OwlTail

Cover image of Sam Harris

Sam Harris Podcasts Interviews & Recommendations

Read more

59 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sam Harris. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sam Harris, often where they are interviewed.

Read more

59 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sam Harris. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sam Harris, often where they are interviewed.

Updated daily with the latest episodes

Episode artwork

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

Play
Read more

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.

Sep 25 2020 · 1hr 2mins
Episode artwork

Sam Harris: Making Sense

Play
Read more

SPEAKERS

Sam Harris
Host, “Making Sense with Sam Harris” Podcast; Author, Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality, and the Future of Humanity

In Conversation with Lara Bazelon
Professor of Law and Director of Criminal Juvenile Justice and Racial Justice Clinical Programs, University of San Francisco

In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, this program took place and was recorded live via video conference, for an online audience only, and was live-streamed by The Commonwealth Club of California from San Francisco on September 15th, 2020.

Sep 17 2020 ·

Similar People

Jordan Peterson

Richard Dawkins

Steven Pinker

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tim Ferriss

Dave Rubin

Michael Shermer

Ezra Klein

Ben Shapiro

Donald Trump

Andrew Yang

Bret Weinstein

Yuval Noah Harari

Adam Grant

Jonathan Haidt

Episode artwork

631 - Consciousness vs Morality with Sam Harris

Play
Read more

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

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 10 2020 · 1hr 54mins
Episode artwork

Sam Harris: A place for conversation in an angry world

Play
Read more
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?
Aug 30 2020 · 22mins

Most Popular

Elon Musk

Barack Obama

Bill Gates

LeBron James

Mark Cuban

Michelle Obama

Melinda Gates

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Kevin Hart

Terry Crews

Mike Tyson

Episode artwork

Sam Harris on the value of conversation

Play
Read more
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.
Aug 12 2020 · 1hr 5mins
Episode artwork

Seize the Reins of Your Attention with Sam Harris

Play
Read more

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.

Aug 12 2020 · 1hr 47mins
Episode artwork

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

Play
Read more
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 Landscape

You 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/W8YLYD3

You can submit a nominee for the Future of Life Award here: https://futureoflife.org/future-of-life-award-unsung-hero-search/

Timestamps: 

0:00 Intro
3:52 What are the most important problems in the world?
13:14 Global priorities: existential risk
20:15 Why global catastrophic risks are more likely than existential risks
25:09 Longtermist philosophy
31:36 Making existential and global catastrophic risk more emotionally salient
34:41 How analyzing the self makes longtermism more attractive
40:28 Global priorities & effective altruism: animal suffering and global poverty
56:03 Is machine suffering the next global moral catastrophe?
59:36 AI alignment and artificial general intelligence/superintelligence risk
01:11:25 Expanding our moral circle of compassion
01:13:00 The Moral Landscape, consciousness, and moral realism
01:30:14 Can bliss and wellbeing be mathematically defined?
01:31:03 Where to follow Sam and concluding thoughts

Photo 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.
Jun 01 2020 · 1hr 32mins
Episode artwork

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

Play
Read more
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 Bond

BuyRaycon.com/ADAM TommyJohn.com/ADAM Geico.com

BetOnline enter PODCASTONE
May 27 2020 · 1hr 32mins
Episode artwork

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

Play
Read more

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.

May 21 2020 · 1hr 45mins
Episode artwork

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

Play
Read more

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 Harris

Sam 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:

Twittertwitter.com/tferriss

Instagraminstagram.com/timferriss

Facebookfacebook.com/timferriss

YouTubeyoutube.com/timferriss

May 15 2020 · 1hr 50mins
Loading