22 Burst results for "Sam harris"

Ricky Gervais to Sell Subscription to New Podcast

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00:54 sec | 3 months ago

Ricky Gervais to Sell Subscription to New Podcast

"Hello and welcome to the wreckage of our show with me. Because of is steven merchant blue and the little round headed buffoon. That is karl pilkington. Ricky surveys is to launch a new podcast called absolutely mental with neuroscientist and philosopher. Sam harris available from the tenth of may according to deadline. It'll be paid for at fourteen dollars. Ninety nine for the season. The story says listeners will be able to add them on their podcast players. But no word yet sewn whether he's using apple specifies subscriptions the ricky surveys show got an award in the guinness book of world records for the world's most downloaded podcast way back in two thousand and sixty two hundred sixty one thousand standards per month. He then sold his show on itunes for six dollars. Ninety five four quotes at least four installments.

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"sam harris" Discussed on If These Ovaries Could Talk

If These Ovaries Could Talk

02:37 min | 5 months ago

"sam harris" Discussed on If These Ovaries Could Talk

"So excited so excited to have you here. Welcome to our ovaries led to be in your ovaries on. Your phone can get get into our over his. Can you get in there. I wonder. I don't know i'm not gonna foreign no means no sam so i'm so excited to have you really so excited and so's robbins. I'm happy to be here sam. I have to tell you. I am only slightly jealous just lately because it was my lifelong dream to be discovered on star. Search which didn't happen salmon did not happen. So congratulations what you've done. Otherwise and would you be disposition in your life. Had you won star search. Probably because it doesn't really make a difference for a lot of people true true but it's okay. It's not about me sam. It's about you over super excited to have you safer exciting. Let stu the elevator pitch with sam harris. Okay you ready on your mark. Get set go. I i'm sam harris and all my god. I've been around a long time. I grew up in rural oklahoma. I moved to los angeles when i was like a child. I was on star. Search that i did broadway. And i've done tv and made a lot of records and i've done all kinds of stop and kept really super busy and i have a child who is twelve years old and a husband and we've been together for twenty six years at that was made. That was brilliant. I was really well done. Thank you for no practice or no. Planning let's talk about how you and your husband met. So danny and i met we were doing joseph and the amazing technicolor. Dreamcoat the broadway national chose thought he started out great. And then you've got the that's what she does every time sam. She doesn't know any joe's an lovely. Anyway danny nine met on broadway national tour. I was joseph. E- played my brother and so then we met on in rehearsal and on the road and that was twenty six years ago. And so we've lived in new york and we've lived in los angeles and we the first year we were together. We spent on the road in hotels and he was very very concerned about you. Know like being with the star. Because you know i stayed in like really fantastic hotels and they stayed at like the red roof in back.

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"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

Making Sense with Sam Harris

05:39 min | 8 months ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

"To the podcast. This is sam harris. Okay so to. Dan bringing you a conversation that i originally recorded for the waking up app and we released it. There's a series of separate lessons a couple of weeks back but the response has been such that i wanted to share it here on the podcast and put it outside the paywall. This seems like a better holiday message than most as i think. Many of you know waking up isn't just a meditation app at this point. It's really the place where i do. Most of my thinking about what it means to live a good life and this is about generosity about how we should think about doing good in the world increasing looking to use this podcast and the waking up app to do more than merely spread what i consider to be good ideas as their primary purpose. Obviously but i wanna help solve some of the worst problems we face more directly than just talking about them. And i wanna do this systematically really thinking through what it takes to save the most lives or reduce the worst sovereign or mitigate the most catastrophic risks and to this end. I've taken the pledge over at giving what we can which is the foundation on effective altruism started by the philosophers will mccaskill and toby ord both of whom have been on the podcast and has pledged to give a minimum of ten percent of one's pretax income to the most effective charities have also taken the founders pledge which amounts to the same thing and have had waking up become one of the first corporations to pledge a minimum of ten percent of its profits to charity and the thinking behind. All of. this is the of today's podcast. Of course there is a bias against speaking about the sort of thing in public or even in private right. It's often believed that it's better to practice one's generosity anonymously because then you can be sure you're doing it for the right reasons. You're not trying to burnish year reputation as you'll hear in today's conversation. They're very good reasons to believe that. This is just not true. And that the imagined moral virtue of anonymity something we really need to rethink. In fact i've just learned of the knock on effects of the few times. I have discussed giving to charity on.

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"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

Making Sense with Sam Harris

01:34 min | 8 months ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

"Mm-hmm there's so much here that's confusing. So let's first talk about what went wrong and what could have not gone wrong. You hope podcast is about just having honest conversations about topics it's offensive to your and my sense of justice actually care. How has my mind been fundamentally worked. So the topic. Today is the threat of nuclear war. Slow erosion of the social fabric synthetic media revolution collapse of our economy. The role of religion in public life morality and moral disagreement breakdown uproot. I'm scared that us to in a room with egg each other on. You can't have a saga anymore. there's no place for nuance avenue. Last to be binary for the for the right people to agree and disagree. It's not a healthy place for society to be when everyone is afraid to say anything. I've to exercise censorship and in a way that is deeply disturbing. I do feel that. I should have to. I appreciate who you are really and you elevated me and those ideas. i'll never forget you for. We'll danger during the cold war. But blundering andrew nuclear. Roy and i believe that that is the same situation today. And with at least the same likelihood today you're so full of christmas cheer to begin with robert plummet. Your i reached out to jonathan. William j perry i am here with gabriel dance. Dr mukherjee david miller band. Graham would ricky gervais even fraud. James stan hair michael kamal. No ship welcome to the podcast. This is sam harris..

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"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

Making Sense with Sam Harris

05:24 min | 8 months ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

"My pleasure. Thanks for having me so You are a neuroscientist with many diverse interests and several irons in the fire. Maybe you can summarize what you're doing now professionally sure so i've had Sort of strange career of fun adventure. I'm trained as a md and a phd neuroscience. I'm a. I'm an irala gist. And ombu professor. At university of california san francisco where i direct efforts at a research center that i started called neuro scape and what we do is look at the interface between technologies and neuroscience and health then i also have started a couple of companies along the way and including a venture fund all in the same general goal of trying to help improve the function of our brains and frequently through these technology. And you also wrote the book. The distracted mind which covers a lot of ground that. I think. We're going to want to revisit here because this is such a fascinating moment where we are seeing the evidence all around us that our technology is. It's always a two edged sword but it just seems in the information space especially so at the moment. So i mean obviously would not want to give up our connectivity and our our access to the the totality of human knowledge which has been delivered by the internet and smartphones. And the rest of what we've got here but it's so clearly fragmenting. Our lives and it seems rewiring our brains into just different expectations of reward different havoc patterns and they were all a somewhere on a spectrum of pathology and we know that there's no bright line between having a normal mind at a normal brain and having a condition like obsessive compulsive disorder or narcissism amazed. Just these are the we were talking about bell curves and gradients not bright lines here but it does feel like our our use of technology you know actively and passively is pushing us in on direction so i think we'll we'll get into this and then talk about how technology might also be a remedy for all that ails us here. Let's start with information. Mean you you point out in your booklet. We are information seeking creatures. How do you think about our relationship information. No well yeah you know. It's it's interesting. You write a book and you try to make it timely. Obviously in as as you know books take a long time until they eventually come out and you always endanger of it not being relevant anymore. By the time it gets into people's hands and If anything i've seen it become more relevant as you just referred.

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"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

Making Sense with Sam Harris

05:54 min | 9 months ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

"Welcome to the podcast. This is sam harris. Okay well it has been two weeks since the election and those of you don't spend a lot of time on social media may not be seen how crazy it is out there. All i can say is we appear to be living a very dangerous moment and trump and his enablers in their desperation to hold onto power or making our situation much more dangerous elaborate on something. I tweeted after became obvious. That biden had won the election. This was around november. sixth. I think i wrote. There's a needle that we really must thread. Successfully contempt for trump and his enablers government is a patriotic necessity contempt for seventy million trump. Voters is a serious error. Life is complicated. So i want to spell out a little more because i you people are threading. This needle successfully was attempting to threaten and some people have confused. What i was saying there with people like ao see seeming to for vengeance against trump supporters. She went so far as to encourage people to keep lists of everyone who had supported trump in any capacity. I think it's quite clear that nothing good is waiting for us. Down that path. Over seventy million people voted for trump and there are many reasons for people to have done this or to found that they just couldn't vote for biden and trump is as much a symptom as a cause of the division in our society. Now he's not stolen. He is not hitler. He is a vindictive little con. Man who got plucked out of carnival. Somewhere by mark burnett and put on television for over a decade. Trump is the quintessential american fake. And it's been astounding to watch such a bizarre and insubstantial person accomplish one crazy stage dive after the next because there were millions of upraised hands waiting to catch him and bears wait so there are real social problems at the bottom of all this that we have to address and we won't address any of them by writing off everyone who voted for trump as racist or otherwise irredeemable but there are many people in my circle friends and colleagues and podcast guests who are making the opposite error. Many of them are almost exclusively focused on the problem of the far left and this is causing them to significantly discount the harm the trump has caused and is actively causing our society. Some of these people are trump supporters. But many aren't and they've been taking. The trump teams allegations that the election was stolen through massive voter fraud way too seriously and they're extending the principle of charity to trump and to the rest of his team that is frankly delusional again. There is a needle to thread here and many people don't appear to even see it. Insofar as i've noticed what others in the so-called intellectual dark web have.

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How To Stay Centered When Youre Skiing Off a Cliff With Angel Collinson

10% Happier with Dan Harris

06:16 min | 11 months ago

How To Stay Centered When Youre Skiing Off a Cliff With Angel Collinson

"Great, to meet you yeah Sundays to meet to shout out to my friend Josh Simpson for mixing our mutual friend Josh MCI totally. Thanks Josh. How did you get into meditation? Well. I was always really interested in Buddhism growing up. I'm not sure why I ski raised at a pretty high level from a young age and I've found that it was just something that I was already doing to clear my mind before competitions. But really what got me into it was when I started doing some more of the quote unquote extreme stuff and also finding my spiritual identity or just the way that I wanted to relate to life in the way that I wanted to find meaning for my own life and I'd heard a lot about meditation and I was dating a boyfriend that helped get me into it and that was about ten years ago. Would your practice look like now? Now, I have a lot of time that I spend on the road and I really liked to use APPs yeah I, really love your up. I also really love Waking Up Sam Harris's up I'm here. I mean he's really good friend and he's a great teacher. Yeah. Both of those are awesome nurtured head space but there's something about the APP that keeps me accountable I. Don't necessarily need it for today practice, but sometimes, it just has more accountability to make me sit down for at least ten minutes every day. But usually I like to do some different sort of breath work and. Short visualization stuff. You know that's really helpful like visualizations, a tool that I use both in my meditation practice when I'm trying to still the crazy chaotic water sometimes that life. Presents us with and you know visualization also like every day in my skiing practice when I'm trying to visualize my lines and stuff I take time in the morning to kind of run through the ideal scenario that my life would like that the run would look like and sometimes it's three minutes and ten minutes sometimes it's forty five, but it's just whatever I can make time for. Okay to use the term line. Yeah. So. What does that mean? So, align basically refers to the run that you ski down the mountain. So what I do is it's called big mountain skiing other people that aren't familiar think of it as extreme skiing, but they get dropped off in helicopters and it's up to us to choose the way down the mountain and. Everyone's second. I'm sorry to interrupt you because you're underplaying this I just watch the videos you you just like casually said, yeah we get dropped off in helicopters like it's no big deal. A helicopter takes you and put you on top of really stand place where nobody's supposed to be like don't even yaks of their. Whatever mount goes nothing. Is like the tip of a sort of a at the top of a mountain but it's kind of like a ridge. It's a running ridge and this line I saw you skiing they dump you out of a helicopter and you ski down and then like there's like a little avalanche following you and you're jumping off rocks. It's crazy. For you. I'm still here. Yes. Don't do it again we'll have to wait. I can't imagine how your parents feel watching this anyway. So you're saying line is they dropped off the helicopter and then you kind of it's actually not a straight line you're skiing down you have to ask you can't. It's not like a well groomed straight line course you're skiing around obstacles Yeah it's pretty challenging art to master because what we do is we fly into the basin of a mountain Rangers Cirque and then all the athletes stand at the bottom and we look up at the face right the mountain face and there's cliffs there's a little sub ridges. There's all these things that you kind of have to get image in your head of how you want to navigate through the obstacles and how you WanNa. Make your unexciting how you're GonNa manage what you just called the avalanche we call it Slough. It's loose moving snow that isn't technically an avalanche, but it can. Sweep you off your feet if you cross under it. So it's this whole navigational plan that you have to make in your head from the bottom. But then when you fly the top get dropped off on top a lot of times, there's blind rollovers you can't actually see the markers and so it's kind of this art form of piecing together. What you thought was that little cliff, the tip of that rock that should be really easy to identify and making share. You know you're fifty feet to the right of that and kind of doing that the hallway down it's yeah, it's exciting. That's one way to. I I watched a video of you and I recommend everybody watch these videos because it's. Just to say somebody. A big mountain skier or an extreme skier does it zero justice? You actually need to see it and we'll put in the show notes. I. Was watching a video of you and you can see exactly what you just described. You're standing there looking at the face of the mountain and you can tell your very concentrated. You're taking it in and it sounds like internally you're visualizing. Go, and then I saw you put abandon over your whole face. Was that part of Leser messing around. Okay. Happens more often than the visualization to be honest. But so you're looking you've been doing this long enough. You've been doing this a pretty a pretty small and you're looking at them. So you you're able to really take in what am I seeing here in is this feasible but then I've also read that you get in the helicopter to go do the thing and sometimes you just referenced it sometimes, you see oh that what looked like a little cliff is actually something different, i? Don't know if there is such thing as a little cliff but anyway and do you ever decide oh? No No, I'm not doing this thing. Yeah. I think that's also where meditation has really helped me because sometimes it's easy to let what you think. You're capable of or what you think. You can accomplish for that day get in the way of the reality of things you know maybe it's the conditions or maybe it's you're not firing on all cylinders or whatever, and being able to back down actually as. People ask you like what's your proudest moment you know and I would say it's times when I stepped away from stuff that I really wanted or knew I was capable of but had to have the self awareness to be like this isn't the day for it and you know we learned the hard way too. That's how you learn how to trust your intuition is. Follow it and things go wrong and then you're like Oh that's what that was trying to tell me

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"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

Making Sense with Sam Harris

05:25 min | 2 years ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

"At least understand what the issues are. Because the story is still unfolding. There's a new piece of reporting every single Dan something horribly guys are doing, and I very consciously wrote the book is sort of chapter one to put you in a position didn't matter if you know anything about technology tonight is just it's designed to to put you in a good place. And if you know my goal in the. The whole thing in in our conversation. Here is to recognize that we're all imperfect. And I don't think there is a one-size-fits-all thing. I would encourage people don't put your whole life into any of these products. Right. I mean, don't you know, I stopped using Facebook messenger. Right. 'cause I'm just going. I can't give them everything. And I think this notion if you're using Google docs, and g mail. I mean, seriously, it's like you're basically walking naked through the Google plex. And and it's not just you being affected. It's everybody interacts with you. And that that I find you know, that to me those are the things we really have to look at it. And so if you asked me, what scares me from democracy point of view, Facebook, still scares me a lot. But in general, Google scares me much more because they have a big impact on democracy, much less. Well, understood and their impact on everything else is much much greater because they're so big in five G smart devices in there. So big at AI Amazon terrifies me because having been just a monopolist in the old world. They're now making us a conscious move into this surveillance capitalism world with with Alexa, and with their products and with their Ed services. And so, you know, and I worry a lot about Microsoft because they've sort of been able to Daij, you know, be under the radar, and you know, some days I wake up and going with the helmet doing. I'm one guy. I know bunch of really smart people, and we're trying to do this thing. And then I realized that wait a minute. I couldn't get ten people in a room three months ago. And now, my typical book event, I'm going across the country. Now, you know being Portland and Seattle and Austin Nashville, Raleigh, Durham and Toronto and New York City and Miami. I mean, all these different places, I'm calling Baltimore Annapolis. And I'm getting hundreds of people every night. And it's like it's not they're not coming here to see me. They're coming here. Because this is an issue that's on our minds. And and I just happened to be one of the messengers. And so all I know is we can win this thing. I'm really optimistic and was really cool is that this is a problem. So big. That the business opportunity of fixing it is going to reenergize our entrepreneur economy. Like nothing has in twenty five years. And it's going to be amazing because we need to have versions of all of this functionality. That doesn't hurt anybody. Here. We can move fast and break things including Facebook. Well, I'm hoping that the the next step is to move a little slower and not breaking thing. Right. Because I think what it's really about is kind of move slower and repair things. And and you know, I just think that these these are brilliant people. Okay. And I don't think they're bad people. But I do think that the culture they operate in is really deeply deeply flawed in both morally flawed ethically flawed, and and quite obviously, socially flawed. And you know, I just wish that they could find somebody to get the message through because I think Mark and Shera. Will Larry and Sergei are one good night's sleep away from the piffling where they realized that wait a minute. They can't do one percent as much good with a foundation if they could by fixing things they created right? And that's what I really wish for all of them. It's like I get a good night's sleep. Have the piffling be the hero in your own story now as well. As a great place to end lesson Roger has been fascinated, and you are the hero in your own story. And I'm I'm wishing you a very successful book tour this time around so get sleep yourself because I know what book tour looks like. And it can be a beatdown. We'll Sam e you have no idea how much you inspire me. And how much you have influenced me over the years with your writing with the podcast, and it is such a great privilege just to be able to interact with you this way. And you know, I'm still I'm still early in the learning curve and I- everywhere, I go, I meet people who will make me smarter. And all I can tell you you you're one you're one of the first in every day, you're one of the most influential. So thank you for this. if you find this podcast valuable, there are many ways, you can support it you can review it on I tunes or Stitcher or wherever he happened to listen to it. You can share it on social media with your friends, you can blog about it or discuss it on your own podcast, or you can support it directly, and you can do this by subscribing through my website at Sam Harris dot org, and there you'll find subscriber only content like my ass. Manny thing episodes as well as the bonus questions for many of these interviews he'll also get advanced tickets to my live events, you'll find all of these things and more at Sam Harris dot org and thank you for supporting the show listeners. Like, you make it possible.

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"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

Making Sense with Sam Harris

04:13 min | 2 years ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

"Welcome to the making sense podcast. This is Sam Harris. Okay. Very short housekeeping here. Many things happening in the news. The Muller report just came in. I think I'll do a podcast on this one. There's real clarity around it uh, get some suitable scholar on. So I will defer that for the moment and just introduced today's guest today. I'm speaking with Roger McNamee Roger has been a Silicon Valley investor for thirty five years. He is co founded successful venture funds, including elevation where he's partnered with U2.'s Bano as a co-founder a whole day BA from Yale an MBA from the tuck business school at Dartmouth. But of relevance today is that he was an adviser to Mark Zuckerberg, very early on and helped recruit Sheryl Sandberg to Facebook. And he is now very energetic critic of the company and many of these platforms, Google Amazon Facebook. Et cetera. We focus on Facebook in particular. We talk about Google to some degree. But this conversation has a very deep look at all that is going wrong with digital media. And how it is subverting tomography making it harder and harder to make sense to one another. It's a growing problem that I've discussed many times on the podcast. But today's episode is an unusually deep dive. So now without further delay. I bring you Roger McNamee. I am here with Roger McNamee Roger thanks for coming on the podcast. Oh Sam what an honor to be here. So I got connected to us through Tristan Harris who who's been on the podcast, and who many people know has been dubbed the conscience of Silicon Valley. And but I also realize another podcast guest. Who I also got through Tristan is another one of your partners in crime Rene Directa who gave us a fairly heroin tour of the Russian influence into our lives through social media and other hacking efforts. So, you know, both of those people, and they have they really been allied with you in your efforts to deal with the problem that we're about to talk about which is just what is happening on our social media platforms with bad incentives and arguably unethical business model. Sales. So as to all to reliably corrupt are public conversation, and you very likely undermine our democracy. So let let's just just start with your background and and house at that. You come to have an opinion. Yeah. And and knowledge to back it up on on this particular problem yet. So Sam I began my career in the tech world professionally in nineteen eighty two. And when I when I was going back to college in nineteen seventy eight I dropped out for a period of time. My brother had given me a Texas Instruments. Speaking spell, you know, the toy for teaching kids how to spell, and it was brand new that year in Hansa to me in Christmas time, nineteen seventy eight and says, you know, if they can make this thing talk with a display and keyboard, you're going to be able to carry around all your personal information device. You can hold in your hand and probably will take that law. So this is one year after the apple two three years before the IBM PC. And I think rough. Seventeen or eighteen years before the palm pilot, he planted that seed in my head, and I couldn't get rid of it. And I spent four years trying to figure out how to become an engineer discovered. I was just terrible at it. And so I got a job being research analyst covering the technology industry, and I ride in Silicon Valley just before the personal computer industry started. And that was one of those moments of just pure dumb luck that can make a career in a lifetime. And in my case it did both. So

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"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

Making Sense with Sam Harris

07:43 min | 2 years ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

"Balls, and we have we have been reaching into. This earn rather compulsively low these millennia pulling out either white or gray balls and the white balls are inventions pieces of technology, memes, cultural norms institutions that have no real downside. Right. These just make our lives better and the gray balls are inventions. And they're like that have benefits and costs. Right. So being able to split the atom is one right? You like can produce energy, but it can produce bombs and waste when you produce energy. And so their their goods in harm's that come from these inventions what he answers to consider is that that there's a black ball or perhaps many black balls in the urn of invention. And we just haven't pulled one out yet. And a black ball is a technology, which is synonymous with the end of civilization. Right. And he goes into great detail about what what sort of thing, this might be and what we would need to do to stabilize civilization in the face of this possibility. And so the first thing you're asked to acknowledge that seems rather plausible that there is a black ball or two in the earn of invention. Right. There are things we could discover that we can't undiscovered that could spell are doom because it becomes so easy for one deranged person to destroy the. The lives of millions or billions. So what one example is that he calls it the easy nukes case. I mean, just imagine if it were just a fact of nature that split in the atom is much easier than that. In fact, is and it turns out it only took taking two pieces of glass and a magnet and running some electric current through it, and then you've got an atom bomb right now if it were that easy to make an atom bomb one in a million people would make one more or less every day of the week. And we would just see cities going up in mushroom clouds, right? It would be the end of civilization if it were that easy to make an atom bomb. So we're just lucky that it's hard enough to refine the fuel and to build bombs, certainly large bombs if climate change were going to be much worse than it seems likely to be if we're if we were talking about at twenty degrees centigrade rise in temperature over the course of the next fifty years unless we got our act together. It just may. In fact, be the case. We can't get our act together in the face of that risk. And we're done for right? So we're we're relying on luck in many many places. So what the punchline of this essay is that the only scenario whereby we can actually deal with this risk and respond to it. Should it? Come to pass a mission, we realized or should we have the time to realize that we have pulled a black ball from the urn is to have what he calls a state of turnkey totalitarianism, and hyper technological surveillance obviously enabled by some AI that we have not yet built. But he's imagining us surveilling one another at all times in as reasonable way as possible with the data anonymous and all the ways we would want an anonymous, but basically to deliver a system where we could intrude on your behavior very very quickly. Minority report style where we you know, there's an AI at every moment of the day watching what you're doing with your hands right in a world that has pulled the black ball. If it is trivial easy for anyone in this room to weaponize the flu of nineteen eighteen because all the data's out. And you've got something on your desktop that can do it. Right. And we can't unin vent. This thing. Then we need to know what you're doing with your hands. So the net result of this essay for I'm going to have Nick on the podcasts at some point. But the net result of this essays to suddenly make me open minded to something which if described in the absence of having considered the earn of invention, and some of these examples sounds like just the most dystopia and horror show imaginable. Perfect surveillance and inability to turn onto a Taliban ISM at a moment's notice. How could that be at all desirable? It becomes at least potentially desirable. If you grant that it may in fact, be the only stable state for civilization. In light of what we're currently doing. And what we're currently doing is just reaching into the earn and pulling things out as fast as we can without giving any thought really to what's going on. So anyway, that was a very long answer to question you almost asked. Thank you. Thank you. So Sam I recognize that free will is fake. And in the first few pages of waking up, you kind of put words to conviction. I had already held when you talked about doing and DMA with a friend, and how it made you realize that you might as well have just been him. We make choices, but we have no choice as to which choices we'll make. So it's more. It's not as accurate to say, we're constructing the cosmos than it is to say, we are written Issing, the cosmos, a body is like a c- innovator and your seats simply determines the angle from which you experienced the universe. So whether you're experiencing existence as Sam Harris or Kim Kardashian. There is a Sam Harris out there doing humanity. The good that's a Sam Harris. Does we might not want to use those specific people as Zampa because you haven't really. Complained about being you. But let's imagine a person who just does whatever she thinks will help others and just really always feels and never accustomed to the sheer personal pain that comes with never doing what gives her pleasure and always soccer facing for others and the joy in causing others. Happiness, never manages to outweigh all this for her. So she goes to her grave having had a terrible time here, so that's a unpleasant life. But it's a great thing that people have lifted my question to you is what you live her life or life where you just get whatever you want and the awesomeness of what you get all these scales. With exactly where how spoiled you are in any given moment, so you'd never bored and you never get burdened by guilt. From the fact that you're dragging everyone down. So keep in mind that no matter what you pick both lives happen. Feeling the burden of three thousand people bore into my skull with their impatient. Gaze at the moment. So I let me let me summarize the question. I think you just have. But thank you. It was it was a good one. The the issue here is that actually there's a name for the first condition you describe which is I don't know how current it is in the literature, but some psychologists have talked about pathological tourism. Right. So that we have we have our truism, which is great. And we want more of it we, but we can there are people who are so self sacrificing that it seems like a symptom of depression. Right. I mean, there are people who have been those. I think it was a New Yorker profile on a guy who he's I'm sure he's even more. He's more famous than my forgetting his name indicates, but he wanted to be essentially a compulsive organ donor like he gave away one kidney. He was giving away. Whatever he could give away and then a certain point Dr stopped him, and

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"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

Making Sense with Sam Harris

04:43 min | 2 years ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris

"So I try to do a local tenants thing and never it just Deloitte, just six never worked, and I kind of gave up, but then I actually contacted JD Vance who would hillbilly allergy. And and I said is there some place in Ohio that basically could use a psychiatrist for a year who's interested in helping we with the addiction situation or general psychiatry general psychiatry as well. And he found this wonderful town. And so I've been there since September. So that yeah. So I I wanted to be of course, it just wanted to be helpful because I know there's such a lack of manpower, although they have been doing quite well with their nurse practitioners. Some telemedicine there should be more telemedicine. But some I've met some excellent counselors they are so haven't pressed with their little workforce. But I'm also very interested in the sociology of the town. And in fact, that's kind of intrigued me even more after say of, you know, grow grew up in New York. I was always that. I I went to school at Cornell. That's a small town with the school empties out. But it's it's very urban in a sense as a microcosm because it's a major university. So I've never really lived in a small town. And it's it's it's, you know, can imagine this extreme it's very different. There's gotta be Trump country. Right. Very much. Yeah. And highly religious, I I'm actually Jewish atheist which I I've become best friends with these Baptist couple. And so I've gone to church more in, you know, for months I had ever well never gone to church before. And because I'm so fascinated by this. I. Personally can't quite grasp the dynamics of belief for myself. But it is so so deeply so profoundly if they're both their life in my other friend is my other good friend that I've met is a pyschopath Lian, Reverend wonderful woman in her seventies highly vital. I think a little left of center sentiments seem to be that. And so I'm just trying to grasp this, but they're wonderful people. And and so that is so I think we're that fits in to my experience clinically or in the clinical domain is that some people who are doing the treatment, and who are running the social services member the scale here small of the people here are so they're so dedicated I I'm some touched by it. And and a lot of them seed is a calling and autumn see themselves as servants. And I mean in that biblical and just doing magnificent work, and I come back on beaten DC this week. And I just went to our methadone clinics. I love our staff to death here. But the the just so different in the midst of this DC bureaucracy, which is enough to make you use heroin. I made it's just it's just horrific the turnover in the clinic is so high the micromanagement from the DC government is ridiculous Medicaid rule. Some of them are ridiculous. And and down there. They know they're nimble enough to to get through the bureaucracy when it exists at the federal level because there is there is Medicaid and they've made their own bureaucracy, which is pretty damn flat and the main institution that I'm working with is call the community action organization L tell you when I first heard of and I thought, oh, that's that's nice. It's a coalition of you know, social service agencies, but it turns out. That the community action organization or the community action. Programme was a an integral part of the war on poverty and in nineteen sixty four LBJ was very devoted to that program. And the idea I mean in one exists in every county in the country was anti-poverty effort it failed miserably failed miserably in the urban settings within about two years. He walked away from it because it got so politicized. It's it's it's main virtue was supposed to be local involvement, and in the big cities that turned into a racial was a lottery tension it turned into a social Justice project and the mayors were highly resentful of of folks getting so much power. But in this small town, and I think in other small towns, it didn't work that well either, but not because of the inner city dynamics, but but in iron ten Ohio, it's a triumph, and and I've just lucky enough to be working..

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Kids and Tech: Tips for Parents in the Digital Age

Making Sense with Sam Harris

01:54 min | 2 years ago

Kids and Tech: Tips for Parents in the Digital Age

"But but Kraft is something that tries to help. Parents kind of walk a line between this you know, we try. Not to abandon you. We want you to know always here. But it's listen, you know, a lot of parents do that in it works. I mean, it appears to say you're punished of you're not having your cell phone, but we don't see those kids and those who the kid know those kids, you know, comply. He tried as best you can try to try if you can to change the social network that your child is with it's so hard to you know, once parents get into a cycle with children were the resentful and they're on. And maybe they have good reason to be resentful. Maybe they've had difficulties at home, but they can't break through to them. Try to enlist some other family member who may seem to have a better reputation that reputation I made a better relationship with them. Or is this all very very difficult. I wish I could give you a prescription. I feel like I'm rambling here bet. It's just not always good to get the Alaska. It's hard. It's really hard and one of the things that. God bless these mothers are so many now mothers who are lost their kids, and they are on call for these parents. They are cold for family members Beth Macy wrote a book called dope. Sick. Questions about the way, she sometimes described the disease process, but she captured brilliantly devastating this for families. And how it's mobilized so many parents there's a group called shatterproof that I don't think they're finished yet. But they are about to have a report card on the quality of these treatment programs because some of them are not as good as others. But I'm sure people could be in touch with them and and get advice. So there are there. You know, there are these possible options for getting advice, but it's very tough.

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"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

Waking Up with Sam Harris

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

"Emails to info is Sam Harris dot org and do this by January fifteenth because on January sixteenth the remaining seats will be released to the general public. So this is time sensitive. I know this doesn't solve for all of, you know, many of you are traveling to New York for that conference. In fact, some of you traveled only to find out that it was canceled. Needless to say, I feel terrible about this. But unfortunately, I can't make substitution like this at other shows this sort of things actually hard to work out with live nation holding back hundreds of seats for one of their events. I'm very happy to do it. But unfortunately, I can't do it for other shows on other dates it just introduces too much chaos into planning this tour. So this at least something I can do in an attempt to clean up Pangbourne mess. However imperfectly again the event is at the beacon theater in New York on March first. And for those of you in Auckland who were left holding tickets for that event that Pangbourne cancelled and were not refunded, please get in touch when I announce events closer to you. I'm not sure I'm coming to New Zealand next year. But I'm almost certainly come into Australia. Probably in the middle of the year. Anyway, stay in touch stand my newsletter. And if I come anywhere near you, needless to say, I'll be happy to give you tickets to anything. I do down there. Okay. Patriotic is many of you probably know I deleted my patriot account, and I issued a brief statement, which those of you who are on my list received. I'll just read that here. So we're on the same page. I have a little more to say. Is very brief. This is what I posted. Dear patriot supporters as many of you know, the crowdfunding side patriotic has banned several prominent content creators from its platform while the company insists that each was in violation of its terms of service. These recent expulsions seem more readily explained by political bias, although I don't share the politics of the band members..

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High profile creators leave Patreon

podnews

02:18 min | 2 years ago

High profile creators leave Patreon

"Patriot a crowd funding platform used by many podcasters has removed a number of far-right creators, including Milo Yannopoulos and Cal Benjamin youtuber better known as Sargon of Akkad for what patriot claims is hate speech. However Sam Harris host of the waking up podcast one of the top grossing patriot creators has deleted his account in response accusing the company of political bias and other patriot creators, Dave Rubin and Jordan Peterson have promised to build an alternative platform, quote that will not be susceptible to arbitrary censorship. There are reports of many patriot supporters leaving the platform in protest, if you're one of them and you'd like us to Bill you directly we've worked out an alternative if you want it, please let us know. Updates at pod news dot net. And we'll sort that yesterday. We reported that apple podcasts has mysteriously removed many reviews and ratings from their service those that contacted us. Reported losing around half their ratings and reviews issues was seen throughout the whole app. Store. Not just for podcasts. Some noted that review removals were seemingly at random and not related to a purge on automated or spammy reviews at time of going to press podcasters report that their ratings are back to normal. And are they actually important to you need ratings and reviews to get into the what's hot section in apple podcasts. Daniel j Lewis has been checking the data, and he knows the answer. You'll find it linked from the show notes Jew under what Adam curry, thanks have NPR's RAD podcast analytic service. Do have the gall to say, we won't know who you are. When this takes place is just a lie of epic proportions life, she addresses as you can feel it. You'll know what phone you have this more in his podcast. Meanwhile, surprisingly to many pocket costs have confirmed that they have no plans to include rat in their roadmap the podcast app. His part-owned by. NPR TNT in cadence thirteen launching a companion podcast to crime television drama. I am the night the podcast called root of evil will be eight episodes focusing on the real story and real people behind the dramatized crime series, and resonate recordings. Have added a tutorial on how to use audacity feel podcast

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What is the difference between sex and gender?

Waking Up with Sam Harris

05:15 min | 3 years ago

What is the difference between sex and gender?

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"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

Waking Up with Sam Harris

04:42 min | 3 years ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

"Welcome to the waking podcast. This is Sam Harris. Okay. Back from Sydney, that was a very long short trip, two days on the ground, two days on a plane. A managed to navigate the jet lag better than most such occasions. Anyway, had a great time with Eric Weinstein and Brett Weinstein much. Now, ause and Douglas Murray makes me really look forward to the conference. We're going to New York in November, November seventeenth. All those guys will be back but will be joined by my on her CLE and Glenn Lowry and Claire Berlin ski and many other people. So if you're interested in that check my website for few more events on the calendar, they're still tickets for my conversation with Brian Greene and Toronto in September. My conversation with, you've all know Harare in San Francisco is sold out, but I should be bringing you that audio and what else is happening here. I remember things in the news. There was the Pennsylvania clergy, sex abuse bomb that went off this week, a grand jury report detailing the abuse of more than a thousand children by more than three hundred priests over the years, and they're probably vastly more sort of thing is under reported as we all know and also sedulously covered up by the church. In fact, it's not much of an exaggeration to say that the Catholic church is a machine. One of whose primary functions has been to ensure that children get raped and that the world doesn't find out about it. This really is not an exaggeration that reminded me of a article. I wrote about ten years ago when a similar scandal. Happened in Ireland. I wrote an article titled bringing the Vatican to Justice. They actually may have read this on a much earlier podcast, but I'll just read the first two paragraphs here because it's really all I have to say in the present case. And it makes a point that I think is all too rarely made. So here's what I wrote, I think in two thousand nine or so. I've paid too little attention to the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic church, frankly, has always felt unsportsmanlike to shoot so large langourous a fish and so tiny barrel, and the seemed to be no need to deride faith that is most vulnerable and self abased. Even in retrospect, it is easy to understand. The impulse to avert ones is just imagine a pie as mother and father sending their beloved child to the church of thousand hands for spiritual instruction only to have him raped and terrified into silence by threats of hell. Then imagine this occurring to tens of thousands of children in our own time and two children beyond reckoning for over a thousand years, the spectacle of faith. So utterly misplaced and so full betrayed is simply too depressing to think about. But there was always more to this phenomenon should of compelled my attention. Consider the ludicrous ideology that made it possible. The Catholic church has spent two millennia demonizing human sexuality to a degree. Unmatched by any other institution declaring the most basic healthy, mature and consensual behavior is taboo. Indeed, this organization still opposes the use of contraception preferring instead that the poorest people on earth be blessed with the largest families and the shortest lives. As a consequence of this, hallowed incorrigible stupidity. The church has condemned generations of decent people to shame and hypocrisy or two Neolithic fecundity poverty and death by aids, and to this inhumanity the artifice of cloistered celibacy, and you now have an institution. One of the wealthiest on earth, the preferentially attracts pederasts pedophile and sexual sadists into its ranks, promotes them to position of authority and grants them privileged access to children. Finally, considered vast numbers of children will be born out of wedlock, and their unwed mothers vilified wherever church teaching hold sway leading boys and girls by the thousands to be abandoned church run. Orphanages only to be raped and terrorized by the clergy here in this ghoulish machinery, set whirling through the ages by the opposing winds of shame and sadism we mortals can finally glimpsed how strangely perfect are the ways of the Lord. Okay. So that's how I opened that article, but let's be clear about what's happening here. This isn't just the law of large numbers. Were you sample hundreds of thousands or.

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"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

Waking Up with Sam Harris

02:37 min | 3 years ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

"Welcome to the weekend podcast this is sam harris i just have one more event to announce we have a conference in new york in november that looks very interesting and presale tickets are available as of now to podcast scribner's the conference is titled a day of reflection and it will be november seventeenth at lincoln center in new york and we are not shying away from controversy here they first ashen is titled has metoo gone too far and that will be a panel i believe moderated by the new york times columnist barry weiss and it will have masha gessen and claire berlin gay and katie roy fee i believe rebecca trace her is probably coming on board for that should be a great conversation about me too and and that will be followed by a panel titled can we move beyond race and that panel will contain glenn lowry and quite possibly tana hussy coats i i don't believe he's confirmed yet but i think he is all but confirmed that also have coleman hughes a young writer who still undergraduate at columbia but has been writing his quite impressive pieces on race for quillet in recent weeks i believe there are few other people joining that panelists well then there will be a panel titled does islam posey unique challenge to majority and that will have much now is an eye on her cle and for reads a carrier and douglas murray as well as the great sarah haider and i think shoddy hammeed who's been on the podcasts and that will be as you may be aware hearing these names each of these panels represents a wide range of opinion on these topics these will be i think fairly thrilling conversations then i'll be doing a meditation workshop that will be just me and then be taking your questions and then they main event later in the evening is a panel titled is reason sacred and i believe that will be me and eric weinstein and brett weinstein much your who else is joining us there but they'll be moderated by for aids akara so anyway it should be a day of very interesting conversation these tickets are currently only available to podcast supporters once again.

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"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

Waking Up with Sam Harris

02:48 min | 3 years ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

"Welcome to the wicket a podcast this is sam harris there's been an interesting thing happening i don't quite know what this means but i've been seen in the last few weeks the one of said things that are overtly disparaging of religion i beginning push back from my audience in ways that i never had before one i think it's happened here is that i have spent enough time off the topic of atheism and religion what a conflict between science and religion that have attracted new podcast listeners mostly who are not so familiar with my work on that topic so as i noticed this and to places first in in my last podcast with andrew sullivan david frum in dc i said at one point when debating the validity of religion with andrew something about not having to believe in a bullshit to lead a more alive and mine calling in this case catholic dogma bullshit was deemed offensive by some people i remember the price on people in the room who felt that and they're definitely some people who reached out by email to communicate that to be so disparaging of a religious tradition was unbecoming in me or counterproductive all i can say is if you were to read my first book and faith or my second book letter to a christian nation there are perhaps some surprises in store for you it really comes down for me between the difference between believing things for good reasons and believe in things for batteries ins and good reasons or the province of rationality and science an honest conversation and bad reasons of the province of selfdeception and wishful thinking and conscious fraud and dogmatism and there's nowhere were these latter attributes are given more energy than in the context of religion where they get rebranded as faith and promoted to the pantheon of human virtues so all i can say is that there are some surprises in store perhaps unpleasant if you look at what i've said and written about religion in the past the other piece of data i have here as i recently put out a medium on social media which took a quote which came from one of my talks i think would be came from my debate with william lane craig mccaw.

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"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

Waking Up with Sam Harris

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

"Welcome to weaken a podcast this is sam harris okay just a few announcements before bring you today's guest my vented was scheduled for the sixteen th of january new york with lee remedy and mike render has been canceled perhaps it'll be rescheduled but uh that was a pangbourne philosophy event and everyone who bought tickets should have received an email from pangbourne and a refund if you didn't please be in touch with pangbourne directly sorry about that as a bit of a hassle but sometimes things like that happen okay a few more events to announce in my life podcast tour and if you're a supporter of the podcast who should receive an email about these tickets to each of these events are currently available only to supporters uh and that is denver february 21st portland on the twentysecond dallas on march third and my book club event with steve pinker on march fourteen in los angeles houston i know i mentioned previously i'm still planning to do an event there it may very well be on march fourth but the venue has not yet been confirmed so i will let you know about that and again supporters will get an email uh the moment tickets actually become available to a new vent and if you are supporter in you did not get an email there could be several reasons for that you could have started supporting the podcast after the email went out so he warned tunnel.

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"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

Waking Up with Sam Harris

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

"And you can find out more about supporting the show it sam harris that orgy four support and you can see new events as they hit the calendar at sam harris i'd orgy four events he's an also joined my email list if you wanna hear about these things in a timely way okay and now for today's guest so today i'm speaking with tom nichols tom is a professor of national security affairs at the us naval war college and an adjunct professor at harvard extension school he's a former aide in the us senate two also a fivetime undefeated jeopardy champion and as one of the alltime top players in the game he was invited to the ultimate tournament of champions in two thousand five he's the author of several works on foreign policy an international security including the sacred cause no use nuclear weapons in us national security eve of destruction the coming age of preventive war and his most recent book which is the focus of our conversation is the death of expertise the campaign against establish knowledge and why it matters and we talk about the death of expertise took about the dunning kruger affect which many of you have probably heard about cover the growth of knowledge and are inevitable reliance on authorities all the while superseded i will talk about what to do when experts fail or how to think about the failure of expertise in various areas medicine in particular.

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"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

Waking Up with Sam Harris

02:29 min | 4 years ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

"These but get on my email list on my website you can also check the events page at sam harris at orgy four events once again supporters the podcast get early access to tickets at least a week but in certain cases it'll be longer than that was one of the few things i can do to give back to those of you who are supporting the podcast which as always is much appreciated and i've pick the venue for the waking up book club event undoing was steven pinker in march of next year and will announce that soon but it is a great venue and i'm looking forward to that also to those of you who find it difficult to listen to podcasts on of any of you are listening now but i hear from many people who just haven't figured out how to listen to podcasts these people don't have commutes they don't work out they don't like your buds on what the problem is but they don't listen the podcast and they're waiting for transcripts of these conversations there are few transcripts that i've published on my blog but it's actually very timeconsuming to produce transcripts because i i i will not let a raw transcript see the light of day that those are just indistinguishable from bad writing no matter how well someone speaks and it really does take a lot of time too edit the transcript copy edited and refine it in a way that adds some value but i've decided to take the time to do that and released the best of these conversations as a book on the working title there's experiments in conversation what are we doing there is i i will actually go out to the people who i include in the book and give them a chance to refine their side of the conversation this really will be an instance where that the final word on many of these topics gets had in writing so if you're interested in many the exchanges have had here i'm determined to make these conversations in written form worth reading even if you've heard the audio on which the text is based because they'll be further questions that i ask of my guests and we will taken the time to sharpen up the original exchange and issue.

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"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

Waking Up with Sam Harris

02:20 min | 4 years ago

"sam harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

"Welcome to the we can upon cast this is sam harris today's guests imagine i was my jitters well known to many of you we road islam the future of tolerance together here's a friend and now regular collaborate are there's a film coming out by the same title based on that bookend it's based on their lecture sure we did together in australia in the beginning in of two thousand sixteen and i guess mondor someone who i am proud to call a friend who's work right deeply support and once he gets talk annual understand why so without further ado i bring new much of no was i'm here with much you know was thanks for coming on the broadcast but so having me again bring in listeners up to speed most well know this but you were nine have collaborate it in now ever righty of ways we wrote a book together islam in the future tolerance and there will be a movie based on that book coming out next year i believe it's also called islam in the future tolerance so i hear or see how that goes but it's really been and immense or so the ground of occasion for me to collaborate with you given how fraught our initial meeting was and the something we describing the bookend have describe done a previous podcast but relevant our conversation today we'll be talking about some of the people who despise erste we both have people who despises but a subset of it to those groups are the people who despised each of us for collaborating with the other that's so weird thing to keep running into but and i can't there's a lot to talk about here and in no particular order alderson all read you'd be the topics i have gathered wentz i knew we were going to meet in this way and then we can take it as we see fit saw there was a southern poverty loss center debacle where they grew que an eye on along with others as anti muslim extreme s we will want to hit that there is syria and the rather obvious failures of obama's foreign policy there's the related mike run crisis and the knock on affects rex said and one trump arguably another there is put there's a phenomenal of.

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