113 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

    • Physics
    • 4.8, 2.5K 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.

    Jason Torchinsky on Our Self-Driving Future

    Jason Torchinsky on Our Self-Driving Future

    I talk with writer, artist, and car enthusiast Jason Torchinsky about what life will be like with self-driving cars.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Carl Bergstrom on Information, Disinformation, and B******t

    Carl Bergstrom on Information, Disinformation, and B******t

    I talk with biologist Carl Bergstrom about the essence of b******t: what it is, why it's so prevalent, and how to combat it.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Russ Shafer-Landau on the Reality of Morality

    Russ Shafer-Landau on the Reality of Morality

    I talk with philosopher Russ Shafer-Landau, who defends realism about moral truths.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Stuart Bartlett on What "Life" Means

    Stuart Bartlett on What "Life" Means

    I talk with astrobiologist Stuart Bartlett about how to best define life.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ann-Sophie Barwich on the Science and Philosophy of Smell

    Ann-Sophie Barwich on the Science and Philosophy of Smell

    I talk with philosopher/neuroscientist Ann-Sophie Barwich about how our sense of smell affects how we perceive the world.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    David Rosen and Scott Miles on the Neuroscience of Music and Creativity

    David Rosen and Scott Miles on the Neuroscience of Music and Creativity

    I talk with neuroscientist/musicians David Rosen and Scott Miles about how creativity works in the brain.

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Un_Loco ,

I love the topics of the show

Always learning and thinking about these wild topics. That, and the dude puts me to sleep at 11:30 like clockwork

paolobayles ,

My favorite pod

Sean is so intelligent & brings on such an eclectic group of guests

DexterFromPerfectMatch ,

For anyone interested in ideas...

..this is so good.

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