Sep 30, 2021
Sam Harris speaks with Jonas Kaplan about the neuroscience of belief change. They discuss the illusory truth effect, the backfire effect, failures of replication, “The Fireplace Delusion,” the connection between reason and emotion, wishful thinking, persuasion and the sense of self, conspiracy theories, the power of...
Sep 24, 2021
Sam shares a clip from the second season of Absolutely Mental, his audio series with Ricky Gervais. All 10 episodes have been released today (Friday September 24th, 2021) and are available for purchase at AbsolutelyMental.com.
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Sep 20, 2021
Why won’t you discuss COVID vaccines and Ivermectin with Bret Weinstein on the podcast?
What do you think about the recent prosecution of a 100-year-old Nazi in Germany?
How can we understand voluntary behavior without free will?
Does aid to the developing world do more harm than good?
Sep 9, 2021
Sam Harris recalls his experience of September 11th, 2001, and considers the future of American foreign policy.
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Sep 1, 2021
Sam Harris speaks with Balaji Srinivasan about several civilizational challenges and possible paths forward. They discuss the evidence of American decline, the rise of India and China, centralizing and decentralizing trends in politics, the relationship between politics and technology, the failures of the FDA and TSA,...