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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. Harris also regularly hosts a popular podcast.
Harris received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. More information can be found on his website, SamHarris.org.
The Waking Up podcast consistently ranks in the top 100 podcasts in the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia, and now gets over 15 million downloads per month. The show was selected by Apple as one of iTunes Best of 2015 and won a 2017 Webby Award for best podcast in the Science & Education category.
Sam rarely conducts a standard interview of his guests. Most episodes of the podcast become proper conversations, which occasionally evolve into heated debates. Guests of the show have included Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lawrence Wright, Gen. Michael V. Hayden, Fareed Zakaria, Garry Kasparov, David Frum, Richard Dawkins, Yuval Noah Harari, and many other notable scientists, journalists, and newsmakers.
Sam regularly speaks at conferences and to the general public. He has given two TED talks that have been viewed over 5.9 million times:
RADIO & TELEVISION
Sam has done hundreds of radio interviews (NPR, BBC, CBC, etc.) and has appeared on many television programs, including The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Nightline, CNN Tonight, ABC World News, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Fareed Zakaria GPS, The O’Reilly Factor , Scarborough Country, and The Today Show.