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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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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.

Customer Reviews

Jfrank644 ,

One of my favorite science-focused interview style podcasts

I’ve been a listener of Mindscape since the old brain logo days and I have to say Sean continues to improve the show and bring knowledgeable guests to the Mindscape audience. It’s Physics and Quantum world leaning but not overly so, with a good mix of popular culture topics (like wine, music) and other science topics, such as the new origin and search for life theme for 2020.

Sean, if you’re reading, get Nick Lane on the show to talk about the origins of life. Love his work, particularly his more recent book The Vital Question, and I think it would mesh well with the life theme you recently queued up for the new year.

Keep up the great work!

Jim Frank
Pittsburgh, PA

111342 ,

Science Episodes Are The Best

A really great podcast. The science-based ones are the best; fascinating and educational. I find the philosophy ones to be tedious navel gazing but I suspect most will find these interesting too. The BBC’s “In Our Time” really sets the standard for this kind of content. They don’t post as much anymore so it’s great to have another podcast as interesting to listen to.

Random_Precision ,

Daniel Dennett still struggles to even talk about consciousness

Sean Carrol, according to himself, subscribers to Daniel Dennett’s ideas. That is unfortunate. Daniel Dennett simply represents a dogmatic scientific view and clearly he has gotten worse now in older age. Terence McKenna once said about his book “Conciseness explained” should be titled “Conciseness explained away’. Dear Sean Carrol, please interview forward thinking scientists such as Donald Hoffman.

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