"Great podcast by the great Sam Harris. He leads the interviews perfectly, always knows the right questions to ask, and knows when to let the guest speak. I particularly love the episodes about consciousness, physics, and AI."
"As one of the most thought-provoking intellectuals of our time, Sam Harris walks us through modernity in a search for truth and nuance. A strong advocate of open and civil communication, Sam Harris receives my highest commendation."
"Sam consistently has interesting guests and I really respect the amount of background research he does to ask really good questions. He also has an interesting and commendable policy of allowing the guest to veto portions of the interview the (s)he doesn't believe accurately represent their views. This really allows Sam to debate "the best version of [their] argument," as he puts it, instead of trying to do 'gotcha' reporting."
"Sam Harris is controversial. Philosophers/students seem to hate him because he doesn't engage with the literature much. Left-leaning folks hate him because he disparages Islam (and all religions). Right-leaning folks hate him for bashing on Trump. I'm don't fall into any of these camps and I usually like Harris. He brings on interesting guests and spends a lot of time digging into topics with them. He is consistent in his principles (sometimes to his detriment and it derails conversations) and is almost always polite and reasonable when disagreeing with guests. I say listen to a few episodes and decide for yourself how you feel about the show, don't just assume you hate it because of what you think you know about Harris."
"While Sam himself spends much of his time protecting his own ego, he really does present a marvelous open forum for speakers across disciplines who may not always get a fair shake in traditional media. An outstanding podcast for those looking to expand their worldview. "