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Making Sense with Sam Harris

A Science, Society and Culture podcast featuring Sam Harris
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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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#87 — Triggered
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.
#81 —  Leaving Islam
In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Sarah Haider about her organization Ex-Muslims of North America, how the political Left is confused about Islam, "rape culture" under Islam, honesty without bigotry, stealth theocracy, immigration, the prospects of reforming Islam, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.
#91 — The Biology of Good and Evil
In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Robert Sapolsky about his work with baboons, the opposition between reason and emotion, doubt, the evolution of the brain, the civilizing role of the frontal cortex, the illusion of free will, justice and vengeance, brain-machine interface, religion, drugs, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe. 

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Podcast Details
Started
Sep 26th, 2013
Latest Episode
Oct 8th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
183
Avg. Episode Length
About 2 hours
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