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.
AMA | December 2023
Ask Me Anything episode for December 2023.
Solo: AI Thinks Different
Solo episode on the differences between how large language models think and how we do.
Derek Guy on the Theory and Practice of Dressing Well
I talk with menswear writer Derek Guy about clothes and how we choose to wear them.
Kelly and Zach Weinersmith on Building Cities on the Moon and Mars
I discuss the prospects for human settlements in space with Kelly and Zach Weinersmith.
AMA | November 2023
Ask Me Anything episode for November 2023.
Michael Muthukrishna on Developing a Theory of Everyone
I talk with psychologist Michael Muthukrishna about tentative steps toward developing a theory of all human societies.
Not sure how else to say it. Sean brings everything together here. Kind mind, reflective, wicked intellect, humble. Great voice too. Opening my mind to amazing thoughts. Please don’t stop.
I truly don’t understand how Sean has the time to do all the things he does, but I am delighted that he squeezes in the podcast! Although is a physicist, his interests and guests are wide ranging. He is a great interviewer and asks questions that show a genuine interest in trying to understand his guests (and make sure we listeners understand his guests, too).
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