On Our Minds

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Doug here: The inner narcissist in me wants to say that this show is the best radio program about narcissism, probably THE BEST radio show  about anything, that you’ll ever...
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Neuroscientist Sam Harris is on our minds this week.  Harris is best known as one of the guys who helpd lauch the New Atheist movement. So it comes as a surprise to see the...
Cartoonist Alison Bechdel has also been named a MacArthur fellow for 2014. Here's our extended interview with her...
The director of "The Act of Killing," has been named one of the 2014 MacArthur fellows. Here's our interview with Joshua Oppenheimer about his incredible film about political...
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Did you catch that Atlantic article about new research that suggests that drinking wine and exercising (though not at the same time) might help keep down cholesterol levels?...

What's on This Week

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Who are you? White or black, Muslim or Christian, working class or wealthy? Most of us rotate through many different cultural identities, at work and at home. And sometimes,...
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The bedtime stories of Sinbad, Ali Baba and Aladdin are enchanting stories. They’re also much more: violent, sexually explicit, political, and feminist.

Why Atheists Need Spirituality

 

How do you get an atheist neuroscientist interested in spirituality? For Sam Harris, it started with LSD and other psychedelic drugs. They got him interested in mindfulness, meditation and consciousness. With a new book out called Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, he talked with TTBOOK about atheism and mystery. Click here to read highlights from the interview and hear the audio of the complete conversation.