Posts Categorized: Recommended

Our Interstellar Visitor

“After On” Podcast, Episode 40 Is an object currently passing through our solar system the product of an alien intelligence? Rob Reid’s interview with Harvard astronomy department chairman, Avi Loeb, is a riveting deep dive into a fascinating topic. And I highly recommend Rob’s follow-up interview with Avi (available to supporters) where some of the... Read more »

10% Happier Podcast Interview

Susan Kaiser Greenland and I talk with Dan Harris on his 10% Happier podcast. Our conversation is wide-ranging—from teaching meditation in schools to careerism in the secular mindfulness movement. Dan is a self-described fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous:... Read more »

Introducing The Waking Up App

Sam’s meditation app is here! Join Sam Harris—neuroscientist, philosopher, and bestselling author—on a course that will teach you to meditate, reason more effectively, and deepen your understanding of yourself and others. Download The Waking Up Course for iPhone

My Favorite 2018 TED Talks #2

The Discoveries Awaiting us in the Ocean’s Twilight Zone by Heidi M. Sosik Heidi’s presentation was another one of my favorite moments this year. This ambitious plan is one of the first ideas of  TED’s “The Audacious Project”, an initiative to inspire global change. Click here to watch the video

Guest Post: “What Is Spirituality?” by Thomas Metzinger

An excerpt from Spirituality and Intellectual Honesty by Thomas Metzinger Here’s something to spend the weekend contemplating… Can something like a completely secularized form of spirituality exist? Or is this idea perhaps incoherent—something that on second sight cannot be described consistently and without getting lost in obvious contradictions? Continue reading