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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.

Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas Sean Carroll | Wondery

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    • 4.8 • 3.5K 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.

    AMA | February 2023

    AMA | February 2023

    Monthly Ask Me Anything episode for February 2023.

    • 3 hr 7 min
    Michael Tomasello on The Social Origins of Cognition and Agency

    Michael Tomasello on The Social Origins of Cognition and Agency

    I talk with psychologist Michael Tomasello about how humans developed cognition and agency to better be social.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Wondery Presents: Frozen Head

    Wondery Presents: Frozen Head

    Trailer for the Frozen Head podcast from Wondery.

    • 3 min
    Edward Tufte on Data, Design, and Truth

    Edward Tufte on Data, Design, and Truth

    I talk with Edward Tufte about data visualization and how it interacts with larger questions of design and truth.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Tania Lombrozo on What Explanations Are

    Tania Lombrozo on What Explanations Are

    I talk with psychologist Tania Lombrozo about the nature of explanations and how we seek them.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Introducing SUSPECT: Vanished in the Snow

    Introducing SUSPECT: Vanished in the Snow

    Wondery and Campside Media’s shocking true crime podcast SUSPECT, is back for a second season.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

Sinai.Coons ,

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Scientists don't often step outside their field in order to engage in dialogues that are of the essence, evermore so during times of worrisome turbulence. Dr. Sean Carroll does not only step outside his field, but is acutely cognizant when doing so. His conversations are similar to the conversations from "Dialogues concerning two sciences, between Sagredo, Simplicio, and Salviati". In other words he is not shy for when he lacks knowledge on certain subjects and is courteous when correcting others. He has calculative approaches towards crucial conversations. Scientists, I hope are paying attention to the importance of having conversations among different sciences and opening the doors to other fields, specially to the ones that aren't related to their science.

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Strominger is one of the best episodes!

Thank you!

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To learn from smart people, tune in.

I’m always surprised at how much I learn. I’m naturally over confident I guess.

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