No Safe Spaces? | Prager and Carolla | The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast – S4: E44


This episode was recorded on May 7th 2021.

Today I’m joined by Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla to discuss their documentary “No Safe Spaces”. We got into the issues that arose regarding the distribution of the film, as well as other matters such as free speech, controversy, religion, and more.

Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host who is heard on 300 stations across America and around the world. He is the co-founder and president of Prager University and is a New York Times Bestselling author of 10 books.

Adam Carolla, best known as a multi-talented comedian, actor, radio personality, television host, and New York Times Bestselling author. Carolla hosts the Adam Carolla show which holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most downloaded podcast in the world.

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[00:00] Jordan Peterson introduces the guests, Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager.
[01:30] Free Speech and the relationship of PragerU & their movie, ‘No Safe Spaces’.
[07:00] The toxicity of equality of outcome.
[11:00] No more blind auditions at New York Philharmonic and defining merit.
[12:30] Hiring in the US.
[13:00] The problem with restorative justice and the measurement issue.
[21:00] The University of Pennsylvania English department taking down Shakespeare’s picture.
[24:30] The distinction between liberal and leftist.
[27:30] How the left has become so attractive and its prominence in our educational system.
[36:30] Women’s studies and the critique of dominance.
[37:30] Distinguishing between power and influence.
[42:00] Conservatives want to be left alone, and COVID 19.
[47:30] ‘No Safe Spaces,’ and its attempt to get distributed.
[52:00] The different controversies that surround Prager, Peterson, and Adam.
[54:30] Corruption of critics in film distribution.
[01:00:00] The motivation behind ‘No Safe Spaces,’ and what they were examining.
[01:04:30] Israel and Palestine.
[01:09:30] Why the left is pro-Palestine.
[01:16:30] What World War II parents did not give their children.
[01:19:00] Jordan and Dennis continue to discuss the distribution of the film and uploading it to YouTube.
[01:21:30] Prager’s experience on Bill Maher’s TV show talking about systematic racism.
[01:29:00] The Oregon educational system’s multiple math answers and why Jesus was a carpenter.
[01:30:30] How do we adjudicate different claims of revealed truth?
[01:34:30] Do we need ideals?
[01:36:00] Dennis Prager’s thoughts on the roots of Anti-Semitism.
[01:38:00] Views of people towards the Jews and the Torah?
[01:40:30] The link between Judaism, Christianity, and the state as primary redemption.
[01:48:00] Revealed truth, the ten commandments, and how Buddhism teaches that all pain in life comes from desires and expectations.
[01:55:00] What is the proper attitude toward peace regarding Islam.

Jordan B. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist, and author of the multi-million copy bestseller 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, #1 for nonfiction in 2018 in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Brazil and Norway, and slated for translation into 50 languages.

Dr. Peterson has appeared on many popular podcasts and shows, including the Joe Rogan Experience, The Rubin Report, and H3H3. Jordan is expanding his current podcast from lectures to interviews with influential people around the world. We hope you enjoy this episode and more to come from Dr. Peterson in the future.


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