Intelligent, topical, non-condescending, thought provoking... best podcast Iâve heard.
I never would have thought that I could listen to two people talk for hours and be riveted and stimulated to think more deeply about science, ethics, philosophy, and current events. These long-form interviews with interesting and thoughtful people are the antidote to the sound byte economy of mainstream media. I happily contribute to Samâs project!
I love this podcast and am a financial contributor. Sam Harris maintains a high standard for every episode. His guests are consistently knowledgeable, relevant and Samâs interviewing style provides the listener the opportunity to access ideas and intellectually stimulating information not readily available elsewhere. He happens to be an atheist, and thatâs a plus for me. Any person interested in critical thought will likely find something thought-provoking and worthwhile here. Iâm eagerly awaiting his meditation app that I understand is in the works, or maybe itâs a podcast, I donât recall. Color me a fan.
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An essential podcast for the preservation and defense of civil discourse in a fragmented cultural landscape.
Thank you for making and sharing this podcast for free. Iâve been waking up with a new episode every morning since I stumbled into the podcast and will be up to date soon. Its amazing to be exposed to these speakers and conversationsâ its helping me refine and define my personal values in a rich way while I have the luxury and time to as a grad student. Has also inspired some of my own ideas Iâm working on now.
My exhusband was an avid reader of Sam Harris, so I harbored some bias against him; but the brilliant neuroscientist is a champion Humanist who brings curiosity, critical thinking, and deep discussion to the forefront of every episode and redefines the shape and scope of a podcast, and for that matter, a conversation. With keen insight and thoughtful probing, Dr. Harris invites us on a journey of inquiry and discovery that sets latent observers onto the path of enlightened participants: citizens.
Not for the narrow minded. Five stars!
...or anyone else for that matter. Love the intelligence of this show and it's willingness to tackle high minded topics. Sams guests are fantastic, and he lets them do most of the talking, usually.
Very interesting and mentally stimulating.
Sam Harris is a breath of fresh air in a time where many seem to abandoning facts and reason in favor of ideology. You may not agree with him all the time, but you canât argue that anyone in public discourse is doing much more than Sam to try to bring reason to the forefront of our thinking.
Sam is awesome. One of the few podcasts that I listen to every one.
I love Waking Up. Sam has a laundry list of intelligent, interesting guests that come on the show and discuss modern ideas in a new way. I always come away with food for thought and anticipation for the next podcast. Keep up the great work, Sam!
Samâs podcast leads with its example of conversation without black boxes of intent.Beyond being one of the most eloquent speakers, Sam brings an all-star level of compassionate scrutiny and fairness to every topic and guest.An indispensable exemplar of how conversations should be had, especially around polarizing topics.
Interesting conversations with incredibly intelligent people across a variety of disciplines. Every episode is brilliant. They are long, though. Would recommend listening to an entire podcast without interruptions. You need to focus because these are so dense and educational. I love it.
Sam has guided my self-education more singularly than any other contemporary thinker. He brings an expert level of academic integrity to difficult conversations That most others shy away from. This podcast greatly informs tones of my own, and I hungrily await each new installment of Waking Up. If you enjoy the podcast, as I do, consider supporting Sam directly via his website. He makes a strong case for financing the media we consume; this project is among the most deserving because of its thoroughness and clarity.
Sam's work to free us all from the illusion of free will would save the world. Thanks, Sam!!
The best conversations on the planet.
Sam, thank you for all the work you do. You are a voice of reason amidst a sea of emotion.
And I will probably listen to each episode more than once.
Fab. Sanity saving me from drowning in #45âs oppression and insanity. MORE WOMEN NEEDED, however.
Great informational and eye opening podcast. One of the staples in my podcast diet and has had me reconsider several topics I thought I was steadfast one. Check it out!
This is the podcast I most look forward to hearing!
Great podcast with great guests
Love the podcast!
Itâs that simple.
If you base your beliefs in reality, you will enjoy this podcast.
When all other podcasts and radio shows bore me, this is the one I turn to for entertainment and learning. Endlessly entertaining and always instructive.
Deeply inspirational and informative. A pleasure to listen to and brilliant source of information
Sam Harris and his guests are brilliant people. I have to work hard to keep up with their conversations and analysis but itâs very gratifying. In a time if dumbing down, this is exactly what I crave!
Truly civil discourse guided by a brilliant host on a wide range of a issues with genuine intellectual integrity. Superb, addictive.
He is a once in a generation mind. I find this podcast and his writing very informative.
This is the first review Iâve ever written. âWaking Upâ is an excellent podcast, it is well designed, challenging, interesting and relevant. Listening, reading, and watching Sam and his guests have turned me onto so many new ideas and concepts. I support the show, and I canât imagine my money going to a better cause.
If I could only listen to one podcast it would be this one. The guests and subject matter offer great variety in compliment to an especially skilled arbiter of information. No complaints.
Insightful and engrossing.
Every time I listen to a Waking Up podcast , I feel like a fly on the wall at a very cool cocktail party .
Amazing podcast - made my year, thank you.
This podcast is dope. If youâre looking for something to get into and follow every week. Look no further.
Sam Harris's podcast is deeply thought provoking, far more entertaining than listening to the radio, and is helpful in grappling and explaining some of the more complex issues in our society.
I love this podcast and highly recommend it! I use it a source for finding interesting books on various topics. It happened more than once that Sam talked to someone who was so interesting that I went and bought his book. In addition, I really like Sam's mentality of making the interviewee look (or actually sound) great!
Very interesting discussions.
I don't always like the topics that are discussed. There are many I do. What's great about this podcast is that Sam is a proponent of the art of conversation and open communication. The fact is, I feel that everything is presented fairly and I find myself enlightened regardless.
You donât need to listen to this alt right propaganda
Sam Harris is a small beautiful island of scientific reason and rational thought in a sea of dogma and idealogy. He works through complex issues of morality, politics and philosophy with a clarity and conciseness that is refreshing and brings on guests who he engages with in thoughtful productive dialogue to work out some of the most challenging problems of our day.
Discovered you after the affleck fiasco. You were saying things I was thinking. I love your logical & dispassionate approach to issues. Always interesting to hear your point of view.
This by far is one of my favorite podcasts currently available on iTunes. I highly recommend it, a must listen for everyone. Itâs like health food for the brain.
Not just for atheists, not just for people concerned with Islam, really calm, intelligent, subtly humourous talk about really interesting issues in ethics and philosophy, and how they relate to politics, medicine, technology today and especially tomorrow.
I finally found the podcast I've searching for.