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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 • 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.

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    Kieran Healy on the Technology of Ranking People

    Kieran Healy on the Technology of Ranking People

    I talk with sociologist Kieran Healy about how technology is used to quantify and rank ourselves and our fellow human beings.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    AMA | June 2024

    AMA | June 2024

    Ask Me Anything episode for June 2024.

    • 3 hrs 58 min
    Cumrun Vafa on the Universe According to String Theory

    Cumrun Vafa on the Universe According to String Theory

    I talk with physicist Cumrun Vafa about how we can sort through all the possibilities to try to connect string theory with the real world.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Gavin Schmidt on Measuring, Predicting, and Protecting Our Climate

    Gavin Schmidt on Measuring, Predicting, and Protecting Our Climate

    I talk with climate scientist Gavin Schmidt about the past, present, and future of Earth's climate.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Solo: Quantum Fields, Particles, Forces, and Symmetries

    Solo: Quantum Fields, Particles, Forces, and Symmetries

    To celebrate the publication of Quanta and Fields, a solo episode diving into some of the coolest aspects of quantum field theory.

    • 2 hrs 12 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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