Guests: Episodes with Gad Saad

Dr. Gad Saad is a distinguished Professor of Marketing at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, with a specialty in the unique integration of evolutionary psychology into marketing and consumer behavior. Between 2008 and 2018, he held the title of Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and Darwinian Consumption. His academic journey includes associate professorships at prestigious institutions such as Cornell University, Dartmouth College, and the University of California–Irvine. He was recognized with the Faculty of Commerce’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000 and was twice named as one of Concordia University’s ‘hot’ professors in the early 2000s. Remarkably, from 2011 to 2015, he was named Concordia University’s Newsmaker of the Week for five consecutive years.

Dr. Saad has contributed extensively to his field with influential works like “The Consuming Instinct” and “The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption”. His academic writings extend to over 75 scientific papers that intersect evolutionary psychology with disciplines such as marketing, advertising, medicine, and economics. Additionally, he has made significant strides in digital media, amassing millions of views on his Psychology Today blog and YouTube channel. His podcast, “The Saad Truth with Dr. Saad,” has recorded over 7 million downloads since mid-2020.

Outside of academia, Dr. Saad is a notable public intellectual. He frequently shares his insights on the detrimental impact of idea pathogens on logic, science, and reason. His book “The Parasitic Mind“, which addresses these topics, was released in October 2020 and quickly achieved international bestseller status. His upcoming book, “The Saad Truth about Happiness,” is slated for release on July 25, 2023.

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    Joe Rogan Experience #2148 – Gad Saad

    Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing at Concordia University, and an expert in the application of evolutionary psychology in ...

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    3 hours 7 minutes

    Joe Rogan Experience #2012 – Gad Saad

    Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing at Concordia University, and an expert in the application of evolutionary psychology in marketing and consumer behavior. He is the host of "The Saad Truth with Dr.

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    3 hours 11 minutes

    Joe Rogan Experience #1816 – Gad Saad

    Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing at Concordia University, and an expert in the application of evolutionary psychology in marketing and consumer behavior. He is the host of "The Saad Truth with Dr.

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    3 hours 1 minutes

    Joe Rogan Experience #1557 – Gad Saad

    Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing at Concordia University, and an expert in the application of evolutionary psychology in marketing and consumer behavior.

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    2 hours 47 minutes

    Joe Rogan Experience #1218 – Gad Saad

    Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing & Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and Darwinian Consumption and author of “The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption” and “The Consuming Instinct”.

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    Best of the Week – July 9, 2017 – Joe Rogan Experience

    Joe Rogan Experience - Best of the Week of July 9, 2017 JRE #985 - Gad Saad - JRE #986 - Maynard James Keenan - JRE #987 - Ben O'Brien - edited by Mischief Makers Productions - ( intro by Marius Hjerpseth - (

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    2 hours 54 minutes

    Joe Rogan Experience #985 – Gad Saad

    Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing & Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and Darwinian Consumption and author of "The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption" and "The Consuming Instinct"

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    Best of the Week – August 21, 2016 – Joe Rogan Experience

    Joe Rogan Experience - Best of the Week of August 21, 2016 JRE #835 - Louis Theroux - JRE #836 - Hannibal Buress - JRE #837 - Gad Saad - JRE #838 - Josh Zepps - edited by Mischief Makers Productions - ( intro by Marius Hjerpseth - (

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    2 hours 40 minutes

    Joe Rogan Experience #837 – Gad Saad

    Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing & Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and Darwinian Consumption and author of "The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption" and "The Consuming Instinct" "The Saad Truth" on YouTube --

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    Best of the Week – February 21, 2016 – Joe Rogan Experience

    Joe Rogan Experience - Best of the Week of February 21, 2016 JRE #763 - Action Bronson - JRE #764 - Duncan Trussell - JRE #765 - Tovar Cerulli - JRE #766 - Gad Saad - edited by Mischief Makers Productions - ( intro by Marius Hjerpseth - (

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    2 hours 50 minutes

    Joe Rogan Experience #766 – Gad Saad

    Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing & Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and Darwinian Consumption and author of "The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption" and "The Consuming Instinct" "The Saad Truth" on YouTube --

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    Best of the Week – August 9, 2015 – Joe Rogan Experience

    Joe Rogan Experience - Best of the Week of August 9, 2015 JRE #681 - Gad Saad - JRE #682 - Mark & Chris Bell - JRE #683 - Ethan Nadelmann - edited by Mischief Makers Productions - ( intro by Marius Hjerpseth - (

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    2 hours 47 minutes

    Joe Rogan Experience #681 – Gad Saad

    Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing & Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and Darwinian Consumption and author of "The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption" and "The Consuming Instinct"

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    Best of the Week – July 6, 2014 – Joe Rogan Experience

    Joe Rogan Experience - Best of The Week of July 6, 2014 JRE #519 - Gad Saad - JRE #520 - David Seaman - edited by Mischief Makers Productions ( intro by Marius Hjerpseth (

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    2 hours 47 minutes

    Joe Rogan Experience #519 – Gad Saad

    Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing & Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and Darwinian Consumption and author of "The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption" and "The Consuming Instinct"

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