Outstanding podcast. I devour new episodes the day they come out.
Sam is one of if not the top most intellectual minds of our generation. Even when I disagree with his conclusions, Sam is a pleasure to listen to because he approaches all of his subjects with patience and reason. Rationality is the cure for societal taboos.
This is my favorite podcast of all time. Itâs just getting better with more interesting guests. Especially David Frum, Anne Applebaum, and Tristan Harris. Keep up the good work! So hard to find inspiration in the world.
One of the most even handed, well reasoned, and enlightened voice of our time. He deals with the most difficult questions in a fair and insightful way. His commitment to open discussion and critical analysis is refreshing
Murray totally fell apart on the relevancy question. Calls the whole enterprise into question. "Who cares and why" are far more interesting -- and far more impactful -- questions than the questions addressed in this podcast.
I appreciate this podcast for Sam's dedication to getting "into the weeds" with the ideas he and his guests discuss on Waking Up podcast. This podcast is great food for thought that will keep you chewing on the content long after your earbuds come out.Waking up earns every star I gave in this review, every dollar I support it with and your careful attention.
Much better than the critically acclaimed sequel - going to bed with Richard Dawkins
A lot of good, clear thinking, mostly well informed, not too much rambling about the same thing over and over, since the subject of the conversations keeps changing. Definitely worth listening to, nearly every time.
Sam Harris has changed my perception of myself and life. It's deep material but Sam does an amazing job at explaining difficult concepts he or his guests discuss.
If nothing else, Sam Harris is intellectually honest.
There have been many occasions where Sam has had someone on who I don't immediately recognize by name, but who five minutes into the podcast I am incredibly excited to hear more from. Consistently great guests willing to have powerful philosophic discussions on the most pressing topics of our time.
It's very rare to find people who know how to disagree intelligently. Listening to Sam and the guests debate and defend their views instead of being another echo chamber for broadcasting their views is very refreshing
One of the two podcasts which I support monetarily. Absolutely essential for today's complex conversations.
A rich, white, mama's boy preaching to the choir and nothing more.
I've never come across a human being who is more articulate and thoughtful in his arguments. Sam's podcast offers amazing content and stuff that REALLY gets you thinking.
Sam Harris is one of the most clear-headed and morally upright writers I have ever had the pleasure of reading. This podcast has given me a depth of knowledge about world issues, politics, religion, philosophy, and art that I have been craving. If you want to understand more about the world you live in, this podcast is the most direct vein into the truth, a truth that is so often messy and complicated. Luckily, Harris has the tools to guide you through this mess. I couldn't recommend it more highly.
The deepest conversations over a vast area of topics. Check it out!
Even if you don't agree with Sam on every issue, there should be nobody that could reasonably doubt he is sincere in his quest for truth. He's having the important conversations with the right people and I'm honored to be sitting in and listening. His ability to take complex topics and articulate common sense explanations for his reasoning is just outstanding.If I had one criticism it would be one that Sam has already articulated himself. His inability to move past specific points with certain guests. But he has been picking better guests and I think he's learned his lesson from a few bad experiences. I'm a proud supporter of the podcast, keep doing the good work Sam.
Absolutely the best of its kind.
That is all.
This podcast is a loudspeaker for truth and understanding.
Everyone should support Sam
I always look forward to The next episode. Thought provoking and educational.
I really appreciate Sam Harris and his willingness to tackle difficult and potentially controversial topics without sensationalizing.
In this polarized time in we need people bridging the gap between emotionally charged issues. Sam parses complex political, and social divides in a rational, methodical, way, drilling down to the heart of the problems that matter most to us in the age of misinformation. Itâs not too strong to say that this is one of the most important podcasts ever.
Though the political ramblings have become quite tiresome.
If you want reasoned, well researched, and insightful commentary that gets beyond the madness of far left and far right politics, Sam is your guy. The intellectual I trust most in the world.
I have about a dozen podcasts to which I subscribe, but Waking Up has risen to the top of my list. Excellent guests, very wise analysis. And I don't feel like I'm listening to a performance.
Every time I listen to an episode it's like a radical shift in perception, which always makes me wonder on what would be the best way to keep such momentum flowing... While I'm still working on, somehow, converting the talk into a more practical and action-based ground, aiming for really implementing into my day, I will keep the subscription going and my attention reserved. Thank you very much, Sam!!
A wonderful, thought provoking, mind opening series. Every episode has been absolutely fantastic
don't have to agree to learn something
I am so glad that Sam starting doing podcasts. After combing the Internet, voraciously consuming every lecture or debate of his that I could find, I was longing to hear more of his thoughts. Thankfully, the topics he covers has branched out beyond merely religion. It has been a fascinating experience so far, and I eagerly await the possibly of a new episode from him each day.
Such an eye opener and very informative show. These conversations give me some new perspectives of viewing on things essential to consider for living life in these modern days.
Particularly like his shows on reality and consciousness. More of that please! Loved your guest appearances with Dan Harris. An aside, his ability to articulate the nightmare of Trump is a soothing balm.
Waking Up is consistently one of the best podcasts I listen to. I differ from Sam on many issues and topics, but he is sadly rare in today's political climate because he spends time and intellectual effort on each topic to determine his opinion. He doesn't blindly subscribe lock, stock and barrel to entire political platforms. It's unfortunate that this is so novel, but I consider Sam a flag bearer of reason and reflection in a world that is increasingly driven by ill-informed outrage and polarization. This podcast is a treasure for people who want to think deeply about many of the most important issues facing us today. Thank you Sam!
I've been familiar with Sam's work for about 7 years now. There's no doubt Sam has a way with words in both writing and public speaking that makes him a pleasure to just sit back and listen to. This is by far my favorite podcast at the moment and I'm giddy whenever a new episode is released. Sam has some of the most interesting guests out there on a variety of relevant topics. He's also against bogging down the podcast with ads of any sort, which is doing us a huge solid. Overall, I can't say enough good things about the podcast. Keep up the great work, Sam.
Always clear, thorough, and insightful discussions. One of the only podcasts I listen to.
Great guests and great content. Sam is brilliant and bold.
But that is not necessarily a bad thing, is it?
He is intelligent enough to make it worth your while to listen to "some of the episodes" if you can muster the patience. I can't put the right word to it but, he speaks like the successful Noam Chomsky or the successful Brad Pitt (the points in there careers where they decided not to be impressive anymore). There is a moment in a career where someone has gusto. Well, sadly that isn't present here.He seems very "establishment" when it come to his views on Americans privacy yet very conspiratorial on the issues of AI. This seems a bit backwards for a rational person in my view. As long as you skip his Jordan Peterson episodes, or his "alex jones" views on AI, you might find its worth a listen.
Relevant topics that change the way I live my life. Super interesting! Feel like I'm in a free college lecture from a star professor.
Sam Harris is amazing. No doubt in my mind that he is one the most astute and intelligent minds of our current generation. Continues to interview awesome & unique guests!
Sam Harris delivers a breath of fresh air on the intellectual front. His reasoning has been a great source of motivation for me to become a truly descent human being through the way of reasoning, communication and introspection. Thank you, Sam. Just keep doing what you do.
My mind is often changed by the discussions that take place in this podcast. It's enriching, fascinating, and I never miss an episode.
For anyone who needs their dose of Sam Harris! Honest conversations with genuine, interesting people who are experts in the fields most relevant to all of us--technology, ethics, religion, news, and politics.