Leaving the Faith

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 11 November 2019 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Yasmine Mohammed about her book Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam. Discusses her family background and indoctrination into conservative Islam, the double standard that Western liberals use when thinking about women in the Muslim community, the state of feminism in general, honour violence, the validity of criticizing other cultures, and many other topics.

The Moral Complexity of Genetics

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 22 May 2017 | 1h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Siddhartha Mukherjee about his book The Gene: An Intimate History. Discusses the human desire to understand and manipulate heredity, the genius of Gregor Mendel, the ethics of altering our genes, the future of genetic medicine, patent issues in genetic research, controversies about race and intelligence, and other topics.

Annaka Harris on Conscious

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 6 June 2019 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Annaka Harris about her book Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind. Delves into the illusions of self and free will, the felt experience, where consciousness arises from, and panpsychism – the notion that consciousness might be a fundamental property of matter.

Jonathan Haidt – The Coddling of the American Mind

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 9 September 2018 | 1h 36m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Jonathan Haidt about the ideas in The Coddling of the American Mind. Covers hostility to free speech, recent moral panics on campus, the role of intentions in ethical life, the economics of prestige in “call out” culture, bigotry, systemic racism and the paradox of progress.

The Edge of Humanity

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 19 September 2018 | 2h 06m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Yuval Noah Harari about his book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Discusses the importance of meditation, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilisation, threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism and the implications of AI and automation.

Jaron Lanier on Digital Humanism

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 29 August 2018 | 1h 03m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Discussion with Jaron Lanier about the economics, politics, and psychology of our digital lives. Discusses the insidiousness of the notion that information should be free, what we should want from an advanced economy, the role of advertising, libertarianism in Silicon Valley, and why to abstain from social media.

Beyond the Politics of Race

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 29 July 2018 | 1h 56m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Coleman Hughes about race, racism, and identity politics. Challenges progressive instincts with thoughtful, nuanced thinking, grounded in data.

Universal Basic Income

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 19 June 2018 | 1h 08m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Andrew Yang, author of The War on Normal People, about universal basic income (UBI). Discusses the state of the economy, the rise of automation and AI, and thoroughly canvases the arguments for and against UBI.