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#132 - Freeing the Hostages A Conversation with Chris Voss

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Chris Voss about his experience as a hostage negotiator for the FBI. They discuss different types of hostage crises, along with many of the lessons that apply to negotiating in normal life. Chris Voss is a 24-year veteran of the FBI and one … Continued

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#131 - Dictators, Immigration, #MeToo, and Other Imponderables A Conversation with Masha Gessen

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Masha Gessen about Vladimir Putin, the problem of gauging public opinion in Russia, Trump’s fondness for dictators, the challenges of immigration, comparisons between Christian and Muslim intolerance, “fake news” and the health of journalism, the #MeToo movement, and other topics. Masha Gessen began … Continued

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Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web By Bari Weiss

Here are some things that you will hear when you sit down to dinner with the vanguard of the Intellectual Dark Web: There are fundamental biological differences between men and women. Free speech is under siege. Identity politics is a toxic ideology that is tearing American society apart. And we’re in a dangerous place if … Continued

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