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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, 18.8K 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
18.8K Ratings

18.8K Ratings

Sean and Allison ,

Tough talks, talked tastefully

Sam Harris demostrates how to fearlessly engage taboo'ed topics and villianized personalities to extract important lessons of how to live ethically and thoughtfully in a world of knee-jerk outrage and offense. This podcast is a breath of fresh, level-headed air. And I am happy to support a business model that fights the ad-based model of the internet that has hijacked our culture and politics.

Sunshine Wifey ,

Worth your time

I have enjoyed listening to Sam for quite some time. I find he is always insightful and brings forward discussions on topics that are not widely discussed in an intelligent manner. While Sam makes no bones about hiding his opinion on politics, he is always mindful to be sure his opinions don’t get in the way of conversations or topics he is discussing and if it because of this rare attribute that I have no qualms dedicating the time to listen to him and his guests. It is worth your time.

Traveling Daddy ,

What’s wrong with ads?

Sam makes it sound likes ads are the end all. What’s wrong with a few ads? I’ve picked up some good material from ads.

Saw some other readers suggest combo package model. I’m not about to pull out the credit card for yet another reoccurring monthly fee. If anything go the old iTunes route .99 cents a podcast.

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