Waking Up with Sam Harris

Waking Up with Sam Harris

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#78 — Persuasion and Control
May 26 • 89 min
A Conversation with Zeynep Tufekci
#77 — The Moral Complexity of Genetics
May 22 • 132 min
A Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee
#76 — The Path to Impeachment
May 18 • 80 min
Conversations with Anne Applebaum and Juliette Kayyem
#75 — Ask Me Anything 7
May 12 • 58 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris answers questions from listeners about the illusion of the self, his podcast with Charles Murray, the future of brain-machine interfaces, his BJJ practice, reasoning with the extreme Left,…
#74 — What Should We Eat?
May 6 • 127 min
A Conversation with Gary Taubes
#73 — Forbidden Knowledge
Apr 23 • 138 min
A Conversation with Charles Murray
#72 — Privacy and Security
Apr 17 • 38 min
A Conversation with Gen. Michael V. Hayden
#71 — What Is Technology Doing to Us?
Apr 14 • 108 min
A Conversation with Tristan Harris
#70 — Beauty and Terror
Apr 10 • 137 min
A Conversation with Lawrence Krauss
#69 — The Russia Connection
Mar 24 • 82 min
A Conversation with Anne Applebaum
#68 — Reality and the Imagination
Mar 19 • 92 min
A Conversation with Yuval Noah Harari
#67 — Meaning and Chaos
Mar 13 • 109 min
A Conversation with Jordan Peterson
#66 — Living with Robots
Mar 1 • 66 min
A Conversation with Kate Darling
#65 — We’re All Cucks Now
Feb 20 • 69 min
A Conversation with David Frum
#64 — Ask Me Anything 6
Feb 15 • 86 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris answers questions from listeners about his conversation with Jordan Peterson, the reaction to Milo Yiannopoulos at U.C. Berkeley, the “Muslim ban,” the echo chamber of social media, Trump’s…
#63 — Why Meditate?
Jan 31 • 106 min
Sam Talks to Joseph Goldstein
#62 — What is True?
Jan 21 • 135 min
A Conversation with Jordan Peterson
#61 — The Power of Belief
Jan 15 • 127 min
A Conversation with Lawrence Wright
#60 — An Evening with Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris (2)
Jan 10 • 83 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Richard Dawkins at a live event in Los Angeles (second of two). They discuss Richard’s experience of having a stroke, the genetic future of humanity, the analogy between genes and…
#59 — Friend & Foe
Jan 5 • 116 min
Sam talks to Maajid Nawaz
#58 — The Putin Question
Dec 27, 2016 • 91 min
Sam Talks to Garry Kasparov
#57 — An Evening with Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris (1)
Dec 18, 2016 • 96 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Richard Dawkins at a live event in Los Angeles (first of two). They cover religion, Jurassic Park, artificial intelligence, elitism, continuing human evolution, and other topics.
#56 — Abusing Dolores
Dec 12, 2016 • 139 min
A Conversation with Paul Bloom
#55 — Islamism vs Secularism
Dec 6, 2016 • 156 min
A Conversation with Shadi Hamid
#54 — Trumping The World
Dec 1, 2016 • 81 min
A Conversation with James Kirchick
#53 — The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence
Nov 23, 2016 • 75 min
A Conversation with Stuart Russell
#52 — Finding Our Way in the Cosmos
Nov 16, 2016 • 109 min
A Conversation with David Deutsch
#51 — The Most Powerful Clown
Nov 10, 2016 • 30 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris talks about the results of the 2016 presidential election and the prospects of a President Trump.
#50 — The Borders of Tolerance
Nov 2, 2016 • 58 min
A Conversation with Ayaan Hirsi Ali
#49 — The Lesser Evil
Oct 26, 2016 • 146 min
A Conversation with Andrew Sullivan
#48 — What Is Moral Progress?
Oct 21, 2016 • 117 min
A Conversation with Peter Singer
#47 — The Frontiers of Political Correctness
Oct 6, 2016 • 111 min
A Conversation with Gad Saad
#46 — The End of Faith Sessions 3
Sep 28, 2016 • 65 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris reads and discusses the third chapter of “The End of Faith.” Topics covered: Christianity, Judaism, the Inquisition, witchcraft, anti-Semitism, and the Holocaust.
#45 — Ask Me Anything 5
Sep 13, 2016 • 80 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris answers questions from listeners about how 9/11 changed his life, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, free will, why he podcasts, Milo and the alt-Right, identity politics, Clinton vs. Trump, vegetarianism, and…
#44 — Being Good and Doing Good
Aug 29, 2016 • 130 min
A Conversation with William MacAskill
#43 — What Do Jihadists Really Want?
Aug 17, 2016 • 48 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris reads from the latest issue of “Dabiq,” the magazine of ISIS, and discusses the beliefs and goals of jihadists worldwide.
#42 — Racism and Violence in America
Aug 8, 2016 • 126 min
A Conversation with Glenn C. Loury
#41 — Faith in Reason
Aug 1, 2016 • 144 min
A Conversation with Eric Weinstein
#40 — Complexity & Stupidity
Jul 12, 2016 • 102 min
A Conversation with David Krakauer
#39 — Free Will Revisited
Jul 3, 2016 • 104 min
A Conversation with Daniel Dennett
#38 — The End of Faith Sessions 2
Jun 15, 2016 • 159 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris reads and discusses the second chapter of “The End of Faith.” However, the first hour of this podcast focuses on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the political implications of the recent terrorist…
#37 — Thinking in Public
May 31, 2016 • 104 min
A Conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson
#36 — What Makes Us Safer?
May 2, 2016 • 82 min
A Conversation with Juliette Kayyem
#35 — The End Of Faith Sessions 1
Apr 25, 2016 • 120 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris reads and discusses the first chapter of “The End of Faith.”
#34 — The Light of the Mind
Apr 18, 2016 • 104 min
A Conversation with David Chalmers
#33 — Ask Me Anything 4
Mar 26, 2016 • 58 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris answers questions from listeners about the recent attacks in Brussels, dealing with anxiety, the science of immortality, fame, liberalism, the Golden Age of Islam, and other topics.
#32 — The Best Podcast Ever
Mar 12, 2016 • 211 min
A Conversation with Omer Aziz
#31 — Evolving Minds
Mar 9, 2016 • 117 min
A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt
#30 — Inside the Crucible
Mar 6, 2016 • 109 min
A Conversation with Michael Weiss
#29 — Throw Open the Gates
Feb 24, 2016 • 127 min
A Conversation with Maryam Namazie
#28 — Meat Without Misery
Feb 20, 2016 • 67 min
A Conversation with Uma Valeti
#27 — Ask Me Anything 3
Feb 12, 2016 • 70 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris answers questions from listeners about free will, meditation, Noam Chomsky, the illusion of the self, Clinton vs. Sanders, the de-platforming of Richard Dawkins, wealth inequality, and other topics.
#26 — The Logic of Violence
Jan 19, 2016 • 105 min
A Conversation with Jocko Willink
#25 — Behind the Gun
Jan 14, 2016 • 103 min
A Conversation with Scott Reitz
#24 — Ask Me Anything 2
Jan 3, 2016 • 92 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris answers questions from listeners about Islamism, free will, honesty, vegetarianism, why he doesn’t publish more in academic journals, and other topics.
#23 — Islam and the Future of Tolerance (Audiobook Excerpts)
Dec 21, 2015 • 72 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris introduces the audio edition of his book with Maajid Nawaz, “Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue.”
#22 — Surviving the Cosmos
Dec 16, 2015 • 113 min
A Conversation with David Deutsch
#21 — On the Maintenance of Civilization
Nov 22, 2015 • 131 min
A Conversation with Douglas Murray
#20 — Still Sleepwalking Toward Armageddon
Nov 15, 2015 • 23 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris reflects on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
#19 — The Riddle Of The Gun (Revisited)
Oct 8, 2015 • 95 min
In this episode of the Waking Up Podcast, Sam Harris discusses his views about guns and gun control in light of a recent mass shooting.
#18 — The Multiverse & You (& You & You & You…)
Sep 23, 2015 • 86 min
A Conversation with Max Tegmark
#17 — What I Really Think About Profiling
Sep 16, 2015 • 13 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris responds to misrepresentations of his views (again).
#16 — The Dark Side
Aug 26, 2015 • 98 min
A Conversation with Paul Bloom
#15 — Questions Along the Path
Aug 11, 2015 • 99 min
A Conversation with Joseph Goldstein
#14 — The Virtues of Cold Blood
Jul 29, 2015 • 90 min
A Conversation with Paul Bloom
#13 — The Moral Gaze
Jul 21, 2015 • 70 min
A Conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer
#12 — Leaving the Church
Jul 3, 2015 • 74 min
A Conversation with Megan Phelps-Roper
#11 — Shouldering the Burden of History
Jun 27, 2015 • 127 min
A Conversation with Dan Carlin
#10 — Faith vs. Fact
May 19, 2015 • 66 min
A Conversation with Jerry Coyne
#9 — Final Thoughts On Chomsky
May 14, 2015 • 10 min
Sam Harris reflects on his failure to have a productive conversation with Noam Chomsky.
#8 — Ask Me Anything 1
Apr 24, 2015 • 69 min
In this episode of the Waking Up Podcast, Sam Harris talks about atheism, artificial intelligence, rape, public speaking, meditation, consciousness, free will, intellectual honesty, and other topics.
#7 — Through the Eyes of a Cult
Mar 24, 2015 • 30 min
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris discusses the Heaven’s Gate suicide cult and argues that we all have something important to learn from them about the power of belief.
#6 — The Chapel Hill Murders and ‘Militant’ Atheism
Feb 17, 2015 • 24 min
Sam Harris responds to the charge that “militant” atheism is responsible for the murder of three Muslim students in North Carolina.
#5 — After Charlie Hebdo and Other Thoughts
Jan 21, 2015 • 39 min
Sam Harris answers reader questions in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris.
#4 — The Path and the Goal
Oct 28, 2014 • 124 min
A Conversation with Joseph Goldstein
#3 — WAKING UP — Chapter One
Aug 21, 2014 • 86 min
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 Waking Up podcast at…
#2 — Why Don’t I Criticize Israel?
Jul 27, 2014 • 16 min
In the wake of the recent war in Gaza, many readers have asked “Why don’t you criticize Israel?” Here is my response. You can read an annotated transcript of this podcast at: http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/why-dont-i-criticize-israel
#1 — Drugs And The Meaning Of Life
Jun 5, 2014 • 20 min
The full text of this essay can be read here: http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/drugs-and-the-meaning-of-life
How to talk to a Christian
Nov 11, 2013 • 7 min
This is an edited excerpt from remarks that Sam H…
Looking for the Self (26 Minutes)
Sep 26, 2013 • 26 min
This is a 26-minute mindfulness meditation, led b…
Mindfulness Meditation (9 Minutes)
Sep 26, 2013 • 8 min
This is a 9-minute mindfulness meditation, led by…