Episode Number: 1107
Episode Guest: Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz
Original Airdate: April 18, 2018
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Guest Bio: Sam Harris is a neuroscientist and author of The New York Times bestsellers The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape. Maajid Nawaz is a British activist, author, columnist, radio host and politician.
Topics Discussed: Sam wants to introduce more people to Maajid; Maajid is suing the Southern Poverty Law Center and Thomson Reuters World-Check; SPLC deletes list of “anti-Muslim” extremist list after legal threat; Maajid details his background and what would lead him to be included on such a list; he was kept in prison for four years; being in prison slowly changed his views; Sam and Maajid talk about meeting each other; Islam and the Future of Tolerance book; Sam is taking a break from Twitter; social media addiction; Sam ruined a vacation because of Twitter; Sam’s podcast with Charles Murray; The Bell Curve book; Asian-Americans are suing Harvard; many factors lead to IQ; Charles Murray attacked at Middlebury; certain topics are so taboo people won’t let you talk about them; the more we look, the more we will discover differences between people; we need to engineer tides that raise all boats; the left accuses people of racism whenever the topic of race is brought up; nature vs. nurturing; talk about jobs and races/genders; the left thinks the only way to move forward towards equality is to lie about what is scientifically plausible and demonize those who won’t align with them; (1:00:00) Larry Summers resigns as president of Harvard; men and women play pool together but men are much better than women; transgender weightlifter in Commonwealth Games; Joe explains the Fallon Fox controversy; more talk about the transgender weightlifter; Dr. Ramona Krutzik discusses the advantages Fallon Fox has as a transgender fighter; Icarus documentary; the Olympics isn’t to be trusted and is corrupt; transgender Texas wrestler wins title again; Germaine de Randamie knocks out man video; more talk about transgender athletes and competition; Sam continues talking about ruining his vacation; Sam and Ezra Klein’s emails; transcript of Sam’s podcast with Ezra; “Merry Christmas Mr. Islamist” video; 52% of British Muslims want to ban homosexuality; 27% of British Muslims sympathize with Charlie Hebdo terrorists; ISIS and the Jihadi Beatles; interview with members of the Jihadi Beatles; immigration; Joe talks about his discussion with a YouTube exec about what gets labeled as “hate speech”; Maajid discusses the cultural bias on social media; Twitter banned Milo Yiannopoulos; YouTube, Twitter, etc. doesn’t share what it is exactly that can get someone banned or demonetized; Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony; no one knew what would become of social media; Sam tries not to look at comments about him/his work online; people arguing online; both the extreme left and right are equally irrational; we need to strip away our ideological baggage and have conversations; there’s too much noise and nonsense online; we have democratized truth; social media is dividing us; Sam met a neuroscientist who thinks Charles Murray should be physically attacked; the left advocating for violence; the left wants free speech unless they disagree with it; antifa training video; Maajid talks about a black Muslim attacked by a white member of antifa; Maajid is optimistic about the future; ISIS is fading from peoples’ memories; Maajid talks about trying to get his book published; ISIS might be gone but their ideology is alive; Maajid thinks Al-Qaeda will be coming back and will join with the remnants of ISIS; the problem won’t go away unless we deal with ideology and not the physical groups; (2:00:00) talk about Trump and Obama and how they talk(ed) about Islamic extremism; Islam has a role to play in extremism; Islam and the Future of Tolerance book.
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