221 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

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    • 4.8 • 3.3K 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.

    Catherine Brinkley on the Science of Cities

    Catherine Brinkley on the Science of Cities

    I talk with Catherine Brinkley about the structure and growth of cities, and how humans life in them.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    AMA | May 2022

    AMA | May 2022

    Ask Me Anything episode of Mindscape for May 2022.

    • 3 hr 36 min
    Judea Pearl on Cause and Effect

    Judea Pearl on Cause and Effect

    I talk to Judea Pearl, a founder of the "causal revolution" that is shaking up the social sciences, artificial intelligence, and philosophy.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Richard Dawkins on Flight and Other Evolutionary Achievements

    Richard Dawkins on Flight and Other Evolutionary Achievements

    I talk with Richard Dawkins about the origin of flight, as well as conceptual issues at the heart of evolutionary biology.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Frans de Waal on Culture and Gender in Primates

    Frans de Waal on Culture and Gender in Primates

    I talk with Frans de Waal about culture, empathy, morality, politics, and gender in various primate species.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Daniels on Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

    Daniels on Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

    I talk with filmmakers Daniels about chaos and the multiverse in their new movie Everything Everywhere All at Once.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

jangothor ,

Professional

Sean Carroll is a renowned physicist. He is eloquent and knowledgeable in almost any scientific field and highly respected in his own. Sometimes the interviews require a very close listening for their technical language but well worth it!

BigMoneyMusko ,

It’s still called “Mindscape”

I’ve been listening to this podcast for almost 2 years because I enjoy the variety of topics and guests, and Sean is a adequate interviewer. The format is less open than some of my other favorite science pods’ but the tone remains conversational. I never miss an episode!

Sipter ,

Lost interest

Lost interest with the latest in this Jane person. 🤷‍♀️

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