251 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

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 16 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.

    Raphael Bousso on Black Holes and the Holographic Universe

    Raphael Bousso on Black Holes and the Holographic Universe

    I talk with physicist Raphael Bousso about black holes, holography, and what we know about quantum spacetime.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Magaret Levi on Moral Political Economy

    Magaret Levi on Moral Political Economy

    I talk with political scientist Margaret Levi about trust in government and how we can make our political systems more responsive to moral concerns.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    AMA | November 2022

    AMA | November 2022

    Ask Me Anything episode for November 2022.

    • 3 hrs
    Introducing - The Vanished

    Introducing - The Vanished

    Trailer for the true crime podcast, The Vanished.

    • 5 min
    John Allen Paulos on Numbers, Narratives, and Numeracy

    John Allen Paulos on Numbers, Narratives, and Numeracy

    I talk with John Allen Paulos about what math everybody should know, and how to make it more widely known.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Barry Loewer on Physics, Counterfactuals, and the Macroworld

    Barry Loewer on Physics, Counterfactuals, and the Macroworld

    I talk with philosopher Barry Loewer about how statistical mechanics underlies cause and effect, the flow of time, and more.

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Radu Antoniu ,

Best science podcast

Covering virtually every interesting topic you can think of, Mindscape is by far the best science podcast I’ve come across. Sean is the perfect host: he speaks fluently and articulately, he knows enough about each topic to ask the right questions (and to sometimes challenge the guest), and most importantly, he is intensely curious about how the world works.

5* highly recommended!

Robert M. I. ,

Best podcast

The best podcast about science out there

ahabRO ,

One to follow

Conversations on complex topics with top scientists.

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