by Grania Spingies
In an Homeresque feat of endurance, Joe Rogan (comedian, actor, sports commentator) and Sam Harris (writer and neuroscientist, for the one accidental reader here who doesn’t already know who Sam is) sat down and talked for a mammoth 4.5 hours about cabbages and kings.
Joe Rogan hosts a podcast that covers a very wide range of guests and subjects and has spoken to Sam before on his show. I’d recommend that you download the podcast and go for a long walk. It’s long, so you may want to break it into two sessions – even Sam reached “the upper limits of bladder capacity” after a couple of hours.
Here’s the Youtube link if you want to watch the discussion.
A rough guide to the chat:
1st hour – vegetarianism, consciousness, neuroscience
2nd hour – bioethics, future technologies, super-bugs, antibiotics, disease, self-driving cars
[As a side note in case anyone from the Joe Rogan’s show ever sees this: The Daily Mail from the UK should be treated with extreme skepticism. They are less reliable than Fox News as a news source. Check everything they write about.]
3rd hour – Trump and Clinton
4th hour – boxing, martial arts, zoos, wildlife preservation, negative and positive population growth, eliminating poverty, wealth inequality, the rise of Artificial Intelligence and its implications for humanity.
It’s a fascinating meander through a range of diverse topics, well worth a listen if you have a few hours to spare.