The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast

Mikhaila Peterson

Mikhaila Peterson speaks with thought leaders, influencers and industry changers - continually finding the best ways to improve the human experience. From stay at home moms to CEOs, fitness enthusiasts to spiritual guides, nutrition researchers to health professionals - Mikhaila has interview-style conversations aimed at provoking thought, addressing difficult subjects, and delving into topics that are generally shied away from.

158. Opposing Views: Is Drag Appropriate for Kids? | John Casey & Bryan Slaton
Aug 30 2022
158. Opposing Views: Is Drag Appropriate for Kids? | John Casey & Bryan Slaton
This episode was sponsored by:  —Goldco. Visit to get up to $10,000 dollars in free silver when you open a qualifying account. —Nord VPN. Visit or use promo code “TMPP” to get a huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee! In this episode of the Opposing Views series, I spoke with John Casey and Bryan Slaton about the appropriateness of kids attending Drag Shows. We talked about the extreme political polarization surrounding Drag Shows, their history in the U.S., what age is appropriate for someone to attend a Drag Show, the responsibility of parents, and so much more.  John Casey is the Lead Columnist and Editor-at-Large for The Advocate, the oldest and largest LGBTQ news site in the U.S. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Wagner College in New York City teaching in the Masters of Media Management Program. John's work has appeared in numerous media outlets, including the New York Post, New York Daily News, Pittsburgh Magazine, Adweek, PR Week, IndieWire, Smashing Magazine, and The Ladders. Bryan Slaton is a Texas State Representative. Before entering public office, he was a youth and family minister, and he holds a Master's in Divinity degree in biblical languages. As a State Representative, he works on the Corrections and Urban Affairs Committees. Representative Slaton describes himself as a Christian Conservative, proud Texan, and a defender of liberty.  Thanks for tuning in. If you enjoyed this conversation, be sure to subscribe!  —Links— Follow John Casey On: Twitter: Advocate:   Follow Bryan Slaton: Facebook: Website: Me On: All Platforms:   Instagram: #bryanslaton #kidsdragshows #mikhailapeterson #dragshows #texas #theadvocate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
154. Letting Go of Beliefs and Pursuing Truth | Amala Ekpunobi
Jul 14 2022
154. Letting Go of Beliefs and Pursuing Truth | Amala Ekpunobi
This episode was sponsored by:   —Rabbit Air Stylish Air Purifiers. Visit to clean the air in your home, improve your deep sleep, and get yours today. —Nord VPN. Visit or use promo code “TMPP” at checkout for 61% off their premium plan and their free anti-malware feature, all with Nord VPN's 30-day money-back guarantee. Amala Ekpunobi is a political commentator and social media influencer who hosts PragerU’s show, “Unapologetic with Amala.” She has inspired millions of young people to discover the truth, move beyond their current political beliefs, and lead better lives. Amala and I discuss growing up in a far-left activist household, letting go of old beliefs in the pursuit of truth, PragerU, what women really want in men, and more. Be sure to subscribe if you enjoyed this conversation! _____________ Follow Amala Ekpunobi on: PragerU: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: TikTok: _____________ Chapters _____________ [0:00] Intro [4:46] Activism and Transforming the World [8:00] Moving Beyond Your Beliefs [13:01] Joining PragerU [15:08] Amala’s Average Day [18:07] Abandoned by Progressive Friends [19:38] Criticisms of OnlyFans [24:18] Heard / Depp Trial and the End of #BelieveAllWomen [27:11] Being Banned on TikTok [29:22] Sex Education in Schools [31:34] Trans in Women’s Sports [36:07] Pardoning Student Debt [37:23] Amala’s Post-High School Education [42:24] New Jobs in Social Media [44:27] What Women Want in Men [48:01] Breaking Conservative Stereotypes like Thomas Sowell [49:46] Extreme Online Negativity [51:13] Defining Political Correctness [52:05] Stepping Beyond the Political Echo Chamber [53:16] Amala’s Future Goals [54:38] Where to find Amala Online [55:03] Outro _____________ Support This Channel and Follow Me On: _____________ All Platforms: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Telegram: #AmalaEkpunobi #PragerU #SocialMedia #Influencer #YoungConservatives #UnapologeticWithAmala Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
152. Inclusiveness or Dangerous Brainwashing?: The Transgender Movement | Kara Danksy
Jun 24 2022
152. Inclusiveness or Dangerous Brainwashing?: The Transgender Movement | Kara Danksy
Kara Dansky is an attorney, writer, gender rights advocate, and President of the U.S. chapter of Women’s Declaration International. Kara is committed to protecting the rights, privacy, and safety of women and girls on the basis of sex in law and throughout society. Kara and I discuss the well-funded industries that are promoting the transgender movement, fighting for sex-based rights of women and girls, the Equality Act, Public Accommodation Laws, and more. Be sure to subscribe if you enjoy this conversation! —Links— Follow Kara Dansky on Twitter: Facebook: Website: Women’s Declaration International: Kara’s book: The Abolition of Sex: How the “Transgender” Agenda Harms Women and Girls: —Follow Me On— All Platforms: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Telegram: —Chapters— [0:00] Intro [3:40] TERF [5:48] Women’s Liberation Front [8:59] ‘Transgender’ as a Political Term [11:04] Women’s Rights, Transgenderism & Stereotypes [15:05] Fighting for Sex-Based Rights of Women & Girls [19:47] Funding for the Transgender Movement [22:36] Transgender Identification Trends [23:27] Ideologies in Education [26:46] Biden Administration & Gender Legislation [30:26] Postmodernism & Big Pharma [31:41] Process of Transformation & Complications [34:07] Gender Clinics [35:35] Puberty Blockers, Opposite Sex Hormones, & Sterilization [39:19] Bostock Case & FBI’s Table 42 [43:55] Equality Act & Public Accomodation Law [47:15] Potential Changes on a Societal Level [50:19] Impact of Trump on Women’s Rights [51:07] How to Push Back [55:16] Current Bills for Women’s Rights [56:11] Dana Rivers Trial [58:11] Outro #WomensRights #Transgender #RadicalFeminist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
151. Alt-Right Conspiracy or Immigration Disaster? | Lauren Southern
Jun 21 2022
151. Alt-Right Conspiracy or Immigration Disaster? | Lauren Southern
Lauren’s latest documentary, American Mirage: Lauren Southern is a journalist, author, and renowned documentary filmmaker. She focuses on a wide variety of topics and has a passion for exposing corruption and speaking up for those desperately in need of a voice. In this episode, we talk about American Mirage, Lauren’s newest documentary. We also discuss the (ineffectiveness of the) US immigration system, dangerous conditions migrants encounter along the border, government corruption, and Lauren’s most ridiculous social media accusations. Be sure to subscribe if you enjoy this conversation! —Links— Follow Lauren on Twitter: YouTube: —Follow Me On— All Platforms: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Telegram: —Chapters— [0:00] Intro, Mikhaila’s Diet, Health [3:00] Immigration Documentary: American Mirage [6:46] US Immigration System [12:20] Lauren’s Border Crossing Experience [15:12] Paying for Safe Travel [16:01] Filming American Mirage & Lauren’s Success with ‘Crossfire’ [21:32] Agendas & Complexities in Politics [20:04] Power in Politics [26:01] Authoritarianism [28:33] Hyper Individualization & the Transgender Movement [33:58] Trans Athletes [36:11] South African Farm Attacks [38:54] Most Ridiculous Social Media Rumor about Lauren [41:22] Far-Right Tendencies & Conspiracy Trails [43:46] Banned from Patreon [45:00] Death Trains, Human Traffickers, & Massacres [48:46] Economic Migrants [51:14] Negative Attention [52:35] Options in Education [54:30] Facebook’s Honesty Box, Bullies & High School [1:00:46 ] Mikhaila’s Nashville Experience [1:01:20] Fresh & Fit Podcast [1:02:20] Mikhaila Shares Advice She Gave to Ethan Klein [1:03:31] Outro #Immigration #LaurenSouthern #Documentary #Borders #Power #Trans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
148. The Problem With Elon Musk, Raising Kids and Libertarianism | Will Witt & Mikhaila Peterson
May 16 2022
148. The Problem With Elon Musk, Raising Kids and Libertarianism | Will Witt & Mikhaila Peterson
Will Witt is a media personality, national speaker, short film director, cultural commentator, and host of the show Will Witt Live on PragerU. He is frequently featured on media outlets like Fox News, The Daily Wire, and Blaze Media. We covered Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout, Florida’s recent ‘Don't Say Gay’ bill, Will’s book tour, meeting his Dutch fiancée, and his transition from lifelong atheist to full-blown Christian. —Links— Will’s latest book — How to Win Friends and Influence Enemies: Taking On Liberal Arguments with Logic and Humor: Follow Will on Twitter: Instagram: Check him out at PragerU: _____________ Follow Me On _____________ All Platforms: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Telegram: —Chapters— [0:00] Intro [4:00] Personality Test [6:43] Successful Conversations [8:22] Teacher’s Union Protest [12:19] ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill & Disney [13:01] Governor DeSantis [14:55] Witt’s Fiance [19:28] Health Issues & Suggested Remedies [21:09] Mikhaila’s Hangover Pill [24:54] Witt’s Book Tour & Exhaustion [30:32] Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings & Game of Thrones [34:00] Twitter, Elon Musk, & Technological Revolution [37:05] Career After Becoming a Parent [41:43] Educating Children & Leftist Agenda [47:27] Libertarians Versus the Left [49:47] Why Mikhaila Podcasts [52:34] Will Witt’s Next Book [54:58] Converting to Christianity [1:00:01] Outro #PersonalityTest #CarnivoreDiet #Politics #Christianity #Education Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
147. My Backstory Interview from Mark Goulston
May 5 2022
147. My Backstory Interview from Mark Goulston
Dr. Mark Goulston and I discuss my experience with psychedelics, (im)patience, purpose, life patterns, and pretending you’re blind, as well as concepts like surgical empathy, coping (instead of healing), psychological adhesion, the {horror—terror—don't panic} trifecta, and how Ayahuasca can reconfigure minds as if they’re Rubik's cubes. Originally a UCLA psychiatry professor and FBI hostage negotiation trainer, Dr. Goulston’s expertise has been forged in real-life, high-stakes situations. Dr. Goulston is an executive coach and the author (or co-author) of nine books, including Just Listen and Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior. He is also the host of the My Wakeup Call Podcast, which kindly hosted this episode. —Links— Follow Mark on Twitter: Check out his books: & our first conversation: —Follow Me On— All Platforms: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Telegram: —Chapters— [0:00] Intro [2:55] Consistency in life, Purpose [7:25] Determination vs. Anger [9:03] Like a Blind Person Seeing for the 1st Time [12:37] Dietary Change & Harvard [16:45] Podcasting, OV [19:08] Psychological Adhesion (vs. Attachment) & Resistance to Change [22:40] Humiliating Billionaires [25:18] Meat & (Losing Faith in) Authority [30:08] Living in Disbelief [33:03] Coping vs. Healing [34:06] The {Horror/Terror/Don't Panic} Trifecta [35:50] Psychedelics, Rubik's Cubes, & Surgical Empathy [44:16] Annoyance vs. Impatience [48:12] Dangers of Unconditional Empathy [49:30] Outro #Empathy #Coping #Psychedelics #Purpose #TheLionDiet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
146. Is The Red Pill Community Right About Marriage, Sex & Dating? | Vincent Harinam
Apr 22 2022
146. Is The Red Pill Community Right About Marriage, Sex & Dating? | Vincent Harinam
Vincent Harinam is a data scientist, law enforcement consultant, and frequent writer on the modern dating market for publications like Quillette. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, where he currently teaches. In this episode, we chat about unsettling dating statistics, the manosphere, what (wo)men find desirable, and the bridge between data science and law enforcement. www.petersonacademy.com _____________ Articles by Vincent: Follow him on Twitter: _____________ Follow Me On _____________ All Platforms: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Telegram: _____________ Chapters _____________ [0:00] Intro [3:35] Harinam's Career & Personality [5:59] Data Science & Law Enforcement [11:08] Husband-Outearning Women [14:02] 'Dark Gentlemen’ [16:38] Agreeableness, Wage-Gaps, & Personality Tests [19:38] IQ & Marriage [23:08] Desires vs. Availability [24:34] Relationship Backlash [26:39] Changes in Mate Selection [28:16] The Red Pill, Manosphere, & Rollo Tomassi [32:54] Fixing the Sexual Marketplace? [37:33] Simps, etc. [41:07] Game Theory [42:57] Understanding Statistics [43:14] Replication Crisis [43:50] Geeks vs. Nerds [46:17] Vincent the Crime Solver [46:59] Inside Healthy Relationships [59:35] Top 2 Things Humans Have [1:00:53] The Future of Western Dating? [1:03:03] How Societies Decline [1:06:32] Outro #Dating #IQ #Data #DarkTriad #RedPill #Statistics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
144. Is Artificial Intelligence A Threat To Human Existence? | Opposing Views
Apr 5 2022
144. Is Artificial Intelligence A Threat To Human Existence? | Opposing Views
In this episode of Opposing Views, I talked to Andrew Keen and Steven Umbrello about AI as an existential threat, jobs & automation, mass surveillance, deep learning, how China handles Big Tech, social credit systems & facial recognition in America, and more. Andrew Keen is an internet entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley, and the author of The Internet Is Not the Answer. He hosts Keen On, a daily podcast about books and new writing, as well as the award-winning documentary and TV show How to Fix Democracy. Steven Umbrello is the Managing Director at the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies and the editor of Trivent Publishing’s Ethics and Robotics book series. He holds a Ph.D. in the ethics and design of AI and has a forthcoming book titled Designed for Death: Controlling Killer Robots. Be sure to subscribe if you enjoy this conversation! ____________ Follow Andrew Keen on Twitter: Check out his books: And podcast: Follow Steven Umbrello on Twitter: Pre-order ‘Designed for Death: Controlling Killer Robots:’ Links mentioned by Steven: ______________ Follow Me On ______________ All Platforms: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Telegram channel: ______________ Chapters ______________ [00:00] Intro [03:26] Keen’s View of AI [04:57] Existential Risk [08:03] AI & Job Automation [11:05] Kinds of AI [12:00] Implementation in the US & China [13:46] How China Handles Big Tech [15:21] The Orwellian Chinese Digital State [17:29] European Immigration & American Dysfunction [19:08] Fixing America? [20:51] Phones & AI [22:18] Superintelligence [25:30] Ownership [28:46] The Minds Behind AI [30:54] Better Government Models [34:36] Intro to Steven Umbrello [35:36] Umbrello’s View of AI [37:19] Job Automation [41:15] The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) & Privacy Issues [46:39] AI Journalism [47:39] Privacy Issues II [49:02] EU Regulation [52:07] Healthcare AI [54:24] Deep Learning & Machine Learning [57:27] Like Human Brains? [01:00:24] Built-in Bias [01:03:39] The Collingridge Dilemma & AI Design [01:06:57] Mass Surveillance in America & China [01:09:14] Chinese Plans for AI [01:11:22] Government, Privacy, & Data [01:14:49] Becoming China [01:16:16] Outro #Automation #1984 #Surveillance #Robots #AI #Privacy #OpposingViews Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
143. How To Be More Attractive To The Opposite Sex | Rob Henderson & Mikhaila Peterson
Mar 26 2022
143. How To Be More Attractive To The Opposite Sex | Rob Henderson & Mikhaila Peterson
In this episode, Mikhaila hosts Rob Henderson—a PhD student in evolutionary and social psychology. His writing has appeared in The NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Quillette—among others. Peterson and Henderson cover Rober’s notion of ‘luxury beliefs’, the dark triad of personality (psycopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism), sexual attraction, dating apps and pictures of fish, wokeism and woke fishing, the rise in self-censorship, writing, and much more. Please be sure to subscribe if you enjoyed this conversation! ____________ Follow Rob Henderson on Twitter: And check out his website: ____________ Follow Me On ____________ All Platforms: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Telegram channel: ____________ Chapters ____________ [00:00] Intro [03:40] The Dark Triad: Psycopathy, Narcissism, & Machiavellianism [05:33] Disagreeableness & the Dark Triad [06:40] Victimhood & Agreeableness [12:52] The Dark Triad & Love [17:04] ‘When Men Behave Badly’ by David Buss [18:41] Predatory Sexual Behavior [19:30] The Dark Gentlemen [24:49] Life Reorganization [28:21] When Men Evaluate Women [29:01] Fish Dating [39:29] Dating Apps & Covid [40:14] Woke Fishing & Luxury Beliefs [42:50] Luxury Beliefs [49:02] Wokism at Cambridge [50:40] Self-Censorship [57:27] The Spark of Interest [59:47] Future Plans [01:14:13] Outro #Dating #COVID #DarkTriad #Wokeism #Censorship Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
142. Plastic Surgeon Reveals The Celebrity Secrets To Staying Young
Mar 17 2022
142. Plastic Surgeon Reveals The Celebrity Secrets To Staying Young
In this episode, Mikhaila hosts Dr. Andrew Jacono, a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon, author, and creator of MADE, a minimally invasive hybrid facelift—the secret behind celebrities’ inability to age.    He joined me to discuss everything around plastic surgery, including what goes into procedures, downsides, different techniques, ethical implications, how Dr. Jacono got into this line of work, his work with charities, a day in his life, and more.    Be sure to subscribe if you enjoy this conversation!  Follow Dr. Andrew Jacono on Instagram:   Dr. Jacono’s website:   His books:   _______________ Follow Me On _______________ All Platforms: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Telegram channel:   _______________ Chapters _______________ [00:00] Intro [01:06] Male vs. Female Patients [02:31] Average Patient’s Age [03:47] Rejuvenation [05:26] Balancing the Face [05:47] Typical Procedure [08:21] Celebrities [11:15] Downsides [13:10] Non-surgical Anti-aging Techniques [16:19] Fat Grafting vs. Facelifts [21:00] Correlation: Apparent Age & Lifespan [22:26] Ethics of Self-enhancement [28:19] Social Media [33:28] Bad Surgeons [35:39] Dr. Jacono’s Story [38:01] Cleft Palate [40:01] Pulsed-Dye Lasers [43:32] A Day in the Life  [45:18] Overworking [46:13] Seeing (Better) Faces [48:35] Outro #MikhailaPeterson #DrAndrewJacono #PlasticSurgery #NYC #Facelift Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices