Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

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228 episodes
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Ever wanted to know how music affects your brain, what quantum mechanics really is, or how black holes work? Do you wonder why you get emotional each time you see a certain movie, or how on earth video games are designed? Then you’ve come to the right place. Each week, Sean Carroll will host conversations with some of the most interesting thinkers in the world. From neuroscientists and engineers to authors and television producers, Sean and his guests talk about the biggest ideas in science, philosophy, culture and much more.

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Andrew Papachristos on the Network Theory of Gun Violence
I talk with sociologist Andrew Papachristos about using applied network theory to understand patterns of gun violence.
Wondery Presents: The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley
Trailer for the new Wondery podcast, The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley.
Ed Yong on How Animals Sense the World
I talk with science writer Ed Yong about the world of animals with very different senses from our own.
AMA | June 2022
Ask Me Anything episode for June 2022.
Solo: The Philosophy of the Multiverse
A solo discussion of issues at the intersection of cosmology and philosophy, especially on making predictions in a multiverse.
Elizabeth Cohen on Time and Other Political Values
I talk with political scientist Elizabeth Cohen on the role of time in government and politics.
Nick Lane on Powering Biology
I talk with biochemist Nick Lane about the Krebs cycle, which helps distribute energy through our cells, and its connection to the origin of life.
Catherine Brinkley on the Science of Cities
I talk with Catherine Brinkley about the structure and growth of cities, and how humans life in them.
AMA | May 2022
Ask Me Anything episode of Mindscape for May 2022.
Judea Pearl on Cause and Effect
I talk to Judea Pearl, a founder of the "causal revolution" that is shaking up the social sciences, artificial intelligence, and philosophy.
Richard Dawkins on Flight and Other Evolutionary Achievements
I talk with Richard Dawkins about the origin of flight, as well as conceptual issues at the heart of evolutionary biology.
Frans de Waal on Culture and Gender in Primates
I talk with Frans de Waal about culture, empathy, morality, politics, and gender in various primate species.

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4.8 out of 5
3336 reviews
WissTek 2022/06/17
Purely Genius
A purely amazing podcast that actually explores ideas in a rigorous, but also fun way. It’s not just science, it’s about society and politics too. An...
Allthisweleavetoyou 2022/06/13
One of the best science podcasts out there.
Clear discussions on difficult but interesting topics.
jangothor 2022/04/13
Sean Carroll is a renowned physicist. He is eloquent and knowledgeable in almost any scientific field and highly respected in his own. Sometimes the i...
West M C 2022/05/31
Word barf
It’s all just stumbling over words before getting to any (if even) actual point.
BigMoneyMusko 2022/03/25
It’s still called “Mindscape”
I’ve been listening to this podcast for almost 2 years because I enjoy the variety of topics and guests, and Sean is a adequate interviewer. The forma...
Sipter 2022/04/09
Lost interest
Lost interest with the latest in this Jane person. ?‍♀️
Sinai.Coons 2022/03/14
Scientists don't often step outside their field in order to engage in dialogues that are of the essence, evermore so during times of worrisome turbule...
slloyd155 2022/03/24
WAY too many advertisements
The greedy host makes it impossible to enjoy the podcast with ridiculous advertisements thrown in every 10-15 minutes. Cutting off the guest mid-sente...
sc_78 2022/03/13
Fantastic show
Sean Carroll is tops in his class of science communication. Beyond that he is a fantastic role model for how we should reach beyond our field to educ...
ladyquantum 2022/02/22
Intellectually stimulating
I love listening to Mindscape on walks, at the gym, and whenever else I need intellectual gristle to chew on. Sean’s interests are wide-ranging, and I...


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