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Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. His books include The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing and public lectures ...
 
The Portal is an exploration into discovery, including conversations with thought leaders. Host Eric Weinstein, Managing Director of Thiel Capital, brings his unique expertise and diverse roster of guests for a wide range of discussions, including science, culture, business, and capitalism. The show will feature people whose lives demonstrate that portals into what we would normally consider impossible, are indeed possible. Guests include presidential candidate Andrew Yang, NY Times bestsell ...
 
Extraordinary things happen around us every day. Design Of is the exploration of those extraordinary things and the extraordinary people that make them happen. Each episode we dive into how creativity, process, and wonder bring world-changing ideas big and small. Along the way, we learn about the journey it takes to get there - all the great and not so great. Join Justin Ahrens and the rest of the creative from Rule29, a strategic creative agency in Geneva, Illinois, for new ideas, new stori ...
 
Sheets to the Wind is a lifestyle guide for all things wine-country, specifically Northern Sonoma County & Healdsburg. It's a great resource for ideas of what to do when you come to town, or where to send friends and family visiting from out of the area. This podcast is an extension of the website, helping people get to know our local wine-makers and wine-label entrepreneurs a little better...
 
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In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Michele Gelfand about the difference between tight and loose cultures. They discuss the primacy of cultural norms in governing human behavior, the trade-offs between order and freedom, conservatism vs liberalism, sensitivity to threat, scarcity, the COVID pandemic, the Jeffrey Toobin affair, po…
 
The housing market is booming— but who actually benefits? Sam talks to Jerusalem Demsas, politics and policy fellow for Vox, about what so many are getting wrong about housing. Plus, Sam revisits his 2020 conversation with Ziwe Fumudoh, whose comedy variety show Ziwe premieres on Showtime on May 9. Then, in honor of NPR's 50th anniversary, Sam play…
 
As the groundbreaking series Pose comes to a close in its third and final season, Sam talks to Mj Rodriguez about the end of her role as Blanca, the loving and lovable house mother at the center of the show. They also chat about the start of her career as Angel in Rent, channeling grief into her character, and LGBTQIA+ perseverance. You can follow …
 
This week, we tackle topics such as the newly-announced Jim Henson biopic, Jeff Goldblum's foray into Dungeons & Dragons, Captain America 4 is a go, the new trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and the return of The Noid, as well as reviews of Suspects: Mystery Mansion, Mortal Kombat AND MORE! The song this week is 'Moving Right A…
 
Even as vaccine access expands in the the US, the pandemic is far from over globally. Sam talks to Aarti Singh, a resident of New Delhi, about what it's been like living there as India's COVID-19 cases skyrocket. Then, Sam talks to public health activist Achal Prabhala about why rich and poor countries have unequal access to vaccines. Plus, Sam cha…
 
Patti Harrison is known for bringing her absurd, caustic, yet charming comedy to supporting roles on shows like Search Party, Broad City and Shrill. But now she's in a starring role in the romantic comedy Together Together. In it, Harrison plays a young single woman who agrees to be a gestational surrogate for a single man in his 40s, played by Ed …
 
In this nearly 4-hour SPECIAL EPISODE, Rob Reid delivers a 100-minute monologue (broken up into 4 segments, and interleaved with discussions with Sam) about the looming danger of a man-made pandemic, caused by an artificially-modified pathogen. The risk of this occurring is far higher and nearer-term than almost anyone realizes. Rob explains the sc…
 
Sam chats with NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans about constant images of Black pain in news and in entertainment. Then, he turns to comedian Ashley Nicole Black to talk about the new season of "A Black Lady Sketch Show" and Black joy. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at samsanders@npr.org.…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Lisa Feldman Barrett about the origins and function of the human brain. They discuss how brains evolved, the myth of the “triune brain,” the brain’s network organization, the predictive nature of perception and action, the construction of emotion, concepts as prescriptions for action, culture a…
 
Sam talks to actor and comedian Eric André about the evolution of the prank genre with his Netflix hidden-camera comedy Bad Trip. They chat about the complications of making a prank show while Black, who André would never prank, and why everyone could use a little absurdism to warp their realities. — Watch the full extended version of this intervie…
 
This week, we've stopped fighting aliens long enough to talk about the Nintendo Indie World Direct, Reggie Fils-Aime leaves GameStop, a couple of Knives Out sequels coming to Netflix, a live-action Gundam film (also on Netflix), Street Fighter, and Fortnite's Ryu and Chun Li become Power Rangers, and the newest Resident Evil: Village, as well as re…
 
Sam Harrison has been on all sides of business storytelling and working in creative communications, marketing, and branding – the agency and freelance side, the client and corporate side, and, most recently, the academic and coaching side. This includes years of crafting his skills to be a sought-after and engaging speaker.In this episode, we dig i…
 
What's it like to cover the Derek Chauvin trial against the backdrop of continued police violence? Guest host Ari Shapiro talks to Minnesota activist and journalist O'nika Nicole Craven. Then, he talks to Maurice Chammah, staff writer at The Marshall Project, about the origins and evolving symbolism of the thin blue line. Plus, Misha Euceph on the …
 
Bowen Yang often plays delightfully weird characters on SNL. But recently he appeared as himself on the show to address the uptick of Asian American violence in the U.S. Sam revisits his conversation from last fall with the comedian, who discusses becoming the first Chinese American cast member on Saturday Night Live, what it was like to do the sho…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Peter Singer, Francesca Minerva, and Jeff McMahan about the newly launched Journal of Controversial Ideas. They discuss the ethics of discussing dangerous ideas, the possibility of having a market in vaccines, the taboo around the topic of race and IQ, the relationship between activism and acad…
 
This week, we highlight trailers for Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Suicide Squad and Loki, the and Mystery Science Theater 300 Kickstarter, the on-set images from CW's Powerpuff, and the death of Yahoo! Answers, as well as reviews of Godzilla vs Kong, Invincible AND MORE! The song this week is 'Space Jam' by Quad City DJs. We'd like to thank David P…
 
Hello! We've missed you! In our first episode of 2021 we had a very special guest come talk to us about mental health, Jesus, and the importance of taking care of yourself and listening to your body. We hope you enjoy hearing this wisdom and soak it in as we did. Thank you for listening. Send us a message: unmutedestinieandsam@gmail.com follow us o…
 
Corporations have spoken out against the new restrictive voting law in Georgia, but to what end? Sam talks to Slate writer Dahlia Lithwick about whether that tactic actually effects change—and whether it's just a performance. Plus, Sam talks to author and historian Jules Gill-Peterson about the historic flood of anti-trans bills in state legislatur…
 
In this episode of the podcast Sam Harris speaks with Bruce Friedrich and Liz Specht from the Good Food Institute about the way the problems of climate change and pandemic risk are directly connected to animal agriculture. The Good Food Institute is an international nonprofit reimagining protein production. SUBSCRIBE to gain access to all full-leng…
 
It's been a few years now since President Trump adopted (and then later reversed) his administration's zero-tolerance policy that separated parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border. But what's happened to those families since? And what is President Biden doing now to help? Sam talks to Aura Bogado, senior investigative reporter and producer a…
 
Sam talks to Kim Tran, an anti-racist author and consultant, about her article in Harper's Bazaar on how the diversity, equity and inclusion industry has strayed from its movement roots. Plus, what's an NFT? And why are people buying them? And what are they again? Sam breaks it all down with tech reporters Bobby Allyn and Erin Griffith to explain t…
 
Hanif Abdurraqib's latest book is A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance. In it, Abdurraqib researches the impact of Black performers on American culture throughout the past several hundred years, touching on everything from minstrel shows to Soul Train, the concept of the "Magical Negro," and playing spades. Sam talks to A…
 
This week, our plucky hosts discuss topics such as Scott Pilgrim vs The World returning to theaters, Sony buying the EVO Championship Series fighting game tournament, Pierce Brosnan cast as Doctor Fate in The Rock's Black Adam film for Warner Bros/DC, Keanu Reeves will star in a film adaptation of BRZKR (a comic that he himself writes), and the Tai…
 
It might have seemed like mass shootings were down last year, but 2020 was actually one of the deadliest years for gun violence in decades. Sam talks to Abené Clayton, reporter for The Guardian, about why some shootings get more coverage than others. Plus, Sam talks to Shirley Li, staff writer at The Atlantic, about Minari and the way stereotypes i…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with James Fadiman about the psychedelic experience. They discuss who should and shouldn’t take psychedelics, set and setting, the role of a guide, the effects of microdosing, the difference between MDMA and true psychedelics, “good” and “bad” trips, the power of thought, the fiction of a unified se…
 
There are few paths to freedom for people serving life sentences in prison on federal drug charges. Guest host Ayesha Rascoe talks with Brittany K. Barnett, lawyer, entrepreneur and author of A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom, about her role in the fight to free incarcerated people from these sentences. They talk about high…
 
Bonus discussion from our episode on Marvel's WandaVision, featuring BJ from Teach A Dummy! We'd like to thank David Pencil for our original intro/outro. You can find more of his work at DavidPencil.com. Hey! Do you like our logo? Do you also like t-shirts, mugs and other cools stuff? Well now you can get a shirt or mug with our logo on it! Head ov…
 
This week, we bring on special guest BJ Price from the Teach A Dummy Podcast to discuss Marvel's WandaVision! Along the way, we talk about the new announcement for the film Evil Dead Rise, some Zack Snyder's Justice League pre-discussion, the future of movie theaters, AND MORE! The song this week is a medley of themes from WandaVision. We'd like to…
 
In the wake of Tuesday's mass shooting in Atlanta, guest host Ayesha Rascoe talks to critical race theorist and professor Jennifer Ho about the history behind anti-Asian racism and what it means to be an Asian woman in America. Then, Ayesha chats about her latest obsession, the reality dating show Married at First Sight, with fellow devotees Delece…
 
A special episode from our friends at NPR's Planet Money: A show all about the things we're obsessed with. Sam joins Planet Money co-host Karen Duffin to dig into obsessions including the Beyoncé of economics, an actual musician, Lubalin, finding deep inspiration in shallow web posts, and curried chicken. Also, we stage an intervention, and, we bri…
 
HEY! NERD OVERLOAD HERE! This week, we talk about the return of Blaseball, the announcement of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, The Simpsons get renewed again, something about Roblox, and the rumored Switch Plus, as well as random discussions on King of the Hill, the Monster Hunter movie, Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger AND MORE! The song t…
 
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