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.
Benjamin Breen on Margaret Mead, Psychedelics, and Utopia
I talk with historian Benjamin Breen about Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, and their involvement with psychedelics.
Christoph Adami on How Information Makes Sense of Biology
I talk with physicist/biologist Chris Adami about how to use information theory to understand biology.
AMA | February 2024
Monthly Ask Me Anything episode.
John Skrentny on How the Economy Mistreats STEM Workers
I talk with sociologist John Skrentny about how the post-graduation careers of STEM majors aren't generally what they were led to expect.
Sabine Stanley on What's Inside Planets
I talk with planetary scientist Sabine Stanley about how we know what's inside planets in the Solar System and elsewhere.
Chris Quigg on Symmetry and the Birth of the Standard Model
I talk with physicist Chris Quigg about how the Standard Model of particle physics came to be.