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A podcast for philosophers, seekers and the generally curious. Dr. Matt Parker and filmmaker Tim Newton embark on a series of wine-fuelled discussions about the nature of reality, quantum physics, infinity and the rest; aided and abetted by frighteningly knowledgable sound engineer, Jason Read.

THINKATIVE PHILOSOPHY PODCAST Tim Newton and Matt Parker

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A podcast for philosophers, seekers and the generally curious. Dr. Matt Parker and filmmaker Tim Newton embark on a series of wine-fuelled discussions about the nature of reality, quantum physics, infinity and the rest; aided and abetted by frighteningly knowledgable sound engineer, Jason Read.

    What are the chances? (Ep 18)

    What are the chances? (Ep 18)

    We've all experienced weird, inexplicable coincidences in our lives, like bumping into a friend in an unexpected place just as you were thinking about them. It can seem like the odds are impossible, but just how unlikely was it? Belgian philosopher of...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Smoke and Mirrors (Ep 19)

    Smoke and Mirrors (Ep 19)

    Is this the real life... is this just fantasy... Elon Musk thinks we're living in a computer simulation. And there's a reason. It's called the Simulation Argument. But some say that computer scientists have now proven that that's impossible. Who's...

    • 1 hr
    Buffalo Pie (Ep 17)

    Buffalo Pie (Ep 17)

    Matt gets out his blackboard and we uncork an Argentinian Malbec. Are there really such things as unsolvable problems or we just too lazy to find the answer? Can we fill a glass but leave it empty? We can but try. Why can't we square the circle, and wil...

    • 59 min
    Together in Electric Dreams (Ep 16).mp3

    Together in Electric Dreams (Ep 16).mp3

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away - there just might have been something out there. Professor Bryan Roberts of the LSE fires up the Wurlitzer Electric Piano to speculate on the existence of Alien life with the help of the Drake equation and a...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    In Vino Veritas (Ep 15).mp3

    In Vino Veritas (Ep 15).mp3

    Or the Art of Bullsh*t. Truth. What is it? Words and ideas accurately modelling an objective world? Or coherence of beliefs? Is your Truth different from mine? Or is it just whatever is convenient to believe? Jump into Thinkative's Canoe of Truth as we...

    • 56 min
    Operation Mindfix (Ep 14)

    Operation Mindfix (Ep 14)

    Hail Eris! Tim and Matt welcome theatre director Daisy Campbell to the mic to talk Discordianism, reality tunnels and Robert Anton Wilson over an alcohol-free cabernet sauvignon. What's the world coming to? Believe nothing or believe everything, it's...

    • 1 hr 2 min

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