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Neuroscientist, philosopher, podcaster and best-selling author Sam Harris has been exploring some of the greatest questions concerning the human mind, society and the events that shape our world.

Harris’ search for deeper understanding of how we think has led him to engage and exchange with some of our most brilliant and controversial contemporary minds - Daniel Kahneman, Robert Sapolsky, Anil Seth and Max Tegmark - in order to unpack and understand ideas of consciousness, free will, extremism and ethical living.

For Harris, honest conversation, no matter how difficult or contentious, represents the only path to moral and intellectual progress.

Featuring 11 conversations from the hit podcast, these electric exchanges fuse wisdom with rigorous interrogation to shine a light on what it means to make sense of our world today.

©2020 Sam Harris (P)2020 Penguin Audio
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  • 09-02-20

Important Conversations

Creatively Crafted Conversational Content. Sam has amalgamated a series of important conversations, I love it.

If you follow Sam's work then you will recognize that this book contains a string of meaningful conversations on topics that are important to everybody. This should be heard with an open mind, to allow for growth and understanding in a time that needs it most.

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  • Damian
  • 06-30-21

Great content, poor recording quality.

There’s some really good content within this collection of podcasts/ discussions. Unfortunately in some cases the quality of the audio recordings are below what I’d expect for an audiobook

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-30-21

Very stimulating, but does Sam Harris never interview women?

Often enlightening, frequently pompous, and overwhelmingly male dominated. Not sure whether that reflects the make-up of the field of philosophy or not, but either way it’s disappointing not to hear more female voices.

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  • Phillip
  • 01-11-21

Outstanding

This book is outstanding, a must listen for open minded free thinking humans, Sam Harris is amazing, the topics discussed were wonderful, great book to start 2021 with :)

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  • Shaker
  • 11-22-20

Gets you brain fizzing

The concepts, theories and thought experiments discussed in this book will bring new insights to you and excite your brain as never before.

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  • Shalan
  • 04-28-21

Best of Both Worlds

In a way this is more fun than regular audiobooks, because we get to listen to alive conversations rather than dead narrations.

It's also better than subscribing to his podcast, because it's a neatly packaged collection that you can easily revisit to try to absorb as much as you can.

The content is great and far-reaching too. There are conversations from consciousness to multiverses, and then back down to Earth to discuss racism and much more. Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-20

must listen

As always, eye opening and life changing. A great read/listen on some of the world's most important topics.

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  • rawa lina jawad
  • 07-30-22

Sam Harris ruins it

Unfortunately, Sam Harris doesn’t appear intelligent enough to be orchestrating these interviews, shown by his often flawed logic. I found this a very pointless listen and would rather have spent the time on a podcast by someone who is an expert in their field.

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  • bolt
  • 07-20-22

A good listen, and Sam is awesome as always

It gets a bit repetitive by the end, mostly because many of these people are in the same academic circles and don't disagree all that much. Still a good listen and some interesting perspectives on our future.

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  • Rowan
  • 06-19-22

Top class

Sam Harris manages to stay on the edge and elicit some very special moments all through.

A privilege to walk alongside and listen.

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  • Nick Clutterbuck
  • 08-12-20

Amazing!

wasn't sure what to expect but right from the start I knew this was for me.
very thought provoking, fascinating topics and ideas discussed in a podcast like setting.
much like the Joe Rogan episodes with Sam Harris.. if you like them, you'll love this

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  • Michael Grace
  • 11-26-20

Podcast NOT a book

There was no story, it was simply a podcast of people talking without any reasonable story line

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-22

Lots of content

Great book and lots of content, there’s a lot to keep up with for newbies in this space.

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  • thomas postlethwaite
  • 12-23-21

LISTEN TO IT!

I recommend this book to as many people as will listen to me. I'm newish to many of the concepts in the book but I absolutely loved it.
A diverse range of discussions from some truly intelligent and interesting people

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-07-21

thank you

loved it. never thought I would keep interested in something for 22 plus hours

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  • Matt
  • 10-14-21

Required Listening

this collection of conversations should be required Listening for high school students..if only to remind people of the phrase, you simply don't know what you don't know. brilliant and insightful.