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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.

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

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    • 4.8 • 255 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.

    Emily Riehl on Topology, Categories, and the Future of Mathematics

    Emily Riehl on Topology, Categories, and the Future of Mathematics

    I talk with mathematician Emily Riehl about what topology and category theory are all about.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Niall Ferguson on Histories, Networks, and Catastrophes

    Niall Ferguson on Histories, Networks, and Catastrophes

    I talk with historian Niall Ferguson about human society as a complex network, and what that means for how we deal with catastrophes.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Solo: Are We Moving Beyond the Standard Model?

    Solo: Are We Moving Beyond the Standard Model?

    I talk about the recent anomalies in particle physics, whether we should trust them and what they might mean for physics beyond the Standard Model.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Julia Galef on Openness, Bias, and Rationality

    Julia Galef on Openness, Bias, and Rationality

    I talk with Julia Galef about why rationality is a good thing, and how we can all get better at it.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    AMA | April 2021

    AMA | April 2021

    Ask Me Anything episode for April 2021.

    • 2 hrs 41 min
    Charlie Jane Anders on Stories and How to Write Them

    Charlie Jane Anders on Stories and How to Write Them

    I talk with writer Charlie Jane Anders about the techniques that go into good storytelling.

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
255 Ratings

255 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.

GAW101 ,

great range of interesting subject material

Great range of interesting guests, topics and dialogue

Willlllis ,

Good

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

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