Books, videos, and other resources

* For a comprehensive evolutionary psychology reading list, I’ll be adding some below, but also see the reading list on Beat Your Genes. Dr. Lisle and I also have a vast compendium of health and evolutionary psych resources in our Living Wisdom Library, much of which is available without a membership.

Politics, race, gender, and culture:

Allan Bloom: “The Closing of the American Mind”

Bryan Caplan: “The Myth of the Rational Voter”

Christopher Caldwell: “The Age of Entitlement”

Gad Saad: “The Parasitic Mind”

Deborah Soh: “The End of Gender”

Abigail Shrier: “Irreversible Damage”

Nadine Strossen: “Hate”

Jonathan Rauch: “Kindly Inquisitors”

Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay: “Cynical Theories”

Jason Riley: “Please Stop Helping Us”

Greg Lukianoff: “Unlearning Liberty”

Thomas Sowell: “Discriminations and Disparities”

Shelby Steele: “The Content of Our Character”

John McWhorter: “Authentically Black”

Websites, documentaries, etc.

Foundation Against Racism and Intolerance

Counterweight

“What Killed Michael Brown?”

My favorite interview with Thomas Sowell

“The Social Dilemma”

“Citizen Four”

Health and diet resources

The Pleasure Trap

NutritionFacts.org

Lots of great whole food plant-based recipes

News sources that don’t completely suck

(Most of these are paywalled/subscription based, but worth it in my estimate. And I generally follow the maxim that if you aren’t paying for the product, YOU are the product.)

The Wall Street Journal

The Australian (protip: if you subscribe to the Australian first, it includes online access to the WSJ as well.)

Matt Taibbi’s substack

Bari Weiss’s substack

Gleen Greenwald’s substack

Free speech and association

My Odysee channel (YouTube alternative, all of my content is mirrored there plus additional content that is not on YT. In other words, everything that is on YouTube is also on Odysee, but not vice-versa.)

My Gab page (FB/IG/Twitter alternative. I also manage an Evolutionary Psychology group there.)

My public Bitcoin address: 3HtnuAFmFmh34JEpkd9Ps78ANeK8JPCZbv

Brave (a privacy-minded browser, use with Duck Duck Go instead of Google. Friends don’t let friends use google.)

Tor is an even better and better-protected browser, but when it comes to privacy there are usability trade-offs. The more protections, the less likely the site will work as expected or at all. So I just use Tor when I really don’t want the overlords to know what I’m doing. 🙂 Brave has a built-in Tor extension, although it has had vulnerabilities in the past that have exposed traffic. Nothing on the internet is ever truly private.

Protonmail is my preferred secure(ish) end-to-end encrypted email provider, and they also have a VPN and google suite alternatives (calendar, drive, etc.) Again, though, keep in mind that unless you are sendng email to another encrypted email user, your content is still visible (ie, if you email from Proton to a Yahoo user, your email is still read by Yahoo.)

Protonmail also has its own VPN (virtual private network) but for any extra layer of security (just in case PM is a CIA front, ya never know) you can route traffic through a different VPN. There are many to choose from, some are free, some are not. A good (paid) one is ExpressVPN. VPNs are good privacy form all the time, but absolutely essential if you are on an unknown/unsecured network, like a coffeeshop or an airport.