson.com/Beyond-Order12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-lifeMaps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning // LINKS //Website: https://jordanbpeterson.comEvents: https://jordanbpeterson.com/eventsBlog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blogPodcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/podcast // SOCIAL //Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpetersonInstagram: https://instagram.com/jordan.b.petersonFacebook: https://facebook.com/drjordanpetersonTelegram: https://t.me/DrJordanPetersonAll socials: https://linktr.ee/drjordanbpeterson #JordanPeterson #JordanBPeterson #DrJordanPeterson #DrJordanBPeterson #DailyWirePlus

1hr 44mins

1 Dec 2022

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The Rational Optimist Rationalizes the Pandemic | Matt Ridley

The James Altucher Show

When Matt Ridley joined us most recently, he and co-author Alina Chan - a molecular biologist specializing in gene therapy and cell engineering - had just released Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19, which defends why people ought to take the SARS-CoV-2 lab-leak hypothesis seriously. One year later - now that the politicization regarding every aspect of Covid has subdued - Matt rejoins the podcast to discuss what he's learned over the past twelve months.------------Visit Notepd.com to read our idea lists & sign up to create your own!My new book Skip the Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever books are sold!Join the You Should Run for President 2.0 Facebook Group, where we discuss why you should run for President.I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast.------------Thank you so much for listening! If you like this episode, please rate, review, and subscribe  to “The James Altucher Show” wherever you get your podcasts: Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart RadioSpotifyFollow me on Social Media:YouTubeTwitterFacebook

58mins

19 Nov 2022

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61. Matt Ridley - The Rational Optimist

Aussie Firebug

My guest today is Matt Ridley, a British science writer, journalist and businessman who holds a PhD from Oxford in Biology. He’s worked for many famous publications such as The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and The Times (London).Matt is probably best known within the FIRE community for his award-winning book, The Rational Optimist, published in 2010.This is one of the best books I’ve ever read that offers a counterpoint to the prevailing pessimism of our age and proves, however much some people like to think to the contrary, that things are getting better.Some of the topics we cover are:How did Matt come to be a writer? (08:18)As a scientist, what attracted Matt to economics, business and politics? (14:17)The relationship between evolution and human innovation (16:39)Why did Matt write The Rational Optimist? (20:25)Matt’s famous TED Talk – “When Ideas Have Sex” (24:56)How much better are we living in the 21st century compared to our ancestors? (30:03)Is the 24/7 continuous flow of information good or bad for humanity? (36:27)Matt talks about his new book – “Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19” (50:50)LinksBook – The Rational OptimistTED Talk – When Ideas Have SexAnimated version of essay – I, Pencil – Leonard E. ReadBook – Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19Website – mattridley.co.ukwww.aussiefirebug.com/podcast

1hr 15mins

4 Aug 2022

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201 - MAFS' Matt Ridley's Ex-Girlfriend KJ White and the Woman He CHEATED On Her With TELL-ALL!

So Dramatic! with Megan Pustetto

Married at First Sight's Matt Ridley’s ex-GF KJ White explains in detail, the shocking sequence of events that led to her DUMPING him! She details the horrible way he treated her during their relationship! KJ reveals all of the SHOCKING things Matt got up to at the recent boy’s trip to Tangalooma Resort! How she felt reading his recent disgusting comments online! Why he was pictured with Nick Kyrgios' ex-GF Chiara Pasari! AND THEN... Rach - the woman he cheated on KJ with - joins the chat to spill her own tea and shares the flirty, then inappropriate, then THREATENING texts he sent her! PLUS KJ also reveals that Matt’s on-screen wife Kate Laidlaw reached out to her and dropped some BOMBSHELLS about his behaviour during the experiment! PLUS LOTS MORE! View 'Matt Ridley's Damning Text Messages' on PATREON now! Want more of the latest gossip? So Dramatic! has a BRAND NEW podcast - 'So Dramatic! DAILY!' Listen now on SPOTIFY: https://spoti.fi/3ghmLwW Listen now on APPLE: https://apple.co/3ARKVaW Visit the SO DRAMATIC! ONLINE website and sign up for our newsletter! Follow So Dramatic! on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, TIK TOK, and join the PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP! Get extra hot tea on PATREON! Got a hot tip, request, question, or receipts? Contact: tips@sodramaticmedia.com Got a media enquiry? Contact: hello@sodramaticmedia.com This is an independent podcast by entertainment journalist Megan Pustetto, who is dedicated to bringing you the hottest tea to your ears each week! The best way you can support So Dramatic! is by subscribing, leaving a (gushing!) review, (five star!) rating and super spreading the word on social media with your followers (or haters!) - you will be doing God’s work!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

57mins

6 Jul 2022

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200 - MAFS' Matt Ridley's MESSY Breakup and PROOF He CHEATED On His Girlfriend KJ!

So Dramatic! with Megan Pustetto

HAPPY 200 EPISODES!!!! We're celebrating with a BANG! Grab the popcorn and party poppers and buckle up! Last week, Married at First Sight intruder Matt Ridley was DUMPED by his girlfriend KJ White following inappropriate behaviour during a drunken night out... Drama ensued with KJ BLASTING Matt on Instagram and accusing him of lying about who broke up with who... Here's EVERYTHING that has gone down during the MESSY split! KJ reveals what REALLY happened, WHY she dumped Matt and HOW! Matt DISPUTES her claims and digs his hole even deeper! PLUS a woman has come forward claiming that Matt CHEATED on KJ with her! More women come forward with receipts - some DAMNING LEAKED MESSAGES from Matt! PLUS Matt is ALREADY back on the prowl and hitting more women up on dating apps! PLUS LOTS MORE! View 'Matt Ridley's Damning Text Messages' on PATREON now! Want more of the latest gossip? So Dramatic! has a BRAND NEW podcast - 'So Dramatic! DAILY!' Listen now on SPOTIFY: https://spoti.fi/3ghmLwW Listen now on APPLE: https://apple.co/3ARKVaW Visit the SO DRAMATIC! ONLINE website and sign up for our newsletter! Follow So Dramatic! on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, TIK TOK, and join the PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP! Get extra hot tea on PATREON! Got a hot tip, request, question, or receipts? Contact: tips@sodramaticmedia.com Got a media enquiry? Contact: hello@sodramaticmedia.com This is an independent podcast by entertainment journalist Megan Pustetto, who is dedicated to bringing you the hottest tea to your ears each week! The best way you can support So Dramatic! is by subscribing, leaving a (gushing!) review, (five star!) rating and super spreading the word on social media with your followers (or haters!) - you will be doing God’s work!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

26mins

5 Jul 2022

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Matt Ridley: The Origins of COVID-19

The Origins Podcast with Lawrence Krauss

(The Origins Podcast will appear every other Thursday.) Matt Ridley is a veteran journalist and science writer, with a training in genetics. He is also a Conservative member of the House of Lords in the UK. Matt and I were able to discuss his training, and his move from scientist to journalist, as well as the spectrum of his experiences in his various roles. We then moved on to the centerpiece of our dialogue: His newest book, Viral, written with geneticist Alina Chan. Together they produced what I view to be a masterpiece of science writing and detective work, exploring the origins of Covid-19. Our discussion, like the book, allowed us to illustrate a lot of the science related to the virus, and the current pandemic.There are numerous surprises. One of the most remarkable was the realization that much of the important detective work uncovering the possible origin of the pandemic came from self-trained internet sleuths who were able to uncover masters theses, as well as online registries that had either not been referenced in the professional literature, or incorrectly referenced.One comes away from the discussion with the realization that we still do not know for certain the origin of Covid-19, in spite of claims to the contrary. Recent, highly publicized scientific articles suggesting the Wuhan Seafood Market as the origin still have to deal with the fact that no direct evidence of the virus has yet to be uncovered from any of the animals at the market. At the same time, there is clear evidence that the Wuhan Virology Institute was working on Covid viruses, including viruses from bats that had caused Covid-like symptoms coming from a cave located far away in China. Neither Ridley nor Chan advocate any particular scenario for the current outbreak. But it is clear that open, transparent discussion of the available evidence is very important if the world is to understand better how this pandemic started, and how to possibly head off, or prepare for the next one. I found our discussion, and the book, incredibly informative, and Matt is a lucid and experienced explicator of both science, and social issues. I hope you enjoy the in-depth discussion we had in this, our most recent episode of The Origins Podcast. Note that all future ad-free video podcasts will be available to paid subscribers only. The audio version will always be free to all, and a video version on Youtube will also always be available. Get full access to Critical Mass at lawrencekrauss.substack.com/subscribe

2hr 25mins

7 Apr 2022

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Matt Ridley

Chalke Talk

How Ideas Change: The Evolution of EverythingBest-selling author Matt Ridley’s fascinating argument for evolution definitively dispels a dangerous myth: that we can command and control our world. Taught that the world is shaped by those in charge, his perspective revolutionises the way we think. Drawing from science, economics, history and philosophy, he proves that it is actually ‘bottom-up’ trends which shape the world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

40mins

28 Mar 2022

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Matt Ridley

The Dr. Drew Podcast

Author, public speaker and viscount Matt Ridley joins Dr. Drew this week for a wide ranging conversation on a variety of topics but mostly focused on Matt's newest book 'Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19'. Learn more about Matt by visiting his website MattRidley.co.uk or follow him on Twitter @MattWRidley. Visit JoinCrowdHealth.com and use promo code DrewVisit BollAndBranch.com and use promo code DrDrewVisit AirMedCareNetwork.com/DrDrewVisit Allform.com/drewVisit MasterSpas.com and use promo code DrewVisit BetterHelp.com/Drew

1hr 2mins

17 Mar 2022

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87: The case for the lab-leak theory, with Matt Ridley

The Brendan O'Neill Show

Matt Ridley, co-author of ‘Viral: The Search for the Origin of Covid-19’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about how Covid might have leaked from a lab in Wuhan, how scientists tried to suppress the lab-leak theory and how science has been captured by groupthink. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan

51mins

3 Mar 2022

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Where Did COVID-19 REALLY Come From? With Matt Ridley

TRIGGERnometry

Biologist and Author, Matt Ridley joins us in the studio. His latest title, co-authored with Alina Chan, Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19, is now available. Join our exclusive TRIGGERnometry community on Locals! https://triggernometry.locals.com/ OR Support TRIGGERnometry Here: https://www.subscribestar.com/triggernometry https://www.patreon.com/triggerpod Bitcoin: bc1qm6vvhduc6s3rvy8u76sllmrfpynfv94qw8p8d5 Buy Merch Here: https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/shop/​​​ Advertise on TRIGGERnometry: marketing@triggerpod.co.uk Join the Mailing List: https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/sign-up/​​​ Find TRIGGERnometry on Social Media:  https://twitter.com/triggerpod​​​ https://www.facebook.com/triggerpod​​​ https://www.instagram.com/triggerpod​​​ About TRIGGERnometry:  Stand-up comedians Konstantin Kisin (@konstantinkisin) and Francis Foster (@francisjfoster) make sense of politics, economics, free speech, AI, drug policy and WW3 with the help of presidential advisors, renowned economists, award-winning journalists, controversial writers, leading scientists and notorious comedians. - CHAPTERS: 00:00 Intro 01:46 Lab Leak: Conspiracy Theory to Mainstream 04:12 Why Does it Matter Where COVID Came From? 05:48 The Evidence for Wuhan Lab Leak Theory 15:36 Gain-of-Function Research: Purpose and Risks 29:51 Biosafety at the Wuhan Institute of Biology  34:13 Previous Lab Leaks and Cover-Ups 37:15 How Do We Prevent Another Pandemic? 50:02 Will We Ever Find Out What Happened? 52:57 Biotechnology / De-extinction

54mins

10 Feb 2022

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