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#256 — A Contagion of Bad Ideas

Posted by on Jul 23, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Eric Topol about vaccine hesitancy and related misinformation. They discuss the...

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#255 — The Future of Intelligence

Posted by on Jul 9, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jeff Hawkins about the nature of intelligence. They discuss how the neocortex...

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#254 — The Mating Strategies of Earthlings

Posted by on Jun 25, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with David Buss about the differential mating strategies of men and women. They discuss...

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#253 — Corporate Courage

Posted by on Jun 17, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jason Fried about the recent controversy over the “no politics” policy at his...

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#252 — Are We Alone in the Universe?

Posted by on Jun 10, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Neil deGrasse Tyson about our place in the universe. They discuss our current...

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#251 — Corporate Cowardice

Posted by on May 26, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Antonio García-Martínez about his recent firing at Apple. They discuss his...

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#250 — Broken Conversations

Posted by on May 21, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jesse Singal about a variety of controversial topics. They discuss fragmentation in...

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#249 — Distance & Arrival

Posted by on May 14, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris and David Whyte further explore his work in his book Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and...

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#248 — Order & Freedom

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Michele Gelfand about the difference between tight and loose cultures. They discuss...

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Special Episode: Engineering the Apocalypse

Posted by on Apr 23, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this nearly 4-hour SPECIAL EPISODE, Rob Reid delivers a 100-minute monologue (broken up into 4 segments, and interleaved with...

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#247 — Constructing Minds

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Lisa Feldman Barrett about the origins and function of the human brain. They...

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#246 — Police Training & Police Misconduct

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Rener Gracie about police procedure and about the special relevance of Brazilian...

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#245 — Can We Talk About Scary Ideas?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Peter Singer, Francesca Minerva, Jeff McMahan about the newly launched Journal of...

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#244 — Food, Climate, and Pandemic Risk

Posted by on Apr 6, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast Sam Harris speaks with Bruce Friedrich and Liz Specht from the Good Food Institute about the way the...

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#243 — A Few Points of Confusion

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 on libsyn.com

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#242 — Psychedelics and the Self

Posted by on Mar 23, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with James Fadiman about the psychedelic experience. They discuss who should and...

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#241 — Final Thoughts on Free Will

Posted by on Mar 12, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris presents his full argument on the illusoriness of free will—and explores its ethical and...

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#240 — The Boundaries of Self

Posted by on Mar 7, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam speaks with poet David Whyte about his new and on-going series for the Waking Up app, based on his...

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#239 — Yet Another Call from Ricky Gervais

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 on libsyn.com

Ricky Gervais calls Sam to ask if AI will replace comedians. They also discuss the implications of not having free will and if a chimp has...

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#238 — How to Build a Universe

Posted by on Feb 22, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Frank Wilczek about the fundamental nature of reality. They discuss the difference...

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