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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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    • 4.8, 208 Ratings

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.

    99 | Scott Aaronson on Complexity, Computation, and Quantum Gravity

    99 | Scott Aaronson on Complexity, Computation, and Quantum Gravity

    I talk with Scott Aaronson about computational complexity, quantum computers, and what they might have to do with the nature of spacetime.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    98 | Olga Khazan on Living and Flourishing While Being Weird

    98 | Olga Khazan on Living and Flourishing While Being Weird

    I talk with writer Olga Khazan about her exploration of what it means to be weird.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    97 | John Danaher on Our Coming Automated Utopia

    97 | John Danaher on Our Coming Automated Utopia

    I talk with lawyer/philosopher John Danaher on why work is becoming outmoded, and why that's a good thing.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    96 | Lina Necib on What and Where the Dark Matter Is

    96 | Lina Necib on What and Where the Dark Matter Is

    I talk with physicist Lina Necib about the nature and distribution of dark matter in the universe.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    95 | Liam Kofi Bright on Knowledge, Truth, and Science

    95 | Liam Kofi Bright on Knowledge, Truth, and Science

    I talk with philosopher Liam Kofi Bright about the nature of truth, how science gets there, and how it could do so more effectively.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    94 | Stuart Russell on Making Artificial Intelligence Compatible with Humans

    94 | Stuart Russell on Making Artificial Intelligence Compatible with Humans

    I talk with Artificial Intelligence expert Stuart Russell on how we can best ensure that AI has motivations that are compatible with our own.

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

Lw_ guy ,

What a wonderful episode

If you like science check out Episode 92 on life elsewhere in the solar system. One of the most interesting science podcasts filled with unexpected information discussed by two great science commutators.

Willlllis ,

Good

Good range of topics but can be a bit presumptuous at times. Still his heart is this this for the right reasons

podcast-listener-123579 ,

Surface level, Smug....

A science podcast wrought the political jabs.

After not listening to this podcast for several months I tried listening to Lera Boroditsky’s language episode. It lacked depth and had it’s obligatory left-wing nods stumbling to uninteresting points.

Between Sam Harris’, Joe Rogan’s, stuff you should know, stuff to blow your mind and the in our time podcast for a start, every bit of this lukewarm podcast is done better elsewhere.

I encourage you not to waste your time.

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