300 episodes

Each week we bring you a new, in-depth exploration of the space where science and society collide.
We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We want to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters.

Inquiring Minds Indre Viskontas

    • Science
    • 4.4, 748 Ratings

Each week we bring you a new, in-depth exploration of the space where science and society collide.
We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We want to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
748 Ratings

748 Ratings

azo_azuline ,

Always new things to learn!

Unlike many “science-enthusiast” podcasts out there, Inquiring Minds hosts covers amazingly wide range (though it helps that Indre has such interdisciplinary interests) and asks guests scientifically rigorous and thought-provoking questions. Although sometimes, I feel like she’s completing the sentence of the guest speakers...

I love the Up to Date series, the mini 15min series where the hosts talk about their recent journal findings, so I hope this continues even after Kishore leaving the production.

I’m surprised to see many listeners bothered by their politically charged attitude. Science IS political. We mostly get the grant $$$ from the government and it threats our daily lives when they decide to dismiss science. I do agree though, that perhaps the hosts attitude doesn’t necessarily help bridge the gap.

KaraShoSho ,

Amazing--Climate change episode one of the best

This is honestly one of the best podcast episodes I have ever listened to. I am in awe of the way the story was put together, and how it was presented, and the flow it had. I loved it so much I shared it on Facebook; I know many people probably won't follow through but it will be worth it for those that do. This was totally awesome, and I've never felt more motivated to give feedback for a podcast episode.
Bravo, and keep up the great work!

Marcus517 ,

Be real scientists ... not advocates

Love the shows where we get objective info. GMOs and Ants with backpacks were terrific. But too many are biased sloppiness. Migration myths is an example. They looked unquestioning at a study which was all positive re migrants. At one point, there was a stat that correlated GDP to increasing migration. Really? You just accepted this? Do you know how many factors go into GDP? In fact, it may be true, but few scientists would simply accept this ... you do consider yourself scientists, right? Ironically, another idea; negative matter in the universe got dismissed as nonsense (which I think it is). So, you only question theories and data that don't fit your biases. Just sloppy. It's these kinds of shows that make me question any study they refer to.

I dropped out of the program for a year or so when most shows were dedicated to bashing Trump. I don't like him either, but I can hear Trump bashing from any of 30 NPR shows.

So, I'll hang on for a couple more to see if they can go back to being real scientists.

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