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#144 - Conquering Hate A Conversation with Deeyah Khan

In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Deeyah Khan about her groundbreaking films “Jihad” and “White Right.” They discuss her history as a target of religious intolerance, her adventures with neo-Nazis and other white supremacists, the similarities between extremist groups, the dangers of political correctness, and other topics. Deeyah Khan … Continued

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#143 - The Keys to the Mind A Conversation with Derren Brown

In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Derren Brown about his work as a “psychological illusionist.” They discuss the power of hypnosis, the power of expectations, the usefulness of Stoic philosophy, and other topics. Derren Brown began his UK television career in December 2000 with a series of specials called … Continued

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#141 - Is #MeToo Going Too Far? A Conversation with Rebecca Traister

In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Rebecca Traister about her new book Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Rebecca Traister is writer at large for New York magazine and a contributing editor at Elle. A National Magazine Award finalist, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment … Continued

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The TED Interview

Sam talks to the head of TED, Chris Anderson, about using reason to build our morality. Sam makes the case that reason can indeed answer moral questions, and then explores the many controversies that emerge from that claim. Moral superiority? Cultural superiority? Moral progress? Chris and Sam dig in to discuss the right ways to … Continued

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#140 - Burning Down the Fourth Estate A Conversation with Matt Taibbi

In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Matt Taibbi about the state journalism and the polarization of our politics. They discuss the controversy over Steve Bannon at the New Yorker Festival, monetizing the Trump phenomenon, the Jamal Kashoggi murder, the Kavanaugh hearing, the Rolling Stone reporting on the UVA rape … Continued

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#139 - Sacred & Profane A Conversation with Bill Maher and Larry Charles

In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris gets together with Bill Maher and Larry Charles to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their film “Religulous.” They discuss religion, politics, comedy, and other dangerous topics. Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically … Continued

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Introducing the Waking Up Course

Welcome to the Waking Up Course. In this special edition of the podcast, Sam introduces his new meditation app, explaining his reasons for building it and what makes it different from other meditation apps. Visit WakingUp.com for more information.

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#138 - The Edge of Humanity A Conversation with Yuval Noah Harari

In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a … Continued

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#137 - Safe Space A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt

In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jonathan Haidt about his new book The Coddling of the American Mind. They discuss the hostility to free speech that has grown more common among young adults, recent moral panics on campus, the role of intentions in ethical life, the economy of prestige … Continued

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