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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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#264 — Consciousness and Self (Rebroadcast)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Anil Seth about the scientific study of consciousness, where...

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#263 — The Paradox of Death

Posted by on Oct 18, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris reflects on the subjective continuity of consciousness, the nature of identity, and the...

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#262 — The Future of American Democracy

Posted by on Oct 5, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Andrew Yang about the state of American democracy. They discuss Andrew’s run for...

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#261 — Belief & Identity

Posted by on Sep 30, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jonas Kaplan about the neuroscience of belief change. They discuss the illusory...

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Absolutely Mental Season Two

Posted by on Sep 24, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode, Sam shares a clip from the second season of Absolutely Mental, his audio series with Ricky Gervais. All 10 episodes have...

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Ask Me Anything #18

Posted by on Sep 20, 2021 on libsyn.com

Questions answered: Why won’t you discuss COVID vaccines and Ivermectin with Bret Weinstein on the podcast? What do you think about the...

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#260 — The Second Plane

Posted by on Sep 9, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris recalls his experience of September 11th, 2001, and considers the future of American foreign...

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#259 — The Reckoning to Come

Posted by on Aug 31, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Balaji Srinivasan about several civilizational challenges and possible paths...

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#258 — The Fall of Afghanistan

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Peter Bergen about the US exit from Afghanistan, the resurgence of the Taliban, and...

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#257 — The State of the World

Posted by on Aug 13, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Dambisa Moyo about the state of the world. They discuss public goods, economic...

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Ask Me Anything #17

Posted by on Aug 8, 2021 on libsyn.com

In this episode of the podcast, Sam takes your questions. He begins by addressing the blowback that followed his previous podcast on...

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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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