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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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    • 4.8, 18.5K 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.

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4.8 out of 5
18.5K Ratings

18.5K Ratings

Robotsfallingapart ,

The best podcast

One of the best podcasts of all time.

Catan-amizer ,

Sams insight is unique

Over the last 3 years Sam Harris has shined a light onto my brain that was once in darkness. I’m sad to report that much of my liberal college education has led me astray from honesty and selflessness. Sams insights are so well thought out and often profound that I find myself in awe of it. I think it’s the combination of his meditation ability and his love for truth that conjures a one of a kind perspective that I cherish.

I honestly believe his perspective on free will, if it were to take hold as a social norm, could be one of the most profound social evolutions the world has ever witnessed.

His book on lying has monumentally changed the way I hold myself accountable on a daily basis and I’m happy to report my life is much better than it was previously.

my favorite aspects of that podcast is that it is never shys away from controversy. When Sam has discovered that he has said something untruthful or if his perspective has evolved he always makes sure to note it for future corrections and announcements.

When Sam has a conversation with other scholars he actually attempts to find the disagreements because he honestly wants his mind changed, not because he wants to win a debate. This is an aspect I am currently working on in my own life and has been an interesting journey thus far.

Thank you Sam for your drive to create wonderful inspiring content and always speaking about what you feel is most important rather than what you prefer to speak about.

Washutiger ,

Found by accident - consider myself lucky

It’s so comfortable and refreshing to hear open and honest discussion about very difficult or interesting topics. I enjoy every episode.

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