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#281 — Western Culture and Its Discontents

Posted by on May 2, 2022 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Douglas Murray about his new book, “The War on the West.” They discuss the problem...

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#280 — The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Posted by on Apr 22, 2022 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Eric Schmidt about the ways artificial intelligence is shifting the foundations of...

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#279 — The Rules of the Stage

Posted by on Apr 18, 2022 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris and Ricky Gervais discuss the infamous Oscar slap. We’re excited to announce the launch of the...

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#278 — The Man Who Will Be King

Posted by on Apr 12, 2022 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks to Graeme Wood about Muhammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. They discuss...

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#277 — How Does the War in Ukraine End?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2022 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Ian Bremmer about the ongoing war in Ukraine. They discuss the current state of the...

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#276 — Defending the Global Order

Posted by on Mar 22, 2022 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about the wider implications of Russia’s war of conquest in...

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Making Sense 275 Garry Kasparov2028paywall29

Posted by on Mar 10, 2022 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Garry Kasparov about Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine. They discuss Putin’s...

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Absolutely Mental Season 3

Posted by on Mar 2, 2022 on libsyn.com

Sam shares an episode from the third season of Absolutely Mental, his audio series with Ricky Gervais. All 10 episodes have been released...

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Special Episode: Recipes for Future Plagues

Posted by on Feb 28, 2022 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Rob Reid and Kevin Esvelt discuss USAID’s new “Deep VZN” program, which aims to discover new...

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#274 — The Future of American Democracy

Posted by on Feb 11, 2022 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Anne Applebaum, David Frum, Barton Gellman, and George Packer about the ongoing...

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#273 — Joe Rogan and the Ethics of Apology

Posted by on Feb 7, 2022 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam responds to the controversy over his friend Joe Rogan’s use of the N-word and his subsequent...

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Vaccine Mandates, transgender athletes, billionaires… (AMA 19)

Posted by on Jan 31, 2022 on libsyn.com

Questions: What is your position on vaccine mandates, school closures, etc.? Do you think painful memories remain painful because there is...

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#272 — On Disappointing My Audience

Posted by on Jan 10, 2022 on libsyn.com

In this episode, Sam discusses some of the topics he has and hasn’t covered, to the disappointment of many Making Sense listeners....

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#271 — Earning to Give

Posted by on Dec 24, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Sam Bankman-Fried about effective altruism. They discuss how he became the...

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#270 — What Have We Learned from the Pandemic?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode, Sam Harris speaks with Nicholas Christakis about the lessons of the COVID pandemic. They discuss our failures to...

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#269 — Deep Time

Posted by on Dec 3, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Oliver Burkeman about our relationship to time. They discuss the perils of...

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#268 — The Limits of Self-Knowledge

Posted by on Nov 24, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Stephen Fleming about the neuroscience of self-awareness. They discuss the nature...

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#267 — The Kingdom of Sleep

Posted by on Nov 10, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Matthew Walker about the nature and importance of sleep. They discuss sleep and...

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#266 — The Limits of Pleasure

Posted by on Nov 2, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Paul Bloom about the role that pain and suffering play in living a good life. They...

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#265 — The Religion of Anti-Racism

Posted by on Oct 27, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with John McWhorter about his new book “Woke Racism: How a New Religion has Betrayed...

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