by Sam Harris
Sam Harris’ Making Sense is my podcast discovery of the year. He talks about the coolest shit, has the most awesome “slow talker” delivery, puts no time limit on his rambling introductory monologues or interviews… and always makes me laugh by timing how long it takes him in any podcast to ask his guest, whosoever the guest may be, “Ever tried psychedelics?” and/or “Do you do meditation?” You know he has to be a real quality thinker and talker for me to put up with smugness about meditation, and envy of psychedelic use.
This book is a transcript of a bunch of his podcast interviews. The topics include consciousness, a bit of current events circa 2017, AI, and tangential general psychology. It was all interesting. I have no jump-out quotes to share, though.