LET’S BE REASONABLE: Sam Harris and Rufus in Conversation
The Next Big Idea
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
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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
#433: Sam Harris on Psychedelics, How to Cope During a Pandemic, Taming Anxiety, and More
The Tim Ferriss Show