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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, 15.6K 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
15.6K Ratings

15.6K Ratings

spacebag ,

My favorite podcast

Im very far left and disagree with Sam sometimes, however I love listening to him and like the way he thinks. This podcast is solid gold and definitely worth your time.

IWantedToLikeYou ,

Iffy

Thoughtful, science-based, philosophical. However, the more I listened, the more I heard his defensiveness about issues relating to gender, which made me think he knows he’s treading in bad-faith territory. What confirmed this was scrolling though the episodes and seeing how few of his guests (much like Joe Rogan’s) are women, and it’s maybe 10 percent. So, I wish I could support him, but this is aggregious sexism, and therefore I am out. Listen to Mental Illness Happy Hour instead. He is open to talking about real humanism and our shared vulnerability including EVERYONE, without dividing it by sex. Our stories are part of humanity, so let’s please stop putting ourselves on opposing teams.

Dougiel12 ,

Meh.

I actually enjoyed some elements of the podcast until Sam started pushing his political views. And I unsubscribed when he and his buddy tried to gaslight us about the Mueller Report.

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