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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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    • 4.4 • 38 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.

    Dani Bassett and Perry Zurn on the Neuroscience and Philosophy of Curiosity

    Dani Bassett and Perry Zurn on the Neuroscience and Philosophy of Curiosity

    I talk with neuroscientist Dani Bassett and philosopher Perry Zurn about how curiosity works and what forms it takes.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Raphael Bousso on Black Holes and the Holographic Universe

    Raphael Bousso on Black Holes and the Holographic Universe

    I talk with physicist Raphael Bousso about black holes, holography, and what we know about quantum spacetime.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Margaret Levi on Moral Political Economy

    Margaret Levi on Moral Political Economy

    I talk with political scientist Margaret Levi about trust in government and how we can make our political systems more responsive to moral concerns.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    AMA | November 2022

    AMA | November 2022

    Ask Me Anything episode for November 2022.

    • 3 hrs
    Introducing - The Vanished

    Introducing - The Vanished

    Trailer for the true crime podcast, The Vanished.

    • 5 min
    John Allen Paulos on Numbers, Narratives, and Numeracy

    John Allen Paulos on Numbers, Narratives, and Numeracy

    I talk with John Allen Paulos about what math everybody should know, and how to make it more widely known.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

OAB ,

Quantum Mechanics and Philosophy

This is an excellent talk with David Alpert whose article I had read in Scientific American. For me it required a few re-listens to the podcast!
In general I think Sean Carroll’s podcasts are excellent and I listen to them as soon as they appear.
Joe

Harbobs ,

Okay

Maybe I’m stupid, but I find it very inaccessible. Every episode is incredibly dense with information and sometimes it feel as though I’m sitting through a final year lecture on a course I’ve never heard of.

cabavyras ,

Very interesting and not prolonged

Sound is too low. I need to listen on the maximum volume on an iPhone and still nit good enough in louder environment.

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