Media Interviews and Appearances: Video


The Joe Rogan Experience


Death and the Present Moment


The Illusion of Free Will: Lecture at Caltech


The Joe Rogan Experience


Ask Sam Harris Anything #2

The full video is an hour long. Links to specific topics/questions are provided below:

1. Eternity and the meaning of life 0:42
2. Do we have free will?  4:43
3. How can we convince religious people to abandon their beliefs? 14:52
4. How can atheists live among the faithful? 19:09
5. How should we talk to children about death? 21:52
6. Does human life have intrinsic value? 26:01
7. Why should we be confident in the authority of science? 30:36 
8. How can one criticize Islam after the terrorism in Norway? 35:43
9. Should atheists join with Christians against Islam? 41:50
10. What does it mean to speak about the human mind objectively? 45:17
11. How can spiritual claims be scientifically justified? 50:14
12. Why can’t religion remain a private matter? 54:52 
13. What do you like to speak about at public events? 58:09


Ask Sam Harris Anything #1

In which I respond to questions and comments posted on Reddit.


Who Says Science has Nothing to Say About Morality?

Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins discuss The Moral Landscape. This event was held at The Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford, on April 12th, 2011.



Nightline Interview


The Moral Landscape: Book Tour Lecture


The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell


The Great Debate

On November 6th, 2010 a panel of scientists, philosophers, and public intellectuals gathered to discuss what impact evolutionary theory and advances in neuroscience might have on traditional concepts of morality. The panelists were psychologist Steven Pinker, author Sam Harris, philosopher Patricia Churchland, physicist Lawrence Krauss, philosopher Simon Blackburn, bioethicist Peter Singer and The Science Network’s Roger Bingham. Recorded live at the Arizona State University Gammage auditorium.

Watch the other presentations and panel discussion: The Great Debate


The Daily Show

Sam Harris appears on The Daily Show to discuss The Moral Landscape.


The New Science of Morality

An Edge Conference: Roy Baumeister, Paul Bloom, Joshua D. Greene, Jonathan Haidt, Sam Harris, Marc D. Hauser, Joshua Knobe, Elizabeth Phelps, David Pizarro

Tuesday July 20 - Thursday, July 22, 2010

The New Science of Morality



TED: Science Can Answer Moral Questions

Sam Harris speaking at TED 2010 - What the World Needs Now


Sam Harris: Why We Should Ditch Religion | CNN

Sam Harris interviewed at the 2010 TED Conference: What the World Needs Now


Harris and Shermer vs. Chopra and Houston

Sam Harris and Michael Shermer debate Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston on Nightline (3/23/10).



Real Time with Bill Maher

Bill Maher interviews Sam Harris on Real Time


Facts, Values and a Place for the Profound: A conversation with Sam Harris



Can We Ever Be Right about Right and Wrong?


October 3-6, 2008

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla

Beyond Belief: Candles in the Dark is the third in an annual series of conversations: an ongoing project to foster and promote the use of reason in formulating social policy. This year, we asked participants to propose a Candle—a potential solution to a problem that they have identified in their area of expertise or informed passion.


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The Four Horsemen

On the 30th of September 2007, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens sat down for an unmoderated 2-hour discussion, convened by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and filmed by Josh Timonen. In this conversation the group trades stories of the public’s reaction to their recent books, their unexpected successes, criticisms and common misrepresentations. They discuss the tough questions about religion that face the world today and propose new strategies for going forward.

Part 1 of 2


Beyond Belief: Enlightenment 2.0


October 31-November 2, 2007

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla

Sam spoke during the Closing Session

Links to the entire conference can be found here.

AAI Lecture: The Problem with Atheism

This is Sam Harris’ talk from the AAI 07 conference in Washington, DC. Introduction by Julia Sweeney. You can read a transcript of this talk here.



Aspen Ideas Festival


Atheists Battle Against Religion


imageThis week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case brought by a group of atheists who claim the Bush administration’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives violates the separation of church and state. It’s just one example of how atheists are becoming increasingly assertive — arguing not only that religion is false, but also a threat to civilization.

Atheists Battle Against Religion


Religion, Terror, and Self-Transcendence

image This talk, presented by CFI-Metro New York and cosponsored by the New York Society for Ethical Culture, was the second in the 2005 - 2006 Voices of Reason series.

Part 1 of 6




Religion and Ethics News Weekly: The New Atheists

image According to PUBLISHERS WEEKLY magazine, last month’s list of the top ten bestselling books relating to religion was led by two books by atheists: Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. Betty Rollin reports today on them and other outspoken atheists, beginning with Julia Sweeney and her off-Broadway performance, “Letting Go of God.”

The New Atheists


Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason and Survival

Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason and Survival

Just 40 years after a famous TIME magazine cover asked “Is God Dead?” the answer appears to be a resounding “No!” This is a critical moment in the human situation, and The Science Network in association with the Crick-Jacobs Center brought together an extraordinary group of scientists and philosophers to explore answers to these questions. The conversation took place at the Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA from November 5-7, 2006.



MSNBC: Tucker Carlson Interview


Colbert Report (Comedy Central)


Idea City’05 Conference - 2005


The God Who Wasn’t There

The God Who Wasn't ThereSam appears in Brian Flemming’s documentary THE GOD WHO WASN’T THERE.

The O’Reilly Factor (FOX) - Mar 31, 2005



Scarborough Country (MSNBC) - Oct 28, 2004


The O’Reilly Factor (FOX) - Oct 4, 2004


Faith Under Fire (PAX) - Oct 2, 2004