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Rupert Stewart
 Mar 21, 2019


The IDW Podcast. Audio from Interviews, talks and panels with members of the Intellectual Dark Web. Audio is taken directly from publically available videos. Please also support ( where you can ) Jordan Peterson Camille Paglia Eric Weinstein Bret Weinstein Nassim Taleb Douglas Murray Ayaan Hirsi Ali Ben Shapiro Sam Harris Michael Shermer Jonathan Haidt Heather Heying Gad Saad James Damore Steven Pinker Majid Nawaz Joe Rogan Cover art photo provided by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash:

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044 - Is Sharia Law Irreconcilable with Democracy? - Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Daniel Pipes, Douglas Murray, Moszab Hasszán Juszef | March 2019

The presentation was delivered at the MCC Budapest Summit on Migration – The Biggest Challenge of Our Time? on March 22. You can find out more about the event and Mathias Corvinus Collegium, the organizing institution by visiting

Jul 10, 2019
043 - How Social Media Affects Us : Jordan Peterson | SFL 2017

A talk from JBP from 2017. 

Jul 06, 2019
042 - How to make feminism great again : Christina Hoff Sommers | Mar 2019

Christina Hoff Sommers is a renowned philosopher, a resident scholar at  the American Enterprise Institute, and the author of numerous books,  including textbooks used in many philosophy courses, on moral  philosophy, feminism, and ethics. Christian Hoff Sommers is the host of  "The Factual Feminist," which attracts millions of viewers on YouTube  each month.

Jul 05, 2019
041 - Maajid Nawaz interviews Jordan Peterson | LBC May 2018

An older interview from 2018 with Maajid Nawaz and Jordan Peterson that has been requested. Originally broadcast on LBC in 2018. 

Jul 04, 2019
040 - Stephen Fry and Richard Dawkins in Conversation | CSICon 2019

Stephen Fry and Richard Dawkins, two of the most respected minds in  their respective fields, sit together on the CSICon stage to discuss  science, religion, politics, and more.

Jul 03, 2019
039 - Eric Weinstein: Revolutionary Ideas in Science, Math, and Society | Artificial Intelligence Podcast

Eric Weinstein is a mathematician, economist, physicist, and managing  director of Thiel Capital. He formed the "intellectual dark web" which  is a loosely assembled group of public intellectuals including Sam  Harris, Jordan Peterson, Steven Pinker, Joe Rogan, Michael Shermer, and a  few others.

Follow Eric on Twitter: and look out for a podcast that he may be starting soon.  

This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast at MIT and beyond.

Jul 01, 2019
037 - Sam Harris Live Town Hall with Eric Weinstein | May 2019

Recorded May 9th, 2019 in Los Angeles - Sam Harris takes questions from  town hall attendees about meditation, the nature of consciousness and  free will and later speaks with Eric Weinstein about taboo topics and  left-vs-right social media conversations.

Jun 04, 2019
036 - Conversations with History : Christopher Hitchens

By demand from a listener, some Christopher Hitchens. Talking through his personal history, growing up and becoming the writer he was.

Jun 03, 2019
035 - Information, Evolution, and intelligent Design - With Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett explores the first steps towards a unified theory of  information, through common threads in the convergence of evolution,  learning, and engineering.

The concept of information is fundamental to all areas of science, and  ubiquitous in daily life in the Internet Age. However, it is still not  well understood despite being recognised for more than 40 years. In this  talk, Daniel Dennett explores steps towards a unified theory of  information, through common threads in evolution, learning, and  engineering.  

This event was the first in a series on the theme of 'Convergence',  exploring the links between neuroscience, philosophy and artificial  intelligence. 

Daniel Dennett is known as one the most important philosophers of our  time, with controversial and thought-provoking arguments about human  consciousness, free will, and human evolution.  He is also a writer and cognitive scientist, using neuroscience,  linguistics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and psychology  to inform his philosophy, particularly his philosophies relating to  evolutionary biology and cognitive science.

May 05, 2019
034 - Better Without Religion - Dawkins, Hitchens, Grayling vs Neuberger, Spivey, Scruton | 2007

Audio from the Intelligence Squared Debate from 2007 featuring Professor Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Professor A. C. Grayling FOR the motion and against the motion were the archaeologist Nigel Spivey, Rabbi Julia Neuberger, and Professor Roger Scruton.

Mar 26, 2019
033 - Douglas Murray in Conversation with Dr. Jordan Peterson | 2018

This is a wide ranging and thought provoking conversation between Jordan  Peterson & Douglas Murray on IQ, Politics and the Left.

Mar 07, 2019
032 - The Four Horsemen : Dawkins, Dennet, Hitchens, Harris | 2007

Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennet, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris discuss New Athiesm.

The Discussion That Sparked an Atheist Revolution.

IDW Shirts available here :

Mar 02, 2019
031 - Steven Pinker and Sam Harris in Conversation | Vancouver 2018

Steven Pinker and Sam Harris in Conversation.

Please support Sam Harris' work at

Support Steven Pinker buy buying his book.

Feb 25, 2019
030 - Glitch in the Matrix II, The Origin of the Intellectual Dark Web

The phrase 'Intellectual Dark Web' was first coined by mathematician  Eric Weinstein in early 2018, it quickly spread. Was this just a chance  remark, or was there a plan?  

This interview explains how the creation of the Intellectual Dark Web was  part of a long term strategy, and sketches out Eric's account of the  history, and the future of the project.

Find the video on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube Channel

Creative Commons Attribution licence (reuse allowed)

Feb 06, 2019
029 - Richard Dawkins & Brian Greene | November 2018

An Evening with  Richard Dawkins & Brian Greene in NYC on Nov 1st 2018. The awe-inspiring Dawkins sits down with Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene to talk all things science.

Jan 29, 2019
028 - Heather Heying : On the Evolution of Relationship | 2018

Heather Heying talk from the Explorations Conference 2018.

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Jan 20, 2019
027 - Inside the Intellectual Dark Web with Eric Weinstein

Eric Weinstein coined the term 'The Intellectual Dark Web', to describe a  group of heterodox thinkers who have risen to prominence on the  internet. 

It includes Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Joe Rogan, Dave  Rubin, Bret Weinstein, Heather Heying, Douglas Murray and others.  

In this interview with David Fuller of Rebel Wisdom he explains the  purpose and genesis of the IDW, and how the growth of a new ideological  worldview has made it necessary.  

Rebel Wisdom is a platform for the biggest ideas around.


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Jan 18, 2019
026 - Richard Dawkin & Michael Shermer in Berlin | Nov 2018

Richard Dawkins & Michael Shermer: Vernunft, Wissenschaft & Moral

Jan 17, 2019
025 - Ben Shapiro Live at University of Southern California | 2018
Latest episode of The Intellectual Dark Web Podcast
Jan 06, 2019
024 - Ayaan Hirsi Ali - Free & Equal | 2013

For Ayaan Hirsi Ali: 'It is a matter of principle that women are free  and equal'. This means zero tolerance of cultural practices such as  honour violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). In  her talk, Hirsi Ali challenges the audience with questions such as  whether multiculturalism is indifference disguised as tolerance, and  what do Western feminists have to offer to the life and death problems  of women from the developing world?

Jan 02, 2019
023 - Evolution, Psychology & Religion - Dr Gad Saad | 2018

Interview with Dr Gad Saad, a well-known evolutionary psychologist, teaching  at Concordia University's John Molson School of Business.   Saad's works include "The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers,  Ferraris, Pornography, and Gift Giving Reveal About Human Nature," as  well as "The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption" and "Evolutionary  Psychology in the Business Sciences."  Saad is also an outspoken critic of both religion, and the culture of  political correctness.

Jan 01, 2019
022 - Creationism vs Evolution, Michael Shermer vs Kent Hovind | 2004
Latest episode of The Intellectual Dark Web Podcast
Dec 22, 2018
021 - Ayaan Hirsi Ali with Maajid Nawaz – Alan Howard Foundation | 2016
Addressing a sold out audience at JW3 cultural centre in London on 23rd February 2016, renowned women's rights advocate and Islam reformist Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses topics including gender equality, free speech, and Brexit, with Maajid Nawaz, author and Founding Chairman of Quiliam.
Dec 21, 2018
020 - Is Islam is a Religion of Peace? - Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Douglas Murray vs Zeba Khan and Maajid
Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Douglas Murray vs Zeba Khan and Maajid Nawaz. Topic : 'Is Islam a Religion of Peace?' 2010
Dec 20, 2018
019 - Douglas Murray Talk On Immigration and Islam + Q&A @ Oslo, Norway | Aug 2018
Hosted by at Oslo Military Society Douglas Murray is an author and journalist based in Britain. His latest publication, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, was published by Bloomsbury in May 2017. It spent almost 20 weeks on The Sunday Times bestseller list and was a Number 1 bestseller in non-fiction. It has subsequently been published in more than 20 languages worldwide and has been read and cited by politicians around the world. The Evening Standard described it as ‘By far the most compelling political book of the year.’ It was praised by, among others, Nick Cohen, Sir Roger Scruton, Clive James, Morrissey and Rabbi (Lord) Jonathan Sacks, who described it as ‘The most disturbing political book I’ve read this year. Based on travels through key European centres, Murray weaves a tale of uncontrolled immigration, failed multiculturalism, systemic self-doubt, cultural suicide and disingenuous political leadership. Accurate, insightful and devastating.’
Dec 19, 2018
018 - Christina Hoff Sommers LIVE at YAF's 40th annual National Conservative Student Conference
American author, philosopher, and scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Christina Hoff Sommers
Dec 18, 2018
017 - Ben Shapiro Invades Canada! - UBC Free Speech Club Talk
Shapiro invades Canada! November 2018
Dec 17, 2018
016 - An Evening With Matt Dillahunty & Douglas Murray - NY 2018
Latest episode of The Intellectual Dark Web Podcast
Dec 16, 2018
015 - Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson & Doulas Murray - London
Latest episode of The Intellectual Dark Web Podcast
Dec 14, 2018
014 - Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson & Douglas Murray - Dublin
Latest episode of The Intellectual Dark Web Podcast
Dec 13, 2018
013 - Evaluating Evergreen ( Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying )
Latest episode of The Intellectual Dark Web Podcast
Dec 12, 2018
012 - Evergreen’s Educational Model ( Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying )
Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein discuss the possibilities of an Evergreen education.
Dec 12, 2018
011 - Victims, Victims Everywhere: Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces, and Academic Freedoms
Dr. Bret Weinstein, Dr. Heather Heying, Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers, and PSU's own Dr. Peter Boghossian discuss free speech on campus, and professional victimhood.
Dec 11, 2018
010 - Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris & Ayaan Hirsi Ali - A Celebration of Reason | 2012
Audio from the discussion between Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris & Ayaan Hirsi Ali from A celebration of Reason, 2012. Presented by the Atheist Foundation of Australia
Dec 10, 2018
009 - Jordan Peterson, Oxford Union Address with full Q&A
Latest episode of The Intellectual Dark Web Podcast
Dec 09, 2018
008 - We Need to Talk About Diversity - James Damore, Heather Heying, Peter Boghossian
n February 17, 2018, James Damore spoke at Portland State on a panel titled, "We Need to Talk About Diversity." He was joined by former Evergreen State biologist Heather E. Heying, PSU philosophy professor Peter Boghossian, and writer Helen Pluckrose. Bret Weinstein also made a cameo appearance. The event was organized by the Freethinkers of PSU, a skeptic student group.
Dec 07, 2018
007 - Sam Harris & Jordan Peterson - Vacouver 2
Sam Harris & Jordan Peterson - Vancouver - 1 Moderated by Bret Weinstein
Dec 05, 2018
006 - Sam Harris & Jordan Peterson - Vancouver 1
Sam Harris & Jordan Peterson - Vancouver - 1 Moderated by Bret Weinstein 06/24/2018
Dec 05, 2018
005 - Evolution - Richard Dawkins & Bret Weinstein
Richard Dawkins & Bret Weinstein discuss evolution.
Dec 02, 2018
004 - Why can't we have civil conversations about race, politics, gender etc.
Sam Harris, Eric Weinstein, Bret Weinstein, Maajid Nawaz, Douglas Murray talk at A Day of Reckoning.
Dec 01, 2018
003 - Bret Weinstein, How the Magic Trick is done.
In this speech at the Students For Liberty conference in Vancouver, B.C. Bret discusses the inner workings of the regressive left. Twitter: @BretWeinstein
Nov 30, 2018
002 - Sam Harris Meditation Workshop
Audio from Pangburn Philosophy - A Day of Reckoning. Sam Harris meditation workshop. Support Sams podcast, Waking Up :
Nov 29, 2018
001 - A Day of Reckoning - Sam Harris, Eric Weinstein, Bret Weinstein, Maajid Nawaz, Douglas Murray
Audio from the Pangburn Philosophy run talk with Sam Harris, Eric Weinstein, Bret Weinstein, Maajid Nawaz and Douglas Murray.
Nov 27, 2018