Easily the best podcast I have ever heard...

Tablet V of the Epic of Gilgamesh. Photo by Osama Amin via Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 4.0

The more I read, the more it all begins to converge. The same happens with listening to podcasts. I've been getting through the great books, including various religious texts, and listening to podcasts on my commute has been enlightening.

I am resigned to hearing the commentary on some books I am yet to read, even though this can colour my first reading, much like reading the book after one has seen the movie.

But this recent podcast from the Art of Manliness brings a number of ideas together in an interesting way.

Jordan B. Peterson is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Apparently he is somewhat controversial. But aside from all that, this was hands down the best podcast I have heard so far. 

The Epic of Gilgamesh. The Bhagavad Gita. The Book of Genesis. The battle of ideologies. Jung, Nietzsche, myths, literature, history. Suggested reading. Check out the podcast:

The idea of power versus competence is exactly what I needed to hear...