Thought-provoking content representing multiple viewpoints respectfully and intelligently.
Call me a fanboy but I love to listen to Sam think out loud. His thinking is clear. His speaking style may be somewhat laconic but his words are laser sharp. He never disappoints.
Was somewhat interested but then they started trashing the last guest the whole time and trashing the President without real substance other than complaining about these men.
If you're looking for pure, unadulterated logic and reason, look no further. Sam Harris exemplifies what it means to approach and breakdown a topic or idea with the highest regard for maintaining moral, ethical, and logical integrity. Remarkably, he is able to breathe new life into even the most harped-on ideas and topics, and shed new light on more weighty and seemingly unapproachable ideas. He is simply the best.
Sam Harris defines intellectual. He is a pure polymath and has a respect for, and lucid unique way with, the English language - very hard to find anywhere else. He is humble and calm (something I truly admire and actively try to emulate), prepared, confident and forthright. His is always the first podcast list I exhaust before I move on to the rest I have saved.
Highly recommend Waking Up with Sam Harris. This long-form conversational podcast covers many topics and is a wealth of concepts and considerations that are beneficial for anyone and reinforces both the importance of discourse and an imperative of reason-based thinking. Improve your life and the lives of those around you and subscribe to this amazing podcast! Be sure to check out the vast library of previous casts too-it's time well spent.
Vitriol against Trump. Pass if you want objective analysis.
Very educational. Thanks for podcasting!
Scott Adams destroys Sam in the triggered episode. He makes Harris look completely incompetent at best.
Decided to listen to an episode and ended up listen to him rant for 5 min on "The Left."
Sapolsky and Harris? absolutely amazing!!!
I've been addicted to the Sam Harris Podcast. He has a way of explaining things and allowing even the people he disagree with to explain their points in a civilized way. This podcast, along the the JRE and Chystopher Ryan are my top 3 go to podcast. I highly recommend it.
Sam Harris, at great personal and reputations risk, always addresses tough topics honestly. He is also recently trying to take a look at those he disagrees with, and have serious conversations to try to understand a person with contrary views. This is very needed right now. My only complaint would get that oftentimes when trying to bring on those on the right with opposing views, he instead brings on people like David Frum, Anne Applebaum, or David Brooks. All of these people have important and relevant viewpoints, but are not true representatives of "the right." These are people who have more often than not joined the left, and have a voice within the left primarily due to their willingness to criticize those on the right. I'd like to see more honest conversations with people like Ben Shapiro or Jonah Goldberg, with true conservative Bona Fides.Keep it up Sam!
Sam is an amazingly clear thinker & this podcast has been border line life-changing
This is simply the best. No commercials and no interruptions. 2 hours can be a bit taxing but it is the most sensible, intelligent, literate and thought provoking talk out there. Not for everyone but it should be.
Each episode stimulates the mind. The language alone is worth the listen.
Waking up with Sam Harris is one of the most intellectually honest, reasonable, and provocative podcasts I have found.
One of the most civic-minded, intellectually honest and articulate thinkers today, Sam Harris offers a dose of clarity and sanity to our chaotic and rapidly changing world.
YES!! You go Sam Harris.
I love this podcast because Sam goes into such wonderfully detailed conversations with each guest so we can really understand the topics better. I don't always agree with him, but that's just the icing on the cake for me. And really, the topics are usually great!
This podcast has helped me to look at ideas from multiple angles.
Great topics and conversation.
I am thrilled to have found this podcast! How refreshing to hear significant issues discussed in detail and without hyperbole. No straw men, no sound byte gotchas. This form of discussion must be supported
Been reading Harris' books since 2004 and listening to the podcast for a couple years. He gets good guests on and deals with topics in several lanes of inquiry. He is careful and rational, and is an exemplar of the kind of mind-set we need to deal with thorny issues. No megaphones and propaganda here ... just an honest attempt to gather facts and evidence in order to conduct rational discussions. 5*
These interviews are solid.
I may not agree with him on absolutely everything, but listening to this podcast enriches my worldview and teaches me things almost every week. Thank you Sam. Keep it up,
Harris' Waking Up is one of the most crucial and informative shows you can find in the still emerging podcast world. He has fascinating guests, never shies from controversy, is remarkably eloquent, and almost dangerously nuanced. He's misquoted often. Listen for yourself and dig deep with a smart and necessary show.
This Podcast has had positive impacts on my life in meaningful ways
A brilliant podcast from a brilliant mind
"It's great," is an inadequate measure of this delightful mind candy. Watch out! Once you try thinking, it's hard to go back. At least you'll be in good company. Thanks, Sam.
Best slippery slope I've ever walked on
If you are someone who enjoys an intelligent conversation with the experts in their respective fields, then this is a podcast for you!Not only is the content of the best quality, it is the tone and environment that Sam Harris creates that makes is a wonderful experience.
Agree or disagree with Sam Harris, nobody says it better than he! His use of language tickles the senses as much as it provides precision and nuance to his opinions. This is the first podcast I go to, every day, to see if there is a new episode. I also enjoy his voice, and, in spite of his dealing with controversial and scholarly topics, I have a habit of listening at times when I just might be tempted to fall off to sleep. He and his guests have a great deal of information and wisdom to impart, so I never mind having to start over, or listening more than once to a podcast. I am currently subscribed to +/- 50 podcasts, and this is my very favorite, which is why I support it financially. I want to encourage him to continue becasue I absolutely love the ride!
You can count on Sam to remind you of the value of critical thinking.
This is by far my favorite podcast. Fascinating, enlightening, thought provoking and always entertaining. Very grateful for this podcast. Big thanks to Sam Harris.
The podcast covers a range of topics, from politics and current events, science and religion, meditation and philosophy.Sam Harris is a voice of reason in these times of fake news and political turmoil. He is as receptive to his audience as any public figure today; putting fan suggestions on topics and guests into action. Though I do not agree with Sam on every single issue, we may diverge on about 10 percent of topics, his intellectual honestly and pursuit of the truth is refreshing and, unfortunately, rare. Thank you, Sam. Please keep doing what you do.
Sam is great. I have been following him for years now! It's great that he has a podcast and he can communicate rational thoughts and ideas on a broader platform!
This is my first time listening to this Pod. Scott Adams thinks circles around Sam Harris. Sam just gets increasingly whiney and frustrated, pretty great stuff!
Sam Harris is such a fraud I'm shocked that nearly all his reviews are 5 stars, must be the same xenophobic psycho pumping them out.Sam doesn't debate, he bullies. He doesn't compromise or attempt to understand, he simply attacks and then interrupts whenever he is attacked. It's an exercise in narcissism and is very propagandistic. I used to like Sam when he was humble and curious but now he's some kind of holistic, new age, islamophobic madman. Don't let yourself be convinced by this charlatan, there's a reason he doesn't work as a neurosurgeon anymore.
great podcast. thoughtful. incredibly articulate.
I absolutely love this podcast. Sam is a necessary voice that people need to hear.
Thank you, San Harris, for your open mind, clarity of heart, and intellectual rigor. Even though I don't always agree with you, you are teaching me how to change my mind.
Relies too heavily on interviews so content is very boring. Prefers talking about how unbiased he is rather than being unbiased.
Keep it up, Sam!
Just started listening and I'm hooked.
Sam Harris is scholarly, well read, insiteful and above all a great interviewer. He speaks with people he agrees with thats good. But when he speaks with someone he does not agree with he listens to there point of view and then asks follow up questions. He challenges them but never shouts them down. You have to really listen. There is a ton of great insight here.
I look forward to the thought provoking topics. It always challenges me and I feel smarter after listening. Also, it's great when Sam gets riled up and his humor shows through.
Love this podcast. Fascinating, challenging, revelatory â and sometimes infuriating â conversations and ideas. Only podcast that I listen to wall-to-wall. Support anyway you can!