What a week! I’ve been very busy with all the excitement of Jordan Peterson’s visit to Australia. If you haven’t come across this wonderful man, take a look at my blog some weeks ago about his Cathy Newman interview, which has now been viewed 8 million times.
I was MC for his first talk in Melbourne last Thursday and then had an hour long chat with him for my YouTube video on Friday. We quickly threw together some highlights which the Weekend Australian included in their coverage of his visit. It’s done very well – over 60 k viewings as I write this.
Then we put together the whole thing and here it is. I hope you enjoy it – nearly an hour of very intense conversation.
I think I managed to draw him out on issues he has never publicly discussed – like sexual obligation in marriage! That’s dangerous territory for a man but he was very brave.
I’m now also acting as MC for his Sydney talk this evening – Monday, March 12. So I might see some of you there.
What’s also been exciting has been the number of new volunteers coming forth after the talk in Melbourne. Jordan was answering questions about what to do about the left-wing bias in our universities and I mentioned we were looking for people to help work on that. So more are now coming on board. Organising people to tackle this issue is on my to-do list… hopefully near the top.
I would also like to organise social media campaigns to boycott organisations promoting dangerous nonsense like Qantas’ recent pronouncements on use of gendered language. But we need people who could help to do that. So if you have relevant skills or know people who do, please contact me. I really could do with a graphic artist and more people to help me get my videos out more regularly. The problem at this end is not just the demands on my time but also that of my wonderful producer Scott Korman who also has a day job!
Finally, for all the people who have missed out on Jordan’s talks, I am going to list below some of the media interviews he is doing this week.
He’s already done a great interview with Neil Mitchell, on 3AW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjE8mmdMuyM
Here are some of the others coming up:
The 7.30 Report, tonight Monday March 12, on ABC 2 sometime between 7.30 – 8.00 pm EST
Tonightly with Tom Ballard on ABC 2, Monday March 12, 9.00pm EST
Alan Jones Breakfast Show on Radio 2GB, Wednesday March 14, 7.40am EST
Ben Fordham – Sydney Live on Radio 2GB, Wednesday March 14, after 3.00pm EST
Unscheduled and upcoming
60 Minutes on Television Channel 9 – date to be advised
Good Weekend – Sydney Morning Herald – date to be advised
Conversations with Richard Fidler on ABC Radio, date to be advised, 11.00am EST