8 episodes

All three seasons available at https://absolutelymental.com/

In this new audio series, the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actor, director, and writer Ricky Gervais phones his favorite smart friend, the neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris, to ask some very important questions...and some not-so-important ones.

Gervais and Harris contemplate the wonders of science and the chaos of modern life while having many good laughs.

Absolutely Mental Ricky Gervais & Sam Harris

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 788 Ratings

All three seasons available at https://absolutelymental.com/

In this new audio series, the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actor, director, and writer Ricky Gervais phones his favorite smart friend, the neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris, to ask some very important questions...and some not-so-important ones.

Gervais and Harris contemplate the wonders of science and the chaos of modern life while having many good laughs.

    S3 EP 7: Why do we lie?

    S3 EP 7: Why do we lie?

    Ricky and Sam discuss the morality of lying, including white lies, Santa Claus, and the best excuse to get out of a party.  

    • 5 min
    Season Three is Available Now

    Season Three is Available Now

    Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actor, director, and writer Ricky Gervais and his favorite smart friend, neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris, are back again - this time for Season 3.

    • 1 min
    S2 EP 2: How does hypnosis work?

    S2 EP 2: How does hypnosis work?

    Ricky and Sam discuss the mechanics of hypnosis and the possibility of a “truth serum.” They also condemn swallowing live frogs at parties. Get access to all 10 full episodes at https://absolutelymental.com

    • 13 min
    S2 EP 1: Why do we care about the future of humanity?

    S2 EP 1: Why do we care about the future of humanity?

    We care about what happens after we die... but why? Ricky and Sam kick off season two by discussing our desire to leave the earth better than we found it. Ricky officially denounces Satan. Get access to all 10 full episodes at https://absolutelymental.com

    • 18 min
    Season Two is Available Now

    Season Two is Available Now

    Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actor, director, and writer Ricky Gervais and his favorite smart friend, neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris, are back at it and this season Absolutely Mental is going deeper.
    Get access to all 10 full episodes at https://absolutelymental.com
     

    • 1 min
    S1 EP 2: What makes something funny?

    S1 EP 2: What makes something funny?

    In this teaser of episode 2, Sam calls Ricky to discuss where to draw the line in comedy. Ricky thinks everything is on the table. Except the word “vagina.” Get access to all 11 episodes at https://absolutelymental.com

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
788 Ratings

788 Ratings

I LIKE IIIIITTTT ,

Great minds think alike lololol jkjkjk

These two guys have brilliant minds and it’s great to see them think together

Corvus Anduril ,

Move to Apple Podcasts

They need to get with the times and move to Apple Podcasts where people can/will actually listen to the full series.

Nonamenickbrain ,

Wowcrap

Two stoned teenagers skipping school sit under a bridge and have an inane conversation about why humans dream. It obviously sounds interesting to them, because they are high, but to me it was painful to listen to two genuinely smart and fascinating thinkers make fools of themselves. Guys, sober up and edit before dropping this crap.

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