In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Cass Sunstein about the polarization and fragmentation of American society, “choice architecture,” the importance of face-to-face interactions for problem solving, group polarization and identity politics, virtuous extremism, the wisdom of crowds, direct democracy, the limits of free speech, the process of Presidential impeachment, and other topics. You can support the Waking Up podcast at samharris.org/support.
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Nicholas Christakis about mob behavior, moral panics, and current threats to free speech. You can support the Waking Up podcast at SamHarris.org/support.
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This episode of the Waking Up podcast features an interview that Sam Harris did with Rob Reid on the After On podcast. They speak about publishing, psychedelics, terrorism, meditation, free speech and other topics. You can support the Waking Up podcast at SamHarris.org/support.
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Nicholas Christakis about mob behavior, moral panics, and the current threats to free speech. You can support the Waking Up podcast at SamHarris.org/support.
This is a 9-minute mindfulness meditation, led by Sam Harris. For more information visit www.samharris.org.
This is an edited excerpt from remarks that Sam Harris made in a debate with a Christian apologist at Notre Dame University in 2011. The full debate can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqaHXKLRKzg
"Focus on finding those individuals who can lift you higher." - Lewis Howes If you enjoyed this episode, check out show notes and more at http://lewishowes.com/549
This is a 26-minute mindfulness meditation, led by Sam Harris. For more information visit www.samharris.org.
Hungarian Rhapsody No.2, simplified version with original cadenza - Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886) Pianist: Ryo Fukaura, UCL medical student, playing the piece from memory, in the Peter Samuel Hall at the Royal Free Hospital. soundcloud.com/uclsound/sets/ryo-fukaura-piano UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at http://ucl.ac.uk.
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"Criticism is a veiled wish." - Esther Perel If you enjoyed this episode, check out show notes, video, and more at http://lewishowes.com/548
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Mark Lilla about the fate of political liberalism in the United States, the emergence of a new identity politics, the roll of class in American society, wealth inequality, and other topics. You can support the Waking Up podcast at samharris.org/support.
Have historians misunderstood everything? Have they missed the single greatest idea that best explains the past? Niall Ferguson is the preeminent historian of the ideas that define our time. He has challenged how we think about money, power, civilisation and empires. Now he wants to reimagine history itself. On October 4th, Ferguson came to the Intelligence Squared stage to unveil his new book, 'The Square and The Tower'. Historians have always focused on hierarchies, he argued – on the elites that wield power. Economists have concentrated on the marketplace – on the economic forces that shape change. These twin structures are symbolised for Ferguson by Siena’s market square, and its civic tower looming above. But beneath both square and tower runs something more deeply significant: the hidden networks of relationships, ideas and influence. Networks are the key to history. The greatest innovators have been ‘superhubs’ of connections. The most powerful states, empires and companies have been those with the most densely networked structures. And the most transformative ideas – from the printing presses that launched the Reformation to the Freemasonry that inspired the American Revolution – have gone viral precisely because of the networks within which they spread. ‘When we understand these core insights of network science,’ says Ferguson, ‘the entire history of mankind looks quite different.’
"Love, at its core, is about seeking the highest good of the other." - Jefferson Bethke If you enjoyed this episode, check out show notes, video, and more at http://lewishowes.com/550
‘If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it.’ — Bill Gates On 2nd October, Intelligence Squared brought together two of the world’s best-loved masters of explaining and popularising science, who will lift the lid on the technology we love and on the cutting edge of current scientific research. Randall Munroe is a physicist who once built robots for NASA. His webcomic xkcd uses simple cartoons and diagrams to make science funny, touching and incredibly clear. It gets a billion hits a year. In his latest series, Munroe has simplified the workings behind everything from space rockets to smartphones, while using only the thousand most common words in the English language. On stage with Munroe was Oxford’s professor for the public understanding of science Marcus du Sautoy, who has won a wide following through his bestselling books and TV programmes explaining the elegance and complexity of mathematics. While Munroe unpicks the detailed mechanics behind such technological breakthroughs as the large hadron collider at CERN, du Sautoy will examine some of the broader, philosophical questions about the nature — and limits — of scientific enquiry itself. The event was chaired by Dr Xand van Tulleken, a medical doctor and broadcaster who has presented numerous shows for the BBC and Channel 4, and whose book 'How to Lose Weight Well', which accompanied the TV series, went straight to the top of the Amazon book charts.
Eckhart Tolle is reading from his book: Practicing the Power of Now
Satya Nadella is one of the world’s most inspirational business leaders, as much a humanist as a technologist and executive. On September 28th, he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to discuss his personal journey from a childhood in India to becoming CEO of Microsoft, the culture change that he has driven inside his legendary technology company, and the transformation that is coming to all our lives as we face the most disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. While many people worry about the negative impact of exponential digital growth – from automation taking over our jobs to the increasing power that algorithms are having over our lives – Nadella will proffer his optimistic vision of the future, which he sets out in his forthcoming book Hit Refresh. He will argue that, as technology upends the status quo, the very human quality of empathy will become increasingly valuable. And he will explain how people, organisations and societies must transform in their quest for new energy, new ideas, relevance and renewal.