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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

Patman.3 ,

Great Podcast

One of my favorite podcast! Keep it up Sam.

Critime ,

Excellent episode on the Mueller report

This podcast is fascinating, low key and good listening for adults who can’t handle the Reading Rainbow sound affects and cadence of many other GenX podcasts. The Mueller Report episode is a must listen for all.

Mandoog006 ,

He’s good

But not THAT good. I’ve always found it hard to listen to Sam talk. He’s incredibly monotone and frankly boring. I have to give him immense props for being the thinker he is, open to dialogue and part of the IDW, all that jazz. He’s an important person for sure in our politically autistic times.
However, and I’m sure there’s a lot to be said about facts over feelings here, he bugs me, personally. I mean, I remember when I was a loser teenager, an angry angsty atheist, hating on religion with the fire of a thousand suns. Now I understand that an overbearing atheist IS in fact, worse than a vegan. Islam? Sure, a LOT of problems there. Every other religion? Not really. No reason to wantonly crap on people because they found God or whatever. So I’m agnostic now, because you CAN’T know what’s out there.
Also, I’m pretty sure in regards to the mueller report, he basically said at the beginning, “Why are trump supporters wrong, and what do we need to know or say to get him out in 2020.” And I’m over here like, seriously? He’s basically a leftist loon right now! I’m all for holding orange man accountable, but I get the feeling Sam doesn’t like him for the same reason a lot of progressives don’t like him. Because he’s loud and crass and uncouth. If so, GET OVER IT. I’m so tired of that crap. We KNEW who he was when we elected him. This is no surprise to anyone. Did he openly collude or do some criminal act? No? Is he being prosecuted or impeached? NO? Is there any basis for hating him other than he is Trump? NO?!? THEN SHUT UP ABOUT IT!
The hilarious thing about this is I HATED trump when he was elected. I was a leftist progressive fool. Now, years later, I’m on the Trump train, for good reason! And we gonna riiide all the way into 2020 baby!
That or Gabbard/Yang.

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