Making Sense with Sam Harris

Oct 17 2020 46 mins

Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. His books include The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing and public lectures cover a wide range of topics—neuroscience, moral philosophy, religion, meditation practice, human violence, rationality—but generally focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. Harris's work has been published in more than 20 languages and has been discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and many other journals. He has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere. Sam Harris received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.

4.5 • 17 Ratings

Jacob Oct 11 2020
One of the greatest thinkers of the modern era. A voice of reason

Christopher G Ya Sep 06 2020
Sam Harris tackles tough issues with tact and integrity. He doesn't claim to be all knowing strives to learn and have an open mind. In an alternate universe children would be raised to tackle tough questions and criticism with grace. This should be a societal norm. Instead we're encouraged to avoid conflict and to anger towards criticism. Our measure of competence is in being infallible, so all of our action or inaction supports this idea. In a nutshell, I learn a lot while listening.

rumdyr Sep 06 2020
Listen to this

Brave free World Aug 24 2020
Making Sense is one of the best produced and best podcasts out there. Sam Harris is a fresh breath of reason in a world of polarization and conspiracy theories.

weste Jun 24 2020
Best Brainfood Podcast. Gives inspiration and offers different views on non-trivial aspects of modern life. I can only recomment this podcast.

Frank Drebin Jun 21 2020
Very good podcast. Rational thoughts being exchanged among intelligent people, not to win or make point but to enhance understanding.

dean-be Jun 18 2020
Thought-provoking. I love it

Untitledelf Jun 17 2020
Thank you for your analysis and thoughts. Good episode.

ejace1 Jun 15 2020
Just because he talks low and slow doesn't mean he knows wtf he's talking about. The second he floats canards of "identity politics," "wokeness," and misconstrues "defunding the police," he's just being his old, normal, privileged, disingenuous self. I feel sad for the future of him and his clownishly unquestioning, mentally coccooned acolytes. He's naive and he just flat out sucks.

Andrés Rodríguez Jun 14 2020
Sam has great guests and is an interesting thinker. Although he can get somewhat repetitive with the topics he deals with and the way he engages in them.

Occam'sShavingGe Jun 13 2020
Such a clear-headed thinker. Not always right but always striving for intellectual honesty and consistency.

mrstuprigge May 26 2020
Not full episode

jread May 22 2020
The podcast that made me love podcasts. Brilliant, well-formed thoughts that leave you pondering for days and striving to be a better human.

MG May 16 2020

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DocRuthless Apr 30 2020
Sam Harris is a truly inspiring figure. His podcasts, his books and also his meditation app are a fountain of great ideas and insightful perspectives. Keep up the great work, Sam!

idoshamir Apr 04 2020
Harris brings important conversations and is always honest