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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.

Making Sense with Sam Harris Sam Harris

    • Science & Medicine
    • 4.8, 2.6K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.6K Ratings
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Flannel Boxingday ,

Nourishment for those who want to think.

It’s clear that Sam Harris’ main drive in producing this podcast is not to convince his audience of a particular point of view, but to present his ideas in a way that encourages intellectual engagement. This podcast is for everyone who wants to think.

Phartman ,

Best podcast

I’ve been following Sam since End of Faith, which I read in a single sitting after my pastor told me that my wife had cancer because of “the devil”, and I haven’t looked back since. His books, blogs, opinion pieces, and now podcasts have inspired me to be a better person, father, neighbour and rational thinker. Best podcast on the net, you won’t be disappointed.

From Canada Land ,

My personal favourite

I love the way Sam thinks. I’m not into meditation but love all the other topics he addresses. On the rare occasion I disagree with his ideas, I don’t even find it annoying because you can tell he’s a thoughtful person coming from a good place. He has the right kind of personality to sneak under my radar to make me change my mind on things, and I definitely think he tries as hard as humanly possible to make sense.

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