Earning to Give

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 24 December 2021 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Sam Bankman-Fried about effective altruism. Discusses how he became the wealthiest self-made billionaire under 30, what might go wrong with cryptocurrency, the Giving What We Can pledge, how he thinks about using his resources to do the most good in the world, how not to stigmatize wealth, wealth redistribution, norms of generosity among the ultra-wealthy, pandemic preparedness, impact through lobbying, how ambitious should we be in doing good, and other topics.

Can We Pull Back From The Brink?

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 13 June 2020 | 1h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Sam Harris discusses the recent social protests and civil unrest in light of the evidence about racism and police violence in America.

The New Future of Work

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 25 March 2020 | 1h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Mullenweg about the evolution of distributed work. Discusses the benefits of working from home, the new norms of knowledge work, relevant tools and security concerns, the challenges for managers, the importance of written communication, the necessity of innovating in response to the covid-19 pandemic, delivery networks as critical infrastructure, economic recovery, and other topics.

The Bomb

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 18 February 2020 | 1h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Fred Kaplan about his book The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War. Discusses the history of nuclear deterrence, U.S. first-strike policy, preventive war, limited nuclear war, tactical vs. strategic weapons, the details of command and control, and other topics.

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.