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LET’S BE REASONABLE: Sam Harris and Rufus in Conversation

The Next Big Idea

Neuroscientist, philosopher, podcaster, author, meditation guru, and unabashed atheist Sam Harris is one of our best-known — and most controversial — public intellectuals. In this bonus episode, he and Rufus talk about consciousness, free will, morality, and people’s stubborn insistence on being irrational.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/thenextbigidea.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 2mins

25 Sep 2020

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Sam Harris: Making Sense

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

On his wildly popular podcast “Making Sense,” Sam Harris and his guests explore some of the most important questions about the human mind, society and current events. Every week, he dives into some of the most controversial and thought-provoking issues we face in society today. Harris’ new book, Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality and the Future of Humanity, shares 12 discussions from “Making Sense” that are meant to push traditional conversations in unconventional directions. For Harris, honest conversation, no matter how difficult or controversial, represents the only path to moral and intellectual progress. Join Harris for a candid conversation as he discusses how we can all “make sense” of our complicated world with honesty, clarity and reason. Note: This program contains Explicit language. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

17 Sep 2020

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631 - Consciousness vs Morality with Sam Harris

The James Altucher Show

Sam Harris, author, Neuroscientist, and the host of the Making Sense Podcast came back on to talk about his new book, Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality, and the Future of Humanity. We talked about racism, consciousness versus morality and how do you define morality. What is the baseline for human morality! He also recounted his encounter with Ben Affleck! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin

1hr 54mins

10 Sep 2020

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Sam Harris: A place for conversation in an angry world


Thanks to the internet and the mobile phone our ability to communicate, inform and persuade has never been greater. So why is public debate getting ever more polarising and toxic? Stephen Sackur speaks to the american philosopher, neuroscientist and podcaster Sam Harris whose takes on everything from religion to race generate intense heat. Are extremism and intolerance drowning out reasoned debate?


30 Aug 2020

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Sam Harris on the value of conversation

The Book Club

In this week's Book Club podcast I'm joined by the philosopher, scientist and broadcaster Sam Harris - host of the hugely popular Making Sense podcast. Sam's new book is a selection of edited transcripts of the very best of his conversations from that podcast with intellectual eminences from Daniel Kahneman to David Deutsch, and explores some of the issues that preoccupy him most: to do with consciousness, human cognition, artificial intelligence and the political spaces in which these subjects come to bear. He tells me why civilised conversation is what the world needs now more than ever, why 'cancel culture' is real and J.K. Rowling's trans-rights-activist opponents are 'insane', how 'bad philosophy' has ruined the social sciences, the circumstances under which totalitarianism might be okay - and why, as a liberal, he thinks the left is in danger of destroying America.

1hr 5mins

12 Aug 2020

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Seize the Reins of Your Attention with Sam Harris

The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show

If you've been a long time listener to this show, you'll know today's show is a combination of some of my most favorite topics in one episode. Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher, and author of five New York Times best sellers, including 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). His work covers a wide range of topics from the worlds of neuroscience, moral philosophy, meditation, mindfulness, and rationality with the focus to help us grow an understanding of ourselves and the world around us.  Some topics we dive into: The biological functions of fear, how it holds us back, and ways we can overcome it How to use mindfulness to shift our mindset to work in our favor We talk a little bit about psychedelics and experimenting with opening the mind What does it mean to be creative, how to access it, and make it work for us If you want to hear more from Sam, be sure to check out his popular podcast, Making Sense, and his meditation/mindfulness app Waking Up. In fact, if you want start a daily mindfulness meditation practice, you can try it for free @ http://cr8.lv/wakingup Enjoy! Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

1hr 47mins

12 Aug 2020

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Sam Harris on Global Priorities, Existential Risk, and What Matters Most

Future of Life Institute Podcast

Human civilization increasingly has the potential both to improve the lives of everyone and to completely destroy everything. The proliferation of emerging technologies calls our attention to this never-before-seen power — and the need to cultivate the wisdom with which to steer it towards beneficial outcomes. If we're serious both as individuals and as a species about improving the world, it's crucial that we converge around the reality of our situation and what matters most. What are the most important problems in the world today and why? In this episode of the Future of Life Institute Podcast, Sam Harris joins us to discuss some of these global priorities, the ethics surrounding them, and what we can do to address them.Topics discussed in this episode include:-The problem of communication -Global priorities -Existential risk -Animal suffering in both wild animals and factory farmed animals -Global poverty -Artificial general intelligence risk and AI alignment -Ethics-Sam’s book, The Moral LandscapeYou can find the page for this podcast here: https://futureoflife.org/2020/06/01/on-global-priorities-existential-risk-and-what-matters-most-with-sam-harris/You can take a survey about the podcast here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/W8YLYD3You can submit a nominee for the Future of Life Award here: https://futureoflife.org/future-of-life-award-unsung-hero-search/Timestamps: 0:00 Intro3:52 What are the most important problems in the world?13:14 Global priorities: existential risk20:15 Why global catastrophic risks are more likely than existential risks25:09 Longtermist philosophy31:36 Making existential and global catastrophic risk more emotionally salient34:41 How analyzing the self makes longtermism more attractive40:28 Global priorities & effective altruism: animal suffering and global poverty56:03 Is machine suffering the next global moral catastrophe?59:36 AI alignment and artificial general intelligence/superintelligence risk01:11:25 Expanding our moral circle of compassion01:13:00 The Moral Landscape, consciousness, and moral realism01:30:14 Can bliss and wellbeing be mathematically defined?01:31:03 Where to follow Sam and concluding thoughtsPhoto by Christopher Michel: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmichel67/ This podcast is possible because of the support of listeners like you. If you found this conversation to be meaningful or valuable consider supporting it directly by donating at futureoflife.org/donate. Contributions like yours make these conversations possible.

1hr 32mins

1 Jun 2020

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Part 2: Sam Harris on Change, Post-Racial Society, and The Threat of Jihadism (ACS May 27)

Adam Carolla Show

Sam Harris, author, philosopher, and neuroscientist, joins Adam for a 1-on-1 conversation in Part 2 of today’s podcast. Adam asks him about his education background, and the guys go on to discuss the double-edged sword of the internet. They also talk about how psychedelics can change the way you think, why humans instinctively resist change, and Sam’s issues with religious doctrine. Later, Adam asks Sam about his argument with Ben Affleck on Bill Maher, and they go on to discuss the continued threat of jihadism, and what a post-racial society actually looks like. As the interview wraps up, Adam and Sam talk about wealth inequality. PLEASE SUPPORT TODAY’S SPONSORS!JB Weld - World's Strongest BondBuyRaycon.com/ADAM TommyJohn.com/ADAM Geico.comBetOnline enter PODCASTONE

1hr 32mins

27 May 2020

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E80. Sam Harris Says You Can’t Become Happy, You Can Only BE Happy

Walk-Ins Welcome with Bridget Phetasy

Sam Harris (author, philosopher, neuroscientist) has a fascinating conversation with Bridget about meditation, consciousness, mindfulness, and awareness. They discuss what brought Sam to meditation (drugs, initially), and the decade he spent traveling and diving into Eastern philosophy, mindfulness practices, and silent retreats, until ultimately he went back to college and eventually got a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. He and Bridget cover mediation and psychological resilience, being a hostage to your own thoughts, the search for a durable state of well being, the casualties of the spiritual path and the people who follow it, the illusion of self, and how close we are to being psychotic so much of the time. Full transcript available here: WiW80-SamHarris-Transcript Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/walk-ins-welcome-bridget-phetasy/sam-harris-says-you-cant-become-happy-you-can-only-be-happy/.Now become a Ricochet member for only $5.00 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing: https://ricochet.com/membership/.Subscribe to Walk-Ins Welcome w/ Bridget Phetasy in Apple Podcasts (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in Apple Podcasts or by RSS feed. Follow Walk-Ins Welcome w/ Bridget Phetasy on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bridgetphetasy), and Instagram (https://instagram.com/bridgetphetasy) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bridgetphetasy). hello

1hr 45mins

21 May 2020

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#433: Sam Harris on Psychedelics, How to Cope During a Pandemic, Taming Anxiety, and More

The Tim Ferriss Show

Sam Harris — Psychedelics, Meditation, and The Bigger Picture | Brought to you by FreshBooks and "5-Bullet Friday" "Nothing's changed but yet, on some level, everything has changed, and I feel like I'm in a spaceship where at any moment, the leak or the breach in the wall can be catastrophic. It's a very bizarre feeling, which I know everyone is sharing to one or another degree." — Sam HarrisSam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg) is a neuroscientist, philosopher, and author of five New York Times bestsellers. His work covers a wide range of topics—neuroscience, moral philosophy, religion, meditation practice, human violence, rationality—but generally focuses on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. 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).Sam hosts the popular Making Sense podcast and is also the creator of the Waking Up app, which offers a modern, rational approach to the practice of meditation. Sam has practiced meditation for over 30 years and has studied with many Tibetan, Indian, Burmese, and Western meditation teachers, both in the United States and abroad. He holds a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.Please enjoy!This episode is brought to you by FreshBooks. I’ve been talking about FreshBooks — an all-in-one invoicing + payments + accounting solution — for years now. Many entrepreneurs, as well as the contractors and freelancers that I work with, use it all the time.FreshBooks makes it super easy to track things like expenses, project time, and client info, and then merge it all into great-looking invoices. FreshBooks can save users up to 200 hours a year on accounting and bookkeeping tasks. Right now FreshBooks is offering my listeners a free 30-day trial, and no credit card is required. Go to FreshBooks.com/tim and enter “Tim Ferriss” in the “How did you hear about us?” section!This episode is also brought to you by "5-Bullet Friday," my very own email newsletter, which every Friday features five bullet points of cool things I've found that week, including apps, books, documentaries, gadgets, albums, articles, TV shows, new hacks or tricks, and -- of course -- all sorts of weird stuff I've dug up from around the world.It's free, it's always going to be free, and you can subscribe now at tim.blog/friday.***If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.For show notes and past guests, please visit tim.blog/podcast.Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/friday.For transcripts of episodes, go to tim.blog/transcripts.Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Please fill out the form at tim.blog/sponsor.Discover Tim’s books: tim.blog/books.Follow Tim:Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss Instagram: instagram.com/timferrissFacebook: facebook.com/timferriss YouTube: youtube.com/timferrissPast guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, Dr. Jane Goodall, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Esther Perel, Elizabeth Gilbert, Terry Crews, Sia, Yuval Noah Harari, Malcolm Gladwell, Madeleine Albright, Cheryl Strayed, Jim Collins, Mary Karr, Maria Popova, Sam Harris, Michael Phelps, Bob Iger, Edward Norton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Strauss, Ken Burns, Maria Sharapova, Marc Andreessen, Neil Gaiman, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Jocko Willink, Daniel Ek, Kelly Slater, Dr. Peter Attia, Seth Godin, Howard Marks, Dr. Brené Brown, Eric Schmidt, Michael Lewis, Joe Gebbia, Michael Pollan, Dr. Jordan Peterson, Vince Vaughn, Brian Koppelman, Ramit Sethi, Dax Shepard, Tony Robbins, Jim Dethmer, Dan Harris, Ray Dalio, Naval Ravikant, Vitalik Buterin, Elizabeth Lesser, Amanda Palmer, Katie Haun, Sir Richard Branson, Chuck Palahniuk, Arianna Huffington, Reid Hoffman, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Rick Rubin, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Darren Aronofsky, and many more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 50mins

15 May 2020