Transcripts (12)

#226 — The Price of Distraction

Making Sense with Sam Harris

  • 32 views
  • 7 days ago
  • 44:17

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Adam Gazzaley about the way our technology is changing us. They discuss our limited ability to process information, our failures of multitasking, "top-down" vs "bottom-up" attention, self-interruptions and switching costs, anxiety, boredom, "digital medicine," neuroplasticity, video games for training the mind, the future of brain-machine interface, and other topics. SUBSCRIBE to continue listening and gain access to all content on samharris.org/subscribe  

#225 — Republic of Lies

Making Sense with Sam Harris

  • 550 views
  • 16 days ago
  • 31:35

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris discusses President Trump's failure to concede the 2020 presidential election. SUBSCRIBE to gain access to all content on samharris.org/subscribe

#224 — The Key to Trump's Appeal

Making Sense with Sam Harris

  • 73 views
  • about 1 month ago
  • 08:22

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris describes his new understanding of why people support President Trump. SUBSCRIBE to gain access to all content on samharris.org/subscribe

#223 — October 30, 2020

Making Sense with Sam Harris

  • 40 views
  • about 1 month ago
  • 01:35:34

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris and Andrew Sullivan sing the praises of President Trump. SUBSCRIBE to gain access to all content on samharris.org/subscribe

#222 — A Pandemic of Incompetence

Making Sense with Sam Harris

  • 29 views
  • about 1 month ago
  • 01:05:01

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Nicholas Christakis about the Covid-19 pandemic. They discuss the breakdown of trust in institutions and experts, the corruption of science by politics, the ineptitude of the Trump administration in handling the pandemic, whether the gravity of Covid-19 has been exaggerated, preparing for future pandemics, whether Covid deaths are being over-reported, bad incentives in the medical system, tracking "excess death" statistics, the prospect that the novel coronavirus will evolve to become more benign, the efficacy of current treatments, safety concerns about a rushed vaccine, the importance of public health communication, when life might return to normal, the economic impact of the pandemic, long term social changes, the future of universities, Nicholas's personal habits during the pandemic, the importance of rapid testing, and other topics. SUBSCRIBE to continue listening and gain access to all content on samharris.org/subscribe