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 Up app. Combining Sam’s decades of mindfulness practice, profound wisdom from varied philosophical and contemplative traditions, and a commitment to a secular, scientific worldview, Waking Up is a resource for anyone interested in living a more examined, fulfilling life—and a new operating system for the mind. Waking Up offers free subscriptions to anyone who can’t afford one, and donates a minimum of 10% of profits to the most effective charities around the world. To learn more, please go to WakingUp.com. Sam Harris received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuros... more
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Sam Harris speaks with Yasmine Mohammed about her book Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam. They discuss her family background and indoctrination into conservative Islam, the double standard that Western liberals use when thinking a... more
Sam Harris speaks with Nick Bostrom about the problem of existential risk. They discuss public goods, moral illusions, the asymmetry between happiness and suffering, utilitarianism, “the vulnerable world hypothesis,” the history of nuclear deterrence... more
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I hold Sam Harris in high regard, considering him one of the most eloquent and intelligent voices of our era. He is well-aware of his expertise and conveys it effectively. What I particularly admire about Sam is his balanced position within the political spectrum. He doesn’t align with the extreme left that might justify Islamic terrorism or indulge in extreme "woke" ideologies. Similarly, he doesn't equate the significant issues within the Republican Party—from election denialism to climate sci... more
Sam Harris’s podcast is distint in its scientific intellect and breadth of human person understanding. It is extremely valuable in helping me understand the topics Harris covers.
Sam is doing important work covering some of today’s most important topics.
Always good jam for thing between my ears
I am from a small town in the Midwest, so this is quite eye-opening for me. I still have so many questions, so regret this was cut short so abruptly... more of this stuff please!
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