41 Min Released Dec 5, 2015

25. Sam Harris (Neuroscientist) – Uncomfortable Conversations

What are the limits of tolerance? Can people with fundamentally different world views coexist peacefully? Is faith incompatible with reason? In the wake of the recent Paris attacks, these questions are more pressing than ever.

In this week's episode philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris delves deep into all of the above with host Jason Gots, through the lenses of Islamic extremism, the telepathic powers of fiction, and what would happen to your identity if you could be replicated down to the atom.

Sam's latest book, Islam and the Future of Tolerance, is a dialogue with Maajid Nawaz, a former Islamic extremist now working for tolerance within and for the Muslim world.

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

We surprise some of the world's brightest minds with ideas they're not at all prepared to discuss.

Go To Show Page

More Episodes

We Can Hear You Having Sex: Manners for the Digital Age #20

Slate's Manners for the Digital Age

Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you use your WiFi network name to communicate with your neighbors?

5 Min

Sep 11, 2011

The Fallout From Brussels; A Mislocation in Havana

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss the fallout from Brussels, Obama's mislocation in Havana, and a ray of light in Buenos Aires.

24 Min

Mar 23, 2016

This Week in Barron's, October 6, 2008.

This Week in Barron's

This Week in Barron's: the biggest cash cows among US companies and Barron's choice for the top 25; MetLife is becoming an increasingly attractive stock; what to do about declining mutual fund values; most of corporate America still faces headwinds.

4 Min

Oct 3, 2008