Making Sense with Sam Harris

Sam Harris

science, "society & culture", "religion & spirituality"
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 ChristianRead more
Wondering where to start with Making Sense with Sam Harris? Fans of the podcast have clipped their favorite moments: check out a list of the best episodes below. Want more podcast clips? Get the Shuffle app.

Best Episodes

#226 — The Price of Distraction

Nov 27, 2020

"Information Foraging"

28

8

4

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Adam Gazzaley about the way our technology is changing us. They discuss our limited ability to process information, our failures of multitasking, "top-down" vs "bottom-up" attention, self-interruptions and switching costs, anxiety, boredom,Read more

#235 — A Call from Ricky

Feb 10, 2021

"how dark humour works"

12

2

3

Ricky Gervais calls Sam to ask why it is that we dream. They discuss why puns are terrible and break down some of the mechanics of comedy. SUBSCRIBE to gain access to all full-length episodes at samharris.org/subscribe.

Check out similar podcasts

Rasslin Roundtable
1515ave
This Week in Startups
Jason Calacanis

#230 — An Insurrection of Lies

Jan 11, 2021

"Sam Harris: "That was a pizzagate insurrection""

20

3

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris discusses two dangerous misconceptions about the siege of the Capitol. SUBSCRIBE to gain access to all content on samharris.org/subscribe

#224 — The Key to Trump's Appeal

Nov 3, 2020

"Sam Harris summarizes Trump’s appeal to voters in a minute"

8

1

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris describes his new understanding of why people support President Trump. SUBSCRIBE to gain access to all content on samharris.org/subscribe

#234 — The Divided Mind

Feb 5, 2021

"We are only conscious of 0.5-5% of everything that is going on in our brains! 🧠"

2

1

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Iain McGilchrist about the differences between the right and left hemispheres of the human brain. They discuss the evolutionary history of the divided brain, research on surgically divided brains, popular misconceptions about the differencesRead more

#228 — Doing Good

Dec 14, 2020

"Farm animal welfare always takes me by surprise here"

3

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Will MacAskill about how to do the most good in the world. They discuss the "effective altruism" movement, choosing causes to support, the apparent tension between wealth and altruism, how best to think about generosity over the course of one'sRead more

#229 — A Few Thoughts for a New Year

Jan 6, 2021

1

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris analyzes a few disturbing trends and shares his hopes for 2021. SUBSCRIBE to gain access to all content on samharris.org/subscribe

#231 — Crossing the Abyss

Jan 17, 2021

"QAnon grew on the Pied Piper narcissism of Donald Trump "

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with General Stanley McChrystal and Chris Fussell about the radicalization of the far Right under Trump. They discuss the events of January 6, 2021, the behavior of the Capitol police, the history of white supremacy in the US, the effect of banningRead more
TwitterBlogCareersPress KitCommunity GuidelinesTerms of ServicePrivacy Policy
© 2021 Akora Labs, Inc.