On Our Minds

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?...
The third installment in the film adaptation of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" hit theaters this week, including cameos from Ron Paul, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. Here's Anne...
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With the conflict between Israel and Palestine still very much on our minds, we're listening back to this interview with Raja Shehadeh on "Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine...
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It may seem like only 10 years ago but it's been a decade since Oprah Winfrey cars to all 276 members of her TV show's studio audience. We'd like to think that in some...

What's on This Week

09.14.2014
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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,...
09.14.2014
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.