sam harris lawrence krauss matt dillahunty new york
play audio
Play Episode
Download

#115 - Sam Harris, Lawrence Krauss, and Matt Dillahunty (1) A Live Recording from New York City Center in NYC

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Lawrence Krauss and Matt Dillahunty about the threat of nuclear war, science and a universal conception of morality, the role of intuition in science, the primacy of consciousness, the nature of time, free will, the self, meditation, and other topics. This conversation was recorded … Continued

Sam Harris, David Frum, Andrew Sullivan in DC
play audio
Play Episode
Download

#114 - Politics and Sanity A Conversation with David Frum and Andrew Sullivan

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with David Frum and Andrew Sullivan about the Trump presidency, hyper-partisanship, how democracies fail, immigration, the lowering life expectancy in the U.S., racism, social media, the opioid crisis, marijuana legalization, religion, what a healthy politics might look like, and other topics. David Frum is … Continued

play audio
Play Episode
Download

#113 - Consciousness and the Self A Conversation with Anil K. Seth

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Anil Seth about the scientific study of consciousness, where consciousness emerges in nature, levels of consciousness, perception as a “controlled hallucination,” emotion, the experience of “pure consciousness,” consciousness as “integrated information,” measures of “brain complexity,” psychedelics, different aspects of the “self,” conscious AI, … Continued

Waking Podcast #111 - THE SCIENCE OF MEDITATION
play audio
Play Episode
Download

#111 - The Science of Meditation A Conversation with Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson about the current scientific understanding of meditation practice. They speak about the original stigma associated with meditation, the history of introspection in eastern and western cultures, the recent collaboration between Buddhism and western science, the difference between … Continued

Waking Up Podcast A Conversation with A.J. Jacobs
play audio
Play Episode
Download

#110 - The Change Artist A Conversation with A.J. Jacobs

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with A.J. Jacobs about religion, gossip, polyamory, health advice, our past and future selves, “radical honesty,” human genealogy, tribalism, and other topics. A.J. Jacobs is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Know-It-All, The Year of Living Biblically, and The Guinea Pig … Continued

Waking Up Podcast #109 — Biology and Culture
play audio
Play Episode
Download

#109 - Biology and Culture A Conversation with Bret Weinstein

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Bret Weinstein about the moral panic at Evergreen State College, the concept of race, genetic differences between human populations, intersectionality, sex and gender, “metaphorical truth,” religion and “group selection,” equality, and other topics. Bret Weinstein has spent two decades advancing the field of … Continued

play audio
Play Episode
Download

#108 - Defending the Experts A Conversation with Tom Nichols

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Tom Nichols about his book The Death of Expertise. They discuss the “Dunning-Kruger Effect,” the growth of knowledge and reliance on authority, when experts fail, the repudiation of expertise in politics, conspiracy thinking, North Korea, Trump, and other topics. Tom Nichols is Professor of National … Continued

play audio
Play Episode
Download

#107 - Is Life Actually Worth Living? A Conversation with David Benatar

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with David Benatar about his philosophy of “anti-natalism.” They discuss the asymmetry between the good and bad things in life, the ethics of existential risk, the moral landscape, the limits and paradoxes of introspection, the “experience machine” thought experiment, population ethics, and other topics. … Continued

play audio
Play Episode
Download

#106 - Humanity 2.0 A Conversation with Jennifer A. Doudna

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jennifer Doudna about the gene-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9. They talk about the biology of gene editing, how specific tissues in the body can be targeted, the ethical implications of changing the human genome, the importance of curiosity-driven science, and other topics. Jennifer A. Doudna is … Continued

waking up podcast