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.
Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.
Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”
Click to listen to Dr. Death Season 2: wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_Mindscape
Jeremy England on Biology, Thermodynamics, and the Bible
I talk with biophysicist Jeremy England about the statistical mechanics of life, and what the Hebrew Bible has to say about it.
Musa al-Gharbi on the Value of Intellectual Diversity
I talk with sociologist Musa al-Gharbi about the importance of intellectual diversity in academia and elsewhere.
Adam Riess on the Expansion of the Universe and a Crisis in Cosmology
I talk with astronomer Adam Riess about a puzzling discrepancy between measurements of the early universe and our local surroundings.
Sean B. Carroll on Randomness and the Course of Evolution
I talk with biologist Sean B. Carroll about the role of random events in the course of life and evolution.
Teresa Bejan on Free Speech, Civility, and Toleration
I talk with political theorist Teresa Bejan about the history of free speech and what it teaches us about contemporary concerns.