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Absolutely Mental



In this new podcast series, the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actor, director, and writer Ricky Gervais phones his favorite smart friend, the neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris, to ask some very important questions…and some not-so-important ones.

Gervais and Harris contemplate the wonders of science and the chaos of modern life while having many good laughs.


Latest Episodes:

  • S2 EP 10: Why do we laugh?
    Ricky calls Sam to ask why humans laugh. They break down the mechanics of stand up comedy, the science behind tickling, and the mistakes of... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-23
  • S1 EP 2: What makes something funny?
    In this teaser of episode 2, Sam calls Ricky to discuss where to draw the line in comedy. Ricky thinks everything is on the table.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-17
  • S1 EP 1: Why do we dream?
    Ricky calls Sam to ask why we dream. They discuss why puns are terrible and explore some of the mechanics of comedy. Get access to... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-10

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