#161 — Rise & Fall

#161 — Rise & Fall

Update: 2019-06-24104
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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jared Diamond about the rise and fall of civilizations. They discuss political polarization, disparities in civilizational progress, the prospect that there may be biological differences between populations, the precariousness of democracy in the US, the lack of a strong political center, immigration policy, and other topics.

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Comments (7)

Erik Babb

Guest's voice is too deep and quiet to hear while in the car

Jul 25th
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Lars Wood

Erik Babb that's good:)

Jul 25th
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Iain McLaren

Jared diamond ignores average iq by population.

Jul 9th
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Alex Mercedes

refreshing conversation despite the discussions of troubling world news and history. it has something to do with Diamond not being an active participant in social media circus I believe. his tone or demeanor is "different" and Sam even felt more grounded to me in this broadcast.

Jul 2nd
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PAVEMENT TALK PODCAST

brilliant episode guys #greenmonkey

Jul 2nd
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Chris Winn

Excellent podcast.  Jared Diamond is my guy.

Jul 1st
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Jon Wicke

I would urge listeners to not skip the intro, as Sam's baffled surveying of the cesspool that is Twitter is quite humorous.

Jun 25th
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#161 — Rise & Fall

#161 — Rise & Fall