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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, 18.3K 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
18.3K Ratings

18.3K Ratings

CREAMYTIME ,

Informative

I’ve been introduced to many new perspectives through this podcast and I’m very thankful for how it has challenged and helped change my worldview. I think I’m a better person because of it. Thanks!

schmidtyNIDAHONOHICK ,

Dear Sam,

People exchange food stamps for drugs in America. It’s a black market. Citizens also trade their prescriptions for money and sexual favors.

In closing: I think it’d be beneficial for our county to elect Kanye “the turkey” West as our next president🕯

-Les Couchon- 💄🐷🍒👠

Dajerseyshoreman ,

You can’t win every argument

I stumbled onto this podcast and was initially drawn to how well articulated Sam Harris is. I loved his guided meditations and his discussions of religions, spirituality and consciousness. After listening to about 10 episodes, however, I started to get annoyed by the constant references to his social media “fights” and the whole “I am right, they are wrong” narrative. Not sure why someone who claims to be in the search of truth would be so self-righteous.
Also not a fan of Paul Bloom that he keeps interviewing in multiple episodes.
Overall I listened to about 23 episodes. It became more difficult to not get frustrated with Mr.Harris’ constant effort to control the narrative regardless of who he was interviewing. Moving on to something else.

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