300 episodes

Each week Inquiring Minds brings you a new, in-depth exploration of the place where science, politics, 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 endeavor to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters with weekly coverage of the latest headlines and probing discussions with leading scientists and thinkers.
Produced by Adam Isaak in partnership with Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact of a changing climate and consisting of The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, Grist, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Mother Jones, Slate, and Wired.

Inquiring Minds Indre Viskontas & Kishore Hari

    • Social Sciences
    • 4.4, 738 Ratings

Each week Inquiring Minds brings you a new, in-depth exploration of the place where science, politics, 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 endeavor to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters with weekly coverage of the latest headlines and probing discussions with leading scientists and thinkers.
Produced by Adam Isaak in partnership with Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact of a changing climate and consisting of The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, Grist, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Mother Jones, Slate, and Wired.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
738 Ratings

738 Ratings

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.

Domtron83 ,

Science Feast

The breadth of scientific topics is far and wide. This podcast can build your entire reading list with the number of interesting and accomplished guests who have recently published. The up to date series is particularly useful for those that want to keep up with current events. Certainly top quality science communicators.

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