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Making Sense with Sam Harris

Sam Harris

Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and five-time New York Times best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the mind, society, current events, moral philosophy, religion, and rationality—with an overarching focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. Sam is also the creator of the Waking U... more

PublishesWeeklyEpisodes388Founded10 years ago
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Sam Harris and Josh Szeps (episode co-host) speak with Douglas Murray about the ongoing war in Gaza. They discuss public opinion about the war, the prospect of a widening conflict with Hezbollah and Iran, whether the Iron Dome was a mistake, the sent... more

4 days ago

Sam Harris speaks with William MacAskill about the implosion of FTX and the effect that it has had on the Effective Altruism movement. They discuss the logic of “earning to give,” the mind of SBF, his philanthropy, the character of the EA community, ... more

12 days ago

Sam Harris speaks with Robert Sapolsky about the widespread belief in free will. They discuss the limits of intuition, the views of Dan Dennett, complexity and emergence, downward causation, abstraction, epigenetics, predictability, fatalism, Benjami... more

17 days ago

Sam Harris speaks with Cass Sunstein about habituation and its consequences. They discuss habituation to positive and negative experiences, marriage, happiness, meaning, variety, doing good vs feeling good, midlife crises, kids, wealth and happiness,... more

25 days ago


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  • Not Full Episodes

    Episodes cut off half way through, then direct you to the website to pay $100 a year to hear the rest. This wasn’t stated anywhere until I was an hour into an episode. This feels really dishonest. If it was said up front, and there was a way to buy a single episode for a few dollars to try it out, I wouldn’t be as frustrated. Otherwise, there’s plenty of other quality content out there to not bother with dishonest monetisation like this.

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    Luis S
    New Zealanda month ago
  • Zionist propaganda

    Paints Palestinians as Jihadis. Uses false claims such as using their own children as human shields. Speaks of Muslim culture as being un-civilized. Liars of racist talking points. It astounds me that blokes like this can attain accreditation from universities. Just a bit thick basically. Good news though. The more these people speak whilst committing human rights atrocities, the more footing they loose and the less followers they attain. The world is watching and the US/Israeli alliance will be... more

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    United Kingdoma month ago
  • Complaint

    Have paid for extended length podcasts but they remain short!! Please rectify!!

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    Sad in Oz
    Australiaa month ago
  • Rory

    I only came here to listen to this man embarras himself all over again by inviting Rory Stewart back and, boy, did it deliver! You’re an intellectual lightweight, Sam. It’s ok. Many people are.

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    United Statesa month ago
  • Bret Stephens

    That was a wonderful episode. I hope he comes on again. Thank you.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago

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