Aggregated reviews for Making Sense with Sam Harris

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 cover a wide range of topics—neuroscience, moral philosophy, religion, meditation practice, human violence, rationality—but generally focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. Harris's work has been published in more than 20 languages and has been discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and many other journals. He has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere. Sam Harris received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.

You're not there yet (1/5)

You need to wake up, Sam. Listened to the episode with Russel Brand and the way you talk about muslims and everything is just soooo narrow minded. Bye bye, not gonna listen to anything more with you. You should go back to silent retreats and try to find the oneness again.

Deep and profound (5/5)

Dares to ask the big questions and dig deeper than many other podcast series.

Sam Harris podcast (5/5)

This podcast is worth money but provided freely to anyone who wants to listen. Educated and understandable discussion about a range of interesting topics.

Amazing podcast! (5/5)

Thanks Sam and everyone who participate in this very important podcast!

Thanks Sam (5/5)

If there is one source of inspiration on how to become a better thinker, more articulate and moral person, this is it. Sam’s voice is calm and clear and demonstrates that conversation is more powerful than you’d ever thought in a truly brilliant way.

A bright star in the dark night (5/5)

There is no easy way to describe how important this man is.

Always interesting. Eye opening discussions (5/5)

You are never bored with Sam Harris. Great slow and intellectually stimulating conversations.

My all time favorite podcast (5/5)

This podcast is one of the best there are. Deep conversations about important subjects.

Enjoyable even when one disagrees (5/5)

Clear thinking combined with intellectual honesty make it a joy to listen to. I like the episodes relating to philosophy and religion best.

The best podcast in the world (5/5)

There is propably no other podcast that comes NEAR Sam Harris 'Waking Up'. It's intelligent, well made, interesting and in the process you learn a lot. There is not much else that comes to this level of deeply engaging conversation.. The honesty and bravery to discuss toxic topics in a rational scientific way, you gotta give it to Sam, he's the best.

Keeps educating my mind (5/5)

This is a podcast that everyone with an open mind should listen to. I don’t always feel comfortable with the topics, but I always take something useful, interesting, or mind opening from it. The interviews are always well done, even when Sam Harris and his interviewee don’t agree, there is always respect. Mind blowing at times, and always fascinating

Great (5/5)

Enlightening and entertaining. I listen every week

Solid reasoning (4/5)

Always well thought-through content you don’t necessarily always agree with, but need to hear to be able to form a true opinion of your own.

Great podcast! (5/5)

Interesting and sound podcast. Sam is doing a wonderful job conversing and thinking loud about the human mind and the world we live in. Thank you Sam!

Best and most important podcast in our time. (5/5)

Simply amazing.

Racist (1/5)

Waoo was looking forward to hear your pod. But you hate people, unless they don't have the same opinion as you. Think about that you are a voice that people hear and learn from. Spreading hate is ignorant.

AwesomeGreatIncredible (5/5)

Sam Harris podcast is something every student in school should be ordered to listen too. Lets just hope his clear way of thinking is the future for mankind. Cheers

. (5/5)

Är du liberal men tröttnat på pk-kulturen så är detta den perfekta podden för dig.

The only podcast... (5/5)

... where I'm truly impatiently waiting for the next episode. Sheer brilliance.

WAKE UP! (5/5)

Don't neglect to read the book too

Great podcast! (5/5)

A great podcast with very interesting subjects. Recommended!

Tråkigt (1/5)

Tråkig pod, sam låter hela tiden som att han talar ned till en på sättet han pratar, och när han inte gör det så verkar det som att man skulle ha gjort 100 timmars research innan man lyssnade på podden. Sam är elitist och tar vatten över huvudet ett flertal gånger och han har även börjat peta näsan i saker han inte verkar förstå helt, tex IQ och liknande. I min uppfattning verkar han vara en radikal centrist vilket betyder att han hela tiden försöker vara "objektiv", men hans verision av objektivitet verkar ha genomgått tortyr och ett flertal olika mentala defekter.

Intellektuell stimulans ❤ (5/5)

Utmanande, utvecklande samtal. Bästa jag någonsin hört.

My new favorite (5/5)

Interesting conversations about interesting topics. Highly recommend it!

A wonderful, illuminating experience (5/5)

This podcast gave me not only a range of truly intriguing conversations with interesting people, but listening to Sam Harris and his eloquent way of communicating his ideas with logic and reasoning has been truly inspirational and have provided me with a model to have better, more fulfilling conversations with the people around me. I would highly recommend this podcast to anyone interesting in expanding their views of the world and themselves.

The best podcast (5/5)

Sam Harris always makes you think.

Amazing (5/5)

A more sober mind I doubt I'll ever find.

The reason I started listening to podcasts (5/5)

Sam Harris is heir to an extensive vocabulary he generously uses on the podcast. Being the progressive thinker he is, it is always a pleasure listening to his discussions with people in the know.

Enlightening! (5/5)

This podcast always furnishes me with new ideas.

It's Great (5/5)

Great conversations with interesting guest, or even better just Sam Harris talking

A voice of reason (5/5)

One of the best podcasts out there. Regardless of whether I agree with his views or not he always challenges me to think objectively in this podcast as well as in his books!

Ständigt intressant (5/5)

Filosofi, religion och politik på allvar och med intellektuell skärpa.

A true voice of reason in today's time (5/5)

Sam's way to use logic and reason to see his way through any thought or discussion is refreshing. He doesn't try to avoid uncomfortable truths and call things as they actually are.

Important podcast (5/5)

Important and enlightening conversations held by a brilliant person.

Strålande (5/5)

Upplysning i lättuggat format. Lyssna till vad han faktiskt säger om ofta obekväma ämnen och njut.

The great Sam Harris!! (5/5)

Thoughtprovoking and interesting as always

Amazing (5/5)

Sam Harris is the most eloquent speaker I know. And I love his reasoning in public.

Love it!! (5/5)


Fantastic (5/5)

Simply my favorite podcast.

Great podcast (5/5)

If anyone is worth listening to, it's Sam Harris. He's incredibly honest and curious in his reasoning, and with an ability to express himself that is just amazing. It's like music! Much appreciated

Thought provoking (5/5)

Great conversations that adds great depth to each topic discussed.

important distinctions!! (5/5)

Very smart people having good and important distinctions! Sam Harris so incredible smart and see the real world how it is!

Thank you Sam! (5/5)

You are in many ways my hero.

Best educational podcast (5/5)

Harris is perfect in the podcast format. Great podcast.

Great podcast (5/5)

Very interesting, insightful and inspiring!

Sam Harris is the best (5/5)


Great podcast (5/5)

Interesting topics, great guests and of course Sam Harris himself. Great podcast that always leaves you thinking.

Highlight of my day (5/5)

This podcast shines a bright light on exiting issues (yes, even the issue of Islam and the not-so-fruitful interviews with the opposition are enormously interesting ). It is without a doubt my favorite podcast and the highlight of my day!

A Favorite (5/5)

Getting new episodes of "Waking Up", is like getting a thoughtful audiobook from a favorite author every week or so.

Intellektuell utan att vara pretentiös (5/5)

Sam kan tala om svåra och mycket känsliga ämnen på ett smart och ärligt sätt. Man får känslan av att han är många år före det allmänna grupptänket. Han har även gäster som han diskuterar med och inte bara folk som håller med honom och han dom. Rekommenderas

Open minded (5/5)

Sam never seems to be close minded about new ideas or ideas opposite to those he currently hold. He values honest discussions and isn't afraid to dig deep into controversial topics.

Outstanding (5/5)

Sam continually delivers fantastic episodes covering a variety of topics. Everything from meditation to gun violence. Sam is one of very few men that can get you to question your on very strong held beliefs. Wether you're a proud liberal pacifist or a religious conservative. Everybody should listen to what Sam has to say!

Always interesting (5/5)

The Sam Harris podcast is often very amusing and certainly always honest and above all interesting,

Fantastic (5/5)

If stranded on an island only given one podcast, "Waking up" with Sam Harris would without a doubt take that place. You don't have to agree with every single thing he says to appreciate the interesting guests he brings on the show and the intersting conversations he has with them. Every episode is worth listening to.

Essential podcast (5/5)

Sam's open minded and thoughtful way of expressing himself and not leaving any stones unturned on hard topics is both provoking and hopeful.

Anatta (5/5)

You should subscribe and listen to this podcast!

En av de bästa podcasterna! (5/5)

En av de absolut bästa podcasterna! Otroligt väl gjorda och på intressanta ämnen!

Knivskarp (5/5)

Sam är en knivskarp, klarsynt debattör. Otroligt intressant och informativt.

Diggar! (5/5)

Sam Harris är en utav mina största förebilder när det kommer till kritiskt tänkande och är glasklar i sina argument.

Bra! (5/5)

Informativ, rationellt surr.

Loved it (5/5)

One of the great thinkers of our time! A must to read & listen to especially for those willing to consciously break the fake walls of religion:)

Tankeväckande och viktigt (5/5)

Sam tar upp viktiga ämnen på ett både modigt och intelligent sätt. Dialog inte bara med de redan frälsta. Moral och tanke i stället för flathet och enkla svar. Prova, stöd, delta!

Great minds in conversation (5/5)

Are you intelligent? Or like to become intelligent? Or just intelligent enough to be curious? This podcast is hand made for you!

Simply (5/5)


Enlightening (5/5)

Always thought provoking and well articulated.

Can’t get enough (5/5)

Sam Harris is quite compelling in book form, but after listening to all of his audiobooks and reading some, this is where I come for an extra dose. Great guests, and his voice really adds to the experience, calm and with idiosyncrasies like pronouncing it fascinatin’ and compellin'. Don’t stop!

Waking up (5/5)

Sam has a great mind and it's always interesting to hear him talk.

The podcast to listen to. (5/5)

Well, prepare to get your mind blown.

A must (5/5)

Sam Harris for president

Skitbra (5/5)

Ett måste!

Much needed (5/5)

Sam Harris might be one of the greatest, and most important, intellectual voices of our time. Agree with his opinions or not, he delivers his thoughts in chrystal clear, precise wording and refuses to shy away from diffcult topics. A true champion of intellectual honesty.

Klarhet (5/5)

Sam Harris fortsätter att leverera klara och genomarbetade tankar. Upplysning i podformat.

Always interesting (5/5)

Great podcasts that always covers interesting topics. Never boring!