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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

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    • 4.9, 459 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

4.9 out of 5
459 Ratings

459 Ratings

N-J-S. ,

Great pod and app!

I love the pod, Sam! Keep up the great work. All the best, Nick - Norway

Etnidormteit ,

Good content, ultimately disappointing values

Often very good content.
I’ve been listening to Sam for a couple of years by now.
I viewed Sam as a man of impeccable morals and as a virtuous person, worthy of the amount of fame and respect he’s enjoying.
Today however I was sincerely disappointed.
Today Sam announced, the podcast will no longer be available to me because I’m not directly paying Sam for the privilege of listening.
Yes I understand that you might be able to squeeze some more bucks out of the podcast this way, but honestly Sam.. I thought better of you, I really did.
Reliable information and debate can be difficult to find. I thought I had found it in waking up. Right now however I feel like some cult follower whose finally seen the jig for what it is.
Was it all for money for you, since day one?
This is the very reason why our societies has stagnated in this extremely unsustainable and unfair system.
What leaders can we follow when their first priority consistently seems to be a higher pay check?
And no I don’t want your humiliating “first shot’s free”.
I heartily hope you personally see this review Sam.
You used to be a role model to me.

Guttenmedgullbuksene ,

Will tickle your neurons

Episode 79: probably the most appropriate podcast for every human right about now

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