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.
Frank Wilczek on the Present and Future of Fundamental Physics
I talk with Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek about what fundamental physics is, and where it's likely to go in the future.
Solo: Democracy in America
I reflect on what recent events imply for the bigger questions of democracy and society.
Joseph Henrich on the Weirdness of the West
I talk to anthropologist Joseph Henrich about the origin of WEIRD societies -- Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic.
Holiday Message 2020 | The Screwy Universe
Bonus episode in which I talk about the possibility that photons might rotate as they travel through the universe, and what that means for dark energy.
Erich Jarvis on Language, Birds, and People
I talk with neurobiologist Erich Jarvis about the rare ability in species to learn how to make new sounds.
AMA | December 2020
December 2020 Ask Me Anything episode.
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Great podcast, super recommended!