Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

By Sean Carroll | Wondery

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.

  1. 1.
    Introducing: One Hundred Percent with Marcus Lemonis
    5:21
  2. 2.
    152 | Charis Kubrin on Criminology, Incarceration, and Hip-Hop
    1:19:38
  3. 3.
    151 | Jordan Ellenberg on the Mathematics of Political Boundaries
    1:23:43
  4. 4.
    AMA | June 2021
    3:18:44
  5. 5.
    150 | Simon DeDeo on How Explanations Work and Why They Sometimes Fail
    1:32:46
  6. 6.
    149 | Lee Smolin on Time, Philosophy, and the Nature of Reality
    1:29:24
  7. 7.
    148 | Henry Farrell on Democracy as a Problem-Solving Mechanism
    1:26:40
  8. 8.
    147 | Rachel Laudan on Cuisine, Culture, and Empire
    1:16:30
  1. 9.
    AMA | May 2021
    2:58:33
  2. 10.
    146 | Emily Riehl on Topology, Categories, and the Future of Mathematics
    1:16:50
  3. 11.
    145 | Niall Ferguson on Histories, Networks, and Catastrophes
    1:25:10
  4. 12.
    144 | Solo: Are We Moving Beyond the Standard Model?
    1:11:49
  5. 13.
    143 | Julia Galef on Openness, Bias, and Rationality
    1:32:16
  6. 14.
    AMA | April 2021
    2:41:35
  7. 15.
    142 | Charlie Jane Anders on Stories and How to Write Them
    1:26:22
  8. 16.
    141 | Zeynep Tufekci on Information and Attention in a Networked World
    1:17:58
  9. 17.
    140 | Dean Buonomano on Time, Reality, and the Brain
    1:27:41
  10. 18.
    139 | Elizabeth Anderson on Equality, Work, and Ideology
    1:19:16
  11. 19.
    138 | Daryl Morey on Analytics, Psychology, and Basketball
    1:16:43
  12. 20.
    AMA | March 2021
    3:11:04
  13. 21.
    137 | Justin Clarke-Doane on Mathematics, Morality, Objectivity, and Reality
    1:32:50
  14. 22.
    136 | Roderick Graham on Cyberspace, Race, and Cultural Conservatism
    1:23:00
  15. 23.
    135 | Shadi Bartsch on Plato, Vergil, Confucius, and Modernity
    1:20:08
  16. 24.
    AMA | February 2021
    2:53:43
  17. 25.
    134 | Robert Sapolsky on Why We Behave the Way We Do
    1:28:38
  18. 26.
    133 | Ziya Tong on Realities We Don't See
    1:37:57
  19. 27.
    Bonus | AIP Oral History Interview
    4:01:58
  20. 28.
    132 | Michael Levin on Growth, Form, Information, and the Self
    1:21:33
  21. 29.
    131 | Avi Loeb on Taking Aliens Seriously
    1:40:33
  22. 30.
    130 | Frank Wilczek on the Present and Future of Fundamental Physics
    1:16:03
  23. 31.
    129 | Solo: Democracy in America
    1:43:37
  24. 32.
    128 | Joseph Henrich on the Weirdness of the West
    1:27:20
  25. 33.
    Holiday Message 2020 | The Screwy Universe
    1:31:14
  26. 34.
    127 | Erich Jarvis on Language, Birds, and People
    1:15:31
  27. 35.
    AMA | December 2020
    3:24:19
  28. 36.
    126 | David Stasavage on the Origin and History of Democracy
    1:25:37
  29. 37.
    125 | David Haig on the Evolution of Meaning from Darwin to Derrida
    1:15:28
  30. 38.
    124 | Solo: How Time Travel Could and Should Work
    2:41:50
  31. 39.
    AMA | November 2020
    3:12:22
  32. 40.
    123 | Lisa Feldman Barrett on Emotions, Actions, and the Brain
    1:17:03
  33. 41.
    122 | David Eagleman on Tapping Into the Livewired Brain
    1:17:14
  34. 42.
    121 | Cornel West on What Democracy Is and Should Be
    1:21:51
  35. 43.
    120 | Jeremy England on Biology, Thermodynamics, and the Bible
    1:28:51
  36. 44.
    119 | Musa al-Gharbi on the Value of Intellectual Diversity
    1:16:27
  37. 45.
    118 | Adam Riess on the Expansion of the Universe and a Crisis in Cosmology
    1:18:18
  38. 46.
    117 | Sean B. Carroll on Randomness and the Course of Evolution
    1:20:45
  39. 47.
    116 | Teresa Bejan on Free Speech, Civility, and Toleration
    1:43:50
  40. 48.
    115 | Netta Engelhardt on Black Hole Information, Wormholes, and Quantum Gravity
    1:26:59
  41. 49.
    114 | Angela Chen on Asexuality in a Sex-Preoccupied World
    1:08:56
  42. 50.
    113 | Cailin O'Connor on Game Theory, Evolution, and the Origins of Unfairness
    1:19:52

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