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Waking Up with Sam Harris

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.


Episodes 156

#148 — Jack Dorsey 2019-02-05   1 #147 — Stephen Fry 2019-01-28   #146 — Digital Capitalism 2019-01-16   #145 — The Information War 2019-01-02   The Drive Interview with Peter Attia 2018-12-20   #144 — Conquering Hate 2018-12-07   #143 — The Keys to the Mind 2018-11-21   #142 — Addiction, Depression, and a Meaningful Life 2018-11-13   #141— Is #MeToo Going Too Far? 2018-11-05   The TED Interview 2018-10-30   #140 — Burning Down the Fourth Estate 2018-10-17   #139 — Sacred & Profane 2018-10-03   Introducing the Waking Up Course 2018-09-25   #138 — The Edge of Humanity 2018-09-20   #137 — Safe Space 2018-09-10   #136 — Digital Humanism 2018-08-30   #135 — Navigating Sex and Gender 2018-08-20   #134 — Beyond the Politics of Race 2018-07-29   #133 — Globalism on the Brink 2018-07-18   #132 — Freeing the Hostages 2018-07-09   #131 — Dictators, Immigration, #MeToo, and Other Imponderables 2018-07-03   #130 — Universal Basic Income 2018-06-19   #129 — An Insider’s View of Medicine 2018-06-12   #128 — Evolving Minds 2018-06-04   #127 — Freedom from the Known 2018-05-28   #126 — In Defense of Honor 2018-05-08   1 #125 — What Is Christianity? 2018-05-01   1 #124 — In Search of Reality 2018-04-21   1 #123 — Identity & Honesty 2018-04-09   1 #122 — Extreme Housekeeping Edition 2018-04-03   #121 — White Power 2018-03-25   1 #120 — What Is and What Matters 2018-03-19   2 #119 — Hidden Motives 2018-03-12   1 # 118 — The View from Trumpistan 2018-02-27   1 #117 — Networks, Power, and Chaos 2018-02-19   1 The Russell Brand Interview 2018-02-09   1 #116 — AI: Racing Toward the Brink 2018-02-06   1 #115 — Sam Harris, Lawrence Krauss, and Matt Dillahunty (1) 2018-01-29   2 #114 — Politics and Sanity 2018-01-22   2 #113 — Consciousness and the Self 2018-01-09   1 #112 — The Intellectual Dark Web 2018-01-02   2 #111 — The Science of Meditation 2017-12-28   2 #110 — The Change Artist 2017-12-23   1 #109— Biology and Culture 2017-12-19   1 #108 — Defending the Experts 2017-12-14   1 #107 — Is Life Actually Worth Living? 2017-12-06   1 #106 — Humanity 2.0 2017-11-29   1 #105 — Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Matt Dillahunty 2017-11-20   3 #104 — The Lessons of Death 2017-11-15   1 #103 — American Fantasies 2017-11-09   1 #102 — Is Buddhism True? 2017-10-30   1 #101 — Defending the Republic 2017-10-17   1 #100 — Facing the Crowd 2017-10-09   1 The "After On" Interview 2017-10-06   1 #99 — What Happened to Liberalism? 2017-09-28   1 #98 — Into the Dark Land 2017-09-21   1 #97 — The Impossible War 2017-09-15   2 #96 — The Nature of Consciousness 2017-09-10   1 #95 — What You Need to Know About Climate Change 2017-09-05   1 #94 — The Future of Intelligence 2017-08-29   1 #93 — Identity & Terror 2017-08-21   1 #92 — The Limits of Persuasion 2017-08-16   2 #91 — The Biology of Good and Evil 2017-08-09   1 #90 — Living With Violence 2017-08-06   1 #89 — On Becoming a Better Person 2017-07-25   1 #88 — Must We Accept a Nuclear North Korea? 2017-07-21   1 #87 — Triggered 2017-07-19   1 #86 — From Cells to Cities 2017-07-14   1 #85 — Is this the End of Europe? 2017-07-07   1 #84 — Landscapes of Mind 2017-07-01   1 #83 — The Politics of Emergency 2017-06-23   1 #82 — The End of the World According to ISIS 2017-06-15   1 #81 — Leaving Islam 2017-06-09   1 #80 — The Unraveling 2017-06-04   1 #79 — The Road to Tyranny 2017-05-29   1 #78 — Persuasion and Control 2017-05-26   1 #77 — The Moral Complexity of Genetics 2017-05-22   1 #76 — The Path to Impeachment 2017-05-18   2 #75 — Ask Me Anything 7 2017-05-12   #74 — What Should We Eat? 2017-05-06   1 #73 — Forbidden Knowledge 2017-04-23   1 #72 — Privacy and Security 2017-04-17   1 #71 — What Is Technology Doing to Us? 2017-04-14   1 #70 — Beauty and Terror 2017-04-10   1 #69 — The Russia Connection 2017-03-24   1 #68 — Reality and the Imagination 2017-03-19   1 #67 — Meaning and Chaos 2017-03-13   1 #66 — Living with Robots 2017-03-01   1 #65 — We're All Cucks Now 2017-02-20   1 #64 — Ask Me Anything 6 2017-02-16   #63 — Why Meditate? 2017-01-31   1 #62 — What is True? 2017-01-21   1 #61 — The Power of Belief 2017-01-15   1 #60 — An Evening with Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris (2) 2017-01-10   1 #59 — Friend & Foe 2017-01-05   1 #58 — The Putin Question 2016-12-27   1 #57 — An Evening with Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris (1) 2016-12-19   1 #56 — Abusing Dolores 2016-12-12   1 #55 — Islamism vs Secularism 2016-12-06   1 #54 — Trumping The World 2016-12-01   1 #53 — The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence 2016-11-24   1 #52 — Finding Our Way in the Cosmos 2016-11-16   1 #51 — The Most Powerful Clown 2016-11-10   #50 — The Borders of Tolerance 2016-11-02   1 #49 — The Lesser Evil 2016-10-26   1 #48 — What Is Moral Progress? 2016-10-21   1 #47 — The Frontiers of Political Correctness 2016-10-06   1 #46 — The End of Faith Sessions 3 2016-09-28   #45 — Ask Me Anything 5 2016-09-13   #44 — Being Good and Doing Good 2016-08-29   1 #43 — What Do Jihadists Really Want? 2016-08-17   #42 — Racism and Violence in America 2016-08-09   1 #41 — Faith in Reason 2016-08-01   1 #40 — Complexity & Stupidity 2016-07-12   1 #39 — Free Will Revisited 2016-07-04   1 #38 — The End of Faith Sessions 2 2016-06-15   #37 — Thinking in Public 2016-05-31   1 #36 — What Makes Us Safer? 2016-05-02   #35 — The End Of Faith Sessions 1 2016-04-25   #34 — The Light of the Mind 2016-04-18   1 #33 — Ask Me Anything 4 2016-03-26   #32 — The Best Podcast Ever 2016-03-12   1 #31 — Evolving Minds 2016-03-09   1 #30 — Inside the Crucible 2016-03-06   1 #29 — Throw Open the Gates 2016-02-24   1 #28 — Meat Without Misery 2016-02-20   1 #27 — Ask Me Anything 3 2016-02-13   #26 — The Logic of Violence 2016-01-19   1 #25 — Behind the Gun 2016-01-14   1 #24 — Ask Me Anything 2 2016-01-04   #23 — Islam and the Future of Tolerance (Audiobook Excerpts) 2015-12-21   #22 — Surviving the Cosmos 2015-12-16   1 #21 — On the Maintenance of Civilization 2015-11-22   1 #20 — Still Sleepwalking Toward Armageddon 2015-11-15   #19 — The Riddle Of The Gun (Revisited) 2015-10-08   #18 — The Multiverse & You (& You & You & You...) 2015-09-23   1 #17 — What I Really Think About Profiling 2015-09-16   #16 — The Dark Side 2015-08-26   1 #15 — Questions Along the Path 2015-08-11   1 #14 — The Virtues of Cold Blood 2015-07-29   1 #13 — The Moral Gaze 2015-07-21   1 #12 — Leaving the Church 2015-07-03   1 #11 — Shouldering the Burden of History 2015-06-27   1 #10 — Faith vs. Fact 2015-05-19   1 #9 — Final Thoughts On Chomsky 2015-05-15   #8 — Ask Me Anything 1 2015-04-24   #7 — Through the Eyes of a Cult 2015-03-25   #6 — The Chapel Hill Murders and 'Militant' Atheism 2015-02-18   #5 — After Charlie Hebdo and Other Thoughts 2015-01-22   #4 — The Path and the Goal 2014-10-28   1 #3 — WAKING UP — Chapter One 2014-08-21   #2 — Why Don't I Criticize Israel? 2014-07-27   #1 — Drugs And The Meaning Of Life 2014-06-05   How to talk to a Christian 2013-11-12   Looking for the Self (26 Minutes) 2013-09-26   Mindfulness Meditation (9 Minutes) 2013-09-26