88 episodes

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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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.

    84 | Suresh Naidu on Capitalism, Monopsony, and Inequality

    84 | Suresh Naidu on Capitalism, Monopsony, and Inequality

    I talk with economist Suresh Naidu about capitalism, labor markets, the minimum wage, inequality, and basically all of economics.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    83 | Kwame Anthony Appiah on Identity, Stories, and Cosmopolitanism

    83 | Kwame Anthony Appiah on Identity, Stories, and Cosmopolitanism

    I talk with philosopher and cultural theorist Kwame Anthony Appiah about identity and cosmopolitanism.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    82 | Robin Carhart-Harris on Psychedelics and the Brain

    82 | Robin Carhart-Harris on Psychedelics and the Brain

    I talk with neuroscientist Robin Carhart-Harris about how psychedelics act on the brain, and how we might use them for therapy and self-growth.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Introducing WeCrashed

    Introducing WeCrashed

    The Rise and Fall of WeWork is a stunning story of hope and hubris. WeWork was the poster child for a new economy. Its founders wanted to revolutionize everything about the way people lived their lives. Its charismatic founder Adam Neumann had an intoxicating vision for the company — but did it ever match the reality?

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    • 5 min
    81 | Ezra Klein on Politics, Polarization, and Identity

    81 | Ezra Klein on Politics, Polarization, and Identity

    I talk with Ezra Klein about the forces and choices that have polarized our political identities and discourse.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    80 | Jenann Ismael on Connecting Physics to the World of Experience

    80 | Jenann Ismael on Connecting Physics to the World of Experience

    I talk with philosopher Jenann Ismael about how to think of free will, consciousness, and value in a world governed by the laws of physics.

    • 1 hr 26 min

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