Here is episode 23 of the Bold and Determined Podcast.
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In the last episode we discussed: Natural living, Amazon kindle/audible royalties, more on carnivore, the modern medical industry, collapse of the empire, and the suicide of the west.
In this episode we discuss: Interracial relationships, Monk Mode, carnivore diet and raw meat, enlightenment, forgiveness, Hollywood, shape of the Earth, fasting, and “the red pill.”
Daniel asks… (1:47)
I need your opinion on an issue. I’m living in Australia and seeing a South East Asian girl. She hasn’t been in the country long and is everything you would want in a woman, and is a million times better then the average western woman. The only thing preventing me from getting in a relationship with this women is her race? What do you suggest?
Leo Sinclair says… (7:48)
Hi Vic, Today was the first day on Monk Mode. The stretch and meditation routine is not only unique, but invigorating. I felt better literally after the first stretching session. I highly recommend everybody on B&D to follow through with the program. When you follow this program, you step into the ultimate path. No lie.
Shawn asks… (8::07)
Is the Monk Mode program kind of like the New World Ronin?
Bart asks… (8:32)
Uncle Vic, do you plan to publish volume four of the bold and determined paperback anytime?
What plugin do you use for the sales page for Monk Mode? The page is remarkable.
Dr. Shawn Baker says… (9:01)
Thank you for giving me a shoutout and for suggesting the Carnivore Diet to your followers. I learned that you mentioned my work from one of my social media followers who happens to read your website as well. I have released a new book on the Carnivore Diet that your followers may find useful (just put my name in Amazon and you will see).
I have been an orthopedic surgeon for over 25 years and I have done this business with maximum ethicality. I don’t recommend surgery outright to any patient first. I initially try to see if diet alone can change their symptoms and it has worked many times. Most surgeons are quite greedy and see prospects as walking money bags willing to cough up 25 or 30 K for a simple procedure. My morals are intact and I am happy with my financial state. I have made more than enough. My only goal now is to help people and I am glad to see folks like you changing their life by going against the grain (pun intended, ha ha!!)
One thing I have learned is that one must not overeat on this diet. The meat is a highly nutritionally dense food and a little bit goes a long way for the average person. It is a highly sustainable diet though it is most effective when used in conjunction with traditional herbal remedies and properly prepared plant preparations.
- The Carnivore Diet by Shawn Baker (Available April 30)
Mj asks… (11:15)
Do you cook or eat your food raw, and why do you do this given that humans have had fire for 200,000 years or more? Also, are eggs more potent raw vs cooked?
Jeff asks… (16:18)
Do you still nap in the afternoons?
Rohan asks… (16:29)
Victor, do you think listening to music acts like a drug? I’ve noticed that after I listen to a really good song, it feels like I got a little high. If I listen to too much music, I start to feel depressed and even tired. People that constantly listen to music that I know are miserable. Many music artists seem melancholy and some commit suicide. Could you shed some light on this? Is it because there are subliminal affirmations in the music, or what?
Music fans often say “this depressing music saved my life!” but actually that depressing music is what made them depressed in the first place. Just like reefer made them agitated and then calm. Drugs create what they temporarily cure.
Nate asks… (18:20)
Hey Vic you said on a recent podcast that you used to workout ultra hard and then be fried for the rest of the day. I am currently having this dilemma frequently. I heard you say on a recent episode that you workout less intensely now and are much more productive during the day after your workout. What is your current bodybuilding method for this? Can you still stay big and lean? (Also I am on testosterone— I’m aware pure natty won’t keep me at a high level with light workouts). Thx.
Alex asks… (20:35)
For the past year I have been eating only meat, have removed all dopamine activities- porn, drugs, alcohol, tv, video games, caffeine etc. I spend all day in nature, but I still feel bored, depressed and empty. With no external pleasures my life is now dull and I feel there is no purpose to living. Why is this? Maybe it takes years of living like a monk to feel normal and happy like a child.
Happiness cannot be attained when your mind is in a prison.
Kevin asks… (22:06)
You have many followers including myself. As a man worthy of being followed, do you consider yourself “enlightened?”
Sumo Slam asks… (23:56)
Hi Vic, What are your views on being a Judgemental Person? We are constantly told from a young age throughout school and religion that we should not judge others. Yet, we always state that “first impressions count” – which assumes others will judge us. By not judging we become naive of situations, people’s true intentions, and the… media. Do you believe the criticism of judgement is forced upon us at a young age because it makes us more susceptible to being sheep and not thinking critically for ourselves?
The Carnivore Rebel asks… (26:26)
Hi Victor. First off, thanks for all the great info you put out there. Your site and podcast has truly inspired me to be a stronger better person. As a side note, I have been carnivore since August. I strongly recommend it to everyone. It will change your life. I am 42 years old and haven’t felt this good in years. My question is this: I am married and have a great sex life with my wife so the no masturbation thing is easy for me. But what about younger guys like teenagers that aren’t getting laid regularly. I know I masturbated a lot in high school. I have two young sons. Once they are older, should I tell them to never jerk off and wait til they have a steady girlfriend? That could take years. Basically, what do you recommend I tell my sons about masturbation?
Austin asks… (28:06)
Hey Vic I remember reading your article a while back about Connor McGregor. When he came onto the scene he had such a fiery and intensity to him that was never seen before. However when he was going on tour to promote his most recent fight against Khabib, that same intensity wasn’t there. When he got in the ring he didn’t seem like the same madman that he was on the come up. Why do you think he lost his fire? Did success make him complacent? And furthermore how can we keep the fire of success burning even after achieving great accomplishments and wealth?
Nirantha asks… (31:36)
Does the carnivore diet helps us to deal with idiots and get rich?
Bill asks… (32:32)
I follow the carnivore diet strictly. However would it be okay to drink some whiskey and smoke some cigars once or twice a month? Would that have much of a negative effect?
Also can you make zero carb ice cream, using vanilla stevia for flavour?
NickQ asks… (33:28)
I hear about carnivores getting sick for days or weeks just because they ate an apple or something, I see that as a weakness to be avoided, and I wonder, given the world we live in, if it’s best to stay strong against these things with small amounts of regular exposure. What your thoughts on this?
Breezy asks… (34:29)
1) When and how are you getting rid of your smartphone?
2) You recommend sleeping on the floor and not a bed in a previous podcast. Do you sleep on the floor? If so how are you getting along with it?
Peter asks… (35:58)
I have a question: to what extent do you feel ‘monk mode’ is an all or none phenomenon? What if for some reason a person can’t follow the advice given for a given period of time and is only 75% monk mode, will it be 75% effective or much less so given how all the steps magnify each other. I understand that anyone can rationalize in their minds why they can’t follow something and part of the growth comes from simply finding a way and making no excuses.
Nervous Nelly asks… (36:25)
Is forgiveness important? When should we forgive someone?
Delroy asks… (37:20)
Hi Victor, I know monk mode is designed to eliminate distractions such as women, but what if my goal is to find a wife? Can monk mode be applied to that kind of endeavor?
Jacob asks… (38:48)
What’s your take on the 30 minute to one hour window of time after working out? Do you need to eat some high protein, high fat, animal foods? Or can you forgo eating within that window and focus on a clean, daily diet to see and feel the results from your workouts?
Markus asks… (39:21)
Vic, what are your thoughts on Brexit?
Jay asks… (40:03)
So I get chemtrails are a thing. What are the side affects, and what can we do to protect from them?
Niko asks… (40:46)
Working out while in a fully fasted state produces amazing results. I reach new PR every time I hit that gym fasted. But I cannot duplicate when I have eaten before. Have you ever fasted for 5 days???? I did and it was mind blowing enlightening mentally and physically my energy went to the moon. 5 days is no joke and it has been proven to develop new stem cells in all the cells of the body. You are literally a new you!
Rohan asks… (42:11)
Hello Victor, what do you think causes male pattern baldness and receding hairline in men? I have a feeling you are going to say it’s an unhealthy diet, but I feel like there’s something more to it, genetics and hormones involved. I am nineteen and my hair is thinning from the back of my head. People are telling me to use Rogaine (Minoxidil) to regrow my hair, I know I should not be using any pharmaceutical drugs. Also, many men in my family are bald. Do you think you can help me out?
Joseph asks… (43:21)
What are your views on Shamanism?
I have been reading the book called “The life and times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III” and must say that he was an absolute genius and understood the kybalian etc. However he seemed to believe that cannabis was designed perfectly for humans (can only effect carnivores) and is one of the oldest plants used by man. What are your views on him and other psychedelics such as LSD and DMT?
Once you have reached optimal health, a perfect body, abundant wealth, a loving woman, good friends and all the skills a man could master, then what? What is there to do once you have reached self mastery and the ultimate? Do you just keep exploring the world?
Jessie Langley asks… (47:09)
Hey Vic, long time reader, just a couple questions. For one, if I’m fasting until the evening (OMAD) but lift in the mornings, should I have any BCAAS or a scoop of Whey post workout? Or nope, muscles will be fine until evening meal?
Secondly, is it safe to eat raw beef like that? Also, did it take a while to appreciate the taste of it?
Artilect asks… (49:30)
I recently injured my back while doing squats. I went to a chiropractor who said I had a herniated disc. He says people should never do squats or deadlifts as there is no safe way to do them, even with good form. He recommended bench press and pull ups. This chiropractor has decades of experience. We are told most of our lives that squats and deadlifts are good for us, yet so many people are having lower back issues. What are your thoughts on squats and deadlifts?
R.H. asks… (50:46)
The Chinese government have banned hip-hop culture and actors with tattoos from appearing on television, what is your opinion on that?
Adriano asks… (52:02)
What is your view on the shape of Mother Earth? I’m almost 100% sure we have also been deceived in this regard.
Sherlock asks… (53:47)
You’ve been mentioning fasting recently. I have some questions about it:
1) Could we add a bit of salt to our water on a fast to help retain electrolytes?
2) Should we modify our workouts at all while fasting?
Joseph asks… (54:52)
What are your views on Hollywood and the movie industry? Do you believe in the deals with the devil, and celebrities having to sell their soul/take part in rituals? I read in shadow men about how their agents find attractive people, intelligent people etc and strike deals with them..
Colby says… (55:25)
This definitely happens, that’s why they are shutting up Alex Jones – because he’s the only one talking about these pedophile rings that the wealthy elite use to keep their power. Most movies are littered with occult symbolism.
Even the ” Holly” “wood” itself is indeed a reference to the occult magic and rituals that take place. It’s usedEverything is hidden in plane sight to make it seem like a joke
Excerpt:-““The druids were tree worshippers, especially the oak. The holly was their most sacred symbol because it was sacred to mother Holle or Hel, the [Norse] goddess of the underworld…”
Kang of the East asks… (57:03)
Vic you have been talking about the magic/occult recently. Have you read the works by Carl Jung? I’ve experienced some strange things that seem to defy evolutionary science. Most men credit their game knowledge to the red pill which is really just evolutionary psychology, but to me it seems that something Carl Jung or other Greats in history tapped into goes beyond the ‘red pill’.
You mentioned that you hated using the word Red Pill. You also seem to avoid associating with other red pill bloggers, yet you remain one of the best resource for Red Pill knowledge for men today. Is there a reason for this and does it have anything to do with knowledge of magic/occult that most men aren’t ready to understand. Thanks Vic
Brad asks… (59:13)
Victor, I think the thing I most respect about you is that you never tell a lie. You don’t manipulate answers in the way that best suits your donors. I think this is why I am drawn to your work, Roosh, Sv3rige, and Varg. You guys don’t tell lies. Even though in the case of some of them, they are quite eccentric, they are not manipulated and speak the truth to the best of their knowledge. The info comes from the heart. Why does everyone tell lies these days? I’ve noticed that if someone tells even on small lie, they cannot be trusted with the big picture. For example, NASA lies about their ‘pictures’ from space, when if you read the fine print they are illustrations.
Bigg Rigg asks… (1:00:35)
Hi Vic, Important question for you…how do you tell the bullshitters and scam artists from the people actually selling useful information? There are tons of internet “gurus” selling courses/books on how to get rich how do I know that they’re actually successful and not just selling bullshit out of their mansion they rented for one night to make a YouTube video for naive people? They can post screenshots of their earnings but these can easily be faked/photoshopped same with excel sheets . Unless they can provide tax returns (which I doubt they will ) how do you weed out the bullshitters from the financially successful?
Fegelein asks… (1:02:31)
On the carnivore/natural human diet, are fruits superior to vegetables for carbohydrate intake? It seems like medieval kings kept the meat and fruit themselves, while the peasants ate the vegetables and grains, which are the equivalent of tree bark for starving people.
Joel asks… (1:03:20)
1) Do you or would you eat rice? I’m in Asia right now and it is unavoidable.
2) I’m slim fit and so are most of the males in my family including the ones 50+. Do you suggest I work out, despite me not really needing to because of my genetics? Also, I’ve been eating once-a-day Paleo since I was 17.
3) What is your stretching routine like? Looking forward to purchasing Monk Mode.
Milen asks… (1:04:40)
What is your opinion on butter from goat milk instead of cow milk? Only once I’ve seen this in the grocery store, 99% of butters are from cow’s milk. I assume goat butter will be better, because of the lack of lectins- judging from the usual dairy products from cow, but would like to hear your comment. Thanks!
Otávio asks… (1:05:13)
– Can a person live on just blood? Is blood a viable substitute to all other foods?
– How can we (mostly visually) identify whether a slice of meat came from a grass-fed animal or a grain-fed animal?
CalebR asks… (1:07:05)
Hey Vic, question for you. What are your thoughts on Kombucha?
Rohan asks… (1:07:35)
Hi Victor. Are you familiar with the four masculine archetypes by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette? Do you consider yourself a King, a Warrior, a Magician, or a Lover?
Nate asks… (1:08:06)
What are some of your personal records on bench, squat, deadlift, etc.
Butter Biscuit asks… (1:08:40)
Vic, have you considered doing a YouTube livestream with superchats?
Meeko asks… (1:09:08)
Not sure if you’ve been asked this before, but do you have an opinion on conspiracy theories like the Kennedy assassination, the Moon Landings and 9/11?
Jake asks… (1:09:29)
Can you please expand on the concept of slave emotions… like humility. Why are these slave emotions, how can you avoid them, and what are the opposite or master traits/emotions?
Until next time.