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Making Sense with Sam Harris

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Rank #8 in Science & Medicine category

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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.

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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.

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Intelligent, fascinating conversations on important subjects. Making Sense is my favorite podcast.

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Never heard Sam laugh so hard before . Annika definitely his better half.

iTunes Ratings

16095 Ratings
Average Ratings
14659
599
317
166
354

Making sense

By N Purdy - Jun 12 2019
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Intelligent, fascinating conversations on important subjects. Making Sense is my favorite podcast.

Cheers

By Oss718 - Jun 10 2019
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Never heard Sam laugh so hard before . Annika definitely his better half.

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Making Sense with Sam Harris

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Rank #8 in Science & Medicine category

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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.

Rank #1: #152 — The Trouble with Facebook

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In the episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Roger McNamee about his book Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.

Mar 27 2019
1 hour 53 mins
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Rank #2: #1 — Drugs And The Meaning Of Life

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The full text of this essay can be read here: http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/drugs-and-the-meaning-of-life You can support the Making Sense podcast at samharris.org/support.

Jun 05 2014
20 mins
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Rank #3: #125 — What Is Christianity?

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks to Bart Ehrman about his experience of being a born-again Christian, his academic training in New Testament scholarship, his loss of faith, the most convincing argument in defense of Christianity, the status of miracles, the composition of the New Testament, the resurrection of Jesus, the nature of heaven and hell, the book of Revelation, the End Times, self-contradictions in the Bible, the concept of a messiah, whether Jesus actually existed, Christianity as a cult of human sacrifice, the conversion of Constantine, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at SamHarris.org/subscribe.

May 01 2018
1 hour 51 mins
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Rank #4: #73 — Forbidden Knowledge

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Charles Murray about the controversy over his book "The Bell Curve," the validity and significance of IQ as a measure of intelligence, the problem of social stratification, the rise of Trump, universal basic income, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.  

Apr 23 2017
2 hours 17 mins
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Rank #5: #112 — The Intellectual Dark Web

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Eric Weinstein and Ben Shapiro about the breakdown of shared values, the problem with identity politics, religion, free will, the primacy of reason, and many other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.

Jan 02 2018
2 hours 10 mins
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Rank #6: #3 — WAKING UP — Chapter One

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This is the complete first chapter of Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris. To purchase the audiobook: http://amzn.to/1v1NEIK To purchase the print edition: http://amzn.to/1mqiAKL You can support the Making Sense Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.

Aug 21 2014
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #7: #32 — The Best Podcast Ever

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris talks to Omer Aziz about Islam, Islamism, free speech, and related topics. You can support the Making Sense Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.

Mar 12 2016
3 hours 30 mins
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Rank #8: How to talk to a Christian

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This is an edited excerpt from remarks that Sam Harris made in a debate with a Christian apologist at Notre Dame University in 2011. The full debate can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqaHXKLRKzg

Nov 12 2013
7 mins
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Rank #9: #22 — Surviving the Cosmos

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris talks to physicist David Deutsch about the reach and power of human knowledge, the future of artificial intelligence, and the survival of civilization. You can support the Making Sense Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.

Dec 16 2015
1 hour 52 mins
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Rank #10: #62 — What is True?

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with psychologist Jordan B. Peterson about freedom of speech and the nature of truth. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.

Jan 21 2017
2 hours 15 mins
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Rank #11: #134 — Beyond the Politics of Race

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Coleman Hughes about race, racism, and identity politics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at SamHarris.org/subscribe.

Jul 29 2018
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #12: #102 — Is Buddhism True?

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Robert Wright about his book Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.

Oct 30 2017
2 hours 2 mins
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Rank #13: #11 — Shouldering the Burden of History

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris and Dan Carlin (host of the Hardcore History and Common Sense podcasts) discuss American interventionism, the war on terror, and related topics. You can support the Making Sense Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.

Jun 27 2015
2 hours 6 mins
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Rank #14: #18 — The Multiverse & You (& You & You & You...)

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark about the foundations of science, our current understanding of the universe, and the risks of future breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. You can support the Making Sense Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.

Sep 23 2015
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #15: #124 — In Search of Reality

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Sean Carroll about our understanding of reality. They discuss consciousness, the many worlds view of quantum mechanics, the arrow of time, free will, facts and values, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at SamHarris.org/subscribe.

Apr 21 2018
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #16: #123 — Identity & Honesty

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Ezra Klein, Editor-at-Large for Vox Media, about racism, identity politics, intellectual honesty, and the controversy over his podcast with Charles Murray (Making Sense #73).  You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at SamHarris.org/subscribe.

Apr 09 2018
2 hours 5 mins
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Rank #17: #21 — On the Maintenance of Civilization

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with author Douglas Murray about Islamism, liberalism, civil society, and the migrant crisis in Europe. You can support the Making Sense Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.

Nov 22 2015
2 hours 11 mins
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Rank #18: #113 — Consciousness and the Self

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Anil Seth about the scientific study of consciousness, where consciousness emerges in nature, levels of consciousness, perception as a “controlled hallucination,” emotion, the experience of “pure consciousness,” consciousness as “integrated information,” measures of “brain complexity,” psychedelics, different aspects of the “self,” conscious AI, and many other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.

Jan 09 2018
3 hours 5 mins
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Rank #19: #87 — Triggered

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris and Scott Adams debate the character and competence of President Trump. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.

Jul 19 2017
2 hours 17 mins
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Rank #20: #138 — The Edge of Humanity

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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century.” They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at SamHarris.org/subscribe.

Sep 20 2018
1 hour 55 mins
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