A Conversation with David Whyte
A Conversation With David Whyte


This conversation was originally released on the Waking Up app, but people enjoyed it so much that we decided to release it on the podcast as well. In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with poet David Whyte about the importance of work and relationships, the balance between training and expressing of one’s talents, the lessons of mortality, and other topics.David Whyte is a poet and the author of 10 books of poetry along with four books of prose. David holds a degree in Marine Zoology and honorary degrees from Neumann College and Royal Roads University. He has traveled extensively, including living and working as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos Islands and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Andes, Amazon, and Himalaya. He brings this wealth of experience to his poetry, lectures, and workshops.