Episode Number: 1081
Episode Guest: Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying
Original Airdate: February 20, 2018
Episode Sponsors: Blue Apron, Square Cash, Stamps.com
Topics Discussed: What they’re trying to do; transgender and gender discussion; don’t demand a problem be solved 100%, be happy with 90%; you can’t negotiate biology; people are tribal and want to win; bad faith changes everything; stop connecting yourself to ideas; a scientific worldview is what empowers you to navigate your love life in an intelligent way; humans are a product of evolution; gender and animals; asexual crayfish; whiptail lizard; aphid; Komodo dragon; elephants feel grief; loneliness and the monitor lizard; things that can switch genders; gender for birds and butterflies; Bret talks about gender/sex of flowers; fungi; male and female are patterns of behavior that tend to be associated with certain types of gamete; distorting reality to fit what we desire it to be rather than what it is; don’t impose your expectations on nature; Bret thinks humans are the strangest sexual creatures; humans are partially sex role reversed; talk about boobs; humans have obscured when they’re not fertile; talk about fertility; only a few species other than humans have sex for pleasure; difference between beauty and being “hot”; males have three reproductive strategies and Bret explains them; (1:00:00) monogamy; polyamory; men are triggered by women broadcasting their “hotness”; Madonna whore complex; birth control; more talk about human reproduction and sexual pleasure; sex with strangers; tantric sex; using social media to attract the opposite sex; men catcalling a woman isn’t a compliment; more talk about why men catcall women; autoerotic asphyxiation; Bret doesn’t recommend the Sex at Dawn book and says information has been cherry-picked and it’s good for getting people to sleep with you and feel sophisticated about it; chimps and sex; talk about #metoo and sexual harassment; Heather says #metoo has been taken to an absurd point; they think overreacting and accusing so many men will backfire; Garrison Keillor allegations; issues with believing all victims and their accusations; getting to know someone; the cost of discovery is going to involve risk and mistakes; “Consent is Sexy” video; more talk about sex with strangers; consent; absolute safety will rob all of the pleasure from sex; the economic structure of Hollywood protected monsters; people are capable of understanding the subtlety of human interaction; how an alt-right bot network took down Al Franken; Al Franken allegations; Matt Taibbi allegations; Bill Cosby talk; the #metoo movement isn’t interested in due process; a woman should be able to put on a minimum amount of clothes and walk around at night and feel safe; you can’t turn civilization into Disneyland and make it safe for everyone; (2:00:00) we expose our children to risk so they know what to do when risk happens; we expose ourselves to sexual situations to learn how to build courtship and romance; more talk about risk as children and adults; talk about a school trip to Ecuador; more talk about teaching children about risk vs. reward; there’s too much information to sift through today; novelty makes us sick; porn is like sexuality school for kids; more talk about porn; porn vs. erotica; children shouldn’t be exposed to porn; children shouldn’t be exposed to sex hormones to change genders; we don’t know enough about gender dysphoria to expose children to hormones to change genders; Heather was told by her dad that he wasn’t going to raise a weak girl; French women denouncing #metoo; more talk about genders and changing genders; sending signals as a female vs. as a trans female; Vice interview with Jordan Peterson; makeup and clothes send sexual signals; sexual signals in the workplace; more talk about Jordan’s Vice interview; are women hypocritical for wearing makeup; other types of sexual signals; polyamory discussion; monogamy; polyamory when children are involved; choose your mate wisely; Bret didn’t wear deodorant for a year as an experiment; how people smell; what if women stop wearing makeup; Bret wants a world where the “noise” is reduced so people can detect the patterns in their lives and see what works for them; Bret talks about his relationship with Heather; dehumanizing people who don’t believe what you believe; more talk about couples and relationships.
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