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Welcome to FLOAT. In this podcast, acclaimed filmmaker Mary Sweeney and neuroscientist Jonas Kaplan explore the creative place where art and science meet. FLOAT is a series of conversations with filmmakers, fine artists, musicians, technologists, and neuroscientists, investigating the common inspirations, motivations, and processes among creative minds from diverse fields. Hosted by two USC professors, FLOAT takes you on a journey to explore what makes scientists and artists more alike than different.  


Sep 12, 2021

In this episode of FLOAT we talk with Sam Harris. Sam is a public thinker, a neuroscientist, an author, a philosopher, and a podcaster. He hosts the incredibly popular Making Sense podcast, and he also has a successful meditation app called Waking Up. Sam has written several best-selling books, including Waking Up: A Guide To Spirituality Without Religion. In addition to studying philosophy at Stanford and neuroscience at UCLA he has trained with some of the world’s foremost meditation teachers, making him a rare expert in both scientific and experiential approaches to investigating consciousness.